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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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When is it to early to start making your Christmas cards? The summer months when living is more easy, grab those days when it is a hundred degrees outside or it is raining cats and dogs and pull out your Christmas Stamps. Still not quiet in the mood, grab a CD and put on your favorite Christmas music. Not to loud, or the neighbors will hear and think you are crazy! Make it even more fun and get a couple of your stamping buddies together to join you. The sooner you start on your cards, the more apt you are... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Stampersjoy
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Christmas in July Who says you can’t have Christmas in July? July is the perfect time to start planning your Christmas cards, then you won’t be rushed in November and December. To get my creative juices flowing, I started by CASE-ing a card on page 100 in the catalog using the stamp Stylish Christmas. I cased the cardwithout any changes because I really liked it. I made my card on Whisper White framed with a layer of Real Red on a base of Old Olive. I decided to fussy cut one of the flowers to add a bit of dimension... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Stampersjoy
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The Nature’s Poem Suite in the new Annual catalogue is a natural winner! A perfect complement to our long-running Lovely as a Tree stamp set, the Rooted in Nature stamp set has a total of 16 rubber stamps – 12 of them with matching dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies. Even better – you can buy them as a Bundle, and save 10%! NATURE’S ROOTS FRAMELITS DIES This set is unique in that along with the 9 cutting dies, it has 3 embossing dies! You can create beautifully embossed leaves that add a ‘wow’ factor to your project. This... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Stampersjoy
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Fun and Easy Little Gift This quick and easy small gift item is something that every woman can use! I gave this little gift to everyone who attended my classes in May, as well as to the demonstrators who participated in my stamp camp at the end of April. One of the great things about this little gift is that you can use items you probably already have in your stash! It's a great way to use up old Designer Series Paper (you can cut 8 of these from one sheet). Materials Paper * Designer Series Paper ("DSP") -- any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Stampersjoy
A beautiful bundle in the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is the Abstract Impressions Bundle. I really enjoyed experimenting with the different colors. At first I started off simple. I used the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background layer. Then I stamped the flower image and topped it off with a pearl center for each flower. The flowers here are a two layer stamp with Powder Pink and Petal Pink. Next I stamped the single flower that is a three layer stamp. The leaves here are made using a two layer stamp that I used for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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July brings forth a great Designer Series Paper Sale with Stampin'Up. What a great time to stock up; purchase three packages and get one free. Check out the July specials On July 1. I love designer series paper. There is so much you can do with it in your card making and for your scrapbook pages. I love it so much that I have a special box set aside that all scraps go in to be put to use later. I pulled out this box with another box of pieces of solid cardstocks and cards and played today. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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Holiday's are the best time to cherish those memories and sometimes the inspiration comes from the card that I created. Seeing a card and turning it into a scrapbook layout may seem difficult to see. However, taking it step by step helps visualize it. Begin with a 12' X 12" cardstock and some designer series paper. Don't forget the photos. Before gluing, just take some time to play. Move things around until you love your end results. This is when you start gluing. Here’s a quick and easy layout for a single picture. Change it up a bit and add... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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In the new Stampin'Up catalog there are several bundles with punches instead of dies this time. Each one is great. Here is one that you have to love. Detailed With Love Bundle (2018 – 2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog page 39) This delightful bundle comes with the Detailed With Love stamp set (wood or clear mount) and the Detailed Trio Punch, a 3-image punch. The Detailed with Love stamp set contains 12 images. Six of the images contain commonly used text including Happy Birthday, Thank You, and I Love You. One of the decorative images coordinates with the Detailed Trio... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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Love at First Sight! I have never been one to believe much with Love at First Sight, but today I have changed my mind. Stampin’Up has a specially made new rubber stamp that is patient is waiting. These are fantastic and so easy to use. With one single stamping it looks like three step stamping. The stamps are called Distinktive stamps. In the new catalog there are five Distinktive stamp sets: Bokeh Bots, Stylish Christmas, Seize the Day, All Good Things, and Healing Hugs. You can make beautiful cards with in a few minutes that look as if you spent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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Check Out the New Ink Pads! Stampin’ Up! is currently doing a Color Revamp. Some of the current colors are leaving us, but some of the retired in-colors are coming back, along with brand new colors! During this process, Stampin’ Up! decided to improve on the design of the ink pad cases. On the left is one of the current ink pads, and the new design is on the right. As you can see, the new pads will be a tad bit smaller and sleeker. The new pads are designed to be easier to open. They will open more like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Stampersjoy
I have a workshop in my home where I teach card making and scrapbook skills. These classes are made up of women and sometimes a man or two of all ages. They can become very talkative and believe me, eight to ten women talking at the same time can get distracting. Having been a teacher for years before I retired, I found that on days when the students were rather excited and talkative, a way to get them quiet so you could get them back on task, was to get them a project coloring or cutting. Guess what, it works... