Mystery Image Swap – Nov 2015

It’s my pick, it’s my pick!

I had to wait awhile this year for my turn as the Mystery Image Swap image picker (wow, that’s a mouthful). For 11 months, I’ve puzzled over which image I should select this year.  And even when it came down to the wire, ink pad waiting, I changed my choice at the last minute.

And the winner is….Penny Black “Mimi’s Christmas”!

Hope everyone else enjoys it too!

There’s one more month left in this swap and then we look forward into 2016. Can you believe it? I can’t wait to see who plays along next year, and what images they choose.

Riley & Company – Thanksgiving

Hey all. Thanks for stopping by today for our new Riley & Company Design Team Inspiration. This week, we’re giving thanks with our Thanksgiving creations.

Thanksgiving was a few weeks ago here in Canada. But, despite falling in a different month, I don’t think that it’s much different…family, turkey, and pumpkin pie! Yum. Here’s my card using the “Pumpkin Pie” sentiment. And since Lucy was whipping up something delicious in the kitchen, she got to go on the card too.


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 weeks’ inspiration:

TCCCB – CAS with Food & Drink

Hey Everyone! Welcome to the November 15th challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

This challenge lasts until the end of the month and has a two part theme. We want to see your Clean and Simple (CAS) card with a Food and/or Drink theme. Isn’t that a mouthful?

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge. I was lucky to work with Art by Miran.


Art by Miran has a beautiful collection of digtal images on the page. I chose to work with this image, “Rolling By”.  I just love the vintage feel of this image. The sentiment was a custom one that chose to make for this card.


I’m also entering this card in the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog, which is (coincidently) also hosted by Art by Miran. The challenge theme is use a stamp/digi.

You can play with us over at the Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the 30th of the month. Come and check us out!

Riley & Company New Release Day!

It’s finally here! New Release day is here and that means you can get your hands on the 26 new sentiments available in the Riley & Company store. 17 new Funny Bones (and boy, are they funny) and 9 new Inspirations.

You’re going to love these new stamps, so sit back and check them out. Today I have for you a sentiment I know is a favorite with the Design Team, because it’s been used a couple of times this week! I paired it with “Magician Riley”.

Don’t forget to stop by the other Design Team Members’ blogs! And, make a list of the ones that catch your eye because you’re going to have trouble choosing!

Thanks for sharing Inspiration Week with us and we look forward to seeing you in two weeks for our Design Team challenge where we challenge each other to make a project with a chosen theme.

Riley & Company New Release, Day 4

It’s already Thursday, which means we’re on Day 4 of our Inspiration Week with the Riley & Company Design Team. Only one more day to wait until you can get your hands on the 26 new sentiments available in the Riley & Company store.

Yesterday I featured some of the new Funny Bones sentiments. Today, I’m featuring 2 of the 9 new Inspirations sentiments.

Inspiration are fantastic for a variety of projects. They’re great for scrapbook pages, art journaling, mixed media, etc. They work on cards too, but be prepared that they are a bit bigger than your average sentiment stamp. Still, it gives you the opportunity to be creative.

Check out these great projects using the new Inspirations sentiments.

This fun sentiment, “Forgive Yourself” is paired with School Boy Riley.

And this was such a great image to play with! “She Never Seemed Shatter” woudl be a great inspiration sentiment for a wall piece or art journal. But, as you can see here, it will also fit on an A2 card.

Tomorrow is the big release day! Come back to see my final Inspiration Week project and you’ll be able to get your hands on these great images tomorrow, as well!

Riley & Company, New Release Day 3

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Day 3 of Inspiration Week with the Riley & Company Design Team. We’re thrilled to be sharing with you stamps from the November 2015 release, available on the Riley & Company website this Friday November 13th.

There are so many terrific sentiments that I just know you’ll have a hard time choosing your favorite.

Today I’m featuring two of the 17 new Funny Bones sentiments for you.

Here is “Horrible Idea” with “Phone Doris”:

And, here is “Of Course Size Matters” with our fun “Mister Coffee” image.

We’ll see you back tomorrow for Day 4 of our Inspiration Week!

Riley & Company New Release, Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of Inspiration Week with the Riley & Company Design Team. We have 26 new stamps that will be available to you on Friday November 13th, 17 new Funny Bones and 9 new Inspirations sentiments. All this week, the Design Team is showcasing projects using the new stamps on their blogs.

Today I have for you one of the new Funny Bones sentiments, which I’ll call “I Drink Coffee”. I can relate to this sentiment. I have a 3 year old with a favorite blanket (sigh).

There are six other fantastic design team members with awesome projects for you. Just take a hop through their blogs and check out what they’ve made for you.