monday night…

Without a doubt, my FAVORITE thing about Christmas is Christmas Cards.  I have always loved making them… but I definitley love getting them. I have received quite a few, and I put them all up on my magnet board and I leave them up forever. Ok, I will admit… I don’t care what the card looks like—I like photos. I shouldn’t say I don’t care… I have gotten some really cool cards already this year… so cute… SO fun to open, but I just love seeing my old friends as their kids grow, and as they add kids to their families… I even love the letters that just give you a little tiny glimpse of what has been going on.  today I got a whole slew of cards…and we all sat around the kitchen island reading the commentary and looking at the photos… marveling at how everyone has grown and changed… it’s the best. We finished our Christmas cards Friday night, and I put all the ones with for-sure addresses in the mail today. I am waiting to gather a few addresses. I told eric, that if there was nothing else that I accomplish, I HAVE to get the cards done. so it was a team effort. First we printed out all the addresses/return addresses… then eric was the spray-painter… we did some holly mask on transperancy… and used that to make an envelope that I stitched together with the sewing machine… pretty lickety-split really. I wrote a little letter and we did do a family photo… which is a major project.   so I am feeling good about that. Good to have something to check off the list.
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As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough… and the fact that it’s my anniversary and eric’s birthday on the 21st and 22nd respectively… I am leaving tomorrow for philly to do QVC. it’s my first time. i think I am feeling nervous. So, this is just kind of a test run to see how I do. and at first I had this great obscure time of like 2 am or something… when I knew that I could get some experience- see how things work…but feel like the whole country was sleeping! Pretty much like a dress-rehearsal.  But as luck would have it, my time got moved to the 12-2pm slot on Wednesday, Dec. 20.  That is eastern time by the way…it’s great, but it’s making me feel more nervous! I did spend today watching a couple hours of Lisa Bearson doing her thing on QVC… trying to study how they do stuff. Man, she makes it look so easy! She does a great job…  in any event… I am presenting only one little kit. I will be selling Plastic Alphabets… and so I have spent the last few days playing with them and creating a few samples… and it’s been so fun- I haven’t really played with them in a long time, and I was reminded how much I like them. so, if you have QVC, check it out wed from 12-2pm eastern.  If nothing more than to get a little laugh!
Is Christmas really only a week away!?
Gasp.
as a coping mechanism, i got a pedicure today.
go get one…
it’s heaven…
i am serious. get red polish. feel festive… take a 1/2 hour to relax.
trust me on this one!

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48 Comments

  1. Betsey Cline 18 December, 2006 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    I’ll be watching Wednesday Heidi –you’ll do fabulous –I am sure of it!! Funny thing –I got a pedicure today too -with sparkly red polish and I feel so much more ready for Christmas… in fact, when I took off my socks -I just stared at my toes, and smiled.
    Have a happy day!
    Betsey

  2. Nita 19 December, 2006 at 12:13 am - Reply

    What a great family picture! All FOUR of the children looking at the camera and smiling, at that!! The picture in itself is an accomplishment!!!! I only have two girls, and this is the first time I have a great pic of the two of them since Hayley was 8-months old (and she just turned 2)!
    Ah, a pedicure! Sounds like absolute bliss..wish I had time for that, but I’m not even done with half of my Christmas shopping! Will get to work on that tomorrow.
    Hope you and your family have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  3. Colleen 19 December, 2006 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Oh good luck on Wed. Heidi – it’ll be fun seeing you on QVC, but you always seem so calm in your video cams, etc. You’ll do great.
    Xmas photo is so cute – that baby Capri’s smile lights up a room!
    Merry Xmas!

  4. Suzanne 19 December, 2006 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Good luck on QVC! You’ll do awesome! Can’t wait to see you!
    Happy Anniversary!

  5. Ksea 19 December, 2006 at 5:04 am - Reply

    I am thinking good thoughts for you, Miss Heidi! I’m sure you will be fabulous! I have my tivo set and ready to go!
    BTW…the Christmas pic turned out great!

  6. angela 19 December, 2006 at 5:09 am - Reply

    HEIDI WE WANT TO SEE THE XMAS CARD!!!!! Don’t you know by now we crave to see anything you create!!

  7. amy 19 December, 2006 at 6:14 am - Reply

    good luck on QVC! can’t wait to see you!

  8. Kim Bolyard 19 December, 2006 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Good luck on QVC…you will be great. Just pretend you a teaching a class you have done a dozen or more times and you will be fine. I am going for pedi tomorrow…can’t wait. Red toes for me too.
    Happy Holidays
    peace
    Kim

  9. Christina 19 December, 2006 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Like the others said – I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see your finished Christmas Card. Please post a pic of it 🙂
    The picture of your kiddos is so cute – love it…

  10. Sylvie 19 December, 2006 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I will be setting the tivo to be sure I dont miss it!

