9.01.2015

Riley's going "Back to School!"


Hi friends!
 
Getting back into the swing of back to school routine here 
means quite a few things for me ~
including driving from 6 am until nearly 4 pm,
back and forth and back and forth and then some!

Which means a lot of trips to Starbucks!
I'm blessed to have a wonderful group of mom friends
and we all meet up at S'Bux when school starts again to catch up on our summers, the kids, playdates, big people dates, and more ♥
It's no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Starbucks
but more than that, it's a slice of serenity in an incredibly busy mom's world :)
  
 
So my card today is a bit unorthodox *wink!*
It's our Riley and Company Design Team challenge time again 
 on the Riley and Company blog and our challenge is hosted by Sandye.
For our challenge this week, has challenged us to 
create a School related card or project.
For me, driving by for my 'Bux and meeting my treasured friends is one of the highlights of school!
 
 
{and the inside of my card!}
 

You may have noticed a small change
 on the Riley and Company inspiration blog
 While we no longer have the biweekly challenges,
 the DT will still bring to you biweekly inspirational cards and projects!
Every other week, the DT will showcase the stamps from the store!

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Cheers!!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

 

8.21.2015

Day 5 - Broken Crayons ...


Hi my friends and Happy Friday!

I'm back with a final card from the new stamp release from Riley and Company!
So many of these stamps have just had me rolling!
I hope they have brought some laughter and smiles into your lives, too ♥

 
My card today is using a stamp from the Inspirations line
called Broken Crayons
it literally took my breath away when I saw this stamp.
The message is so beautiful and one that resonates with many of us,
needing to send a note of cheer or 'chin up' :)
I love how the stamp is slightly distressed, like it's written in actual crayon
yet stamps so crisp and clear!
I paired it with a colorful swap of dsp that was already distressed,
added a 'scribble' of twine and buttons to complete the look.
This stamp will be one of my favorites ♥ 


 Thank you all for stopping by this week to see all the Riley cards :)
 Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a reminder that
you can find this stamp, and all from this release and previously,
here at the shop and our DT Inspiration blog!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

8.20.2015

Day 4 ~ Merry Christmas from Riley and Company!


 
Hi friends!
It's Day 4 of the Riley and Company Stamps
 DT Inspiration Week
and we've been creating cards to showcase the funny to the inspirational :)

Today's card is one I made using Antler's Riley and
a new Funny Bones sentiment "Santa is a man" ~
LOL!


There are 42 Funny Bones stamps; 11 Inspiration stamps and 4 brand new images for a new character called Burt (he's a cat!) ... which is just so much fun! These stamps are available to purchase on the Riley and Company website now!

Here are this month's release specials:
FREE SHIPPING (on any order over $20) until August 24th on ALL Riley & co stamps, including Riley, Funnybones, Inspirations and Burt stamps! Just put the word FREESHIP in the coupon code section when you check out.
Get the Entire 42 piece Funnybones release for only $150 - you save $60!
Get the entire 12 piece Inspirations release for only $55 and save $23!

I'll have one more card for you tomorrow,
our last day of Inspiration ~
and I sure hope they've been uplifting and a much needed chuckle :)

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

Challenges:  Addicted to Stamps and More: Holidays
Crafting by Design:  Get Ready for Christmas

8.19.2015

Day 3 - Happy Halloween from Riley and Company!

Hi friends! 
 It's Day 3 of the new stamp release from Riley and Company Stamps
and today I'm bringing you some Halloween happiness!

I'm not normally one to create Halloween cards at all,
but this cute, sassy kitty from Riley is just too cute not to add 
into some Halloween fun!
And he even fits into Autumn/Harvest cards as well :)

For the first card, I'm paired two new stamps: Burt on Broom
with one of the new Funny Bones "Too Sexy".
I restamped the bristles of the broom and popping it up with a 3d dot.
and gasp - no buttons on these cards! :)


Next up, I'm using one of the new Funny Bones "fun sized",
paired with Sophie from Wicked, both already available in the shop!

 
 Be sure to stop in and see the rest of the DT's inspirations
using the new hilarious and uplifting stamps ~
all available in the shop!
We'll still be going strong all week bringing you inspirations
using all 53 stamps so stop back in and see what's new each day!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly
 

8.18.2015

Riley and Company - New Stamp Release, Day 2!



Hi friends!
  Back again with another new release from Riley and Company stamps!

It's that time again .... our Design Team Challenge Time!  
This week our challenge is hosted by Frances.
National Tell a Joke Day was on the 16th July, so for our challenge this week include one the of the Funny Bones Sayings on your card.

Today's card is showcasing one of my favorites in this new release -
 oh how this made me laugh! 
The new "Pumpkin Pie" FunnyBones from Riley and Company 
is paired with Farmers Riley and Sophie (in the shop!)
I created this larger 6" x 4" elongated card to incorporate 
a unique, fun design in Autumnal colors.

  


And here's the inside of my card :) 


 
It's Inspiration Week with the Design Team
and all week, the Design Team will be sharing creations they have made 
using the new stamps!


 To recap, there are 42 Funny Bones stamps; 11 Inspiration stamps
 and 4 brand new images for a new character called Burt (the cat!).
The DT will showcasing all 53 new stamps all week from today until Friday,
so I hope you can come back and peek at all the fun-ness and inspiration!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

Card entered into:  Crafting for all Seasons - Laughs!

8.17.2015

Riley and Company - New Stamp Release, Day 1!

Hi friends!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 
 We start school in a week - eeek!
 Still lots to do before school starts again ...
But one thing I am super excited about this week
 is the new stamp release from Riley and Company!

  And even better, there is a new stamp in town!
This week is ...
   Inspiration Week with the Design Team
and all week, the Design Team will be sharing creations they have made 
using the new stamps!

For my first card, I'm using 2 new stamps - one is Smiling Burt,
the newest cutie in the Riley line
and one of the new FunnyBones ...
 I can totally relate to this stamp!  Hee hee!



For my second card, I'm using one of the inspirations stamps
and nestled it into a softer hues of paper and card design
 to let the sentiment be the focal point.
Such a beautiful message ♥

 

 To recap, there are 42 Funny Bones stamps; 11 Inspiration stamps
 and 4 brand new images for a new character called Burt (the cat!).  Even better,  these stamps are available to purchase on the Riley and Company website now!

We'll be showcasing all 53 new stamps all week from today until Friday,
so I hope you can come back and peek at all the fun-ness and inspiration!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

8.09.2015

3M's are Hopping By!

 
Good post-vacation morning! 
 
 We just returned home from our week long, water-filled, super fun extravaganza
and I'm trying to get back into the swing of things here at home ...
 more like the hop of things :)

Being that today is the 9th, the 3M's traditionally post our cards
on this day every month with a chosen image from
 the hostess with the mostess of the month ♥
  This month, that's Jeanette!
She sent both Barb and I this fabulous
Art Impressions Hip Hop Girlfriends image + sentiment to create a card
and this is my take.
I own many of these stamp sets and just think they are hilarious
and so 'true to life' -
In fact, I told Jeanette that I wanted to be the one with the pogo stick! :)

 
and a peek at the inside of my card:


Here we are in real life - aren't we purty!
LOL!
 
 
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly