Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And the winners are.............

Thanks to everyone who played along with us on the amazing Riley in Oz Blog Hop! The winners from this site are:

Sentiments:  April who wrote "I'm off to see 'da Riley'"

Stamp of their choice:  Card-Ologist who wrote: I am looking forward to playing with these adorable stamps!"

Congrats! Please email me your information and your stamp choice (Card-ologist) and I will get them all out this week!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Looking Back At Riley in Oz Release Week!

Wow what an amazing week this has been. The Riley and Company Design Team really out did themselves with all the wonderful creations they made using the new Riley in Oz stamps which were released on Thursday night.

Let's take a quick look back at some of the fabulous cards the design team created.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

There's No Place Like Riley's Home!

(This card is dedicated to all the fabulous women out there -
especially my designers and staff who, quite simply - ROCK!! )

Welcome to the Riley in Oz Blog Hop!!!!!
We are so glad you joined us!

This has been a fantastic week of sneek peeks and now we can start giving some stuff away! Make sure you leave comments on each Designer's Blog for your chance to win some Blog Candy! Each designer will be giving away a set of 2 limited edtion sayings that go with the Riley in Oz series!
You can't buy 'em anywhere - you can only win them!

This card was made with Sophie dressed up as the Glenda the Good Witch! Isn't she cute? I totally blinged out this card with lots of rhinestones, pearls, stickles and flowers! So girlie! The words are part of Oz Words 2 being released tonight.

Once you make your way through the Blog Hop, head back over to Riley and Company to grab your new stamps! There are 8 new individual stamps (Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion, Good Witch, Bad Witch, flying monkey and a group stamp!), and you can also get a great deal and a free stamp when you purchase the entire set!

Here is a look at the word sets you can purchase tonight along with the new Riley in Oz Series! I have also included pics of what the sets look like as well. You can buy the entire set unmounted and get a FREE stamps, cling mounted and get a FREE stamp or wood mounted and, you guessed it, get a FREE stamps!

And the wood mounted sets ship FREE!!!! Woo Hoo!

Each word set comes as a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" unmounted sheet. You get 12 - 16 stamps for only $17.50!!!

Entire unmounted set includes a free stamp! Only $43.00!

Entire cling mounted set plus a free stamp! Only $ 57.00.

And finally, the emerald pack! The entire set, wood mounted, with a free stamp! Only $75.00!

You can ONLY get the word stamp included in the set by 1) purchasing a set and it's free, or 2) winning blog candy!

So make sure you leave comments on all the designers blogs!!!

Have a terrific evening "hopping" along the yellow brick road! Your next "brick" is the insanely talented Cathy Edgar!!

Riley in Oz - Sneak Peek Day 4!

Welcome to day four of sneek peek week! I hope you have been having fun and gathering all kinds of ideas!

This card features one of my favorite stamps in this series - Sophie as the Wicked Witch!

This card is soooooo easy to make! I used a Mega Nesties to cut the shape, and then used a slightly smaller Nesties from the same set (turned vertically) to cut a hole out of the front. I colored in our pretty wicked little moose with Copics (E33, E25, E 29, E 37, C5, C7, G14 over YG63, and E43) and attached her INSIDE the card behind the opening.

A simple little home made broom out of toothpicks and some real broom bristles (thanks Janet), a beautiful satin ribbon to match her hat and some rhinestones finished off this card!

The sentiment is from our new Oz Words 1 set that will be released tonight with the stamps! Make sure you come back tonight for the Blog Hop starting at 10 pm EST, 9 CST! There will be lots of Blog Candy randomly given away so make sure you leave comments! Once you are done with the Blog Hop you can go back to Riley's Web Page and get your new stamps! Yippeee!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Riley in Oz Sneek Peek - Day 3

I LOVE this card as a sympathy card. Isn't he sweet?

I actually stamped Riley on a piece of metal with black Stazon, heat set and cut him out. I colored with Copics (E33, E35, E49) and popped his head up with pop dots. Riley was placed on layered ovals and attached to a piece of ivory paper that was ran through the Devine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. The corners were made with a corner punch.

