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Don’t be scared.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today instead of a technique I want to remind you to not be scared.

It’s only paper, glue, and scissors. Do not be scared that it won’t be perfect. It won’t. It’s handmade.

Don’t be scared that the paper will be cut. Cut into it. There will be more.

Don’t be scared to finish a project. Trust me there will always be more.

I simply want to encourage you to have fun playing in your craft space. This is a time to get away for you. So allow yourself to escape.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Last Craft Fair Before Christmas, Open Day, and More!

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

If you haven’t heard…the Card Class is becoming the Craft Class starting in January. Go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/?p=11674 to get all the details.

Did you miss the Pay It Forward Event? I will be taking cards that you want to donate to Operation Gratitude until Wednesday, December 15.

If you would like to order please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=UZ63HRVV. This link will be good through Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30 pm.

I am here and ready for you during Open Day Sessions!

The Landers’ Second Saturday Craft Fair is this Saturday, December 11! Join me and catch some great deals!

Save the date for the Christmas Party on Saturday, December 18 from 10-2.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Breaking out of your routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest so you can be recharged for the week.

Recently I was looking at what I could do to not feel stuck in a rut. There were two things that came up over and over again. First, was to rest as sleep deprivation often causes anxiety and restlessness. Second, was to try something new and break out of your routine.

So after taking a nap do something new. Try a new food. Go for a walk. Look at the stars.

I was reading about Eleanor Roosevelt and her biography was amazing. Not only did she encourage her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to stay in office after being sick which paralyzed him but she did much on her own. She was very active in politics and often stood in for FDR. She was known to be outspoken which was not a common or accepted practice for a lady in those times. If you want to read more about Eleanor please go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt. She is one interesting lady.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Clearance Rack and Last Chance Products!

It’s Sale Saturday!

The Clearance Rack has been updated and the Last Chance List is happening right now! To see either of these please go to https://jonidaniel.stampinup.net/ and click on shop now.

If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=UZ63HRVV. This link will be good through Wednesday, December 8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tipping Point

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

Have you heard me talk about The Tipping Point? It’s a book that I read many years ago that truly left its mark on me. The story is about a gentleman that moves into a small town. The town is run down and he sets his sights on making a difference. He paints his house, responds with kindness, and takes care of his own. When people start to notice they start caring too. The concept is that a small pebble thrown in a pond will have a ripple effect. So no matter how small do something that creates impact.

The book can be found at Amazon. Here’s the link…https://smile.amazon.com/The-Tipping-Point-audiobook/dp/B000OYD8T2/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tipping+point&qid=1638547947&sr=8-1. And the audiobook is free. Take a listen or a read.

As we get older this concept of making a ripple has definitely come full circle. My husband is a great example of this. Let me explain.

Let’s go back to the year 1987. The top song was Faith by George Michael. (Here is the link if you want to listen, https://youtu.be/6Cs3Pvmmv0E.) Joel was 17 and was just discovering how important music was to him.

He heard about this performance and he had to go. It was a gig. He asked Mom and she said yes. As he took his steps out of the car he could already hear it. The sound of tubas. Such a cacophony that comforted him. It was his first ever Tuba Christmas.

Tuba Christmas is a choir of tubas playing Christmas carols that you can sing along to.

Since 1987 he has made it a point, no matter where in the world we are, to play at Tuba Christmas. I think we have missed a year or two and that is all.

Well, fast forward to the 2000’s. We are still going to Tuba Christmas but we are driving 3 hours to do it. We are adventuring to Anaheim, LA, or sometimes Riverside. And one day it clicked. Why don’t I (Joel talking) coordinate one?

So after some research we began to plan to head up the first Tuba Christmas in the desert. In 2017 was the debut. Now last year was Joel and Tara in my living room, but every other year has been a choreographed event. This year proves to be no different. So, if you want dinner and a show, come down to The River in Rancho Mirage to see the Christmas tree lighting and enjoy some Christmas carols. Dinner is your choice. Here is the link to the event so you can check it out…https://fb.me/e/44MNsPcze.

