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quincy's birthday parties!

quincy's birthday parties!

So in my opinion, there are 2 kinds of scrapbooking…
There is the kind that is to inspire and impress… and for ‘show’… the ones that you want to dial it up a bit… try something new, incorporate cool techniques and freshies…
Then… there is the ‘reality scrapbooking’… the kind that is no pressure… fun. Doesn’t take forever to complete, they flow. The focus is on capturing the moments… the memories.
I do a little of both…(smile)
But the truth is… with all that I am juggling at the moment, the reality scrapbooking category has taken priority! But you know…I love it. I totally love to scrapbook. Especially the no pressure, playful kind!

I mentioned that I had spent some time going through photos and realizing how much I have NOT scrapbooked! I don’t believe in “being behind”… cause it’s just a process I think! I am embarrassed to tell you… I felt tragically behind!  So I decided to start with birthday parties… I have 2 years of birthday parties for the kids where I have maybe scrapbooked one or two photos here and there for this or that… but I think that for a child, his/her birthday parties are some of their favorite memories!
Today I started with quincy… 2006 and 2005 birthdays:
(i went back to my roots and did 8.5×11 pages)!!






i always get the feedback that people can’t find the products… so I decided to put together a little “kit” (for lack of a better word) that would incorporate a bunch of the items I used today as I was scrapbooking… watch for a link in the next day or so to see what’s included… this is an exclusive deal, and I’m offering it for a ROCKIN’ deal… 
the link will also take you to my site where a few more details and pointers on these pages will be located.

Ok… going to bed. More scrapbooking tomorrow! I gotta rest up!

  • Becky Kimball

    6 March, 2007 at 11:55 pm Reply

    Those are precious! I love all the pink! Thanks for sharing your still amazing “reality” scrapbooking! I still think it’s amazing!

  • Denise

    7 March, 2007 at 12:16 am Reply

    How is it that you are so incredibly productive? Loved the peek at your ‘reality’ and look forward to seeing what another day will bring. 😉

  • Lis

    7 March, 2007 at 12:29 am Reply

    Your ‘reality’ is stunning, love all those layouts!!

  • Linda

    7 March, 2007 at 12:40 am Reply

    Thanks for posting. I really like this style, I think you shine this way.

  • Ashley Schultz

    7 March, 2007 at 12:48 am Reply

    Love these layouts! Thanks for sharing them with us. I’m looking forward to that link.

  • Paul-ene

    7 March, 2007 at 3:31 am Reply

    FUN! TFS all your LO’s. I was super stuck on a project I was planning on. Thinking of doing a 12 x 12 but now…I might just try this size. Might work great with the photos I want to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • chanel

    7 March, 2007 at 5:27 am Reply

    very cool ….. love them all … of course! 🙂

  • Kayla MacAulay

    7 March, 2007 at 5:34 am Reply

    i love your scrappin heidi. it is fantastic.Inspiring as always.
    Hugz 🙂 Kayla

  • vanessa

    7 March, 2007 at 6:16 am Reply

    pages are fabulous-hey-no matter how you knock em’ out-they look great!

  • Katherine Melton

    7 March, 2007 at 6:32 am Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing. These are absolutely beautiful.

  • Jami

    7 March, 2007 at 6:53 am Reply

    Amazing! I love them. Congrats on getting so much done. TFS! Can’t wait for that link!!! Have a great day!

  • michou

    7 March, 2007 at 6:57 am Reply

    so beautiful !!!!!!!
    TFS !!!

  • Jennifer

    7 March, 2007 at 7:15 am Reply

    Absolutely awesome! I really am inspired by your work. Makes me wish I was at home scrapbooking today. I can relate to the scrapbooking for everything/everyone else but me concept. I am working to finish up a few projects (like my AYTR assignments) and then start working on my pictures….for me. 🙂 That will be one of the things that make it AYTR. Thanks again Heidi and can’t wait for the link for the products.

  • Angela Walthall

    7 March, 2007 at 7:39 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing. You’re work is always so inspiring. I recently got some scrapbook time (with kids and husband out of town) it was some much fun. I can’t wait for the products. Thanks again for sharing.

  • patty

    7 March, 2007 at 7:46 am Reply

    I*N*S*P*I*R*I*N*G*!…as always…makes me want to scrap my daughter’s girlie stuff! (can’t wait for the link)
    thanks heidi!

  • Nancy

    7 March, 2007 at 7:51 am Reply

    Yay for you! i am proud of you for getting back in the groove of enjoying this as a HOBBY!! My girlie is turning four this year so I also need to get on the party thing! I think you hit is on the nose — Birthday Parties are a big deal and hopefully a very fond memory! I like how you can just make a decision (I am going to scrap their parties) and then you just sit down and go!! Productivity 101 — have a game plan! Can’t wait to see what all you come up with for the others! And remember you aren’t even behind on sweet little Capri (at least not BD Parties anyway)! 🙂

  • Suzelle Kasaian

    7 March, 2007 at 8:10 am Reply

    thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • lacey

    7 March, 2007 at 8:31 am Reply

    Very cool layouts! Can’t wait to see the kit! Great job as always!

  • Keely

    7 March, 2007 at 8:59 am Reply

    Heidi, you had to wait until you had your beautiful new products to do these layouts. How fun. Now Quincy will always have these to remember what a fun and talented mom she has!!

  • Jessica

    7 March, 2007 at 9:20 am Reply

    Fun layouts:) I think the kit is a neat idea.
    I have a boy, so how about some boy birthday layouts? I am dreadfully behind. Thanks, Jessica

  • Ksea

    7 March, 2007 at 9:28 am Reply

    I love these layouts! TFS!

