registration is open!

registration is open!

I am so excited.. I just got an email from stacy julian telling me that my class is UP and ready for registration on Big Picture Scrapbooking!  I am just sitting here, working on part of the “welcome package” that students will receive the end of January… I am creating a bunch of cool exclusive product for this class… I saw a bit of it today even… prototypes. It’s a thrill… I have been working on the monthly pages, challenges and ideas, and it just makes me happy. Gives me so much to think about. If you go to bigpicturescrapbooking.com, you can read the rather-long class description and you can also download an 11minute thing that I recorded to try to explain what the ‘year to remember class’ will be about. I am excited that it’s up finally…we have been working very hard to get all the ‘logistics’ worked out. students will receive 4 different packages throughout the year, with different products and surprises… originally we weren’t going to limit the number of participants that we were allowing… but since we are providing ‘kits’ and we will be sending stuff out, we had to pick a number- so there is a cap.

Other than that… lots going on around here… parent teacher conferences this week… it was fun to talk to the teachers about the kids. My kids LOVE school…and I am SO glad!
My running shoes are awesome and making a BIG difference in my training! I am running in the mornings, and doing a short afternoon/evening walk with the kids riding their bikes, and giving Capri stroller rides. The temps in AZ this time of year are devine.
It’s Colton’s 9th b-day this weekend, and to celebrate we are taking a bunch of kids to the drive-in to see ‘open season’…it’s the 2nd annual drive-in birthday party! So much fun. I love going to the drive-in. I totally remember doing that when I was little. We would get dressed in our pajamas and take sleeping bags and pillows, and my dad let us watch the movie on the roof of the station wagon.  You pay by the car-load and you can bring in outside food. It’s perfect. colton is excited. Capri is totally ‘cooing’. It’s the sweetest thing to listen to, to have little conversations with her.  She is growing too fast. And I am NOT taking enough photos. You’d think I would be better at that.  Ok, it’s 11:15 and I have to get up EARLY if I want to get a run in. I had a short this morning, so tomorrow I am bumping up my mileage just a bit.  I am trying to remind myself that muscle weighs more than fat as I am not seeing any results on the scales. (not feeling results in the clothing department either)… this month has flown by. I need to go pick out a Halloween costume tomorrow. I want to be something SCARY!  Also, tomorrow- we have our first official ‘creative escape 2007’ meeting with the ‘executive committee’ over at Bazzill. (already!?) already we have so many ways that we are going to improve for next year, starting to detail the class categories and starting to get the teacher line up in place. –all top secret for now!
Ok- seriously, good night.

48 Comments
  • chanel

    18 October, 2006 at 11:37 pm Reply

    go girl …. enjoy your run in the morning!

  • Shirley

    19 October, 2006 at 12:00 am Reply

    Looking forward to your BPS class!!

  • Jolene George

    19 October, 2006 at 12:11 am Reply

    Crud! You’ve got some fun news to share. I’m thinking I need to save some money so I can hopefully join in the fun with you. //jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • Susan

    19 October, 2006 at 5:28 am Reply

    I read the class description and it looks like just what I need. Now to find the funds to pay for it. As a single parent I have learned to be quite creative in that department. Hmmmmmm……. Save me a spot!

  • EE K

    19 October, 2006 at 5:33 am Reply

    I am looking forward to your class! Your audio message was so inspiring to me that I signed up right then and there!

  • Katy

    19 October, 2006 at 6:10 am Reply

    I’m so excited … I’ve just signed up and can’t wait for class to start. 🙂

  • Cricket Rawlins

    19 October, 2006 at 6:29 am Reply

    Hiya Heidi! Been waiting for this day since Creative Escape!! Just signed up for your BPS class…can’t wait for January!!
    Smiles,
    Cricket :0)

  • Ksea

    19 October, 2006 at 6:39 am Reply

    Yup. Count me in, too! I signed up, of course!

  • Kelly

    19 October, 2006 at 7:03 am Reply

    I’m so excited, I just signed up at BPS and can’t wait for this to start!

  • jamie

    19 October, 2006 at 7:13 am Reply

    i am returning back to work in September 07 as my maternity leave is over (i’m a teacher) and won’t be able to head out to CE again…so i’ve just signed up for your class! so excited to create all YEAR long:) FUN! jamie

  • angela

    19 October, 2006 at 7:31 am Reply

    Just signed up, can’t wait!

  • Lisa Cohen

    19 October, 2006 at 7:32 am Reply

    I just signed up for the class over at BPS! I’m really excited… especially because this isn’t only a scrapbooking class but also a life class! It’s going to help me continue one of my goals of living with intention. I love classes that make me THINK! I’m so looking forward to this!!

  • heather

    19 October, 2006 at 8:27 am Reply

    Sounds like you have so many exciting things going on right now. Can’t wait to hear about details for 2007 CE. . .hoping maybe I can go next year.
    Hoping the drive-in party goes well this weekend. We had our 2nd annual birthday carnival for our youngest a couple weekends ago. It’s great when you stumble on an idea that works great and everyone loves enough to want to do it a second time.

  • Terri Porter

    19 October, 2006 at 9:13 am Reply

    I DEFY anyone to listen to your audio message on the BPS website and NOT sign up for your class! I have been looking forward to this since hearing about it at C.E. and have been watching daily (hourly?) to see when it would be available for registration. I can’t wait! I just had a really big birthday and have decided that I will make the rest of my life a life I LOVE. So glad you’re going to help me learn how to do that!

  • Jennifer Kirk

    19 October, 2006 at 9:19 am Reply

    I signed up this morning! It’ll be my Christmas present and I’m so excited that it will last the whole YEAR! 🙂

  • Judy in Carefree

    19 October, 2006 at 9:40 am Reply

    I’m signed up too…now to finish and hang the great clock from CE. Enjoy our great weather!

  • Moriah Bettencourt

    19 October, 2006 at 9:51 am Reply

    I just signed up too! I can’t wait! I’m turning 35 in December & this is the PERFECT way to document my 35th year.

  • Diane

    19 October, 2006 at 9:57 am Reply

    Hi, the class sounds so inspiring and fun. I was wondering if there might be some scholorships available for other women and myself, who would really like to take the class but can’t afford it.

  • sharonc

    19 October, 2006 at 10:00 am Reply

    All signed up at BPS! Can’t wait!

  • Kim Caldwell

    19 October, 2006 at 10:03 am Reply

    I just signed up too! After listening to the audio, I just wanted to give Heidi a big hug! Next year will be a Year to Remember!

  • Julie Ann

    19 October, 2006 at 11:32 am Reply

    Going to talk my husband into letting me sign up for your class. I sent you an ecard today for a layout I did of a picture of you and I taken last week. If you need any digital teachers, let me know for Creative Escape!

  • Talia

    19 October, 2006 at 12:03 pm Reply

    i am so excited for your big pic class, heidi! i just registered…and i can’t wait to hear more about next year’s CE! yay!!
    Talia;)

  • Carrie Ostreko

    19 October, 2006 at 12:18 pm Reply

    I am just getting back to running too…how far are you up to? I would love to be thinking of someone else in my {shoes} in the morning working for weight loss, mental health and just plain feeling good… 5 am runs for me… good luck and keep up the running! I love it and wish I had never stopped! that is how it goes though with family…things in spurts. 🙂

  • sibylle

    19 October, 2006 at 1:11 pm Reply

    I did it….. an international pupil more on your list…i am excited and this was just a huge treat for myself in kind of a rough time…

  • Damon Crawley

    19 October, 2006 at 2:40 pm Reply

    Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to my wife; who just got enrolled. This is what I am giving her!

  • angela

    19 October, 2006 at 2:43 pm Reply

    heidi I listened to your audio this morning after I signed up for your class and it took my breath away…I just sat there listening and was able to relate to you sitting on your bed listening to the sound of your families laughter and think…this class is going to be amazing..the journey you are going to take us on. Listening to you pour your heart out on your audio regarding taking the time to enjoy life and your family just makes me want to a better mother. So heidi thank you for inspiring me!!

  • sarah green

    19 October, 2006 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Hi there! I just signed up as well – can’t wait… another international one here, looking forward to all the inspiration, and I would be lying if I didn’t say I am excited about seeing the “new stuff”!!! Bring on January – I guess you will be doing winter layouts and I will be doing summer!

  • leighann

    19 October, 2006 at 3:49 pm Reply

    How convenient that my birthday is coming up soon–my sweet mom is giving me your class as a present! I’m all signed up and so glad to have something fun to look forward to after the holidays! YEA!

  • Karen

    19 October, 2006 at 4:09 pm Reply

    yikes!!!! $300, that’s a little steep. i am disappointed, i was looking forward to the class… but $300 is alot. sorry i’ll miss it.
    karen

  • Elena

    19 October, 2006 at 7:36 pm Reply

    I so stoked to be part of your class – a whole year; awesome! I signed up today and can’t wait to get started. This is EXACTLY what I have been needing… 🙂
    Elena

  • Julie

    19 October, 2006 at 8:34 pm Reply

    I think the class is going to be awesome! Can’t wait. How many are you taking? Just curious?

