I'm the Designer Highlight for Riley and Co stamps! ♥

Hi friends! 

I hope and pray you all had a wonderful Christmas! 
We sure did - surrounded by my husband and our 4 beautiful children all home at the same time (this, my friends, is a very difficult feat!) as well as the lovely young men our two oldest daughters are dating.  We had full bellies AND full hearts! ♥

Today is the day of a featured designer on the Riley and Company blog ...
and today the designer is me! :)
Thank you, Tanya, for the wonderful spotlight opportunity and 
to our fearless DT coordinator, Angii - who works tirelessly behind the scenes ♥

So, what did I make today?
A herd of moose!

 My son is a voracious reader (just like his mommy!) and plows through books faster than I can buy them or stack them up at the library!
He was my inspiration for thinking up this project -
bookmarks showcasing the literary classics.

Riley and Company stamps has SO MANY different storybook characters!
I chose the ones he was most familiar with or loves these particular books,
and 'snuck' a few girl ones in there, too.

 My Riley bookmarks were inspired by such characters as:  
Wheat Riley (Huckleberry Finn)
Sophie O'Hara (Gone with the Wind)
 Old World Riley (Rip Van Winkle), 
 Peter Pan Riley and Captain Hook Riley (Adventures of Peter Pan),
 Detective Riley  (Sherlock Holmes), 
Mad Hatter Riley (Alice in Wonderland) 
and Riley Pottermoose (Harry Potter)

 Here is what I made and how I made it: 
  • First, I started with a container of jumbo clips found at a local off brand store.
  • Next, I stamped out the Riley and Sophie stamps onto #110 heavy weight white cardstock (this step is important - they need to be durable and stand up.)
  • I ran those through the cuttlebug with a simple circle die, then used the coordinating scallop die in different colors of cardstock in the same fashion.
  • I colored all the Riley and Sophie stamps with my prismacolor markers, then joined them with adhesive and added some enamel dots. 
  • I glued the colored cardstock (back of the circles) to the jumbo clips.  I used Aleene's tacky glue and let it dry overnight (24 hours = best!)
  • Last, I decorated simply and then added a tag with some baker's twine with the "Life is a Fairy Tale" stamp. 
Now, whenever my son needs a bookmark, he can take one out of the can
and mark his page or share one with a friend,
like this quick example ↓

For more inspiring projects, the Riley and Co stamps blog
has amazing creations,
including the new Mushroom Lane stamps!
You can also follow along on Facebook where you'll not only see more
inspirational creations, including the monthly stamp club kit,
but upcoming events and blog hop information - check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings! ♥


  1. Such a clever idea! These wonderful bookmarks make me smile!!Love very much the fun characters and the bright colours! The tiny embellishments look great! Surely your son's friends will ask you for others bookmarks! :D

  2. Oh my goodness, Kelly.... these are ADORABLE! And look at that container too! You are a very creative and talented mom!

  3. Brilliant! Such a wonderful and useful idea.

  4. These are gorgeous Kelly - love what you have created here!! So bright and colourful and practical too!!

  5. What a sweet set of bookmarks !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place