baby boy scrapbooking

I have a horrible habit that has resulted in these scrapbook pages completed… when I am totally stressed out, and deadlines are bearing down… without fail, I retreat into recreational scrapbooking. i haven’t taken very many photos of Connor, nor have I taken the time to work on a baby announcement, or focus on trying to get a great photo for the announcement. And now, this little boy is suddenly just over 3 weeks, and my head is still spinning just a bit! somehow, the scrapbooking centers me. relaxes me. and makes me happy. I love to scrapbook. I love to enjoy the photos, and the feelings. Especially late at night. And I have totally be regretting the staying up late the last few nights when the morning comes and I have huge bags under my eyes, but at the same time, my soul needs the quiet, heidi time. It’s so precious to me, and I guess these days, I have to pay a higher price than usual for it. so… I thought I would share.  I will be appearing on the QVC craft day on August 14th and I have the opportunity to present 5 new kits. So I will be able to use these samples on air for a couple of the kits, so see… killing 2 birds w/ one stone!  I will be giving a pre-view of what I’m presenting as we get a little closer.  I have to say, I am quite OUT of practice creating little baby boy pages. I really dug into my paper stash… Scenic Route, My Mind’s Eye, Crate paper…and of course, who can scrapbook without Bazzill Cardstock. (impossible). The other recent obsession: my Journaling Spot Stamps. Each sku has 5-6 clear stamps that are in the shape of my ever-enjoyable journaling spots. You can see that I have used them on every layout. I can’t get enough of them! when I get on a ‘kick’… it’s hard to get off it! connor is such a sweet angel baby! I just love him! We all do! he is a joy.

Connor1Connor2_3 Connor4
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48 Comments

  1. chanel 31 July, 2007 at 12:22 am

    you inspire me … my clever friend!
    i love them all!

  2. Angela 31 July, 2007 at 12:39 am

    I am with you on the staying up late. No matter how hard I try, I love the quiet at night with no interruptions!!! Beautiful pages!!

  3. Krisje 31 July, 2007 at 1:14 am

    Enjoy the me-time, everyone needs some once in a while. Certainly when life gets hectic on you. I too love the peace and quiet scrapbooking provides me 🙂 Even when i crop with my mom, we hardly say a word. Just listening to the radio, and enjoying the atmosphere of creating. We call our selves the Silent Scrappers, because other crafters we know always blabber about on bigger crops, and we get to enjoy what stories they are telling without being noticed. Sometimes that is 🙂

  4. Iben 31 July, 2007 at 2:03 am

    Your baby boy pages are beautifull !
    I so understand your craving for the ME time late at night – what’s the saying: “we can sleep when we’re old” – luckily we are all so young still ;O)
    Have fun and enjoy your precious family.

  5. brenda 31 July, 2007 at 3:45 am

    awwww, beautiful pages Heidi, what a gorgeous little babe he is.
    And, yep, I’m another who pays are very high price (extreme tiredness) to hold onto her sanity (ie:scrap late at night)

  6. Jane Logan 31 July, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Just stunning! Enjoy your time.

  7. Susanne Huettner 31 July, 2007 at 4:14 am

    Georgous pages and a very sweet little baby! Enjoy the time!

  8. Jess 31 July, 2007 at 4:46 am

    Wonderful.. Your layouts never cease to amaze me. I just love the elements and how you pull a page together.
    Did you say new kits? I can’t wait to see what you are coming up with.
    Congrats on Connar. I hope you find time for you and get sleep, too. Scrapping helps me when I am stressed, everyone needs a creative outlet. Take Care, Jess

  9. Yvette Adams 31 July, 2007 at 4:56 am

    You’re a legend. These are fantastic. The bags under your eyes will eventually go. The layouts will be around to treasure forever! 🙂

  10. Jess 31 July, 2007 at 4:57 am

    You got we thinking about your kits? How will QVC kits differ from Club Heidi. I love the new one, but I don’t use that much pink.
    I would love to see a blue and brown kit-my favorite color combo.Your layouts and products ROCK:) Jess

  11. Lee W 31 July, 2007 at 5:48 am

    Gorgeous- how fun to see your pages. I have 2 boys- scrapping for them is fun. I love the journaling spots, too.

