Forever Friday: Learning Artisan 5

I’m often asked how I learn to use Artisan 5.  Typically it’s just by playing around and trying different features.  However I also subscribe to the best Artisan 5 training out there!  pixels2Pages is a wonderful group of Pixies who work with Artisan and share their tips and tricks daily.

Recently, they have made their Back2Basics class freely available to anyone.  This is a great way to get started learning Artisan!


Click here to learn more about pixels2Pages

I’d love to know…. what do you want to learn most about Artisan 5?  Let’s chat in the comments!


Forever Friday: Jump Start Video

My goal for the Forever Friday series is to offer you information on using your Forever products and services.  This week, I’m sharing a Jump Start video that was recorded by the folks at Forever.  This video is a great overview on using the Forever website.  It will cover the following topics:  Privacy Settings, Workflow, Inbox and more!

Feel free to let me know any (and all) of your questions.  I’m here to help you make the most of your Forever account.

Did you know that as a Forever Ambassador you will earn at least 15% commission on all purchases that you make as well as those made by your family and friends?  Here’s everything that new Ambassadors receive when they sign up this month for only $39:

  • A fully licensed version of Artisan 5 digi scrapbooking software.
  • $25 coupon for the Forever store (includes digi art and Historian software)
  • $50 toward media conversion
  • 20% off Permanent Storage (+ you can use the 10% customer coupon code)
  • 15-25% commission
  • And there’s no sales minimums!

I’d be happy to help you make extra holiday spending money – let’s talk!


Make it Monday: Sketches and LOAD

It’s a Layout a Day month!  I love these months because not only do I get caught up on my scrapping but I also try using more sketches and templates.  Here’s two layouts I created in the first week of LOAD.  My focus this month is to work on 400+ pictures from a recent trip to Disneyland.

First, I used the October 1st Stuck?! Sketches Challenge.  I’ve been dying to use the embellishments from Kate Hadfield’s All Mad Here digi kit.  I have some Alice pictures where you’ll see this kit again.   (The paper is from a kit called 2 Cute 2 Scare)


Next is a Scrapping with Liz’s October challenge Template.  I used Amanda Yi’s Candid digi kit for this one.  I love that Liz makes Artisan friendly templates.


Celebrate digital scrapbooking all month long with Forever.  Save $5 when you spend $25 on digital art using the promo code 50OFF25ART.  Click the image below to start shopping.




Forever Friday: Using the Forever Mobile App

If you’re a frequent reader here, you know that I do quite a bit of traveling.   Like most, I take tons of pictures with my phone.  One of the biggest questions I am asked is how to get my phone pictures off the device and safe?  One of my favorite tools is the Forever Mobile App.


Click here for iTunes.

Click here for Google Play.

Once the app is installed, I suggest you set the sync options as well as the cellular options.  From the opening page, tap the three lines in the upper left corner.




My settings have the Auto Sync On and the Cellular Data Off.

While you’re here, let’s play with a couple of the other features of the app.  We spend so much time with our phones so this app allows us to work with our photos by putting them into albums, tagging pictures and including the story behind the pictures.

To add a picture to an album, simply long press on a photo to select it.  Then tap the three dots in the upper right and select Add to Album and pick the appropriate album.




When you tap on a picture it opens full screen.  Clicking the i in the right corner will give you the photo information..  This is where you can add your description (tell the story) and tags.

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And of course you can share right from the app!



Did you know that you can become a Forever Ambassador for only $39 this month?  Join now and enjoy these benefits!

Receive Artisan digital scrapbooking software and 10 art kits! ($59.95 value)

Enjoy a store coupon for $25

Convert your outdated media for up to $50

Get 20% off your purchase of Permanent Storage

And receive 15% commission on all future purchases (digi art, print shop, conversion and more)

No sales minimums

Click here to learn more.















Would you like to Scrap Happy?

One of my favorite online scrapping groups is having a membership sale – just in time for Layout a Day (starting October 1st).

