Friday, December 31, 2010

11 for 2011

My Top 11 or 2011!

It's that time of year when we want to face the New Year with a fresh start. We think a to-do list of sorts will give us the direction or plan we need to make these things happen over the next 365 days. Usually this comes in the form of New Year's Resolutions.

I've read that people often fail because we make too many resolutions and say all we can tackle is three tops. Others suggest choosing one 3-word mantra to live by all year long.

Well, I like the idea of a Top 10 List but that just seems so...well, 2010! So this is my 11 for 2011!

1. Send more cards (at least one per month).
We all love to get snail mail, even more so these days with the dominance of e-mail. Wouldn't it be nice to get/give cards more than once a year during the holiday hubbub? How about birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, graduations, Mother's/Father's Day, Valentine's Day, etc? Or all those times we think we should say congrats, thanks, thinking of you, get well, or whatever?

Sure you can stop by the store and get an off-the-shelf card to sign, stamp & mail. But why not take 15 minutes in your HM Studio to create a totally custom version that's directly mailed to them? Wow! You can even use a photo of them in it?! Talk about personal and meaningful! My mission for 2011 is to send all my family & friends a custom card for birthdays and anniversaries this year (plus my annual holiday greeting).

2. Take a photo every day (Project 365).
I embarked on a photography challenge called "Project 365" for 2010, which involved taking a picture every day of the year. I thought it would be no problem as I tend to take a lot of pics anyway but there were several days when I had to search for something (or "force" myself to do it just for the cause!).

But the results can be incredible -a whole year's diary in photos! And I've been putting them into a storybook template with a quick caption and monthly summary highlight notes. So after New Year's Eve ends, I'll have an entire record of our past year. Sure, some photos are as mundane but many are those "everyday" type photos you don't think to take...but now that I have them, I'm grateful I did!

3. Read a chapter or two daily (from an inspirational source).
Another project I attempted (confession: never finished) last year was being consistent with my reading. I enjoy reading and learning and know how much it benefits me, but I allowed it to not be a priority. This year I want to start off strong and continue all year long.

4. Publish an annual album or Year in the Life storybook.
You may think I do this every year religiously but I have not in the past. I did once and am just now doing my next one for 2010! I always felt like I took too many photos to fit in a "year summary" style storybook. I was overwhelmed by the thought of poring over so many photos & memories to capsulize it into the pages of an annual album.

But as I took the newest 12x12 "year in the life" template and began to plunk in my photos, I realized it was super easy & so fast! And I could click to add more pages to fit in more big events like birthdays, holidays and such. I didn't have to stick to just a 2-page spread for each month! Woohoo! I'm having a blast putting our whole year into a single storybook.

One way to capture it is with Oh Life ( which makes it super easy to record your life! You set it up to email you at a specific time of day (I picked just before my usual bedtime). Then you just need to reply to that email with a quick summary of the day, or your thoughts or whatever. You can even attach a photo & hit send. Done deal. It archives all your entries on a private, secure site that you can view at any time. Plus, you can even EXPORT the text so I can cut & paste it into my HM storybooks and family albums to save more time!

5. Make at least one "special & specific" storybook per child per year.
Sure I publish plenty of books each year and my kids and grandson are in them but I don't often make them a specific and special storybook. I did it last year when I created a Life to Date book for Tracie who turned 40. This year my son turns 40 so you can guess what I’ll be doing for him.
My grandosn Ayden is definitely the most published 10 year old but it is so important to help self-esteem.
Telling them you love them is important but showing them in a lasting way is too. This is how I can do that!

6. Publish at least one project every other month for someone else.
My greeting cards (see #1) can't count. This has to be a storybook, a gorgeous gallery-wrapped canvas print, a fun flip book, a cookbook, a deck of playing cards, or something. That's just 6 gifts per year and definitely do-able. While a storybook may take a little longer to create, I can crank out a canvas print or poster in less than 30 minutes. Or even just a cute scrapbook page that I can put in a frame and give to someone special so they get to enjoy the memory-lasting power of Heritage Makers.

7. Write my "Before I Was Your Mom" storybook.
Confession: This has been on my list before. I keep putting it off. I make excuses like I have to find more photos from my childhood so I can scan them. Or I want to take my time reminiscing so I don't leave anything important out. And I'm just not sure how to address certain aspects of my life.

