Greetings from St. George UT

One of the lovely perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is recognition.  This year, 125 demonstrators were invited to St. George UT this weekend for a heavenly retreat.  I thought I would share some of the fun while I'm here!

I have received two brand new stamp sets at the retreat but currently am restricted from sharing the images.  I can promise you that they are very cool and am anxious to get home and play with them

When I returned to my room the first night, some pretty cool surprises were waiting for me.
Here's what was inside.  Woo Hoo!
kicked off with a quick workout for me, fabulous breakfast and an
uninterrupted hour with a book by the pool.  I returned to my room for
the most incredible massage of my life (followed by a nap, LOL).

About 75 of us headed for the Olive Garden for dinner.  Here I am with my tablemates.
headed off to Tuacahn, a beautiful red rock canyon stage to see Aida
(the Tim Rice and Elton John version).  At one point, water began to
pour down the mountainside and ran onto the stage while the dancers and
singers entertained . . . wild.
Here's a shot I grabbed of the red rock formations.  Very much like Sedona, if you have been there.
at the room, there was another surprise on the bed (I removed the
pretty striped ribbon–oops).  The theme for Founder's Circle is all
about Growth, Blooming and Gardens.  Hence, the Book the Secret Garden
(a keepsake version). 
Shelli (Stampin' Up!'s CEO) personalized it which makes it even more precious.

I'm headed off to a card swap and pajama party . . . should be interesting and entertaining!




  1. Congratulations on your trip! How wonderful for you!

  2. Sounds like everyone had a fabulous time. LOVE Shelli’s handwriting – thanks for sharing her inscription!

  3. Mary, I’m so happy for you to be invited to the Founder’s Circle retreat. You deserve it!

  4. I hope you have a wonderful time! It is a great group of ladies to be a prt of and you are very deserving!

    All the best!

  5. Have a wonderful time on your trip! Sounds amazing!

  6. You deserve this little getaway. You have accomplished so much this year and I’m glad you were recognized for all your hard work. Thank you for sharing with us.

  7. This sounds like so much fun, and much deserved on your part. Thanks for the pictures of the Southwest. Some of us don’t know much about that area of our nation. I hope you have a wonderful weed-end.

  8. They really know how to treat a girl……..don’t they!
    Enjoy yourself you have earned it. I appreciate all the work you do. Pat

  9. Have fun Mary! You earned it. Enjoy and thanks for sharing!!!

  10. Such a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing.

  11. I hope you’re having a wonderful time, Mary! Thanks for giving us a “peek” at all the fun you’re having! Enjoy!

  12. Sounds like a WONDERFUL trip — enjoy!!! You deserve it!!!!

  13. AHH! I’m on Mary Fish’s blog!! LOL!

  14. Mary, so fun to read and see your update from Founder’s Circle. What a fun trip! Congratulations!

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