Join the Scrap Happy Family and enjoy:
* Monthly Sketch
* Monthly “Happy” Hour
* Monthly Movie “Night” (often it’s really during the day)
* Lively Facebook Group
* Annual in-person Family Reunion
* Swaps
* Layout a Day three times a year
* A great family and supportive group
* and so much more!

Click here to learn more.

Join before Friday (9/30) and save 20%.

Leave your questions in the comments.

Forever Friday = Freebies

Have you seen the new freeibies that Forever has offered?

The Sweet Summer Memories Template is really versatile!  I used it to capture some beach memories of a friend of mine, but I could see so many different ways and memories to preserve with this one.  Maybe I’ll do a one template: many ways blog post down the road?  To get this template, just complete the 2 question survey here.  If, for some reason, you don’t the template, just let me know and I’ll take care of it.



And if you like to do calendars, there’s an 8 1/2 by 11 School Year calendar that’s really cute!  For this one, just shop at the Forever Digital Art Store – here’s a direct link.  While you’re shopping, enjoy 20% off any digital art using the code School20.  Please make sure to enter your ambassador’s name at checkout.


As a matter of fact, the School20 promo code is valid for all the following products and software during the month of August:

How are you making or saving memories this weekend?





Forever Friday: Back to School Sale(s) in August

Forever has decided to do some special promotions for Back to School!


Permanent Storage is on sale for 20%!  That means the 10GB account that was $349 is only $279.20.  If you’re currently using the free account, this is a great time to upgrade at a great price.  I’ve been putting my scanned CM albums into my own account and am loving the ease of being able to share layouts to Facebook as well as being able to enjoy viewing them on my phone through the Forever app.


In addition, both Artisan and Historian are on sale for the rest of the month.  If you’ve always wanted to go digital, Artisan is the scrapbooking software I love.  I can use it when I travel, whether or not I’m connected to the internet.  And Historian keeps me organized.  I can tag, star rate and tell the story for all my images.  I can even push them from Historian into my Forever account.  So easy!

Just click the images above to get more information.  And stay tuned… there’s more sales to come starting next week!



Summarize your Summer in 7 Layouts

If you’ve always wanted to try Layout a Day (LOAD) now’s the time!  Join us for a Mini-LOAD and scrapbook your summer memories in 7 days!

LOAD Mini summer lovin promo

Enjoy daily prompts for your scrapbooking inspiration.  Post your layouts on our private Flickr page and get fun feedback!  If you’ve always wanted to try LOAD, this is a great chance to see how it works and it’s only a 7 day commitment!

Click here for more information.


Make it Monday: Project Recipes

I recently hosted a Creative Memories scrapbooking event.  The home office representative brought many new products and showed off the new Project Recipes.  As someone who is mostly a digi scrapper I saw right away that these were sketches.  I’ve been using sketches in my scrapbooking for quite a while now and am thrilled that I can offer these ideas to you!

The recipes include the sketch as well as very specific cutting instructions for each paper.  Although the recipes are first used with a specific paper kit, they can be used over and over with any papers you have on hand.

We used the Soiree Layout Project Recipe at our event, together with the Soiree papers.  The pinks and blacks work so well together!


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I’d love to see what you create with this Project Recipe – link up in the comments.

I’m also really excited about the new re-positionable adhesive!  This is going to revolutionize my card making!  Click the image below to shop.


Forever Friday: Backup Your Activation Codes

Happy Friday!  New digital artwork is added to the Forever Digital Store every first and third Friday.  That means there’s new stuff today!!

Did you know that you can make a copy of all your activation codes easily in Artisan?

From the welcome screen, click Manage Content.


Then select Activation Codes.


And click Make a Backup copy of my codes.


A text file will open and you can save it to your computer.  It’s a good idea to print and to save to more than one place.  Some people will make a pdf file from this and then upload into their Forever Permanent Storage account for long term storage.   No matter what, it’s a great idea to do this each time you are adding new content into your library so you always have an up to date backup.

Forever Storage is on sale starting today!  Take 20% off the purchase of your permanent storage account – a great incentive to begin your long-term photo savings plan!  Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.