  12. Amy 31 July, 2007 at 5:52 am

    Beauutiful pages, Heidi – God Bless all of you. A

  13. amanda 31 July, 2007 at 6:12 am

    I was so excited to see your pages this morning…they look great!

  14. PROLIX from la Normandie 31 July, 2007 at 6:21 am

    it is so lovely!
    tfs!!!
    merci!
    PROLIX
    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
    http://prolix.typepad.fr

  15. Jessi 31 July, 2007 at 6:26 am

    I read your blog all the time, but have never posted. I love the pages you did for Cooper, and I think they have actually inspired me to FINALLY get back to my scrap area and to begin my own son’s first scrapbook. He is already 7 months! I would love to try your journal spot stamps as I always have trouble figuring out where and how to journal. It looks like there are lines in the circle journal spots you used on these pages, but the stamps I find to buy online don’t seem to have lines. Am I seeing things? Can you clear this up for me? I would really like to have the lines!
    Thanks and Congrats again on a gorgeous family!

  16. Patricia 31 July, 2007 at 6:27 am

    The pages are beautiful and the pictures are just precious. So glad you are getting some Heidi time.

  17. Patricia 31 July, 2007 at 6:30 am

    I have your love and adore journaling stamps and have been loving them too…been layering them on top of each other with paints or ink.

  18. Joy 31 July, 2007 at 6:45 am

    Your talent scares me!
    p.s. Love your yard 🙂

  19. k 31 July, 2007 at 7:00 am

    you’re family is sooooooo
    LUCKY
    to have all these beautiful layouts that you
    CREATE for them all!!!
    i can relate to the late nite scrappin’…seems to be the only ALONE time for all of us mommy’s!!!
    keep playin’!
    :O)

  20. Le Anne Bull 31 July, 2007 at 7:18 am

    don’t look to out of practice to me, as always stunning. i hope you enjoy your {heidi} time you sooo need it and deserve it! enjoy and thanks for sharing connor is a little cutie bug!
    le anne irene bull

  21. EmmaJ 31 July, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Heidi! Those pages are wonderful!

  22. kim faucher 31 July, 2007 at 7:37 am

    Happy Heidi’s are Happy mommies… Happy Kim’s are happy mommies… that is my motto… enjoy the me time… take advantage of the “down” time… savor it!
    Love the 2 pagers…. I really need to do more of these!
    gorgeous little man there!

  23. kim Loewen 31 July, 2007 at 7:38 am

    I LOVE your baby boy layouts! As always I am inspired! And so glad you could take time for yourself…whatever time of day it ends up being! 🙂 Connor is adorable!!!

  24. maryjo 31 July, 2007 at 7:41 am

    love these pages! baby connor is so sweet! i love the brown color palette! also i have some of the corner stamps but i think i need the journaling spots too! tfs & keep enjoying your late “me” time, ‘cuz it works for u. maryjo

  25. diane mcvey 31 July, 2007 at 7:41 am

    AMAZING!!! These pages are perfectly beautiful, and just awesome…you have such a gift! Thanks for sharing this precious little boy with us. He’s just gorgeous! Oh what FUN!!

  26. Annie Adams 31 July, 2007 at 8:25 am

    YOur LO’s are so beautiful! Connor is so beautiful too! I can’t wait till your metallic letters and rubons hit the stores! Good luck on QVC – how exciting! Thanks for sharing, I love your style!

  27. Julie Long 31 July, 2007 at 9:53 am

    I am so glad to be able to enjoy your talent-thanks for posting your late night creations! I think most of us agree–that “me” time in the wee hours keeps us going! (until the next morning’s alarm clock)
    I can’t wait to see you on QVC! ooh…please post some hints about your kits before the big day!

  28. Natalie 31 July, 2007 at 10:18 am

    I love your darling layouts of Conner. Always such an inspiration! I hear you about those late night moments of bliss and inspiration. Sometimes I just wish we didn’t have to sleep at all – so I could scrapbook all night long!!! 😉

  29. Nancy 31 July, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Congrats!…too, too cute layouts of Conner. I agree with the late night scrapbooking (I don’t even have children at home). The night seems to engage my creative side and I can get so much more done. Heidi you are such an inspiration, and such an amasing person to be able to keep it all together. Take care…anxious for the next QVC show.

