Monday, December 28, 2009

More Home Decor: WALLPAPER!!

Okay, I couldn't believe this when I saw it--my friend Heidi made WALLPAPER from Heritage Makers posters!  She used it in her bathroom.

This is adorable!
There are pictures of her kids interspersed with cute jungle animals.  You should see the wallpaper close up!!

This is set one of the jungle wallpaper

and here's set two

She used two 12x18 posters to make a 6" x 72" border.  Then she cut the borders out and applied a universal wallpaper paste (can buy at Home Depot or Lowes).

Cost:  $12.95 per poster + $4 for wallpaper paste.

She made "wallies" this way, too, and just cut out individual squares (or you could do circles) and pasted them on the wall, too.  Cute!

For another theme (besides jungle), you could use her design as a template so the sizes are right, and then add your own pictures, artwork, style, etc.

One important thing to know:  SHE MADE ALL THIS USING ONLY HER OWN PICTURES AND HERITAGE MAKERS' ARTWORK.  She didn't have any special program on her computer.  It's just Heritage Makers.  So anybody could do this!

(And thanks, Heidi, for sharing both the idea and the photos!!)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Save Time and Money with the Address Book Feature

It's Christmas Card Time again.  One of the best things that could ever happen to Christmas Card Time is the Heritage Makers address book.  You can enter the names and addresses of the people on your Christmas card list, and have your cards shipped directly to them!!!  It saves both time and money! 

(Greeting cards are the December special, as noted below on the sidebar.)

Happy Holidays! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Family Posters

When Heritage Makers first started making posters (I believe it was in 2005), they called them "Hero Posters" because the REAL heros in people's lives aren't really sports figures or movie stars--they are the members of your own family. So why not adorn the walls of your home with posters of the real heros in your life?

This poster is 18x24, so each picture will be about 9x12.

And this one is just a 12x12 scrapbook page that I'm going to put in a frame.  How easy is that?

I am going to post this scrapbook page as a template.  A template is a project someone has made that he or she has chosen to make available to everyone.  Heritage Makers has hundreds of templates.  YOU can just copy any template into your own account and then swap out their picture for your own picture (and text, too, if needed).  You can see all the available templates at

And new ones are added every day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gift Ideas: Home Decor and Games

Many people use Heritage Makers to make their scrapbooks because of the ease and convenience. No dragging out boxes of papers, glue, scissors, and stickers. No set-up, no take-down. Because everything is online, you can make one page at a time or twenty. AND you can print more than one copy without having to physically make the book or the scrapbook page all over again.

Many people use Heritage Makers to preserve family history, life stories of a parent/grandparent/child, love stories, adoption stories, etc.

But for today, I have seen some very fun gift ideas that I wanted to show you. Really amazing stuff!!!  A huge thanks to my friend Heidi for the ideas and the photos of her great projects.

First, home decor:
The prints, blocks, and clock are made from 8x8 or 12x12 individual scrapbook pages. (Then, in the cases of the blocks and the clock, the pages are cut.) The tin for the tin wall hangings is about $1 at your local refrigerator supply/repair store. The wooden cubes are about $3 at your local craft store. And the clock (an 8-inch clock) was $4 at WalMart.

Individual scrapbook pages at Heritage Makers are $3-$4 RETAIL (depending on size).  Don't forget--you don't have to pay retail--you can get them cheaper with Club HM's pre-purchased publishing points.  (Click the "the very best price" link in red at the top of this page.)

I think these next items look like so much fun! Talk about a gift for someone who has everything! These are personalized FAMILY GAMES.

And you can even click on these links to make one yourself--it will give you a copy of the project in your Heritage Makers account, and then you can swap out the pictures and names for your own family pictures and names. (And make any other changes you'd like, too, such as colors, etc.)

Family Monopoly:
Cost: 18x24 Poster- $25 (RETAIL), Deck of cards - $25 (RETAIL), Foam Board from local store - $1.50 - Total: $51.50 (that's RETAIL, so your price will be cheaper!)

Family Land (Candy Land):
Cost: 18x24 Poster- $25 (RETAIL), Foam Board - $1.50 - Total: $26.50 (or less since you're not paying retail price for the poster)

Check back on this blog for more ideas! And feel free to leave questions or comments. I can also be contacted at

Happy Heritage Making!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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