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Founder's Circle 2013: Truly Grateful QC Swap

Yesterday at the 2013 Founder's Circle event, was a day of relaxing.  We could go shopping, hang out at the pool, complete our make & takes, read a book, chat with old and new friends...I think you get it.  Just do whatever we want!  And that's exactly what I did!

The day ended with the Stampin' Round Up! Share & Swap event.  Just imagine 120 swappers (in our PJ's) filling the halls of the hotel with our swap line.  A highlight of the trip!

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Here's my swap, a Quick & Cute card (QC) which was one of my Just Cards Buffet choices this month.  It was a favorite of mine and still is, 125 swaps later.  I like this card because it's a nice reflection for me on acheiving the special honor of earning my 6th Founder's Circle - Top 100 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators .  I am Truly Grateful for many people in my life, who helped and supported me in this acheivement.

  • My customers who encourage me daily with emails of thanks for just doing what I love to do.
  • My club members, both local and long distance.  I appreciate both your business and friendship.
  • My DOstamperSTARS...these gals are just the best.  I didn't know any one of them before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  And now, I'm honored to call them my friends.
  • My special helpers (Jan, Meghann, Shari) who helped me through the most difficult, successful and rewarding year I've had as a demonstrator.  With an extra special thanks to Laurie...I couldn't have done it without your help!  
  • And lastly my friends and're the bestest of all.  Thank you, I'm truly grateful & blessed.

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Collage Stamping Tip:

  • Start with largest to smallest stamps. 
  • Ink stamp once and stamp several times without reinking, getting variations of the same color.  Good technique for adding depth.