Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm Home (and apparently took the Brrr home from California with me!

I was chatting with Adela this morning ( she is the tall and beautiful lady that is standing way above my short little self!) and she told me that the temperature in California is now in the 70's.......can you believe the luck I have!!! I am sure that I must have brought the cold weather in and out with me. In addition, we have Amanda Sewell and Diana Gibbs......three Giraffe legged ladies that just dwarf me!!! In actuality, I think Diana and Adela come up to my I dropped to my knees for this one!

This palm tree looks quite comfortable though, but I needed to wear a sweater to get these early morning snapshots! Although I arrived home safely, there was a slight delay in Toronto to deice the plane. What a Whirlwind of a week!!!! I can't believe it flew by so quickly. So many things and people to see..............

We stepped off the shuttle bus and it was thrilling to see our Jeanne right there!! She had arrived within minutes of us and was our next door neighbour. I just love Jeanne, we got to talk every day in real life, rather than on MSN.........too fun!
Next to her in this photo, is Diana Gibbs

Diana is my Best Friend Jacqui's Sister and I was SO blessed to meet her. She is just like Jacqui, but maybe a wee bit bolder!!!! hehe...................I could only imagine what it would be like to spend time with the both of them. I got to spend a lot of time with Di this week and just love her to bits!!!

One of the first things that needed to be accomplished was to set up the Hanna Booth. ( I think Lori Craig took this picture...........and I swiped it.........taller people tend to get me at an angle that catches less of my chin!!!! Lol Thanks Lori!)

The booth went up quite quickly and nicely I think. The more time Kristi and I spend together, the more similarities we the way we pack our suitcases....our left handedness.......traveling with our hundred year old feather's really kind of bizarre. I am so glad we got to spend the week together.

I also got to meet Nancy Elrick, a great chicka who I have known online for several years. In fact, we were paired up in a Secret Santa exchange one year and had so much fun with it!!!! She was in the Copics class with us! What fun!

I met So many nice people at CHA. This is Lisa right above me and her friend and for the life of me, I can't remember her lovely friend's name .............I could guess, but it's probably better to be honest than to dream up a name...........ohhhhh I could go off on a tangent with this, but I'll contain myself. Thanks to editing and a little note from Lisa, our other friend is Susan!!!!

This is Carol, a lovely lady who with her Fantastic Hubby Jim, own Stampotique. I met them and fell in love with their images last year and have been doing designs with their stamps since. I was thrilled to see Carol as she is such a warm person and I wish we lived close so that we could stamp together!!!! Stampotique released some VERY VERY cool, sweet and slightly Macabre images this CHA................Click on my Sidebar to take a peek at what's new over at Stampotique!

I have Way more pictures to show you, but will add a few over the next couple of days!!!!
And after I finish unpacking and do a little photo editing, I'll be back to show you a couple of samples that I created for CHA


  1. Thanks for sharing some pics Vicki!! I am loving all of the insight I am getting into CHA through everyone's blogs. I also can only imagine what it must be like to meet IRL so many fabulous online friends!! Maybe you and I will get a chance to meet this June?!?! :)

  2. I'm glad you got to meet Nancy. I've gotten to know her quite well in the last couple years in Calgary. She is a doll. I'm actually seeing Nancy tonight to get some stamping in!

  3. Great Pics Vicki!!!

    So glad you had fun, and got back home safe!!! I always enjoy seeing pictures of people so keep them coming and can not wait to see your creations for CHA!!!!


  4. Hey there Vicki! Thanks for remembering me and Susan (that's her name!). We really enjoyed our time together at the Copics class. Thanks for all the great tips. I look forward to more in cyber world! And, yes, alas, it is rather warmish here in So Cal these days, but there is an article in today's paper about how this doesn't bode well for our drought conditions. It will be a long hot and dry summer. I shall have to travel to Canada to escape!

    {Hugs} Lisa

  5. I think bolder is a nice way to put it, I am definitely older!
    Love you and miss you so much!

  6. I am going to go so very fast and see what Stampotique has in store for me.


  7. It was great to finally meet you Vicki!!!!!!

  8. Vicki, this looks like so much fun!! it looks like you had a great time! Glad you made it home safe!


  9. These are great pics! TFS! So glad to have you back in blogland! =)

  10. Vicki, Thanks for sharing all of this. It is so wonderful to put faces with the names and also to hear about your experiences. I have always dreamed of going to CHA. Maybe in the Summer when it is in FL.

  11. Vicki, why did you have to give away our secret? I've always wanted to be "tall." Miss you lady! Oh, and I've given you a fab award. Deets on my blog.


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