While we began our company by pioneering the concept of “storybooking,” we realize that because our Studio is online and our products are digitally designed, we are also part of the growing “digital scrapbooking” movement.
As more people move away from the traditional “scissors and stickers” scrapbook albums, the digital side is enjoying significant growth. And it makes good sense.
First of all, the photos we take today are already digital. No need to pay a developer to print out a pile of pictures anymore. Secondly, almost everyone has access to a computer that can get on the internet for instant availability to digital artwork and design inspiration. Third, we live in an increasingly time-strapped society where the ability to get something finished faster is definitely a draw. Digital scrapbooking seems to offer a speed advantage over traditional.
Digital scrapbooking and storybooking with Heritage Makers offers those advantages — simplicity, speed, security, easy and economical. That’s why we want to honor National Digital Scrapbook Day on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
Whether you are already addicted to digital scrapbooking, considering the switch from traditional paper to digital or thinking of trying the easiest digital option on the market, your Heritage Makers Personal Publishing Consultant can help you decide if Studio is right for you.
We thought it might be helpful to compare Heritage Makers online Studio publishing system with traditional paper scrapbooking and with general digital scrapbooking. We hope you’ll discover the significant advantages of Studio and begin to preserve your memories with ease.
Traditional Scrapbooking vs Heritage Makers Studio
Friday, November 4, 2011
Posted by Betty Miller at 7:05 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Holiday Hits was such a HUGE hit last year that we brought it back again! Double your dollars with the Heritage Makers Holiday Hits publishing program! Here's how to get the BIGGEST discount on your holiday cards, gifts, etc...
1.Simply join my publishing club, Club HM. Sign up for Club HM Bronze (save 25%), Silver (save 30%), or Gold (save 35%). You can sign up right from my website: www.MyStoryBookLady.com.
2. Then follow the publishing plan on the right and you will receive even deeper discounts on your holiday publishing! For example, publish your holiday cards in November and receive an additional 20% off! Check the flyer below for weekly discounts in November. Publish during the week that your favorite product is on sale and get an additional 10% off!
3. Tell your friends! When you refer them and they join Club HM, I will transfer 10 publishing points ($10 value) to YOU to thank you for your referral :)
To sign up for Club HM and get started go to www.MyStoryBookLady.com today! ~ Betty
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 404.729.0388
Thursday, October 20, 2011
On the first night of FREE Premier Weekend, Creative Team member Michelle Wolfley conducted a webinar highlighting holiday cards. The timing was great for this topic considering the season and the upcoming November 20% discount on greeting cards. Michelle showed off holiday card options, including available sizes, and took viewers through a demonstration of how to make a card in Studio. Finally she talked about how you can save money with Club HM.
This recording is now available here.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It’s wonderful to be a Heritage Maker at any time of the year, but the holiday season offers so many opportunities to really show how much we cherish our friends and family. A personalized keepsake from Heritage Makers demonstrates how we feel like few things can. Please note the following holiday schedule so you can take best advantage of your Studio account during this special time of year.
Dec 7 Ground/Priority
Dec 12 2-Day delivery
Dec 14 Next Day delivery
Dec 16 Direct Ship (cards)
Nov 30 First Class
Nov 30 Direct Ship (cards)
Dec 5 UPS Standard
Dec 9 International Express
To receive your projects in time to re-ship them we suggest you publish by Nov 30th.
*Suggested deadlines. Heritage Makers cannot guarantee holiday shipping to Canada due to possible unforseen delays at customs.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We are very proud of the new "magic button"! Amy Dickerson has recorded a video tutorial to demonstrate the new import a page feature in Studio. You can view it here. ~ Betty
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
PROVO, UTAH, September 7, 2011 – Heritage Makers, a pioneer in the memory preservation and personal publishing industry, today announced that it has partnered with ZenPrint, a Salt Lake based digital printing and fulfillment firm, to broaden its production capabilities and resources.