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Great Way to Store your Thinlits and Framelits! I have tried several means of storing these wonderful tools. First, I purchased a box and stored them on magnetic sheets that came with the plastic box. Soon I found that I was spending to much time going through the box looking for what I wanted. Each sheet had to be taken out. This was expensive and bulky. I liked the idea of the magnetic sheets to hold the Framelits and Thinlits. Off to the craft store I went to buy magnetic sheets. Those were expensive also. A roll was around twenty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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Fun and Easy Little Gift This quick and easy small gift item is something that every woman can use. So often we would like to give a little gift to all our friends at work or in out social or religious groups. This is ideal for this type of giving. I made them for favors for out Mother/Daughter Dinner and they were really a hit. They are inexpensive to make and do not take hours and hours to make. One of the great things about this little gift is that you can use items you probably already have in your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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A beautiful bundle in the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is the Abstract Impressions Bundle. I really enjoyed experimenting with the different colors. At first I started off simple. I used the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background layer. Then I stamped the flower image and topped it off with a pearl center for each flower. The flowers here are a two layer stamp with Powder Pink and Petal Pink. Next I stamped the single flower that is a three layer stamp. The leaves here are made using a two layer stamp that I used for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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Detailed With Love Bundle (2018 – 2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog page 39) This delightful bundle comes with the Detailed With Love stamp set (wood or clear mount) and the Detailed Trio Punch, a 3-image punch. The Detailed with Love stamp set contains 12 images. Six of the images contain commonly used text including Happy Birthday, Thank You, and I Love You. One of the decorative images coordinates with the Detailed Trio punch to create an intricate scalloped corner. The punch has a corner rounder, delicate petal details and a small oval shape – perfect for making a hole on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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What makes you happy? I'm easy, just give me some sponges and inks, even a sponge brayer will do. Yes, this is what I need to for one of my favorite techniques, Brayered or Sponged backgrounds. Materials: Enjoy Life, sponge brayer or sponges for the different colors, to or more dye inks, solid stamps, Whisper White cardstock. I used a few of the new In-Colors for 2018-2020: Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and then Pool Party and Calypso Coral. Black Stazon Ink. Starting with the Pineapple Punch ink I used a sponge brayer on the lower third of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Stampersjoy
WHY DO I LOVE THEE SO? There are countless number of machines on the market for cutting out shapes and many are very expensive. Frankly, when it comes to things that are mechanical, I am a complete idiot. I do well to turn my computer on and off. Most of these machines are out of my bracket in both cost and skills to use them. That is why I love my Big Shot. All I have to do is put the correct cutting pads in and crank the handle. I can manage the correct pads because they have pictures on... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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Do you like fast and easy cards to make? Accented Blooms that will be in the new catalog fits that category. There are greetings to fit most occasions in this set. The Hello is punched out and added with pop-dots. When you use the Stampin'Blends alcohol markers the coloring and shading goes fast and the colors are brilliant and beautiful. The Blends will be in the new catalog and you can order the regular colors. The new colors being added will not be available until after the middle of June. Don't shy away from alcohol markers. They are really easy... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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When I opened the new 2018-19 Stampin'Up catalog and idea book I fell in love at the first sight when I came up on Enjoy Life. I am really hooked on this set. When the May Paper Pumpkin Kit came, I knew that I would never make the cards they suggested because the kit was calling for the Love Life stamps. I had to add the verse and the body to the card instead of what they suggested. These mountains, water and forest were calling for this set. The other card base was perfect for this plant stamp and verse.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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This technique is so simple, but very impressive, especially when using the 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing folders. These embossing folders are very thick and have deep and provide, thick, deep embossing. You do use them differently in your Big Shot. The folder with the cardstock in it, goes directly on to the Platform, and then acrylic embossing pad. You only use one pad, instead of two. When you use the glossy cardstock, it is thicker and so is the embossing. The folder used here is Petal Burst #141493 After I embossed the glossy cardstock, I used a sponge brayer and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Stampersjoy
So Often I hear, "I do not have a creative bone in my body!" This is something I hear very often when I speak to people about rubber stamping. All of us have some type of creativity and we need to learn to express it. In rubber stamping it is so easy to sabotage your own creativity. Here are some tips to help you improve your confidence in your own creativity. Don’t demand your stamping to be perfect. Handmade is not meant to always to be perfect. If you demand yourself to be perfect you will not enjoy the wonderful... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Hello Everyone, I want to wish all of you a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. I remember back years ago, on Mother's Day we all went to church as a family. The people that had mothers alive wore a red flower and those whose mother was deceased wore a white flower. You either wore a flower from your garden or purchased one. Lot of carnations were sold that weekend and it was a big day for florist. Now, some got creative and made their own flower from "crepe paper". Many of flower arrangements my mother and I use to make from... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Why Have a Stampin’Up Party? · A brand-new catalog will be offered in June packed with fantastic stamping and scrapbook supplies. Everyone will be excited with all it has to offer. · You can get together with your friends to spend a couple hours of creative fun and you and your friends get to take home several great cards. It is a fun way to spend some special time with your friends. · Your friends will love creating projects that they will be able to keep and use in the future. · You, as hostess, earn free merchandise. You can... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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If you love sparkle and shimmer on your cards, you really need to try making your own colored glitter paper. All you need is Dazzling Diamond glitter paper and Brusho Crystals and I used alcohol instead of water so it would dry faster. I used a strip on Glimmer Paper about three inches wide and colored the complete strip so I had it ready to use. 1. Sprinkle two or three colors of Brusho Crystals over the glitter paper. Leave some white showing so we get a variation of colors and the two colors can inter-mix. 2. When you have... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Stampersjoy
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True Gentleman Suite (2018 Occasions Catalog) When I first saw the True Gentleman Suite in the 2018 Occasions Catalog, I must admit I wasn’t sure I would ever use it. But I saw the cutest card that I just had to try. A few weeks later I went to a local demo meeting where several people had used the same suite in a card swap, and I saw that this is actually very flexible! This is the card I had so much fun making: The idea to make this card came from Rhonda Fawcett (www.stampinfantastic.co.nz). I used most of her... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Stampersjoy