  11. PamMc 19 December, 2006 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Darlying photo of the kids. Capri is getting so big. Your cards sound lovely. Must feel good to have them almost done. I’ll miss the QVC segment – don’t have TiVo and and electronically impaired with the recorder. I’m sure you will do fabulously.
    Merry Christmas

  12. betsy 19 December, 2006 at 8:54 am - Reply

    you write such inspiring –get on with a
    happy life stuff!! god bless you and your
    family. thank you for sharing.

  13. Helle Greer 19 December, 2006 at 9:59 am - Reply

    I will tune in on wednesday.
    Cute photo of your kids, little Capri is growing so fast.
    You have to post your Christmas card after Christmas so we can see it, sounds so cool.
    Good luck tomorrow.
    helle

  14. Talia 19 December, 2006 at 10:15 am - Reply

    cutie cute picture of your kids!! post a picture of your christmas card so we can all see! merry christmas and good luck on qvc, you’ll be awesome as always!!
    Talia:)

  15. kim h 19 December, 2006 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I have never ordered anything off of QVC but I will make an exception for you! Also, how do you get the spray paint to stick and not rub off? I end up with silver hands!

  16. Nitty.Gritty. 19 December, 2006 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Good luck on QVC…you’re gonna be so cute~ as usual! As for the card thing…I’m with you. Love ’em. Getting them, making them, looking at them over and over. Just so you know, I saved yours from last year and I still like it this year. =) So fun. And I totally understand the hectic schedule this time of year. I’ve got a bday on the 20th (like I need another excuse for a decadent dessert this time of year!) and kids have been sick and hubby is busy with golf club/holiday parties. I love Christmas, but this year I think I am looking forward to January. I just may have to get my first pedicure ever. I keep saying that, but seriously, I think I deserve it this time! Merry Christmas to you and yours. Wish Emily Waters a Merry one too!

  17. Chantel 19 December, 2006 at 11:55 am - Reply

    please, please, can you share your card and the envelope too!! I would love more info on the envelope. That sounds so cool.
    Chantel

  18. Coleen Thompson 19 December, 2006 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Your card sounds fantastic. I love getting cards in the mail too. I enjoy seeing all the deifferent styles and how peoples work progresses from year to year!

  19. Kelly 19 December, 2006 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    what a gorgeous family photo, heidi! does it still just completely tickle you to see all FOUR of your babies together? 😉
    Happy Holidays to you!

  20. Valencia Taylor 19 December, 2006 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    Good luck at QVC! I’ll be watching. Remember that the presentation will probably go really fast — like 2 minutes. Don’t forget to tell what is in the kit. Lisa always does that and the hosts really like that because they don’t have to remind you. If your demo boards have glare, you may do a better job presenting at the demo table. Relax, take a deep breath. Can’t wait to see what you are bringing. As a viewer, I love to see product demos, how they are used and interesting product ideas. You may even get to take a viewer call! Hope to see you more on the ‘Q’ in the future.

  21. kim 19 December, 2006 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Good luck on QVC, you’ll do great! And love that adorable picture of your kids!

  22. Lorrie 19 December, 2006 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    OOOOh, i’ll be looking for you on QVC!! good luck!
    And the pedicure thing. OH.SO.GOOD!
    Merry Christmas!

  23. Vee 19 December, 2006 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    awesome Christmas picture
    capri is growing so!!
    have fun on qvc
    I am sure you will do great, just like being in front of your students in a class
    Merry Christmas!!

  24. stefanie 19 December, 2006 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to see you tomorrow on QVC! Sounds like the holiday season is going well for you. Your children are beautiful! Have a great day and a Merry Christmas!

  25. sarah the kiwigirl 19 December, 2006 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful family photo! I wish we got QVC here in New Zealand…good luck! Hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas and I so look forward to doing your BPS class in the new year..bring it on!

  26. PROLIX from la Normandie 20 December, 2006 at 12:35 am - Reply

    Bonjour!
    When it will be on QVC?
    It’s so great! you must be excited!!!
    have a good journée!!!
    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
    http://prolix.typepad.fr

  27. fleurie 20 December, 2006 at 4:38 am - Reply

    would love to see your chrissy cards Heidi

  28. Tannis 20 December, 2006 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I am going to see if we get this in canada.can’t wait, and yes, please post the envelope and holly mask.

  29. dragonflydreamer 20 December, 2006 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I am so glad that I read your blog this morning. I don’t watch much t.v. so my son found QVC and I am watching you right now. You are doing an awesome job! You are a natural. I am so looking forward to my first class with you A Year to Remember!

