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May Stories & More

May 27, 2008   

Kyleigh’s Smile

I have six children, and I intend to create a book for each child. I decided to do my daughter’s book first. Kyleigh is the only girl and is the oldest child. She’s 14 now and thinks I hate her half the time; or she hates me. I wanted to publish something for her to let her know how much I really do love her. So, my book is all about her! NO BOYS ALLOWED! There are NO pictures of her brothers in there, it’s all about Kyleigh (and a few pics of ME).

Having six children, ages 14, 13, 5, 2, and 10 month-old twins, really makes it hard to give her as much attention as she may want. Just look at the picture I took of her today, holding that book (a month after getting the book)! Look at that smile on her face!

—Krista Chamberlain

Click here to read more…

My Girls’ New Favorite Game

May 23, 2008   

My girls have always loved matching games, especially the Disney Princess Memory game they got for Christmas last year. But now they have something they like even more.  On launch day last week, I jumped at the chance to create a Memory card game for my girls.  I can’t believe how easy it was.

I just looked through my Heritage Studio photo albums and grabbed a few of my favorite pictures of the kids, their grandparents, and aunts and uncles.  I found pictures that would remind us of specific stories from our family’s adventures.  I used the new Page Manager feature to make two copies of each card. Then I created a simple title for the backside and added some fun Premier Art. It took me about 15 minutes and I had created my girls’ favorite game.

The game arrived on Wednesday, 8 days after I produced it. I think we’ve already played Family Memory 10 times. I figure by this weekend we’ll probably hit a couple dozen. I don’t know about you, but in my house I’m tired of seeing everything the girls play wrapped with images of Aurora, Belle, and Jasmine. No offense to Disney, but I’d much rather play a game with Whitney, Sophia, and Ruby.

What’s more, the game reminds my kids of some fun memories that they share spontaneously when they play.  Memory Game now has a new meaning in our house.

More New Products!

May 22, 2008   

We’ve done it again! More new and exciting products from Heritage Makers. Check out our latest…you’re going to love what’s in store.hmblog-12x12.JPG

12×12 individual scrapbook pages

Affordably print your digital scrapbook pages to create a cherished keepsake the entire family can enjoy. Easily print digital pages and place them in the scrapbook of your choice.

Our scrapbook pages are made from velvet paper and are acid- and lignin-free. All pages are single-sided.

Create your own creative pages today!

$3.95/page

Plus, we’ve expanded our quotation library in Studio.  We’ve added to your favorites to give you more than 2,000 quotes! Take a look at some of our favorites:

  • “29 again? Talk about recycling.”
  • “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” Barbara Bush
  • “Forget love–I’d rather fall in chocolate.”
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Mark Twain

Take some time to search through the quotes library…you’re sure to find the perfect quote for any occasion.

Look What’s New in Studio

May 12, 2008   

Exciting new products are now available! You can tell your stories in a variety of ways with new game cards and invitations. At Heritage Makers, it just keeps getting better!

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Game Cards

Enjoy games of all varieties with your family and friends. Play matching games with your kids, memory at the next family reunion, or make up your own unique family-styled game. The game cards are completely customizable (one side only) so you can make the cards entirely your own. The cards have modern rounded corners and are shipped in a plastic case.

Invitations

Invite your friends to your next party with a unique, totally customizable invitation. The invitations are glossy on the front and matte on the back…and shipped with envelopes. Invitations are perfect for your celebrations, birthday parties, anniversaries, and holidays. You’ll impress all of your party goers with these stylish invitations.

Studio Enhancements

We’ve added new features to Studio. With Project View, Page Management, Image Swapping, and more your Studio experience is sure to be one for the memory books!

