Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Retirement Party! Pals May Blog Hop!

Hi Blogging Pals! Thanks for joining us for the May Pals Blog Hop and our annual Retirement Party! It's time to say goodbye to stamps and accessories that will not be available in the new  2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog. I'm sad to see cute stuff retire, but my dreams every night are full of the new cute stuff that will soon be available. So enjoy the farewell tour for our favorite retiring products - and remember you have until June 3rd to order from the retiring product lists.

You should have just left stop number 27 on the Pals Hop - Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

I am obsessed with Halloween! I am going to miss all of the Halloween sets! But at the same time I am super excited to see the New Halloween! I think I have every Stampin' Up! Halloween set since 2007 and yes I still take them out every year and use them... BUT if you don't get them now Halloween is one of the hardest stamp sets to find later! 

I ripped the edges to expose designer series paper underneath. I love the bingo card stamp and its never been cuter then with Spooky Bingo bits all over it! It just brings a smile to my face.

I put a large pearl on top of the button. Adding the googlie eyes to the owl makes him so expressive!
Stamp sets:
Spooky Bingo Bits 24pc set Retiring 2013
Bingo Card Background Stamp Retiring 2013
Ink and Paper Colors:
Old Olive, White, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Black
Sponge dauber, 1 1/4 Circle Scallop punch, Brights Buttons retiring, Large Pearls, 5 mm googlie eyes, 1/8 inch old olive ribbon
Designers Series Paper:
Frightful Sight 2011-2012 Catalog

My card club made this card yesterday. My card club girls know there is no stopping me when it comes to when I might make a Halloween card! lol

Spider Web embossing folder bye bye!!! :(
Stamp Sets:
Tricky Treats 4pc set retiring 2013
Wicked Cool 7pc set retiring 2013
Spooky Bingo Bits 24 pc set retiring 2013
Ink and Paper Colors:
Black, White, Tangerine Tango
Curly Label Punch, Markers same as ink, Calypso Coral Bakers twine, 1/8 hole punch, Black rhinestones
Designers Series Paper:
Summer Smooches retiring 2013
Big Shot:
Spider Web embossing folder retiring 2013
The next stop is Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb stop number 29 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  2. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  3. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  4. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  6. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
  7. nicole watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  15. Leslie Davis at Life's Moments
  16. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  17. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  18. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
  19. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair
  28. Shirley Sumption at look at my cute stuff     You are HERE
  29. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  30. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  31. Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine

Thanks for looking
Love and Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Life Shared Card for Freshly Made Sketches #85

Hi Blogging Friends!!!
I am home today on Mother's Day making cards for my card club. I really loved the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches and instantly knew what I was going to do. One of the girls in my Club loves this stamp so I thought that I would make a card with it one last time, because it is on the Stampin' Up retiring list.
I used markers around the edges and then my Aqua painter inside the image.
The sketch is by Narelle this week. I don't think their is much time left for this challenge, so if you have time jump in for the fun!

I am going to miss these cute kids in the wagon and also the DSP Storytime.

I used one of the new Buttons that is going to be in the New 2013-2014 Stampin' Up Catalog. Called Designer Very Vintage Buttons.
Stamp Sets:
Life Shared single stamp 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog (retiring)
Ink and Paper Colors:
Riding hood red (retiring), Pool Party, White, So Saffron
Very vintage buttons, White bakers twine, 2 1/2 inch circle punch, Markers same as ink including Soft suede, basic gray, Wild wasabi, Midnight muse and blush blossom (retiring).
Designer Series Paper:
Storytime 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog (retiring)
Big Shot:
Chevron embossing folder
Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms!
Shirley Pumpkin

Friday, May 10, 2013

Patterned Occasions Elephant and Animal Stories Whale Cards!

Hi Blogging Friends!!!
Wow Yesterday was a super Beautiful day, but today is starting off real foggy. I bought a bunch of plants last weekend and did not finish planting them I hope to get that done today.
I used the postage stamp punch and cute clips on both these cards. When you have some Fabulous DSP to show off this is a great layout to use at an event or club.  
This card I did for my club in March... gee's I am so behind in sharing my cards on my blog. The girls loved it.

This stamp set is so much fun! If you know me I love stamps with animals!
Stamp Sets:
Patterned Occasions 5pc set Sale-a-Bration Catalog 2013
You're My Type 7pc set 2012 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini
Ink and Paper Colors:
Island Indigo, White, Old olive, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry
Sycamore Street button, White bakers twine, Pearl, Itty Bitty Shape flower punch, Island Indigo ribbon, Word window punch, Postage stamp punch, Cute Clips
Designer Series Paper:
Sycamore Street Sale-a-Bration Catalog 2013
Big Shot:
Window Frames Collection Framelits dies

I also did make this card with the new Happy Whale Clearlit die, but I had given all those away before I got a picture of them. I just love the whale clip on the whale card.  I wanted to check out
 how good that the stamp set "Animal Stories" worked with this paper... I think it works great!
Used a Hot Glue gun to make the bow and button stay forever!! Lol
Stamp Sets:
Animal Stories 4pc set 2011 Stampin' Up! Catalog
You're My Type 7pc set 2012 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini
Ink and Paper Colors:
Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, White, Melon Mambo
Inland Indigo ribbon, Sew Sweet button, Postage stamp punch, Sponge dauber, White 1/8 inch ribbon, Cute Clips, Word window punch
Designer Series Paper:
Sunshine & Sprinkles 2013 Jan-May Mini Catalog
Big Shot:
Delicate Doilies Sizzlit
This is my Cat Friday aka Fatty. He loves to go out the window and plays on the roof everyday. Here he is coming in after some fun in the sun. Yes that is a hole in the screen that he goes in and out of.

Close up of his cute face! He weighs over 20 pounds. My other two cats weigh 6 pounds. lol
Thanks for Looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Friday, May 3, 2013

Owl Occasions Christmas Card and More Stampin' Up! Fabric Owls!!

Hi Blogging Friends!!!
Made a Christmas Card with an Owl stamp!!! No Surprise I love this Owl stamp set! I am sad to not see it in the new Stampin' Up Catalog. I just love this color combo for Christmas Cards, one of my all time favorite Stampin' Up Christmas papers.
Baja Breeze is one of the colors retiring in a few weeks! Yikes sad face!
I used makers to color onto the Owl stamp.
Here is a link to join Freshly Made Sketches this week (LINK HERE).
I cut the stocking out of the DSP.

I made a total of 10 of these cards all just a little different.
Stamp Sets:
Owl Occasions 14 pc set 2012 Stampin' Up Holiday Mini
Ink and Paper Colors:
Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Primrose Petals
Primrose Petal stitched ribbon, Sponge dauber
Designer Series Paper:
Snow Festival 2012 Holiday Mini
Big Shot:
Fancy Fan embossing folder and Labels Collection Framelits
Made with "More Amore" Stampin' Up! fabric.

Made with "Summer Smooches" Stampin' Up! fabric
Both are $15.00 each (US) Plus Shipping
email me at shurleepumpkin@msn.com with Owls in subject line
Thanks for Looking
Shirley Pumpkin