Contests, host codes, farmers’ market, and encouragement.

This week is jam packed with all kinds of events.  We will start this week on Thursday evening with the Encouragement Class hosted by Sandy Smith.  If you have not RSVP’d please let me know you are coming.  If you need an invitation please contact me.

I will be at the Farmers’ Market in 29 Palms at Bucklin Park on Saturday from 8-noon.  Come see what crafty goodies there are and grab your door prize.

On Saturday evening will be my 12th Anniversary Party.  Be looking for the invitation coming today as well as contests, games, and a drawing.  Come celebrate with me!

If you would like to order online please use host code UAE4AVTN.  This host will change as one of the contests will be for mystery host.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.  This code will be up until next Monday the 30th.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mondays are a great start to the week!

I’ve heard many complain about Mondays being the start of the work week, the hangover from the weekend, or just simply muddling through.  I am choosing for today to be great!  I keep reading that attitude is everything.  Let’s test it!

So for this week…it’s CARD CLASS week!  If you have not already RSVP’ed today is the last day for Thursday’s session.  Wednesday is the last day for Saturdays’ sessions.  Let me know that you are coming!

I’m already working on the cards for August’s class…it’s going to be GREAT!

Next week on Thursday the 26th is the Encouragement Card Class.  Sandy Smith hosts and mails the cards to Girls Love Mail.  Come on out for dinner and a chance to create 5 cards.  Cost is $15.  It’s a good time.

The 28th has two events.  In the morning I will be at the Farmers’ Market from 8-noon.  Come out to see what’s new.  And in the afternoon will be the 12th Anniversary Party!  Come celebrate with me!

If you would like to order online please use host code J92PTFKA to help Jodi earn FREE products.  If you prefer to order in person this order will be submitted on Saturday night.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂


Sometimes giving back is close to home.

When I post about giving back on a Friday it’s usually about an organization or someone far away that needs help.  This time it’s right here.  Right in our own crafty family.  One of the girls this week has been through a very painful sinus surgery.  She is recovering slowly but can use a little encouragement.  If you would like to send a card please contact me.  I will be sending out a package to her late next week.

Also this week one of the girls broke her ankle and it will take quite some time to heal.  She is off her feet and out of her craft room for quite a few weeks.  Please contact me to mail a card as well.

Most days we make a difference outside in the big world.  Now it’s time to make a difference with our very own.  Please stamp an extra card.  If I need to pick up just say so.

Here’s to impacting through encouragement right in our own family.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Back from Spring Break and I am ready!!!

Spring Break is done and while I enjoyed being out of routine, I am looking forward to getting back to it.  I am ready to hit the ground running (or at least do my time at the gym on the elliptical machine).  So what’s going on this week?  There are three events just this week.  THREE!!!

Thursday night is the Encouragement Card Class and Dinner that Sandy is hosting at the studio from 5:30-9.  Spaghetti and meatballs with sauce from scratch, salad, bread, and dessert is what’s on the menu.  We will be creating 5 greeting cards to encourage. If you would like to donate any cards to “Girls Love Mail” Sandy will be mailing them. I will have extra cards to sign and send off as well.  The cards and dinner will be buffet style. Cost is $15 per guest. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 24th!

Saturday morning is the first Farmers’ Market here in 29 Palms for quite some time!  I will have cute crafty things for sale as well as a door prize for everyone that stops by to give me information.  Be watching later in the week as I get more details for you.

Saturday afternoon is the 3rd Annual Rubber Rummage Sale!  Bring a friend to shop any time from 3:30-8.  For my VIP’s, you will be getting an e-mail invitation for your time windows on Friday afternoon/evening for early bird shopping.  You can always come later but not earlier.

If you have a box to drop off I am available today from 11:30-1:30 or from 6-8.  Tuesday I will be in Yucca Valley at Starbucks from 4-5 pm.  Wednesday I will be available from 10-1 at the studio.  If you need another time please contact me to coordinate.

Please remember the retiring list is getting closer to finishing.  If you have a wish list still please contact me so we can strategize to get everything checked off for you.  If you already know what you need to order please go online to Shop with Joni.  Please use host code WUGJJAJ9 when ordering online.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

I think that is enough to keep everyone busy this week.  Also remember that there are open times today and the Live on facebook is Wednesday at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂


Lots going on in the next two weeks.

