Sorry I have been MIA for the last… well quite a while already!
I had great plans to start the year off with lots of posts. And then the morning sickness hit. I have no clue how working moms deal with this! I was a working mom-to-be with Andy, but I had NO morning sickness. I remember being more tired, but nothing like what I’ve had this time around. Really on the whole this is great news! It is something we’ve wanted for quite a while & were wondering if it would happen. Luckily come September we will be a family of 4!
I am feeling better now (ok – for less than a week & not wholly better; but we’ll take it as a good sign)… so that means blog updates are coming back!
Other big news…. I have been teaching a few Silhouette classes at The Scrapbook Page locally. The owners are retiring (Congratulations!) which means I will no longer be teaching there. I have no intention of teaching elsewhere in town – I started there are a favor to the owners & a good friend of mine Monika Ogilvie (who is starting back up her blog – Scrappy Girl – soon too). What I WILL be doing is…..
SHARING MY CLASSES HERE!
Most of the sharing will be in Learn it Tuesday videos, but I may have some step-by-step written walkthroughs. I am SUPER excited for this because there are things I would like to share on my blog that I haven’t been able to figure out how to do without first covering my class materials!
So – if you want to know how to take your Silhouette Outside the Online Store…. stay tuned – I will teach you how to use svg files (without the Designer Edition), how to design your own cuts, how to customize photos with Silhouette designs, how to cut out & paper piece an image plus more!
I mentioned on facebook this week that I wanted to be more intentional with the blog this year. Here are a few ideas and PLEASE let me know what you think!
- Learn it Tuesday (LiT)
- Did it Thursday (DiTh)
- Wordless Wednesday (I went out of day order on purpose – keep reading)
- Friday Night Blogs (FnBlogs)
The first two (LiT & DiTh) spring from an idea I heard in college that has stuck with me since
- You must Learn something to Do it
- You must Do something to Teach it
- You must Teach something to KNOW IT!
Learn it Tuesday (LiT) – focused on any technique but mainly digi/techy stuff (including the Silhouette)
Wordless Wednesday (WW) – a popular MEME right now I enjoy seeing on other blogs & want to jump on board with
Did it Thursday (DiTh) – showcasing projects I finished – scrapbook pages (including Project Life), mini albums, quilts, etc.
Friday Night Blogs (FNB) – a showcase of blog posts that I have been reading (covering any topic)
Some of these will be weekly – others less often but still consistent. Let me know which you like the best before I make my final decisions.
Also – I am looking into the proper plugin to allow you to blog along with me on the LiT & DiTH posts and link your posts up.
A week ago I was invited by a local friend & food blogger to her salad party lunch. Check out her post about it here! Kristen (dineanddish.net) was a great hostess; Andy & I had so much fun!
If you are new to my blog & coming over from Kristen’s post find out more about me here. I have been working on & off on this blog since Andy was born 4 years ago. I plan to be a frequent updater going forward so keep checking back!
If you want to hear from me more frequently, please find & follow me at…
Twitter as hbuchwitz
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Pinterest as hbuchwitz
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Thank you for stopping by & let me know who you are & a bit about yourself!
This is the start of a great new journey for me…. my first business!
So what is Scraps by Heather – well at it’s core it’s me… Heather…. offering my services as a scrapbooker, card maker and general crafter to take your memories and put them on paper – be it digital or physical – to bring scrapbooking to the masses. I also love to make cards and they can be a key to creating the memories for your scrapbooks (invitations, announcements etc.) and I am looking forward to sharing my creativity with others in this area as well.
In the coming weeks I will share current and recent projects on this blog & also keep you up to date on the status of my website & business creation in general.
Please check back & keep reading!
Thanks – Heather