Monday, January 30, 2017

Riley and Co Designer Highlight - Coaster Box


Hello there!  Today's Designer Highlight features Michelle Pearson ~ Inspiration Blooms

I have made stamping my hobby for over 20 years!  I love to color and cut and create all sorts of cards from flowery to fun.  I dabble with paper embroidery and Zentangle, and my newest fun is incorporating stamping into my planner.  Why not make the mundane fun?    I have worked on a variety of design teams and teach workshops in my home. Stamping is cheaper than therapy!

I live with my husband, son and daughter in a small Wisconsin town.  When I'm not stamping I love to putter in my flower beds, canning/freezing food and spend time with my family.  I am an Lilla Rose Stylist and enjoy sharing hair accessories made with music wire at craft/vendor shows and at home boutiques!  
My project today started out to be a coaster box with each side decorated for a month of the year...however if a banner is more your thing...just make each coaster and time them together to form a banner.  I have made five months of the year here starting with December.
December is the first month I made using the new Dress Up Rileys sets and dies.  Details on this month's tile feature paper piecing for the skiis and winter apparel.  A torn edge makes for a perfect ski hill!

January's tile is one of my favorites as I got to make a fun holiday sweater and a fancy cocoa mug by stamping strategically onto designer paper!  I hit the snowflakes on the embossing folder with a white ink pad to make them pop just a bit.  Again...a torn edge is the perfect snowy base for Riley!

February's tile is sweet with candy hearts stamped in pink ink....just perfectly mimicing conversation hearts so popular this time of year!  

March's tile features a fun glittered background I made.  And the conversation hearts were so cute in February, why not have some conversation shamrocks?  

For April, I paired the sweater with the jumper and irish hat to make a sweet little outfit!  I cut an element from the paper to adorn the sweater.  
I will be completing the year as new sets are released....and you can take a peek at these in the Riley and Co booths this year in the form of a banner!!
Stamps:  

Here are a few peeks of other creations I have made featuring Riley and Co images.
I love pairing papers with images and this one just makes me happy! 
Stamps used:  Mushroom Lane Library

This card was just so fun with the tissue tape that mimics the mummy.  
Stamps used:  Mummy Riley and a Funny Bones Sentiment.

This is a fun shaker card.  I stamped the diamond onto acetate and colored the back with Copic Markers before fussy cutting and adding to the shaker box!

Another favorite Mushroom Lane image Winter House.  I love the fussy cutting and dimension on this card!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my Riley and Co work!  I hope you found something to inspire you!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Flowers and Tea!

And it's FRIDAY!  I have two more cards to finish up my week of Prickley Pear creations! 
This card just makes me smile...such a pop of spring!

Stamps:
Bunny Cart
Spring/Easter Banner Clear Set
Banner Die 
Riley and Co's Word Bubble Die Square 

I used the  Word Bubble Die to frame my adorable bunny cart image.  How fun!  The images are colored with Copic markers and they coordinate perfectly with the flower vellum!

This card has a fun distressed look.  I stamped the heart image 2nd generation and then inked the background with Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries distress inks and sprayed with water.  I stamped the design element from the Love Banner set around the edge as a frame and the tea image in the center.   I stamped the tea cup again on white cardstock and then fussy cut and popped it onto the card with foam tape.  The banners are stamped tone on tone...so it has the rose banner which is a perfectly fun and subtle touch.

Stamps:
Love Banner Clear Set
Banner Die 
Tea Time 

So that finishes up my cards for this week's feature of Prickley Pear goodness!  Here are the sales one last time if you have been tempted to add to your stamp collection!




Thursday, January 26, 2017

Banners and Bunnies....

Happy Thursday!  Today for the Prickley Pear release I am featuring both of the new banner sets.

Stamps:
Love Banner Clear Set
Banner Die 
Valentine Cupcake Clear Set
Cupcake Die

One little fun idea is to use small elements in a set to create design elements and embellishments on your cards.  I used the bow from the cupcake set to make a bow garland.  I used a banner to create a fun themed grounding element for my cupcake.

Here is another way to use the banner stamps...I stamped them into a fun springy background.

Stamps:
Spring/Easter Banner Clear Set
Banner Die 
Bunny With Daisy 

Here are some great deals to celebrate this release for Prickley Pear! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Valentines and Easter Inspiration!

For today's Prickley Pear release post I am sharing some of the holiday images.  Happy Valentine's Day is colored with Copic markers.  I made it into a shaker card by using a polished stone frame.  I used clear microbeads and iridescent sequins for the shaker elements.   The birdcage was in my bin of bits and bobs....so very victorian and perfect for this ornate valentine!

My second card today features the Spring/Easter Banner set and die. I did a fun basket weave design with the banners to frame the Wishing You An Easter sentiment.

The sentiment is stamped and die cut with the Word Bubble Dies Square from Riley and Co.
I topped some Prima style flowers with Blobby Flower 2 flowers that I stamped on designer paper, die cut and accented with a white gel pen.

