Rabbit, Rabbit, y’all!! And happy Leap Year!
Wow! I almost don’t have words for how impressed I am with the way we started the year – almost 3000 pages reported done during our first quarterly virtual crop. We’ve sent out scores of coupons for printing at the Forever Print Shop to those of you earning badges – way to go! It looks like many people have embraced Artisan 5, too, and are having lots of aha moments as they learn new tricks and try out new tools. Keep the momentum going – you know that the more you use the program, the easier it becomes.
During the crop, we released the latest version of Pages magazine, our online e-zine. This quarter’s issue features long-term p2P fan Carol Cornwell and is full of plenty of information and tips to help you Get It Done! If you didn’t take time to peruse it while you were busy cropping, I encourage you to have a look now – it has inspired me!
I had fun on my annual January trip to the Detroit area as I was the trainer for the first ever “Forever Retreat
Weekend”. It was my fifth year sharing knowledge about our awesome software with this crowd, but it was the first year the event had been sponsored. Let me just say that Forever does it right! We had such a great time – Nick Kelsh was there and did a “Click with Nick” photo safari and was on hand all weekend, giving photo tips, taking photos, and posing. And cracking jokes, of course! Shelley Murray, sales trainer extraordinaire, was there from the home office supporting the Ambassadors who were in attendance and sharing Forever services (cloud storage, digitization, and online projects) with anyone interested. She was even doing scanning for people at the event! Anna Broome, VP of Sales for Forever, is the person who has coordinated this digi crop for the past five or six year, and she didn’t disappoint! It’s always a thrill to see 100+ digi scrappers in the same place!
While I was in Michigan, Mary was in Oregon, doing another p2P Live event sponsored by Pam Winn. She’s been doing that one for a long time, too! We love every opportunity we have to get in front of Artisan and Historian users in person! Here are some upcoming opportunities you may want to attend:
- p2P LIVE 26-28 February, Healdsburg CA Trainer: Kim Mannino Coordinator: Val Suberg
- p2P LIVE 10-13 March, Denver CO Trainer: Jan McCallum Coordinators: Lane’e Willardsen and Sheri Wernke
- Forever Retreat Weekend 11-13 March, San Diego CA Trainers: Kim Mannino from p2P and Kelly Barquin from Forever; Coordinators: Jenny Lynn Campbell and Melody Whitehead
- Forever Retreat Weekend 1-3 April, Windsor, Ontario, Canada Trainers: Tameka Bond from p2P and Tara Clayborn from Forever; Coordinator: Kathy Gordon Click HERE if you are a US resident and HERE if you are a resident of Canada.
- p2P LIVE 7-10 April, Asheville NC Trainers: Anne Lineberger, Tameka Bond, and Jan McCallum Coordinator: Liz Propst
- p2P LIVE 3-7 June, Mackinac Island, MI Trainer: Tameka Bond Coordinator: Kathleen Eichler
- Forever LIVE 22-25 September, Nashville TN – the BIG event!! Register now!
For more information about these events, click the links above, or contact us at info@pixels2Pages.net. Space is limited for all of these events, so act quickly if you are interested in attending.
I have one more thing for you – we had such positive response to December’s Pixie Power Month that we thought we’d do something similar in March. Thing is – this one is so big we couldn’t wait until March to start it (although it will not be finished until March)! Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, 2 February), you’ll see a new heading on the mango bar across the top of the website called “Content Manager”. In place of Tuesday’s regular tip, you’ll see that Content Manager has been populated with Artisan 4 and Artisan 5 tips specifically about Content Manager. Most of the A4 tips have been on the site for some time, and not all of the A5 tips are new, but Shelley is hard at work getting them all up to date. What’s going to be especially nice is that when you click on the “Content Manager” category, you’ll be directed to a page where it will be easy to find the kind of information you need. We’ll be adding more tips, along with videos and tutorials/handouts in addition to the tips already in place. We’re hoping you’ll take this opportunity to get your content and fonts in order so that it’s quicker and easier to create a page when you have a little time. And if you’re already organized – crop on!!
Now let’s see what was posted on p2P last month – the headings are links to the content described, and you’ll see images (which are not links) of January posts in the galleries that follow each heading. Click on the image to see the title and author of the content.
Videos…for those who like to learn by watching and those who like to see the designer’s creative process in action
Giveaways (these were available during the crop only)
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
Checklists and Handouts:…for those who love lists! (HERE is the link to the Blueprint checklist.)
Pages Magazine…for those who want even more inspiration and motivation!
Finally, here’s what you can expect in February, thanks to Tameka’s fantastic calendar: