Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Free Sale-a-Bration Choice

I absolutely love the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (free during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 product order:)!  For one thing, it features my favorite In Color--Lemon Lime Twist.  The whole color scheme is bright, cheery, and fun.  Plus you can use it for guys and gals.  I love versatility, and Bubbles & Fizz has that in spades.  Click here and here to see other cards I made with Bubbles & Fizz DSP.  I even featured Bubbles & Fizz DSP in my scrapbook pages this month, but you will have to come back later this week to see those...

I'll point out just a few things about today's thank you card, one of the cards we made in my monthly card class this month.

  • Designer Series Paper makes this card quick and easy.  2 strips of 2" wide DSP makes this card come together in mere minutes!  This is why you NEED the Bubbles & Fizz DSP!  LOL!
  • Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers are an excellent source for color schemes.  Simply look at the DSP and pull some or all of the colors in it for your card design.  Stampin' Up! artists are amazingly creative, and I love to let them do the "work" of designing for me:)
  • My quick and easy card is also extremely affordable.  Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is free during Sale-a-Bration.  The Shimmer Ribbon I used is as well!  Free ribbon!  You get 3 different spools of ribbon (5 yards each) in Island Indigo, Basic Gray, and Calypso Coral.  

Be sure to head to my online store (click here) to get some creative goodies.  For every $50 you spend, you will earn a free Sale-a-Bration item.  You can get both the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper and Shimmer Ribbon free with a $100 order!  Use this host code VRARCMPN and I'll send you a free goodie from me as well:)


Foxy Friends Baby Card for Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop

Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop
Welcome to the February “issue”of the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop where the theme is
“Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Cards that feature animals.”  What a fun theme! You are at Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com. The full list of blog hop participants is at the very end of this post. So if you get lost or need to see what is next, just scroll down.

Alrighty then! Let’s get down to business with my little foxy card! I needed to create a baby card, so when I saw the theme for this blog hop, I figured this would be my ticket:)


My gender neutral baby card has a little bit of Main Catalog,a little Occasions Catalog, and a little Sale-a-Bration products.

Can you spot which is which?

Occasions Catalog:

  • Petal Palette rubberstamp set for the greeting. Which means you can easily switch out the sentiment (or greeting) to one of the others in the set--there are 7! Versatile greetings in lovely fonts—yes!
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelit Dies for the various size mini copper circles. I really love this little die! I like repeating patterns in my designs and keyed off the copper circles in the DSP. By adding a few at the top of my card, it balanced the design and added some great interest.


  • Springtime Foils Specialty DSPgorgeous stuff! It has a soft vanilla background and several different foil designs.  For my gender neutral baby card, I sponged it with Tranquil Tide ink and love the result!  Tranquil Tide is one of the 2017-2019 In Colors.

Everything else is Main Catalog. All Stampin’ Up! supplies are listed below and linked to my online store for your convenience. Remember, you can earn Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper free when you place a $50 product order! Don’t delay…get yours today!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my gender neutral baby card. You are now leaving Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com and heading to the next stop on the blog hop.  Enjoy!

Picture Perfect Party DSP with Badges & Banners Rubberstamp Set

pictureperfectpartydspoccasions2018stampinupbadgesandbannerscandyrattrayI have had so much fun making birthday cards with Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper!  You can see some others here and here on my blog.  For today's share, I paired it with Badges & Banners Rubberstamp set.  I'll point out just a few things in my quick and easy birthday card:

  • My color scheme and images will bring delight to anyone of any age!  Boys, girls, men, women, young, and old will all enjoy a bit of confetti and bright colors on their special day!  I love that kind of versatility, and Picture Perfect Party DSP suits anyone and everyone:)
  • Lemon Lime Twist is my favorite In Color, and I can't stop using it!  I think my ribbon adds the perfect splash of solid color to my nice, festive patterns.
  • I really like repeating images/shapes in design.  Notice the circles in my DSP, sequins, and punched shape.  To me, that helps a design have cohesion and really come together.

That's it for today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed below and linked to my online store for your convenience.  

Use this host code VRARCMPN through Feb. 25th and get a special thank you card and gift from me!  Shop now!

Heart Happiness Valentine Card

Painted with Love Designer Series Paper is seriously gorgeous!

I am totally in love with it--no pun intended:)  I created this simple card, showcasing Painted with Love DSP, with Heart Happiness stamp set.  And I did add a greeting (which I later discovered is retired!  Somehow, that little retired stamp found its way into another current stamp case! LOL) that indicates hugs and kisses.  My intention was to create a card with a love theme that could go beyond Valentines Day.  What do you think?  Did I succeed?

There are several elements that definitely go into the traditional Valentines Day category, but I added a modern spin:

  • Color Scheme:  Red and Pink and White are definitely traditional Valentines colors.  By using Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink, two In Colors, it takes my handmade card out of the traditional mold and brings a freshness to it.
  • Hearts:  One big one!  It's hard to have a Valentine card without hearts.  But the shape of this heart is a bit more modern with its voluptuous curves and tiny polka dots.
  • Doily:  As a child of the 60's, I can tell you that doilies are very traditional at Valentine's Day! Here, I laid it against the artsy Painted with Love Designer Series Paper with its gorgeous swaths of color and streaks of gold for a modern, fresh look.

That's it for today!  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed below and linked to my online store for your convenience.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to subscribe to my blog so my posts come directly to your inbox and you don't miss anything!  The box looks like this.  Just enter your email address, and then you will get all my posts!

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Picture Perfect Birthday Card Ideas--Quick and Easy!

As promised, here are the remaining cards we made at my recent Stamping Bingo night using Picture Perfect Birthday Suite of products from the Occasions Catalog.  The blog post showing you my fancy fold card using Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set is here.  And as a reminder, the items in my guests' swag bag that they would use on their projects were:

  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series paper
  • Gold 1/8" Ribbon
  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Those three items provided the design parameters for me, and I took off with that!  Quick and easy is my go-to style of card-making, so this was an easy design assignment for me:)

Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper is full of these very cool photo-realistic prints.  I love them!  Talk about easy birthday cards, oozing with style and pizzazz!  The Designer Series Paper does all the "work," so I let it take center stage and simply added a few other things to highlight my birthday theme.

I love the bold designs and colors in Picture Perfect Party DSP and the fact that the designs are gender neutral and ageless.  Truly, they are appropriate for anyone at any age!


All the Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  I hope you like Picture Perfect Birthday Suite of products as much as I do.  I warn you:  getting this paper (Picture Perfect Party DSP) leads to lengthy stamping sessions of playing with stamps, ink, and paper!  And hoarding DSP scraps!!!