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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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Die Cutting Tip Do you ever find that some of your photopolymer stamps, especially those long skinny ones, don’t line up well with your dies when you try to cut them out? Well, here’s a quick tip on how to keep this from happening. Lay your die out with the blade facing down. Position your stamp inside the frame of the die. Attach your block or Stamparatus plate to the stamp while it’s still in position That’s it! Now ink and stamp your image and it will be lined up to cut perfectly! This works great and makes your cutting... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Stampersjoy
Question is, "When is a hobby a hobby?" Today I was working on a profile for an update to one of my websites and was thinking about my years stamping. I have had many hobbies over the years, hopping from one to another, until I learned to rubber stamp. Seems as if I have settled into one, rubber stamping. I attended my first card making class around twenty-one years ago and was hooked instantly! I joined Stampin’Up as an independent demonstrator nineteen years ago. Rubber stamping is not just for card making, I have used my stamps to decorate clothing,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Stampersjoy
Do you ever get tired when stamping making only cards or scrapbook pages? There is a totally new world out there using your stamps and beautiful designer papers for gifts and for decorations around your home. I have been stamping for around twenty-three years and I have to omit that for the past ten years it has been mainly making cards or designing scrapbook pages. There is times that I really get to the place that it is more a job holding classes and doing workshops than creative fun. When I first started stamping I was much more creativity and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Stampersjoy
I am sorry to get the news that our Stampin'Up trimmer is being discontinued and they will be bring in another one in the future. You will want to preserve your printer as long as possible. Here are some tips for you. These will also work on other trimmers. Trimmer Tuneup Are you getting raggedy edges when you cut paper with your Trimmer? Then it’s time for a Trimmer Tuneup! Remove the cutting blade -- slide it to the end of the trimmer where there’s an extra notch cut out and pop it out. Then carefully wipe it off by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Some times when I am tired and try to color I have a hard time staying in the lines. I ran across this the other day and wanted to share this great tip with you. That is another advantage of being a Stampin'Up independent demonstrator, we share our tips with other demonstrators around the world. This is a great tip shared with me and I wanted to pass it on to you. I had never thought of using dies in this way. Staying in the Lines? When coloring images it can be hard to stay in the lines at times,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Storage and Time Saving Tip Do you have spare card bases that are precut and scored? Do you have precut layers but don’t have a good way to store them? Do you wonder why someone would precut card layers? I will give you one solution for how to store precut card bases and layer. I will also give you a good reason to start precutting some layers. Periodically I will start making a card but decide to change the base card color, then I have the original precut base left over. I used to keep a stack of these but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Product Feature – Grid Paper It took me some time to realize the wonderful features of grid paper. With the sides having rulers, it makes it so easy to help design cards and have the measurements at your figure tips before you jump in to make your cards. It gives you the advantage of knowing exactly where to place your stamps as well as the sizes you need to cut your card stock. When you start stamping, I like to lay my card-stock beside my pattern that I created. Using the ruled sides and the grids, I know exactly where... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Stampersjoy
You’re Inspiring Card This card using the You’re Inspiring stamp surely will bring hope that spring is not far away. This set also makes wonderful Easter cards. SUPPLIES Stamp Set: You’re Inspiring stamp set Inks: Memento Pad (132708) Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad (147111) Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144601) Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144597) Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144045) Mossy Meadow Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker(148546) Balmy Blue Light Stampin’ Blends Marker (148540) Paper (including cutting measurements): Daffodil Delight Cardstock *CS+ (119683) 8 ½” x 5 ½” Mossy Meadow Cardstock [CS] (133676) 5 ½” x... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Embellishment Storage How do you store your embellishments? I have tried several different ways. One way, which is great for on the go, is to store them in a clear (#119105) or wood (127551) stamp case. You can purchase these from Stampin’ Up! This way was very neat but I found that I had to look in multiple stamp cases to find just the right embellishment. Now I store the embellishments in clear cellophane bags and it is easy to flip through them to find what I want. Before I put them in the cellophane bags I just had the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Love You to Pieces Love You to Pieces is a very cute stamp set for something a little different for Valentine's Day and other occasions. It's not too lovey-dovey or mushy; it can be made masculine and it is versatile, depending upon what you do with it. The Garden Impressions 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack was used here. Very little waste with each 6x6 piece. The full framelit of 16 puzzle pieces was die-cut from a 6x6 piece of the DSP, which leaves about a 2" strip at the bottom, which forms the strip on the left. Five of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-a-Bration, Why? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WOWOW…Beginning January 3rd ANYONE who joins my team by giving Stampin' Up! a try has 2 options this year: 1st option: Choose $175 in current product from Stampin' Up! for only $99 + tax (ships free). 2nd option: Choose $175 in current product from Stampin' Up! plus get the Craft & Carry Tote Bag for only $129 + tax (ships free). Here are some advantages and details for joining Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration 2018: FREE shipping on the $175 in product. ($50 more in free products than usual). Kit is $99 + tax... