Monday, June 13, 2016

These are your photos on a flash drive. Any questions?

Who remembers this?

Well, photos aren't so different.

These are your photos.
These are your photos on a flash drive.

Any questions?

It seems like so many people these days are so concerned with saving their photos digitally.  They want to make sure they have digital backups in case of a computer crash or hard drive failure.  And this is good!  

But scroll back up and take a long look at that flash drive.  What does that do for you?  Does it bring a smile to your face when you remember that special trip or that wedding?  Are you remembering what it felt like to watch that baby take his first step?  Nope.  It's a piece of hardware.  The pictures are hidden, and they don't have any details with them to help you remember.  So a flash drive does nothing for you.

So here's what we're gonna do.  We're going to preserve the photos digitally but we're also going to PRESERVE THEM IN PRINT.  That's the only MEANINGFUL way there is to preserve photos!  They need to be seen and interacted with, not just stored.

So let's solve this in 3 steps.

#1  Open your account at  Accounts are free.  You can even create your items for free using the Heritage Makers Studio software.  (If you want to use Premier art, you can get it free with Club HM... which also happens to be a free program!  See the Club HM tab in red above.)

#2  Choose the best memory-keeping option for YOU.  Read about the three memory-keeping options offered at my website by clicking "3 memory-keeping options" above in red.

#3  If you are using Heritage Makers digital publishing, upload your photos (see photo below to see Heritage Makers products).  You can see a brief video introduction to Heritage Makers that will guide you through getting started here:

 You can use a Heritage Makers template, or you can create your own products from scratch.  If you would like a little tutorial about using a template, you can find it here:

At my YouTube channel, you can also find additional tutorials (a series) called "Getting Started With HM" that go into a lot more detail about ALL the buttons and things Heritage Makers can do.  Some people prefer just knowing the basics, while others like knowing a lot of tips and tricks and more complicated features.  It can be as simple or as complicated as you want.  And that's the beauty of Heritage Makers.

If you need a little help getting caught up, you might be interested in the "Scrapbooking For Hire" information found at the red tab above.

If you need some tips and helps to get started, the "helpful tips" tab above is an excellent resource, too.

And as a consultant ('ll never guess...)  I consult!  So I'm always here to answer questions, bounce ideas off of, and give pointers as needed.  You can contact me at the "contact me" tab above.
You're starting something amazing!  Getting your photos off your flash drive and into hands so they can be loved is an absolute gift.