Saturday, March 24, 2012

I'm back...

Hello my crafty peeps! I have been away on a mini vay-cay with my hubby, and boy oh boy have I missed a lot!!!! 

This awesome weather is the main thing of course, but what came along with it has totally blown me away. I just went outside in the backyard to clean my heated birdbath, and I just can't believe that everything in my garden is up above the soil and/or budding. Even the mighty Oaks and Maples are showing signs of new life. 

As some of you know my husband and I traveled to Vancouver from Toronto on VIA Rail's the "Canadian" passenger train a little over one week ago. We had a fantastic experience to say the least, and we met so many awesome people from all around the world . We have a new friend from the Czech Republic named Jara, and also made a few new American and Canadian ones too. 

We had at least 25 people on board from various locations across Great Britain that we shared many a conversation with or simply a laugh or two. All in all it was a very unique experience, both visually and intellectually. I highly recommend you put it on your bucket list, and for those of you that can't travel may I suggest you hop on over to my hubs blog, where you will be able to re-live our journey through photos and script. I believe he is going to be posting the pros and cons and sort of an epilogue and perhaps a few Vancouver photos. We didn't have the best weather over there and also experienced camera problems unfortunately.  

Something else I missed while I was gallivanting the miles away, I learned that I won the Color Me Creative Classroom Group Challenge # 38 titled; Fuzzy-Wuzzy Furry Animal Antics. Well let me tell you, between these two wonderful realizations I am so pumped to get back into colouring mode. Thanks CMC!

I do however have a couple more items to take care of before I do, one of which is travel up to my parents to retrieve my little Yorkie, Lucy. She was vacationing at Grammy and Papa's while we were away. It's funny how you miss your pets when they aren't with you, but I always feel great comfort in knowing that she is happy and well taken care of. I will be back at it when I return on Sunday, and hopefully I can get a few cards up on the site soon. 

Hope all is well with you and the world, thanks for stopping by :)S


  1. Congrats on your win at CMC!!!! This is huge!!! I'm happy you had a good vacation! Thanks for the award, I fell really privileged that you picked me... unfortunately, I usually don't participate in those. I hope it's OK with you! I can't wait to see what you will cook up! Hugs, Brigitte

  2. Nice to hear back from you Brigitte..don't worry about not wanting to participate in that award thing, I just felt you really deserved it. I'm sure I will end up feeling the same as you as time goes on, perhaps it's like Facebook with all those silly games etc. Not to worry my friend! I am looking forward to catching up on everything you have done while I was away, and getting back into the swing of things. Thanks for taking the time to welcome me back, fondly Sandra :)

  3. Welcome home girlie! I'm glad your safe and sound! Your hubby's pics are spectacular!

    1. Thanks Darlene, nice to be home to this gorgeous weather. Your recent card inspired me into getting out to do some gardening today. Wowsa, in the garden at the end of awesome it that? :)S

  4. Welcome home, Sandra! Sounds like you had a great trip. Congrats on your are so deserving!

  5. Ah thanks so much Wendy, you are so sweet and I really appreciate your kind words xoxo :)S

  6. Hi Sandra, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! I would have answer sonner, but Blogger wouldn't let me leave you a comment! I got the charms on Ebay from the seller ru*charmed. Here's the direct link:
    Hope this helps, Brigitte