Founder’s Circle 2013


OH MY GOODNESS!!! I’m so excited and so honored to have earned one of Stampin’ Ups! most prestigious awards, Founder’s Circle.  What is Founder’s Circle? It’s the top 100 demonstrators!    My knees buckled and I just stood in shock when my name was called.  I started crying… yes I’m a cry baby… Lol!!!  I was just so humbled and excited to have earned this achievement!

A “BIG” Thank you to all my virtual stamping friends, family and peers for your love, support and friendships.  I couldn’t have earned this without all of you.  It was your kind words of encouragement that kept me going even when I thought I couldn’t. Thank you for always believing in and for pushing me to be all that I could be. Thank you for enjoying my videos and projects.  I’m sending a “BIG” hug to all of you as you made my dream come true.  Thank You!


After awards night we attended the evening celebrations and as I type this its really late!!!   However, as I returned back to my room I know many of you have been waiting to hear the news.  I  just had to share… I earned Founder’s Circle 2013!!!!  Woo Hoo!!!   I’ll share more highlights from Friday and Awards night soon.  Stay tuned as I have been snapping pictures of everything and promise to share it all.  Hugs, Brandy





66 Responses to Founder’s Circle 2013

  1. yolanda August 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Much congratulations!! I watch all your videos and I love them! I absolutely love your creativity! I live in Los Angeles but wish I could attend your stamp classes and “getaway stamp camps”! take care and look forward to your next card!!

  2. Carol H. July 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    So excited for you. I follow your blog and your love of SU is obvious. Congrats to you.

  3. Katie S July 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm #


  4. Catherine Pooler July 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Congratulations, Brandy! A fellow North Carolinian…I look forward to meeting you at FC this year. Be sure to grab me! 🙂

  5. Brenda July 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    I’m so proud of you!

  6. Esveyde July 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Kudos! y Muchas Felicidades!

  7. Franlyna July 22, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Congratulations! This is a well deserved honor.

  8. Nicole July 22, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    Woo hoo! Congratulations! 🙂 I’m so excited that you are my upline! You have so many great ideas and I am excited to see where this takes me!

  9. Elizabeth July 22, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    So excited for you, Brandy! Great job!

    • Phyllis Bess July 22, 2013 at 9:09 am #


  10. Holly July 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    I am so happy for you girl! You deserve this award more than anyone. You have a true talent when it comes to your cards and an every more precious personality. We ALL love you and are so excited for you!!

  11. Donna Engelson July 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Congratulations, Brandy! Well deserved !

  12. Tonya July 21, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Yay, Brandy!! Congratulations! I’m so excited for you! I only wish I would have been there to see it in person!!

  13. Maggie Carmody July 21, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    Congratulations on achieving such a well-deserved honor!

  14. Elle July 21, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Congratulations. You have earned this recognition and opportunity. You are a beautiful woman inside and out and your joy in blessing others so evident. I love your excitement at the small things. Well done! I look forward to more tutorials! Elle from Western Australia.

  15. Laura Williamson July 21, 2013 at 4:09 am #

    Congratulations Brandy, I am so happy for you. Thanks to you I have found something I can and love to do. Your videos has inspire me to be crearive.and I enjoy it. So, thanks, and congratulations again. 🙂

  16. Martha Loge July 21, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    Congratulations Brandy! well deserved!

  17. Terri July 21, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    A BIG congratulations to you Brandy! Well done.

    Ter 😉

  18. Glynda Olive July 21, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    Congratulations on your well-deserved honor!

  19. Jesse July 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Congrats on your well deserved recognition. It was you that inspired me to use and create with stamping up products. Keep up the insperational work.

  20. Teresa Luck July 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    congrads yah!!! You deserve it for all your hard work.

  21. Judy Bishop July 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Congrats!!!!! What an amazing achievement. I’m so thrilled to be on your team. Thank you for all you do for us, it is appreciated more than you will ever know.

  22. Carolyn Hildreth July 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Congratulations Brandy – so happy for you. You are radiant in the picture – your excitement is obvious.

  23. Judy July 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    CONGRATS Brandy! You deserve this. I may be fairly new and naive, but I knew you were one of the best first time I ran accross you. Thanks for all your inspiration, quick responses and help at everything. Many long-distance hugs.

  24. Anouk July 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Congratulations, SO happy for you.
    And crying is allowed !

  25. Pat Tschudy July 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Congrats Brandy! Good to see you on the receiving end. You give soooo much to your followers. Thanks for all of your inspiration. Hugs!

  26. Ilena Christman July 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Brandy, Congratulations, we are all so proud of you. Keep the videos and ideas coming our way. They are great. Have fun for the rest of Convention, Ilena

  27. Mary Blacker July 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Brandy, YOU ROCK!!!!!
    Congratulations, I can’t think of anyone who desrves it more. 🙂 You are one of the sweetest persons I know – even in the midst of all that you have worked so hard for. You should be proud. 🙂
    Love ya girl,

  28. Melissa July 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Congrats Brandy! You are awesome!

  29. Linda Bostedt July 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    Congrats!!! You inspire me daily, I’m new to Stampin Up, and you challenge me to keep moving forward every day

  30. Rita July 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Congratulations Brandy! I am so excited for you………Yeah!!!!

  31. Jeanette July 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    GREAT! WELL DONE! Hearty Congratulatuons Brandy, a well deserved Award, with Love from Jeanette, South Africa

  32. Lynn Bennett July 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    You go girl! You are #1 in my book … the other 99 were there to keep you from falling down.

  33. Becky Jo July 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so happy for you I have tears in my eyes. You sure deserve this award! Your videos and projects inspire me! BIG HUGS!!

