Friday, January 20, 2017

Riley Release 2017 Day 5

We hope that you enjoyed all the new images and cards brought to you from Riley and Company this week!  We certainly enjoyed sharing. is just a little more!
 I used the Rainy Day Riley for this new Faith Sentiment.  A great sentiment for someone that is going through a tough time and may not see brightness that will come.  
A Camping sentiment needs Camping Riley!  I used the Tim Holtz Trees Embossing folder in the background.  I inked the folder with brown dye ink and embossed tan cardstock. I cut out a word bubble...One of the new word bubble sets from Riley to add my sentiment to.  These are fun to use for many of the Funny Bones Sayings!!

I hope you loved what you saw. We loved creating with these fun, new stamps and dies.  Remember there are Specials available to you this week, so don't miss out on these great deals!  Check out the Riley Blog to see all the new product as well as Specials.

Next week there is going to be a full week of new images and dies from Prickley Pear...So lots more to see!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Coffee and Tin

Prickley Pear has wonderful clear sets and matching dies.  Today I am using their coffee set on the cards and the butterflies and hibiscus sets on the Craft Tin.
Here is a card that we did in our Scrap Card Class at The Stamp Shoppe.  Using different matching decorator papers to layer and create a background.  Then I used a Riley Funny Bones saying that worked perfectly with this coffee cup!
 On this card, I made a frame to stamp the Starbucks sentiment in.  Then stamped two To-Go Coffees to add as accents to the card.  Colored in Fall colors to go with the Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

While doing inventory at the store, I noticed these tins tucked back on a shelf.  Thinking to myself that is would be a cute project, I decided to get to work!  To cover the white tin, I used alcohol inks and blending fluid to cover the background with a marbleized color.  Then I made a strip to go around the box to label what would be stored inside.  Then I added cut out Butterflies and Flowers that I made with the Prickley stamp sets.  These are so versatile and I find that these are my go-to sets often.  I included Candi, Micro-fine Glitter and die cuts to finish it off.  Now put in some adhesive, pop dots, scissors and head off to class!  

Wouldn't then tins make a cute container to hold tea bags or K cups and set them on the counter...Oh the Thinks you can think!!  

Don't forget that next week, Prickley Pear is showcasing their new release stamps!  So check out what the design team has created for you!!  

Riley Release 2017 Day 4!!

As promised...we are taking a trip down Mushroom Lane today!  These are adorable little mushroom houses and they are so much fun to color with Copic Markers.  Coloring Books have become increasingly more popular, but I still prefer to color images like these...and then make a card!!!
 Here is the House with Cellar.  I colored it in browns and turquoise colors that matched my background paper.  I cropped the three sides, but then fussy cut the bottom to allow for less white space.  I added a topper with die cut leaves and pearls to finish it off.
 Next I used the Tree Stump House. This is one of my favorites.  I love the large flower and the cute little lady bugs to add a splash of color.  I just added a bit of baker's twine and some more die cut leaves and the card was complete!  These images are the perfect size to fill up a card, add a couple of accents...and there you go!!
Finally I am using House 3. The thing that I love about this house is the open areas to make the house your own! After looking at the chimney, I thought that the under side of the roof should have some doodling on it.  And doesn't it look cute???  I have gotten into add what I call "Zen-doodling" to my stamped images.  I'm not certified to Zentangle, but I can doodle with checks, dots and loops...adding my own flare.  This is so relaxing and can make great images, extraordinary!

I hope you had fun touring our little town of Mushroom Lane!  Do you love this little village and want to make it your own?? Buy all five of the new release collection for only $45.  Check out the more great samples on the Riley Blog. There are some adorable Tri-fold sample cards that display 2 - 3 more images on one card!

See you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Riley Release 2017 Day 3!!

Love all the new Funny Bone sayings!!! Each one is funnier than the next.  It will have you holding your sides as you howl with laughter.  Remember...Laughter is the best medicine and what better way to get a few laughs than with Riley!  
 I especially love that so many of these saying go perfectly with many of the Riley stamps.  You already have some of these Riley images?  Make them fresh with a new saying or two!  Here I used Fishing Riley with this new Blessings sentiment.  This saying is perfect for Retirement, St. Patty's Day, Weddings, Birthdays and more!!
I love this Floating Riley with the napping is a mini vacation stamp.  That's my idea of a perfect vacation anyway!! 
But seriously though...there are times that the only thing appropriate is a little encouragement or inspiration. Riley has plenty of those sentiments too!  I used the Bunny Hugs stamp with this new Bright and Beautiful sentiment.  The background is done with Color Burst and a Sun Ray die cut over the top.  Ahhh...wouldn't this be a card that could brighten someone's day?  

Check out the entire new line of Funny Bone sayings.  Love them All?  Get all 14 of them for only $75, all savings of $16.00 or you can buy them unmounted for $50 which saves you $20!!

