The second day of Founders Circle was an easy one full of relaxing, stamping & hanging out with friends – ahhh what a life!!!

Here is the busy (!) agenda outside the Gathering Place…

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See that cute embellie at the top left corner of the frame?  That was GORGEOUS!!!  It is made using DSP and cinnamon sticks and was just amazing – here is a closer look – check out those pieces that roll to the front and have had stars punched into them – how neat is that?

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The Gathering Place was wide open today…with a festive display of tall lighted trees in the center of the room and greenery around the walls…

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And bunches of candy jars all around…we could each choose a festive mug from the display…

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To use to fill with candy and cookies!  Here are some more…I choose that cute Robin one…

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And here is that display of yummy treats for our empty mugs…

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ALL of the jars around the room had handmade tags which were just stunning – I will have another blog post showcasing all of them – but here are my favorites…

LOVE those twine wrapped trees…

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And sparkly stars…

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Now I want to make a whole bunch of my own tags – those ones were just amazing!!!

Today we played for more gift wrapped prizes…

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The packaging is just amazing…this is a Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bag (pg 201) and the top has been folded and punched using the Confetti Stars Punch (pg 30) with a piece of green Designer Series Paper from Under the Tree Specialty DSP (pg 5 Holiday Catalog) and decorated with a bow made using Natural & Olive Two Tone Trim (pg 29 Holiday Catalog)…

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And that tag was made using a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock – the top was shaped using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (pg 221) and the image is stamped using Old Olive ink and a stamp from Mingle All The Way (pg 17 Holiday Catalog)…

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And inside that beautiful packaging was a pack of All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments…LOVE them!

Even the water is a treat to drink here!!!  Check out this row of fruit flavored water…they are just delicious…

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And then the snack platters arrived…oh my – how wonderful & amazing they were!  Loaded with meats & cheeses, handmade breads & crackers, nuts & olives…

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Talk about being spoiled LOL…cheese…I LOVE cheese…

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Here was my snack plate…it was so good I went back for seconds…

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What a WONDERFUL day it was…and this evening we have the Business Share & Swap event…one of my favorite things!

Sarah

Founders Circle 2014 – Day Two – part one…
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