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My StoryBook Lady is dedicated to helping you and your family discover, preserve and celebrate your family stories and heritage. Here you will find helpful posts about digital scrapbooking and digital storybooking that will save you time and money.

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We will resume Digi Crops in the 2014. Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season! Enjoy making memories with family and friends!
Club HM Digi Crop TBA.

My StoryBook Lady is available by appointment for
workshops, digi crops and scanning services.
Contact me at Betty@MyStoryBookLady.com or 404-729-0388 to set up your appointment.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Latest Project

Here's the latest...a 24x18 poster of our family photos. Took about 5 minutes to create using a template and drag/drop our 4 photos. Let me know if you want me to create one for you!
This size poster is a 24x18 for $14.95.

Betty Miller
Personal Storybook Coach

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thank You & Update On Fundraiser

Thank you so much to those of you that have supported me in my March of Dimes fundraiser! Whether you are walking with us, made a donation or ordered Heritage Makers, I appreciate it more than you know. Hopefully, one day with our help, all babies will be born with a healthy chance at life.
If you missed my HM Workshop/MOD Fundraiser the other day...good news! On Monday, I will be doing two free Virtual Workshops! All you have to do is sit back, relax, learn something fun and new :o)

Monday March 30th, 2009
Click here to register:

OR Monday March 30th, 2009
Click here to register:

Can't make the Virtual Workshop, but still want to order? Call me at 404.729.0388. Orders placed by March 31st will be counted for the MOD fundraiser.
Thank you again for your support and prayers!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Funding For Babies in Jeopardy - Will You Help?

An Urgent Message from the President of March of Dimes! Read on to find out how you can help...

Dear friend,

The March of Dimes means hope for all babies. And we are making progress — the rate of premature birth declined in 2007 for the first time in many years.

But in 2009, we face great challenges in continuing to fund our lifesaving research and programs. I am sorry to bring bad news, but I must tell you that even though tens of thousands of people have signed up for March for Babies, our fundraising is down by 15 percent. That means we cannot support babies and families as strongly as we did just last year.

Recently, we made the difficult decision to cut $3 million in research grants — funding that was urgently needed to develop new treatments for babies born too soon or with birth defects. We planned to bring NICU Family Support® to 20 new hospitals in 2009. Now, I fear we won't meet this goal. This program, which provides much-needed information and comfort to parents with a baby in newborn intensive care, is now in jeopardy.

I am writing to you today to ask you to help restore hope to the millions of families who look to us for information, leadership and scientific breakthroughs that improve the health of babies.

It does not take much. If every walker raises just $50 more, we can continue to help the babies and families who depend on us. Will you be one of them?

The March of Dimes means hope for all babies. Thank you for not letting them down.

With gratitude,
Dr. Jennifer L. Howse

Please support me in the March For Babies!
Ways you can help:
1. Walk with us on April 25, 2009
2. Place a Heritage Makers order under my fundraiser Workshop. Proceeds donated to MOD. www.mystorybooklady.com
3. Make an online donation www.marchforbabies.org/bkm2jbmommy

Thank you for reading!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Unperfect Angel

I have met a most inspiring woman this week! Her name is Erika Bogan, a 27 year old paraplegic. If you think you are having a bad day then read her story: http://lilunperfectangel.webs.com/index.htm Her positive affirmations and enthusiasm will lift your spirits!

She shares her story so that she can help others realize that hope and healing is possible. She happened to be my 600th follower on Twitter this week. After reading her profile and her blog, I decided that we should partner together and preserve her story. Erika and I spoke on the phone today and she is super excited about starting a Heritage Makers storybook!

We will keep you posted on Erika's progress with her book. When she is finished we will post the preview on our blogs. Thank you again for reading her story. Feel free to pass it on...

Peace to all,

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Reminder About Workshop On Thursday 3/26

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited about the Workshop tomorrow at my house! Please take a moment to RSVP. I'll have snacks and drinks. Some of you asked for ideas on what to learn how to make with Heritage Makers:

* Mother's Day/Father's Day storybook with a matching card
* Birth Announcements
* Recipe book with Grandma's recipes
* Cards: birthday, sympathy, thank you notes, etc.

These are just a few ideas. Ask me for more or share your own :o) If you are unable to attend the Workshop tomorrow, no worries. I'm taking orders until March 31st to go towards March of Dimes.
Thanks for your support!
Betty Miller
Heritage Makers Star Consultant - ID# 252540

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Motivation

Clay Balls
~Author Unknown~
A man was exploring caves by the seashore.. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake.

They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw
the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could.

He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone!

Excited, the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left. Then it struck him.

He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of
thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but he had just thrown it away!

