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happy friday!

happy friday!

Ok, I got my cute friend Lacey all set up with her NEW blog look! And she is so excited… here is a peek!


You should go check her blog out.. she just re-did her scrapbook room and it totally ROCKS! Feeling jealous of her organization!! Because … ok, and this is totally embarrassing.. but true…want to see what my work station looks like right now?


Do you see how I have this HUGE workstation, and notice how I have worked myself into a tiny corner of this thing! …(i better take a photo of it clean before i go to bed!!) I have been creating up a storm, and just having a blast…but I have been doing ‘grazing-like’ scrapbooking… where I can’t really dedicate myself to the project, I just have to wander over… do this or that, and then carry on with my referee job.  Eric has been out of town… so it’s double duty. I hate it when he is gone.
What have I been working on, you ask?


 So excited to share! Capri and Connor are loving this book, and fascinated with photos of themselves as babies! So cute…Capri has discovered tutus and ballerina costumes…she has turned into a magical fairy princess ballerina. It’s fantastic! It’s turned into this massive project that I am so totally loving.


Here is a little preview…it’s a project that we (Rhonna, Janet and I) have created for our first-ever houseof3.com House Warming Party! (just wait until you see their beautiful books…)  This weekend, we’ll be posting a whole bunch of new products that tie in with this amazing project…you will be able to download, print and create just like that! We’ll have some videos, step by step tutorials, technique tips and how-to’s … the works. Rhonna, Janet and I have each created our own versions of this House Warming Book… the concept is: ‘What makes your house a HOME!’… it’s a tribute to what IS under your roof! 
Have you ever thought about that? what makes YOUR house… a HOME? It’s really different for everyone. I will be talking about it in a video clip that will be available to view Sat and Sunday. We will be making the downloadable product available on FRIDAY (Feb. 27th) and you will be able to get a jump on things by printing stuff out before you see our finished books… or you can wait, and on Sat… you’ll see inside every nook and cranny of our creations.
IMPORTANT: you DO NOT HAVE to be a ‘digital’ scrapbooker to participate…({NOTE}… we have everything bundled up for those digi scrappers out there as well!) these files are simply-download and print. You’ll need some cardstock, acetate (specific for your type of printer; probably ink jet), and everything else in your STASH! And the day wouldn’t be complete without some giveaways, and prizes… so check it out. I’ll be posting links and making sure that you don’t miss a thing over the weekend! So stay tuned! Of course we have a fab freebie that will be available as well!
ALSO tomorrow, I will be selecting someone with the House Warming background on their blog to win the WHOLE house warming package…tons of downloadable happiness! So if you haven’t sent me a link, please do so here in my comments!
If you have a blinkie, you will also be in the hat for some winning! So make sure that you post a link to your blog as well!
Now, speaking of free stuff.. and WINNERS:
I wanted to CONGRATULATE Wendy… on the Ultimate Scrapbook Cruise, she WON two spots to Creative Escape 2009!  She is SO LUCKY!  The Lottery for CE will be drawn on March 15th, and you will be notified thereafter… so if you have yet to sign up… there is still a couple weeks!


AND NEXT WEEK… I will be hosting a series of 5 FAB giveaways here on my blog! Everything from jewelry, bags and even some Heidi Swapp NEW RELEASES… and more…even a couple big announcements! So LOTS going on.

I played my first tennis match of the SPRING season this morning… my partner Lisa and I played a girl from Norway and one from the UK. We were so evenly matched… it took us 2 ½ hours to play 3 matches…and guess what !? we WON! I am just learning the ropes of tennis as I go, but it’s SO MUCH FUN! my legs are so tired. I need to get back in shape…ahh, it even felt a little like SPRING today! {smile} it’s FRIDAY here in BJ, and the best part of that.. in addition to the fact that American Idol is on again tonight, and I am just ordering PIZZA for dinner… I don’t have to pack school lunch for 2 days!  I hate packing lunches. Have a wonderful, fabulous FRIDAY.. and we’ll see you at House of 3 this weekend!

  • Suzanne

    27 February, 2009 at 2:59 am Reply

    Love everything you do. You keep motivating me to have fun and explore all aspects of scrapbooking.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog.

  • Laurie

    27 February, 2009 at 4:28 am Reply

    oh man – i can’t believe i have to totally miss the housewarming. I’m headed out of town today to do classes with Vicki (Boutin) – it’s all her fault!!! I wonder if she’d mind if we spent some of our class time checking out the house party!!!
    Have a blast this weekend!

  • Sandi Keene

    27 February, 2009 at 5:06 am Reply

    Can’t wait to see all the fun things you have in store for us this weekend. That mini-album is great!
    Blog Blinkie!

  • Kim D.

    27 February, 2009 at 5:14 am Reply

    I am absolutely loving everything you do and all that you offer at House of 3. You are all such an inspiration. I redecorated my blog with some of your goodies. Check it out at daviszone.blogspot.com.
    Tons of thanks!!! Kim Davis

  • Vicki Boutin

    27 February, 2009 at 5:30 am Reply

    That book looks amazing!!! I hope I can catch some of the fun on Sunday!
    I bought some Blog Couture!! LOVE it!!! Jewellery for my blog! What girl doesn’t love to accessorize! Now to see if it is easy to put it on typepad!
    Hope the House warming party is fab!

