When veins are a good thing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about veins and the fact that you want to see them. Yes, since it is fall it is all about leaves.

Some of our dies cut and also emboss at the same time. The sample used here is from Nature’s Root. First cut the outline or frame of the leaf out. Then grab the inner embossing details for the same shape. Lay this die with the raised edges down to ink first (Mossy Meadow used here). Then place on card stock being careful to not smudge the ink. Run through Die Cutting Machine.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Gem Show is this week!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week! The Gem Show is coming this week Wednesday through Sunday. Join me and see what’s new for this year’s craft fair season. This is my first one for the fall.

Then in November I will be at the Senior Center in 29 Palms. And in December I will be at the Yucca Valley Community Center for the Holiday Craft Faire.

Please save the date for Card Class on Tuesday the 8th, Thursday the 10th, and Saturday the 12th.

If you would like to order online please use host code ZK4XVA6D to help me restock the rewards basket. If you prefer to order in person please contact me before tonight at 7:30.

Remember that everything Purple Posy is back in stock as well as all the 3D Embossing Folders!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest areas.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day we rest or re-charge.

Have you ever noticed rest areas on the side of the highway? What do they have? There is usually not a ton of extras. There is no arcade, video games, disco, rides, etc. Instead there are the essentials. There is a restroom, maybe a vending machine, a map, some shade trees, and a bit of grass. Basically the essentials.

A good rest stop will allow you to stop, take a break, put your feet up under the shade tree, and put your toes in the grass. This allows you to reconnect and take care of the necessities.

I would encourage you to make your day of rest an essential part of your week. Make sure you have the necessities and not much more. Keep it simple so you can hit reset.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Purple Posy and 3D Embossing Folders are Back!

It’s Sale Saturday! Today is the day I get to tell you some good news! Everything is not coming up rosy, but instead in purple posy. The in color is back and ready to go! So if you have been waiting for Purple Posy in an ink pad, card stock, or an ink refill wait no more! It is in!

Also, if you have wanted these 3D Embossing Folders wait no more!

Tin 3D Embossing Folder
Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder
Tufted 3D Embossing Folder

If you would like to order online please use host code ZK4XVA6D to help me keep the rewards basket stocked. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. This order will be submitted on Monday evening at 7:30.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Having fun while giving back.

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

Some days I wonder how to make a difference and others the invitation lands in my mailbox. Today’s post has landed in my mailbox.

So who wants to go and have some fun all while making a difference?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Falling Leaves in Nature’s Beauty.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating a card with all the hints of fall for you. You will need the Woodland Embossing Folder, Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, and Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set.

For full instructions please watch the video at https://youtu.be/y9qKbaDfULE.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Napkin for a sponge.

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

I recently held a class and had travelled to the host’s home. Normally the joke is when I travel, “what have I forgotten today”? I usually forget one item when I am not home. Well, it turned out to be the sponge brayer for the background.

So instead of freaking out I improvised. I grabbed a napkin from the buffet, gave a couple of twists, and started to “paint” with it. What should have wiped my face was instead creating a gorgeous background. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Just remember to use a clean napkin to paint.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamping after sponging.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Just a reminder to stamp after sponging. If you want to sponge a background with either a sponge or the brayer then do that first. That way your stamping does not get smeared.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

No favors!

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

There will be no Halloween Favors Class on Saturday the 28th. I need some time to prepare for the Gem Show the next weekend and upcoming classes. I am sorry if some of you were counting on this, but the ideas will be incorporated into classes in October.

Heidi’s group order closes out tonight at 7:30 pm. If you would like to order please contact me. If you prefer to order online please go to http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net and click on “shop now”. To help Heidi please use host code QMNUJHJG.

I will be available for Open Studio Time today from 10:30-12:30 or from 5:30-7:30.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