CHA… oh my…!

i think i have everything together.
this week has been so crazy… and what i have planned for the booth is nuts.
i hope that it comes off ok. there are some unknowns, and some time constraints… so i am nervous.
i have been looking at photos and scrapbook pages of last year CHA winter in Atlanta…it was my first show as my own brand… and i remember being sick with nerves and worried… and holy cow, i can’t believe that was a year ago. feels like 10 years. so much has happened in this one year. i have learned so much and grown so much… i have probably AGED 10 years as well!
yet here i sit… again.. in a bit of a panic. hoping that everything will go smoothly, and that we’ll have a good show. hoping the kids will be ok… knowing that i have forgotten something.
laundry is done, linens changed, fridge cleaned out (gross) i need to run to the store. i need to pack some clothes. nothing fits. and if you can imagine i got my hair cut.
NEVER cut your hair: a. before a show b. when you are pregnant.
seriously.
nonetheless. the catalog looks awesome… we are not releasing very many new items… but the few new items are very fun! i will post them on the blog after i get them photographed in the booth! so check back…. i will show you photos of the booth — maybe sunday night. depending how functioning i am!!
deep breath…
here we go again!

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About the Author : Heidi Swapp

34 Comments

  1. Nita 28 January, 2006 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Girl, don’t stress! Everything will be wonderful! And, I’m sure I (we) will absolutely LOVE everything! I can totally relate to the “everything not fitting” dilemma. At least you have an excuse ~ you’re pregnant! I still have to drop my weight from being pregnant over a year ago!! Have fun, and everything will turn out fantastic!! Can’t wait to see the pictures!!!! Yeah!

  2. Debbie Cook 28 January, 2006 at 10:44 am - Reply

    hey heidi! no worries. you know you’ll do great! i think i speak for all scrapbook addicts out here…your stuff rocks! imaginative, inspiring and best of all, useful! can’t wait to see what’s new and how the booth looks. wow, how i wish i could go! have a blast :)debbie

  3. sheila 28 January, 2006 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Oh, no! I’m on the way out the door to get my hair cut, wanting something different since I’m pregnant and feeling so “yucky”. Have fun, can’t wait to see – take lots of pics!

  4. Lisa 28 January, 2006 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Despite the unknowns what an exciting time. Inspirational too. You have a great idea and a talent and you go for it. Everyone with a dream should be so bold. Good Luck on the show.

  5. Karalynn Tyler 28 January, 2006 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I can empathise completely about the snug wardrobe. I’m 15 weeks along today and my tummy has seriously popped. I bought a few maternity items, but it seems like such a waste of money when I know in a few weeks I’ll need more clothes. Things that fit me fine last week make me feel like a stuffed sausage now. So I stick to big bulky things that just aren’t cute or flattering. And I also relate with the haircut. I read in one of my pregnancy books to not cut your hair too drastically when you’re pregnant. Sadly, I read it after my trip to the salon. I’m sure CHA will go well! Have fun! Can’t wait to see your new stuff!

  6. Veronica 28 January, 2006 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    You will be fine! Have fun and can’t wait to see your booth. I know it will be cool and fun. I can relate with the clothes issues after having two pregnancies. I think the first trimester is the worse because it is when no one can tell your pregnant but you feel it ine clothes. Can’t wait until tomorrow
    Vee

  7. sarah h. 28 January, 2006 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Good luck! I’m sure you’ll be great! Try to sit and eat occaisionally!!!!

  8. tracy 28 January, 2006 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Breathe and be the fabulous self you are. I can’t wait to see your new goodies and pictures from your booth. I love how your website is evolving and the 2006 ad links. I am still collecting from your first three releases! Oh, if it was only easier to get my hands on your stuff! It’s worth the search, though. Keep the good stuff coming!

  9. Vicki 28 January, 2006 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    You will do fine. Your one of the nicest persons I have ever met. Your booth rocked at last winer CHA. I can’t imagine your stuff not going well. Especially with all the hs lovers out there. I know I am one your biggest fans. Just take care of yourself.

  10. candi 28 January, 2006 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    you are KILLING ME! MUST SEE NOW! hehe…i know it will all be fabulous! 🙂

  11. Rorie 28 January, 2006 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Good luck during the show! I’m so jealous that I can’t go. Only live an hour away. 🙁 Can’t wait to see your new stuff!

