kinda cool!

kinda cool!

first, thanks to all the kind words and comments left on my blog.. i told allison that she needed to come and read all the compliments on her work. i quite adore allison… she is amazing.  and you are all right, it will be very difficult to pick which ones… i am loving the one w/ colton pointing at the camera..
i have to show you this.. this is the photo that i took after i took allison’s photography class at memory lane a million years ago… (seems like it…) i am trying to remember… i think it was 2001. (k, why does 5 years ago feel SO LONG AGO???) anyway, i was a proud peacock when i took this photo here… i knew allison would be proud! it’s eric and my all-time-favorite!  well, when allison was at the house that day, he asked her to capture a current photo, same idea. how cute. i love it. you really can see their personalities, then and now!
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ok, so i just got this in my in-box, and i was thinking it was so cool for breast cancer awareness month..
did you see it?
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well, this is a kit that Lisa put together using my product line for QVC. it’s an "all about me" book.. and it is organized that you can follow this totally clear, laid out step-by-step booklet, (or you can do your own thing)… the pieces are totally kitted page by page, so it’s SO easy and SO quick and SO fun to create..
well, i guess they are selling off some extra stock…and i guess you buy it from Creating Keepsakes online.. but it’s the whole thing for only $15. i love the box that it comes with for the little album to sit in!  my good friend, kristy bailey bought it and she created it and is having her 17 year old daughter fill it in… it goes through all kinds of things, and you can totally see it all on Lisa’s website… but what a great idea… great christmas gift for our daughters… daughters of any age really! what an awesome keepsake to look back and know all this stuff about yourself as a teenager… i loved that idea. but i am totally temped to do it for quincy. it’s such a cute kit. if you want to see more, go to LisaBearnson.com.  they are trying to raise 100,000$! wow.. can you imagine if they hit that! SO AWESOME!  it’s a win-win… check into it!

19 Comments
  • kim

    4 October, 2006 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Cute photo! That’s awesome that you recreated it…fun to see how your boys have changed. And I am loving that kit! I’ll definitely have to get myself one and maybe my sisters for Christmas. Thanks for the idea!

  • Alicia King

    4 October, 2006 at 8:23 pm Reply

    your cute boys are so little in that picture, I can’t believe it!

  • Nita

    5 October, 2006 at 4:20 am Reply

    Adorable picture! I can’t believe how little the boys look ~ five years really does make a difference!
    I bought the kit over a year ago and put it together. I absolutely LOVED it. It was very easy to put together, and I honestly think it took me less than an hour to put it together (minus the pictures and journaling). I may pick up a few more. I would love to have my mother do one!

  • Angie Nichalson

    5 October, 2006 at 5:46 am Reply

    Hi Heidi..I have the QVC kit that I purchased several months ago…it is AWESOME – QUICK and it really makes you focus on yourself…leaving great memories for your loved ones to remember you by!!
    beautiful picture, by the way!

  • patty

    5 October, 2006 at 7:30 am Reply

    the slide show is beautiful…as are the swapp kids! enlargements for all the pics-wink!
    -p

  • Jolene George

    5 October, 2006 at 8:01 am Reply

    Boy have they grown up these past 5 years. It’s fun to see them change. I can see why it’s Eric’s favorite picture…really cute!
    I saw this in my inbox and on Ali’s blog. I’m going to order a kit today…wonderful cause…plus it really hit home this year as I just went through a scrary and painful biopsy 2 months ago. Mine was benign, but so many women are not so lucky when that test comes in. //jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • Cathy Vargen

    5 October, 2006 at 8:26 am Reply

    Hi Heidi — I bought the kit you’re showing from QVC and I was wondering if there are replacement pages for the album? I can’t find them anywhere…..thank you for your [email protected]…….Cathy

  • krisfred

    5 October, 2006 at 11:52 am Reply

    Run over to see Ali’s…take’s your breath away. Gorgeous family & photos! ONE of my fav CE moments was seeing your boys run up on stage and grab the mike to say something silly! My 2 would have done the exact same thing…

  • betsy

    5 October, 2006 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Heidi Swapp you are an amazing person!
    so full of energy and creativity! thanks
    for sharing.

