Wow . . . where does the time go? Fall is officially here and to celebrate, I thought I would create a quick card using the stamp set called Fall Fest with the designer series paper called Motley Monsters. This is what I came up with and of course, I think it’s so cute! I hope you do, too! Below is the How To Video.

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Last week at this time, I was on my way to Founder’s Circle 2014 in St. George, UT. It was a special time and I plan to share a few pictures with you over the next few days. Hopefully you won’t mind!

The first picture is one of my favorite cards that I received in our Founder’s Circle Swap. It was created by Sarah Wills. I’ve already “cased” it . . . but mine will be the Halloween version of this card. I plan to share it on my blog in a couple of weeks. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for the ladies coming to Fall Flair on October 4th! (but, it’s super cute, too!)

Our theme for Founder’s Circle was Home for the Holidays. Stampin’ Up! rents out the entire hotel for us. There were lots of Christmas decorations to help make spirits bright!

We swap cards at Founder’s Circle and of course, leaving everything to the last minute, I had swap cards to finish. Everything was cut out and stamped, I only had to assemble.

Fortunately, I wasn’t the only one assembling my cards! I had lots of company and few people who already had their cards done, were happy to lend a helping hand! 

There were so many great tag ideas. I will be sharing quite a few in the coming days. Love this black/white and silver one using the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.

This tag used the stamp set called Nature’s Peace. It’s designed to be used as one full stamped image on a card front, but as you can see it looks pretty good as a tag, too!

 This tag uses the Christmas Cheer stamp set. I love the ornaments dangling off the tag. The die cut that decorates this jar is the Oval Accents Die.

One of our activities the first day was to divide into teams and make Gingerbread Houses. We were the Plum Puddings. Next to me in blue is Kay Schwab. We went for a nice long walk together the next morning just talking and sharing ideas. It was her first time at Founder’s Circle.

Catherine Sanders assured us that everything looks better with glitter on it . . . including Gingerbread Houses! lol!

And, we wrapped up the first day with a Welcome Dinner. Aren’t the place settings just gorgeous? Stay tuned for more pictures tomorrow!