Monday, April 28, 2008

Hanna does Victoptia

What a weekend!!! I was totally blessed to have some of my Best Friends for a weekend of creating, laughing , sharing and sipping appletini's.

The Third Annual Victopia was a Smashing Success!!!! It really gets the creative juices flowing when you are surrounded by such talented people.

My Stampin' Chickies arrived from all over the Province and of course we had two special guests from the U.S. Kristi Ferro, owner of Hanna Stamps and although a new friend a very dear one. Judy Workman a member of the Hanna DT got kudos for being the one who traveled the longest distance and the most productive stamper.................Man Judy is like a MACHINE when it comes to producing cards and papercrafts! I wish I had here gift of swiftness!!!!

Some of the girls arrived Thursday evening, which gave us a head start in tapping into our creative talents. The rest of the the crew were here in time to enjoy fajita's and margaritas. Although the fajita's were spicy, I managed not to give anyone a heavy dose of heartburn. In fact, my Girlfriend Laura called me tonight to say that I have created a Chicken Fajita monster!!! This is here second go round with my special recipe and she is sniffing around for the secret!!!

We played well into the night, catching up on news, the newbies getting to know each other a little better and of course enjoying Judy's to "Die" for Chocolate Brownies!!!

Making New Friends.........................

Kristi and Rina

So, Hanna was on the scene as well. I am sure this is my most favourite Hanna ever!!! Well then again, I think I say that every time we release a new Hanna.

This sweetie pie hails from the Fun in the Sun Stamp set, that will be available from Hanna Stamps this Friday (1200 a.m. est).

I created this card for a colour challenge that is being hosted on Splitcoast Stampers. Would you like to win one of the new release stamp sets?

Well there is a couple ways that you can do it.
Click HERE

You can also win a set just by joining us at the release party this Thursday the Hanna Stamps member forum.................

This card was created with a Rich Palette of Prism papers.........................Crabapple light, Vibrant Teal and Rose Dark.............a delicious combination. I used the paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to add some dimension to the card and coloured the Beach Babe and her accessories with Copic Markers. I created the background paper (teal) with a small image of suntan lotion and finished the card off with one of the Yummy Charms that Kristi carries in her online store at

Hope to see you Thursday at the release party. I will be a little late, but will catch up with you all around 10 p.m.

Check out the HANNA DT websites, blogs and art Galleries to see more wonderful sneak peeks!!!!!

Ciao for now,



  1. Wow, I wanna go to Victopia next year. I LOVE frajitas and martinis, I love stamping, talking, laughing, sure wish I was there, looks like a great group of gals.

  2. Very cool, sounds like you gals had a fantastic time!!! Great card, can't wait to see full sets for the release.

  3. Super adorable cute Vicki! I am so jealous -- I bet you had such a blast!!!!

  4. How do I wrangle an invite for next year???

  5. can I stow away in Judy's luggage next year for the event? Have a mixture of jealousy and happiness that you got to spend time with Judy. She's a great friend.

    And too funny that her brownies are now world-reknown! ;)

  6. LOVE them.....
    I had such a blast, thank you so much for everything


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