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A very long day…. October 21, 2009

Filed under: Heritage Makers — kimyancy @ 9:39 pm

Today was a day I hope not to have many more soon.  I attended a memorial service for a friend I have worked with for over 11 years.  ast Thursday, her husband woke up to find she had pass during the night.  She was only 47 years old, She left behind a son, 27 years old and 5 1/2 grandchildren, (the one is due in about 4 months). 

The funeral hall was packed with friends and family from all over.  Old friends were there from High School, current friends were there from work and other connections.  It was a very hard service.  As I was sitting there thinking how much I knew of her and her life.  It was difficult to comprehend to reality of it.  All I could think about is:  all of the stories that now won’t be told, a library is gone, with no hope of getting any of them back.  She had  a very interesting life, yet in the end, I believe she was the happiest she had ever been, with being married to her best friend.  I still don’t think her husband really understand, she is gone.  She will not answer the phone when he can’t find something.  LOL!!  One of the best parts was seeing her husband’s ex-wife stand and speak of her as a best friend.  That is a true example of forgiveness and moving on, being happy for someone, when you know it didn’t work with you.  Hopefully, that makes sense.  I was truly amazing.  

Her grandchildren sat there, all under the age of 7, not  realizing Grandma is gone forever.  A couple of them wrote simply, yet loving, letters to her, telling her to have a fun time in Heaven.  It was PRECIOUS!!!  I know, if she could, she would write each one of them a book for them, expressing her love to them, telling each of them how much and how unique they were.

In the reality of today, I realize that I need to compile the things I love about my boys into a book for them to cherish for years to come.  The things I love about them today, will change in future, however, they need to know at every stage of their life, they are and were loved. 

I am currently working with a client helping him compile and write a story of my parents that meet during the WWII and span across to continents.  It is a masterpiece!!  It brings such joy to help people get their stories and photos together in a book.   

If you know of anyone who would like to do a book, telling them how much they are loved, I would be glad to help  you.


A Night with the Girls!! October 20, 2009

Filed under: Friends,Grease,Musical,Show,Theatre — kimyancy @ 11:18 pm

WoW, what a Fabulous FUN night!!  I met 3 of my friends at the Dodge theatre in Phoenix, Arizona for the opening night of “Grease” with Taylor Hicks making an appearance.  The memories the show brought back, the emotions, the REAL (?) life experiences. LOL!    Our group knew every word to every song and the hand motions for the Fun Songs.  However, the rest of the crowd was very silent and BORING!!!  As we started whispering the words, and doing any type of motion with our hands, PEOPLE STARED.  For such a FUN, Entertaining show, the crowd just didn’t get into it.  Oh well, We did and had a blast!!  Thanks to my BFF, Bobbie, for scoring the tickets.




Make over for “Hockey Moms”!! October 19, 2009

Filed under: Heritage Makers — kimyancy @ 11:20 pm
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What a great way to start a week!! I was asked if I would like to have a Makeover, of course, my friend lead the conversations with “Not that you need one, BUT….” Don’t you just love FRIENDS!!  LOL!!!

I am so glad I did. I had so much fun tonight on Channel 3 in Arizona. 3 hockey moms, (by the way, I knew both of them, my boys played with their boys at one time or another. What a small world!!) showed up this morning ready for whatever they were going to do.  My hair can be done in about 5 minutes, Plus I got make up tips for “All-Day” make-up. 

Rolf, himself, cut my hair!! I was so nervous, yet excited. I have never had anyone “Famous” do my hair or makeover. Check out the segment of the show.

Makeover with Rolf!!!

Makeover with Rolf!!!


What a Weekend!! October 6, 2009

This past Friday and Saturday, I was at the Creating Keepsake Convention in Glendale, Arizona.  Remember, I am not into traditional scrap booking anymore, I am digital, so to go there and see all of the STUFF, was mind blowing.  I am a visual person, so I  decided to mentally find over 40,000 pieces of embellishments (which I have access to with my book business) and try to compare it to a laptop bag.  OMG!!!  I have a SUV and I still don’t think it all would have fit.  I am trying to simplify my life, and I am positive, I have one way of doing it.

In talking with the ladies there, they did admit, Digital does have it place among keeping memories, however, our Home Decor, is what grabbed them.  The picture blocks for the childrens’ room, and Name sign to hang in your house, or even a clock which your childs name and picture in it, is something to create and call it your own. 


