Crop with me in 2020 in California and/or Alaska!

Here’s my live schedule for the rest of the year.

UPDATE as of 4/9/2020 – this event is canceled.
May 2 from 2pm through May 3 at 4pm
Twain Harte,CA
Click here for information and registration.
(note price will increase April 1st)

August 14 to 16 in Juneau Alaska!!
Click here to request more information.

November 6 to 8 in Morgan Hill CA.
This is a pixels2Pages Live event with training for Forever Artisan software.
Paper and Digital scrappers welcome.
Click here for information and registration.

Merged Word and Photo Frames

Welcome to another Make it  Monday blog hop! Did you hop on over from Gina’s making up-cycled project?  She’s such an up-cycling genius!  Read through to see who’s next in the blog hop….

As I was looking at Facebook, some images caught my eye from the Pixels2Pages page (tagged #p2PWordMergeCollageVT).  I love this idea and I just knew it would work as an image to help promote my 2015 Flower Calendar!


I think it looks really cool with the number and image all together.  Here’s a quick list of the steps I took in Artisan:

  •  insert a photo frame
  •  insert a letter
  •  line them up
  •  flatten
  •  crop your picture
  •  fill selected with image

This is a super easy technique and the step by step video is available on the Pixels2Pages membership site.

And if you’re curious about my 2015 Flower Calendar – sign up to be the first to know when the Creative Christmas Bundle is available for sale!

What are you doing to get into the holiday spirit?  Cooking?  Crafting?  Decorating?

Now, hop on over to Beth who is sharing some quick and easy projects with her scor-board as the main tool.




And in case you missed someone, here’s the entire blog hop list.

Gina   is doing an up-cycled Christmas project.

Beth is sharing some quick and easy projects with her scor-board as the main tool

Alice gives us essential tips for creating a perfect, simple layout.

Connie shows us a twist on a traditional Advent Calendar.


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Tips for Using Facial Recognition in Historian

Panstoria’s Historian utilizes Facial Recognition to help tag your photos.  The previous product, Creative Memories Memory Manager, also included this feature in its latest version.


* You can decide whether or not facial recognition is used when you import photos.  I have declined to have Historian do this automatically for me because I am satisfied tagging and star rating my images on my own.  This is a setting in the software options area.

* You can ‘ignore’ faces if you wish.  This is particularly helpful when it’s a face that’s not often found in your images.

* You can see the sources that Historian uses when determining it’s suggestions.

For each of these and more, I recorded a quick video to show you more about working with Facial Recognition.

Addionally, Pixels2Pages has lots of information on this feature for it’s members.  I just used the search feature and came up with a dozen or so items.

Share in the comments what think about using Facial Recognition in your photo organizing?




Make it Monday – Ghost Frames

Make it Monday is such a great commitment for me to have projects ready to post each week. If you are joining me from Connie’s post about cupcake toppers… welcome!

I love learning new digi-scrapping techniques for Artisan. It’s such a fun and easy software to use! This technique is called Ghost Frames and I learned it from the Pixies at Pixels2Pages.


Here’s a summary of how to make this frame effect.

1. Bring your picture to the workspace.
2. Make a copy of the picture and arrange the copy to sit directly on top of the original.
3. Cut a square from the top copy of the picture and flatten
4. Format the image you cut – I used 3D effects but I think it would be neat to play around with mosaic and other formatting options.

Pixels2Pages has a complete video tutorial showing the steps within Artisan. You can try them out for free but the membership is really worth it as I’ve learned tons (and tons) from them!

If you play with this feature, link up your layout – we’d love to see your work!

Now, check out Alison’s post about taking your layouts from ‘meh’ to ‘Marvellous’ as you hop around out Make it Monday Blogs.

If you’d like, here’s the entire list of this week’s Make it Monday participants. Thanks for hopping by!

Connie Hanks – See her wonderful cupcake toppers.

Alison Day – Take your layouts from ‘meh’ to ‘Marvellous’ with these simple framing ideas!

Alice Boll – Learn how to use your artwork on a scrapbook layout.

Beth Soler – Creating labels for our Project Life and Scrapbook layouts with Cricut.

Melissa Shanhun – How to create a simple digital Project Life style page without templates (video tutorial)

Kristie Sloan – Create a simple customized necklace with minimal supplies!

GinaZee – Have you ever had your favorite shirt get a stain? See Gina has an easy tutorial on rescuing it.

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