PALS August Blog Hop – My Happiest Season

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. My favorite time of year is Fall…crisp air, fall colors, sweater weather, new beginnings (with…

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Celebrate Summer & Sunflowers

Stampin Up Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle Anytime card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I saw a card on Instagram @NorineHope and immediately wanted to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) it using Stampin’ Up! products. Using (retired) Neutrals DSP I covered my Thick Whisper White card base using the polka dot DSP and then cut a 2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of the stripe DSP. Note that the stripes on the DSP were diagonal so I cut it to achieve the horizontal stripe.  Then I began making the sunflower.…

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Floral Essence Mixed Media Challenge


My recent Stampin’ Up! order contained the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks so I had to get out my Shimmery White Embossing Paste and create. I also pulled out an older stamp set – Floral Essence. I was in a creative mood so I stamped onto Bristol smooth watercolor paper to take on some watercoloring. Watercoloring is a challenge for me.  It is an imperfect process where you must let go and let the color flow;…

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Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Stampin Up Just Jade Monochromatic Dandelion wishes Happiest of Birthdays Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Happy Hump Day! I hope your week is going well.  I have a quick and easy card for you using the new In-Color Just Jade. When I first saw the new colors truthfully I was underwhelmed. The only color that spoke to me was Cinnamon Cider probably because I LOVE fall and this is such a fall color. However Just Jade and Misty Moonlight are growing on me especially when paired with other colors in…

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