last week of apriL!

Wow… I have been an exceptionally bad blogger… especially if you consider all the stuff that has been going on!
There is a quote in the ‘she’ book (by kobi yamada- www.compendiuminc.com) that says ‘she realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible’
Last Monday, I decided to throw all my ‘sensibility’ out the window and cruise over to San Francisco for a few days of inspiration shopping, and 2 nights in a heavenly bed!  I have had a friend that’s been staying with me… chanel… she is from Brisbane, Australia.. this was her first time to the US, and I just felt like she had to see a little more than my backyard! So much has been going on all month, and things are just not going to  let up until… well, will they ever let up? And so precisely because of that question, you just have to decide to live a little… throw all caution to the wind… be spontaneous and make a decision about ‘what you want to remember!’San_fran   Speaking of wind… that wind there is pretty biting!
Welcome

(i made this cute welcome banner for Chanel… i mean, she came all the way from AU)… i had to share it cause it was SO fun to make and is a great use of my playing cards!

Keeping in mind, that after the caution goes to the wind, you have to come back to reality and face the music!! Which is  exactly what I was left with for the remainder of the week! I walked in the door to a violence threat at my kids’ elementary and an insect diorama that was due for Cory.
I seriously can not believe it’s april 23.
I am officially about 28 weeks pregnant…went in for my check-up where you have to drink that sugary drink to see if you have gestational diabetes… got the rhogam shot and all that good stuff… and I just can’t believe that I am already that far along! Well, I CAN because I feel extremely pregnant… but at the same time… it’s going by fast. I am in that catch 22 of you want the baby to come cause you don’t want to be pregnant anymore (after 2 years of this especially) and not being ready for the baby to come! … it’s a ready or not kind of deal!            
here is a current shot of baby capri! for the grandma and grandpa that live just too far away!
Capri
it’s stunning how  fast she is growning and learning and how much fun it is to watch! she thinks she is so big… learning to feed herself bits of bread,  bananas and scraping apples with her 2 bottom teeth! it’s killing her that she can’t walk, and last night was brave enough to step  twice before she relized that she was on her own… dang cute! she is so happy… i can’t even express what a great influence her happy, sweet spirit is in our home! i can’t wait to have 2 emitting that precious, Christ-like innocence! such a huge blessing.

So this week is all about serious catch up and starting to face some serious product and creative escape deadlines! (did I mention that I can’t believe april is almost over)??
And first weekend of may brings National Scrapbook DAY!  I will be traveling to Philadelphia to present a couple of kits on QVC May 4/5-ish. And spilling over a couple days into NYC- (love it this time of year… and I’m already over there…)
Well, I think it was like dec. or jan., I was invited by Recollections to create some classes for their NSD celebrations. They invited myself, Tim Holtz and Ali Edwards to participate in a ‘designer challenge’… we were each asked to create 3 classes, a make-n-take, 2 layouts for the crop that day and 4 demos that would be available in the stores on NSD. They sent me a bunch of their exclusive spring collection of paper- that was designed by Daisy D’s… and some ideas of what they thought would be good ‘heidi’ classes… I have to show you how cute the projects turned out…
Heidi
This one is a totally technique driven class… lots of fun fresh ideas to alter and elevate all my favorite prodcuts… all inside this altered "writer’s block"

Inspire

this "inspiration" book is full of little pockets, and places to write down thoughts and keep track of stuff that inspires you. it’s so fun, it’s made out of ‘foto folders’ and is just the perfect size and shape to tuck in your purse or (chuckle, diaper bag) to maintain those fleeting ideas!
Grateful 
This is actually a bit of a ‘she’ journal mini-book. it turned out so cute! i love it… it’s a book made of envelopes, so there are tons of places to write, and reflect… or it’s even a great gift! would be  great for mom’s day!  if you can get in to one of these classes before the 12th! i believe that the classes will be offered for 6 weeks! I think they are awesome! They are packed with techniques as well as uses for my new products. So if you live anywhere near a Recollections, go in a check it ouT!  tim and ali both did an awesome  job coming up with cool classes!

ok, well, that seems like a really long blog post, i really should stay on top of it better! it’s a great record of events in my life! i keep having to refer to it to remember when something took place, or what i did for something! i am happy i have it to review! and i think its the only way some of my fam keeps track of me!  thanks to everyone that voted for Kristy Glass on that Real Savvy Mom’s deal! i think she said on her blog that she’ll know of any outcome by the 30th.
hey- have a great monday! i LOVE mondays! it’s been such a good one so far!

