Halloween Scrapbook Pages-Warm Hearted Stamps with Toil & Trouble DSP

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My Scrapbook Club in San Antonio is a wrap for October, and this is our 2 page layout that we made with a Halloween theme featuring the awesome Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and Warm Hearted stamps in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I always have pics of grandkids to scrapbook for Halloween.  And even if I didn't have young grandchildren, there is a block party on my street each year with neighbors connecting over shared food, fun costumes, and candy for the kiddos.  Many people enjoy some sort of Halloween celebrations, so Halloween scrapbook pages happen every year for me:)

halloweenscrapbookpagesstampinupcandyrattrayThis year, I went with a super simple scrapbook layout featuring color blocks.  These make for really easy scrapbooking since you can easily arrange photos of various sizes and fit in as many or few as you like.  Let me share just a few things about my scrapbook pages.

  1. The Boo stamp is from a host exclusive stamp set (Warm Hearted) and is actually a 2-stamp process.  That allows me to bring 2 oranges into my boo, the Cajun Craze providing an excellent shadow to the brighter Pumpkin Pie.  Add some of the gorgeous new glimmer paper for a bit of shine behind the words, and you have a terrific little scrapbook embellishment with plenty of versatility.  This is my favorite part of scrapbooking with stamps!  Ultimate customization!
  2. I combined my designer series paper patterns using both large (pumpkins) and small (cats and stars) patterns and offsetting them with plenty of solid color card stock for a pleasing look that will nicely complement my photos.
  3. I don't have any actual, designated journaling spaces in this 2 page layout. But there is plenty of room in my Pumpkin Pie color blocks for writing notes!

Are you looking for some scrappy friends?  Do you like scrapbooking with others and want to meet some other scrappers?  Click here for my scrapbook club in San Antonio for complete information.  Please note:  there is an online scrapbook club option/scrapbook pages by mail.   My scrapbooking style, like my card-making style, is quick and easy.  I find this works best for my busy, modern life and would love to include you!


Quick and Easy Halloween Treats-Labels to Love

Labels to Love rubberstamp set is one of those really versatile greeting sets that has you covered for most holidays.  For today's quick and easy Halloween treat, it's the perfect finishing touch.  And I have a free tutorial to share!

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This is another of the quick and easy Halloween treats I shared on my Tuesdays @ 2 Facebook Live last week.  Click here to see the demonstration of TWO quick and easy Halloween treats, including this one.  I love the Stampin' Up! cello bags because the quality of the cello is lovely--it crunches!--and food-safe.  Because they are food-safe, I have options of putting unwrapped treats inside or wrapped ones.  I like that kind of versatility and freedom to choose what is best for any particular situation.

I also like this particular treat packaging because it is the epitome of quick and easy.  It comes together soooo quickly and utilizes Designer Series Paper to its advantage.  Most of us crafters have plenty of pretty paper!  LOL!  Click here for the free tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you make some Halloween Treats this year--just put some cute packaging on some treats and watch the smiles come your way!  Be sure to click here to sign up for my weekly email newsletters where I share my stamping world, Stampin' Up! specials, and give free tutorials every month!

 


Quick and Easy Spooky Sweets Treat--Free Tutorial

I taught a Halloween Treats class in September and had so much fun making cute packaging for Halloween treats.  I love taking a simple treat and making it special.  Typically, I need to make quite a few of these, so they have to be quick and easy to make...and fun!  Stress free, fun crafting!

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This is often called a "sour cream packet" because a looooong time ago (maybe the 70s?), individual sour cream packets were shaped thus.  They were a staple on baked potato bars and restaurants--little individual packets of sour cream, all sealed up to stay fresh.  That is how the term originated...and then stuck!  So I have made a sour cream packet with little treats inside:)

I demonstrated this on my weekly Tuesdays @ 2 Facebook Live post last week.  Click here to see that show!   Although I'm sharing the free pdf tutorial here, click on the Facebook Live link to watch the demonstration.  

What are you doing for Halloween this year?  I don't do spooky, but I do enjoy bringing joy to people.  Halloween brings out the kid in all of us.  Even if your kids are grown, if your grandkids don't live near, if you don't really have young children in your life any longer--I challenge you to make some cute Halloween treats.  Then watch the smiles come!  You can make someone's day and bring just a bit of sunshine to them:)  Just do it!

 

 


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper--Free in September!


dashingalongdesignerseriespapercandyrattrayThe Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog launched yesterday, and I'm so excited!  I did a Facebook Live yesterday with a Holiday Catalog Tour & Samples Showcase to celebrate and loved sharing it in depth.  You can see that here.  Today's handmade card share combines some awesome new Holiday Catalog items--including Sincerely Santa rubberstamp set--with the fantastic Host Promotion from Stampin' Up!

Dashing Along DSP is a set of 12 sheets of double-sided paper, 4 each of 3 designs.  During the holidays more than ever, we are oftentimes making multiples of our projects.  Having 4 of each design helps us make that happen with ease. 

I used 2 of these lovely patterns in this handmade Christmas card which was my swap for this month's team meeting.  I love the color palette!  Sincerely Santa rubberstamp set was the perfect set for my first creative play with Dashing Along DSP.

 

dashingalongdspsincerelysantastampinupcandyrattrayLet me point out just a few things in today's handmade Christmas card:

  • I combined a circle from Stitched Frames with the little end of the light bulb from the new Christmas Bulb Builder Punch to make my ornament.  Quick, easy, and totally customizable!
  • Sponging Mint Macaron ink around the edges of the Mint Macaron card stock in my ornament really makes it pop.
  • The Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets are the little embellishments I added.  Here I used the clear ones for plenty of shine.  They are totally round--not faceted like rhinestones.  In addition, they are larger than our rhinestones.

 

That's it for today.  Please note my Host Code Rewards for this month.  As always, all Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.

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  • $50 order:  12-Card SuiteTutorial, step-by-step tutorials with photos and supply lists to help you create with ease.  
  • $75 order:  Chicken Wire Elements + 12-Card SuiteTutorial, step-by-step tutorials with photos and supply lists to help you create with ease. 
  • $100 order:  Grab bag of goodies from my Studio + Chicken Wire Elements
    12-Card SuiteTutorial, step-by-step tutorials with photos and supply lists to help you create with ease. 

 


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!