Rest is just a pause.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest or re-charge.

Don’t be afraid to rest. It’s not quitting but it is necessary.

In music a rest allows you to turn the page or another instrument to be featured. It is necessary for the music to change and to keep the audience interested.

In life it is necessary to rest so muscles can heal after a workout. That way you can come back stronger and able to do more.

I hope you are getting the picture…don’t be afraid to rest. Now I am off of here to go put my feet up.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

All that is current.

It’s Sale Saturday! There is not much new for promotions right now. The Holiday Catalog is now live! Don’t forget about the Annual Catalog as well as the Clearance Rack.

To order online please use host code S4EKS63J to help Jodi for Card Class week. To order in person simply contact me before Monday evening.

One note: My website has been updated and is now up! Please drop the “www” in order for it to come up. Here is the link for your viewing pleasure…http://jonidaniel.stampinup.net.

As you are looking through the new site please let me know what you think. I know there are a few edits needed and the events have to be added! I hope you enjoy.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving back by showing up.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. Some days I am talking about sharing your smile or grabbing lunch with a friend. Other times it’s about mailing cards for an 18 year old boy that needs a full mailbox since he has no party or friends. And still at times it is buying the donuts, the pizza, the wrapping paper, and so on.

So for today I am asking you to show up to the many events happening locally. Not only is there Card Class, but there are several other things as well on Saturday.

  • The United Methodist Church in Yucca Valley is holding a craft fair.
  • The United Methodist Church in 29 Palms is holding a parking lot sale.
  • The 29 Palms Elks Lodge is holding their craft fair and car show.
  • The Boys and Girls Club in Yucca Valley is holding a Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser. If you want a dozen please let me know.
  • Farmers Market is happening in Joshua Tree and 29 Palms. (The crepes in 29’s market are so good.)

I am sure there are others, but this is just to get you started. If you don’t show up then there is no reason for the coordinators to keep doing these events. I would encourage you to show up.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

The air is crisp.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! The air is starting to turn crisp in the mornings and evenings here. Fall is in the air. With autumn comes caramel apples and preparation for Halloween.

So for today’s creation I am making some cute spiders and a caramel apple pop cover.

To watch and learn how to create these cute treats please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tiERMlpbwI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a punch becomes a holder.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Sometimes you need a third hand. Use a punch upside down to help with it.

When the Snow Globe Shaker Dome is set upside down in the 2 1/2″ circle punch you can put glitter and sequins to fill the shaker without spilling. Then you pull the adhesive backing off and stick to the card base.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Add some metallic.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes what would have been a boring card can really be spruced up by adding some metallic, shiny, or foil paper. This card looked rather dull until the Noble Peacock Foil Sheet was added.

If you would like to create this card then come to class this week.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Back to the gym.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest or re-charge.

And you’re probably reading the headline and shaking your head at me. Going back to the gym is not rest. You are probably wondering if I have lost my mind. Not quite. Keep reading to understand what I am trying to say.

This week I went back to the gym and started focusing on working harder. I went and didn’t just cruise through but actually worked until I felt I could give no more. So the rest in between workouts this week was very sweet.

But I also found with that rest was responsibility. In order for my muscles to grow and to rid itself of the toxins I needed to eat well and drink water.

What I would like to remind you of is that rest is so sweet after you have worked hard and to rest well.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Holiday Catalog is three days old!

It’s Sale Saturday! The Holiday Catalog is three days old! Do you like it? What’s your favorite product that you have to have?

Please remember that while the Holiday Catalog is brand new the Annual Catalog is still lurking as well as the Clearance Rack.

If you would like to order online at http://www.jonidaniel.stampinup.net please use host code S4EKS63J to help Jodi. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. This code will be good until next Monday the 16th.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Supporting our own.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

I am so grateful to say that many of you in this crafty family are involved with organizations and people that are committed to making a difference and an impact in our local community.

Last week we talked about birthday cards for Cody’s 18th birthday. So don’t forget to drop off a birthday card or two…or three. 🙂 I will be sending the box on September 23.

But this week we are talking about something a little bit different. One of our very own volunteers with the High Desert Pregnancy Clinic. They are holding their annual fundraiser called “Annual Night for Life” on September 28th at 6:30 pm right here at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course in Yucca Valley. Cost for the ticket is $50 and includes dinner and a guest speaker, Matt Walsh. If you plan to go you will need to get your ticket by September 16 with Brandi at 760-369-8512.

If you volunteer or have something you are involved in and want it to be featured for Friendship Friday please email me at reddoor@stampingwithjoni.com.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Washi tape card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! It’s time to create a quick washi tape card with a floral pansy.

Take your card base and cut a mat (Feels Like Frost Specialty 6X6 Designer Series Paper used here) to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Then take the same color as your card base (Whisper White used here) and cut an additional mat to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″. Stick the washi tape on the white card stock in a pattern of your choice. (Tip: Make sure to leave at least 1/4″ of washi tape to tuck under the back side of the card stock.)

To see how the flower was done and the card was completed please go to the video at https://youtu.be/RmTjYuzCw-c.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