  • amber

    5 October, 2006 at 2:14 pm Reply

    I’ve already bought that kit (and convinced mom and sister too as well). Unf., that was this summer from QVC…but no matter – I LOVE that album. it is so much fun to put together and I love working with your stuff!

  • Colleen

    5 October, 2006 at 9:06 pm Reply

    Great photos – I love their little hands!
    I have the one from QVC and haven’t done it yet for myself (but it’s in the planning stage ’cause it is so cute)…and I’m thinking of getting another at the great price for my 16 y/o…if she’s home long enough to do it. And it’s certainly for a great cause! I love that a lot of diff. mfgs. are doing stuff this month for b/c…I have a few posted on my blog and they involve CHOCOLATE!
    xo

  • michelle

    6 October, 2006 at 10:18 am Reply

    Hey Heidi,
    Bought this kit earlier this morning! I adored it before on QVC, mostly cuz there was so much “swappitude”{that’s ususally what I think when I see your projects :o)}. I decided
    to go ahead and get it this time since it will benefit breast cancer research. I lost both my mom and grandmom to this and I want to make this album for my daughter so she won’t have so many unanswered questions about her mama {your’s truly}!Matter of fact Heidi, if YOU would consider making a kit sometime in the future…I’d gladly toot your praises from my little soap box here in So Cal! Hahaha
    May God continue to bless you abundantly!!

  • PROLIX

    6 October, 2006 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Bonjour!!!
    Hope your baby is well!
    you give to us good humor and good vibes!
    Merci!
    Audrey AKA Prolix from Normandy

  • Wendy in MD

    7 October, 2006 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Great photo! Are there supposed to be 2 pics of the boys?

  • Susan

    8 October, 2006 at 6:05 pm Reply

    Heidi,
    This album kit is crazy good! It made me seriously fall in love w/ your products! I got it from QVC this summer and love, love, love it. I’ve never made anything about me … and I am so happy I finally recorded some info about me for my children. Actually, I keep going back and adding more things to the album. It’s such a wonderful on-going project.

  • gillian

    9 October, 2006 at 4:22 pm Reply

    GORGEOUS slide show! She really does beautiful work and has a great style. LOVELY family!!!

  • LenaS

    10 October, 2006 at 9:14 am Reply

    Heidi, Thank You for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month–so important for us to find cure or learn how to prevent. My twin sister fought this ’05’06 still has another surgery end of this month. It’s been good to be here for her, driving, wig shopping, groceries, niece-sitting, etc. Doctor made me promise to get mammogram. I had a lump–did biopsy afternoon before CE. Sore–but glad I did it. Results were A-OK! PTL! Did U see my boy on Alli’s Blog under “The Courage of Youth”? It’s hard to decide which ones to order, isn’t it? Picture you did is excellent!! It does seem like it’s been more than 5 years. Your HOF was 2000 wasn’t it?…ugh, almost 7 yrs. Wouldn’t it be great if your clocks were magic and we could go backwards, just for a little while?

  • Coleen

    11 October, 2006 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Wow, fantastic all about me kit. Since I am never the subject of my own work, people keep telling me to do one of my own. This is the perfect incentive to do an all about me album! I love your line!
    Cheers
    //www.snipitsofme.blogspot.com

  • Tammy

    3 November, 2006 at 9:54 am Reply

    A couple of weeks ago, I ordered the All About Me Kit for a Cause. For about two weeks, I had been jotting down ideas to do a scrapbook about me. Then, I received an email advertising the Kit for a Cause. It was perfect timing.
    This week my kit came in the mail and I love it. I liked it so much, I went online the very next day and order more for a couple of my girlfriends. It will make a lovely Christmas gift.
    I think all moms who scrapbook should stop and take time to do a scrapbook about themselves. When our children are grown and we are old, they along with their children will enjoy reading about their mom/grandmother.
    Heidi, I love the products and ideas you bring to us. You rock pink lady!

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