FOREVER pixels2Pages believes in the power of community.   We take pride in our wonderful community of memory keepers.  We get to know each other through the pages that we post and the stories that we tell.  We watch families grow as many of you become part of our extending families.   Every quarter, we host a crop where the p2P team and peeps get together to be inspired, create and inspire others (then repeat).  It is a wonderful cycle filled with fun.  Everything is more fun when done with someone.  We do this all on cyberspace via Facebook and email.

On many occasions, some magic happens.   The magic occurs when the p2P team and p2Peeps get to meet up LIVE and in person for a wonderful cycle of being inspired, creating and inspiring others.  This happens at FOREVER Retreats (sponsored by our home office) and at pixels2Pages LIVE Events (sponsored by Ambassadors).   I have recently returned from a LIVE event in Sebring, Florida hosted by FOREVER Ambassador, Cindy Swilley.   The same weekend, Kim Mannino was offering training and inspiration at a LIVE event in San Diego, California, hosted by Ambassador Jenny Lynn Campbell; and Mary Browder was offering training and inspiration at a LIVE event in Fort Worth, Texas hosted by Ambassador Georgette Lopez-Aguado.   With three LIVE events happening on one weekend, we couldn’t help but have some friendly “cropetition”.  It was the p2P LIVE Triple Threat Weekend!

I must say that I am very proud that my Se-Bring It! Team from Sebring, Florida has brought home 2 of 3 major titles.    The first was the annual puzzle making competition with San Diego.  This year, we created a puzzle in FOREVER Artisan and sent it to San Diego, and San Diego, created and sent a puzzle to Sebring.  Sebring created a nice simple puzzle with the 2017 Sebring Team picture on it.   San Diego sent us a puzzle of nothing but gumballs!  Being that we won the 2017 puzzle competition, we were a little on edge and worried that we would lose our title in 2018.   Imagine trying to put together a puzzle of gumballs.  But we did it!  We beat San Diego with 5 seconds to spare.  It was so much fun. We created videos and shared them amongst the teams for a little hilarity, but most importantly, individual teams bonded together.

The second title Sebring brought home was for the most pages created among the three teams.  I need to say that San Diego did not get to submit an accurate count of the pages that they created, which left the competition between Fort Worth and Sebring.   Fort Worth gave us a run for our money, but with a little help from people using FOREVER Print and utilizing our Calendar Workshop, Sebring came out ahead by about 40 page layouts.    SEEEE-BRING IT!

The final competetion has not yet been revealed.  One layout from the three teams will be chosen for the cover of Pages Magazine.  Stay tuned.   Can Sebring pull off the trifecta?

A live event is a wonderful experience.   Below you will some photos from the Sebring event along with a list of upcoming live events for 2018  There may be one near you.  Post in the comments for more information.   If you are interested in bringing an event near you, email me at tbond@forever.com.   We will share more photos and page layouts from our live events via Pages Magazine and our FOREVER Storage Public Albums in the weeks to come.

Happy Cropping!


  • p2P LIVE! February 23-25, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama.  Trainer: Jan McCallum; Host: Fran Smitherman
  • p2P LIVE! March 2-5, 2018, Portland, Oregon.  Trainer: Mary Browder; Host: Pam Winn
  • FOREVER Retreat Weekend March 9-10, 2018, Brandon, Manitoba Canada.  Trainer: Mary Browder
  • p2P LIVE! March 22-25, 2018, Scurry, Texas.  Trainer: Mary Browder; Host: Stacy Seely
  • p2P LIVE! March 23-25, 2018, Windsor, Ontario Canada.  Trainer: Tameka Bond; Host: Kathy Gordon
  • p2P LIVE! April 20-22, 2018, Tampa, Florida. Trainer: Tameka Bond; Hosts: Carol Cooper and Mary Holbin
  • FOREVER Retreat Weekend May 4-6, 2018, Denver, Colorado. Trainer: Kim Mannino
  • p2P LIVE! June 8-10, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama.  Trainer: Tameka Bond; Host: Fran Smitherman
  • p2P LIVE! June 15-19, 2018, Mackinac Island, Michigan. Trainer: Tameka Bond; Hosts: Kathleen and David Eichler
  • p2P LIVE! July 20-22, 2018, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Trainer: Mary Browder; Host: Lisa Kirkley
  • p2P LIVE! July 27-29, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.  Trainer: Tameka Bond; Host Michele Sizemore and Donna Gibbs
  • p2P LIVE! August 25-26, 2018, Richardson, Texas.  Trainer: Mary Browder; Host: Georgette Lopez-Agaudo
  • p2P LIVE! September 21-23, 2018, Essex, Ontario Canada.  Trainer: Tameka Bond; Host: Kathy Gordon
  • p2P LIVE! October 4-7, 2018, Scurry, Texas. Trainer: Mary Browder; Host: Stacy Seely
  • FOREVER Retreat Weekend October 12-14, 2018, Richmond, Virginia.  Trainer: Tameka Bond
  • p2P LIVE! October 19-21, 2018, Portland, Oregon.  Trainer: Mary Browder; Host: Pam Winn
  • p2P LIVE! October 26-28, 2017, Cambridge, Ontario Canada.  Trainer: Tameka Bond; Host: Karen Heard Walker
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16 Responses to Blog: Lovin’ LIVE

  1. Nancy Nygren says:

    Tameka, I’m interested in the Mackinac Island live event too! Hadn’t seen that. Hoping I haven’t missed the registration window? Thanks!

  2. Debi Stonewall says:

    Hi Tameka, this isn’t related to the blog topic but wasn’t sure where to contact you. Is it possible to still get the BlessingsforKaren template? If not, will it be available to purchase in the future? I LOVE it and missed out on it. Thanks so much!!! Debi

  3. Ruth Regas says:

    What is the difference between p2P Live event and a Forever Retreat?I am attending the Denver retreat but was just wondering the difference. Thank you Pixies

    • Tameka says:

      A pixels2Pages LIVE Event is Hosted and Sponsored by a FOREVER Ambassador. The Ambassador plans her own event and collects registrations. These events are as varied as the Ambassador hosting them. Some even include excursions. They hire a pixels2Pages Member to come to their event to do the Artisan Training.

      A FOREVER Retreat is sponsored by the Home Office. At a FOREVER Retreat, training and inspiration covers the entire suite of FOREVER products and services. A pixels2Pages Team Member is on hand to provide the Artisan Training.

  4. Geri Busch says:

    EXCITED TO SEE P2P LIVE IN BROKEN ARROW OK. WILL HAVE TO KEEP WATCH FOR DETAILS ON IT. ONLY 50 MILES FROM ME

  5. gemofjules says:

    I was just going to put in a shameless plug for Mackinac too! Y’all come join us in a MAGICAL Place that will capture your heart for a lifetime! Oh, and of course, the best trainer in the business….Tameka!

  6. Kathleen Eichler says:

    Dear Meka, Peace & joy. I can’t wait for p2P LIVE on Mackinac Island,… this is going to be our best ever… *U* Kathleen and David

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