Thursday, July 28, 2011

Riley Goes on Vacation Blog Hop!

Yahoo! It is vacation time.... Riley Vacation time that is!
Welcome to my little spot in the Riley Goes on Vacation Blog Hop.

First order of business - be sure you started at the beginning of the
hop - HERE.
Second order of business -
FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING 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 aFREE Surfer Riley!

I tell ya these Riley releases sets just keep getting more and more
amazing. This time we have a set of travel "stickers" that are just
a hoot! There is something for everyone including one very glitzy
glamorous Sophie!

So let's get on with the show...
First up Zip Line Riley crossing the Grand Canyon! LOL!

Next glamorous Showgirl Sophie. Ahh she was so much
fun to glam up with gold glitter, crystal Stickles and feathers.

Both of these cards use cuts from the Cricut Destinations Cartridge.

Who could resist trying to find a suitcase for the Travel Stickers Set?
I found a wood box that I covered with paper and edged with Tim
Holtz tissue tape (one of my new loves!)

These stamps with their tiny vignettes are just adorable.
 Aaawww ...Riley has a kangaroo friend!
Last but not least - my current obsession the
Cricut Word Collages Cartridge.
So just for grins and giggles here is Riley and his island hopping vacation.
Yes I did two because I could not choose which activities I liked the best.

Under the Sea

Vacation Warrior

So which is your favorite?

Under the Sea with Scuba Riley and Mermaid Sophie
Vacation Warrior with Hang Gliding Riley, Zip Line Riley and Waterslide Riley?

Leave me a comment on your fave and be entered to win
the unmounted stamp of your choice from this release.
Be sure you watch for the winner post on my blog
or the Riley Blog because I will be asking you to
email me with your info.
Now hop on over to see what wonderful creations
Michele L. has created - HERE!

Enjoy the Vacation!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm Late I'm Late....

for a very important date!  The Riley Sneek Peeks!

I am sorry I have been missing in action.  It has
been a wicked month at my house.  In the midst
of it all my computer decided it would join the
in the fun and games and quit.  Ugh!

So I am busy getting everything back together.
I plan on posting several projects Thursday

In the meantime want a peek of something
super fun?  I am stealing a pic from Tanya
just to show you this. 

I have been doing Cricut Club projects
for a class at Tanya's store Stamper's Ink.
Here is the August Class project.

This is the new Cricut Word Collage Cart with
our favorite Moose Riley!

I loved how these word collages matched up with
Riley so much that you just might see another one...
hint hint....
So stay tuned and I hope to show you some Riley
meets the Bug projects (the Cricut Bug that is.)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Buttons and Bows Riley Challenge

Welcome to another Riley and Company challenge!
Frances has come up with the cutest challenge.
The subject is Buttons and Bows.  Please join
us and post your idea at Splitcoast Stampers with
the keywords of Riley 1211.  Or post a link
in the comments right here.

Buttons and bows makes me think girly frilly and
oh did I have the perfect stamp for that!
So here is my card! All frilly with buttons
and a bow!

The featured stamp is the adorable new
Carousel Riley from the Riley Goes to the Circus
collection.  This new collection has been quite
a hit! See all the new stamps here. 

Thanks for stopping by and please be sure and check
out all our wonderful new design team members to the
right to see how they used Buttons and Bows!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Riley and Company challenge Time

Riley and Company has a challenge today from Cindy.
It is a Party theme card or project for a child's Birthday.

Here is my project - a clown theme door hanger
that says Happy Birthday.  Thought it would
be cute to have something to hang on their doorknob
to find on the morning of their birthday.

The Clown Riley stamp is
from the new release - Riley
Goes to the Circus.  You can see
them all here.
Please join us in this challenge.
Post your ideas at Splitcoast Stampers
with the keyword of Riley1111 or post
a link here in the comments.
Be sure and see what all the other Design
Team members come up with for the challenge!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Riley Blog Hop Winner!

My Blog Candy Winner is


"Moira said...
Cute, cute, cute.. I see VR snuck in for a ride on the carousel!"

I have posted on your blog since I did not have an email address.
Please contact me for the details - shawneestamper at



Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Riley Goes to the Circus Blog Hop!

Ladies and Gentlemen let us present to you this fine evening
the release of Riley Goes to the Circus!

The hop starts HERE.  I am stop 11 so please be sure
you start at the beginning.  What a wonderful treat this is
tonight.  It is the first hop for our new Design Team
and they have been amazing this week! 

Be sure you leave a comment at each stop to maybe
win an unmounted stamp of your choice from the new
release.  Check back this weekend on the first stop
to see the winners list and send in your email address.

