Riley New Release Day 5

Last Day of the Riley & Company New Release!!

Even if these gorgeous new release options don’t float your boat, you can still get free shipping on your order over $15, so get over there and find the stamps you’ve been eyeballing for awhile!

And, if you can’t resist those Dress Up Riley’s, then check out the bundle package with the three new Dress Up Riley sets, matching dies, a bonus t-shirt die and free shipping, for the low, low price of $90.00.

Today is the last day of release projects here on my blog and I’ve got a mini album project for you today.

Here is the top of my fantastic box. I’ve used the new Corner Goo Die and the I Am Halloween sentiment. I also grabbed the adorable spider from the Halloween Outfits set for some added fun.

The box opens flat and the bottom panels fall for easy access to the binder style mini album.

The idea I had for this book was to feature Halloween costumes “through the years”. But, I didn’t have enough personal pictures to fill it up and grabbing pictures of random children off the internet seemed weird, so I went with pets instead!

Each page has been decorated with different elements of the Dress Up Riley Halloween Outfits set, cut out with the matching dies. Oh man! This new set is so adorable!!

The lid has a strip glued in that allows me to pop two photo cards into it. Here, you can see the back of my “beast” bard.

And, the back has this little envelope to store whatever might need storing!

I hope you enjoyed my project today.

Check out all the great new stamps in the New Release section of the website. And, since there’s free shipping anyway, you might as well grab one extra for your basket.

Thanks for being here this week!

Riley New Release Day 4

Hello All! Welcome to Day 4 of the Riley & Company New Release for August 2017. I’ve got two more posts this week and I’ve saved the best for last!

Check out this cool wreath!

I have never made a wreath before. All it took was three simple supplies – a foam wreath frame, ribbon (two colors) and pins. I used “tidy pins” from Micheals and needed two boxes of them.

To make this, I first wound the orange ribbon around the frame, securing it at start and end (and two spots along the way) with the pins.

Next, I started looping the ribbon around the frame, securing each loop. When I got back to the top, I cut the ribbon and started again, inside the first loop.

The outer layer I puzzled over. I tried the same technique, but found my loops were lining up too closely and it didn’t look right. I ended up cutting eight inch lengths, making a “bow” and securing the bow individually. This allowed me to place the bow loops exactly where I wanted them in relation to my first layer of loops. Make sense? It’s hard to explain!

Once the orange was done, I used two lengths of the green ribbon to make my bow and make the hanger/trailing leaves of the bow. A glue gun allowed me to shape it how I wanted and position it at the top of my wreath.

Use any color ribbon and you have a wreath for any season! I finished mine off with the new “Advice from a Pumpkin” sentiment. LOOOOOVEEE THIS!! Perfect for these kinds of projects!

I stamped it on black chip board and cut four pieces to make my frame. Covered them with matching paper and glued them to the outside of my sentiment. Then, I used the glue gun to add the three leaves and attach the frame to the wreath. You want to play with the positioning a bit and make sure it’s firm. Otherwise, you might cause your loops to droop, making the sentiment sage and leaving gaps in your ribbon wreath.

Pick up this sentiment and two others and you’ll get free shipping! That’s because there’s free US Domestic shipping on orders over $15.

Or, check out the new Dress Up Riley bundle package with the three new Dress Up Riley sets, matching dies, a bonus t-shirt die and free shipping, for the low, low price of $90.00.

See you tomorrow with my box mini album and a whole lot of Dress Up Riley fun!!

Riley New Release Day 3

I’m back with another project featuring the stamps of the Riley & Company August 2017 release.  This release has a great selection of fall, Halloween and Christmas sentiments and clear sets.

This week’s specials include free US Domestic shipping on orders over $15 and a bundle package with the three new Dress Up Riley sets, matching dies, a bonus t-shirt die and free shipping, for the low, low price of $90.00.

I had fun with this next project! I took the Retro Folk image, Marty and Mary and got them all ready for the holiday season with the new Dress Up Riley Christmas Outfits clear set. The sentiment is also from this New Release, Drink Up Grinches!

Now, who on your Christmas list wouldn’t want this card??

Check out the inspiration from my fellow Design Team members on the Riley & Company blog all week. And, I’ll be back here on my blog two more times this week with some last project inspiration for you….three words…Corner. Goo. Die.

Riley New Release Day 2

Welcome Back Moose Enthusiasts!

This week is the new release over at Riley & Company. There are lots of great new sentiment options, plus three new Dress Up Riley sets with matching dies, and a new corner goo die (super, super cute!). Check out the August 2017 New Release’s right here.

This week’s specials include free US Domestic shipping on orders over $15 and a bundle package with the three new Dress Up Riley sets, matching dies, a bonus t-shirt die and free shipping, for the low, low price of $90.00.