“We are excited about the possibilities that this new opportunity brings,” says Heritage Makers president Patti Gardner. “As a result of this merger we will have access to many new product and technology options that will allow us to continue to improve our operational quality and level of service.”
In order to maintain current brand equity and service existing customers ZenPrint will retain its name, but equipment and personnel will be moved to the Heritage Makers production facility. Justin Biggs will become the General Manager of the new company.
All Heritage Makers and ZenPrint products will be produced at the current Home Office location under the continued direction of Justin Biggs and the existing production staff. “This new alliance will allow me to focus my efforts on technology and overall operations; while at the same time helping develop new products to enhance the Heritage Makers line,” says Justin.
Patti Gardner will remain as President of Heritage Makers along with Brytt Cloward as VP of Sales and Marketing. Their respective teams will continue to direct Heritage Makers sales, marketing, customer services, Studio development, and all other support activities.
“This is a great opportunity for Heritage Makers,” says Patti. “It gives our staff and consultants the opportunity to really focus on the core business of Heritage Makers while having a trusted partner continue to help us maintain and grow our extraordinary product line. It’s been an amazing year and this change allows us to bring on new sales and marketing staff to provide our consultants with the tools and marketing materials that will help them be successful. We couldn’t be more excited!”
Thursday, September 1, 2011
We recently introduced an 8 x 8 soft-bound book. Here is some important information about our production process:
Heritage Makers is using a new method of perfect binding called “PUR” which is a hot melt adhesive manufactured with polyurethene reactive material. After the adhesive is applied, a natural chemical reaction occurs as it is exposed to moisture in the air. This reaction creates a superior bond within the fibers of the paper giving the product greater pull and flex strength. It also doesn’t allow the adhesive to get brittle and crack (allowing pages to fall out) like traditional perfect binding components.
We are one of only a few PUR perfect binders in the U.S. and wanting this new technology was one of the reasons we waited to bring soft-bound books on as a product offering.
Check out the new 8x8 soft-bound book today at MyStoryBookLady.com ~ Betty
Posted by Betty Miller at 4:34 AM
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
If you are publishing canvases...now's the time... Due to increased production costs, prices for canvas prints will increase on September 1st as shown below. These prices already appear on the new “Idea Book” catalog. As you can see, the Heritage Makers pricing still easily beats the competition with Club HM discounts. ~ Betty
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
5 x 5 Greeting Cards
Square cards are everywhere this holiday season and Heritage Makers has them! Perfect for celebrations of any kind these cards will add an entire new dimension to our card offerings.
4 x 8 and 8 x 4 One-sided Photo Cards
Want to send cards to everyone you know this holiday season. One of our newest cards is a super sleek design and an exceptional value that will cost Club members around 50 cents.
11.5 x 8.5 Tri-fold Brochure
This heavy-duty business offering comes in pack of 20 and makes the perfect Christmas letter, team roster or standing menu.
6 x 9 Booklet
If you like our 8.5 x 11 booklet, you’ll love its smaller cousin the 6 x 9 booklet. The standard 16 pages are just the right size for a program, neighborhood recipe book or child’s art book. The booklet is expandable to 32 pages in four-page increments.
8 x 8 Soft-bound Book
A fabulous and inexpensive book for those kid or school stories, this 21-page, soft-cover book is perfect bound and expandable to 50 pages.
12 x 12 Wrapped Canvas
Possibly the most applauded new product, the 12 x 12 canvas is the perfect size for wall groupings or photos of every family member.
New for Reunion, choose pearl paper at check out for an extra dash of style on cards or 12 x 12 scrap pages. With its glittery, pearlescent finish, this upgrade will be a winner for baby announcements, holiday cards and wedding invitations.
Get started today at MyStoryBookLady.com ~ Betty
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Watch this thought provoking video.
This is why photos are important. But listen to the lyrics at the 3:00 minute mark. Heritage Makers understands that you shouldn’t make people “read between the lines.” ~ Betty
Monday, August 8, 2011
Avoid “are we there yet?” by making them this fun Travel Journal so they can capture their OWN memories in a keepsake booklet. Template designed by Brenda Kruse.