  30. Tammy from MD 20 December, 2006 at 10:56 am - Reply

    I just watched you on QVC. You did great, girl!

  31. mom78968400 20 December, 2006 at 10:57 am - Reply

    GREAT JOB on QVC! Had to order a set and then I scheduled a pedicure! Merry Christmas!

  32. Kristi 20 December, 2006 at 11:10 am - Reply

    You did awesome!! I watched live on my computer here at work. And of course, I ordered the letters. 🙂

  33. Cindy Bosch 20 December, 2006 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Loved watching you on QVC. Would have loved to see more of your products and more great layouts!! Awesome job!! Hope to see you as a regular on QVC.
    Merry Christmas!! Thanks for your great products.

  34. Hillary Chybinski 20 December, 2006 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    SO SORRY I missed you on QVC – when Donna said you were on today, I about fell out of my chair!! How was it? Be sure to let us know next time you come back to PA – I will be sure to catch you next time – I am SO bummed! Happy Holidays!
    Hillary

  35. Karalyn 20 December, 2006 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Good job on QVC! So glad to see it went well! 🙂

  36. kelly booth 20 December, 2006 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Heidi you were great today on QVC…
    You did not look nearvous at all!

  37. lynn 20 December, 2006 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    You have got some beautiful kids, wow!!!!
    http://www.memoriesbylynn.com

  38. kcpea 20 December, 2006 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Great job!!!!
    It was fun watching you do the presentation. I always enjoy David doing the scrap shows too. He is so fun!!
    If course I had to order the plastic alphas, got the chipboard ones back in June. Maybe I can use them on my AYTR binder..Hmmm sounds like a plan!
    Casie in WI

  39. Melissa 20 December, 2006 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Great job today, like a seasoned tv professionsl!!!

  40. Renee' 20 December, 2006 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful picture of your children. I love the perfect Christmas picture myself. It’s refreshing to hear someone else eagerly await Christmas cards too. I can’t wait for the mailman to get here. Have a Happy Holidays!!!

  41. Grace 20 December, 2006 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    1st time? You were great and did not seem nervous at all. David was the best person to start off with and of course him putting the letters on his shirt convinced me the pink ones I have already were not enough need them “all”! Congrats and love this family picture…Have a great Holiday hope to see you back on QVC soon…Grace

  42. Anjanette Sanchez 20 December, 2006 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Hey Heidi-I had to DVR the show after I saw your blog entry that you were going to be on QVC. I haven’t ever really seen you in person or been able to take any of your classes yet so I thought watching QVC would be almost like getting a class for free. Ok so it was a 3 minute class. haha I was hoping you’d be on for like the whole hour like Lisa B is. Your presentation and layouts were inspiring. Great idea using the bling aka glitter on your plastic alphabet pieces. That was like an ‘aha’ moment in itself…made me think of what else i could use glitter or stickles on. I could see you were a little nervous, but honey you did great. You make us Arizona girls proud! way to go! Looking forward to seeing more of your great products on QVC.

  43. AnnB 20 December, 2006 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Taped QVC just to watch you. You were perfect — a natural, and trust me, not everyone is a natural. Great job!

  44. Krista Lund 21 December, 2006 at 8:07 am - Reply

    You did great on QVC! Happy Holidays 🙂

  45. Catherine Feegel-Erhardt 21 December, 2006 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    You did a great job!… no surprise there!
    I even bought the plastic letters AND the chipboard letters….I can NEVER have enough Heidi Swapp stuff. Did you see Feb MM? both my LO with HS embellies were published! (Sorry they didn’t choose my cover entry…all Heidi embellies..so cute…Maybe April issue)
    Have a Very Merry Christmas.
    Catherine

  46. Monique 21 December, 2006 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    You did a great job on QVC! I’m sure my boss would kill me for admitting this, but I watched you from the computer at work! AND…ordered the plastic letters. I already have the chipboard letters and I love them. Good work! Here’s to you introducing yourself to a new “crop” of devotees!

  47. Amy 21 December, 2006 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Heidi I watched you on QVC and you were fantastic! I saw what I hope is a sneak peek of one of your new masks on the very first page featured during your segment. I can hardly wait to get my hands on that butterfly mask after CHA, it’s gorgeous! 😀

  48. LenaS 31 December, 2006 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Sorry, missed your show. Have good excuse–I was driving non-stop from MO bringing home my Army Son from graduating Basic Training. We even encountered a blizzard on the way there! Ug, AZ Gal didn’t know how to drive in that! My son is a Dec. B-day Boy as well. I think he got cheated some Christmases since his B-day is so close–but I loved having a first-born son in that Holy Month. I bet you had a beautiful wedding. I love Christmas colors and the weather here. I bet you did great on QVC, do they show reruns anywhere?

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