Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It’s Riley Challenge Time!

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Hi everyone!

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This week our challenge hostess is Cindy Haffner who has challenged us to create a Party theme card/project for a child's Birthday.

I thought a circus theme would be fun for a child’s birthday so I used one of the new circus theme stamps Stilts Riley to create my card.

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I decided to make another Centre Step card, I so love making these cards and they are so easy to create!

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I love those new Circus word sentiments!!!!!!!!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge, I am sure they will also be using some of the new stamps that are being released this week.

  • Cindy Haffner
  • Heather Prince
  • Jovita Torres
  • Joy Stagg
  • Juliet Huang
  • Kelly Santi
  • Laurie Clout
  • Margie Cortina
  • Michele L
  • Sarah Gough
  • Silke Kittmann
  • Therese Boyd

    Stamps: Stilts Riley; Circus Word Sentiments – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Black; Orange; Party Animal DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; Oval Punches; Buttons; Twine; Scorpal; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Rebus – Confectionery Item!

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    Hi all,

    It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This month the theme of my rebus is the name of a Confectionery Item.

    If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

    How did you go working out the solutions for my April Rebus which was “O Words” Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

    • Ornaments
    • Oyster
    • Obey
    • Oatmeal
    • Oaf
    • Offense
    • Organ
    • Orderly
    • Open
    • Obedient
    • Olive

    How did you go?????

    You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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    Sunday, May 29, 2011

    You’re One!

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    Hi everyone,

    Well it is hard to believe by my grandson, William is now a whole one year old … wow where has the time gone. It has been the most wonderful year ever! He was actually one last week (Friday) but as I already had a card to post on that day I decided to leave my card until today to post.

    I spent ages trying to figure out what to use on his card, I wanted something to show he was one! Finally I discovered that the Sesame Street Font Cricut Cartridge had Elmo holding the number one, so I had to go buy the cartridge so I could create my card. Who doesn’t love Elmo right!

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    For the inside of my card I used a sentiment I found online somewhere and had saved on my computer. I am not sure where I found it so I can’t give credit, if it is you please let me know and I will give you credit for the sentiment.

    Stamps: Happy Days Sentiments – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Black; Red; Orange; Yellow; DP – Bo Bunny
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Sesame Street  Font Cricut Cartridge; Cricut; Sewing Machine; Key Tag Punch; Foam Tape

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    Saturday, May 28, 2011

    “Mane” Attraction!

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    Hi everyone!

    It’s Saturday which means it’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Joanne Grzelak finishes off her month as challenge hostess with another fun challenge.

    Now that the weather is sunny and clear (hopefully), we often start planning vacations. Create a card showing a favorite vacation spot or activity.

    Of course it is always the opposite for me Down Under!!! Winter will be officially here in a few days!

    I don’t have too many vacations, but I did think going to see a circus would be a fun activity to do while on vacation. My card uses one of the new circus Riley stamps that were released by Riley and Company yesterday.

    In case you haven't heard the Riley & Company site had a "moosehap" this morning, but it's all fixed now! You can order your Riley Goes To The Circus stamps HERE.


    And as a thank you for your patience while we were having technical difficulties -
    we will ship your order FREEEEE! Simply put "SHIPFREE" in the comments section when you check out. This offer is only good until Sunday, so hurry! (domestic orders only - sorry)

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

    Stamps: Ringmaster Riley with Lion; Circus Word Sentiments; Circus Accessories – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Black; Red; Blast Off DP – Bo Bunny
    Other: Black Ink; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Friday, May 27, 2011

    Life Is A Circus …. It’s A Riley Blog Hop!

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    Hi everyone!

    Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of Riley fun! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

    Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog as each of the Riley and Company Design Team members will be giving away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

    This is a massive release, our biggest ever! The circus is coming to town! We have 16 new Riley images; 22 accessory images and 21 sentiments, all with a circus theme. All are NOW available from the Riley and Company Store.

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    For my first card I created a stair step card, this is a hard card to take a good photo of, it looks so much better in real life. I used 5 of the new Circus Riley stamps on my card …. Ringmaster Riley; Clown Riley in Car; Clown Riley; Riley with Seal and Stilts Riley. I have also used a number of the circus accessory stamps from the Circus Accessory set.

    I again used the Cricut Carousel Cartridge to create the big top at the back of my stair step card.

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    For my second card I used Sophie on her horse, doesn’t she look so pretty! I don’t even like sitting on a horse let alone standing on one LOL!

    Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the blog of Heather Prince and see what stunning creations she has install for you today.

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy.

    Stamps: Ringmaster Riley; Clown Riley; Clown Riley with Car; Riley with Seal; Slilts Riley; Sophie on Horse; Circus Words Sentiments; Circus Accessories – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Red; Orange; Yellow; Party Animals DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; Cricut; Cricut Carousel Cartridge; MFT Die-namics Star Die; Rhinestones; Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Howdy!

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    Hi everyone!