As a writer, I think of all the things I want to say and share with my family. Or just include it all and let them learn about me along the way? See my struggles? But instead of just hemming & hawing about it in my head, I'm going to find a template and start putting in the ideas and photos so it will begin to take shape.

8. Scan all my old print photos.
Then upload them into albums on my HM site so I can safely archive them & use them in my projects. Despite having my own high-speed scanner, I have not yet done ALL my old print photos! I keep finding another box of pre-digital pics or mementos I want to turn into JPGs. If you have shoeboxes and Rubbermaid totes of old photos, you may want to use my scanning low as 19 cents each for 500 or more scans! I can even do double-sided so you can capture the writing on the back!

9. Learn and Grow
I started courses at Renegade University last year to learn and implement Attraction Marketing. I got started and then ‘stalled’. It is so GOOD that I have to put it on my list to plug back in and get caught up. I’ve never met so many ‘top people’ that have their finger on the pulse. Click on this link which will take you through to the huge selection of learning.

10. Set aside ME time!
Take time to smell the roses! I can get so caught up in business, and busy that I have to MAKE time for my own downtime. I so enjoy nature, blue skies, azure waters and the beautiful scenery we have here but after two years I have yet to MAKE a picnic by the beach. So 2011….get ready I’m coming. I'll be taking consistent care of ME with good RBC Life Supplements, my Wii Fit and great walks, strolls and appreciation for some great friendships. I've already started my annual New Year's Colovada Cleanse since I'll be on the Oasis of the Seas in two weeks from today.

11. Take the pics then take care of them!
We've all heard from (or been) someone who has had it happen to them...the phone dies, the camera card (or CD) is suddenly unreadable, the camera gets lost, the computer crashes. All shocking losses to think of all those photos (& videos) gone for good! Our memories are priceless and need to be protected.

So I will get the photos off my phone & camera memory cards ASAP. I will immediately upload them into albums on my HM publishing account where they are safely and securely archived. You may also choose to use an additional back-up resource but beware that many of the online photo sites do NOT keep your photos in high resolution quality. Or they may charge you to get the high-res version back!

You can download your full high-res photo to any computer that you use to log into your HM Studio account. You can also share photo albums with friends and family. Remember, as much as well all love Facebook, it should NOT be your only photo sharing/saving resource!

That's it! My 11 Resolutions for 2011! Personal Publishing is a way to capture and record your life's memories in an easier way that is more fun than work. Think about your photos from 2010. Where are they? What have you done with them? Why did you take them if you were just going to hold them hostage on your hard drive?

Let me help you turn those JPGs into amazing, incredible keepsakes that your family and friends will cherish forever after. It doesn't have to be expensive, complicated or confusing. I'll be your Personal Publishing Consultant in 2011 (& beyond) to teach you tips & tricks, guide you, motivate you, and make the whole process a ton of fun!

I'm very thankful for my 2010's published projects.

And I'm even more excited about my 2011 that will be told in photos and stories.

Will you publish more of your memories from 2010?

Start fresh and focused in 2011.

Decide today.

YOU are your family's Heritage Maker!

"Yesterday's memories. Today's technology. Tomorrow's treasures."
From Shoebox to Showpiece
Barb Ashcroft

This blog post was inspired by the handiworks of Brenda Kruse..thanks Brenda!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Those Christmas Photos

Ok I know y0u must have done it. Or at least someone in your family did. Someone took some great Christmas family photos.....right!!! Well what are you going to do with all of them?

This is one GREAT idea!
A Canvas Collection for that bare wall that always looks like it's missing something. The different sized canvases surround a 20x20 canvas with a saying on it that you love as your family creed.
You can even start from a template at this website in the template gallery.
My help is always provided along the way....
Don't let your babies grow up to be only jpegs...........
Here's your photo problem solution..
Happy New Year from the Digital Diva

Friday, December 3, 2010

Say it with Sign Language

One of my most special times was when my friend Lynn taught a group of us ladies how to 'sign'. I felt so expressive and loved it. We were learning songs that our worship team performed at church. That year we signed the Millenium Prayer for our church's New Year's Eve celebration.
Lynn is a special needs teacher's aid and so talented. We have moved away and I don't get a chance to use my signing as much as I'd like; but it still brings back so many special memories.
Who do you know that uses the gift of signing?
Right now only till Dec 11th you can order this 8x8 canvas gallery wrapped print and save 10%.
This could be a wonderful "Gift of Appreciation" to someone in your life.
Blessings to you and yours,
Barb Ashcroft

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Reports are coming in!

