Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Better than a TIE!

Let's face it - Dads are hard to buy for!

Or if you have a dad like mine, you ask him what he wants and he says, "Just to be with my family" or "I have all that I need."

Which is probably true but still...everyone loves a gift. The tricky part is not wasting your money on something that he isn't going to use, even though he SAYS he loves it. Sound familiar?

Well, this Father's Day, get ready to blow Dad away with a gift that he really will LOVE!

I just made this BeAutIfuL 20x20 Canvas (gallery-wrapped!) with 22 pics of my dad with his kids and grandkids.

Woohoo! I finally did something with 22 of my favorite photos! (Gotta love that!)

When it arrives at his door in a few days, he is going to LOVE it because of the pictures and that he can already hang it on his wall or put in an easel (Wow! Stunning! Here is one to show what they look like finished and check out the post below to see more.)

Then...he is going to cry. He doesn't do that often but this is going to be a "teary-eyed" moment.

So, if you have 22 favorite photos that you want so finally do something with AND you want to make someone cry - this is the PERFECT GIFT for you to give!

(Easy too - I used a pre-designed template and just put in my own photos and changed the words. How easy is that?! Took me 15 minutes - I had to find a few pics on my computer, otherwise it would have been even faster!)

Contact me directly to get started. I'm giving discounts right now too! :)

Must be submitted to publish by June 3, to receive in time for Father's Day.

Call 1.801.310.7504 or email me at

We did it! We found something Dad is going to LOVE - for REAL - for Father's Day!

- Chris

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Where Are YOUR Favorite Photos?

Why do we take pictures?

To capture memories, special moments and special people...right?

We all have great intentions, but if the pictures just sit in a box or stay on our digital camera or hard drive, are they helping us preserve or remember that moment?

Of course not!

Let's get those pictures out of the albums and off the memory cards and put them on our walls and in our homes where they can be celebrated and remembered time and time again. That's our whole point for taking them in the first place!

Now, you can put your favorite photos on CANVAS! And it's so EASY!

With Heritage Studio you can just put your photos into a pre-designed template or create your own design. Your canvases will be delivered right to your door - already gallery-wrapped, ready to hang on the wall. (They make incredible gifts too!)

Yes! You can have them back in time for Father's Day! (Great for grads, weddings, kids rooms, home decor, family history, photo shoots, vacation photos - anything!)

Don't have time? Email me your pics and I will create your canvas for you!

To help you get your favorite photos on canvas, I am having a CANVAS SALE but it ENDS WEDNESDAY, MAY 27.

You can pre-purchase your canvas to get the great price and you have an entire year to create them, whenever you need.

8x8 Canvas PLUS A free 5X7 custom card - ONLY $25.95

8X20 (or 20x8) Canvas PLUS a free 5x7 custom card - ONLY $55.95

20x20 Canvas (my personal favorite!) PLUS a free 5x7 custom card - ONLY $79.95

Friday, May 21, 2010

Family History 101 - "Who Are They?" Family Photos

Certified Genealogist, Candice Buchanan, shares her years of experience with tips and tools for identifying people in our family photos in a VERY interesting and helpful online class.

Just click the links below to watch the RECORDED online class and to get the great HANDOUT of resources too!

"This just opened up a whole new world for me."

"I can't wait to get started!"

"This is so fun!"

for link to RECORDED class. (NOTE: It starts about 2 minutes after the class begins but you do not miss out on any of the great instruction or information. It lasts about an hour.)

for the helpful HANDOUT of resources that Candice provided.

Candice Buchanan is a Certified Genealogist with over 17 years of experience in doing family and local history research. Over the past 7 years, her emphasis has been on photo identification. In 2003, she started the Greene County Photo Archives Project (amazing!) and loves to help people find and share their family history and photos.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What's Your Story? Let's Find Out!

Expert family historian, Robin Foster-McClure, shares resources, tips and tools to help us begin the exciting and meaningful adventure of discovering our family's stories - our heritage!

Robin makes it EASY and FUN and then I share some ideas of how to PRESERVE and SHARE the information you discover.

Check out the RECORDED ONLINE CLASSES below! They are just an hour and packed with helpful and interesting info that you do not want to miss.


Click on the name of the tool to use:

Pedigree Chart

Family Group Sheet

Biographical Outline

Research Log/Journal

50 Questions for Oral History Interviews

Handout with Overview of "Getting Started" Tools: CLICK HERE

Questions? Fantastic Resource: FamilySearch Forum

Need records? Check this out! CLICK HERE

See Robin's personal family history storybooks: CLICK HERE

Watch the RECORDED online class below.

Thank you for an INCREDIBLE classes, Robin!

: (Please be sure to turn off my blog's music so you can hear the great info.)




If you followed the story of NFL star, Emmitt Smith, trying to trace his family tree or have done your own search (or attempt) you know that African American genealogy has a whole other set of challenges and can often be discouraging or even prevent someone from finding out about who they are and where they come from.

Robin Foster-McClure has come to the rescue!