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so fun!

so fun!

I had such a good morning!
We finally got to view the final versions of all the ‘CREATIVE ESCAPE’ class projects.
Good stuff!
I am thrilled..
The coolest thing about the format of this event… is that we have been able to plan the event as a whole. We have been able to give direction and create a unique set of classes, that all bring something different to the table.  You know that it is so hard for me to keep secrets… but I am being SO GOOD!!! I did get to share some of the secrets with some of the teachers today… and got to see their reactions… so that helped!!
Those of you who are signed up… and those of you who snatch up the last 80 or so spots will NOT be sorry! We are going to have a blast..

I am photographing the components for each class project, as well as posting the class descriptions around the beginning of next week.  So you can get a little feel for what is going on… as we get closer, we’ll post photo requirements and supply lists…etc.
So exciting!  But we really want there to be a WOW factor as you see the class projects for the first time! they are soo fuN!

I keep thinking that I am going to have a chance to get caught up… and then more stuff keeps popping up. We have to finish our CHA summer catalog by next Monday… I can’t even believe it’s catalog time already! I have wised up a bit, and enlisted a few talented ladies to help me make samples for the catalog and show. I have been looking at their samples, and it’s just making me want to scrapbook. It’s been so fun to have them email in their pages… and see the clever uses they are incorporating with the new products.  I am really trying to get the WEBSITE and NEWSLETTER updated and under control. Unfortunately, these things keep taking a backseat. Not good! Hopefully I can make that happen!

So… it’s past my kids bedtime, and they are still up… I am putting myself to bed early and hopefully going to have a fabulously productive day tomorrow… night.

  • Cricket

    22 May, 2006 at 9:32 pm Reply

    Yippee!! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us Heidi!! It’s so hard to wait unti September for your event, but is going to be so worth it I just know!
    Cricket 🙂

  • Norma

    22 May, 2006 at 10:31 pm Reply

    I am so excited!!!!! It is going to be so cool. I am counting down the days.

  • beverly

    23 May, 2006 at 3:16 am Reply

    Where is a website for this event?

  • patty

    23 May, 2006 at 6:07 am Reply

    you are making me even more excited that i treated myself & signed up for the creative escape. i was feeling a little guilty but now the anticipation and excitement is surpassing the guilt…yeah! i deserve it right?

  • Erica

    23 May, 2006 at 8:40 am Reply

    I wish. We are buying a houes so its out of my league this year ( according to my husband anyways, my opinion msy differ slightly 🙁

  • Jolene George

    23 May, 2006 at 9:18 am Reply

    AHHHH! I was planning to sign up! In fact I was already signed up to be a volunteer helper, but my first grand baby is coming around the same time so I cant go! whaaaa!!! I do have a friend that is going and she is so dang excited! I’m sure your projects will be amazing! http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • Suzanne

    23 May, 2006 at 10:50 am Reply

    Oooh, I am so excited for Creative Escape! I can’t wait for the sneak peeks of the classes. September can’t get here fast enough!

  • vicki

    23 May, 2006 at 3:18 pm Reply

    if the classes are anything like the ones in alabama, we are totally in for a treat. i loved them. i am so excited to get to this event. i am putting the pressure on for my friend to meet me out there. i think she is coming. i can’t not wait to see all the hard work you have put into this. even being pregnant as you are. i would have died by now. can’t wait to see your new stuff that will be out at cha.

  • candi

    23 May, 2006 at 3:32 pm Reply

    can’t wait…I know you will have so much cool stuff. 🙂

  • brianna

    23 May, 2006 at 7:13 pm Reply

    Sounds like you’re really busy, Heidi, but it’s the good kind of busy. Glad all is well.

  • dee

    23 May, 2006 at 8:09 pm Reply

    I am so excited for sept, I alwayz like heidi Swapp products, In fact i have a lot of them. Her products are awesome, very nice and just the right price. I am really looking forward for this re-treat ,a retreat for myself. I know this will be fun and hoping to meet new freinds in scrapbooking industry. I am looking forward of meeting you too HEIDI…..I know sept will be around the corner soon.

  • Wanda E. Santiago

    23 May, 2006 at 9:08 pm Reply

    Looking foward to CHA and seeing you beautiful!! Hugs Wanda

  • queendebbee

    24 May, 2006 at 4:08 pm Reply

    color me green {with envy} and blue {cause i’m soooo sad 🙁 } i was hoping to join everyone in az with a friend i haven’t seen in almost 12 years and now she can’t make it! i may have to stop lurking your blog until after september :(:(:(

  • Rebecca F

    25 May, 2006 at 3:23 pm Reply

    I’m laughing at your comment that you thought you’d get a chance to get “caught up”, but stuff keeps coming your way. “Caught up” goes out the window once you start scrapbooking, in the same way that “normal” (as in, “when things return to normal…”) goes out the window once you have kids. “Caught up” and “normal” are history! This is it, baby, and isn’t the day-to-day ride a blast? A sleep-deprived, messy, giggly, hair-pulling-out, noisy, huggable, busy, crazy blast?

  • Narelle

    26 May, 2006 at 11:20 pm Reply

    Well I finally did it – I am signed up – couldn’t miss it after the incredible SHE experience in 2005 – now I just have to save pennies and watch for cheap flights from Australia to Arizona!!!!
    Can’t wait….everything looks amazing, the event, the resort!!! WOW!!!!! Counting days!!! Thank you Heidi!!!

  • LenaS

    28 May, 2006 at 1:38 pm Reply

    Thanks for all your hard work. I’ll be attending alone as none of my friends have the money soooo I was wondering if there will be a yahoo group or dorms or something so I can be a part of some smaller group???

  • Carol Cowans

    13 June, 2006 at 4:40 pm Reply

    Thanks so much for all the work and effort that’s going into this event. Me and my friend Sylvia signed up. This will be such a great opportunity for us to “get away” from our regular lives and just relax together. We’re registerd, have our hotel booked and our plane tickets bought. We just can’t wait! I’ve never been to anything like this. We were registered for CKU this month in San Jose and decided to go to Creative Escape instead. This sounded much more like our style rather than the rah rah school dorm environment of the CKU. See you in September!

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