Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Founder's Circle Trip - Day 1!

When I returned to my room, next to my pillow was a new stamp set called Tiny Tags, a package of In Color Markers and the In Color Ribbons! THANK YOU, STAMPIN' UP!, for making my day so much fun!
Our dessert was a Death by Chocolate Cake, so you KNOW that made me happy!
We were served a delicious turkey dinner!
Our fruit salads were served in a pineapple!
Shelli gave us such a warm welcome during dinner and expressed her gratitude for all that we do!
Here are two of my dinner mates - Kelly Acheson and Dawn Olchefske!
Our chairs were covered in Certainly Celery satin and had big sashes on the back!
Here is our dinner table! The theme for this Founder's Circle trip is "Bloom & Grow," so our plates were terra cotta pots! Our napkin rings were grapevine wreaths with designer paper butterflies attached! We each had a hand-stamped welcome card using the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. It was so pretty and so nicely done! You actually felt like you were in a garden!
Here are two of my favorite Stampin' Up! employees - Kelly Sue and Bonnie! They make sure everything is perfect and they take such good care of us!
Here are two of my Stampin' Up! buddies - Missy Shipman and Patty Bennett - just hanging out in the Gathering Place!
When you first arrive, you play a get-to-know-you game where you mix and mingle with other demonstrators to find five colors of butterflies! Once you find all five colors, you win a new stamp set - Garden From the Heart!
When you arrive at your room, it is VERY OBVIOUS it is YOUR room! Here's what I found on my door! Stampin' Up! always makes you feel so special!
Here is the welcome sign over the front door of the Marriott Courtyard to greet us when we arrived! The entire hotel has been reserved just for us, so we can lounge and walk around the hotel and only run into Stampin' Up! demonstrators and Stampin' Up! employees!
Yep, I can tell I'm back in Utah! It's absolutely beautiful here!
WOO HOO! Today I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Founder's Circle trip where I was greeted at the airport with a limousine SUV to transport me to St. George, Utah! Accompanying me on the trip were my demonstrator friends Ruth Bingle, Leasa Williams, and Beckie Kareck! We enjoyed visiting during the 2-hour trip to St. George! Our chaueffeur, Gabe, must have gotten really tired of us talking about stamping for two hours, but all I had to do was bribe him with candy and he was very accommodating and patient!

3 comments:

Diane said...

Loks like you are being pampered as you deserve. Keep updating us, love to see all the neat things. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Have fun rubbing elbows with the Stampin' Up! elite!

Pam

Jamie said...

Oh Penny! YOU ARE Stampin Up's ELITE!!!!:):) Looks like a fantastic trip! Thanks for keeping us updated! Have TONS of fun:)