Friday, September 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle 2013: Day 3: Kanab & Tuacahn

On Friday, we got up early and took an hour and a half bus ride to Kanab, Utah to visit the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility. I was able to tour the Kanab plant last year when I was here for Founder's Circle Retreat, but it was just as exciting and awe-inspiring to see how our stamps are made!

This year, they allowed us to take pictures inside!! I will post more pictures later, but here is one of me helping out! I took the rubber sheet from the oven and moved it to the cutting board, where I cut it into four sections and the peeled the rubber sheets from the mag plate. Each of the four sheets had four stamp sets on it.
We saw LOTS of sneak peeks laying around at different stations and let me just say, the Occasions catalog is going to be a budget-buster!!! Of the 8+ stamp sets that I spied on the lines, I could see them all in my collection!!

In addition to the tour of the manufacturing plant, we got to tour Shelli's apartment and do a make and take. These little Gingham Garden notecards are just my style! I love them!!
After a catered lunch with the employees, we went to the Jacob Hamblin Community Park in Kanab -- otherwise known to Stampin' Up! enthusiasts as the Rubber Park! Stampin' Up! donates chopped up rubber bits to cover the ground around the playground. Visiting the park is always a highlight of Founder's Circle retreats and since we didn't get to go last year, I was so excited to put my feet in that rubber!
Meg Loven and Me
Rachel Tessman and Me
 On the bus ride home, we played Bingo and won prizes to add to the stash of gifts we received during the Kanab tour. Good thing I have lots of room in my suitcase!! I'll have to take a picture of all the goodies I'm taking home before I pack!

After a short rest, a video chat with my family, and dinner with friends, it was time to leave for Tuacahn Amphitheatre! We saw Mary Poppins and it was spectacular!! Of course, we couldn't take pictures during the show, but the special effects with the flying and fireworks and "magic" were truly incredible!!

I was exhausted by the time we got back to hotel around 11:30 pm! I almost forgot there would be a pillow gift waiting for me! Here's what I found on the bed:
 I love the way they package everything!! Notice anything new on the page? I spy a new Expression says "smile"! And check out the glitzy gold trim hanging below the tag! We got a roll of this for our make and takes! The clothespin holding the tag lots adorable and makes me wonder if we'll see that again, too! The package was an odd shape. I wasn't expecting this when I opened it!
It's a beautiful holder and/for a brand new Craft & Paper Scissors!

Click HERE to Order Stampin' Up! Products Online, Anytime!

NEW! Hostess Code Club
Free Make & Take Kits, Hostess Rewards, & Access to Exclusive Projects & Tutorials
Learn More | Order Online
September Hostess Code: UA2HWWVE
Stamp of the Month Club: Get a new Clear Mount stamp set each month plus three completely finished hand-stamped cards! Learn More
Featured Stamp Set for September: Wetlands

No comments: