Rabbit, rabbit, y’all!
It’s hard to believe, but another virtual crop has come and gone – only one left this year! Our next crop is scheduled for 23-25 October, so mark your calendars or diaries now. Crops are a great time to be a p2P member (so you can get crop goodies and earn discount coupons!) and to get lots of work done. This past crop was no exception – we loved seeing and commenting on all of the pages posted, and we’ve gotten great feedback regarding the goodies (Blueprints, predesigned pages, and mini kits donated by many of the Panstoria store designers). Janice and the crop team really outdid themselves this time! Click HERE to download a checklist of all the goodies from the Fast2Finished Crop.
New to the idea of virtual crops? Your questions answered HERE.
p2P Plan2Scrap Club
The p2P “Plan2Scrap” Club is going strong – turns out lots of people like a little accountability and group support – great idea, Alison! It’s been fun to see people setting goals and working on ways to reach them. Lots of introductions are being made and people are finding others who live near them who may want to gather in person. How fun is that? Read more about the Plan2Scrap Club in our latest e-newsletter and join us HERE. Didn’t get a newsletter? Click HERE to make sure you are on our mailing list.
In our ongoing efforts to meet the needs of our members, we are excited to announce another service we will be offering. From time to time, we get requests from people who have having trouble making their page look ‘just right’ or they’ve gotten stuck trying to duplicate the look of a page they have seen on p2P. As you know, we make it a point to comment on almost every page posted on the p2P Facebook page, and we rarely offer suggestions or criticism because we don’t think that’s why you are posting your pages and because we are NOT the scrapbook police. However, we have seen how much some people enjoy constructive suggestions (like on Nick Kelsh’s photography page) and some ask us outright how they could improve their pages. So here’s what we are going to try for the next few months:
We have set up an event (on our Facebook page) where you may post pages that you want critiqued or that you have specific questions about. One of us (we are going to do our best to only have one Pixie comment so you don’t get mixed messages!) will offer suggestions and probably will link to a video, challenge, or tip for you to review. Pages posted in Facebook page events do not show up in your news feed. We intend for this event to be positive – we understand how hard it can be to ask for that kind of assistance – and we want everyone to feel like it’s a safe place to get suggestions from people who care about you and your pages. It is totally optional – if you are happy with your pages, then we are, too! After all, we are a community!
Speaking of communities – if the idea of meeting other p2P peeps and Pixies appeals to you, then you will want to attend Forever LIVE in Atlanta, GA, at the end of September. There will be seven Pixies in attendance and hundreds of other people who love their photos as much as you do. It is going to be the Picture Party of the Year! Read more about it in our latest PAGES magazine or click HERE to reserve your spot. Oh, and be sure to ‘like’ the Forever LIVE Facebook page and keep in touch with what’s happening. Also, if you or someone you know might be interested in purchasing a vendor spot for this event, please direct them to info@pixels2Pages.net. All sorts of sponsorship packages are available, and national Save Your Photos Day will be happening concurrent with (and at) Forever LIVE. Vendors do not have to be scrapbook or photo related.
In addition to reading about Forever LIVE in Pages, you’ll get lots of great ideas for your pages by looking at those others have done! Pages is a great way for you to share pixels2Pages and digital scrapbooking with friends, too! One last reminder and one more Facebook page to like – have you checked out the Panstoria Designer Gallery? It’s a great way for you to see pages made using new kits in the Panstoria store and to see the kits themselves. Of course, we still hope you’ll click through our affiliate link before you go shopping!
Now let’s see what was posted on p2P in July (not counting the Fast2Finished Crop goodies, which are no longer available) – the headings are links to the content described, and you’ll see images (which are not links) of last month’s posts in the galleries that follow each heading:
Challenges…for those who like to learn by doing
Tips…for those who like to learn by reading
Blueprints…for those who like shortcuts to gorgeous pages
Videos…for those who like to learn by watching and those who like to see the designer’s creative process in action
Pixie Dust…for those who love a little extra digital content
Checklists and Handouts:…for those who love lists! (HERE is the link to the crop checklist.)
Behind the Globe Blog posts: …for those who want to get to know the pixels2Pages team and see how we make digital scrapbooking a part of our lives
Social Media….for those who like to be connected
Are you a Pinner? If so, remember to stop by the p2P Pinterest boards. You’ll find pins there for fun fonts, color palettes, Cricut projects, card ideas, and more! Not sure how to use Pinterest for digital scrapbooking? HERE‘s a great tip for you!
Affiliate Links….for those who want to support pixels2Pages and who appreciate our recommendations
Just a reminder that you can find our affiliate links on the right-hand side of most every page on our website and on our RESOURCES page. The pixels2Pages team uses the products that we endorse, and we are compensated when you purchase them after clicking through our affiliate links. It costs you nothing extra, and we appreciate your support. In some instances, we receive complimentary products. Rest assured we would not endorse something that we didn’t like!
August Calendar….for those who want to know what’s coming!
And here is what you can expect this month, with thanks to Tameka for the calendar and its handy check boxes: