Monday, September 28, 2009

Totally Custom TILES

As I wrote the heading for today's post, I thought of the shows that my brother-in-law loves about customizing motorcycles and cars.

Well, no long mustaches and tattooed arms here but you CAN customize a tile however you wish - and for much less money than what you would pay for one in the store. (Not to mention a lot less than a chopper!)

Hmmmm...maybe tiles deserve their own show too.

The tiles shown are in two sizes: 12x12 and 6x6. I use a Heritage Makers 12x12 page for each size because I can make FOUR 6x6 tiles from ONE 12x12 page. Now, THAT'S a huge value!


- 12x12 Heritage Makers page (contact me for discount printing)

- Design your own page or use a pre-designed template from the Template Gallery (I also have more that I can transfer to you - just ask!)

- Ceramic tile (available at any home improvement store - quality of tile doesn't matter, so you can get the really cheap ones. I wouldn't get one with two many bumps in it though)

- Mod Podge (I prefer matte for this)

- Foam brush (plate or bowl for putting the Mod Podge in)

- Paper trimmer/scissors

Step 1

Design your 12x12 page and submit to publish. It will take a few days to receive it back but the quality of ink, color and paper is worth it!

Step 2

Trim the edges of your page to fit the tile.

Step 3

Apply a thin, even layer of Mod Podge to the top side of the ceramic tile.

Step 4

Lay the page on the tile and smooth out from the center to the edges. Bubbles may appear and the next step will help with this. Also, in my experience, I have found that I do what I can but the bubbles that do keep showing will flatten out after a day or two.

Step 5

Let the Mod Podge dry, then lay tile face (paper side) down on a flat, clean surface.

Put something heavy on it and leave it for awhile (30 minutes) or even overnight, if possible.

Step 6

After drying, turn tile over so that the paper side is showing again. Apply an even, thin layer of Mod Podge to the paper side.

Step 7

Let dry

That's it! Now you have a beautiful custom tile to display in your home or to give as a gift that will be treasured!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

(Template above is available. Just ask! :) )

Happy heritage making!

- Chris

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Custom Board Books

Okay, so I don't have a baby or even a toddler, but this truly is my FAVORITE new product! (At least for today!) :)

This is something that people have requested for YEARS...and now it's finally HERE!

Moms, aunts and grandmas LOVED the storybook idea, but they wanted BOARD BOOKS! Durable, tear-resistant pages in a big, beautiful sturdy book that was totally customizable - and affordable... and now all of that is possible!

I am doing (and giving) lots of these for sure! I think Board Book credits would be great baby shower gifts!

Grandma Lynda's Story with a Board Book

I have to say, the sample that was shared is a keeper. It is done by Lynda Angelastro and she created this book for her granddaughter. It shows all of the people who are close to her and they share their story with her of why they think she is a VIP (Very Important Person). So, after having these messages read to her over and over again and then reading them herself when she can, she is always going to know how important she is and how much her family loves her. What a great self-esteem builder for any age!


The sample is the TEMPLATE (Basic and Premier membership) that you can use and just add your own images and text or you can use the Board Book however you wish and CREATE YOUR OWN DESIGN.

The BOARD BOOK is great for:

- Life Stories for toddlers to look through, read aloud

- "This is My Family"

- "My Favorite Things"

- "My ABC Book" - Use things from the child's life to illustrate the alphabet

- Counting Book

- "The Story of My Name"

- Baby Book

- "All About Me"

- "I Am Loved" - Images and stories about (or messages from) people who love the child

- ALL AGES - Recipe book - Durable, wipe-off pages and cover, more pages

...and more! The options are endless!

There it is - my FAVORITE new product (for now - because there are so many!)

The Board Book is 32, acid-free pages (all other Heritage Makers books have 21 pages) and comes with the Heirloom Assurance commitment, like all other Heritage Makers products. If something happens to your copy, Heritage Makers will re-publish it for you for only half price.


Retail: $59.95

Special Price for 1 credit (1 book): $53.95 (Save $6!)

3-Credit Package: $50.95 each (Save $27!)

5-Credit Package: $47.95 each (Save $60!)

10-Credit Package: $44.95 each (Save $150!)


These books are INCREDIBLE ways to build a child's self-esteem - right from the start!

"I CAN is 100 times more important than IQ."

- Author Unknown


I love sharing these new ideas and stories with you! Thank you for all you do and please let me know if I can help you with your projects or to find just what you need. I'm here to help!

Happy heritage making,


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

NEW Products!!!

I am in LoVe!

The hardest part is choosing which one of these NEW products to do FiRsT!

Check out the video below to see all of the NeW things you can do with YoUR photos and memories! CLICK HERE for info too.

