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Stampin Up Founder's Circle Trip 2013 - Kanab Park and Tuachan

Stampin Up Founder's Circle Trip 2013 - Kanab, UT

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One of the biggest highlights of my year is visiting the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility in Kanab, UT on our annual Founder's Circle trip!


You'll probably remember photos from my previous trips here, and here, but this year they allowed us to take photos inside the manufacturing facility, as long as we didn't show any top secrets (?) or new, unreleased products... so... I thought you might enjoy just a few photos from our day!


Can you imagine any warmer of a welcome that all the employees out front greeting us?

This was the group of employees greeting our bus.. there were additional groups as well.

These stacks of Stampin' Up! carstock just made our hearts FLUTTER!

Founders-circle-kanab-strawberry-slush Founders-circle-kanab-coastal-cabana


The employee cutting the cardstock changed up his Be The Difference shirt a bit! :)

Below... cooling rubber.. ready to be cut and put into the stamp set boxes!



I know this looks like a cooking lesson.. but she's pouring CHERRY COBBLER INK into the bowl with "blank" ink pads... yummy!! :)

Founders-circle-kanab-lunchWe were treated to a fantastic BBQ lunch and we got to eat with the Kanab employees.. what a huge treat!!

I'm just sayin'.. for what it's worth,

I could TOTALLY eat lunch like this EVERY DAY! :)



We also got to stamp a couple quick Make & Take cards... that was new this year.. too fun!

This is my friend Cindy Baughman and I showing off our cards.

Below.. these are the free goodies we received on our tour... since I already have this stamp set, I'd love to share it with someone... leave me a comment below if you'd like to win the stamp set!  I'll draw a winner on Thursday, Sept. 26


Good-bye until next time... Thank you Stampin' Up! and all the hard working employees!


I have lots more Founder's Circle Adventures to share...  check back tomorrow!

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Melissa Flieg

Looks like a fabulous trip. Thanks for the chance to win.


How fun! Love reading about your trip. Thanks for the chance to win!

sonny peterson

Thank you for giving us a chance to be part of your tour . Also I think it would be great to win this stamp set !

Beth Lowery

Thanks so much for sharing! Looks like an awesome tour!


What an awesome tour to see first hand how stamps/cardstock are made. And to receive the tags 4 you, thank you.

laura j

your photo of the huge stacks of coastal cabana and strawberry slush cardstock had my heart fluttering!!

Jason Loucks

I loved seeing all your pictures and reading your stories behind them. Thanks for a such a great insight of everything. They know how to treat their demos!

I have wanted this stamp set, so to win this would rock! :D

Barbara Diane


You are having such fun! I cannot wait to see all the new items! Also making out my October order list! :<) Wishing you another happy day!


Barbara Diane


Hi Patty, Thanks for sharing your trip was almost as if I was there! ;-) Thanks for the chance to win the stamp set.


Thanks Patty for allowing us to benefit from your tour. You are such a good "guide". Oh & blog candy, that would be a nice way to end my tour of Kanab with you!

Diane E

Hi Patty. . . What a super time you had . . Thanks for sharing . . This stamp set is great!


Thanks for sharing all your fun adventures! What a fun place to work!

Robin S.

It looks like you had a great time at Founder's Circle, as usual! Oh my goodness...those stacks of paper...YUM!!! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!

Peggy Sue

What fun you must have had. Nice to see some peeks from behind the scenes!
The cards you showed are so cute and look so easy. What a great stamp give away. Thak you for the chance to win!

Maureen Albert

Wish I could have been on the tour. I am just nerdy enough to really enjoy how everything we use is made. Way too much fun. Thanks for sharing your pictures. P. S. I'll just take dessert!!!!!

Abby Lodge

It was fascinating getting an inside peek into the factory - thanks for sharing!

Janet Kohler

Glad you are snjoying yourself. It is also great that you share your experience with all of us. Thanks for the chance to win the new stamp set.

patti moffett

just looking at the stacks of cardstock made me drool! Seems I am a paper collector who dabbles in making cards!!! Seriously, appreciate the behind the scenes is fun to "meet" some of those who make it possible for us to create.
patti moffett


Thanks for filling us in on how our products are make, very interesting, thanks for allowing me to win this stamp set..

Laura L

Love the pics-looks like so much fun-and that dessert-Yummy!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Pam S.

Enjoyed tagging along, through your blog posts to see how our stamp products are made! Also enjoy all the great ideas you share on your blog. I read it daily. The non stamp pics are always fun to see really like the flowers and wildlife ones. Thanks for a chance to win a set of stamps.

Anita M.

I'm really enjoying all you Founder Circle pictures. That's for updating so often.


It was great tagging along on your awesome journey. I wish I could of been there to see all what stampin up does. Treasure that and thanks so much for sharing a part of what you do for all of us .

Mary Ann

Know you had a great time. Thanks for sharing. Mary Ann

Karen Newquist

I've been enjoying your updates. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures from Founders Circle. Congratulations on achieving the the prestigious status!

Patsy Buckles

Hey Patty, thanks for the tour. It is awesome to see Stampin' Up behind the scene and our products in the making process. Makes me appreciate them all the more. Thanks for giving us a chance to win that adorable stamp set. ~Patsy


I've enjoyed your daily updates from Founder's Circle, it looks like so much fun! Yes, I'm drooling just looking at all of the Coastal Cabana card stock, it's so yummy!

Kathy O

Thank you for the little tour inside! I have often wondered how things looked. Looks like you had lots of fun!

Cindy Henry

I'm happy you had such a wonderful time and glad you shared your experience !! How fun that must have been to go through the manufacturing process. Thank you so much for sharing your photos.

Lynne Ernst

Thank you for sharing your trip. Looks liked a wonderful. Very inspiring!!


I'm enjoying the details of your trip. Looks so fun! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Kathleen Wingerson

Thanks for sharing . . . I have always wondered what went on in Kanab. Congratulations on winning the Founders trip again! You definately deserve it.

Sandi Dailey

Love you make'n takes Patty!! We are so blessed that you and other Founder's Circle attendees have taken time during your trip to share pictures. I especially like the food pictures -- LOL (just being honest).


Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. Boy, what I could do with all that beautiful paper. Thank you for the chance to wind the stamp set. Glad you had a wonderful time. Take Care, gloria

julie collins

I just want to thank you for always sharing and taking time out of yoru busy day. Looks like you had a great time. I need to work harder to get to go next year.
happy stamping Julie

Cindy Trowbridge

It looks like you all had a great time! You are all an inspiration! Hopefully I can earn that trip someday soon!

Darlene L

You always take the most amazing photos. I feel like I was there right along with you. Thanks for sharing your talents, your heart and goodies with all your readers. Congrats again on your achievements.

Sherry Conrad

Followed everyone as you started your trip to Utah . Looks like so much fun! Would love to win this stamp set. I haven't bought it yet. Thanks for the chance.

Deloris Gilmore


Judy Jackson

A wonderful trip and great blog candy -- which I would like to win!

Cheryl S.

Love seeing all the pictures! Glad you had so much fun! I was just going to order this bundle but I'll try my luck here first! Would love to win it!

Carol Carriveau

I decided to go back to your first posting with your swap card and come back to today's pictures....what a fun trip and way to sort of live vicariously through them. You all so deserve all of the pampering, goodies, fab looking food and fun that you have. Thank you for sharing so much of your fun days!


I sounds like everyone is having a good time in Kanab. You are sooooo right about the paper stacks, they do look yummy.

Janice Eastes

Patty - Such a fun trip for you and all those other hard-working demonstrators. Thanks for the inside pics of the Kanab facility. Wish I were there! Janice Eastes

Janie Moore

Hi Patty,

Thanks for sharing all of the great pictures of your trip. It makes me feel like I'm are right there with you!

