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Founder's Circle Trip 2009 - Day 1

Founder's Circle 2009 Swap - by Patty Bennett

Whooohooo!! Today is the Big Day .. I'm travelling to Utah (via Vegas) to attend the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle retreat!!  Founder's Circle is for the top 100 demonstrators  in Stampin' Up! plus the top 10 in several categories (US and Canada).  I was #18 in the company last year, and #8 in one of the top 10 categories, so I get to attend this fabulous event again!! 

I will be posting all week from St. George, Utah, with updates on what we do, what we stamp, what we eat (of course!) and of course, the wonderful gifts Stampin' Up! showers us with!!

One fun thing we do is to swap cards.. all 125 of us!! 

Here is the card I will be swapping.. it uses the TECHNIQUE shown HERE in case you missed it last week.

FC swap card 09

FC swap close up


  • Patterned Pines hostess set (Holiday mini catalog)
  • Always Artichoke ink and cardstock (pg 157)
  • Bravo Burgundy ink and cardstock (pg 157)
  • Shimmery White cardstock (item 101910, pg 159)
  • Big Shot and Petals A Plenty embossing folder (item 116824, pg 21 mini catalog)
  • Bravo Burgundy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (item 109028, pg 183)
  • Word Window Punch (105090) and Modern Label punch (116630) pg 187 

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Melanie O'Donnell

I've just stumbled upon your blog through Karolee (Stamp Like A Moose). Congratulations on your Founders Circle award! I've added your blog to my fav list and will be following you!! Thank you so much for your wonderful tips and tricks! I'm sure to use this new technique at my next stamp club meeting!

Mickey Roberts

Wow! Awesome card! Have a great time at Founder's Circle. Can't wait to see what SU does for all of you this year!! Looking forward to your blog post.

Jeannette Haynes

This is a beauty! Congratulations on your Founder's Circle award. I know you'll have a fabby time and can't wait for you to show us all kinds of new goodies when you return. Safe travels.

Michelle T.

Wow, love this beautiful card! Have fun at Founder's Circle! I have aspirations of being there someday and hope to join you sometime!

Rosemary Olson

Have a wonderful time Patty! I loved your updates last year and will be hanging on your every post so write often! LOL

Margaret B

I love this card and can't wait to make one that is similar. I hope you have a safe trip to Founder's Circle. I will be checking daily for your updates so that I can see what fun you are having!


A really lovely card Patty!
Have a great time on your Founders Circle trip.Enjoy this time and come home safely.
hugs Melanie

Heidi Davenport

Hi Patty,
I, too, earned Founder's Circle but had to make the difficult decision not to attend. I am a second grade teacher in a new school and going didn't feel like the right thing to do for the kids and the school. So, I made the decision to pass up FC. I am looking forward to hearing what SU is treating you to. :)

sherry robinson

I love your blog and all the pics from founders'circle....It keeps those of us who dream of making it there, the dreams a little more "in color"
I may have to print some and post them for daily motivation ....

Sherry Robinson
Stampin Up Demonstrator
My Stamp'n Up Website
My Little Store....with class and projects and more

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