holy cow… thanks!

holy cow… thanks!

thank you all SOOOOOO much for the warm congrats and encouragement in the comments and emails that i have recieved!! what a delight it was to open up the blog to that embarassignly huge response… so thank you with all my heart! you have no idea…
it’s midnight- sunday and i am sitting here eating an egg salad sandwich. the cravings are OUT OF HAND. during church all i could think about was lays original potato chips and ranch dip!!!

yesterday em, jodi and i visited a new store here in town called ‘devine memories’… it’s so cute.. looks like a great store. it’s got a great vibe! we decorated conversation hearts boxes… i say, never too early to celebrate valentines! tell people you love, how much you love them! there were lots of ladies that turned out to play! thanks for having us sandy and michelle! i came home and crashed… took like a 3 hour nap! (on a sat. afternoon… UNHEARD OF!) then went to bed last night at 9:30pm and didn’t get up until about 9am today! THEN… i took ANOTHER 3 hour nap today. ok… this is NOT normal.
(by the way… the egg sandwich is totally hitting the spot!) i don’t remember the cravings this intense or being this tired in previous pregnancies.. but that was over 5 years ago!

i haven’t been very creative in the last few days… but i did just pull out the QVC kit that Lisa B will be presenting on Wed. Jan 18th… have you all heard about this one??? if not… go to lisa’s site: lisabearnson.com and check it out! i am not sure how i got so lucky on this gig… i was selected to be one of the manuf. for this totally cool offer from QVC. lisa put together this idea that kindof reminds me of CKU-A…. in terms of totally completing an album-following an outline and having everything, including instructions to get you through the whole thing.

let me tell you one thing first off… about QVC. i now know FIRST HAND how unbelievalbly committed QVC is first to VALUE and close second, to QUALITY! you would not believe how HARD it is to get kits and products past their quality control program… let alone get a kit TO quality control because it is a good enough value to the customer. if you have never made it a point to watch the scrapbook events on QVC.. you SHOULD. the kits are amazing. you can’t go wrong.

ok, having said that… i’ll quick explain this TSV (TSV stands for ‘today’s special value- that alone ensures an even MORE tremendous opportunity). OK- it’s called “Lisa’s Favorite Albums”. there are 4 albums in the program. you get one every 3rd month. you pay for each one separately and they charge your credit card when it ships. basically, this is a year deal, so it’s not too overwhelming! the very first one is called “all about me”… and it’s a heidi swapp kit!!! the album is a beautiful fabric covered 8×8 that comes with it’s own box even. .. (in the end… all 4 albums go in a really cute keepsake box)
you get this HUGE ARRAY of products…and a very impressive well-designed instruction kit. i am completely delighted with the kit. i think they did an awesome job creating it!
sooo… that is my task, next couple days is to complete my book about ‘me’ and show you…
go to that lisabearnson.com and check it out… the website is beautifully done!
so check back! hopefully i will have something to show! creating this album is perfect for right now… it can be for my new baby… s/he will know exactly what i was like… what i was into… while i was pregnant!

seriously, thanks again for all the wonderful comments and all the congratulations! we could not be more thrilled… and admittedly a little scared! but ready or not… here we go! man, that sandwich sure tasted good!
…… good nite!

51 Comments
  • Shanna

    9 January, 2006 at 1:44 am Reply

    cool Heidi! *off to boil some eggs….Egg salad sounds good!*

  • Chanel

    9 January, 2006 at 4:52 am Reply

    I do remember how tired you get, my littlest is only 16mths so the memories are still fresh! Its such a miracle tho, and you have to roll with all those cravings and sleeps …. make the most of it while you have the excuse – ha! will check out the website now sounds cool! you sleep well!

