Friday, September 4, 2015

Have You Ever Worried for Your Scrapbooks?

Have you ever worried about the safety of your Scrapbooks?  
What if something happens?

How Will You Preserve Your Scrapbooks?

I've lived through Hurricanes, Tornados and Typhoons.  Then I moved to Texas and now all I need to worry about is Fire, right?  
I have all of my albums on a book case right by the front door...that way, if a fire breaks out, I can just get them out the door really quickly, right?

Never mind that most of my 50+ albums are huge and heavy!  Or that the fire could be at the front door!  Or that maybe I'm not home!  Oh my, my safety plan is seriously flawed!

2 days after I joined Legacy Republic, we had a Texas storm... lightning actually struck a local home, started a fire, they weren't home and everything was lost!  


Last month I learned about Legacy Republic.  As I did my research, I became very excited about the prospect of actually having a viable backup option should something happen to my albums!  Even better, I can now actually share my albums with friends and family, near and far!  All of my energy and focus was on what Legacy Republic could do to preserve my albums!

Then, it occurred to me that I have some old home movies that we haven't looked at in years...I could go ahead and send some of those in as well!  I had to search to find my home movies...they were crammed into the back of the entertainment center, behind all of our blu-rays.  Geez, if a fire broke out in our house...those were totally going to be gone because I didn't even know where they were!

So I gathered 2 albums and 4 VHS tapes to send in to Legacy Republic.  But you know me...I'm always looking for a discount, so I researched what it meant to join Legacy Republic as a Consultant!

It's actually a pretty great deal...for a limited time it's $199 to join, but you get $200 in processing credit to send in your first albums and/or home movies, pictures, slides and more (in my mind, that makes it free to join!)  Then they send you a box of shipping materials to use to safely package and ship your media for digitizing!  Not to mention a cute tote bag, order forms and welcome information!

BONUS, when you need additional shipping supplies, Legacy Republic sends them to you FREE!  WHAT?!  Free website, yup!  Free credit card processing, yup!  Lots of training, whoop! An energetic corporate staff ready to answer your questions and help you make Legacy Republic whatever you want it to be!  Oh my, I'm in heaven!

So I did all this research, decided to join and submitted my first order.

Why am I just now telling you about this?  Well, I did want to wait until I received my first order to have an honest sharing of the process and the results!  Meanwhile, on our LR Facebook Page, I'm reading about all of these people who were watching their digitized movies and how they were laughing and crying and how it meant so much.  Can I just say, until it's YOU, it's just not the same!!  

I truly do NOT like crying and avoid anything that could possibly make me cry, unless it's from laughing so hard that I'm crying!  I honestly never thought seeing the results of my first home movies would be emotional, but WOW was I wrong!!  

It was cute watching my now 21-year old daughter in dance class and gymnastics, and of course LOVED hearing her little 5-year old voice tell me she loves me!  But I was NOT prepared and didn't even remember that my Mom and Dad were on that video!  Seriously, it brings tears to my eyes now just telling you!  They both passed away and are gone...and there's just nothing like hearing their voices and seeing their faces and remembering!!

Here you can view one of my little video snips of Mandy at 5 years old!

And to think, I wasn't even worried about protecting these memories, I was solely focused on my scrapbook albums!

Did you know that your media is deteriorating every year?  The average lifespan for a video tape is 10 years...mine are 15-21 years old.  Thankfully, Legacy Republic does all they can to give you the best quality production of your videos and will repair where they can to ensure that your memories are available for generations to come!  Even if a VCR is no longer available to view them!

What memories do you have stuffed in boxes, closets and attics?  Dust them off and give Legacy Republic the opportunity to bring your memories to life!


Your memories are our passion!  The Legacy Republic community celebrates the family connections made through reliving and sharing memories. We protect yesterday's treasured moments, so they may be enjoyed for generations to come.

I now it's hard to package up your priceless memories and send them off!  But let me assure you that every security process is in place to ensure your memories arrive safely at Legacy Republic, are securely processed and returned safely back to you WITH your digital copies!

Legacy Republic is so confident in their process that they have a $1500 guarantee that your albums, movies, pictures and memories will not be misplaced or lost!  I know $1500 doesn't replace your cherished memories...but this $1500 does let you know that Legacy Republic is SERIOUS about the security of the media you submit for digitizing!

Here's a quick video to show you some of what they do!

Legacy Republic's
Legacy Republic's "Memory Factory" - Safety & Security

You can pack up your items and ship them directly to Legacy Republic, using a UPS shipping label that Legacy Republic provides.  Regardless of the size or weight of your order, it's only $12.99 flat rate shipping which covers shipping your products to Legacy Republic AND returning them back to you!!

You'll visit my website to create your order and select the quantity and items you'll be submitting!  You only pay for half of your order up front, then print your provided UPS label, package your media and take it to a local UPS Store to receive your tracking number!

Here's a quick video that shows you how easy it is to package up your media for shipping!
Legacy Republic Packing Tutorial
Legacy Republic Packing Tutorial
You'll receive an email confirmation from YesVideo letting you know Legacy Republic has received your order for processing.

In approximately 3 weeks, you'll receive an email letting you know your order has been processed and that you can view your finished projects in your Memory Share account!!

You'll receive an additional email letting you know when your return shipment has been processed, with tracking information so you can track the return of your precious memories!!

