Riley and Company Challenge ~ A Sketch!

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It's time for a new challenge at Riley and Company, and this time our hostess Heather has got a sketch for us to try:

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This sketch screamed "fun" to me, so I went with the Popping Out of Cake Riley set.

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Frances Byrne

Heather Bolli

Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

Joy Stagg

Kelly Santi

Kendra DeCota

Kerin Sylvester

Monica Taylor

Sandye Curry

Stephanie Serrano

Vera Yates

Here are the Copics I used to color my image:

Riley: E31, E33, E35, E37, E59

Cake: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05

Ribbons: B21, B23, B28

Star: Y18

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join us, we'd love to see what you create 🙂

Riley and Company Challenge ~ One Layer Card!

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It's time for a new challenge at Riley and Company, and our hostess Vera has challenged us to make a one layer card. OMG if you know me at all, you know that I am a huge fan of layers! This truly was a challenge!! I chose to use Balloons Riley and create a cloud filled sky for him to be floating up in.

I created two different "cloud" strips of paper and sponged the edges with Bashful Blue (SU!) ink, alternating the positions as I went. I colored Riley and the balloons with the following Copics: Riley: E31, E33, E35, E47, Balloons: YG03, YG05, YG07, RV00, RV02, RV04, BG000, BG01, BG02, Y00, Y02, Y04, YR01, YR02, YR04. 

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Frances Byrne

Heather Bolli

Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

Joy Stagg

Kelly Santi

Kendra DeCota

Kerin Sylvester

Monica Taylor

Sandye Curry

Stephanie Serrano

Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join us, we'd love to see what you create!

Riley and Company Challenge ~ Outdoor/Summer Sports

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It's time for a new challenge at Riley and Company, and this week's hostess Kendra has chosen an outdoor/summer sports theme. I chose to go with the outdoor theme, and I stretched it a bit since I have a Riley set that I love and haven't used yet..Travel Sticker Stamps. I loooove going on cruises, and when I do I spend lots of time outside…does that count?! Going somewhere tropical and being out in the sun when it's cold and snowy at home is the best!  

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Frances Byrne

Heather Bolli

Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

Joy Stagg

Kelly Santi

Kendra DeCota

Kerin Sylvester

Monica Taylor

Sandye Curry

Stephanie Serrano

Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join us this month, we'd love to see what you create!

Riley and Company Challenge ~ Christmas in July!

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It's time for a new challenge at Riley and Company, and this week's hostess Jackie has chosen to have us celebrate Christmas?!?! with our cards. I can't believe I was coloring up a Christmas scene for this card and it was almost 90 degrees out…I think that's a first for me! I used the Carrying Tree Riley image for my card. 

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Frances Byrne

Heather Bolli

Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

Joy Stagg

Kelly Santi

Kendra DeCota

Kerin Sylvester

Monica Taylor

Sandye Curry

Stephanie Serrano

Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join us this month, we'd love to see what you create!

Riley and Company Challenge ~ Celebrate Summer!

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It's time for a new challenge at Riley and Company, and this week's hostess Sandye is has chosen to have us celebrate summer with our cards. My son Nick's favorite pastime in the summer is fishing, so Fishing Riley fit the bill perfectly! 

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Frances Byrne

Heather Bolli

Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

Joy Stagg

Kelly Santi

Kendra DeCota

Kerin Sylvester

Monica Taylor

Sandye Curry

Stephanie Serrano

Vera Yates

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join us this month, we'd love to see what you create!

Riley and Company Challenge ~ Food or Drink Themed!

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It's time for a new challenge at Riley and Company, and this week's hostess Joy is challenging us to use a food or drink theme on our card or project. For my card I used BBQ Riley, because with all the camping we've been doing lately for baseball games, we've cooked many burgers & dogs!! 

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

 Frances Byrne

Heather Bolli

Jackie Rakoski-Diediker

Joy Stagg

Kelly Santi

Kendra DeCota

Kerin Sylvester

Monica Taylor

Sandye Curry

Stephanie Serrano

Vera Yates

Here are the Copics I used to color Riley:

Riley – E31, E33, E35, E57

Grill/Fork – R22, R24, R27, R29, N2, N3, N5

Burger/Hot Dogs – YR24, YR27, YR18 (hot dogs), E35, E57 (burger)

 Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you'll join in the fun!

