Painted Glass Rubberstamp Set

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Painted Glass rubberstamp set is a truly gorgeous set with dressy, classic fonts.  I would buy it just for the greetings!  But the images are equally gorgeous.  And although there are some really flash coordinating dies, for today's card I used the Painted Glass rubberstamp set alone and paired it with the coordinating Graceful Glass Designer Vellum.  This is where Stampin' Up! excels and exceeds everyone else in the paper crafting industry:  product coordination.  When you have rubberstamps, dies, and papers that are equally gorgeous and work together effortlessly, you are going to be Number One in the industry!  

I created this card for a Training Event aka Stamp Camp in San Antonio when the new Stampin' Up! catalog launched in June.  I have another one of those events to kick off the Holiday Catalog on September 15th.  Read all about it here and prepare to join me in making 16 different cards with brand new stamps and supplies!  If you don't live nearby, there is a class to go option just for you:)

Let me point out just a few things in today's Painted Glass rubberstamp set card:

1)  This is my color combo.  Blackberry Bliss is a rich, super deep, inky purple.  But my flowers are light and airy, so I offset the depth of Blackberry Bliss with two soft, subtle colors.

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2)  When you back the Graceful Class Designer Vellum with Whisper White Card Stock, it makes the colors really pop.  If you want a softer look, leave off the white card stock or use a light colored card stock.

3)  I'm used to using our regular rhinestones in multiples.  I typically scatter them around.  More rhinestones brings more bling!  For today's Painted Glass rubberstamp card, I used just one of the new Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems and it is enough!  These Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems look like actual gems.  Just one is enough!  There are several shapes to choose from as shown, and I love the soft pink shade.  Don't they look like real gems, just waiting to be set into earrings, rings, and other jewelry pieces??!!! Petal Pink Gems

That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out my upcoming Holiday Catalog Training Event.  There's a Class to Go option for those who don't live locally, so you can get in on all the Holiday Catalog goodness right from your home!

 

 

 

 


Enjoy Life Scrapbook Pages--Kick Butt!

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My rubberstamp club in San Antonio meets each month, and members can make scrapbook pages or cards.  Today's share is the August 12 x 12 scrapbook layout for the scrapbookers.  The colors, derived from the bold and modern Best Route Designer Series Paper, are clear and clean.  That dictated the rest of the 12 x 12 layout with regard to elements and embellishments.  It's a little outside my normal, but I like challenging myself!  

Although Enjoy Life stamp set is not the one from the Best Route Suite, it coordinates beautifully IMHO.  I love all the sayings in this must-have stamp set. "Wake up, kick butt, repeat" fits so many projects!

My scrapbook style is like my card-making style:  quick and easy!  Let me point out just a few things in my Enjoy Life Scrapbook Pages that make them come together in just minutes with plenty of modern style:

  • I balanced bold squares and rectangles with the beautiful Stitched Seasons tags, layered, for a bit of welcome roundedness.  Stitched Seasons framelit dies are perfect for scrapbooking.  My other curvy element is the cloud image.  I used just a  few.
  • Titles don't have to be large when scrapbooking.  I adore the "Wake up, kick butt, repeat" words in Enjoy Life.  By putting them at the top of my 12 x 12 layout, the theme of my pages is clear, but it doesn't dominate.
  • I'm not sure if it shows up in my photo, but the navy blue squares are actually Best Route Designer Series Paper--not Night of Navy Card Stock.  They have a subtle pattern and make for a really nice element that holds up well with repetition.

That's it for today.  If you are looking for a place to scrapbook in San Antonio, check out the details of my rubberstamp club in San Antonio.  Membership is open, and we would love to have you join us!

 

As always, all Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that I have a great Gift With Purchase for you this month when you place an order of $50:  Use the host code JRZWHY7S to receive a 20-card tutorial featuring Blended Seasons Bundle and get a free embellishment sampling in the mail from me. AND, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! to redeem anytime during September. Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Promotion gives you the $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August--no limit on how many coupons you can earn!.  The rest is my gift to you!  Lots of free goodies this month:)  Also remember that Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies are available in August only!

 

 


Animal Outing Rubberstamp Set-Cute Giraffes!

