Resting by Changing Position

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

Have you ever had an injury whether it be a sprain or a break? What’s the first thing the medical team will tell you? Rest. Get your weight off of it. Elevate. Basically change your routine and get the pressure off of it.

So here’s a question…how often do we do that for us? How often do you change your routine or do you just stop and put your feet up? Maybe it’s time you did.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Announcing the Landers Raffle Winner

As some of you know I was vending at the Landers’ Second Saturday Craft Fair yesterday. So today, I am announcing the Raffle Winner!

Raini Armstrong!!!

Congratulations Raini! Please comment with what your favorite product is when you create.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Club Order Bonus

It’s Sale Saturday!

To read about the details for the Club Order that requires no commitment please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/cluborderbonus/.

I offer concierge services for your orders. Don’t get frustrated with technology. Just contact me to order.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 

For Me It Was a Friday

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

I recently came across a story that was so true. I sent it to my daughter and we had a lengthy conversation about it. Here’s how the story goes.

A daughter and mom are in the kitchen. Mom is cooking dinner and the daughter is trying to ask a zillion questions. She wants to show Mom what she did that day. Mom keeps saying she needs to finish dinner. The daughter keeps attempting to captivate Mom’s attention. All the while Mom keeps getting more and more frustrated. Until Mom says enough. I can’t do everything. And blows up on the daughter.

The end of the story finishes with the caption “for you it was a Tuesday, for me it was when our relationship changed forever”.

Now that you know the story I will tell you mine.

It was a Friday. I packed up for Career Day at Yucca Valley High School. It was like any other day. I trucked my bin across the street avoiding the cracks and curbs. I set up my table and got ready to meet 300+ students for the first time. I was having them create cards so I was a bit nervous on how I would be perceived. The rotations of classes began as the sea of faces washed over me. Ink in hand I asked if someone would want to be me for the day. I created 75 cards that day. I wondered if I had made any impact or if I was looked at as an oddity.

I had one student in particular that approached me much like my own daughter used to. She was shy and unsure of herself. But after a few moments we seemed to connect and she even began to create. I thanked her for creating with me. And something was different. Her eyes seemed to be more alive. Then about 15 minutes later she was back, but this time with a different group of friends. She repeated this rotation at least one more time.

I didn’t think much of it until Saturday at the Market. Here was this familiar face again. Except this time she had brought her brother, sister, and Mom to meet me. “Mom, this is the lady. She’s the one that actually said hi. She’s the one that was different somehow.” Mom proceeded to thank me for connecting with her daughter. It was such a meaningful moment for me.

But when I was packing up for that Career Day it was just a Friday for me. I didn’t know that it would be life-changing for someone else.

Have you ever had a moment like this?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tri-Fold Angled Card

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you how to create a tri-fold angled card.

Here’s the photo.

And here are the measurements for these.

Tri-Fold Angled Card

  1. Cut Gray Granite Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 10 7/8” X 5 ½”. On the 10 7/8” side score at 3 5/8” and 7 ¼”. Cut 1 ¾” up to the top of the second score line. This is your card base.
  2. The mat for the largest section without a diagonal measures 3 3/8” X 5 ¼”.
  3. The mat for the middle section measures 3 3/8” X 5 ¼”. Cut 3 3/8” up to create the right shaped mat.
  4. The mat for the little section measures 3 3/8” X 3 3/8”. Cut 1 ½” up to create the right shaped mat.
  5. Decorate as desired.

For how to put it together please reference the video. (The link is below.)

To order the DIY Kit please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/diykits/.

To see the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/live/tzhhe77Pv7g?feature=share.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 

If You Can’t See It Highlight It

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

The Wink of Stella brush can also highlight an accent piece as well as spread glitter. In this case an accent sentiment can be highlighted so it can be seen better.

When you use this technique please post a photo of your finished project on my page, https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Retiring Colors

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to remind you of something as you are planning your projeects.

The new Annual Catalog begins at the beginning of May. This means that these In Colors will be going out.

So when you are planning your projects please keep this in mind for future color coordinations.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Landers and 29 Palms!!!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week and maybe a bit beyond.

YouTube Live

The YouTube Lives have become a mini class of sorts.

  • On Monday the Live is announced as well as the online shop updated with the DIY Kit. (Here’s a hint…Trifold Angle Card. The official announcement will be later today.)
  • Wednesday at 7 pm will be the YouTube Live.
  • Sunday is the deadline for you to order the DIY Kit.

For more details please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/diykits/. If you have questions please just ask.

Deal of the Day Extended through Wednesday

Did you miss the 29 Palms Farmers’ Market on Saturday? I know you didn’t win the raffle prize but I did want to extend the Deal of the Day to you. This deal is good through this Wednesday. I’ve attached the flyer below describing the deal.

This deal is available for local pick up in 29 Palms or you can order it online at my shop and pay shipping. (Then it comes directly to you.) The link to order it at my shop is https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=SZAYD9SG.

So let me know if you want to take advantage of this deal.

Club Order Bonus

For this Club from March 1-15 order $50 or more in product with host code SZAYD9SG or using the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=SZAYD9SG. (You can also place your order directly with me but it will not be submitted until March 16.) There is no commitment unlike past Clubs. There is simply a bonus. To read more details about Club please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/cluborderbonus.

Landers’ Second Saturday Craft Fair

Come on out and see what’s new for St. Paddy’s Day as well as other occasions! I will be at the Belfield Hall on Saturday from 10-2! Yes, there will be a raffle too.

Follow the event at https://fb.me/e/FVEEc5qu to see what I have for sale, any updates, and for the raffle prize.

29 Palms Elks’ Craft Fair

Come on out and see what’s new for St. Paddy’s Day as well as other occasions! I will be at the Elks Lodge on Sunday from 9-3! Yes, there will be a raffle too.

Follow the event at https://fb.me/e/YGar60L3 to see what I have for sale, any updates, and for the raffle prize.

Online Shopping

My retired stamp sets as well as finished projects are now available online! If you prefer local pick up then contact me before ordering. There is no deliver option except via shipping. Go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/shop/ to take a look.

Host Availability

Are you missing in-person classes? Well, now you can choose everything. When you choose to be a host you get to pick exactly what you want: your location, your food, your projects, and your free products.

So let me know where I am going and when. I look forward to what ideas you have to share with me!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Announcing the Raffle Winner

As some of you know I was vending at the 29 Palms Farmers’ Market yesterday. So today, I am announcing the Raffle Winner right now!

Bianca Geeson!!!

Congratulations Bianca! Please comment with what your favorite product is when you create.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Running Down Before Recharging

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

Since I have been regularly exercising I have realized a change. I have more energy during the day but once it’s gone I am really craving going to bed. In the past, before I moved as much, I would crave sweets or chips instead of rest. It’s amazing to me how your body changes after mixing up just a few routines.

I am also reminded of this in simple instructions for electronics. Make sure to not constantly charge. Please ensure that the unit is below 50% before plugging in. And many other similar recommendations.

I guess the same can be said for us too. Make sure to run down your battery before resting. The rest is so much sweeter, deeper, and more beneficial when my battery has been run down.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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