Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Karen Burniston in Cahoots With Riley - Take 2

Here is another fun creation using the new Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley and Co dies!  These dies start shipping in June, you can pre-order now!!

This card front features the oh, so adorable Woodland Animals Die Set.  These little critters are so fun to make!  I colored mine up with Copic Markers. 

I again used the Nature Edges Die Set grass in a funky way to create the sentiment mat.  I had originally planned to cut them apart as I was just cutting out some to create with....but why not use it this way for fun?  Sentiment is from the Word Set 1 Greetings Die Set.
For the inside of my card I used the Tree Pop-Up Die Set and actually popped up the tree.  Check out the adorable tire that is swinging from the branches!   I used a Copic Marker to add some dimension to the leaves.  I spy the Nature Edges set again....and the adorable little fox fellow!

Thanks for popping by!  I'd love to see how these sets will inspire you! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley and Company!

There is a new die line in town!  Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley and Company!   These dies are amazing fun to work with....my first card features the KB Riley Tree Pop-Up Die Set.  This set comes with the light green leaves, the tree trunk, flowers and more!  I gave my tree a dimensional look by tracing the leaf die on dark green cardstock and fussy cutting it out...I love the dimension this gives!

I love the Nature Edges Die Set which I used for the clouds and grass.  The grass is actually an out of the box use....there is real grass, but this is the negative side and I like that it looks like there might be a few leaves in the grass as well!

The little hearts on the tree come from the Twist Panel Pop-Up Die Set.  I could have used the flowers, but hearts are fun too!

Speaking of the Twist Panel Pop Up Die Set, I used that on the inside of this fun card!  What a fun surprise to greet you upon opening up this card!

Notice I again used the negative side of the grass from Nature Edges Die Set to frame my sentiment.  I was cutting out a bunch of grass and this scrap just seemed to need to be used this way!  The sentiment is from the Word Set 1: Greeting Die Set.  I love the practical greetings in this set from thanks, hello, congrats, thinking of you and my friend! 

Check out the adorable critters from the Woodland Animals Die Set!  So sweet and fun!

Here you can see the tree created with the die cut behind the tree trunk and then I cut out the leaf die a second time in lighter cardstocks, accented them with Copic marker and then cut out individual leaves that I bent over my craft knife for dimension and stuck to the tree.  The flowers in the set are in bloom in both the branches and in the grass used correctly this time!  Love the solid dirt die that could also be snow or gently rolling meadows in another scene!

And finally, here is a tree in a meadow that isn't all dolled up with flowers....oh, the endless possibilities!  Love the sentiment!  

These dies are all available right now for Pre-order...mailing in June!   I'd love to hear what you think!  More fun samples coming!!  

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 net....so 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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Free shipping on domestic orders over $15 is available until midnight on the 14th. Just enter the coupon code FREESHIP in the coupon box..

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!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Prickley Pear Release! Rowhouses!

Happy Monday!  It was a beautiful weekend in our neck of the woods....and this card just has all the feels! 

It's Prickley Pear's release week and this is the new Row House Clear Set!  It is so fun to mix and match the different elements to make different houses and scenes.  Keep your eye peeled...I have more of these coming!

The Row House Die Set makes it super simple to pop these scenes together.

HINT:  Look at the images in the set and use them in a different way!  I created sidewalks by cutting apart a roof element!  SO fun!

Check this out!  FREE shipping on all orders over $15! Free shipping ends at midnight on the 14th. To get your order shipped for free, simply put the coupon code FREESHIP in the coupon box when you check out. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Summertime Fun!

Another day of Riley and Co fun!  Today's projects feature summertime fun!
For this card I changed the volleyball poles into tennis poles and created a net with embroidery floss.  I also changed the baseball into a tennis ball with some creative coloring and accents with a white gel pen!  I also used some of the clothing from another Riley Dress Up set to create a double ruffled tennis outfit!!  It's fun to think out of the box.
Sports Accessories Clear Stamp Set
Sports Accessories Die Set

This is just a fun one!  Love the die that cuts out the fishing pole so very perfectly!  And how stinkin cute is that fishing hat?  Coloring fish on the other hand?  I'm clueless!

Sports Accessories Clear Stamp Set
Sports Accessories Die Set

This one from Mushroom Lane is an eye-popper!  I was inspired by the paper pack...my red and white light house turned red and blue!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Grilling, Golf and Gardening!

Today I have more of the Riley and Co release to share!  More banner pieces....or they can be strung together to form a coaster box. The little dies make it so easy to accessorize Riley!
 This chick had to have some rubber boots!  Tee Hee!
I made my own flag using the volleyball pole in the set.  The golf green is created with the new oval pierced dies.

Sports Accessories
Summer Fun Accessories

Sports Accessories Dies
Summer Fun Accessories Dies
Nesting Ovals with Pierced Dots Dies

In celebration, Riley & CO is offering 3 release specials!
First, FREE Shipping on orders over $20.00 through 5.7.17. Just enter the code FREESHIP at checkout and start stalking your mailbox. :)
Second, Pierced Nesting Die Bundle for $41. That's $10 off!
Third, complete set of 16 NEW Funny Bones on cling, individually packaged for $83.20. That's 20% off!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Summertime Fun!

It's the second day of the Riley and Company release...and the dress up Riley sets are a hit again!
This is a 4 x 4 inch coaster that is punched to either be made into a coaster box or a banner.  This one happens to be destined for the Riley and Company show booth!  Just love the sequins for a water effect!
Stamps: Summer Fun Accessories
Dies: Summer Fun Accessories

This fellow is playing volleyball with a hand stitched net.
Stamps:  Sports Accessories
Dies: Sports Accessories

...and there is a Mushroom Lane Store image all colored up with Copics to end today's share!
Which is your favorite?

In celebration, Riley & CO is offering 3 release specials!
First, FREE Shipping on orders over $20.00 through 5.7.17. Just enter the code FREESHIP at checkout and start stalking your mailbox. :)
Second, Pierced Nesting Die Bundle for $41. That's $10 off!
Third, complete set of 16 NEW Funny Bones on cling, individually packaged for $83.20. That's 20% off!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Butterfly House!

Today is the first day of the Riley and Co release!  Today's card features the Mushroom Lane Butterfly House image!  I colored it up with Copic Markers and then did a bit of fussy cutting!

The butterfly house is layered on a paint chip.  We were recently off picking out paint for the little miss' room...and this one was in the running but just a bit too blue!  It matches perfectly with papers from the American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray paper pad!  Stickers are from a Doodlebug set and the paper strip is cut from a catalog!  Oh fun it is to recycle!

Today would be a fine time to hop on over to the Riley and Co blog and see more of the images in this release!  There are specials.....check them out!