  • Peg Graham

    9 January, 2006 at 5:21 am Reply

    Heidi-
    And the cravings beginneth!
    I had child #5 at 41 years old with one month to go to my 42nd birthday. (I’m now 43). My last pregnancy was also very different…it forced me to RELAX and REFLECT on everything. Enjoy this Season of your life…congrats!
    QVC- it’s a good thing. They picked YOU, because…you ROCK! Loved your style at MM and love it even more in your own…HS. Thanks for all you do. You are inspiring to many folks…we heart you!
    super big hugs- Peg

  • Laura

    9 January, 2006 at 6:26 am Reply

    egg salad and rasberries (tho not together, lol!) were my big cravings for 1, 2 & 3! Heard about the QVC albums on 2peas and cked out Lisa’s site – I posted on my blog a few days ago that is was like a CKU-Album in your own house! Love your stuff and so happy it will be the first one we receive! Keep up with those naps!

  • May

    9 January, 2006 at 8:19 am Reply

    Just checking in and congratulations!!!! =) You must be so happy. =)

  • Kim

    9 January, 2006 at 8:21 am Reply

    Ok so I’m a couple days late in congratulating you on your Baby News!! Wishing you the best and hoping you can Relax and Revel in the experience!
    Very much looking forward to the QVC-TSV and so psyched that your album is the first installment!

  • amy w

    9 January, 2006 at 8:40 am Reply

    First: Congrats! Second: Ultra strong cravings for me meant TWINS! I didn’t have strong cravings with my first pregnancy but when I was pregnant with twins the cravings were out of control! Perhaps you’ve got two little womb mates inside – wouldn’t that be fun!

  • Mary L.

    9 January, 2006 at 8:55 am Reply

    Hey Heidi – I agree with the above poster…intense cravings and extra tired??? Maybe it’s TWINS!!!! *big huge grin* 😀

  • Debbie

    9 January, 2006 at 9:04 am Reply

    Funny – I was thinking also that my being SO tired the second time around….was also TWINS!!! LOL 🙂 Much to our surprise!! 🙂

  • nancy in ks.

    9 January, 2006 at 9:56 am Reply

    Heidi-
    I’ve been drydocked without my computer for a week, and came back to find you pregnant, rumored to be TWINS! oh my!!, and creating a QVC kit during your cravings at midnight. Just a regular week in the life of Heidi. crazylife is right.
    CONGRATS to ALL of you!!! Blessings galore. wow.
    nancy-

  • sarah corbett

    9 January, 2006 at 10:31 am Reply

    I can’t wait to see QVC! I already have it on my calendar! Thanks for chatting the other night on Croppers cottage – that was so fun! Congrats again on the happy news!

  • Suzelle

    9 January, 2006 at 11:04 am Reply

    Oh man…I remember the tired days. Just rest when you can. Question for ya…how did you decorate the conversation heart boxes ???

  • Debi B.

    9 January, 2006 at 11:16 am Reply

    Just visited Lisa’s site… GREAT albums! How fun for you to help on this venture! And, yup… think you got me hooked on this one! Thanks for sharing and can’t wait to see YOUR sneak peek on your album! 🙂

  • Tammy

    9 January, 2006 at 12:09 pm Reply

    hi heidi!
    oh my gosh–big CONGRATS to you and your family on the upcoming baby!! what great news– you all must be so excited, and i can’t wait to see new baby pages/products from you! 🙂 as you wrote about lays potato chips and ranch dip, i had to laugh out loud ‘cuz i’m preg. w/ my 2nd and crave ruffles chips and ranch dip–and i’m having a girl…hmmm…but i also crave an assortment of things, all very different from when i was preg w/ my son.
    i’m also sooo looking forward to the qvc kit, but of all days, it airs on my due date!! the 18th!!! i joked w/ my husband that i’ll be tuned in to qvc while in labor and telling the doctor to hold off on delivering so i can order the album kit!! 🙂
    again, congratulations and enjoy every single moment of this pregnancy. even w/ all that we go through during the 9 long months it’s all so worth it in the end! 🙂
    take care!
    tammy

  • Ally

    9 January, 2006 at 12:33 pm Reply

    Ahhh – cravings! Those are fun! Congrats on the QVC gig – that is FAnTABuLOUS!
    And I don’t think I’ve said – congrats on the new pending arrival. How exciting for you!
    Fun cravings – I wanted chocolate ice cream and cucumbers with one of my pregnancies – it was August in AZ and I just wanted the “coolest” foods I could think of!