I am willing to teach anyone how to create these projects, they are such lovely gifts!!!


Back from Vegas!! So much to share…. September 22, 2009

Filed under: Digital Scrapbooking,Heritage Makers — kimyancy @ 11:22 am
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Just announced at our annual convention in Vegas, these new products are in addition to the full line of hardcover storybooks, cookbooks, greeting… cards/invites, posters, & digital scrapbooking page prints we already offer!

New website & new products go online as of 10/1 but you can order through me before then to get a special bonus gift!

Our extensive Template Gallery makes it easy to be creative in Studio! Be the first to publish these gorgeous products for yourself or to give as amazing gifts during the holidays…I can help you create what you want! Email me: for details.


How cute are these SWATCH BOOKS?! Pocket-sized & perfect for a variety of creative uses…flash cards, address book, new parent or grandparent brag book, business reference, recipe cards, etc. Templates for Basic & Premier accounts available!

You are gonna fall in LOVE with these new BOARD BOOKS! A premium product that’s more durable for little toddler hands. Designed as spreads in a no-gutter way with truly flat pages, these special storybooks will fit in well with our full line!

“I’m a VIP” template option (boy or girl; Basic or Premier) offers the opportunity to teach young ones how valuable and loved they really are…priceless! The perfect gift for your special little loved ones!

Wow! If you haven’t seen one of these gorgeous GALLERY-WRAPPED CANVAS PRINTS yet, you are missing out! Stunning pieces of art can hang on your walls featuring your family & your designs.

Now in a NEW 20X20 size in addition to 16×20 and 20×24 sizes…a tremendous trio to deck the halls of your home this holiday season.

Calendars are one gift that truly gives every single day of the year! And it’s an ideal gift idea for many people who don’t need extra “stuff” but would love to look at favorite family photos while having dates & details for ready reference.

A new larger 11×16 CALENDAR SIZE adds to our previous 11×8.5 version to give you a regular and jumbo option for organizing your life at home or the office. Get the multiple quantity discounts to make several versions quickly & easily for extended family, siblings, etc.

This is a new twist to our current line of personal publishing products. HISTORY HEROES DVDS & STORYBOOKS help your kids learn more about figures from world history while showcasing your child’s special character traits that mirror the famous heroes.

Don’t just buy another Disney DVD & let your child learn from make-believe cartoon characters. Give them the chance to learn history in a creative, entertaining and educational way with these customizable storybooks and value-teaching videos featuring Ben Franklin, Helen Keller, The Wright Brothers, Abe Lincoln & many more!

While jewelry can be bought just about anywhere, not everyone can find fully customizable & creative designs like HM KEEPSAKE JEWELRY just released!

Choose the silver photo bracelet or the necklace & pendants to add personal style to your look! Great as gifts for that hard-to-buy-for person on your holiday list, simply include a pic of a loved one…DONE!

Designed in Studio & pre-made specially for you when shipped, these jewelry pieces showcase your loved ones and your unique style. Sure to be a conversation starter, the bracelet & necklace/pendants offer something extra for the stocking or under the tree this year.

If you ever wanted to be part of something BIG, contact me: , I would for you to join my team!

Anyone who has a “Picture Problem”? I can help! September 15, 2009

Are your photos on your hard-drive? Are they in a box? Are they falling out of a photo album? Use Heritage Makers to preserve them in a hardbound, digital storybook or scrapbook. No matter what your style is, you design your books to your liking. Want to give a gift that won’t end up re-gifted? Give a Heritage Makers’ Gift Certificate! Anyone who is a scrapbooker! I was a tradional scrapbooker and found myself taking months to finish one book. Going digital has allowed me to create over 40 books in one year! However, for those that just love the hands-on feel of tradional scrapbooking, why not create digital copies to share with your friends and family? Just scan, insert and publish! Anyone who is a Photographer! Use Heritage Makers to preserve your clients portraits. Charge a design fee plus make commission back! Anyone who uses a portfolio to promote their business! Let me take your photos and preserve them in a digital, hardbound book. Present it to potential clients for a more professional look. No more 3-ring binder with pictures falling out. Contact me:  to get started


Heritage Makers can be great Home Decor!!! September 9, 2009

Looking for some great Home Decor that incorporates your family values and beliefs.  Look no further!! 

Our own “Heritage Home” guru, Heidi Arave, was on Utah’s most popular daytime news show today!

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