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oh FLIP!

oh FLIP!

It’s Saturday morning here in my neck of the woods, and the sun is streaming in, but the house is a total disaster! I don’t remember it looking like this before I fell asleep here in the couch working!? I wonder what happened?  Every inch of my body is sore…my hands, arms, r.elbow, shins, buns… shoulders… WHY you ask? Played my 2nd tennis match yesterday, and it went for about 2 hours. We fought a good fight, but my partner Janna and I lost in the last 2 games. (frowny face). I think that I will need to actually exercise during the week if I don’t want to feel like this. I am enjoying playing tennis so much. It’s still pretty chilly, but when you are working hard on the court, you get warmed right up.



My friend Jessica sent me a link to her blog this morning, where she designed her own custom FLIP video! You HAVE to check it out!! how COOL is this?? I LOVE LOVE my flip video! Our family has had a blast with it.. it’s SO easy and fun to use… easy to edit and post to share the videos!  Anyway… thanks Jessica…
So today was the last day of our  houseof3.com ‘house warming project-a-day’… and this was the Friday installment.. maybe you already saw it in the create section at houseof3.com, but here it is again:


We designed a kit that has 4 lists: shopping list, phone messages, to do list, and meal planning list. I am not the type that loves to cook, and that puts a lot of effort into planning our family menus through the week… like normally, 5:30-6pm rolls around and I realize that people are hungry and I need to come up with something quick. Well, this tactic doesn’t really work for me here, as things are just not quite as convenient, or accessible.. planning is KEY. I am still struggling. But I thought that maybe if I had something ‘cute’… and I could keep a running list of what I have prepared in the past, so I am not doing the same thing too often, and I can keep this in my purse, or on the fridge… someplace accessible. It will help me doing the shopping, as well as having things on hand that I will need. SO, I had to make it cute!

I printed out 10 of the lists.. and using the sunny backgrounds (can you tell I LOVE these?) I printed the damask on one side, and dots on the other. I printed it on the bazzill swiss dot paper… which is so cute when you print on it, you can sand it just a little, and you get these fab little dots peeking through…love that!  I then simply sewed the list on the inside, creating a little folder. I had some CUTE bright colored elastic.. man, I have no idea where I found that little stash, but I just sewed it on the fold, so it would easily slip around to keep It closed. I embellished simply w/ a ‘medallion journaling printable’, some bling and a Creative Escape button that says “eat dessert first”.  (as if I would EVER let my kids do that! but it matched!!) I stamped the word “MENU” with my little PSX alphas that have been the standby for YEARS! And i opened a brand new staz-on ink pad and it was like Christmas! I LOVE a new ink pad. That was really indulgent. I have been really trying to save it! lol. I also added a verb sticker that says 'stop:be thankful'.

I got this blog link this morning, and I thought it was SO cute, and fun to see all the House Warming goodies printed out. Pam printed and prepared the House Warming Large Printable kit as art journals for her granddaughters as they are moving! How fun, and thoughtful! Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE getting glimpses into your BLOGS.. so send me links anytime! Or leave in the comments! Have a great weekend… I am hoping for some creative time! we’ll see…

  • Allison Soladay

    6 March, 2009 at 6:51 pm Reply

    I made my header on Scrapblog using all of your products, and I love it! I copied a little of one that you guys did!

  • Jaime Benavides

    6 March, 2009 at 7:14 pm Reply

    Lovely menu. This is exactly what I need to keep on top of things & during the week with meal planning. Something this pretty that I can carry in my bag will definitely keep me motivated…So a big THANKS;) Keep the inspiration coming!!!

  • Jaime Benavides

    6 March, 2009 at 8:26 pm Reply

    Here’s a link to my version of the FLIP… http://scrapcrazydiva.blogspot.com/2009/03/flip-mino-camcorder.html

  • Nancy Wyatt

    6 March, 2009 at 8:28 pm Reply

    Sweet menu! I plan on doing some creating this week so I can enter the contest you guys have going on! hugs from Texas!

  • Sherrie

    6 March, 2009 at 10:28 pm Reply

    Umm, isn’t Cory’s birthday April 14th? Just wondering if I’m off or you are……

  • LenaS

    6 March, 2009 at 11:54 pm Reply

    I should have known you were the designer of this cute little menu planner. No name on Hof3 site. Take credit Heidi–this rocks! I’m green with envy over that CE button! LOL Wishing you and family a great weekend.

  • LenaS

    7 March, 2009 at 12:00 am Reply

    I should have known you were the designer for this cute little menu planner. No name on the Hof3 site. Take credit Heidi–it rocks! I’m GREEN with envy over that CE button. Happy weekend.

  • Angela Henrie

    7 March, 2009 at 5:51 am Reply

    Heidi, I once saw your book on loving your handwriting. Is it still out there somewhere? I really want it!

  • Amy Coon

    7 March, 2009 at 1:44 pm Reply

    You may have this in the works already but, I am really wanting a cool damask brush and if you google it there just aren’t any anywhere……thought maybe you girls could whip some cool ones up!! PLEASE! Love all your stuff Amy

  • hannah

    7 March, 2009 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi! Beautiful projects 🙂 I have not been able to play along as printer is not working at the mo! I love the flip cameras! I am currently saving up for one! I am half way there!! Yay!

  • Catherine

    7 March, 2009 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    Just wanted you to know that I finally set up my own blog today…lol, thanks to you. I have wanted one for some time but just never thought I could do it. But reading your blog and then the House of 3 launch gave me just the shove I needed. I downloaded the sweet blog couture freebie from the house warming and actually set up my very own first blog. I could not get the background to work, very frustrating but the header went on in a snap. I found another background and tried to coordinate. Here’s the link http://letyourselfexplore.blogspot.com/
    if you would like to take a peek. Very simple but a big step for me. Thanks for the inspiration, Catherine
    PS Can hardly wait for the CE lottery, loved last year.

  • Carrie Z

    7 March, 2009 at 10:47 pm Reply

    It’s on my wish list too!
    Love all the Ho3 stuff! I just came accross this gorgeous blog that is using your blog background and banner. If you haven’t seen it, you should check her out. Lots of Pink, even her hair. Her name is Tiffany.

  • terriebailey

    8 March, 2009 at 11:07 am Reply

    `Beautiful` creations Heidi…:)!♥

  • Shirley

    8 March, 2009 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi, I created my blog using of few your House of 3 pieces. I think it looks really pretty. There are so many I like that I may be changing it up a bit. I also purchased the lists. I really need those:).

  • Cheryl

    9 March, 2009 at 12:14 pm Reply

    I love my blog since I’ve used HO3 stuff! I bought all the backgrounds so I could change them out!

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