Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Card with Autumn Accents Bigz Die and My Fire Story

Hi Blogging Friends!!!

Made this card today, for my club that is next week. I was inspired by a Mary Fish card that she made last month. I really love the color combo of this paper and have just fallen in love with "Island Indigo"

Do you want to make this card? or just use this layout?
Here are the measurements:

Main card base "More Mustard" 5.5 x 4.25
"Island Indigo" piece 4 -1/16 x 5 5/16
Strips of DSP 15/16 x 2 11/16
I just hand cut the strips of Vanilla to fit the words

The color in the DSP is Lucky Limeade, but I only had a few pieces of that paper left so I used Old Olive and I think matches great. I also link up with "52 Card Pick Up" week 42. Its all about making a card every week and sharing it with friends. 

Stamp Sets:
Grateful Greetings 12pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
More Mustard, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Vanilla
Sponge dauber, Antique brads, Hemp thread, Cajun Craze marker
Designer Series Paper:
Orchard Harvest SU Holiday Catalog 2012
Big Shot:
Woodgrain embossing folder, Autumn Accents Bigz die both SU Holiday Catalog 2012

I also want share with you about a fire that we had in our Master Bathroom about 2 weeks ago. The fan motor caught fire after midnight, it's a good thing I was up late watching TV in my Bedroom. I heard a funny noise and thought that my son Calvin was up playing around and I yelled out to him to go to bed.... and he said nothing but I could still hear the noise. I got up and as I was going to talk to my son I saw fire dripping like rain from the ceiling and started screaming!!!!! My Husband flew out of bed and went to get the fire extinguisher ..... but guess what!?? it was out in our Garage (we have a detached garage) So I was fighting the fire with wet towels and turning on the shower. The smell of burning plastic was so strong!!! I was chocking. My Husband got there with the fire extinguisher and started putting out the fire and then yelled out to me that he was not going to be able to get it out!!! I then called 911. My Husband was able to get the fire out with fire extinguisher and a big bottle of water that he had to put into the fan vent.

This is what it looked like after the Fire Department was there. They cut the sheet rock away and took out some of the insulation out that was still smoking. The Fire Department was here for almost 2 hours... I think. I got to bed about 4am. We decided not to go to a Hotel because of our Cats, they were so freaked out. When my boys took them out of the house they ran off and they are inside only cats. We did find them about an hour later and my son put them in the car.

The fan that was in our bathroom was manufactured by NuTone, if you want that info.

This is what my bathroom counter looked liked the next day.

So I just wanted to share a few tips with you that I learned.

1. Everyone needs more then one fire extinguisher, three or four would be a good start, kitchen and one in the bathroom or Master bedroom so you can grab it much faster and don't have to go looking for it. One in the garage.

2. My Husband and I both were too busy fighting the fire to call 911, so we have talked to the boys (10 and 14) about next time, my older son will grab the cordless phone and call 911. I think it was 5 to 8 minutes before I called 911, and it took them 7 minutes to get here.

3. Pick a Holiday to change the batteries in the smoke detector, we picked 4th of July. I thought that was a perfect Holiday; fireworks---fire! We have done that every year for the last 9 years.

I just want all my friends to be safe so if you need to make these changes PLEASE DO!!! 

We are all doing good, it has been a few crazy weeks!

Thanks for stopping by
Shirley Pumpkin

Googly Ghouls Card and my Halloween Tree!!!

WOW only 11 days until Halloween!!

I have been working hard on my house decorating like crazy. I had over 25 totes of Halloween stuff and I unpacked them all!!! I just love having Halloween lights all bright and blinking in my house. It just makes me happy, I walk around in the dark and look at them!! LOL I know Crazy Lady!

This card was a lot of fun. I made it for my card club last month. The girls loved it, and what a super cute layout. I think it is an old Mojo Monday layout.

I used cheese cloth to make flower behind the "Treats for Boo". Yes flower, I took a 1 inch strip of the cheese cloth and rolled it then used hot glue to put it in the shape of a flower.

