Learning to get the proper tools.

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

Do you ever try to do a project and you don’t have the proper tools so it takes longer, is much harder, or simply cannot be completed? There are things that have been made to make life easier.

For example, Stampin’ Up!’s products all coordinate. If you go to the hardware store you can ask someone which tool will help with which project. And then if you are like me there are a few more trips to come. 🙂

And for today’s focus I want you to look at a chin rest for a violin.

It allows the chin to rest on it without sliding off or someone’s neck having to go completely sideways. It’s a tool that helps everything to stay in line so the musician can create beautiful music.

Remember to use the proper tools to rest. Sometimes that is getting the right thing for the job so you don’t end up with a kink in your neck.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Have your cake and eat it too!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is a bit different as there are four cards I want to present to you. They are all from the Happy Birthday to You Stamps and Dies. The coordinating dies are now available so let me know if you would like your own set. So for today I will give you a photo of each card and some tips. For full instructions please watch the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSmFbdOJT1k&t=20s.

The first card is a monochromatic card with a touch of Wink of Stella to blurry the flowers and give a little softness to the front. The Blueberry Bushel mat is embossed with the Subtles Folder.

The second card is double matted with the gold foil paper embossed with the Subtles Folder as well. Everything is embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and cut with the coordinating dies and the Rectangle Stitched ones. This card is mentioned in the video if you need more details.

The third card is colored with the Stampin’ Blends and trimmed to fit the gold pedestal. This one is on the video.

And last, but not least, this card is water colored with the Aqua Painter. Stamp your design with the Versamark Pad. pour Clear Embossing Powder, and then heat with the Heat Tool. Make sure to prime your paper with clear water before coloring with ink.

Comment and tell me which is your favorite!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New coordinating dies on Tuesday.

It’s Sale Saturday!

On Tuesday new coordinating dies begin to sell! This is awesome, especially if you don’t like cutting stamped items out by hand. More information will come on Tuesday.

Sale-A-Bration is one third of the way over. If you feel like signing up and giving Stampin’ Up! a test drive don’t wait! The longer you wait the less time you have to see what behind the scenes looks like.

If you would like to order to help Betty please use host code JW9XUGTG . If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Three releases for Sale-A-Bration!

It’s Sale Saturday! There are three releases for Sale-A-Bration and another page of coordinating dies, punches, and stamp sets. I know it’s quite a bit to keep up with, but remember, this is the biggest sale of the year for us! If it wasn’t big with lots of stuff for sale and several releases you’d probably wonder what’s going on. I know I would.

So here’s the link to see what all is for sale. http://www.jonidanielstampinup.net

Click on shop now and go to Sale-A-Bration or Sale-A-Bration Coordination.

If you would like to order please use host code CZHC6WNR to help Lisa. This code will be good until Monday night at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Are you bored with what we have to offer?

It’s Sale Saturday! Are you bored with what we have to offer for Sale-A-Bration? Do you wish some of our stamps that are offered have die cuts? You’re in luck! In the second release for Sale-A-Bration there are many coordinating products for the first release.

So here’s how to get a copy of this new brochure…if you have ordered or are hosting with me during Sale-A-Bration you are already on the list. I will coordinate with you for delivery. If you have not ordered with me since January 2019 then please contact me.

Happy Crafting! (and coordinating)

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When paper is used as ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Today I am talking about ribbon and paper.  Did you know they are interchangeable?

When you run out of ribbon, or simply didn’t purchase any, then go to your Designer Series Paper stash.  Most of our papers are double-sided which allows for a mat and complementary accent piece which coordinate beautifully.  If you want texture then simply run your paper “ribbon” through a selected embossing folder.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