Although I am not a 'scrapper' per se, I had seen Vicki's amazing layouts featured in several (many!) scrapbook/papercrafting magazines (both Canadian and US)...and I thought "I NEED to meet this woman!" I was impressed with her work, her presentation and humour as well as her ability to teach those with varying skill levels.
I was fortunate enough to take another one of Vicki's classes at ScrapFestU at Hockley Valley last weekend - it was scheduled before my make-n-take and I was intrigued by the project and new techniques she was going to teach - and I was not disappointed!! I knew that when she offered me a photography tip that it would be a good one - and it is! (I took the photo of the three women in Vicki's blog post from Nov 9th - not bad, heh?)
If you ever have the opportunity to take her class, you will be equally impressed (even if you aren't a scrapper - you can use many of the techniques in papercrafting and home decor projects). Vicki has some upcoming workshops and if she is in your area, book your seat quick - I know her classes sell out!
Visit Vicki's blog (which she is quite good at keeping current) at http://www.vickiboutin.typepad.com/. You will also be impressed with the photos from her 'scrap space' yow-sa! We all strive to be organized in our creative space!