Sunday, October 2, 2011

Riley Stamp Release Winner!

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to announce the winner to the bloghop!

It is BLUEINKS Design!

Congrats and be sure to send me an email at with your address and which new stamp you'd like to receive from this release! 


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Riley goes to the Movies Stamp Release!

Welcome everyone to the bloghop for the latest Riley and Co Stamp Release!  The theme is Riley goes to the Movies and we have got a ton of cute Riley stamps capturing some of the most iconic images and characters in film!  This is such a cute release because there's a little bit of everything for everyone.  You have stamps for period themed cards (Old South?  50's?  70's?), some perfect for Halloween (Catwoman, Spiderman, Batman anyone?), and others perfect for the movie fanatic or friend who works in the industry!

Now I'm excited to share with you that we have some GREAT specials for this release.  Riley and Co is offering

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all new orders placed by Sunday night (promocode: FREESHIP)

FREE LIMITED EDITION & NEVER RELEASED stamp (witch with broom <-perfect for Halloween) included with all purchases made within the next 24 hours.

10% off if you purchase the whole set!

Now I'm excited to share with you the two projects I've made for the blog hop.

First up, Rocky Balbomoose!  My friend is crazy about Rocky so naturally I was VERY excited about making him a card with Riley as Rocky front and center!  Of course, it being rocky, had to add in a little bit of Philly in it.

Second I used Sophie as Sandy and Riley as Danny for the inspiration for my shaped card.  I loooooveeeee the 50's and so of course I thought of big records and poodle skirts!

Of course I had to title the record label with "You're the One that I want!"
Now that's it from me!  Head on over to Kelly's, but before you do, make sure you leave a comment to enter in your chance to win a free stamp from this latest release! Good luck!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sneak Peek #5

Here's the final day of sneaks before the big Stamp release!  I chose to showcase the Sophie Monroe stamp today.  Usually I struggle with using the Sophie stamps (just because I tend to make a lot of cards for males) but I LOVE the ones that come with in the release, especially the ones that echo iconic 50's images.

When I saw this stamp I knew I had to make something with the New York city skyline and images of old Hollywood glamour.  I stuck with a black/grey/white motif to capture the feeling of old school movies with Marilyn Monroe being a focal point.  I tinkered with photoshop and welding images to make the background and colored Sophie with Copics in the same color gradient.

A couple flourishes, stickles, and star brads around the sentiment complete this Clean and Simple card.

Diamond's may be Marilyn Monroe's best friend but stickles are my best friend!  I just love how her dress turned out!

Alright everyone, make SURE you don't miss out on tomorrow's blog hop.  We're kicking off at 10 PM EST and make sure you leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win some free rubber!

Now go and check out what everyone else has to showcase for today!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sneak Peek #4

Hey everyone, here's another sneak peek from the new Riley release!  Riley is going to the movies this time, and I chose to use the Popcorn Riley for a special card I made for a friend of mine.  He's out in Seattle playing with the Mariners and was kind enough to play tourguide and explore Seattle with me.  It's a beautiful city and we decided that we had to watch Sleepless in Seattle since we saw the houseboat in the movie in our Ferry tour and could see the houseboat from his apartment.  Here I have Popcorn Riley enjoying the classic Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan image!  I also used the Baseball Riley which was perfect since the Seattle Mariners mascot is a Moose!

Here's a close up of  Popcorn Riley

 The front of the card was made completely using .jpgs I converted into .svg cuts using Inkscape and then cutting it out with Sure Cuts a Lot 2.  I kind of wished he played for a team with a less complicated logo.

The front flap is of the Seattle Skyline with Mt. Rainier in the back.  It opens up to show the complete Seattle logo as well as his jersey number.  I added the penguin because he absolutely LOVES penguins.

Everyone be sure to check out the Blog Hop for our much anticipated blog hop starting in TWO Days!  You'll get to view as well as order all the amazing new stamps from the new Release of Riley goes to the Movies.  It starts on Thursday, September 29th at 10 PM EST.  

Be sure to drop by all my Moose mates and check out their creations for the day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sneak Peek #3

Here's the 3rd day of sneak peeks for Riley and Co. newest stamp release, Riley goes to the Movies!  Today I decided to use the Moose Butler and Sophie O'Hara stamp to celebrate the University of Alabama, my alma mater! I added classic Southern images of the magnolia flower and iconic Denny Chimes.

The images were matted on crimson cardstock and houndstooth patterned paper since the University of Alabama's unofficial "3rd color" is houndstooth!

I colored both riley images with copics and added some stickle bling to O'hara, because every southern girl can't resist some glitter!

Be sure to check out all my other Moose Mates and their creations!  And be sure to join us for our huge stamp release and blog hop on Thursday, September 29th at 10 PM EST!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sneak Peek Day #2

Here comes Sneak Peek Day #2!  Today I decided to use Riley Pottermoose for the peek.  My best friend loves Harry Potter so it just seems fitting.  I wish he was a fan of Slytherin because I would have loved to have added a snake and made the Thanks into "Thanksssss".

I'll be honest, I'm not a big Harry Potter fan, but I absolutely loved this stamp.  It has sooo many amazing details and I actually cut out a huge swirl of clouds and stars coming out of his wand.

I will be back again tomorrow with another Sneak peek for you. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on September 29th starting at 10 PM EST. 

Now go check out all my fellow Moose Teammates and all their designs!  

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Riley goes to the Movies!

Hey everyone!  Sorry I'm so late on posting.  I've been on a flight back from Seattle all day and finally got some internet.  It's time for the new Riley stamp release sneak peeks!  The theme for this release is Riley goes to the movies, and there are tons of iconic images you'll go crazy over!  There are 18 new Riley images this time around and we'll be giving some sneak peeks throughout the week until the Blog hop on Thursday, September 29th!

I decided to use Sophie as Sandy as my inspiration for todays card.  I decided to go with the 50's diner color theme and music notes.  I just absolutely love the 50's and I hope my niece will love it too.

Be sure to check out all my moose mates and their great sneak peeks!