Forever adds Collaboration

Last week, Forever launched a great new feature for Storage Account Owners.  Collaborate Sharing.  Here’s the announcement:

I’ve played around with this feature and am really loving it.  I’m looking forward to using it next time I travel with friends or family.  Here are the basics on how to get started:

  1. Login to your forever account
  2. Create an Album (or open an existing album)
  3. Click Share at the top of the screen.  
  4. Select if you wish to Collaborate.  Make note of the information at the bottom.
  5. Copy Link and share.

Check out Frequently Asked Questions here.

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Saving Layouts Directly from Artisan to Forever

It’s the middle of another Layout a Day month and I’ve had an epiphany!  When I save my layouts to upload to the gallery, why not also save them (at full resolution) to my Forever Account?   And so I have now been taking the extra 1-2 minutes to permanently save my layouts as I finish them every day.  After LOAD, I’ll make this part of my routine when I finish an album.  It’s the best way to ensure that the layouts are Forever saved to my account.  Additionally, they then become accessible from my mobile device through the app.  Win Win!

Here’s how you can save your layouts from Artisan directly to your Forever Account.

  • From the project, click File.

  • Share to Forever.

  • Choose the page(s) to be uploaded.

  • Select the album (or make a new one)

  • Login to your account.

 

Are you running out of storage?  Or are you wishing you had Artisan?  Both are on sale this month!  Login or Create your free account (and get 2GB storage and a $10 coupon) and then see all the Deals for this month.

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day and I’m spending it at our new mountain house doing a bunch of yard work.  As I mentioned last month, the Tree of Life at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite parts of that park.

However now that Pandora is open at the same park it’s even more interesting and fun!   Avatar is one of our favorite movies and the environmental theme is really thought provoking.  I’m so glad that Disney Parks is taking that theme to heart and has so many initiatives to promote conservation, including some great solar initiatives!  Click here to read all about those.

 

Did you know I offer Disney Travel Planning services?  Tickets, hotels and/or packages at no extra cost to you (Disney pays my commission).  Request your free quote here.

Forever Friday: Finish in Four Part 3

Who wants to make a 21-99 page book in January with me using Forever Print!?  Join me each Friday, this month, right here to get a quick assignment for the week.

You don’t have to write an essay, but consider including who, where, when, why, what on each page or two page spread. Will those looking at your book need you there to tell the story? Or will the photo book INCLUDE your story?

The online templates don’t have a lot of space for journaling so it won’t be a difficult task. If you’d like to include more, consider creating a text box in MS Word and then using the snipping tool to save it as a jpg. Fitting into a photo opening can be a little tricky, but it can be done.

Share a screenshot of a page in your book in the comments.

 

Here’s where you can see Week 1

Here’s where you can see Week 2

Forever Friday: Finish in Four, Part 1

Who wants to make a 21-99 page book in January with me using Forever Print!?  Join me each Friday, this month, right here to get a quick assignment for the week.

ASSIGNMENT #1
If you are unsure how to create a free account, upload your photos and make an album see Video Here –  but please use THIS LINK to create your free account.

Comment below your theme/topic of your book to say you are IN and happy uploading!

Forever Friday: Last Minute Gifts

There’s still time to give the gift of Forever this holiday season and our 13 deals are a super way to save!

* Did you know you can purchase Gift Certificates? These make great gifts to be used for software, digi art, media conversion boxes and/or storage.  Look for them under Products.

* Artisan and Historian are downloadable software that can be purchased and given. They’re also on sale right now!

* Forever Storage is always a great gift. It’s something that can be purchased and used right away.

If you would like me to reach out to your Santa about any of these items, please reply with their contact information and your wish list.

In addition, I’m offering an extra $25 Gift Certificate for every $100 spent.

Happy Holidays!

Forever Friday: Big Black Friday Digi Art Bundle Now Available

The Black Friday Exclusive 2017 bundled collection includes the following brand new kits:

  • That Friday Feeling – Page Kit by Across the Pond,
  • Snowflake City – Exclusive Embossed Papers by Paper Tray Studio,
  • A Better Me – Page Kit by Designs by Mandy King,
  • Joyful by Jen Martakis Designs,
  • Black Friday Blueprints 2017, 11×8.5 and Black Friday Blueprints 2017, 12×12 by pixels2Pages,
  • Shaping Up Bundle 1–4 by Templates & Co,
  • Geometric Layout Bundle 1 by ClickCollage,
  • Solitude by Seatrout Scraps,
  • Celebrate Exclusive Card Pack and Celebrate Exclusive Gift Pack by Lucky Girl Creative,
  • Chasing Rainbows Exclusive Canvases, 2018
  • Four Square Quick Desk Calendar,
  • Forever Design Maps Exclusive 2017,
  • Our Favorite Memories Pre-Designed Book by Forever Digital Art.

These kits are brand new and only available from RIGHT NOW through 10am Eastern, Tuesday, November 28 in the Black Friday Exclusive 2017 bundled collection. These kits will never be offered in the digital art store again so pick up this bundle today!

Note: In order for this bundle to work and have the 75% off discount applied, you must enter DEALOFTHEDAY at check and hit Apply. Once the code is entered, the cart will automatically populate with the 15 kits included in the bundle. Proceed with check-out. Once your transaction is complete, go to your Downloads where you will find 15 kits each with their own download link and activation code.

Retail Value: $150
Deal of the Day Price: $37.50

Create your free account here, go to Deals in the upper left and start shopping!

Make it Monday: It’s another Layout a Day (LOAD) Month

Yes, October is a Layout a Day month, specifically for Scrap Happy Family members.  I had intended on keeping up but there’s so much going on that I’ve slipped behind.  It’s currently Day 9 and I’ve completed 6 layouts, to date.  I hope to get another one done tonight so it’s not too far behind.

I’m all scattered this time around too.  As much as I’m trying to stay with the prompts, I want to keep up momentum on my current pictures.  In these six layouts, I’ve done some of my sister in law’s wedding, my last Disneyland trip and Forever Live.

I’m going to do my best to get caught up this week because I want to start creating holiday gifts too!  It’s really never ending isn’t it?  (ha ha)

What are you creating this month?  Link up in the comments.

Forever Friday: Layout turned into Canvas Print

Can you believe it’s half way through 2017?  Why does time fly by so fast!?!?!  I won’t even tell you how close to the holiday season we are.  ha ha ha!

I was window shopping recently and saw this in a store window and was immediately inspired.

I had an idea, in my head, on how I would do this in Artisan.  It worked out fine, however I think there’s probably an easier way.

  1. Insert > Shape > Anchor.
  2. Use the outliner tool (Insert > Outliner) to make a duplicate shape.  Then on the element, right click Text > Format and work with the settings on the right panel.  Make sure to mark “Fill shape with text” and type in the text as you want it to show.
  3. Edit the text to use the Font(s) and approximate size(s).  I used Felix Titling and Agency FB as my fonts and it was mostly sized at 30-36pts.
  4. Fiddle with the Text element Shape > Edit shape to change the points to fit the text where I want it.  This took me over an hour to play with until I got it right.  I ended up using a Text Path for the final line in the curve of the anchor.
  5. Add the background image (my own photograph taken in San Francisco Bay).
  6. Select the shape from Step 1 and Format > Gradient.  I used colors from the image to blend in.
  7. With that same shape selected, Filter > Edge > 3D Edge.
  8. I added a little glow to give it more dimension and then I flattened the shape and added a heavy shadow.

Here’s the finished product – what do you think?