I'm so excited to start seeing the responses of my wonderful Heritage Makers clients who have created projects on our website studio program and have already received them.
I met Cheryl at a Richmond, BC Chamber mixer and we definitely connected. When I planned a Digi Date in Delta last month she came and brought her grown daughter. Together they finished a project that afternoon and several more besides. Their Christmas shopping is mostly done.
Here's her excited email:
Barb, I just wanted you to know I have published and rec'd my canvases and cards...THEY ARE AWESOME! Now I can't wait to get some time in the New Year to work on others!
Thanks again for all you help. Wishing you and yours a Safe Happy Healthy Holiday Season.

Cheryl and Kim
You are welcome Cheryl and Kim. We provide an extra service of looking at the projects for our clients before they hit the publish button. It's one more reason you want to create online projects with a company that provides 'consultant help' along the way.
December will begin my planning for my Life Story and Storybook Classes in January. But for most of my students they will want to take advantage of the Fall Specials to have all the tools set up before the class. Maximizing their savings to boot!
Digi Diva
Your Personal Publishing Consultant

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dear Abby

I found this in DEAR ABBY last week:


I have a suggestion for people who are stuck for gift ideas.

Several years ago, I asked my mom for a very special Christmas gift.

I asked her to write down her life story -- things she had done as a child, the experience of hitchhiking from New Mexico to Tennessee during the Great Depression, and all the other experiences of her life. She did, and I printed it for her.

That year she gave each child, grandchild and great-grandchild a copy. It was the best Christmas present ever and one that's still cherished by us all.

Both my parents are gone now, but we have Mom's wonderful stories to remember.

Without her book, those memories would be lost forever. I encourage everyone to record their family history and memories for your loved ones to read.

You'll never regret it, and it will be enjoyed for generations to come.


DEAR ANDREW: That's a terrific suggestion. And if the parent or grandparent isn't comfortable with writing, the same goal can be accomplished by setting up a video camera and interviewing the family member by asking questions about his or her youth.

Barb's Comments: I'd do both and with the video that you tape make a DVD out of it and glue a CD Mailer Envelope onto the back inside cover of the hard bound book. Then you'll have the best of both. Their voices...and then their photos and written out heritage in bound book form.

BETTER YET make this a bonding experience for the youth who know how to get around and navigate on a pc. Contact me for the QUE sheets (questions to ask) and have the grandchildren interview them. They will learn so much and then have them create the heritage album (my help is always available local or online). You will have just bridged three generations.

Making Strong Connections
ps the photo at the top has my husband waiting on the bench, but behind him is the train that his own Dad worked on over 65 years ago...we were waiting for our daughter to arrive by train for Thanksgiving. Capture those precious moments.

Barb Ashcroft,

Binding Families together with storybooks

Monday, September 6, 2010

Share a moment of sweetness

I knew it had been awhile with packing, renovating, moving but when I saw my last post was in July I nearly fell over.

Well it's a new day and I LOVE SEPTEMBER!

I really do LOVE September.
It perfectly celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The weather is still great and I’m filled with yeah back to routine and getting all things in order!

With moving to our lovely little rancher I have actually completed most of my "Fall Cleaning" as my psyche was to think of the move as 'early' fall cleaning so I could feel good about all that packing up and reassigning new places for my stuff.

So now I'm into Creative Mode.....getting things all lined up for my workshops, my outreach and connecting with friends and clients. I thrive on creative time and this photo that I've shared before is now designed into an 18x18 inch deep canvas print. Isn't it so sweet!
Tomorrow is my first FALL Digi Date from 2-4 at Serious Coffee. Bring your laptop & I'll be teaching how to do this....we'll be ramping this up during the month and into October to help all my friends get their Christmas gifts not only started but FINISHED in time for gift giving.
I just read a neat post called 30 Days Hath September in a blog by Stacy Julian and while we're down to 24 days we can still accept her fall challenge. I encourage you to work on your projects for 20 -30 minutes a day or plan if you're working on a book to do One Page a Day. It's very doable with our studio that is built into It is like an intuitive photoshop program. In 24 days you could have most digital designed books done.
Glad to be back on track.
Join me for an amazing fall and if you've caught the digital heritage bug and want to share the fun and creativity of taking your photos and memories & placing them in heirloom projects give me a call. Our parent publisher has a great business kit offered right now. I'm also giving a free 8x8 canvas print to anyone who joins my team with a purchase of the business kit in September.
We don't wish any stories to be forgotten.
Signing off,
Digital Diva
Barb Ashcroft
Your Personal Publishing Consultant

