Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Please welcome my new Business Partner...

Back in November I started a new job with AZ Virtual Academy as a site director for the iLearn center at the YMCA. I also enrolled two of my children in their online school. Although I love this new job very much it is not what I expected. I had hopes of finding more time to work my Heritage Makers business since I am no longer doing child care from my home. Boy was I wrong. I have been so busy and exhausted that I have not found the time to plan events and enjoy getting to know each of my clients the way I want to. I love helping these students of mine and I know I am doing something amazing there. However, my true passion is Heritage Makers and helping YOU find the way to preserve your memories forever. I have big dreams of eventually only working as a Heritage Makers consultant. I feel like the best way for me to accomplish those dreams is to take on a partner in my business that motivates me and inspires me in every way possible. So please join me in welcoming my big sister and new partner, Shanna Vineyard to my team!
Her list of accomplishments are many so please stay with me and read to the end of this post to see how Shanna will be able to help you and how you might win a FREE custom Post-Bound Album!

Shanna has an amazing talent that comes so natural. She is an accomplished traditional paper crafter and scrapbooker. She is currently a design team member for Little Yellow Bicycle and she also designs product for Bo Bunny behind the scenes. She recently completed her 2011-2012 design team term for SpellBinders as well. She can be found listed in multiple years among the top 5 winners of the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol competition. I have lost count of how many times her scrapbook pages, cards, home decor, and altered art have been featured in magazines like Scrapbook Trends, Paper Crafts, Cards Magazine, Etc. 

A little over a year ago Shanna found herself not able to sleep one night and decided to finally get into MY account and check out the HM studio. It didn't take her long to master the studio and get hooked on all the art that HM has to offer. The ease of use and appeal of the product had her thinking about how she could use HM in hybrid type projects. I convinced Shanna that she needed to use her talent for paper crafting to design digital versions of the things she was creating for her paper projects. Shortly after her first digital kit was created... Homespun Halloween. 

Since then she has created a couple more kits and has plans to continue digital designing. To date, she has 70 templates accepted in the HM template gallery and consistently wins design contests on the Club HM Facebook page.

For now the plan is that I will continue to teach at home parties and train our new team members. Shanna will follow up and train you how to use the amazing HM Studio. Shanna plans to get on the phones and call each of you to introduce herself and to find out what your HM needs might be. (She is available to create your projects for you! Just send her the pictures.) All of these calls will take some time since we have nearly 600 clients we service. Many of you have also never met me in person so I will probably be making evening phone calls as well. Please be expecting a phone call from one of us in the near future. We look forward to helping you turn your photos into memories that will last for lifetimes. Have a great day and Happy Storybooking!

PS. Stay tuned for a Grand Re-Opening special!!! But while you wait please post a comment and I will enter you into a drawing for that custom free post-bound album.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mother's Day Workshop and Ideas Galore!!!

Well, Mother's day is coming soon and I am always trying to figure out what to get my mom for that special day. I found TONS of ideas in the Heritage Makers template gallery. I decided to share a few to show you what you can make at my upcoming Mother's day gift workshop. 
Part ONE - March 31st - 2 to 6pm
This part is all on the computer. Please have your photos uploaded or bring your photos with you if your need scanning services. Please call for address and location. Space will not be limited for this event. However, I do need a head count so I can prepare enough goodies and your make and take project. 

Part TWO - April 21st - 2 to 6pm
This is when we will put together the projects that you created and ordered on the first day. Please call for address and location. Space will not be limited for this event. However, I do need a head count so I can prepare enough goodies and have supplies ready for you to finish your projects.

The projects below can me created as a Canvas or a Framed print. They can even be made into an inexpensive ceramic tile and displayed on an easel. 

 These following pictures are treat buckets. You can find them at the craft store and fill them with whatever gift you desire.

 This project is meant to adhere to a wood block to display on a shelf.

 This is an inexpensive candle wrap. Cuteness!

Have you ever thought about giving a card organizer with a greeting card for all the birthdays, babies, or other holidays in your family? This is the perfect project for that!

This weekly dinner menu is made to frame and use with a dry erase marker.

This cute framed print can be made with any picture or quote you wish. Just chose the picture and quote and you are half way done.

How about a personalized clock for home or her office? Grandparents will love this too!
Clocks are priced around $16 at Target or Walmart. This template makes a 13 inch clock. Colors can also be customized to match your mother's home decor.

All projects will be made from your own studio account. You will then place your order before April 7th so it will arrive in time for you to come and make your gifts. Most of these projects use premier artwork which requires a membership. Get your premier membership FREE by joining Club HM today! Ask me for details or click on the Club HM page here in my blog.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Home is where the Heart is...

I’m super excited to share a fun new digital/paper crafting kit with you today!

