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a little M.I.A.

a little M.I.A.

ah monday… my favorite day!!
i always feel like it’s a fresh start! no matter how crazy out-of-control my previous week was, monday is always a chance to take a deep breath, and start new! 
last week was NUTS… so much going on! katie and aspen (my sister and niece) came to say for a few days with us! i got to practice with a newborn! (yikes) … the baby is so sweet… so cute… the problem is that all you want to do is sit and hold her. even when she is sleeping! (especially when she is sleeping).
eric was in china… coloton had scout camp…cory busy with swim team and a swim-a-thon (he swam a mile and 1/2-GO CORY) i had 2 store visits… one in Surprise, Az tuesday night and one on Sat. in Flagstaff, AZ… plus a little ‘good morning az’ appearance… phew.  throw in a wedding to make a sign in book for and play set up crew, a baby shower to plan and invites to make…  anything ELSE??????
hmmm… a neglected father and husband… that ‘s what else! where are my pryorities!
out of control……
here are some fun pics..
we had amazing awesome turnouts at both storeS! got together with nanci (my cousin) her sister kristi, erin trimble (who authored ‘notions’ and ‘textures’ and others!) her mom, some of nanci’s scrapbooking friends, and the one and only becky higgins who is now LOCAL!! and of course my team: jodi and em and my sister and niece: katie and aspen! that is ginger in the back left corner… the owner of "keepsake trends"… that opened seriously that day that we went there… going to be a great store! quite a hike from my house…

so the way these store visits work… is that we just come and do demos, visit with everyone and give away a bunch of prizes… one of the prizes is a $150 value gift basket of heidi product, and one of the others is for me to scrapbook someone’s photos… right there on the spot! this is the winner at keepsake trends:
she is also pregnant *but with her FIFTH!! she was visiting from Logan, UT…
it’s a little freaky, cause i have no idea what kind of photos they will have… but i have been hooked on glitter… so the girl photos have been perfect!

it was so fun to have kates there!

as i mentioned… we went up to flagstaff.. it’s about a 3 hour  drive north for us… so it was an all day event! here is the crew that works there… they even had HEIDI SWAPP t-shirts made… how cute is that?
the store is awesome… if you are driving through… it’s called ‘about memories and more’…

and here is the winner from up at flag… Flag_winner

she had some photos of a cute story of about her
grandkids writing her a goodbye letter…
very sweet! i love a good story!  everyone gets to put a ticket in the drawing for every 10$ they spend in the store…
she must have  spent A LOT of money, cause i drew her name twice…
but the rules are you only get to walk away w/ one prize, so she gave back her goodie bag, and opted for the scrapbook page…
everyone was so great… and i was laughing… because i was going to demo the masks… and i said "who has tried a heidi swapp mask"… and of the 50 or so people there… not a one had ever seen or tried them…
by the time i left, they were all sold out… they are so much fun to play with!! that was cool!

we had a lot of fun going up there… it’s so nice to get out of  the heat a little! its’ a good 20 degrees less up there..

well, i think that covers what i have been "UP TO!"..
lots of good stuff.. my studio is seriously the biggest disaster in the world. it is totally giving me closterphobia! i have to deal with it very soon! it needs a HUGE overhaul.
but i won’t take the time. i want to re-vamp everything. sigh.

hey… we are sending out a fun contest announcment today (i think)… or tomorrow… i am doing a contest for my july newsletter… the july newsletter is all about WATER… so i am inviting people to send me a set of  water photos.. you can send LOW-RES photos to: [email protected]
i will be choosing my favorite set, and creating a scrapbook page that will be featured in the newsletter. the winner will get the layout, as well as a bunch of summer goodies!  the deadline is June 26 to submit!
i will notify the winner on June 27th and request HI RES images as well as some journaling etc…
so look through your archives, or snap some freshies this week!  we are serioulsy LIVING in the water!

so i am officially 32.5 weeks pregnant! just short of 2 months left! i think we are going to set a world record for the highest A/C bill!! but i can’t stand being HOT. i am feeling great! kind of surprised… other than having to roll over in the middle of the night! i hate that!  i am getting so excited. i will admit, it’s kinda bugging me that i don’t know what it is… i keep wondering… keep trying to decide what i think it is!  i’ll think it’s a girl, and then doubt my intuition… i can’t wait to see it! at the same time… hoping that i will remember how to take care of an infant! lol…
anyway… will try to be a better blogger…

  • kathy in st. louis

    19 June, 2006 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Heidi: I am so glad you are “back” and what fun that BH is back in AZ! When you do your “studio overhaul”, feel free to send your “trash” my way!!
    Have a great day!

  • Pam Davidson

    19 June, 2006 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Heidi you look great! Pregnancy looks good on you! Emily’s cute top is sooooo my sister-in-law, do you think she would share where she got it?? Thanks!……

  • Vee

    19 June, 2006 at 2:42 pm Reply

    WOW you are so busy
    love your outdit wit hthe pink onver the white
    so cute
    i am send ing you some photos your way
    u are almost there! time moves so fast
    stay cool….

  • Angela

    19 June, 2006 at 3:03 pm Reply

    You look great. Sounds like you’ve been super busy. And can’t wait till you’re in Tucson in July!!!!!

  • Michelle

    19 June, 2006 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Hey! I know those people. Ginger!!! Her sister! And the pregnant winner Deanna! how cool! Can’t wait to hit the store.

  • Denise AKA NYNative on SJ

    19 June, 2006 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Thanks for the update… I keep checking on ya. You are one busy pregnant woman that is for sure! It’s hot here in TX too! I just thank God I’m not pregnant! 😉 Take care!

  • Diane McVey

    19 June, 2006 at 3:26 pm Reply

    See, I KNEW you had been busy!!! LOL Thanks for the new blog post…I don’t know how you fit everything in that you did last week!!! You are one special gal…and by the way, your pictures are adorable! You are the cutest pregnant gal ever!!!
    Have a great week, and take a little time to RELAX!!! 🙂

  • Virginia

    19 June, 2006 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Heidi, you look too cute! 🙂 I love the pink tank over the white tee shirt- wish I’d thought of that while I was pregnant. I was getting so sick of the same old clothes! (I was the super big preggo woman at the Scrap Etc. in Birmingham.)
    Just so you know- I have a hunch you’re having a girl too. 😉

  • Shawnna / flipflopmom

    19 June, 2006 at 3:41 pm Reply

    WOW — when i checked your blog this morning i was totally about to post a comment asking
    but looks like you had a crazy week so i won’t give you any flack —

  • Evana

    19 June, 2006 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Oh I HEAR YOU! I am 35 weeks and although I know what I am having I just can’t stand that I have to wait some more to hold and kiss and snuggle…getting very cluckie. You look fabulous though and I know after having 3 it will be like riding that bike again….except this time I have a bit more time to take in the sites (not shopping sites…lol) and enjoy every moment.

  • Sara

    19 June, 2006 at 5:58 pm Reply

    O.K. I love keeping up with what’s going on with you, Heidi, but I’m feeling a little bit like a lazy slug after reading about everything you accomplished in a week. I don’t have that much activity (or energy) in a month! If the scrapbooking thing ever goes by the wayside you should be a motivational speaker! But the real reason I had to post a message is Em’s totally adorable shirt. We must know where she got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sandy Gargano

    19 June, 2006 at 6:03 pm Reply

    HELP! I am an idiot!
    What makes a digital photo low res???
    I have tons I want to submit but not sure what to convert them to…sorry!

  • Ellie A

    19 June, 2006 at 6:28 pm Reply

    I FINALLY found a copy of your book, and it got shipped out to me today, YeeHaw!! Only had a chance to flip through ti so far, but oh man, and I ever going to savour it once my exam is gone and past 🙂
    You look so beautiful, in all your preggo glory 🙂

  • Tilly

    19 June, 2006 at 6:53 pm Reply

    interesting comment about priorities and your poor husband…
    somethin’ gotta give

  • chanel

    19 June, 2006 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Oh Heidi, you look so cute with your pregy belly! Its such an incredibly exciting time of life. Maybe you could do a wee speel on your blog about masks for those of us overseas who haven’t had a chance to see you demonstrate in person. I have a few but am not sure if I’m doing the right thing. (just in your spare time – ha! i know how busy you are) take care sweetie, make sure you get to rest in the next two months before the newest Swapp arrives.

