Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Riley and Company Challenge - Be Thankful!

Today we are kicking off a new challenge at Riley and Company! Every other week we share a creation for our challenges and it's always a blast! This week Heather is hosting our Riley and Company Challenge which is to create a 'Be Thankful (veteran's/Remembrance Day, thanksgiving, friendship, etc.)'!

For my card I decided to use one of the fabulous Moosehatter! When I think about a reason to be Thankful or who I would send a card to for this theme I think of all the fabulous friends and family members I have that should have a glass raised to them. When I started going through my images this one popped out, and our Moosehatter is raising a cup of tea. I also went with reds, oranges, and yellow shades which are all perfect for Thanksgiving as well.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out our new challenge, be sure to come back again soon to see what I create next. Also, stop by the Riley and Company Blog to play along as well!

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes!

Today kicks off a brand new challenge at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! This week Audrey is hosting the challenge for Team "A", and her challenge for today is...'Anything Goes'!

I had so much fun with this week's challenge! I know that I could easily use any Crafty Sentiments Designs images for this challenge, but I finally decided on Skip Skip! I wanted to create a card that felt like this care free little girl enjoying her jump rope! I stuck with shades of teal and little touches of pink for accents. I think this card turned out better than expected and I love the overall look to this one. A fun a happy card, one to hopefully make you smile!

I do hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to head on over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Blog and check out the rest of the fabulous DT samples and of course to enter in on the fun! Have a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Betty Blog Hop!

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!!
YES the BIG 40
We thought we would make it as special as we possibly can! The awesome Rachel Sharp drew us up an image to use for Betty's Birthday!!
A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see, they have all been mailed out to Betty for some AMAZING mail...but we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects..

For my project to with the Amazing Miss Betty Roberts a very 'Happy Birthday' I created this fun card using our special Birthday Betty image! I love coloring in every image, but the one that we used for today's hop is just beyond fun! I love the dress, the cake details, heck the whole enchilada! All of the image Betty had in her Simply Betty Stamps site are fabulous to work with! If you haven't checked them out yet you really should! Since Betty loves Halloween I wanted to create her a fun Halloween card as part of her Birthday celebration. I do hope she likes what I ended up with, I think it's a lot of fun myself!

Have a wonderful birthday Betty, make it memorable!

Now on to the rest of our celebrations! You should have arrived here in the hop from Louise's Blog, if not head on up to Corinne's Blog to get started. The next stop on today's Hop is Stephanie's Blog. I am sure she has more amazing Betty fun to share! 

Here is the entire hop list if you get lost along the way:

Corinne also has wonderful cards by Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena
Rachel
Tanya
Lucy
Irene
Anne
Emily
Lisa H.
Patricia
Anita
Rita
Dorinda
Marie
Louise
Jackie Rakoski  (You are here!)
Stephanie
Katya
Vicky
Darcy
Melissa D
Sian H
Robin
Ashley
Jackie Randolph
Michelle
Ruza
Andrea
Chris S
Lisa N.
Kitty
Nia
Sharette
Sam
Julie R.
Lizzy
Rebecca
Bridgette
Sharman
Regan
Jackie Maunder
Fernanda
Helen
Jo Walker
Tanja
Kay
Celina
Bettina
Wendy
Rhonda Miller
Elisabete
Erin
Jill
Jo McKelvey
Kerrie
Sharon B
Holly Hughes
Floss
Olivia
Rochelle
Leadonna
Lady B

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween and a SBS Challenge!

Good evening and Happy Halloween!!! I wanted to share with you a card I made using the fabulous freebie image for the Simply Betty Stamps FB Group! Simply Betty Stamps once in a while SPOILS the SBS FB Group with a Freebie! There used to be full challenges with the free image, but this time we did a very quick creation that was for this weekend only and you just needed to be sure to post your completed projects by this evening October 31st.