  12. Tammy Brownlee 28 January, 2006 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Oh I can’t wait to see you in Vegas! You are on my list of must see booths!!! You are certainly right about the hair thing…..just got mine done today…leave tomorrow for CHA…and man did they screw my hair up bad!!! AARRRHHH…oh well c’est la vie!

  13. Kim Archer 28 January, 2006 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Good luck with the show. Can’t wait to see your new stuff!!! And ENJOY yourself!!
    KIM:)

  14. Molly 28 January, 2006 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    WOW – I am so sad that I am not going to be there – your booth and products are fantastic! Have fun and don’t over do it!
    Molly

  15. Sue Oren 28 January, 2006 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to see your new goodies Heidi!!

  16. Leah 28 January, 2006 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    can’t wait to see the pics of your new stuff!
    hope the show goes well!
    Have fun!

  17. Ksea 28 January, 2006 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Cannot wait for the pictures from your show! I am sure everything will go well for you, Heidi!

  18. patty 28 January, 2006 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    your nerves although tough on you,are actually very sweet! Sounds weird right?
    but it is because you really CARE about what you do. That is what counts-that is what we (i) love! so go ahead and worry because that is why your stuff is so amazing! but remember to also ENJOY!
    -p

  19. heidi larsen 28 January, 2006 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    have fun at cha! i still love reading your blog. you are so active and busy and your pregnant on top of it all! you make me tired! :]. no wonder you have so much to show for yourself! congrats on your pregnancy. i look forward to seeing your new cha stuff!
    heidi larsen

  20. sarah green 28 January, 2006 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to see what cool stuff your bringing out next!!! Don’t worry about the waistline… I’m still waiting for my baby tummy to leave me… and it’s been 10 years!!!

  21. DoBea 28 January, 2006 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Good luck! Everything will turn out great!

  22. Shawni 28 January, 2006 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    No worries hon.. everybody LOVES you and the show will be AWESOME! See you in a few days!

  23. scrapmami 28 January, 2006 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Don’t forget a pic of your new ‘do when you are posting pics!!

  24. Robyn W 29 January, 2006 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to see…..hope it all went well for you….and you had some fun too !

  25. chanel 29 January, 2006 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Have a totally fab time …. look forward to hearing all about it – sounds so cool! p.s. remember you are making a whole new person – that is wikid – before you know it you’ll be running again and feeling wonderful! 🙂

  26. Monique 29 January, 2006 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Heidi….can’t wait to see your booth, and you!!!! Everything is going to be perfect, I am sure of it…you always manage to knock everyone’s socks off! :)I’ll be there first thing in the am!!!!! YAYAY!!!!

  27. sharonc 29 January, 2006 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    No worries, Heidi. We are allso inlove with all that you do you needed be nervous! Can’t wait to see the new product! Have fun and enjoy your success!

  28. Bec 29 January, 2006 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Oooh, can’t wait to add to my Heidi collection! Seriously use your products every other page and they look different every time! I think you might be onto something here…..haha! Good luck and have fun!

  29. annaEdavison 30 January, 2006 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Can’t Wait to See what you’ve been up to…I’m SURE I’ll have to have it all!! Good Luck at your SHOW!! Anna 🙂

  30. Julie 31 January, 2006 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I saw some pics of your booth and it looks GREAT!!
    Now I need to know about the t-shirts….where oh where can I get one!! They ROCK!

  31. Molli McLaws 31 January, 2006 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Saw some of your new stuff on another blog (http://www.scrapetc.net/scrap_etc/) – cute cute cute! I can’t imagine with your great booth and wonderful product that you’d have anything other than a fantastic show!!

  32. Lynn Williams 31 January, 2006 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi, I am sure your both rocked the house. Love your products. Can’t wait to see those pictures.

  33. deb munn 3 February, 2006 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Oh Heidi… you did an AMAZING job!!
    Your booth was amazing and your team is the best.
    The catalog came out gorgeous… I did my best not to drool on it.
    Got myself some crocs too (they were out of the pink at the Fashion Show Mall… I settled for the black)
    Thanks for your kind words… you’re too sweet!!
    It was great to finally meet you 🙂
    ~deb~

  34. Rachael Giallongo 26 February, 2006 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Are you kidding? Your hair looks fab, as always! You just shine, girl!

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