founders 2014

I’m having a relaxing time here in St. George, Utah, at the Stampin’ Up Founder’s Circle retreat!

  I’m grateful to have earned it again this year and it’s a way that SU rewards those in the top 100 demonstrators in US and Canada.

The theme this year is Home for the Holidays and it feels like 30 degrees inside (even though it’s 93 outside here!)

Lots of decorated pine trees and wintery displays!



LOTS of treats, a mug to choose and of course stamping!


My good friend and up, upline Karen Titus catching up and showing off our prize.


Quite the spread SU put out for us while we were stamping!


We do have permission to share these sneak peeks from our pillow gifts last night!  These 4 word thinlits and the photopolymer stamp set will be in the next mini catalog (about 3 months from now)


Here are our make and takes today.  The 3 tags are in little pouches 🙂

The THANKS is cut with the thinlit from white cs, then under it is another white cs that I scribbled with 3 colors of the Blendies, so the color pops thru.

Tonight was our PJ party and Swap night!


After the swap we all got sugared up on cookies and milk, then we sat around and went through our 113 swaps!

Swapping in our PJs is a tradition.  Jill Olsen and I obviously have great taste in PJ’s:)


Good times, good friends….Thanks for the laughs Frenchie!


And yes, our first guy at Founders, donned PJs too! I’ve already gotten 2 texts asking what Brian wore so he struck a pose:


113 swaps all piled on my bed.

I can’t wait to really look through them all again!  Just gorgeous, each and every one!


Tomorrow we tour the Kanab manufacturing plant.  It’s always a treat to see how stamps are born from start to finish.  I never get tired of seeing the magic happen!

Go stamp something!


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