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the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift – Personalized Photo Bucket Bags – 10% off THIS MONTH ONLY!

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I know…I know…really Sharon? Mother’s Day already??

Yep…no time like the present to plan ahead! Plus, this month only you get an extra 10% off the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift!!

What’s that? PERSONALIZED PHOTO BUCKET BAGS, that’s what!

bucket bags4There are two sizes:

  • The regular bucket bag is great as a purse
  • While the GRAND bucket bag works well as a carrying bag for all sort of mommy stuff!

How do you get your own? 2 ways:

  1. Design your own at – PLUS contact me to find out how you can save an 25%-35% above and beyond this month’s 10% sale – that’s 35%-45% OFF the retails value – what a steal!!
  2. Commission me to design a bag for you – Contact me for further information on this option.

Take a look at these happy mom’s with their personally designed buckets bags!

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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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Guaranteed Holiday Hit #1: PERSONALIZED CALENDARS

These have been a hit every Christmas in my family. We use the photos we’ve taken over the past year – places we’ve been, beautiful landscapes we’ve seen, gorgeous nature shots – and turn them into a family calendar that we give to all our Aunts & Uncles as well as some friends and co-workers (oh, and we also tend to keep one for ourselves). I can’t tell you how many times people have commented on the gorgeous calendars and wondered how we made them.

These calendars are 100% customizable to suit your styles and preferences. Nothing you see (well, besides the size… 🙂 ) is permanent. Everything can be changed, moved, deleted, swapped out, rearranged, whatever!

What’s even better is that you can customize what special dates you feature in your calendar – include family birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, etc. Calendars come in both 8 1/2 x 11 and 11×16 and can either be coil-bound or saddle-stitched – whichever you prefer.

An ideal gift for any grandparents, best friends, siblings or other family members who live far away.

Make the most of the hundreds of photos you’ve taken in 2012. Make those memories last all year long.


Here’s our calendar for the 2013 year.


Also, take a peek at these fabulous templates available for you to change and make your own:



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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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