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a new week…

a new week…


I have seriously had the best weekend w/ the girls at By Design in Houston, TX. It’s just exactly what I needed… a weekend of my own hotel room, creativity and GIRL food! ALL the ladies that were in my classes this weekend were just genuinely good, wonderful people! I loved getting to know you all, and hang out and play along! There is a great vibe at the store, and I think it has to be the pink walls, the chandeliers and all the bling, glitter etc, etc etc… that made everyone so happy!!  I really had a great time!!
I just downloaded all my photos and a bunch of my images were corrupt! Makes me mad. There is something wrong w/ my card reader. It’s old, and this always happens w/ my little card. UGH.. grrr… so ladies, you have to send me YOUR photos!! Email me HERE w/ your photos… ok!! I want to make a project of photos of the weekend.. if anyone has good ones!
 I taught 3 classes in all this weekend! And we served up a couple very late nights! This store was just a place that everyone felt welcome… everyone seemed to know everyone else… like a big huge group of girlfriends! Friday night I taught the Energy Journal class.


 it’s totally a feel good class… and it has a couple little twist and turns (wink) that make it really interesting and fun. I really appreciated re-visiting the concept and thinking about my ‘energy’.  I have been more conscious of it the last few days as a result, I have been so much more attentive of my energy— in and out!  I am teaching the same class Wed and Thurs at Scrapbooks etc., sounds like there are one or 2 more spots in each if you are interested and here in Mesa! it's a 3 hour class, and everyone completed it, ready to go home and add to it! it's so funny, i keep getting emails telling me about the 'energy in'… we were all focused on it all weekend!
Saturday morning I taught my first ‘house of 3’ class.. and it was designed ESPECIALLY in honor of the By Design ‘vibe’ (that I happen to LOVE)… pink and black (LOL).  So I used the new wall art frames, and created a shadow box wall hanging that is a ‘countdown calendar’ to whatever holiday you have coming up! the next holiday in our house is QUINCY’S bday! So she is LOVING this!


Watch for the files and instructions on House of 3.. ( I will let you know when it’s ready to go).

For lunch sat, Jessica (one of Tracy’s crew) made everyone these darling little box lunches that had a yummy croissant sandwich, a refreshing salad and this cake w/ glittery sparkles all over the top!! But the OVER the top part was that she used a HS crown mask to put a little crown on the top of each box. Too fabulous!! check these out! so fun!IMG_0774

I did a couple hours worth of demo-ing in Tracy’s store as people came in and out on National Scrapbook day… and I had a great time playing around w/ the elements and create samples for my class! I was using the RANGER distress inks w/ the Invisibles and other printed papers.  I loved meeting all of you that stopped by!

At 4pm we started the ‘Technique’ class…the goal was to complete 5; 12” layouts which we did! (nice work ladies)! I just LOVED seeing finishing touches come together, and everyone be SO excited about what they learned.


Afterwards  we ate pizza and wrapped up those projects, we re-convened and I did an hour long ‘House of 3’ tutorial teaching and explaining about how the House of 3 works.  It was so cool to talk to people about it… answer questions and get a better idea about what people understand, and what they don’t get. I shared my limited photoshop knowledge…while somethings on photoshop are certainly VERY complicated…the things that I know, and use are SO easy! Made it fun to talk about!
After all was packed, straightened, cleaned up etc, I SHOPPED! I even did a scrapbook page (no photo yet)  *yay!! I LOVE the MM ‘chillin’ line. SO cute. Especially these button brads and  And the Peyton ANNA GRIFFIN stuff… I mean look at this and this!!   What an awesome weekend!  And it was a good thing that I totally gained so much ‘energy’ all weekend… because I came home to a house FULL of boxes. Our container from China arrived, and E
ric got everything unloaded
and in the house… we slept here last night (Sunday night) for the first time since moving back. And let me just tell you, it feels like mass chaos! LOL… we are happy to be in, and looking forward to feeling settled. It’s so funny, cause I can’t even remember where everything used to ‘go’.  My scrapbook room  is the biggest disaster other than the garage. I have no CLUE what is in all those boxes. Ridiculous!

Tracy, and ALL the girls at By Design, thank you SO very much!

Ok, this is SUPER long, and I need to get to bed… but I have selected a WINNER of a box of Chandeliers!!
And the winner is :   MADDIE GIRL!!!
Email me HERE with your address!  C o n g r a t s!!

Check back on WED, I will be posting some peeks from the classes that I taught in Houston (and what I am teaching in )Edmonton on May 30th… I prepared a limited number of extra kits, and will be posting details about purchasing those….

