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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Flawsome!


It's day 2 of Riley and Co's release week...and today I have Dress Up Riley cards! Today's hint from me is...layers! I layered the dress over the kilt for a fun alternative outfit.  Glasses are on the hat...and are mirrored at that!  I colored the lenses with a silver paint pen.

Loving the new Word Bubble dies...they add so much to a sentiment!  I dressed mine up a bit with a bow tie!    Hand stitching frames my Flawsome Riley.

Stamps:
Dress Up Riley Super Deal - I used items from every set for this card!
Flawsome RWD-561
Word Bubble Dies Set - Squares (RD06) 

Loving this Riley all decked out in his Irish gear!  His sweater is smashing stamped out on some fabric printed paper.

The frame is a new image that is coming out from Prickley Pear next week which I embossed in Verdigris embossing powder.   The verse is Funny Bones May Your Troubles RWD-571.

There are a pile of SUPER DEALS for you at Riley and Co....check them out!

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!)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Riley and Co Release Day One, Blog Hop and SALES!

Happy Monday! Today is the beginning of the new release week for Riley and Co!  All of us on the Riley and Co design team are also participating in the CardMaker blog hop....so hop along and you will find loads of inspiration along the way!  If you would like to start at the beginning, you can start on the CardMaker's blog.

My first card features some fantastic new images from the Mushroom Lane Collection:
House with Clothesline ML2405 is a sweet little image that I used for the front of my three panel card.   I colored the image with Copic markers and fussy cut it. 
The second house is Mushroom Lane's House 1 ML-2407.  For each of these houses I cut out the window panes and lined them with some glimmery vellum for a softer look that mimics glass.
Finally, for the center panel I have the new Mushroom Lane Polka Dot House 2 ML-2414.  These are such a hoot to color up!  A simple color change and you have a whole new neighborhood!!

Also releasing today are the new Dress Up Riley Collection and Dies as well as new Funny Bones and Word Bubble Rectangle Dies!!  When I saw the fun sombrero I just had to dress up Riley for the occasion and add some fun tacos to make this fun card.  I used paper piecing for his sweater.

Funny Bones - Laughing So Hard - RWD-529
Red Rubber Basic Stamps (DUR1)
Basic Die Set (RD001)
Clear Accessories Starter Set (RCLR02)
Accessories Starter Die Set (RD02)

 And finally....just one more Mushroom Lane card I need to share....with a fun surprise!! This is House with Cellar ML-2404.
Here you can see the little surprise...Chibitronics Lights light up the windows that I cut out and lined with blue vellum.  It is so fun to bring the little dwelling to life.  Also, check out the button that Tanya sent along with our release.  I cut the button back off and attached it to the card with glue dots.

I hope you have enjoyed a little peek at what I have been busy with behind the scenes....I have a lot of fun stuff coming to share....I'd love to hear which of today's cards was your favorite!!

The next stop on this hop is Katie Gehring's blog.
Katie Gehring


There are a pile of SUPER DEALS for you at Riley and Co....check them out!

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!)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Season's Greetings!

I have had this image on my desk for the last few weeks...and it should have made an appearance by now...but there has been a lot of Inky fun happening behind the scenes....so lots of new images to share really soon! 

This beauty is Mushroom Lane's Snowman House by Riley and Co.  It is so fun to color up with Copic markers.  ...and Yes, I did fussy cut it...but really, it takes only a few minutes and it is so worth it!  I shaped the image so the center pops out and then I attached the edges to the card, so my mushroom lane is actually dimensional! 

You probably cannot tell on here, but there is a lot of Stardust goodness accenting the snow on this image!  I love it! 

Our four day family holiday starts today...we are super excited that hubby is home for the year...and he gets to play in his woodshop this weekend!  Good food and family time...can't ask for more!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What To My Wondering Eyes....

Oh my, not sure if you weekend was as food-laden as ours was....but this sentiment from Riley and Co just fits the bill! 

Stamps:  
Wondering Eyes RWD-332
Aerobics Riley

I found some ribbon in my bin that reminded me of athetic gear...Riley's ready to work it off!
Hope you had a great weekend enjoyed with family and friends! 

Friday, December 16, 2016

You Make Me Happy Shaker

Well...the skies are white and snow is falling...but this is the card that popped up that I should have posted yesterday....Oops!

This features Prickley Pear images from the Build an Umbrella Clear Set and Umbrella Die Set.

For this card I had the idea to create a shaker card with the scrap left from the umbrella die and pop the stamped umbrella pieces on top of the window sheet for a fun effect.  The beads happily roll around below the acetate. 

The flower accents are from a Martha Stewart punch from days gone by. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mushroom Lane's Police Station

It's time to see what the Riley and Co designers have been up to!  Today I did a simple shaker card using Mushroom Lane's Police Station!

Stamps:
Mushroom Lane Police Station

I colored the image with Copic Markers.  I used a variety of iridescent and star sequins along with micro beads for my shaker elements.   The frame is from The Paper Cut, but you could easily cut your own shaker box window. I added a touch of Signo white gel pen to accent the frame.

The stars are from Tim Holtz's collection of embellishments.  Simple and fun!

Friday, November 25, 2016

More Mushroom Lane!

Well, now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we may as well look ahead to snow!  I had a hoot coloring up this new Mushroom Lane image by Riley and Co!

It has glittery accents and makes me wish just a little for snow!  Yes, I did a bit of fussy cutting on this one and the center of the image is popped up on foam tape while the edges are not for a fun dimensional effect!   Check out all of the new images for Mushroom Lane!

Stamps:
Mushroom Lane Winter House
Prickley Pear Christmas Banner Set