Rabbit, rabbit y’all,

Have you ever wondered why people say “Rabbit Rabbit!” on the first day of each month? I certainly did when I first came across Jan McCallum’s blog post and decided to ask Jan about it years ago. Although the exact origin of the superstition is unknown, legend has it that if you say these two words out loud upon waking on the first day of the month, it will ensure good luck for the duration of the month. So, let me be the first to say Rabbit Rabbit! to you on this first day of September.

As Jan mentioned in her last blog, So Long, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Adieu…, she said ‘see you later’ but not goodbye to FOREVER and pixels2Pages at the end of August and headed out on her next great adventure which includes more travel, more grandbabies, and more time to spend with family and friends. I know Jan truly loves her p2P family and all of the members who have become friends over the years so I was personally touched by all the outpouring of love and well-wishes shared by all of you to this amazing woman who started it all. One of my favorites was posted by Sandy Norman. “What you have done for all of us is amazing. You and the rest of the Pixies took a program and unlocked all the magic hidden inside it, as well as the talents inside of us. You broke down the steps to making beautiful pages and projects into the easy pieces we needed to follow. You offered encouragement whenever it was needed. I have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my p2P membership and will be forever grateful for taking the leap to play.” Thank you, Sandy. I think you sum up all of our feelings perfectly!

As a small introduction to who I am, my name is Roxanne Buchholz, and I am the Director of Digital Content at FOREVER™. I joined FOREVER two years ago and have had the pleasure of working with an amazing team of internal and external staff members, digital artists, Ambassadors, and customers. As part of my job, I manage the creative team of digital artists represented in the FOREVER Digital Art Store, as well as designing myself under the Lucky Girl Creative™, ClickCollage™, and FOREVER™ Digital Art brands. And yes, I am the one responsible for the Deal of the Day – which I know you all love! And now I have been entrusted with managing the pixels2Pages team as they move forward, continue to grow, and spread the word about FOREVER’s amazing product lines including FOREVER Artisan® and FOREVER Historian™. As time goes on, I’ll share more about my personal self and look forward to getting to know each of you better in the months ahead.

Let’s take a look at what is on the calendar for September.

A Moveable Feast Virtual Crop

Mark your calendars now for the weekend of September 29 – October 1 as we kick off a big Croptoberfest month with our final virtual crop of the year. It’s going to be a fun weekend of challenges, games, tips and tricks, as well as getting our projects done. If you have questions about p2P virtual crops, click HERE. We promise, you won’t want to miss it!

Getting Started Lessons

Are you new to FOREVER Artisan 5, or do you have friends or customers who are? Be sure to check out our Getting Started lessons, especially THIS ONE about working with pre-designed pages.  It’s a perfect way to get started off right! You’ll also find two different sets of Blueprints in the Getting Started posts – if you’re new to pixels2Pages, this is a great way to grab a few more Blueprints!

Forever Sales Promotions in September

  • Deal of the Day: Check the Forever™ website after 10:05 AM Eastern each day to see the new deal and use the promo code DEALOFTHEDAY. The Deal of the Day has been widely popular, and it offers great opportunities to add to your digital content collection and MORE. Click HERE to see all of the deals!
  • Did you know that opening your Artisan program can help you save, too? Look for Secret Sales in the newsfeed of your Artisan program!
  • There are so many great ways to save this month. Check out these September deals and get ready for the holidays.
    • Holiday Conversion Sale: September 1 – 7, save 10% on a Deluxe Box with code NEWAGAIN
    • Simply Kelly Retirement Sale: September 1 – 15, save 15% on all Simply Kelly digital art kits in the store. This will be your last chance to purchase any of her kits before they are gone for good on September 30.
    • Fall Print Sale: September 15 – 30, save 30% on all print with code FALL17
    • Autumn Digital Art Sale: September 22 – October 1, save 25% on all Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving art with code AUTUMNART
    • Deal of the Day Rewind Sale: September 30, save 30% on 30 digital art kits from the past 3 months
  • And…drum roll, please.
    • Croptoberfest p2P Discount: September 25 – 28, save $25 on a p2P Yearly Membership with code TIME2CROP. This is a perfect time for new members to join and get started, with the p2P Moveable Feast Virtual Crop the following weekend.
  • Be sure to check out the above sales plus more on the September Deals & Promotions flyer below. And please, always feel free to share with family and friends.

August Posts

Now let’s see what was posted on p2P last month – click HERE to see everything posted on pixels2Pages™ in August.

Upcoming Webinars

The p2P team offers an on-going webinar series for p2P members and potential p2P members designed to help you get the most out of your pixels2Pages membership.

Our first ever “Ask a Pixie” webinar debuted on the first Monday in June and was tons of fun. Check out all of the topics we covered HERE.  The next webinar in this series will be on October 2, 2017 (the first Monday) at 9 PM EDT. This is a very informal question and answer session about Artisan and/or pixels2Pages. Click HERE to register for this webinar. You do not have to be a p2P member to attend, but you will need to ask a question when you register. We will address as many of the questions asked in advance as we can in one hour.  Note: This webinar is not being held in September due to the Labor Day holiday.

