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so happy to be home! i can’t believe how good it felt to sleep in my own bed… i totally slept in, and i have been laying around watching nick jr. with quincy all morning… i am so exhausted!
we had such a great show… things went more smoothly than ever… many thanks go out to the folks at advantus…especially Nik and Keith… who pulled things together and made the preparations that made our jobs so much easier! when i got home my house was clean, laundry was done, and there was even food in the house… i have to hand it to eric, he got things whipped into shape in my absence! (a certain amount of chaos was created as i was involved in all that ironing-on!)
deep breath… now onto the next set of adventures!
but not before i get a massage and clean out quincy’s room… (in that order!)

my sincere thanks for all the wonderful comments and emails that have come my way… encouragement, support and congrats have come in from all over the world and it’s been such a super charge! thank you…

i still have the most recent 24 episode on tivo that i have yet to watch… so i think i am going to veg-out for another hour and then put myself to bed early!

  • angela

    3 February, 2006 at 10:28 pm Reply

    I am so glad the show was a success and you are now back home with your family. Once you get your massage and clean out Quincy’s room, will you PLEASE post photos of your new products from the show, and this cute catolog we have been hearing about. I think I speak for a lot of fans when I say we are dying to see these!!!!

  • Nikki

    3 February, 2006 at 10:37 pm Reply

    hey…i am glad everything went good for you…there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed….I am new to scrapbooking and I just wanted to stop in and say hi and thanks for all your cool stuff…good luck on your next mission…my thoughts will be with you and i will try to give you some of my energy to keep you going….i can’t imagine how tired you must be….

  • Angela

    3 February, 2006 at 10:48 pm Reply

    I’m so glad that it went well. Get some rest and enjoy your family.

  • Dee

    3 February, 2006 at 11:05 pm Reply

    Hey there Heidi,
    Isnt it always wonderful to get home, and even more awesome knowing you have a wonderful supportive husband to help with the load (I know of this too, as my hubby is extremely wonderful too, but mine is cuter:)), well just!)
    Enjoy that massage, sounds like a plan!
    Hugs from the land of Oi! Oi! Oi!

  • sharonc

    4 February, 2006 at 8:06 am Reply

    glad CHA was such a success! Can’t wait to see the new things you have for us. enjoy some relaxation time.

  • candi

    4 February, 2006 at 9:00 am Reply

    sounds fun…your stuff just rocks my world….I can’t do a page without it! 🙂 Can’t wait to stock up on all the new goodies. and I must make a shirt to go with my stamped jeans! haha!

  • jen

    4 February, 2006 at 9:14 am Reply

    can’t wait to see your stuff!! i worked at Memory Lane when you taught there… you are really amazing..

  • Julie

    4 February, 2006 at 9:22 am Reply

    i loved getting to sneak peeks around the web of your products! i love the vision you have and the way you present it so creatively!
    and if you ever decide to sell t-shirts – ket me know because they ROCK!

  • Nita

    4 February, 2006 at 9:26 am Reply

    Glad you are home & are enjoying the company of your family! So nice of Eric to get everything in order. Wow! And, he even went to the grocery store! You lucky, lucky girl!
    I’m on the way to my girlfriend’s house ~ She has the new catalog, and she has finally recouped from BUYING at CHA! Yeah! I can’t wait to see the your new catalog! I’ve already found the pics online at your website (it’s under stamps). I’m going to buy one of everything!!
    Well, rest up. Enjoy the weekend & those beautiful children & your darling husband! (Now, how can I train my husband to be like that? ha! ha!)

  • Robyn

    4 February, 2006 at 10:06 am Reply

    Glad your home and getting some rest Heidi! I was only at CHA for Tuesday and didn’t get a chance to see you, but I wanted to tell you that your booth was fabulous! So fun to see all your amazing work and the new products! Congrats again on your pregnancy – in all the photos I’ve seen you look so great! Congrats on a great show! Hugs!

