Thursday, December 15, 2016

Gift card holder...

This is a really awesome gift card holder pattern that I found on YouTube. The directions were easy to follow. I used a cute Riley & Company stamp to decorate.

Close up...
CS: Red, Neenah Solar White, Michaels Christmas pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copics, Circle Die, Big Shot, Glitter Ribbon, Circle punch, Red line tape, Stickles


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Riley Santa...

Here is a cute tradition Christmas card using Riley & Company stamps. :)

Stamps: Santa in Chimney Riley and Merry Christmas from Everyday Sayings
CS: Neenah Solar White, Doodlebug Designs, Green
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copics, Circle and Oval Dies, Big Shot, Glitter ribbon, Present stickers

Monday, December 12, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop

Hello. Riley & Company is one of the sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Winter Blog hop. Here is my card with a coffee/winter theme. Check out the other cards on the blog for a chance to win a prize from Riley & Company!

Stamps: Coffee Riley & Chocolate, Coffee, Men

Friday, December 2, 2016

Traditional Christmas...

The challenge this month on the Naughty or Nice blog is traditional vs modern. I am very traditional when it comes to Christmas cards. I like red and green all over the place. Plus I can't pass up a funny saying to go with it. So here is my card with traditional colors and a wonderful Riley & Company Funny Bones stamp.

Stamps: Stocking Sophie and Eating Candy out of a Sock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Red, Green, Neenah Solar White, Michaels patterned
Other: Copics, Ribbon, Bling

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sophie wreath...

Thanksgiving is over and now we can start Christmas stuff right? :) This is a wreath that I made out of a 12 x 12 piece of cardboard. I cut out a large circle and then a smaller one out of the middle. Then I cut strips of paper 8 1X2 inches by 1 inch. Each piece was folded in half and then notched on the ends. Then I wrapped them around the cardboard circle and taped them together with red line tape so they would hold. I stamped Merry Christmas Large on red cardstock and cut out the shape with my Big Shot. Then I outlined the edge with glitter and added some bling to the swirls. I colored Stocking Sophie with Copics and cut her out and popped her up on the tag. Then I added a ribbon bow and the wreath is done.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wedding Riley...

This is sort of a springy looking wedding card when we have snow on the ground here in Minnesota but I love pink and wanted a pretty flowery card.

This card uses Wedding Riley and Congratulations.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


I don't even drink coffee but Riley & Company has such fun stamps that I can't resist making cards with them.

This little guy is named Tucker the Dog and the Funny Bones saying along with him is Coffee at 3PM.  I used wavy paper in the background and really big googly eyes since he is wired from all his coffee. :)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Crock pot wine....

LOVE this new stamp from Riley & Company. It is called Crockpot Wine and is part of the new release from last week.

I made the bunch of grapes with just a simple circle punch and glue dotted them together. A fun and easy card for the wine or Pinterest lovers in your life. :)

I am also entering this into the Naughty or Nice challenge blog this month...Don't Pull your Punches.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Even more new Riley & Company!

I'm back because there are just too many cute new Riley & Company stamps.

Don't forget: enter the code FREESHIP on orders over $20 to receive free domestic shipping until November 21. 
This card uses Doris and Happy Meals again. They just go so well together. :) To do the background I used a baby wipe and put all different colors of reinker on it then swiped it on glossy white cardstock. I was going for a rainbow psychedelic sort of look. ;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Day 2 of the Riley & Company November new release!

Be sure to check out the Ink Spot Blog for more samples from my other Moose Mates.

You can view the whole NEW RELEASE by following the link and don't forget to enter the code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping until November 21!

Here are a couple of cards that I made using some new Funny Bones stamps.

This stamp is call A Butt....appropriate. :)

This one uses the new stamp Happy Meals and Doris one of my favorites!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Riley & Company release!

It's a happy, happy day! There are new Riley & Company stamps!  Make sure to check out my other Moose Mates blogs and the Riley & Company Blog for some great samples using the new stamps. There will be posts all week.

Here is one of my cards using Cheers Riley and No Great Story (new).