See the project here. Available in the Template Gallery at MyStoryBookLady.com. ~ Betty
Friday, August 5, 2011
Do you know someone that owns a RV? Here’s a great vacation template submitted by Deborah MacCalum for recording your RV adventures. See the project here. ~ Betty
Thursday, August 4, 2011
1) Use the right size book for the right size photos. Multiple 4×6 or 5×7 photos at full size do not usually fit inside an 8×8 book.
2) When using buttons, fit to appropriate size. Coat buttons are 1 inch across. Shirt buttons are a half inch and baby buttons are a quarter of an inch. Check element size in the LAYOUT tab and a ruler.
3) Turn rulers on to check alignment, equal size borders etc. Turn them off for an overall design feel.
4) Alphabets are easier to find if you place only one number, one lower case, one upper case in your MY FAVORITES folder.
5) We see the finished book in spreads. Go to the VIEW/PRINT PREVIEW. Faster easier, more reliable.
6) A well designed page should work upside down or sideways. Flip things, and change them up to make a spread.
7) Change the size of elements that drop on the page at equal size. In nature, little is identical in size or rotation.
Overlap elements to make natural design groupings but make sure enough of each element shows to preserve its identity.
Go to MyStoryBookLady.com and have fun in your Studio today! ~ Betty
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Want to earn a coupon that will get you a 50% discount on any HM project you choose? Just refer a friend to your consultant (that would be me! :). When that referral signs up for Club HM, you’ll receive the coupon. Hurry, this offer is only good through August 18th! ~ Betty
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy 235th birthday America! To celebrate, I made some coasters :) This is a super easy project that ANYONE can do...seriously, if I can do it then you can do it too. Here's how:
Step 1: Go to MyStoryBookLady.com and log in.
Step 2: Go to the Template Gallery and find these adorable 12x12 scrap page templates. (If you are unable to locate them, just email me and I will transfer them to your account.)
Step 3: Open in Studio, customize if you wish (I didn't) and hit publish!
What you'll need when your scrap pages arrive from HM:
4x4 tiles, scissors, Tacky Spray to attach the paper to the tile, and a high-gloss finishing spray to really make them POP!
Let DRY :)
Waaa Laaa...sooo cute! These are perfect to take to 4th of July parties and give to the hostess! You can also customize other scrap pages at MyStoryBookLady.com and create some for Back To School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, End of the year teacher gifts, etc...! ~ Betty
Friday, July 1, 2011
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Are you feeling Holly, Jolly or Holly AND Jolly? July is the time to join Club HM and start collecting all the publishing points that you will need to create meaningful keepsake gifts for the loved ones on your nice list. By the time the first snow falls you'll be sipping hot cocoa by the fire instead of fighting the holiday crowds!
Check out the ultimate (and most CREATIVE) layaway plan ever! Make a list...holiday cards, calendars, canvases, etc. and then choose the monthly points plan that works best for your needs. It's that easy! Questions? Need help? Call me @ 404.729.0388 or email me. It is my pleasure to assist you during the most wonderful time of the year! ~ Betty
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Nope. I'm not crazy nor has the heat wave fried my brain. Just looking ahead to helping my friends, family and clients have the happiest of holidays this year! :)
What is Club HM?Club HM is a publishing club that allows you to save each month as you make projects OR you can bank publishing points to save them for special occasions like the holidays (think of it as a layaway plan for publishing points.) 1 publishing point = $1 retail value, but can be purchased as low as .50 cents each.
* get points monthly at wholesale (25-34% off)
* FREE Premier account ($20 monthly value)
* 4000+ pre-designed templates
* 50,000+ pieces of digital art
* unlimited photo storage
* FREE project upgrades
* signup special of 100 additional points for only $50
* monthly additional publishing discounts
* online idea classes and club community
* fun contests, great prizes and more!
* plus ME, as your consultant :)
There is a minimum 3-month commitment. Point plans renew on the 5th or 20th of the following month. You can cancel renewal anytime online.
