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.


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,


Sending Cheer for FMS 367

Today I am sending you some cheer for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. I just love bubbly – Champagne, Prosecco it does not matter. For the holidays try adding Pomegranate juice rather than Orange juice for a yummy Mimosa.

Let’s get back to the sketch and the card…

The sketch is clean and so I wanted to stay true to the sketch while adding a bit of texture. So I used SU Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper and framed it using a Rectangular Stitched Die.

FMS 367 Michelle Gleeson Celebration cards SU Retired Making Spirits Bright WP9 Sending Cheer

The Champagne glasses are from the Retired SU stamp set called Making Spirits Bright. I colored them with Copic Markers and then to emulate the effervescent bubbles I added tiny stars from a Retired SU Star Border Punch.

The sentiment was cut four times; once from Gold Glimmer Paper and three times from Whisper White card stock then glued together. The sentiment is from WPlus9  called Sending Cheer.

FMS 367 Michelle Gleeson Celebration card ideas SU Retired Making Spirits Bright WP9 Sending Cheer

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your holiday season is filled with a bit a bubbly.



C9 Geometrics Christmas for FMS 366

FMS 366 C9 Geometric Shapes Holiday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson

After posting my previous entry for FMS 366 I had another idea for the sketch. I am tickled with how this turned out.

Here is a reminder of this week’s sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches


I remembered I recently purchased Concord & 9th’s Geometrics stamps & dies set. It is perfect for this sketch.

FMS 366 C9 Geometric Shapes Holiday Cards Michelle Gleeson

I used the Making Spirits Bright sentiment from the same named Stampin’ Up! stamp set. I love the glitter behind the triangles emulating sparkling lights on the Christmas tree. Of course I had to add a star!

Well I need to get out of my craft room and do some Christmas shopping. Whatever you are doing today I hope it brings you joy.

FMS 366 C9 Geometric Shapes Holiday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson