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scrap happy sisters

scrap happy sisters

I slept in until 10:25 this morning.
There is something wrong with me.
I am going to stay up so late tonight and work! I have so much to catch up on!

Last night we continued our “local store tour” at a great scrapbook store called “Scrap Happy Sisters”. Em and I drove about an hour to get there. I think I am continually amazed at the vastness of the greater-phoenix area. It’s seriously so huge! Anyway, we had such a great time last night. They had an amazing turn out… over 100 women crammed into their store. it was set up perfect for what we do. it’s usually a 2-hour deal, the first hour I talk about the “she” stuff, and different ideas and tips to using my products…then we do a raffle where someone wins me scrapbooking their photos. And that usually takes me about an hour… I kind of talk my why through it etc..it’s fun. I will admit, it’s a little harrowing to have 100 people watching you scrapbook!
This is Mari- she won the scrapbook page. I like to introduce people to the 9×9 size for scrapbooking, so I bring about 40 scrapbook pages mounted on boards so that everyone can see the real pages. Then I do a 9×9 page and give the winner a 9×9 album.
Here is also the owners and em…


Thanks for all the comments and email suggestions about different
solutions for the hands-free baby holding… I ordered something from
hotslings… it hasn’t come yet. And some sweet soul gave me a ‘metro
wrap’ when I was at Creative Escape… it’s about 100 yards of fabric
that you wrap around yourself multiple times- Capri seemed to love it!
it’s quite comfortable. We are getting ready to embark on another
‘creative trip’ next week. I can’t wait. Miss Capri will be joining the
creative team, so I have to come up with something that I can carry her
in. I am sure one of these solutions will work! (this photo is of the


So I need to get some quality scrapbook time in!! I did a quick layout of quincy’s first day of school… SO cute. She is LOVING school so much! I plan to doing  some scrapbooking tonight. i am working on the first quarter of my BIG PICTURE class! I am really excited about it. eric is buying me a microphone this afternoon, and I am getting ready to do an audio class description that you can download for free and find out all about what I will be doing… the class will get me to do a bunch of things that I have been wanting to do, and just haven’t made time etc. Plus, I will be teaching some of my favorite techniques, and I have a bunch of other surprises that will come up throughout the year. I just heard that registration will open Oct. 1st… so I need to get my descriptions and info together as soon as possible. If you have never visited the Big Picture website, check it out! I am so thrilled about the possibilities of this class… it’s totally making me happy and re-energized to think about.

  • Alyson

    20 September, 2006 at 4:55 pm Reply

    I really love that you are updating more often. I was wondering if this will be a year long class like Donnas, Thats what it sounds like? Heres to hoping 🙂 Capri is gorgeous but she looks just like Daddy sorry… Quincy looked adorable on her first day, glad she loves school….
    Have a great night….

  • Jill Cornelius

    20 September, 2006 at 5:02 pm Reply

    I for one can’t wait for Registration to begin for your class! This will be the first class that I’ve taken the The Big Picture and I’m super excited! When I found out you were going to be teaching I knew immediately that that was one class for me! Can’t wait!

  • Carlene

    20 September, 2006 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I totally LOVE the 9×9 size l/o’s! I’ve been scrapping for a LONG time,(yep, I was taking classes from you about a decade ago, lol!) and it’s by far the best size I’ve ever worked on, and I’ve tried ’em all! I’m having a hard time finding the albums, tho…any suggestions?

  • carla

    20 September, 2006 at 5:40 pm Reply

    Very cool! I didn’t know you were going to do a Big Picture class! I’ve been taking Donna Downey’s all year class and love it. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

  • erin k

    20 September, 2006 at 5:46 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh, your daughter is such a cutie…well both of them. I love the sparkle frame. I just bought some of your ghost letters and foam stamps. I have scrapping for about 2 years, but just now starting to try new techniques and use lots of embellishments. Thanks for all of your inspiration. Congratulations on your newest member of the family, Capri is a doll. I will be checking out your class and watching for creative escape updates, I am already saving up for the trip!

  • Kristan Paolacci

    20 September, 2006 at 6:07 pm Reply

    You seriously rocked their world. they are so “HAPPY”. So many good things on the horizon. You continue to amaze me. You are so awesome. And Miss Capri is just getting so chubby and cute. have fun on your trip.

  • Karen

    20 September, 2006 at 7:50 pm Reply

    Heidi-we can’t find the CE book for anything in new orleans and none of the scrapbook stores locally (I checked 2 of our 2 that reopened post-katrina) had any idea about it- please, please, please let us order it somehow and let me know how as I am sure it has tons of wonderful ideas from your event (and attending just wasn’t possible at the start of school) I am learning techniques mostly from the internet because I am a single working mom and have no time or ability to get to classes so you are my link to better scrapbooking (can I guilt you into offering to sell the book, hint hint!!!) thanks!

  • Vee

    20 September, 2006 at 8:12 pm Reply

    I love the lo of Q
    so cute
    the one you did for the winneer at LSS is cool too
    you look awesome
    wish i had that much umph! 🙂
    keep it moving girlie 🙂

  • Alisha

    20 September, 2006 at 8:18 pm Reply

    Both of your girlies are so adorable! I have never tried the 9×9 size and I think that would be a great size for me. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Talia

    20 September, 2006 at 8:45 pm Reply

    I am soooo excited about your Big Picture classes, heidi!! I am totally in on that. I don’t know if you remmeber the sling I was wearing with Gabby at Creative Escape, but it is one of those Hotslings ones that you mentioned in your post and it is AWESOME. It really is great when you’re out and about ’cause the baby is close to you and you’re arms don’t get tired from holding her…and it’s CUTE! hehe!! It comes with a booklet for different types of ways you can hold the baby and stuff…Gabby loves being in it. Hope it works for you guys, and post of picture of the 2 of you if you end up using it!!

  • Talia

    20 September, 2006 at 8:49 pm Reply

    oh and P.S…..I love how you used so many photos on Q’s layout…that is something i struggle with. It is so cute, thanks for sharing!!

  • Jolene George

    20 September, 2006 at 10:07 pm Reply

    Gosh, Capri is getting bigger everyday! From what I can tell you’re getting your figure back pretty quick. I hope you find that perfect thing to hold her in for classes. I haven’t been to Scrap Happy Sisters yet. I have to make the drive.
    Love the layouts and you will do an amazing job on big picture. http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • Sherron

    20 September, 2006 at 10:40 pm Reply

    That layout is so cute- it made me smile. Loved how you included all the different elements of all her new school stuff. She looks so proud and also so willing to be your photo subject

  • Stephanie

    20 September, 2006 at 11:00 pm Reply

    Capri is such a beautiful baby! I am so so excited for your Big Picture class, your work is amazing!!!!

  • Sarah

    21 September, 2006 at 1:22 am Reply

    i am SO EXCITED about you teaching at BPS. your classes are gonna be such a hit! i’m sure that i will learn tons and hopefully accomplish more scrapbooking!

  • vicki

    21 September, 2006 at 5:09 am Reply

    Capri is really growing fast. She is going to make a fine addition to the creative team. She is already a hit. Can’t wait to hear about your classes. I have never entertained the idea of an online class, but this is one I don’t think I can miss. I am really excited about this. Great choice. I have to tell you, your pages are amazing. I love your style so.

  • denise

    21 September, 2006 at 5:30 am Reply

    hi, heidi where is you “big picture” class going to take place? Scrapbooks Etc?

  • Jana

    21 September, 2006 at 5:55 am Reply

    Love the page of Miss Q! I CANNOT wait for your Big Picture class, I’m in desperate need of some Heidi inspiration these days. I also wanted to thank you for introducing me to the 9×9 size. Never thought of that size till I took one of your classes at GASC and the girls were talking about it there. I promptly went to the Advantus booth and bought a 9×9 album and I just love it!

  • Lori Renn

    21 September, 2006 at 6:48 am Reply

    Hey Heidi! You look amazing and that baby, what a little blessing! My friend Denise picked up the Creative Escape book at Scrapbooks, Etc. for me and is going to send it up to Idaho. Can’t wait! Your products are still my very favorite. You rock.

