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.


  1. Congrats you guys I hope that you business goes far!

  2. Wow Deanna! You are such an amazing business mommy! I wish you luck in this new aspect of doing what you love!


  3. That is awesome you guys get to work together. Just like you, Shanna has some amazing talents. You two will make a great team. I am excited to hang with you ladies and scrapbook.

  4. Any time Tami. And it will be even more fun if we can convince Nadine to take some PTO!