Riley and Company Challenge ~ Use Texture!

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It's time for a new challenge at Riley and Company, and this week's hostess Kelly is challenging us to use texture on our card or project. I hope you can tell from the picture that I used some laser cut paper over my card base to make my texture. You can use all sorts of fun things like burlap, lace, fabric, etc. I loved this new sentiment that came out in the latest release, called Pinterest. I can't begin to imagine how many things I've "pinned" and never actually done! 

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Frances Byrne
Laurie Clout
Kelly Santi
Joy Stagg
Heather Bolli
Monica Taylor
Kendra DeCota
Sandye Curry
Kerin Sylvester
Vera Yates
Jackie Rakoski
Stephanie Serrano

 Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you'll join in the fun!

Riley and Company ~ Funny Bones NEW Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the new release blog hop for Riley and Company! There are so many fabulous Funny Bones sentiments being released this week. I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks so far, but tonight's blog hop is the cherry to top the sundae with lots of eye candy from the design team! Plus, the new Funny Bones sentiments are availabe in the Riley & Company online store right now!

For my first project today I created the coffee cup above using my Silhouette and the Funny Bones sentiment "how do you feel when there is no coffee? depresso." Oh my I thought this one was too funny! That IS how I feel without coffee! 

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For my second project I created this "beer me" card. I created my beer mug by sponging ink on vellum, and I thought liquid applique was perfect for the foam on top! 

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Guess what else? There are specials!! Woohooo!

Special #1: Buy the entire unmounted set of 34 new Funnybones at a VERY special price!! Check out the Riley and Company blog for details! Limit one per customer. Offer ends May 31st.

Special #2: You can also get a set of 3 FREE Funnybones stamps (our choice) during this release by simply placing an order of $25 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 SHIPPING from Thursday night at 9 pm CST until Sunday night at midnight CST! Just enter FREESHIP in the coupon code section!

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We will be choosing two lucky winners from the comments on RILEY's blog! ….. to win Gift Certificates to the Riley & Company online store!!! So make sure you head on over to the blog and leave a comment to be eligible to win.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my projects! Your next stop on the blog hop is Kelly.

Enjoy!

In case you missed any other team members along the way, here's the full design team list:

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Frances

Kendra

Vera

Heather

Stephanie

Jackie

Kerin (you are here)

Kelly

Monica

Sandye

Joy

Riley and Company ~ NEW Release Sneak Peeks

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Welcome to day four of new release sneak peeks for Riley and Company! TOMORROW is the big day! Woohoo! Please join us for our blog hop at 10 pm, and the new stamps are available in the Riley and Company online store at 10 pm too!! The design team has come up some fun samples to share. You'll want to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team's blogs for more sneak peeks every day!

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Frances Byrne
Laurie Clout
Kelly Santi
Joy Stagg
Heather Bolli
Monica Taylor
Kendra DeCota
Sandye Curry
Kerin Sylvester (you are here)
Vera Yates
Jackie Rakoski
Stephanie Serrano

Thanks for stopping by! Please join us tomorrow night for our blog hop…fun, fun, fun!!!

Riley and Company Challenge ~ Spritzed Background

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It's time for a new challenge at Riley and Company, and this week's hostess Frances is challenging us to make a card, scrapbook page, or project by "spritzing" the background with ink. I decided to use Campfire Riley, and use my spritzed background as a night sky!

Let's see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Frances Byrne
Laurie Clout
Kelly Santi
Joy Stagg
Heather Bolli
Monica Taylor
Kendra DeCota
Sandye Curry
Kerin Sylvester
Vera Yates
Jackie Rakoski
Stephanie Serrano

 

Here are the CopicsI used for my card:

Riley – E31, E33, E35, E37, E47

Campfire – Y17, YR09, YR16

Marshmallows, Stick & Mushrooms – E30, E31, E33

Rocks – N2, N3, N4

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you'll join in the fun!