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Create with Riley & Company

Hello Everyone!! It’s a super amazing two post day here on my blog. The Prickley Pear New Release continues, to check out their blog, as well as my post right here.

And, it’s my regular Tuesdays post with Riley & Company blog, and I have a few projects with New Release product that I saved for you this week.

My first project is with that fantastic new Funny Bones, Get Up, Get Coffee. This stamp is one of my favorites from this release and I love how it turned out on the Easel I posted on Friday. I also decided to play with it on a card and this is what I created. Neato, right?

I colored the individual parts of the sentiment in different colors, one at a time, and stamped them on white paper. Then, I cut them out on white cardstock with the Round Word Bubble dies.

I then positioned them where I wanted them on a second white piece of paper and stamped my three Riley’s. Here I’ve used Figure Skating Riley, Coffee Riley and Cheerleader Sophie.

I then masked off my desired pattern, stenciled and then attached my word bubbles in place for a cute result!

The other card for you today is this one. This sentiment was also released last week, 60% Water. I’ve paired it with accessories from both Summer Fun Accessories set (the waves) and the Sports Accessories set (the fish) for this cute scene. The Riley used in this project is Floating Riley.

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.

Riley & Company – May 2017 Release Day 5

It’s a bittersweet day. Friday…yay! It’s the end of the week and the weather around here has been fantastic! But, it’s also Day 5 of the Riley & Company New Release, so our week of celebration is coming to an end.

I have two final projects for your today, both using new Funny Bones sentiments.

This first one is called Bags and Shoes. I love the colors in this project! It’s been paired with Shopping Bag Sophie. I embossed the sentiment in white to give it some extra pop against that background.

The second sentiment is called Get Up, Get Coffee and I’ve done an easel desk calendar. This is the front side, which I’ve stamped in white ink on chalkboard paper and embellished with flags and stars.

Turn it around and here is the back side. I plan to put this on my desk at work, since I often start my day with a coffee.

Today is the last day to catch the free shipping special (domestic only) with any order over $20. Head on over to the Riley & Company store and check out your favorites.

My personal favorites this week? The Nesting Dies bundle for only $41 – you get the circles, ovals and squares! I also like the new No One is You sentiment that I used yesterday and the Zombie Apocalypse stamp that I used on Monday’s post.

I didn’t use them in my projects this week, but you’ll also want to check out the new accessories set for the Dress Up Rileys. Both Summer Fun Accessories and Sports Accessories are now available.

If you’re experiencing New Release withdrawal, then head on back to my blog starting Monday. Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps will have their May 2017 release next week, so swing by and join in the fun again!

See you again!

Riley & Company – May 2017 Release Day 4

Hello Everyone, welcome to Riley & Company New Release Day 4.

I mentioned in my post yesterday that my most favorite project of the New Release is being posted today.

For the first time, I tried to make a color slider card. Thanks to this informative tutorial, I giggled and amazed my children once this card was done!

Here is the outside. The frame around Super Moose is raised slightly to allow the individual to pull the indicated tab.

Once you pull the tab up, voila!! Super Moose is super colorful! Not only was this technique a hoot to make, but this sentiment is one of my FAVORITES in this New Release. I’m pretty sure that it can be used for all sorts of great occasions – thinking of you, thank you, general notes of encouragement. You can find No One is You in the New Release section of the website.

I used masking to stamp the first part onto the gold paper and the second part underneath the window, with the Super Moose. For those of you unfamiliar with this technique, here is a picture “mid pull” to show you have the technique works.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post! My last post of the week is up tomorrow.

With the end of the week approaching, so too approaches the end of the Free Shipping special. If you’re planning an order over $20, make sure you get it in before tomorrow to take advantage of the special.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Riley & Company – May 2017 Release Day 3

It’s the middle of the week already, can you believe it? Things have been rocking and rolling over at the Riley & Company store as we celebrate the May 2017 release.

Let’s see… 16 new Funny Bones, 2 new Dress Up Riley Accessory sets (with matching dies available as well), 3 new nesting die sets (and they’re AWESOME), 2 new die sets for existing products and 4 new Mushroom Lane stamps.

Can we get any better than this? We can try!

Today I’ve tried to feature a few of the new items. So let me get at it and show you what we’ve got!

This first project is a wine tag. It looks rather large because that isn’t a wine bottle – it wouldn’t fit inside my picture taking box, so I substituted a smaller, wine-like bottle from my fridge.

Anyway, check out that wine glass. This new die goes with the Wine Glass image that has been available in the store for awhile. I didn’t use the image, though, since the die comes with the little insert that looks great just the way it’s cut! But, it’s up to you.

The sentiment is called Cardbordeaux and is available in the New Release section. I’ve cut it out with the Word Bubble Dies, also an older release.

I had so much fun making this project. The sentiment is called Lunchables for Moms and it’s true…I would TOTALLY eat this for lunch – wine gums, chocolate raisins, cookies and cheesies?? Yum, this one is going straight into my lunch bag.

The tag has been made into a shaker card with sequins. It’s hard to see, but the Wine Glass die is behind the shaker. I stamped the Lunchables for Moms sentiment onto the yellow paper and then cut it out with the new Nesting Ovals with Pierced Dots.

One of the fun things about these ovals are their versatility. These flowers are also made with the nesting ovals, an idea I stole from my fellow Design Team member Sharon. My flower is a bit different, so make sure you check out her blog to see how these ovals can be used in the most adorable way.

I have to say, I’m really impressed with these new pierced dot dies. There are three sets – squares, ovals and circles. They’re a nice quality die, cut cleanly and I love the pierced dots around the edges. Can you believe that they are only $16.95 a set? And, if you can’t believe that then you’ll fall off your chair to find out that there is a New Release special for all three sets for only $41…wow!

Check out the entire New Release right here in the Riley & Company store and if this is your first time on my blog this week, also swing by the Riley & Company blog to see all the great projects from the Design Team.

Tomorrow I have my most favorite project from this week, so come on by and check it out!


Riley & Company – May 2017 Release Day 2

Hello blog readers! If you were here yesterday, you’ll already know that it’s New Release over at Riley & Company. The Design Team has been craft, craft, crafting away with the new options and they are super adorable, super cool and super must-have’s!

Yesterday I showed you two new additions to the Funny Bones line and that’s what I’m featuring today too. Today I have two projects with the same new stamp. Two different, fun ways to use this great new stamp, Lemons.

Look at this adorable gift bag! I used a Silhouette Cameo cut file for this bag, but you can easily modify any gift package for the same idea. The inside holds a little gift bag that I’ve filled up with jelly lemon and orange slices. This pitcher die was part of the gift bag file, but it’s adorable!

When I was searching for the perfect project for this gift bag, I also found an adorable card layout. I loved the lemon branch on this card, so had to try it out for myself.

On this card, I inked the top part of the sentiment and stamped it on white paper. Then I cut it out and sponged the sentiment with a couple of yellow tones to make an ombre-like effect. Want to know where that beautiful pieced circle die came from? They are the NEW Nesting Circles with Pierced Dots at Riley & Company and are reasonably priced at $16.95 for the set. They have been fun to work with!

When you swing open the branch, the other half of the sentiment has been affixed to the inside of the card in the same way.

So, Nesting Circles for $17 plus one cling mount sentiment for $6.50…already you’ve met the $20 minimum order for FREE SHIPPING! Easy as lemonade, friends!

I’ll be back again tomorrow, so come on back and check it out! See you the.

Riley & Company – May 2017 Release Day 1

Hellooo, Riley & Company Fans!!

It’s New Release over at Riley & Company and the Design Team has been super excited about this one! We have new Funny Bones, new Dress Up Riley accessories, new Mushroom Lane, new dies…it’s fantastic!

And, there is no shortage of inspiration this week, so make sure you check out all the blogs listed on my left sidebar. You will also find daily posts on the Riley & Company blog. The New Release products are available right now in the store, so there’s no need to wait to place your order, plus, orders over $20 receive free shipping.

On my blog, you’ll find a post here all week, Monday to Friday. Today I am leading off with ghosts and zombies. Yes, you heard right.

This sentiment, Zombie Apocalypse, was a favorite among the Walking Dead fans on the Design Team. I have barely seen more than a few episodes, but I found these super cool zombie hands and decided they were perfect for this card.

The second sentiment I’m featuring today is also from the Funny Bones line and is called OCD Ghost. This card was a great opportunity to play with a few techniques. I stamped Reading Riley and then masked him off in order to stencil my flooring and color my walls. I carefully masked behind the window in order to make it blue and used a Prickley Pear tree die in order to make a scene outside the window.

The picture frames were created by the Travel Sticker stamps. And, my ghost hand was simply trimmed from one of the Basic Riley stamps.

Four more days, four more posts. So, come back and check out what else I’ve made for you this week.

And, don’t forget that there is free domestic shipping on orders over $20, so whether you want the entire New Release, or a few older favorites you’ve been thinking about, get on over and place your order now!

Riley & Company Creations

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

I’m back with some new creation with Riley & Company! This week, I had fun playing with some older Riley images and picking out the perfect Funny Bones to go along with it. Hope you enjoy these creations.

This is Smiley Balloon Riley. He’s got so much potential with that happy balloon. Great for any event. I decided to pair him with Do You Realize?.

My other card this month is Celtic Riley. I thought about pairing this one with the recently released May Your Troubles sentiment, but changed my mind and reached for I Danced instead.

Check out my fellow Design Team members for more great Riley & Company projects. Their blogs are linked on the left. And, don’t forget to come check us out at the Riley & Company blog or on Facebook!