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At peace when the work is done.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge so the week goes more smoothly.

So I did something that I normally don’t do. I cleaned up quickly. Yesterday I had an event and instead of leaving a mess to be done this afternoon or even tomorrow I cleaned up. So when I woke up this morning and walked through the house knowing that everything was done it was such a relief. I know that can’t always be the case, but it was so nice to know that everything was in order.

If you are finding yourself not in the most peaceful of places here are some tips to help you get there.

  • Lie in bed for a few moments to collect your thoughts for the day before getting up.
  • Eat breakfast slowly at a table instead of grabbing something to go.
  • Listen to your favorite music.
  • Do only one thing at a time.
  • Writing a thoughtful, hand-written note to someone.
  • Turn off your cell phone, if only for a few minutes.

To read the entire article and get all 50 ways to be more peaceful and mindful please go to https://tinybuddha.com/blog/50-peaceful-things/.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Bonuses and More!

It’s Sale Saturday!

While there is not much on sale there are a couple of bonuses.

There is a host bonus for May! If you order or buy $250 or more in product you get the normal 10% of host rewards and a $25 bonus! Please let me know ASAP as my weekends are already full and I am now booking during the week!

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And, if that’s not enough, when you choose to get a discount you also get an additional $25 FREE in your Starter Kit and FREE shipping. Ask me more about this!

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If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=E2A7C43J. This link will be good through Monday at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Just sitting.

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

Do you know how much can be accomplished by just sitting and listening? Yesterday I was at a friend’s home with a couple of others. We sat around the dining room table and started talking. This one needed her kid’s bike tire fixed, this one couldn’t figure out why a fight always started after a certain question was asked, and so many more. Do you know that most everything someone had already gone through and could help with where to go, ideas of what to say differently, and so much more?

Don’t discount your friends. Don’t think for a moment that there is not value in that cup of coffee around a table with some great minds. So much gets solved in so little of a time with help.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Triangles to complete elegance.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you how a simple triangle with the correct paper can make a card.

For this project you will need:

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock
  • Basic Black Card Stock
  • Simply Elegant 12X12 Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Gray Granite Card Stock
  • Basic White Card Stock
  • Basic Gray Ink Pad
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin’ Seal +
  • Dimensionals

For a complete video please go to https://youtu.be/09e5jbkXke4.

If you watch the video by Friday please leave a comment. In return I will send you the full written instructions.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Eraser to the rescue.

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

Today we are talking about erasers. No…not art, gum, or even pencil erasers. But, instead, chalkboard erasers. A chalkboard eraser can help you to smooth out images on the Stamparatus easily. Have you used the Stamparatus and felt like you couldn’t get enough leverage with your hand or fingers to get a consistent image? So pull out the chalkboard eraser. Now make sure it’s clean so the chalk doesn’t scratch your plates. After inking your stamp and swinging that hinged plate then use the eraser to evenly distribute some pressure. Not only will your image thank you by being crisp and clear, but your hands will too.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Shapes are a thing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to explore shapes with you.

Have you ever thought that your background was too plain? Or you couldn’t seem to get the right background no matter what? Or you ordered some word or sentiment stamps that you love but didn’t get any images? Then use shapes to create a background for those gorgeous words. Punch, die cut, or stamp some shapes to create a gorgeous card.

For an example of this technique please join me on Wednesday at 7 pm for the Facebook Live.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pay It Forward, Open Day, Winner of the In Color Challenge, and More!

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

There is an order going in tonight! Please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=E2A7C43J by Monday, May 17th at 7:30 pm! This helps me to continue to reward you and do giveaways for the birthday club, VIP Events, Open Houses, and more. This also gets you the materials to create this project (with an order $50 or more in product).

Come to craft, shop, pick up an order, or simply say hello. Consumables are available for the project you are working on at cost. Non-consumables such as ink, stamps, punches, and dies are available at no cost to you. Please bring your own adhesive and card stock. See you soon!

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Please tell Heidi Burgett congratulations! She won the In Color Ink Pads from the challenge. Congratulations!

The Pay It Forward Event flyer is out! Please share with your friends. No RSVP is necessary but please bring your own adhesive and scissors.

The event on May 29 has been canceled since Card Class has been moved up to June 5 and 10.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Ease means not difficult.

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

I looked up synonyms for resting or recharging and ease of use came up. So what does it mean to ease? It means for it to not be difficult. Almost every single image with the term ease came with a tube or spray of some sort. There was not really any kind of container to unscrew or pry open.

This makes me think of what my Grama used to say…”if you put in the work little by little during the week then your weekend will be yours and can you be more at ease to relax”.

So what are you doing to set yourself up to be able to relax?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Host and Kit Bonuses are Here!

It’s Sale Saturday!

While there is not much on sale there are a couple of bonuses.

There is a host bonus for May! If you order or buy $250 or more in product you get the normal 10% of host rewards and a $25 bonus! Please let me know ASAP as my weekends are already full and I am now booking during the week!

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And, if that’s not enough, when you choose to get a discount you also get an additional $25 FREE in your Starter Kit and FREE shipping. Ask me more about this!

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If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=E2A7C43J. This link will be good through Monday at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paying it forward.

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

Today I want to encourage you to take action in paying it forward. I just published the Pay It Forward Event that will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 10-2. For more details please check out the Facebook Event at https://fb.me/e/ZkVvGc6c or on my website at https://jonidaniel.stampinup.net/#pwp_published_events_widget_section.

Please plan on participating whether you attend or mail a package to be included in the box.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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