Riley & Company – Travel

The last theme over at the Riley & Company blog was graduation, so it’s only appropriate that Sandye’s theme this week is Travel. Make a card or project with a travel theme.

I used my never before stamped Travel Sticker Stamps (I love these beauties!) and made this well journeyed suitcase.

Isn’t it adorable? The inside of it slides out the end and there’s an insert to add a gift card. I didn’t have a gift card, but I did use this Riley Inspirations line stamp, Don’t Look Back, for it.

I apologize profusely for the bad embossing here. I had a real mess on my hands, couldn’t find my embossing buddy and, since I’m not 100% sure what this will be used for, I didn’t feel that excited about cutting a new insert.

Want to play along with us? Then all you have to do is make a project with a Riley & Company image and then head over to the Riley & Company blog to link up your card/project so that we can see what you created. No blog? No problem! Just use the keyword RILEY1115 when uploading your card to a public gallery (such as Splitcoast Stampers).  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Riley & Company Design Team’s blogs to see what fabulous creation they made for this challenge:

Riley & Company – Graduation

Graduation season is quickly approaching and someone on our DT appears to have a need for Graduation cards this year. So, let’s see what you’ve got!

I went with this sentiment from our April 2015 release. “The world is your canvas” seemed like an appropriate sentiment for a new graduate, ready to head off in the world and make their way.  You’ll find this sentiment in the Riley & Company store.

Want to play along with us? Then all you have to do is make a project with a Riley & Company image and then head over to the Riley & Company blog to link up your card/project so that we can see what you created. No blog? No problem! Just use the keyword RILEY1015 when uploading your card to a public gallery (such as Splitcoast Stampers).  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Riley & Company Design Team’s blogs to see what fabulous creation they made for this challenge:

Crafting Away

Happy Mother’s Day!

I had a pretty good day. Got to spend time with my favorite little people. No crafting on my own, but Claire and I did some “decorating” (as she likes to call it) and Nathan drew on the table (that counts right?) Don’t worry fellow mom’s…kids table, washable marker. Came off no problem. If only I could find an easy way to get the crayon off too.

Anyway, I also found opportunity to take a few pics of projects from my craft room. I’m on a bit of a use it up kick. Card kits, patterned scraps, embossed panels…this set of three came from the embossed panels.

First, this lovely sympathy card. I saw a similar card on Pinterest that I decided to case. What I liked about it was the colored bird. I ended up using darker ink than I initially planned, but I’m still happy with the way it turned out.

The second embossed panel was the same and also a sympathy card. Little different orientation of the ribbon here (and also a Pinterest find).

And, a love themed card. I wanted to use some of the washi tape I recently got and loved the idea of this multi patterned cross piece. The ribbon and charm came from a card kit and worked perfectly here!

That’s it for today! See you again soon!

 

What’s New? Crafty Time Challenges

There’s a new challenge in town! Crafty Time Challenges has just opened their virtual doors, so to speak. Crafty Time offers monthly challenges on the 1st of every month.

There’s a sponsor every month and three lucky players can win some gorgeous images from that month’s sponsors.

Our May 1st challenge celebrate’s our beginning….use something NEW on your project.  It could be a new image, new papers, a new die, anything that you have in your crafty stash and not used before (and don’t forget to tell us what it is!)

And our sponsor this month is Sherri Baldy Designs, home of My Besties digi and rubber stamps:

The image I chose to work with this month is this cutie. She was perfect for this birthday card. I wish my little girl’s birthday was closer, because I’m pretty sure she’d adore this card!

My “new” is the papers. I recently received a very generous package from a crafty friend and the washi paper and heart paper was in it.

We’d love for you to come play with us! Come on over to the Crafty Time Challenges blog and read up on all our challenge rules. It’s fun and simple to play along.

Take care!

Riley & Company – Birthday Card

Hello friends! It’s time for another Riley & Company challenge.

It’s my turn to pick our challenge and because we just celebrated my son’s first birthday, I wanted to challenge everyone to make a BIRTHDAY CARD.

This card probably wouldn’t be for a 1st birthday card. But that’s okay! I used the Funny Bones sentiment “Glasses at My Age”. I used crystal effects on the glass punches and for the glass in the sentiment. Great colors in this paper!Want to play along with us? Then all you have to do is make a project with a Riley & Company image and then head over to the Riley & Company blog to link up your card/project so that we can see what you created. No blog? No problem! Just use the keyword RILEY0915 when uploading your card to a public gallery (such as Splitcoast Stampers).  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Riley & Company Design Team’s blogs to see what fabulous creation they made for this challenge:

Mystery Image Swap – Apr 2015

Pat is our image queen this month! She selected this fun image from Sassy Cheryl stamps to work with. Don’t you love it?

And, once again this card is off in the mail to it’s new home with Jeanette. Hope she likes it!

Getting My Challenge On!

I’ve been couch crafting. Coloring images, planning layouts and doing not much of anything else. Now that I have three pages of cards to make and a tidy stack of patterned paper set aside in preparation, I needed to find some time to craft. Plus, with all that planning I needed to get posting before this weeks’ challenges (and my inspiration) closed.

First up was the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I received a card with this stamp set from Stampin Up recently and wanted to play with it myself. In my couch crafting, I had pinned a few color combo ideas. Time to play! Love how this turned out.

And, this layout was from the Viva la Verve challenge blog (April week 2 sketch). I love these green papers and was a bit sad to use up the last of my scraps, but the card turned out well so it’s makes it a little easier. Plus, these images and embellishments came from a card kit, so I’m killing two birds with one stone; getting rid of both my excess scraps and my excess kits!

This one is also Viva la Verve (April week 1), rotated on it’s side. I loved the “top” shape on this sketch and used my SU Top Note Die. The card does need a sentiment, but at the time I couldn’t figure out where. When I was taking the picture, inspiration hit, so I may have to go back and add it.

And finally, Crazy 4 Challenges. This was a fun sketch to play with!

Thanks for stopping by! Now, maybe I should get back to my desk. There’s still a “to do” pile of planned projects there!