Camp Croppin' 2010 has come and gone!!!!

Camp Croppin' in Calgary this past weekend was a BLAST!!!!  Not only did we have an AMAZING team of instructors, but as always, there were some awesomely fun and talented scrapbookers!!!  Watch Breakfast Television this coming Friday, April 23 for a recap of both my CHA and Camp Croppin' exerience!!!

One of my very favourite companies is BO BUNNY and they really do know how to have a great time and teach a super duper great class!!!  All the ladies kept commenting on how spectacular the projects and the teachers are and you can tell by looking at this fun photo of Jeri that she knows how to "work it"!!

The GLITZ GIRLS from GLITZ DESIGN were also there and although I've met them before at CHA the past couple of years, it was sheer pleasure to really get to know these two lovely ladies Erin and Laura!!  Their new line "Vintage Love Collection" is simply stunning and everyone LOVED the little flowers they taught us how to make out of their supplies and a coffee filter!

And my good friend CHRISTY RIOPEL was teaching for BASIC GREY and her classes ROCKED with tips, techniques and Christy's super joyous personality!!!  You can't help but have a good time in her classes!!

As CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER MAGAZINE'S latest addition to the team, Christy joined me this year to help judge the infamous Camp Croppin' layout contest.  I've been doing this for years and know what to expect... laughter, tears (I ended up by myself in the corner doing the "ugly cry"... thanks alot Barb!!) and a hard time picking the winners cuz there's just so much talent that shows up at this event!!!  And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that all the proceeds go to the Children's Hospital Therapeutic Scrapbooking Program!!!!!

Here is us with the winner TARA JOHNS... but you'll have to wait to see her CAPTIVATING layout in the Fall issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!!!  You won't be disappointed!!!!

And I'll end today with my favourite shot of the weekend!!!  I don't know this girl and I don't know her story, but I do know she was overwhelmed with pure joy and gratitude at winning one of the awesome prizes at the crop.  Now THIS is why I love my job!!!!!

The other part of my busy life has been getting my home ready to sell!!!  Here is one "before" and "after" shot I'll give you for now and will post more later on.  We have done pretty good at purging our life, but it's been hard when you've been living in the same home for over 17 years!!!  I have to say though... I'm getting used to a much more pared down, simplistic feel... I just can't find anything now though!!!!!!


jill said...

Wow!!!! what a purge. Your office looks great!! And it looks like you had a blast at Camp. Wish I could have joined. Next time........

Jennifer Reynard said...

Looks like you had toooo good of a time!! LOL Thanks for all the photos.
You did a super job of purging.
I hope I never have to do that as
I can't throw anything out. Yikes, for my kids!!
Have a great week!