This time the wonderful image we got to play with is Demonic Babe, and I had a blast working with her! Simply Betty Stamps just finished celebrating their 13 Days of Halloween, but the FB Group has all sorts of challenges and things going on all weekend too! The challenge for this creation was to make a card featuring either a 'Good' or 'Bad' Demon. I decided to go with the 'Bad' Demon and made a darker card and used mostly Halloween color to celebrate Halloween. I love how she turned out, all these shades of orange worked out well together!

Thank you so much for checking out my creation today, I had so much fun with this challenge and I love how this creation came out! I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Riley and Company - Monochromatic Pink!

Today we are kicking off a new challenge at Riley and Company! Every other week we share a creation for our challenges and it's always a blast! This week Kerin is hosting our Riley and Company Challenge which is to create a 'Monochromatic Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month'!

For my card I decided to use one of the fabulous Riley image in our store and I picked the fabulous and fun Sleepy Riley! I have had this stamp for what seems like forever and I just love how cute this one is. I thought this could easily be a Sophie or Riley in Pink PJs, especially in October. I added some different Pink ribbons, papers, and embellishments! Super fun to create!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out our new challenge, be sure to come back again soon to see what I create next. Also, stop by the Riley and Company Blog to play along as well!

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Trick orTreat

Today kicks off a brand new challenge at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! This week Audrey is hosting the challenge for Team "A", and her challenge for today is...'Trick or Treat or Something Sweet'!

I had so much fun with this week's challenge! I know that I could easily use any Crafty Sentiments Designs images for this challenge, but I finally decided on Jasmin - The Witch! I love her hair and entire swag she has going on! I added some fun Halloween colors of black and orange, plus Halloween papers then completed it off with brads!

I do hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to head on over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Blog and check out the rest of the fabulous DT samples and of course to enter in on the fun! Have a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Group Freebie!

Good afternoon! I wanted to share with you a card I made using the fabulous freebie image for the Simply Betty Stamps FB Group! Simply Betty Stamps once in a while SPOILS the SBS FB Group with a Freebie! There used to be full challenges with the free image, but this time we did a very quick creation that was for this weekend only and you just needed to be sure to post your completed projects by 8pm PST today, Sunday October the 19th.

This time the wonderful image we got to play with is Bat Queen Betty, and I had a blast working with her! Right now Simply Betty Stamps is also celebrating their 13 Days of Halloween! The current challenge is Traditional Halloween Colors - Orange, Purple, Lime Green and Black Anything Goes. When I saw this challenge posted I jotted it down, in fact this is the first 13 Days of Halloween Challenges I could play along with so far this month, but I have been keeping track of them all. Life and work have been to crazy to join in on the fun until this afternoon so I am so excited that I saw that these two challenges would work so well together! I used this fun Halloween Parade Designer Series Paper from Doodlebug Designs and paired it with some fun Halloween colored cardstock. I also added a touch of bling, which always helps! I just thought that her hair would look regal if I colored it in Gray and then the rest sort of fell into place.

Thank you so much for checking out my creation today, I had so much fun with this challenge and I love how this creation came out! I hope you have a great day!
Stamps: Bat Queen Betty from Simply Betty Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Chertruse, Tangelo Twist, Doodlebug Designs Halloween Parade DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, N2 Neutral Gray No. 2, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, RV29 Crimson, Y06 Yellow, YR16 Apricot, G14 Apple Green, V17 Amethyst; Accessories: Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Riley and Company Challenge - Halloween!

Today we are kicking off a new challenge at Riley and Company! Every other week we share a creation for our challenges and it's always a blast! This week Joy is hosting our Riley and Company Challenge which is to create a 'Halloween'!

For my card I decided to use one of the fabulous Riley image in our store and I picked the fabulous and fun Riley Pottermoose! When I saw this stamp I just HAD to have it! I simply loved the Movies and Books, and seeing such a fun character created as a Riley took my breath away! For this card I went with the fun Halloween colors and kept my card simple so you can see how awesome Riley Pottermoose is!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out our new challenge, be sure to come back again soon to see what I create next. Also, stop by the Riley and Company Blog to play along as well!

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - The Letter G!

