Love at first sight? It’s not a myth. I have proof that it exists. I’ve not only seen it, I’ve experienced it! I didn’t expect it. I didn’t search for it. But when my eyes fell upon that sweet face, I knew life would never be the same!
I have fallen in love with a moose named Riley!
Whether he’s picking flowers or driving a car or being a Super Moose, Riley is consistently A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! With over 150 designs, there’s a Riley for every occasion!
Recently, I combined my love of Riley with my favorite holiday—Christmas. Making Christmas cards in March? I’m either really early or really late! Regardless, it was fun playing Christmas in March with my new love Riley! Using a freebie pack of paper I received at a crop, I created six adorable Christmas cards. For once, I might actually get my Christmas cards out on time!
That’s one thing I love about card making. You can take a random set of paper or paper scraps, a few embellishments, a little adhesive, and make a beautiful piece of art. My favorite stamp out of the set ended up being Riley putting the star on top of the Christmas tree. A shiny metallic grey pen was perfect for the ladder, and I was able to match the tree bulbs to the colors in the paper. Before finishing everything off with a couple strands of Close to My Heart hemp string, I was able to incorporate Tanya’s play on words with “Christmoose.” The hemp was the right color and texture to match the rustic colors of the paper, and I predict “Merry Christmooses” to be my new go to phrase for the 2011 holidays!
While Christmas Tree Riley was my favorite stamp, my overall favorite card featured Gift Box Riley. The Christmas tree is actually a flower. Using a plain white flower, I cut the petals apart, added some distressing ink, and layered the petals to make Riley’s Christmas tree. A spare button serves as Riley’s shining star and mimics the large circles and small dots in the background paper.
I look forward to sharing my new love with everyone at Scrapbook Art’s Mocktail Party on Friday, March 18 and the Riley Card Class and trunk show on Saturday, March 19, also at Scrapbook Art. Don’t let love slip through your fingers. Mark your calendars and plan to experience your own love at first sight!