Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vintage Baby Shoes with Girly Tag... Great for a Baby Shower Gift

Hi Blogging Friends!!!

I found a bunch of old baby shoes at an estate sale a few weeks ago and wanted to make something with them. I thought... how cute it would be to add something Vintage to a babies room. I love baby shoes and have a bunch of them around my house as decorations. I also have kept a few of my kids baby shoes and have them on display in cabinets. It is just fun to have little 3D memories of your kids.

I used the retired rose ribbon from Stampin' Up for the laces. Then made the tag with a rosette behind it. I think this would make a great gift at a baby shower!!! What do you think?

I also added some pink flowers that I had (a Birthday gift from Deanna) with the NEW Crystal buttons from Stampin' Up. The ink is rose red and that is the pom pom trim from the SU Summer Mini 2011.

I used a safety pin to put it all together at the top of the shoe.

No.... I am not having a baby and No... My Daughter is not having a baby.  lol I just made it for fun and to sell at my Booth at Viking Village or maybe Etsy.

Shirley Pumpkin

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stampin' Up Convention Song "I am" ... I was there in Salt Lake City!!!

I just have to share the video's from Convention at Salt Lake City... I can't get this song out of my mind! Love it!!!!

"I am" just saying.... This video makes it look like so much fun!!! BUT... It is even more fun then it looks!!

                                                 Hugs Shirley Pumpkin

Stampin' Up Convention 2012 Meeting Shelli Gardner and Telling her my Owl Story.

Hi Blogging Friends!!!

More fun at Convention NEWS!!!

I met a bunch of fun girls from New York and while they where in my room looking at all my Owls, they helped me choose what owl to give to Shelli Gardner, CEO and Co-founder of Stampin' Up. I named the Owl "Michelle". She is named after a few different girls that I met named Michelle, so sweet and so nice.... Just like every girl in SU should be!!

Wow!!!  was so excited about seeing Shelli and giving her a gift. I told her my story about designing the SU fabric Owl after the owl punch and adopting them out my blog to pay my way to Convention 2012. She just loved my story and was so happy for my success.

Here is where handed it to her. Awww, Michelle is so darn Cute!!!

Shelli holding little Owl Michelle while I was telling her my story.

Just in case you did not see my other post about all 45 of the Owls having a Party in my room... here is the funny picture. If you are looking for "Michelle" in this photo... "Alice" is standing on her head. (the right center of the photo)

I had the best time at Convention this year and I really have all of you who bought my owls to THANK! It paid 100% of my trip. I got so many encouraging emails and girls just wishing me luck. I met a bunch of them at Convention and I know that when I go next year I will meet even more of you. With next year being 25th Stampin' Up Anniversary!!!

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stampin' Up Convention 2012 Riverton Campus Tour with Friends!!!

Ok... It happened again!! Yes something fantastic!!

Jenn and I wanted to do the tour of the Riverton Campus first thing in the morning with Penny Hanuszak... But we got a late start and thought that we had missed her. Penny and I have never met but wanted to hang out during Convention. So by the time Jenn and I were ready to do the tour around noon, I walked over to the line and Penny was standing right there.... I mean right there next to me and said.... "Shirley Pumpkin?"... lol I said "yes" she said "I am Penny" my mouth dropped open I just could not even believe it!! 4000 people here and she was standing next to me! We were so excited!!

Penny and I at Riverton

 This is the cleanest warehouse on earth!

Next photo's are some of my favorite things that we saw!
I took over 300 pictures and had to pick just a few to share.


And I saved the best for last!!! I saw one of my owls that I made on Lisa Fennewald's Desk!!

Jenn and I have a long day tomorrow and I need to get some sleep. We are having the best time ever and already decided to come next year.... and bring Deanna! and I hope even more friends.!!!

This is not the last of the things I have to share....

More Friends... More Owls... and More Fun Stuff!!!

Shirley Pumpkin

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up Convention 2012 with my Owl Babies!

Hey I made it to SLC!

Things have been fun from the start. Jenn and I went to the airport and after a little shopping I went to my gate and walk right onto the plane and got a window seat. Then the girl that sat next to me said "I know you, you're Shirley Pumpkin". She (Leilani Landis)went on to tell me that she bought one of my owls back when I first started making them... and Yes one of the first ones I sold on my blog... Cute little Mr. Buttons from the Sweet Stitches SU fabric.

Here I am at the Shilo in SLC with a bunch of my Owl babies

Here they are right out of the suitcase.... Jumping on my Bed!!! I told them to stop! People are going to hear them Whoooting and Dancing! lol

This is cute little Joy. She is made with the SU Christmas fabric

This is Tabitha. She is made with some fun Candy corn fabric and the new SU Harvest fabric.

This is Ivy. She is also made with the new SU Christmas fabric.

This is Elvis. He is made from the new SU Harvest fabric.

This is Herman. She is made with some fun Owl fabric and SU's new Harvest fabric.

This is my first Swap that I got from Leilani Landis on my Southwest flight.

Here are the first bunch of Happy Owl Parents holding their new Babies. They are Melissa Miller, Marlene Salvato, Jacque Hendrie, Diana Gibbs, Marlene Salvato and Rhonda Morgan in the back.