Today kicks off a brand new challenge at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! This week Audrey is hosting the challenge for Team "A", and her challenge for today is...'The Letter G'!

I had so much fun with this week's challenge! I know that I could easily use any Crafty Sentiments Designs images for this challenge, but I finally decided on Cheers! I loved coloring this image in, I simply love all of our Jasmin images, they are always so fun! I went with the following G's - Glam, Girl, Glitter, and of course Gold! She looks smokin' in this outfit and all this fun shine!

I do hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to head on over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Blog and check out the rest of the fabulous DT samples and of course to enter in on the fun! Have a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Bingo!

Today is Tuesday which means we kick iff a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs!  This week's challenge is being hosted by Audrey and we are playing Bingo! All you need to do is follow one line of the Bingo Board below!

you haven't heard yet Crafty Sentiments has just started releasing this fabulous line of stamps called Harriet! Harriet is a sweet little girl that we just started releasing, this is the first in a line that is sure to be cuter with each released image. These colors are so much fun to play with and I think these leaf embellishments are just the perfect touch. I do hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to head on over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog and check out what the other designers create from these amazing stamps! Have a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: Harriet from Crafty Sentiments Designs; Paper: Whisper White, Wasabi, Crate Paper On Trend DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, R27 Cadmium Red, RV55 Hollyhock, RV11 Pink, E15 Dark Suntan, RV11 Deep Magenta; Accessories: Pop Dots, Nestabilities Labels 18, Vintage Seam Binding, Martha Stewart Mini Metallic Leaf Embellishments

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Riley and Company September Release Blog Hop!

Good evening! Welcome to the Riley and Company September Funny Bones Blog Hop! We will be sharing with you our brand new stamps and giving you the chance to win some too! You should have arrived here from Stephanie's Blog, if not head on up to the  and see what she has to share!

I am sharing two projects today featuring the new Funny Bones!You are going to roll over with laughter at some of these new Funny Bones, I just love the variety!
My first card is above featuring this fabulous new Funny Bone that makes me smile! I paired it with lots of pinks and this fun Riley Image, Fire Breathing Riley! I love how the Riley Images compliment so many of the amazing Funny Bones line! Since the Funny Bone was about fire it was only natural that I just HAD to use oranges and yellows, I thought it would make this guy pop even more than he already does!

My second card features just one of our new Funny Bones, this one made me giggle when I read it. Again, I am not a coffee drinker, but this sentiment really made me think of several people I know! I know so many people who do take their Coffee 'Seriously', that's just the perfect way to put it! I paired this new Funny Bone with this fun Coffee Cup image which is also new and I added it to some calm designer series paper!

Be sure to hop along, Riley and Company will be offering a Gift Certificate to the Riley & Co online store, just be sure to join in the Blog Hop and comment to be eligible for this fabulous prize!

Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you enjoyed what I had to share with you this evening! Please remember to leave a comment on everyone's blog and enjoy the entire hop! Have fun - your next stop is Kerin's Blog, I know she will have something fabulous to share so go and check it out!

For the September Release Riley and Company has a few Specials going on, check them out here:

Special #1: Buy the entire unmounted set of 49 new Funnybones ( 3 full plates) for only $125! (Save $120!) (Offer not available to wholesale customers.) Limit one per customer. Offer ends October 12th.

Special #2: You can also get a set of 3 FREE F
unnybones stamps (our choice) AND a limited edition logo stamp during this release by simply placing an order of $30 or more (before tax) in the first 24 hours of the release! (One per customer please.)

Special #3: But wait - there's more! As an added bonus, we are giving EVERYONE FREE SHIPPINGfrom Thursday night at 9 pm CST until Sunday night at midnight CST! Just enter FREESHIP
in the coupon code section

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Riley and Company September Release Sneak Peek - Day 4!

Today is Day Four of the Sneak Peek of the September Riley and Company Release! You are going to LOVE all the of the new releases, there are so many fabulous Funny Bones to enjoy!

