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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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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.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last Chance for 2010 Tax Write-Off!

Happy New Year's Eve! As I ponder back on this year, I've come to the conclusion that life is just better when you have a job that you love...and I LOVE being a Consultant for Heritage Makers. The fun, friendships and rewards are priceless. 2011 brings incredible new things to help clients publish their treasured stories and also help consultants create a business that brings in significant income. I can't wait to experience the most incredible year yet and I would love to share it with you!  

What better way is there to end 2010 than by starting a new business for 2011?  If you have a PASSION for photos and stories (OR you know someone that does) I invite you to find out how you can turn that passion into cash.  Sign up to work with me as a Heritage Makers consultant by Midnight on December 31st and write it off as a business expense! {Consult with your accountant.} Click Here to see everything that you receive in your Business Kit + find out how you can save $85 :)

Questions or need help getting signed up? Call me 404.729.0388 or email me. I look forward to working with you! ~ Betty

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Publishing Discounts Starting January 1st

The word is out! We have some great publishing discounts coming up on our special Valentine’s Day Playing Card Deck, the 12 x 12 Story Book, and 12 x 12 Post-Bound Book. These excellent projects will be highlighted in my upcoming Celebrations newsletter (click here to subscribe), and the 10% publishing discount will begin on January 1, 2011. The 10% discount will be taken at check out so it costs you 10% less to publish these items than usual. Start the new year off with a fun new project with My StoryBook Lady.  Happy New Year! ~ Betty

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stock Up on Card Points for 2011

Have you experienced the magic of receiving a card created at MyStoryBookLady.com?  Do you remember how special you felt?  And wouldn't you like to share that feeling with your friends and family? Of course you would! :) Now is the perfect time to stock up on card points to use all year long... Use your card points to send New Years greetings, Valentine's Day cards, birthday cards, thank you notes or any kind of card to let someone know that you are thinking of them.

A custom-printed greeting from MyStoryBookLady.com is sure to be appreciated by any friend, relative, co-worker, or neighbor in your address book. Click here to see a flyer announcing the “Seasons Greeting Card Sale.” It features significant savings on both invitations and greeting cards, and the more you buy, the more you save. The sale ends December 31st so call your consultant (that would be me! :) today!

Did you know MyStoryBookLady.com has a direct-ship option? Just enter addresses into your Studio address book and choose direct ship when you go to publish your card. For a small extra fee MyStoryBookLady.com will insert your cards in an addressed envelope and ship them directly to the recipients. Everyone loves simplicity, and direct ship makes it all so easy. Call 404.729.0388 or email me today! ~ Betty

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Season's Greetings from My StoryBook Lady

My StoryBook Lady and my family would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday. It has been my pleasure  assisting you with your holiday projects and seeing them after they were completed. I'm proud and humbled that you allowed me to have a part in your holiday season.  I look forward to working with you in the coming year. May it be filled with wonderful moments that become cherished memories for you. Thank you for believing and sharing in the mission of
Heritage Makers.

~ Betty Miller

Friday, December 17, 2010

Celebrate January 2011 with Bonus Host Rewards!

Hosting a Heritage Makers event with My StoryBook Lady is always fun and rewarding, but to help ring in the new year, we have made it even more rewarding than usual.  During the month of January only, you’ll earn even more free and half-priced items and points. The more your guests purchase at your workshop, the more you are rewarded. In addition, each guest receives a free greeting card simply for attending the workshop! To learn more about this exciting opportunity, click here, then contact me, your Personal Publishing Consultant to schedule your very own Heritage Makers workshop today! Remember, workshops can be done in-home, online, at a coffee shop, one-on-one...anywhere! :)
Click here to see my open dates for January. Morning, lunch bunch and evening times are available.
~ Betty 

Monday, December 13, 2010

You're Invited! Last Online Class of 2010 Tonight!

Click this link to register for the class: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/961855865
Monday December 13th, 2010 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT, 6:30pm MT, 5:30pm PT
See you there!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Post-Bound Album Featured in Creating Keepsakes Magazine!


Our Post-Pound Album attracted the attention of the editors of Creative Keepsakes Magazine. Take a look at the feature in their “Latest & Greatest” section. Here’s what they wrote:

”Without a doubt, one of the easiest ways to create a beautiful scrapbook album is to upload your photos to a printing service. Heritage Makers has made that process truly delightful with gorgeous albums that you can customize to fit your personal style. You’re going to love sharing these professional looking, completely personalized albums with your family and friends.”

