Monday, September 29, 2014

For All Things with Autumn Accents & Video Plus the last of the Founder's Circles Pics



This card was inspired by our trip up to Duluth, MN yesterday to tour The College of St. Scholastica. The fall colors are coming out in a big way all around MN. This card uses the stamp set called For All Things from the Holiday 2014 Mini Catalog and the Autumn Accents Die. Below is the How To Video.




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I thought I would share a couple of pictures from yesterday. This is my daughter, Kasey in front of Tower Hall, a beautiful Blue Stone Basalt building quarried on site.


Kasey and her friend, Danielle, who also took the campus tour yesterday.


Tower Hall from down the street. It's quite the landmark in the city of Duluth.


And now on to the last day of Founder's Circle 2014. We worked creating ornaments and decorating Christmas Trees that Stampin' Up! will be putting in an auction for the Festival of Trees fundraiser in Salt Lake City to benefit the Primary Children's Hospital. 2014 will be the 45th year of this auction that has raised over 35 million dollars. Wow!! It's a joy to be a part of something that has made such a difference through the years. Above, Plum Pudding buds: Catherine Sanders, Meg Loven and Jill Hilliard.


These are some of my table mates . . . Ann Clemmer, Kay Schwab and France Martin. 


We were part of the Plum Pudding Team and put together these ornaments for one of the three trees that Stampin' Up! is decorating.


Here is a closeup of one of the ornaments. 


Shelli strolled around the tables and would stop every once in a while to craft with us. Here she is working with Alanna Warf us on a kit that will soon be available for us to order. It is a Simply Created Kit called Many Merry Stars. 


Of course, I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to get my picture taken with Shelli. She has that million dollar smile that never fails to light up the room!


An example of one of the star ornaments. (They look like boxes, but they are truly ornaments as they do not open up.)


Here is how we topped our tree. I was impressed at how awesome the star ornaments turned out. You will be, too!


This is our tree and the groups that decorated it. I didn't crop this photo because I thought it was so cute seeing Shelli in the background completely absorbed in crafting the star ornaments. She was really getting into it! So fun to see our leader creating and crafting right along with us!


After the tree decorating, we went to supper. The tables were again so beautifully decorated. The gifts that you see in this picture were part of a white elephant gift exchange that we did. So cute and fun. I got "taco trucks," which turns out will be fun to "gift on" to my nephews!


And, when we got back to our rooms, we had another pillow gift. Almost or maybe all of our pillow gifts this year were wrapped in Christmas Tea Towels. I am looking forward to using these in December . . . another way to add a little festivity to our season. 


And finally, a final card to share from our Founder's Circle Swap. I loved this card created by Gail Lowe that uses the four feathers stamp set and coordinating framelits. I just love everything about this card from the sparkly feather in with all the heat embossed feathers to the woodgrain embossed background to the vintage button with the swirls of Gold Baker's Twine. So, so pretty!

I hope you've enjoyed the Founder's Circle recap, too. Thank you so much for stopping by. Today is the last day to get the deals that were posted last week. Tomorrow there will be a new group of Weekly Deals.


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Anonymous said...

I love all your videos as you do such a great job explaining and doing the cards. Your fall card is cute---keep up the great job you are doing. DonnaJ