Splatter background without embossing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Last week we talked about embossing by spritzing a piece of card stock and then adding embossing powder. This week we are talking about creating a splatter background without the water or embossing.

Take a Stampin’ Write Marker (not the Blends) and make a flicking motion with the cap against the tip. That motion will release ink to create a splattered background.

If you want to see this technique in motion please plan to join me tomorrow evening at 7 pm for Facebook Live. Here is the link for the page…http://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Online Extravaganza Starts Soon!

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

I just got back yesterday from OnStage! If you would like to see the swaps in person, work on some cards, pick up an order, or simply say hello then stop by for Open Time!

Online Extravaganza hits this Wednesday through Friday! Watch your email as I will be sending out the flyer with all the details tomorrow morning.

Since there were no orders this weekend I will be keeping the current host code through Friday evening for the sale! If you would like to order online please use host code EFKBYR3U by Friday at 9 pm. (Please note that the time is different than normal.) If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Here’s to a great week!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest without guilt.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging.

I have to remind myself that is a good thing to take a day off. As I sit in Las Vegas after OnStage my mind is full of new ideas. I have taken the time to write a bunch down and now I wait. I wait for orders to come in and I wait to get back to the studio to begin to design. As I wait I remind myself that is a good thing to take time off.

In the past I would take time off and feel guilty for resting. Afterwards I would wonder why I would feel so tired all the time. I now have learned to allow myself to rest. It is a reward for putting in the work. But I think the biggest key is that the work needs to be put in.

A rest day after a week at the gym feels so good. A rest day after I have skipped working out does not give the same satisfaction. So I am reminded to put in the work both with my family and in my studio.

What are you working on so you can enjoy your rest?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Getting ready for Christmas cards!

It’s Sale Saturday! Since I am at OnStage I figured I would run my own promotion to get you thinking about your Christmas cards. I know it’s been hard to get in the spirit of things when it is still over 80 degrees on most days here in the desert. But we are 6 weeks away from Christmas so it is time to get going (me included). So, are you ready?

Here is the promotion…

  • When you place an order online, via email, phone, messenger, text, whatever before Monday night at 7:30 pm you will get FREE product! Do I have your attention? All right…let me give you the details now.
  • You place an order of $50 or more before tax and shipping.
  • In that order you need to have at least one pack of card stock. It can be thick card stock, any color, designer series paper, or one of the 6X6 stacks. Just paper.
  • You will get a free pack of envelopes from me upon delivery of your order. If you order online I will send them with your thank you note. Please specify whether you want white or vanilla.
  • For every $50 and pack of paper you will get a pack of envelopes for FREE! So if you order $120 worth of product and 3 packs of paper you will get 2 packs of envelopes from me.

Not only am I running the envelope promotion but I am also making someone the host. If the group order totals $150 then I can choose a host. If you place an order at $50 or more you will be eligible to be randomly chosen as the host. I will be contacting you on Monday evening to choose your FREE products!

If you would like to order online please use host code EFKBYR3U. Right now the host is me, but will change when a mystery host is picked.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Please remember that I am in session for OnStage and I will get back to you as soon as I am available.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Give out what you want to come back.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

Do you ever wonder why your life is full of drama? Full of loving people? Full of kindness? Full of …????? I have learned that what often I am doing or being is what I attract. So if I am stressed I will attract people or friends who are stressed. If I am calm then I will attract people who are at peace within themselves. Now this isn’t always the case, but I have found that it often is.

So I will challenge you to work on yourself if you don’t see the kind of people you are hoping to surround you. Educate yourself through articles, books, podcasts, and more to learn how to transform yourself.

For example, when I first started Stampin’ Up! I was quiet and did not know how to communicate what I wanted. I know I wanted to eventually be a leader in the company as well as within my own group. I knew I wanted strong, confident people around me. So I started reading and subscribing to many blogs, pages, etc. I started reading success.com, female entrepreneur, and many more. I asked Stampin’ Up! for a business coach. It takes time and effort to change, but it’s worth it.

What are you working on?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Snowy backgrounds with water.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we create a snowy background with water. No ink, just water.

So first you will need your card stock. If you are following the sample you will need a thick white card base, night of navy mat, and whisper white card stock for the snowman. Take your night of navy mat and spritz with water. Sprinkle white embossing powder on the card stock and heat. Stamp your snowman and punch out. For further details please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evm5S8n5Kd8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using water to make powder stick.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever heard of using water to make something stick? Usually it is to wash your hands or clean something.

For today we are using the spritzer bottle to go just beyond damp on a piece of card stock. You do not want the water to drip. You want it heavily damp. Then sprinkle on embossing powder and heat. You will create a great splashed background.

Join me tonight at 7:00 (http://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) as I finish this background to create a card and also create a snowy background with a cute snowman.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Add a bit of bling.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes all a project needs is a bit of bling or a little embellishment. Keeping it simple is great with just the right amount of flair. In this case the embellishments in the corners were added to offset the foil and the simple nature of this card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

OnStage and Christmas Party!

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

I am open today for Open Studio Time!

I am getting ready for OnStage on Saturday!

Please save the date for the Christmas Party on Saturday, November 30 from 10-1 (might go until 2).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Plan now, stress less later.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to rest and recharge.

With about a month and a half to go before Christmas I am sitting here in my pajamas wondering where the year went. And my second thought is I have some work to do. Christmas cards, swaps, craft fairs, and …and…and…

So today I am planning and ordering so I have the supplies to do what I need to do. I just have to remember to take action on that plan so I don’t end up with cases of tic tacs that I forgot about much like last year. As you are ordering make sure to write down a list of what has been ordered and for what. This will keep things organized and will hopefully prevent you from buying something in a rush.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