  • Danielle Casello

    21 September, 2006 at 7:27 am Reply

    I love all the photos! I am for sure going to try 9×9! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • RScrapIT

    21 September, 2006 at 7:59 am Reply

    LOVE your layout of Q’s first day – so cute and love all those pictures! I found the CE book online and ordered it! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! And, I’ll be one of the first to sign up for your BP class! If anyone wants to order the CE book, e-mail me and I’ll give them the link to the online store 🙂

  • Mary Ellen

    21 September, 2006 at 8:11 am Reply

    Hi Heidi!
    Just wanted to thank you for the FUN NIGHT at Scrap Happy Sisters on Tuesday! You were so INSPIRATIONAL! Such great ideas/suggestions…I LOVE my layout that you signed for me, the photo turned out great!–and your lo for Mari was incredible; so much fun watching you work!
    Your sweet Capri is precious!
    Can’t wait fotr the BPS class!
    Mary Ellen

  • Cathy Vargen

    21 September, 2006 at 10:14 am Reply

    Heidi — of course you are dog tired…why wouldn’t you be? You have a six-week old daughter, you travel all over teaching classes, you scrapbook until late at night, have 100 projects going at all times and you run a household, not to mention have 3 other children and a husband!! Whew…I’m exhausted just writing it all!! tee hee…….you have a beautiful life and one we’re all envious of!! Keep up the good work, Cathy :o)

  • kara

    21 September, 2006 at 10:46 am Reply

    hey heidi!! i gave you the hotslings like!! i am so excited that you are getting one!! they are so fun and easy to use!! i have a almost 2 year old and we are still using it!
    please post pics of her in it!! they are so fun!
    have a fabulous day!

  • lisa

    21 September, 2006 at 11:15 am Reply

    hi heidi!!
    this is lisa.. the one that emailed you about the hs class i’m doing and needed some advice with the masks (which turned out awesome btw)… anyway, i just need to finally ask: does ‘SHE’ stand for something? is it a short form of something else?

  • deb munn

    21 September, 2006 at 12:35 pm Reply

    Quincy is so dang cute in her back to school fabulous-ness! Love those pink toes and the bling suits her so well.
    Capri is sooooooooo stinkin’ cute!! She looks so sweet and snuggly 🙂
    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for BPS… loving that!! So exciting!

  • suetreiber

    21 September, 2006 at 1:24 pm Reply

    love the Q lo. very very cool!

  • Ksea

    21 September, 2006 at 5:08 pm Reply

    Three things..
    1. Can’t wait for BPS! I’m planning on signing up for the whole year.
    2. Just got the CE book. TO DIE FOR. Really great stuff, Miss Heidi!
    3. I’ve done the 9×9 and I do enjoy that format very much!

  • Alissa

    21 September, 2006 at 5:15 pm Reply

    you will TOTALLY love your hotsling! mine’s been a lifesaver.

  • erin yamabe

    21 September, 2006 at 10:41 pm Reply

    what an adorable outfit for your daughter’s first day of school, and a sweet layout to show! and how cute is your baby with you at the scrap event. and you look amazing! cheers!

  • cindy

    22 September, 2006 at 8:21 am Reply

    Oh dear lord I can NOT wait for the 1st to read about your class!! SO STINKIN’ EXCITING!!!!!!! I sure wish you did your little scrapbook tour thing at a store near me! 🙁 Little Capri is such a little angel!! Peace and blessings. Cindy

  • Kim Caldwell

    22 September, 2006 at 8:36 am Reply

    Karen — You can find the Idea Book at Scrapbook.com. Jill Davis has a limited quantity she is selling online. It is great and WAY worth it.
    Heidi — Capri is just darling! You are an inspiration for everyone. I wish I lived in AZ and could follow you around and your creative team around all week! You could call me the Scrapbook Groupie!! lol

  • Gretchen

    22 September, 2006 at 10:21 am Reply

    That’s so awesome about you teaching some classes for BigPicture. Welcome!!!

  • elisabeth

    22 September, 2006 at 3:01 pm Reply

    i can’t believe how big capri is getting.
    love the layout you did

  • kelly goree

    22 September, 2006 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Holy hannah, heidi! when did capri get so big??? She’s so gorgeous!

  • Marie Noske

    22 September, 2006 at 10:50 pm Reply

    I’ve never commented on your blog and rarely read it but had to come and have a look and find out about the class you are doing with Big Picture Scrapbooking. Love your products and will be very eager to see info about your class with BPS.

  • Mosaic Patterns

    12 April, 2007 at 5:44 pm Reply

    is that scrapbook store is dedicated for women only?or can the guys can visit?

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