Welcome To My Storybook Lady's Blog!

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.

Join Us for a Digi Crop In Person or Online!

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.

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

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gallery Wrapped Canvases Galore

With Christmas in July in full swing, we’ve been finding lots of great wrapped canvases in our Template Gallery at MyStoryBookLady.com. Take a look at some of our favorites here.
8×20 Shadow Flower

You could even publish this one without any personalization! It’s quick and easy!
Family Canvas Poster

MC Savannah Collection

Heidi’s B’s

If you like what you see (and we’re sure you do) be sure to take advantage of the incredible Christmas in July specials. See the specials here.

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Create A Canvas In 5 Easy Steps

Gallery Wrapped Canvases are one of our Christmas In July specials this month. Want to turn your photos into works of art? Not sure how to get started? No worries...I am here to help! Here is how you can create a beautiful Canvas at http://MyStoryBookLady.com in 5 easy steps...

Serving Top Quality

What do you know about the "green" side of Heritage Makers?

* Did you know that HM recycles all of its scrap paper and extra cardboard? They work with a lot of paper daily: cutting, folding, packaging. But they don't want anything to go to waste.

* HM prints on SFI certified paper. This means that they paper used is approved by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.(SFI) who promotes responsible forestry management. This includes protecting water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and Forests Exceptional Conservation Value. To learn more about SFI, visit sfiprogram.org.

* Storybooks are wire stitched to create a longer, more durable binding.

* Canvases are hand cut and hand stretched.

* End sheets come with a linen strip that reinforces book binding.

* Matte finish is a laminate to repel water and better protect your books.

* HM uses a top of the line printer for high quality prints.

Rest assured, your projects are in great hands. HM's goal is to make sure clients receive the best quality. They are using reliable, efficient equipment to ensure it's all done right, and done right it is. Enjoy!

from Heritage Makers Connections June 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Create Things With A Purpose + Ways To Use Cards

More ideas can be found in the Template Gallery at MyStoryBookLady.com. Contact me for pricing...otherwise you will pay retail on my website. Christmas In July offers the LOWEST deals of the year on cards, invitations, calendars, playing card decks and canvases so stock up before July 31st :) ~ Betty

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fun Activities To Get Kids Involved in Family History

Great ideas for activities to get your kids involved in learning their family history. And our Playing Cards were featured on Utah’s Studio 5.  Write your stories today... There truly is a story inside each of us! :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Project of the Month - Calendars

We’re going back to the basics for this Project of the Month. With new 2011 calendar grids and some adorable calendar templates, we think it’s time to create your calendars for next year. Check out some of our cute templates here. More templates are available at MyStoryBookLady.com.
Don’t forget, with Christmas in July you can buy your calendars now…and create later! :)

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Digital Art and Templates

Just released…beautiful new art! Check out the 4th of July collection, Kindergarten Kid, Calendar Essentials, and more! You’re going to love this new art…especially with our awesome Christmas in July specials.
While you’re at it, how about celebrating freedom with some incredible Canada Day and 4th of July templates. Check out some of our favorites + find more at MyStoryBookLady.com

Heidi’s Canada Day Greeting Card

I am Canadian

Freedom Ring

Army Template

Thursday, July 1, 2010

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...AND

Monthly art release day for Heritage Makers :)  Every month, a new collection of art is released and it is SO exciting to see the fun papers and embellishments that we get to start using...

Here's the July releases, perfect for your summer vacation books! Click here to see the entire Studio Art Catalog.

Summertime Photography Tips

Summer is in full swing! That means sunshine, longer days, watermelon…and lots of photos! When you head out on your summer adventures, you want to make sure you really capture the moment perfectly. With the bright sunshine and clear days, you’ll need to know a few pointers to take great summertime photos. Here are 4 tips to help you:

1. Warm up the photo. Sounds a little silly, right? Warming up a summer photograph? But it’s true. The harsh summer sunlight, especially in the afternoon, can put a bluish tint on your photographs. This blue tint can actually make your photos look cold. Warm up your photos by changing your camera’s settings. All you have to do is change the white balance setting to “cloudy.” The cloudy setting will compensate for the blue tint of the filtered sunlight.

2. Watch the light. You’ll hear photographers tell you to look for the light. But looking for the light doesn’t mean looking for the light source. What you want to pay attention to is how the light is falling. Are there shadows? Is it early morning? Dusk? Pay attention to the light and adjust your settings accordingly.

3. Look for inspiration. If you pay attention, inspiration is everywhere! Look at the work of other photographers, go online, and study photography books. You can check out magazines, websites, and even personal photo albums for your own inspiration.

4. Put your photos in a storybook. Once you have captured all of those fun summertime moments, but your photos in a Heritage Makers storybook. You can feel the warmth of summer all year long with a storybook!

Now, get out there and start taking photos! Take the kids to the pool, go on a hike, or relax on the beach! It’s time to take advantage of the long days and warm nights. ~ Betty

From blog.heritagemakers.com

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...