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 for 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 Page . 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

Simple Saturday – Gingham Gala Note Card

Stampin Up Gingham Gala DSP C9 Everyday Tintables Note Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

After months of holiday cards, gifts and projects I am ready for some fresh color palettes. Today I am showing you a sneak peek at the new Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Pack. The colors are fresh and springtime ready.

I paired up the Grapefruit Grove Gingham pattern with Coastal Cabana which was brought back with this year’s SU Color Refresh. I love the combination.

Stampin Up Gingham Gala DSP C9 Everyday Tintables Note Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment on the front is from Concord & 9th’s Everyday Tintables Card Pack which is on clearance right now. I simply watercolored the card with Coastal Cabana ink. Super easy, fun to create and made me feel like an artist.

A coordinating Grapefruit Grove bow (retired ribbon), some sequins and the card is complete.

Stampin Up Gingham Gala DSP C9 Everyday Tintables Note Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope all you are enjoying this holiday season and preparing for a weekend with family and friends. Our sons are home for the holiday and that is the greatest gift of all. Our oldest was born on Christmas Eve so we have two birthdays to celebrate! Always a busy time for us as my husband celebrates his birthday on New Year’s Day.

Stampin’ hugs,

Michelle