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Wonderful Wood Prints

March 31, 2016   

The new 10 x 10, 11 x 14, and 8 x 10 Wood Prints from Heritage Makers are a gorgeous way to showcase your favorite photos. The wood grain of the natural maple veneer adds a lovely touch to any project, but it is important to understand that the amount of wood grain visible will vary, depending on the design of your project.

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Bloomin’ Flowers in the New Floral Flourish by Katie Pertiet Collection

March 30, 2016   

Spring is starting to show in the neighborhood as the flowers poke up through the ground, which make this the perfect time to have the new Floral Flourish by Katie Pertiet collection. This collection is blooming with flowers that will make any layout happy.

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Understanding Storybook Templates

March 26, 2016   

We often get the question, why do storybook templates have page one on the right side and not on the left to create a spread? Today, we’re going to explain a few things about storybook templates that we hope will help you as you create your storybooks, specifically the blank page and Copyright page you see in the Manage Pages section of Studio.

Manage Pages in Studio

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Titles and Tributes

March 23, 2016   

With so many holidays and special events behind us, and so many still ahead, it’s a good time to create some fun titles and be ready for those special pages. Have you ever noticed that with each Our Memories for Life collection we have included border strips and journal cards with word art?

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Coming in April – Canvas Exchange Kit #2

March 22, 2016   

This April, Anthology DIY by Lisa Bearnson is offering our second set of Canvas Exchange designs for 3×4 wood blocks! Canvas Exchange is an innovative, easy way to embellish your home using stylish and re-usable canvas art. In March, we offered a Starter Set that included a sheet of canvas (with a total of 9 designs) and a wood block kit (image below).  This can still be purchased while supplies last.

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Studio U: Home Decor Made Easy

March 18, 2016   

I love decorating my home, especially when it’s something that I’ve made. The home decor items in Studio are so easy to customize and some you can print as is, which is even easier!

Cassie Happy Place Wood Print

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Tips for Photographing Projects

March 16, 2016   

You’ve created a beautiful layout or pocket page and you want to take a picture to share with your family and friends but every time you do, it’s dark or there’s a glare. Do you quit? No! You use these tips to take photos you’ll love as much as the page you created.

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Eggs, Engagements, and Especially Cute Cards!

March 15, 2016   

The Bearnson gang has another wedding that is right around the corner! My oldest daughter, Stefyn, said YES to Sean Hall and the wedding is August 25th!

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Everyday Children’s Storybook Ideas

March 10, 2016   
It’s easy to see how Heritage Makers storybooks are loved as gorgeous yearbooks and personal tribute books. But what many may not be aware of is how wonderful they can be when designed to be used for more everyday purposes. Today I’m going to show you some storybook templates with meaningful everyday uses for families and children. Hopefully these templates will inspire you to create some meaningful gifts for the children in your lives!

Sketch It Out!

March 9, 2016   

We have all been there. Staring at our pictures and blank pages, wondering just what to do since inspiration does not seem to be coming. That is when I turn to one of my favorite tools, my layout sketches.

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