Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Saving the Legacy: Fred Donkin Jr.

My mom and I have been working on this life story book for my Grandpa. He served in the Navy in WWII. The University of Utah has been going to interview the vets to collect their life histories and to preserve the war stories. For the last 26 years, I've never really known my Grandpa. Doing this book for him has inspired me greatly! I would sit up at night reading about him and his accomplishments, I couldn't get enough of it. I had to read more and more. We had a lot of photos, but wanted more so we would google images and see what we could find. We found pictures of the ships he was on and crew members, etc. It was such an amazing experience! I can't wait to finish the one that we have started for my Grandma. I'm so excited about this book! Check it out at the bottom of my blogs!

New Workshops

So, I haven't been on here forever! So much has happened in the last couple months with Heritage Makers! First of all, I went to regionals and they introduced new items! You can now make individual 12x12 scrapbook pages. Also, you can now make decks of playing cards! They are so cool! I just made a deck that has our trip to Huntington Beach on them. The website just has so many new features, you really have to check it out!

On another note, we now offer workshops instead of celebrations! Who really wants to go and sit to another person talk right. Well now, I pop in a 13 minute DVD (or through a webinar) and it walks you through the system and shows you how to use it. Then, we get to work! I take your orders and we let our imaginations take over. I just did a show and was so excited! It went so well!