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!  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Riley Challenge!

Hey everyone, today our challenge is brought to us by Heather Prince

The challenge is to create a distressed/shabby chic card with at least 7 layers (matts are counted as a layer) but the more layers the better!

For my card I used Bundle of Joy Riley to celebrate the coming of my sister's new little baby boy.  He's due in October and her three lil tykes have decided to call him "Henry", much to the dismay of my sister.  We will see what they actually name him!  

The cut comes from the Cricut cartridge, Beyond birthday, and the shadow cut was cut twice and popped to give it some more dimension.  The diamond shape was from the Jasmine cartridge and turned into a kite.  Hope you all enjoyed and don't forget to see everyone elses!  I TRIED to distress the edges but I think I have to work on that a bit more hahah.  Obviously I don't do distress (or layers) all that much so this challenge was a lot of fun to get out of my comfort zone!

Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's card on their blogs.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Riley Design Challenge!

Hi Riley Fans! 
Hope you're all ready for today's challenge, and I'm proud to say that I'M hosting it!!!
My 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) 

For my card I decided to use Hockey Riley since the season is just right around the corner!
I keep in touch with several of my former players and this was a card I made for Freddy who played for the minor league team I interned for a couple years back.

So this was a birthday-ish card for him, but really its a "just because" card, and boy was I excited to use my Riley Hockey Stamp!  I based the colors off of the Ontario Reign colors, and colored his jersey in to look like their orange ones.  He's number 12 so I cut those out using the Sure Cuts A Lot Software.  The dark blue background was cuttlebugged using the argyle folder, and the card was triple matted (the Riley one was popped up).  Riley was colored in with Copics, his skates were colored in with my Sakura gelly roll silver pen, and the ice got a little bit of Stickle treatment!  I added a couple brads, because what's more manlier than brads?!

On the back, I added the Ontario Reign logo using Sure Cuts A Lot to cut out a picture I found online. I have to admit, I was pretty proud of how well it came out compared to the real logo.
Sorry for the blurry image!  I guess I just wanted to make mine look better ;)

Freddy in action  

Be sure to check out the other members of the Riley Design team to see what they've come up with!!!  I hope you enjoyed this challenge!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Riley Design Challenge

It's the time for another challenge!

This challenge is brought to you by Kelli Santi.  The challenge is Oceans of Fun with Riley! Bring out your nautical side! Use a boat, ocean, beach (etc) and include the colors of red and blue! 

I used Surfer Riley for my layout and cut diagonal pieces of blue paper (using my Martha Sewart Scor-board).  Added a red strip of cardstock on the bottome and some pattern paper.  I used the Cricut Cartridge Stand and Salute for the Anchole and 3D stars and the stamp was a dollar bin find at Michaels!  

hope you guys enjoyed it!  Be sure to check out the other DT designs!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

It's wedding season!  So how is it possible that I have yet to showcase a wedding card?  I attended the wedding of my bestfriend from college this July in Huntsville, and boy it was beautiful to be in attendance of his festivities.  I decided to make a card for him and his bride using their colors.

The digital stamp is from The Greeting Farm and colored with copics.  And the shape was cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.  The stamp is from Papertrey Inks and the lace border is the Martha Stewart border punch.  I made sure to stickle the wedding dress!  Here are some pics from the wedding.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Riley Release Winner

We've picked our winners.  Using the random number generator, my winner is...APRIL, over at  Congratulations you are the lucky winner of an awesome Riley image of your choice!

Please email me at with your choice of Riley and your mailing address!

Thank you to everyone for participating in the Blog Hop! We had some problems at the store on the night of the release, but everything is working fine now at Riley and Company!

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team takes you on the road tonight! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything!

Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog as each of the Riley and Company Design Team members will be giving away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

24 new Riley stamps are NOW available from the Riley and Company Store.

ALSO Riley and Company is running some great great specials for this release, you ready??

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on any new orders until Sunday night (be sure to use the coupon code FREESHIP)

All orders placed WITHIN THE FIRST 24 HOURS will receive a FREE Swimmer Riley

And if you PURCHASE THE ENTIRE SET you will receive a FREE  Surfer Riley!

