Monday, July 2, 2012

Dressing Riley Challenge

Happy Monday! I have had a such a busy weekend that it will almost be relaxing to return to work this morning. I did manage to sneak in some time at my craft table so all is good. I have found that missing too much creative time makes me a little grumpy. I decided to pay along with the challenge on the Riley and Company blog this week. The challenge is called "Dressing Riley" and the challenge was to use a Riley and actually draw in his clothing. Now, that's a challenge! Drawing isn't something that I do that often and usually I am not too happy with the results, but I am happy with this one. I had just gotten this stamp in the mail and decided he would look great with some plaid pants, after that I just drew in some lines for his shirt and then colored everything with Copics. I really liked the way this turned out, hope you do too!

I found a good deal on peaches the other day and decided to buy a bushel. So I spent the weekend peeling, slicing and dicing peaches. I made peach jam, raspberry peach jam, canned some jars of sliced peaches and made a ton of peach popsicles. I also went with my SIL to pick blackberries, that will hopefully be jam later today. Blackberries are probably my favorite thing in the entire world. I remember when I was a little girl my favorite treat to eat at my grandmothers was a "peanut butter pocketbook" which was a piece of bread with some peanut butter and a lot of blackberry jam and then folded in half. Who knows where I came up with that name, but I named EVERYTHING when I was little. I have always been a little "unique". I named all my clothes too, so it was never just "where is my pink gown" it would be "where is my Cedric gown?". Everything had a name. Hmmm, I think I may know why my parents had me tested after I started school. I am not sure how I didn't drive them nuts!

Here is a picture of the weekend's work:


StampOwl said...

You rocked this challenge Gina

Kathy and Lucky said...

You were a busy lady this weekend, I am always amazed at what you can get done in a weekend. Everything looks so yummy :) Your card is adorable and you did such a great job coloring in the clothes, especially those pants. Have a great day.

Michelle said...

Oh, he is so cute! Adorable card.

Those jams look delicious! I have wanted to try canning for a long time. This might be just the inspiration I needed to get to it!

jimlynn said...

Your card AND your canned goods look yummy!
Love the little pants on Riley - cute, cute card!
You've been busy like me! I've been canning stewed tomatoes (31 so far) and now working on hot sauce! Sure comes in handy in the winter doesn't it.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Holy canning!!!!! They look awesome! I'm sure they'll taste great too!!! Love the story about the names too!!!

And hope Riley sinks that putt! I colored up a Mo Manning golfer this weekend too. Not sure when he'll get added to a card.....but I'll try this week!

Jennipher said...

Riley makes such a cute little golfer! I love it.

Lorraine said...

Oh I love Riley's plaid pants! Perfect for golfing Riley! and LOL at your naming everything! the jams & peaches look yummy!

Virgo5 said...

Wow, Riley looks awesome, love his golfing pants!
All you canning looks delicious, peach popsicles sound so yummy!

Dell said...

You have been super busy!

Great Riley card and love the coloring!

Cheryl said...

Too cute! I love how you colored his pants to match the DP you used.