Remembering what day it is.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to focus on resting, re-charging, and breaking your routine.

I don’t know about you but some weeks everything seems to blend together. Every day you wake up and begin to work and it all just seems to be the same. No day looks different and it all is just one big string of sunrises and sunsets smooshed together. Have you had those weeks?

I had that week this week. I couldn’t seem to remember the dates and actually showed up a day early for a business lunch. Driving into the parking lot of the restaurant was strange. As I turned my truck off I remarked to my fellow networker that there just seemed to be no cars here since the event starts in 15 minutes. Well, there were no cars because I was a day early. Somehow I had moved forward a day. So, yes, I came back the next day and everything worked out.

These are the kind of weeks that you really need to break your routine and rest a bit to get back on track. It’s important to hit the reset on your body from time to time to stay on top of things. Don’t forget to take care of yourself.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cards for Cody

Just a quick reminder that if you are planning on giving me a card for Cody’s 18th Birthday the deadline is Monday! I have gotten a few in, but would love a few more.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!

It’s Sale Saturday! The Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on selected Designer Series Paper is happening now until September 30th. It’s an even better deal than it appears to be. The 4th FREE pack is taken off at the beginning and not the end of the order. So you save on tax and shipping also.

If you would like to order online please go to http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net and click on shop now. Please use host code QMNUJHJG to help Heidi. If you prefer to order in person please contact me before Monday at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sending cards.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. I’ve been asking for places to send cards to help out. Well…Carol found a place. Thank you Carol!

The Fisher House is a place located by military and VA medical centers around the world. They have up to 21 suites or private bedrooms with a common kitchen and dining space. The first Fisher House opened in 1991.

So I have talked to the local one in California, specifically near San Diego. They didn’t have a use for cards. But Carol went to the one in St Louis, Missouri and they want our cards. They especially want cards for kids.

Here is the address:

Fisher House

Attn: Vanniecia Brown

1 Jefferson Barracks

St Louis, MO 63125

I will be sending boxes of cards to them periodically. So if you have cards with envelopes please send them my way or to Fisher House.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper Pumpkin and Its Alternative.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are making pumpkins and apples out of boxes. The Paper Pumpkin for this month are some cute Halloween-themed mini gable boxes. I know some of you want cards so I came up with an alternative to the box so a card could still be created.

You will need the Harvest Hello Bundle to create the alternative card.

For full instructions please watch the video at https://youtu.be/dfX5r5dTupc.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When spiders become daisies.

It’s Wacky Wednesday! This is the day where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever thought of using a flower to make a spider? (I know this was on the Facebook Live last week but I had to do this as an actual post.) The Daisy Punch or Medium Daisy Punch (depending on how big your spider) creates a very cute spider. Put some googly eyes on it and you are ready.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pulling apart an image.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you remember me saying look at your product not only the correct way, but also upside down and sideways? Well, today is no different. Today I am pulling apart a leaf from the Seasonal Layers Dies. This maple leaf often is too big for me. But a few simple cuts with the Snips and I have a ready made border all set to go.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Does anyone see a bat in the remaining leaf on the bottom?

Heidi’s Class!

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

Heidi’s class is on Saturday and you have until Wednesday night to let me know that you are coming. This class is not at the studio but is in 29 Palms. Once you reserve your seat I will give you an address.

If you can’t make it to class and want to order online instead please use host code QMNUJHJG for Heidi. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. This order will be submitted next Monday the 23rd at 7:30 pm.

The invitation for the Halloween Favors Class will be going out in the next few days so save the date for Saturday, September 28.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest is just a pause.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest or re-charge.

Don’t be afraid to rest. It’s not quitting but it is necessary.

In music a rest allows you to turn the page or another instrument to be featured. It is necessary for the music to change and to keep the audience interested.

In life it is necessary to rest so muscles can heal after a workout. That way you can come back stronger and able to do more.

I hope you are getting the picture…don’t be afraid to rest. Now I am off of here to go put my feet up.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

All that is current.

It’s Sale Saturday! There is not much new for promotions right now. The Holiday Catalog is now live! Don’t forget about the Annual Catalog as well as the Clearance Rack.

To order online please use host code S4EKS63J to help Jodi for Card Class week. To order in person simply contact me before Monday evening.

One note: My website has been updated and is now up! Please drop the “www” in order for it to come up. Here is the link for your viewing pleasure…http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net.

As you are looking through the new site please let me know what you think. I know there are a few edits needed and the events have to be added! I hope you enjoy.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