Broadway Birthday Bonanza

SU Birthday Bonanza DSP Broadway Birthday Birthday card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

A quick post today with a birthday card created with SU Broadway Birthday stamp set. This was not a set that was on my early wish list back when it came out however I saw its creative uses and added it to my stash. I am very glad I did.

I love the colors of the Birthday Bonanza DSP. One side has images perfect for young children and the other side more subtle images which I used here.

I hope you are inspired to cut up your DSP and create today.



Taking on the 30 day Coloring Challenge from The Daily Marker

 I loved to color as a kid. It felt like magic when you saw the picture come to life as you colored. It is really no different today except that I have many more mediums to color with than my box of 64 crayons.

I few weeks ago I participated in Kathy Racoosin’s Online Card Class – Coloring Challenge Road Trip.  There were so many great tips from this class. So with Kathy kicking off the next 30 day Daily Market Color Challenge today I decided to take on a project.

This African Succulent is from Picket Fence Studios. A larger image is easier to work with to start. 

Copic markers used were E50, Y21, Y38, YR09, G21 and YG11. Of course  my Colorless Blender was also on hand. I finished things off with my Polychromos color pencils.

Will you join me on this coloring journey? 10 minutes a day is all you need to do. 



Love & Valentine’s

Stampin' Up From My Heart DSP SSS Love & Valentines Love Card Idea Michelle Gleeson SU

Happy Valentine’s Day! Just a quick post to send some love your way. I have been creating Valentine’s cards to send to family and friends  for a few weeks. One thing I often do is forget to mail them but this year I got them out on time.  Success!

This card showcases one of the fun patterns on the From My Heart DSP. The small hearts are foiled so there is a beautiful shimmer to the hearts. The large heart is from Stampin’ Up’s Stitched Be Mine Dies.

Stampin' Up From My Heart DSP SSS Love & Valentines Love Card inside sentiment Ideas Michelle Gleeson SU

The sentiments are from the Simon Says Stamp Love & Valentines Word Mix 2 stamp set and coordinating die. This set has so many sentiments that are stamped at once and then cut out with the single die. LOVE this set.

Stampin' Up From My Heart DSP SSS Love & Valentines Love Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson SU

This card uses another pattern of the DSP and another sentiment from the same stamp set. 

I hope you feel the love today.



Much Love

Stitched Be Mine Stampinpretty Sketchbook Love Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I am gradually getting my Valentine cards created. This card was inspired by a sketch by Mary Fish over at Stampin’ Pretty.

I needed a bit of inspiration and the sketch did the trick. The card base is a  standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The DSP is retired SU Garden Impressions. The heart was cut from Calypso Coral cards stock using the SU Stitched Be Mine dies then mounted on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This allowed the stacked banners to slip under the heart. 

Stitched Be Mine Stampinpretty Sketchbook Love Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment is from Concord & 9th’s Pretty Poppy stamp set. I love the font and it pops stamped with Altenew Obsidian pigment ink. The bow was added using retired SU ribbon. And the final touch are the three hearts cut from the Stitched Be Mine dies in SU Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to be crafty today.