Riley's New Challenge - Spot, Dots 'n Circles!

Good afternoon!  
Late start here on my blog post - it's the last week of summer 
for my son and then it's back to school next week :(  
 Uniforms are ready = Check!
School supplies are purchased = Check!
New backpack hanging on a peg in his room = Check!
but mommy is soooo not ready for him to return to school :(
This summer truly flew by but he is excited and ready to jump into 3rd grade!

Speaking of going around in circles *smile!*, it's time for a new
Riley and Company challenge brought to us by DT member, Joy ~
Create a card using spots, dots or circles.

Well, my card is what I like to call a hot mess!
I inked up my Sunflower Riley, one of my very favorites! 
I have seen these circular type cards all over Pinterest and 
went through my stash of scrap papers, whipped out the Cuttlebug
and created the circles/scallops.  Then the card sorta went south!
In hindsight, I probably should have dressed it up with some buttons,
a banner ...... perhaps I'll revisit this card again another time and
try the things that I see now in my head! :)
For now ....... here's Riley, inside and out!

 This is the card front:

 This is the inside:

I guess this card is a bit reversed to my usual card style,
and it's inside out :)
I'm learning to embrace the white as a backdrop,
love it's crispness against bright pops of color.
A new technique for me - so this would be another LINY card!

Please be sure to see what the Riley and Co. DT have
created this week for the challenge!
You can find them in my sidebar right over there!
And of course, we hope you play along - if you use a gallery,
please include the keyword Riley1613.

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

Entering my card into:  City Crafters - Polka Dots
Crafty Sentiments - Animals
LovesRubberStamps - Anything Goes


  1. Kelly polka dots always have been a favorite of mine and I love the bursts of colors you have used in this design and the ever so cute image and button. Its such a fabulous sunshiny bright and cheerful card. I love it!

  2. Oh Kelly...... This is sensational!!!! I love that the main image is inside the card and all those circles make me happy all over. Too precious!

  3. Love your uplifting and whimsical style Kelly. It brings smiles everytime I see your work.

  4. The Riley image is adorable, and I love the colors you've chosen. I do agree that the inside looks like it should be the card front. :-)
    My kids have another month - till Sept. 4 - for school to start. I've picked up some supplies, but not many. We're trying to squeeze everything we can into this last month.

  5. I think your card is terrific, definitely not a hot mess! Fabulous sunny colors too!

  6. I love this card, Kelly ! The outside with this tiny little flower looks so cute and also the inside. FABULOUS !!

  7. Wonderful cheerful card Kelly.

  8. I absolutely Love this! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  9. Love it, so cheerful and happy!!

  10. What a fun surprise to find Riley on the inside!! Such a bright and happy design, Kelly!

  11. AW!! I love this! I love this Riley stamp too! :) He is just too cute on the inside and I love how you've created your front design! Well done!

  12. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  13. such a wonderful card - love this image - thanks for joining our challenge at crafty sentiments and good luck - hope the return to school goes okay too xx

  14. Anonymous8/08/2013

    Awesome card!! I LOVE polka Dots!! They are so fun!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  15. oh...such a sweetie, sweet, sweet card!

  16. thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous creation with us over at Loves Rubberstamps xxxx

  17. Sweet and happy card! Thank you for joining us at CCCB :) Hugs, Wendy

  18. Oh so cute-dots on dots. Perfect!! I love the bright happy colors too.

  19. I love polkadots and I love this card!

  20. This is a knockout! Love the CAS design, Riley really pops!

  21. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  22. Ahh- this is a great card. So summer-like. LOVE riley!!! Oh My Lanta!!! LOVE IT!

  23. Love the polka dots!! And Riley is adorable as always. Love that little guy! :)

  24. Oh no, don't revisit this one. It's perfect. I love all the white and the circles are fabulous. I'm tagging for future inspiration. Also like how you tied it together with the flower.

  25. I really like the dotty circles and the inside is just adorable! I'm not sure I would change anything! Maybe a ribbon on the front? Don't want to take away from those fabulous circles!