Stampin’ Up Founder’s Circle Event: Swap Card

So I promised I’d come back and share with you the swap card I made for the Founder’s Circle event last week in St. George, Utah. I felt there was a little pressure with this as it’s the top 100 demonstrators in the country! And while, I normally make cards for classes and events that are easy to copy and duplicate, this one I wanted to “step up” a bit. So here it is… I used the new Lighthearted Leaves set from the 2015 Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog. It is my new favorite for sure. If you love to color, then this set is for YOU! It’s so beautiful. I thought I’d share a few more swaps that I received that also used this set: The one above is designed by Kelly Acheson. It doesn’t show all that well in the photograph, but all the black parts are black embossed. And I’m totally in love with the new corrugated paper. Have you see it? This colorful one was designed by Linda Heller. I love the layering. And the Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine layered on the Hello Honey linen ribbon? Beautiful… and something I would have never thought to do! Finally,

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Stampin’ Up Founder’s Circle Event: Day 1

 I don’t even know where to begin to document my four days in St. George, Utah for Stampin’ Up’s annual Founder’s Circle Event. It’s an exclusive all-expense paid trip to southern Utah for the top 100 demonstrators in the country. And I am still pinching myself that it actually happened. It was a little bittersweet as this was the last year to earn this incentive event so it was my first and last time to Founder’s Circle. Even so, it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. I’ll admit it got off to a little bit of a bad start. This picture was of me on Wednesday evening. I was supposed to be joining my fellow achievers at a pool-side party to celebrate our achievement. Unfortunately, my plane got delayed in Providence so I didn’t make it in time to catch the bus to St. George so I had to wait for a shuttle to take me instead. Fortunately, the wonderful Jennifer Kruse stayed with me (I wish I got a picture with her!!) and I arrived to the hotel just in time for the first timers meeting, where we each shared what we thought we did differently that got us to

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A Quick Convention Re-Cap… with Some Exciting News!

Hey there friends!Happy Sunday… I am really sorry I still haven’t gotten the hang of being here regularly. I swear I’m really working on it — well, at least thinking about it a lot. That’s the first step to making something happen, right? Anyway, here I am and I have some super exciting news to share… Many of you know I go to the Stampin’ Up convention each year in Salt Lake City, Utah. And this year was no different. And oh my goodness I saw the new holiday catalog and you’re going to go crazy over it — at least I did (and so many of my other demo friends did, too)! But we’ll have more on that later! Today I wanted to share that I earned a spot in the prestigious Founder’s Circle (the top 100 demonstrators in the U.S. & Canada)! How cool is that? Seriously… top 100? Me? I was super shocked, but so, so excited because this is the last time they are recognizing top performing demonstrator’s with the Founder’s Circle trip (yup, in addition to earning the Mediterranean Cruise I’m also earning a second all expense paid trip to Utah to hob-nob with the

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