It’s a beautiful day here at Tiki Island, but it sure is quiet now that the US pixies are gone! We had such a grand time being together, but we must have caused some seismic shift that made our internet server gremlins come out to play. Maybe they were jealous! Anyway, if you tried to watch last week’s awesome new Video Tidbits, “Masks, Unmasked” and “Cloning in StoryBook” over the weekend, you probably got frustrated pretty quickly! Soon, it wasn’t just those two videos giving us fits, it was all of the videos, and then whole pages started disappearing!
It took us most of the weekend to get it all sorted out, but we think we’ve gotten things fixed now. If you are still having issues, please log out of pixels2Pages, reboot your computer, and try again. You may find you’ll need to empty the cache on your browser as well, but that should do the trick. If you attempted to download Blueprints or Pixie Dust over the weekend, you may have gotten a corrupted file or an empty one. If that happened, delete what you got and start over after rebooting. We apologize for the inconvenience and we appreciate your patience as we were trying to fix things. Should something like this ever happen again, we will always post status updates on both our Facebook page and on the p2P News section of the website, assuming we can get to it.
Since Mother’s Day is coming, and since you may have been inconvenienced this weekend, we have a little lagniappe for our subscribers today. Not familiar with that term, “lagniappe”? It’s pronounced ‘lan yap‘ and is most commonly used in Southern Louisiana and Southeastern Texas (where I am). It means an extra little goodie – sort of like the ‘baker’s dozen’ – so today we have a bonus Blueprint for you! This particular Blueprint, “Mommy and Me“, is meant to be used for Mother’s Day. You can use it to honor your mom, or you can make it about you. It can be about a friend, or a grandmother or aunt – any mom who is special to you or your children. Here’s the catch – don’t post your pages on our Facebook page yet! Use the Blueprint to make a ‘Mom’ page, and send a .jpg (screen size is fine) of it to fotf@pixels2Pages.net and you will see it on Mother’s Day. We can’t wait to see what you do with it! And of course, you can use it in other projects, too!
Speaking of Mother’s Day – have you ordered your 4D cards yet? Time’s a wastin’! Get busy! If you haven’t watched this clever ‘Design Create Repeat‘ workshop yet, do it now!
If you read my last blog post, you may have noticed that we’ll be closing out the big National Scrapbook Day (Week) extravaganza with a weekend of virtual cropping! That’s right, starting at 12:01 AM CDT Friday, May 4, we’ll be opening the vault again! The fun will end at 11:59 PM CDT on Sunday, May 6, when the vault closes and we count the pages completed. This ‘p2P NSD Best Of’ crop is for EVERYONE! Just like in January, we’ll be cheering you on as you try new techniques, complete and post pages, and order books, pages, and projects! If you’ll be at an NSD event that weekend, we hope you’ll have internet access so that you can get a two-fer! If not, post your pages when you get home and join us on Sunday! Like last time, we’ve got some fun badges for you to collect, and we can’t wait to see how many pages are completed. We’ve even got an extra little surprise or two up our sleeves! Maybe it’s just what the doctor ordered to get those projects finished before school gets out! Synchronize your watches and we’ll see you next Friday!
And the fun is happening even before May 4! Check out what’s happening over on the Creative Memories Go Digital Facebook page! They’re giving away free stuff EVERY DAY, starting this Friday, 27 April! And some of the free stuff is Blueprints from us! Woo hoo! And Creative Memories is having a sale from 27 April to 5 May, too! Check out these deals:
- Save 35% on all digital artwork downloads
- Save 15% on Page Prints and Custom Album Pages, as well as their corresponding Product Credits (10-packs)
- Save 15% on extra pages and lay-flat upgrade option in all Hardcover StoryBooks
- And software is still 35% off through 30 April! Hurry!
It’s going to be a great week to be a digital scrapbooker!
Oh, and one last little bit about Blueprints! Starting next month, the Blueprint that we post in the Free Trial section will be a p2P Classic! So instead of being half of a two page spread, it will be a stand alone page from our Blueprint archives. What this means for subscribers is that in addition to the new DPS and other new single Blueprints you get, you’ll have a chance to collect a few ‘golden oldies’ in case you missed them the first time around. Just pop over to the Free Trial and click the link for Blueprints. There is only ever one Blueprint showing, and they are rotated out on the first Wednesday of each month. If you’re not a subscriber yet, hop on board! You won’t regret it! And if you’re in Australasia, we wish you could join us – keep contacting the CM AU Home Office with your specific requests.
Finally, the Pixies are hitting the road again this weekend! I’ll be popping in at a Daytona Beach Retreat Weekend hosted by Karen Hohman and Gretchen Laiuppa, ready to work on some of my projects and do a little pixels2Pages promotion. If you’ll be there, I can’t wait to meet you!
Now I’ve got to get packing! Have a wonderful rest of the week, and we’ll see you next weekend (if not before)!