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Joyce Pacer
Huntington, WV
Rubber stamp and scrapbook instructor
Interests: I love rubber stamping and playing with new advanced techniques. It is a wonderful way to express your creative intersest. I have been a Stampin'Up demonstrator for over twelve years and it has been a wonderful adventure. Presently I am a Manager and have a wonderful group for my downline. Through my Stampin'Up business I have met many wonderful people and have made many great friends.
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How often have we cut our cardstock and have some pieces we are going to use fairly small. We stamp them and get them ready for use and want to use a punch to cut a shape. This so often happens to our tags we want to use for greetings. We find when we get ready to use the punch, the cardstock is so small that we can not hold it in place in order to use the punch. Do we have to start all over? No, this problem is easy to solve. Just get a post it note and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Stampersjoy
When you take the time to make a special gift for someone, it is a gift from the heart. You may not have much tied up in supplies, but you have to consider the time. Say you work cheaply for $10 and hour. Now. you make a set of all occasion or note cards for a friend, the least amount of time that you are going to spend on a card is thirty minutes. You give them six cards with matching envelopes, you have at least a dollar a card. That is a pretty expensive gift, 3 hours@ $10 is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Stampersjoy
With the rush of the holidays in full swing with Thanksgiving next week. The panic of Christmas shopping has started if full swing even now, not waiting for Black Friday. Don't forget your friends and loved ones that have birthdays during this time. So often they get forgotten. Please take the time to set down and make them a special card letting them know that you care. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Recently I had a request for an organization here in Huntington, Advocates Saving Adoptable Pets, for Christmas cards and other cards with a pet theme. I put out an all call to my wonderful stamping friends and customers for cards to help this group. They are setting up a little gift shop to sell these to help raise money for vet bills and other items these animals without a home need. They are able to sell these cards from three to five dollars. My group came through for them with around one hundred fifty cards plus gift tags and other... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Stampersjoy
If you are like me, you hate to throw pieces away that you attempted but it did not turn out right for what you intended it for. Those items, I throw over into a basket and hope to find someway to put them to use. Today, while cleaning my workshop which looked like a bomb had hit it, I stumbled on a piece that I had started while playing with the Embossing Paste. I had tinted it with the Tranquil Tide re-inker and used it on Whisper White cardstock. Way to much of a contrast in color to use as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I am sorry for the lack of posting for the past couple of weeks. I have been totally under the weather with something going around in our area. It is not the flu, but you could not be any sicker if it was. Hopefully I will get back in the groove. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I really hate doing a lot of detailed coloring. When working on a project, I want it to move quickly. I would never have tackled coloring all of this card if it had not been for my new Blends. Blends are the new alcohol markers that Stampin'Up is introducing on November 1! Now, for me to color each one of the images is very unusual. It would be stamped in black and white and one of the selected images at the bottom would be colored or the cat and the dog. I found with the blends that they color so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Card Sketch, use it to create your own card design. Card created using the card sketch. I really love the Graceful Garden stamp set and I am so excited that Stampin' Up! is releasing some new alcohol markers. For this image, I used the Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend markers to color the rose and the Old Olive Stampin' Blend markers to color the leaves. The Stampin' Blend markers will be available for purchase on November 1. Supplies Used: Graceful Garden - Clear-mount 143849, Wood-mount 143846 Number of Years - Photopolymer 140653 Tranquil Tulips (Hostess set) - Photopolymer 143767 Bermuda Bay... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Only a few more days until November 1 and the new alcohol markers, Blends, will be available to order. Being a demonstrator, I was able to order mine the first of October so I could play with them. I love them. They are so bright and blend so well. If you have not used alcohol markers, they are a little different to work with. When you are coloring with them, you need to use the Memento Ink to stamp the image. Stazon and the Archival inks will bleed into your colored area if they touch together. You also need a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I had forgotten how great alcohol markers are to work with. With very little practice you can all color to your cards like a professional. They have a light and a dark in the same color. I like to color one section with the light color and then go back and add my shading. You will see a line where the two meet. Next, go back over the light again and blend in in to the dark until you do not see where the two colors meet. Color smaller sections one at a time so the ink does not have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Spooky Night Suite The Spooky Night suite, new in the 2017 Holiday Catalog, surprisingly there is not anything spooky about it. The suite is cute without being too cutesy. It has cats, witches’ hats, hooting owls, bubbly potions and a sneaky little rat. Included in the suite is a cat punch. The punch measures approximately 2” x 2” and it coordinates with the stamp and the designer series paper. This little guy would be precious looking out of the window from the Hearth and Home thinlits set. With our many products, there are so many possibilities to let your creative... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I had a question on the Faux Suede technique used on this masculine card that I posted Tuesday. This is a very simple technique but you must use a double layered cardstock which is what Stampin'Up cardstock is. Many cardstocks are not double layered and colored completely through. Cut out the shape you are going to use. Here I used a banner. Lightly mist the shape with water. Start wading up the cardstock, over and over until you get it waded up into a small ball. Carefully spread this layer out flat. Careful not to tear this since the cardstock... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Do you have a problem when it comes to masculine cards? I often hear, I have a terrible time coming up with ideas for masculine cards. Really, feminine and masculine cards are not much different. You only need to use items that have more texture, more neutral colors on the earth tones, and simple lines to make a masculine card. Let’s take this simple card pattern. It has the card, a base layer of cardstock, two different papers, a banner, and a circle along with three simple embellishments. Very simple and not fussy. Remember, when using a card pattern, you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Stampersjoy
