Stamp of the Week and Contact Less Delivery.

Itโ€™s Management Monday! Hereโ€™s whatโ€™s happening this week.

Thereโ€™s still not much going on, unfortunately. The only real big thing that has changed is that I can now do contact less delivery or pick up for orders. So you can either have me put your order in or you still can online. Now it is your choice.

Thank you to those that have ordered from the retiring list. Please remember that these items are while supplies last. If you would like to order please go to http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net and use host code Y77R4PN6. This host code will only be up until Wednesday night.

The Stamp of the Week is running through Wednesday!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

Finding rest by adjusting.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging.

In this crazy environment I have to say that I have found it hard to get true rest. I often wake up tired since my brain never seems to turn off. As things are starting to ease I am finding my knots in my neck are starting to untie. How are you?

One thing I have learned through all of this is to take the time to do it right the first time. For example, when typing on a keyboard make sure my wrists are flat so I don’t get cramps or, even worse, get carpal tunnel. There is a reason they make items to help you keep your wrists flat. If you can’t do it yourself you might need help. It’s not a bad thing to have a wrist rest, but it is to not have one if you need it.

So I will remind you to get the help you need…therapy, friends, grocery shopping, whatever. Don’t be scared to ask so you can do it right. It is not fun to live in fear. And with all that I am back in my craft room. Where is your escape?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

Retiring list, clearance rack, and more.

Itโ€™s Sale Saturday! The retiring list is out! So get your wish list out and finish scratching off those dreams. There are only a few more weeks for this catalog and then we are on to new things. So make sure you get what you want before it is gone forever.

To see the updated retiring list please go to http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net and click on shop now and then last-chance products.

If you would like to order please go to the same website. When ordering please use host code N6RNGB2H for Heidi. This code will be up until May 20 at 3 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. Donโ€™t forget about the clearance rack too.

Weeding, weeding, and more weeding.

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

Recently I came across an article talking about how our local cemetery is needing to be brought back up. There are some problems with grave markers not being set correctly, sidewalks cracking, and weeds. I am sure there are other problems too but these were the first three that caught my eye.

The new interim manager, Emily Helm, is asking for people to come out and volunteer to adopt a row of weeding. Now I know Emily and she is a hard worker and understands why this needs to be done.

So what I am asking you is if this is something us crafters want to do? Do we want to adopt a row? Do we want to bring our gloves and our hats and get to pulling some weeds? Please let me know so I can contact Emily to get the ball rolling.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

Look at my mats.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Remember a few days ago how I wrote about the importance of mats and bringing focus to what you want? It’s okay if you don’t, but I thought some of you might remember. So for today I am creating a simple Mother’s Day (this Sunday) or birthday card for you.

Here are the dimensions and instructions for this card going from out to center.

  • Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Grapefruit Grove Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″. This is your outer mat. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper to 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″. This is your outer patterned mat. Attach with Snail Adhesive after attaching ribbon with Glue Dots.
  • Cut Grapefruit Grove Card Stock to 3 1/4″ X 2″. This is your inner mat. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 3″ X 1 3/4″. This is your accent piece. With Timeless Tulips Stamp Set stamp your stem and leaves in Pear Pizzazz, tulip in Grapefruit Grove, and sentiment in Basic Gray. After stamping attach with Dimensionals. Tip: Pay attention to where you placed the original Dimensionals to not stack them. Then you won’t have any concave spots by spreading out the Dimensionals.
  • Place bling if wanted. In the video the Champagne Rhinestones were used.

To watch the video please go to https://youtu.be/-sSZ4xcbiB8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

Creating a card with no ink.

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

Today I want to talk to you about creating a card with no stamped ink. You probably thought I would never say this. The world has not flipped upside down even though it feels like that right now.

With the giveback digital stamp set there is no ink needed except for your printer. Digital stamps are simply exclusive artwork offered on an image file. In this case it is a PDF file. You get 15 pages of artwork for your $12 purchase. And every bit of that $12 goes to help fight the virus. To order this digital stamp set please go to https://covid19.stampinup.com/.

Here are some cards created with this set.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

Cut it smaller for more drama.

It’s Technique Thursday! Today I am talking about cutting down your mat smaller to have more drama or accent.

On this card with the Peaceful Poppies Stamp Set I used the Pear Pizzazz Marker and the Seaside Spray Marker to color the stamp. I then huffed or breathed on it and then stamped on to the white card stock. With me breathing on it the effect is somewhat of a water-colored one. Then I stamped the sentiment with Memento Ink over the stamped image.

Here are the mat sizes.

  • Card base 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Seaside Spray outer mat 5 1/4″ X 4″.
  • Basic Black outer mat 5″ X 3 3/4″.
  • Seaside Spray inner mat 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″.
  • Basic Black inner mat 3 1/2″ X 2 1/4″.
  • Whisper White inner mat 3 1/4″ X 2″.

The only thing I would have done different is to stamp off on to a scrap mat after the marker and huffing. This would make the stamped image one or two shades lighter.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

Host code finishing tonight.

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

There’s still not much going on, unfortunately.

Thank you to those that have ordered from the retiring list. Please remember that these items are while supplies last. If you would like to order please go to http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net and use host code 46RWXMRH. This host code will only be up until tonight and a new one will be announced tomorrow on the weekly highlights.

The Stamp of the Week will be announced later today! The invitation will go live on Monday, May 4 (next week) and will run through Saturday, May 9. I promise it won’t be Star Wars themed.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

Rest with no shoes.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge.

Have you ever noticed that usually a photo of someone resting has their shoes off or that they are barefoot? There’s a reason for this. It’s called “earthing”.

Earthing is when you connect directly to the earth to re-balance your electrical balance within yourself and with your surrounding environment. You can do this by walking barefoot.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Regulates cortisol.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Brings balance back.
  • Regulates pain.

So take your shoes off, relax, and get re-balanced.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. If you would like to read the rest of the article about earthing please go to https://blog.daveasprey.com/earthing-grounding-techniques/.

Retiring list is under way.

Itโ€™s Sale Saturday! The retiring list is out! So get your wish list out and finish scratching off those dreams. There are only a few more weeks for this catalog and then we are on to new things. So make sure you get what you want before it is gone forever.

To see the updated retiring list please go to http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net and click on shop now and then last-chance products.

If you would like to order please go to the same website. When ordering please use host code 46RWXMRH. This code will be up until Monday evening at 7:30.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. Don’t forget about the clearance rack too.