For my card I decided to use this fabulous Funny Bone about Retirement and pair it with Walter! I just thought that this image was perfect for this sentiment! I am far from Retirement, but I can totally see giving this card to a few of my friends who are considering Retirement! I think this would get a good laugh and be a great way to send someone off on their Retirement!

Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
  • 49 Funny bones Sentiments to be released
  • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST.
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the Riley and Company Blog to see what everyone else is sharing today too! Here are the fabulous ladies of the Riley and Company Design Team to check out what they are sharing too:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Riley and Company September Release Sneak Peek - Day Three!

Today is Day Three of the Sneak Peek of the September Riley and Company Release! You are going to LOVE all the of the new releases, there are so many fabulous Funny Bones to enjoy!

For my card I decided to use this fabulous Funny Bone and Spider Webs, I don't know about you...but this is SO true! I can only imagine what I look like when I come in contact with Spider Webs, they feel so odd! I can see this being a great pick me up card! Sure to get a good laugh or even to use for a fun Halloween Scrapbook page!

Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
  • 49 Funny bones Sentiments to be released
  • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST.
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the Riley and Company Blog to see what everyone else is sharing today too! Here are the fabulous ladies of the Riley and Company Design Team to check out what they are sharing too:

Monday, September 22, 2014

Riley and Company September Release - Day Two!

Today is Day Two of the Sneak Peek of the September Riley and Company Release! You are going to LOVE all the of the new releases, there are so many fabulous Funny Bones to enjoy!

For my card I decided to use this fabulous new Funny Bone about Shoes! I simply laughed out loud when I saw this Funny Bone and matching Shoe stamp and I had to use it! That's right, this wonderful Shoe image is a new stamp too! I know over the years these types of shows have baffled me, in fact I have sent messages to friends with some 'OMG' comments when I come across crazy shoes. Could I walk in a pair? Probably for an event if I wanted to....do I? Nope. It's just not going to happen, but man some shoes do look good!

Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
  • 49 Funny bones Sentiments to be released
  • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST.
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the Riley and Company Blog to see what everyone else is sharing today too! Here are the fabulous ladies of the Riley and Company Design Team to check out what they are sharing too:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Riley and Company September Release Peek - Day One!

Today we are kicking off the Sneak Peek of the September Riley and Company Release! You are going to LOVE all the of the new releases, there are so many fabulous Funny Bones to enjoy!

For my card I decided to use this fabulous Funny Bone about Hangovers and pair it with Suzie! I just thought that this image was perfect for this sentiment! I don't drink, but I just felt like this pairing complimented each other nicely. The prim lady trying to hold it together while talking about punishments. It seemed to go hand and hand for me!


Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
  • 49 Funny bones Sentiments to be released
  • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST.
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out our new challenge starting on Tuesday! Also stop by the Riley and Company Blog to see what everyone else is sharing today too! Here are the fabulous ladies of the Riley and Company Design Team to check out what they are sharing too:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Riley and COmpany Challenge - Off the Edge!

Today we are kicking off the challenges at Riley and Company! Every other week we share a creation for our challenges and it's always a blast! This week Kelly is hosting our Riley and Company Challenge which is 'Off the Edge'!

For my card I decided to use more than one of the fabulous Riley image in our store and I picked two: The Moosehatter and Sophie in Wonderland! I wasn't sure where to start for this challenge, but when I started thinking about images that would be off the page I just HAD to use the The Moosehatter! I colored him in shades or orange and green I thought he would use bright colors together and of course I added Sophie in the traditional character colors. I simply love this set of images, they are so much fun!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out our new challenge, be sure to come back again soon to see what I create next. Also, stop by the Riley and Company Blog to play along as well!
Stamps: The Moosehatter and Sophie in Wonderland from Riley and Company; Paper: Whisper White; Ink: N2 Neutral Gray No. 2, N4 Neutral Gray No. 4, E41 Pearl White, E00 Skin White, G20 Wax White, YR04 Chrome Orange, RV02 Sugared Almond Pink, G14 Apple Green, B06 Peacock Blue, Y04 Acaria, E34 Orientale, E47 Dark Brown, Y23 Yellowish Beige;Accessories: Dimensionals, Ribbon

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Colors of Autumn

Today kicks off a brand new challenge at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! This week Audrey is hosting the challenge for Team "A", and her challenge for today is...'Colors of Autumn'!