  • Lorrie Klaserner

    9 January, 2006 at 2:07 pm Reply

    I was thinking maybe it’s twins, too!
    My boys are 6.Lorrie

  • Carrie

    9 January, 2006 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Yes, tired…all the time for the last two for me. Well in fairness I had my first two in my late teen’s/early 20’s and the last two in my 30’s. The “baby” will be 2 next Sunday and I am still tired! 🙂 Naps are a BEAUTIFUL thing!
    Already have QVC listed on my calendar for that day! While I love QVC…I have been trying to “be good” on their Scrapbooking days but I MUST have LB’s kit – and from HS! One of my scrap organizing boxes is just labeled “Heidi Swapp” – I LOVE, LOVE your line!

  • Laura Fiore

    9 January, 2006 at 4:31 pm Reply

    I’ve been craving an egg salad sandwich for two days and there’s NO way I’m pregnant! Or at least I don’t think there is–it would be way harder for me at 43 than it will be for you–my baby’s 14! Congratulations to you and your family–I wish I would have had a few more when I was a little younger! I’m sure working on those early valentines had nothing to do with an abundance of PINK!
    Have been looking everywhere to buy your big flowers and can’t find them. Are they out to the public yet? Do you know who would have them online?

  • Shawni

    9 January, 2006 at 7:17 pm Reply

    WOO HOO HEIDI! Congrats hon! So so many babies coming! YEAH!
    OK… and I am TOTALLY getting the TSV.. you are right, it is an amazing deal!
    HUGZ!

  • sarah green

    9 January, 2006 at 8:34 pm Reply

    Just been to the site to look at the albums, how do you sign up to receive the kits, they look awesome, but we don’t get QVC here in NZ???

  • Gayle

    9 January, 2006 at 8:53 pm Reply

    You’re feeling bring me back to my pregnancy almost three years ago next month for my TWIN boys. Ü And I didn’t even know it was twins until I was almost 20 weeks along! Congrats!

  • Wendy Treseder

    9 January, 2006 at 10:12 pm Reply

    Congratulations on the pregnancy Heidi, how wonderfu!! I have a five year gap between my two children, it was lovely to have a baby all to myself while the older one was at school and the children have a fantastic relationship now (DD14 and DS9).
    I say “enjoy the delicious naps while you can”, or do you feel they take up time you could use to make the world pretty?
    I just checked out the album, how fab-u-lous. I’m sulking now because we don’t get QVC in Oz – boo hoo!
    Love Wendy T

  • Tracey B

    9 January, 2006 at 10:39 pm Reply

    I rermember feeling exactly the same tiredness with both my kids. I only felt really tired for a couple of weeks and then it eased up. Congratulations!

  • Crystal Folgmann

    10 January, 2006 at 3:17 am Reply

    Hey there Heidi!
    Just came upon your blog and noticed this! Wow congratulations on your new baby coming! And thanks for the kind words about the TSV. I did the website and am glad you like it. Yes, all the TSV stuff is such a great value! The quality is awsome (because it’s all your stuff. : ) Really, congrats and I hope it does well.
    Crystal (your DWTextures partner in UT)

  • sarah green

    10 January, 2006 at 4:26 am Reply

    My cravings were always fresh pineapple… love, love love it. Every day I would buy a fresh one and over the day eat the lot, tasted great until the tongue swelled up!!!! The kit sounds great… do they post overseas or is it just to the states??? Would definitely buy if you could send to NZ???