My amazingly talented, scrappy sister, Shanna Vineyard, has combined her love of hand-drawing and painting mixed with her fondness of bright, happy colors to bring us a kit that is different than anything you’ve ever seen!   In celebration of her relocating back home to Arizona next week, she was inspired to create this kit, “Home Is Where the Heart Is” that includes over 50 different hand-drawn and painted images.  They can be used in your digital projects or can be easily re-sized and printed to cut out and use with your traditional scrapbooking and card making creations.  The possibilities are endless and you will have them to use over and over again as much as you like for as many projects as you wish!  So FUN!!!

Here’s what I made using her kit….. 

Visit Shanna’s blog to purchase this kit and see LOTS of other awesome samples that were created specifically to share with you today!    In celebration of this fun, new release she is also doing a huge giveaway valued at over $275.00 with lots of fabulous new scrappy goodies and several ways you can win!  So head on over and check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by!  

Thursday, August 25, 2011

HM's Birthday and drawing for $100 in points

It's Heritage Maker's 5th birthday. To celebrate I am having a drawing for all current and potential clients.  If you are a current client you must upgrade your Club HM membership to qualify or become a host or consultant. 

Now through August 31st. Sign up for Club HM and get a chance to win $100 in publishing points! Bronze Level members will get one entry, Silver members get 2 entries, Gold members get 3 entries. Schedule a workshop or studio demo with me and get 4 entries. Join my team as a consultant and get 5 entries. Purchase the business kit add on and get 10 entries!!! 

Below you will find an invitation to my studio demonstrations this Saturday, August 27th. There will be 4 times and locations around the valley to make it easier for you to attend.  Please RSVP by Friday night so I know how many to expect. Thanks!

If you cannot attend because you are busy or live too far away, here is a link to a great studio demonstration made by Heritage Makers. Call me after you watch this. I just know you will love this.

 Click on the image below to see details.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Scrapbooking Class!!!

Makenna and I will be teaching Summer scrapbooking classes at Barnes & Noble this summer. The flyer below gives some of the details. Please read the fine print below the flyer. Oh and I forgot to add the dates. They are June 20th - July 27th.

Cost of class includes your subscription to Club HM which doesn't include tax. As a member of Club HM you will pay $30 per month for a minimum of 3 months. HM will deposit 40 points into your account each month. If you are a current Premier member you will have 50 points deposited into your account. My current Club HM members will not be charged for this class. All class members will pay their own shipping charges when you finish your projects and have them sent to you.

During this class you will learn to use the HM studio editor. You will create 1 post bound album and 20 scrapbook pages to fill it. I will have templates for all 20 pages. You may also choose to create your pages from scratch.  YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP and a pad of paper to take notes if you would like. Free WiFi will be provided by the bookstore.

This class will cover some basic tips for beautiful and creative design. It is open to scrapbookers of all ages and genders, however, children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Check back soon for some sample of the pages we will be making. I will have them posted in my gallery!

Please call me if you have any further questions. 623-806-3317

Oh and for those that live too far away, you can upgrade your account to Club HM and then send me an email requesting the templates be sent to your account.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Got my purse free!

My Miche bag Party went really well. I had over a thousand in sales and I was able to get the free purse I wanted that is big enough to hold a couple of my larger Heritage Makers books. I carry them with me to show them off all the time. I love my books! Anyway, thanks to all who came and helped me get so much for free! My girls thank you too. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Fever at Miche!!!

I know this has nothing to do with Heritage Makers but I am in love with these purses. They are called Miche Bag. They are purse bases with interchangeable outer shells. So you never have to transfer all the "Junk" in your purse when you change the purse. Now I just change the outer shell and I feel like I have a whole new purse. I get bored quickly and have to change my purse a lot. I rotate a bunch around. Anyway, I am hosting a party on the 26th and I wanted to post a link for you to see them and order one if you like them. I will pay to ship it to you if you buy from my party and you aren't close enough for me to bring it to you.

Monday, February 7, 2011

February Publishing Challenges

I have been publishing like crazy lately and I LOOOOVE it all! So for the first months challenge I am going to give you a couple challenges. Click on the challenge link to open the full project previews. 

CHALLENGE #2 = Make a project to decorate your home or a give as a gift for someone else's home.  

This is a poster that will measure 10x24 inches. I will be adhering this to a piece of wood, adding nails below the names and then laminating and hanging the tags below each name. Can't wait to get it back in the mail. My kids have been asking for a chart so I decided this was a priority for me this month. This is still a work in progress so I don't have all the right pictures yet. And there is no link yet since it is not completed.

CHALLENGE #3 = Publish any size hard bound storybook. Here is my family yearbook for 2009. 

And just for fun here are some other fun projects I completed this past couple of weeks.