This is one of my favorite Christmas sets and this card that I have done with it so far. I really CASED this basically from Stamping School. The cardstock used here is Whisper White 3 3/4" x 5", 4 x 5 1/4" , Silver foil, and a Soft Suede card base. Colors are Dapper Denim, Soft Suede. Versa Mark and silver embossing powder. On the smaller piece of Whisper White, use Dapper Denim ink and sponge in almost to the bottom of the cardstock. You want lighter and darker spots in the blue. Sponge at the bottom with Soft Suede... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Stampersjoy
ADDING TEXTURE WITHOUT A BIG SHOT If you haven’t had a chance to get the amazing Big Shot, I’m sure it’s at the top of your Wish List. It’s an incredible machine that can add so much to your cards with Framelits, Thinlits, and TIEFs (Textured Impressions Embossing Folders). But, even if you don’t have the Big Shot, you can still add texture to your cards. Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool is a great way to add texture to your card fronts. If you don’t have this tool, you can also use your Stampin’ Trimmer with the scoring blade... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Stampersjoy
What I hear most often from potentially new stampers is “I don’t have any talent or creativity.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth because I believe that it isn’t so much creativity but more, knowing your tools and practicing. Once you hold or attend your first workshop and make your very first card, you can count on being hopelessly hooked on paper crafting. Finding, that you DO have talent and creativity is inspiring and opens a whole new world for you. It is not necessary to own every crafting tool available on the market. As you get more experienced... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Stampersjoy
If you are like me, I love the watercolor pencils and love coloring with them. The results are fantastic. What I do hate is having to dig for the right color in that little storage box. It is either dump them out on the table or take a guess. Now, if you are dumping them out of the box, don't let them roll off the table. The lead is very soft and it can cause your pencil lead break inside the pencil in several spots. Then, when you sharpen them, you end up loosing part of your colored lead. Stampin'Up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Have Fun with the Woodland Embossing Folder! Just by itself, it's a stunning background for your cards. Take it up a notch, and it starts earning its keep with all kinds of possibilities! 1. After embossing, use your brayer to LIGHTLY go over the image to highlight its beauty. Try various colors of paper and inks - some that seem weird at first, look beautiful. Lavender was one of my favorites. 2. The woods is the natural habitat for many creatures we have stamps (and some with dies) for. Choose a bear, deer, moose, elk and stamp it with appropriate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at Stampersjoy
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CARDS AND AVOID ADDITIONAL POSTAGE Most of us love to add bling and embellishments to our handmade cards. But, sometimes those buttons and bows can require additional postage. Or, even worse, they get caught up in the postal machines and destroy our precious creations. There are a few ways to avoid damage and additional postage. I send cards to people who order from my online store to thank them for their order. I leave these cards blank on the inside so they can use them, and I include a little card with a note for them.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Have you ever questioned why you purchased a stamp set every time you looked at it? You bought it, but you haven't used it. Seems as if you had some great ideas about using the set, but when it arrived, you wondered why you made the purchased. You could not think of an earthly thing to do with it. Someplace you must have seen this set used. Here you are feeling brain dead. What should I do? Should I see if my demonstrator can send it back and replace it with something I really want? Now, if you purchased a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Neat card.
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Happy Autumn! This is a season that the majority of the people love. The colors of autumn are so vivid and really exciting. It also reminds us of the fun holidays we have to look forward to: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Soon to follow, New Years, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Easter. Why not be excited! A week from tomorrow will be October the first. That is a fun evening for many of us. I love to see the little Ghost and Goblins that come knocking at my door. It is time to get busy making a few cards... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I don't know about you, but I love Free! From now until October 31, Stampin'up is giving any hostess that has a $300 order a great Christmas stamp set above the regular hostess rewards. I hosted my own party on September 1 to earn mine and I love the way it stamps. This is one of the cards I made using the stamp set. For the candles there are three stamps. You stamp the image outline. Then deciding on your colors for the candles, you have two stamps to add these. One has three candles stamped in Tranquil Tide and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Have you created a card before that when you finished, it just looked plain and you really was not proud of your work? Don't throw that card away, there are ways to make it looks much more professional. 1. Add layers to your cards. You have your stamped image, layer it on a color that you want to accent in your card. If you really want to pop your laying, put the stamped image on a white layer of about 1/8 inch all around. Then place this on a wider layer of the color you want to accent in your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I am really excited about the new toy in my stamping supplies. Have you tried the new Embossing Paste? It is a must have to add texture to your cards. There is so much you can do with this wonderful new item. It is so easy to use. You do need the paste, stencils, and a few tools for applying the paste. Also, you need a shallow pan of water to put your tools in after they have the paste on them. If you allow them to dry, the paste is very hard to remove. This is a picture of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Stampersjoy