Monday, July 5, 2010

Stop the Summer Blues of "there's nothing to do"

Summer Survival Kits.....go today to or contact me to get you through the dreaded chant, "Mom I have nothing to do!"
Grandparents - here's a great creative outlet for those grandkid visits.
To see the flyer full size click here
Barb Ashcroft
Summer Survival Specialist

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

That Magic will never go away

What could be more perfect? Sitting on grandpa's knee with your stuffy and you're both reading a book together and of course getting a tickle at the same time.
I just read a blog post in a First Time Parenting context that stated scrapbooks were going the way of the Apple iPad...hmmm. I don't think so looking at this photo.
Yes I believe scrapbooking in particular has changed. I saw my Mom's scrapbook when I was preteen. It showed all the paper clippings from the local prairie paper of 'the boys' who were going to war. It also showed her pangent ribbon as Miss Manitou in a beauty contest circa 1930.
I loved looking through it and 50 years later it is still clear as day on my mind.
With our busy lifestyle and everything so INSTANT I'm not surprised that busy parents can't find time or space to do their traditional scrapbooking (often described as therapy or girl time).
I think we have made a big leap to Digital Scrapbooking because of the ease of digital photography and the TIME SAVINGS...I can design a page (and complete it) in 30-40 minutes. I can do an entire book over a weekend or less. With web based online publishing several members in different parts of the country can work on the same book at the same time. How cool is that to create that one of a kind book for Dad or Mom having access to everyone's photos and each one can design their own pages.
Yes the world is changing, but I can't believe the feel good emotion of reading to a child and showing them pictures of themselves in a personal bound book will ever go the way of the iPad.
It will be a sad day if it does...
What are your thoughts? storybooker and proud of it!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Time for Photography

Persistent- great name for a lifesaver
Since I've moved to what is termed "Canada's Riviera" there has been wonderful opportunities to take marvelous images. Ocean, mountains, luscious floral name it, it's here.

BUT, my self confidence to do justice to those images wasn't quite on par.

So what do you do...............well if you're me with built in entrepreneurial DNA you create a Newcomers Photography Club so you can find and mingle with like minded peeps. I've found with life or anything, someone always knows more than you do and likewise you also know more than some create a community and share, learn & grow together.

Through that association I came to meet a retired photographer by the name of Alan Cornall.
I signed up for a 4 hour lesson and he took me on a private photo shoot. This "Persistent" photo image is the result.

Wow, you don't know what you don't know! He pointed me to new ways to SEE!

It was marvelous to catch his passion (still there at 78) and to allow his enthusiasm to keep me going as we became mountain goats to get just the right light, the right view, the right everything.

I will be sharing nuggets of what I learn this coming year through this blog.

**Sign up** on the left and become a *follower* to make sure you get all of them.

Make it a Great Day!

Barb Ashcroft

Capturing Holiday Shots & How to Share Them

Rathrevor Beach, Parksville, BC Miles of beach waiting for the fog to lift.
We're now at the time of year when you gather the family, the dog and all the gear and head out for day trips or long weekend visits......and of course you take your camera.

Well hopefully, the images you take don't just sit there on the memory card, the pc or simply shrunk down to a tiny thumbnail on facebook. I want to show you a simple fantastic way to share your photos.

Step One:
Go to
Create a free account which takes less than 5 minutes

Step Two:
Login & go to My Photos Tab
Create a photo album (you can have an unlimited of albums, so use this technique to help SORT your photos, ie: 2010 April Family Trip)

My Personal Tip: If you name the year first then all of your photo albums will sort alpabetically and be easier to find. You can create folders as well but let's start with the album.

In case you'd like a visual view of this there is a marvelous short tuturial right here. It is one of nine on the home page of the website

Step Three: (illustrated on tutorial)
Click on and highlight the album that you want the photos to go into and and click on Add More Photos on the right side of the page. It will take you to areas on your pc where you've stored your photos. Choose which ones you want to upload and click enter.

Here's the MAGICAL PART !
Once you have your photos uploaded you can SHARE the entire album with family and friends right from the website.

