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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.

Vacation Mini Album with Riley & Company

Hello All!! The Riley & Company blog feature a regular Designer Highlight, rotating between the talented members of the Riley & Company Design Team.

Well, it’s my turn to share a Designer Highlight and I chose to make this adorable mini album.


I did a class in March at one of my local scrapbook stores for this album design. The pages flip out, creating extra vertical pop-up space. I thought the design was pretty cool, but I also loved the opportunity to pull out my favorite Rileys and decorate away! The front cover features Travel Trunk Riley.

When you open that front cover, you find this. The green pages are the left and right side of the “album”, while the orange and patterned pieces are the vertical pop-out. On this page, I also included a flip up, which features Balloons Riley.

The Riley stamp on the left page is Window Riley, while various stamps in the Travel Sticker Stamps set.

Page 2 features Hammock Riley (one of my very first purchases!) and more travel stickers.

The right side flips out this time and Floating Riley is hiding underneath.

To better envision how this album is put together, here it is expanded. You can see page 1 on the left and page 2 on the right…see that hinge hiding underneath? Turn the book around and you’ll find page 3.

Page 3 is the backside of the book and operates the same way. Here I’ve included BBQ Riley and Under the Tree Riley. No flip up or outs here, but I have left some un-adhered space under the images so that I can slide a card or insert underneath.

Hope you enjoyed my project today! Check out the Riley and Company blog for more fun and find all these adorable moose in the store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Create with Riley & Company

Hello Everyone!! Welcome back to anther post with Riley & Company. It has been so busy recently and my craft desk just hasn’t been as attractive as it usually is. The craft desire is slowly returning to full momentum, but in the meantime, I guess I’m in a clean and simple mood, because both of my cards reflect that.

Of course, this week I decided to play in a couple of challenges too, both with Riley & Company and another project, and wouldn’t you know that I missed 2 out of 3 challenge deadlines. Fail.

This first card did manage to make the challenge deadline. The sketch came from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday (sketch 324). And I had fun finding inspiration in this piece of Graphic 45 background paper. Do you know how long it took me to find the PERFECT sentiment??? This is Old Enough to Know Better and I’ve paired it with the fantastic new Nesting Circles with Pierced Dots.

My other card today came from Freshly Made Sketches (sketch 290). This sketch caught my eye and I had to try it out! This is what I came up with.

This is the Beer Mug – Small stamp, which can now easily be cutout with the Wine Glass/Beer Mug die set. I rotated that glass back and forth a bit before deciding I needed a second one. A quick use of my Misti and I was able to reverse the image to get the second glass (the back one). The foam was created with puff paint.

Sentiment on this one is It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere and again I used those new nesting dies, this time the Oval set.

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.

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!