Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Delightfully Dolores! A Moose's Work is Never Done

Hello everyone! It's the 4th Tuesday and you know what the means. It's time for another edition of Delightfully Dolores! This month Dolores has really outdone herself. Check it out:


You know those chores that have to be done over and over?  Laundry is one of those. If you wear 'em, you have to wash 'em.  Riley and Sophie are no exception. They have all kinds of new clothes and they have to be clean.

I just love these new Dress Up Riley stamps with dies to match.  There are soooo many possibilities.  This seemed a great opportunity to try lots of things:  white card stock with Copics, kraft card stock with Copics, patterned card stock and papers and solid colored card stock.  The clothes are a great way to use up all those scraps that you just can't throw away.  I used things from all 4 new stamp sets and all 4 new die sets.  It is such a time saver to let your papers the stamps and dies do all the work for you.  Fussy cutting takes a lot of time.

The best part of these new stamps and dies is that you can customize your cards for your own special occasions. Check out the Riley & CO store for the January 2017 release for these great stamps and dies.

P.S.  Don't tell anyone but, there are more great sets on the way. I can't wait!!!


I didn't know anyone could look cute while doing laundry but if anyone can, it's Riley & Sophie! Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook for even more inspiration! 

See you Thursday for more Classic Riley!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Designer Highlight-Lisa McGushion!

Hello everyone! It's time for this month's Designer Highlight and it's my pleasure to show you the fantastic work of Lisa McGushion. She has been dubbed the Queen of Mushroom Lane by the Head Moose herself! Lisa does fantasticallly detailed work that you will want to take the time to drool over, I promise. Take it away Lisa!


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,


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday! Wizard of OZ edition!

Hello Riley fans! I don't think we are in Kansas anymore! This week I couldn't help but feature the super cute Wizard of Oz line of Riley & CO stamps. I remember watching this movie every year on tv as a kid. Just think how cute that movie would be with Riley and Sophie as Oz characters! Check out some of our favorite Oz projects:

Stamps featured: Tin Man Riley & Everyday Sayings

Stamps featured: Yellow Brick Road 

 Stamps featured: Good Witch & Moose Sayings 2

Look at all of those Oz images! This is one of my all time favorite pieces!

I hope you enjoyed this week's edition of Throwback Thursday as much as I did! I'm going to watch The Wizard of Oz and get inky! 

See you next week,

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Card Bonanza Tuesday!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another edition of Riley & CO's Card Bonanza! Check it out:

Angji Pruente featuring A Poem for Mornings & Single Coffee Cup

Angji Pruente featuring Hiking Riley & I Was Born to be Awesome

Sandye Curry featuring Smiley Balloon Riley

Sharon Smith featuring Wine Glass, Beer Mug, & Bacteria

Sharon Smith featuring 6 Million Dollars

I hope you enjoyed this week's Card Bonanza! Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook for even more inspiration!

See you Thursday!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday! Candy Hangover Edition!

Hello everyone! It's time for a post Valentine's Day edition of Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday we showcase Classic Riley with some of our favorite projects from the past. Check out this weeks' offering:

Stamp featured: Basketball Riley 

Stamp featured: Glasses At My Age

Stamp featured: Rainy Day Riley

Stamps featured: Just Be You

I hope we helped you recover a little bit from your chocolate hangover. You should be recovered enough to get inky and I know you need some new Rileys for inspiration, right?? 

Are you ready to get your funny bone tickled? If so, then check out the Tickle My Funny Bone stamp club!

Until next week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

It's Card Bonanza Tuesday!

Hello Riley fans! It's Tuesday AND it's Valentine's Day. So that means you get chocolate and Riley at the same time! Life is good. :P Check out the Riley goodness the design team came up with for you this week. 

I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day and will see you on Thursday for you next dose of Classic Riley for Throwback Thursday! Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Until Thursday,


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Throwback Thursday!

Hello everyone! It's Thursday and that means it's time for another edition of Riley & CO's new series, Throwback Thursday. This is where we celebrate Classic Riley and bring out our favorite projects from past blog posts. This week we have these beauties to share with you: 

Stamp featured: We Met For a Reason

Stamp featured: Engagement Sophie 

Stamp featured: Cake Riley

Stamp featured: Sincere Compliment

There you have it! A little sweet, a little sassy and all Riley! Be sure to follow Riley & CO on Facebook for even more inspiration. 

Psst! Wanna be part of the club? Check out our monthly Stamp Club! Prepare to have your funny bone tickled.

Until next time,