Prickley Pear May 2017 New Release Day 1

I am so excited to be part of the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp Design Team. This week there are two new clear sets (A Build a Row House Set and a Dainty Dragonfly set!) with their matching dies and  33 new red rubber stamps. There is something for everyone in this release, including adorable animals, fairies (Lola, Cora, Lillian and their pet dragon Della!), beautiful flowers and wonderful word sayings!

I had fun creating this card. I used the Small BirdhouseLarge Birdhouse, Tiny Tulip, and the Spring Tulip Large. To create this look, I made several masks from sticky notes. I think this is one of my favorite projects from this release.

The Design Team has been very busy this month. The Prickley Pear Blog will be featuring projects twice a day. Check out the Design Team members’ blogs for more inspiration (links to their blogs can be found on the right side of my blog.

Prickly Pear is offering free shipping on all orders over $15! Free shipping ends at midnight on the 14th. To get your order shipped for free, simply put the coupon code FREESHIP in the coupon box when you check out.

Check back tomorrow for another look at the new releases.

 

Riley and Co. May 2017 Release Week Day 5

Today I am back with the last Mushroom Lane House in the May 2017 Release.  This is the Tree Stump House. I have cut each section of the bark and layered them with various thicknesses of foam tape. The circle was cut using the new Nesting Circles with piercing dots.

Next up is Get Up Get Coffee and Mister  Coffee. It’s great how the new stamps work with the old stamps, makes them very versatile.

I used the Nesting Square Dies with piercing dots to create the border around both the square and the rectangle. For the rectangle I placed it in the corner of the largest square and die cut it. Then I placed the opposite corner into the die and cut it. Now I have the ability to create rectangles with the matching piercing dot border.

Tennis Anyone?

I saved the best for last. Here a used several stamps and dies. I used the Riley Red Rubber Stamps and Dies, the Sports Accessories Clear Stamps and Dies, and Felix the Cat ( there isn’t a die for him so I fussy cut him). The tennis ball is cut with the baseball die, then colored to look like a tennis ball. I drew in the tennis court and net.

It has been a busy week for the Design Team. Check out the Riley and Co. blog and their blogs for more inspiration. The list of Design Team members with links to their blogs can be found in the list on the right side of my blog.

There is still time to take advantage of these specials.

FREE Shipping on orders over $20.00 through Sunday, May 7th. Enter the code FREESHIP at checkout.

Have you seen the new Pierced Nesting Dies? There are OvalsSquares and Circles. Get all three sets (squares, ovals and circles) for only $41.00 (Reg. $51.00) Save $10!

Order the complete set of 16 NEW Funny Bones  $83.20. That’s 20% off!

Keep watching for more inspiration.

 

Riley and Co. May 2017 Release Week Day 3

It’s spring, but outside it feels more like winter.  I can only dream about the weather on Mushroom Lane. Here at the Butterfly House it looks like a lovely day. I cut the butterflies out and attached them with thin wires (the wire from twist ties work great). This is one of the die Mushroom Lane Houses at Riley and Co. The square was cut using the new Nesting Squares with Pierced Dots.

The rest of the Riley and Co. design team members have been busy. Check out the Riley and Co. blog and their blogs for more inspiration. The list of Design Team members with links to their blogs can be found in the list on the right side of my blog.

In celebration, Riley & CO is offering 3 release specials! Only a few more days to take advantage of the specials.

FREE Shipping on orders over $20.00 through Sunday, May 7th. Enter the code FREESHIP at checkout

Have you seen the new Pierced Nesting Dies. There are OvalsSquares and Circles. Get all three sets (squares, ovals and circles) for only $41.00 (Reg. $51.00) Save $10!

Order the complete set of 16 NEW Funny Bones  $83.20. That’s 20% off!

Come back tomorrow for more projects and insipration.

Riley and Co. May 2017 Release Week Day 2

Who wouldn’t want to visit this local store? This is the new Mushroom Lane Store and one of the Oval Pierced Nesting Dies. Check out the details in the store windows and even the awnings. I love adding multiple layers to the mushrooms.

The rest of the Riley and Co. design team members have been busy. Check out the Riley and Co. blog and their blogs for more inspiration. The list of Design Team members with links to their blogs can be found in the list on the right side of my blog.

In celebration, Riley & CO is offering 3 release specials!

FREE Shipping on orders over $20.00 through Sunday, May 7th. Enter the code FREESHIP at checkout

Have you seen the new Pierced Nesting Dies. There are OvalsSquares and Circles. Get all three sets (squares, ovals and circles) for only $41.00 (Reg. $51.00) Save $10!

Order the complete set of 16 NEW Funny Bones  $83.20. That’s 20% off!

Come back tomorrow for more projects and insipration.

Riley and Co. May Release Week Day 1

I have been busy creating projects using the new Riley and Co. stamps and dies. There are 4 new Mushroom Lane Houses (my favorite of course), 2 Dress Up Riley set and coordinating dies, 16 Funny Bones sayings and 5 die sets.

I used the Mushroom Lane Lighthouse. I created the light rays and reflection using Twinkling H20s. Move the card from side to side and it looks like the light is rotating.

The rest of the Riley and Co. design team members have also been busy. Check out their blogs for more inspiration. The list of Design Team members with links to their blogs can be found in the list on the right side of my blog.

In celebration, Riley & CO is offering 3 release specials!

FREE Shipping on orders over $20.00 through Sunday, May 7th. Enter the code FREESHIP at checkout

Have you seen the new Pierced Nesting Dies. There are OvalsSquares and Circles. Get all three sets (squares, ovals and circles) for only $41.00 (Reg. $51.00) Save $10!

