Thursday, September 29, 2011

Riley and Company Blog Hop!!!

Hi and Welcome to the Riley and Company Blog Hop and Release! This month Riley is gong to the movies! There's 18 new stamps and they are available now in the store!

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on any new orders until Sunday night! (Use coupon code FREESHIP)

All orders placed within the first 24 hours will receive a FREE NEVER RELEASED limited edition - Witch with Broom for Halloween!!

Purchase the entire set - get 10% off!

We've been showing peeks all week, but tonight if you join the hop and leave a comment on each of the Designers Blogs, you'll be entered to win a Free Riley of your choice.

The card above features the new Staying Alive (Travolta) and the sentiment is from the Circus Words set.

Stamps: Staying Alive (Travolta), Circus words
Paper: black, real red, daffodil delight, pacific point, white, dp, glitter cardstock
Ink: black, real red, daffodil delight
Accessories: copics, circle nestie, MS star punch, dimensionals

And this is The Wise Moose ((OBI), ok I tried to create Ben Kenobi's Hut...not sure if it works, but I do like the light saber, it's covered with waterfall stickles.

Stamps: The wise Moose (OBI)
Paper: soft suede, crumb cake, very vanilla, pacific point, black, white
Ink: black, soft suede, crumb cake, white,
Accessories: copics, waterfall stickles, word window

And this is the new Popcorn Riley! The container looks like a movie reel and can be purchased at our local cinema to hold a movie gift card. I decorated the front with the new Popcorn Riley and the tickets are from the Circus Accessories set.

Stamps: Popcorn Riley, Circus Accessories
Paper: black, white, dp Moxie-star of the show
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, circle/scallop nesties, dimensionals, ribbon

And now it's time to hop on over to Jovita's Blog to see what she's created. Don't forget to comment along the way for your chance to win. This has been such a fun release to work with, I can't wait to hear what you think!

Incase you get lost along the way, here is the complete hopping list!
Sarah Gough
Juliet Huang
Heather Prince
Laurie - that's me!
Jovita Torres
Margie Cortina
Michele L
Joy Stagg
Gina Lindsay – Guest Designer

Happy Hopping!

Riley Sneak Peek-Blog Hop Tonight!

Hello, I have one more sneak peek to show you before the Riley and Company Blog Hop tonight!

This is the new Moose Kong, I think he's much cuter than King King! I coloured Moose Kong with copics, and used punches to help create the scene! Doesn't this image go great with the MS cityscape punch?

Please come back for the Riley and Company Blog Hop and Release, tonight September 29th, 10pm est. There are 18 new Rileys being released tonight and of course lots of prizes!

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Riley Sneak Peek Day#5!

We're almost there, one day away from the Riley and Company Blog Hop and Release! Today we're visiting Tara, isn't Sophie O'Hara a beauty! I had to give this one a vintage feel, so I cased a card in the current SU catalogue!
Of course Sophie O'Hara wouldn't be complete without Moose Butler! What a handsome moose he is! I love the rich regal patterns & textures from this period, so that's the look I was going for!

Make sure to check out the other Designers Blogs to see what they've created and our Guest Designer this month Gina Lindsay!

The Riley and Company Blog Hop and Release is this Thursday (tomorrow) September 29th, 10pm est.

Recipe for Sophie O'Hara
Paper: early espresso, very vanilla, wild wasabi, white, Basic Grey Curio
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz antique linen, wild wasabi
Accessories: copics, vintage wallpaper EF, scallop circle nestie, designer frame EF, lace, ribbon, itty bitty flower punch, pearls, dimensionals

Recipe for Moose Butler
Stamps: Moose Butler, SU Bliss
Paper: early espresso, creamy caramel, more mustard, versamark, wild wasabi
Accessories: copics, gold atyou spica, designer frame EF, owl punch, gold EP, brads, ribbon, faux leather, dimensionals

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Riley Sneak Peek Day#4!

Hi all, it's Day #4 of the Riley and Company sneak peeks, and today it's all about the Italian Stallion! I saw the 1st Rocky at the movies with my girlfriend when we were young teens, and loved it of course!

Actually Rocky Balbomoose is perfect for Rocky, Ali, or any boxing fan! I coloured Rocky Balbomoose with copics and used the copic 0.3 liner to create the background.

The stars were made with glittery cardstock and punches. I popped up the middle panel and finished it off with some twine!

Make sure to check out the other Designers Blogs to see what they've created and our Guest Designer this month Gina Lindsay!

The Riley and Company Blog Hop and Release is this Thursday September 29th, 10pm est.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Riley Sneak Peek Day#3!

