Merriest of Holidays from Riley and Company!

Happy Holidays from our house to yours!
  I hope your Christmas day was all things blessed and wonderful!

I've been bed-bound and slowly recoverying from one of the worst cases of the flu ever starting on the 22nd.  I missed 3 crucial days of shopping, cooking and entertaining and dragged myself out of bed for the Christmas morn gift openings and watching the *babies* definitely has it's own healing qualities.  Whew, definitely a Christmas for the record books!

Not to mention I came back to see my blog has been basically wiped clean! :(  Every picture, every post and sidebar details are all gone and I have tried everything I know to retrieve it.  I spent over an hour rebuilding back the past week's posts and to do that for the past YEARS worth?  I'm out of energy, time, and strength to even give that another thought - so it looks like I know what one of my 2013 projects will be! :P

The new Riley and Company bi-weekly card challenge is up and running!
The challenge this week is Anything Goes.  Easy peasy!  
I ended up making a holiday card using non-traditional colors {love doing that!}
I used Riley and Percy Snow Dancing and the matching Winter Words Sentiment on the inside.  The papers are bright and festive and remind me of the colors of Miami, even in "Winter" :)

To add your card to a gallery, please use the keyword Riley2612 and of course,  play along with us at the Riley blog, too!  Please stop by the DT blogs to see what inspiration the Riley DT has for you to see this week.

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!


  1. Cute card!

    I hope they cheer you up! I blew up my blog not too long ago, so feel your pain!

  2. Love your card Kelly - definitely non-traditional, but very cute!!

    What a way to spend Christmas :-(. I do hope you heal soon.
    What a pain that you blog has also had the flu!! It must have coughed and choked is all I can think!! I only hope mine never does that as I wouldn't know where to start!

  3. I hope you are feeling better each day!

    This card is so bright and cheery for the season. I love the blue and orange together.

    Not sure on your blog....what???!!!!

  4. Super cute card, glad you are on the mend

  5. Oh Kelly! I do so hope that you get better soon. Those computer gremlins are a nasty nasty bunch. My website has been hacked in the past week and so much stolen. Dramas let alone $$$'s!
    Take it easy and build up your strength. I hope you feel on top of the world really soon!

  6. I´m glad that you are on the mend and i hope you are feeling better soon.
    Your card is fabulous. The fun and bright "Miami" colors are great. Love it.

  7. Hope you are better soon! I think te kiddos are just the perfect medicine! I am sorry to hear about your blog. UGH. I would rest up and take care of being better, then deal with that stuff. Your card is so precious. I love the way you used the patterned papers in a wonky fashion as they mirror the motion of Riley! All the best in 2013!

  8. Sorry to hear blogger has not been treating you well, you might contact them! But your card today is absolutely adorable and wonderful colors and coloring! Always enjoy the combinations of DP you use on your creations!

  9. Cute card Kelly--love the colors! I hope you do feel better soon and hope your blog does not cause too many problems!

  10. another gorgeous piece of art!

  11. This is ABSOLUTELY wonderful....I love, love, love this card. The layout and colors are wonderful and the card makes me smile all over my face...hope you are feeling better my wonderful friend...hugs...♥

  12. Adorable card! I love that cute moose and penguin! Your layout is fantastic and I love all the vibrant colors you used! Hope you have a wonderful holidays! :)

  13. Wow, you were really down and out! I hope you're feeling 100 percent better now. Sorry to hear about your blog too, but it's looking fabulous. I love your card - that penguin with Riley is absolutely adorable!



  14. Anonymous12/28/2012

    Oh my this is really sweet Kelly! I love that penguin paired with Riley!! Beautiful colors and papers here!! Hope you enjoyed the Holidays friend! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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  15. Sorry to hear about both your illness and your blog troubles. I hope you're feeling better and that your blog behaves now.

    Cute and fun card. Love the bright and cheerful colours, with the sweet image.

  16. I do hope you are feeling better.
    Adorable card, inside and out.

  17. What a cute card. Sorry to hear you were sick-hopefully you're better by now.

  18. Love the bright cheerful colors on your card and I love this image of Riley and Percy!
    I hope you are feeling much better soon and that all of your blogging issues are resolved! Good grief, the week you've had!!

  19. Super cute card Kelly. Sorry to hear that you've been down with the flu. Our Christmas has been put on hold because of flu related illness. I's like to say that I hoped you had a very merry Christmas but I'll say here's to a happy and HEALTHY New Year! Get to feeling better!

  20. Kelly, this card is so fun! love the way you placed the gorgeous designer papers and that Riiley is a fun one!

  21. Your card is adorable! I'm so sorry to hear you were ill for the holiday. It always hits us at the worst time.

  22. I love this dancing duo! What a precious card, Kelly!

  23. omgoodness!! I HAVE to get this stamp!! Penguins (and turtles) are my favorite and this Riley and penguin friend are TOO CUTE! Adorable card, Kelly!!