Order the complete set of 16 NEW Funny Bones  $83.20. That’s 20% off!

Come back tomorrow for more projects and insipration.

 

Card Bonanza April 2107

Welcome to April’s Card Bonanza, there are several great cards from the design team this week.

This first card is a self portrait! I have been working on several deadlines and needed coffee. Thankfully the first set of tasks are done.  I used the Riley Red Rubber Basic Stamp Set and matching Basic Die Set, Clear Winter Accessories Stamps and matching Winter Accessories Die Set. The sentiment is Anything is Possible.

Next are a couple of the Mushroom Lane houses.  These are my favorite because the details are amazing. I love creating the layers with them.

Here is the Mushroom Lane Apartments. Looks like there is a vacancy.

Last for today is the Police Station complete with police reports and miniature “handcuffs”.

Thank you for stopping by to visit. Check out the other Design Team members work at on the Riley and Company blog. This week fellow MooseMates Angie and Joy are featured, stop by their blogs too.

Check back starting May 1 for new stamps and dies.

 

Riley and Company Card Bonanza for March 2017

We should all follow Riley’s example and Hold Hands Not Grudges.  I used the new Riley Red Rubber Basic Stamp SetBasic Die Set, and Hold Hands.

For the inside I folded copy paper to fit just inside the die. Then I used my MISTI to stamp the images on the cut outs. Riley is almost symmetrical, so he can be stamped on the reverse side of the cutouts.

 

I paired the Red Rubber Basic Stamp SetBasic Die Set, Clear Accessories Starter Set and Dies, Clear Winter Accessories and Dies, and Not Grey Hairs. I added glitter strands to Riley’s head for grey glitter hairs. His cane is the ski pole.

Since spring is finally here, I created a colorful Easter card with the Easter Basket stamp. A little secret on my die cut Easter eggs, they are actually a balloon punch with the tied piece cut off.  I am always looking for other ways to use my supplies.

For more inspiration, check out fellow Design Team members Joy Stagg and Katie Skiff blogs. Also check out Riley and Co. for stamps and dies and the Riley Blog for from the Design Team.

Riley and Co. Designer Highlight

Today I am featured in the Designer Highlight on the Riley & Co Blog. I live in Northwest Indiana with my husband of 28 years. I have a daughter who is married to a Marine. I love all types of creative and crafty things as well as using my creativity to come up with ingenious solutions. I began scrapbooking when our daughter was born. I retired from teaching school a few years ago to focus on paper crafting. In addition to working at my local scrapbook store designing and teaching multiple classes each week. I now spend most of the time in my studio on cards and mixed media projects. I enjoy taking a stamped image and using colors and layers to turn it into a unique creation. As a teacher, it is satisfying to be able to share these techniques in class and inspire other paper crafters that they too can use stamps, dies and inks to create 3D items.

I used the new Dress Up Riley Stamps and Die to create a St. Patrick’s Day Banner and Treat Boxes.  I also used the Clear Valentine/St. Patty’s Accessories Stamps to dress Riley. Inside I used the May Your Troubles stamp.

To create the balloons I used the shamrocks. I stamped some with Kiss Me and Smile from the Valentine/St. Patty’s Accessories Set.  I used a thin wire to make the balloons “float” on their own. I attached the wire with a foam square between to shamrocks.  The ends I curled around the end of a paint brush.  I added glossy accent to the mug to create a glass look. Riley was then attached with foam squares.

The banner also has Riley at the beginning and end of each bannner.

Here are some of my favorite cards and projects I have created for the Riley and Co. Design Team.

 

This shadow box uses the Mushroom Lane Snowman House.

I have to admit, the Mushroom Lane Stamps have to be my favorite. I love all the details in the stamps.  This card features House 3.

Here we see Snowball Riley heading down the hill. Click HERE to see the action.

Thanks for stopping by,

Lisa

Riley and Co. Card Bonanza for February 2017

It’s Card Bonanza at Riley & Co Blog.

This week I have 2 cards featured along with Design Team members Joy Stagg and Katie Skiff.

I used a shaped die cut on the fold to create the coffee cup shaped card. I sewed lace to the edges of the ribbon. I stamped part of A Poem for Mornings on the top. I used the Cookie Riley (without the cookie).

I stamped the rest of the A Poem for  Morning on the inside of the card.

My second card features the Mushroom Lane Polka Dot House 2.  The card look flat from the front, but looking at the side father card you can see all the layers. I love making the Mushroom Lane stamps 3D.

Thanks for stopping by. You check out the all the other stamps at Riley & Co.

Riley & Co. January 2017 New Release Day2

Today I am sharing a fun card using new stamps and dies from Riley and Co.

I am loving the new Dress Up Riley Stamps and Dies. Here I used the Red Rubber Basic Stamps, Basic Die Set, Clear Accessories Starter Set and the Accessories Starter Die Set. Then I paired it with Funny Bones stamp Craftaholic and Word Bubbles Rectangle Die set.

Riley is almost symmetrical, so I was able to stamp and die cut him twice and glue him together back to back.  I chose the top hat because it was also symmetrical.  I cut two word bubbles out and stamp half of the sentiment on one, then stamp the rest on the reverse side of the other.

I had fun creating the hidden craft store…

Hope you will stop back tomorrow for more inspiration. But until then you can find more ideas from the Design Team at Riley Blog. My MooseMates have been very busy.

Check out the specials on all the new stamps and dies. You can find them here.