I stamps Cheers Riley three times, colored with Copics and cut them out. I wanted to make it look like a pile of friends on top of each others shoulders and....oops...there they go... :)

Also, be sure to enter the coupon code FREESHIP to get free domestic shipping until November 21!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Shooting Turkeys...

These are a couple of the stamps that were in the Riley & Company October Tickle My Funny Bones Card Club kit. Not a member? Head on over to their website and sign up now. You get 7 stamps, 4 idea cards with pictures and instructions to make the cards and access to the exclusive Facebook group. And the Tickle My Funny Bone Button…… oh the Button! Each month, Club Members will receive an exclusive monthly button made just for them. Collect them all! This button will be used in special random contests to win free product and can be used in our booth at conventions for free product and discounts! The more buttons you have, the bigger the discounts you earn! These will never be for sale, and only Club Members get them!

Stamps: Turkey Riley, Turkey Hunting These two stamps are sold separately or in a set of three with another great Funny Bones stamp Turkey Set

CS: Neenah Solar White, Vanilla, Brown, scraps of patterned paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Other: Copics, pop dots, Circle die, big shot, brown marker, half pearls colored with copic marker

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween. Vampires have always been my favorite so DracuRiley had to join my stamp collection. I finished the inside of the card with Hanging Cobwebs.

Monday, October 24, 2016


I used an old technique for this card. Take a sheet of sticker paper and put a piece of lace over it. I used some cobweb that I had. Sprinkle the darker color over the paper and burnish. Then take off the lace and add a lighter color of glitter. I used purple then white here. Make sure to rub all the glitter in as best as you can. It still makes a huge mess. :)  The stamp used is Riley & Company called Hanging Cobwebs.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fun size candy...

Lol...I just love this stamp from Riley & Company. Fun Sized was in the September Stamp Club kit but you can also buy it on the Riley & Company website. For the background I just did a Google image search and printed it out on a color printer.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Burt the cat does Halloween...

Burt the cat is a newer addition to the Riley family. He is celebrating Halloween by dressing up and hanging out at a cemetery in this new image Burt RIP.  This is a little treat bag I made by sponging a moon on the front and some grass on the bottom. Then I stamped Burt RIP, colored him in with Copics, cut him out and popped him up on the front. A little glittery bat sticker finished off the bag

Don't forget to visit the Ink Spot Blog for more great ideas from me and my fellow Moosemates!

The Ink Spot Blog

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Women are angels...

Another cute Riley card that could be used for Halloween or any occasion. I used the new Standing Witch with Broom and Women are Angels Riley & Company stamps. Check out the Ink Spot Blog for more great ideas from my fellow Moosemates.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Guys retirement

I was asked to make some guy retirement cards with an old man with a walker. I searched around and finally found a cute digi stamp Gramps from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. The little saying is from Art Impressions retired stamp set.

Stamps: Gramps digi stamp
CS: Neenah Solar White, Blue, Green, scrap patterned
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Other: Copics, Enamel dots

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Another fun stamp from Riley and Company...If One Door Closes. I made my first step card and I think it turned out pretty cute.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


I can't resist anything zombie related so when I saw this stamp Zombie Riddle from Riley and Company I had to have it! I paired it with Felix the Cat and made him into a zombie catching a ghost for dinner.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Wine magnet

Hello. Here is a super quick and easy little gift for someone. I stamped the Riley & Company stamp Sitting on the Couch onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and then cut it out with my Big Shot. Then I cut out a larger oval out of wine colored cardstock and a thin magnet sheet. I put it all together, added a quick wine glass sticker and outlined it all with some Stickles and its done!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Crabby baby...

To continue on the 'crabby' theme I made a baby card with another Grumpling set from Taylored Expressions called Grown Up Grumplings. Again I got the matching die to cut out the little cat. I also got the Nursery dies for the crib and rug. This was another card that I found on Pinterest but changed the sentiment colors.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Crabby wedding...

After the Corpse Bride wedding card I moved on to a more 'crabby' theme. :) This cute set is from Taylored Expressions called Mr. & Mrs. Grumplings. I also bought the matching dies so I didn't have to fussy cut the images. I copied a card I saw on Pinterest but changed up the colors and the die cut saying.

 Inside of card:

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Unusual wedding card request...