Hello and welcome to Day#3 of the Riley and Company sneak peeks! This is the new Riley as Danny and Sophie as Sandy! Our 2 older girls watched this movie so often on VHS I was sure they were going to wear it out, so we bought them a DVD copy!

For my card today I was inspired by the popular colours of the 50's diners, and records!

I coloured the Riley & Sophie with copics, and cut them out. The card base is black, with a layer of silver. I made the background layer by making records using a 1" circle punch in black and, a circle from the owl punch in red dp, then I used the crop-a-dile to make a hole in the center. I glued all the records to the tempting turquoise and embossed it with a Spots & Dots embossing folder. I thought it had a retro look!

The tile floor was drawn in with a 0.3 copic liner and a black copic. I popped up the characters, and added some tiny heart gems.

This is the inside, the sentiment is from Everyday Sayings and the music notes are from the EK edge punch.

Please make sure to check out the others Designers Blogs, and our Guest Designer this month Gina Lindsay!

Please join us at Riley and Company Thursday September 29th, 10 pm est for the Blog Hop and Release!

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Riley Sneak Peek Day#2!

Hello and welcome to Day #2 of the Riley and Company Sneak Peeks! Today I have another Super Hero for you, this is the new Batmoose!

This one took on a life of it's own! I decided to use yellow & black, like the Batman symbol. Then I remember that the TV batman had often been near death caught on a conveyor belt with lots of gears & sharp deadly things about to kill that reminded me of the clockworks EF!

The bats were made with the MS punch. I made up the sentiment online!

This is the inside, I used a sentiment from the Moose Sayings 2 set!

Make sure to check out the other Designers Blogs for more sneak peeks, you can find links on the ridght hand sidebar. We also have Guest Designer Gina Lindsay with us this month!

Then come back and join us on Thursday September 29th, 10pm est for the Riley and Company Release and Blog Hop!

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Riley Sneak Peek Day #1!

Hello Everyone, Riley is Going To The Movies this month, and this is Day #1 of the Riley and Company Sneak Peeks! If you like movies, you are going to love this release, there's something for everyone!

The Designers will be showing sneak peeks starting today until the Blog Hop and Release Thursday September 29th, 10 pm EST!

I love movies, and so this is one of my favorite releases! I know so many people who would love a card with one of these images. So as you can see, today I'm showing off the new Spidermoose, and I used a sentiment from the Circus Words set.

I coloured Spidermoose with copics. The card base is brilliant blue, with a layer of real red and then a layer of coredinations embossed with the spiderweb EF. You can really tell from the photo, but I also went over some of the embossed spiderweb with stickles.

Make sure to check out the other Designers Blogs as well as our Guest Designer this month Gina Lindsay, and come back on Thursday September 29th, for the Blog Hop and Release!

Stamps: Spidermoose, Circus Words
Paper: brilliant blue, real red, white, coredinations
Ink: Black
Accessories: copics, spiderweb EF, stickles, distressing tool, ribbon, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Totally Stampalicious September New Release and Blog Hop!!

We have FIVE NEW STAMP SETS to share with you tonight and they are available NOW
Totally Stampalicious!!!

As always we want to give some stuff away and all YOU need to do to be eligible
to WIN is comment on all of the Design Team's AWESOME creations!!!

Here's what's up for grabs:

1st Prize - All 5 New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

The card above features the new Chester Platypus from Sylvia Zet. I love him!

The second card features the new Road Trip Stella, from Jodie Mackrell of Bugaboo Stamps!
So are you READY?!!!

Now it's time to hop on over to Lynda's Blog to see what fabulousness she has
for us to drool over!!!

And here is the entire Blog Hop Line Up in case there are any glitches along the
tally Stampalicious

Thanks for joining in the fun!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Sneak Peek Day#3!

WooHoo, day 3 of the Totally Stampalicious sneak peeks...that means one day closer to the big day! That's right tomorrow Thursday September 22nd, 9pm est, please join us for the Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop and New Release!

This is the new Yoga Dottie, she's a new stamp from Jodie Mackerell's Bugaboo Line! What a great image, and she comes with lots of sentiments.

I coloured Dottie with copics, and paper pieced her outfit and socks!

Make sure to stop by and see what the others Designers have created (links on the right hand side bar), and come back tomorrow for the Blog Hop. There will be lots of eye candy and great prizes!

Stamps: Yoga Dottie
Paper: Pool party, pretty in pink, white, dp imaginisce, scrap for outfit
Ink: memento tuxedo black,
Accessories: copics, swiss dot EF, SU edge punch, rhinestones, circle punches, ribbon

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

RILEY1911, Shabby Chic!

Hello, it's time for another challenge from the Riley and Company Design Team! This weeks challenge is hosted by Heather, and she's challenging us to create a shabby chic card with at least 7 layers!

