Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Jackie has challenged the Riley and Company design team to make a card or project with the theme Beach/Fun in the Sun.  I thought the new Funnybones sentiment called Swim the Ocean was the perfect fit!

For my card I used the Cricut and Close to My Heart cartridge Artbooking to cut out waves and surfboards.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Summer Breeze
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - use cricut/fun in the sun

Make sure you join us in our challenge at the Riley and Company blog!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Purple and Orange

The challenge at Riley and Company this week is a color challenge, orange and purple.  This is definitely a hard combination for me as a card maker.  When I think of orange and purple, I automatically think of Halloween.  So,  Heather, this was definitely a challenge!

When I made this card I had to start with the paper and work from there.  I used a piece of plain orange yardstick and paired that with a paper that was loose in my stash, but I think it comes from Close to My Heart.  Once I had these I decided I should use confetti cream from Stamping' Up for the base color, because the cream looked better than the white.  Once I had the basic design down, I decided I wanted to do a summery scene since we are just in the heart of summer right now.  I used Hammock Riley that can be found HERE in the Riley and Company Store.  

Once I had that panel colored I had my daughter pick out a sentiment that went with it:

I think she did a great job!  She chose Self-Control that you can also find HERE.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Penny Black - Add a sentiment
Stamping Sensations - feature a creature

Have a great week!  I will see you soon!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CAS Summer

Good morning Riley peeps!  As you are reading this I am probably saying goodbye to my third grade class for the year.  Yep, the last day of school!  So very excited to spend time at home with kids this summer!  

Because of the timing of the end of school and in honor of it being almost the 4th of July, I have challenged the Riley and Company design team
to come up with a Clean and Simple Summer card or project.

For my card I have used some kraft paper and put some black cardstock at an angle across the bottom.  The stitching was created by hand.  The sentiment comes from the clear set Popping out of Cake Riley.  You can find it HERE.  The image is called Grand 'Ole Flag.  You can find it HERE at the Riley and Company Store.

To all of you starting off your summer:  lift your imaginary glasses with me and clink!  Make it a great one!