Here are some fabulous specials to check out on the Prickley Pear website!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Faith, Love and Happiness

It's day two of the Prickley Pear release and I have some floral creations to share today!

This card features the Celtic Border stamp again..and again I partially covered up the shamrocks on this image...they show a bit but just look like leaves and blend into the design of the paper I chose.
I colored the Pot of Gold and Flowers image and fussy cut it, popping it onto the card with foam tape. I colored the Shamrock Swag as flowers and fussy cut it before popping it on the top of my card.  I shall just have to use that image again as a shamrock! There Is One Happiness is the perfect verse to finish up this card.
My second card features Faith from Riley and Co and the Shamrocks image.  I colored them up with Copic Markers and have framed them on a Polished Stone background that really makes the image pop!

You can check out all of the new release and specials at Prickley Pear. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Prickley Pear Release Day 1

Happy Monday!  This week we are featuring the new release from Prickley Pear!  
This first card features the Valentine Cupcake set and die.  This set features a whole new collection of frosting and cupcake wrappers.    I added a touch of white gel pen and a gem to dress mine up a bit. 
The sentiment is actually Abs Are Great from the new Funny Bones release.  
This image is Be Mine Forever and it made for a fun collage/shabby chic card with paper embroidery and a bit of distressing!
My last card today features three images:  Celtic Border, Tall Cross and Wishing You An Easter
I white embossed the Celtic Border onto designer paper.  I covered up the shamrocks for this card and added the cross with foam tape and a few springy flowers. 
And finally, here are some dandy sales for you to check out at Prickley Pear!
 
 


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mini Vacation....


I am going to post one more day of Riley and Company cards since my blog will be busy with Prickley Pear next week.  This card features the Mushroom Lane Hospital image.   I colored it up with red and white....but it just needed a blue roof instead of a grey or brown one!  

Stamps:

This sentiment makes me laugh....I really did hate nap time when I was younger....and now.....let's just say I agree a bit more with Riley!

Stamps:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Good & Bright & Beautiful!

Happy Friday!  Thought I would share this cheery little place on Mushroom Lane as this is the last day of the Riley and Co celebration week.  Next week pop on by for a whole week of inspiration featuring the Prickley Pear release...so much to share!

This is the Mushroom House 3 that I colored up with Copic markers.  I added a bit of white gel pen detailing on the roof and some stardust shimmer on the underside of the roof and windows. 
I paired the image up with the Funny Bones You Remind Me image.

And here is my final card for this release showcase.  I used Funny Bones Make It Yourself and paired it up with Clear Winter Accessories Set, Winter Accessories Die Set, Riley Basic Red Rubber Stamp Set, Riley Basic Die Set and Word Bubble Dies Set - Squares (RD06).

Found a few little craft supplies to embellish this card in the button bin...a spool of thread, a crocheted flower..and check out the scissors dangling next to Riley's hoof! Looks like the craft room is all decked out for fun! 

Just had to dress her up all pretty with paper piecing.  I have to admit...that is one of my favorite things about this release is making cute little outfits for all of the cards! 

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, January 19, 2017

Craftaholocs and Chocolate!

Welcome to Day 4 of the Riley and Co release!   This one makes me grin...I just love the little chocolate balloons...check out they are tied with embroidery floss! 

My first card today features the following stamps:
Funny Bones 6 Million Dollars
Riley Basic Die Set
Riley Basic Red Rubber Stamp Set
Clear Valentine/St Patty Accessories Set
Valentine/St Patty Die Set
Clear Winter Accessories Set
Winter Accessories Die Set
Word Bubble Circles Die Set


My second Riley card today features another Funny Bones sentiment.  I just love the fancy shopping bags!! I decorated them up myself with Copic Marker and a Signo White Gel Pen.

Stamps used on this card are:
Craftaholic
Shopping Bag Sophie
Riley Clear Accessories Starter Set
Riley Accessories Starter Set Dies

Hope you are having a happy week!

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!)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Riley and Co Release Day 3, Hints of Spring!

I would have to say that the Mushroom Lane's Tree Stump House (ML-2428) is one of my favorite images from this line...it is so whimsical and reminds me of the books The Borrowers and The Littles from my childhood.  So many stories could be told of the goings on in this sweet little dwelling!
I paired this image up with some new clear stamps from Prickely Pear that will be released next week!  The banners and die make for a fun embellishment as well as card sentiment!

This card features a new Funny Bones sentiment Camping Without WiFi RWD-572 and the new Word Bubble Dies Set - Squares (RD06).  I just love the way the word dies pop the sentiment in such a clean and fun way!

Tent Riley is not a new image, but it fit this sentiment perfectly!  I colored the image with Copic markers before fussy cutting it.  I needed some trees, so I freehand cut some pine trees from my paper collection.

I hope you are loving this Riley and Company Release!  I would love to hear which of today's card catches your eye!

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!)

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!)