  • Amy

    19 June, 2006 at 8:39 pm Reply

    It was great meeting you and the crew at Keepsake Trends! Love the entire line keep the good stuff coming.

  • helle greer

    19 June, 2006 at 10:05 pm Reply

    hi heidi.
    you are just one crazy busy preggo woman.
    i just had to say that you look so stinkin’ cute in your pink t-shirt and cool hairdo.
    going to newport this summer? or coronado??
    have a great summer.

  • Sharon

    20 June, 2006 at 1:16 am Reply

    they have a place called “surprise”??!!
    love the headband…and your hair is FABULOUS.
    love sharon

  • LenaS

    20 June, 2006 at 5:01 am Reply

    Honey, you just blog whenever you can…no pressure. We understand. You’re starting to get that new mother GLOW–you look great. Love the LOs you did. I met ErinT once at ML. She’s sweet. Thanks for sharing. How do you keep up? I’m sure if I followed you around for a week I’d probably have to be hospitalized for exhaustion!

  • Lisa M

    20 June, 2006 at 5:44 am Reply

    You look so adorable. How do you do it? And how do you keep up with that schedule at 32.5 weeks?!?!?!
    I bought the masks a few weeks ago too, but havent’ gotten them out of the package. Maybe in the July newsletter you could give us some lessons on using them. I’d love to use them. My favorite is the small flower and the small logo flower. Just love flowers.
    Have a great Tuesday…the second best day of the week because you still get to get caught up from the past weekend, and the week’s not too close to being over yet!
    P.S. Love the pages you made for the girls to take home. Very girly and very fun!

  • Melisa

    20 June, 2006 at 6:24 am Reply

    *Love* reading you blog:) Saw where you sent out a newsletter..I had signed up a bit ago and didn’t get it:( Is there anywhere I can read it online or can it be sent again? I checked your website to see if it was on there and couldn’t find it…just asking is all:)

  • Deanna Payne

    20 June, 2006 at 10:43 am Reply

    Meeting you at Keepsake Trends was great but having you scrap my page was even better. You can check out my blog for pictures of that Belly shot of us. Thanks for humoring me. You are such a cute pregnant mom. I just wish I was as small as you. You are about 10 weeks further than I am and I am so much bigger. I hope I slow down a bit.
    Thanks again for the awesome page and for the album to put it in. Can’t wait to fill it up! You rock! Hang in there for a couple more weeks. LUCKY!

  • Karalynn Tyler

    20 June, 2006 at 3:38 pm Reply

    Heidi, I’m 35 weeks pregnant and we don’t know what it is. My dad’s family threw a double shower for me and my cousin who is due in September and she knows she’s having a boy. So my aunts and cousins all buy girl things for me- they’ve decided we must be having a girl. This is our first baby and we’re totally excited, but I hear you about the air conditioning and rolling over in the night… nothing like having your arms go numb from sleeping too long on one side and then having to need a forklift to help you turn over and get comfy again! Good luck! Love the photos and details of your store visits. I hope to someday be able to be at one!!!

  • Carrie

    20 June, 2006 at 7:54 pm Reply

    You’re looking so cute all pregnant and in your pink tank! 🙂 Hope all is well –

  • scrapfreak1

    21 June, 2006 at 5:20 am Reply

    wow i was wondering where you been…not like your busy or anything.. best wishes to you and that unborn.. which btw i think i a boy.. i don’t know why but i am betting it’s a boy…
    stay healthy and rested.. and i am glad your back.. missed ya bloggin.

  • Tangee

    23 June, 2006 at 1:29 pm Reply

    It’s so great to read how good you are doing and so busy! I’ll ditto what another poster said, you make me feel lazy. I love ya with the glow and all the pink and the beautiful belly! Let me also ditto, loving Emily’s top, anyway she’ll share where it is from?

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