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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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Emboss Resist and more on Glossy Cardstock materials needed: Colorful Seasons Bundle Cardstock: White thick cardstock card, Dapper Denim 5 1/4" x 4", Glossy White 5" x 3 3/4" and a strip of Dapper Denim 5" x 3/4" and Marina Mist 5"x 1", scrapes of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper Ink: Versa Mark, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, and Soft Skies. Other: Water pen and water, Clear Embossing powder, clear facet dots, white doilies, embossing Buddy Run the Embossing Buddy over the glossy cardstock. Ink the two snowflakes using Versa Mark; Cover with clear embossing powder and shake off excess. Heat emboss.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Stampersjoy
It is really important to our children and grandchildren that we, with love, save pictures and memories that we have enjoyed through out our life. When we are gone, they can look back and share your love and memories. It also gives them an idea of what life was like during this era. I know, I look back of pictures of my mother and father as well as grandparents and see a touch of history and how things have changed. The reason most of do not scrapbook these memories is due to lack of time. Traditional scrapbooking is a work... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Have you ever had a stamp set that seems to pop up in your hand every time you a few minutes to stamp? Sometime is seems as if they jump into your hand as soon as you walk into your crafting area. Well, that is the way I am with the new Colorful Seasons Bundle that is in the new “Creativity Your Way” Stampin’Up annual catalog and idea book. Today it happened again. I went into my craft room intending to work on my scrapbook page and that silly bundle jumped into my hand. So, I had to create another... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Stampersjoy
The new Stampin'Up Catalog and Idea Book is out for 2017-2018! The new In Colors are only one of the fantastic items that have been introduced. I get so excited to see all of the new toys and tools. This year I think one of my favorite things that I am itching to get my hands on is the new stencil paste. It is a great way to add texture to your cards. There are so many great bundles and stamp sets, it was really hard to decide what to order first. First off, being a Stampin'Up demonstrator, I was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Do you know what a wonderful surprise it is to receive a personal card or note from a dear friend instead of junk mail? It is a shame that in today's time, the simple pleasure of seeing the mailman delivering a personal note is slowly disappearing. I remember as a kid, it was exciting to see the man delivering mail in his uniform coming up on your porch. You got to run the mail into the house and announcing, the mail is here! Mom would stop everything and look through the mail and exclaim, "Oh, we got a letter from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Stampersjoy
We often feel that it takes years of experience with stamping and knowing all of the latest techniques to make a great card. I have seen beginning stampers produce beautiful cards and experienced stampers produce a card that they worked hours on and it looked like it came from the dollar store. You can spend hours working on a card and when finished, it looked cheap. How is that? The artist used cheap cardstock. Many people do not realize how important it is to use quality cardstock for your art work. First, cheap cardstock is often thin and flimsy. It... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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When I first saw the Stampin'Up set, Swan Lake, in the All Occasional Mini catalog last January, I fell in love with this set. I really have no idea why. I think it is because to me, it brings a very peaceful feeling within. I love swans, and you do not see them often in West Virginia. While living in Orlando, one of the lakes downtown, had a black swan that was breath taking beautiful. The picture here could be mistaken for duckling, but the main stamp is a swan. I was so happy when I found that this set... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Yes, summer is here and with the warm weather, cooking and entertaining often turns to the patio or for picnics. Entertaining outdoors usually brings on using Plastic or Paper ware for the table to eliminate the danger of breakage. This does not have to be drab. This is the time to turn to our wonderful Washi Tape. Washi Tape was first invented and used by the Japanese. It is very strong and durable and will adhere to most any surface. The colors are bright and cheerful. Use it to decorate and add a personal touch to your table. Your guest... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Here is the last sample of Wetlands that I will press upon you; I told you that I loved this set and was upset that it is being retired at the end of this month. Materials: Crumb Cake Card, Whisper White 3 3/4" x4", Crushed Curry 1/4" x 4", Always Artichoke 2" x 4" Inks: Soft Skies, Almost Artichoke, Crushed Curry, Archival Black, Soft Skies and Versa Mark Other: Post it Note, sponges 1. On the Whisper White, stamp the goose in Archival Black. 2. Stamp the goose on a post-it note and cut out to make a mask. 3.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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With this great set, it has several different ideas to use for card making. Each I love. I love the ocean and the beaches, so this stamp really holds a place near in my heart. I love seeing the sandpipers scramble around the ocean edges early in the morning. I created the mood of the ocean using sponges. The sand is colored in sponging using circular strokes. Remember, when sponging, start off the card, not directly on your cardstock. The water, I used stokes with the sponge to try to create the movement of the water, letting the white show... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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I would cry if I weren't a big girl. One of my favorite toys are going to be taken away from me soon. I just have to face this the fact that things like this happens even when you are grown up. Yes, the wonderful Wetlands stamp set, Stampin'Up is retiring. I spent this afternoon saying good bye to my good friend. Here are a couple of cards that I created to say my farewells. I will share it with my Cox Landing Library group the first week of May. I used a Mint Macaroon card base. That color is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Stampersjoy