It's like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel. It doesn't look like much from the outside. It isn't always beautiful or sparkling, so we discount it.

We see that person as less important than someone more beautiful or stylish or well known or wealthy But we have not taken the time to find the treasure hidden inside that person.

There is a treasure in each one of us. If we take the time to get to know that person, and if we ask God to show us that person the way He sees them, then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth.

May we not come to the end of our lives and find out that we have thrown away a fortune in friendships because the gems were hidden in bits of clay. May we see the people in our world as God sees them.
Sent to me by Mert Price

Friday, March 20, 2009

FREE Online Digital Storybooking Class TONIGHT!

FREE Online Digital Storybooking Class

Register Now!

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/937854035
What are you doing with all of the digital photos you are taking? Are they "in jail" on your computer and you're not sure how to get them out?
Heritage Makers To The Rescue!

Jump in to your Jammies and Fuzzy Slippers and join me from the comfort of your home, while I show you how to start your newest hobby... Digital Storybooking! I promise...it will knock your socks off!
Title: FREE Online Digital Storybooking Class!
Date: Friday, March 20, 2009 (tonight!)
Time: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

Betty Miller
Personal Storybook Coach
Heritage Makers

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Heritage Makers In The News AGAIN!

I'm so excited that Heritage Makers is featured in the March issue of Direct Selling News magazine! This is an incredible honor that all heritage makers should be proud to be a part of. Direct Selling News is the publication that direct selling executives turn to for information and resources to improve their companies. Each issue of Direct Selling News offers content on topics that shape the dynamics of our industry.

Click here to read the article:

Betty Miller
Personal Publishing Consultant

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March of Dimes Fundraiser

Dear Friends and Family,
In memory of my son Baby Brian and in honor of my son, Joey, I am supporting the March of Dimes by participating in the March for Babies on April 25th, 2009 in Roswell, GA. Volunteers like you and me help raise funds that support lifesaving research to prevent premature births and infant mortality. Now in its 34th year, March for Babies gives moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, family members and friends the opportunity to help the March of Dimes fight prematurity.

Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death in the first month of life. It's on the rise - up 27% since 1981. And it can happen to any pregnant woman. In nearly half the cases, the causes are unknown. The March of Dimes is leading the way to find answers by supporting research into the causes of premature birth.
You and a friend are invited to a Heritage Makers Workshop/March of Dimes Fundraiser! Last year we raised well over $500. Let's top that this year! Come, enjoy some snacks and learn how to create your very own storybooks, greeting cards/playing cards, calendars, etc. using your very own photos and stories. You will love the new concept of storybooking and what great gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day! Help us raise money for March of Dimes. Proceeds will go directly to our March of Dimes team with Northside Hospital.
Thursday March 26th, 2009
1508 Willow Bend
Woodstock, GA 30188
RSVP to Betty at betty@mystorybooklady.com or 404.729.0388
Can't make the Workshop, but still want to order? Call me!

We need your help - and so do America's babies. Won't you join me in this fight? Please visit my personal Web site to make a donation and learn more about the March of Dimes.

My personal web page address for donations is...

Would you like to see what March for Babies is and why I'm walking?
here to see the video. This is a similar story to ours with Baby Brian.

The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Thank you for your support!
Betty, Brian n Joey

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

May the luck of the Irish be with you today and always! ~ Betty

Friday, March 13, 2009

Freebie Friday!

Visit www.renownblog.com to enter Freebie Friday:

"What a wonderful response I've received from Freebie Friday sponsors and excited participants! The premiere Freebie Friday is blessed with TWO giveaways, so that's double your chance to win something fabulous for your small business. All you have to do is comment on this post to be entered and the winners will be notified by email this afternoon. Quick Rules: You MUST be an Atlanta-area business owner, and that's really it.(More red tape later if necessary).

Our First Giveaway is sponsored by Betty Miller of Heritage Makers. She has a Custom 10-pack Greeting Card Set up for grabs. Heritage Makers greeting cards are great for your clients, customers, or employee's birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or just because. Your Personal Storybook Coach, Betty Miller, will help you design the perfect card to send. Visit Betty's Blog or find her on Twitter: @mystorybooklady

The Second Giveaway is sponsored by Joseph Scholosser of Excellent Marketing Group. Joseph is sponsoring 100 Foam Collapsible Can Coolers, custom imprinted with company Logo or Slogan in One Color. Visit Joseph's Blog or find him on Twitter: @emgcoach.

To Enter: Simply visit www.renownblog.com and Leave a Comment on This Post and you will be eligible to win either Giveaway! Thanks and Winners will be Announced this Afternoon."