  • Tanya Webster

    19 October, 2006 at 8:45 pm Reply

    I signed up and seriously CANNOT WAIT!! SOOOO excited!! 🙂 You are worth every penny 🙂 Tanya

  • kim Loewen

    19 October, 2006 at 8:58 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to start the Big Picture class! I signed up and am so excited. I know it will be amazing. And I can’t wait to find out more about CE! I definitely will be going to that again.

  • Juel

    19 October, 2006 at 10:59 pm Reply

    I was so excited to hear about your class!! I just wish I could take it, $300 is just to steap for me to do all at once. Is there any chance there could be a pay by quarter option?

  • Lisa H

    20 October, 2006 at 7:30 am Reply

    I’m super excited for this class. Something about it spoke to me enough to sign up. I listened to your audio file, slept on it and signed up today. A present from my hubby for Christmas. So excited.

  • Nancy

    20 October, 2006 at 9:49 am Reply

    I signed up too! It does look like tons of fun!! So excited to see what you’ve got lined up for us!!
    Waiting for January!!
    Smiles,
    nancy

  • tracy

    20 October, 2006 at 11:34 am Reply

    Can’t wait to glean inspiration from you all year long! My goal is to live a life worth scrapping. I think your class supports that goal. Thanks for your creative genius!

  • patty

    20 October, 2006 at 12:01 pm Reply

    sounds like all good stuff. signed up for your big pic. class yesterday. very excited!
    happy birthday to colton!!!
    -p

  • Marilyn Johnson

    20 October, 2006 at 2:20 pm Reply

    I signed for the BPS class today after my husband told me “You never want to do anything fun!” I am so looking foward to it.
    It sounds like it is going to be great!
    Marilyn

  • Jeanette

    20 October, 2006 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Whatever you do, please ask Carol Wingert back to teach at CE ’07 next year. She is the reason I’m going….and you, of course!!
    And I’m looking forward to visiting a Sonic for the first time!!
    Jeanette 🙂

  • kim hesson

    20 October, 2006 at 4:47 pm Reply

    hey heidi your class sounds wonderful! i’m really thinking of taking it! you are an awesome inspiration! and i just had to put in a quick note about your running and the weather here in az. you said, “The temps in AZ this time of year are devine.” as soon as i read that i was laughing! it’s so true, but what i was laughing about is the spelling of devine. it made me think of a certain LSS! several of us have gotten a kick out of that (insert smiley)

  • rachel

    20 October, 2006 at 8:43 pm Reply

    hi Heidi! Remember me.. from Ajo Al’s… our gal’s club.. me , you and Shay!!
    I livein Anthem and I noticed on the front door of our local scrap-place that you are coming up! I will be there to say HI! It’s been such a long time since I’ve seen you!
    Rachel

  • Narelle

    21 October, 2006 at 2:58 am Reply

    Signed up and cannot wait for a year to remember, although truth be told – CE made this a year to remember! Trying hard to find a way to get back for 2007! Thank you Heidi for teaching on BPS – it is so wonderful for internationals!!! Hugs from Perth, Aust. Narelle PS – Hi class buddies – can’t wait to chat to you all!!!

  • Sarah

    21 October, 2006 at 3:22 am Reply

    If you really want to be something scary, how about non-acid-free paper, or rubber cement? (of course, you could only go to sb’ers houses, otherwise people will look at you kind of funny….)

  • Trina

    21 October, 2006 at 2:37 pm Reply

    I am so excited to be taking your BPS class! I’ve waited days for this…Oh and CE 2007 – can’t wait for that either…
    Trina

  • Vicki S

    21 October, 2006 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I am so dissapointed as I’ve been anxiously awaiting your class. It is just too expensive for an online class. I understand that we will receive product in the mail, but still just too steep for me. If you offered it on a quarterly basis, I would be able to take it. I’m sure there are others who feel the same way. Hope you will consider this option.

  • Vicki F

    22 October, 2006 at 6:50 am Reply

    i just signed up and i am really excited. i remember while i was in hs and college, i use to mark up a calendar. i would wirte in each box with all the stuff i thought was important to remember. looking back and reading some of those, they weren’t that important. i read them with my son and he just laughs. so this class will bring back some memories as well as new creativity. can’t wait. happy brithday to colton. a drive in party. should be lots of fun.

  • kerri macdonald

    31 October, 2006 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Heidi,
    Can’t wait for the class to start. DH let me have your class as my birthday present…this is defintely a present that I will remember for a long time!
    Kerri

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