At peace with rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to rest and recharge. I usually rest by not doing anything. Anything! But I also enjoy talking to people and being social. So, for today, I am enjoying talking with craft fair goers and simply enjoying being where I am. I love feeling like I am present. It is great to feel at peace and rested while still working. Did I tell you I love my job? Thank you for allowing me to do what I do.

Do you enjoy what you do? Or at least an aspect of it?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper trimmer is here!

It’s Sale Saturday! All right…it’s not a sale but it is an awesome announcement! The new Paper Trimmer is here! It is $25 and it cuts like butter. No raggedy edges and no cutting track to lose.

If you would like to order one (or two or three) then please use host code EXFPHMFD. This code will be available until Monday night at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person then stop by the Senior Center in 29 Palms today or tomorrow.

If you can’t make it on Saturday or Sunday then I am open on Monday.

See you soon! Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Simplify to give back.

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

Do you ever feel that you are so busy that you are never present? Do you constantly look at the time and think about where else you should be? Sometimes cutting a few things out or simplifying life means being more present in what you are doing.

What do you need to cut so you can be more present?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Frosted Flossing

It’s Tutorial Thursday! We are talking about frosted flossing today and it’s not the dance. I am taking the Feels Like Frost Paper and creating an elegant card. The floss comes in when I am gathering the ribbon.

To learn more on how to create this card and the middle of it too please go to https://youtu.be/ayJRICOwbGU.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Thread to bunch it together.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended. Usually thread (or sometimes dental floss) is used to stitch something together. But, in this case, it is used to create a new look.

Take our thread (if you don’t have any then use dental floss, just not the mint kind) and wrap it around a thicker ribbon to create a bunched or gathered look.

This creates the illusion of a buckle or the gem to be threaded on to the ribbon.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a sharpie is your best friend.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is more of a tip. When using your Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders take a sharpie to them. Take the embossing folder and run your cut card stock through it. If it is lined up perfectly then, before you move the card stock, grab a sharpie. Take the sharpie and put a little tick mark at the bottom of the card stock and maybe even along the sides. That way next time will be lined up perfectly too.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Craft fair coming soon!

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

I will be at Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th Annual Craft Fair this Saturday and Sunday! Come see what’s new and get a coupon for $5 off a class or FREE shipping on your next order.

Be watching for the invitation for Card Class in the next few days.

I will be open on Veterans’ Day for Open Studio Time!

And today I will be open for Open Time as well.

If you would like to place an order please use host code HFCUT7AX which will be good until tonight at 7:30. To place an order in person simply contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes quitting means resting.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Have you ever been involved with something and know all along you are not the right person? You’ve committed for however long and the more time passes the more you know you are not the right person. What do you do? Do you stick it out, modify the commitment, or quit?

Recently I have been battling this exact question. I tried to modify the situation by talking and meeting more with the hope that things would begin to get better. But instead of better they got worse. Sometimes you just have to know when to call it a day.

So, as I type this, I have just finished sending my resignation letter in for the Music Boosters. It is back to solely Stampin’ Up!, my family, and enjoying life again.

Have you ever had to hit reset on a commitment you made?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Clearance rack!

It’s Sale Saturday! There’s not much on sale right now since we just finished the 24 hour sale. I hope you didn’t miss it.

There are still many craftilicious items on discount on the Clearance Rack. Go check it out on http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net. Click on shop now and then on clearance rack.

To order online please use host code HFCUT7AX until Monday evening at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. I will answer emails and texts today as I will be out of the office for my daughter’s competition today. I will be back on Monday for Open Time!

Giving back with self care.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. Some days you need to go back to bed or have a mimosa with breakfast. There are days where you need to push through and others where you call off and go get your toenails polished.

As for me, I am taking care of some loose ends and getting back on track with my creative side. There are some great new things I have planned for us to experience together. Just you wait.

So, if your boss asks, I said it’s okay to go get a pedicure. (Just kidding. I’m not your boss.) But do remember to take care of yourself.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