Are you capturing your memories but neglecting to preserve them?

Are you ready to do something with your pictures? This article, “The most photographed generation will have no pictures in 10 years”, spoke to me.

I’ve neglected the printing process the last few years and I am committed to doing something about it this year.

If you’re in the same boat as most of us…contact me…I can help you get started!

It’s a daunting task, but future generations will appreciate the time and effort we’ve taken to preserve their heritage. And let’s face it…how often do we get to really enjoy the memories we’ve captured when they are trapped in our electronic devices anyways?

Our little ones can’t flip through the photos on our phones or computers without our help, but they can certainly grab a book off the bookshelf, sit in our lap, ask questions about who’s in the photos, smile, laugh, and remember along with us!

There’s something magical that happens when a child picks up a book about them and their family. It captures their attention and they anxiously anticipate every turning page…that’s worth reliving as often as they want and better than any children’s book they could pick up.

My 4 year old son reminded me of this recently as he picked up a book I had created of our 2011 memories, which included pictures of him in his first year of life.

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2011 is the only book I’ve completed — 4 more years of memories have been created since then.  I’ve snapped thousands of pictures on my phone and the DSLR, however, aside from a few of his baby pictures around the house and this completed book from 2011, they are only stored on my computer and I’ve done nothing more with them.  No recent pictures he can tangibly hold and look at when he wants to.  And let’s not forget the many years before 2011 that I haven’t done much with either…projects started and not completed.  My childhood, sitting, just waiting for stories to be told of who I was before I was my children’s mother, my struggles, my accomplishments, etc.  Our children will want to know who we were, what we were like as a child, things we did, etc.  It’s the same curiosity we have for our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.  That curiosity is one of the things that remains the same with every generation.

However, thanks to that recent moment with my son, I now have the desire I once had a few years ago to get back to what I love, so that we not only we will have the memories to remember, but the books in which those memories are documented that we can look through together for years to come.

The task is worth it…


It’s time to get your photos off your electronic devices and into beautiful books where your family can enjoy them for generations to come!  With Heritage Makers, you can begin your projects with pre-designed professional templates and just drag-and-drop your pictures or start from scratch and let your creativity run wild!

Get ready for Studio U! If you’ve ever wanted to start digital scrapbooking and weren’t sure how to do it, then this FREE class is for you.

Come learn the basics of digital scrapbooking and Heritage Makers Studio online software and see how easy it is for yourself!

Sign up for Digital Scrapbooking 101 today!

Ready to give it a try for FREE?

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Anthology by Lisa Bearnson | Sept 2015 Digital Kits

The Anthology by Lisa Bearnson digital kits were released today & they are so cute!  These Heritage Makers Studio digital kits can be used to create digital layouts, photo books, canvases,  mugs, cards, phone cases, calendars and more!

Learn more about Heritage Makers Studio below and begin creating projects using these products and more by starting your free trial account today!

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What can Heritage Makers help you do?

  • Tell your stories
  • Reach out to someone
  • Reinforce values
  • Connect with the past
  • Give unique, heartfelt gifts
  • Build a valuable heritage now and for future generations

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What can Heritage Makers do for your business?

  • Recognize teams in a unique way
  • Give your brand a boost
  • Improve customer relationships
  • Make marketing personal
  • Share project templates
  • Enjoy high volume prices at low volume quantities

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Studio – your place to create

studio-laptopA Heritage Makers account gives you ongoing access to Studio, an amazing online program, where you make one-of-a-kind keepsakes, storybooks, photo gifts and more using our rich library of digital art and product templates.

 

 

Getting started is easy…

  • 1 Get a Studio account
  • 2 Choose a project
  • 3 Personalize
  • 4 Publish (order)

Your Studio account…

  • No software to download, install or upgrade
  • Work online, anytime from any computer (Mac or PC)
  • Upload and manage your photos on our secure site
  • Simple drag and drop interface
  • Start your projects with a design template or from scratch
  • Total customization and creative control

We’re here to help…

No other online publishing company offers the personal support Heritage Makers does!  If you ever need help, online support resources—like live chat, a searchable help center, and video tutorials—are just a click away! Most importantly, I will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns!

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Upgrade your account

Your basic Studio account includes access to over 800 predesigned templates. Upgrade to a Premier account and enjoy access to over 10,000 templates and 90,000 pieces of professional digital art!