  • Wanda E. Santiago

    4 February, 2006 at 11:27 am Reply

    Hey beautiful Relax and enjoy it was awesome seeing you enjoy your scarf and keep creating! Hugs Wanda

  • Colleen (aka Chi-girl and Pea-ticular)

    4 February, 2006 at 12:57 pm Reply

    I’m sitting here in my new “SHE” shirt and thinking of you. I finally used my/your New Orleans foam stamps on some Valentine’s for my kindergartners and absolutely LOVE them. So easy to use — and clean up. They’re sturdy and print beautifully! Hugs,

  • Kelli

    4 February, 2006 at 1:41 pm Reply

    your banner is so fun 🙂
    Glad you had fun…all the new products look incredible…can’t wait to “handle” them 🙂

  • Jaime Jackson

    4 February, 2006 at 2:43 pm Reply

    so glad you had such and great time and your products look AWESOME! after seeing it i had to run out to Joann’s here in Connecticut and get some of your stuff to get me a “fix” for now.
    I do have a question for you though–i purchased your “love your handwriting” book a few months ago, and my beautiful 18 month old daughter, Riley snapped the ruler in half! Where could I buy another? I have had little success at my local craft/art stores.
    Hope you enjoy that massage! Can’t wait to see the new product!

  • Lisa D

    4 February, 2006 at 3:12 pm Reply

    glad you’re home and relaxing. I just phoned and signed up to attend the Event in April in Alabama. Yep…flying in from Colorado just for this Event. It’s gonna rock!

  • Kip

    4 February, 2006 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Loved your signage too! Was just up at my LSS and purchased more of your product. I was at a crop last weekend and one of the girls was using your mask and demo-ing it for us and it looked so cool! Can’t wait to see what you came up with now! Rest and relax now!

  • Kip

    4 February, 2006 at 3:35 pm Reply

    forgot to say, I’ll see you pretty soon down at Rubin Rouge in Palm Harbor as I signed up for your class. There are 6 of us in our group coming and we are so EXCITED!!

  • Sarah

    4 February, 2006 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Heidi you are such a busy girl, i dont know how you do it all. Eric is a wonderful husband, you are very lucky. I am loving all of your products right now. I just wish we could get them much faster here in AUSTRALIA…I want it all NOW!!!! LOL
    Relax and unwind!!! and take care you!!!!
    Sarah XOXO

  • sarah green

    5 February, 2006 at 3:56 pm Reply

    Glad it went well for you… can’t wait to see all the new stuff.. hope it’s not too long before us Kiwigirls can get it!!!

  • Rachel C

    5 February, 2006 at 5:23 pm Reply

    I’m so glad that CHA went so well, the pics I’ve seen of your new products look incredible!! Enjoy your R&R, you need it. And your hubby sounds so sweet for keeping everything together while you were gone!! =) Rachel Cohara

  • cmezzetti

    5 February, 2006 at 7:27 pm Reply

    I am so happy to have finally met you at CHA – thanks to my friend deb. Your booth was awesome and your products..well i am at a loss for words!

  • deb munn

    5 February, 2006 at 8:03 pm Reply

    Glad you made it back home safe and sound 🙂
    Great meeting you… you made my CHA 🙂
    Thank you!!

  • Pamela Keravuori

    7 February, 2006 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Heidi, I found some of your product sometime before Christmas at the Target just north of Charlottesville, VA, where my youngest attends University of Virginia. A local scrapbook store going out of business there complained about the competition with Target, so I went to take a look. This Target (scrapbook supplies on two sides of one aisle) didn’t actually carry the same specialty stuff (as the shop complained) but was introducing your line with a sale on some of your items. I stocked up on photo corners, plastic & chipbd alphas, tape, etc :>). Meanwhile I’ve found bits and pieces of your product in other scrapbook stores in my northern VA area. Best of luck!!

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