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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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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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
What a wonderful time to turn your stamping hobby into a business! Now, during Sale-A-Bration, for only $99 dollars you get to choose $125 of product for your kit plus two extra stamp sets of your choice. Stampin’Up will furnish your business supplies for first few workshops. With the wonderful Sale-A-Bration sale, people tend to make large purchases which can get you off to a great start. I will help you get started with tips and help you make some samples for your first few parties. You do not have to sell Stampin’Up products, they sell themselves. If you want... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Stampersjoy
Animals are going wild in the January Paper Pumpkin Kit! The January kit is going to be so much fun. I am anxious to get it in my hands. The kit is to make twenty-four treat holders for Valentine's Day. I only plan on make treat holders for my clubs and the other materials I will turn into Valentines for my friends and loved ones. This kit goes with the Animal Outing Bundle and Designer Series Paper in the regular catalog. You can find this bundle and Designer Series Paper on page 27 of the annual catalog. The Paper Pumpkin... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Let’s recycle! At this time of the year we receive many beautiful Christmas cards, either commercial or hand made. Hold on to all of your favorites. Yesterday I received a card from a friend, Jan Kneckt. In fact, Jan was one of my first teachers for rubber stamping. I loved her idea. Since she was really rushed for time and did not have time to stamp cards for her friends, this is what she did. This was a card that she really like and had saved it from a past year. She cut an oval frame from a piece of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Stampersjoy
It is so hard for me to believe that it has been almost nineteen years since I joined Stampin’Up as a demonstrator. Looking back, I find it one of the best decisions I ever made. I often wonder what I would be doing now, if I had not decided to become a demonstrator. I have to omit, when I joined, I only joined to get the discount on my stamping supplies. I had just started stamping and every time I wanted to make a card, it seemed as if I was spending thirty dollars or more in the craft store... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at Stampersjoy
As you know by now, I hate wasting my card-stock and what to use every little piece. When cutting big dies such as the Blizzard Thinlits. You can buy this as a single die or in the Beautiful Blizzard bundle. It is on page 39 or the Holiday mini. When using the Thinlits, you get many different size snow flakes as well as one cut out sheet of snowflakes that is the negative. You do need to use the Precision Plate for the Big Shot to make it easier to remove the cut out snowflakes and you must run it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Stampersjoy
So far we have discussed using our negative cuts from our dies and punches for stenciling and as frames. Today we will continue with using them as textured frames with solid shapes. I guard my metallic papers and try to use every little piece. It is beautiful and I hate throwing even the smallest piece away. I used this negative of the leaping deer in the Dashing Deer thinlets. These can be purchased separately or in the bundle with the Dashing Deer set. This is found on page 9 in the Holiday Mini. I cut the gold metallic paper 3... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Stampersjoy
We have always been told not to be negative. In this case, negative is good! Do not throw the negative pieces away from your die cuts or punches. There are so many wonderful ways to put these things that other refer to as scraps, to use. They can be a gold mind to a creative stamper. When you throw them away, you are throwing money away. Start looking at your negatives as extra tools for creative card making. We discussed how to use them as stencils which is a common use. How about using them as frames? I found this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Now days most stampers have a die cut machine of some type and punches. We cut out a certain shape to accent our art work. What happens to the negative from the shape? Yep, it goes in the trash can. Do you realize you are throwing away money that you could be purchasing more toys with? Shame on you! Don't throw those negatives away. There are many ways to use them. I am going to take a few days and show you different ways to put these to use. One of the most common ways to use the negative of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Stampersjoy
If I could only have one adhesive it would be Tombow Multipurpose glue. This one glue can take the place of many. Here are ways to use Tombow Multipurpose Glue. This is a white glue and it dries clear and it is very strong so it is great for adhering two pieces of cardstock. It has a thin end and a thick end so it will cover both small and large areas quickly. If allowed to dry, you can use it on an envelope. When you are ready to seal the envelope, moisten slightly and seal. If you want to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Do you love resist techniques like I do? I found this one last week and could not wait to try it. It is Shimmer Paint Resist. Shimmer Resist This is a new twist to the ink resist techniques that float around. This is Shimmer Paint Resist. It is so much fun and the results are beautiful Materials Needed: Glossy Cardstock, Shimmer metallic paints (copper is used here), sponge brayer, stamp, soft tissue, dauber and a wet rag to was stamp off immediately. On the glossy cardstock, stamp your stamp design to cover the complete piece by inking your stamp using... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Gifts – A Great Way to Show Someone How Much You Care There are plenty of reasons to be generous and gift someone a gift. It could be an event, such as a birthday, anniversary, downline recognition or Christmas. Then again, it could be a token of appreciation, such as a thank you for having received a favor from this person or purely an ‘I’m thinking of you’ spur-of-the-moment present. Whatever the reason, buying a gift for someone is a great way to show that you care. Here is a tailored gift buying guide to meet a couple of different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Halloween is a time for trick or treat and surprising your favorite friends with a cute sweet treat. Here is a cute idea. A Box of Eyeballs Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 5 ½” x 8 ½”. You will use this to cut out the take-out box die. You will need to cut out two, both will fit on the Basic Black Cardstock. To put the take-out box together use Tear and Tape. Start by taping the bottoms together. Then the sides. Then attach the handle, if you want one. The handle is made from a ½”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at Stampersjoy
So often I hear, "I am not creative. I wish I were." Everyone one is creative in one way or another. As a new stamper we often feel that we are not creative. Don't sabotage your creativity. Here are some ways we destroy our creativity. Make a point to avoid doing these things. 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 creative process. Don’t be afraid. Try new ways to use the products you have. After all, a piece... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Love My Big Shot 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 them. Now... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Stampersjoy
If you have not tried the Stampin'Up kit of the month, you do not know what you are missing. Everything to make the project is included in the kit other than the adhesives. Now is the perfect time to give this great kit a try, but you must sign up using the code today, October 9 or tomorrow October the 10th; Then stick around for the great November Holiday kit! When you join, please put me down as your demonstrator, Joyce Pacer, Huntington, WV 25702 MAKE SURE YOU USE THE CODE TO GET THIS SPECIAL PRICE Happy Stamping, Joyce Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Country Lanes is a stamp set that you can use year around. Country Lane Suite Create the feel of country comfort wherever you live with the Country Lane Suite! It’s so hard to pick a favorite from this suite. From the scrumptious designer series paper to the galvanized metallic paper, or the chicken wire elements to the tin tile textured impressions embossing folder, I love all of it. But I must say, the milk jug image in the Country Home stamp set is what first caught my eye. Probably because I have a vintage rusty milk can sitting outside my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Stampersjoy
If you love background techniques, this is one for you. It is beautiful when added to your cards. FAUX MOTHER OF PEARL Materials Needed: - Neutral cardstock - Frost White shimmer paint - Plastic wrap - Small dish for paint - Light ink that coordinates with the cardstock, - Sponge - Paper towel Ink the small image and stamp off with the coordinating cardstock and stamp all over the cardstock. Pour a little of the shimmer paint in the dish and scrunch up the plastic wrap, dip into the ink, and dab around the stamped cardstock. Some areas need to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Ever need a little bag for a gift at the last minute and could not find one around the house? Now your needs are answered. You can make one of these faster than you can go out and buy one. Create a Bag-a-Lope Have some old envelopes hanging around? Try making a Bag-a-Lope (an envelope made into a gift bag). These are so much fun – quick and easy to make, and very versatile! You can make them large or small, depending on the size of your envelope. To begin, seal your envelope closed. (I usually glue all around the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Stampersjoy
FINDING INSPIRATION Do you ever feel like your mojo is hiding from you? You sit down to create and……nothing! Here are a few tips for finding inspiration. Look at the catalog. There are hundreds of beautiful samples in the Stampin’ Up! catalog. Find one you love and switch up the colors and/or stamp set to make it your own. Check out your own stash. Find a card you’ve already made that you really liked and recreate it using different stamps and colors. Look at Pinterest. There are literally thousands of card samples on Pinterest. And, if you know which stamp... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Halloween Treat Idea For a quick & easy, special treat idea, take a small box of candy – such as a box of raisins or junior mints and wrap a piece of Halloween themed Designer Series paper around it. Create a fun tag and attach to treat with a ribbon and bow. Recipe for this treat: Stamp sets: Cauldron Bubble & Takeout Treats Ink: Tuxedo Black Ink This same concept can be used for a candy bar. All of these materials can be found on my Stampin'Up website, just click on Shop Now Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Create your Christmas Cards now before the holiday rush begins. On of my favorite bundles this year is Dashing Deer Stamp Set and the Detailed Deer Thinlits. DASHING DEER STAMP SET& DETAILED DEER THINLITS These are some of the tools you will need to make this cute Christmas card I have designed for you. Tools Dashing Deer Bundle Layering Ovals Soft Suede Ink Pad Poppy Parade Marker Lemon Lime Twist Marker Lemon Lime Twist CS Very Vanilla CS Poppy Parade CS Crumb Cake CS Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP Wink Of Stella – Clear Dimensionals Fine-Tip Glue Pen Basic Jewels –... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at Stampersjoy
Hooked on You Gift Card Holder Arrgh, what’s better than candy for Halloween? A gift card from an octopus dressed as a pirate for Halloween! Whip up this envelope punch board gift card for your favorite trick or treaters. Supplies: Sea of Textures Stamp Set Swirly Bird Stamp Set Under the Sea Framelits Blackberry Bliss cardstock, 11 x 4 ¼, scored on the long side at 2”, 7 ¼” and 7 3/8” Blackberry Bliss cardstock, 6 ½” x 3 ¾”, scored on the long side at 1 ¾” and 6” Rich Razzleberry cardstock, 3 ¾” x 2 ¾”, 3 ¾”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Stampersjoy