canadian memories.

I safely made it back home last night, and it’s true when one says, “There’s no place like home.” I had an incredible time in Canada, but relaxing in the comfort of my own home can NEVER be topped.Β I’m still trying to recover from the fun (and exhausting) week, so please bare with me until I get myself organized. πŸ™‚

I haven’t quite uploaded all of the pictures from my trip, so I’ll probably share the rest of them later this week. For now, however, here are some fun memories that I captured at ScrapFest at the Kiki Art booth:

The "Hot Mama" behind Kiki Art.

Before the show opened, I had a rundown on the Canadian currency.

I didn't get the memo to look, hehe. πŸ™‚

Canadian Kiki Art fans are so fun! πŸ™‚

Carla was one of my wonderful students. She created that cropping bag from scratch. Pretty neat, huh?!

Chatting with Kiki and fellow design team member, Jillian!

One of my wonderful and supportive blog readers.

It was all smiles at the Kiki Art booth. Here are some of my wonderful students at my Bind-it-All demo. πŸ™‚

I love this girl! She is seriously my soul sister!

Visiting with Kimber at the Scrapbook and Cards Today booth!

As you can see, ScrapFest was a success. People loved all the products, and I had way too much fun meeting andΒ greetingΒ with a ton ofΒ Kiki Art fans. Thank you to all who stopped by and introduced themselves to me. I was so happy to have met all of you! ((If there are pictures that you took at the booth, please send them to me at redoaklines[at]gmail[com].))

Kiki thought it would be fun to see a local sugar shack in the rural areas of Montreal. I absolutely loved the culture at this tavern. Being immersed in their culture left me speaking a little bit of French. πŸ˜‰ The food was excellent, and the scenery was GORGEOUS. To make the trip even better, Janic (Kiki’s good friend) and her family joined us at the sugar shack!

The rural areas of Montreal are GORGEOUS!

One of the many sugar shacks in Canada. πŸ™‚

Inside the shack, we had brunch, which was DELICIOUS!

The dessert was AMAZING! ...and it had pure maple syrup! YUMMY!

Pouring the syrup onto the snow creates YUMMINESS!

After it's poured onto the snow, you take popsicle stick to create your very own lollipop!

I was not warned that the YUMMINESS was going to get all over the place! haha.

Kiki and Janic's boys monopolizing the toffee! πŸ™‚

Isn't this so precious?! She's trying to feed the horses!

Taking a carriage ride around the sugar shack!

There are more pictures from my trip, but like I mentioned before, I haven’t uploaded everything yet. I plan on sharing more of my trip throughout the rest of this week.

((Thank you again, Kiki, for everything. I miss you and the kids already! Don’t you worry… I’ll be back soon, haha!))

In the meantime, I thought I would share a mini album I created using the latest line, To Love and Cherish, by Imaginisce.

To see more of this mini album, visit the Imaginisce gallery! Also, please head on over to the Imaginisce blog to check out some beautiful designs by some of my fellow DT members; they have come up with some brilliant projects featuring this new line!

As for the packages that I need to send out, I didn’t forget about them! I know some of you gals are patiently waiting, so thank you for understanding. I plan on going to the post office sometime later this week.

Hopefully soon, I will make it around to everyone’s blogs. I have missed reading everyone’s posts! I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to since I left for Canada.

Until then, Γ€ bientΓ΄t.



Filed under personal, scrapbook, vacation

26 responses to “canadian memories.

  1. wow!! looks like you had a great time!! that’s sooo cool that you get to meet so many fun crafty people!! love all the pics and that food looks sooo yummy!! and of course i’m way lovin that mini it is sooo pretty!! πŸ™‚

  2. gloria

    i have a killer headache. sleep deprivation. i’m trying so hard to fight it, but I think i’m going to lose this battle.

    im going to put myself on the 5 yr limit plan. i need you to help me get motivated and execute.

    otherwise, i love your photos. the sugar shack looks like chicago..dead trees and cold. yuck. although it does look better than simi valley.

