Hello Sunshine for Inspire Create Challenge #18

C9 Wreath Turnabout StampinMojo Michelle Gleeson Birthday card

Hello Sunshine. Well that is what many would like to be saying here in Southwest Florida The sunshine state has been one rainy state for two weeks with more to come due to a tropical depression..I am hoping my card brings enough sunshine to those experiencing a rainy weekend.

This card was created with several new Stampin’ Up! colors and the Concord & 9th Turnabout wreath stamp. Color combination: Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Soft Seafoam, and Pineapple Punch. The new SU colors are fabulous and will be available for purchase on June 1st.

C9 Wreath Turnabout StampinMojo Michelle Gleeson Birthday card ideas

Besides the weather my card was inspired by the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge.

Inspire create challange #18

We have a long holiday weekend ahead. I plan on lots of time in my craft room. How about you?

C9 Wreath Turnabout StampinMojo Michelle Gleeson

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Update: I want to thank the design team at Inspire Create Challenges for selecting my card as the winner. I am so honored.




Abstract Garden Impressions for FMS #366

SU Garden Impressions DSP FMS#336 Abstract Impressions Thinking of You card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup Stampin Up

Happy Saturday! Today I am showcasing a several new products from the SU 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog launching on June 1st. The inspiration for my card came from Freshly Made Sketches this week.

FMS Final 336-001

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Garden Impressions. It comes as a 6 x 6 stack of DSP and the images are stunning. The DSP selected showcases two new colors from the Color Revamp – Soft Sea Foam ♥ and Shaded Spruce.

The focal point was stamped using the new Abstract Impressions stamp set. I used Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce, Pineapple Punch, and Daffodil Delight.

The sentiment was heat embossed in black and from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.

SU Garden Impressions DSP FMS#336 Abstract Impressions Thinking of You card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup Stampin Up

The sentiment is perfect for Mother’s Day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Mother’s Day.



Thanks from your furry friend

StampinMojo SSS Big Thanks Words, SU D is for Dog Thank you card ideas

Our fur babies steal our hearts and fill a part of the hole in our heart when our kids leave home. Recently our fur baby – Mojo – got very sick and had to go to the “specialist” another word for expensive. The doctor and her team were amazing. They were prompt in returning calls, provided immediate updates on blood work and were compassion along the way.

When I experience great service I want to express my gratitude. Being in a service industry I know how much commitment it takes to deliver such a great level of service. So I created this card.

SU D is for Dog, SSS Big Thanks Words, StampinMojo Thank you card ideas Michelle Gleeson

The dog prints are from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called D is for Dog. The “thanks” is from a new Simon Says Stamp stamp set called Big Thanks Words. It was die cut using my Brother Scan & Cut ♥.

StampinMojo Thank you card ideas Avery Elle Furry Friends stamp set

And the inside has a pooch from an Avery Elle stamp set called Furry Friends. The envelope flap was adorned with Garden Green card stock and a piece of Coffee Cafe DSP.

Where have you had exceptional service lately?

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StampinMojo Thank you card idea Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words


Bundle of Love card and pillow box

StampinMojo Bundle of Love DSP  Pillow Box Die

I have a baby card and coordinating pillow box to share with you. The inspiration came from Teneale Williams. I fell in love with her project and have tapped into it as a resource for baby cards and gifts more than once. The photo is not the best. I grabbed it quickly after creating the project as it was being put to use immediately.

Bundle of Love Designer Series paper is the backdrop for the project. This DSP will be gone at the end of May with the launch of the new Annual Catalog. The Color palette is Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla and Mint Macron (returning color in the new SU Color Revamp).

I used several retired items; Something for Baby stamp set, Baby’s First Framelit Dies, Pillow Box Die and Bow Builder Punch. While the annual catalog creates a new list of retired items that does not mean they can’t be used. As a matter of fact, these items will stay in my crafty stash for many years.

What retired item is one of your favorites you will not part with? I would love to hear from you.

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