Managing your Monday!

It’s Management Monday! And just like that Spring Break is over and we are back at it! Here’s to getting back into the routine. Here’s what’s happening this week…

I am doing a bunch (I mean, a bunch) of planning to get the BOGO sale planned (more details to come on Tuesday’s weekly highlights), the DIY class at Desert Rebel, Card Class, VIP Event, and the New Catalog Open House. All of these are happening in May!

There is an order going tonight at 7:30 pm. If you would like to help Jodi earn free product then either use host code SXRN3VAW or contact me before tomorrow evening.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting makes you strong.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Are you ready to be strong? Sometimes when you feel the most fragile you need to become strong. If you’ve gone through a tragedy or just simply a ton of mental exercise at work, home, whatever remember to take a break. Your perspective will be better and you will come back stronger. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take care of yourself.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Going, going, gone.

It’s Sale Saturday! This is the time of year where products begin to disappear. Currently there are no items in the Clearance Rack and the retiring list becomes smaller every day. To stay current simply go to https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/100600/last-chance-products.

If you would like to order please use host code SXRN3VAW which will help Jodi to earn free products. This code will be good until Monday at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me before Monday evening.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s the small things.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. Last week I talked about listening. This week I want to talk about the details.

When you are in a relationship with a spouse, significant other, or friend it is often the little things that will drive you crazy. It’s not the big things that usually break us. It’s that little thing that is done over and over again.

As much as this is about the negative, it can also be about the positive. Remember to pay attention if their hair was cut recently. If there is a new outfit. Or simply if they called you. Say thank you more. Mail the card or note.

The small things add up to make a difference.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing on multiple papers.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the day we learn how to emboss on vellum, window sheets, and glossy card stock. To color them you will need the Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers). You can also emboss with powder and a heat tool but the blends bring a level of softness to the card.

For a complete video on several other papers please go to https://youtu.be/HgP-mQQDgLs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using blocks to color.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! With the new ink pads there are quite a few things you can’t do that you used to be able to. You can’t dip your blender pen in the ink directly. The lid doesn’t bend to get ink in it and watercolor. And you can’t run your card stock in it to ink the edges.

Instead you need to grab a sponge or dauber to get your edges. And in order to watercolor or use a blender pen you need a clear block. Yes, a clear block.

Grab a clear block and dip it in an ink pad. Then use the ink on the block with the blender pen or aqua painter. You have created a flat art palette of sorts.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing with glossy paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever thought that embossing folder is pretty and I love the details but they don’t seem to pop? Have you tried it on glossy paper? I recently received a swap at OnStage and another demonstrator had taken the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder and paired it with glossy paper. It was gorgeous!

Be watching for this technique tomorrow evening on Facebook Live at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A look at what’s coming.

It’s Management Monday! This is a look at what’s happening this week.

With a title like that and me just getting back from OnStage I bet you thought this would be a sneak peek into the new Annual Catalog. Not today! Not yet! But if you want your own copy I will be ordering them in the beginning of May. Please let me know if you would like one.

All that being said…here’s a snapshot for this week.

Yes, I will be still having Open Time today at the studio.

Tomorrow starts Card Class (and Thursday and Saturday twice). If you haven’t reserved your seat there is still time. The reservation deadline for Thursday’s class is TODAY by 7:30 pm!!! For Saturday’s sessions the reservation deadline is Wednesday! Don’t forget to tell me that you are coming.

The retiring list will be out a little later today so be watching your email!!!

If you would like to order please use host code SXRN3VAW which helps me to provide the rewards basket. If you prefer to order in person the order goes in tonight at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Spring Break!

It’s Sabbath Sunday! While I am travelling back from OnStage and unpacking (laundry, etc.) my daughter is beginning her spring break. Now today is not much of a break for her as she is away for a Drumline Competition, but I know some of the weekdays will have sleeping in as part of her schedule.

Yes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I believe she is in five different bands at school as well as her core classes. I can’t blame her as it runs in the veins. I come from a long line of go-getters. Both of my Gramas and many of my Aunts and Uncles are of the same mindset. We tend to go and when there is a day off much of it involves being horizontal.

So as our house gets a week “off” I will ask you how you break up your routine to keep your perspective fresh and vibrant.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Clearance rack and more!

It’s Sale Saturday! While there is not much on sale since Sale-A-Bration is over there is quite a bit still on the Clearance Rack. Do you know how to find the Clearance Rack? Simply go to http://www.jonidaniel.stampinup.net and click on shop and then clearance rack.

Since there is not much on sale I will remind you that the older In Colors will be retiring. Stock up on your refills and card stock now.

If you would like to order online please use host code SXRN3VAW to help me finish re-stocking the rewards basket. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. This host code will be good until 7:30 pm on Monday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