Humming Along

Stampin Up Humming Along Gingham Gala Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I know that the Midwest and Northeast are getting more snow this weekend so I thought a bright sunny card might be just the right thing to post.

The card base is Mango Melody (it is such a yummy color). I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Humming Along stamp set in Momento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. I cut an oval from my Layering Oval Dies into a piece of cardboard/chipboard and then used that to mask the flower area while embossing the rest of the focal point. I have not done this in forever.

Stampin Up Humming Along Gingham Gala Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I added two banners of Lemon Lime Twist and the embossed focal point using mono glue. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on vellum. I trimmed the vellum down and added to the card with vellum specific runner adhesive.

Stampin Up Humming Along Gingham Gala Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

An Organdy Ribbon bow was added to the top left to balance the heavy sentiment in the lower right. This Organdy Ribbon, and four additional colors, are part of Sale-A-Bration and is FREE with product purchase of $50 or more.

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend wherever you live.

Cheers,

Michelle

Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout

C9 Concord and 9th Birthday Card idea Birthday Basics Turnabout Michelle Gleeson

On the 9th of each month Concord & 9th launches a new set of products. This month they knocked it out of the park with a series of Turnabout stamps and tools. I received my order on Monday and could not wait to ink up this stamp set.

I used the SU color palette of Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede. I used retired SU DSP for the balloon. I love the result.

C9 Concord and 9th Birthday Card ideas Birthday Basics Turnabout Michelle Gleeson

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

 

P.S. You’re the Best

Stampin Up PS Youre the Best Crafty Carrot Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I purchased the P.S. You’re the Best stamp set in December to prepare for the January Crafty Carrot classes. Susan Wong kicked it off this past week with this super cute card. I have not had much time to craft so it was great to follow along with Susan during the class.

Stampin Up PS Youre the Best Step it Up Crafty Carrot Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

While Susan used the Birthday Note sentiment I chose two other sentiments included in the stamp set.

Stampin Up PS Youre the Best Susan Wong-Crafty Carrot Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

While I worked over the holidays the weeks were so chopped up I never knew what day it was. It will be a tough week needing to work forĀ FIVE DAYS but I am ready to get back to some normalcy. How about you?

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

A New Year and new items added to Retired Products for Sale

I always love this time of year as we prepare for a New Year. The new year offers us the opportunity to reflect on our past accomplishments and our desires for the future.

I am in the processing of selecting my One Little Word (OLW) for 2019. My past words have been Create, Clarify and Release since starting this back in 2016. It has been a fun approach to shaping each year and achieving my objectives. I will share my word once I decide what it will be for 2019. Perhaps you will join me and select a word for yourself.

Part of the process of preparing for a new year includes reassessing where I am and preparing space for the future. To that end I am reshaping my craft room and have added new items to my Retired Products PageĀ . I encourage you to check out for some great deals.

As always I appreciate you visiting with me. I hope you have a safe and festive New Year’s.

Michelle