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 🙂

Sale Saturday

It’s Sale Saturday!  The only promotion is from yesterday.  It’s not a corporate promotion but one through me and it was announced yesterday.  It runs through the end of the month.  If you donate to the Yucca Valley Music Boosters $20 or more you will come to Card Class for FREE next month.  If you donate $50 or more you will come to Class for FREE and you will be included in the Host Appreciation Event that is held as a VIP get together for all my hosts.  If you would like to donate simply go to Band Site (www.yvhsmusic.com).  When you have a receipt simply screenshot to me privately to count for your free class.

If you would like to order online please use host code BH6BMG4R to help Jodi.  If you prefer to order in person simply contact me.  This host code will close out on Monday at 9 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting by focusing.

As many of you know I am married to a professional musician.  And for those of you that know me even better, you know that my daughter is a budding musician as well.  With that being said I am pulling our segment on rest today straight from the staff lines of a musical score.

Do you know the purpose of a rest in music?  It is to give emphasis on a certain section (brass, woodwinds, percussion, etc.) while other sections are quiet.  It is also used after a difficult section in the music to allow the muscles to regain their composure so tone does not suffer.

So, you are probably asking what this has to do with crafting.  I want to remind you that it is okay to rest, especially after a huge project is finished or if it is just not coming together.  The ability to rest might just give you the edge to regain focus and create a masterpiece.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Thank you for filling me up.

Sometimes you don’t even realize when you fill someone up, give back, or pay it forward.  (It just depends on how you want to say it.)  Well, I was filled to the brim last night.  Tara, my daughter, had her concert last night (and first solo) and I was able to take off at 3:30, pick up a friend of hers, grab a pizza, and enjoy her concert.  There was no guilt of what else I was missing.  No thought that I should be home making calls, finishing paperwork, etc. like with the previous business.  Thank you for your support in this.  Here is a photo from last night.

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Without you coming to class, ordering, and just making my job enjoyable I wouldn’t be able to have moments like this.  Thank you.

Without you knowing it you gave back.  Now I’m not saying you’re completely off the hook but THANK YOU.  If you have a card to mail go do that.  If not, go create one.  Share a smile, a coffee, whatever it takes.  You never know when you will make a difference.

Here’s to creating impact through creativity!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Music helps.

Have you felt that your creative mojo is gone?  Every time you sit down is your scrap mat still blank?  Change your environment.  Come to drop in times.  Change your scent in the warmer.  Turn your music up!  And sometimes, the hardest part, is to just get into your crafty area.  The laundry and the dishes are always calling.

For me the biggest change is to walk away from the chores and turn the music up.  What do you have to do to get your creativity flowing?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