Monday, January 26, 2009

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A Truly Amazing Presenet!

January 2009 letter received

I wanted to sing the praises of Barb and
When Christmas was approaching last year, we were faced with a recurring problem - how to find a memorable gift for my father-in-law. He is like a lot of successful people who has everything he needs and most of the things he wants.

Brad met with Barb and learned about the "Photo deck of playing cards" and we knew it was a great idea right away.

We collected photos from family trips that had been taken over the past 30 years and turned them into a truly amazing present.

The gift was a huge hit - bringing with it a flood of memories and emotion that will be cherished forever.

Thanks Barb for your one-on-one technical help and your kind and courteous business manner.

Leslie and Brad Pashby
Sun Life Financial

Thank you Leslie and Brad, I'm so glad it was a magical moment.

You're creating memories everyday but are you preserving them.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas Gift Responses

Lots of fun creating and MORE fun GIVING and watching the response.
Here is a great report from one of our happy clients who created our novel personalized decks of playing cards for her gifts.

I first met Barb at a Trade Fair in Langley and I was so taken with her photo books and her sheer enthusiasm for what she had created. I was captured. I came home and shared about the photo books that night. At Christmas this year, I created three different sets of playing cards. One was all different photos of my four neices. On the front of each card was a group shot, they were all dressed up in pink outfits for a wedding. I called their set of cards “Cousins”. I gave a set to each of the four girls.

Another set was photos of my friend’s son, as he loves to play poker. I called his set “Mackenzie Favorite Deck of Cards”. He loved it as there was a ‘cool’ photo of him on the front of his deck.. He laughed when he saw how I had gathered photos of him as a teenager, graduating from high school, with his Mum, Dad and sister and others with him holding our friend’s babies.

The third set was a mixture of words and photos. A theme created from my friend’s book “Awakening to the Beauty of Life Within”. These became great Christmas Presents for friends.

The playing cards were stunning, great quality and entertaining for everyone. I have had amazing responses from people about the outstanding quality of the cards. They were definitely fun projects to do on-line, to have printed and finally to give as gifts. I will definitely be making more of these.

Chris Willis

Surrey, BC

It is always great to see the smiles and hear the 'thank you's' when you make a one-of-a-kind perosnal gift.

Here's our January - March focus.

We're teaching Life Story Classes. Here is an invite for our next Meet and Greet.

Be sure to pre-register with West Richmond Community Center as they are preparing food and beverages. $3.00 per person 55+ for this event.

Never too late to think about Valentine's about an "I love you because " book.

For more information call me at 604-271-5434

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy Storybooking 2009

Thank you Oprah!

December was a mile stone for us here as Heritage Makers!

We received tons of FREE press coverage and it was all good. First with Oprah in her December O magazine as one of her 10 All Time Favorite Gifts; then on Oprah's favorite things' show; then featured 1st off in the Good Morning America Chic and Cheap list; then in Better Homes and Gardens Digital Scrapbooking 2 at the top of the list for digital sourcing.

Wheeewwwww! It was amazing, terrific and lots of new people found out about us.

2009 and where do we go from here?
1) Heritage Makers ( is offering the best ever package for new consultants joining us this month.

2) The Best Ever savings for those joining the Premier Club....a new exclusive club for those taking advantage of 12 months of Premier for $8.33/mo. Normally Premier upgrade is $24.95 usd for the 1st month and $19.95 usd for continuing months. As of TODAY it is $99.95 usd for one entire year of premier upgrade membership. That includes unlimited photo storage and access to over 700 template designs.

Contact us today to join our Consultant or Premier clubs!

Coming Soon: Life Story classes either virtual or in person
Love themed 'Digi Crops' for those wanting to make some precious valentine gifts.
Discounted scanning for all workshop hosts; hosts receive double the rewards in January.

Contact me at or 604-271-5434 for schedules