Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 Arriving in Salt Lake City

Hi Blogging Friends!!!
I am so far behind in showing off all the fun I had in SLC! It was a Blast!!! The reason I am slow in showing you pictures of the craziness is because, when I left for SLC the glands in my neck were swollen and I tried to get to the Doctor before I left but did not have enough time. So on my way home when the plane was descending my ears were killing me. I went to the Doctor yesterday and he told me that the infection in my neck went to my ears and caused them to be squeezed by the pressure and plus I have a sinus infection. Geez I know... all because I got a blackberry seed stuck behind a tooth from a smoothie! lol
First thing I did was unpack my Owls and put them on the bed for their Arrival Photo! lol
I think I had a total of 52 of them with me this year. I don't even know how I got them all to fit into my suitcase. I made them with all kinds of fabric not just Stampin' Up!.
Jenn and I on our flight to SLC on Alaska Airlines.
As soon as we got checked into the Shilo, Jenn and I had to make it over to The Nauvoo for our Pretty Pals Dinner. I had the best Chicken Pot Pie EVER!!!!
Inside the Empire Room of the Joseph Smith Building. Photo by Kris Kilcoyne. I told Jenn that I would love to have one of these chandeliers in by bedroom, they had to have been 5 or 6 feet across! 

After dinner and handing out some prizes, demos were next. Ann Schach doing a demo on how to make the perfect bow. You can tell we are all trying our best! lol Photo by Kris Kilcoyne.

Another photo of Ann, you can see Jenn and I on the left of the photo. Photo is by Kris Kilcoyne.
After the Pals dinner I took this picture from our Hotel room of the beautiful sunset.
This is a picture I took of our Hotel, our light is on in our room! Hmmm I wonder what room it is??
This is Andra Donbrook from Canada, she was the first one to come and pick out Owls! She was only going to get 4 but, one cried to go home with her! LMAO! and as you can tell by the photo she has 5! Oh btw (in a whisper voice she already has 4 at home) It was a late night for all of us, I think it was almost Midnight when she came over! lol Does she have the prettiest smile or what!

I have to say this was a long day, I think I got up at 6am because I still had some packing to do. Left the house around 8:30am to meet Jenn and ride to the airport with her. We got into SLC around 4:00pm. Had to catch a Taxi to the Hotel and then another Taxi to the Pals Dinner. We did walk back to our Hotel room and it was starting to rain but we made it back just fine. We stayed up until 2:30 am!!! Yeah! Crazy!
Thanks for coming by to say Hi!!
Shirley Pumpkin
If you have any questions just ask!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Yes Still Obsessed with Owls... Packing for Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 SLC

Hi Blogging Friends!!
I have some of my favorite Highlights from last year and Lots of Owls!!!
I am packing and getting ready to go to the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City next week. I am leaving Wednesday morning and super excited!
I have had so many people wanting more Owls that I am bringing them again!!! I am selling them from my Hotel Room...
For $15.00!
Just email me for more info 
Jenn and I even got the same Hotel room!!! Happy Dance!
They all look so happy!
This is a bunch of Owls that are getting into my suitcase right now!! I used all kinds of fabric this time around and this is the last year I am doing it. It's sad that Stampin' Up! no longer selling the fabric, but that is ok I will still be making Owls with all kinds of fabric and just selling them on my blog. 


Can you see the Americana one peaking out? and the Halloween tiger stripe one?

Stampin' Up! Flirtatious fabric

Stampin' Up! More Amore fabric

Stampin' Up! Tea for Two fabric, This shows you how big they are.

Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches fabric

Stampin' Up! Orchard Harvest fabric

Stampin' Up! Comfort Café fabric
Some of my favorite moments from Last Year 2012
I am Happy!

Shelli cute as always, when I gave her an Owl.
OMG I really hope I have better Hair this year!! Lol

Walking around the grounds of the Mormon Tabernacle
My Best Bud Jenn
New Friends!

Cute Displays!
Riverton Campus  Tour
More New Friends!

My first night... the Owls Sleeping with me!! LMAO
Jenn taking silly pictures of me and my Owls!!!
I can't even tell you how much fun we had!! I am even doing swaps this year. lol Not sure how many but I think Jenn has over 200 already!
Jenn just got here so that we can make the last of our Swaps together!!!
Got to go get BUSY!
Love and Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pals Blog Hop!! Welcoming Stampin' Up! New In Colors!

Thank you for joining us for the July Pals Blog Hop to celebrate the 2013-15 In Colors! Are you ready to see wonderful creations made with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana? We all love to make these projects, we hope you enjoy viewing them.  

You should have just left stop number 21 on the Pals Hop - Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 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. 

Zoo Babies is one of my favorite sets in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. Plus it works perfect with the new In Colors!

I just used hemp thread and wrapped around the paper, I just thought it was so cute!
Stamp Sets:
Zoo Babies 10 pc set 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
Hemp thread, In color Boutique Details, Markers same as ink
Big Shot:
Alphabet Press embossing folder 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog
stop number 23 on the Pals Blog Hop! 
Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!  
As always I love to see your comments and hear your questions!!  

  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  3. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  6. Laurie Chilton at Stampin Ink
  7. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  11. Peggy Noe at
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  13. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  14. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  18. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
  19. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Shirley Sumption at Look At My Cute Stuff "You are Here"
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine "Next Stop"
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  26. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit

This is the sketch that I used from Retro Sketches #71
I loved this sketch as soon as I seen it, just had to play along!!
Also added my card to 52 Pickup just for fun!
Shop my online Stampin' Up! Store any time

Thanks for Looking At My Cute Stuff
Shirley Sumption

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Halloween Hello Card

Hi Blogging Friends!
Yes I got a bunch of New Halloween Stamp sets and Paper yesterday. I was so excited had to make a card and share it with you today. You all know how much I love Halloween! I am going to use this card for card club this week.
I am really loving this new Halloween Designer Series paper DSP, its called "Witches Brew". It has all the fun stuff that Halloween Paper should have like Cats, bats, skulls AND!!! Summer Starfruit paper color! Happy Dance! I love that a color and it's perfect for Halloween. 
Close up of cool new Embossing folder

I used two Card Challenges this time, Just Us Girls cute sketch and Stampin' Royalty anything goes challenge. Clink on links below to join the challenges or check out all the other cute cards!!!

Stamp Sets:
Halloween Hello 9 pc set Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini 2013
Ink and Paper Colors:
Black, White, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie
White Bakers twine, Pumpkin Pie Button, Postage stamp punch, 1 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 scallop punch, Summer Starfruit ribbon, White Candy Dots
Designer Series Paper:
Witches' Brew Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini 2013
Big Shot:
Pretty Print Textured Embossing Folder Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini 2013

Then I wanted to share some of my 4th of July Photos

My Husband and my son Calvin in the front yard lighting fireworks and watching all the different displays over the water at the same time.

This one was right over the house, that is my hanging basket on my front porch in the picture. The best thing about living by the water is watching the fireworks in my Pajamas!!! LOL

Thanks for looking at my cute stuff!!!
Shirley Pumpkin