I know last time I encountered trouble
with not being able to see my winner's email address
on her blog.  So please check back!

Now back to the story. 
(If you missed the beginning it starts here.)


I had a bit of an issue as I finished this up today.
If you remember from this last fall I have this bossy muse
that shows up and insists on being in everything.
Well he showed up again.... and yes he insisted on being
in the book.  See if you can spot him.  HINT - his initials
are VR.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy story writing with this
wonderful set of stamps.
You can find the whole collection for sale right here.

Remember ... Life is a circus don't "moose" a minute of it!

Next stop is Michele!


Riley Goes to the Circus Part 2

Back to the story! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure and come back Tonight
(Thursday) at 9 PM Central for our blog hop and the
end of Riley Goes to the Circus.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Riley Goes to the Circus Part 1

Sorry I have been absent!
You see I had this marvelous idea to do one big project
 this release instead of all the small sneak peeks.
 Well as I have been working along
I realized there is no way this is fitting in one post
Thursday night. So here goes....

Riley and Company stamps are such smile bringers.
 Each Riley or Sophie image brings a slice of life
to mind or takes you on a whimsical adventure.
As your collection builds
you start realizing the story they tell.

As I looked at the previews the Design Team got this
month, Riley Goes to The Circus, a story for kids of all ages
was born. LOL!
What I hope you take away from this is not my kooky
story writing but the idea that you can tell stories with Riley stamps.
Better yet have a fun afternoon stamping with your kids or grand kids.

Craft together. Let your imaginations soar.

Be sure and tell us what Riley and Sophie adventures
you come up with.  Just email a pic to the
Riley and Company email address at the bottom of
the page here.
We would love to feature it on the blog!

Riley Goes to the Circus:

Part 2 tomorrow!  Be sure and visit
all the other Design Team members for
more ideas!

A few design notes -

This month you will see a new stamp collection.
The little accessories! Oh how I love these.
See if you can spot them in my project.

I also have found Riley and Cricut go together very well.
I used the Cricut Lite Carousel cartridge
for the background items  in my book.

An 8" by 8"' scrapbook makes the perfect storybook.


Sunday, May 8, 2011


Happy birthday to you.... happy birthday to you...
happy birthday, dear Tanya,  happy birthday to you!

A little blog hop just to wish you the happiest of
birthdays.  Wishing the owner of Riley and Company
a simply moose-alicous day!

You should have arrived here from Joy's birthday wish to you.

 Here is a little something to brighten your day!

As the flowers say on the back...


For more birthday fun head on over to

Hugs to you! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

An April Challenge for the Riley and Co. Design Team

Yes it is challenge time for the Riley and Co. Design Team!
I got to pick too!  Yeah! 
So my challenge is "It's all about Sophie!"

Just make a card with Sophie or do what I love to do...
turn Riley into Sophie.  LOL!  So time to get girly!
Post your ideas at Splitcoast Stampers with the keyword

Here is mine. 

I know this is Sunflower Riley but....
Who says that happy flower can't be a fun blue flower
and Riley can't be Sophie?
The Bloom wording and the flowers were made with
the April Showers seasonal Cricut Cartridge.
I added a bit of shine to the flowers with
Glossy Accents.
The papers are by K &Co.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and visit
the other Design Team members!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome to the Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Riley Blog Hop!

Be sure you started at the beginning
which is here:

I am the last stop.  As you travel along
be sure and leave a comment on each
blog because each design team
member is giving away your choice
of one of the new release stamps

There were so many adorable stamps
this time but I had my faves....

First up who could resist celebrating
along with Sophie on her engagement?

Introducing Engagement Sophie!

Again I used crepe paper pleating and some
Teresa Collins Blingage and paper.

Then how about Rock Star Riley?  Love love
love this stamp! Perfect for masculine cards
or girlie cards....

This one uses an oldie but goodie DCWV stack called
Rock Star.  I knew I was saving it for something!
The paper is embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder
and has a couple of Spellbinder Nesties cutouts for accents.
 I love the new You Rock stamp!
I stamped it on an embossed tag from the Cuttlebug
Emboss and Cut set called Embossed Tags.
A bit of Vintage Photo distress ink was added as accent.

Yes another new stamp!  You are a Rock Star!

Paper and ribbon from the DCWV Rock Star collection.

I hope you enjoyed the hop!  Be sure and add comments
as you go so you may have a chance to win one of these
great stamps!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sneek Peek 3 for Riley!

Welcome to sneek peek number 3!

How about a sweet little Moose in the Moon?

