Rabbit, Rabbit, y’all! It’s a new day for digital scrapbookers, as Creative Memories has passed the Memory Manager/StoryBook Creator torch to Panstoria and their Historian and Artisan programs. All of us at pixels2Pages are excited about our new partnerships with Panstoria and APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers) and we have almost completed the transition to our new-look website, memberships, and schedule. Most of the questions regarding Creative Memories and their plans regarding digital scrapbooking have been answered.
As of yesterday (30 September 2013), Artisan users were able to migrate their content, projects, categories and tags, and all settings in options and they are able to upload their projects directly to the Panstoria Print Shop. Later this week, updates will be available for SBC 4.0 and SBC 3.0 users which will allow them to upload projects directly to the Panstoria Print Shop. All of you who have invested in, learned to use, and come to love Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator will find that even more good stuff awaits you in Historian and Artisan! You can use your CM content, you can continue to purchase CM (and any other) content, CM content will automatically install in Artisan, and you’ll be able to print high quality photo books and more at the Panstoria Print Shop.
For those of you wondering about what to do regarding the purchase of new programs when the ones you have still work: Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator will soon be obsolete programs. Historian and Artisan will be the programs that are being supported, fixed, updated, and upgraded. Panstoria is the company that will be doing this work, and we believe they deserve your whole-hearted support. What that means is that we encourage you to purchase Artisan and Historian, to purchase content from the Panstoria store, and to print books and order projects from the Panstoria Print Shop. If you are a Creative Memories Consultant, we understand that parts of the picture are still out of focus. We encourage you to contact Consultant Services for information about CM’s policy with regard to Panstoria’s affiliate programs and APPO memberships. If your business was predominantly digital, we understand that you are looking for ways to generate income; however, we sincerely hope that you will recommend Panstoria and Panstoria Print Shop to your customers who wish to continue scrapbooking digitally.
Here at pixels2Pages, we will be continuing to train, inspire, and motivate those of you using these programs. We had lots of fun stuff available last month, and you’ve already had a chance to download ALL of the Blueprints and Pixie Dust for October! Our new schedule started yesterday – be sure to download this month’s calendar (at the bottom of this post) so you won’t miss a single thing! For those of you who have been a little pre-occupied with the beginning of school or the unease of the bankruptcy proceedings, here’s our look back at what was released in September:
Blueprints: There were 10 spectacular Blueprints, brought to you by Shelley, Kim, Janice, and Justine. And in case that wasn’t enough, ALL of the October Blueprints are available in one easy download! And guess what – we’ve decided to continue offering 11 x 8.5″ pages! NOTE: Next month’s Blueprints will be presented in one post on the final Saturday of this month. We hope this will make it easier for you to download and use our Blueprints. We’d love your feedback!
- Ready2Roll: Then and Now, But Wait, Jean & Skip (DPS), Poolside, The Old Quarry
- Day2Day: September Downloads – Time to Shop (DPS) and New Lines (DPS)
- Remember to save and print the Blueprint Checklists for your reference!
Pixie Dust: Perfect for lots of pages, these fabulous designs were created by Kerrianne, Anne, Justine, Mary and Janice. And there’s more! Did you see the October Big Collection? Get all of your Pixie Dust in one download! NOTE: Next month’s Pixie Dust will be presented in one large collection on the final Saturday of the month. We hope this will make it easier for you to download and use Pixie Dust. We’d love your feedback!
Challenges: Did you try something new? This month’s challenges were load of fun – and it looks like many of you agreed! If you haven’t already, post your completed Challenge pages on our Facebook page. We love seeing your pages!
- 170: Border Plus
- 171: Make It Black
- 172: Pavement Border
- 173: Reverse Photo Letters
- 174: Photo Letter Title
Tips: Our Tips may be the most undervalued parts of your membership! If you’re not in the habit of reading them, you’re missing out. Everything you always needed to know, but didn’t know who to ask! The answer? Ask Shelley, Anne, and Justine!
- Artisan/SBC Tips: Don’t Lose Those Hanging Tails!, Changing Font Size
- Journaling Tip: One Thing Leads to Another
- Snap2Share (Historian/MM) Tip: Is My Vault Healthy?
Videos: Lights, action, camera! Once more, the creativity of our p2P team will astound you, and we’ll have you taking something ordinary and making it extraordinary! Sit back and enjoy these videos – then make a page and post it for us!
- Color Wash vs Adjust Hue by Tameka
- Something Old, Something New by Shelley
- Hue Do You Adjust It? by Mary
- Beach by Justine
FREE TRIAL – In June, we began showcasing a standard, static sampling of each of the things we offer, including Blueprints, Pixie Dust, and B2B. This Free Trial is open to anyone, does not require registration, and may be viewed for as long as you want. We’d love to hear what you think! If you have friends undecided about joining p2P, send them to our free trial so they can try before they buy.
p2P LIVE!: Registration for p2P LIVE New York City is open now. Join Tameka for a Fall Mega-Crop – a colossal 25 hours of crop time on Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27! Also on the p2P LIVE Agenda is p2P LIVE Morgan Hill (CA). Kim will be hosting and training at this one-day event in northern California on Saturday, 19 October – not to be missed! If you would like to host a p2P LIVE event in your local area, contact us and we would love to come to your neighborhood.
FAQs, Help! and NEWS: If these sections aren’t the first places you go when you have a question, they should be! Almost all of your questions about memberships, PayPal, and MUCH, MUCH MORE are answered here, and you won’t have to wait for us to answer your emails. By the end of July, we were able to give some long-awaited updates to those of you wondering about the future of Creative Memories, StoryBook Creator, and Memory Manager software. While we still don’t have all of the answers, here is what we do know:
- Digital FAQs (from Creative Memories)
- Annual Membership Holders: Is Your PayPal Information Correct? NOTE: If you purchased an annual membership last October, it will be AUTOMATICALLY renewing this month. If you do not wish to continue your membership YOU must cancel payments BEFORE their due date. Remember that we have a no refund policy. Check your renewal date by logging into your PayPal account.
- Very Happy Talk
- Great News: Panstoria and Creative Memories Agreement
Newsletter: Focus on the Fans featuring Bridget Clay
Please have a look in our FAQs, especially if you have membership and/or PayPal questions.
Back2Basics: We are loving seeing beginners and seasoned SBC users learning things in Back2Basics! Even if you are a veteran digital scrapper, we encourage you to take time to review these lessons. I can almost guarantee you will learn SOMETHING! Keep in mind that if you are self-taught (or were, at the beginning) you may be doing something the hard way. We found out we Pixies were doing lots of things the long way around! Back2Basics is available as part of the Pixels2Pages membership only through the end of the year. Beginning in 2014, it will be available as a separate purchase.
RETIRING BLUEPRINTS and PIXIE DUST: All Blueprints posted prior to 1 May 2013 have been retired and are no longer available. Please do not ask us for them if you neglected to download them, joined too late to get them, ran out of time, or lost them in a computer crash or other computer-related event. There are plenty of Blueprints on the site, and more to come! Remember to download your R2R Blueprint Checklists and D2D Blueprint Checklists – you’ll find them on the new Handouts link on the menu bar.
Download and print this month’s calendar of events. Mark them off as you watch, read, or download, and you won’t miss a thing: