Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stampin' Up BLACK FRIDAY!!!

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Wow!!! What a sale, have you seen the Stampin' Up Holiday Extravaganza Sale??

They have some great offers on there, but it's only good for a limited time!

You can order online today (Wednesday) through Monday (December 1st) in my Stampin' Up Webstore!

One of the best highlights, in my opinion is that the Curly Label Punch gift set is now only $23.77! That is a fantastic deal considering the punch itself is worth around $15... throw in those stamps and you will see that this is just ONE of the many fabulous offers!

Click here to see the great buys!

I hope you have a wonderful pre-turkey day!

-Riley

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stationary Box!

stationary box, stampin up, stampin up demonstrator, black friday, holiday project Hi everyone! I just made this awesome stationary box... it was easy and really fun! I plan on giving it to my sister-in-law for her birthday!

I got the tutorial from: Dannie's Blog! She has a great video tutorial that's really easy to follow!

It took me two days to finish this, but you could easily get it done in a few hours. I made the box yesterday and then made all of the cards and tags today!

This would be a great gift for the holidays! What do you think?

Details:
Paper:
Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea Dp (all SU!)
Stamps: Live Your Dream, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Warmest Regards (SU!)
Ink: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky (SU!)

I hope you have a great Tuesday! Here are more views of my box!

TFL!!
-Riley





Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cupcake Wishes



Hi everyone... look... I got to stamp AGAIN this weekend!!!

My sister-in-law's birthday is December 1st, so I wanted to be able to give her a card while she is in for Thanksgiving.

Today's challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers is the Featured Stamper challenge. Today's featured stamper is ebethneu! She has a wonderful gallery!

I chose this cardto CASE because I thought it was a really great layout and I have some Cutie Pie dp that I need to use up!

I changed the stamp set and the pattern of cutie pie dp. I also added the hodge podge hardware to my sentiment and added some wild wasabi ribbon at the top!

Card Details:
Paper:
Rose Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Watercolor Paper, Cutie Pie Dp (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases & Crazy for Cupcakes (SU!)
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Markers, Wide So Saffron Ribbon, Striped Wild Wasabi Ribbon (all SU!), Scallop Square Punch (Marvy)

Thanks for looking!!!

-Riley

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More Candy....

There's more candy to be had at Passion for Crafts... it includes some COPICS!

A Card & How About Some Blog Candy???



Happy Saturday everyone! I know I said that I probably wouldn't have time to stamp this weekend, but guess what? I got up this morning and stamped!!! YAY for me!

Before I get to the card, make sure you head on over to West Coast Stamper's Blog and enter her blog candy! She's giving away a FREE SU! Stamp Set! Who wouldn't want to win that???

Ok, so today's card is a triple challenge card... it combines the Ways to Use it Challenge (to use pearls) and the Limited Supplies Challenge (to use chocolate in your design) from Splitcoast Stampers and next week's Thursday Sketch at Sketches by Tamara ! Yes, a sneak peek because I have a feeling this coming week is going to be crazy!

I used the SU! set Like it a Latte... I can't believe that this set never made it into a big catty! It's soooooo cute! I bought it right after I first got into stamping and I'm so glad I did! I hadn't pulled it out lately, but when I saw the chocolate challenge, I KNEW I had to!

The foam is stamped twice on Very Vanilla cardstock and popped up on dimensionals. I added the pearls to the cup to add some interest. I loved this sketch because I could use up some scraps! That's always good, right?

The sentiment is punched from the 1 3/8'' circle punch, then layered on the scallop circle punch and layered again on a Prima flower!

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Details:
Paper:
Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolate DP (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Pink Passion (SU!)
Stamps: Like it a Latte (SU!)
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Satin Sensations), Dimensionals (SU!), 1 3/8'' circle punch (SU!), Scallop Circle punch (SU!), Prima Flower (Prima)

Have a great day!

-Riley

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wow... this week has been crazy!!!


Morning everyone... I can't believe that I haven't updated all week... ACK!!! I guess it's been pretty busy around here!

I do have several cards to share with you that I've done...

This first one is for the weekly sketch over at Sketches by Tamara. Go check it out and play!

Card Details:
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White (SU!), Figgy Pudding dp (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Season of Friendship (SU!), $1 Studio G Clear Stamp
Ink: Baja breeze, chocolate chip, old olive (SU!)
Accessories: Eyelets (unknown vendor), Chocolate Chip Ribbon (SU!), Oval Punches (SU!), Ticket Corner Punch (SU!)

Last weekend was Virtual Stamp Night... I didn't get to participate as much as I would have liked, but here are some cards from that:

As you know, I hosted a challenge for VSN... it was called "You Can't Stop the Beat" and you were to use the technique, thumping on it! This was my sample card!



Card Details:
Paper:
Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White, Blueberry Main dp (SU!)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: Not Quite Navy marker (SU!), Corner Rounder (EK Success), Oval Cutter (Creative Memories), Ribbon (Sweet Petites)




This next card was for another VSN challenge... to make a card with something removable on it! I decided to give my Little Felt Flurries some love and made a big clippy!


