Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Founder's Circle Day One

First day highlights from Founder's Circle.
Founder's Circle is a retreat for the top 100 demonstrators in Stampin' Up! and I'm proud to say this was my 5th year attending. We went to St. George, Utah for 5 delightful (and supposed to be relaxing - HA!) days of pampering and friendship.
This is the last Founder's Circle for Stampin' Up! as they change things to include all global markets, so our theme was called Last Splash.
Everyday the chalkboard outside the Gathering Place was updated with the days events.
Opening night dinner was an outdoor BBQ by the pool.  The colors and the table linens were so beautiful!

For the first night you are assigned a table so you will meet new friends.  Our group was called the Hello Honeys.
My table mates were amazing ladies, Evelyn Wood, Laura Milligan, France Martin, Linda Gutierrez, Julie Brancart and Jennifer Cotton.
No detail went untouched.  The lemonade had a tag on it with a question as an ice breaker.  Everyone got a miniature hand painted canvas with our name on it.
The dinner was fabulous, the dessert was the cake in the center of the table and it was to die for delicious!

In the Gathering Place there were samples of cards to enjoy. A lot of them were the originals from the catalog and that was fun to see them in person.

Candy, nuts and treats.

A bag to take your treats in.
Cori Hancock holding down the fort that day as the greeting committee - she's so cute! 
Behind her is our Stampin' Up! videographer Benjamin Naccarato.  I loved getting to meet him and enjoy his company.  He is adorable (sorry Ben, I said it!) and reminds me a lot of my Benjamin - creative, focused, kind through and though, and FUN!  Sadly, I'm old enough to be his mother too!  Geez!

The best part of Founders Circle is a room all to yourself!  Everyone had a beautiful name plaque hanging on their door.

Every evening there was a pillow gift waiting for you on your bed when you returned.  this year they were wrapped in bags like this of all different colors tied with Stampin' Up! ribbon and beautiful tags.  What's in this one?  New product from the upcoming Occasions catalog in January.  You'll have to wait to see it! *Ü*
More to share over the next few days for sure.  Check out this week's Weekly Deals - all about the stars!
My September Gift To You

During the month of September, for all orders of $35 or more to my online store you will receive this tutorial on how to create this super cute Packed For School ensemble.
After you place your qualifying order, I'll send it to you via e-mail. 
If you select 'No Contact' when you order, I have no contact information on you. So please send me an e-mail.

View the Stampin' Up! Annual 2015-16 Catalog online and when you are ready, please order HERE. 
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1 comment :

  1. The painted canvas is gorgeous - what a wonderful keepsake. The cake looks delicious :) Sounds like a super fun trip so far!