Wednesday, April 11, 2007

6 year old gets PUBLISHED!

Wow, what a way to change a life!

My 6 year old grandson has just completed and published his FIRST BOOK.

Yes, he did it on my lap, and he did it all by himself, the typing, the drag and drop digital tools.

Once I set him up, I HAD TO FIGHT FOR THE MOUSE!

After all it was his book....Ayden's A-Z Book.

Imagine the excitement when it arrived.

His parents were blown away as this was our "Secret Project".

After designated chores, Ayden would earn Secret Time! Wow! What a Success!

Get your family started today!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Commercial Applications for Heritage Maker Projects

Who do you know that could use great promotional print projects?

Recently one of my best friends took 'After' pictures recording her 50+ lbs weight loss.

She is an incredible testimony for the nutritional products she used to get these results and their awesome skincare that has kept her skin from being baggy with this huge weight loss.

I designed a 5x7 Story Post Card for her outreach....what a great way to get the point across.

A picture is worth a 1000 words.

Here is a picture (50% resolution from my PDF proof).


Another commercial idea is using the Premier Heritage Maker Studio (digital scrapbooking) to design these same Story Posts as Change of Address cards. Recently a high profile Realtor purchased a block of 500 from me.

They will be using batches of 10 as "Thank you Gifts" for her sold listings. We will have a picture of the 'New Home', printed with the new address and the realtor's branding on the Story Post. They look beautiful! What a terrific way to showcase QUALITY!

What needs to be done with high quality and in bigger quantity?

Wedding Announcements? Engagement Announcements? Baby Announcements?

Reminder: February 6th is our next "Book Building Workshop" at the Talking Donkey at 7 pm. RSVP to reserve your seat.

Barb, digital diva

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New Workshops for hands on

Are you stuck in the "Dazed and don't know how to begin" state?
Tuesday, January 16th was the first "Build a book Workshop" hosted by myself and lovely Lisa.

We are planning these on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday 7 pm at the Talking Donkey Coffee Shop, Hwy 97N across from the Best Western Vernon Lodge. The best part of Heritage Makers is that you get all the help you need!

There is excellent Wireless Internet access there, so bring your wireless laptop and join us. The Talking Donkey is a non-profit outreach, so we all pay $5.00 each which includes your beverage. We meet upstairs in the Boardroom. Come 5-10 minutes early to pay at the till and get your order placed. If you don't own a wireless laptop bring your pictures on a cd along with your story ideas.

RSVP as there is limited seating and it will be 'first come - first seated' phone 542-1998.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Picture Taking

Excellent Picture Taking:
In December I interviewed Rita Schurman of Schurman Photography (award winning photographer) and I entered the highlights in point form in a newsletter.

You can find that here in the public archives, simply copy and paste into your browser as the link is very long:

With Valentines publishing deadlines right around the corner, it's worth showcasing these tips again. Let me help you publish your Valentines gift by January 16th to have an incredible personal gift to give her/him.

Digital Diva