I used black ink and then colored in the pumpkin. I also added crystal effects to the top so it looks like a brad. The bow is also cheese cloth!!!! So COOL!

I got an email today from one of my Blogging friends SherryBee in AZ asking to see my Halloween Tree. So Sherry here it is!!!

I am taking the pictures at night and they did not turn out that clear. This picture shows the lights, white stars and tons of purple lights.

Do you see the little candy corn bear hanging on the wall? I got that at a garage sale this summer for 50 cents! Ahhh its so cute! I also got the pumpkin and cat face ornaments last year at JoAnn's on clearance Reg 3.99 and got them for 70 cents each.

Stamp Sets:
Googly Ghouls 6pc set 2012 Holiday Catalog
Mixed Medley 10pc set 2012 Holiday Catalog (got it free at SLC Convention!)
Ink and Paper Colors:
Tangerine Tango, Black, White
Cheese cloth, Crystal effects, Lg Scallop circle, Circle punches 2inch,  2.25 and 7/8th inch, Cutter tool kit, 1 1/4 Scallop circle punch
Designer Series Paper:
Howlstooth & Scaringbone from Stampin Up Holiday Catalog 2012
Big Shot:
Bitty Banners Framelits SU

I added my card to 52 Card Pickup. Its all about making one card a week for a year!

Thanks for looking

Come back for the next few days I have a ton more Halloween to share with you!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monster Munches and Tricky Treats Halloween Cards and Madonna!!!

Hi Blogging Friends

Just another Halloween card to share. I made this card for my Stampin Club this last week. Kim found this really cute paper for $1.00 at Walmart, it's "Studio G" with 4-12x12 pieces and 4-8x8 pieces... wow and so cute too!! They also had buttons and ribbon to match the paper all for $1.00. The orange button is from one of the packs.

I had forgot that stampin up had retired the small tag punch, but it works perfect with this stamp set.

Do you want to make this card??? Here are the measurements...

Tangerine Tango- main card 4.25 x 5.5
Black 4 x 5.25
2 Designer Papers 3.75 x 1.5
1 Elegant Eggplant 3.75 x 1.75
1 White 3.75 x 1.5
Scraps of Tangerine tango and White for Tag.

The orange ribbon is from Michael's Craft Store, I got it for 1.99 on sale and it has 10 yards on the spool.

Then Rachel came over with more paper and wanted to make some invites for a friend. So I cut them out and she put them together. The spider is Jolee's boutique. The paper is Recollections "Haunted Estate" both green and purple cards.

The spider web and potion bottle are both Walmart stamps a pack of 4 for 97 cents. The Halloween ribbon is also from Michael's.

The skull is also from Jolee's boutique Halloween collection.

The witch stamp is an oldie but goodie from stampin up, called bitty boos.

Stamp Sets:
Bitty Boos 12pc set 2001 Stampin Up Catalog
Studio G Halloween Stamps (web and potion bottle)
Monster Munchies 6pc set 2012 Stampin Up Holiday Catalog
Tricky Treats 4pc set 2012 Stampin Up Holiday Catalog
Ink an Paper Colors:
Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, White, Black, Old olive, Tangerine Tango
Jolee's Boutique skulls and spiders, 5/8 inch satin ribbon, Small and Large Tag punches, Sponge Dauber, Markers to match paper, and Misc Halloween ribbon.
Designer Series Paper:
Studio G Halloween pack, Recollections "Haunted Estate" 12 x 12.

I went to the Madonna MDNA tour concert in Seattle on tuesday October 2nd, and I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures that I took.

She is in the most amazing shape! She was singing with the mic in one hand and twirling a baton with the other!

Madonna singing Vogue

The Stage with the big screens, the picture here are a bunch of hands in motion... so cool!

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Christmas Card made with Snow Festival Owls DSP

Hi Friends!!!

Wanted to show you all the really cute Christmas Card I made for my club. I used the DSP "Snow Festival" from Stampin' Up.

The cute little Owls are images from the DSP, I just used my 1 inch square punch. It was a big hit with the girls.

I got the sketch from Retro Sketches. A really cute one I think. I made it that week but did not get it entered on time for the challenge.