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17 Comments

  1. allison 23 April, 2007 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    i sooo love your welcome banner! your ideas are too cute, of course i will be copying that!

  2. Keiauni 23 April, 2007 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    That is a sweet welcome sign!! I bet she LOVED it! My best to you, with meeting deadlines, and being prego!

  3. Kim Griffin 23 April, 2007 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    …and i thought i had deadlines..
    grin, grin…chuckle, chuckle…
    make sure you’re taking GOOD CARE of yourself with all your hustle and bustle heidi…you’re more than haflway there!! YIPEE!!!!
    kim
    :o)

  4. Norma Avchin 23 April, 2007 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Heidi – I just love your make and take ideas (them and just about every product you make) hehe. There is not a Recollections store anywhere near Florida would you mind sharing how you attached your file folders together – are they stitched? I have those folders and want to make your inspire mini-journal. Boy do you have the greatest ideas ever. Thoroughly enjoying the YTR class. Thanks so much. Don’t forget to take time for yourself. Baby Capri is such a doll!!

  5. Talia 23 April, 2007 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Heidi….your projects are all stinkin’ amazing!! I wish I could see them IRL! I’m teaching at a local scrapbook convention this weekend and my project is a little garland album…so fun! I love being able to hang stuff in my house to enjoy it. And Capri is adorable…lokks just like here daddy!
    Happy Monday!!

  6. LenaS 23 April, 2007 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    U Go Girl!…out the door and on the road. Glad to C U enjoying yourself. I would think things will slow down when next baby comes. Unless you know about some super duper mega SuperMom vitamins that I don’t think exist yet. 😉 Projects R cute–I’m planning to go NSD. Missed U at CKC.

  7. Kim 23 April, 2007 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I’ve become a tag-making junkie, so thanks for giving me good ideas! (:

  8. Nitty.Gritty. 24 April, 2007 at 5:32 am - Reply

    You could go away for a year, I’m sure of it, and your ‘fans’ would still keep checking in on you here. =) Love that you are so inspiring and creative and energetic, and that people ‘feel’ that and just can’t stay away. If you need “proof” of how much you are adored, you can click on the recent Scrapjacked site and see for yourself! You’ve got it going on, as usual, and I hope that life just continues to pour out blessings and goodness to you. Through your family, through your friends, through scrapbooking, and most importantly through God. Becoming who He wants us to be is the best thing in all the world! ALl my love, as usual…

  9. EmmaJ 24 April, 2007 at 8:01 am - Reply

    I love San Fran and miss the days of just jutting down from Oregon for a quick weekend trip… Great job on all the projects! I love how “Heidi” it all looks!

  10. Karla in So Cal 24 April, 2007 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I just checked the reall savvy mom’s site again and Kristy made it to the top 5! Whoohoo! Voting opened up again today, so I put mine in.

  11. Vee 24 April, 2007 at 11:39 am - Reply

    capri is such a doll!!!
    love everything creates esp. the file mini album 🙂
    have a great day 🙂 🙂

  12. Lucinda 24 April, 2007 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi! My first time posting, but just had to write after meeting you in Union Square during your quick jaunt to San Francisco last week. What fun it was to meet you and your girlfriend, and I hope you two had a delightful time just hanging out (and doing some serious shopping!). Thanks for taking the time to chat with my husband and I – of course, three seconds after leaving you, I was kicking myself for not having taken a picture. What kind of scrapbooker doesn’t take a picture when she meets Heidi Swapp?!? 🙂 But it certainly was one of the highlights of my trip, and considering that I was kid-free for 4 days in SF, that’s saying a lot:)

  13. kim Loewen 25 April, 2007 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Love the projects! So very fun! I wish I lived close enough to take one of these classes! Capri is adorable and getting so big! They grow up way too fast. Glad to hear you had a fun time in San Fran!

  14. Jackie Stone 26 April, 2007 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Heidi…trust me, you don’t want that little Bambino coming out just yet. Our first child was born right at 28 weeks…so enjoy every moment of that little one inside of you and know that each day inside brings you closer to a happier and healthier babe…even though you can’t breath, eat, or sleep…isn’t pregnancy wonderful!

  15. stephanie 28 April, 2007 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    have fun on the east coat! i am a philly girl. i love it.

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    love everything creates esp. the file mini album 🙂
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  17. buy generic viagra 27 January, 2010 at 9:53 am - Reply

    it’s a ready or not kind of deal!
    here is a current shot of baby capri! for the grandma and grandpa that live just too far away!

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