Ad in Creating Keepsakes Digital Newsletter

To leverage the editorial comment in the magazine, we purchased an ad (shown below) in the “CK News Flash” a digital newsletter that goes out to 147,000 subscribers across the country. Visit MyStoryBookLady.com to start your post-bound album today! ~ Betty


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fun Holiday Card Contest!

Announcing a fun holiday card contest! Here's how to enter:

1. Create your holiday cards at MyStoryBookLady.com
2. Send me your card via snail mail. Contact me for address.
3. Must receive your card by December 31st, 2010.
4. I will select a random panel of judges to help me judge the top 2 cards!

First prize winner will receive a coupon for a free Swatch/Flip book! ($19.95 value)
Second prize winner will receive 10 publishing points! ($10 value)

So be sure to send me your card! I LOVE to see your cards! :)
Your Personal Publishing Consultant,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Double Discounts on Canvases!

Looking for a Christmas gift guaranteed to delight that takes only minutes to make? Look no further than a wrapped canvas from MyStoryBookLady.com.

During December all canvas sizes are available at “buy one, get one half off” pricing. That means you can save up to $70 when you buy canvases in pairs! With hundreds of gorgeous designs in the template gallery, there is no doubt several will be perfect for showcasing your photos. And think of the impact they’ll have as gifts to family members and friends!
Here’s a suggestion…at these prices, why not order of a couple of canvases for yourself? After all, the discounts are good all month, and wrapped canvases dress up your walls like few things can. An update on the family portrait…an early start on your Valentines gifts…so many possibilities.

You love the “Buy One, Get One Half Off” Canvas Sale, right? Well, it just got even better! Keep reading...
Publish any size of canvas before December 11th and get an additional 10% off at checkout! Here we go again with the double discounts! And, we’ve extended the UPS Ground shipping deadline to December 11th to match the sale period so you don’t have to pay extra for shipping! Check out the updated flyer here.
Note: The extended deadline for UPS Ground shipping (Dec. 11) applies to canvases only.
Here’s something new…the “Click & Give” Sale
If you need a super-quick gift, check out the pre-designed canvases ready to order without further customization. They’re fast, they’re fabulous, and they’re priced with both the “Buy One, Get One Half Off” and 10% off discounts. This “Click & Give” special is only available until December 11th.
See the selection of ready-to-order canvases here.
Contact me to order your canvases right away! ~ Betty

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday/Cyber Weekend Doorbuster Sale!

Here’s a Black Friday Weekend Sale that doesn’t involve getting up at 4 am. It’s a special deal on both sizes of swatch/flip books and it’s being offered only on the MyStoryBookLady.com blog and Facebook page

Swatch/flip books are perfect for gifts and stocking stuffers. To order, contact your HM consultant...that would be me :) at 404.729.0388 or email. Hurry! This sale ends midnight on Monday! 
~ Betty

December Art Comes Early!

To jump start your holiday creativity, our December art went live today. This month’s collections feature coordinated winter holiday kits, our first tempting takes on Valentines’ Day art and timeless baby and birthday themed offerings. We’re also including a simple and elegant set of nativity silhouettes. See it here.

For ideas on using these new collections, tune in to the next online Master Class, “To Die for December Art,” on Thursday December 2, 2010. Go here to register.

Happy Storybooking! ~ Betty

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful for You!

One of the delights of being My StoryBook Lady during the holidays is the spirit I feel as help you publish your projects. I am honored to be your partner as you express your love and caring to family and friends through the power of Studio.

During this season of reflection and thanksgiving I express my deep appreciation to my consultants and clients everywhere. I am truly impressed with your commitment to fill the lives of those you love with the joy that Heritage Makers brings.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and remember to take your camera so you can capture the memories! :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Seasons Greetings Card Sale - EXTENDED til Dec. 14th!

Missed the sale last month? No worries. There is still time!

A custom-printed holiday greeting from MyStoryBookLady.com is sure to be appreciated by any friend, relative, co-worker, or neighbor in your address book. Click here to see a flyer announcing the “Seasons Greeting Card Sale.” It features significant savings on both invitations and greeting cards, and the more you buy, the more you save. The sale ends December 14th so call your consultant (that would be me! :) quickly!

