I woke up at 5 am, Matt drove me to the airport at 6, and plane left at 8 am. I had to work on my swaps while I had 4.5 hours of uninterupted stamping time and I was hoping I had someone next to me that could deal with the little gear noises the snail glue makes and my punch clunks! Out of a completely full plane, I get an aisle seat and no one next to me! A nice man was in the window seat who slept almost the entire time with the exception of an occasional minute just to survey and then nodded off back to sleep. Perfect!
I was the only one coming in from Orlando and Stampin’ Up had greeters there at the baggage. From there, others joined from various states and we boarded a bus to St. George, which was about 2 hours.
This is what we saw when we arrived:
Hard to see the window details, let me zoom in for you:
It’s the theme of the event, our Cottage Wall Designer paper all over the windows! (and it’s glittery)
It’s everywhere! On the pillows, on our tags…
This is what was on my door to my room:
I can’t take it home with me – it is a Decor Elements vinyl!
When we checked in, there was a table set up with butterflies and nets:
It was a Get-2-Know You game. We had to find 5 other people with different color butterflies and each one had a bit of trivia about ourselves. When we found all 5, we could get our stamp set! I’ll have to find out if I can show you the stamp set – it will be in the Occasions Mini and it’s a nice set.
Of course Stampin’ Up loaded the room with candy and chocolate again this year:
Garden theme….these are what we hold the candy in. Just like an old time potting stand!
I don’t know what these are, but holy cow, hold me back!
They have a place set up for the My Digital Studio, too!
And my good friend Lisa Schmid who is here made me this adorable notebook purse with the Cottage Wall paper! Isn’t it the sweetest?!
That’s all for now! Tonight we have a dinner all together, which will be fun! Just having the time to get to know these talented demonstrators!
Linda, thanks for all the pictures from Founder’s Circle. SU really does it up in style for you guys. It is fun to see. Keep the pictures coming!
Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I love your pictures and commentary.
It looks great Linda, have some chocolate for me!!
Thank you so much for sharing your adventure! I am living vicariously through you!!!
Those chocolates look like what we call turtles in NJ – nuts and caramel covered in chocolate? Yummmmm
How did Lisa close her mini notebook purse? I tried magnets and velcro and didn’t like either…….it woudn’t stay closed……..
It’s velcro! Maybe you need a little extra length in your strap?