Check one, two. Is anyone still here? I have had the craziest couple of months. It feels like I have been away more than I have been home. I miss this blog and hearing from my friends. I thinks it's time to reconnect. Not even sure where to start. Grab a drink, get comfie and let's chat.
Lots has been going on since my last post way back in December. The holidays came and went. The Boutin's had a great time gift giving, spending time with the family and eating, of course.
Love these nutballs!! Glad to get to spend lots of quality time with them!! Before I new it CHA Winter work was upon me!! I created samples for Simple Stories, Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Queen & Co and Basic Grey. Busy, busy!
Then after getting my first of a number of sinus infections/cooties, I headed to California for CHA Winter!
That's just a peek at all of the fabulous-ness they released! Watch this coming Monday March 3rd for something exciting I want to share!!! Stop by for more info on Monday.
Look who I got to catch up with at Big Picture Scrapbooking's PLAY event!!!
What else happened in January?.....
One Direction here we come!!! I am as excited as she was!
He is so stinkin' cute in his new braces!!
LOTS of this...
...and it can go away now.
With February came the Scrapping Turtle's Cruise. Let me tell you...this is an amazing getaway!!! I have the best time teaching on these cruises. Got to spend time with a great group of ladies (and some guys, too!), great weather, amazing ports, Royal Caribbean Rocks...just a great time!
This one left from New Orleans (now one of my FAVOURITE cities!!!!)
After a whirlwind stay in New Orleans we set sail...
Grand Cayman...this is Hannah in her element!!
This is us at sea...Thanks for the photo Bertha!
This is one of the projects we made.
It was a great time! I will share more photos and info soon. We are working on next years dates. Don't miss out. This really is a great experience!!! I would love to see lots of familiar faces on the 2015 Scrapping Turtle Cruise!!!!
Only a few days after arriving home from the cruise we were off to a hockey exchange in Philidelphia. The Merriton Bulldogs and Wissihickon Hockey Club have been doing this hockey exchange for over 50 years!!! Riley billeted with a great family and it was a once in a lifetime experience..
they won!!!! So proud of these boys!!!
Thanks to a great group of coaches!! These guys put a ton of their time and hearts into providing our boys with an amazing team experience!
Once we arrived home from Philly, Ri and I packed up and left a day later for Camp Wanakita with the Grade 7 and Grade 8 kids from Power Glen school! Four days of skiing, snow shoeing and team building! So glad I had the chance to experience this with Ri.
Then I came home with a doozy of the flu. The one with the sore throat, earache, bronchitis and headache. Spent the four days in bed. Finally felt human again before heading off to...
Fun filled workshops, catching up with sweet friends, fabulous food and lots of productivity!!! It was a great event!!! I love these Crop & Create weekends!!! Have you attended one yet?? You still have time this year. We will be heading to...
Fundamentals of Distress
We are going to have a ton of fun!!!! I hope to see lots of familiar faces on March 21st-22nd!!! Are you planning on attending??
So you see...it has been a little busy around here. On top of all that travel is day to day family life, assignments due and prep work. I must admit that it feels really good to get this posted. I miss keeping in touch with a lot of you and this blog is a great way to do that. I plan on posting once a week moving forward. Think that's doable. Fingers and toes crossed!!!
Don't forget about this one, too....
PUERTO RICO!!!!!! Oh man I love this event!! The people are truly amazing in PR. Great store. Crazy and beautiful store owner. Awesome team. And heck...it's in Puerto Rico! Are you going to come and play?? Here is a link to all of the details...Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event. It is June 6th -8th!!! Hope to see you there!!!
OK! Now a giveaway!!! How about a Vicki's Favourite Things goodie bag!!! I will fill it with a bunch of the things I love!!! Just comment on this post. I will draw a name on Wednesday March 12th.
Thanks for sticking with me! Can't wait to hear from you!!!! See you in a few days!!!