Did you know MyStoryBookLady.com has a direct-ship option? Just enter addresses into your Studio address book and choose direct ship when you go to publish your card. For a small extra fee MyStoryBookLady.com will insert your cards in an addressed envelope and ship them directly to the recipients. Everyone loves simplicity during the holidays, and direct ship makes it all so easy. Don’t wait too long, the direct-ship deadline is December 14th. Call 404.729.0388 or email me today! ~ Betty

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Time to Turkey Trot!

Thanksgiving is next week! A time for food, family, and football. Make sure you have your camera on hand to capture all the memories. And while you are visiting family and friends why not Turkey Trot? What is a Turkey Trot, you ask? Well, you love the storybooks, cards, calendars, etc. from MyStoryBookLady.com and you want to share them with all your friends and family so they can experience the magic as well. I have some cute little bags that I will put some samples in along with a catalog and some order forms. When you see everyone at Thanksgiving simply pull out the bag, share with them the products and catalog, then take their orders. You will then help them experience the magic of storybooking and earn some free goodies for yourself :)

Turkey Trot bags are ready to go!  Call me to get yours today 404.729.0388 ~ Betty

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Avoid The Rush - Publish Early!

The holidays are upon us! At Heritage Makers we cherish this time of year because so many people love what our projects can do for home, friends, and family. Please keep the following in mind to ensure a flawless holiday experience:

Be sure to use the Holiday Hits early publishing incentive to save an additional 10% on selected products. Refer to the weekly specials on the Holiday Hits Publishing Guide.

Remember, the normal HM production time is 5-7 business days. However, during November and December, the sheer volume of projects may require additional turnaround time. To help you plan for holiday gift giving we have established holiday deadlines for various shipping methods so that you can be assured your project will be delivered by December 24.*

For example, the deadline for “Next Day” shipping (Dec. 10) has been established by taking into consideration both the anticipated holiday production time and the shipping time required to assure delivery by Dec. 24. It does not mean you can expect delivery in 7-9 days (standard 5-7 business days + 2 day shipping).

Note: If you require early delivery so you have time to ship to another location, you must place the order on or before Nov. 30 (posted re-ship deadline).

*Deadlines assume normal holiday shipping schedules and do not include situations outside of our control such as severe weather, courier delays, equipment failure, or other unexpected interruptions.
from blog.heritagemakers.com.

Call me at 404.729.0388 or email me with questions. It is my pleasure to help you! ~ Betty

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Gloss Coating!

Heritage Makers has a fantastic new publishing option for 12 x 12 scrap pages and 11 x 14 posters. It’s called “gloss coating” – a heavy duty UV coating that is perfect for place mats or “dry erase” applications. Gloss coating is free to Premier account holders and available for $1 per page for everyone else. Select “gloss coating” at check out.

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Holiday Hits" Early Publishing Discounts Available November 1st!

During November you can double your discounts by taking advantage of two great specials! The first you already know about–the “Gotta Try It!” publishing points packages. This is simply the best way to get started in Heritage Makers. Save 40% when you buy packages of 25, 70, or 150 points combined with a 3-month Premier account.

Now “Holiday Hits” provides a second way to save! Each week during November we are featuring a different group of Heritage Makers products. If you complete and publish these items within the specified weeks, you will get an additional 10% discount at checkout. In other words, the points required for each item will be reduced by 10% when they go to publish. What a great way to stretch your dollars during the holiday season! Here’s an example: The regular price for a 16 x 20 wrapped canvas is $89.95, but if you publish during the second week of November (7th-13th) you will only be charged $80.95.

To help you plan for the holidays, we have created a special “Gift Publishing Planner.” It lists each product included in the promotion and indicates the time period during which the project should be published to receive the 10% discount. It also has a weekly planner/gift list with blank lines so you can fill in names, specific gift ideas, and the number of points required for each item. Total the points for all of the items on your list. If you need more points, consider purchasing one of the “Gotta Try It” options (if you need Premier), or a regular points package (if you already have Premier). You can download the Gift Publishing Planner here.

