Cards and a wash.

Penny is recovering but still has a bit to go.  I am putting together a care package for her by mid next week.  This means cards and gift cards for dinner.  They usually go out so I thought gift cards for places that deliver or have curbside service would be good for hubby to pick up.  That way something would be “normal”.  If you would like to bring a card or contribute to the gift card basket simply let me know.

Here is the schedule.

I will be up at Yucca Valley High School today from 9:30-11:00 am.  If you bring at least a card I will give you a ticket to get your car washed by the kids for FREE.  This is my way of giving back to you and saying thanks.  I have 4 tickets, so the first 4 gets a clean car.

On Tuesday I will be up at the Yucca Valley Walmart for National Night Out from 5-7:30.  You can bring your cards or contributions then.  Sorry, no car wash.

Thanks for being part of this crazy crafty family.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

You’ve got a friend.

Did you sing that a little?  Do you remember that song?  Not the one from Toy Story, but the James Taylor song.  And now you are probably wondering what in the world I am talking about and how does it relate to stamping.  Here’s how this comes together.

Since today is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward I want to remind you how the little touches from a friend or even a stranger can mean so much.  Last night I went to a meeting disguised as a dinner and it was long, hot (no air conditioning, just swamp cooler), and somewhat aggravating.  Just when I started to think that I could seriously just leave early (I had only been there 15 minutes) in walk two good friends.

One friend I was there to congratulate on a job well done and the other was there I am assuming to keep me from running out the door.  So we sat, shared smirks, sweated a bit, and I have to say I got kicked a few times being reminded to behave.  Thank you for keeping me sane last night as this now salty event is behind us.

This is a reminder to all of us, especially me, of what friends mean to us.  Be a friend.  Share a sweaty evening together and make a memory.  Thank you for being a true friend and even showing up with a cold iced tea.  You are amazing and made such a difference at least to me.

Make a difference to someone today.  You never know what will be that moment for someone.  This is why I do what I do.  Make your ripple.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pieces to make a whole.

Sometimes pieces can make a great whole.  In this case squares and some gold dots become a great background.  Without these gold dots the background looks fairly plain.

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Remember that the details matter.  Remember that even though you might be thinking you are only making a small impact it is probably bigger than you think.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Are you feeling the love?

This is not my normal post for a Wednesday, but it’s Valentine’s Day.  Instead of a product being wacky today, I am.  I am sending out these two cards wherever you tell me to.  I am sure someone needs a valentine that won’t get one.

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The inside of the card will read “(Name of who responds) had you on their heart and wants you to know that you are loved.  Happy Valentine’s Day! Sincerely, Joni (signed for whomever)”.

Do you have someone that needs some happy mail?  Tell me by 3:00 pm today and I will get it out in the mail for you today.  Here’s to happy mail.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Thank you for filling me up.

This has been the beginning of the whirlwind for me.  7 events in 11 days.  Some say I’m nuts.  Some say I have lost it.  And some just shake their head and walk away.  Personally, I love it.  I love getting together with you.  I love the laughter, the hugs, and just gathering together.  Thank you for filling me back up.  This is the reason I do what I do.  You.  The people.

So on this Friday remember to focus on giving back.  You never know who, what, or how you will effect someone else.  Go make your ripples.  Get down to your mailbox and send some happy mail.  Take someone to lunch.  Give someone a smile that desperately needs one.  Make a difference in your own way whether big or small.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

What happens in Vegas…

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.  After much processing and research I have an idea.  There is a fellow crafter that is collecting cards for the families of the victims.  I will be sending a box of cards to her on October 16th.  If you would like to participate please drop off or mail cards to be received no later than the 14th.

Please, if you have a special way of giving back or paying it forward comment below.  I am always looking for new ideas.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s Friday!!!

Today’s the day I think more consciously about giving back.  I know we should be doing this every day but Fridays are focused on this (for me).  I hope I touch the ones closest to me on a regular basis.  But today I thought I would do a search for “how to send a card” or “who to send a card to”.  The first one on the list was Operation Gratitude.  These cards go to those serving in the military.  Here is the link if you would like to add this to your Friday, https://www.operationgratitude.com/

Here’s to making ripples today (and every day).  Now go create!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