Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Anniversary

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Hi everyone,

My card today is a card I made to give to my DH to celebrate our 42nd Anniversary which was on Tuesday. When I started looking through my newer stamps needing to be inked, I found these cute owls from Woodware Stamps which I thought would be perfect ….. seeing I love owls.

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Of course I wanted to make a special card for him so I decided on a Pop Up card using the Lucy Label Pop Up Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I paper pieced the owls using designer paper.

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Here is the inside of my card using a different angle so you can see the pop up section of the card a little better.

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Earlier in the year I saw a card created by Summer which listed the number of months, days, weeks etc during their Five Year Marriage. I loved the idea and immediately went looking for a site that could convert this info. You can find her card here, I was originally going to just print out the info and use that somehow on my card, but it didn’t have the look I wanted, so I ended up designing the Happy Anniversary Block using Photo Shop which I saved so I can just convert this to any occasion I want, just by changing the text.

Stamps: Owl Love – Woodware Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Sew Lovely DP; Summer Lovin’ DP – Carta Bella
Dies: Lucy Label Pop Up; Spiral Circle Pull Card (heart) – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Arrows Embossing Folder: Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

From Our House To Yours

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Hi everyone,

It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Me.

This time round I have challenged us to create a card using Thomas Kinkade Stamps.

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For my card today I used  Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade Graceland Christmas and Night Before Christmas. As you can see I have created a stand up card and used only part of the image on my card.

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Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

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Want to play along????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
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 CHF68. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Steph Ackerman
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    Stamps: Thomas Kinkade Graceland Christmas; Night Before Christmas – Cornish Heritage Farms
    Paper: White; Blue; Vintage Winter DP - Maja Designs
    Dies: Royal Flip-its Card Framelits; Royal Labels Framelits
    Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge Card 3

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    Hi everyone,

    As promised this morning, I am back with another card for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time round the theme Karen has given us is Pop it Ups for every month! The Design Team will be creating Pop It Ups cards to fill the calendar for a year.

    In my previous last two blog posts I have shared my “January” card and “February” card for this challenge which you can see by scrolling down to the previous post.

    Today we are jumping to the month of September. Here in Australia we celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday in September.

    I had originally planned to create something other than an Accordion card for this card seeing my card in the previous post was an Accordion card. But then Karen Burniston posted her YouTube video on how to create a Landscape Accordion Card from a Portrait style Accordion (Katie Label or Oval Accordion Card sets), so of course I had to play with this idea. You can see Karen’s video here.

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    I used the Katie Label Accordion Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs to create my card today. I decorated a couple of the pages using the Katie Stars Frame Edges.

    I recently received the Art Impressions His & Hers Campers clear set from a friend as an early Christmas present which I thought would work perfectly for my card.

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    Here is a close up of the last two pages of my Accordion Card.

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    Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

    Stamps: His & Hers Campers – Art Impressions; Father’s Day Stamp Set – Simon Says Stamps
    Paper: White; Natural; Green; Campfire Coffee – Cosmo Cricket
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion Card; Katie Stars Frame Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge Card 2

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    Hi everyone,

    As promised yesterday, I am back with another card for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time round the theme Karen has given us is Pop it Ups for every month! The Design Team will be creating Pop It Ups cards to fill the calendar for a year.

    Yesterday I shared my “January” card where I celebrated Australia Day for this challenge which you can see by scrolling down to the previous post.

    My card today is for the month of “February” …. Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 19th 2015. Next year is the Year of the Sheep which is the year I was born and my star sign is Aries … which is the Ram … so I guess I am a double sheep hehe!

    I created an Accordion card using the Circle Accordion Card and the Fancy Label Accordion Card die sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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    Here is a close up of the first two pages of my Accordion Card. On the first page I have used a stamp from Sister Stamps. On the second page I added the Happy Chinese New Year 2015 greeting, to create this I used the Happy New Year die. To create the word “Chinese” I used letters from the Merry Christmas (CH) and Season’s Greetings (INESE) dies.

    I decorated the edges of each page using the Square W/Circle Frame Edges and Fancy Frame Edges.

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    This is a close up of the last two pages of my card. On the third page I used the Alphabet 1 Upper Key Peel-Off Stickers to create “Year of the” I added Kanji symbols to the first and last pages from the Asian Signs Peel-Off Stickers.

    I added a charm to the top of the first and last pages.

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    Here is the front of the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. On the top left corner of my card I added a friendship/good luck knot using Mizuhiki cord and in the lower right hand corner I added an oriental coin.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month. I will also be back later today with my final card I have to share with you for this challenge.

     

    Stamps: Mei Lin; Kiyomi – Sister Stamps; Punny Farms- MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Red; Black; Gold
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Fancy Label Accordion Card; Square w/Circle Frame Edges; Fancy Frame Edges; Clocks & Gears – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy New Year; Merry Christmas; Season’s Greetings – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other ECD Products: Alphabet 1 Peel-Off Stickers; Asian Signs Peel-Off Stickers
    Other: Mitzihiki Cord; Charms; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Karen Burniston December Designer Challenge Card 1

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    G’day Mates!

