I finally get to say here comes the new catalog.

Here it comes!  Are you ready?  The new annual catalog begins in 7 days.  Just 7 days!

So here is what is going on.  The retiring list is all while supplies last.  If you need something that is retiring either order online or call me quick.

If you would like a copy of the new catalog I will be at the Farmers’ Market in 29 Palms today from 8-1.

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Or you can come to the New Catalog Open House tonight any time from 3:30-7:30.  There will be projects to create, light refreshments, and of course the new catalog.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  I will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday the 28th.

Cute tags for jars.

Today’s tutorial is all about tags.  Tags can be used for gift bags, jars, or even an accent on a card.  These tags were made for the VIP night on Tuesday.  To become a part of the VIP night you need to host at least once this year from June to May.  Here’s how to create this tag.

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Supplies needed:

  1. Real red cardstock
  2. Very vanilla cardstock
  3. Stitched shapes framelits dies
  4. Powder pink ink
  5. Real red ink
  6. Very vintage stamp set
  7. Scalloped tag topper punch
  8. Real red ribbon

Directions:

  1. Cut red cardstock at 2″x3″.
  2. Punch with tag topper.
  3. Run through big shot with texture die.
  4. Take vanilla cardstock and stamp lace with pink ink.
  5. Now stamp words of choice with red ink.
  6. Run through with die.
  7. Tie ribbon and attach to jar.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Here’s a bonus…the video from last night.  Facebook Live Video on Details

Stamparatus is more than a positioner.

Did you know that the Stamparatus can be used for more than a positioner?  Have you ever needed a third hand to tie that bow?  Now you have one.  Since the magnet is so strong you can tuck the ribbon under and tie your bow.  It’s easy to get things done.  I just haven’t figured out how to put a jar down so a ribbon can be tied around the bottle.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Backgrounds become texture.

Sometimes adding a little bit of a background can make all the difference in the world.  It can make a dull card or accent become an amazing piece.  For this tag I used our new Stitched Labels Framelits Dies and the coordinating stamp set.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Lots of change for today.

There’s a whole bunch going on and some things that have changed so I guess we should get to it.

Please remember that office hours start today.  I will be available for calls, messages, e-mails, etc. from 10:30-12:30 and 6:30-8:30 Mon-Sat.  I will still be closed on Sundays.  Open times will reflect this change as well.

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But this week is a little bit different than most.  This is the week that the new catalog is delivered, picked up, or mailed.  For those of you that have been invited to the VIP gathering tomorrow night you will get your catalog then.  If you would like to pick up your catalog I will be available Wednesday from 10:30-12:30.  On Thursday I will be up at the Yucca Valley Starbucks from 4-5:30 pm.  On Friday I will be preparing for the Open House and the Farmers’ Market so please no drop in’s.  On Saturday I will have the catalogs at the Farmers’ Market from 8-1.  If you know you are dropping by then please let me know so I can have enough books packed.  And, finally, on Saturday evening from 3:30-7:30 will be the New Catalog Open House.  All invitations have gone out for these events.  If you were not invited please comment or message me and I will fix that.

I hope this is enough to keep you busy.  It sure is for me.  Let me know when I will see you.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Change of routine for me today.

Today is a good day to rest and stay out of the sun.  The back of my arms are a little tender today since they don’t normally see the sun.  But today is a new day even if my skin isn’t.  To re-charge today I am attending and enjoying a concert.  Not a bunch of creating, blogging, and planning today for me.  What’s on your adventure list today?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sales, promotions, and retiring product.

In case you haven’t heard…the retiring list will be finished and gone in 13 days!  13!  That is all!  If you would like to order online please use host code GJBQUMMJ to help Judy.  If you prefer to order in person I will be at the Route 66 Car Show tomorrow from 9-3 and have office hours tomorrow evening from 6:30-8:30.

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There are discounted retiring product that is while supplies last.

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Some of you have been asking so I figured I would give the schedule for the new catalogs, VIP night, and the Open House.

Monday I will have open time from 10:30-12:30 and 6:30-8:30.  Please note the time changes.

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On Tuesday the 22nd will be the VIP night!  The invitations have gone out, dinner will be served, shopping for the BOGO sale will begin, and much more!

On Wednesday I will be available for you to pick up your catalog at the studio from 10:30-12:30 or from 3-5 or you can shop for the BOGO sale.

On Thursday I will be up at Starbucks from 4-5:30 pm for your catalog.

If you can’t make any of these times then I will be at the Farmers’ Market in 29 Palms from 8-1.

The Open House will be on Saturday from 3:30-7:30 pm.  I will have a couple of projects to create, refreshments, and be taking orders from the new catalog.  My personal retiring items will be available for shopping for the BOGO sale.

I think this is enough for this weekend and the following few days.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Take back your life.

Some days I feel like conquering the world and others I could hide under my blanket.  I know you have days like this too.  Right?  I bet you’re thinking…she’s lost it.  Nope, not at all.  Instead of encouraging you to go out today to give back I want to tell you to stay in.  Read a book, craft, cook…whatever re-charges you.  Sometimes you have to take a minute to re-group, re-charge, whatever you want to call it.

Enjoy your time and be present in the moment!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Inlaid cards with a bonus of kicking butt.

Today’s tutorial is on how to create this inlaid card.

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So let’s get to it. 🙂

  1. Start with a card base cut tall instead of our regular.  Instead of cutting at 5 1/2 inches cut instead at 4 1/4″.  Then score at 5 1/2 ” and not 4 1/4″.  Thick white is used here.
  2. Then cut a mat at 5 x 3 3/4″ out of whisper white.  To cut the dragonfly use the dragonfly framelit (outline).  After cutting the outline then place the cutout with the detailed die over it.  Run through the Big Shot.
  3. After cutting the dragonfly from the white mat, then take your words of choice and apply to the stamparatus.  Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black are used here.
  4. To assemble, glue (snail adhesive) the designer series paper 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ to the white mat.  Then glue to the card base.  Now glue the detailed piece to inlay.
  5. Enjoy your card!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

P.S.  As a bonus here is a video and sneak peek for the new stamp set Enjoy Life.  Enjoy Life Video

Gems are for more than paper.

The rhinestones, pearls, and other gems can be used for more than paper.  They can be placed on glass, wood, vinyl, and more.  One particular friend of mine has a daughter that uses the gems for body art.  A line of rhinestones become eyebrow art or a fake nose piercing.  Don’t be scared to experiment with what you can use embellishments for.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