  • Carol

    5 May, 2009 at 5:50 am Reply

    Heidi it was so much fun getting to play with you and being so energized. For those that can get in on one of her classes…GO FOR IT. You won’t regret it. The techniques are fabulous and the bonus being with such a fun person you just can’t help but have the time of your life. I am still feeling the wonder of it all.

  • Robin Buscher

    5 May, 2009 at 5:54 am Reply

    Heidi, it was so much fun meeting you on Saturday! I wasn’t fortunate enough to register in time for your classes, but I loved watching your demo’s! I’m the one with the daughter that has the staph infection and is in critical condition. What you told me really inspired me and gives me hope! And I am sorry to say that the only photos I have of the event is one of you working on the demo’s (which I will be more than happy to upload for you) and one of you and me. Thanks again for coming to Houston and I hope that you got a chance to visit some of our sights! Hugs!!

  • Robin

    5 May, 2009 at 6:20 am Reply

    Heidi, I love the Peyton line of Anna Griffin, too! My daughter’s name is Peyton and I don’t often find it spelled the same way! 🙂

  • beverly

    5 May, 2009 at 7:06 am Reply

    If anyone reading this has the opportunity to take a class from Heidi, DO IT!!!! She is such a good teacher. Besides, you will walk away with new techniques that are easy to generalize and such inspiring projects to boot.

  • Lindsay Bateman

    5 May, 2009 at 7:06 am Reply

    WOW! Looks like such a fabulous time…the projects looked amazing…what fun and HAPPY stuff. Cannot WAIT for Edmonton…I am counting the days!:)

  • stephanie

    5 May, 2009 at 8:13 am Reply

    Oh gosh, how fun!! I’m totally loving that shirt you’re sportin’!!

  • Sandy

    5 May, 2009 at 8:58 am Reply

    Hey, Heidi!! Sorry I missed you at By Design, but I’m working out in CA for the month of May. I have played with Michelle Hill and Emily Falconbridge while I’ve been out here. CA can’t be all work!! See you in August, we can have a little reunion, Lyn will be there too.

  • Talia

    5 May, 2009 at 9:52 am Reply

    Oh, it looks like you had an amazing weekend!! can’t wait to see you in just a few weeks!!

  • Jackie, Pearland, TX

    5 May, 2009 at 10:14 am Reply

    I was so fortunate to be able to have gone to the store to meet you! thanks for autographing my mirrow! I had to buy both wall arts – lamp and chandeliers been waiting for those! Thanks again, you are super wonderful!

  • Meghan

    5 May, 2009 at 10:52 am Reply

    It was such an amazing weekend!!! Thank you so much, I can’t wait for you to come back to Houston! It was so much fun and I learned a lot of new techniques and loved all the info about House Of 3, I love it!!! Thank you!

  • Kathy F

    5 May, 2009 at 11:02 am Reply

    How fun that looked! 🙂 I love the pics Heidi! 🙂 The projects looked Kick Butt…I will be buying that one for sure! 🙂

  • ♥alicia

    5 May, 2009 at 11:03 am Reply

    wow, that store looks amazing! love the giant SHE on the wall! Reminds me of all the good memories I have of you when you taught the SHE class in Provo! We need another class from you Heidi!

  • Kristin

    5 May, 2009 at 11:57 am Reply

    Heidi, try putting your card back in your camera and plug the camera into your pc. It might the be card reader causing the problem.

  • Jessica

    5 May, 2009 at 5:42 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi! I had a great time cropping with ya! And can’t wait to put the photoshop tips to use! Athough I would love to take credit for the adorable lunches…they were actually the work of VANESSA. So awesome! Hope to see you again soon! Good luck unpacking.

  • LenaS

    5 May, 2009 at 5:48 pm Reply

    TFS all the beautiful pics! What wonderful eye candy! Glad you had a great weekend. I know about those boat shipments…if you need help, i’d love to do anything for you and your family. Cya soon.

  • Lesley Doran

    6 May, 2009 at 8:55 am Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    I ordered online the chandiliers and the frames. But I love the hanging chandilier in the top picture on this post. What is it made of and how can I get one?

  • Kim

    6 May, 2009 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Love, love, LOVED being in your classes Friday and Saturday. It was such fun playing with all of the products and learning from you. We got way more than our money’s worth! Thank you for coming to Houston – specifically By Design – and PLEASE come back soon!!!!!
    Kim (p.s. I emailed a few pics to you)

  • deborah

    10 May, 2009 at 7:11 pm Reply

    your blog looks like so much fun….makes me wish I was there…….thanks for sharing

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