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creative OVERLOAD!

creative OVERLOAD!

i have been on a kick… and i LOVE it when that happens! i have been in the zone.. and it feels great. it seems like it's been a long time, and it causes me to wonder what has been the super-charge? i guess it's just the natural ebb and flow of creative energy! …take it while you can get it.  for me, creating classes, and ideas that i can share makes the creative process so much fuN… as a result- soo many new ideas!

it's the big holiday week here, and most people are leaving town! with temps looming above the 110's, who wouldn't want to take off. but we are sticking around! i have mentioned that i am teaching Wed and Thurs of this week… 3 brand new classes, as well as HKS secrets… here's a look at the projects:

totally techniques (WED 1-4pm)


we are using everything RANGER, and my INVISIBLES. in addition to learning 7 techniques to use w/ the invisibles, we'll make this super cute FRESH book…


House of 3 Project Central (WED 6-9pm)
in addition to the 'celebration countdown' project, we'll be making the ALL NEW 4th of July book i featured here a couple days ago! perfect for the NOW!

4th book

HKS Secrets is a Masking/layering class and we'll be making 5, 12" layouts. (see some of the projects here) FUN! (thurs 1-4pm)

"We are Family" featuring the YUDU (thurs 6-9pm)


we'll be using the Yudu to create this fun book, full of summery papers from my Summer Sun line, and an EXCLUSIVE set of clear embellshments that i have created for this class on the Yudu.  i love how the inside turned out, i have been adding photos into this today.


ok, so in May at the CE preview day, Tim Holtz was there and showed me his new "tiny attacher"… i had seen it at CHA winter, but it wasn't until i played with it at preview day did i realize that it was truly a fabulous stapler. now, i have been thinking about it since then, and finally just had to get it…especially to attach the clear elements in the "Family" book i just made.  ok, this is an absolute MUST HAVE!! you might think.. how is it different from just a 'mini' stapler-aside from the size… holy cow, it's awesome!


#1 goes through everything like butter; even chipboard and acrylic, ribbon and fabric.
#2 staples totally tight, so the item you staple holds secure, even with one staple. (although i am a double stapler)
#3 you can see and control EXACTLY where you want the staple to go- good for attatching tiny things (imagine that)
#4 the grip makes it easier to use than a big bulky stapler or a small travel one.
i absolutely think it's worth the $15.99
DRAWBACK: it's not pink. (i'm over looking that, wink!)
if you don't have one… get one! buy it HERE… get the staples refills too!!  put it on your wish list… you will LOVE IT!

Want some FREE blog couture?? just in time for 4th of July celebrations… download HERE!
compliments of House of 3! We have been creating more ideas to use THIS for your big 4th parties…
sharing tomorrow!

OH.. if you are interested in more information about the classes THIS WEEK … at Scrapbooks, ETC here in Mesa, AZ you can call them at : (480) 854-2303

i will be selling extra kits for the House of 3 Project Central… email me if you are interested in more info!

  • Melissa

    29 June, 2009 at 8:30 pm Reply

    Really, it’s quite unfair of you to show us all of the cool projects that most of us won’t get to make.
    ^^ That would be me!
    And I’m totally messing with you.
    I am loving how SUMMERY your projects are looking!
    Happy 4th (a bit early)!!

  • Ashleigh

    29 June, 2009 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Heidi-I have loved your work since you won CK hall of fame. I’ve followed your work (through magazines, your books, your products, your blog and house of 3) ever since. Just have to say that I love my new free blog banner and I really love my chandelier wall stickers. I wish I was close enough to take a class from you.
    Thanks for the years of inspiration. You are the best!

  • kris

    29 June, 2009 at 9:10 pm Reply

    thanks so much for giving us free stuff and for showing little snips of inspiration. i love the 4th of july stuff-we have already made tie-dyed tees with the ho3 iron-on-transfers. love ’em

  • Brenda

    29 June, 2009 at 9:10 pm Reply

    I really wish we could purchase kits for the classes that you teach. You probably will never be in my area and all these projects look so cute and fun. Is there anyway to purchase kits?…Pleae……….I love your stuff.

  • Kerry Stong

    30 June, 2009 at 2:27 am Reply

    Heidi – Thank you so much for the blog couture !! I have to admit I’m a bit jealous too ( all the luckies that get to attend your classes this week). I have just found where I can purchase invisibles locally and am LOVIN’ them!! When will the kits be avail?

  • Danielle

    30 June, 2009 at 4:56 am Reply

    Love the HO3 blog couture my blog is now looking very very festive 🙂

  • Olivia

    30 June, 2009 at 4:56 am Reply

    I second the motion to make the class kits available to those of us on the East Coast who can’t make it to your classes. I love the techniques album as well as the family album. I still want to know more about the energy journal, too.

  • Tifany #5942

    30 June, 2009 at 9:44 am Reply

    PLEASE tell me what stamp you used on the pieces in the first “Totally Techniques” pictures.
    Also…I agree on the tiny attacher…it is so awesome!!! I need some refills!!!

  • kat-in-texas

    30 June, 2009 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Cute stuff, Heidi!!!

  • Val from Down Under

    30 June, 2009 at 5:52 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi, is there any way we can sign up for classes with tutorials so we can do the projects you’ve listed? For those of us that live so far away – in Australia! that want to do the projects but can’t :(. Something along the lines of the Thinking Inking class over on TwoPeas would be fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Debbie

    2 July, 2009 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi. Your work is always so fabulous and so inspiring. I wish there was an on-line version of your classes so I could buy the kits and learn all your wonderful techniques (since I live in Canada and it is too far to come to one in person). Keep up the beautiful art and inspiration.

  • Chelle

    9 July, 2009 at 4:20 am Reply

    I love your work…. you are such an inspiration and you always get my creative mojo happening. all the way down here in oz.

  • Renee

    11 July, 2009 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Hi, Heidi,
    Thanks, as always, for your creativity and enthusiasm for scrapbooking while sharing time with your family and friends.
    I loved the way you are preserving summer. I think I may start journaling as I take my pics. to capture the moment.
    Thanks, again, for all of your great ideas. Your love for your craft really shows!

  • stephanie s

    18 July, 2009 at 7:44 am Reply

    I would for sure buy some class kits, because I cant get out there either……

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