Santa's Workshop, 3 Classes in 1 Day!

Join me Saturday, December 1st, for my Santa's Workshop aka stamp camp in San Antonio.  I have 3 classes in 1 day--choose to attend just one, two, or all three.  I love offering you choices!  Complete Information and registration are here, just click!


Winter Sampler Framed Art Home Decor Class (9" x 9" shadowbox frame)

10AM - 11:30 AM

$25 all inclusive



















Reindeer Banner Home Decor Class (Banner is 1 yard in length.)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

$32 all inclusive























Last Minute Gifts Class (10 handmade gifts)

1 PM - 2:30 PM

$32 all inclusive

4 gift card holders, 2 hand sanitizer gifts, 2 hot cocoa gifts, 2 decorated tins


Take all 3 classes and save $5!  

Full information and registration are here.  Hurry as space is limited!

Winter Woods Christmas Card

Greece Blog Hop
Welcome to the Greek Isles Trip Achiever Blog Hop where achieving demonstrators from all over the world share their projects in a fun blog hop for your creative inspiration and enjoyment.  You are at Candy Rattray,  If you should get lost at any point in the blog hop, the full, linked list of blog hoppers is at the bottom of this post.

I absolutely adore the Winter Woods Bundle!  And as much as I love the coordinating dies, today's handmade Christmas card uses just the Winter Woods Rubberstamp set.  This card is fun to make and has a real wow effect:)  I have a free pdf tutorial for you below.

I have just a few things about today's card to point out:

  1. By using a simple watercolor wash on the background of Shimmery White Cardstock, you have the perfect backdrop for these lovely evergreen trees.
  2. Stamping the trees a few times without re-inking gives the appearance of dimension as well as various shades of green.  That means my forest is made very quickly!
  3. Gold heat embossing is the perfect touch for holiday cards.  I love its classic elegance.

This card comes together quickly and easily--that's the way I roll:)  And that's it for today.  Click here for the free pdf tutorial.  And scroll to the bottom of this post for the list of Stampin' Up! supplies used.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to head to the next blog on the hop by seeing the lineup below and simply clicking.  

Snow is Glistening with Champagne and Copper!

Snow is Glistening photopolymer stamp set is a limited-time release stamp set available during November only.  It is just gorgeous, and I made these cards on my Tuesday@2 Facebook Live this week.  We did a little virtual designing during the Live with people weighing in on their choice of colors and elements for the cards.  I think we did a great job collectively!  The coordinating Snowfall Thinlits dies are a must-have for your crafty collection and are also available only during November.  You can see our virtual design session and the demonstration of making these two snowflake cards here on the video on my page.

Let me point out just a few things about the snowflake cards here:

  1. Both use a Crumb Cake Cardstock card base, the same piece of All is Bright Designer Series Paper (bokeh dots one one side, pinecones on the other), and Soft Suede ink. Then we changed things up a bit!
  2. I love stamping directly on Designer Series Paper!  Try it--you will love it, too!
  3. All-neutral palettes bring class to just about any project.  Unexpected touches like copper and champagne keep things from becoming boring.
  4. Use the Precision Base Plate when die-cutting super intricate pieces like these.  Your die-cuts will come out with ease.
  5. Click here for pdf tutorial.

 Again, they are only available during November, so don't wait to order yours!  Use my November Host Code to receive the following thank you gifts:

  • With any size order, receive my Snow is Glistening Tutorial Bundle with 15 projects.
  • With a $50+ order, receive the tutorial bundle plus Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins to add bling without bulk to your projects!

Join me every Tuesday @ 2 PM CST for my live video tutorials.  We have fun stamping together virtually!




Pleasant Pheasants Fall Card with Copper Embossing

I featured this Pleasant Pheasants fall card on my Tuesday's @ 2 Facebook Live this week.   If you missed it, you can catch that quick video tutorial here.  I knew when I saw these peasants in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog that they would make for fun crafting and gorgeous cards.  I previously shared another Pleasant Pheasants card--watercolored with Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens--here on my blog.

pleasantpheasantsrubberstampsetstampinupcandyrattraythanksgivingcardFor today's share, I did a simple heat embossing of the entire pheasants image.  The artwork in Pleasant Pheasants rubberstamp set is outstanding with excellent detail.  It lends itself very nicely to heat embossing.  My favorite for heat embossing is copper, and I love to pair copper with pinks and purples.  Here, I added Blackberry Bliss and Tranquil tide, keying into the natural colors found in some varieties of pheasants and much of nature during the autumn season.

I have a free tutorial here you can download for making my Pleasant Pheasants Fall Card with Copper Embossing.  It's actually a quick and easy card, but there is plenty of wow to make this a stunner!  Swap out the greeting, and you have yourself a great masculine birthday or congratulations card.

That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I urge you to head over to my page and like it so you can see my free weekly Tuesday's @ 2 Facebook Lives. They happen every Tuesday at 2PM CDT.  I hope to see you there!