Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Card Bonanza Tuesday!

Hey everyone! It's my turn on the Riley & CO blog to participate in another Card Bonanza Tuesday! Check out what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check back next week as we celebrate Release Week!


Monday, July 24, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge #342

Hello everyone! I found some time to play with all of my new goodies from My Favorite Things and got my mojo started with the sketch challenge this week. Check it out:

Time to go browse the MFT inspiration posts. See you next time!


Riley & CO Designer Highlight!

Hello everyone! This month it is my turn to be featured on the Riley & CO blog for the July edition of Designer Highlight.

For my project, I decided to make a Riley clock! I had a vague idea of what I wanted it to look like but nothing concrete. I even spent some time shopping around for blank clock bases to decorate and then smacked myself for buying something when I could MAKE it instead!

So, I grabbed some black medium weight chipboard from my stash and started scouring the house for a bowl big enough to make the largest circle possible. 

Once I had two bases cut out, I glued them together using scor-tape and wet adhesive. This bad boy isn't coming apart any time soon.

After I had my bases drying under some heavy books, I started making a clock template out of some "ugly" scrapbook paper. 

Once I had my circle cut out, I folded it into quarters and googled the angles between hours on a clock. The answer is 30 degrees. So, now I have a clock template. Also, be sure to cut the tip off of your folded up clock so you have a center point hole. 

(I tried to be fancy by folding my circle several times thinking that would get the correct angles and I wouldn't have to measure anything....wrong!)

Once I had my angles figured out, it was time to start decorating! Again, I still didn't have a theme picked out other than "It's 5 O'clock somewhere!" so when my best friend was over cropping she had the idea to make it beach themed. Score! Now I was off and running on a theme. Thanks Theresa!

With a theme in mind, I grabbed several Riley stamps and settled on Toasting RileyMartini RileyFloating RileyCheers Riley & It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere!

After several hours, much fussy cutting and clock mechanism assembly, I have a Riley clock! Isn't is great? I giggle everytime I look at it!

I am sending this clock to the Head Moose, Tanya soon. Maybe you will see it in the Riley booth in the near future! 

I hope you enjoyed my project. I had a blast making it and I think I will be making more clocks in the future. Winter is coming. :)

Before you go! Here are a few of my favorite projects that I made recently and wanted to share. Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Card Bonanza Tuesday!

Hello everyone! It's Card Bonanza Tuesday on the Riley & CO blog and it's my turn to share! Here are the two cards I made:

I enjoyed go through my Riley collection to find the perfect "Not Working" stamps for this card. This die set is a great way to use more than one image stamp on a project. 

Havea  a great week!


Monday, May 29, 2017

Sneak Peak! KB Riley dies are headed your way soon!

Hello everyone! If you haven't heard the news Karen Burniston and Riley & CO have teamed up to form a new company, KB Riley LLC. You can check out the brand new website HERE and the Facebook page HERE. Preorders are open until June 1st and trust me you are going to want everything! Karen Burniston is known for her innovative, thoughtful and versatile designs. My biggest problem was deciding which set to break out first! Hehe. Check out my first project with the new dies:

I have to share this next card with you. While I was making my card, my niece wanted to make one too. This is what she made. You can tell a 13 year old made it....I had to wrestle the glitter pen out of her hand! Hehehe

I had so much fun playing with these dies! I can't wait to share future projects. I definitely recommend watching the assembly videos Karen made for each die set. They are a great way to get ideas and pick up the tips and tricks from the Pop Up master herself!

I'm off to play some more! See you next time!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Card Bonanza!

Hello everyone! I've got a couple of cute cards to share with you today for this week's Riley & CO Card Bonanza! Feast your eyes:

Stamps featured: Felix the Cat & Parallelograms

Stamps featured: Parachute Riley & Actually, I Can 

A little post tax season humor and adrenaline rush for your viewing pleasure. See you next time!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Card Bonanza Tuesday!

Hello everyone! It's my turn on the Riley & CO blog to participate in the latest Card Bonanza series. Check out my cards:

This is my version of Andy Warhol's Shot Marilyns. When I had the idea, I didn't realize that they were shot with a gun! It was interesting to learn a bit about art history while researching this card. Here is the Wikipedia link.

Until next time, 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Riley 2017 New Release and Card Maker Blog Hop!!!

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are enjoying the Card Maker and Riley & CO blog hop! We are honored to be featured by Card Maker magazine!

You should have arrived here from the Card Maker magazine blog. I know I am enjoying seeing what everyone has come up with. This new release is AMAZING! Riley has DIES now! I can't tell you how happy this makes me and gets my creative juices flowing! Check it out:

Featuring Red Rubber Basics Stamps, Accessories Dies and Stamps, Word Bubbles Dies-Rectangles and Alcohol

Featuring Red Rubber Basics Stamps, Accessories Dies and Stamps and Craftaholic

Featuring Happy Homemaker and Getting Lucky

Featuring Red Rubber Basic Stamps, Accessories Dies and Stamps and Flawsome

Here are the rest of blog hop links:


Angii Pruente---You are here

Heather Bolli

Stephanie Gold

Heidi Erickson

Joy Stagg

Rebecca Keppel

Katie Skiff

Heather Hoffman

Kelly Santi

Melissa Bickford

Lisa McGushion

Heather Pulvirenti

Michelle Pearson

Katie Gehring

Sandye Curry

Sharon Smith

Kat Benjamin

Terri Peaslee

Riley & Co.

I hope you hop along to all of the stops! There is a giveaway at the very last stop! Be sure to not to miss it!

Did I mention the DEALS? Check it out! 

Don't you love it?? I can't wait to see what you make with all of the fun new products!

Until next time,