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Founder's Day 3

Hello Stampers,

I was so tired after yesterday's events that I didn't have the energy to post about our amazing day.  So tonight there will be two posts to catch you up.

One of my most favourite activies at Founder's is our trip to Kanab, Utah where the manufactoring of our stamps takes place.  The 65 employees are outside to greet us and it's so overwhelming to see all their signs and their excitement at having us visit. 

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The picture of the "rock" is the Stampin' Up! sign at the entrance to the facility and the last picture is of me and Shelli in the apartment on site used when management and other SU! employees visit the plant and need to stay over.  It's absolutely beautifully decorated (by Shelli) and is warm and inviting.

We can't take pictures of the plant itself but we saw how stamps are made from artist concept to when they are boxed up for you!  We also saw some new processes that are being carried out now in Kanab including the new stamp pads, filling of ink refills and Stampin' Mist and the cutting of our cardstock.  It's always so facinating to learn how our products are made.

Next we had a lovely barbeque lunch with the employees before heading out on our next adventure.

Back on the bus we headed for Arizona where we visiting the Glen Canyon Dam.  We boarded boats and travelled for 3 hours down the Colorado River through the canyon.  What a wonderful adventure!  We ended the tour at Lee's Ferry which is the start of the next part of the river leading into white water and the Grand Canyon.  It was so beautiful - hard to describe the awe of seeing these magnificant red cliffs.

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After a 15 hour day we finally arrived back at the hotel and fell into our beds.  Our pillow gift was a gorgeous framed print of the canyon to remind us of our time on the river with a wonderful inscription on the back - so thoughtful!  It was once in a lifetime adventure!

Happy Stamping,

Alison

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