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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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Tip of the Week Do you have a problem deciding what punch will fit a certain phrase or if what shape will fit where you want it? You can solve this problem with a business card wheel. You can find these at different business supply places. The purpose is to keep important business cards organized and easy to find. Why not use this to keep negatives of you punch shapes. The holder has plastic sleeves to slide business cards in. Cut your cardstock the size of a business card. Punch your shape out. Use the negative to slide in the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Stampersjoy
There are several techniques that I have learned in the past called Brocade or Silk Brocade. This is the easiest that I have found and I think it is beautiful You can do this with any foil paper if you have matching embossing powder. This is so simple, but rich looking. Use an embossing buddy to rub over the foil to keep the embossing powder where you want it. Ink your stamp using a Versa Mark pad. Cover with matching embossing powder and shake off excess. heat until all the images are embossed. Bingo! Your background is ready to be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Stampersjoy
CLEANING YOUR STAMPS Now that you’ve made those beautiful Christmas projects, and it’s time to clean up the mess, how do you clean those inky stamps? Well, the BEST way to clean your stamps is with Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner and the Stampin’ Scrub. The cleaner is available in a 2 oz. spray bottle and an 8 oz. refill, and also conditions your stamps. The Stampin’ Scrub opens like a book and has washable, plush, black fiber pads on both sides. In the corner of each side is a small image. One side has raindrops and is the “wet” side... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Stampersjoy
When I see red roses I automatically think of Valentine's Day, romance, and love. They all seem to go together. When I saw the bundle in the Occasional Mini in January, I knew I had to have the Petal Palette bundle. I think it was the roses that really drew me to the set and the verses are wonderful in this set also. Here is a card I made Sunday afternoon. The card front was done mainly with scraps laying on the work table. I had cut the gold metallic heart out for another card and the gold scrap was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Stampersjoy
This afternoon I decided to mix my new sets up and see what I could create. I mixed set as well as techniques and materials. It did take a while, much longer than I usually spend, creating this card. I pre-purchased the bundle, Charming Café and have only made the one card casing the sample in the Occasional mini. I purchased it with the purpose of seeing how I can use the framelits in the bundle. Well, the CASED card is as far as I used the bundle. I decided to play with it today. First, I embossed the stamp... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Stampersjoy
During Sale-A-Bration being a hostess for a stamping party has many advantages. When you party reaches $250 in sales, your receive your hostess rewards and an extra $25 in merchandise. You can use the hostess rewards to purchase any thing you want in the regular catalog or the mini catalog, as well as items in the Clearance Rack. You can even use them toward purchasing the kit and becoming a demonstrator. Sales are great during Sale-A-Bration since when a guest purchases $50 in merchandise, they get to chose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. All of the items are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Hi Everyone, this afternoon was spent making Valentines and preparing for my monthly Cox Landing Library Stamp Group. The traditional Valentine colors are in the red tones or pink, so I thought I would leap out of the box and go for blue. This card will go to my one year old great-granddaughter nearer to Valentine Day. I used the "Hedgehog" stamp that is new in the Occasional Mini Catalog. The green is a strip of designer series paper from the Sweet Soiree paper. The hearts are punched out of the red glimmer paper. The cute little hedgehogs are stamped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Masculine Silver Gable Box Valentine Treat Your special male someone would love to receive this treat box for Valentine’s Day. It’s masculine, yet says “love” with some hearts. Stamp sets: Heart Happiness (photopolymer 143006) Truly Tailored Bundle (wood-mount – 146289, clear-mount – 147752) Bundle includes the stamp set and Tailored Tag Punch, also available for purchase separately. Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad (126979) Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad (13117) Paper: Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (144237): 3” X 4” True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (145593): 1-1/2” X 12” strip of the plaid pattern, 4” X 4” piece of the Night... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Making Money as a Stampin’Up Demonstrator I am often asked if I make money as a Stampin’Up Demonstrator. The answer is “Yes.” Selling supplies in not the only way you can make money, but sales do help. With your sales, at the beginning level, Bronze, you keep 20% of your sale total. After you promote to the next level, you keep 25% of your sales. Sounds good Doesn’t it? It gets better, when you sell over $400 a month, you receive an over-ride from 5% to 40%, depending on your sales. As you recruit, you earn a percentage of their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Coloring Can Be So Relaxing Have you noticed that when a group is very talkative and you give them something to color, everything gets quiet? Coloring is very calming and relaxing. As adults, most of us still enjoy coloring. The Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, #145589, in the new mini, is great for coloring. I love using it with the Stampin’Blends. This afternoon, I took a half of sleet of one of the papers and cut it in order to make three cards. I really had an enjoyable, relaxing afternoon letting my creativity flow. You do not have to color... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Stampersjoy
I think it is amazing that you see a picture of a stamp set and it does not impress you. But, after seeing it used a few times, you must have it. I love playing with this stamp now that I have it.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2018 on Heartfelt Blooms in Yet Another Way. at Stampersjoy
One good advantage of being snowed in is that I have time to stamp! I will let the kids play in the snow and I will play in my workshop. I need another name than Workshop. Maybe I should call it my Stamping Den. I have plenty of stamps other than Heartfelt Blooms, but I like to take one set and see how many ways I can use it before going on to another set. This time I stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock. I had to try this set with Elegant Eggplant. I stamped the image in the Elegant Eggplant... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Stampersjoy
When I look at a set, I ask myself, how many ways can I use this set. When I first saw the stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure, I thought this was what I call a "Dead End Set" with only one way to use it. When seeing what some of my fellow Stampin'Up demonstrator friends did with the set, I decided to give it a try. After all, it is free with a $50 purchase of merchandise. What fun this set is to play with. I think I have used it every way except the way they showed the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Stampersjoy
First impressions can be totally wrong. Have you ever looked at a set in the catalog and thought, Yukk, who would want that? That was my first impressing when I viewed the Heartfelt Blooms set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. I was not impressed in the least. Soon I was seeing others using the set and found it soon on my order. This set is free with a $50 purchase, so why not order it? Well, while being snowed in today with five inches of snow and still snowing at the rate of one-half inch an hour, I headed down to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Stampersjoy
With all of my new toys, I feel like a kid at Christmas. I do not know what to play with first. I love the new set, Waterfront, in the new mini. It has been years since Stampin'Up has had a stamp set where you can build different scenes with. I tried a new technique using this set with the Brusho Crystals and love the results. I used Smoky Slate ink to create the scene. I inked the stamp, stamped off, and then stamped on my cardstock for each image. I stamped my mountains first, then the earth and the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Stampersjoy
New Product: Stampin’Blends. These are the new, high quality, alcohol markers than Stampin’Up has added to their line of coloring tools. These are dual tipped markers that come in twelve colors. There is a dark shade and light shade of each of these colors. This makes it so easy to shade like a pro and the two colors will blend so smoothly. You are able to purchase the colors as a single marker or the light and dark of a color as a set. If you want to purchase only a few to see if you like them, I recommend... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Those of us that have been friends with Stampin'Up for at least the past year, anxiously look forward to the great sale of the year, Sale-A-Bration! Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 3, the great sale begins and will last through the month of March. What is Sale-A-Bration? First as a customer or demonstrator, when you spend fifty dollars for merchandise, even including Paper Pumpkin or Clearance items, you get to chose on item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure free. No tax or shipping added to this item. It is free. New items will be added to the brochure the middle of February. What... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Stampersjoy
I was thinking back on the Christmas of my childhood and how much has changed in these eighty-three years. I would not have ever dreamed the changes that would come about. People spend so much now days on Christmas and are in such a hurry, they really loose the real meaning. Artificial trees and pre-lit, years ago we made a special trip to my grandparents farm, around thirty miles away, to walk through the woods to find a tree. It was a family thing, mom, dad, and me. We did not notice the coldest, but was wishing in the back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Stampersjoy
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 Dec 5, 2017 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