On the third Monday of each month, also at 9 PM EDT, we will present “Maximize Your Membership with pixels2Pages” for anyone – current, former, or potential pixels2Pages members. We will offer you tips for navigating the p2P website, specific tips about our different membership offerings, and strategies to help you make the most of your membership investment. This month, the focus of this webinar will be on Virtual Crops to help you get the most out of your p2P membership. The Maximize Your Membership Webinar for September has been rescheduled and will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. To register for this webinar, click HERE (even if you had registered previously). If you cannot make the webinar, a link to the recording will be sent to you in the days following the webinar.

Since the focus of this webinar is pixels2Pages, don’t hop on expecting FOREVER  Artisan® or FOREVER Historian™ training, but know that after the webinar, you’ll have a better idea where to find what you’re looking for and how to get around the p2P website and utilize your pixels2Pages membership!

We make every attempt to record these webinars so that you can see them if you missed them or refer back to them later. HERE is a link to previously recorded webinars.

Pages Magazine and other pixels2Pages publications

Here is a brand new issue of Pages magazine – it is massive and sure to inspire! This issue marks three full years of Pages. Check it out – you may find one of your pages in it! Please share this issue with your friends and continue to post your completed pages using pixels2Pages offerings and FOREVER content on the pixels2Pages Facebook page.

Did you know that we have lots of completed albums created by the pixels2Pages team on our Issuu site? They are there to inspire you – be sure to check them out while you’re looking at Pages magazine.

p2P e-Newsletter

Are you on our e-news mailing list? We send updates when we have them – click HERE to subscribe to that list – and we have a series of emails that we send to new pixels2Pages members. If you have trouble finding your way around the p2P website, I encourage you to consider asking to be added to this email series. Click HERE to subscribe to the new member email series.

p2P Live!™ Events and FOREVER™ Retreat Weekends

We had a fabulous time at FOREVER Live! in early August and were so glad to see so many of you that attended the event in Phoenix. Even though Jan McCallum announced her retirement this past month, we are thrilled to have her as a FOREVER Trainer at so many of the upcoming events. (Once a Pixie, always a Pixie!) Here is the current schedule of upcoming FOREVER Retreats this calendar year and a few more p2P Live! events. Getting out to teach live events is one of our favorite things!

  • p2P Live! September 15 – 19, Gesstwood Camp in Essex, Ontario, Canada Trainer: Tameka Bond; Ambassador: Kathy Gordon
  • p2P Live! October 20 – 22, San Diego, CA; Trainer: Kim Mannino; Ambassador: Jenny Lynn Campbell
  • FOREVER Retreat Weekend October 27 – 29, Louisville KY.  Trainer: Jan McCallum; Ambassadors: Val Boeh and Cathy Hardin.
  • p2P Live! October 27 – 29, Cambridge, Canada. Trainer: Tameka Bond; Ambassadors: Karen Walker and Carol Painter.
  • p2P Live! December 7 – 10, Whitworth Ranch Retreat, Texas.  Trainer: Jan McCallum; Host: Stacy Seely.

We already have lots of events scheduled for 2018. CLICK HERE for our 2018 schedule.

p2P Live! events are coordinated by local Ambassadors and hosts, and space is generally limited. If you are interested in attending one of these, please email forever@pixels2Pages.net and we can send you more information.

Forever Retreat Weekends and FOREVER Live! are sponsored by FOREVER and registration is online – just click the link for details and to reserve your spot.

FOREVER Ambassador Program

FOREVER is always looking for Ambassadors to help spread the word about FOREVER Artisan®, FOREVER Historian™, pixels2Pages™, FOREVER Storage™, and FOREVER™ Digitization Services. We hope you’ll consider joining that effort. For information about how to sign up to be a FOREVER Ambassador, please click HERE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since the p2P team is part of the FOREVER family, we are no longer serving as FOREVER Ambassadors (at least, not in the same sense as before!). If you have been choosing the pixels2Pages team (pixAbilities) as your Ambassador, we want you to be able to select a FOREVER Ambassador as your new ‘person’ instead of continuing to choose p2P when you check out from the FOREVER store. If you need or want suggestions, just email info@pixels2Pages.net and we can help you find someone that will meet your needs. Again, thanks for your prior support!

Our transition to the FOREVER store

We are so grateful to each of you who have purchased a new pixels2Pages membership in the FOREVER store!  HERE is a link to the latest update with regard to this transition. All monthly memberships have been cancelled at PayPal, as have all yearly ones that would have renewed between mid March and August 31, 2017.  If you had one of those, it’s time (or almost time) to click HERE to purchase a new membership. Remember to use the coupon code P2PTHANKYOU when you check out so that you receive your thank you gift (an exclusive Blueprint book and kit) from us. If you forget to use the P2PTHANKYOU coupon code, don’t despair – I am sending out replacement codes every Monday to anyone who forgot or didn’t know to use it. No need to contact us or support – we know who you are!

