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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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Stampers’ Block Do you sometime get a stamper’s block, I guess you could call it a creative block? I think we all do. I have been stamping for over twenty years and I know I do. I will go to my work area and really just sit there, blank. I want to stamp, but I cannot think of anything I want to do. Here are many stamp sets, inks, cardstock, embellishments, but, what do I do, where do I start. Here are a few ideas to help you overcome this. Look in the Stampin’Up catalog or mini at the great... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at Stampersjoy
Anyone can be cool, but being awesome takes practice. Now, that is one to think about. We can make some cool cards without to much effort, especially when others that do not same see them. They will think the card is really nice. But, when you continue stamping and learning new tips and techniques, your cards can become awesome! The person that receives it will one to hold on to it and even show it off to others. What do you do that people might say, that is cool, but as you continue building on that activity, you can become... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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I love the set "The Gang's All Meer" set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. My stamp club must have loved it also since all but three chose this Level one set for free with a $50 order. Here is a cute card I recently made using this. I had stamped and colored my Meer Kats and decided to add a background since they seemed to be floating in the air. Well, that was a mistake, but I did not want to throw the cute creatures away. I decided to fancy cut the bottom section with them. Really, it was not very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2020 at Stampersjoy
Crafting and stamping are a lot of fun, and are very satisfying creative outlets, but let’s face it, they can also be expensive! Here are some ways to help cut that craft budget down to a manageable size. 1. Set your $$ budget. 2. Make a list of what you’d like to have by categories: tools, cardstock, inks, accessories, embellishments, etc. 3. Decide if you want to stay in one color family or more than one. Coordinate your purchases by color. 4. Prioritize each category into sections: must have, good to have, not needed immediately. I usually put the emphasis... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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Stained glass has always been a favorite technique for me. Today we are going to do this with a new twist. Instead of using our regular markers, we will use the Stampin'Blends alcohol markers by Stampin'Up. Stained Glass Technique with a twist Materials: Purple Posy card base. 11 x 5 ½ scored at 4 ¼” Highland Heather: 5 ¼ x 4” Whisper White 5 x 3 ¾” Vellum cardstock 5 x 3 ¾” Inks: Versa Mark and Highland Heather and Old Olive, pink Stampin’Blends Other: Embossing Buddy, Silver embossing powder, ribbon, adhesives, glue dots, Tombow Anywhere Glue and a make-up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Stampersjoy
Make a difference with a card. Often, we do realize what a difference something as simple as a hand made card can make to a person. This time of the year, many people get the “Winter Blues” from the dark, cold, and gloomy days. Something as simple as a hand made card can bring a little sunshine in to their day. Usually when we go to the mailbox, it has bills and advertisements for you. You often wonder why you bothered to go out in the cold weather to get it! Junk, Junk, and more Junk! How do you feel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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Under My Umbrella Card I love cheerful boots and umbrellas to brighten rainy days. This card has both and is so easy to make. It is created with one of the bundles in the new Handmade for You mini catalog. SUPPLIES Stamp Set: Under My Umbrella ( photopolymer – 151519)* Inks: Memento Pad (132708) Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Pad (147118) Paper including cutting measurements: Gray Granite Cardstock [CS] (146983) 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼” (card base) Whisper White Cardstock [CS] (100730) 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” Basic Black Cardstock [CS] (121045) scrap Peaceful Poppies Designer Series... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 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 Jan 21, 2020 at Stampersjoy
Today is Martin Luther King’s Day and I know that many of you have the day off! Aren’t long weekends great? Please take a few minutes and pay tribute to a great man. He worked so hard to do away with racial prejudges. He loved God and wanted what was best for everyone. I wonder if he had lived and his life wiped away way to early, what things would be like today. Seeing the hate infiltrated in our society today is really scary. When you pick up the paper and read where six was shot in a store where... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2020 at Stampersjoy
Pet lovers everywhere I know this is off the topic of stamping, but I wonder how many of you have a pet or pets and how you feel about them. Pets seem to leave their foot prints on my heart, how about you? Usually you adopt them when they are babies and they become like your child. People that do not have pets cannot understand that. My preference is really dogs and I love big dogs, but with my age I can no longer handle a large dog or any dog, and give it the care that it needs. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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Under my Umbrella Bundle I personally love the bundles with the punches. There are so many ways you can use them. Also, it is nice having them within reach when you are creating a card. Under my Umbrella gives me hope of Spring weather and flowers being back within a month or two. Card Base is Purple Posy but is not showing up on my scan. First layer is Petal Pink 5 ¼ x 4. Early Expresso 3 ¼” x 4”, Whisper White 2 ¾ x 4”. Ink: Balmy Breeze, Early Expresso Other: Umbrella punch, scrap of Designer Series Paper... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at Stampersjoy
A favorite quote of my is: Always have faith and never give up. Quotes can have different meanings to different people. Much depends on the experiences each of us have had in our lives. They can even change meaning with age. My father use to give me this advice. He said if you have faith in yourself that you can do something, you can do it. You might fail several times but these are learning experiences. Take the lesson you learned from your failure and try another approach. I have pretty much done this all my life and have met... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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Under My Umbrella Card I love cheerful boots and umbrellas to brighten rainy days. This card has both and is so easy to make. It is created with one of the bundles in the new Handmade for You mini catalog. SUPPLIES Stamp Set: Under My Umbrella ( photopolymer – 151519)* Inks: Memento Pad (132708) Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Pad (147118) Paper including cutting measurements: Gray Granite Cardstock [CS] (146983) 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼” (card base) Whisper White Cardstock [CS] (100730) 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” Basic Black Cardstock [CS] (121045) scrap Peaceful Poppies Designer Series... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2020 at Stampersjoy
Ways to get the Purple Posy ink pad color. Don’t be upset because we can’t get the Purple Posy in pad and re-inker. Stampin’Up thought this problem was solved but found after a period of time, again it changed colors so they finally gave up trying. There are several ways you can get the color in your stamping with items we already have. Stamp with Versa Mark on the Purple Posy card-stock and you will create the tone on tone image. 2. Stamp the image with Versa Mark on Purple Posy card-stock and add clear embossing powder and heat emboss... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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Painted Poppies is a favorite bundle for me. I love the shapes the dies cut out. There are so many uses for them. The field of poppies was stamped on the larger rectangular shape in the bundle. I embossed the Poppy Parade cardstock using the 3D Stone embossing folder which is one of the Sale-A-Bration items in the Power of Hope Bundle. The bundle is free with a hundred-dollar order. The embossed cardstock was added to a White Thick cardstock. The measurements for this card are a base card 11” x 5 ½” white cardstock scored at 4 ¼” The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at Stampersjoy
January 13 is Make Your Dream Come True Day! What is your dream? Do you often dream of owning your own business? Today is a good day to make this dream come true. For only $99 you can start your own business with Stampin’Up. When you purchase the kit, you become an Independent Stampin’Up business owner and demonstrator. You run your business the way you wish. During Sale-A-Bration you not only receive the $125 of items you want to work with, but for right now you get a mini paper trimmer, a sampler pack of all the designer Series papers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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One item I had to have from the new Spring Stampin’Up Mini Catalog was the Painted Poppy Bundle. I love poppies, they are so strong and bold in color. I love the dies in the bundle which can be used with other stamp sets. They are different shapes to use for stamping verse on as well as decorating cards. Being an independent Stampin’Up demonstrator I was able to order this a month in advance. I have had plenty of time to play with this. That is one of the many perks of being a demonstrator, along with a discount on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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Under my Umbrella Bundle I personally love the bundles with the punches. There are so many ways you can use them. Also, it is nice having them within reach when you are creating a card. Under my Umbrella gives me hope of Spring weather and flowers being back within a month or two. Card Base is Purple Posey but is not showing up on my scan. First layer is Petal Pink 5 ¼ x 4. Early Expresso 3 ¼” x 4”, Whisper White 2 ¾ x 4”. Ink: Balmy Breeze, Early Expresso Other: Umbrella punch, scrap of Designer Series Paper... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Stampersjoy
Signing up to be a Stampin” Up demonstrator in 2000 and now in 2020 2020 2020 The kits were over $150 Kit is $99 You chose what was in your kit from You choose $125 of items of your choice. A list that they gave you. Some items You had to take, no choice, even if you Them You paid for your business supplies First business supplies are free No Sale-A-Bration bonus Get a mini paper cutter and a Designer Series paper Pack free, plus any set of your choice free from the Catalog or mini free You had to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Stampersjoy
When planing a card for a specific purpose you may want to think about the colors you use. I often fall back on some color theory I learned years ago. Colors have a language of their own. Each can shout out a mood. Let me share some information with you that I found years ago. This can apply to the card you are making as well as to a room you might be decorating or a dress you want to wear for a special event. Color My World, Psychology of color Set the Mood Color affects our every day life.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Stampersjoy
I love to read quotes and the other day, I ran across this quote: A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. After reflecting on this, having a dream of something that you want for your future often gets put aside with the feeling, that to do that you do not have a chance of making it come true. If you really have a dream that you want very strongly, most often, with steps toward that dream you can make it come true. Have you ever felt like you are so bored with your job you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Stampersjoy
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Poppy Parade is my featured set of the month and I am working on cards and tutorials for this. On the featured set of the month, I sent those that purchase the set or bundle from me four or more tutorials on different ways to use their purchase. Do you think that this card needs either some ribbon or gems to embellish it? Is it to plain. This was designed for a fast and easy card. I would love your feed back for this. The flower does have Wink of Stella on it. Please leave me your comments or email... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Stampersjoy
I need to apologize to anyone that left comments for me and I did not answer. To be honest, I did not know how to do it. I think at last I figured it out and will try to answer any questions. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Stampersjoy
I have some questions for you, "How many Valentines do you make each year" Second question, "Do you make treat holders for Valentine's day for your friends and family" I would like answers to these question because I am trying to decide if I should purchase stamps to make Valentines and offer a class of this type or a scrapbook page. It would help me out if you would reply. Do you send send Valentines to friends just to let them know you card? If so, how many do you send? I know that receiving something in the mail other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at Stampersjoy
This is something to think about in the start of a new year. "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is to high and we miss it, but, that it is to low and we reach it." Michelandgelo How often have we failed to try something new because we feel that we can not accomplish it, but if we had worked at it, we could reach that goal? A little voice tells us that we can not do this but really we could if we tried. When you really want to do something that the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Stampersjoy