I used the new Mermaid Sophie from last months release. I coloured Sophie with copics, and added a little glitter with copic atyou spicas and some stickles. Then I used the cracked glass technique on the main image panel.

Please join us in our challenge and upload your creation to the Riley and Company Blog. If you upload to any forums, please use the keyword RILEY1911.

Stamp: Mermaid Sophie
Paper: black, regal rose, very vanilla, white, DP Sassafras whale of a tale
Ink: memento tuxedo black, TH antique linen, versamark
Accessories: copics, copic atyou spicas, stickles, clear EP, circle nesties, distressing tool, d'vine swirl EF, K&Co. seaglass ribbon, dew drops, charm, ribbon, twine, dimensionals

Riley and Company Sneak Peeks start this Saturday September 24, leading up to the Blog Hop and Release Thursday September 29th, 10pm est! Hope to see you there!

Have a Great Day!

Totally Stampalicious Sneak Peek Day#2!

Hello, it's day 2 of the Totally Stampalicious Sneak Peeks, and do we have a cutie for you today! This is the new Storybook Elizabeth, she is a beautiful image from Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.

Please join us on Thursday September 22, at 9pm est for the Blog Hop and Release of this awesome new stamp and 4 others!

This is a card with a detachable bookmark! I only used the measurements, I don't have the fancy gadget she used in the tutorial. I did use the perforating tool from SU.

Don't forget to check out what the other Designers have come up with!


stamp: Storybook Elizabeth

Paper: rich razzleberry, so saffron, white, K&Co Abrianna

Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz antique linen

Accessories: copics, MS edge punch, swiss dot EF, pearls, ribbon, perforating tool

Have a Great Day!


Monday, September 19, 2011

TSMONDAY, Childs Birthday & Sneak Peek!

Hello and Happy Monday, it's time for this weeks Totally Stampalicious challenge and even better, the beginning of the Sneak peeks for this month!

This weeks challenge is to make a Birthday card for a Child. I used the new Butterfly Ava, she will be released Thursday September 22, 9pm est. There will be sneak peeks all week followed by a Blog Hop with great eye candy and of course prizes!!!

Isn't Ava the cutest, and this challenge was perfectly timed for me, because this card went to my Daughter's friend for her Birthday!

I also used last weeks colour challenge CC340, and the September SFYTT.

We have lots of new Designers, so make sure to check out their peeks too, you can find links on the right hand side bar.

Please play along with us, make a childs birthday card and upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Have a Great Day, and hope to see you back tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MMTPT163, A Teaparty For Michelle!

Hello, I made this for this weeks Teapot Tuesday Challenge MMTPT163! This weeks Destination is Michelle, it sounds like she's has alot of stress in her life lately, so we're having a teaparty to celebrate a new beginning!

We were to bring girly, flourishes, pearly curly things etc. I was able to fit a few of those things in!

The teacup image is from Mark's Finest Papers Floral Tea set. I recently saw this post by Maureen, and loved the circle punch technique so I had to try it!

The background and the heart are embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper EF.

I was too late to enter it, but I used the sketch from a new Blog Freshly Made Sketches FMS1.

I hope she likes it!

Have a Great Day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

TSMONDAY, Anything Goes!

Happy Monday, this weeks Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge is super easy, Anything Goes! I used Musical Dexter for my card, he's so cute!

I coloured him with copics, and sponged around the edge of the panel with TH antique linen. The card base is always artichoke that I stamped with little hearts from SU Sprinkles.

The hearts are popped up, and the largest one has the sentiment. I finished it off with some twine! I used last weeks sketch challenge SC349.

We have 5 new fabulous Designers on the Team, so make sure to check out all the fabulous creations for today. I have links on the right hand sidebar.

I hope you can play along, if we reach 100 players this week, someone will win a prize! Just make sure to upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fun With Nails!

We've been having lots of fun in our house lately playing with fun nail designs! I guess it's just another way to be creative, so I thought I'd share!

Olivia wanted the pencils ends and I thought the lined paper was cute so we combined them, perfect for back to school!

When we we away this summer we went to a flea market on the beach where they were selling lots fun nail polish colours! Below is a picture of Olivia's nails she painted herself, while we we away!

Now you'll have to excuse the dry skin, but below is my first attempt at zebra strips on myself! It actually a bright fushia pink, but you get the idea, I loved these ones!

I'll keep adding to the collection, and hopefully we'll get some better photos!

Have a Great Day!


Friday, September 9, 2011

With Sympathy!

Hello, I wanted to share this sympathy card with you. My Uncle Bob passed away Sunday September 4th, and this is the card I made to send to his family.