  • Vee

    7 March, 2007 at 9:32 am Reply

    these are awesome!!
    can’t wait to see more!!
    love love your product
    can’t wait to get the XL photo corners.
    have a great scrappin day 🙂

  • elsie

    7 March, 2007 at 9:34 am Reply

    these pages are *yum*! love all the pink! 🙂

  • Nichole

    7 March, 2007 at 9:45 am Reply

    Love these! I’m totally stealing your “5 & Fabulous” title for my DD’s upcoming birthday, OK? TFS!

  • Talia

    7 March, 2007 at 10:03 am Reply

    Heidi!!! Too stinkin’ cute!! Not only are you giving me ideas for scrapbooking, you’re giving me ideas for future birthday parties for my girls! haha! Thanks so much for sharing….I love seeing fun stuff from you. So cool! Quincy is a doll.

  • Tammy

    7 March, 2007 at 10:16 am Reply

    Heidi- let’s face it, either way–weather to ‘inspire and impress’, or for ‘reality scrapping’, YOU ROCK!! 🙂 Love, love, love ALL that you do!! These pages are just simply gorgeous, and Quincy will have such fond memories of her parties! What a fun and creative mom. Thanks for sharing and can’t wait for the link for your kit!
    BTW–having so much fun in your AYTR class, and such inspiring stuff–i won’t want it to end!!

  • Kim

    7 March, 2007 at 10:33 am Reply

    Heidi, I love your reality! These are gorgeous, do-able pages, yummy! Great idea about the link!

  • Vicki Jackson

    7 March, 2007 at 10:53 am Reply

    So love it when you post your pages they are always full of ideas on how to use your products!!! I have so much HS stuff– and after seeing your pages I always get tons of NEW FRESH ideas on how to use them differently— Keep those pages coming!!!

  • Susan Antonelli

    7 March, 2007 at 11:31 am Reply

    Your pages are beautiful. Even though they aren’t “amped up” in your mind, they are still so inspiring. I love seeing your layouts; they always make me want to get busy with my own photos! Thanks so much for sharing them!

  • Heidi

    7 March, 2007 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Heidi, love your pages. I’m a mother of two boys, so I don’t scrap much pink 🙁 Hoping to see a boy kit. TFS!

  • Kim Griffin

    7 March, 2007 at 1:51 pm Reply

    …and i was feeling proud that i finally finished ONE layout that i’ve been trying to get done now for 2 days…and you bang out 5, double sided yet, layouts in one night…must be something in your chocolate chip cookies !!
    i like to think myself creative but i feel overwhelmed when i see your work.
    keep us inspired Heidi…and keep having fun!
    i am watching for your link…

  • Andrea D

    7 March, 2007 at 1:54 pm Reply

    these are so fun! and i’m definitely one of those who never seem to be able to find any of your newer products in the stores!

  • Olivia Martin

    7 March, 2007 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Love the layouts. Very cute. I am a mother of two little boys and don’t see pink enough in my layouts. I also LOVE your pool, it is gorgeous. I am green with envy and stuck with an ordinary oval pool.

  • kim Loewen

    7 March, 2007 at 2:41 pm Reply

    ooooohhh! love the layouts!!! so cute! as always you have inspired me!

  • amie

    7 March, 2007 at 3:07 pm Reply

    Wow, you were on a roll of pink!! These came out so great. Good work, and I’m sure you had fun doing them!

  • Jennifer Kirk

    7 March, 2007 at 3:35 pm Reply

    LOVE these layouts! Doesn’t it feel good to get some quick scrapbooking out of the way? Especially when you’re doing it for yourself and not to “impress” anyone.
    I own a monthly kit website and was kind of in the “if I can’t use it for the gallery on my site then what’s the point” rut 🙁 But I recently challenged myself to scrapbook for 20 minutes each day on stuff that’s NOT for the site. It doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but I’m getting a ton of pages done! And that means pictures out of piles and into albums! 🙂

  • Lindsey Cord

    7 March, 2007 at 5:29 pm Reply

    I love your pages!! You should do a boy themed kit as well! I know I am going to buy one.

  • scrapbooking for others

    7 March, 2007 at 7:09 pm Reply

    It is fun to just scrap for myself…huhm maybe I should get off here and go do that! LOL!

  • Shannon Lowe

    7 March, 2007 at 10:47 pm Reply

    G O H E I D I !!!
    I am so glad that you got to scrap for “you” for a change!
    You never cease to amaze me.

  • Carolyn Shafer

    8 March, 2007 at 5:35 am Reply

    Glad to see you’re doing 8.5 x 11……I use that size all the time, think it’s easier to store and easier to complete in a reasonable time. Not only that you can use a couple sheets of 12×12 for multiple pages, love it………

  • lisa

    8 March, 2007 at 8:06 am Reply

    i love them. love all the pink.

  • Twingle

    8 March, 2007 at 1:53 pm Reply

    OMG! LOVE your layouts – and I LOVE how you used your new bling crowns and the playing cards! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of those . . . eagerly waiting for you to post your link! 😉

  • erin yamabe

    8 March, 2007 at 11:47 pm Reply

    wow!!! you’ve been on a roll- and preggers, how do you do it all?

  • Jenny

    9 March, 2007 at 6:03 am Reply

    Have I missed the link?

  • Steph016

    9 March, 2007 at 4:35 pm Reply

    Love the layouts Heidi!
    Will the kits be available to post to the UK for your BPS UK students?

  • Kara Jones

    17 March, 2007 at 5:11 pm Reply

    awesome! they all look wonderful!

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