Giving back locally.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. Today’s topic is very close to home. In fact it lives in my home and has since I got married. It’s band life. Jazz, marching, choir, dixie, rock, ska, drum line, swing, metal…you name it I bet it’s been played in this house.

As most of you know I took on president of the Yucca Valley Music Boosters Association on June 1. I knew I could make a difference or an impact not only on my daughter’s senior year, but on 200 other kids as well. No, I wasn’t looking for another project but sometimes you just have to get it done.

I know you’re sitting here reading this thinking where’s the hook? How much will this cost me this time? Yes, it will cost, but only if you choose to participate. I am asking everyone if they would like to give $20 (more or less). I will combine whatever comes in to be given under the name of the “Red Door Crafters”. I will be collecting until September 15.

Here are the sponsorship packages so you know what they look like.

If you want to give on your own you can go to

If you can’t give or would simply like to see what happens then come to an expo, game, or event. Tonight is the first one at 6:30 at Yucca Valley High School. Let me know that you are coming since it’s on the back side of the campus.

Thank you for being a part of this crazy, crafty group.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. If you have a cause or organization you are passionate about please email me details at I would love to feature anything our “family” is giving towards for our give back Fridays.

It’s a super rest day.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is a day of rest for me. What is it for you?

Today I get a day of rest with awesome commercials. Yes, I watch the Super Bowl…for the commercials and the halftime show. Not really for the game.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sundays are for rest and a little shopping.

Well, if you hadn’t seen my adventures last night here’s a photo.


I went to go see Tara perform for her first competition.  Thank you for supporting my business so I am free to go and do for the ones I love.

So, today is a day of rest.  After four events this week and Joel travelling I am sitting in my pajamas and enjoying the pictures from this week.  I wouldn’t change it for the world but I am glad today is a rest day.

How has your week been?  Are you resting today?

I’m not sure I will make it back in my craft room today.  Tara and I are off to get a little shopping done and then I need to get everything organized so I can start this week off great.

October 1st is the new year for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  So, new goals and (best for you) awesome promotions!

If you do create today please post photos on the Facebook page,

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