"Witching" you a great Halloween!

 Hi friends!

Did you know that there's only 60 more days until Halloween?!
Before we know it,
 it'll be time for costumes and parties and Trick 'o Treating :)
While I love all things harvest and fall,
my kids always enjoy picking out their costumes and going door to door, 
bringing home way too much candy!

Today's card is from the ever fabulous The Project Bin stamps
from the new "Haunt it" stamp set.
Super fun!
I absolutely adore this hilarious stamp sentiment 
and added it to a burst of color papers I just got in from Echo Park.


 I've stamped this sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Ink
but these stamps are just marvelous with colored inks and embossing as well.
For this card, I've rounded the corners of some papers, 
made a banner and added some simple enamel dots.

And what a better time to go see what's in the shop -
Hurry, the free shipping date is nearly over!

I'll see you soon with another card from The Project Bin ♥

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


Gettin' old ..........

Ain't for sissies!

Well, at least that's what Bette Davis says :)

Today is the day that the 3 Musketeers post our cards with the same image.
By the time this post hits blogland,
we'll be almost at our road trip destination!
We are off on our last summer Hurrah before school starts ....

except ....

we will be arriving in a car!

I was the hostess this round and just thought this image would be a hoot!
I have had this gorgeous wooden Diamonds stamp for YEARS
and it has never seen ink!
I actually picked it up for .50c at a LSS garage sale
where the lady told me the company was no longer in business,
which is always sad when a stamp company closes down :(
 The stamp was crisp and clear and even has a small diamond 
embedded into the wood - I imagine their "signature"! :)
Based on how fun this was to stamp and color,
I wish I'd inked it up years ago!

                                     So here is my getting couple!
Be sure to see what Barb and Jeanette
 have created with the image I sent them, too!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


I remembered your birthday ...

Hello, friends 
and happy Friday!

We have a jam packed, fun filled weekend ahead,
getting in some last minute fun before school starts again.

Can't believe the summer has flown by so fast 
and school will be here in a couple of weeks.

I'm.  Not.  Ready!!

Today's card is one that was so wonderful to work on,
using the "Born Yesterday" stamp set from

What a fun and oh so true sentiment! :)

I remembered your birthday,
without looking on Facebook! :)

And I share with you with certainty ....
the stamps from The Project Bin Stamps are unbelievable!
They stamp crisp and clean right out of the gate - 
making your stamping sentiments a super time with creativity!
They hold both bold black ink colors superbly
as well as bright colors to give your cards a pop!

Give them a try!
You can find this set and many more in the store

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


New Stamp Release continues - Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

I scream, you scream,
we all scream for Ice Cream!

I had so much fun using the new stamp sets and dies from
One of the many cards I've made is this one,
a watercolored background with the stamps nestled on, wonky on purpose :)

I added sequins and twine to give the card a little more character :)
I sure could use an ice cream like this one right about now ♥

Here are the supplies that I used:

 Be sure to see what the rest of the DT created with this super fun
and versatile stamp and die set :)
You can find more inspiration on the PPRS blog.

The new stamps and dies will be continuing on,
so keep watching for all the wonderful surprises ahead!

Big hugs, Bigger blessings!


New Stamps! Riley and Company new stamp release! :)

Hi everyone!  
It's dog-gone hot out there, isn't it?! :)
The Riley and Company new stamp release continues on this week -
 from Monday until Friday, you'll be treated to all the new stamps and sentiments.

First up, introducing Tucker the pup!  He is absolutely darling.
  I fell instantly in love with Tucker!
I created a dog house with cardstock, colored and fussy cut Tucker and 3d foam popped him up onto the front of the card.  This was super fun to make!


 He's also joined by one of the new Riley and Company stamps friends,
Felix the cat!  Felix is as quite mischievous!  
The first stamp shows Felix with his balloon but there is also a Felix standing alone, which I've paired with another
new release funnybones stamp :)


 I'll be back in a bit with more fun posts showing you even more stamp, dies, and inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


New Stamp Release Day ~ Riley and Company Stamps!

Hi friends!
I have TWO posts each day to share with you
from TWO different stamp companies!
I hope you are able to scroll up - and down - and see both
Riley and Company Stamps and Prickley Pear Stamps ♥
It's new stamp release day at Riley and Company Stamps!
 I've been away from the blog but busy, busy, busy
 working on A LOT of cards behind the scenes :)
I can finally show you them in trickling blog posts in the next few days ~
woot, woot!

First up, I had some fun watercoloring this card using the Pineapple stamp,
added to this sunburst of blues and greens.
Such a sweet sentiment :)
I added a bit of twine behind the image and some green sequins to for a little pop.

 Here's some even more wonderful news!

$25 gets free shipping if you put the code FREESHIP in during checkout.
All orders placed in the first 24 hours will receive free stamp for the back of your cards! (Our choice, one per customer.)

Buy the entire set of Funny Bones (unmounted)  for only $60 - save $30.
 Sale ends August 8th.

Check out all the  NEW products at Riley and Co.
Also make sure to check out the Stampers Ink Blog 
(formerly known as the Riley and Co. Blog) for great inspiration! 
This is a great comprehensive blog for the homes of Riley & Company, Funny Bones, Inspirations, Cornish Heritage Farms, Thomas Kinkade and the new Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps! 
And last but not least, be sure to like our Riley and Co. FaceBook Page and check in frequently for great inspiration and weekly updates ...
even some GREAT deals when there is a sale!
So much to celebrate!

See you one post over for some more fun!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

New stamp release day - Prickley Pear Stamps!

Hi friends!
This is my 2nd post of the day ~ 
*please scroll up to see my Riley and Company card!

I've been SUPER busy creating many cards
 for 2 different stamp companies, 2 new stamp releases!
The happy news is you can find them both in one place!

In case you didn't hear the wonderful news,
Prickley Pear stamps are back open and filled with
not only your old favorite stamps but amazing new stamps, too!
This week the Design Team will be bringing you incredible
cards to showcase the new stamps and matching dies!

Are. You.  Ready!!

For my first card, this is using the unbelievable detailed and 
versatile Day of the Dead sugar skulls stamp set!
I have another card to show you (soon!)
that uses the skulls and the matching die set,
but for now, I wanted to show you the versatility of the set
by using just the flowers to stamp out a background set!
The Thank you is a sentiment from Prickley Pear's leaf stamp set.

And even better news!
If you spend $25 or more, you get free shipping with the code FREESHIP!
                For more inspiration and information you won't want to miss,
don't forget to follow us on Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by -
see you tomorrow! :)