Monday, January 16, 2017

Cardmaker Blog Hop....Riley and Co....

Welcome to the Cardmaker Blog Hop, make sure to start THERE!

See my post Riley post today for wonderful creations!

Next you will be hopping to Sharon Smith

*Sorry this isn't in the post....I'm on a Cruise and my WONDERFUL friend Joy helped me out with this posting.....

Riley and Company New Release Week!

Oh are you going to be happy you came here today! Tanya has outdone herself with this release.  Be sure to go to the company store and check this out!  We have two new Rileys, DIES for both of
them--plus clothes with dies!  You cannot image how much fun these are to play with! 

For my first card, I used both of the two new Rileys and dies!  Since my husband still enjoys skiing (he's almost 72!), I made him a birthday card.  I used a center-step card with an older sentiment from the Funnybones collection called Happy to Be Alive. For my husband--that definitely is skiing.  I dressed the Rileys with scarves, muffs, skis, ski poles, hats, gloves, and ice skates.  I even found some snowflakes to add!  I know he will love this card!!!

Next is a Valentine card that I know I will use! One of the new Rileys is showing off a new bow tie with a rhinestone in it, and is carrying a candy box that says "be mine".  That sentiment from the new stamp set was also used.  Love it!

My last card for today again uses one of the new Rileys wearing a regular tie--and eyeglasses!  I used an older Funnybones sentiment called Glasses at My Age which I cut apart. I then stamped the wine glass two times so that Riley is holding one in each hand.  Too cute!!!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow because there is much more to share!  You can also check out what the rest of the design team is sharing.  You won't be disappointed!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Riley DT Post for Inspiration

It's time for the Tuesday Riley DT post--and I have two cards to share with you today.  I am SO glad to be finished with Christmas--and move on to another special day to make cards for.  I have two Valentine cards to share.  The first uses a quilted-look background (several different and embossing folders used) along with the image Heart Riley.

My second card (although a Valentine) should be a New Year's resolution for all of us!  The sentiment is so apropos! It says Life is Short. Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.Those are good rules to live by!!!

Be sure to check out the others.  I'm sure you'll get lots of inspiration before you decide to shop!!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Riley's DT is participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here. The hardest part for me, as a Riley DT member, was choosing which coffee-relatefd image to use as Tanya has so many!  Be sure to check out all of the Riley, Funny Bones, and Retro Folks images at our online shop. The image I finally settled on was CafĂ© Riley. Why don't you check this out and play along!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tickled Tuesday

It's another group post from the Riley Design Team.  For my post today, I decided to showcase several small gifts you still have time to make for Christmas.  First is an ornament:
I bought this wooden round base at a craft show.  If your husband is handy, it should be easy to make.  I used regular ink, stamped it, and colored it.  Will look so cute on my tree.  The image is Riley in Wreath.

Second is a "to do" notebook!  I went to Staples and had small legal pads cut in half horizontally. I then used cardstock to cover, added some designer paper, die cut the words "to do", and used the image from Retro Folks called Happy Homemaker. I colored her with copics, and attached the image to a couple of die cuts.  If you use ribbon under your designer paper, you can even attach a small pen.  I carry one of these in my purse--as I am a compulsive list maker!  It keeps me on my toes!!

We give a few bottles of wine for Christmas gifts, so a wine label is a good thing to make.  I cut a piece of cardstock, rounded the corners, and folded the top down about 2 1/2".  I punched a hole in the center of this section.  Then--start decorating!  The Funny Bones sentiment that I used is one of my favorites.  It is called White Christmas.  Isn't this cute?!!!!!

Next on my list is a little Tic Tac container.  It has Riley as the Grinch on the front.  Inside is a box of Tic Tacs, plus the poem called Grinch Pills (readily accessible if you google it). I tried to find green Tic Tacs, but could not.  Guess the white will have to do!  If you know someone kinda grouchy, these Grinch Pills may be just the thing for them!

My last project is a tag.  I make all my Christmas cards and tags, so I had to include one here.  I have knitted 22 presents for Christmas, and I love to include this sentiment on a tag with them.  It is Handmade - Not Cheap.  It says "Just because it's handmade doesn't mean it was cheap". How true that is!!!

Hope you were inspired by some of these projects.  Be sure to check out the Riley blog to get more inspiration!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Designer Highlight

I'm being highlighted on the Riley blog today.  Please be sure to head over there and read all about me!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my friends in the USA, enjoy your turkey dinner!