    It's time for our December Karen Burniston Designer Challenge, this time round the theme Karen has given us is Pop it Ups for every month! The Design Team will be creating Pop It Ups cards to fill the calendar for a year.

    I have created three cards for this challenge this month and for my first card, I am starting with January! January 26th is Australia Day and as I am an Aussie, I just had to create a card to celebrate this occasion.

    I have used the Spiral Circle Pull Card to create my card. To decorate my card I used Honey the Bear which I converted from a bear to a koala. I had to make the ears bigger and give the koala an oval nose and I cut some black claws from the paws which I added to the hands and feet. Of course a koala needs to eat, so I used the Curvy Leaves die to create gum leaves.

    I computer generated the “G’day Mate” which I die cut using the speech bubble from the Lorna Labels Pop Ups Card die set.

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    On the “flip” side of my card I added a Koala themed sentiment. On the right hand side of my card, I added the All Season Tree to create a gum tree and along the bottom of my card I used the grass from the Outdoor Edges die set.

    The green dots on the closure pieces are faux candy dots I created by die cutting the Seasons Fancy Frame Edges dots frame and layering two dots together and then adding some Glossy Accents over them.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month. I will also be back tomorrow with another card to share with you for this challenge.

     

    Paper: White; Brown; Green; Black; Grey; DP

    Dies: Spiral Circle Pull Card; Honey the Bear; Clocks & Gears; All Season Tree; Outdoor Edges; Lorna Labels Pop Up Card; Seasons Fancy Frame Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Crystal Flower (circle for ears); Bunch of Flowers (Koala’s Nose) – Elizabeth Craft Designs

    Other: Glossy Accents; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Oh Christmas Trees

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    Hi everyone,

    I have another Christmas Card to share with you today. This time round I have created a Stand-Ups card using the Sizzix Charming Stand-Ups Card Framelits.

     

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    To decorate my card I have used the Sizzix Christmas Trees Triplits set and the Sizzix Charming Framelits die set with stamps.

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    Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Paper: White; Green; Red; DP
    Dies: Sizzix Christmas Trees Triplits; Sizzix Charming Stand-Ups Card Framelits; Sizzix Charming Framelits with Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

     

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    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    A Winter Birthday

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Heather Pulvirenti brings us our final challenge for the year, as we are all taking a break so we can spend time with our families, but we will be back next year with lots more fun challenges to play along with Smile.

    Heather has challenges us to created a winter themed birthday card.

    For my card today I have created an accordion card. I have combined two accordion dies to create my card, the Circle Accordion card and the Fancy Labels Accordion card die sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs..

    I decorated my card using Chilly the Penguin which is another die set designed by Karen Burniston.

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    Here is my card closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Holly Flores (December Guest Designer)
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    Paper: White; Blue
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Fancy Label Accordion; Circle Accordion; Outdoor Edges – Chilly the Penguin; Seasons Fancy Frame Edges; Spiral Circle Pull Card; designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: ECD Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Elizabeth’s Transparent Double Sided Paper; Foam Tape

     

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    Friday, December 12, 2014

    It’s a Riley Blog Hop!

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    Hi everyone!

    Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of Riley fun! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

    This time round Riley and Company will be releasing 33 new Funny bones sentiments and 6 new Retro Folk images!

    Here are this month’s specials:

    Special #1:  Buy the entire unmounted set of 39 new Funnybones  for only $99! (Save $96!) (Offer not available to wholesale customers.) Limit one per customer. Offer ends December 31st.

    Special #2:  You can also get a set of 3 FREE Funnybones stamps (our choice) AND a limited edition logo stamp during this release by simply placing an order of $30 or more (before tax) in the first 24 hours of the release! (One per customer please.)
      
    Special #3:  But wait - there's more! As an added bonus, we are giving EVERYONE FREE SHIPPING from Thursday night at 9 pm CST until Sunday night at midnight CST! Just enter FREESHIP

    in the coupon code section! 

    BLOG CANDY!
    We will be choosing two lucky winners from the comments on RILEY's blog! ..... to win Gift Certificates to the Riley & Company online store!!! So make sure you head on over to the blog and leave a comment to be eligible to win.

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    For my first project today, I used the Fitness? Funny Bones sentiment … as you can see I have created a mini pizza box and a mini pizza to go into the pizza box … on the inside lid of the pizza box I added the new Fitness? sentiment.

    To decorate the outside of the box I used green, white and red and added the word Pizza using peel off stickers.

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    Here is another view of my pizza box project.

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    And one more view of my project.

    Stamps: Fitness? Funny Bones Sentiment – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Off White; Tan; Red; Brown; Black; Green
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax; Various Circle Punches; ECD Alphabet Peel-Off Stickers

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    For my second project today I created a Canister shaped card which I decorated using the new Cook Retro Folks image.