So glad you had a wonderful time on your trip and I look forward to seeing all of the new ideas you share with us!


Kat A.

Thank-you for sharing some of your trip. Your photos are always excellent!


Enjoyed the" behind the scenes" shots! Thanks for a chance to win some stamps!

Nicole Tugrul

What a trip!! I would love to be around all that paper! Those stacks of Coastal Cabana are truly yummy!! Looks like you had a blast, I love seeing your pictures!

berta H

UTAH + STAMPIN UP... its a great combo.. from pics looked like you all had a fabulous time


Looks like you had a fun time. Thanks for the chance to win.


Enjoying your report. I especially like seeing how different everyone's make N take cards are, using the same basic materials. Thank you for posting!

Misty Snell

Glad you had fun! I love the cards too!


Thanks for sharing these photos! I almost feel like I was there!


Love seeing all your photos. It must be a wonderful experience touring the Kanab facility, all that ink and paper!

Donna Stombock

Enjoyed the photos.....looks like they really know how to take care of the best of the best....thanx for the opportunity to win...

Connie G

Your trip looks amazing! I esp love to see the pics of the facility at Kanab and how stuff is made - so interesting!!!

Denise Bryant

Thanks for sharing your pics with us... looks like you had an awesome time! Nice of you to share the fun stamp set with one of us! Fingers crossed... it's a great set!

Terry York

What a wonderful trip and well deserved! and no, I don't have this stamp set...;)Terry York

Barb Y.

Sounds like you had a great trip! Thanks for sharing your time, talents and a stamp set. Congrats to whomever has their name drawn.

Deepa M.

Oh swoon - all that pretty coastal cabana cardstock!! How fun that you were allowed to take pictures and share this trip :) I have that stamp set on my wishlist - I'm just waiting to finish relocating and then I am going to order everything on my wishlist (it's roughly half a mile long right now ... :))

Virginia Trundle

So cool! I enjoy seeing how things are made. Someday I will make the trip with you! Thanks for sharing the pics and giving us a chance to win a great stamp set!


Looks like a ton of fun! Dream trip for me!

Lynn M.

Thanks for sharing all the fun highlights from your trip and for the chance at the blog candy!

Nancy C.

Thanks for the great pictures! I agree with you - the food looks pretty good! The employees look like they really enjoy their job! I would love this stamp set - thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Beth B

Always enjoy your blog - and love a chance to win!

Carrie Galindo

What fun! Oh, I would have been drooling over all that cardstock!

Barbara Woodard

Thanks for sharing your pictures of your wonderful trip. would love to win this stamp set!!

Jane Elliott

I love all of the postings, makes me miss being a demonstrator and going to convention. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Ferrell

It must be pretty cool seeing huge jugs of ink and palettes of paper! Wow! Always fun - make and takes!
Kindest regards,


How fun I'm glad you guys had a good time thx for the pics.

Marian Biegel

Thanks for sharing your photos of your trip. I do love the photos of the dardstock and ink being poured but----who doesn't love that delicious looking food!
Marian Biegel

Amy Turner-Nasset

Thank you for all you do! I love your posts and I look forward to the emails I get with your posts. Congratulations on being a part of the founders circle, again!! Thank you for sharing your treats!

Kimberly Sudol

Wow!! You are so very generous!! I have loved all the updates from Founder's Circle, but I don't know which I would like best...being in the same room as all that rubber OR that yummy dessert!!! Both are absolutely DELISH!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a stamp set I am just DYING to get!!


Thanks for sharing your experience! And thank you for the chance to win!

Jane Hunt

That stamp set would go perfect with my SU quarterly workshop with the NC demos group! Looks like a lot of fun for all there! Can't wait to see what you are up to next!

Jody Lee

I Patty, thank you for sharing your Founder's Circle trip with us. It looked awesome.