Do any of you know where a good place to find vanilla and white envelopes? (5 3/4 X 4 3/8) I love the SU ones but I need to find them cheaper. I went to Office Max last night and it was 13.00 for 100 and they were only 24# paper (really thin like printer paper). Any Ideas??

Stamp Sets:
Mixed Medley 10pc set Hostess SU Holiday Catalog 2012
Ink and Paper Colors:
Primrose Petals, Baja Breeze, White, Soft Suede
Sponge dauber, 1inch square punch, Postage stamp punch, 3/4 inch and 1 inch circle punches, Frost white shimmer paint, Primrose petals ribbon stitched ribbon, Pearls, Baja Breeze 1/8 ribbon, Baja breeze button
Designer Series Paper:
Snow Festival Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog
Big Shot:
Snowflake embossing folder SU

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stampin' Up Animal Talk Card

Hi Friends

Just a quick post.
 I made this card a few weeks ago when Deanna was over and we were making card kits for each other.

I just love the BOW!!
I found this cool Designer paper on clearance at Hobby Lobby for 5.99. A pack of 8x8 with 42 Beautiful pages and 21 designs. I love finding great  deals on stuff!!!

Stamp Sets:
 Animal Talk 8pc set 2012-2013 SU Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
 Tangerine Tango, Vanilla, Early Espresso
Button from SU Sweet stitches, 5/8th inch ribbon from Michael's, Orange jewel, Sponge dauber, 1/8 inch early espresso ribbon.
Designer Series Paper:
Glitz Pack "Laced with Grace"
Big Shot:
Labels Collection Framelits Stampin Up

Thanks for looking

I am going to have some posts about my Alaska Cruise here soon!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thanks a Latte Card aka Sip by Sip for Retro Sketches Challenge #26

Hi Blogging Friends!!

My friend Deanna loves loves this stamp set and is always borrowing it. So I thought this would be a good choice for a card kit, for our cruise to Alaska. We are leaving this Friday and we are both taking six sets of six cards to make while we are on the cruise so we will come home with 36 cards!! fun fun!

The coffee bean stamp is from the stamp set Like It a Latte.

I love this challenge blog!!! Hop over and check out the Design Teams cards!

I used the Champagne Glimmer paper for the heart.

This is a picture of my desk while I was working on this card. You can see the zippy bag for the card kits next to the two cards that are done. Deanna and I are pre-stamping everything for all of the cards kits so we only have to put them together on the boat.

I used the SU Horizontal Slot punch for the ribbon hole. SU retired that punch a few years ago.

Stamp Sets:
Sip by Sip 6pc set SU Spring-Summer 2009
Like It a Latte 11pc set SU Holiday Mini 2006
Ink and Paper Colors:
Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, White, Lucky Limeaid
Sponge dauber, Turquoise 5/8 satin ribbon, Horizontal slot punch, Champagne glimmer paper, Small heart punch.
Big Shot:
Fancy Fan embossing folder SU

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

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Home is Where the Haunt is Card for WOYWW!! #169

Hi Friends its time for...
What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday!!

I was up tonight making this Halloween card and thought that I would join in on WOYWW #169. It has been a while since I have join Julia and all her friends... and I have really missed it!!!

If you don't know what WOYWW is... you go to the Stamping Ground and check out all the links to the other blogs and see what they are up to. It includes lots of pictures of peoples Desks and how messy or how neat they are. Now does that sound like fun or what!!!

This is the card I made tonight. I am making some card kits to take on our Cruise to Alaska. My friend Deanna and I are going for one week and leaving this Friday. We are both making six sets of six each.... so we will come home with 36 cards!!

I just added this pink shelf the other day. I found it at the goodwill thrift store for $2.00. I spray painted it this cute pink color!! I just love how it turned out. Plus it holds some of my clear stamp sets.

This is my desk tonight... not to messy. lol

I try to keep a small space clear to stamp on... but most of the time its covered too. I also made the coffee girl cards tonight and have them for another post.

In our card kits for our Alaskan Cruise we pre-stamp everything and will just put them together while on the boat. That way they fit in a zippy bag. You can kind of see the zippy bags in the other photo above this one.

