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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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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 14 hours ago at Stampersjoy
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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 5 days ago at Stampersjoy
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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 7 days ago at Stampersjoy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Welcome to the new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets located in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Creativity Your Way Annual Catalog (page 203, item #144106). These wonderful sheet easily adhere shapes you cut with your Big Shot and dies. You get 12 sheets sized 6” x 12” in the package. This is a great addition to the Stampin’ Up! line of adhesives. It has great adhesive power and is very versatile in how it can be used. Have you ever tried to stick thin words or letters on your projects or cards and ended up with a mess of oozing glue? If you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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I received a challenge today to talk to you about animals. I am a strong supporter of treating animals with love and care. It breaks my heart when I see or hear about an animal being abused. The Advocates Saving Adoptable Pets is a passion of mine. My stamping friends and I have done fund raisers to help them meet medical bills for these poor homeless animals. I challenge you to check with your local groups and see how you can use your talents with stamping to help. We were able to raise four thousand dollars in one day with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Love Today Planner Kit by Stampin’ Up! Have you seen the Love Today all-inclusive planner kit? This planner will keep you on schedule and give you a creative outlet too! This all-inclusive kit has everything you need to create a customizable yearly planner. No dates are printed, so you can start when you want. The kit contains the following items – printed Night of Navy/gold foil two-ring binder (7 ¾” x 8 ¾” x 2”) with gold metal corner accents; 12 divider pages; calendar pages; 4 photo protector pages (hold six photos each and 5” x 7” in size); page... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I love being an Independent Stampin'Up business owner. Let me name the ways I love you, Stampin'Up. 1. I get to see all the new catalogs a month in advance. 2. I can order the new catalog items a month in advance to the public. 3. I get all of my supplies at a discount. 4. Stampin'Up offers fantastic trips that you can earn if you really want to travel 5. I can earn free products. 6. I meet and make friends with wonderful people. Some of my oldest friends, I met through Stampin'Up. 7. I can run my business... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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Welcome to the new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets located in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Creativity Your Way Annual Catalog (page 203, item #144106). These wonderful sheet easily adhere shapes you cut with your Big Shot and dies. You get 12 sheets sized 6” x 12” in the package. This is a great addition to the Stampin’ Up! line of adhesives. It has great adhesive power and is very versatile in how it can be used. Have you ever tried to stick thin words or letters on your projects or cards and ended up with a mess of oozing glue? If you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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I made this card today using the negative of a tree branch from making a card with the Beautiful Seasons stamp set. It was my first attempt at coloring my embossing paste. Then I took a scrap of Peak-A-Boo Peach and cut the flowers out with the two flower dies in the bundle. The leaves are punched out using Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. It was a fun card to make and most of the materials came out of my scrap bin. The card itself is Soft Skies and I used copper embossing powder for the greetings. I do wish I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Stampersjoy
Today's challenge is "Casing". I know the word "case" has several meanings, but to a stamper and card maker, it means to copy. In this case, to copy is a compliment, not a bad thing. When you love someone's card and decide to copy or case it, they know that their idea was great. I encourage new stampers to case other's cards. No two cards are ever going to be the same, so do not worry about it. Although, when you case a card, do not pass it off as your own. Give the designer the credit for their wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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PEARLS, RIBBONS, AND RHINESTONES! What lady doesn’t like a little accessorizing? Pearls, ribbons, and rhinestone add a little zing to not only your outfit, but they are a necessity in the card making and crafting world. As a card maker, I could not do without many colors of ribbons to dress up my card. Color can be added to your pearls and rhinestones with a Sharpie marker. These items can change your card from a plain, simple card to a “WOW” card. Not only do they dress up your card, but they are great for covering little “bobos”. In many... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Stampersjoy
I am so sorry that I have been missing in action when it comes to posting and sharing ideas with you. I hate when this happens. Due to a terrible storm a few weeks ago, my workshop was flooded and when you stepped down on the carpet, you were sinking in water. No, I am not that near to the river and I live on a pretty nice size hill. My house is the first in the sub-division. You guessed it, I got all of the water running off the hill. There was almost four inches of rain in an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Stampersjoy