He was a very active outdoors kinda guy. When I was younger, a spent 2 or 3 Thanksgivings with my Uncle and his Family. They had a tradition of hunting pheasant out in the woods, meeting up for lunch and having a hot beverage made over a fire, it was a totally new experience for me. Then later we all met back at his house and he cooked up a feast, another new experience for me!

This image seemed perfect, it reminds me of those weekends in the woods it looks so peaceful! It's from a Marks Finest Papers set called In the Forest. I coloured the image with copics, then sponged in the sky and trees.

I used the cracked glass technique, and after it cracked I rubbed in Tim Holtz walnut ink (I wished I had used something lighter).

The card base is black, with a layer of old olive stamped with the woodgrain bg stamp, edges sponged. I cut the hole in the olive piece with a square nestie and added a black piece behind with a smaller opening. This panel is popped up, so the glass image looks recessed.

I finished it off with a little tag and a sentiment from SU silhouette sentiments.

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MMTPT162, Eula's 109!!!

Hello, this is my card for this weeks Teapot Tuesday challenge MMTPT162. This week we are making Birthday cards to send to Eula for her 109th Birthday! She sounds like an amzing woman.

We were supposed to bring something beautiful to us. I do love flowers, and colour but my card today represents my love of crafting. I had some little white strips left from another project and they made me think of the faux trellis I have wanted to try, and my SU stamps don't get inked up nearly enough, so this is my first flower trellis! I hope Eula likes it!

The card base is black, with a layer of daffodil delight embossed with the vintage wallpaper EF.

I stamped the image from SU Elements of Style, 2 times and coloured with copics. The image and the frame were made with the octagon nesties. Then I cut some of the flowers from the 2nd piece and popped them up with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Silhouette Sentiments set, punched out with the MS tag. I thought I was done, finishing it off with some black taffeta ribbon & micro brads, but decided it needed a bit of glitter, so I added that too!

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

RILEY1811, School/Team Spirit!

Hello, it's time for another Riley and Company Challenge. This weeks challenge is Hosted by Juliet!
Juliet's challenge is a School/Team Spirit sort of theme. Basically, to celebrate the start of school, the football and hockey season, or post season baseball...make something that shows spirit for either a school or Sport team ie: (your alma mater, kid's high school, using your favorite sports team colors/Riley sport stamps, etc)

Today is the first day back to school here, and I was thinking about all the forms we get home, and how to better keep track of them! I made 2 fridge magnets, one for regular school papers using Schoolgirl Sophie and one for sports related papers, like schedules & practice times, using Basketball Riley!

These were super easy and fast to make and to top it off they'll help keep me organized!

I coloured both with copics. Sophie is dressed in our High School colours, and Riley is dresses in our Elementary School colours. I also added silver copic atyou to Riley's # and outfit.

They were both cut with the oval nestie and layered with regular & scallop ovals. The yellow stars are from a die-namic and the silver from a MS punch.

Please join us in our challenge and upload your creation to the Riley and Company Blog. If you upload to any forums, please make sure to use the keyword RILEY1811.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

TSMONDAY, Pink, Orange & Yellow!

Hello, this weeks Totally Stampalicious Challenge is a colour challenge, pink, orange, and yellow!

I used the new Fairy Stella, and it looks like most of the Design Team was thinking the same!

Stella is coloured with copics and I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to her wings & wand.

The card base is peach parfait, the dp is from Basic Greys sweet threads and the so saffron was punched with the new lace ribbon punch from SU.

I finished it off with some brads and ribbon!

Joycelyn and Becky are currently working on the new Guest Designer list, and it sounds like there will be 5 new Designers instead of 4, can't wait to see who we'll be working with!

Please join us in our challenge, and upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

This also fits this weeks Bugaboo, Catch the Bug challenge Anything goes!

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Craft Day - Beautiful Totes!

Hello, just wanted to share the craft the kids did today! Aren't these cool, gives a whole new reason for getting a Big Shot!

I orginally saw the idea here on Diane's Blog! We usually have a crafting party for Olivia's birthday, and I thought this was a great idea, but I couldn't wait til January! So this was an end of the summer project.

I bought the bags at Michaels, and used the flower & butterfly dies from Stampin Up to cut out the fabric. All the pieces are backed with fusible web.

Once they decided on their layout, I ironed the pieces on.

Here's a photo of my Niece Lauren & Daughter Olivia in the planning process! Olivia doesn't look happy, but trust me she was!

This is a close up of Anna's bag completed. They also added buttons and bling to the centers.

Great, easy, fun project. I love seeing how different the designs are! Another reason I love crafting with the kids, is listening to them interact, take, joke, sing, makes for a fun time together and hopefully lots of good memories!

Have a Great Day!