This is just one reminder of how all those musicians put into Joel and how he is now giving back by putting the energy into coordinating events for the next generation to be able to attend or participate.

I hope to see you tonight.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to color on metallic paper.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you how to color on the Brushed Metallic 12X12 Card Stock.

Here is the list of supplies you will need:

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock
  • Evening Evergreen Card Stock
  • Brushed Metallic 12X12 Card Stock
  • Basic White Card Stock
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Christmas Pinecone Dies
  • Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin’ Blends — Evening Evergreen, Bronze, and Cinnamon Cider
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Silicone Mat
  • Adhesive Sheet

And here are the instructions and measurements…

  • With the Paper Trimmer cut the Thick White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • With the Paper Trimmer cut the Evening Evergreen Card Stock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Attach with Stampin’ Seal. This is your outer mat.
  • With the Paper Trimmer cut the lightest Brushed Metallic Card Stock (gold) to 3 3/4″ X 5″. Run through Machine with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Attach with Stampin’ Seal to outer mat. This is your inner mat.
  • Take a scrap of the same Brushed Metallic Card Stock and attach the Adhesive Sheet to the back. Run through Machine with Pinecone Dies. Take a Glue Dot on the back of each and attach temporarily to the Silicone Mat. This will allow you to color without getting your fingers in the ink. Take the Stampin’ Blends and color the pinecones. Let sit about a minute or so to dry.
  • While the pinecones are drying stamp your sentiment with the Evening Evergreen Ink on your scrap of Basic White Card Stock. Trim with the Paper Trimmer to size. Tip: I trimmed mine just past the inner mat at 3 7/8″. Attach sentiment strip to inner mat with Glue Dots.
  • Now take pinecones and peel the sticker or adhesive sheet backing off. Place where you want on the card.

To see a video of a similar card being created please go to https://youtu.be/dveLZUMWScY.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Gift ideas that are not just stuff.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today I am going a bit off track as I am not talking about a product but instead ideas for gift giving. It is a bit out of the ordinary though so hopefully it counts for this Wacky Wednesday post.

Usually when I think of gift giving I try to figure out what someone can use or what they like. Well, since we have just gone through a crazy year and a bit I thought you might want to change up your gift giving as well. Instead of stuff how about a dinner out together? A class together? If they are trying to eat healthy, maybe a fruit of the month club? Or what about a book for each of you that you will read together? If these aren’t enough ideas to get your brain going then how about the list below?

Let me know if this helps you to get creative when shopping for that stocking stuffer.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Flipping things around.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to show you what a difference it makes to simply flip a few key pieces or accents around.

With these cards I use the new Heart & Home Designer Series Paper to create three different cards with the exact same layout. I have also used the new Hive 3D Embossing Folder while bringing in the current Elegant Punch. And the gems are Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

So which is your favorite? Left, right, or middle?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Open Day Sessions, Craft Fairs, and More!

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

If you haven’t heard…the Card Class is becoming the Craft Class starting in January. Go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/?p=11674 to get all the details.

Did you miss the Pay It Forward Event? I will be taking cards that you want to donate to Operation Gratitude until Wednesday, December 15.

If you would like to order please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=UZ63HRVV. This link will be good through Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 pm.

I am here and ready for you during Open Day Sessions!

Save the date for the…

  • Yucca Valley Holiday Faire on Saturday, December 4 at the Yucca Valley Community Center.
  • Landers’ Second Saturday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 11 at Belfield Hall.
  • Christmas Party on Saturday, December 18 from 10-2.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Prioritize yourself.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting so you can be recharged for the week.

It seems like no matter what someone needs you, there’s another load of wash to throw in the machine, or dinner to be cooked. Well, when you feel run down remember to take some time for yourself to recharge. Take some time before it is no longer a choice.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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