Best part of this is, unlike facebook, this site does not shrink your image. Selected images can be downloaded to any pc at the orginal resolution......that is HUGE if you are wanting to create anything with them later. And if you're not the creative one in the family and you share the album with a relative that is, you can get them to create the family holiday book, calendar, cards right on the same website.

Super Organizer Time Saver:
Make it part of your regime that EACH time you take out your camera that the first thing you do when you get home is download the new shots to your pc and upload right away to your new account here....then YOU ARE SECURE, even if something happened to your camera, your memory card, your pc -your photos are preserved and could be retrieved at any time.

Now go out and enjoy the sunshine!
Happy Snapping.
Barb Ashcroft
Digital Storymaker

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Heritage Makers connects Generations

Local Family History Fair includes one of Oprah's 2008 & 2009 All Time Favourites

Press Release
Qualicum Beach/Parksville/Nanaimo, BC April 8, 2010

- Barb Ashcroft, Vancouver Island’s first Heritage Maker Director of will be showcasing Family History Projects at the Nanaimo Family History Fair April 17th at Beban Park, from 9 till 6. Admission is free.

- Heritage Makers is a web-based company that believes in the power of strengthening family relationships through storybooks. Heritage Makers’ publishing platform is easy-to-use and simple enough to help anyone make a book—families, photographers, genealogists, creative professionals, artists, writers, or anyone else with a story to tell. With Heritage Makers’ unique online publishing process, peoples stories can be preserved forever in custom hardbound books and related projects.

- Barb has always been interested in the stories featuring her own and other people’s ancestors. When her young grandson asked his great granddad (age 87 shown in photo) what his favourite TV show was when he was a boy she knew that her grandson needed to know more about his ancestors. Barb has now published the history of three legs of her ancestors; plus more than 50 other bound books and projects to build self esteem & connection within her family.

- To ensure that no story is left untold, Barb teaches Life Story Classes as well as drop in workshops. For those who have boxes of photos she offers a very inexpensive scanning service.

- Heritage Makers offers a unique Heirloom Assurance with their products. If anything happens for the life of a project the customer can receive a BRAND new one at ½ price. That way the books, though treasured, can be shared without worry. The project are meant to be shared and enjoyed; not just put away on the shelf and never looked at again.

- Ann Buchanan, local historian and genealogist shares her enthusiasm for this process. “The Heritage Makers web publishing is so much fun and easy! I love the idea that my photos can be stored safely off-site. Recently I went to Mexico with my son and by the time we got home the story of our adventures was published in a book that we both treasured.”

To create one of Heritage Makers storybooks and other products, go to to create a free online account. Heritage Makers’ publishing platform runs on a Mac or PC. Heritage Makers enables anyone to preserve family stories, strengthen relationships, and build self-esteem with unique, creative, and personalized heritage-building products.

About the Company
In addition, Heritage Makers offers a unique income-building opportunity for its consultant sales force and anyone interested in binding families together.

Barbara Ashcroft
Heritage Makers Personal Publishing Director
phone number 250-752-5499 or 1-800-919-1998
website or

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Willing to bet your grandkids will be upset with you

I found this article awhile back and have not been able to stop thinking about it….why??? Because this is totally our generation. Most of us are putting all our images on disc or worse yet leaving them on the computer. My heart sinks and I am refusing to not be "this grandma".

I'm willing to bet your grandchildren will be upset with you. Here's why.

Imagine, 50 years from now, as your grandchildren or great grandchildren are going through the boxes in the attic. They are enthralled with the treasures and keepsakes they find and how they tie into the story of your life.

Amongst all the old items, they find a number of round silver objects. Some have writing on them, some are blank, but they resemble some kind of a small platter about 4.5 inches across, with a hole in the middle.
Puzzled, they take them to their parents. "What are these, Mom?" they ask.
"Oh, I think those are all of grandma's photographs. Yep, here's one labeled `My Wedding'. Here's some more labeled `Family Photos,' and some more labeled `Vacations'."
"How do we look at them?" they ask.
"Well, I'm not sure we can. First of all, no one has the device that reads these anymore.
Besides that, I doubt after all these years that they're any good anymore. Being stored in the attic, the heat and cold probably ruined them."

The kids are very disappointed. Nowhere amongst all the treasures are any actual prints.
All that history is lost. Their connection with the past and all the wonderful stories that might have gone along with all those photographs are gone as well.

