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women's expo

women's expo

Thank you all so VERY much for all the sweet comments! I really appreciate your kindness…  muchas gracias!!!

Cleaned my studio today! Looks so nice! Now I am hoping for creative miracles! I have so many little loose strings, that I need all the clarity I can get! I do best if I can focus on one thing at a time…but when there are several ‘things’ that I am supposed to be working on and thinking about… I have a really hard time focusing. 

Case in point: every year one of the local TV channels puts on this big “women’s expo”. It’s at the big convention center downtown, and is all kinds of booths, from businesses that target women, deal with women’s issues etc. they make a pretty big deal out of it!  so I was invited to speak on sat. (april 8th)  at 11:00am … to whoever shows up I guess!! I am not exactly sure how it works!  (Suze Orman will also be in the house… she is amazing… that is pretty cool)… anyway… I feel so TOTALLY overwhelmed and intimidated by the situation! I mean, put me in front of scrapbookers, and I can talk talk talk… it’s hard to shut me UP!  But put me in front of a general audience, and well, I am a little freaked out! Especially since I come from such a niche market! …the good news, is that finally yesterday I felt like my message, my thoughts and my presentation finally all “downloaded”… that is the term I use when something I am trying to work through in my mind, finally all clicks and I am able to pull it all together. (deep breath). The name of my presentation is “Are you living a life to REMEMBER?”… and I am wanting to convey the message that scrapbooking (to me) isn’t all about getting every photo out of a shoe box and into a “scrapbook”,  but rather creating a legacy, living and capturing the best life we can – and celebrating that life! Hopefully, my love and passion for scrapbooking will be contagious and inspiring! …just maybe we’ll touch a couple women who didn’t know where to start or needed a different introduction… in any event… WISH ME LUCK!

And if you live here… COME!!! (please!) wink………..
I am also teaching a couple of little classes that are pretty quick simple hands-on work shops… 75 people in each, and I think it’s a first come first serve deal… I will be hanging around our booth for the whole day Sat.  We are selling a couple of cool kits that are a pretty sweet deal…worth checking it out!   

For now, I get to go to CHICAGO and play within my comfort zone… and teach another session of the “SHE” class… talk about my passion! LOL.  I am so looking forward to taking part in another CKU-A. It’s just the most awesome experience. I am so excited to see everyone, and soak it up! I have been trying to rest up, so that I can do the all-night scrapbooking thing, as only the albums events can do!  We’ll see if pregnancy will allow me to be crazy as usual!                                                                              

  • Ngaire

    28 March, 2006 at 12:56 am Reply

    So cool. and you will do great.
    I know you will.
    Your enthusiasm is totally contagious!
    Go girl!
    < Ngai xxx

  • Emine

    28 March, 2006 at 3:01 am Reply

    Hi Heidi
    This is the first time I’m actually reading your blog… But I know that you can do this and inspire people… You inspired me!
    Good luck!!!
    I wish I could come there to see you but unfortunately I live in the Netherlands… America is a little bit too far for me LOL

  • chanel

    28 March, 2006 at 4:37 am Reply

    sounds great, wish I lived closer I would come for sure. Best of luck and a few prayers will help you on your way! have fun

  • Ksea

    28 March, 2006 at 5:49 am Reply

    I also wished I lived closer or else I’d be there, girl! You’ll do fine with your presentation, I’m sure of it!

  • Vee

    28 March, 2006 at 6:04 am Reply

    i wish i lived close as wel
    I would come too
    seems awesome and l know you will do
    have fun in Chicago
    can’t wait to see the photos

  • Stefanie

    28 March, 2006 at 7:03 am Reply

    I have no doubt that you will inspire your audience as you have inspired me. Because of you and other fabulous designers, I look at just about everything in a different light. Ordinary, every day objects are now potential inspiration. It’s awesome! Your energy and creativity amaze me. Good luck and have FUN too!

