Crop& Create Moncton…The Recap…and a GIVEAWAY (at the end)

After a few days of recovery I am here to tell you all about the amazing time the Crop & Create crew had in Moncton!!  Such a stellar group of ladies.  Grab a drink and pull up a chair…it’s a long one!!  Giveaway at the end!!!!


Here’s the story… 


We walked on the tarmac to hop on this sweet ride.  I was worried we might have to flap our arms…but we did not.  Picked up Kelly from SK in the airport!

Our C&C Crew for Moncton… 


Catherine, Angie and I.

Moncton, baby. 


Snow.  Lots and lots of snow!!!


And then…more snow.  It sure was pretty…from inside.


I had the opportunity (have to look for the positive in everything) to practice my Michonne skills in the snow.  Killing it!


This is Michonne…she wields a ninja sword just as well as I do a snow brush (it was really more like a toothbrush).  I had to throw a Walking Dead reference in there.

All of Us


Stacey and Kim from Spellbinders, Catherine, Angie, ME and Jodi from Fancy Pants Designs.  LOVE every. single. one. of. them.  Seriously…lovely, talented, generous group right here!!!

 The Venue


Here is a peek at “set up”.  We were in the ballroom early and got everything in order at the Delta Beausejour for our friends.


 Here is a similar pic with our “friends” in it!!!!


The staff at this hotel went ABOVE AND BEYOND!!!  They took such good care of us and I love that they enjoyed chatting and checking in.  The darling Nelson had all of our favourite teas waiting for us on Friday am.  That my friends is AWESOME and so thoughtful!!!


And this little peach with Angie is Nicole.  WE LOVE HER!!!!  What an amazing asset the Delta Beausejour has in her.  Detail oriented, hard working and so pleasant.  These are the people that make all of the behind the scenes stuff work flawlessly!!!  Thank you!

The Classes


Here is the gang from my Texture Play Workshop.  We had fun learning a whole new round of techniques using more Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz MAGIC!!!  Inky hands= a happy heart.  Thanks peeps!!!


The crew from my Sheer Beauty Workshop.  They worked it out!!!  Got all of the layouts done using all of the loveliness from My Mind’s Eye!!!  Thanks to all of you, too!!!


A special thanks to Crystal for helping in my classes!!!!!  You are the bomb!


Here is Angie and her Neocolor/Angie Girls crew!  They were having so much fun!!!


The ladies LOOOOVED all of the Spellbinder’s Magic that was made over the three days!!!  Awesome company and amazing ladies…Stacey and Kim…so GENEROUS!!!


Stacey…trying to control all of that Spellbinder Inspiration that was brewing!!!


I was teaching at  same time as Jodi from Fancy Pants so I just have an “AFTER” shot.  These classes were PACKED and the ladies loved them!!  But what isn’t there to LOVE about Fancy Pants Designs!??!!!  Great product.  Great people.  Jodi is delightful and we were so happy to spend time laughing with her!!

The FAMOUS Photo Booth …

(just a few of the 100’s of photos taken)


Julie Ann and Susan…love them. the end.


These two…crazy fun! Monica and Nadine and their friend in the phone!


My girls…Anik, Chantal and Michelle!


Warrenne and Virginia!!  Love this!


Me, Karen and Kathy!!!  Caught them on their way out…love these two!!!


I hope I get to see each one of these ladies at My Stamping Studio in August…LOVELY GROUP OF LADIES!!!!!    Shelley, Betty, Sheri, Raquel, Mae, Julie and Susan.


My Rock band…Angie, Catherine, Tracy, Christine and Stephanie.  Talented, talented, ladies!  Tons of inspiration from this group!!


My people.  Mike and Kelly from My Stamping Studio in Nova Scotia.  Love the two of them and can’t wait to head back to their store in August!!!!  Hold on to your hats…crazy will be on her way!!  Hope to see you there!!!


Angie and Virginia…cuteness.

And THIS Happened…

(it was all me.  I take full responsibility for making many ladies take THIS photo with THOSE glasses)


Miss Fancy Pants (Aka Jodi Sanford)


Hot Lips (aka Angie Blom)


Miss Hepburn (aka Catherine Tachdjian)


TROUBLE (aka some crazy chick)



Kim…rocking out the Spellbinder’s Tag!!


The mastermind behind Spellbinders…Miss Stacey Caron.


Oh Virginia Fynes…you are brilliant!!!  Look at these little wood frames with the cameras!!!!  LOOOOOVE!!!!!


Angie took this photo of these lovelies (Marielle, Virginia, Tina and Jodi) rocking out the Angie Girl’s and Neocolors!!!


And that’s me!!!  Enabling…I mean demoing Heidi Swapp’s Minc.  Love it.  Need it!!!

 I love Make ‘n Take night.  Catch up with all of these wonderful woman, doing what we love, eating treats and laughing.  Lots of laughing!!!!

A Few More Friends


Sisters!!!  Erica and Brittany with Catherine and Holly and Heather!!!


Treats from a friend!!!  Thanks, Tammi!!!


We loved them!!!  Look at that face!  H-A-P-P-I-N-E-S-S!!!!!

It’s a WRAP!!


We rounded the weekend up with dinner and a movie!!!  Good times!!!

THANKS, THANKS and Thank you to all the ladies who braved the weather and spent this fabulous weekend with us!!!  Thanks to the stores…My Stamping Studio, The Scrap Shack and Let’s Capture Our Memories…you out did yourselves!!!  Thanks to all of our sponsors, too!!!

We sure do know how to have a good time!!!!  Winnipeg is next…are you going to be there???

For the ladies who asked about my monthly 6

page layout kit with Button Farm…here is the

link…. VICKI’s KIT.  Good times in a box!  HA!

To keep the party going…a GIVEAWAY!!!!  Stacey and Kim from Spellbinder’s  shared a few dies from their class with me.  Love that!!  So I am going to pay it forward and share a few with you!!! Just leave a comment on this post and I will choose a lucky person who will receive 2 Spellbinder Dies and a few extra goodies!!!

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