Riley's *Going on Vacation* New Stamp Release BLOG HOP!

Can you believe it - the day is finally here!  Riley's Blog Hop has begun
 and I couldn't be more excited to share with you two cards using the new stamps:
Riley is going on Vacation!

It has been so much fun this week of "sneaks" to see
the places Riley and Sophie have visited!

Hopefully you arrived here from the Frances' fantastic blog
- if so, you're on the right track!
If not, start here .   And there is some *great news* today!

1.  There is FREE domestic shipping on any new orders until Sunday night
(use coupon code FREESHIP)
2. All orders placed within the first 24 hours will receive a FREE Swimmer Riley!
3. Purchase the entire set - get a FREE surfer Riley!

Ready to see some fun-tastic Riley? 
He is one adventurous little moose!

First up, we have Waterslide Riley!
He's the perfect addition to making those fun cards and scrapbook pages.
I paired Riley with some summery fun papers from MME and Echo Park,
colored with prismas and kept the inside in the same pattern for special notes :)

Next up, Riley is going hang-gliding!
This is a sport I haven't tried but nearly did ~
In Hawaii, dh and I were given the chance but we opted out
(I *chickened out* and dh was sweet enough to stay in the boat with me, and not even
10 minutes later, guess what we saw in the water - Sharks!  See - women's intuition! LOL!)
But Riley sure is brave and isn't he sweet!
I left the inside blank, too, but can easily see this as a "Hang in there" or
"Flying by with a Hi!" card  - the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by today! From here, you will hop on over to see what
Heather has made and you won't want to miss it!
  For your chance to win a FREE
stamp from this release, remember to leave a comment!
One lucky commenter will win here but
   you have 13 chances to win by visiting each designer's blog so make sure to complete
the hop and leave some love! <3
We also have a Guest designer this month, Stephanie Hill! 
Here is the complete line-up:
Riley and Company Blog


Juliet Huang 

Sarah Gough


Kelly {you're here!}

Heather Prince


Jovita Torres


Margie Cortina


Michele L

Joy Stagg

and Stephanie Hill (July Guest Designer)

Happy Hopping!

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

card #1:  GKD Turquoise Sea; SU Pumpkin Pie; Summer Sun, PTI White; Riley and Company stamp:
Waterslide Riley;  DSP from MME and Echo Park
; prismacolor markers; cuttlebug, nesties; MM brads; tombo,
Card #2:  Rich Razzleberry; Melon Mambo; Kiwi Kiss;  Riley and Company: Hang Gliding Riley;
PTI White; MME Lime Twist; Prismacolor markers; CB, nesties;
Misc ribbon; Basic
Grey Button; twine; 3d dots; tombo

Entered into:  The Pink Elephant 109 Fun in the Sun
Forever Friends:  Animal, Strips


  1. Cute cards Kelly, love the new Rileys.

    I love the top card, amazing what YOU can do with little or no embellishments with all those layers!

    XOXO ~ LJ

  2. Kelly, both your cards are too cute and awesome inside and out (they always are)!! I love these new Rileys!! Your cards are always bright and cheerful and leave me with a big smile on my face. I think I might have to get that waterslide Riley, he reminds me so much of being a kid and going to be place called Wild Waves!
    Hugs to you, GF!

  3. super adorable! I always love the bright color combos you use!

  4. These are both just adorable! Love those wonderful colors and you have the BEST paper and always match it just perfect with the image.
    SHARKS???? Yikes....glad y'all stayed in the boat!
    I'm off to do the Hop now....maybe I can win one of those cute images!

  5. love the DP you used!

  6. Really cute cards...Riley is quite the adventurer. Hang gliding and scuba diving...how can I keep up with him?

  7. Fantastic cards. Riley looks like he is having a great time!

  8. So cute!!! Love these little Riley cards and the paper is so perfect. Glad you stayed in the boat, you are so right, woman's intuition.

  9. Fantastic cards! I love the colors and papers on both!!

  10. Part of my vacation this summer was to visit Migus Mtn and see hang gliders take off. Guess I "need" that Riley to add to my collection!

  11. Kelly, your paper choices are incredible! They really make the cards POP! I am very impressed with your cards and see that you are incredibly artistic!

  12. Way to go Riley! He is certainly looking good as he enjoys adventure travel.

  13. Love all the new Riley's, and Kelly, your cards are always so cheerful, bright and absolutely beautiful! JUST LIKE YOU!!!! Congrats on the new DT post! That's awesome, and they're so lucky to have you on their team!!

    Love ya,

  14. I just love your coloring and layout on your first card! and the color-combo on your second card is so girly and sweet! Amazing cards, Kelly :)

  15. Love the paper combo! Sooo summery

  16. Anonymous7/28/2011

    Cute cards

  17. Fantastic cards, Kels! Your cards are always so bright and cheerful they make me smile! Love these Riley images, especially the waterslide image. You always have the perfect colors, papers and embellishments on your cards! Love them and love you too, dear friend!!!

