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



LeAnne said...

LOL! I am glad you chose HALLOWEEN to highlight on your blog hop! I am so sad to see Bingo Bits go away....it was one of my favorites! You did such a great job with it too...I just love that second card, well, they're both cute! Good job!

Amy Gehman said...

Adorable! i didn't have this set, but did have Jolly Bingo Bits (also retiring) and simply love the versatility of the set :) Cute projects!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely adorable, Shirley! Nobody does Halloween like you!!! I LOVE every Hallween card you have ever made and posted!

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely adorable! Love Halloween cards!

Elaine said...

Great holiday projects.

mary fish said...

great way to show off these sets. love your creations.
hugs, m

Rae said...

So cute. I'm coming to your house this Halloween! TFS

Katy McGloin said...

You brought a smile to my face, Shirley! These cards are CUTE!!!

Anonymous said...

great items...you know one of my nephews was born on Halloween....

Debbie Mageed said...

I am so happy that you did a halloween card. I was hoping that there would be someone who would be missing all of the cool holiday items that retired. Great job!

Carol Carriveau said...

Fun idea, especially this time of year! Both cards are great but I love the top one - so colorful and very fun! TFS!

Sherrie Gross said...

Super Halloween projects!