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.

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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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wrapped Canvas Prices to Increase Sept 1st

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

Check Out These New Products!

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.

Pearl Paper
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

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Here's Something Fun! You Might Be A Heritage Maker If...

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

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Monday, August 8, 2011

Got kids? Going on a vacation or road trip?

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

Motorhome Guestbook & Journal

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

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Studio Tips

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.

8) 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

Refer A Friend, Get 1/2 Off!

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

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...