For my first card today I used the Italy and the Cruise travel stamp set.  I used Sure Cuts a Lot for the cutouts and used a pic of when I went on a Cruise to the mediterranean.  I figured, it would be a perfect complement for the Riley Italy stamp!

My second Riley Peek is Hunting Riley!  

Added some Cricut cuts from Create a Critter and a handwritten Sentiment and Hunting Riley is all set!  I colored him with Copics and made sure his vest was perfect in all it's Camo glory.  

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to Sarah Gough and see some more cute Riley cards.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE what she makes along with all our other Design Team members!

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win! I'll draw the winner tomorrow at 10pm EST, good luck!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sneak Peek #5

Today is Sneak Peek #5, the last one before the July stamp release on Thursday!  Be sure to follow us on our blog hop at 10 PM Easten time.  The theme for this release is Riley goes on Vacation.  There are a ton of new stamps and a bunch of cute ones that are perfect for scrapbooking as well as card making.

I made this card for a new member of our staff.  He just recently moved down to Mobile, AL and so I figured what better way to celebrate the occasion then with a handmade card.

I used the Riley "or Bust" stamp for this card.  Riley was colored in with copics and all of the background images are representative of Mobile, (state, state flag, and of course pelicans).

I made him some pillow cookies as well as a little housewarming gift.  They are off of the website, bakerella.  Here's the recipe...Bakerella's Pillow Cookies.

Be sure to check out all the other Riley Design Team members and their creations as well as our guest designer for this month, Sarah.

See you guys all tomorrow for the release!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sneak Peek #4 and Challenge

Sneak Peef #4 and our Tuesday challenge brought to us by's R is for Recipe.  The recipe is Riley, Red, Rhinestone, and Ribbon!  

I chose to use the new Riley stamp of Viva Las Vegas.  I thought it would be a perfect complement to the Red background and rhinestones as well as Ribbon.  

Be sure to join us and the other Design team members in our Blog Hop on Thursday for the new July release of Riley Stamps!  It will start on Thursday at 10 PM EST!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sneak Peek Day #3

It's Day #3 of the Riley Sneaks for the upcoming July stamp release.  The theme for this release is Riley goes on Vacation and trust me, these stamps are cuuuteee and perfect for scrapbooking as all as cards!

Today I decided to share Map/Lost Riley.  Trust me, I know what that's like.  Be sure to join us on the blog hop on the day of the Stamp Release.  It's this Thursday (July 28th) and starts at 10 pm ET.  We have a guest designer with his this release, Steph over at the Hooney Bootique, and TRUST me, her stuff is too cute!  Enjoy and be sure to check out all my other Moose Mates and their sneak peek creations!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


So one of my favorite baseball players, Matt Klinker, is having a bit of a rough season and has been stuck in a rut playing for the same team he spent the majority of his time with last year (in minor league baseball you want to be continually moving on up in the system).  Needless to say, he's a little frustrated (in the game, we like to call it "being salty") so I figured I'd try to give him a little pick me up and maybe it'll give him the boost to get him back up to AAA.  

Right now he plays for the AA team for the Cincinnati Reds, the Carolina Mudcats, so I decided to stick with that theme!  I used the pitcher from Kenny K digital stamps and modify it so it fits their jerseys.  I heat embossed using clear embossing powder a little Michaels dollar bin baseball stamp over the background to give a subtle pattern.  Using Sure Cuts A Lot, I cut out a wonky square shape as well as the Reds logo so the red would show through.  I also cut out his jersey number as well using Sure cuts a lot.  The card base is using Papertrey ink cardstock in smokey (I LOVE THIS STUFF FOR BASES) and cuttlebugged the diamond plate pattern.  I added Recollection brads for some bling and that was the front!

The Back I used Inkscape and svg. the Mudcats logo into three cuts and cut them out using Sure Cuts a Lot.  Klinker's name is also cut out using the Sure Cuts A Lot and the background was cuttlebugged with the Diamond Plate folder as well.  

Because Matt is so salty right now I figured I'd help him balance it out with some sweets by making him some cookies!  

He loved everything.  So this is an insight of some characters that I get to deal with everyday.  Klinker on the other hand is a pretty 'special' person anyway.  Needless to say, he doesn't take himself seriously.

This is what he normally looks like =)  I don't mind him either way =)