  34. Beverly Cates July 20, 2013 at 11:56 am #


    I’m not surprised, I’m so new to your Team, but I could feel your sharing and love of Stampin Up! and for your Team members!

    I’m so happy for you and pleased that Stampin Up! recognizes team leaders like you! <

  35. Cathy Wetzel July 20, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Being a new demonstrator I can honestly say I follow all your videos and newsletter. You so deserve the Founder Circle as you are very inspirational, articulate and creative.

  36. Kim Hannan July 20, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Congratulations to you! That is a really fabulous achievement! Top 100 out of how many demonstrators? 10,000+? I’m super proud to have chosen you for my upline mentor for this fun company! Looking forward to meeting you one day in person!!! Enjoy your achievement!

  37. michelle July 20, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Congrats! I have been swapping your 10 cards in 20 minutes. I included your name on the recipe so hopefully they will visit your website. Congrats again.

  38. Alice July 20, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    How lucky all of us in the area are that we not only get to watch your videos, but are able to come to your home and share with you in person. Your stamp class and stamp club are always so much fun and so inspirational. I know that going to Pinehurst to the Stamping Getaway is going to be the stamping highlight of the year. November won’t get here quick enough for me. Everyone should be fortunate enough to go!

  39. Mary Beth July 20, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    A BIG congrats!!! Way to go girl!!!

  40. cookie terry July 20, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Brandy…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You deserve that award because u my dear are extremely talented! I’m new,to your website but I have to tell you that I LOVE your teachings…I’ve learned so much from you and watching your videos is one of the highlights of my days!!!! You are AWESOME and again Congratulations on winning this award.

  41. Kathy Thompson July 20, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Congratulations!!!! You truly deserve this award. You are so creative and share your creativity with everyone. I’m thrilled for you. Keep up the great work.

  42. Kathy Thompson July 20, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Congratulations!!!! You truly deserve to win. You are so creative and share your creativity. I’m thrilled for you. Keep up the great work.

  43. Kathy G July 20, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Congratulations Brandy!! A well deserved recognition. You inspire me! Keep up the good work! Hugs back to you!!!!

  44. Kathy T July 20, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    Well deserved! I love your videos. You should be very proud

  45. Donna July 20, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Congrats! You deseve this honor. You do an outstanding job with your blog and we can tell how much work and time you put into your business.

  46. Holly Paplow July 20, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Congratulations Brandy!!! I am so HAPPY for you! You deserve it! You are such a good teacher and love all your projects. You have inspired me. God bless ( :
    Thank you for your website.

  47. Janel July 20, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Praise God!!!!! Lord knows how hard and determined and diligently you worked to receive this award. Makes getting it mean so much more and brings so much joy. I know you had help (a great hubby and 2 little mommies helpers:o) and you all sacrificed your time with love and patience. Together as a family you achiieved and you, individually, became our Father’s vessel for His mighty works. Your life and work with stampin up has changed mine and so many others lives, only in very positive ways. I will always cherish your friendship and prayers. Sisters in Christ, Janel :o) Have way tooooo much fun!!!!!

  48. Cathy w July 20, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Brandy I am so happy for you! Hope I get to see you and tell you in person today!

  49. Terri Becraft July 20, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Congratulations Brandy! Your work is superb. You certainly are well deserving of this award! Enjoy 🙂

  50. Dianne Eure July 20, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Congratulations! I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more! You are so generous in sharing all you do! Kudos to you! Great choice by SU! Have a wonderful time on the trip. You have earned it! Woohoo!

  51. Judy E July 20, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration to everyone with your enthusiasm and generosity in sharing your wisdom and talents. Love your videos!

  52. Miss Mary July 20, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Your videos are outstanding. You’ve got great ideas. What a well deserved award! Congratulations!


  53. Ad K. July 20, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    congrats, all your hard work is paying off! thanks for being so sweet and sharing your talent.

  54. Virginia July 20, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    A big CONGRATS, and like everyone has already said, you are so deserving of this award. I can’t wait to hear and see all about it.

  55. Martha H. July 20, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Congratulations! I am SO happy for you, Brandy! You are the best!

  56. Lan G July 20, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    That is sooo awesome! Congratulations, you deserve it!

  57. Randee S July 20, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Congrats!!! I am soooo happy for your.

  58. Cindy W. July 20, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Congratulations my friend!! You deserve this award!! I am so proud to be part of your virtual family and am blessed to have you as my demonstrator. God Bless you and we will have a wonderful year to come!!! Enjoy every moment of the convention…… can’t wait to hear more about it!! Love!! Cindy in Florida

  59. Carla McKinnon July 20, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Well done! When I hit on your website a couple of months ago I knew I hit it BIG! Congrats!

  60. Maria Russell July 20, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Congratulations Brandy! You deserve it! I wish I was there to witness it in person but I am so happy that you are sharing your photos with us! Have a safe trip back home.

  61. Laura P. July 20, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    Hi Brandy,
    Congratulations on your big achievement!! You are so deserving of this honor. All of your kindness in sharing your videos and projects has come back to you! Have a great time on the Founder’s Circle trip!

  62. Bobbye Goetz July 20, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Brandy! I was so excited to hear your name called last night for Founder’s Circle. Congratulations!

  63. Patty Breneman July 20, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Congradulations Brandy!!!! Your the Best. Woo Hoo!!!!

  64. Cyndi Ferenz July 20, 2013 at 4:13 am #


    • Nanci July 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      Congratulations – I love your videos. You are such a sweet lady it is easy to tell that you are doing this all with God by your side.