  18. The colors you chose are beautiful!

  19. Kels, love these! I would love to try gliding...maybe not over the ocean, but who knows...lol. And Riley on his water slide is going on my wish list!

  20. They are so cute and I really love the bright colors. They make everything pop.
    Sally S

  21. Love your cards - the colors - the patterned paper and the amazing coloring!

  22. Hi Kelly, Both of your cards are so adorable. I love the color combo and the card designs. Of course that Riley is just too precious. What a darling job you did on decorating the inside of your cards too. Thanks for inspiring me. Hugs

  23. Oh Kelly, your cards are fabulous!!! I love the Riley on the water slide... and it is so YOU! Love your charming use of papers and color! You're amazing!!!

  24. waterpark riley is terrific. nothing like going on a waterslide in the hot summer sun. the papers and design you used is toooooo cute.

  25. These are so adorable!!!!! Love the waterslide, that is so fun.

  26. Great color choice on both your cards. They go great with the papers you have chosen, but I especially like the hang-gliding card with the pink and green. TFS, Tanya

  27. This new images are just too dang cute. Your card designs really showcase them well. Great patterns and designs. Awesome!

  28. Wonderful cards girl, love the colors...BIG hugs

  29. love the fun colors you used

  30. Love waterslide Riley, will be at the water park in the morning!

  31. Beautiful coloring and pairing of papers.

  32. What FANTASTIC summer cards! Riley is having a blast!!

  33. Kelly, awesome vacation cards ! The hang gliding Riley is cool. I would like to try it in real life !! It must be beautiful.

  34. Super cute! Love the fun layers and great colors! Cutie images too!


  35. Just love EVERYTHING about these cards!

  36. Both of your cards are super-d-duper cute! Love them!!! The vibrant colors and cute matching DP's are just perfect.

  37. Oh Kelly, these are so super sweet! I love how you've used the DPs - gorgeous!

  38. Wonderful paper choices so bright and cheery. I love the two images you used. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

  39. Beautiful cards!

  40. I love the waterslide Riley, my son wants to swim and waterslide everyday when we are on holiday. Seeing this card makes me think of him and his watersliding.
    Love Aartje

  41. HOLY COW (or should I say MOOSE) and WOW!!! Your water slide card literally takes my breath away! The mix of colors and patterns, and your open circle is just too-too much! Your project is downright brilliant! :D MWAH!

  42. Awesome cards...love all of the layering..and love the slide!

  43. I just love the bright and fun colors you used on both cards, simply stunning!

  44. Anonymous7/29/2011

    Oh wow!! Your cards are so fun cheery and brightly colored!! They just yell out Summer FUN!! :) Thanks for the fun hop!!

  45. Riley is such a dare devil! You just make the cutest cards with him1

  46. Anonymous7/29/2011

    These are awesome, love your coloring and the dp you used.

  47. These are gorgeous cards girl & the images are sooo darn cute! Excellent layouts as usual & the colors you used are amazing together....great work Doll & TFS!!!!

  48. omg both your cards look super fun! what adorable new Rileys!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

  49. I like how you have the slide stamp cut out with a circle die. It makes you think that the slide was very long and only part of it was shown! Fabulous colors on both cards too!

  50. Love both cards . . . the colors are great!

  51. Adorable, I really love you waterslide card.

  52. Awesome Kelly, I love the colours on the hang gliding Riley!

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  54. These are both adorable cards Kelly! I love the layouts and fun papers you used on both of them! Terrific job my dear, tfs!!

  55. That Riley really DOES get to do everything I wanna do! LOL!!! Fabulous cards - and your color choices are perfect!

  56. Wow, lots of awesome cards on your blog - all adorable and fun. Your cards really are lovely outside and inside - they make for such a perfect presentation.

  57. Love your cards, simple and cute with the adorable Riley stamps.

  58. Anonymous7/30/2011

    Love your cards. Waterslide Riley is too cute.

  59. Excellent blog. Thanks for your post. I love the cards.

  60. Great cards. Glad you found us at Forever Friends and thanks for joining us. Hope to see you again :)
    Hugs Sally x

  61. Super cute cards!! Love the fun Riley stamps and color combos. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  62. Great cards both of them and so colorful. Remember next time to link your card back to Forever Friends and co blog :)

    Thanks for joining us on "Stripes" monthly challenge at Forever Friends and co. Hope to see you again!

    Today is the launching day of the new challenge blog
    It's All About The Vintage. We are offering blogcandy on the whole August. Pop over to check it :)

    Hugs, Sande xx

  63. Great cards! LOVE the bright & fun patterned papers and colors! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

  64. CUTENESS!! Love the new Riley images and the awesome cards you created with them. You have such a way with the happy color combos! Love it! :)