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.

Heritage Makers

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  • Professional organizing consultations, coaching, and classes
  • Home staging and redesigning consultations
  • Organizing product recommendations
  • Virtual assistance
    • Reviewing websites and providing recommendations
    • Making website updates and modifications
    • Writing web content
    • Creating training documentation
    • Developing training courses
    • Testing software
    • Creating newsletters, postcards, brochures
    • Planning events and gatherings
  •  Photo keepsake creation via Heritage Makers

Contact me for more information.

If you are not in my local area, I can provide virtual services.

How does virtual organizing, home staging and redesigning work?

1. Take several photos of the area that you would like help with.
2. Send me the photos.
3. I will conduct an assessment, send you the cost estimate, and ask you some questions.
4. I will send you recommendations and any additional information that might help you.

What is virtual assistance?

Virtual assistance means that I can assist you with a variety of administrative, technical or creative tasks as an independent contractor from my office. We can communicate via email, phone or Skype. Contact me to get more information.

How can you help me create keepsakes with my photos?

I am an independent consultant for Heritage Makers. Through Heritage Makers, you can use an online browser-based program called Studio to create storybooks and photo gifts. Visit my website for sign up for a free account. Contact me with any questions, or a tutorial on using Studio. Visit my Portfolio to see some items I have created through Heritage Makers.

My Credentials

  • HSR Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner
  • Certified Professional Real Estate Assistant
  • Certified Real Estate Support Specialist
  • Certified Usability Analyst
  • Bachelor of arts in communications with a minor in business
  • Graduate certificate in web design and development
  • Completed 45 hours of child development, 9 hours in communications, and 45 hours in infant and toddler training
  • Over 11 years of professional work experience in professional writing; communications, web content management and training

Work Experiences

  • Senior editor for a weekly publication
  • Web content manager for a community college
  • Content manager and business analyst for a healthcare sales and marketing company
  • Content management specialist for a large financial firm
  • Knowledge manager for a world-renowned research and development laboratory
  • Operations manager for a top-producing real estate agent


  • Home and office organizing
  • Home staging and redesigning
  • Planning, coordinating and organizing events or gatherings
  • Real estate assistance – marketing, communications, web content management, lead generation, transaction coordination, online home searches, and other administrative tasks
  • Writing – technical, creative, marketing, general communications
  • Training and training documentation
  • Website usability and writing for the web
  • Website and updates modifications – HTML, CSS, web content management systems
  • Print design (newsletters, postcards, brochures, flyers, etc.)

Software Proficiency

  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Visio and SharePoint
  • Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Captivate, Presenter
  • Mac and Windows platforms


  • REVA Institute
  • National Association of Professional Organizers
  • American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners (ASHSR)


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Simple Life Cozy Home is a professional organizing and home staging/decorating website by Kristy Stephens. Kristy aims to inspire others in the quest for a simpler life and a cozier home.

This blog will feature a variety of topics related to having a simple life and a cozy home, including organizing and time management tips, home staging and redesigning, planning for the holidays and special events, buying and selling your home, money management, and more. Kristy offers valuable information that you can use to help simplify and beautify your life and home.

About Kristy 

Kristy is passionate about having an organized, comfortable and beautiful home and helping others do the same. She loves looking at houses, renovating them, decorating them, organizing them, and yes, even cleaning them. You could say she is a little obsessed with houses. She is very meticulous and loves organizing and planning – room designs, events, upcoming holiday gatherings, gift giving and so on. She also enjoys learning, discovering new things, and writing.

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