Team gathering, class, and car show!

This week is jam packed as many weeks are.

Tomorrow will be open time.  Drop in to finish a project or ask a question.

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On Wednesday will be the team gathering on the group page from 5:30-6:15.  Don’t worry…the regularly scheduled Live will still happen at 7 pm.

On Thursday from 6-8:30 we will gather while Holly hosts the masculine card class.  If you haven’t already RSVP’ed you have until Tuesday night!

And lastly, I will be vending at the Route 66 Car Show on Saturday from 9-3.  This will be up in Yucca Valley in the Tractor Supply parking lot.  Stop by and get your door prize and a Father’s Day gift.

Did I miss anything?  If so, comment and let me know.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mother’s Day Card

Last night was a good, and long, Facebook Live.  I showed many of the new products from the new annual catalog and created a Mother’s Day card.  If you would like to see all of this on video please go to YouTube video of Live.

So for now I will show you the card.

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This has the thick white cardstock as the base.  The new 6×6 paper is the mat.  The accents are in whisper white.  They are die cut with a new die and trimmed and punched with the new trio punch.  The stamp is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings and the metallic pearls are also new.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape can look like a glaze.

Today’s card is easy and looks like it has an expensive glaze over it.  It’s just tape.  Yes, tape.  Here’s how to do it and what supplies you will need.

Supplies Needed

Whisper White Thick Cardstock for Base

Basic Black Cardstock

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pearlized Doily

Shimmery White Cardstock

Clear Mailing Tape

Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stampin’ Blends

Snail Adhesive

Dimensionals

Staz-on ink

Directions

Cut cardbase to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 on the long side.

Glue with snail adhesive the black mat (5 X 3 3/4 inches) to the base.

Glue with snail adhesive the designer paper (4 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches) to the black mat.

Glue with snail adhesive the pearlized doily after cutting in half.

For the accent or focal piece:

  1. Ink with staz-on the stamp of your choice (Beautful You used here).
  2. Place clear tape over inked image and rub to transfer.
  3. Place tape on to shimmery white cardstock.
  4. Die cut with stitched shapes.
  5. Color with stampin’ blends.
  6. Place four dimensionals to the back, peel, and place.

Here is the link to the video:  https://youtu.be/QcJNSG_vSzk

Enjoy or mail to someone special!

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 of cards this week.

Lots of cards are being created this week.  Lots and lots.  Why?  I am getting ready for OnStage of course.  Here is a photo of my swap.

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And here are the video links (sorry my internet cut out so there are two videos) on how to make it with a bonus of the stamparatus.

And part 2 to finish it up.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Watercolor pencils and aqua painters, oh my.

I’ve had so much fun with the alcohol markers that I don’t know if we have forgotten about other ways to color.  There are blender pens to be used with the ink pads, re-inkers, or watercolor pencils.  There are the regular stampin’ write markers.  And finally, there are the watercolor pencils with the aqua painter.  For this card learn some new tips and tricks for using the pencils with the painter.

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For the video tutorial please go to https://youtu.be/LLNi2_BxqmE.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Basket weaving made easy.

This card is so easy when you have a video and pictures to follow.  The background paper is from the second release of Sale-A-Bration as well as the stamp sets.  Please let me know how many copies of the new second release brochure you would like in the comments.

Check out the video on how to create this awesome card…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ld16EJLrPE

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Party pandas that dance.

Today’s tutorial is more of the visual one today.  If you have questions please contact me.  Here are the three cards created last night on the Facebook Live.

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And here is the link for the video that is now uploaded to YouTube.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Getting to what is inside.

The difference between cheap cardstock and quality is easy to tell.  You need to rip a corner off or take some bleach to it.  This will allow you to reveal the inner core.  Cheaper cardstock is often not dyed all the way through so the core has a white color instead of being consistent all the way through.

With Stampin’ Up! cardstock I find it interesting to spritz bleach.  Then you see what the color blend is.  Some colors have a yellow undertone, some more of a blue or red.  In the case of early espresso there is a slight yellow undertone as seen below.

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Watch what this becomes on Facebook Live on Wednesday at 7 pm.  If you miss it you can catch it on my Facebook page a little later after it posts.  If you don’t do Facebook then catch it on YouTube after I post the link.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Alcohol markers coming soon.

If you didn’t hear on the Facebook Live last night I announced that the alcohol markers are coming back!  Stampin’ Blends will be available starting November 1st.  To view the video please go to https://youtu.be/pdpcREmx2Xc.

So today’s technique is using alcohol markers and showing how to highlight properly.  This is something I need to practice too. 🙂

Give it a try.  The directions are on https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/coloringtransparentobjects/.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