Benefits of Premier

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Get a Premier account for $19.95 a month or get it FREE with Club HM!

Club HM Membership

Enjoy savings of up to 25% off of wholesale on all projects and FREE Premier access with a Club HM membership!

Joining is simple: Just choose a membership level and you’ll receive 30-100 publishing points each month. Use them to order a completed project or save them up for a special event. Publishing points are useable for up to 12 months. see details…

Your Club HM membership has no extended commitment, you can cancel or adjust your membership level at any time.

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*Points (wholesale credits) can be redeemed immediately or stored on account and remain valid for 12 months. The 15% Club and 25% Gold Club discounts only apply to HM digital products at time of publishing (ordering a completed project). Club members must have current membership to receive this additional publishing discount. Club memberships renew automatically and can be canceled or adjusted online at any time.

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School Days Collection + FREE Digital Download

With many children heading back to school this month, the latest Our Memories for Life collection is here to help you document this important milestone. School Days by Katie Pertiet is a charming collection full of school- and sports-themed art, and we are happy to announce that the free download to complement this set is now available!

The image below shows the 13 digital art pieces that are included in this free download.

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Below is an example of a project that was created in the Heritage Makers design Studio using the digital art pieces. The ruler journal mounting card, circle word art, and flag word art pieces are all from the free download.

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The free download file is a ZIP file (which means it is compressed). You’ll need to unzip it and then you’ll find a PDF that is perfect for printing and using on traditional and hybrid pages, as well as PNG files that you can use for digital projects in Studio, like the example above.

Make sure you download the file today – it’s only available until September 30, 2015 – and feel free to share your completed projects with us on social media!


 

Purchase School Days by Our Memories for Life

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School Days Collection by Katie Pertiet

Whether your child is heading to school or starting the fall sports season, the designs and colors in the School Days by Katie Pertiet collection is sure to make an impact on your layouts. Combine journaling cards, border strips, and designer cardstock to create a one-of-a-kind album.

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School Days by Katie Pertiet Border Strips – Set 12

Add some coordinating flair to your pages with our Designer Border Strips. Each strip is printed on both sides, one with school icons and the other with sports themes, so you have dozens of patterns to choose from!

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School Days by Katie Pertiet Designer Cardstock – Set 10

The coordinating, double-sided paper in our School Days by Katie Pertiet Designer Cardstock has school theme on one side and sports on the other so you can maximize your creative options! Mix and match with the other pieces in the School Days by Katie Pertiet collection. Includes 10 sheets printed/patterned cardstock, double-sided.

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School Days by Katie Pertiet Designer Journal Cards – Set 25

These cards are just what you need for recording your memories and mounting your photos. They coordinate wonderfully with the other items in the School Days by Katie Pertiet collection. Includes 25 coordinating cards, double-sided.

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August 2015 Our Memories for Life Autoship – It’s not too late to order!!
The August Autoship includes the following:

– School Days Collection by Katie Pertiet Border Strips (USOM520805)
– School Days Collection by Katie Pertiet Journal Cards (USOM540805)
– School Days Collection by Katie Pertiet Designer Cardstock (USOM500805)
– Playful Primary Solid Color Cardstock (USOM510040)
– Limited Edition 65lb Solid Color Cardstock (USOM700040)
– Tape Runner (USOM280000)

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Try Heritage Makers Digital Scrapbooking Studio for free or join the team today!

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Capture and Share your School Themed Memories + Classroom Ideas for Teachers

July_ScrapbookSpecialCan you believe it?  Summer is already winding down and the school year is just around the corner! This month, the Heritage Makers Studio U class was all about capturing and sharing your school themed memories and creating classroom ideas for teachers.

Check out the video below for more details on how to create these amazing projects!

  • Give your child’s teacher an extra special gift this school year.
  • Are you a teacher?  Decorate your classroom with some fun custom designed art this year!
  • Do you preserve your children’s school memories?
    If not, start creating a scrapbook just for them that they will cherish for a lifetime!

Also — Don’t forget we’ve got a special going on this month only where you can get $500 in publishing points for just $399.99!  Don’t miss this great deal that only occurs once in a blue moon!

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This Classroom Rules print is perfect for a back to school gift or for a teacher to hang in her own classroom.

