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my celebration

my celebration

so before memory trends, i blogged about the little dinner party i had last week… but i didn’t get a chance to post the photos because i was too busy decorating jeans! and that was quite a task! but i have to share these photos, it all turned out so beautifuL!

i finally settled on cheesy potato soup and spinach chicken apple salad. and then for dessert we had pumpkin gingerbread with carmel sauce. it was all yummy… i decorated the table in pink and green. it was so fun to eat up on the roof outside. after the sun went down, it’s pitch black up here… no street lights, and we only have floor lighting on the roof… so it was quite dark… as in you couldn’t see what you were putting in your mouth! i rubbed my new “fuzzy rub-ons” that we released at memory trends onto some pink gingham fabric for the table cloth (those by the way are the coolest… so fun and great impact! i can’t wait til they are available)! the hurricane lamps and candles are both from joanns. the candles were on clearance for .50$ and the hurricanes were on clearance for like 2.25$… I embellished the hurricanes with my big florals and puffy centers… ribbons and rub-ons. you can really see very well in the photo… but they were so cute. the plates are gifts from my mother -in-law. she has tons of pieces of it.. and has started to help me start my collection. the crystal glasses are hand-me-downs from my grandma. i love them and this was the first time i have used them. we had pink lemonade and it looked really pretty! i added a little bottle of my ‘lip shine’ at the top of the place setting just to be girlie! the lip gloss is a whole blog entry on it’s own!
anyway… i had so much fun getting ready for the evening! it was exactly what i needed to get my mind off my work! em and jodi were tons of help getting it all together… i don’t know what i would do without them!
so it was: emily waters, liz eaton, emily falconbridge, jodi cantrell (new to my team), mandy spencer and myself. it was liz’s birthday and mandy was in town so we celebrated the birth of her baby boy, and her birthday! it was so fun to have em falconbridge around. she is such a doll and i have known her since i went to au couple years ago! everyone had a great time catching up… it’s so good to take time out and make a big deal out of something! Img_0129_10

  • Ksea

    13 October, 2005 at 10:25 am Reply

    It looks like you put a lot of thought into your nice evening! Everthing looks great and I’m glad you had a good time with your friends!

  • Joy.s

    13 October, 2005 at 10:46 am Reply

    WOW, the cutest little gathering I have seen. I bet the girls feel so lucky to be on your team!

  • angela

    13 October, 2005 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Loved the pics from the dinner party, but I am still anxiously awaiting your pics from your remodeled living room! I want to see how you use the pink and brown together!!!!!

  • Shannon Snyder

    13 October, 2005 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Too cute…you are a Martha! Love the lipgloss…just picked some up at my LSS.

  • Wanda E. Santiago

    13 October, 2005 at 1:07 pm Reply

    Beautiful table beautiful jeans beautiful women. Love all your new stuff!! Hugs Wanda

  • Christina

    13 October, 2005 at 2:50 pm Reply

    WOW – Your dinner party looked lovely. How can one person possess so much talent??? I always look forward to when you post photos and those jeans were fantastic…

  • Ngai

    13 October, 2005 at 4:25 pm Reply

    TOTALLY gorgeous!! The table, the gals, the jeans, Love it all.

  • Ngai

    13 October, 2005 at 4:25 pm Reply

    OOOH and FUZZY RUBONS?????????

  • Suzelle

    13 October, 2005 at 4:28 pm Reply

    spinach chicken apple salad…YUM !!!!!!!!! Is it easy ???? Great pics. Looks very girlie and FUN !!!!

  • Rachel

    13 October, 2005 at 5:27 pm Reply

    that is just too cute. And what a yummy menu 🙂

  • Brandi

    13 October, 2005 at 7:05 pm Reply

    SO girlie & so fun! Love the pink and green!

  • May

    13 October, 2005 at 8:35 pm Reply

    SO girlie, so fun. Wish I could have been there!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all the MT stuff you came out with. Can’t wait to play with it, and to see what you do at CHA Winter!!! =)

  • Kara

    13 October, 2005 at 9:02 pm Reply

    cute, cute and more cute!! you are such a COOL girl!

  • marlo

    13 October, 2005 at 10:15 pm Reply

    What a beautiful place setting. I love your creativity.
    On a MT note, the owner of my lss said when she walked into your booth she about cried. She loved everything about it, your products and such. She said no other booth or product did that to her. I was so excited because that meant she ordered your stuff. Whooohooo for me!! LOL

  • boo

    14 October, 2005 at 7:47 am Reply

    Fuzzy rub-ons are reason enough to have a party!!! The table looks beautiful!!!