Along with all the wonders of our digital age come some significant problems that most people have never thought of.

Did you know that over 90% of all images taken on today's digital cameras are NEVER PRINTED? I'm guilty of that myself. I have gigabytes of personal photographs that have never been seen other than on a computer screen. In the old days, film went to the lab and everything that was printable was printed. Even if it was a bad photograph, it still was a hard copy, a part of your family history and it had permanence. Even if they never went in an album, they at least went into a box, to be discovered as treasures years later.

The same problem exists in professional portrait studios today. Many people are simply asking for the images on CD. "I'll print them later" or "I'll design my own wedding album" are common phrases. Usually this is done with the thought that they'll save some money by doing it themselves.
But you know what? Most never make it into any kind of an album. Life gets busy and 20 years later they'll be looking for some way to read those disks.
I bring this up only to point out the importance of what we, as a professional studio do.

Our job is not just to create the images, to create wonderful story telling photographs about the people in front of our camera; it's to create a final product, whether it be a professionally retouched and printed single image, a family heirloom wall portrait, or an incredible storybook album using a collection of the images that were created.

It doesn't matter whether it's a wedding, a newborn baby, a senior or a family. Having the final product created for you is important. To do less is to leave the job half done and to short change the customer.

So, if you're asked for a disk with all the images "so I can print them later", that's fine, just make sure your customers understand that if not printed, the conversation their grandchildren will want to have about their family history may never be able to happen.
Fred Molesworth

In addition to running a full time portrait studio in Salem Oregon, Fred Molesworth is a small business teacher and advisor, and the author of the Portrait Studio Marketing blog ( He's also a nationally known business and marketing speaker in the portrait industry, and past president of the Professional Photographers of Oregon.

Thank you Fred....just a reminder to start today, get your free account at and start uploading your photos into albums on the site.
That's the first step.

Now go to the template gallery and let your imagination run loose. There are literally 1000's of projects that you can start. Some take as little as 15 minutes to create once you have your photos uploaded into your account.

Don't become the stranger in the attic....make some memories today and CAPTURE them.
Contact me for the Pick of the Month to save up to 25% on your projects as well.

Barb Ashcroft
Your Personal Publisher who is available for assisting you
250-752-5499 or 1-800-919-1998

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Capture those Olympic Photos

Let's help our kids and families remember what a special time in history we are presently recording. How about sitting down and creating a beautiful swatch book or even a bound storybook of the adventure and excitement.
Here is a preview of a lovely family project that one of our Heritage gals created once they saw the flame in Okotoks. Click on Saw the Flame to preview the project.
Then go to sign up for your account and let's get creating your own.
Where ever you are in Canada you may have had a chance to view it as well. The Torch is the symbol of lighting and connecting us from coast to coast. Never in all my years have I heard 20,000 sing O Canada in full abandon as we're seeing this week.
Let's Celebrate for all time and have something special to remember it all with.
I'd love to see this go viral....share with a friend who purchases the swatch book from me and I'll give you a swatch book to do for free. Contact me directly for this offer.
Go Canada Go!!!
Barb Ashcroft
250-752-5499 / 1-800-919-1998

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yeah for Canvas Prints

I'm having such a grand time taking some great images and placing them on canvas (this one is 20x20 gallery wrapped) with a layout I created with premier art at

January is the only month in 2010 when you can purchase our Premier Art and unlimited photo storage for a mere $99.95 usd/yr . It's a bargain for sure and it truly feeds my addiction to do 'all things creative'. That also is a 58% discount.

Take the 365 challenge:
For folks who want to take a photo image a day and record in a beautiful 12x12 bound book you can obtain the template and save 47% by ordering directly through me. This special is for one 12x12 publishing credit plus premier art for $159.95 usd.

What a great way to improve your photo skills. 14 more days to take advantage of me by phone or email as I have to enter the specials personally for them to be discounted.

If you'd like me to transfer the template for this canvas to you; let me know. Anything I create can be transferred to another account holder for them to use the same format. Simply sign up for your free account at Templates save time and brain cells if it's something you already like and want to place your own images in.

I'm getting ready for the next set of Life Storybook Classes which begin locally on Feb 4th.

We also have registration for OnLine classes.
Email me at to place your name on the list.

Make it a Creative Day!
Barb Ashcroft
Personal Publishing Director