When all else fails get a hammer.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you remember when eyelets were all the rage? Do you remember the toolkit with the little hammer and eyelet setter with punch? Well, today my heat was starting to get fixed (yes, that broke too) and I was asked if I had a small hammer.

I presented my eyelet setter hammer as more of a joke. When he said “perfect” I snickered a bit. It was used to see if a jammed valve would open. While it didn’t budge I was a little tickled that my little hammer had been used on the roof for a stubborn valve.

You never know when or where your crafty tools will get put to use.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Hearts are for clovers.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Did you know that the Be Mine Stamps and Dies can be used to create clovers for St. Paddy’s Day? Hearts can easily be turned around to create a clover. Stay tuned tomorrow night at 7 pm on Facebook Live as I create a shamrock card for this special day.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Card Class Week!

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

Save the date for the Sale-A-Bration Mourning Party on Saturday, March 23.

Rubber Rummage is coming soon! If you want a box or more details please let me know. The boxes are coming today!

If you would like to order online please use host code CZHC6WNR to help Lisa. This code will be good until tonight at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Are you resting?

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Are you resting? I know there is a time change and everything else. Believe me. I know. I have the piles on my desk to prove it. But sometimes you need to walk away and take a breath. You need to do something different to reset your mind.

How do you break up your routine so the little daily things don’t drive you crazy? What is your version of a breath of fresh air?

Mine is a clean craft studio and not as many piles. So I will wake up with no alarms (yes, it is plural) and ease in to my day. And then I will clean, pick up, and get things done. Here’s to a slower day.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Three releases for Sale-A-Bration!

It’s Sale Saturday! There are three releases for Sale-A-Bration and another page of coordinating dies, punches, and stamp sets. I know it’s quite a bit to keep up with, but remember, this is the biggest sale of the year for us! If it wasn’t big with lots of stuff for sale and several releases you’d probably wonder what’s going on. I know I would.

So here’s the link to see what all is for sale. http://www.jonidanielstampinup.net

Click on shop now and go to Sale-A-Bration or Sale-A-Bration Coordination.

If you would like to order please use host code CZHC6WNR to help Lisa. This code will be good until Monday night at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Look inside too.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. So many times I talk about what to do to volunteer or how to help those outside your home. What about inside? How do you treat those that you live with?

I want to encourage you today to do something special for those closest to you. It doesn’t have to involve spending money. Write a nice note, smile more, have a better attitude…and on and on and on.

For me it is often how I handle things when I am tired and cranky. Do I just say I am tired and need a little space? No. Usually it involves a bit of drama. I want to encourage you to be honest with those you love and not make drama where it doesn’t need to be.

So hug those you love a little longer or a little harder. You never know when you may not be able to any longer.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create a floating card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am going to show you how to create a floating card. Yes, floating. Since there are only four glue dots that you can see from the back it gives the appearance that the mats and sentiment are floating.

Here’s the link to the video…https://youtu.be/4w5_b_PsBsc.

Enjoy! Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper as a funnel.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that a piece of paper can be used as a funnel? When you are using the embossing powder make sure to have a tray, coffee filter, cheap paper plate, or piece of copy paper underneath. Then you can easily create a funnel to get the powder back in that little bottle.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Thicker is better for puzzle pieces.

It’s Technique Tuesday! When you are cutting out the puzzle dies the thick card stock tends to work a little better. It allows for the pieces to actually fit together and not just lay next to each other. If you are trying to color the pieces then you will want the white instead of vanilla. The vanilla has a yellow undertone when laying color over top. If you want a vintage feel then you will want the vanilla.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wine tag bonus.

It’s Management Monday! There is only one event for this week. Lisa’s Card Class with wine tag bonus is on Saturday from 1-4. You have until Wednesday night to tell me that you are coming.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