I had so much fun with this week's challenge! I know that I could easily use any Crafty Sentiments Designs images for this challenge, but I finally decided on In the Background! I loved coloring this image in, I love our digital images and this gal has some sass and she is darling too! I colored her in orange shades and of course gave her blonde hair which I think works well with the orange too. I also created some blades of grass for her to wander over.

I do hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to head on over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Blog and check out the rest of the fabulous DT samples and of course to enter in on the fun! Have a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by.
Stamps: In the Background from Crafty Sentiments Designs; Paper: Whisper White, Only Orange, DP; Ink: YR27 Tuscan Orange, YR16 Apricot, Y13 Lemon Yellow, Y11 Pale Yellow, G94 Grayish Olive

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Riley and Company Challenge - A Sketch!

Today we are kicking off the challenges at Riley and Company! Every other week we share a creation for our challenges and it's always a blast! This week Heather is hosting our Riley and Company Challenge which is to follow this Sketch!
For my card I decided to use one of the fabulous Riley image in our store and I picked Hammock Riley! I know that I used this guy not too long ago, but I do love this image!I know that summer is coming to an end, but this card just makes me smile! I tried to go with a summer/water theme and I think it worked. I used shades of orange and blues to make this guy pop too!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out our new challenge, be sure to come back again soon to see what I create next. Also, stop by the Riley and Company Blog to play along as well!
Stamps: Hammock Riley from Riley and Company; Paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Splash DP; Ink: E50 Egg Shell, E33 Sand, E55 Light Caramel, YG07 Acid Green, E39 Leather, YG07 Acid Green, YR04 Chrome Orange; Accessories: Dimensionals, Two Toned Ribbon, Regular Circle Nestabilities

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes!

Today kicks off a brand new challenge at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! This week Valou is hosting the challenge for Team "A", and her challenge for today is...'Anything Goes'!

I had so much fun with this week's challenge! I thought I could use any Crafty Sentiments Designs image for this challenge, but I finally decided on, Daydreaming! I loved coloring this image in, this darling little guy named Henry is just too darn cute! This image makes me think of all the boys that must be looking longingly out the window now that school has began in most areas of the US.

I do hope you enjoyed my creation for today, be sure to head on over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Blog and check out the rest of the fabulous DT samples and of course to enter in on the fun! Have a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by
Stamps: Daydreaming from Crafty Sentiments Designs; Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, MME Back to School DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, E13 Light Suntan, E15 Dark Suntan, E34 Orientale, YG06 Acid Green, B29 Ultramarine; Accessories: Dimensionals, Felt Ribbon

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Riley and Company Challenge - One Layer Card!

Today we are kicking off the challenges at Riley and Company! Every other week we share a creation for our challenges and it's always a blast! This week Vera is hosting our Riley and Company Challenge which is to create a 'One Layer Card'!

For my card I decided to use one of the fabulous Riley image in our store and I picked Clown Car Riley and the sentiment from the Dogwalker Riley Clear Set! I simply love our clear stamp sets! They come with so many great stamps for a fabulous price and the images are always crisp and clean when using them! Since this weeks challenge is a One Layer card I didn't pop anything up...but I think popping the tires up would have been a lot of fun! Instead I used lots of bright colors to create a fun and cheery creation! It's hard to see, but there are score lines framing the image and double lines above and below Clown Car Riley too.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out our new challenge, be sure to come back again soon to see what I create next. Also, stop by the Riley and Company Blog to play along as well!
Stamps: Clown Car Riley and Dogwalker Riley Clear Set; Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Y15 Cadmium Yellow, RV17 Deep Magenta, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, N2 Neutral Gray No. 2, YR02 Light Orange, YR04 Chrome Orange, E39 Leather, E33 Sand, YG06 Yellowish Green, E50 Egg Shell 
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