Half way!

We are half way through the Trick or Treat promotion!  Please remember that any current product order qualifies for the mystery host.  The order does not have to contain shimmer paint or stampin’ blends.  In order to take advantage of the promotion your order has to have the paint or blends.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When brads are used for more than decoration.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Do you know that a brad can be used for more than a decoration or embellishment?  It can also be used to hold vellum to a card base without any other adhesive.  But today we are talking about brads with a twist.

When using ribbon for an accent on a project it can be glued down straight, knotted, bowed, or even twisted.  Today we are twisting it.  Use the brad after twisting the ribbon to hold it in place.

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If you don’t want the ends sticking out simply trim with a wire snips or cutter.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Remember that there is no Live tonight.  Enjoy your Halloween!

Trick or Treat Promotion

Here is what you’ve been waiting for.  This is the trick or treat promotion!  This is good only through me and is not good through corporate Stampin’ Up!

You can email, message, call, or text me your order but only until midnight.  This promotion is only good through midnight and cannot be placed as an online order.

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Hurry as this deal is only for Halloween!

When the orders total $150 or more I will be drawing one lucky person that will count as the mystery host.  The mystery host will be announced at 9 am on Thursday the 1st.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating something lifelike.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  If you want to create something that has light coming from it, like a sun or moon, I would encourage you to start with a white piece of card stock.  The white undertone will give you that shine that you are looking for.  Then take a sponge or sponge dauber and color.  The swirls of the ink will give the light source a more natural glow.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Marbled background makes for a spooky card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The Marbled Background stamp makes for a great spooky sky.

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To learn how to create this card please go to the Facebook Live Video (https://youtu.be/PZxAi0Wtxgg).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using scraps for a background.

Once in a while you actually need to use your scraps.  That folder, bin, or bag gets full!  Use those bits and pieces!  Trim them into similar shapes and create a background.

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If you have bigger pieces then you can create mats or accents like the vanilla wood plank.  Now go create!

For the full video please go to https://youtu.be/lhx1S1xFJqg on YouTube.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Boxes out of envelopes.

Did you know that our tools have multiple uses?  For example, the envelope punch board can also be used to create boxes.  I found a perfect tool to be used to find out what measurements were needed to create a box.  Go to http://thecraftyowl.co.uk/boxbuster/ and keep it handy.  This is awesome!  And here is what I made with it.

They are cute boxes or covers for the acetate boxes.  I glued inside a piece of designer series paper and then made the cross hatches for tic-tac-toe with washi tape.  The markers or pieces are seasonal erasers.  Decorate and embellish as needed.

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!

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On the 26th will be the Encouragement Card Class!

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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 🙂