Card Details:
Paper:
Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Ski Slope Dp (SU!)
Stamps: Snow Jumbo Wheel (SU!)
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU!)
Accessories: Little Felt Flurries (SU!), Oval Punches (SU!), Dimensionals (SU!)

This is a card I made strictly for fun! No challenges were completed with this card, I just simply created! I love how it turned out too!
Card Details:
Paper:
Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White, Blueberry Main Dp (SU!)
Stamps: Flower Fancy, Fundamental Phrases (SU!)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Bashful Blue (SU!)
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon (SU!), White Ribbon (unknown vendor), Oval Punches (SU!)
That's all I have for right now... I don't think I will get to stamp today... unfortunately :(
Hopefully I will be able to this weekend!!
Have a great one!
-Riley


Friday, November 14, 2008

Must use acrylic...

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Today's challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers was to only use acrylic (clear) stamps! Since I'm a SU! demo, I don't have too many of these... wait, I lie... I have TONS of those $1 sets from AC Moore & Michaels! So, I decided it was time to pull some of those out!

I had found this one with this cute reindeer and another one with these adorable trees, so I put them together and voila!

I combined this challenge with Beate's weekend sketch challenge! I haven't participated in any of her sketches lately and I don't know why because they are always so great!!! I really loved this sketch!

Card Details:
Paper:
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ski Slope DP (all SU!)
Stamps: Studio G clear stamps
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets & 1'' Chocolate chip Ribbon (all SU!)

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and don't forget that it's Virtual Stamp Night this weekend, starting tonight!!! I am hosting a challenge at 8pm, so PLEEEASE come play! You can find out more information, here! It's going to be a lot of fun!

Don't forget, you can always shop my Stampin' Up store, here!

-Riley

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sketches #70!

I can't believe that I almost forgot to post this card!

Today is sketch day over on Sketches by Tamara!

I really loved this sketch!

Card Details:
Paper: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolor Paper (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Black
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU!)
Accessories: Primas, Brad (vendor unknown), dimensionals (SU!)

TFL! Don't forget to go play with this sketch!!!!

Snow Fun!

little felt flurries, stampin up, splitcoast stampers, dancerriley, stampin up demonstrator, stampin up rub on promotion Goooood morning everyone! It's really rainy and dreary here today and I'm still not feeling that great, but I did manage to squeeze out a card.... even though now that I look at it, I stamped the snow crooked... aaarrrrgggghhhh!!

Anyway, I have felt for the past week or so that I've really lost my mojo... I think it kind of is back with this card, but not exactly all the way back!

I did this card for today's challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. We were to use watercolor paper.

I love watercolor paper, but yesterday I realized that I haven't made nearly enough Christmas cards, so today I was determined to make one! I wanted to also do the sketch challenge from yesterday which requires a pretty large image. Well, number 1, all of my line images were too small for the sketch and number 2, I really didn't want to use any of my solids on watercolor paper.... so, I ended up using something I hardly ever use.... a jumbo wheel!

I actually like how this turned out... except for the fact that the wheel was a little crooked... I'm not sure how I didn't notice that when I first stamped this! AHH! Oh well!

Card Details:
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper (SU!), Figgy Pudding Dp (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Snow Jumbo Wheel (SU!)
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU!)
Accessories: Brads (making memories & american crafts), Little Felt Flurries (SU!), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft)

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a terrific day! Don't forget that you can shop 24/7 at my Stampin' Up Website!

-Riley

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Couldn't Get a Straight Picture....


So, I couldn't get a straight picture of this card to save my life!!! AHHH!

Anyway, this is my card for yesterday's color challenge, to use Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, and Basic Grey.

I also used today's sketch as an inspiration... somehow this is how my card turned out!

Both challenges were on Splitcoast Stampers.

I was determined to use Spotlight on Christmas to make a card. I really like how this came out, although the picture doesn't capture the richness of the colors. I sponged the Pacific Point layer with Pacific Point ink to make the color deeper.

The swirls were then stamped over top of that to make a background. I cut out all of the stars and mounted them on dimensionals to add more interest!

TFL!

I am not feeling so great today, so I'm off to lay down before I have to go to the studio. I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Riley

Monday, November 10, 2008

Do You Like Avon?

My blogger buddy, Michelle has just become an Avon rep to raise money for Breast Cancer.... please check out her blog for more information! She's giving away a gift pack!

Michelle's Blog

Thanks!!!

Another CASE!

live your dream, stampin up, demonstrator, hodgepodge hardware, rub on promotion, dancerriley So, I just love Wendy's gallery so much, I had to CASE another card of hers!

For this one, I chose to CASE this card. I really loved how she incorporated almost every stamp in the set. I also loved her color combo, but I had to change two things... so I came up with this combo!

I think these colors go together pretty well! What do you think?

I love this stamp set and I'm hoping it will be in the Spring/Summer Catalog that comes out in January! You can't buy this set, but you can buy all of the paper and accessories I used from my 24/7 Stampin' Up Store!