Dee in Oklahoma

Patty, looks like so much fun you had...and what a wonderful tour of learning. Thanks for sharing was great to see all the photos and I learned from them.
Cute stamp set...I would love to win it. Thanks Patty.


What a fabulous company! How awesome is it to say every day you work for Stampin' UP?!?

Adrienne West

What a cool experience to see all that! Thanks for sharing the pics and sharing some candy ;)

Toni Villa

WOW...what a way to be 'STAMPERED' (pampered the SU way!)

Would love to add this set to the SU goodies I send my sister.
She lives in another state and her husband has been out of work for quite a while. (she doesn't buy anything that isn't necessary) So I share my SU goodies with her. I've been SUing for 8 years now and share my supplies with her. She is overjoyed when she receives the packages.


What a trip you won! How interesting to see how everything you sell is made. Reminds me of the program "Made In America". How sweet of you to give us a chance to win the stamp set. I'm willing to take that chance! Thanks Patty!

Shala C.

I was so excited to see the photos. :) Isn't blank paper just the best thing ever?!

Kim Springer

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences!! Iʻm so happy for you.

Edna B.

The lunch looks yummy and all that paper is beautiful. I love paper. Think I have enough to last a couple of hundred years but I keep buying. Looks like you had a great time. Edna

linda callahan

So glad you enjoyed your stay in Utah! Looks like such fun!

Edna Glenn

Hi Patty,

It looks like you had so much fun at Founder's Circle. I have been following your posts regarding your trip. To be able to see "behind the scenes" through your camera lens is so cool, thanks for sharing this with us. Also, it is very sweet of you to share one of your gifts.

Amy W.

Hi Patty! Thanks so much for keeping us up to date on all of your Founder's Circle fun! It's so neat seeing how some of the products are made! I love these posts just as much as I love your fabulous card posts! Thanks for the chance to win!


Wow what a fabulous trip. Looks like you had a lot f fun. How sweet you are to share your prizes.


Hi Patty, looks like you had a great time. I could only wish...congrats for achieving this trip!


It's nice to see the happenings "behind the scenes". My neighbor had 3 workshops at her house over the past couple of years, and Cindy was the demonstrator. She is so creative and talented...but then, that's the description for ALL the SU demonstrators, isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

Gay Ferland

Wow what an opportunity of a lifetime to be where you are as of this posting!!!! Congratulations on your achievement! !! Fun, fun, fun!!
Thanks for an opportunity to win a stamp set that I do not own!!! Woo hoo!
You are the best!!
Gay Ferland

Peg Smith

So nice of you to share your great experience with us! Can't imagine seeing that much rubber and paper! I'd love to win this stamp set. Thanks!


Oh how I would love to win this set!! Thanks Patty for the chance to win. So grateful for the pictures of your trip, sharing the food pictures ....yes, I could eat like that every day, too but I would have to buy some new jeans! Interesting pics of behind the scenes! Again thanks for sharing and congratulations for making the grade.

Colleen Walker

Thanks Patty for sharing your trip and all you GREAT craft idea's. That Stamp Set is one on my want list. I would love to be the winner of that. Then I could cross something off my list. Thanks!!!

Priscilla Joseph

Those photos were so cool! Thanks for the chance to win the stamp set.

Patti McFarland

Thank you for the great photos. It is so neat to see how stuff is made. Once again, congratulations on Founders Circle.


great stamp set! i used to love going to convention! glad u are having a blast!


I have a new phone and my message disappeared from my screen. Thank you for bringing us along on your trip-all of it. We got stranded over a weekend in Knab when our camper broke down. My children played on that playground but I had no idea about the SU/Knab connection. A bank employee who always went to St. George on Mondays couriered our part to the repair place. Very friendly town! Beautiful place!

Peggy S from OH

Glad to hear tht SU treated you demos so well! Bet you are inspired and full of creativity after that!

Kathy Weiss

What an AWESOME stamp set and what AWESOME times you have at your stampin-up conventions!!!

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