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Candy Rattray
San Antonio, TX
I love inspiring and teaching others the wonderful art of rubberstamping and papercrafting using Stampin' Up! products only. In addition, I lead a fantastic team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators: the Southern Sweet Stampers.
Interests: church life, cooking, needlework, family, entertaining, Welsh Corgis, gardening, Baroque music
Recent Activity
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In the midst of all the Holiday Catalog frenzy, I knew I needed a little creative challenge that was NOT part of the holiday season! So I headed to the Global Design Project and jumped into their Color Challenge this week. I must say, I really enjoyed stretching myself with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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Join me as we dig into the new Holiday Catalog! I have a little bit of Halloween and Fall, a little bit of Thanksgiving, and a whole lotta Christmas for a full day of stamping fun! My Holiday Catalog Stamp Camp in San Antonio is aimed at demonstrators but open... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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Pressed Petals DSP is simply gorgeous, and I created this very quick and easy card to showcase its beauty. I did some simple flower pressing myself as a young girl who was always enthralled by plants and wildflowers, so I honed in on Pressed Petals DSP as soon as I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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In my stamp club in San Antonio, we make a 3D item each month. In June I featured Magnolia Lane Suite for all the stamp club projects and made this Good Morning Magnolia treat holder. I love the small size and that it stands up on its own. It holds... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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Quick and easy cards are my go-to genre, and Everything is Rosy Product Medley makes that easier--and more stylish--than ever! I seriously love this awesome box of coordinating products. Everything is Rosy Product Medley is a product promotion from Stampin' Up! for May only and the first of its kind.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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One of my favorites on the Stampin' Up! retiring stamp sets list is Floral Phrases. It's hard to beat for simple elegance. Although there are some great wedding greetings, I made an elegant thank you card in two retiring In Colors today: Berry Burst and Powder Pink. I like them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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Have you noticed Very Vintage host stamp set in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog? I love it! Here are 2 cards I made on Facebook Live at facebook.com/sweetstamper. I made the striped one for my sister-in-law's birthday, and the checked one uses identical supplies except for the different pattern of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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I love to make a card that looks great in both landscape and portrait orientation, and that is what I did with these 2 quick and easy cards using Flourishing Phrases stamp set (a must for sending "caring cards"--the ones that convey heartfelt thoughts, sympathy, and healing prayers) and coordinating... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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My new Scrapbook Class Series features 3 coordinating pages to mix and match as you see fit, and this month's scrapbook pages use Animal Outing and the coordinating Animal Expedition Designer Series Papers. Here are just a few details of my scrapbook pages, perfect for pics of kids. I'll share... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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By the Bay stamp set, free during Sale-a-Bration, is a must-have in my opinion! I have loved using it and made this By the Bay beach scene card on my Facebook Live today, pairing it with Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (also free during Sale-a-Bration). You can see the live... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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Fable Friends cling rubber-stamp set caught my eye the first time I saw Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog 2019. The images are reminiscent of Beatrix Potter illustrations (best known for Peter Rabbit). I'm a huge Beatrix Potter fan and have a collection of figurines I collected during the 9 years we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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As promised, here are the projects I shared on Facebook Live (3-23-19) showcasing the gorgeous Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (free with a $50 order through March 31st) and More Than Words, an exclusive stamp set also available only through March 31st. These 3 projects show the amazing versatility of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is a showstopper! I love how it pairs with Tea Together Cling Stamp Set (Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog) in my teapot card that is full of femininity with a touch of luxury. I demonstrated this card on my Facebook Live, 3-21-19. It's quick and easy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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I've been hosting spring and fall crafting retreats for years, and now it's time to bring my Creative Escape into the heat of a Texas summer. Please join me for a whole weekend of doing what you want while being spoiled and inspired:) For my crafting retreat in San Antonio,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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I have a card for this week's Global Design Project 178 Sketch Challenge, #GDP178. GDP issues a weekly challenge with some sort of creative prompt. I love a good sketch, so here goes! I created a quick and easy sympathy card with the new Country Floral Embossing Folder (free Sale-a-Bration... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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Stampin' Up! has given us an AWESOME bundle we can earn free with a $100 order through the end of March. Painted Seasons Bundle has really, really gorgeous Designer Series Paper (3 each of 4 double sided sheets) with winning color combinations. Added to the drop dead gorgeous DSP is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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We made this sweet little St. Patrick's Day treat in this month's stamp club in San Antonio. It features the extremely versatile Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper (free Sale-a-Bration item with a $50 order) and the equally versatile Amazing Life stamp set (Occasions Catalog). This is a quick and easy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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The cute, whimsical frogs in So Hoppy Together stamp set (a free Sale-a-Bration option with $50 purchase) are perfect for the young and young at heart. Who can resist smiling at this cute frog? Today's card is another example of what I call "encouragement cards." It's perfect for a kid... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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My favorite Sale-a-Bration stamp set is Part of My Story. It's an all words ie sentiments stamp set in cling mount (red rubber), and the expressions are really fabulous! Each phrase came from a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Stampin' Up! asked us demonstrators to submit the phrases we most wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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To kick off the new year, I have TWO classes that you can enjoy right from your own home--or wherever you happen to be:) My January Classes To Go feature Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog bundles that you will love! My classes to go are for all levels of stampers! For... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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I have some great options for you to "share" a set of brand new papers and/or ribbons so you can try all the new stuff without breaking the bank! You're going to love the options and may just want them all:) You can do that and still stay on budget:)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Sweet Stamper
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The Occasions Catalog 2019 and Sale-a-Bration Brochure 2019 go live on January 3rd. They are beautiful publications, brimming with creativity, beauty, and ideas! I will send these to you for free. Just click below and fill out the info so I can mail them to you. I'm sending these out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Sweet Stamper
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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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Sweet Stamper
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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, sweetstamper.com. If you should get lost at any point in the blog hop, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Sweet Stamper
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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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Sweet Stamper