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Display Your Scrap Pages!

December 31, 2015   

You work hard on your scrap pages and often the only place you see them is when you pull out the album you’ve stored them in. But they make lovely home decor pieces as well. And there are plenty of ways to display them.

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Quick Pages Using Layout Formulas

December 30, 2015   

As this year comes to a close, it becomes time to focus on the new year ahead and all the things yet to be accomplished. Wouldn’t it feel good to start 2016 with a bunch of completed pages? Well I’m here to help. First, I want to grant you freedom. Freedom to keep your pages simple and to not get caught up in perfection. Not every page needs to be a masterpiece or super creative. Second, I want to introduce you to some quick and easy layouts using 3, 4, and 5 pictures per page based on formulas. These formulas are simple, but the combinations are endless.

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In Love with Anthology XOXO

December 29, 2015   

With the New Year just days away, we want to sneak a few peeks at the newest Anthology paper collection. It’s called “XOXO,” and we’re in love!

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Holiday Card Keepsakes

December 24, 2015   

Ah, precious holiday cards. Every year we get a new collection of cards from friends and family, celebrating the festive season and the new year. Whether the cards were painstakingly crafted, store-bought and handwritten, or quickly created using a digital medium like Heritage Makers, each and every one was sent with love and well-wishes for the new year. But then, what to do with those special cards once the holiday season has ended? Do we simply throw them away and never look back? Or is there, perhaps, something better to be done? Below are a few of our favorite suggestions and tutorials to keep those holiday cards around to enjoy for years to come.

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Miracles and Milestones and so Much More!

December 23, 2015   

Have you seen this beautiful new collection from Katie Pertiet? Originally designed with heritage pages and faithbooking in mind, this collection has designs, textures, and journal prompts that can make a heritage or album of faith a breeze.

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Why I Love Pocket Scrapbooking

December 22, 2015   

If you know me, you know I love everything scrapbooking; but today I want to give a shout-out to one of my favorite styles and methods for creatively preserving my photos.

“POCKET SCRAPBOOKING!” (that was me, shouting.)

Pocket scrapbooking took the paper scrapping world by storm a couple of years ago, and it has just gotten more popular with time. The popularity makes perfect sense because it’s a simple, time-saving approach that still allows for a bunch of creative expression!

This fun and easy method for scrapbooking involves the use of page protectors that are divided into a variety of pockets into which you place pictures and ready-made cards.

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Bound by Love – Year in Review Books

December 18, 2015   

As you wrap up your year, isn’t it nice to think back on all the activities and memories from the year? Why not record them in a storybook that you can look at over and over? Our last Studio U class, Bound by Love, had great ideas for capturing your memories for the year. The best part, there’s no right or wrong way to put together your year in review book.

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Create Custom Borders for Your Christmas Layouts

December 16, 2015   

During the holidays, there are so many moments that you want to record in your scrapbook pages. To make this process a little easier, consider creating custom borders that you can make in advance or while you are scrapbooking. Lauren created this cute layout capturing her daughter’s first Christmas using borders and accents she created herself using the Joyous Noel by Katie Pertiet collection. Keep reading for tips and ideas from Lauren.

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Christmas Wishes, As You Wish

December 15, 2015   

Christmas Wishes is an adorable collection of paper, embellishments and chipboard embellishments from Anthology by Lisa Bearnson.

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Knowledge is Power! Answers to Frequent HM Questions

December 10, 2015   

With the holidays upon us, this time of year tends to be the happiest and also the busiest season of all. The last thing you want is to be on hold waiting to speak with a Customer Service agent about a question you just can’t find the answer to. So, to help streamline this process, we have gathered some of the most common questions asked by Heritage Makers customers and provided the answers!

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