in pursuit of inspiration!

I am going to try to get to bed before midnight tonight… I am taking off tomorrow for a little inspiration trip. 5am. Ugh. But have to make the most of the daylight hours! We are doing the calif coast.  Newport up to San Jose.  We are flying into Orange County and then renting a car, and driving all the way up the coast. Going at no particular pace- no schedule. Just a rough idea of the stops we plan to make. So excited. It’s always  tricky getting stuff pulled together before you leave town. I have been staying up way too late. Last night I worked on my “big picture” class. Exciting! More and more ideas keep popping into my head!
We’ll post some photos of our little creative adventure! Hopefully I’ll get some great ideas! I love these trips, and it’s been a long time since I went out to really focus on getting fresh ideas.

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27 Comments

  1. Fauve 27 September, 2006 at 12:48 am - Reply

    have a save trip sweetie,cant wait to see your pictures!!

  2. Kelly 27 September, 2006 at 1:12 am - Reply

    have a great time!

  3. Missy 27 September, 2006 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Wow … this sounds like a fun and exciting trip. Hope you get LOTS of inspiration!

  4. denise in gilbert 27 September, 2006 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Okay so i’m so excited to see your disney page we just got back and i’m trying to get ideas for my pictures! Please post soon. Have a safe trip sounds so RELAXING!

  5. Cathy Vargen 27 September, 2006 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Hey Heidi — hope Santa Barbara is on your itinerary!! Stop by if you have time — tee hee….at least take some pics of our beautiful city….hope you have a great trip!! Is this excursion sans kids??? Be safe, Cathy

  6. Kim 27 September, 2006 at 7:53 am - Reply

    oh that sounds like so much fun…just my speed – the California coast!

  7. Stephanie 27 September, 2006 at 8:29 am - Reply

    How fun! I live in Orange County, the weather has been nice latley so hopefully you enjoy it. There is a great scrapbooking store close to John Wayne Airport called the Scrapbook Oasis…ok I work there, but really, its the best store in the area!! I hope you have a fun trip 🙂

  8. Jolene George 27 September, 2006 at 8:43 am - Reply

    How fun Heidi! Have a safe and creative good time in California! http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  9. RScrapIT 27 September, 2006 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Hope you have a great trip! Can’t wait to see what cool new stuff this trip inspires! I used your “Sweet” frame kit on a layout last weekend. I really liked the way it turned out.
    Can’t wait for your Big Picture class. Do you have any idea how long the class will be and how much it will cost? The Big Picture site doesn’t have any info on it, yet and I like to plan ahead!
    My CE book should arrive TODAY!!! Can’t wait. Hopefully I can make it to the event next year.

  10. kristina 27 September, 2006 at 9:35 am - Reply

    That sounds like so much fun. I’m tempted to move back to AZ just so I can do things like that.

  11. Valerie 27 September, 2006 at 9:45 am - Reply

    have fun! you’re gonna have great weather over here!

  12. Vee 27 September, 2006 at 10:19 am - Reply

    have fun
    the coastal drive will be beautiful
    be inspired! 🙂

  13. Vicki 27 September, 2006 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Have lots of fun! It is a beautiful drive. It is hard to believe you need inspiration (laughing). Can’t wait to see what you come up with and see what you see. You definitely deserve it. Can’t wait till your BP classes. I am so in.

  14. Kim Loewen 27 September, 2006 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Ooh! That does sound like fun! Can’t wait to see what inspires you…. Have fun!

  15. Amber 27 September, 2006 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    My most favorite vacation (aside from my honeymoon) was when my family & I flew into LA & drove up the coast to Oregon. The most beautiful trip I have ever taken!! Have lots of fun & be SURE to share your pictures with us!

  16. suetreiber 27 September, 2006 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    oooh I would so love to do that!

  17. Crystal 27 September, 2006 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Oh, I will be thinking of you all day!!! Have a glorious time. I so want to do this too and go to the Rockies on the weekend.

  18. Rene 27 September, 2006 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    You’ll have to wave at me when you drive by San Jose! Giggle…I won’t explain to my boyfiend why I’m just waving at no one in particular sometime this weekend 🙂

  19. verofleuri 28 September, 2006 at 1:28 am - Reply

    I like what you do and your freestyle inspires to me

  20. jackie peters 28 September, 2006 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    In Los Angeles you will need to stop at Sweetpeas & Snapshots, if you have not already been. Cool stuff and the girls are really awesome. Up the coast stop by my home town, San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach. Beautiful. Have fun.

  21. suzanne 29 September, 2006 at 4:25 am - Reply

    my favorite trip is any trip that I take with my husband. Enjoy yourself. Enjoy the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair.
    And show us pictures so we can all live vicariously, please.
    🙂
    Suz
    http://suzannebalvanz.blogspot.com/

  22. Mindy 29 September, 2006 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    This is in regards to your hands-free post. I have been getting people Babygami that has quite a few wrap techniques, some more complicated than others, and some crazy ones too. Quite a fun book, check it out sometime!

  23. cindy 29 September, 2006 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Have a safe and wonderful trip. I can’t WAIT to sign up for your class at BPS!!! Peace and blessings. Cindy

  24. Ann(i)e 29 September, 2006 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    have fun and be safe!!!

  25. Emily Dennis 30 September, 2006 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    so I’ve never commented before but I just had to laugh at your choc. chip cookie entry. I just made a fresh batch tonight and consider myself a choc. chip cookie snob too. 😉

  26. Karen 30 September, 2006 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    hey grl… i live in santa maria… right off the 101… notice we call it THE 101… maybe you call it that in phoenix too…. please stop in if you get a chance we’d LOVE to have you….
    have fun CALI is AWESOME !!!!
    Karen

  27. Lori 1 October, 2006 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    Love all your stuff, I called Advantus yesterday and they don’t know where I can get a Creative Escapes book? I am an autorized buyer, can you let me know, where or how? I am so sad I missed it. Thanks, Lori’s Paperie & Crafts, NY

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