Has your year been off to a slow start?  Mine too!  Well, not any more.  Let’s go!

There are 7 events in the next 2 weeks for you!

  1.  Come on out on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 5:30-9 pm. We will be creating 5 greeting cards to encourage. If you would like to donate any cards to Girls Love Mail Sandy will be mailing them.  I will have extra cards to sign and send off as well.  Dinner will be served. The cards and dinner will be buffet style. Cost is $15 per guest. Please RSVP no later than Saturday, January 27th! Thank you for rsvp’ing.  I am looking forward to this great and uplifting event!
  2. Come on out on Thursday, February 1st from 5:30-8 pm!  We will be creating 4 Valentine’s Day treats!  There will be alternate greetings available, especially for the card.  Cost for the class is $10.  There will be dinner provided by Serina.  No hubbies, no kids, and no mess to clean up.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 30th to Serina or me.  See you on the 1st!
    If you would like photos of the projects please reply with “photos please”.
  3. Come on out to create a wine bottle holder, pop and twist card, and a wood textured card on Saturday, February 3rd from 10-1. This class is a little bit different because you get to keep the stamp set!  You order the stamp set Half Full and the class is included.  All of the pre-orders count towards helping Lisa earn FREE product!  If you order the wood mount stamp the class is $40 and for clear-mount $30.  When you RSVP please specify wood or clear-mount.  (If you already have the Half Full stamp set please contact me for alternate options.) Lisa is providing the food and I will have the projects ready for you!  Please RSVP before Thursday, January 25th at noon.  See you on the 3rd! 
  4. You can order finished greeting cards (3 for $10) or you can come make them on Tuesday, February 6th from 10:00 am -1:00 pm, Thursday the 8th from 10-1 in Yucca Valley, Saturday from 9-12, or Saturday from 3-6. Cost for the class is $10 or FREE for team members. You will get fed snacks and drinks, but not a meal. Come put your own personal touches to your cards. There is a limit of 8 crafters.  No hubbies, no kids, and no mess to clean up. Please RSVP by Friday, February 2nd!  See you on the 6th!   If you would like a picture of the cards and don’t have access to facebook simply reply and I will send them to you. 

I am still taking RSVP’s for Serina’s Class as well as the Card Class (#2 and #4).  See you soon!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Here’s to a new start…

It’s Monday again.  I look forward to Mondays as they are a new start to the week.  For me it’s all about perspective.  That’s it.  If I think it will be bad, it probably will be.  So, here are the opportunities to get your creative mojo going.

This Saturday the 23rd from 10-10 the Mesa Fest is happening at the Yucca Mesa Community Center.  Come on out!


On the 26th will be the Encouragement Card Class!


Look for the Facebook event.  More will be posted soon!

On the 30th is Serina’s Halloween favors class from 9:30-12!  Invitations will be out by tomorrow!

If you would like to order please use host code PWFNAJ3Q before tonight at 9 pm.  Please contact me if you prefer to not order online.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s Monday so it’s time to talk about what’s coming up.

I know some of you dread Mondays horribly.  Hopefully this brings a tiny ray of hope or sunshine to your day.  Here are some fun things coming up.

If you prefer to order online please use host code DYRBZYGR through tonight.

On Friday I will stop by the Pioneer Days Kick-Off to enjoy the music and hopefully some food.  Let me know if you are thinking of going so we can meet up.

Saturday is the Craft Fair at Yucca Valley Methodist Church on Onaga.  Stop by to get some cute gifts or needed greeting cards.

The 23rd is Mesa Fest from 10-10!  Yes, 12 hours!  Come out and see a bunch.  There are many events planned.

On the 26th we will have an encouragement card get together.  If you need to create some cards to send to brighten someone’s day then come.

Save the date for Serina’s class is on the 30th from 9:30-noon!  We will be creating Halloween favors by the 10’s.  If you need co-worker treats or favors for your kid’s class then come and create.

Also, please remember that the Bingo promotion is still going.  If you want more info on this promotion please comment.

And last but not least, there is another promotion for the $100K goal!  Place an order of $25 or more and be entered in to the raffle to have a chance to win a kit from the Holiday Catalog!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