  • ali

    14 October, 2005 at 8:28 am Reply

    WOW! Soooo cool Heidi!!!! I’m telling you… I used your rub-ons, iron-ons, ribbone tape, etc. for everything BUT scrapbooking lately! LOL! Your stuff is so versatile! Love it! Hmmmm….. what do I need to do to get invited to a Heidi Swapp dinner party???? LOL!

  • Julie

    14 October, 2005 at 10:41 am Reply

    absolutely stunning! how fun to be able to decorate with your own products!! if you ever need another team member i’m totally available! 😉

  • Sarah

    14 October, 2005 at 2:47 pm Reply

    What an adorable place setting! I saw a sample of your new fuzzy rub ons at my local scrapbook store. I love them! I can’t wait until they hit the stores, too cute!
    The jeans are awesome too! Loving all your new products!

  • Jana

    14 October, 2005 at 8:14 pm Reply

    What a beautiful table setting!! Looks & sounds like such a fun girly gathering, I would’ve loved to have been there too. You’re SUCH an inspiration, Heidi, now if I could just find more of your products here in San Antonio I’d be a happy camper!

  • em

    15 October, 2005 at 1:58 am Reply

    heidi baby, i am so happy you had this party and invited MOI! it was such a fun night. i still cannot get over how beautiful you made everything look! how delicious the food was! as i like to say (insert plummy british accent please) ‘siiimply seensaational’ for all the senses darling! your studio is so sweet! and i feel very special getting a sneak peek of the new products – those fuzzy rubons are the best! your kids are gorgeous – as is eric in a pink shirt 😉
    you are a beautiful and sparkly soul – thanks so much for everything! xxx

  • ~sharon (Walka-Mowlie)

    15 October, 2005 at 6:19 pm Reply

    It’ll take some work, but I am going to find these products! I AM! So cute, so versatile, so inspirational. And all of your examples surely spark the creative juices! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Colleen Erdmann

    16 October, 2005 at 7:46 pm Reply

    Hey Heidi, What a gorgeous setup…and everything said above as well! But I’m wondering if you’d have time to share the recipe for the pumpkin gingerbread & caramel sauce — it’s going to be fall-like for sometime in L.A. & would love to bake it with my kindergarten class!

  • Bec

    17 October, 2005 at 3:18 am Reply

    Two entries on the same day!! You really are suffering from blog guilt! Hehehe! Only just started reading your blog when I saw the link on Em’s blog after your dinner party the other night! I think it would be worth the 32 hour travel time to the US just to sit at that divine table setting!!! She just showed me your new fuzzy rub-ons today and I love!!! Hopefully all your new products don’t take too long to reach us over here in Au.

  • cindy

    17 October, 2005 at 11:17 am Reply

    Hi there! Everything looks BEAUTIFUL Martha (I mean Heidi). 🙂 Any chance you could post the Spinach Chicken Salad recipe? I’m always looking for good chicken salad recipes and it sounds quite yummy. Thank you!! I can’t wait for the new stuff to come out!! I am ADDICTED to your photo corners!!!

  • Leeann

    18 October, 2005 at 9:11 am Reply

    Love the table and how you used all the flowers and rubons! I am a retailer and I highly ecourage decorating with scrapbooking supplies.
    I am jealous that your are touching the fuzzy rubons, I’m excited about getting those in.
    I am really jazzed about the products you are churning out of your creative head there! When I saw your booth at CHA Winter I knew (as Martha would say) “It’s a good thing”.

  • carrie

    18 October, 2005 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Beautiful table setting! Love those bowls.
    Okay, I was at MT and I have to say the jeans you decorated were absolutely adorable in person!
    (loved the lip gloss btw)

  • Laura Buchanan

    3 November, 2005 at 2:37 pm Reply

    I just attended CKU and although I did not personally meet you, I have to say, you inspired me. Thanks for your fun “favorites” page and your smiles and cheerfulness that is contagious. I had fun just being around you.
    I was checking out your blog and saw this picture of you and a few others and recognize Mandy. I think we went to high school together! Small world.
    Thanks again for your inspiration!
    Laura Buchanan
    p.s. Love your handwriting!

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