    It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Apparently today is John Wayne’s birthday, he would be 103 today! So in honor of his birthday our challenge hostess Shirley Quarry has challenged us to create a Western birthday card.

    For my card I used MFT Stamps Fred Bear - Out West stamp set. I stamped Fred Bear onto my card and then masked him so I could stamp my cacti on either side of him. I then used my copic airbrush to add the color to the sky and ground. I used two MFT Die-namics on the front of my card, firstly the Die-namics Stacking Stars die and also the speech bubble from the Die-namics Say What Die & Stamp Set.

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    Stacking Stars Die-namics

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    For the inside of my card I used a sentiment and the dies from the Die-namics Well Worn Greetings Die & Stamp Set. To finish off I add the Die-namics Open Zig Zag Border.

    Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamps: Fred Bear Out West; Say What – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Brown; Mustard; Wanted DP – Cosmo Cricket
    Die-namics: Stacking Stars Die; Say What Die; Open Zig Zag Border; Well Worn Greetings Die – MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Sewing; Mini Brads; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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    More of Circus Riley!

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    Hi everyone!

    It’s day 6 of our sneak peeks of the new Riley stamps that will be released by Riley and Company, this coming Thursday 26th May. It’s almost time for the biggest release ever with 16 new Riley images; 22 accessory images and 21 sentiments being released!

    Today’s project I have created a notebook using Hula Hoops Riley, this is such a fun image don’t you think!

    The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar)

    I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 26th May starting at 10 PM EST.

     

    Stamps: Hula Hoop Riley – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Red; DP – Imaginisce
    Other: Black Ink; Rhinestones; Cinch; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    Pretties Wednesday Challenge!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog. This week the challenge is to create a Birthday Card, we always need birthday cards right!

    For my card I used one of the new Paper Pretties sets that were released earlier in the month, called Handy Man. This time I used the last of the 3 images from the set a lawn mower. This is such an awesome set for the males in our lives!

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    Want to play along with us:

    How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC155.

    Don’t forget to include a link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … see the Paper Pretties Blog for more details. 

    Stamps: Handy Man – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Black; Orange; DP
    Other: Black Ink; EK Success Wavy Border Punch; Black Brads; Sewing Machine; Spellbinders Labels 1 & 1A Dies; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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    Anchors Aweigh!

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    Hi everyone,

    I am back again today with another MFT card to share with you. It’s time for this week’s Wednesday Stamp Club sketch over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS. Can you believe we are up to week 21 already!!!!!

    For my card today I used MFT Stamps Flapper Doodles - SS Flapper. I used a number of MFT Die-namics on my card, first up the Die-namics Four Point Frame which I used to layer behind the Flapper image. I also used the Die-namics Open Zig Zag Border along the bottom of my card. I wrapped Caribbean Teal Twine and Honeydew Twine around the stripped panel of my card.

     

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    For the inside of my card I stamped the sentiment from the set onto the Die-namics Sweet Stack Labels. Along the bottom edge of my card I added the Die-namics Open Zig Zag Border .

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    To play along with us this week all you need to do is follow the sketch, upload your creation to SCS using the keyword MFTWSC21. Join us this week in the MFT forum for lots of chatter and fun! Be sure to check out Kim's Blog, she will have a full list of all the designers participating in today's challenge!

    Stamps: Flapper Doodles SS Flapper – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Black; Teal; DP – Kaisercraft
    Die-namics: Four Point Frame; Open Zig Zag Border; Sweet Stack Labels – MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Caribbean Teal Twine; Honeydew Twine; Teal Brads; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    No Clowning Around!

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    Hi everyone!

    It’s day 5 of our sneak peeks of the new Riley stamps that will be released by Riley and Company, this coming Thursday 26th May. We have 16 new Riley images; 22 accessory images and 21 sentiments being released …. our biggest release ever!

    Today my card uses Clown Riley, a circus isn’t the same without a clown!

    The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar)

    I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 26th May starting at 10 PM EST.

     

    Stamps: Clown Riley; Circus Words Riley – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Orange; Green; Party Animals DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Yellow Ribbon; Orange Twine; Button; Circle Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    This “Moost” Be One Of Those Days!

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    Hi everyone!

    Welcome to Day 4 of the sneak peeks of the new Riley stamps that will be released by Riley and Company, this coming Thursday 26th May. We have 16 new Riley images; 22 accessory images and 21 sentiments being released, it’s our biggest release ever!

    My card today uses Lion’s Mouth Riley …. no way would I be putting my head anywhere near a lion’s mouth LOL! Would you?????? I used this month’s SFYTT sketch for the layout of my card.

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    For my second card I used Cannon Riley, another job I don’t think I will be applying for LOL! Don’t you just love that look on Riley’s face LOL!!!!!! too cute!!!!!

    The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar)

    I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 26th May starting at 10 PM EST.