If you are an annual member, please make sure you stay on top of your p2P Blueprint downloads so that you’ll be ready when it’s time to get a new membership. Previously posted Blueprints will NOT be available after the purchase of a new membership. All other posts on the website (Bright Ideas, Tips, Videos, Blogs, Workshops, Handouts, Checklists, etc.) will be available as usual. And, of course, you will still receive 18 new Blueprints every month of your new membership! Did you download your August Blueprints yet?  If not, go get them now – click HERE!

If you still have questions about the move, click HERE to see answers to the most frequently asked questions.

September 2017 Calendar

Finally, here’s what you can expect this month, thanks to Tameka’s beautiful and detailed calendar. We encourage you to download and print out the calendar each month to help you keep track of all that’s available to you.

Credits: Header – Rabbit, Rabbit Are You Superstitious? by Designs by Laura Burger
Featured Image – Colors of Spring Bundle by Lucky Girl Creative


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19 Responses to Blog: Rabbit, Rabbit September 2017

  1. Caroll says:

    I missed the MYM Webinar on 9/19. I have the link to watch the recorded webinar. Questions: what is the length? if I don’t finish, can I log in again? Thanks! Caroll

  2. Ruth Regas says:

    I clicked on the link for the 2018 schedule to find out if they are going to SouthPaw again. I saw that it is scheduled for January 25-28, 2018. How and when can I sign up for this? Thank you

  3. Jan says:

    Thanks for taking care of my baby and of my friends on the p2P team, Roxanne! Can’t wait to watch y’all grow and prosper! xx

  4. listkeeper63@gmail.com says:

    Is there a link to the September calendar?

  5. Cathy Veverka says:

    Welcome, Roxanne! As I just renewed my P2P membership under the new structure earlier this summer, I am now acclimating myself to everything Forever and P2P have to offer. I really enjoyed reading this month’s Rabbit, Rabbit and reviewing the Calendar. As my niece is now a high school senior, I need to start her high school yearbook. Therefore, I am looking forward to all of the upcoming information and inspiration to help me along. Thanks So Much!

    • Roxanne Buchholz says:

      Thanks, Cathy! So glad to hear that you are a p2P member and getting involved in all that Forever has to offer. I, too, have a high school senior this year so need to get busy as well.

  6. Caroline says:

    Hi Roxanne, I feel like it’s an old friend who has moved into a job where we are going to have a lot more interaction with you! So exciting! Welcome!!

  7. Sandy says:

    Hi Roxanne, Welcome to the helm of “Rabbit, Rabbit”. I always look forward to reading these because it’s a great way to get the new month started.

    I am wondering about the $25 off yearly membership offer. My membership expires the first week of October. IF I renew my membership on the 28th does that change my membership period? Or would the renewal start on the same day it would normally start?

    PS: Thanks for the quote. 🙂

    • Roxanne Buchholz says:

      Hi Sandy, I don’t think there could have been a better compliment paid to p2P so thank you for your kind words.

      Regarding your membership, you will need to cancel your existing membership first before you purchase the new sale priced membership at the end of September. The new purchase date will be your new renewal date and it will not tack on to the end of your current membership. Be sure to have all of your Blueprints downloaded before canceling. You will lose access to the past Blueprints when you cancel.

      Thanks so much for being part of our Forever and p2P community. Glad you are here with us!

      • Asmaan says:

        Congratulations Roxanne!! 🙂

        Have I missed something here? My membership will expire the same time as you Sandy. Do I need to do anything for renewal now? I do not want to lose continuity though. Please advise. Thanks 🙂 <3

        • Shelley says:

          Nandini you will need to buy a new membership at http://www.forever.com/training. You won’t lose continuity, but even if you join before your o=current membership runs out (Oct 16) you will still lose access to ALL the Blueprints, because the software will see you as a new member. So make sure you download, save and backup all available BPs. Then I recommend you join during the sale (Sept 25-28) to save $25.

          • Nandini Trehan says:

            Done Shelley! One of the few occasions when I felt real panic to let go!!!! I checked and rechecked if I had all the BPs! My BPs are so well organized now than ever before!! …just 2 original missing (created by CB, from the beginning collection!) 🙂

          • Shelley says:

            Haha Nandini, you’re too funny 😀

  8. Linda DeLaughter says:

    Welcome, Roxanne! Although you are stepping into the big void left by Jan, I am confident that your expertise will guide us each month as we all learn new tricks of the trade with p2P and Forever! I am sure that I share the same exuberance with others as we welcome you and thank you for keeping us apprised of the latest updates and kits available in the Forever store.

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