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At my recent Bingo Night, we made 3 cards using the adorable Animal Outing rubberstamp set.  The line art images are SUPER cute and versatile, and you can color them in just seconds--literally!  Look at those giraffes--are they not adorable??!!!

My Bingo Night guests all received a swag bag including:

  1. Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon
  2. 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons
  3. Mini Glue Dots

We used all 3 items on our cards that night.  On today's card, notice the little flower with a heart center.  I LOVE these little In Color Flower Buttons--they are small and super flat.  That makes them easy to use and easy to mail:)  The heart center comes from Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  That tiny heart is the perfect size to sit atop my little flower button:)

The little branch element at the bottom of my giraffes is from Stitched Seasons frame lit dies. In addition to gorgeous, must-have frames, there are several very versatile dies like this little branch.

The lovely, whimsical art work in the Animal Outing rubber-stamps makes them a natural for 

  • kids cards
  • cards for the young at heart
  • both masculine and feminine designs

They are guaranteed to elicit smiles, and isn't that a major aim when we send "happy mail"?

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that I have a great Gift With Purchase for you this month when you place an order of $50:

Use the host code JRZWHY7S to receive a 20-card tutorial featuring Blended Seasons Bundle and get a free embellishment sampling in the mail from me. AND, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! to redeem anytime during September. Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Promotion gives you the $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August--no limit on how many coupons you can earn!.  The rest is my gift to you!  Lots of free goodies from me this month:)

 

 


Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Shares

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The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2018 will launch on September 5th, and I can guarantee that you are going to love it!  When I was on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska, they gave us a LOT of product gifts.   My heart  was so happy!  When I got on the plane to come home, I made my Holiday Catalog Wish List and was a little surprised to have 4 pages!  LOL!  Trust me, your list will be long, too!  

Let me help you get a little of all the papers, ribbons, and embellishments without breaking the bank.  Then you can use the rest of your crafting budget on stamps, punches, and dies:)

 

 

I have 5 different Sweet Stamper Holiday                        Catalog Product Shares:

Holiday Catalog DSP Share

Holiday Catalog Fancy Paper Share

Holiday Catalog Ribbon Share

Holiday Catalog Embellishment Share

I Want it ALL!  Includes all 4 shares!

 

Complete details are here.  

 


Pleasant Pheasants-Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Alaska Blog HopWelcome to the August installment of Alaska Achievers Blog Hop where achieving Stampin' Up! demonstrators get together online to share our Incentive Trip highlights and Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog sneak peeks. I'm so glad you're here and hope you enjoy today's projects.  You are at Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com, and the full list of blogs on this blog hop is at the bottom of my post.

The Alaska Incentive Trip was an absolute pleasure and delight at every single turn.  Each day brought time to connect and laugh with Stampin' Up! friends, time to relax and enjoy the beauty of Alaska with my wonderful husband of 40 years, and pillow gifts ie. spoiling gifts from Stampin' Up!

Oh, my.  It was a truly amazing time.  By the time we docked in Seattle at the end of the cruise, my cup was truly running over with joy and a deep sense of peace and contentment.

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Today's project is one I featured on my weekly Tuesday at 2 Facebook Live video.  You can catch see every week at facebook.com/sweetstamper.  My Live airs every Tuesday at 2PM CDT, and I would love for you to join us!  I demonstrated how easy it is to watercolor with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils. 

Pleasant Pheasants rubberstamp set is one of the gorgeous new line-art rubberstamp sets in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2018.  In addition, I used 2 items that are only available this month:  

  • Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies
  • Watercolor Pencils #2

The frames in Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies are must-haves IMHO.  You will want to get yours before the end of August so you can use them for fall, the holidays, and beyond.  

Rich jewel tones of Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce are my card stock choices to complement my pheasants.  What do you think???

Although I used the "Happy Thanksgiving" greeting that is part of Pleasant Pheasants rubberstamp set, this would also make an excellent masculine birthday card.  Just switch out the greeting.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Remember that I have a great Gift With Purchase for you this month when you place an order of $50. 

