Sunday, October 7

Crop and Create: Ottawa!

Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to hop on a plane with my bestie Kristine and attend Crop and Create in Ottawa!  What a wonderful experience!

(Warning!  Photo heavy post!!)
Here we are on the plane, getting ready to take off!

As soon as we landed, it was reveal time at Studio Calico, so we grabbed our luggage and got on our phones to do our Add on and shop items ordering.... Here I am in the airport using my super iPhone ordering ninja skills LOL

Once we finished with our order, it was time to decide what to do first....and so it began with an Ikea trip after we checked into our hotel...honestly, we were so excited about this I'm surprised we didn't go right from the airport!  I snagged some photo frames, shower curtain, fabric, notepads and these cool table spinners for my scraproom.  It was so difficult not to buy everything we wanted.... I think I'd be broke if we had an Ikea close by!

The next day we met up with our online friend Rosa and she was kind enough to bring us to MultiCrafts!  (Scrapbook supply wholesaler)  Oh my goodness, this was a dream come true for me!!!

Once we were finished with our shopping, we jumped into Rosa's car and picked up another online friend at the airport!  Nicole Nowosad was going to stay with us the entire weekend and Kristine and I had no idea what to expect!   It turns out the Nicole, Kristine and I are more alike than we could have ever imagined... we laughed and had a blast the ENTIRE weekend! 

Here we are getting ready to go to the crop area in the hotel....  I just adore these two women!

If you ever have the chance to attend a Crop and Create in your area, you must!!!!  (or even if it isn't in your area, well worth travelling and making a weekend of it!)

These crops are the best I've ever experienced, Catherine and Jen put on an amazing weekend and the classrooms are always packed and taught by the best in the Scrapbooking business! 

Two of the classes I took was with the lovely Kelly Purkey!  I was so excited to meet her, and she was absolutely adorable!  The other class I took was with the talented and hilarious Vicki Boutin!  This class was so jam packed with techniques I didn't even have a moment to *think* about taking any photos!  Wowsers!   (I will be posting my cards and albums that I made during these classes at a later date!)

One of my most favorite thing about the Crop and Create weekends is the Photobooth photos....always a blast to goof around with the girls!

As I'm typing up this post and looking at all the photos, I have a smile on my face.... This weekend was exactly what I needed.  Thank you lovely ladies for another amazing Crop and Create!  I can't wait for Saskatoon in November!


PS  We did do some sight seeing in Ottawa, I will post those photos tomorrow!