We're *FALL*ing for Riley! :)

Happy Afternoon!  I'm getting a late start with my post -- my son took a little nasty spill at school yesterday and came home with a knee the size of cantelope and it was turning all shades of blue.   The pediatrician confirmed nothing broken or sprained ... just bruised and painful and he limped off to school today like a trooper.  And right thereafter I was "volunteered" to help with the AR testings and book selections for the 1st graders.  Fun stuff!

But I'm finally up and posting - and using the most adorable Popping Pumpkin Riley - he's definitely among the top faves of all my Rileys!  The bi-weekly challenge this week is brought to us by the warm and wonderful Laurie!
She asked us to create a card:  As fall is in the air, Laurie has given us a leaf challenge, include a leaf or leaves on your card or project!   I made a port-hole card using Fall colored papers - the Pink front one is actually filled with little pumpkins ...  I added flowers at the last thought to fill in the white space as I didn't realize there was as much until the card was done!  It looked like Riley was just floating in mid-air so I gave him so faux leaves :) 

We'd love to see your Leaf cards and projects in our bi-weekly Riley and Company Challenge!  You can link up your cards here.  Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY2011. We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

Entered into:  StampsRUChallenge - Fall
Meljen Challenge #73 - Circle and Square
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Fall
House of Gilli - Fall

Deets:  Cardstock:  GKD Pumpkin Spice; SU Summer Sun; Really Rust;  DSP - K and Co
Stamp:  Riley and Company Popping Pumpkin Riley; Prima flower; SU button & twine; Kaiser bling; colored with prismacolor markers; CB, nestie; ric-rac, 3d dots, tombo


  1. I just don't think Riley can look bad no matter what you do with him! This is to dang cute!

  2. another super cute Riley card!!!! You do such an amazing job with him!!!!

  3. Kelly, this is just cute, cute, cute! Love that little Riley and the card is fabulous. Really like that port hole with him.

  4. Aaawwwwww....what an adorable punkin'!!

    Only you with pink Halloween paper...hehehe

  5. This is adorable. I love the way you've "littered" the petals along the bottom to look like leaves! Really nifty!

  6. This is such a cute card with Riley playing in the leaves. Love the opening with the leaves, sweet idea. Your poor little guy, hope he is feeling better.

  7. sooooo creative with the leaves, love it!

  8. ah, this is so cute! Riley is always sweet, and you've dressed this one up so nicely with the fallen petals etc...

  9. Super fun! Hope your son is feeling better!

  10. Is this card cute or what?? Love the image and obviously the colors remind me of autumn :-)
    You sure did a great job here!

  11. your faux leaves are absolutely perfect with Riley- love it! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  12. Anonymous10/05/2011

    AWW!! Poor little dear!! I surely hope that he is doing OK now?!!! That must've been a bit scary for you as well! Sending big hugs...

    You're creation is sooo adorable!! :) I think this little fellow is adorable in his pumpkin!! I'll have to check my Riley stash and see what I can come up with!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

  13. Beautiful card - I love this image and it's so wonderful as a shaker! Gorgeous and thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

  14. so cute...the only good thing about raking up fall leaves is playing in them...and it looks like riley is enjoying that...love the flowers too

  15. Your poor son! Hope he heals up quickly and isn't in too much pain. Your card is adorable! What a sweet Riley image and he looks right at home in that porthole. Beautiful colours and papers, and great details!

  16. Anonymous10/05/2011

    OOOOO - I love it! The rick rack design in the paper and the scallops around your circle are PERFECT together!

    Hoping for fast healing in your house. Ouches are never good.


  17. Anonymous10/05/2011

    Oh wow, what an adorable card and so many wonderful details! Riley seems to be having so much fun :).

  18. Oh Kelly! What a cute Autumn/Halloween card! Love it! So playful!!!

  19. How cute! love the shaker window! Wow :)

  20. So much to love on this card! The colors are perfect for fall, as is the adorable Riley! Great window card!!

  21. I hope your son is ok- but I DO love the riley image. The riley images are SOOOO cute>
    And perfect for the holidays.

  22. This is an adorable Riley card. I love that you made it a shaker. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

  23. Adorable card!Gotta love Riley!!Thanks for playing with us at Scrap-Creations