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Time to Get Organized!

January 5, 2017

The New Year brings with it a sense of new beginnings, fresh starts, and a renewed desire to achieve our goals. If you’re like myself, my intentions usually start out great, but…time soon shows that my intentions and goals may have been set a little too vigorously! One way that I find that really does keep my fresh starts going through the year is to keep things organized and keep myself accountable. The ‘Our Life’ – template and project Series by Brooke Mehr is one of my new favorites! There are a variety of project types that you can customize to help organize your daily and weekly goals and to-do’s.

This 12 x 18 Metal Print template, Our Life Planner by Brooke Mehr (143230), is a fun way to keep track of your general day-to-day to-do’s and items to remember. The spaces on the right side of the metal print showcase your favorite family photos and add a special touch. Who knew that a to-do list could be such a cute display piece?!

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Now and Later Calendars have always been a project type that I think is ingenious. The flexibility to archive the top half as a 12 x 12 page brings the ability to keep your lists after month’s end. Brooke’s Our Life Now and Later Calendar (143110) is such a functional way to keep your goals on point.

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Our Life – 3 Months, 8.5 x 11 Booklet (143303),  is a wonderful template to organize your days one week at a time. You can customize the details to fit your own needs. In this template design, you can even track meal planning, your top priorities, and even how much water you’re drinking! It’s a great way to keep yourself accountable and prepared for the week.

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No matter how you like to plan and organize your day, there are templates and project styles for everyone. Choose, customize, and order yours today! It’s still January! Keep making those New Year goals and stay motivated with this amazing ‘Our Life’ template series. Here’s to a more organized and goal-achieving 2017!

Happy Planning!

-Lisa E

 

Year in a Snap

January 4, 2017

2017 is here and I’m ready to jump into all the things I want to do this year. Do you have your list ready? Is one of the things on your list to have your memories in a book that you can share with others as well as look back on throughout the year? If so, you’re in luck! The Year in a Snap program helps you get photos into your book a month at a time. Keep reading for all the details.

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The concept is pretty straight forward – gather your photos, meet with a group of people once a month, create pages for each month. And we make the shopping easy too. We’ve put together three paper based options and one digital (there will be two digital options in the near future). For paper based options, choose either Slip-in Pocket Pages as your base combined with border strips and cards to add journaling, or use a refill page as your base (choose between White or Linen) and add border strips and cards for journaling. If paper is not your thing, we’re adding a template to Heritage Makers Studio to use and once Snap2Finish launches, we’ll have templates there as well.

If you are a customer, the best thing you can do is get in touch with your distributor and they will get you set up in a group and order your supplies for you.

As a distributor, we have lots of resources for you. I’ve listed them here for easy reference (click on the text to go to the item or download it).

Year in a Snap Flip Book Brochure (US)

Year in a Snap Flip Book Brochure (CN)

Year in a Snap PDF Brochure (US)

Year in a Snap PDF Brochure (CN)

Year in a Snap Introduction Video

Year in a Snap Video 1: iPhone Photo Tips

Year in a Snap Video 2: The Life of a Photo in a Snap

Year in a Snap Revealed (recording training session)

I think that covers it. I hope this helps you meet that goal to create a book of memories or to help others get their photos off their cameras and into books.

Happy creating!

– StacyC

A Year of Birthdays

January 3, 2017

Anthology DIY is offering a Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit that will be available soon, but we want you to see how cool it is now!

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Storybook 101

December 1, 2016

As the year comes to an end the memory keeper in us starts thinking about how to collect the highlights into one place. Enter the Storybook! Storybooks are a great option for capturing photos and memories for the year. They come in a variety of sizes and we offer templates so you can drop your photos in, change the text, and place your order. The November Studio U class was all about Storybooks from start to finish – a 101 series class. We recorded it so you can watch it at your leisure. Here are a few highlights.

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Solid to the Core Cardstock

November 30, 2016

We’re so excited to share the latest product – Solid Core Cardstock. These new cardstocks come in 25 colors with 10 sheets to a package. But there’s more to what makes this different than the Solid Color Cardstock (besides the number of colors). Let me show you.

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Holiday DIY – Oh What Fun!

November 29, 2016

With Christmas right around the corner, we’ve been busily making festive crafts and gifts using the Oh What Fun Bundle from Anthology DIY.

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Personalize Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, a time of giving, reflection, and gratitude. It is also a time for lots of glorious gatherings and food! Hosting family and friends for dinner parties and dessert nights comes with the added weight of wanting our homes to be festive and put together (no pressure!) Simple touches, especially festive ones, bring instant charm to the home. This is where Heritage Makers takes its role as our super-helper! There are many adorable templates that can bring the desired Thanksgiving cheer to our homes for the month and for the big Turkey Day!

Cassie Balser cleverly designed these prints as Placemats, which make for a perfect addition for any dinner table.(142659 and 142658)

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Joyful Pages!

November 9, 2016

The new Joyful & Triumphant by Lauren Hinds collection truly is joyful and is so easy to create with. The hardest part is deciding which of the border strip designs to use because there are so many that I love that I want to use them all. Guess I better start taking more holiday photos!

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Pretty as a Picture!

November 8, 2016
In today’s world of selfies, social media, and smart phones, sometimes we forget the importance of the good “old-fashioned” photo session. And let’s face it, your scrapbooks and photo books are only as good as your pictures.

I’m grateful for my 15-year-old daughter who reminds me several times each year of the greatness of this simple concept.

Meet Mary, Sage’s BFF:

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The Magic of Storybooks

November 3, 2016

As the year comes to an all-too-quick close, I start to look back at all the memories made through the year. With the holidays approaching, I love the opportunity to take my memories and put them into a Storybook to share with my family and friends. It’s been said that “a picture says a thousand words,” but a book full of pictures shares an entire experience and memories!

Last Christmas, my sister and I put together a book for our grandparents, full of photos and memories from over the summer. Our whole family had visited them over a period of a couple of weeks. I will never forget the faces and tears of my grandparents as they opened the book on Christmas morning. Even though it was through a video call, their emotions and faces were priceless. They cherish the book filled with the sweet faces of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Each page of the Storybook brings them right back to those days when their house was not so quiet and was filled with giggles, toys, cries, late night talks, and kids’ TV shows.

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