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 =)

Sneak Peek Day #2

Sneak Peek Day #2!!  I chose to display the Riley and Sophie under the sea stamp for my sneak peek for the upcoming Riley on Vacation stamp release!  This cute little image was perfect for my shaped card with a bit of a Hawaii/Island theme.

It's a bit hard to see, but the background is heat embossed with a clear flourish stamp and the background is sponged in a bunch of sea colors.  Here's a closeup of the cute stamp colored in with copics

The flourish kind of ran through mermaid Sophie's hair.  I also added gelly roll sakura in red to give her hair some shimmer.

Enjoy and be sure to check out my other moose mates and their design!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sneak Peek Day #1

Hello everyone!  It's that time again, Sneak Peek season for the brand new stamps from Riley and Company!  The name for this release is called Riley goes on Vacation, and it is CERTAINLY right up my alley with all the traveling I do.  It's super super super super cute, and I had a blast designing and creating with these.  So let's get started!

I made this card for one of my friends who plays baseball in the Braves organization.  He's originally from Australia and has been over here in the states playing for the past 3 years.  Needless to say, I enjoy ribbing him a bit for his strong Perth accent, but just wanted this card to remind him to keep living the dream, don't stress about his baseball results, and enjoy the moment.

These images are super cute and mimic the style of the international stamps that you get in your passport.  Let's just say I loved the creativity and coloring of all of them!

This July release is huge and consists of 24 new Riley images and they go on sale on July 28th!  The Riley Blog Hop release starts at 10 PM on July 28th.

Please check out all the other Design Team Moose Mates on the links to the left and DEFINITELY don't forget our guest designer Stephanie Hill.  She is VERY talented and I look at her blog daily and admire her creativity and bright colors she incorporates in her coloring.  GORGEOUS!

See you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tag Riley Challenge

I really loved this challenge!  This Riley and Company challenge is hosted by Michele L. The challenge was to make a birthday tag.  I used Mason Riley for my tag.  

The tag was cut with the Cricut using the Don Juan cart and then stamped with Versa Ink and a background script stamp picked up at Michael's on clearance.  Then it was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  

Next I used Tim Holtz distressed inks in Antique linen to ink the edges and colored Mason Riley with copics

Finally the starburst was cut with the Cricut using the Don Juan cart and pop dotted.  The Sentiment and ribbon was a dollar bin finds at Michaels!

Be sure to visit all the other Riley Design Team members to check out their creations!

We just got the images for the new Release....they're SUPER SUPER cute.  I absolutely love them.  So excited to create and share with you guys.