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44 years of love…and still going strong!!

Check out my dad’s valentine gift for my mom! Isn’t it so sweet?! He picked the pictures and wrote out what he wanted to say and I put the book together for him using a template (#24774) and mostly changing the colouring. She received it today – Valetine’s Day of course – and her response was, “I got a Valentine’s surprise this morning that you helped make! What a lovely gift to get and it’s beautiful.” I think she liked it!! 🙂

I’d LOVE to hear from your, so tell me, which is your favourite page?


dad's valentine's book(#2536361)-FC

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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in My stories, Project Ideas


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This could be YOUR family heritage album!!

Yates Family Album
Check out my latest project – a family heritage book for a co-worker of mine. She was so thankful to be doing this book now as her mom is the last living relative of her generation and she’s already beginning to get confused and forget lots…family connections and occasions. Now, the whole family will have a record to pass along generation after generation. What a priceless treasure!!
WANT TO HAVE A BOOK LIKE THIS ONE OF YOUR OWN FAMILY HISTORY? CONTACT ME TODAY to find out how to get started on Heritage Makers or sign-up for a FREE account from my website (link on the right). Create your book from scratch, or, like me, use one of thousands of gorgeous templates and make it your own. It’s easy, fast and fun!!
LOVE THE PRODUCT BUT DON’T HAVE TIME TO MAKE IT YOURSELF? CONTACT ME TODAY to set up an initial consultation (in person or online) for $25 and get a pricing estimate for your project. Decide from there if you would like to proceed.
Don’t let your family heritage simply disappear…get your stories into books today and cherish those memories forever!!



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Guaranteed Holiday Hit #2: FAMILY STORYBOOK

Storybooks are a fantastic way to record family events and memories. These make wonderful holiday gifts that will be cherished for years and generations to come!!

  • baby books
  • elementary school years
  • real-life princess or superhero
  • teenage time capsule
  • family heritage books
  • love stories
  • family heroes
  • travel book
  • the ideas are endless!!

Take a look at these samples – click on the link to see the whole book:






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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Project Ideas


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“Our Love Story – He said….She said”

It’s finally complete and I can share it with the world! The storybook about my parents’ love story – how they met, fell in love, the proposal, the wedding – which I made for their 44th anniversary this month is finally able to be made public. I wanted to wait until I’d given it to them, which happened last week-end. They LOVED it! Brought back lots of memories. Lot’s of great stories…and some really funny ones… to commemorate the beginning of our family. TAKE A LOOK at the whole book:


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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in My stories


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“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots. The other is wings.” – Hodding Carter (#1)


Chronicling a family heritage.

Gone are the days when oral story-telling is how we learn about the family we come from. We so rarely sit around with family – immediate or extended – and share the stories of our lives. Not only is life incredibly busy, but in a day and age when people so often have to move away from family for employment, at times even overseas, quality face-to-face time with our families – parents, cousins, aunt, uncles, grandparents – is incredibly limited.

So, what can be done to record the stories of our parents and grandparents? How can we pass along to our daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren the family history that comes before them? What’s the answer? Create a timeless storybook chronicling your family heritage. Include family photographs, birth announcements, memorials, family letters, immigration records, school graduations, wedding bulletins, and SO much more. All in one beautifully, professionally published album.

This is one of my next projects – connecting with my ever elusive family roots that span 3 continents and 7 countries in the last 3 generations alone. Spread out over international borders has created challenges in building a strong sense of family history, but as I witnessed my sister gather up family documents and memorabilia I began to get a sense of where I’ve come from and who has gone before me. I know that out of this project will arise a sense of identity and comfort in knowing where my roots are from; a sense of belonging and acceptance as I trace family traits, interests, passions back several generations.

Join me on this journey into the past. Create your own storybook chronicling your unique family heritage with Heritage Makers. I’d LOVE to hear:

  • What incredible stories will you retell?
  • Which amazing people will you feature?
  • Where in the world will your journey take you?

Then, share these lasting treasures with your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren. What better gift could you give?

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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in My stories


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