Use the host code JRZWHY7S to receive a 20-card tutorial featuring Blended Seasons Bundle and get a free embellishment sampling in the mail from me on your $50 order. AND, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! to redeem anytime during September. Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Promotion gives you the $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August--no limit on how many coupons you can earn!.  The rest is my gift to you!  Lots of free goodies this month:)

Hop on over to the next blog on the hop for more Alaska Incentive Trip and Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2018 Sneak Peeks! 


Blended Seasons Bundle-Fall Card

Remarkably Created Blog HopWelcome to the Remarkably Created Blog Hop where Stampin' Up! demonstrators, enjoying business training with the amazing leader Janet Wakeland, have teamed up to bring you creative inspiration using Blended Seasons Bundle.  If you follow my blog at all, you know that I've been sharing this fabulous bundle all month here, here, and here.

I've definitely been in a fall mood whilst creating, and today's card centers on the falling leaves stamped image and leaf dies.  Stampin' Up! has unparalleled product coordination, taking the guess work out of creativity and making our projects look awesome with fun vs frustration.  Blended Seasons Bundle is a perfect example of Stampin' Up! product coordination.

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Blended Seasons Free GiftI love how the stitched label dies layer together.  And look how the die makes the stitching even on the heavier Watercolor Paper!  Blended Seasons Bundle is truly a must-have for your crafting stash.  Treat yourself to these awesome creative goodies!
 
 
 
 
 
For today's card, I chose a simple fall color combination:
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Quick tip:  When using an aqua painter, allow one color to dry on the paper before adding another color.  This allows you to have separate colors.  Otherwise they all combine to form the color of mud! 
 
Al Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.  If you don't already have a demonstrator, head over to my online store and treat yourself to some creative goodies.  Be sure to use host code JRZWHY7S to receive my free gifts this month:  20-card tutorial using Blended Seasons when you purchase the bundle + an embellishment assortment (all from me) and $5 coupons with every $50 you spend from Stampin' Up!.  That's a lot of free!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll be back tomorrow with more creative inspiration, so please come back.  In the meantime, head on over to the next blog on the blog hop--Leonie Schroder--and you will see another great Blended Seasons Bundle project!
 

Very Vintage Host Stamp Set

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I am loving the host stamp sets in this year's Stampin' Up! annual catalog, and today's card features Very Vintage host stamp set in an elegant card.  Host stamp sets are exclusive sets you can only access with an order of $150 or more.  That can be your own order or a combination of orders from friends.  An order of $150 generates $15 in free host dollars.  That is what you use to purchase host stamp sets--which are priced very low as an additional reward for large orders.

Quick and easy cards can still be elegant as shown here.  Elements like vellum, rhinestones, and tulle ribbon combine with the lush Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper and a deep, rich color palette to deliver understated elegance.

I created this card for my monthly free card class in San Antonio.  Sip & Stamp happens on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the lovely Garden Tea Lounge which is at the back of Craftiques Mall.  That means you can do some really fun shopping after you make a card with us!  RSVP now.  (When you RSVP, there's a link to the map for Garden Tea Lounge.)

We meet this week, so if you are looking for rubberstamps in San Antonio, join us for my free card class where we make a single card and share creativity and chatter in just one hour.  I like to think of Sip & Stamp as a bit of creative respite in the middle of the work week:)

veryvintagehostsetstampinupcandyrattrayThanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience. Remember that I have a great Gift With Purchase for you this month when you place an order of $50: 

Use the host code JRZWHY7S to receive a 20-card tutorial featuring Blended Seasons Bundle and get a free embellishment sampling in the mail from me. AND, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! to redeem anytime during September. Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Promotion gives you the $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August--no limit on how many coupons you can earn!.  The rest is my gift to you!  Lots of free goodies this month:)

RSVP now for Sip & Stamp free card class!




Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies Christmas Card Idea

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I just finished my first Christmas Card Class of the season and had so much fun creating designs using Mistletoe Seasons stamp set.  For today's share, I paired it with the smallest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies.  

Let me point out just a few things about my card:

1.  Although Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Papers features Real Red and Old Olive, I brightened things up a bit by using Lemon Lime Twist for my card base and Poppy Parade for my focal point label.  I love these bright colors and am so happy about the way they blend with the DSP.