  • Sarah Corbett

    28 March, 2006 at 7:41 am Reply

    Heidi you will be great! You will have tons of people there, of course. Who wouldn’t want to see you speak??? congrats!!

  • Linda A. (elendae)

    28 March, 2006 at 7:42 am Reply

    I know that you will totally rock – just think of all the new scrappers that will be “born” that weekend!! You are such an inspiration, Heidi!

  • Anita

    28 March, 2006 at 8:17 am Reply

    Heidi, I only wish I could come! I live in Manitoba (Canada) – love your stuff…love your style. All the best to you and your unborn babe!!

  • amber

    28 March, 2006 at 8:33 am Reply

    chicago ??
    you will be near me !
    will you have time to catch up with an old friend ??

  • laura t.

    28 March, 2006 at 9:37 am Reply

    general audience or niche mkt…when you bring the enthusiasm and passion you do, you can’t help but be drawn in. Would love to hear your talk…maybe you can post it on your blog? And the kit…hmmm…how could I get my hands on one of those??? Safe trip to Chi!

  • Angie Pedersen

    28 March, 2006 at 10:13 am Reply

    You’re going to do awesome! That’s the perfect angle to take with your presentation — totally “digest-able” to the general public. And knowing you, it will be very inspirational. You’ll have a group on converts on your hands! 😉 Good luck and have fun!

  • vegasandvenice

    28 March, 2006 at 10:15 am Reply

    Lots and Lots of Good Luck!!

  • Tabitha Jones

    28 March, 2006 at 11:41 am Reply

    you will do fab job!! Love the name you chose!!
    have a great day!

  • Talia

    28 March, 2006 at 12:31 pm Reply

    AAAaaahhh!! I can’t wait to get going on my “She” album, Heidi!!! Soooo pumped! See you in a couple days!!

  • Juel

    28 March, 2006 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Okay, so call me selfish!! I WANT a SHE class!!! arrrggghhh…..someday!

  • Kelly

    28 March, 2006 at 3:27 pm Reply

    I am going to try very hard to be there on Sat. Hopefully I can get into one of the workshops too! Any advice on getting in? Don’t worry you’ll be great-and you’ll have a ton of scrappers out there cheering you on!!

  • kim

    28 March, 2006 at 3:53 pm Reply

    hey, i was gonna tell you i saw the commercial advertising this while we were up in payson. i was wondering when you were gonna mention it. you’ll be fabulous up there, girl! bring your rub-ons and put the audience to work if they give you a hard time. 😉

  • Allie Hoopes

    28 March, 2006 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I’m so there!!! Yay for living in Glendale 🙂

  • betsy sammarco

    28 March, 2006 at 4:23 pm Reply

    I think you’d be PERFECT for this sort of thing! Wish I could hear you!

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

    28 March, 2006 at 5:05 pm Reply

    Sounds very fun and exciting – and a little nerve racking. Just picture the entire audience as big sb fans and you’ll be fine!!! What’s not to like about you! Sure wish I could be there to support, or Chicago (my home town), but I’ll be thinking of you in rainy (not complaining) L.A. Hugs xoxo

  • Pam

    28 March, 2006 at 8:16 pm Reply

    Your topic will be perfect! Scrapper or not, it will touch many because you always present with heart and soul. That will be what gets them. Good luck!
    btw – loved seeing your l/o of the new baby on board. You look fabulous! take care…

  • Jolene George

    29 March, 2006 at 10:37 am Reply

    Heck yes! I’ll come see you! I love the title you came up with and I have faith that you will do awesome. Don’t stress and just be yourself! Can’t go wrong with that. :o) http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • Michelle

    29 March, 2006 at 7:16 pm Reply

    Good luck at the Women’s expo. I am going to try to rearrange my schedule next weekend to come. You are so inspiring, you will do great!

  • LenaS

    6 April, 2006 at 10:24 am Reply

    Not to worry–we fans and fellow scrapbookers will be there to support you and cheer you on so it won’t be a “general” audience afterall. Going to get tickets now. Thanks for headsup.

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