Saturday, October 31, 2009

retreat...was amazing

i forgot i haven't downloaded my pictures off my camra....tomorrow. but it was a wonderful time. heidi was amazing the projects were beautiful and do-able. we had food! and everyone worked on projects. lots of products to shop for....a whole little store. thank you to everyone who came!

i was able to order the quickutz new releases for everyone with the exception of only 2 products....they are trying to even get the recipe set for us....6 of them. i will see on monday if they found some.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Supplies for Technic Tags

Paper Piercer
Small Punch
Glue Dots
Pop Dots
Sewing Needle
Craft Mat
Black Ink Pad
Embossing Ink Pad
    Tim Holtz Ink Pads
Fired Brick
Pealed Paint
Brushed Corduroy or Frayed Burlap
Scattered Straw
Mustard Seed

Monday, October 19, 2009



just 3 more days till papercrafting fun!! We will have the new Life Stories from My Mind's Eye, new 7 gypsies, new Quickutz dies and more for sale Friday, Oct 23, Sat, Oct 24 10am-10pm, Sun., Oct 25 the Townhouse Inn Glacier Room...don't forget your email coupon or print this ($10.oo off your purchase of $40.00 or more can not be combined with other specials)....and look for good deals on the sale table.....and Sunday from 4pm-6pm we will have deals worth coming back for!!!************************************************************************************
we still have room in heidi's i am selling the kits so if you want extra's for gifts or because you can't go to all the classes you want to...or couldn't make it to great falls now is your chance to get some of heidi's famous inspirational projects!!!!! we take visa and mastercard and ship (shipping will be added later) just phone 406-452-2559 or email your orders to !!!!

these prices are for extra kits only not attending the class.
time & season $60.
energy jounal $70
family mini album $45
once in a lifetime $40
celebrate wall hanging $45 (retreat attendees only price for extra kits is $30)

(i am doing Celebrate wall hanging and the family mini album for each one of our kids for Christmas gifts)
reserve yours today!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


anyone who would like to pay class/retreat fees with check I will be at barnes and noble Wednesday from 10:30 to 12. or if you need me to meet you another time somewhere...please email me at i will also be at the townhouse inn 11:30 am on thursday unloading.
thank you

 i am so excited....i love great falls and miss it and all my friends.....
have u ever felt like you are living in a fog...alway tired and confused it is hard to do things. so hard when you are use to going hard all day...well that is how i have felt since the fire. it has been a long road to feeling better. hind sight is always better than forsight....i tried to do too much to soon after the fire. I did not realize just how sick i was...the doctor's tried to tell me it could take 6 months to come out of the shock but i did not want to believe i was in shock. all the medecine had to take to combat issues + stress caused my diabetes out of control.  they have adjusted my meds 2-3 times....i did not realize how bad till i finally had a day with blood sugar under 200 (perfect is 100 and mine were in the 300's) in 4+ felt like the sun was shining i had energy my mind was sharper than it has been since may. I have more tests to go through to check for permanent damage then they will do another meds adjustment...the doc told me to understand that i could be completely insulin dependent in 4 weeks if the next adjustment doesn't bring the sugars down. why am i telling this? because for the last 5 months i have tried to cope and continue to work...i have always been a private person but i think sometimes it is good to open up. I was so energized thursday when it was finally 147 i called dave and just wanted to cry...i felt like i had just woken from a long long sleep....i had the energy to work on ideas ...the sad side--i only had a week left to retreat. so i don't have 1/2 done what i wish i had done. so i will just keep plugging along and enjoy the journey instead of striving for perfection. enjoy the time we will have together enjoy the fun new products...enjoy heidi's inspiration.....

Friday, October 16, 2009

time and season project

I can tell you this: I am TOTALLY addicted to alcohol inks. (my name is heidi, and I’m an alcoholinkaholic..LOL ok, sorry). So, I have been thinking and experimenting and playing with them, and I am amazed it’s taken me so long to give them a chance. Anyway… so these are just some of the products we’ll be using on this project entitled “Time and Season”.

This project is about the NOW; it’s about documenting what it is that make this ‘time and season’ beautiful, unique and focusing on the best part. (i still have a few finishing touches to add...)

I have always loved the imagery of the ‘plum blossoms’ in oriental art… and when I learned a little more about what the ‘plum blossom’ symbolized, I knew that I wanted to do something that would represent that… in China, the plum blossom is the very first sign of spring. Before any leaves are on the trees, and usually under a blanket of snow, the flowers of the plum (more like an apricot I think) tree bloom and defy the cold, and against all odds thrive in the worst circumstances. Throughout generations, these little blossoms have symbolized ‘resilience, perseverance in the face of adversity…courage and an undaunted spirit.’ I love that metaphor, and as so many of us are facing changes and challenges, I think it’s important to bloom beautifully despite harsh conditions… that is what this project is all about! We’ll be using “clear paper” by Bazzill and the alcohol inks to create the cover… and the book is filled with beautiful Scenic Route paper, i added in some of my clear extras and even some of my "invisibles" chipboard- i have been hoarding some just for this project. i will be teaching this project in Great Falls, Montana on Oct. 24th

video by heidi

heidi show two of the classes we are doing at the scrapbook show and retreat....
energy journal and family mini really gives you a good FUN

Thursday, October 15, 2009

heidi swapp is coming to Great Falls!!!!

