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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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