Never, ever in my wildest dreams did I ever believe I would earn Stampin’ Up!’s Founder’s Circle. For those of you who are not familiar with Founder’s Circle, it is an exclusive event for Stampin’ Up!’s top demonstrators in St. George, UT.
St. George is a beautiful location. Its rock formations and desert clime are so opposite of green and mostly flat Iowa. On the bus ride from the Las Vegas airport to our hotel, I drank in the views.
From the moment I departed the bus and stepped into the Marriott, I felt pampered, spoiled, and appreciated.
Of course, one of the highlights of Founder’s Circle is the trip to Kanab, where our stamps are made, ink pads are put together, and paper is packaged.
I even got to trim and cut apart one of the new Hostess sets…
and the Bright and Beautiful set.
I was in awe watching our photopolymer sets being made…and I am still not quite sure how things work. But I know I love using them!
One of the highlights was the tour of Shelli’s apartment.
Of course, no trip to Kanab is complete without a picture in front of the “rock”.
There were gorgeous centerpieces…
…plus opportunities to meet new friends, like Jen, the concept artist behind Endless Wishes. The sentiments are written in her handwriting.
And let’s not forget time spent with old friends, too.
There were gifts galore…
…and a decorated door.
I was off to see the Wizard at the Tuachan Center for the Arts.
And in the end, I helped decorate a tree for charity.
It was a glorious time, and one that I will cherish forever. As I sat and talked to Shelli about showing dogs…it had been on my Bucket List…she asked if Founder’s Circle had been on my list. Sadly, I told her it had not. I never believed it was something I could achieve. In her wisdom, she said to write it down and cross it off. Isn’t that wonderful piece of advice? I LOVED it!!!
And so, as my routine returns to normal, I want to thank all of my loyal customers and the members of my Stampin’ Up! family, The Schach Pack Pals, for making this all happen. I truly love and appreciate you all. Until next time…