I know you’re going to find this hard to believe, but with 4 hours before our first official event on Saturday, I did NOT go hiking, climbing or rappelling! (Okay, I did go for a short run.)
Saturday morning was the perfect time to complete our Founder’s Circle Make N Take projects–and they were SO sweet! You are going to LOVE this new stamp set, even if you have to wait until January to get it. (don’t forget, you can get the Eat Chocolate stamp set now, if you’d like to sign up as a new demonstrator!)
The cupcake stamps are cute, but the new cupcake paper piecing punch is even better! Really–we’re talking sliced bread here! I can’t show you the actual product until it is released, but you can see how it works from the samples.
After stamping, it was time to get ready for the surprise final event. I couldn’t have packed a more fitting outfit–my Donna Reed checked dress was perfect for the Fabulous 50’s theme! Thanks to Stampin’ Up! for picking the theme!
We loaded onto buses and headed for the final destination… which turned out to be a Fabulous 50’s theme cookout, along with bowling… Wii style!
Check out the table settings–we each had a placemat with a Chalkboard Decor Element applied, complete with our names and team names added.
After lunch, we grabbed the Wii controllers and started bowling!
We were excited to have Shelli Gardner (cofounder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!) on our team for the day.
After the bowling party, we were free to head back to our hotel. Waiting for us on our beds was one final pillow gift — a gorgeous brown cardigan stitched with a ruffle of 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Early Espresso Ribbon. The detail even included the placket stitched with Victoria Crochet Trim. Fun to see the Stampin’ Up! ribbons on clothing–you can bet I’ll be wearing this sweater often this fall!
Since the rest of the evening was free, you know me… I couldn’t just do nothing, so my friend Glenda Travelstead and I organized a trip to Tuacahn, a red rock open air theater just outside St. George. The show playing that night was Crazy For You, the comedy story of a 1930’s effort to save a dying small town theater.
Think Gershwin and tap dancing, and you pretty much have it down. Lots of fun though–the theater setting was gorgeous as always (natural red rocks with stars above us).
After the show we headed back to our ‘home’ for the week and pretty much collapsed from exhaustion. Between Fabulous 50’s events from Stampin’ Up! and visiting with friends new and old and rock climbing and canyoneering and hiking, the Founder’s Circle 2010 week was probably my favorite Founder’s Circle trip ever.
Like Stamps? Like Chocolate? How about Chocolate Stamps? When you join the LovenStampfuls group with me by October 3rd, you get the Sneak Peek Eat Chocolate stamp set as a FREE bonus with your kit! Plus you’ll get the Greenhouse Gala Tote, too! Check out the details online.