Of course I am offering special pricing too! Contact me to get started!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ONLINE Workshop - FREE and FUN!

Mark your calendar and attend my ONLINE Heritage Makers Workshop!

I am going to share LOTS of fun and EASY ideas for creating great products in Heritage Studio.

PLUS, I am going to announce the latest products from Heritage Makers that are being announced at our annual Reunion (Conference) this weekend.

It's totally FREE to attend and it's going to be A LOT of FUN!

Thursday, September 24

8:30 AM Pacific, 9:30 AM Mountain, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern

to RSVP to reserve your space.

Everyone who attends will be entered into 3 drawings for FREE products!
Invite your friends (as many as you wish!) and if they attend, YOU get a FREE gift!

The more the merrier and everyone is going to LOVE these ideas and "How To" tips and instruction.

Happy Heritage Making!
- Chris

Sunday, September 13, 2009

LAST CHANCE - Card Sale Ends Tuesday at 9 PM

I love getting cards in the mail...don't you?

We all do!

Read CANDY'S STORY about cards HERE.

Now, you can have the JOY of sending cards you know everyone who receives them is going to LOVE and...KEEP!

You can send a custom, high-quality card with your own photos and message - and for a FRACTION of the cost of a store-bought card!

PLUS, with Direct Shipping, Heritage Makers will even put your card into a high-grade envelope, address it, stamp it, and send it for you!

HUGE CARD SALE - Ends Tuesday night at 9 PM Mountain Time

Just Pick the Package That Works for YOU!


Panel Cards - 2-sided, both sides can be customized however you wish.

50 Double-Sided Panel Cards with Felt-Weave Envelopes
+ 1 FREE month Premier =
$59.95 Save $55

100 Double-Sided Panel Cards with Felt-Weave Envelopes
+ 1 FREE month Premier =
$111.90 Save $112


Greeting Cards - "Traditional" folding-style card with 4 sides that can be customized however you wish

50 ~ 4-Sided Greeting Cards with Felt-Weave Envelopes
+ 1 FREE month Premier = $89.95 Save $77

100 ~ 4-Sided Greeting Cards with Felt-Weave Envelopes
+ 1 FREE month Premier = $169.90
Save $164


Fold-out cards have 3, 5 or 7 panels (you choose the style you want) and they fold-out like an accordion. They are perfect for displaying on a shelf or desk.

50 Fold-out (multi-panel, accordion-style) cards with Felt-weave Envelopes + 1 FREE month Premier = $159.75 Save $80

100 Fold-out (multi-panel, accordion-style) cards with Felt-weave Envelopes
+ 2 FREE months of Premier = $299.50 Save $195.50

- if you place your order by 9 PM (Mountain Time), Tuesday! (That's an additional savings of up to $45!)

Use the Template Gallery (100's to choose from for ANY occasion!) or design your own!

***Publishing credits are good for an entire year. Get locked in at this great price now and send out custom cards for every and any occasion - birthdays, party invites, thank you, Christmas, holiday - whatever! - all year long!***

Questions? Order?

Please contact me!

Chat soon,


Friday, September 11, 2009

MORE Heritage Blocks Ideas and Themes!

Today is definitely a day for remembering.

That is why I wanted to share some great new ways that you can remember the people and moments that make life so special.

Read on for tips on how to make your own! Easy, Fun and MEANINGFUL! A great way for everyone to REMEMBER.

Baby Girl - Pink Dahlia

Wedding - Building Blocks for a Family Foundation

You saw the original Heritage Blocks and fell and love and now there are so many ideas and ways you can use them! (Thanks again, to Jill Means for the great ideas and design!)

I have 12x12 page templates available for:

- Vintage

- Baby Girl/Girl

- Baby Boy/Boy

- Wedding

or you can use the template and change the design, colors, etc. to whatever you wish!

The creativity is ENDLESS!


1. New to Heritage Makers?

Go to my website: and click on the link "Sign Up for Free" in the upper right corner, to set up your FREE account.

When you set up your account, I will receive an email to let me know that you are ready to go. This has to be done first, so I can transfer the templates to you.

2. Current clients and those who just finished Step 1:

Send me an email at and let me know which Heritage Blocks templates you would like. You can choose 1, 2 or ALL of them. It's up to you and I am happy to get those to your account ASAP.

3. Start creating your 12x12 pages in your Heritage Makers account.

These are the pages that you will use to put on the blocks of wood.

No worries! After I receive your email, I will also email all of the instructions to you too and am here to personally help you every step of the way.

Ready. Set. CREATE!

Have fun and please let me know if you have any questions.

- Chris

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

From Page to Project - Recorded "How To"

Just click the link below to watch a recorded webinar about how you can go from page to project with your Heritage Makers pages.