Mushroom Lane from Riley & Company

Hello again, friends! This week is the Riley & Company New Release and there is plenty of great product for every craft room. We’re midway through our release week and today I’m sharing two of the new Mushroom Lane Houses.

These adorable images were introduced last year. There were 15 Mushroom Lane images available and this week we are adding 5 more. If you like a little bit of everything, there are also 2 coloring books available. See them all in the Mushroom Lane category of the webstore.

First, a comparison for you. I started out coloring two identical images with different shades of the same color. The idea in my head didn’t translate to paper very well, so in the end I decided to go with two separate cards. This image was my favorite of the two after coloring.

And, here is the other image. Note the more subtle tones? I fussy cut this one out and used a sentiment from the “Life is a Fairytale” word set. Which version of the image do you like better?

My third mushroom lane card is this one. I colored up the image and then recolored portions of two more of the same image. Then, I fussy cut out the sections I wanted and used foam tape to mount them onto the original image. See how the door is slightly back from the stone frame?

Here’s a close up of the texture. These image are great for this technique…but be prepared to hang out with your scissors for a bit. Well worth the work!

There is plenty more to see on the Riley & Company Facebook page and on the blog. Plus, don’t forget my fellow Design Team members’ blogs. In case you missed them, here are the new release specials this week:

* * * * * New Release Specials! * * * * *

Check out these fantastic New Release Specials!

Details on the Riley & Company website

Mushroom Lane Package: Get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50).

Dress Up Riley Package: SUPER DEAL! Get all three clear sets, all three die sets, the two basic Riley’s and matching dies for only $100!! (Reg. $127.77) That’s 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps.

Word Bubble Die Package: Get all three new Word Bubble Die Sets for only $40.00! (Reg. $9.85).

Funny Bone Package: Package deal on the entire Funny Bones release of 14 red rubber stamps. Unmounted is only $50.00 (Reg. $70.00) or get them mounted on foam for only $75.00 (Reg. $91.00).

Take care, friends!

Celebrate Love with Riley & Company

I hope you had a terrific time yesterday with the Riley & Company/CardMaker Magazine blog hop. There are so many great products being released this week and the talent from the Design Team is amazing!! Don’t forget to check it out.

Today on my blog I’m featuring some of the new Valentine themed products available. Let’s start with this adorable Valentine mailbox, perfect for passing notes to your special someone.

This box has been decorated with a selection of images from the new Dress Up Riley Clear sets. Two Basic Riley images have been released, along with three accessory die sets AND matching dies. The possibilities are endless.

I affectionately call this guy Open Arms Riley. He’s put his favorite sweater (Winter Accessories Die Set) on to present you with his Valentine. Won’t you bring him home to your craft room?

Of course, Sophie is off to mail her valentine too. Wait? Is this Sophie? Could be. It’s the second Basic Riley image being released and all you have to do is fancy it up with this dress from the Winters Accessory set and a bow from the Dress Up Accessories Kit and…ooh la la!! Whose Sophie sending her Valentine to?

Possibly Mr. Moose in the top hat? Looks like he’s off to make someone’s day special as well. Mr. Moose has put on his best ruby scarf (Winter Accessories set) and fancy top hat (Dress Up Accessories set) to mail his heart away.

Not to be outdone, Mr. Classy is headed out to deliver his gift. I’m not sure those balloons should go in the mailbox, Mr. Classy. Mr. Classy shops for his wardrobe at the Dress Up Riley Accessories Set.

All the Valentine’s objects in these photos are available in the Valentine/St. Patty’s Accessory set.

If this post has made you positively giddy about the dress up potential of our favorite moose, then make sure you check out the New Release Special. All three clear sets, two basic Rileys and matching dies for all of them for only $100, a savings of almost 253%!! (Regular price, $127.77).

My Design Team friends have done amazing things with these new sets, so make sure you swing by the Riley & Company Facebook page and the blog all week to see what they’ve been up to. Before you go, here are the New Release Specials:

* * * * * New Release Specials! * * * * *

Check out these fantastic New Release Specials!

Details on the Riley & Company website

Dress Up Riley Package: SUPER DEAL! Get all three clear sets, all three die sets, the two basic Riley’s and matching dies for only $100!! (Reg. $127.77) That’s 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps.

Mushroom Lane Package: Get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50).

Word Bubble Die Package: Get all three new Word Bubble Die Sets for only $40.00! (Reg. $9.85).

Funny Bone Package: Package deal on the entire Funny Bones release of 14 red rubber stamps. Unmounted is only $50.00 (Reg. $70.00) or get them mounted on foam for only $75.00 (Reg. $91.00).

See you again tomorrow with more Riley & Company fun!

Riley & Company New Release and CardMaker Blog Hop

I am super excited that you are here, because it’s a double celebration today. First of all, Riley & Company is celebrating their January 2017 New Release and the new products are fantastic! Plus, the Design Team at Riley & Company are bringing you a blog hop with the team over at CardMaker Magazine.

If you’re on the hop, you arrived here from Angji’s blog and I’ll post the next blog at the bottom of my post. If you get lost along the way, simply return to the CardMaker Magazine blog and the entire hop list is posted there.

Now, onto the Riley & Company new release. If you are a fan of the adorable moose himself, you’ll be super excited to see what’s in store this week. But don’t you FunnyBones fans be disappointed. We have hot new Funny Bones for you too.

Today I have for you this set of goodies. Isn’t it adorable?

WARNING: Many cupcakes were harmed in the making of this project. I’m sorry, it just had to happen. And they were yummy.

Here’s a closer look at the card in this set. The sentiment is “Abs are Great”, which is being released today. I’ve stamped it on designer paper and then cut it out with this great word bubble. Where can you get this fabulous word bubble?? That’s right, Riley & Company!!