Thanks Girls for all the fun and Hugs!!

This is the view from my room... I was so happy, because last time I was here I was looking at a brick wall. lol
That is the Convention Center right in the front. I am on the 6th floor and I even seen the sunset tonight from my window. I want to get a better picture but the windows are so darn dirty. I wonder if I talk to the front desk if someone will clean them tomorrow.???

This is Sally Nusbaum in the Center and Jan Bender on the right. They bought out my Halloween Owls.

Just a little kiss goodnight! LOL

If you want anymore info about the Owls just email me at
with Convention Owls in the subject line.

Or just find me in the Convention Center or Shilo

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Monday, July 16, 2012

Stampin' Up Fabric Owls Jumping into my Suitcase for Convention 2012

I have been packing all day and...

Look whoo all climbed into my suitcase while I was packing for my trip to Salt Lake City, for SU's 2012 Convention. They are all excited for the trip a few of them are afraid of flying... poor little babies. lol

I am going to be Adopting them out to good homes while at Convention. I am not holding any of them I am just selling them, first come first serve kind of thing. I am staying at the Shilo, if you want more info email me at

with Convention Owl in the subject line

You can see by this picture that they are climbing onto each other to get in!!! lol

All their little arms are waving Bye Bye!!! "See you there"!!!

Eve and Alice 
They are made with the new SU "Orchard Harvest" fabric.

Janet and Sherri
They are made with the new SU fabric "Floral District".

This is Noel she is made with the new SU "Candlelight Christmas" Fabric

They are 15.00 each and I will be in Salt Lake City on Tuesday afternoon. I have given my cell number to a lot of people already so if you have it you can also Text Me. I don't want to break any SU rules so I will be selling them from my Hotel Room only.

Thank You
Shirley Pumpkin

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Life Shared Card with SU's Storytime Designer Paper

Hi Blogging Friends!!

This is just a quick post about a few cards that I made with SU's new "Life Shared stamp. Deanna was over and we always make a few "make and takes" for each other 6 each of 6 cards. That way we know that now matter how much we are talking or watching "Hoarders" marathon we will have at least 18 cards when we are done.

We don't want to spend a lot of time coloring things in so my solution was to just use a punched out part of the paper to high light the image.

Every card had a different image.... Deanna picked all the cute girl images!! Darn that girl!

Deanna and I always have the best time hanging out, but it is always better when you have someone who shares your passion with stamping.

Card Recipe

Stamp sets:
Life Shared single stamp SU 2012-2013 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Wild wasabi, Basic gray, Riding hood red, Pool Party, White, So saffron
Sponge dauber, Circle punches 1 1/2 for gray, 1 3/8 image.
Designer Series Paper
SU's Storytime 2012-2013 Catalog
Big Shot:
 SU's Argyle and Fancy Fan Embossing folders

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friendship Card for iSpy Sketches with Ooh La La! paper from the Paper Studio

Hello my Blogging Friends

I seen this cute sketch at iSpy Sketches, and just had to make a card for my friends that came over for a day of  stamping.

I just can't get enough of this color combo, Black, White and Melon mambo.

Check out all the really cute cards over at iSpy Sketchs!

I found this ribbon at Michael's, it matches Melon mambo perfect. I cut the brad legs off and used hot glue to put them onto the card.

Stamp Set:
Million little things from Hampton Art
Ink and Paper Colors:
Black, White, Melon Mambo
Pink ribbon, Antique brad, Sponge dauber

Designer Series Paper:
Ooh! La! La! paper from Paper Studio
Big Shot:
"Pocket Watches embossing folder by Tim Holtz

The Owl Queen cards in the above picture are HERE.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Halloween Googly Ghouls Card for Retro Sketches #19

OK... I had to make a Halloween Card!!

Just got this cute set in the mail yesterday. It comes in a set of 6 stamps: Mummy, Witch, Bat, Spider, Frankenstiein, and the word Boooo. If any of you have seen my cards or been to any of my classes you know I just love using googly eyes!!! I use them on animal cards and most of all Halloween.... so I think Stampin' Up was reading my mind when they came up with this stamp set.

I put three bats instead of buttons from the sketch. I used the new SU color "Summer Starfruit" for Franky's face.

I love retro sketches and knew this sketch was for me and some Halloween fun. Click Here to check out there Challenge Blog!

Here is a close up of the Batties!!! lol I am having to get stronger and stronger glasses, so when I do my pictures and get to see my work up close... I am thinking "not too bad of a job cutting out bats for a blind person" lol

This picture just makes me laugh... lol Look at his eyes just bulging OUT! Love the Googly eyes!

Card Recipe

Stamp Sets:
Googly Ghouls 6pc set from SU Holiday Mini 2012
Ink and Paper Colors:
Tangerine tango, More mustard, Black, Vanilla, Basic gray
5/8 black satin ribbon, sponge dauber, more mustard ribbon, black with white stitched ribbon, 5mm googly eyes, corner tag punch
Designer Series Paper:
"Howlstooth & Scaringbone" SU Holiday Mini 2012
Big Shot:
Spider Web embossing folder

Thanks for looking