2.  I have a wee bit of a "fancy fold" in that the top of the card opens up about 3/4 of the way down.  

3.  The elements from Stitched Seasons are the tag focal point as well as that sweet gold foil bow.  I love both die cuts!  Look at the stitching on that label--it adds a great bit of texture and interest.

 

That's it for today as it's a busy week, and I need to quit yakking!  LOL!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  And remember, I have a great Free Gift with Purchase of $50 offer this month--see below for details.

 

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Blended Seasons Free Tutorials Gift--20 Projects!

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Yesterday I shared about the fabulous new Blended Seasons Bundle.  I have a really outstanding gift for you when you purchase the bundle with me this month:  20 FREE project tutorials.  I'm part of a Stampin' Up! Leaders Co-Op Group where top achievers produce tutorials and share with one another.  I have TWENTY for you--absolutely free.  One of those tutorials is my own, and it is for the handmade card I featured yesterday here on my blog. 

But wait, there's more!!!! LOL!  Use the hostess code JRZWHY7S and you will also get a free embellishment sampling in the mail from me. AND, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! to redeem anytime during September.  (Stampin' Up! Bonus Days Promotion gives you a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in August--no limit on how many coupons you can earn!.

For today's fall card, I went for an all neutrals color palette with just a touch of So Saffron.  

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  1. For this card, I used a 4" x 3" piece of Soft Suede, ran it through the Big Shot with the smallest Stitched Seasons Framelit Die creating a window.  I sponged the outside of the piece as well as along the stitched window.  That gave my window a rich look.  
  2. Then I took a 4" x 3" piece of Whisper White and tucked it behind the frame for a reference point on where to position the words.  I stamped the words in Soft Suede and then removed the window and random stamped the wheat sheafs.  
  3. I stamped one and then kept going without re-inking the stamp.  I colored in the wheat with So Saffron and Crumb Cake markers and then adhered the frame directly over the Whisper White card stock and popped that up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Quick and easy but pretty!

I hope you're falling in love with Blended Seasons Bundle like I have.  I have so many free goodies you can get this month when you purchase it, so it's a win-win!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Don't forget to use host code JRZWHY7S when placing your Stampin' Up! order to get my freebies!

 


Blended Seasons Bundle-- Limited Time Products

Blended Seasons Bundle-Candy RattrayHello August!  I'm so glad you're here since that means the scorching heat of San Antonio living will be over fairly soon!  School will start, cooler weather and football season will follow, and the fabulousness of fall will begin!

Stampin' Up! is helping us get through the dog days of summer with TWO exciting promotions.  One of those is the incredibly gorgeous Blended Seasons Bundle and NEW Watercolor Pencils--all items are available through August only.  (We did get a tip that the Watercolor Pencils, Assortment 2, may show up in a later catalog:)  I'm hoping to see them in the spring catalog aka Occasions!)  

For today's share, I have a handmade card using my favorite new Stampin' Up! core color--Petal Pink.  And I used the Blended Seasons stamps alone.  I'll share another card tomorrow that uses both the stamps and dies.  But I like to show the features of the stamps, the dies, and then both together because there is so much versatility in these creative products.

Blended Seasons is a red rubber stamp set.  Click here to see all the stamps in the set as well as the dies and watercolor pencils.  

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Let me point out just a few things in my handmade card, and then I'll list and link all the products used.

  • Petal Pink card stock and coordinating Subtles Designer Series Paper formed the perfect, soft background for my flowers.
  • I actually used the Watercolor Pencils in the main catalog--not the new ones.  My aim was to show that you can use what you already have and still create a beautiful project.  Although Petal Pink is not in the set of original Watercolor Pencils, I used Calypso Coral and colored very lightly.  I then spread the color with Blender Pen to achieve the soft color that works beautifully with my Subtles color scheme.
  • Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins are my favorite new embellishment in the new catalog.  The colors are gorgeous--I think there are 5--and versatile.  I used the greenish ones here and they blend beautifully with my project.  They add lots of subtle shine and pizzazz but not bulk, so my card still mails for a single stamp:)

Although Blended Seasons is available through August, notice the fine print that it is while supplies last.  Order your bundle early to save disappointment! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Come back tomorrow for more Blended Seasons inspiration!