We’re so very excited to launch a new line of dies at Riley & Company. These are terrific quality, reasonably priced and work great with the Funny Bones line. I love the stitching details on them. The die above is the medium size from the Square Word Bubble Die Set (middle package). Check out the specials on these sets at the bottom of my post.

Here’s a quick look at the Happy Homemaker up close. She is modelling the latest accessories over at Riley & Company. This week, we’ve released Dress Up Riley. Three sets of clothing and accessories and two basic Riley’s, all with matching dies. I’ve taken the mitts from the Winter Accessories set and made them into oven mitts. The cupcakes baking away in her oven also come from this same set. The possibilites with this set are endless! Please swing by my fellow Design Team members blogs and see what can be done with these great sets.

And, one final look at my cupcake gift box. The oven door opens up to reveal the goodies inside. This box comes from a cut file in the Silhouette store and I used parts of it to make the oven on my card as well.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you’re continuing on the hop, you can visit Stephanie’s blog.

* * * * * New Release Specials! * * * * *

Check out these fantastic New Release Specials!

Details on the Riley & Company website

Dress Up Riley Package: SUPER DEAL! Get all three clear sets, all three die sets, the two basic Riley’s and matching dies for only $100!! (Reg. $127.77) That’s 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps.

Word Bubble Die Package: Get all three new Word Bubble Die Sets for only $40.00! (Reg. $9.85).

Funny Bone Package: Package deal on the entire Funny Bones release of 14 red rubber stamps. Unmounted is only $50.00 (Reg. $70.00) or get them mounted on foam for only $75.00 (Reg. $91.00).

Mushroom Lane Package: Get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50).

More great Riley & Company New Release creations will be posted all week on the Riley & Company Facebook page, the Riley & Company blog or the blogs of my fellow Design Team members’; they are all listed to the left. Thanks for visiting today and I hope to see you again tomorrow.

Have fun, moose fans!

Dueling Darlings

I am super excited, ecstatic, thrilled and positively giddy to join this cool group for 2017!

The Dueling Darlings have been creating on SplitCoast Stampers for a number of years. They are a group of friends who divided themselves into two groups to “duel” it out every month. Group A or B wasn’t cool, so they became the Divas and the Dazzlers. Every month, one person from each team works together to send card kits and a challenge out to the other members of the team. Despite being a duel, there is no “loser” in this game…we all get to create and celebrate our differences (and similarities).

I got to join Team Diva!

Tami and Terry L started us out this year. They chose not to create a specific challenge, but just sent a Valentine’s themed kit. It sure got me in the mood to “love” this challenge – and I got to work with one of my favorite stamp companies. Here is my creation:

This kit had so many cool elements to work with. Normally, I shy away from them, but there were so many cool things! I used an old Basic Grey sketch as my inspiration for this creation.

I’m thankful to the Dueling Darlings for letting me play along this year. All the Divas and Dazzler are linked on my right sidebar and you can take a tour on the 15th of every month to see what they’ve created.

See you again soon, lovelies!

 

TCCCB – Inspiration Picture

Hello, welcome to the mid-month challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is an inspiration challenge. So, there’s really no wrong entry as long as the image inspired you….ready for it….

Different, right? How will it inspire you? A snowy scene? Animal themed entry? Black and white with one color? Let’s see what you come up with.

This challenge, I’m working with Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles. They offer elements for your digital creations, although you are free to print them off and use them in the traditional way, as I did with my project today.

This project uses two patterned papers from the “That’s SnowBiz” paper set, the sentiment is called “If You Never Chase Your Dreams” (set 2) and the daisy comes from the Tag Grab Bag 1, Cotton Candy Collection. Thanks Decosse, for the great products!

I hope you’ll come play along with us. You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the end of the month. Come and check us out!

TCCCB – Monochromatic

Hello, welcome to a new year and a new set of challenges¬† the December 1st challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is Monochromatic. The color choice is up to you, but stick to different shades of that same color choice in your project.

The sponsor I’m working with this time is Creative Bug Digital Stamps.¬† This adorable image is Google Eyes Duck. Isn’t he cute?

It’s a new year, so make time for yourself and come play along with us! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the 15th of the month. Come and check us out!

Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year to all my readers! I hope you had a good time ringing in the new year and have settled in comfortably with a hot drink for some new year blog reading. I’m glad I’m part of your plans.

First of all, today would normally be my post for The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog. However, I have always reserved December 31st and January 1st for my Year in Review look back and look forward. So, we’ll bring 2017 in with the same tradition.¬† You’ll find the TCCCB post here tomorrow.

What’s on the agenda today? It’s resolution day!! What will 2017 bring? I had a lot of trouble deciding on resolutions for this year. I hope that’s a sign that 2016 brought more craft time and I have nothing to complain about. I look forward to the crafty year ahead, so my interest definitely isn’t waning. Here’s what I finally came up with for this year.

1. Find that Birthday List. Okay, this one is back for another year, since I was so unsuccessful at it last year. Seriously people, we need to get some birthday cards mailed!

2. Those card kits…I had so much fun dealing with my 2016 card kits. And, I’m glad that my stash didn’t increase during they year (though it didn’t decrease). I need to get back to those kits and get working on them.

3. Two albums. I have one unfinished that I’ve been working on for awhile and would like to finish. And then I want to do one more. I have an idea of what I want to do, I just need to make time to work on it.

4. Commenting. There are so many fabulous people who support my blog and I sometimes don’t find the time to do the same. It’s time to get out there regularly and leave some love on my friends’ creations.

Not so difficult this year. But, I’m okay with that. I can’t wait to see what interesting projects 2017 holds for me.

As last year, keep the glue down and glitter flying, crafty friends. And have a safe and Happy New Year.