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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.


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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.

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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,


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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.

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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.

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Riley and Co. January 2017 Release Week and Card Maker Blog Hop

Today I am so excited!! Not only are there new stamps and dies from Riley and Co., but we are also participating in a blog hop with CardMaker Magazine.

If you are following along you should have come from Melissa Bickford’s blog. (If you get lost along the way you can go to CardMaker’s Blog for the complete list.

This whole week I will be featuring projects with the new stamps and dies.

The Riley and Co. Design Team has very been busy. You can find links to all of their blogs in the side panel.

Today I am featuring the Mushroom Lane stamps. These are my favorite to work with. I love creating many layers with each one. And just look at all those details.

Tree Stump House

House 3


House with Cellar

Check out the wheel chair and gurney.



Look at those tiny clothes on the clothesline.  I even added wooden clothesline posts.

House with Clothesline

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Heather Pulvirenti.

Riley and Co. is offering some specials this week.

SUPER DEAL! Package deal on the Dress Up Riley line: get all three clear sets, all three dies sets, the two basic Riley’s and matching dies for only $100! (Reg. price $127.77. Includes 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps)

Package deal on entire Funny Bone release of 14 red rubber stamps: cling set is only $75.00 (reg. 91.00) and unmounted sheet is only $50.00 (reg. $70.00)!

Package deal on the Mushroom Lane release: get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50)

Word Bubble Die Special – get all three new Word Bubble Dies for only $40.00! (Save $9.85!)

Come back tomorrow for more projects and inspiration.

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Riley and Co. January ’17 Card Bonanza

It is Card Bonanza Tuesday on the Riley and Co. blog..

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

My first card features the Winter House from the Mushroom Lane stamps.  I love coloring all the details in the houses. I usually color multiple images at a time and fussy cut the to create all the layers.

The second card features the You Are A Diamond stamp. Diamonds, sparkle and glitter are always a girl’s favorite things.

Check back next week for Riley and Co.’s January Release Week. There are lots of new things planned. Can’t wait to share them with you!

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Card Bonanza at Riley & Company for December 13

Design Team 3 (Katie, Joy and myself) is up with their cards this week. Stop by their blogs for some more insripation.

Today I am sharing 2 winter themed cards to go along with the snow we have here in the Midwest. Actually, I have had snow/winter on my brain for almost 2 years.  My daughter will be getting married this weekend and the theme is …. you guessed it winter.

The first card uses Snowman and Riley along with some snowflake buttons, and a pom pom.

This one uses Snowball Riley.  I created my own slider card for this one… He just looked like he needed to be rolling down the hill.

Check out the action

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Riley & Co New Releases Day 2

foodgroupsIt’s release week over at Riley & CO. There are 31 new stamps. You can find all the New Releases here. Today I am using the 4 Basic Food Groups (RWD-553) .  Don’t forget to enter the code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping until November 21!

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It’s looking a lot like winter on Mushroom Lane.  Love all the new additions to the Mushroom Lane line of stamps from Riley and Company. For this project I used the Snowman House (ML-2418). You can get this one and the rest of the Mushroom Lane line at Riley & CO.

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



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