You'll spend countless time looking through your digitized media, sharing it with family and friends and counting your blessings that you found Legacy Republic (at least that's what I've done!!)
Every Legacy Republic transfer includes a free private online account for easy viewing and sharing!  All of your videos, pictures and albums are stored in this FREE private online account, accessible only by you.  And like your memories, these won't expire.  Your projects will always be there for you!

In your MemoryShare account, you can view, edit, customize and share your projects with family and friends, you can also create personalized DVDs!  

Your memories will always be available, regardless of the changes in digital media and devices!!

Here's a quick screenshot of the first pages of one of my albums in my MemoryShare account (this album had 68 pages):

NEW with 15 Years Experience!!

Legacy Republic is a new division of YesVideo, the largest and most trusted media transfer service in the world.  The global leader in digitizing and sharing personal videos, YesVideo has helped families protect and share generations of memories for 15 years. 

YesVideo has invested in it's Legacy Republic division...with consultants to help people convert their family photo albums and videos into digital formats.  Read more about the creation of Legacy Republic here!

Legacy Republic offers premium products and services for your most important family heirloom - your memories. Powered by YesVideo, Inc., we put the same love and attention into our services as you put into your memories. We guarantee you will be happy with the results.

Are you ready to give Legacy Republic a try? 

I'm happy to help you submit your memories, whether as a customer or a fellow Legacy Republic Legacy Maker!

Join Legacy Republic's mission-based opportunity to:
Earn income by doing what you are already passionate about
Receive a 30% discount on digitizing your personal memories
Build your own business with all the support Legacy Republic offers
- Free website
- Free credit card processing
- Free shipping supplies and media packaging
Be your own boss and create your own work hours
Join a team of like-minded individuals who share your enthusiasm

View the Starter Kit and enjoy the discounts and benefits of being a member of my Heartfelt Legacy's team!!
Legacy Republic Starter Kit
Legacy Republic Starter Kit

For a limited time, the Starter Kit is $199 and not only includes the supplies shown in the video, it also includes $200 credit towards transferring your own memories!!  I used mine to process 4 home movie VHS tapes and 2 large albums!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CTMH Seaside Sunshine Fun Card

Check out how different a card can look, despite using the same pattern!!  This card is the same pattern as the card I posted earlier in the month, but by swapping around the papers, the cards look different!

Studio Sus creation made for me by Susan Williams.
Scrap ~ Chat ~ Create

Friday, August 28, 2015

CTMH Seaside Mini Album

This adorable mini-album was super easy to create, since I used the Close to My Heart My Creations Kraft Mini-Album which already includes page protectors for 3x4 and 4x6 photo spots!  I grabbed our CTMH Seaside Picture My Life cards and in no time the album was completed. 

I covered up a portion of this 4x6 PML card to update the books title page to say Best Hawaii Ever (vs Best Day Ever), then added some aqua dots to finish it up

Using Colonial White Cardstock, I created some additional 3x4 cards to mix throughout the album.  I included the zip strips and scraps of paper from the Seaside collection to spruce the cardstock up a bit.

Scrap ~ Chat ~ Create

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CTMH Cricut Artbooking Seaside Layout

I created this layout for my Secret Sister as a gift during our CTMH Hawaii Incentive Trip.  It was my first time playing with my Cricut Explore machine and despite the learning curve, the layout came together rather quickly.

Scrap ~ Chat ~ Create

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CTMH Seaside Sand Dollar Card

This beachy notecard follows the Close to My Heart Originals card pattern "Center Square".  With the sand dollars popped up on 3D Foam Tape, the only embellishment was some hemp to keep it simple and quick!  I punched 2 small 1/2 circles at the top corners of the card, to ensure the hemp stayed securely in place at the top of the card.

Scrap ~ Chat ~ Create

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CTMH Happy As a Clam

I love being able to use up my scraps of paper to create cards.  Our Close to My Heart pattern books make it so easy to do, just decide on your focal piece, then find a pattern that will help it pop!

I used the Originals "First Impression" pattern to highlight my Happy as a Clam sentiment.  Embellished with some hemp, triangle durables and the little clam bling from the Seaside Assortment.  The 3 little banners came from the 1/2" zip strip found at the top of the Seaside papers.

Scrap ~ Chat ~ Create

Monday, August 24, 2015

CTMH Have a Beautiful Day Card

One thing I really enjoy about card making is how simple, quick and easy it is to pop together!  A few scraps of paper, some bling and you're on your way!!

This card is another Originals pattern book design, this one created for me by Susan Williams at Studio Sus.

Scrap ~ Chat ~ Create

Friday, August 21, 2015

CTMH Seaside Greetings Cards

These Seaside greetings cards were quick and easy ways to send a little Hello or happy thoughts to someone you care about!

Using scraps from the Seaside paper pack, some silver sequins to give a touch of bling, and the Have a Happy Day stamp set, these cards were fast and inexpensive to create an entire stack of them!

Scrap ~ Chat ~ Create

Thursday, August 20, 2015

CTMH Seaside Together Card

This Close to My Heart Seaside card shows what a difference layering makes in your projects!  With the different card stocks, papers and layers of stickers and bling, this beautiful card will let the recipient know they're special!

Studio Sus creation made for me by Susan Williams.

Inspired by the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1, Pattern 26.  

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CTMH Seaside Scrapbook Pages

Following the Close to My Heart pattern book Magic, I applied the "Showtime" pattern to the Seaside collection to create this sunshine, beach layout.  I used 3D foam tape to add dimension to the page titles, with some triangle durable studs and the Seaside Assortment for different textures.

Scrap ~ Chat ~ Create