NEW Tranquil Tulips

Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips Birthday card Michelle Gleeson StampinMojo Stampinup SU

Tranquil Tulips is one of the hostess sets in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I could not wait to get my hands on this stamp set.

It is a photopolymer stamp set and super easy to line up for the perfect tulip every time.

Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson stampinup SU

I used Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black and Whisper White as my color palette. Don’t you love the single tulip on the envelope as well?

Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson stampinup SU

The sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp set called So Happy. I have had it for a long time and it is still one of my favorites. I stamped it in Basic Black Archival ink and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto a 3/4″ piece of vellum. I wrapped the vellum around the front panel and adhered the vellum on the back side. The panel was added to the Real Red card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. Have a fabulous day!


Triangle Turnabout

Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend the Simon Says Stamps CREATE event in Columbus Ohio with my dear friend and fellow Pal Susan Itell of Simple Stampin’ . Susan had called me to join her several months ago and although I had no idea what I was signing up for I was ALL IN for girls weekend surrounded by stamps, paper and ink.


Here we are with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner two uber talented designers. It was an over the top amazing event.

A few weeks earlier Jennifer McGuire had demonstrated a new stamp set by Concord & 9th. Here is her video.

I thought it was the coolest stamp set. So while we were at the CREATE event Susan and I got our hands on the stamp set. I could not wait to ink it up.

Concord&9th Triangle Turnabout Birthday card ideas Michelle Gleeson StampinMojo

I needed a masculine birthday card for a colleague so I used Stampin’ Up!’s new Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Delightful Dijon and a non- Stampin’ Up! frosted white embossing powder. It was my first try with this stamp set and I am pretty pleased with the result. I am sure it will get better with more practice.

Concord&9th Triangle Turnabout Michelle Gleeson Birthday card StampinMojo

I think the stamp set is so creative. You can use it with one set of triangles or continue to stamp as I did turning the paper four times to get this pattern. The possibilities are endless.

I saw that Concord & 9th has two more “turnabout” stamp sets coming out in June. I will keep my eyes open for those.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were inspired to create something beautiful today.


A Splashy Congratulations to Always Dreaming

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge Simon Says Stamps Painted Congrats Congrats card idea Michelle Gleeson

This weekend I was fortunate enough to attend The Kentucky Derby. A Bucket List event of a lifetime and the experience was everything I had hoped it would be and more.

On Friday we toured the Buffalo Trace Distillery a National Historic Landmark that remains is fully functional today. We had an amazing tour guide Freddie Johnson who’s heartfelt stories of his grandfather and father, who both worked at the distillery, made the tour so personal. Then we toured Winstar Farms where we saw Pioneer of the Nile the sire to American Pharaoh. Isn’t he handsome?

Pioneer of the Nile

That evening we attended a beautiful pre-derby party. Believe it or not five days earlier this was a fully functional barn! It was an incredible evening with a band from Atlanta that was out of this world. We never stopped dancing once they started playing.

Dixana Farm Derby Event 2

Dixana Farm Derby event

And then the derby…

Derby time

So my card today is a Congratulations card to the Derby winner Always Dreaming . Ironically one of the owners of Always Dreaming was on my airport shuttle when I arrived back to Naples this morning. It was crazy and so exciting to talk to them about the next race in their pursuit of the triple crown.

My card today was created using splotches from Stampin’ Up’s Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (retiring on May 31st) and Simon Say Stamps Painted Congrats Framelit. What looks like grey splotches are really three sequins from Pretty Posh.

Congrats to #AlwaysDreaming the 2017 Kentucky Derby Winner.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tranquil Tide Get Well Greetings

Stampin Up Eastern Palace DSP Tranquil Tide Get Well Wishes Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I am using one of the NEW 2017-2018 In-Colors from Stamping’ Up! – Tranquil Tide. I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for a Get Well card.

The DSP is the new Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper. Every design is stunning. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the stitched rectangle as my focal point. The sentiment and the shells are not Stampin’ Up. I sold one of the retired SU stamp sets that had this shell a few years ago. I have regretted it ever since and had to get a contraband replacement.

Stampinmojo Michelle Gleeson SSS Handlettered Encouragement

The inside sentiment is new from Simon Says Stamps called Handlettered Encouragement. I am always looking for sentiment stamps in great fonts.  I love this set.

StampinUp Tranquil Tide Eastern Palace DSP Get Well card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

Are you excited to get your hands on the NEW In-Colors? I know I am. I am especially in love with Lemon Lime Twist.

We have another open house today as we continue the journey of selling our home.