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Designed for the larger, gallon size clear paint pail. Works beautifully for filling with fun gifts for the teacher. Fill with humorous items such as a diet coke, chocolate candies, mints, band-aids, aspirin, etc. Or fill with items such as erasers, pencil sharpeners, extra pencils, sharpies, scissors, and tape. Makes 2 complete buckets. Includes front labels, top labels and hanging gift tags.

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Keep your kids on track this school year. Daily items can be checked off directly on the metal print with a dry erase pen when completed.

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Let your child’s teacher know that you look forward to a great school year with them.

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Celebrate your teacher and the beginning of a brand new school year!

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Create a priceless keepsake for your high school or college grad as they reflect back over their high school or college days. Easily customizable with your student’s photos and memories.

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Personalize post-bound albums to hold all the scrap pages and cards you’ve created to document and preserve your child’s grade school memories.

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Adhere these fun Back to School themed labels to the front of a snack-sized Hershey chocolate candy bar or other snack-sized candy. Perfect for party favors or classroom treats! Fold these adorable flags in half around toothpicks and insert into cupcakes, fruit, or other treats to add a fun school flair to your celebration. Works great wrapped around the end of a pencil too for extra school spirit!

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Customize this school-themed template to save and document your child’s special school moments. Give your teacher this fun love mug to help her get a great start to her school year!

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Remember your child’s first day of school and riding the school bus with this doodle-inspired scrap page.

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Remember your child’s first day of school!

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Fun classroom wall decor and a mug to put on the teacher’s desk!

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Attention Scrapbookers | Save $100 July 4th – 31st

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If you’ve been on the fence about joining Team Lisa…the time is now!!

Get $100 off the cost of starting your own business through July 31st!

The Heritage Makers CEO Mega Pak™ includes over $500 in publishing points where you can choose to create digital scrapbooking projects or photo gifts, traditional scrapbooking products, or purchase other Youngevity products which include mineral makeup, essential oils, health & wellness and MUCH MUCH MORE! It’s your choice! All for just $399.99!

And don’t forget — Anthology by Lisa Bearnson is launching early August!! You could even hold onto those points and purchase her brand new line of products when it comes out next month! Rumor has it it’s going to be AMAZING!!!

Save money now and purchase what you want, when you want later! It’s a beautiful thing!!

We look forward to having you on this fast growing team! R U NEXT?

Learn more or take the plunge and…

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Party Brights by Katie Pertiet + Free Download

I love creating – taking things and making them into something different. And that’s what scrapbooking is for me. A creative outlet. It’s also a way to capture my favorite memories so I can peruse them later and relive the experience.

Well today, not only am I sharing a layout that records some of my favorite photos, it uses a FREE download that coordinates with Party Brights by Katie Pertiet from Our Memories for Life. This download is a PDF file that you can save to your computer, open it, and print as many copies as you need for your project (you will need the Adobe Reader, which is free, to open the PDF file). As you’ll see in my layout, this download offers options for more than birthday layouts and projects, but it really is perfect for celebrating birthdays.

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When I looked at the free download it immediately made me happy – bright colors, fun designs, and a banner (I might have a small addiction to banners). So I started thinking about photos that made me happy and my adorable Basset Hounds immediately came to mind. So today’s layout features my Happy Hounds.

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Happy Hounds layout using Party Brights by Katie Pertiet

Notice I made use of the Happy portion of the Happy Birthday banner for my title (which made me giddy with delight), plus a few teal stickers to finish it off. I pulled papers and border strips from the Party Brights by Katie Pertiet collection for my background and to tie everything together. But I wanted to add something more. I love the designs on the yellow border strip and realized that it had a doodled look to it. So I used my white gel pen to add a few doodles on the second page of the layout, using the border strip for inspiration. It was fun adding these little touches.

You’ll also notice that the Hounds portion of my title is not straight. I did that on purpose for two reasons. One, I hate trying to line things up so doing my title randomly like this one gets me off the “precision” hook. Second, if you met my hounds (or if you’ve encountered a Basset Hound), you’ll quickly discover what clowns they are. Making the word Hounds skiwampus added a playful feel to the title to match the emotion of the layout.

I hope you enjoy this free download and find many uses for it on your layouts, cards, party pieces, and more!

Have a wonderful day filled with creativity!

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Project Sheet Instructions using Party Brights

Create this cute layout using the Party Brights collection!  Download Project Sheet Instructions

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Layout by Chelsea Campbell featuring the Party Brights by Katie Pertiet collection.