  • Terri

    27 February, 2009 at 5:33 am Reply

    I am in love with all of the H of 3 stuff ! Looking so forward to the House WArming this weekend.

  • Ellen Prinsen

    27 February, 2009 at 5:47 am Reply

    The best thing ever for 2009 is House of 3. So looking forward to all the amazing stuff you three will suprise us with. I’ll make sure everyone in the Netherlands will know about it !!

  • Theresa Grdina

    27 February, 2009 at 5:50 am Reply

    Heidi: I have been a “lurker” on your log for a very long time…however, today I am inspired to let you know that your new HOUSE OF 3 endeavor is FANTASTIC! I do not have any digital software and will one day hopefully get some…however, with your items I do not need it and can do all kinds of creative things! Thank you so much. Your stuff is so inspiring and wonderful….I can’t wait to get started!!!!

  • Yvonne

    27 February, 2009 at 6:26 am Reply

    so excited about the house warming.
    I love house of 3. All of you are so totally inspiring. Can’t wait to hear what you have in going on next week. Love the comments being open again;)

  • Paulette Sarsfield

    27 February, 2009 at 6:30 am Reply

    Sweet Heidi, I teach a two day class Sat & Sunday…will all your fun stuff still be available to look at& download on Monday ??? I am so excited about the HOUSE of 3!!!

  • Cheryl

    27 February, 2009 at 7:00 am Reply

    Can’t wait to see the House of 3 open!!!
    Can’t be around much, I hope I don’t miss everything – thanks for this great addition to our wonderful art!

  • Nancy Mackey

    27 February, 2009 at 7:55 am Reply

    My dining room table looks very similar!!lol!! and we’re going on three days now!!!

  • Sherrie

    27 February, 2009 at 8:12 am Reply

    Hello Heidi. I am so loving your digital”stuff” I think it is the best on the market (and I mean it) I have been wanting to start a little bit of digital scrapbooking but not sure how, so I have been checking out your site daily. I haven’t purchased yet (a little nervous) but I LOVE everything.I have had a blinkie on my blog since your site started it is actuallythereis6ofus.blogspot.com. I hope I win!!!

  • Nancy Wyatt

    27 February, 2009 at 8:16 am Reply

    How exciting this all is! My Blog is all done up with HO3 and would love to win this awesome prize! You women ROCK! Looking forward to all the fun over the weekend with HO3!

  • Christa Flook

    27 February, 2009 at 8:27 am Reply

    Love all the new goodies, I’ve added the cool house warming background to my blog and a blinkie!
    So much fun! I have been so behind the curve with digital and House of Three has made experimenting with it so fun! Looking forward to lerning how to do so much more! Can’t wait for the projects this weekend!

  • Danielle

    27 February, 2009 at 8:43 am Reply

    I am planning our whole weekend around the Open House!!
    I love the idea of what makes your house a home. I’m going to snap some pitures today so I can put together an album I think it’s a great idea and something that changes from time to time. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Grace

    27 February, 2009 at 8:53 am Reply

    I am loving House of 3! Can not Wait for this weekend. Hugs Grace

  • Bianca

    27 February, 2009 at 8:55 am Reply

    here is a link to my blog.. can’t wait for tomorrow..

  • Jaime Benavides

    27 February, 2009 at 9:40 am Reply

    I’m so loving the your version of the house warming book…But that shouldn’t come as a surprise because I love everything that you do! Very inspiring. Thanks for the sneak peek;)

  • nanci

    27 February, 2009 at 9:48 am Reply

    I love the stuff you are creating here. The work you do is so inspired – and I would LOVE to get the whole house warming gift!!! What a joy and treat!!

  • Lacey

    27 February, 2009 at 10:00 am Reply

    Heidi- you totaly outdid yourself for me- thank you again! 🙂 I love having all of these visitors! Everyone that has commented has been extremely sweet 🙂 I gotta confess, my scrap room doesn’t always look that way(esp after a project-jowza!)- at least I am hoping that I could could keep it semi clean after the way i have organized it. LOL I am especially loving the baskets- just pull off the shelf, take it my work table, get what I need and put it back 🙂 The best part, its all right there behind me! (this is from living at relatives for a few months after the move. My room was upstairs, and my scrap stuff was downstairs in the 3rd car garage over. Kinda far to be treking for supplies- totaly killed my scrap mojo.) Anyways- I am loving the new project! I have always wanted to do a HOME book- going to be interesting since my situation is different now…but it looks like so much fun, fabulous and inspirational! As Tim Gunn would say- make it work! 🙂 Have a great weekend, and I’ll be back to check all of the great stuff you have in store! 🙂

  • michelle norri

    27 February, 2009 at 10:04 am Reply

    Hi Heidi, your scrap table looks like mine – it’s amazing how we have this book work space and we always end up working in this little corner because we have to drag everything out and use it. My new blog is — http://michonmadison.blogspot.com take care michelle

  • michelle p. from wa

    27 February, 2009 at 10:06 am Reply

    What kind of paper is in the corner of your scrap space picture? I love it!
    Many thanks!!