  3. gloria — thank you for your bah humbug comment… it seriously makes my day! hahaha. there is no way that chicago looks like that. i was just in chicago yesterday, and it looked worse! πŸ™‚ montreal is a pretty place. seriously it is! you’d love it.

  4. love all the pics sarah looks like you had a fun time

  5. Where are all the hockey jerseys?! GO SHARKS!

  6. Jacque Miller

    It looks like you had a fantastic time! Thanks for sharing these awesome memories with us – for those of us that are stuck in a dull 9 to 5 job – it gives us creative hope!!!! ;o)

  7. jacque — creative hope… now that’s a new term! glad to have inspired you in some way or another! πŸ™‚

  8. What great pics…..By the looks of all those smiles…I take it everyone had a Fabulous time!!!!

    Just adored the pics of the Sugar Shack!!!!

    Wishing you a great week sweet friend…take some to RELAX!!!! That Mini is STUNNING!!!

  9. Chris

    What great photos so far – looks like you had a fabulous time!!! but glad you are back safe and sound – looking forward to your new layouts and creations!

  10. Hey Sarah, looks like you had a fabulous time! It’s so funny (to me) that you saw Kimber in Canada because she only lives 30 min. away from me. Anyway, great pics and looks like all was a success, I wish that I could have been there.


  11. Tzazu

    Hi Sarah! is good to see you are catching up on your creative activities at home. We miss you dearly already! Girl says… “Sarah, bye??” and boy says “Sarah has nice doggies… I want to go visit doggies with Samba”… We will see each other sooner than we think!! Have a good week! and THANK YOU for everything, you are truly amazing!

  12. Jing-Jing

    yahoo, you are bad, good to read you and see you my dear!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Hey welcome back!! You had so much fun & I enjoyed looking at the photos. What a cool place to visit… A sugar shack!! Love the wedding album u did too πŸ™‚

  14. julie

    i missed u
    i love u
    and i am happy u are home….come visit meeeeeeeeeeeeee! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  15. julie

    and ps…….u better have told kiki hi and loves from me….just sayin’….love u….love the pics! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  16. julie — of course i did! πŸ™‚ she loves you too! πŸ™‚ ….and i’m not going to visit you because it’s too hot there. i only want to visit you in the fall! HAHAHA. πŸ™‚

  17. Glad to hear you’re home! Looks like it was a fun event & a fun place to visit, too!

    Your mini is adorable, too! Lovin’ the hand-made flowers!

    Hope you can get some rest now! πŸ™‚

  18. Your work is always so new to me. Love it. Love those kiki hot air balloons too, so cute.

    I’m still not really positive on what this little guys name will be. This will probably be the last for me and I want to make the right choice. Names are very important after all. I think I’m putting to much pressure on myself….. But as of right now it’s going to be Brycen. I really wanted them to have the same initials but I can’t come up with a good D name that flows with Brycen thats also not already in use family wise. Our last name is said BY-sure so have any suggestion, shoot away.

  19. Hanneke

    Yay you’re back!!! So glad to hear you had such a wonderfull time and see your big smile on almost every photo!! I love the one where you are the only one not looking, that look on your face, hahaha!!! The sugar shack sounds like tons of fun I would love to visit one!!!

    Love your mini, beautiful roses and great paper!!

    Hugs Hanneke

  20. Your trip to the sugar shack looks so cool! What a neat way to experience local culture!

  21. Welcome Home!!! I’m glad to hear you had such an amazing time!! It looks and sounds like it was a ton of fun! I’m craving pie now after seeing your dessert with the maple syrup… πŸ˜›

  22. So glad you had a great time!! And I love the pics!

  23. love, love, love all the photos. looks like you had a great time. i want some maple candy…did you bring some home? and your projects are amazing as always. hugs.

  24. Callista

    welcome home! looks like you had a great ime!

  25. What a great time!! I’d love to voisit Montreal, looks beautiful! that’s so cool you got to go and do that!
    My girls did a maple sugaring class last year in Philadelphia, tapping a tree, making maple syrup, maple sugar cubes-they loved it.

  26. Oh my gosh — it looks like so much fun!!! Careful, or the travel bug may bite me. πŸ™‚

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