Come back tomorrow and take a trip down Mushroom Lane!  Specials are also offered for this collection too!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Riley Release 2017 Day 2

Welcome Back to Day 2 of the Riley Release!  I am again using the Dress-up Riley simply because he/she is so fun to dress up.  Again...I am using both of the Basic Riley stamps with the matching dies. These accessories come from the clear Valentine/St. Patty's Accessories and the Winter Accessories stamp set.
 Here I used one of the new Funny Bone sayings.  While using the MISTI, I inked up the "Getting Lucky" with Green ink, then inked up the rest of the sentiment in black. I love the MISTI because you can re-stamp images until the are bold and perfect!
 Mixing a little Irish with a little Packer tie to make this card. (Go Packers!!!) The funny bone sentiment was from the last release.  So even though it's not new, there are hundreds of hysterical sayings that are perfect with this guy! So be sure to check out the many sayings.  
WARNING: you will Laugh Out Loud!
Want the more traditional Irish dress? Grab a kilt and paddy cap!  The sentiment is from Prickley Pear. Next week we are debuting their new release, so come back every day!!! Lots of die cuts from my scrap bin were added to the card. Finally I stamped the Shamrock from the clear set and popped it up for an extra Irish accent.  The great accessories and the matching dies, make these must have sets!!
Special this week!!  Package deal on the entire Dress-Up Riley line:  Get all three clear sets, three matching dies, the two Basic Riley's and matching dies for only $100. (Regular price is $127.77, Includes 41 dies, 3 clear sets and 2 rubber stamps)

Come back tomorrow!! Check out the Riley Blog and all the designer's blogs listed on the side bar. We will have lots more for you to see!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Riley & Company Release week and Blog Hop

Today Riley and Company is releasing new stamps featuring Dress-Up Riley, Funny Bone Sayings and Mushroom Lane! The Designers have been hard at work to bring you great inspiration.  Along with that, there are great deals that are offered to you!

SUPER DEAL! Package deal on the Dress Up Riley line: get all three clear sets, all three dies sets, the two basic Riley's and matching dies for only $100! (Reg. price $127.77. Includes 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps)
Package deal on entire Funny Bone release of 14 red rubber stamps: cling set is only $75.00 (reg. 91.00) and unmounted sheet is only $50.00 (reg. $70.00)!
Package deal on the Mushroom Lane release: get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50)

Word Bubble Die Special - get all three new Word Bubble Dies for only $40.00! (Save $9.85!)

Today, CardMaker Magazine is also having a Blog Hop!  So I hope you play along.  There is so much to see! If you are following the hop, you have come from Stephanie's blog

Now without further ado...Here's a glimpse of what is new at Riley & Company!!!  Starting off with The Dress-Up Riley...This little guy/girl comes in two poses.  There are three clear stamp sets of accessories with matching dies.  Dress Riley up to celebrate any occasion or season!
 Here I used the accessories from the Snow Fun Set.  I thought that the Naughty or Nice sentiment from Prickley Pear would great with him and his snowballs!!  
Here is the other Dress-Up Riley using accessories from the Spring occasion clear set.  This set includes clothing and props for Valentines and St. Patrick's Day. All these stamps have matching dies, so it makes it so easy to use. These are so much fun!!  I stamped and cut out several pieces, colored them all, then mixed and matched them to make several cards.
Then I was thinking it would be so fun to make Riley into Paper Dolls for kids to play with!  So I stamped the images onto cardstock, then placed them on the Xyron magnetic sheets. and cut them out with the dies.  These dies cut right through the magnets.  Then I colored them with Copic Markers.  I happen to have a small tin that I had planned to decorate some day...and thought..."This would be perfect for this!" Riley sticks right to the tin and the extra clothing and accessories are stored in the case.

There are so many "Laugh out Loud" new sentiment too! I love these sayings because you don't necessarily need to have a special occasion to send cards.  You love making cards and you just want to send a card to brighten someone's day. These sayings are perfect for this!!  Many of them fit into the new word bubble dies that they now have!!  

Here's another funny saying...
We will be showing you more of these hilarious sayings all week.  If you want to see the entire collection, go to the Riley store now.  They have great specials if you want them all!!

Are you in love with the whimsical Mushroom Houses on Mushroom Lane?  There are five new ones to add to your collection!  I love to color these images, because they can be as colorful as you like.  For me...the more color the better!
On this mushroom I decided to do a little "Zen-doodling" on the underside of the roof.  I matched the checks on the chimney and thought it would be cute to add more of the calico look throughout!  

I hope you enjoyed a peek at some of these new stamps from Riley and Company.  There are many specials being offered this week, and you don't want to miss out.  You can check them out at the top of this post!  If you are hopping with us from CardMaker Magazine, your next stop will be Joy's blog. Joy is a great designer, so you want to be sure you check out her blog!

If you didn't know there was a CardMaker blog hop today and would like to start at the beginning...start here. Otherwise, just keep hopping along and you will make the loop!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you join us all week for more whimsy and inspiration...and maybe for a laugh or two!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Prickley Pear Christmas

Today I am featuring the Prickley Pear Clear Stamp Sets and the matching dies.  This Winter's Butterfly card used the Butterflies Clear Set.  The background was embossed with the Darice Snowflake embossing folder, then using Distress inks create the colorful background.  The Butterfly was cut out with the butterfly die, then stamped with the image.  It was colored with the Distress inks as well.  Then I used the clear Stardust gel pen to add some glitter highlights to it.

This next card uses the Cardinals Clear stamp set. Cut out the cardinal from decorative red paper with the die then stamp the cardinal onto decorative paper.  Place cardinal on more decorative paper with the pine branch die.  Add some Candi to finish it off!

Check out more ideas on the PPRS blog today!