Maybe I'll see you at the Azalea Festival in Valdosta this weekend!
Thanks Everyone and Have a Great Start to the Weekend!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Starting A Heritage Makers Business

Do you know anyone who is interested in working from home and being their own boss? Would you like to be involved with a dynamic team of women that are changing families...one storybook at a time? Heritage Makers is a GROUND FLOOR opportunity that you won't want to miss!

If you know anyone who would be interested in riding the digital wave with us and making HM a household name, please let me know. I would love to personally invite them to our next Business Opportunity Call that is being led by HM's Top Consultant, Wendy McGee! Wendy's passion and enthusiasm for HM is contagious!

Date: Wednesday March 11, 2009
Time: 6pm (Pacific) 7pm (Mountain) 8pm (Central) 9pm (Eastern)
To register for this presentation, please go to:
You will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended. Or you may select “Use Telephone” after joining the Webinar.
Conference Call: 312-878-0211
Access code 281-084-608

Warmest Regards,
404.729.0388 or email betty@mystorybooklady.com

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Now that the teachers have been presented their gifts for Teacher Appreciation I can share this idea! My son's preschool requested each class create a recipe book for their teachers. All the moms in the class sent me a photo of their child and a favorite family recipe. The teachers absolutely LOVED the books and it is a wonderful keepsake for them that will last forever.
Thanks for looking! Let me know how I can help you create a memorable recipe book for your child's teachers. ~ Betty

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Motivation

Sitting On Your Talent
~ Steve Goodier ~

If you are like me, there are some things you may feel you do pretty well, and others that you would not admit to having done even at gunpoint! Please don't expect anything I build with my hands to remain standing past sundown, or anything I attempt to repair to ever stay fixed after I leave the room. And if my cars relied solely on me to keep them going, I would walk most everywhere I go.

On the other hand, I do play guitar adequately and I can make a memorable enchilada dish. I also enjoy working with people and I seem to have made it a lifelong project to learn how to become a better listener.

I never thought of myself as one who has any great talent, but like each of us, I have certain skills and abilities. Let me tell you a story, however, I once heard speaker Les Brown relate. It's a story about a man who had real talent.

This particular man played piano in a bar. He was a good piano player. People came out just to hear him and his combo play. But one night, a patron wanted them to sing a particular song. The trio didn't sing much and declined.

But the customer was persistent. He told the bartender, "I'm tired of listening to the piano. I want that guy to sing!"

The bartender shouted across the room, "Hey buddy! If you want to get paid, sing the song. The patrons are asking you to sing!"

So he did. He sang a song. A jazz piano player who had never sung the song in public did so for the very first time. And nobody had ever heard Sweet Lorraine sung the way it was sung that night by Nat King Cole.

He had talent he was sitting on. He may have lived the rest of his life playing in a jazz trio in no-name bars, but because he had to sing, he went on to become one of the best-known entertainers in

You, too, have skills and abilities. You may not feel as if your "talent" is particularly great, but it may be better than you think! And with persistence, most skills can be improved. Besides, you may as well have no ability at all if you sit on whatever talent you possess.

Some people ask, "What ability do I have that is useful?" But the better question is: "How will I use the ability that I have?"

Sent to me by Mert Price

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cook Up Some Memories...

March Madness is here! And time to start thinking about Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts. Check out these awesome specials and contact me for more details.

*March Host Special*

Great news! During the month of March, hosts who hold a Workshop (or Virtual Workshop) with at least $200 in sales will receive a free cookbook credit. That’s on top of the already amazing host rewards offered by Heritage Makers. Offer expires March 31, 2009.

Cookbook (Expires March 31, 2009) – Heritage Makers new Cookbook product is perfect for preserving your kitchen stories. Plus, this soft, wrap-around cover is a great low-price opportunity for all of your recipes, family stories, and so much more.

Mother’s and Father’s Day (Expires June 21, 2009) – This Mother’s and Father’s Day, express your appreciation with a Heritage Makers gift package. Celebrate the ones who gave you life with your unique story.

Club Premier (Expires May 31, 2009) – Back by popular demand…Club Premier! From March until May, get in on the incredible deal of Premier memberships. It’s less than $8.00 a month!

1234 Client Flyer – A simple, powerful way to close sales at workshops and other events. Walks clients through purchasing a package of credits, scanning service, hosting and the consultant opportunity.

Betty Miller
Personal Storybook Coach

Heritage Makers is one of OPRAH'S ALL-TIME Favorite Things!

Heritage Makers is one of OPRAH'S ALL-TIME Favorite Things!
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Heritage Makers is one of OPRAH'S ALL-TIME Favorite Things!

Heritage Makers is one of OPRAH'S ALL-TIME Favorite Things!
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