Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Card Bonanza Tuesday!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and I have another edition of Riley & CO Card Bonanza for you! I hope these cards help you forget the winter chill for a little while. Grab your favorite hot drink and check it out.

Terri stamped the sentiment twice and cut it out with the word bubble die. She then made the top layer a magnet. What a perfect gift idea!

Are you warmed up and ready to get inky? I know I am! Be sure to check out the Riley & CO Facebook page for even more inspiration!

Until next time,

Monday, January 30, 2017

Designer Highlight! Michelle Pearson!

Hello everyone! It's Monday and that means it's time for another edition of Designer Highlight. It is my pleasure to showcase the FANTASTIC work of Michelle Pearson. But before I let Michelle take over, it's time to announce the winners of the New Release giveaway!

BlueInks (Tami) & Christine Kosmak

You two lucky winners will receive a gift certificate to Riley & CO! Be sure to message info@rileyandcompanyonline.com to claim your prize.

Take it away Michelle!


Hello there! Michelle here from Inspiration Blooms. I have made stamping my hobby for over 20 years! I love to color and cut and create all sorts of cards from flowery to fun. I dabble with paper embroidery and Zentangle, and my newest fun is incorporating stamping into my planner. Why not make the mundane fun? I have worked on a variety of design teams and teach workshops in my home. Stamping is cheaper than therapy!

I live with my husband, son and daughter in a small Wisconsin town. When I'm not stamping I love to putter in my flower beds, canning/freezing food and spend time with my family. I am a Lilla Rose Stylist and enjoy sharing hair accessories made with music wire at craft/vendor shows and at home boutiques! 

My project today started out to be a coaster box with each side decorated for a month of the year...however if a banner is more your thing...just make each coaster and time them together to form a banner. I have made five months of the year here starting with December.

December is the first month I made using the new Dress Up Riley sets and dies. Details on this month's tile feature paper piecing for the skis and winter apparel. A torn edge makes for a perfect ski hill!

January's tile is one of my favorites as I got to make a fun holiday sweater and a fancy cocoa mug by stamping strategically onto designer paper! I hit the snowflakes on the embossing folder with a white ink pad to make them pop just a bit. Again...a torn edge is the perfect snowy base for Riley!

February's tile is sweet with candy hearts stamped in pink ink....perfectly mimicking conversation hearts so popular this time of year! 

March's tile features a fun glittered background I made. And the conversation hearts were so cute in February, why not have some conversation shamrocks? 

For April, I paired the sweater with the jumper and Irish hat to make a sweet little outfit! I cut an element from the paper to adorn the sweater. 

I will be completing the year as new sets are released....and you can take a peek at these in the Riley and CO booths this year in the form of a banner!!


Here are a few peeks of other creations I have made featuring Riley and CO images.

I love pairing papers with images and this one just makes me happy! 
Stamps used: Mushroom Lane Library

This card was just so fun with the tissue tape that mimics the mummy. 
Stamps used: Mummy Riley and a Retired Funny Bones Sentiment. 

This is a fun shaker card. I stamped the diamond onto acetate and colored the back with Copic Markers before fussy cutting and adding to the shaker box!

Another favorite Mushroom Lane image Winter House. I love the fussy cutting and dimension on this card!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my Riley and CO work! I hope you found something to inspire you!


I told you Michelle's work is FANTASTIC! Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook to see even more of her work and the rest of design team!

See you tomorrow for a Card Bonanza!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

It's Card Bonanza Time!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and you know what that means. Card Bonanza! The Riley & CO design team is still at it and I can't wait to show you what they've come up with. Check it out:

Did you know that Riley & CO has a monthly stamp club??? It's very aptly named the Tickle My Funny Bone Stamp Club! If you love Riley & Funnybones then you don't want to miss out on the goodies shipped to your door every month! Check it out HERE.

Be sure to follow all of the shenanigans on the Riley & CO Facebook page too!

See you next week!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Delightfully Dolores! January Edition!

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! It's time for another fantastic edition of Delightfully Dolores! This month Dolores is showing the softer side of Riley & CO with a sweet Valentine's Day project. Take it away Dolores!


I can't believe the first month of 2017 is almost over already!  Valentines Day is sneaking up fast. 

The new Riley and Company release has so many wonderful stamps and dies. It was very hard to choose which to use this month.  Of all the new Funny Bones sayings, this is my favorite.  It isn't specific to Valentines, but it is something wonderful to say to someone you care about.

 For this Valentine I used:  Funny Bones "You remind me" RWD-569, Cricut Expressions to cut the large heart, Heartfelt Creations die HCD1-780 Ornate Borders and Pockets and HCD1-778 Fleur Borders and Pockets, 2 small heart punches, rhinestones and some ruffle trim.  The names of the dies told me it had to be a pocket card with several layers and it had to be fancy for Valentines Day. 

Valentines Day is the perfect time to let all the special people in your life know how you feel about them.  A little chocolate would be good, too.  Happy Valentines Day!


Beautiful isn't it? I always look forward to seeing the amazing projects Dolores comes up with. She is a master! 

Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook for even more inspiration!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Release Week-Day 5! Part 2!!

Hello everyone! This is it, the final Release Week post. Can you believe it? This week has flown by! Are you tired of seeing Riley all dressed up or super cute Mushroom houses?? I know you aren't! Check it out:

Deal #4-Word Bubble Dies

These deals only last until Sunday so be sure to grab them before they are gone!

Don't forget to leave a comment telling us which product you are most excited about for a chance to win a $20 Riley & CO gift certificate! Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Until Monday! 

Release Week-Day 5!

Hello everyone! Here we are, the final day of the Riley & CO New Release! We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we did! I hope you have your list made and cart already filled because the DEALS only last until Sunday! You don't want to be the only Riley fan who doesn't have the new stuff, right?? If you need a bit more convincing, take a look at these beauties!

Deal #4-Word Bubble Dies

These deals only last until Sunday so be sure to grab them before they are gone!

Don't forget to leave a comment telling us which product you are most excited about for a chance to win a $20 Riley & CO gift certificate! Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook for even more inspiration!

See you in a few hours for the final post of Release Week!