I used glossy paper and ink refills for the background of the houses. I put some foam shaving cream on a paper plate and added drops of ink... put the paper in and Bam!!  Wow they are so cute!!!

Stamp Sets:
Home is Where the Haunt is 6pc set SU 2005-2006 Catalog
Scary Skeleton 4pc set 2009-2010 SU Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, White, Black StazOn
Glossy Paper, Shaving Cream, Springtime Vintage buttons, Rich Razzleberry 1/8 ribbon
Designer Series Paper:
Wicked Fun ~ Stampin Up Catalog 2010-2011
Big Shot:
Chevron embossing folder

Thanks for looking
I can't wait to see all the Desks this week!!

Shirley Pumpkin

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Frightening Feline Card with Recollections ~ Night and Fall Paper

64 Days Until Halloween!!!

Just a quick card I did with the new Frightening Feline stamp from Stampin' Up. Plus this is the first card I made with the NEW small scallop circle punch!!! LOVE it! Everyone in my card club bought it just because of this card.

I used Crystal effects on the little cat in the scallop circle. This picture is more true to the color of the card, and is without a flash.

This picture is with a flash and like it because their is no glare on the little cat.

Was not sure what picture to use... so I used both!! lol

The little cat is from the OLD Bitty Boos (one of my Halloween oldies off my stamp wall). The little cat looks like a big brad in person. If you want to see the Halloween stamp wall "Click Here"

Stamp Sets:
Frightening Feline 1pc set 2012 Holiday Catalog
Bitty Boos 12pc set Retired 2005 from Stampin' Up
Ink and Paper Colors:
White, Pumpkin Pie, Black
Sponge dauber, Small scallop circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, Black lace ribbon, Crystal effects.
Designer Series Paper:
Recollections ~ Night and Fall Paper

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Halloween Plush Penguin for Stampin' Royalty Fabric Challenge and My Stamp Room Re-Do for Halloween!!!

Hi Blogging Friends

OMG I did it!!! I Created a Penguin!! Yes this is my own pattern. I seen that Stampin' Royalty was having a Fabric Challenge and I thought this would be the perfect time to design something NEW!

One of my blogging friends emailed me and asked me to make her a Penguin. I had to make the prototype with Halloween fabric... You know how much I LOVE Halloween!

Her name is Witchy Poo!!! lol

I made the hat with black felt and added one of the Jolee Skeletons as a charm that matches the fabric. The next ones I make are going to be out of some of Stampin' Up Fabric. They are going to be so CUTE!

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #138

I also redecorated part of my stamp room to kick off my Halloween Frenzy!

Just some of my Halloween stamps!!!

Close up of some of the Projects that I did last year for my Count Down to Halloween Blog Hop.

The Crow on the book is from a class I did last year.

I found these boots last week at a Garage Sale!! FOR $5.00!! Do they look perfect as Halloween witch boots or what!!???

I put a fun skull scarf on my lamp to give it a spooky look.

The Devil Cat is made by one of my favorite artist Julie L. Karanik. If you click her name it will take you to her eBay, she has so many cute things for sale!!

This is just a little Frankenstein that I made with one of my son's school photos. This is just a print out of it, I gave the original to my Mother in Law.

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Still Obsessed with Owls... this time Halloween and Christmas made with Stampin Up Fabric

Hi My Owl Obsessed Friends!! lol

I have six owls up for Adoption today!

I made a few owls this last week. They are so darn cute! I wanted to work on Christmas and Halloween Owls. I used Stampin' Ups "Candlelight Christmas" and "Orchard Harvest" for this batch.

The Owls are 15.00 each plus shipping.
Email me with any questions
with Owls in the Subject line

This is a Christmas Family photo!!
Jingle, Ivy, and Noel.

This is Noel

This is Ivy

This is Jingle

This is Wednesday Addams
Not SU fabric "Nightshade" By Tula pink fabric

This is Fiona

This is Sebastian
Not SU fabric "Trick or Treat" fabric by Deb Strain

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin