Riley and Company - CAS Summer!

Happy summer!
I really do love this time of year,
the kiddies all home giving room to spend our summer days
any 'ol way we chose :)
We've been enjoying the fun-ness of nearly every day,
exploring and creating and loving the long, lazy nights!
And summer just happens to be the theme this week
CAS summer, actually.
Well ...........
as most of you already know, I love me some layers!
CAS = quite a stretch!
But I manage to keep just the white space around the Balloons Riley
and stamped out Happy To be Alive, and masked off
with good 'ol fashioned scotch tape the last part
as it had the exact message I was looking for :)
I added a small section of scrap dsp to the left, and a small scrap of cardstock - run through the scallop border punch to the right,
and a button to top if off!
 And the inside, of course, left blank for now ~ and it's done!


We sure hope you can ink up your Riley and Company stamps
and play along!  Once you create your card/project,
you can link it up to the blog ....
Or, if you'd like to use a gallery like Pinterest or SCS,
please use the keyword Riley1315.
Thanks for stopping by today ~
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


 I'll enter my card for consideration into these challenges:

Bunny Zoes - Furry Friends
Path of Positivity:  Happiness
Vintage Stamping:  Hot Sunny Colors



DDD ~ Show Your Patriotism!

Hi everyone! 
 I can't believe it's been a whole month since I've last posted! 
 Life has definitely thrown us a curveball in the 'busy department'
and now that it's summer,
I'm hoping to get back into the crafting/blogging groove!
Today I'm buzzzzing by with this adorable patriotic bumble bee card!
 It's the 15th of the month, which means the Dueling Darlings post our cards
with a chosen theme by the hostesses.
This month, our hostesses were Barb and Terry and they have chosen a very patriotic theme based on June 14th  ~ Flag Day!
For team Divas, our hostess, Barb, sent us this super festive kit filled with papers, embellishments, + this adorable Bee image from
 Whipper Snapper Designs.

So, here's my card!

And the inside of my card - left blank for now :)

The second part of Barb and Terry's challenge was to share what we personally feel when we see the flag.

For me, it's a strong symbol of the freedom we have been given
thanks to the sacrifice of so many.
My dad and brother both served this country respectively and
that makes me a very proud daughter and sister!
Coming from a military family, I take pride in what our nation stands for
and what the flag represents.
Sadly, dad lost his battle with cancer 10 years ago
 and was buried in a veteran's cemetery. 
His burial flag was presented to me at his ceremony,
and I display it in our front living room ~
where I see it each day as my own family and I
walk past where it's displayed, a symbol of love and remembrance.

Thank you, Barb and Terry, for a fabulous theme to work with this month!
The DDD will be taking a summer hiatus
and we will be back in the Fall rested and energized! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
I have a lot of cards to catch up on and post so this will be
 a fun and busy week in blogland! ♥

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter my card into
613 Avenue Create #128:  Colors of the Flag