Showing posts with label Creative genealogy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creative genealogy. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Finally a Family Tree Bag!

I love my Heritage so much that I want to be able to have and show off my Family Tree with me wherever I go...
With this passion of mine I have made books, cards, calendars, flipbooks and more, but while I can bring some of these with me in a bag, I really have to have a "reason" to show them off.
When I saw that Heritage Makers was offering a bucket bag, my heart jumped: I could make one with my Family Tree!!!
I started creating it as soon as I could, and thanks to the import feature, I didn't need to create a tree from the beginning, so I took one of the projects I had made in the past, and modified it to suit the size and shape of the bag.
I wanted one side to have pictures of my kids, my husband and I, and the other one to have our whole 5 generations family tree, so this is what I came up with:
It took about 3 weeks to receive it, but oh what joy when I could finally have it in my hands!

Isn't it gorgeous?I have had it for less than a week, and I LOVE it!

I Love how people will stop me to tell me how much they like it, and ask me if I made it, then we start talking about the similarity between my kids or my husband and their ancestors...
I think this is one of the coolest family Tree projects I have created!
Now I can really say that I have my Heritage with me everywhere I go, and I don't need to really find an excuse to talk about my passion, people come and ask me about it!

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

I also love that because I am a Club HM member I was able to get a pretty nice discount on this bag, plus, since I had been accumulating publishing points, I did not have to spend my money all at once!

If you would like to create a bag like this, just contact me or make a comment below, and I will be happy to help!
It can be made with any of the Family Tree Templates I created, any background, and can be customized to fit your family tree needs.


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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

A genealogist's view of a mother

This morning, I was sitting on the chair while my husband was making my mother's day breakfast, and I started to think that I wanted to make a mother's day quote that could be also used as a genealogy quote... A few minutes later, this is what was created:
Then another one came to my mind, and I feel that it really shows how important mothers are in a family tree.
I know that to us genealogists, a mother's maiden name can be frustrating when not found, because it means slowing  down our researches, pulling our hair, sleepless nights, but we carry something that will not show on the paper. 
 It is a love that gets carried down from generation to generation and  defines us much more than a last name could.

It took just a couple minutes to make these 2 pages (it took more to think of the quotes:)).
I just love how putting a quote on a page and beautifying it with images just enhances the whole meaning of it.
I just want to wish a happy mother's day to the mother that were, the mothers that are, and the mothers that will bless the lives of children all over the world!


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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

3 generations of Love Template

I was just looking into the template Gallery, and I found this cute three generations of Love canvas Template.

It made me think of my mom and her mom, and I thought this canvas template would be perfect to honor them.
It took me only 5 minutes to switch the pictures and change a couple things, and I am now really in love with the result.

I am my nonna Michelina's namesake, and I am pretty proud of it... I had been wanting to do something that was specific to me and her, but life has been taking its toll, and didn't quite find the time to make it from scratch, so I am very grateful for this template!
I lost my grandma to stomach cancer when I was 12. It was so heartbreaking seeing her go through all that suffering... I was with her when she passed away, and the memory is still vivid nowadays...
I miss her very much, especially now, during Christmas time, because we used to all go to her house, and enjoy our time together...

I hope this template will help many of you remembering and honoring your grandparents.

May you have a Christmas full of good old memories to remember and new beautiful ones to create.

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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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Friday, December 9, 2011

4x8 family circles tree card

I was working on last minute gifts and I just couldn't resist but making a family tree out of the 4x8 photocard format.
I also had been wanting to make a family tree out of simple circles, and I did.
Here is the final result:
This is a cute little gift that I can give not only to my husband, but also each of my kids, and it will cost me less than $1 each!^_^
I like it so much that it has become my facebook profile picture!

My husband is also getting this cute calendar, to display on his desk at the office:
I am debating if I want to put them back to back and laminate them, or just give them to him separately...
Either way, He's going to love them!
This would make a  cute little gift to have at each table at the family reunion dinner, or for each member of your family. If you don't have the pictures, you can just use the names, and maybe birth dates, and they will look great too!


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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Kids family tree placemat games ideas

My kids have been  dieing to be able to use their family tree mats, poor babies, their mamma has been so much busy doing so many things, she hasn't had time to put her ideas into action for a long time.

I finally got around to doing it, and I must say, I am pretty proud of the final result!
Here it is:
A world map where they can point where their ancestors were born, lived or got married.
Since my husband's family was established in USA for at least 4 generations,  and mine was all from the same area in Italy, I created 2 games.
This is for the American side:


 Here is the version for the Italian side.


Family names word puzzle.


These are the ones I already created for my kids, and I am going to publish in the next few days.
Once I receive these prints, I will match them with each of my kids family tree placemats and then laminate them, so that they can use washable dry erase markers to play the games
A couple more ideas:

Match the couple game, where the child needs to trace a line to connect each husband to his wife.

A family traits matching game, where the kid connects his eyes, nose, mouth, hair etc to his parents and grandparents, to see who looks more like him.

What ideas have you come up with to keep your kids entertained at dinner/lunch time and at the same time nourish their love for their family history?


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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Family tree canvas collage

After creating the 2 sides family tree, I realized that this would be perfect to create any kind of Family tree collage, like this one:
This is another possibility:

Or if you like, you can put together this version of canvas collage:
and make it like this:
or if you prefer the tree canvas to have a border:
and if you want all of them to have a border:


You get the idea!
You really can have lots of fun planning your family tree collage! It will be even better once it is on your wall!


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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

25 thoughtful gifts under $25

Uh oh...We are exactly 2 months from the most wonderful time of the year!
When it comes to Christmas, I always say that gift giving shouldn't be stressing, and more than anything, should be meaningful.
It doesn't really matter if your gift was expensive or not, what really matters is the thought  you put in it.
If the gift is also within your budget, well, that's a bonus.
Here is a list of gifts that you can create for less than $25.
Some of them are also under $10, so have fun discovering them!^_^
Some I already blogged about, some I am going to blog about, so bookmark this blog post as I am going to add more links as I think of them! I am probably going to have even more than 25 gifts under $25!

Here is the (ever growing)  list!



14x11 posters:
 24x18 posters



Keepsake Christmas tags

Mini family tree
Subway art:

Calendars (if you are a club HM member)

3+ generations in a cube:


Family folds


CD/DVD covers

Playing cards


Mini calendars




Cookbook


Set of bookmarks

Family history desktop calendar




Frame-able inspiration 

Place mats

(double sided kids family tree mat with games doming soon!)
Versatile greeting cards
Family tree advent calendar:

Scrap pages (including the frame!)



Soft bound books (with CLUB HM membership)


Swatch books 


Photo tumbler
 Magnetic family tree game
(more possibilities on the magnetic family tree here!)
Heritage blocks 
Kids blocks


Photo Clock
Family-faith-friends blocks



Count Down Blocks

Photo holder

Notebooks covers
 

Whatever your choice is, remember that your loved ones will appreciate this gifts because not only they are so beautiful, but especially because every time they will look at them, they will know that you have given them the best gift... The gift of time

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You can get a free Publishing account by signing up at http://www.preservemyheritage.com and start creating unlimited projects at once!
Love my Creative Genealogy templates and ideas
My HM club members can have their favorite template transferred to their account for personal use, or  can have it completely personalized by me for them  for a reasonable fee.
Want more for less? Check out our incredible host rewards and My Club HM!
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