Give Big or Small

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  If you didn’t know we just finished the Give Big campaign with the county.  This program is a focused effort on giving for 24 hours.  Non-profits in the local area sign up to “Give Big”.  There are prizes for how many people you get to give, at what time, certain amounts, etc.  Did you participate?  It’s a great way to make your dollar go further.

If you didn’t participate don’t worry, we can still Give Small.  I would encourage you to think (and act) every day to create impact or a ripple in someone else’s life for the better.  It doesn’t matter if someone is matching your dollar or if it is simply a smile to be shared with a stranger.  I would encourage you to just be present in the moment and be aware of how you are affecting others.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

There’s a list this week for cards.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  As you know there are so many ways to create a ripple that are only limited by our imaginations.  Well, this week I am asking you for cards.  There are four this week in the crafty family that can use some lifting up.  Four!

  1. Aaron/Brittany
  2. Betty/Cliff
  3. Sandi
  4. Sharon/Mom

If you want to know what kind of card to create and how to get it to them please contact me.  There are often needs in the community, but this time the needs are right here at home with family.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving Back for World Card Making Day!

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day I encourage you to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I don’t know if you are aware but the first Saturday in October is known as World Card Making Day.  Since I will be vending at the Gem & Mineral Show at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree I figured I could give back to you.  Anyone that stops by my booth on Saturday will be able to create a card to send to brighten someone’s day for FREE!  This is my way of celebrating World Card Making Day!  So come on by and share a smile, a stamp, and some ink to create something that will make an impact in someone’s mailbox.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  See you soon!

You never know…

It’s Friendship Friday and this is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I have to say you never know when you will be impacted by someone’s “small” deed.  Between Joel (hubby) and I we had asked for about two weeks to help with the marching band specifically.  Funds were down and it was looking pretty destitute.  Every one of you that helped, THANK YOU!  We raised over $2000 in that short time.  You showed up in a big way and I thank you.  You touched me and my family.

So I will leave you with this video since you never know who you will touch and what impact you may have.  It might be something little to you, but it could change someone’s whole world around.

Ripples Create Waves video (https://www.facebook.com/TheBornsLegend/videos/2005785579741137/)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Little things make a difference.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  Go mail the card!  Call your friend!  Don’t wait.  You never know your timing and how much that little thing is needed.

Here’s a little video on how much one simple act can change a whole day in a bunch of people.

Go make impact!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Cheryl, thanks for posting this and being the inspiration to this week’s give back.

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 🙂