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    Here is the inside of my card …. love this new Funny Bones sentiments, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what really happens to our clothes LOL!
    Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to Kendra DeCota’s blog and see what stunning creations she has install for you today.

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy.

    Stamps: Cook; Calories – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Hot Pink; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Kitchen Canisters Bigz Die;

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    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Peace On Earth!

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    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Lynn McAuley continues as our challenge hostess for the month.

    For our challenge this week Lyn has asked us to Create a card starring Santa! This is our last challenge for 2014 as we are all taking a break, but we will be back ready to stamp up a storm at the beginning of January 2015.

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    For my card this week, I have used Jane’s Doodles Peace Santa Digital Stamp, I found this stamp online earlier in the year and just had to purchase it and have finally had the time to play with it Smile.

    For the background of my card I have been playing with the new Transparent Tape from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I just love this new tape, it comes in various widths include 3mm; 6mm; 10mm; 64mm and 152mm rolls. For this card I have used the 3mm; 6mm and 10mm tapes and adhered them to my card diagonally in an interesting pattern. I then removed the protective backing from every third piece of tape and applied Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter. I then removed the protective backing to the next lot of tape and applied Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter and finally removed the remaining protective backing and applied True Red Silk Microfine Glitter.

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    As you can see I have created a Pop Up Card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    I added more of the glittered paper I created on the front to the top and bottom of the card, bordering it with the pine border die.

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    Here is a side on view of my card.

    Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamps: Santa Peace Digital Stamp – Jane’s Doodles
    Paper: White; Red; Green; Gold
    Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper – Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pine Needle Border – Memory Box; Say What – MFT Stamps; Sizzix Holiday Words Script
    Other: 3mm Elizabeth’s Transparent Double Side Tape; 6mm Elizabeth’s Transparent Double Side Tape; 10mm Elizabeth’s Transparent Double Side Tape; Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter; Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter; True Red Silk Microfine Glitter; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Thinking About You. Again

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    Hi everyone!

    It is day 5 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the of the new Riley stamps that will be available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 11th December. This time round Riley and Company will be releasing 33 new Funny bones sentiments and 6 new Retro Folk images.

    The Funny Bones sayings work well with all our existing Riley stamps and Retro Men & Women as you will see during our sneak peeks this week.

    For my card today I have used two of the new stamps being released.
    • Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
    • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 11th December 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
    • 33 Funny bones Sentiments and 6 Funny Bone Images to be released
    • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 11th December 10 PM EST.
    Stamps: Woman; Thinking About You. Again – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Pink; Red; Icing on the Cake DP – Wild Rose Studio
    Other: Black Ink; Circle Stax; ECD Seasons Fancy Frame Edges; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Riley Release Day 4

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    Hi everyone!

    It is day 4 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the of the new Riley stamps that will be available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 11th December. This time round Riley and Company will be releasing 33 new Funny bones sentiments and 6 new Retro Folk images.

    The Funny Bones sayings work well with all our existing Riley stamps and Retro Men & Women as you will see during our sneak peeks this week.

    For my first card today I have used two new stamps … the woman with cup and the “Chocolate. Coffee. Men.” Funny Bones sentiment.

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    For my second card today I have used another of the Funny Bones Sentiments … “Life is Art”.
    • Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
    • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 11th December 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
    • 33 Funny bones Sentiments and 6 Funny Bone Images to be released
    • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 11th December 10 PM EST.
    Stamps: Woman with Cup; Chocolate.Coffee.Men; Life is Art – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Black; Blue; Pink; Something Blue DP – Kaisercraft; Dress Me Up DP – Prima/Julie Nutting
    Other: Black Ink; Black Hemp Cord; Button; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; ECD Seasons Fancy Edges; MFT Die-namics Paint Brushes; MFT Die-namics Labels Stax; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Procaffinating

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    Hi everyone!

    It is day 3 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the of the new Riley stamps that will be available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 11th December. This time round Riley and Company will be releasing 33 new Funny bones sentiments and 6 new Retro Folk images.

    The Funny Bones sayings work well with all our existing Riley stamps and Retro Men & Women as you will see during our sneak peeks this week.

    It's also challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round our challenge hostess is Joy.

    Joy challenged us to use a sentiment on our card.

    For my card today I have used Mr Coffee with a Funny Bones sentiment which was released in September … Procaffinating.

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    As you can see I have created another Flip-its card and on the “flip” side of my card I have used another new Funny Bones Sentiment … The Top Ten Reasons I Procrastinate. I think it works so well with the sentiment I used on the front of the card.

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    Want to Play Along?

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using Riley and Company images.

    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 we can see what you have created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please include the keyword Riley2514. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:
    • Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
    • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 11th December 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
    • 33 Funny bones Sentiments and 6 Funny Bone Images to be released
    • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 11th December 10 PM EST.
    Mister Coffee; Procaffinating; Ten Top Reasons – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Brown; Japonica DP – Rosie’s Studio
    Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Elegant Flip-Its Card; Sizzix Elegant Labels Framelits; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; Foam Tape; Copics

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