Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Holiday …. …. 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 month we have 15 new Riley images and a Travel Sticker Accessory set all with a vacation theme. All are NOW available from the Riley and Company Store.

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING (USA) on any new orders until Sunday night! (Use coupon code FREESHIP)
All orders placed within the first 24 hours will receive a FREE Swimmer Riley!
Purchase the entire set - get a FREE Surfer Riley!

For my first card today I decided to use Mermaid Sophie and Scuba Riley, those two stamps work so well together. I stamped both the images and them masked them so I could airbrush my water and sand.

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For my second card today I decided to create a Suitcase card so I could use a number of the fun images from the Travel Sticker Accessory set. Aren’t they so darn cute! This set features countries including USA; London (England); Italy; Switzerland; China and Australia. I just love the Aussie with the kangaroo, actually for the Aussies out there, there are two Aussie themed stamps in this set.

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Here is the inside of my suitcase card, looks like Riley is off on a cruise now … wow he is having such a fun vacation, don’t you think.

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the blog of Kelly Santi 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: Mermaid Sophie; Scuba Riley; Travel Sticker Accessory Set; Summer Fun Sentiment- Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Brown; Barefoot & Bliss DP – Bo Bunny; Little Toot DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Orange Ribbon; Orange Twine; Button; Oval Punch; Brads; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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51 comments:

Wendalyn said...

Those are so adorable I just love the little suitcase it's too cute..

Michele L. said...

Frances!
Fantastic cards. The under the sea car is adorable! bt i LOVE the suitcase card, with all the fantastic stickers! You ROCK!

kadie said...

Omgoodness, Frances! These are so much fun! That suitcase is ADORABLE and such a great idea! TFS!

Bev's Wild Adventures said...

The suitcase is awesome!!! I love to see where Riley has been. He is one traveling guy.

Joy said...

that suitcase is perfect!

MiamiKel said...

WOOT, WOOT! Frances, this is a showstopper!!!

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous as alwsy Frances! I see we were both thinking suitcase...literally!

sgc said...

How cute is that suitcase card! I LOVE it!

Tammy said...

Both of these are adorable!! I love that suitcase!

Crabtree-Creations said...

Frances, The suitcase card is absolutely amazing! I love it! I want to make one! Thanks for the inspiration!

jimlynn said...

BOTH are adorable!! Love that little suitcase card.
Lovin' the blog hop!
Lynn

NWFlamingo said...

What great cards. I get a hoot out of both of them!

Pam said...

The suitcase card layout is one of my favorites!!

margie c said...

gasp! I adore Riley's suitcase full of momento stickers of where he has been!!! How adorable! Mermaid Sophie is too pretty! Beautiful card too :)

Victoria said...

Totally love the suitcase! It will be on my list of cards to make

Anonymous said...

Love that little suitcase card!

Fancy Nancy said...

I love your idea!

April said...

Both are great, but that suitcase is ingenious!! Love it, both oxide and out!

Sally said...

Cute, even the background looks like water. Perfect
Sally S

txbluiz said...

Beautiful cards! Love the suitcase with all the travel stamps.

Joyce said...

just love that scuba riley. the mermaid ain't so bad either. your card design is really cute.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! I love your suitcase card!

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

Frances, you have done it again. Your work is so amazing, and the suitcase if fenominal. TFS, Tanya

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so adorable!!! Love the under water scene and the suit case is so fabulous! It's like these stamps were made for that design.

Silli said...

awwwwwww, this is soooo very pretty!

kat said...

Love these new Rileys!

scrappintlc said...

Love that mermaid scene. And how stinkin' cute is that suitcase. He's definitely having one awesome summer.

yoorah said...

Super adorable!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Both cards are great, but especially the suitcase card. I love how it opens and that you were able to showcase all of the travel stamps. Great job!

Imke said...

Hello Frances, as a diver am thrilled about your diving card ! Fabulous scene- love it.

Jamie said...

Love the paper choices on the first card and the suitcase is just awesome. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Aartje said...

Oh these are both gorgeous. The paper on the scuba card fits perfectly with the stamp.
The suitcase is super. Fantastic work.
Love Aartje

Lynn said...

Adoreable cards! Your coloring is amazing!!

Mindi said...

Frances,

I loved all of your cards. The use of the back ground colors really tied the entire card together. The suit case card was amazing as was the summer fun, but "I think I made a moose stake" was my favorite, because I always get lost.
Mindi

Rae Anne said...

Your use of textured designer papers to simulate the sand and sea of your first card was absolutely brilliant! I love how great it looks! And your luggage card is just too-too clever! Both of your projects make me want to go on vacation again! :D MWAH!

Mitzi said...

Great suitcase!!!

Jackie said...

Holy Moose Frances! Your cards are amazing, I just LOVE your suitcase card, what a great way to use that whole set!

Jennifer Scull said...

these are both cute, but I adore the suitcase! so clever!

Anonymous said...

EEEK!! I hope I'm not too late!! Couldn't be around last night, but wanted to hop around to see Riley of course!! :) What a fabulous suitcase Frances!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVE your suitcase Frances, FABULOUS!!~

Gina said...

Great cards, but I LOVE that suitcase one. What a cute idea.

Heidi Brawley said...

Both your cards are super cute! Love how you made the suitcase card! Great idea!!! I love mermaid Sophie! She is a must to have!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

Rachel said...

I love your suitcase card! It's so clever, and it's a great way to showcase all the stamps!

Mama Page said...

Love the underwater card but absolutely adore the suitcase!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you always manage to tickle my creative bone....love it all

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Beautifully done Frances!! I love them both my dear, tfs!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, your underwater scene of Sophie and Riley is adorable - beautifully colored. The second crafty idea is awesome as well - loved both of your projects!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore your suitcase card. Great projects using great stamps.

Alice W said...

Love your suitcase card. That is my favorite use of the new Riley travel stamps.

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous Frances!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How cool!