This sentiment is one of my new favorites! It’s called If the Shoe Fits (Halloween). I have paired it with the Single Shoe stamp. I’ve also given it some sass and class with some bright red stickles on the hat and shoes. Lovely!

Check out all the great new stamps in the New Release section of the website. And, since there’s free shipping anyway, you might as well grab one extra for your basket.

There’s new inspiration on the blog all week, so check it out. I promise you, there’s some great stuff there from the Design Team!

Riley & Company August 2017 New Release

Hello Riley & Company Fans!!

It’s time for a brand new and super stinkin’ new release over at Riley & Company. Once again, the Design Team has had their fingers thick in the glue and glitter think on the paper to bring you the spectacular and shiny inspiration.

New Release projects are on the blog all week, so swing by and check it out.

For those of you already makin’ the list and checking it twice, there are two specials this week: 1) Free Shipping (US Domestic) until Saturday with an order over $15 and 2) Get the entire new Dress Up Riley’s (3 clear sets, 3 die sets) for $90.00. Plus a free shirt die and free shipping!

Find everything available in the New Release section of the Riley & Company site.

My first card for you this week uses the first of the Dress Up Riley sets and a new Funny Bones sentiment. This is Time to Get Spooky! paired with some of the costume options of the new Dress Up Riley Halloween Outfits.

Love those drips and drops too? Look no further than the new Corner Goo Die.

This Halloween Outfit set is one of three new sets. The other two are a Christmas Outfits set and a Fall themed set perfect for making adorable scenes with your Riley`s. You can get all three, plus the matching die, for only $90.00 with the New Release special. Check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by! I`ll be back tomorrow with another card for you!

Dare to Get Dirty 2017 – Post 3

Here I am again! More challenges completed and ready to share with you. As mentioned previously, these are Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at SplitCoast Stampers. I can’t give you the detail of their challenge, but I can share my creations.

I love how this one turned out! It was a chance to use a set that I bought because I thought it would appeal to my son, but I never got to use it! The sketch comes from CAS(E) this Sketch! (233).

I chose to use this Bugaboo image for this next challenge, which also gave me the opportunity to play in the current Stella Says Sketch challenge.

This one is another that turned out better than I expected! I masked off the shapes in my background with thin washi and then watercolored it in various colors. Once I peeled off the washi, I carefully outlined the shapes with my journaling pen and a ruler. Finally, I stamped my Riley & Company sentiment, One Kind Word, and added a few enamel dots.

This pretty little card uses tissue paper in that background piece. The tissue paper was fun to ink on, but it’s very delicate and rips easily! Still, it made the perfect background for my Prickley Pear Build an Umbrella set.

Here’s another Riley & Company creation, using “Rainbows and Stars“. I love this sentiment!

Next up, an entrant to the My Favorite Things sketch challenge (#344). This is an older Pure Innocence set called Good Fortune. I think it went perfectly with this bright background I made and I love the copper paper paired with it!

And, these last two cards use Prickley Pear products as well. The paint was applied to the background piece through a stencil. Then I cut it down to fit on my page. The flowers are the Flowers and Mini Hibiscus dies, stamped with the Flowers 2 images. The Scalloped Circle is stamped with images from Scallop Circle and Oval 4 Floral stamp set.

And, the last one today is this card using the Steampunk Gears 3 stamp set, Mini Butterflies 2 stamp set and matching Mini Butterflies die.

Well, that was quite the batch for today! Only a few more days until the final challenge posting deadline. Off I go to see if I can get those last 15 created! Wish me luck.

DTGD Count: 20/35

Dare to Get Dirty 2017 – Post 2

I’m back with some more Dare to Get Dirty cards over at SplitCoast Stampers. The challenges are for Fan Club subscribers, so I can’t give you details, but I can share the creations.

I’ve got another six done and hope to get more crafted up to share shortly.

First one was a background technique. I kinda followed the background in this, making the layout so that I could show off the background a bit, since I love how this one turned out!

The next challenge was the perfect opportunity to use this adorable bear I had colored up on my desk quite awhile ago. The sketch for this one is from Try Stamping on Tuesday (#333).

Another opportunity to try out some backgrounds. This card uses my Prickley Pear Stamps, with Spring Poinsettias and Gears 2.

Another colored image sitting on my desk! A great opportunity to use it on this card.

I seriously sat at the kitchen table one night and brewed up a whole batch of backgrounds for these challenges. This one is a plaid background technique. Not sure I’m a huge fan of this, but it turned out better than I expected.

And the last one is this card, which was very monochrome before I added the pop of blue. The torn cardboard made an interesting add to the card, and I also used a patterned paper bag that had been sitting around my craftroom for a bit.