Mountains of Memories Fall Retreat--CELEBRATE!
come and be inspired by the wonderfully talented heidi swapp!!

retreat only fees:
1-day $90
2-day $150
3-day $200

*Includes 1 retreat attendee only Class taught by Heidi Friday night,
*Each day you attend you will receive {Lunch, $20 coupon toward purchase, space to crop…And chances to win $300 in daily door prizes. we will have snacks that will include chocolate. also rolls and fresh fruit every morning.

Retreat days:
Friday Oct 23--10-?(Heidi here), Saturday Oct 24—10-? (Heidi here),
Sunday Oct 25—10-6

Where: Townhouse Inn, Glacier Room, Great Falls.
we do have a block of rooms at the townhouse inn $70 per night....just let them know you are with mountains of memories group.
heidi's Class schedule :

heidi's inspirational classes....
1st price is for retreat attendees 2nd price is for non retreat attendees….
Thur. Oct 22 7-10pm $70 $85 Energy journal
Fri. Oct 23 1-4pm $60 $75 Time & Season Book
*Fri Oct 23 7-9pm Retreat Attendees only—Celebrate wall hanging…..
Sat. Oct 24 10-12 $45 $60 Family mini album
Sat Oct 24 2-4pm $40 $55 Once in a Lifetime

For technique tag fans i (jeanie) will be teaching on Oct 25 Sunday 2-4pm!!! there will be a tag with beading and a holiday tag we will be making at least 3 tags $25.00 Please let me know.....if you are interested. for some pictures

celebrate...with heidi

Countdown Wall hanging:
2 hours
Retreat attendees only!!! Friday Oct. 23 7-9pm

Create a 5x7” chipboard wall hanging piece that counts 2 weeks down to any CELEBRATION! Great gift idea for someone having a birthday, a baby, a graduation or even just leaving on vacation! Kit includes exclusive House of 3 Countdown print outs in full color, and full color printed House of 3 ‘French Oo La La’ backround, Tim Holtz chain and D ring, and other fun embellishments. We’ll be distress inking the numbers and completely assembling the project in class.

Supplies needed:
Paper trimmer
Crop o dile
Corner rounder
Stapler (tiny attatcher)

come be inspired by heidi swapp

Family mini Book:
2 hours Sat Oct 24 10-12
$45 retreat attendees $60 non retreat attendees

Create a 6x10” mini book using exclusively designed clear embellishments and unique cutting and trimming techniques to create a deceptively simple mini-book that is perfect for compiling random memories. Book is organized into ‘chapters’ that separate events or people and unifies them in a comprehensive book. Great to capture a year, or a season or just ANYTHING! Great gift idea! Kit is created from bright blues and greens: Bazzill cardstock and Heidi Swapp papers. Covers created using Claudine Hellmuth paints and sticky backed canvas. Book is bound using either a crop o dile and book rings or a Zutter Bind it all machine.

supplies needed:
Paper trimmer, Crop o dile, Adhesive, Stapler (tiny attatcher)

once in a heidi

ONCE IN A LIFETIME book project
2 hours Sat Oct 24 2-4pm
$40 retreat attendees $55 non retreat attendees

This project was designed for Creative Escape 2009! I can’t give too many details yet, because it’s still top secret, but it’s fabulous. It’s FUN and has lots of surprises! The projects involves: painting, inking, cutting, pasting, stickers, and even a mallet!! Oh, and it’s got lots of sparkly stuff!
8-10 photos of a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience (can be added later)
I am gonna add pictures of our classes with heidi....
paper trimmer w/ ruler
glossy accents adhesive (something quick dry)
paper piercer
pictures at

come be inspired by heidi swapp

pictures at
energy journal...
Thursday Oct 22 7-10pm $70 for retreat attendees $85 for non retreat attendees….

This fast paced and unique class is a start to finish project using my favorite mirror album to make a use-able inspiring daily ‘energy’ journal and planner. I will be sharing my inspiration and favorite quotes... and ways to balance your ‘energy’ currency. We’ll talk about where energy comes from and where it goes as well as HOW to harness it to give you positive power in your daily life! You will LOVE the clever ‘twist’ and interactive calendar element! In addition to tons of pink black and sparkles... kit includes an exclusive set of silhouettes that aren’t for sale in stores, and comes complete with a fabulous glossy pink storage box!

Paper trimmer, scissors, Crop-o-dile, black ink pad, paper piercer, exacto knife, small cutting mat, stapler and staples, pencil, adhesive, corner-rounder.

Monday, October 5, 2009

new products

We now have a Letterpress Demo Video at the following

the Letterpress is a new product from gives a vintage look by printing on paper...check it out!!!!
i will get a price for you soon...incase you want to order one

Sunday, October 4, 2009


for breast cancer awareness and to honor all of our friends and famlies who have been touched by this....THINK PINK: we would like to encourage everyone to create something ...card, scrapbook page, home decor, jewelry....with pink. please post on the blog or send me or kathy a picture and we will post your project....we will give away a pink & silver necklace {shown above}...hand made by jeanie to one lucky participant....we will draw the name of the winner on october 15th

Friday, October 2, 2009

heidi put a wonderful blurb about coming to Great Falls....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

more ideas...

these are wood that you paint then decorate--everything you need but the paint is in the kit!! the kits will cost $16.00 each.

qk ideas...

do you know what qk products where used in these projects?
lets have a prize for someone....leave a comment and let us know what dies you think were used....