Photo Keepsake Creations

Here are some of the beautiful photo keepsakes I have created with Heritage Makers.

Image of a nature scene on a canvas

Above: 8×8 wrapped canvas featuring a photo I took while in France and a quote I wrote.

Image of a deck of cards of my dog

Above: Playing card deck that is a word game featuring my little boy.

Image of a poster I made for my grandmother

Above: 11×14 print I made for my grandmother featuring her favorite saying, What a Life. I wrote the poem.

Image of a cell phone cover I made

Bucket Bag

Above two pictures: Mother’s Day Gifts!


Above: Metal sign I made for my daughter’s playroom.

Learn how you can create keepsakes with your photos.


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Photo Keepsakes

Something created by a loved one is cherished even more by a loved one.

Image of a storybookThe next time you are seeking a unique and special gift for someone special, consider a storybook, calendar, canvas, playing cards or greeting card featuring family photos, memories and stories.

You probably take tons of photos, save ticket stubs and other mementos as you travel through life. Take these items out of their storage boxes and from your computer and make them into something beautiful you can really enjoy and cherish.

Check out the Idea Book to get your creative juices flowing!

Get started by creating a free account.

Add Premier to your account and get access to 65,000+ pieces of digital art (more added each month), 6,500 project templates (more added weekly), unlimited secure online published photo storage, and free project upgrade options when you publish. You can view the art collection here and the template gallery here.

Or you could get Premier for free and save on all your creations by becoming a member of Club HM.

See how much you can save with Club HM (PDF)!

Image of a wedding storybook

You can create:

How do you create all these beautiful photo keepsakes?

Using Studio, an online personal publishing tool.

Learn more about Studio through tutorials, online classes and more. Plus, you can receive help from your personal publishing consultant, an independent consultant for Heritage Makers.

How much does it cost?

Image of a deck of cards photo giftYou can sign up for a free account by visiting:

If you want access to the full collection of art and templates, you want Premier. And if you want Premier, plus discounts on projects you publish, you want to join Club HM.

Learn about the three ways to get started (PDF).

View this page for pricing details.

View some items I created.

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Repurposing containers for storage and organizing

My husband, Paul, and I started working on a 1000-piece puzzle a couple of weeks ago. I separated the different pieces by color or shade, as much as possible, so we had several piles laid out on the dining room table. Paul started finding the corner pieces and creating the bottom layer of the puzzle.

He will sometimes work on the puzzle on the weekends while I am making dinner. But, it takes time, and meanwhile our dining room table is covered in puzzle pieces.

Until today.

We recently purchased new flatware. The flatware set came with a wooden drawer tray which meant we no longer needed the plastic white one we had been using. But I didn’t pitch the white tray or put it with items to go to Goodwill. Instead, I decided to give it a new purpose – puzzle piece storage.

The puzzle pieces are still sorted into their original piles, but now they are not taking over the dining room table.

Take a look!

Image of a flatware tray holding puzzle pieces.

This is an example of how you can repurpose containers around the house to organize and store various items.

Other ideas:

  • A cereal box with one side cut off can be used as a paper tray. Think inbox and outbox. 
  • An egg carton can be used to hold push pins, paper clips, rubberbands, hair ties, cufflinks, earrings, craft supplies, and other small items.
  • A napkin holder can hold papers or folders. At home, you could use it for a Bills to Pay container. In the office, you could use it for brochures, surveys, and pamphlets.
  • A wooden box, which came with a flower I received, to hold bottle cleaning brushes in the kitchen.

Kitchen Brushes

  • Glass cups to hold pens, pencils and makeup brushes.
  • A waterproof match holder for camping to hold daily pills.

Image of a match holder for camping, but with pills inside.

When tackling some kind of organizing project at home or at the office, try to avoid shopping for containers right away. It is best to take a look at what you have to organize first (and how much of each item). And, you can save some money by possibly using containers you already own!

What creative storage solutions have you come up with?


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