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Why I Love My Stamparatus! The Stamparatus(146276) on page 207 in the Annual catalog is Stampin’ Up!’s long-awaited answer to the Misti and other stamp positioners available on the market and the wait is well worth it! I bought one and for a while I didn’t use it much as I saw it mainly useful for making multiple copies of the same card like for Christmas or for swapping. Then I started using it for my daily stamping and have come to LOVE it for these reasons: I can be sure the stamp is on straight. The acrylic plates have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Making a card with roses? When making a card with roses you might want to think about the meaning of the various colors of roses. Think about who the card is being made for. Red roses say “I love you.” They symbolize beauty, courage, and respect. Pink roses are a great color to choose for friend They say “Thank You.” White roses say, I am the one for You”. White symbolizes true love, reverence, humility, charm, and youthfulness. Yellow roses say “we’re friends and I care about you.” Yellow symbolizes gladness, joy, delight, friendship, happiness, and warmth. Yellow roses with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Stamping is Good for your Health! Card making is a wonderful way to forget the stress of the day at your job and life. Once you start getting those creative juices going, you soon forget everything but what you are working on. Hours can fly by and the negative thoughts are soon forgotten. Years ago when I was teaching special needs for middle school learning disabilities and behavior disorders, I would come home and be stressed to the point I would want to scream, or drink a bottle of wine alone. Since neither was good for my health, I took... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Stampersjoy
You don’t want to miss this! Several new items have been added out to our Stampin'Up, Sale-A-Bration brochure this week, February 15th.. One of the items you do not want to miss getting is the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder. I want to share with you a technique I did using this beautiful product. The roses and a few other flowers are raised much higher that the background flowers. They are beautiful. Try this when you get your embossing folder. First, dust the card using your embossing buddy. Using a dauber, ink the dauber with Versa Mark ink on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Stampersjoy
What a cute idea. I love this set. Thanks for sharing. Joyce
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The cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Have you had a problem with your Photopolymer stamps? I love my photopolymer stamps and the ease of stamping with them, but I have had several customers tell me that they have problems with them sticking to the blocks as they get older. That has never been a problem for me because I take care of my stamps. I do want to point out that the Stampin'Up clear stamps are made of a special formula, photopolymer. Most of the clear stamps from other companies are not made from this and can turn harder after they age. The Photopolmer does not.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Ways to fix common mistakes when stamping No matter how much experience you have stamping, you are going to make a mistake now and then. The most common mistake is getting a smudge on your card. It is disheartening to get a smudge of ink from your fingers on a card just as you finish. Most new stampers would get upset and throw the card away. More experienced stampers can usually figure out a way to cover or get rid of that smudge. If it is really small, often you can take an extra fine sanding block and rub lightly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Stampersjoy
I have been hacked and that post did not come from me. Trying to figure out how to report it. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Hearts are just “Meant to Be” When I first saw the heart set bundle in the new Stampin'Up Mini Occasional catalog, I skimmed over it telling myself that I did not need any more heart sets. I have heart framelits from the past as well as the old type Big Shot dies. As I started seeing some cards made using this bundle “Meant to Be’ I realized how great it is and how many different ways I could use it. Yep, I now have the bundle and love playing with it. Even though this set can be used for anniversary... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Hard to believe that this time next month Valentine's Day will be in past tense! it is time to get those special cards made for your loved ones. Sure, you could go out and buy one, but a hand made card is from the heart. I like cards that make me smile or laugh. I had fun making this one. I love this silly Sale-A Bration set, So Hoppy Together It is one of the items that you can get free with a $50 order. You can not buy it, only get it free. This frog is the one on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-a-Bration, Why? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WOW, ANYONE who joins my team by giving Stampin' Up! a try has 2 options this year: 1st option: Choose $175 in current product from Stampin' Up! for only $99 + tax (ships free). 2nd option: Choose $175 in current product from Stampin' Up! plus get the Craft & Carry Tote Bag for only $129 + tax (ships free). Here are some advantages and details for joining Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration 2018: FREE shipping on the $175 in product. ($50 more in free products than usual). Kit is $99 + tax or $129... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Stampersjoy
What is Altered Art? What is altered art? This is a question I am asked quiet often, especially since I have made a spot for this on my scheduled class calendar. Altered art is not a new art. In fact, it was used by monks centuries ago. The materials that the scrolls were made from was very expensive and hard to come by. Often, they wrote over them with the faded inks from past works showed through the writing. It has been carried through out centuries. Basically, it is a way to recycle as we know it today. Altered art... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Is it summer already? You would think so with all the beautiful butterflies in the Stampin'Up new Occasional Mini catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Butterfly Gala stamp set is combined with a butterfly punch to make a wonderful bundle in the new Occasional mini. You can purchase the set and punch separately or as a bundle saving ten percent. #150599 The card-stock used here us a Highland Heather card, 5 ¼ Gorgeous Grape, 3 ½” x 4 ¾” Whisper White. I stamped the butterflies in Gorgeous Grape and accent using a Highland Heather marker. This was then covered with Wink... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Stampersjoy