Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Card Bonanza!

Hello everyone! Didn't you love Sandye's projects yesterday? I sure did! For today I have another edition of Card Bonanza. Remember, don't read Riley & CO Funny Bones while trying to drink at the same time! Check out the bonanza this week:

Heather Bolli featuring Pirate Riley and Drinking Rum Before 10am

Heather Bolli featuring Doris & No Great Story

Heidi Erickson featuring Fishing Riley & Calling in Sick

Heidi Erickson featuring Scuba Riley & Happy To Be Alive

Heidi Erickson featuring Wedding Riley & A Perfect Marriage

Michelle Pearson featuring Mushroom Lane Police Station

I hope are inspired to get inky and maybe grab a few more Riley & CO stamps now that the design team has inspired you with their work. 

Don't forget to follow Riley & CO on Facebook!

Did you know that Riley & CO has a monthly stamp club?? Check it out HERE!

Until next week!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Designer Highlight-Sandye Curry!!!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. It is my pleasure to bring you another edition of Designer Highlight featuring fantastic work of Sandye Curry! If you have followed Riley & CO for any length of time you will no doubt recognize Sandye's work. Take it away Sandye!


Hello there Moose lovers! It's Sandye here, one of the Riley design team members.

My picture was taken at the Riley booth at Stampaway in Cincinnati. If you ever get a chance to go to a stamp show where Tanya is appearing with Riley and/or Prickley Pear stamps, be sure to GO!!! I've taken some of her classes as well, and they are fantastic! They fill up quickly, as everyone loves them.

I can't remember when I started crafting--I just think I always have! I have many wonderful memories of sitting with my mother at our dining room table, and making ...something, ...anything! If you name a craft, I have tried it! My favorites, however, are of course cardmaking, knitting, needlepoint, and I have just started quilting. I have lots of free time as I am a retired high school teacher. If we are not traveling (my first love), I am crafting.

My first project today is one I have been making for several years. Joy (a Riley design team member), Yoorah (a Riley supporter), and Michele (a former Riley DT member) and I often divide up the months and share calendars with each other. It's a wonderful project to do with friends. You think of them every time you look at your calendar! The images I used are

January-- Snow Ski Riley

February --Couch Riley

March--Felix the Cat with Beer Mug Small

May--Flower Bonnet

June--Tourist Riley

July--Patriot Riley

August--Seaside Sophie

September--Raking Leaves Riley;

October--Witch on Broom

November--Lucy Cooking

 The mini calendars are readily available on the internet, and if you are very careful cutting the size, you can reuse your calendar cards for the next year; just glue on new calendars!

Here's the way I use my calendar pages--the current month attached to a large clip (purchased from a local craft store) sitting right by my desk! I love these--and have made many sets as Christmas presents for friends. You have plenty of time to complete this:)

I wanted to share a couple of my favorite projects with you. I love pop-up box cards. I made two recently, one a Halloween card:

and another a graduation card:

The last project I'm sharing with you is a nugget cake. I gave this to a friend for her childrens' table at Thanksgiving. Her granddaughter said that looking at it just made her happy. I agree, as Riley plus chocolate should make anyone happy!

Be sure to keep checking my blog, Sandye's Creations, as I will have many more Riley creations to share with you. Bye for now!


I told you Sandye's work was great, didn't I?? I even found myself thinking about making a calendar set for myself! Which Riley images would you use for your calendar???


Riley & CO is having a HUGE Cyber Monday Sale! 45% off the whole site when you use the code CYBERMONDAY!

Until next time, 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Delightfully Dolores! Getting Ready for Christmas!

Hello everyone! It's time for another edition of Delightfully Dolores! I always look forward to Dolores' projects and love to drink in the details. Without further ado, please enjoy Dolores' project in her own words....

Wow! Only 33 more days until Christmas! This time I've stepped out of my comfort zone a bit. Anyone who knows me, knows I don't do pink. I love how this turned out!

Mrs. Claus was stamped and reverse stamped, fussy cut, glued together with thread in the center so she can spin in the center panel of Elizabeth Crafts 903 Katie Label Accordion die. The border surrounding spinning Mrs. Claus is from Our Daily Bread Designs called Beautiful Borders. Merry Christmas is a Riley and Company stamp. The large snowflake is Spellbinders 2010 Snowflake Pendant. The small ones are a Martha Stewart punch. 

All the snowflakes, the corners and Mrs. Claus fur is covered with Star Dust Stickles (which is my all-time favorite Stickles). It adds so much sparkle, especially for snow. Always remember, Stickles is your friend. It turns plain into fancy. 

Merry Christmas to all.

I'm feeling ready for some snow, aren't you? Great job Dolores!!!
Until next week,


Friday, November 18, 2016

Release Week! Day 4!!!

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying the new release as much as we are?? Today is the final day of blog posts but that doesn't mean the fun is over! Check out the whole release HERE. Be sure to use the code FREESHIP until November 21 for free domestic shipping.

Look at these beauties!

Heidi Erickson featuring Mushroom Lane Winter House

Heidi Erickson featuring Balloons Riley & Now That I Am Old

Joy Stagg featuring Engagement SophieYou're a Diamond

Michelle Pearson featuring Crying Riley & Being Kind 

Michelle Pearson featuring Bunny Hugs & Hold Hands

Sandye Curry featuring Gingerbread Riley and Sophie & Hold Hands

Sandye Curry featuring A Poem for Mornings

Sharon Smith featuring Mushroom Lane Winter House

Terri Peaslee featuring Crockpot Wine

I hope you enjoyed Release Week as much as I did! Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook for even more inspiration!

See you next week,

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Release Week! Day 3!!!

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying this new release as much as we are? Do you think you can handle another day of snark? I knew you could! 

Don't forget: enter the code FREESHIP on orders over $20 to receive free domestic shipping until November 21. 

Today's projects will make you laugh! Promise! Check it out:

Heather Bolli featuring Coffee Riley & WTF Lines

Heidi Erickson featuring Bunny HugsFriends Value You

Heidi Erickson featuring Coffee Riley & A Poem for Mornings

Joy Stagg featuring Housekeeping Sophie and Hiding Everything

Lisa McGushion featuring 4 Basic Food Groups

Michelle Pearson featuring A Poem for Mornings and Coffee from Prickley Pear

Sandye Curry featuring Mushroom Lane Apartments

Sandye Curry featuring Shark Music


Sharon Smith featuring Heart Riley & Friends Value You

Terri Peaslee featuring Doris & Happy Meals

Do your cheeks hurt yet? Mine do! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more snark from Riley & Company! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Until tomorrow,

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

New Release! Day 2!!

Hello everyone! So good to see you again. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's inspiration and are ready for more! You can view the whole NEW RELEASE by following the link and don't forget to enter the code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping until November 21! On to today's projects!

Heidi Erickson featuring Floating Riley & Lessons Learned

Heidi Erickson featuring Nurse Sophie & Laughter is Cheap Medicine

Katie Skiff featuring Wine Glass & Crockpot Wine

Michelle Pearson featuring You Are A Diamond

Sandye Curry featuring Do Not Read

Sharon Smith featuring Hula Hoop Riley and Today's Lesson

Lisa McGushion featuring Mushroom Lane Snowman House

Terri Peaslee featuring A Butt

Terri Peason featuring Doris Happy Meals

Be sure to check back tomorrow for even more New Release fun! Don't forget the code FREESHIP! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Until tomorrow!