     

    Stamps: Lion’s Mouth Riley; Cannon Riley; Circus Words Sentiments – Riley & Company
    Paper: White; Black; Mustard; Blast Off DP -  Bo Bunny; Party Animals DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Oval Nestabilities; Word Window Punch; Modern Label Tag Punch; Star Punches; Rhinestones; Oval Punches; Ribbon; Blue Twine; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Monday, May 23, 2011

    The Circus Is Coming To Town!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s day 3 of the sneak peeks of the new Riley stamps that will be released by Riley and Company, this coming Thursday 26th May. If you haven’t heard already, this is our biggest release ever with 16 new Riley images; 22 accessory images and 21 sentiments being release. I can’t wait for you to see them all!

    For my first card today I have used Carousel Riley, the card is a ticket shape (you normally need tickets to go to the circus or take a ride right!). The ticket shape was created using my cricut and the Carousel cartridge.

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    For my second card I have used Fire Breathing Riley, don’t try this at home kids!

    The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar)

    I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 26th May starting at 10 PM EST.

    Stamps: Carousel Riley; Fire Breathing Riley; Circus Words Sentiments – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Red; Yellow; Blue; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Word Window Punch; Modern Label Tag Punch; Sewing Machine; Cricut; Carousel Cricut Cartridge; Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Sunday, May 22, 2011

    Just Swinging By…..

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    Hi everyone,

    It is day 2 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the release of 16 new Riley images; 22 accessory images and 21 sentiments this coming Thursday 26th May by Riley and Company.

    Two I am sharing two more cards from the Circus release. My first uses the Trapeze Riley and Sophie, aren’t they adorable!!!!!

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    Here is cute Riley making balloon animals ….. what fun! And don’t you love that sentiment which is another from the upcoming Circus Words sentiment sets.

    The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar)

    I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 26th May starting at 10 PM EST.

     

    Stamps: Trapeze Riley & Sophie; Balloon Animals Riley; Circus Words Sentiments – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Black; Red; Party Animals DP – Kaisercraft
    Other: Black Ink; Long Oval Nestabilities; Orange Brads; Red Button; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Saturday, May 21, 2011

    Life Is A Circus!

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    Hi everyone,

    Well it is that time again! Today starts the beginning of the sneak peeks of the new Riley stamps that will be available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 26th May. This is a massive release, our biggest ever! We have 16 new Riley images; 22 accessory images and 21 sentiments, I can’t wait for you to see these awesome new stamps.

    What would a circus be without a Ringmaster so to start of my sneak peeks my first card uses Ringmaster Riley. The circus tent (big top) was created using my cricut machine and the carousel cartridge.

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    Here is the inside of my card, the first act for this circus is a cute seal act. I love how the sentiments work so well with the images!

    The rest of the Riley and Company Design Team will also be sharing their cards they have created with you this week, so don’t forget to check them out too (You can find a list of the Design Team members on my side bar)

    I will be back again tomorrow with another sneak peek to share with you all. Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 26th May starting at 10 PM EST.

     

    Stamps: Ringmaster Riley; Riley with Seal; Circus Sentiments – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Red
    Other: Black Ink; Cricut; Carousel Cartridge; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Men Are Like Old Car Tires….

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    Hi everyone,

    Saturday’s mean it’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess  is Joanne Grzelak, has challenged us to create a Humorous card.

    This week is also our sponsored challenge week, and this month our sponsor is Totally Stampalicious.

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    For  my card today I used a Totally Stampalicious stamp set called Stella Tires, this is such a fun stamp set.

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    Here is the inside of my card, love this sentiment!!!!!

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

    Stamps: Stella Tires – Totally Stampalicious
    Paper: White; Black; Purple; Poppyseed DP – K & Company
    Other: Black Ink; Oval Punch; Purple Twine; Button; MFT  Die-namic Small Scallop Border; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Friday, May 20, 2011

    Happy Birthday Barb!

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    Hi everyone,

    Today a ‘few’ friends are getting together to help celebrate our fabulous stamping friend Barbara Anders birthday. So what better way to celebrate then with a Big Birthday Blog Hop!  Happy Birthday Barbara!!!!!!

    The hop started at Tammy Hershberger blog so if you didn’t start from there, hop over there now as there is a lot to see.

    For my card I used MFT Stamps Just My Type Die-namics and Stamp Set, I just love that sentiment that I stamped on the paper in the typewriter. The flower is created using the new MFT Die-namics Rolled Daisy die which I cut out using red felt. And finally I used the Die-namics Double Scallop Border

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    Here is the inside of my card, I used a couple of the sentiments from the Just My Type stamp set. I also used the Die-namics Double Scallop Border across my card.

    Well that’s it for me, now it’s time to head on over to the blog of Lynda Benden. Don’t forget to wish Barb a happy birthday when you reach her blog.

    Stamps: Just My Type – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Black; Red; DP
    Die-namics: Just My Type Die; Double Scallop Border Die; Rolled Daisy Die – MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Distress Ink; Black Twine; Red Felt; Yellow  Brad; Fern Punch; Foam Tape

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