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  • Project View
    Quickly and easily browse and view the pages of your project. Rotate cards, flip through pages of storybooks, or view any of your projects in a totally new realm. No more long wait times and no more awkward red lines! You’ll love the quality and details that have been put into this feature.
  • Embed Project in a Blog
    Want to share your HM projects with your family and friends? Try embedding your project into your blog! Combine the savvy technology of blogging and storybooking and you’ve got an incredible way to share your projects with as many people as you want. Your friends and family can browse through pages of your storybook without the hassle of clogging up email boxes or waiting for the printed copy!
  • Page Thumbnails
    And we’re not talking about the ones on your hands. You can see images of all your pages off to the side in Studio. You’ll easily be able to manage your pages and images with this quick view of your entire project.
  • Page Management
    Rearranging your storybook pages just got a whole lot easier! Open the Manager page in Studio and simply drag your pages to rearrange. Your images will all auto load with the preview. You simply drap the page where you want it and click done. That’s all there is to it!
  • Image Swapping
    Rearrange all of your images in any projects with one simple drag. No longer do you need to hold down the control key to swap images. Point, drag, and you’re done!

Chris Lee Named to V100 Entrepreneur of the Year List

May 10, 2008   

We have a celebrity in our midst! Our own Chris Lee was named as one of vSpring Capital’s top 100 entrepreneurs. And this is the second year in a row Chris has received this honor!

The V100 list recognizes talent and leadership among CEOs and CTOs in our region. Members of the V100 are chosen and nominated by their peers – which makes this honor even more special. Others in the field have recognized Chris’ amazing ability to lead and cultivate a strong company.

To learn more about the V100 list, go to www.vspring.com.

Congratulations, Chris!

A Day to Remember

May 9, 2008   

After learning about the seriousness of Doug’s condition last week, I knew that there was a very real possibility I wouldn’t get to see him in person again. Of course, I was pleased to interact with so many of our consultants at our Southern California Regional event, but the feeling was bittersweet as I thought about the suddenness and shock of Doug’s diagnosis. Because of my absence, I missed out on the fireworks of Doug’s first few days in the hospital, including revision of his diagnosis from chronic leukemia to a rare and serious form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and the beginning of chemotherapy. We shared some poignant phone conversations as I began to contemplate the business, and life, without my colleague and friend.

Well, today I was able to see a much healthier looking Doug, certainly not out of the woods as he has just begun the early stages of treatment, but definitely healthier than the last time I saw him when he had, in his words, “one foot in the grave.” He’s received world-class treatment during this truly life-saving week.

Doug has tremendous gifts as a visionary and entrepreneur. Together, we were able to share some powerful thoughts about life and how Heritage Makers can continue to make such a positive difference in the lives of so many, particularly of our consultants. There is still much uncertainty and, I’m sure, there will be more surprises. But I know I’m looking forward to Doug’s influence and partnership for many more years to come.

Today’s Creative Home Arts

May 7, 2008   

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The 8×8 storybook has received Today’s Creative Home Arts Seal of Approval! This is an incredible honor and one Heritage Makers is pleased to accept. Look for the magazine article to appear in the July/August issue.

The Seal of Approval is determined by a thorough testing with dozens of independent testers. This seal is recognized by hundreds of thousands of Today’s Creative Home Arts Club members and now Heritage Makers is among this elite group to receive this honor!

Are You Racing?

May 1, 2008   

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It’s time to Race to Reunion. Are you excited about heading to Disneyland?Lena Fleming is sure excited about Reunion 2008 and has already started racing. Check out her story:

“After arriving home from the Utah Regional, I had to quickly shift gears back into being a wife, mother, hostess of house guests, and much more. After greeting my family, I headed to the grocery store. I got my groceries and proceeded to the checkout line. The clerk then asked me, “What are you racing for?” I was surprised when she asked me this.  And then I remembered I was still dressed in the same clothes I wore to Regionals – complete with my racing button.

The clerk smiled and said, ‘You must be going to Disneyland. What for?’ I told her a little bit about Heritage Makers and what I was racing for. She then asked me for my business card. I got her contact information and told her I would set her up with an account as soon as I got home. The clerk told me she had always wanted to create a storybook but nobody had ever offered to set her up with an account.

Thank you, Heritage Makers, for the button! I have an excited new client simply for wearing my button. It works!”

Do you have a story to tell about wearing your Race button? If so, leave us a comment and let us know what happened!