~ Go to my website, MyStoryBookLady.com, create your FREE account or log into your existing account.
~ Click on the "My Account" tab and Sign Up for CLUB HM. You decide which monthly points plan works best for you:
40 points + FREE Premier for $30 (save $30)
70 points + FREE Premier for $50 (save $40)
150 points + FREE Premier for $100 (save $70)
If you shoot me an email or call me 404.729.0388, I can give you the Club HM Sign Up Special of 100 points for only $50!!! This sign up special is NOT available online, so you must contact me!
I look forward to helping you make your holidays
AFFORDABLE and ADORABLE!
Your Personal Publishing Coach,
Heritage Makers Star Consultant
Posted by Betty Miller at 4:29 AM
Sunday, May 29, 2011
MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL! Starts today and ends Monday at midnight! Join Club HM and I'll pay for your 1st month! Sign up for Bronze Club HM, I'll put 30 points ($30 value) in your account! Over 3 months, you'll get 120 points for just $60! CAN'T BEAT THAT!
From my website www.MyStoryBookLady.com, create your FREE account. Sign up for Club HM from your account or give me a call! Need to know more about Club HM? Use this link to watch a quick video! ~ Betty
Here is a sneak peek of the art that will be added to HM Studio for June. Be sure to join Club HM so you will have access to all of it including the templates! ~ Betty
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
About the Company: Heritage Makers helps consumers showcase their favorite photos and experiences through custom-published books and other printed keepsakes. The Heritage Makers publishing platform is easy to use—anyone with photos and a story to tell will enjoy the process. With Heritage Makers’ unique online publishing tools, including a searchable database of over 52,000 digital art pieces and 5,200 pre-designed templates, photos and memories can be shared with family and friends preserved forever. In addition, Heritage Makers offers a unique income opportunity fueled by a strong sense of mission that resonates with consumers.
Posted by Betty Miller at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I got this note from a fellow consultant on my team and wanted to share...
"I also wanted to share a remarkable story I heard from a contact I met at the Time Out For Women in Atlanta in October. She called me out of the blue last week and I have been sharing her story every since. Her story truly touched my heart and I want to share it with EVERYONE.
My contact lives in Alabama and she was only 20 minutes from her dear friends who lost EVERYTHING in the tornadoes and 60 min away from the HUGE devastation we are all seeing and hearing about on the news. She said her friends 20 min away jumped in their car and outran the tornado, only to come back to there home completely gone. Everything including their photos, photo books, etc. She said people are finding photos 150 miles from their owners and reconnecting them on FACEBOOK. This is what pushed her over the edge to start Heritage Makers. She said she knew, if she used Heritage Makers she would never have to worry about having to find her babies photos in the ditches or woods of Alabama (which you would never recover them if they were in there). With Heritage Makers she would just have to go in, publish another book, and that would be that. All her books, projects and photos would be preserved for a lifetime!!!
I had tears in my eyes hearing this story. I told her that is why I am Heritage Makers consultant. I wanted to help others to not have to worry about their story not being told or their photos lost. I offered to bring my scanner to Alabama and help others get their pictures preserved. I'm going to remain in contact with her and see what else we might be able to do as a family.
So I just wanted to share this story with you. I thought it might make a difference in your life too and maybe you might decide today is the BEST time to start telling your story and preserve your photos. We really don't know what tomorrow will bring!"
~If you would like to start saving your pictures and memories or better yet help others do so, head to my website: MyStoryBookLady.com to get started! Click Here to watch a quick video about Heritage Makers.
~ I live outside of the Atlanta area and have access to a high speed scanner (30 pic per minute) and can help anyone that was affected, by scanning in their remaining pictures.
~ We are looking for consultants to help us spread the word about our mission to preserving photos and memories! If you would like to help us, please call me: 404.729.0388 or send me an email to Betty@MyStoryBookLady.com
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Need ideas for ways to show Dad how special he is? Watch the recorded webinar presented by Studio Product Manager Lynda Angelastro here. Check out many one-of-a-kind gifts and greetings, including décor for his man cave at MyStoryBookLady.com!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Stay tuned to MyStoryBookLady.com for more art to be released.