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Purchase Party Brights by Our Memories for Life

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Record your birthday parties and other celebration memories with classic colors and designs using the Party Brights Collection by Katie Pertiet. Combine journaling cards, border strips, and designer cardstock to create a one-of-a-kind album.

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Party Brights by Katie Pertiet Border Strips – Set 12

Add some coordinating flair to your pages with our Designer Border Strips. Each strip is printed on both sides, so you have dozens of patterns to choose from!

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Party Brights by Katie Pertiet Designer Cardstock – Set 10

The coordinating, double-sided paper in our Party Brights by Katie Pertiet Designer Cardstock will give you plenty of creative options as you make one-of-a-kind album pages! Mix and match with the other pieces in the Party Brights by Katie Pertiet collection.

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Party Brights by Katie Pertiet Designer Journal Cards – Set 25

These cards are just what you need for recording your memories and mounting your photos. They coordinate wonderfully with the other items in the Party Brights by Katie Pertiet collection. Includes 25 coordinating cards, double-sided

These cards are just what you need for recording your memories and mounting your photos. They coordinate wonderfully with the other items in the Party Brights by Katie Pertiet collection. Includes 25 coordinating cards, double-sided

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June 2015 Our Memories for Life Autoship – It’s not too late to order!!
The June Autoship includes the following:

– Party Brights Collection by Katie Pertiet Border Strips (USOM520835)
– Party Brights Collection by Katie Pertiet Journal Cards (USOM540835)
– Party Brights Collection by Katie Pertiet Designer Cardstock (USOM500835)
– Aqua Coverset (USOM400280)
– White Jelly Pen (USOM300070)
– Black Micron Pen (USOM300050)

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Scrapbooking | Vacation Planning

Whether you are planning an in-state road trip or a faraway tropical vacation this summer, the most important thing to bring, as a Heritage Maker, is your camera. As we know, family vacations always take a bit of planning, so go ahead and plan out your storybook, too. Many of our vacation storybook templates walk you through the must-see places and do much of the location photography, journaling, and background history for you allowing you to focus on pictures of your family and getting some time in for your own fun.

Remember, you’ll want to tell the story of your vacation instead of just taking a bunch of random photographs. “Niagara Falls, New York” 8 x 8 Storybook (template 125110) is a perfect road trip example. This professionally designed storybook by Roxanne Buchholz, as well as hundreds of others available in our Template Gallery, will help you visualize the vacation photo possibilities ahead of time as well as suggest the places that you won’t want to miss along the way.Niagara Falls New York

If a beach vacation is in your near future, be sure to preview “Dad’s Boyhood Beach” 8 x 8 Storybook by Lynda Angelastro (template 37711). Simple, yet elegant, this storybook tells the story of family traditions and the importance of time spent together.Dads Boyhood Beach

By doing a bit planning and being intentional, you can get photos that are memorable but that also don’t get in the way of your relaxation and enjoyment. “The Badlands” 8 x 8 Storybook, (template 110572) is perfect for a vacation of scenic National and State Parks where you really want the beauty of nature to take center stage.Badlands National Park

If a bit of education along the way is your type of family vacation, then be sure to preview all of the storybooks in the Historic Series. Beautifully written to cover unforgettable American history, these storybooks will be a wonderful addition to your vacation memories. Shown here is the unforgettable “Historic Series: Mt Rushmore” 8 x 8 Storybook, (template 108135).

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With a bit of pre-planning for your vacation, you’ll be able to quickly and easily put together your family vacation storybook when you get home. With 8 x 8 Storybooks on sale this month, let Heritage Makers help you preserve your family adventure in a storybook that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Start preserving your memories – TODAY!


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Do more with your photos!

Your photos can be so much more than pixels on a screen or dusty memories in a shoebox! Heritage Makers invites you to discover the power of creatively celebrating your photos.

What can Heritage Makers help you do?

  • Tell your stories
  • Reach out to someone
  • Reinforce values
  • Connect with the past
  • Give unique, heartfelt gifts
  • Build a valuable heritage now and for future generations
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What can Heritage Makers do for your business?

  • Recognize teams in a unique way
  • Give your brand a boost
  • Improve customer relationships
  • Make marketing personal
  • Share project templates
  • Enjoy high volume prices at low volume quantities
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