I received a request to make a wedding card with the movie The Corpse Bride theme. So, this is what I came up with. Hopefully the bride and groom were happy with it. :)

Friday, September 23, 2016


Here is a quirky card I made with the new Funny Bones stamp Dryer. I dug out my super old paper crimper to give my card a wrinkly look. Then I found some equally old Magic Mesh and added that to the background too. I should 'shop' in my craft room more often. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Muffin top...

Halloween is my favorite holiday so I was excited to get some new Riley & Company stamps. This card uses Holding Pumpkin Riley and Muffin Top. Both are new stamps. Head on over to the website and pick some up!

Inside of card

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Have you signed up for the Riley & Company monthly club kit yet? If not here is a sample of what you missed last month. This cute little Riley is called Bouncy Ball Riley and the sentiment is My Level of Maturity. That one is on the retiring list at 50% off right now so get it while you can!

Thursday, September 8, 2016


I personally don't drink coffee....I prefer my caffeine in Pepsi form but I just love this stamp set from Art Impressions called Cathy Caffeine Set.

 Stamps: Cathy Caffeine Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah Solar White, Michael's patterned and solid cardstock
Other: Copics, Pop dots, Circle dies, Big Shot, Dots embossing folder, Coffee button, Ribbon

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Riley & Company August Stamp Club

Did you sign up for the Riley & Company monthly stamp club yet? If not this is a card made with two of the adorable stamps from the August kit Exercise Routine and Aerobics Riley . Sign up now so you don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Naughty or Nice challenge

This is for the September Naughty or Nice challenge. Personally I think this card is Naughty and Nice depending on how much you like rum. :)

Stamps: Art Impressions Contains Rum set
CS: Neenah Solar White, Michael's patterned and blue, Stampin' Up Certainly Celery
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic Markers, Stampin' Up heart sticker, Stampin' Up Banner Die, Big Shot, pop dots

Friday, August 26, 2016

This wine....

 Awesome Wine is a new funny bones stamp from Riley & Company. It pairs perfect with their new Wine Glass stamp. :) This is a shaker card. I cut out the inside of the wine glasses and put pop up tape behind them then filled in the spots with little gold beads.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Too Cute to Spook challenge

This card is for the current challenge on the Set Impressions blog Too Cute to Spook. I used the stamp set My Feet shaker set. It comes with the die and an action wobble to pop up his cute little tootsies. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Getting Old...

This card is for the Naughty or Nice challenge # 30 over on their blog. The theme is Your numbers up! So here is my naughty card about old age. :)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wine Jump

This card features a new stamp from Riley & Company called Wine Glass. I created the saying on my computer from a napkin that a coworker gave me. She wanted some cards made up with it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I am seeing pineapples all over the place lately. This is a cute new stamp from Riley and Company called Be a Pineapple. I made it into a shaker card with little gems inside.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tickled Tuesday Time for Riley & Company

It Tickled Tuesday on the Riley & Company blog. Check out the cute and funny cards by some of my Moose Mates. Here is one of mine from today. Mushroom Lane is a new stamp line from Riley. There are stamps and two coloring books! Super cute, fun designs to color. This card uses Mushroom Lane Pool and part of Diet Tip. I cut that stamp in half so I could use the phrases together or separately.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

29 Again...

I saw a picture on Pinterest with this layout and loved it so I cased it and changed up the paper and punches. It uses Art Impressions 29 Again stamp set.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Glitter 80's couple

This card is for the current Art Impressions Challenge Glitter & Shimmer. Glitter paper is used in the backround and all over her clothes. I just love this 80's looking couple. :)

 stamps: Still Got It
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Michaels glitter paper, Neenah Solar White, Pink
Other: Copics, Corner Punch, Pearls, Oval punch

Friday, August 5, 2016

Introducing Mushroom Lane...

Mushrooms Lane is a new line of stamps first Riley & Company. There are several stamps and two coloring books. Check out the Ink Spot blog for more info and some more samples from my Moose Mates. Here are a couple of cards that I did using House With Shed.

This is a shaker card with glitter beads and little circles cut from the background paper.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for even more projects and inspiration. We can't get enough of these mushrooms!

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Thanks for visiting all week and celebrating our newest additions to the Riley & CO family.