Thursday, August 9, 2012

August is Amazing with Heritage Makers


  New Art for August

Even the “lazy days of summer” seem to fly by fast, and leave us wishing for more. The good news is that we can preserve those sweet summer days and hold on to the warm memories—and this month’s newsletter will show you how!

Along with sizzling new art, the month of August brings us an additional 10% discount on HM 12 x 12 storybooks—one of HM’s best-selling products! This issue brings you Studio tips for aligning letters, templates for sports-themed projects, wonderful ideas for preserving summer moments and more. So don’t wait to dive in and get inspired!

As summer winds down and the season of holiday gift preparation begins, I encourage you to consider becoming a Consultant on my Heritage Makers team. You’ll save even more money on those meaningful gifts you’re planning to give, while pursuing a financially rewarding business opportunity that can help lift the lives of you and your family. Contact me today and I can share more information with you about how our entire team would help you learn to bring meaningful HM moments to your family and friends.

The HM photo manager has been upgraded! Have a look here.

Workshop hosting—what's not to love? Read more here.

Paychecks for your bank acount and your heart! Learn more here.

A shout-out to our wonderful Club HM members! Read more here.

Inspirations Online Classes

Sending Them Back to School
Thu, August 9, 2012 8 PM CDT
Studio Project Manager Lynda Angelastro and Marketing and Communications Coordinator Cynthia Coulon show you how to be a more purposeful part of your childrens' school day with unique projects to showcase talents, thank teachers and strengthen friendships.
Watch here.

Say Goodbye to Summer
Thu, August 23, 2012   8 PM CDT
Studio Product Manager Lynda Angelastro shows you fast and easy ways to finish your vacation, reunion, beach and other summer scrapbooking. Register Here
Upcoming Themes & Specials

August: 12 x 12 Storybooks
(save 10%)

September: 8 x 20 Canvas (save 10%)October: Calendars
(save 10%)

Notice: Website maintenance

August 18 @ 11 p.m. Central
to August 19 @ 3 a.m. Central

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Summer Preserves

Storing Your Summer Bounty

If you’ve ever made jam or bottled tomatoes, you know the satisfaction that comes from preserving nature’s bounty for your family to enjoy later in the year. Preserving your memories is not so different. The storehouse of memories you create today contributes significantly to your family being close tomorrow. Across the years, preserving your summer memories may be one of the most significant things you ever do for your children.

So store up a little (or a lot) of this summer’s sunny moments and keep sweet memories fresh with projects like these.


Page-by-Page Preservation
If your family’s summer activities were a bit of this and a bit of that, consider making a 12 x 12 summer post-bound album and preserving your sunshine moments page by page. “Summer Fun Album by Michelle Bedard, template 61612 and “Summer Fun – 12 x 12 Post-bound Album” by Misty Kylkema, template 62874 are both good album choices for filling with varied or closer-to-home summer fun.

Meaningful Close-to-home Moments

Once you’ve chosen your post-bound album, go to the Template Gallery and select 12 x 12 scrap pages as your product and “summer” as your search term. You’ll find a wealth of choices there that make page-by-page scrapbooking fast and easy. In the casual, close-to-home summer topics, check out “Silly Summer” by Leanne Reist-Barr, template 89075; “Cousins and Sunshine” by Cynthia Coulon, template 90329; “Frog Catching” by Kari Svoboda, template 80029; “Fun in the Sun” by Tamara Shoulders, template 5207; “U Love 2 Ride” by Cynthia Coulon, template 90342; or “Colorful Fun” by Kellee Martins, template 82646. Capture your kids enjoying their summer routine and you capture a slice of life they cannot easily preserve for themselves once they are grown. It really is up to you.

Vacation Albums

To tuck vacation and other travel pages away a few at a time, consider post-bound albums “Our Travels” by Darcie Toom, template 41995 or “Our Summer Vacation” by Michelle Bell, template 61989. If you’re like most, vacations are a concentrated time of family togetherness, full of moments you won’t ever want to forget. Even a few months after a vacation, spending time leafing through your holiday album brings back those carefree memories for each family member.


Vacation Pages

Search on “vacation,” or “beach,” in the 12 x 12 scrap page section of the Template Gallery and you’ll find plenty of vacation-themed pages to help fill your album. Try “My Lil’ Beach Bum Boy” by Cheryl Lewis, template 90839; “Beach” by Brooke Birch, template 90456; “Snorkeling Sisters” by Cynthia Coulon, template 90333; “Travel Memories” by Tara Jones, template 66598; “Beach Time” by Michelle Bedard, template 64525 or “Beach Pages,” template 40326 by Wendy Bailey that contains a two-page spread for scrapbooking your beach vacation.