  • Geralyn Gray

    27 February, 2009 at 11:22 am Reply

    I posted today with a picture of the spring banner from house of 3…my blog has a button for house of 3…it is http://greetingsfromgeralyn.com

  • hilari

    27 February, 2009 at 11:41 am Reply

    heidi…here is the link to my blog…i have the h of 3 house warming background, banner, and the blinkie… and I LOVE THEM! you were right, they are so addictive!

  • Nicki Lundeen

    27 February, 2009 at 11:55 am Reply

    Here is the link to my blog – I have the banner and background and the blinkie. Hope I get lucky and thank you for the wonderful freebie!

  • Sue Bone

    27 February, 2009 at 11:57 am Reply

    I got it to work, yeah for me. http://jersey-scrapper.blogspot.com/

  • Kristy Gussio

    27 February, 2009 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Looking forward to checking in this weekend to see what House of 3 has in store for us!! Thanks for inspiring me to think outside the box and to stretch my creative wings 🙂
    Just added the Blog Blinkie….much easier to do than I had thought…

  • Kristine

    27 February, 2009 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Heidi – So glad to see your comments open and be able to quickly thank you for your blog – I love reading your blog and seeing your gorgeous projects (and your sweet family growing up!) I added the house warming background to a blog for a group of girls at our church..it looks great. Looking forward to a very creative weekend.
    PS – great customer service – I ordered a kit and had trouble downloading it and had someone get back to me right away! great job…can’t wait for more of your (and Rhonna and Janet’s) creations.

  • Lacey

    27 February, 2009 at 12:42 pm Reply

    hi again! i finally figured out how to put the blinkie on the blog! you already know my link- but here it is for proof! lol ;0)

  • Melissa

    27 February, 2009 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Just added your blinkie!

  • Whitney Seeman

    27 February, 2009 at 2:34 pm Reply

    Here is my blog with a blinkie and hopefully the background as well….if I figure it out! Thanks

  • Zandra Cudney

    27 February, 2009 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Home is where my heart lies! Can’t wait to be in the house!

  • Lisa David

    27 February, 2009 at 3:03 pm Reply

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I cannot Thank YOU enough for all of the inspiration and motivation you’ve given me to create, explore the digi world, and bring back the desire to blog and document this journey. I hope you’ll take a peek, as my blog is (as of today, thanks to Houseof3.com) officially back up and running.
    I have my reservation in for the House Warming. I’ve booked the entire weekend! 🙂 Can’t wait to “see” everyone there!
    So, I’m off to finish up and post my Valentine Book (hopefully this evening-sneak peeks are on my blog), purchase and print all of my goodies for the House Warming event…oh, and I think I’ll run and get another printer cartridge…a girl cannot afford to run outta ink this weekend, no way!
    Yes, I admit it… I’m such a “Groupie/Cyber Stalker” ! Thank you for all you do to inspire us with your talent and energy… YOU ROCK!!!

  • johanna (from sweden)

    27 February, 2009 at 3:11 pm Reply

    hello again,
    wow- you are very kindless, giving away all the time. And thanks a lot for taking time to look att my blog!!! and leave a massage!!!
    I tried to by your stuffs here in sweden, but it is almost impossible… have to order it from germany… want to have your masks and your words-stamps = love them…
    but maybe i’m the luckywinner?…
    have a nice weekend.

  • Jodii

    27 February, 2009 at 4:26 pm Reply

    I am very excited about the house warming party. I love all your blog coulture, however as i have a three column blog it doesn’t work. Maybe you can look into creating some 3 column blog coulture.

  • Andrea

    27 February, 2009 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi; I’m excited about housewarming and of course I have the blinkie and everything posted!!

  • Traci

    27 February, 2009 at 5:43 pm Reply

    Hey Heidi~so excited for the party! I’ve got my blog lookin’ all spring-like, thanks to Hof3, and I have had the blinkie blinking since I was ‘in the know’! So happy for you girls! You all ROCK!

  • LenaS

    27 February, 2009 at 6:53 pm Reply

    I guess I need to start a blog. Have really enjoyed yours, Heidi. What a cute pic of your kids looking at the book. Congrats and best wishes on new Hof3 venture! Glad you added ‘f’ to abbreviation cause I know you aren’t 3 Ho’s. LOL! Could be Hall of Fame3, but we know who you all are and love you!!! Wish I had a better computer to fully enjoy all your talent. I tried out your freebies. Now, I’ll have to purchase. Thank You for all you do.

  • cher

    1 March, 2009 at 7:27 pm Reply

    luv your blog…and your new gig…really do! wish I could go on that darn cruise…but..oh well…another year..feel free to enter me into any drawings you have..would be an honor to win something for a change lol..Cher

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