Founders & back to regular bloggin!

OK, so teenagers, driving and everything else has taken up just a wee bit more of my time than expected!

Here are a few more Founders snapshots!

On the Final night event they took us to a ranch.  We played some fun games and won LOTS & LOTS of Prizes

Pet a farm friend= get a prize

water race the ducks = get a prize

Here’s our team with a cowboy 

The fabulous SU prize truck

Lasso attempt = prize  There are about 7 other prize winning stations too. we needed bags we had so many goodies!!!!

Cowboys songs!!!

what an amazing Trip!  Thank you Stampin Up!

back to regular blogging tomorrow.  I am almost caught up!!

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Founders Circle Snapshots

Due to my lack of posts you all must have realized the Hilliard family household and my local stampers have me quite busy!!  Here are a few highlights and snap shots of my Founders circle trip

The incredible ATV tour:

Sandunes and rock.  i cant even begin to tell you how stunning the sights were.  


Team mates and some new BFFs!

PJ party with my BFF.  and the swapping too!

at the playground the Stampin Up! built

a few of my online friends.

Have a great day!

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Founder’s Circle Sharing

Well, better late than never when it comes to sharing.  Needless to say I had a wonderful time in southern Utah- I can not believe I have been home for almost a week!!

Of course Stampin Up! Spoiled us rotten!   Here are a few highlights from the trip.

The door signs are AWESOME

The first night dinner.  YUMMY and look at all my new friends!

Stampin Up! can throw a party- look at the details!

and my new personalized stamp!  LOVE!!

and my pillow gift from the 1st night!

and now on to the Hike!  Hiking, Rock rappelling and zip lining for my girl time adventure.  and more great friends!

Me, Linda & Ronda

Karen, Brenda K, Brenda M& Jackie

Here is a shot of the whole group!

A few I have hiked with 3 years in a row and for some others it was their 1st time.  a true highlight of my trip to Founder’s!  these ladies literally ROCK! (pun intended)

Here I am looking like a real Rock star!

and the zip line- Fun its so hard to tell from the picture– it was HIGH and that was really just a wire.  I was very nervous as this was my very frst zip line.

I will share some more tomorrow!

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More Founders Swaps


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Some Founders swap cards

A few of my favorites.  But I truly LOVED so many of the 125 swaps!

See you Tomorrow!

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Founders the final Day and Surprise

Here is my Team the Silver spoons.  What wonderful new friends I have made and a fun outing at the Coral Canyon golf course.  

We drove all over the golf course.  So fun those golf carts!

These bunnies were as big as my dog!  Holy smokes– there were tons of them everywhere.  Here in the east we have geese on the course.

Stunning and beautiful on the course.  

the Final dinner was amazing after the event- boy were we hungry!!!

Everyone was a winner!

Before I left my daughter said expect a surprise when you get home.  This normally means lots of pictures and love notes for me.  

When I got home I got lots of pictures and she gave me this.  a decorated can with notes inside.  They were a little soggy but still readable.

My favorite :  I diet your coke

Translation:  I am your diet coke

Love her so stinking much!

Have a GREAT DAY.  Be back tomorrow with some of my favorite swaps!

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Founders Day 2 and my Swap

Here are a few Shots of the 2nd Day of my trip.

I made 3 of these cute Cup holders.  Inside was a cup from the grocery store filled with chocolate.  Packaged all pretty.

Here is Laurie with her cup and Becky a Rising star!  Love these ladies!

Here we are at the PJ party.  FUN!  

Here are the RemARKables at the event.  

I took the trip to Kanab where they manufacture the stamps!  WOW. such a great learning process.

and the warmest welcome EVER.  just look at her face.  

With Shelli 

the Rock outside the Building

the Rubber at the playground.  FUN!

Becky & I

Jan & I

the Sweet Shoppe- and there were 0 calories in every treat they had for us!!!

Here is my Swap card.  Button Buddies and Berry Blossoms!

much more vibrant in real life.  

Stamps: Button Buddies, Petite Pairs
Paper: Calypso Coral, Berry Blossoms, lucky limeade, whisper white
Ink: Lucky limeade, Calypso coral
Accessories: Sweet Button embosslit, 1-3/8 and 1-1/4 circle punches,

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I am Back and what FUN

I returned home late last night from Founder Circle!  So much fun this year.  This was the 2nd time I have earned this trip.  I love the ladies I am getting to know better and I have so many new friendships too!

Here are a Few of my favorite shots from the first  day:  My new friends and my team- The Silver Spoons. what a great dinner we had together.  Lots of Laughs!

On Thursday we went on a hike in the Narrows of Zion National Park. (last year I went rock repelling)  There was quite a bit of rain so the water in the narrows was really high.  So we split the hike into a wet part and a dry part.  

Here we are getting ready

our neoprene water socks and water shoes.  

Kathy, Jan and I .  These women are such fabulous friends.  

off in to the 50 degree water.  As a result of the rain, the water was running very high, just below the point where we could not hike in it.  the water at some points was chest high!!  YES  I did go in that deep.  I had a brand new outfit for this.  All quick dry/water wicking hiking clothes.  right down to my “unders”

Now on to the dry part.   here we go right up the rocks.  there was a small trail, but not much. 

through the cave, really cool the temperature difference in the rock.  

When we got to the top, a most SPECTACULAR view and a picnic lunch provided by our 2 guides.

Jan took this shot of me.  its great how it shows the AMAZING beauty of the rock landscape. (I look pretty good too)

Kathy and I at the look out.  One steep drop for sure!

the Zion park hike was AMAZING.  I really love doing these outdoor adventures.  I’m sure working hard to earn this trip next year.  See you tomorrow for more pics from Founders circle!

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Founders circle Day 1 and 2

WOW!  Its way better in person than it looks online.  Its so great to be here. It really is a reward for all the hard work.  .I have soooooo many pictures its hard to decide which ones to share 1st.

Jan- one of the biggest factors of my success.  Love you!

Out side the Kanab facility.  this is where they manufacture the stamps.  Wow I sure learned a lot here.  WOWZERS!  this is one of my new Friends Connie.  

Ill try to be back tomorrow with More!  I have made LOTS of new friends!  and so many fun 

Pillow gifts and sneak peeks!!!

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