Be sure and stop by tomorrow (Thursday) at 9 pm central
for our blog hop for all these wonderful new release stamps!

See you then!

Sneek Peek 2 and a Challenge

Sorry for the delay!  Seems like I have been moving
in slow motion since my trip to Dallas this last weekend!
Hello to anyone who was at the Cricut Stampede!

We have a challenge from Frances.  It is a great sketch!

Please join us in this challenge.  You may post your
creation at Splitcoast Stampers and please use the
keyword Riley0611.

Ready for a sneek peek on my card?
This stamp is just too sweet....
New Parents Riley and Sophie.

Paper is by K & Company.  I also have a new love.  Crepe paper!
I picked this technique up from a Teresa Collins class this
weekend. (More on that later.) 
Just use double sided tape (red line) and
pleat the crepe paper on to it.  I just folded up the crepe paper
and cut lengthwise down the bundle to make a narrower strip.
Fun fun look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sneek Peek Time!

Ahh I think Spring is finally arriving in Kansas.
In honor of that I decided to give you a peek of this adorable
new Riley!

Sunflower Riley!  Notice the new word stamp? Cool huh?

Paper and Sunflower diecut is from K & Co.  Tag
is made with Cricut Cut and Emboss Tags folder.

Riley colored with Copics of course!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you tomorrow with another
sneek peek.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Riley and Company March Challenge!

It is the first challenge for March for Riley and Co!
The challenge is from Laurie and it is for a
St. Patrick's Day theme!  It can be color, image
or whatever you desire.
Please join us and post at Splitcoast Stampers
with the Keyword of Riley 0511 or post a link

I have been playing with my Cricut Expression
this week and the new Spring Holiday Cards
Seasonal Cartridge.  It is such a cute thing to
team with Riley.

How green is this?  LOL!  It looks even
brighter in the picture.  Wow!  Now that is
St. Patrick's Day Green!

Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Also stop by the Riley and Company blog and
read all about our search for 5 new designers to join us.
Think you have what it takes to show your love
for Riley? 


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Riley and Company Chocolate Challenge!

Welcome from the snowy Midwest!  Riley has been
wanting a good snowstorm.  You know how moose
and snow just go together!  LOL!
Well look what he got this last week here
 in Kansas. Boy was he in heaven!


Well today is a chocolate challenge  for Riley and Company.
My turn to choose and what better than chocolate. 
So make a card that makes you think chocolate or has
chocolate attached! Anything chocolate themed or colored
and just in time for the biggest chocolate holiday of all
- Valentine's Day!

Please join us and post a link here in the comments or at
Splitcoast Stampers with the keyword -  Riley0311.

Here is my card -

I couldn't resist!  I had to attach chocolate candy!
As you know I love Hearts Riley and the new sayings in
the bigger font are perfect!
I added Spellbinder cut and Cuttlebug embossed hearts.
The paper is by K & Company.

Thanks For stopping by for this challenge!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Be Mine Valentine!

It's challenge time for Riley and Company!
Laurie has challenged us to add a heart to our cards.
Join us in this challenge and post a link here or
at Splitcoast Stampers with the keyword
Riley 0211.

Well... how about cards that are hearts?  LOL!
I saw these cute simple diecut cards by Studio G
and could not resist.

So here are a couple of quick Valentines that
are oh so simple to make.  The card design is already
cut out for you!

Of course they had to star my current
favorite Riley - Heart Riley and I just love this new
saying in the larger font - Be Mine.

I dressed up the cards with some embossing, a few
extra diecut hearts and a couple of bows.

You can find the card packs at Michaels or JoAnns for
only $1. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

The January Riley and Company Blog Hop....

Starts now!  Be sure you start here at Riley and Company and
follow the links. 

I am presenting a great favorite of mine.  Ahh the Irish in me
loves it! 

Celtic Dancing Riley!

The paper is by K & Company and the shopping bag is cut
from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More on the Cricut.
Flowers by Creative Charms.

Then it was love at first sight when I saw Heart Riley
I think I got a little carried away with the Valentines!  LOL!

The cut out backgrounds on the first two cards are
from the Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge.
The rose paper is from K& Company and
the last two cards use paper by DCWV.

Did you notice the new sayings?  Aren't they great?

Last but not least I just had to try a pennant with
Pennant shapes are cut from the
Birthday Bash Cartridge on the Cricut machine.
Papers by DCWV.

Be sure and leave a comment and say hi!  I would love to hear
which of all my projects this week you liked the best!

I will be drawing one comment to win their choice of one
of these new stamps unmounted!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what
Riley and Me have been up to!
(This is one of the new card back stamps!)