Holiday Hits will be officially announced November 1st. A special home page ad will link to further details on the early publishing specials and several helpful resources. For example, there will be links to specific project suggestions in the template gallery. Furthermore, Lynda Angelastro has recorded special 15-20 minute video demos for each week offering gift ideas, tips and tricks, and more! This is the best time of the year to be a Heritage Maker. Don’t miss this opportunity to create holiday gifts that will be cherished by everyone on your list!

Note: The current “Card Crazy” special is creating a lot of excitement. Guess what’s on the list for an early publishing discount during the first week of Holiday Hits – that’s right – greeting cards! Buy cards now and get a double discount (or increase the discount they already received) by publishing your cards early!

Questions? Need help? Call me! 404.729.0388
Betty Miller
Your Personal Publishing Coach

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Get Card Crazy!

Stay ahead of your holiday to-do list! Lock in on this card special and I'll help you design your cards when you get your fall photos! Do you own a small business that sends out holiday cards to your clients? Let me help you create a beautiful card that they will remember!

Hurry! Offer expires October 31st, 2010 so call or email me to let me know how many cards you need ~ Betty

Faves of the Week

Just published a few items that I had to share! They are just too adorable! These projects can all be found in the Template Gallery. I just simply picked the ones I liked and edited with my own touches. Each project took less than 5 minutes to complete.

And the BEST part? I got all of these projects for free just for being a Consultant! All I paid for was shipping.

12x12 Scrap Page. I will cut these out for 6x6 tiles, adhere to the tile & sell at my booth :)

12x12 Scrap Page

12x12 Scrap Page

Halloween 20x8 Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Halloween Match Book Covers - 12x12 Scrap Page

12x12 Post Bound Album for my son's school work =)
Template designed by Joyce Williams
Template ID: 39864

12x12 Post Bound Album (back cover) for my son's school work

12x12 Scrap Page for more 6x6 tiles to sell at my booth

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What Can You Make With Premier?

With Free Premier Weekend now officially under way, you may be wondering what you can make? May we suggest a few fabulous ideas. Take a look at some quick and simple greeting cards, canvas prints, planners, and more. In fact, all you have to do with these templates is swap your own photos and you’re ready to publish!

Happy Halloween
designed by: Barbara Frig
5×7 Greeting Card: Landscape
Template ID: 42380
No customization needed with this one. Simply select and publish!
Witching You a Spooktacular Halloween
designed by: Sandra Dovre
20×8 Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Template ID: 42083
2011 Nature Calendar
designed by: Jill Means
11×8.5 Calendar
Template ID: 42331
Holly Branch Holiday Card
designed by: Jill Means
5×7 Invitation: Landscape
Template ID: 41492
Get the entire canvas print set and decorate your home all four seasons.
Season Series—Winter
designed by: Jill Means
16×20 Canvas
Template ID: 41484
Scouts Honor
designed by: Darcie Toom
12×12 Post-Bound Album
Template ID: 42544
Share a Moment of Sweetness
designed by: Michelle Wolfley
12×12 Scrapbook Page
Template ID: 41823
Beauti-FALL Girl 2-Page Set
designed by: Heidi Jackson
12×12 Scrapbook Page
Template ID: 42607
Rigby Family Planner
designed by: Tanja Rigby
Square Flip Book
Template ID: 42717
Pet Tribute
designed by: Margaret Barrett
20×20 Canvas
Template ID: 42714
Simply Beautiful
designed by: Tanja Rigby
18×18 Wrapped Canvas Deep
Template ID: 42719
Don’t forget, Free Premier Weekend lasts until Sunday! Simply log into Studio to join us! Don’t have a Studio account? No problem! Get a free Studio account here.

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Friday, October 15, 2010

Special Premier Offer

This weekend only!

During Free Premier Weekend, you can get a special price on Premier when ordered online. Get a year’s worth of Premier for only $99.95 or 3 months of Premier for only $29.95. That’s less than $9/month!
Remember, Premier gives:
  • Complete access to nearly 50,000 pieces of digital art.
  • Creativity with thousands of templates.
  • Unlimited photo storage.
  • And so much more!
If you are enjoying Premier this weekend, you can enjoy it all year long…and be sure to take advantage of this special pricing.
Simply upgrade your account in Studio to get the special pricing.

