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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mail Art for New Home

Good afternoon. Who loves to send snail mail? 
I love to send my cards out to people who I know get a warm glow from receiving them. I usually stamp the envelope with some mini sentiments I have specifically for that purpose.

Over at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps today we are showcasing mail art so I went all out on an envelope:


Please excuse the hand written addresses! 
I started by masking off a circle for the address and then used distress oxides to color my envelope. Whilst this was drying I stamped up sections of a little house from The Prickley Pear Row House Clear Stamp Set, colored these and die cut using the coordinating dies
I then built my house in the corner of the envelope and added the weather vane from the same collect to the roof. I stamped the little home sweet home and Love Lives Here sentiments which also come with the set.
A cute little envelope for a new home card!

Thank you for stopping by, you can find all the Prickley Pear stamps and dies I have used over in their store here. If you are looking more inspiration from me and my teamies check the Prickley Pear blog and our Facebook page.


If the shoe fits......

Good morning from a wet Michigan but we sure do need the rain. Just hope that it doesn't increase the humidity even more!

It's Day 2 of the Riley and Company new release week and I'm sticking with the Halloween theme this morning - It's witching hour!


I love this sentiment - Yes If the Shoe Fits you need the broom and hat to complete the outfit! However I have feet not dissimilar to Riley so wearing the shoes on the sentiment would be a no go for me!
I stamped and inked the edges of the sentiment and matte it on orange card. Standing Witch with Broom was colored with alcohol markers, die cut with a scalloped die and I colored the edges to match with the other mats. I generated the witches shoe paper using a software package and matted my white card base with orange card and the design paper.

Don't forget this week we have special offers:


First up is the Dress up bundle:
This includes all three new Dress Up Clear stamp sets, all three matching die sets and a shirt die! You also get free shipping!!!! It's over 25% off - at a sale price of $90 but only for a limited time only! Get yours now!!!

How about some free shipping?
That's right - we will give you free shipping on any order over $15 until Sunday at midnight. This includes our new release and our entire stock!
Just enter the code FREESHIP in the coupon code when you check out.

Thank you for stopping by, you can find the stamps I have used over in the new release section on the Riley and Company store website . For more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 




Monday, August 21, 2017

Boo!

Good afternoon! Well we have just sat in the yard and watched the eclipse, we only had a partial one here but was fun to watch and I did manage to get a couple of weird photos of it

Talking of the moon - I'm continuing with Riley and Company's new release and my next make is for someone who only comes out at night....


I made a coffin using a cutting file, this was decorated with a tree and a bat and I then stamped the ghost from Riley and Company's Halloween Dress up set.

The coffin is actually a box and who should be waiting inside for the sun to disappear but Count Riley of course:


I stamped and colored him with my markers and then added his cloak and fangs again from the dress up set. I padded the coffin out with tissue paper and added the Boo! 
Ok Riley could never be scary he is just too cute but he does look ready for Halloween celebrations!

 Riley and Company are offering a couple of great new release specials:

First up is the Dress up bundle:
This includes all three new Dress Up Clear stamp sets, all three matching die sets and a shirt die! You also get free shipping!!!! It's over 25% off - at a sale price of $90 but only for a limited time only! Get yours now!!!

How about some free shipping?
That's right - we will give you free shipping on any order over $15 until Sunday at midnight. This includes our new release and our entire stock!
Just enter the code FREESHIP in the coupon code when you check out.

Thank you for stopping by, you can find the stamps I have used over in the new release section on the Riley and Company store website . For more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 






Fall is on it's way!

Good morning! just a few more weeks and Fall will be upon us - are you ready? 
I'm definitely ready for the cooler temperatures!

What better way for my crafty followers to get ready for the new season than a new release from Riley and Company - yes we have fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all covered in this amazing bumper new release.

 Part of the new release includes 3 new dress up sets for Riley and his pals - Halloween, Fall and a cute Christmas set. All 3 also have matching die sets. Today I am show casing some of them for you starting with Christmas:




So Tucker gets to join in the dress up fun with some cute reindeer antlers, a red nose and a cute collar all from the new Christmas set. I colored him as a dalmatian and doesn't he look cute? As part of the release he can now be cut out using his own personal die set. Also new today is the Sweet but Twisted stamp which was perfect for my card. I stamped this onto white card, added some candy cane ribbon before placing Tucker on the card. a white card base was matted with with red card and my topper added. a simple but cute card.
  
 Riley and Company are offering a couple of great new release specials:

First up is the Dress up bundle:
This includes all three new Dress Up Clear stamp sets, all three matching die sets and a shirt die! You also get free shipping!!!! It's over 25% off - at a sale price of $90 but only for a limited time only! Get yours now!!!

How about some free shipping?
That's right - we will give you free shipping on any order over $15 until Sunday at midnight. This includes our new release and our entire stock!
Just enter the code FREESHIP in the coupon code when you check out.

Thank you for stopping by, you can find the stamps I have used over in the new release section on the Riley and Company store website . For more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Circles

Good afternoon wow where is this month going, can you believe that we are half way through and summer break will be over in 2 weeks!
Summer is my second favorite month - sorry I have to give my favorite to fall - the temperatures are lower but still pleasant and I love the fall colors.
But summer brings all the flowers and critters that love the flowers. We have a pond across the street from us so get some huge dragonflies buzzing around, with their iridescent colors flashing in the sunshine.
For today's card I have colored a bunch of Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Dainty Dragonfly stamps and colored them in a rainbow of colors:


I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. We have a theme of round about over on Prickley Pear blog so I used circle dies to cut my card and matting layers. On the pink layer I stamped one of my all time sentiments from Prickley Pear: Life doesn't have to be Perfect. This hits home with me every time I read it.
I shaped the dragonflies so that they look as though they are fluttering around the card. I added a few clear glitter dots just to balance my design and finish the card.

 Thank you for stopping by, you can find all the Prickley Pear stamps I have used over in their store here. If you are looking more inspiration from me and my teamies check the Prickley Pear blog and our Facebook page.