That’s it for today! But, I’ll be back in my craft room shortly, so stay tuned for more later. I’ve got 23 to go (oh, my!), but I’m determined!

DTGD Count: 12/35

Dare to Get Dirty 2017 – Post 1

It is the week of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at SplitCoast Stampers. This is a week of challenges for members of the Fan Club, which is a paid subscription. SCS has been my crafting community of choice for a number of years now, so it’s not too hard to justify the subscription cost and then I get to play along too!

There are five challenges posted per day for seven days. Because challenges are for subscribers, I can’t give you the specific details of the challenge…but, I can share my creations!

I noticed that there are quite a number of challenges involving watercoloring or unique background techniques this year. Sometimes I have an idea in mind what I’m after and sometimes the card just results from the what appears in the background. That’s what happened with this one!

Scraps sitting on my desk made the perfect choice for this challenge! This card uses the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Build a Cupcake” image and matching dies. I also included Prickley Pear’s Scalloped Oval and my (fairly new) Memory Box Bubble Arch. Such dainty lines on this one! Hard to get it perfectly straight.

This card is Riley & CompanyThe Moosehatter” with the sentiment “Fine Line“. Love how the googly eyes added to this! The sketch comes from the Sunday Stamps challenge #158 (with some liberty to get my sentiment onto it!).

I got a kick out of the fact that every time I adjusted the card, the eyes looked at me slightly differently. Tee hee!

Next up is this cheery card with Prickley Pear Rubber StampsPetunia” image on the background and the sentiment “A Heartfelt Thanks“.

This one was fun! To fulfill the requirements of this challenge, I chose to try the Cling Wrap Background technique in the tutorial section. I think the best thing about this was figuring out which colors to use!! And, it turned out great. Once again, I’ve gone to Prickley Pear for my stamps, using Oak and Maple Leave, with the matching dies. I’ve been dying for the right project to use this great set!

Last one for this post is this card, which I can tell you was for a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. Claire and I sat outside and watercolored for a bit. She made some beautiful backgrounds while I worked on this cute image using “Polkadot House” from Riley & Company. The sentiment, also Riley & Company, is called “Home“.

DTGD Count: 6/35

Create with Riley & Company

Hello Everyone!! Welcome back to anther post with Riley & Company.

Today I’m going girly! Digging out those Sophie stamps and inking them up with some delightfully wonderful girly advice.

First of all, the recently released Bags and Shoes. This was paired with Shoe Shopping Sophie. I’m pretty sure this sentiment should have been named “How I Feel at Work on Friday”….only four more days until the end of the week and a LOOONG weekend. Yahoo!

And, my other girl power creation this weekend channels my inner diva with Marilyn Mooseroe and You are a Diamond.  For this one, I trimmed off the diamond from the sentiment for just the slim fishtail. I saved the diamond (and stamped one more) for embellishments on my creation. A little dazzling diamond stickles and they look runway worthy!

I hope you enjoyed my projects this week! We’ll see you in a few weeks for the August Riley & Company Release and then again in early September for another day of creations with Riley & Company. Thanks for stopping by.

Create with Riley & Company

Hello Everyone!! Welcome back to anther post with Riley & Company.

Normally I put my Riley post up on Tuesdays, the same day that my projects appear on the Riley & Company blog. But, this weekend I wanted to do a couple of challenges and it always seems like I forget to link up if I delay the post…so I’ve decided to put them here on my blog today.

Both my cards today are from challenges. The first one is from the CAS(E) this Sketch blog challenge (#228). Here is the sketch:

And, here is the card I came up with. The background has been watercoloured. After I was done, I stamped up the Inhale the Future sentiment in two colors and stamped it onto the background.

After doing so, I decided the background was just a touch too plain, so I spritzed it with a gold shimmer. Of course, the caused my sentiment to run ever so slightly. I’m still happy with it, but I’ll definitely keep that in mind for next time.

My other card today is from the Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#250) and they have a tic-tac-toe challenge this week.

Looks like I’m working with Summer Celebrations and then I wanted to pull out my embossing paste so….natural element it is!

I created the background first, so then had to figure out exactly what Riley sentiment I wanted to use with it – what said “summer”? I decided that this Frozen Margarita said summer to me, since this is probably my favorite summer patio drink!

I used the Basic Riley, plus the beer glass from the Valentine’s/St. Pattys Accessories and colored it up nice and fluffy strawberry margarita pink! My natural element was the hemp twine, plus the burlap flower. Once again, I must be in a “butter up that background” mood, because I couldn’t resist adding little groups of stickles to the background to give it a little extra.

I hope you enjoyed my projects this week! We’ll see you in a few weeks for another creation with Riley & Company. Thanks for stopping by.