Call me 404.729.0388 if you have any questions! ~ Betty

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

We want to wish all of our Canadian friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! After you’ve had your fill of turkey and reminisced with family and friends, take some time to record your Thanksgiving memories with a Heritage Makers project. Here are a few we recommend for this special day.

8×8 Canvas Template ID #: 35359
24×18 landscape poster Template ID #: 20449

8×5x11 scrap page Template ID #: 3226

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Free Premier Weekend

We’re so excited to announce our first Free Premier Weekend! That’s right, from October 14 - 17, you can get full access to a Heritage Makers Premier account, absolutely free. This is a no-risk opportunity for you to try designing storybooks, canvas prints, greeting cards, playing cards, photo books, and more with over 47,000 pieces of digital art and thousands of pre-designed templates.

Imagine having free reign on a scrapbook store. That’s what it’s like when you use Heritage Makers Premier account. Unlimited creativity and fun is waiting for you! Join us!

Here’s a sampling of some of the art you’ll find in Premier:
To participate in FREE Premier Weekend, simply log into Studio and click on the “unlock Premier” button. This button will be available from 7:00 p.m. October 14 until noon October 18 MDT.*

If you don’t already have a Studio account, get a free account here.

*Note: All projects created using Premier art during Free Premier Weekend must be published by Monday, October 18th at 12:00 noon MDT. After that time users will not be able to edit projects without a Premier account. Once the completed project has been published, it can be ordered at any time.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Publishing Deadlines Announced

The HM Christmas publishing deadlines have been announced. Check them out and call me to order your publishing points so you can get your projects and gifts DONE before "Santa" gets here!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Art

Great news! We've just released the October art! You're going to love what we've got for you this month at MyStoryBookLady.com.

Today you'll find 18 brand new collections! In fact, with the addition of these new collections, there are 712 active art collections and over 47,000 pieces of digital art in Studio! View the art catalog here.

We're extremely excited to introduce you to the new art in October. Take a look at four of our favorites.

A Spooktacular Evening: This collection was purchased specifically with the little "spooks" at your house in mind. You can capture all of your Halloween memories!

Elements of Nature: This lovely collection from the talented Jill Means can be changed to match your color scheme.

Scouts Honor Elements: A bright and cheerful collection to help you document the activities of the boy scouts in your life.

Harvest Moon: "Hoo, Hoo"...if Owls are your thing, this fun collection is a must!

from the Heritage Makers business blog.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gotta Try It! Christmas Ideas!

‘Tis the season to try MyStoryBookLady.com! It’s the perfect time to give the gift of heritage with our fabulous “Gotta Try It” sale. The templates featured here make it so easy to give the perfect gift and send adorable greeting cards.

This festive card will delight your friends and family.

Decorate your tree, banister, of doorway with this magical playing cards.

Here’s the perfect bedtime story while the wee ones wait for Santa to come.

Take a twist on the traditional holiday card with this 3-panel family fold.

Or simply stay with classic style with the clean lines of this greeting card from Jill Means.

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gotta Try It! Thanksgiving Ideas!

More ideas just keep coming! Are you looking for some ways to dress your Thanksgiving table? With the “Gotta Try It” sale you can try all of these decorations ideas.

Everyone will know exactly where to sit with these lovely place cards.

Share all of your Thanksgiving blessings and then keep them for years to come. This flip book is the perfect way to say “thanks.”

There’s just something magical about the fall season! Take photos and then put them in this adorable board book. All you have to do is swap your photos!

Everyone can share what they are thankful for with this blessings bucket.

Record your holiday traditions with this “How the Butlers Celebrate Thanksgiving” book. Simply swap your photos and your memories and you’re done!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gotta Try It! Halloween Ideas

We want you to try MyStoryBookLady.com! With our incredible “Gotta Try It” sale going on right now, you can try our Studio at an incredibly discounted price.

And, to help inspire you, check out some templates that will make awesome Halloween decor! You can delight all the spooks that knock on your door!

Playing cards are perfect to string up around a doorway, on the kitchen table, or on a banister.

Send Halloween greetings to your favorite ghouls and goblins with this greeting card.

Use these Halloween gift tags to decorate goodie bags for your child's friends at school.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gotta Try It!