For more ideas browse the Template Gallery at MyStoryBookLady.com
Now you can share a preview of any Heritage Makers project directly to Facebook. What a great way to keep friends and family members in the loop about your latest photos and HM projects! Just click the “share” button in the project view:
Then you’ll see this screen:
Then type a personal message and send it off. It also gives you the option to post to the Club HM page as well.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Now you can give your custom canvas a great finishing touch by adding a beautiful frame. The new frames are available for most canvas sizes and provide a flush, contemporary accent to deep canvases, and a unique shadowbox look for regular canvases. Crafted from natural wood with a black satin finish, the frames are available as an upgrade option at check out when you purchase a new canvas. Go here for more information.
4 x 6 Cards and Invitations are back!
Create personalized greeting cards and invitations in this popular format. Competitively priced and perfect for all sorts of special occasions, you’ll love what you can do with Studio software and the amazing collection of Heritage Makers digital art and templates. And make sure you get the biggest discount by signing up for Club HM! Ask your consultant (that would be me! :) for details. ~ Betty
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It's sad, but true... (remember...don't "shoot the messenger")!
Due to ongoing difficulties and associated costs with manufacturing the board book, we will be discontinuing this product. To ensure that clients have the opportunity to publish a board book project they may have been planning, we have established the following schedule:
1) Users will be able to download board book templates and start new projects until April 30, 2011.
2) Board books can be ordered through June 30, 2011. Projects completed on or before June 30th will be available for viewing indefinitely to allow users to recreate their projects in a different book format.
Please let me know if you need any help at all getting your projects published ~ Betty
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Ah Spring...the snow is disappearing, flowers are popping up and our Brand New Story is in full bloom! In fact, Heritage Makers is so excited for spring, we've decided to put a little spring into your April by offering a special hosting and sponsoring spree.
Host a workshop (can be in person and/or virtual workshops) in April and you can choose a host gift of 25 FREE publishing points ($150 workshop minimum). Combine this with our fabulous free publishing and 1/2 price points rewards and you are likely to find a new spring in your step! Just look at all the free publishing you can receive.
$150 Sales => 25 publishing points
$200 Sales => 75 publishing points for $10
$300 Sales => 95 points for $10
$400 Sales => 140 points for $20
Remember that in addition to the host rewards all attendees can receive a FREE 5 x 7 greeting card.
Hosts will also receive an extra gift for booking during the blitz...a limited edition HM Keepsake Photo Bracelet!
...but that's not all...
As part of our Spring Spree we're adding 25 publishing points to the new consultant signup kit in April. That's our oustanding consultant opportunity, 10% off all publishing all of the time, 25 FREE publishing points, and of course our incredible income opportunity for only $50! Wow!
For those new consultants who want to boost their success by purchasing a Business Add-on Kit, we're also adding the option to get the first month of the 150 Club HM point plan for free*. Add that to the 25 free publishing points in their signup kit and they receive 175 free publishing points for only $150, plus the benefits of owning a HM business! Wow again!
Spring has sprung and we have a story to tell! Use these great tools to make your Spring spectacular! Ready to book a workshop? Questions? Ready to work with me helping others preserve their photos and stories? Call me @ 404.729.0388 or email me today. ~ Betty
* Club HM point plan is a 3 month minimum commitment. Consultants can choose to downgrade their point plan after initial 3 months.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
First Oprah, then INC 500, now a great article in Women's Day magazine! Look whose talking about Heritage Makers now!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Club HM began in January and is growing by leaps and bounds! No doubt it is the hottest club to be in! To celebrate, my founding members who have hit their 3 month mark of membership with me will receive these cute key chains. Hope they like them! :) Want to find out more about Club HM or sign up? Visit MyStoryBookLady.com today! ~ Betty