Sometimes easy is what gets it done.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Sometimes easy is the only thing that will get it done when you are in a time crunch. If you need a quick favor for Halloween for your co-workers or for your kid’s class then think about the coffin boxes. With some tear and tape and ribbon you are off to the races. (You will probably need some candy too.)

Just remember to give enough time for them to get here. If you are thinking of doing these don’t wait and contact me to order now.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

No favors!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.

There will be no Halloween Favors Class on Saturday the 28th. I need some time to prepare for the Gem Show the next weekend and upcoming classes. I am sorry if some of you were counting on this, but the ideas will be incorporated into classes in October.

Heidi’s group order closes out tonight at 7:30 pm. If you would like to order please contact me. If you prefer to order online please go to http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net and click on “shop now”. To help Heidi please use host code QMNUJHJG.

I will be available for Open Studio Time today from 10:30-12:30 or from 5:30-7:30.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Back to school card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we sing “inch worm, inch worm…”. Did that just play in your head?

As everyone is getting ready for back to school (unless you have survived it) I am going back to the drawing board. Today’s card has a chalkboard or blackboard for the mat. I thought about that last night as I was shooting the Live, are there even chalkboards any longer? Or is everything a dry erase board or even a smart board. Nevertheless, here’s a chalkboard with an inch worm for back to school.


He’s easy to create. Grab a white card base, daffodil delight mat, basic black inner mat, and some scraps of granny apple green. Add a chalk marker and some google eyes and you are ready to go.

In the video, not only do I show you how to make this card, but I also show you some more new products from the Holiday Catalog. Come pick up your copy at the Open House on Saturday! Here’s the video link…https://youtu.be/U3oSMZ67asQ

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