Create something new with your photos! You've "gotta try" the Studio at MyStoryBookLady.com! For a limited time you can get a 3 month membership to Premier (our digital collection of 45,000+ art pieces...it's like having the entire scrapbook store literally at your fingertips!) and fantastic deals on keepsake publishing projects. Simply upload your photos and choose from thousands of fun templates to create a project you'll be proud to display or give for the holidays.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Did You Know?

Did you know you can direct ship any Heritage Makers greeting card or invitation, to anywhere in the US, for only $.60 cents/card! That’s right, $.60 cents! It’s cheap, convenient, personal and oh so creative. All you have to do is create your personalized greeting card or invitation, click direct ship at checkout, and we’ll take care of the rest! Want to ship to Canada? It’s only $1.00 to go over the border.

Are you ready to make a greeting card? Check out these beautiful templates. And the best part is you can make any of these cards in less than 5 minutes! Just swap out your photo, add a message, and that’s it!
Get started today at MyStoryBookLady.com

 from blog.heritagemakers.com

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What Will $200 Buy For Christmas This Year?

Here's a great way to give MORE for LESS this holiday season! When you purchase a $200 publishing points package from MyStoryBookLady.com, you actually receive 265 points. BUT if you place that order through your consultant (that would be me ;) as a separate "workshop" (where you are the sole attendee) you can also collect the hosting rewards totaling 45 points. That's a TOTAL of 310 points for only $200!

You can use your publishing points toward ANY project from gallery wrapped canvases to greeting cards to calendars. Here are just a few ideas of how you can use your publishing points:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Did you know?

The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. In the aftermath of the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. Military and U.S. Marshals during the 1894 Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with Labor as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. Cleveland was also concerned that aligning an American labor holiday with existing international May Day celebrations would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair. All 50 U.S. states have made Labor Day a state holiday.     

In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 2004.

Enjoy this day with your friends and family!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Celebrate Grandparents Day

Who puts the “grand” in grandparents? Celebrate Grandparents Day on September 12th with a tribute project from My StoryBookLady. Make a storybook sharing grandpa’s stories, a beautiful greeting card to say thank you, or a delightful canvas to hang on the wall.

We’ve got some beautiful templates to help you on your way. Check out our selection of templates to help you tell the grandparents in your life how much you love them.

Plus, we know your time is precious. With our templates, you can quickly and easily create something memorable. In fact, some of these projects can be completed and published in just 5 minutes!
1. Grandma’s Card: 5×7 greeting card

Make this card! Swap out the photo and you’re done in less than 2 minutes!
2.  Wild About You: 5×7 greeting card

Make this card!
3. Grandparents Day Basic Art: 3-panel family fold

Make this family fold!
4. Grandma’s Lil Love Bug: Swatch Book

Make this swatch book!
5.  Simply Sweet Brag Book: Swatch Book

Make this swatch book!
6. Some Bunny Loves You: 8×8 Canvas

Make this canvas! You can be finished in less than 5 minutes!
7. Grandma Gift: 20×8 Canvas

Make this canvas!
8. A Walk With Grandpa: 16×20 Canvas

Make this canvas!
from blog.heritagemakers.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yummy Squash Casserole Recipe

My mom and dad gave me some squash fresh from the garden yesterday.  I took it home, sliced it up, steamed it and made a Baked Squash - Southern Style casserole.  Now, I've made this casserole before, but I really must have done something right because my hubby went back for seconds!  And if you know him...he's pretty picky about his food. Here's the recipe:

Baked Squash - Southern Style
2 - 10 oz packages of frozen yellow summer squash (or use fresh like I did)
1 TBS minced onion flakes
2 TBS + 2 TSP low cal margarine (I used butter)
2 egg whites (I used one egg)
1 1/2 TSP sweetener (I used sugar)
1/2 TSP salt
1/8 TSP pepper
3 TBS dry bread crumbs

Cook squash according to package instructions. Drain. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place squash in large bowl and mash well. Add onion flakes, 2 TBS margarine, egg whites, sugar, salt, pepper and 1/2 of the bread crumbs. Mix well. Pour mixture into a 1 qt baking dish that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray.  Sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs.
Dot with remaining margarine.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until set and lightly browned.