I put a gold (yes - gold) heart brad through a pewter button and colored it red with my copics. The card was finished off by adding a brown satin ribbon.

The words on the inside are part of the Oz Words 1 set that will be release on Thursday. It's a set of 14 really cool phrases on UM rubber. There is also an Oz Words 2 and a new Moose Greeting set! Yippie!

I hope you are enjoying our sneek peek week! The big day is tomorrow - don't forget the Blog Hop starts at 9 pm CST! And there is Blog Candy folks - lots of it!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Time for another Riley Challenge!

Hi everyone,

Before we start on our challenge, have you seen the gorgeous new Riley in Oz stamps that will be released this coming Thursday 20th May?? If you haven't check out the Design Teams blogs this week yet, they have been stamping up a storm the past few days so you might want to give them all a visit.

You may also want to check out our Blog Hop which goes live later tonight Wednesday 19th May 10 PM EST for a chance to win stamps from the new release.

This week our challenge hostess is Laurie Clout. Laurie has challenged us to create a Birthday card, we are always in need to Birthday cards right!!!!

Do you want to play!All you need to do is to create a card/project using the above challenge. You can use any stamps to create your project, of course if you have Riley and Company stamps we would love to see your projects done with them!!

Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY0910. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's card this week ... you are going to love this new Riley in Oz release!!!!!!!!

Riley in Oz - Sneek Peek Day 2

The entire OZ series is one of those releases that you can't stop playing with! You make one card and you want to make 6 more! Wooo Hoo!

This card features Riley as the Scarecrow! I call this my "Belated Birthday" card!

I broke out my Copic Airbrush for this one. (luv luv luv my airbrush) Once I finished coloring in Riley with copics (YG95, E57, E33, E35, E49), I put YG95 in my airbrush and sprayed the edges. I also sprayed the flowers with YG95 as well to match! They used to be white!!! I finished off the flowers by adding a button with a raffia knot to the flowers.

Nesties were used to cut out a border on the top piece of card stock and raffia was woven through the slots. Simple!!

Don't forget to check out the Design Team blogs this week for more sneeks of the Riley in Oz series! They are available for purchase at http://www.rileyandcompanyonline.com/ on Thursday!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Riley in Oz Sneak - Day 1

I had to start sneek peek week off with the moose that started it all - Sophie as Dorothy!

This card is so simple to make! I started off by coloring in "Dorothy" with copics (B12, B95, E71, E77, C3, C5, E21, E35, R37 and RV02) and then cut her out. I then popped her up on an oval that was layered on top of two other ovals I cut out with Nesties.

A Spellbinders large scallop border was used on the bottom and a corner punch rounded off the edges. I added pearls to her hair bows and buttons, as well as adornments on the card itself. Tie a nice bow with some pretty satin ribbon, add a hat pin and you are done! Oh - and don't forget the red Stickles on her shoes of course!!

Wouldn't this make a terrific "Welcome to the Neighborhood" card!

Make sure you visit all our designer's blogs for some amazing sneeks of the Riley in Oz release! You can purchase these cool stamps Thursday! Until tomorrow - MOOSE HUGS!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Riley's Going in Circles!

Hi Riley fans,

The Riley and Company Design Team are back today to play another challenge with you all. Our hostess for this week's challenge is Silke Kittmann.

Silke has challenged us all to create circle cards!
You can use your Nestabilities, circle cutters, punches or whatever you wish to create your circles.

Silke's card that she created for this challenge features "Basketball Riley", isn't it just adorable!

Do you want to play!
All you need to do is to create a card/project using the above challenge. Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY0810. We can't wait to see what you create!

It's only two more weeks before the Design Team get to show off our next Riley and Company sneak peeks in readiness for the new release coming up on the 18th May. The whole design team are excited about the new stamps being released .... Riley in Oz! The whole cast of characters will be here - including Sophie as Dorothy, Riley as the Tin Man, Riley as the Lion and Riley as the Scarecrow! There are even a couple witches, new word sets and some flying monkeys! You are going to LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!!