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Theme Park photo tips

Having worked in the theme park industry for 15 years, I found this article “10 Tips for Better Theme Park Photos” rather interesting.

I invite you to relive your theme park visit by publishing a custom storybook through my website Here is a peak at one of our Disney templates which can be customized with your photos, background/embellishment changes, text changes and more!


The Importance of Story

I am amazed when people say that they don’t have a story to tell. For some reason they don’t see how they have changed someone’s day, week, year or life. We are all put on this earth and it is up to us to make the time productive and meaningful, which can only be defined by the person themselves. Most of us try to live by the golden rule: Do unto others as you want done to you. I encourage you to not only tell someone that you love them but tell them HOW they have made a difference in your life.

Cornerstone projects from Heritage Makers help us tell the story of someone we care about: grandparents, parents, children and even ourselves. Have a search in our template gallery for great ideas.

Here is an example of one of the many options we can provide.

Valentine’s Day Online Webinar

Tell your love story over and over with a personalized Heritage Makers storybook.  Keep your memories in a place where they can live forever.
7X5 storybook and greeting card for only $32.95.

Join our FREE and FUN online workshop to get lots of great Valentine’s Day ideas.

Tuesday, January 19 @ 12:00 noon Eastern ~ Click here to register

This offer ends January 31st, and they are only available through me. Contact me with questions or if you are ready now – create your FREE secure account at and I will contact you shortly.

How to Create a Gallery Wrapped Canvas Print

How to Create a Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available sizes – 16×20, 20×20, and 18×24

If you are new to Heritage Makers (HM), simply go to and create a free account. I will send you further getting started instructions at that time.

Step 1: Log into your HM account. Click on “Template Gallery” (upper, right hand corner). Use the middle, drop down menu to search for which size Canvas template you would like to create (16×20, 20×20, or 18×24).

Step 2: Click on the name of the Template that you like and click “Get this template.”
The template you chose will go into your “My Templates” folder. From there you can browse for more templates or click on “Start My Own.”

Step 3: Open your project in the Studio Editor. Click on the Photos tab (bottom right corner) and upload photos if you don’t have them uploaded already.

Step 4: Click on the photo boxes on your project, then drag and drop your favorite photos into the “drop photo here to swap” box.

If you photo does not drop into the box, perfectly squared, you may need to adjust it by going to your Tool Box and click on the “Adjust” tab to move your photo.

Step 5: You may also double click on the text box and change any text. From here, you can click on the Tool Box and change the text font, color, etc…

Ordering: Simply hit the “Publish” tab (at the top) when you are finished. Contact me to pre-purchase our amazing Buy One, Get One HALF OFF Sale (until Monday, Dec 7, 2009)! At check-out, you will use the credits you already purchased. Your canvas will be Gallery Wrapped and will ship right to your front door in a matter of days!

Calendars are $10 off!

Nov Special

Calendars are $10 off

Now thru Nov 30th: Create a custom calendar – unlimited photos, text and elements – $10 off! So many design choices … so little time to get it completed and be guaranteed delivery by Dec 24th.

We have many templates to choose from. Remember, our templates are 100% changeable! My two favorite designs are:

Small Calendar FavoriteClick here to view Small calendar template

Large Calendar Favorite

Click here to view my favorite Large Calendar template, designed by my friend Heidi Jackson!

Breast Cancer Awareness

Natalie, a fellow Heritage Makers consultant, writes about her Cancer Story in the HM Blog. Who do you know that needs to document their story? We have the templates to help!

Best of Heritage “Past” Category

Best of Heritage Past Category

Best of Heritage Past Category

Enjoy this video highlighting the storybook “Beyond the Pier” which was recognized as a “Best of Heritage” selection in the “Past” category during our annual convention. This book details the life story of Gloria Mohlis, an immigrant determined to create a life for herself and family in the US.