Card Details:
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal (SU!)
Stamps: Live Your Dream (SU!)
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Rose Red Ribbon (all SU!)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Stamping Sunday Morning!!



Good morning, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Mine has been pretty busy... I had to work all day yesterday.. blah!

I did manage to get up and participate in the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.

Today's featured stamper is Wendy, you can see her blog here!

I cased this card by her! I just loved it's clean, simplicity... and I had these rub-ons that haven't gotten any love!!!
Card Details:


Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White (SU!)
Stamps: Live Your Dream (SU!)
Ink: Groovy Guava (SU!)
Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Rub-Ons (all SU!)

Speaking of rub-ons... the Stampin' Up rub-on promotion begins tomorrow! Here are the details:


Rub-Ons Promotion

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details: Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

Item # 111416
Pg. 178
Chateau Bella

Item# 111417
Pg. 178
Word Flurries
Item# 111414
Pg. 178
Hidden Garden

Item # 111277
Pg. 178
A Perfect Day

Item # 110283
Pg. 179
Take Note

Item # 111806
Pg. 179
Chills & Thrills

Item # 111804
Pg. 179
Chit Chat

Item # 111415
Pg. 179
Greatest Moments

Item #111805
Pg. 179
School Days

Item #110282
Pg. 179
Anchored

Item #112844
Pg. 11*
Old Saint Nick

Item #112843
Pg. 17*
Season of Cheer

Item #112735
Pg. 39**
Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog
**From Celebrando Creatividad

I hope you have a wonderful day, and remember... you can always shop with me at my 24/7 Stampin' Up Website!























Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stampin' Thursday!

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great day! I have two cards to share with you today!

The first one was made for today's Ways to Use It challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. Our challenge was to use corner punches.

I used my corner rounder to make my scallop!

This is also an entry for Verve Visual's Holiday Release Sketch challenge #3! You can find that, here!

I just got a bunch of goodies in the mail and featured them here! First off, the Spotlight on Christmas set! It's a really fun elements set to use on Christmas cards! I also invested in the Little Felt Flurries from the mini catalog! I really love them! They are a great addition!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze (all SU!), Figgy Pudding dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories: Large Oval Punch (SU!), Baja Breeze Ribbon (SU!), Little Felt Flurries (SU!), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (SU!), Corner Rounder (EK Success)

The next card I have to share with you is one that I made for Sketches by Tamara, sketch #69!

This is a simple card, but I really love how it came out!

I used the sentiment from Upsy Daisy and then featured the great Autumn Vine dp!

I know that the Autumn Vine dp uses Sage Shadow, but I thought the Baja Breeze went nicely with it and I really wanted to use this fabulous ribbon!

Card Details:
Paper: Really Rust, Baja Blue, Really Rust, Autumn Vine Dp (all SU!)
Ink: Really Rust (SU!)
Stamps: Upsy Daisy (SU!)
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon (SU!)

Well, I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Thanks for reading my blog!
-Riley

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New! Stampin' Up Country Living Holiday Kit!

Create beautiful handcrafted ornaments and decorations with your family and friends this holiday season with the Country Living Holiday Stamp Kit (Item #114447, $49.95)--available only while supplies last. The kit offers a convenient way at this busy time of the year to create simple and elegant ornaments to brighten your home or share as hand-crafted gifts.

Click Here to Order This Kit!


The Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit (Item #114447, $49.95) includes the following products:
Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps-)

Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard

Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)

Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)

Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
25 yds. Silver Metallic cord

10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon

Pretties Kit brads (20)

Stampin' Dimensionals

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)

Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive

Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot

Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot

Uninked Stampin' Spot

Whisper White Craft Ink refill

What a fun and affordable way to make unique and beautiful projects for the holidays! Watch for the 8 page spread of ideas in Country Living magazine!
-Riley



Quick & Easy Holiday Card

Good morning everyone... happy election day! Don't forget to go out and vote... everyone's vote counts and this has been a crazy election! I can't say that I'm not happy it's over... because I am! I am so sick of the political ads.... they just got really dumb there at the end!

Anywhoo... I whipped up this cute holiday card this morning. I broke out two of my retired hostess sets, Holiday Blocks and Warmest Regards.

I paired them with this awesome new paper from the SU holiday mini, ski slope!

The sketch is from the Verve Visual holiday release sketch. They are featuring a new sketch each day and if you do all 5 of them by Saturday, you get entered into a drawing for the complete release set of stamps!

Here are my card's details as well as how you can order some of the supplies to duplicate this card!

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Baja Breeze (111352), Ski Slope Designer Paper (112994)

Stamps: Holiday Blocks & Warmest Regards (both SU, retired)

Ink: Old Olive (102277) & Chocolate Chip (100908)

Accessories: Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon (111375), Old Olive Brads (106955), Square Punches (Creative Memories & Marvy)

I made this cute gift set of 3x3 cards yesterday using the Just Celebrate set which was in last year's Occassions Mini. I really hope this set makes it into the Spring/Summer Catalog because it's a really fun and cute set!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget that you can shop with my 24/7 at my Stampin' Up Online Store!

-Riley