Summer Days by the Sea

In addition to beach scrap pages, Wendy Bailey has an entire series of beach templates for canvases. Shown here is “Deep Beach Canvas,” an 18 x 24 deep canvas, template 39305. Its neutral, natural and muted tones will fit into most decorating styles, so show those beach photos off liberally around your home. Make your memories part of your d├ęcor by selecting any one of Wendy’s beach canvases. You’ll find one that will be a perfect fit for the space you have in mind.

Storybook Vacations

Were you lucky enough to take your family on vacation to one of Disney’s Magic Kingdoms? Such a vacation is often a big budget item for a young family. Record the memories in a storybook like Kari Pieratt’s 11.5 x 8.5 “Magical Memories Vacation Book,” template 64095, and you preserve the magical memories so your investment lasts a lifetime.


Whether your time away is local, national or international; preserve your memories in just the right book by searching the Heritage Makers Template Gallery. Click on template 90455 to see the inside of Kari Pieratt’s “San Diego Vacation Book.” It’s an 11.5 x 8.5 storybook filled with Sea World, beach and southern California vacation style that’s ideal for your oceanside vacation.


No matter where you travel in the country, you can customize your book with “Road Trip” by Jill Means. This 8 x 8 storybook, template 75993, allows you to move the markers on the map, and indeed the map itself, to represent your family’s recent travels. Every state is represented in the clean, graphic style art that this book is made from. If Mexico’s the destination, try “Simple Travel: Mexico” by Michelle Bell. Also an 8 x 8 storybook, template 66494 is just one in a series covering countries including the USA.

Preserving Summer

Summer’s the perfect time for fun, photos and family get-togethers. Whether your family’s summer includes a Disneyland trip, tide pools on the beach, or long, lazy, backyard days and barbecues; celebrate and preserve your summer’s magic moments in Heritage Makers pages or projects.

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Sports Highlights

Sports are a valuable part of the growing-up process for many children and create a wide variety of positive experiences and memories. From team sports like baseball to individual sports like horseback riding—sports build strong children.
Sports also build strong families as they practice together, cheer each other on and support one another through victory and defeat.
To keep all the fun sports memories vibrant, here are some ideas to help you showcase your favorite family sports heroes and their teams.

PostersMake your children the stars of their very own sports posters! These 11 x 14 posters by Roxanne Buchholz are just some of the great templates available to make this esteem-building project quick and easy. Basketball, template 51780. Baseball, template 45513. Horseback Riding, template 50010
Award Certificates
Recognize sportsmanship and achievement with custom certificates like these by Roxanne Buchholz. Certificate templates are also available for Tennis, Karate, Soccer, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, and Cheerleading! Volleyball Award Certificate, template
63498. Swim Award Certificate, template 63497. Softball Award Certificate, template 63495.

BooksA wonderful way to commemorate sports participation is with photo-filled books like these square flipbooks designed by Roxanne Buchholz. Football Square Flipbook 41361, Cheerleading Square Flipbook 53933, Softball Flipbook 63465, Tennis Square Flipbook 44072, Karate Square Flipbook 50004, Swimming Flipbook 55638, Soccer Square Flipbook 41321, Horseback Riding Square Flipbook 50009, Bowling Square Flipbook 50031

These same sports templates (and more) are also available as 8 x 8 storybooks.

Team Trading Cards
A quick, easy and fun piece of sports memorabilia to create and share are team trading cards. Check out this month’s Make it in Moments article to learn how!

Coordinated Collections
If you’re looking for gifts for team members or want to make a collection of memorabilia, most of the templates shown earlier have matching pieces. Enter your preferred sport in the Template Gallery search engine and find out what’s available. Coordinating books, posters, scrap pages, calendars, lanyards and more await your personal touch.
Make the Memories Live
"Replay" all the winning moments and highlights of your sports heroes, big and small, with Heritage Makers products—make the fun memories live on!

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Sports Trading Cards

Whatever the sport, create custom team trading cards that make your athlete look and feel like a pro! Trading cards are wonderful coach gifts and fun souvenirs for teammates to share. Each deck contains 54 cards and comes in a durable plastic storage case.

If you start with one of our fabulous templates, trading cards are a project you can make in just moments!

Customize the front of the cards with your team photo, name and season. Customize the back of each card with an individual player’s photo and other stats. It’s that easy. Use these fabulous templates designed by Roxanne Buchholz, and you’ll be on your way to scoring big with a project that’s something to cheer about!

HM Softball Trading Cards, template 37853 HM Football Trading Cards, template 19928
HM Soccer Trading Cards, template 20889 HM Basketball Trading Cards, template 37840

HM Hockey Trading Cards, template 37873

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