Monday, September 3, 2012

A Perfectly Preserved Birthday

I have a VERY exciting week ahead of me.  I am a guest at the Stampin' Up Regional Conference in Denver this coming Saturday.  Yeah!!  (And thanks so much to Donna for inviting me!)

I hear there's this thing called "swaps" and that I have to take a supply of my cards to trade.  So I'm starting today with a big focus on Stampin' Up this week.

For my first card, I thought it would be appropriate to play along with a brand new challenge - Fab Friday.  I'm trying to use the newest of my new stamps so I pulled out Perfectly Preserved.  After doing the die cutting, etc. I am most definitely NOT going to have a big supply of this particular card to trade - but I'll have handful!

Perfectly Preserved Birthday

I hope everybody in the States has a great Labor Day planned.  I am still dealing with the bored kid on crutches so we decided to drive down to Colorado Springs for his favorite breakfast -"The Thing".  I'm sure I will have pictures to share tomorrow as I do seem to feature big food on my blog.  

Since I'm in the Springs - watch out Simple Pleasures - the most wonderful scrapbook store on this earth - I'll be there by noon or so and I have a shopping list!!  What a wonderful day!

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Perfectly Preserved, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla and Orchard Harvest dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso
  • Accessories: woodgrain embossing (I don't have my SU woodgrain yet, fingers crossed that my order comes this week!), Stampin' Up Scallop Trim Border, Buttons embosslit, Early Espresso baker's twine and dies for Perfectly Preserved and Banner


  1. So sweet! This is a perfect swap card. Love the scallops...they are a great compliment to the scallops on the lid. Enjoy your first SU regional! Thanks for playing along with us at Fab Friday!

  2. The colors are perfect and it's a great swap card... I'd love to receive it! Thanks for playing with us at Fab Friday!

  3. Sounds like lots of fun is ahead Kim! This swap card is sure to be a hit ~ very cute!

  4. Looking forward to the pictures! I live in Calhan, CO & LOVE Simple Pleasures. Do you still do local crops?

  5. With swaps like this ... everyone will be clamouring for them! Hope yu enjoy the "meet"! Lotsa fun I am sure! Hugs xxx

  6. What an adorable and fun swap card! Everyone will love it! Isn't that jar just so much fun? I love how you put the lid next to the jar instead of right on top and the little scallops are the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab Friday!

  7. This is just fantastic, Kim!! Love that little lid to the side. The woodgrain is super here too. Hope you have a great time at Regionals!

  8. I agree, Kim, I love the little lid off as if the present is being opened. A super cute and colorful birthday card. Thanks for playing!

  9. This is adorable! I just LOVE this set and can't stop using it! Love that DSP too! You've done great with the sketch and I love how your lid is off the jar! i'll have to try that! Have fun at the're in for a real treat! And I hate mass production so good luck with the swaps...I wouldn't want to cut too many of these either, ha! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  10. Yummy jar of fruits. Love your table cloth grounding. x

  11. What a stinkin' sweet card!! I need to pull out my set and start playing!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #76 with a link back to your blog on 9-9-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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    Have a great day!!
    Tiffany Bauer

  12. I just love this set! Your card is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Melissa tootle

  13. Such a cute card!! Love the lid off to the side!! This set is so fun!! I hope you have fun at the Regional!! Thank you for playing with us at Fab Friday!!!

  14. Kim I love this! The little fruit in the jar is adorable! I love all the patterns too!


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