Each serving provides:
90 calories
1/4 bread serving            4 grams protein
2 veggie servings             4 grams fat
1 fat serving                    10 grams carbs
10 additional calories*    426 mg sodium
0 mg cholesterol
*Add 6 calories if sugar or fructose is used as sweetener.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

August Back 2 School Digi Crops and Classes

Greetings! We are super excited to share the latest news and announcements from our convention this past week! Hope to see you soon at one (or all) of digi crops being offered in August! Pick the date that works best for you and RSVP so we can save you a spot.

Online Class: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/479552880
Date: Monday, August 16th
Time: 8:30pm EDT
Location: Your computer and phone

Evening Digi Crop
Date: Monday, August 16th

Time: 7 - 10pm
Location: Caribou Coffee in Woodstock, GA - near Super Target on Hwy 92 at 575

Evening Digi Crop: http://yarp.com/1a2907774895
Date: Tuesday, August 17th
Time: 6 – 10pm
Location: Starbuck’s Coffee – Corner of Alpharetta Hwy & Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA
Daytime Digi Crop: http://yarp.com/f42591c5e5d1
Date: Monday, August 30th
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: ROAM – 5815 Windward Pkwy (2nd floor)
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(note: ROAM offers breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks)

Your StoryBook Coach,
Betty Miller

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Products

Breaking News! We just released some fantastic new products:
12x12 post-bound album
Deep depth gallery wrapped canvases in 3 sizes: 18x18, 18x24, and 24x18

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

16 Years ago today I married my best friend in the whole wide world!  It seems like just yesterday. Time certainly flies when you are having fun.  Happy Anniversary to us : )
What special occasions are coming up in your life this year that you are going to celebrate?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tips For Creating Photo Jewelry Projects with Studio

Here are some helpful tips for getting the best results when designing jewelry using Studio at MyStoryBookLady.com. Be sure to order your necklace and bracelet credits before August 31st while they are on sale.  My design services are FREE with your purchase if you choose not to design it yourself. Email me your order and your photos...I'm happy to help :) ~ Betty

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Check Out My Latest Project

Finished my Family Yearbook for 2009. It's an 11.5 x 8.5 storybook. Now on to the next project!

Click here to see the entire book. Enjoy! ~ Betty

Monday, August 2, 2010

10 Tips For Taking Baby Photos

Thanks to our friends from Kodak, check out these 10 tips for taking the perfect baby photo.

1. Get down on their level. Hold your camera at the baby’s eye level to capture the power of those magnetic gazes and mesmerizing smiles.

2. Use a plain background. An uncluttered background forces attention on your baby. Place your baby against a plain background or move yourself (and the camera) a few feet.

3. Capture feelings. A smirk, a frown, a wail - capture all the emotions, not just the pretty smiles. Babies are uninhibited and uncensored, show it in your pictures.

4. Get close. Zoom in, filling the frame to emphasize what’s important, creating a more impactful photo. Capture the details, like blue eyes, a toothless smile, or tiny fingers.

5. Show scale. Take pictures of your baby with items that will show her relative size - a teddy bear or Daddy’s hands. Take a series of pictures with the same object as your baby grows.

6. Try different angles. Get down on their level, shoot from high above, shoot some sideways, some looking up at them.

7. Include other people. Capture others with the baby - Big Sister feeding the baby or Grandpa dancing with his little grandson. Make sure to include everyone who visits your baby.

8. Take some vertical pictures. Many subjects look better in a vertical picture - from the Eiffel Tower to portraits of your friends. Make a conscious effort to take some vertical pictures.

9. Use natural light. Shoot photos next to windows or outdoors, taking advantage of natural light. Cloudy, overcast days provide the best lighting for pictures of people.

10. Take lots of photos. Always keep your camera handy! Babies change so fast, capture every moment right from birth, including all firsts. Document a day in the life of your baby.

For more tips, tricks, projects and ideas on photographing babies, visit Kodak.

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Partnership With Captures By Summer

I am excited to announce My StoryBook Lady's partnership with Captures By Summer, a North Atlanta photographer. We are offering an AMAZING special on Gallery Wrapped Canvases and have extended the expiration date to this Saturday July 31st. Take a look (enlarge the flyer by clicking on it):

Call us today to book your photo session and purchase your canvas credits! :)
Betty and Summer

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

Heritage Makers is one of OPRAH'S ALL-TIME Favorite Things!
O Magazine, Dec 2008, page 94

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!
It's an honor to be listed on the same page as her favorite books...