  • Sarah

    10 January, 2006 at 4:51 am Reply

    How exciting a new baby to add to your beautiful family. Make sure you rest up when you can.. Ohh darn those craving i remember waking up in the middle of the night and wanting the strangest things..
    The QVC Offer is fabbo, i wish we could get it here in Australia. BOO HOO..
    X X X Sarah

  • teri

    10 January, 2006 at 7:04 am Reply

    sure. go and get preggy-poo and ABANDON me on the all-night shift. so THAT’S the secret to getting to bed at 9:30?????
    🙂 🙂 🙂
    CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! Here’s to an hks baby line! And man…if it’s a girl…PINK PINK PINK. But then, if it’s a boy, leave it to you to make PINK a boy thing.
    🙂
    teri

  • Heidi

    10 January, 2006 at 9:59 am Reply

    I am glad you were choosen for one of these albums they are wonderful…
    I can’t say anything about cravings I haven’t experienced that yet.

  • Robin M

    10 January, 2006 at 10:42 am Reply

    Hey Heidi !! That’s super cool news about being pregnant. I had my third 5 1/2 years after my second. It was like starting all over again but without the angst of being a first time mom. Also there are soooooo many neat and cute new baby things out now — can you say baby papasan chair that vibrates !!! Enjoy —
    Will we get to see you at the Mesa CK convention?
    Robin

  • Raven

    10 January, 2006 at 11:28 am Reply

    That is sooo fun!!
    And congrats to you – how exciting!! 🙂

  • Releia

    10 January, 2006 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Congratulations! There seems to be soon-to-be-mommies popping up all over right now. I’m resisting the temptation for #3, must wait for #2 to get a little more independant.
    I’m amazed at how you do all that you do and now you have a new one on the way. You ROCK!

  • Traci

    10 January, 2006 at 12:39 pm Reply

    Heidi,
    Congratulations on the baby! I’d love to see the heart boxes all of you made!
    I won’t make the cruise, so I hope you and everyone else have a wonderful time!
    All the best,
    Traci in Alaska

  • yvonne b

    10 January, 2006 at 1:47 pm Reply

    congrats again and I can’t wait to see what this qvc deal is all about. If it has your name involved, i will definitely be buying it.:)
    Yvonne

  • Katie

    10 January, 2006 at 3:49 pm Reply

    I too am pregnant and have been extremly tired. I didn’t remember that the last two times, but I have such a hard time getting out of bed.
    Congrats Heidi and I can’t wait to see what you do with the album!!

  • Lori Muse

    10 January, 2006 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Heidi,
    I was excited to read that you are expecting. I am the one that was in your album track at cku-a in provo that had the 6 day old baby. I am excited that you may possibly be doing some baby things. Good luck with the pregnancy, I hope that everything goes smoothly. Congrats!
    Lori Muse

  • Sarah Wilkinson

    10 January, 2006 at 9:44 pm Reply

    i am SO EXCITED to see some of your stuff on QVC. that kit is just adorable! i think i might snag a few of ’em.
    can’t wait to see what you come up with using it. thanks for always being such a creative inspiration.

  • Nicolette

    10 January, 2006 at 11:56 pm Reply

    Gosh so many people read your blog! I dont know if you’ll ever get to me, But— This is so dorky— I am a big fan… Ha! never thought I would say that to anyone!
    Congrats on the BABY!!! My sister in law is going for number 3 she needs a lil girl to go with her 2 boys! Me I only have one. A 2 yr old boy. I will have more someday but I am working on my Career. I am in college for Graphic Design… Sounds fun huh!!
    @>”‘.LOTS UF LUV .'” >@
    Nicolette

  • Shawna

    11 January, 2006 at 1:11 am Reply

    well, go and leave your blog for a couple of days to paint my scraproom and you go and get pregnant!!!
    So happy for you and your family! Congrats!
    Can’t wait to see the inspiration that will come with this time in your life.
    Future of HS??? Even “fabb”er products!
    If you need a break though, I’m sure we’d all try to understand… sigh.

  • Tiffany

    11 January, 2006 at 10:10 am Reply

    Hi there Heidi,
    Wow Congratulations!
    Met you at the Scrapbook Exhibition in South Africa – was one of the ” Barbies Angels!”
    Would just like to wish you all the best with your pregnancy and look forward to seeing you back in SA soon!
    I have recently opened a Scrapbook Store and am really loving stocking all your product – can’t wait for the paper to hit our shores!
    Keep well,
    Best regards.
    Tiffany

  • Tracy L

    11 January, 2006 at 1:18 pm Reply

    QVC is awesome and I am looking forward to getting that kit next week! Can’t wait!
    That’s a great idea for your new baby!

  • megan

    11 January, 2006 at 1:26 pm Reply

    Congratulations Heidi, its awesome news!!! Hope those cravings calm down soon!!

  • Cindy

    11 January, 2006 at 1:47 pm Reply

    Congrat on the baby news you and your family have to be so excited. I was at Divine memories Saturday and just wanted to say thank you again for such a cute project. And thanks for the heads up on QVC TSV. I all ready had it marked on my calendar and tivo is all set so I don’t miss anything.
    cindy

  • Marcy Penner

    11 January, 2006 at 5:22 pm Reply

    We don’t get QVC here in Canada either. ;(

  • Carol

    11 January, 2006 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Hey, just wanted to say congrats on the QVC kit, and especially on the baby!! 😀 So many exciting things are happening for you!!

  • Suzanne

    11 January, 2006 at 9:12 pm Reply

    The TSV kit is awesome! I’m so glad that your kit is the first one. It would’ve drove me crazy to have to wait for that one! It looks amazing. Can’t wait to see it in person! 🙂

  • Shawn Gindt

    12 January, 2006 at 11:13 am Reply

    Huge Congrats Heidi!! My biggest craving was mayonaise sandwiches with ruffles plain potato chips and pepper……… yeppers… totally weird! Anyway, best of luck and blessings on you and yours!
    Make it an AWESOME Day!!!!!!

  • Sara Amuso

    12 January, 2006 at 12:22 pm Reply

    WOW!!! Congrats on the pregnancy Heidi! I hope its another girl for you! I totally LOVE your blog! See you in Las Vegas! Stay cute!
    Sara

  • Cathy Vargen

    14 January, 2006 at 6:37 pm Reply

    Heidi — I have been so excited since I have discovered you! You are not only an uplifiting personality full of enthusiasm and creativity, but you make me smile everytime I see your new products, read your blogs, etc.. I love all of your products and have bought most of them. I can’t be more thrilled that you are bringing another little one into this world; into such a beautiful family! Will love hearing all about your pregnancy along the way!! :o)
    Happiness in 2006, Cathy

  • Heidi

    16 January, 2006 at 12:21 pm Reply

    I advanced ordered the albums and paid extra for the 2 day…I just can’t wait if it wasn’t Heidi Swapp products first I wouldn’t be as excited!!!

  • Melissa

    18 January, 2006 at 9:19 pm Reply

    I just tried to order the TSV and was having trouble getting a membership. Turns out they won’t ship to my postal code in Canada. And they can’t even tell me why.
    I am so bummed right now!!
    It looked like such a great kit Heidi!!!

  • vicki fogarty

    2 February, 2006 at 3:15 pm Reply

    COngrats first of all on your up and coming bundle of joy! I hope it is a girl. 2 and 2. I wanted to tell you i ordered 2 of your albums from QVC and completely finished both of them I even talked my friend into buying it. OMG! I love it so much. I would have never completed an album about me. This was truly inspirational and very proud of it. I took the second one and made it an album of my BF and I. She is a cancer survivor and i really love her and being her friend. The product was so much fun to play with. I now know how to use some of your product in a more inventive and creative way. Thanks Heidi. Can’t wait to meet you in April.

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