man, i am so luckY!
my house is clean, 24 is on tonight and SO IS THE APPRENTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i had a crazy day today, getting all back to normal from being down in Florida for the weekend and getting ready to leave again this weekend for the ck CRUISE! um... i will admit it right now... i am STRESSED OUT! so much to do... and very little time to get it all done!
so em and i went to Ruban Rouge and had a wonderful time.. it made me remember how much i love doing that... teaching... hanging out at midnight crops... meeting new people and showing them how to do stuff they had never tried!
i am really bummed, cause i took a whole bunch of cute cute photos...and i am not sure what happened, but i lost them all from my memory card.. i don't know what happened... seriously- sat night, we were sitting and looking through all the photos... and they were there, and sunday morning when i got home, and put the card in the reader, they were not... man, it makes me mad... i did ask lisa, the store owner to send me the photos that she was snapping all weekend... and we have twin cameras, so i am sure they are good!!
you should see that store... serioulsy, i have NEVER seen more heidi swapp product in one place ever before... they had SO MUCH STUFF... i mean, they had every item, and like tons of it! so if you need something you can't find... call them and i am sure they will send it to you! not that they really have time to be packing up orders...as the store is constantly crowded... it's not just heidi stuff that was stocked...everything! it's a killer store. and it really was so fun for me to walk in and see their WALLS of my product... i thought it looked great! the pink cupcakes and balloons were a great compliment to the polk-a-dot packaging!
so Friday night during the crop, i really got put to the test.. after i had a chance to talk to everyone and see what they were working on etc... Lisa, drew a name for someone to win a scrapbook page made by me with that person's pictures... she asked me if i was up to this little challenge and i was game! sounded fun... the girl who won, Suzanne Quillen, had driven in from Georgia, and it was like the first time she had ever left her daughter overnight... she was so cute... she owns a bakery and made these beautiful cookies for everyone that said "HS" and were delicious! (i'd put up a photo if i had one!!!!!!! grrrrrrr!) anyway... she gave me a photo, and i went down and picked some stuff to play with... it was about 11:30 by this time, and a lot of folks had left, so we were down to about 25-30 people there... and as i sat down, everyone gathered around to WATCH me scrapbook... ok... i am a scrapbooker, and i scrapbook a lot... right?? but never with that kind of audience. i will tell you... i was a little nervous! it came out really cute, and Lisa (store owner) gave all the left-overs (and it was a lot) to Suzanne. the whole thing was so cool! i mean, i was a little freaked, but it gave me this opportunity to demo products and show everyone how to use stuff!! i think that even though most everyone had already checked out, they were adding some additional items to their purchases!!
on this page, i showed how to double up large and small photo corners, fuzzy rub-ons, regular rub-ons (all of your favorites), colored pencils, journaling spots, edge distressor etc. etc.... it was really a fun challenge for me!
the next day we taught 2 classes, back to back... same class twice. it was an intense, high energy, technique driven class... everyone did great and seemed to like it! we did 3 scrapbook pages and i wanted to embellish an album, but that kindof got nixed! we played with the decorative tape, ghost frames, fuzzy rub-ons, silhouettes, mask, modeling paste, chipboard letters and fuzzy rub-ons...
it was so much fuN!
it was so great to meet all of you who were there! thanks for coming!!
thanks to all the Ruban Rouge girls!! they worked so hard, and it was fabulous! they really knew how to take care of me! i mean, check out this attention to detail: i got to drive Lisa's little convertible lexus... and when we got in and turned on the key...and guess what was playing in the CD player??? you got it: GWEN!!! emiliy and i were laughing... as we arrived at the store's crowed parking lot... there was a spot RIGHT in front of the door... and as i pulled in, there was a BIG sign that said... "reserved for heidi swapp" you know i was loving that!!! and the other really cool impressive detail... for lunch, Lisa got a local thai restaurant to open up special for lunch (normally they don't do saturday lunch) and we had the restaurant to ourselves... and since emily HATES thai food, they brought in a delicious looking cheeseburger just for her!!
as you can tell...we had a blast!!
now... i gotta scrounge something together for dinner... time to get creative! (or in the car!)
i will post photos as soon as lisa emails a few to me!!
really feeling thankful for TIVO tonight!