  30. Jaymie 31 July, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    love the layouts and can’t WAIT for the sneak peek on the QVC stuff!

  31. Amber 31 July, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    These layouts are so precious and beautiful!! Congratulations on your new baby boy! =-D

  32. Kelli 31 July, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Heidi! Congratulations on that sweet baby boy! I don’t know if I would be able to scrapbook a boy either, since I only have a girl! Cute pages though!
    I also LOVE scrapbooking when my family has gone to bed and everything is quiet! I do my best work then! I’ll be watch on the 14th!
    If you love these journaling spots (not sure if they are Heidi Swapp or someone elses), you should totally check out Close To My Heart’s! They have Frame of Mind ($22.95) and Journaling Jots ($13.95) and I love both! I use them all the time! Just the perfect amount of space to say a few words, but not too much!

  33. Cami 31 July, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Scrumptious!

  34. Tara 31 July, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful pages, gorgeous baby.

  35. Ady Abreu 31 July, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    I can totally relate to that special quiet time. I can also relate to those bags too. Your baby is beautiful and congrats to QVC. Will definitely check it out. Those pages are beautiful too. Have a great one..

  36. Janelle in MT 31 July, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    love these boy pages…i bet it’s a complete turn around scrappin baby boy stuff again…sweet pictures. glad you finally found some you time!

  37. Hillary Chybinski 31 July, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Heidi – those pages ROCK!! I have 2 boys – so I love the inspiration – one is only a little younger than miss Capri (9 1/2 mos) the other is almost 7 years old.
    Thanks for sharing –
    Hillary

  38. psmullican 31 July, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    These don’t look out of practice to me-so sweet. Your boy scrapbook pages ae what first drew me to you and your product line. Can’t wait for your journalling stamps. I love them, but think the stamps would be even better. BTW, I have trouble getting the spot to stick to the paper. Have you had others say that? Miss “hearing” you in AY2R class. This summer has been crazy. As you know all too well! 🙂

  39. Patti 31 July, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Love the LOs and I fully understand the nice quiet evenings. I love to play after the house is quiet. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us on QVC.

  40. jen 31 July, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    beautiful pages. my daughter is 8 months old and i haven’t scrapped one page yet… taken thousands of photos… but haven’t scrapped.. you inspire me to start!

  41. kristen hansen 31 July, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    Sheesh Heidi! You could spit on paper and make it look amazing…

  42. Paul-ene 31 July, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Oh, so glad your going to be on the big QVC scrapbooking day. Can’t wait to see your sneak peaks. I’ve been saving $$$UP for the scrapfair on QVC. Glad I did. Can’t wait to see you present on that day so much fun. Love your pages and can’t wait to see them on TV(QVC) too.
    I am a late night scrapper too and it is well worth the loss of sleep. As the days get too busy.
    Good luck with the new little babes and all your responsibilities. We know ya can do all of it/your very dedicated and work Great under pressure. You go girl!

  43. Laurie 1 August, 2007 at 1:22 am

    I completely understand your need to be creative. It’s an outlet for me as well. It does the same thing, calms me down and helps me relax. Me time. Your baby is so adorable. Those layouts are great! I hope you get more sleep. ;-}

  44. Chris D 1 August, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Heidi, those pages are absolutely stunning! Your little boy is a doll baby!

  45. Melanie aka Batgirl 1 August, 2007 at 9:18 am

    these are awesome! great ideas and layouts and colours! I need to work on my little guys first year book!

  46. Laura plunk 1 August, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Love the pages, I’ll be watching for you on QVC !!
    laura P

  47. Raquel Daroda 2 August, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Hi! I´m from Brazil and I love your scrap!! They are perfect!! They are beautiful!! I love!!
    Hugs 😉

  48. Christi 3 August, 2007 at 8:05 am

    I love your pages. I am a newbie to scrapbooking and am starting my baby books for my two little boys (who are 1 & 2). Your pages are so inspirational to me!

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