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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Riley and Co Sports Fun

And here are the last two Coaster Box/Banner pieces. The pieces in the Sports Accessories Clear Set and the dies cover quite a variety of sports!  I created a soccer goal cage with the volleyball poles in the set.  I used embroidery floss to create my fun!

And here you will see I cut the volleyball poles down yet again to make horse shoe poles!  The drink and baseball hat come from one of the original dress up sets! 

These make me we wish for warm summer weather!  Hope you are having a great week!

I'm Sow Excited....

Today's post for Prickley Pear features some more of the new stamps that were released this month!

Prissy the Pig and I'm Sow Excited For You. The Blobby Flowers 2 and Blobby Flowers die make the perfect embellishment!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Be The Good

I am catching up my blog with more of the projects I made for the Riley and Co new release projects. 

This first card features the Mushroom Lane image Tree Stump House 2. I colored up the image with Copic Markers and then fussy cut it. I cut apart the Be The Good image.  The sun and clouds are cut from some designer paper.
I continued to work on the Dress Up Riley Coaster Box/Banner for the show booth. 
I created a frame using the new Nesting Ovals with Pierced Dots Dies.
Most of the elements on this piece feature the Summer Fun Clear Stamp Set and Dies.
Riley's tank top is actually a sweater that I cut the sleeves off of...remember it is fun to combine sets!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Journey Awakens The Soul

 I have a few more Prickley Pear cards to share today.  This one features the new Della the Dragon image.  I colored her up with Copic markers and then did a bit of doodling on the wings.   I used the Journey Awakens sentiment.  I layered the images up over the Our Daily Bread's Boho Background die.

...and here is one more card using the adorable Row Houses Clear Stamp Set and Die Set.   I colored the images with Copic markers and then accented the card with white gel pen accents.
HINT:  The circle frame was created when I made yesterday's dragonfly card!  Minimize those scraps peeps!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Wonderful!

It's been a fun week sharing all of the new Prickley Pear images in this release! 
My first card features the Mason Jar image and Petunia images as well as A Heartfelt Thanks.
I colored the images and fussy cut them before layering them on some dies.
The oval die is from the Riley and Co Nesting Ovals with Pierced Dots set.
The beautiful background die is Our Daily Bread's Majestic Medallion die.

For this card I stamped the Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect image on blue vellum with Stazon ink
I cut out a frame by using two of the Riley and Co Nesting Circles with Pierced Dots dies. 
I stamped the Dainty Dragonflies on acetate with Stazon ink and then did the glitter and acetate technique on the back with glitter and glue.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dance in the Rain!

Another day of Prickley Pear fun!  This card features Lillian the Fairy  paired with the Life is Not About sentiment.  I also added a few flowers from the Flower Stamp Set and Die and Flowers 2 Stamp Set.

And here is another little card using the Row House Clear Set and Die.
If you like the circle and oval dies on this card...they are new and are found on the Riley and Co website.  

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear

This day has sped away on me...but here are some more cards to celebrate the Prickley Pear release this week!  This first card features the new Let Your Faith Be Bigger image.

I used the new Dainty Dragonflies Clear Set.  I used the glitter and acetate technique to color the dragonflies.  I stamped the images on acetate with Stazon ink.  Flip the images over and apply the glitter and glue to the back as desired.  I let them dry and in this case I cut them out by hand as my acetate was quite thick.

The square element on the card is the new Nesting Squares with Pierced Dots die from Riley and Co.
I did a spirelli inspired technique on this using embroidery floss.
This image is so sweet.  This one made me think of an old DT friend Angela Bode!  I stamped the Kitty image on the Nesting Ovals with Pierced Dots Die from Riley and Co.  The You Make Me Smile sentiment is an old favorite.

Be sure to check out the specials with this release by popping over to the Prickley Pear blog where you can see more inspiration!