This week I am celebrating seventeen years as a Stampin'Up Independent Demonstrator. When I look back, it is hard to imagine that when I first started our catalog was only half the size that it is now. There was no such thing as a mini catalog. For embellishments we had ribbon, glitter, brads and eyelets. There was no Big Shot, paper cutters, dies, and all those other goodies. We wanted a shape, we had to "fancy cut" it. While cleaning out a drawer, I found a box of tin-plates for shapes and boxes. Then you traced around the pattern and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Why four legged friends are not invited to stamping parties. If you have a four- legged friend, even though he or she is like family and your best friend, it is best you do not invite it to your stamping party with your two legged friends. I know we all love the little “friends’, but a stamping party is not for them. Some people may be allergic to our furry friend, especially if it is a cat. We do not want our other guest to end up needing to leave early. Some people are allergic to dogs as well as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Even though I have a workshop full of stamps, paper, and embellishments, a woman never has enough paper crafting supplies. I love seeing that box, usually red, in my mail box around the middle of the month. I am especially excited to see the one that will be for this month. Sarah, our Stampin'Up CEO, has designed it. She also is including a special gift to us. The kit is only 19.99 and is stacked full of supplies including everything to complete the monthly project. To receive this kit, you must join by the 10th. of April. We have a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Have you ever thought you would like to own your own business? If so,” direct sales” is an excellent way to make this dream come true. Have you ever felt like you would like to have an extra income, but do not have time for an extra part time Job? Again, direct sales can provide this. Yes, direct sales can offer you the opportunity to own your own business or just earn a little extra income with a flexible schedule. Shoppers are turning more to on-line shopping and shopping with direct sales companies. They can shop at their convenience; find... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Often, we do not think to send a card to those we card for during the Easter season. This is a wonderful way to brighten a loved one’s day and to show them that you are thinking about them. When we see ads for this beautiful holiday it is usually full of bunnies, ducklings, or Easter eggs, to make you smile. Easter is a season signifying a new beginning. Why not send someone you love a beautiful card that is religious? Stampin”Up has a beautiful set for this purpose in the All Occasion Mini called, Easter Message. This set was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Stampersjoy
An adhesive that works like magic! Multipurpose Liquid Glue works like magic. It is a must for card making and paper crafting. Multipurpose describes exactly what it is! If you could only have one adhesive to craft with, this would be the one that you want to choose. First, it is easy to work with. It has a fine tip end for fine lines of adhesive and the other broad tip end for covering wider surfaces. It dries clear although when using it appears to be white. When it is completely dry, it has a very strong holding power. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Stampersjoy
This week I am rather missing in action. My daughter who teaches in Florida has joined her siblings and me for her Spring break. Needless to say I am not getting much stamping done this week. We will be celebrating her brother's birthday also while she is in town. So, a lot of family fun is taking place this week. Many of you may be enjoying your spring break also. I know my granddaughter which teaches has her break this week also. My grandson attends Marshall University and he is on spring break. Surly you do not expect me to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Waste not, want not, how many times have I heard this in my life. Having been raised right after the depression, my parents preached this to me. Well, that still goes today in our stamping. I had the piece of white that an oval had been cut from. When I cut out shapes like this, I try to space them in the center of a piece of cardstock that is 3 3/4" x 5". Then save the negative part for another card. I ran this through the new Petal Burst Embossing folder. # 141493. This is in the large Stampin'up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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I hate saying good-bye, especially when I know it will be forever. We will soon, in a couple of weeks, be saying good bye to the wonderful Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and products for 2017. Once Sale-a-Bration ends, these items will never be for sale by Stampin'up again. You have until March 31 to get your favorites. With every $50 order, you get to choose one items from the SAB collection. You do need to place your order no later than March 31. Here is one of my favorites sets. This set can be used time and time again. All you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Black Out Card Black out reminds me of years ago, being a child during WW2 and our having black outs. The sirens would blast outside and all shades were drawn. Everyone was silent and praying that it was only a practice. Thank be to God, practice was all we had to go thought. Black Out today is a fun technique to do with card making. The new Sale-A-Bration paper, In the Lines, is ideal for this although you can create your own paper designs for this technique. All you need is a black Sharpie pen, both fine tip and regular... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Stampersjoy
In the Beginning…. In the beginning when I first was learning to stamp, I soon discovered that rubber stamping and card making was a wonderful way to reduce stress. At that time, eighteen years ago, I was still teaching. I taught language arts and social studies to six through eighth graders with learning disabilities and behavior disorders. Needless to say, although I loved working with these students, it could be very stressful. It was not only trying to find a way to help these students to overcome their disabilities or rather work around them, it was the endless work with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Often feel as if you should be giving back to the community with a community service. Using your card making skills is a great way to help others. I have a group of ladies that meet monthly, every third Tuesday of the month. We make cards as well as other items for locals groups and churches. We usually have a big fund raiser every year. This past year we did an event for Advocates Saving Adoptable Pets and were able to raise $3,000 for them to use for vet bills and other needs. They have been active in turning our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I have had several questions about my post on Monday using a vellum over-lay on a card. They have ask how I attached the vellum to the cardstock without it showing. They though if I had attached it under the cross the outside edges would be loose and flapping around. I would have been puzzled myself as to how to attach it if I had not come across a neat trick recently. Ready for this. Get out your silicone pad a clean sponge wedge, you only need a small one, and your Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 and it only cost... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Easter cards are becoming more popular in the past few years. Twenty years ago when I started making cards, they were not thought of and saw very few on the card racks. In recent years they have become more popular. It is a wonderful way during this religious holiday, to tell your friends you are thinking about them. Also, adults and kids both love the Easter bunny so send a smile with a cute cards to light up someone's day when the open your thoughtful card. If you tend toward more serious religious cards, Stampin'Up's new Occasional mini has a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Stampersjoy