February 2023 Client Newsletter

Line from Lisa

I hope this finds you warm and cuddled up hopefully in one of our wonderful new fleece or sherpa blankets!  I love mine and so does my fur baby. She even huffs at me if I don’t have it put over me so she can lay down and cuddle on it with me.  They make great gifts and you can make one in a jiffy.  Check out all the new designs here to keep all your loved ones snuggled up this winter!

Also how many of you are on countdown to graduation?  It really is just a few short months away. If you want some great tips and ideas mark your calendar and join me as I share with you some great ways to make this time special for your grad from the party to move in day at college!  I look forward to helping relieve the stress of this day for you, so register HERE for this free class.

And those that need a little girl’s get away, join us for a photo workshop weekend in Branson, MO.  We will be having lots of fun working on our projects and also some time for a few other great activities.  Check out the details under Events on my website.  

Talking about Events – this month is our Family History Event on February 25th and it’s free to learn more about preserving your family history.  Just register here to attend virtually or receive the recording. I’m also including a link to a free 5 generation family chart here.

I look forward to hearing from you if I can assist you with any of your projects. Whether you are stuck using the software or just overwhelmed and not sure how to use Storage or get your media digitized.  I’m your girl and I love hearing from you. Reach out here to set up a time that works for both our schedules!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Photo Tip:

 iCloud is a Sync Service, Not a Backup

How many times have you seen this message?  Many people think they are fine with iCloud backing up their photos. They are actually syncing them and if you remove them from your phone, they are removed from iCloud. What are you really paying for? Learn more from this blog. If you’re tired of paying iCloud for storage, then give me a call and talk about owning your storage and getting your photos truly backed up once and for all. If you own storage and are not sure how to get them from iCloud – which many of my clients had no idea about, here you go.

How to upload your photos from iCloud to your FOREVER Storage Account:

1. Sign in at Click “Photos” and select a photo or video. Hold the shift key to select the first and last photos or videos that are consecutive, or hold the command key to select multiple photos or videos that are nonconsecutive. 

2. Click and hold the download icon  in the upper corner of the window. If you want to download your content as it was originally captured or imported, choose “Unmodified Original.” For JPEG or H.264 format — including edits, and even if it was originally in HEIF or HEVC format — choose “Most Compatible.”  

3. Click “Download.”

Client Spotlight

Congratulations to our Client of the Month, Mary Jo Jared.  Mary Jo is an avid photo keeper and loves taking photos of her grandson, Easton.  She hosted two home shows this past month with me and shared FOREVER with ten of her friends.  This is what Mary Jo has to say about FOREVER:

“I love that FOREVER is forever and I don’t have to worry about the future of my photos for my kids and grands.  I love the quality of the products and I love digital scrapbooking. I love that I can make it as simple or as detailed as I want. I also love the customer service I get.” You can also read her Google Review and she has a $25 Gift Certificate heading her way.

I appreciate any and all Google Reviews and I’d appreciate it if you would add yours at Google Review  – you may be next month’s Client of the Month!


Make note and check out all events here.  Most events are both virtual and in person if you live close to me or virtually if not.  Just register to have your spot reserved or to receive the zoom link.

Weekend Branson, MO Retreat

I have space for 3 more to join us at our scrapbooking retreat April 27- 30th.  Join us for a fun girl’s trip as we enjoy some great time enjoying the area and time working on our photo projects!  Check out the details here.  Cost is $130 for lodging for the weekend in a 3 BR condo with 4 singles, and 2 doubles.   

Family History Event

You will want to invite your family historian to join us for this event or any genealogist to check out all FOREVER has to offer to help them make their preservation of documents and photos easy to preserve and share.  This 3 hour event is free and will be recorded.  You can register here.

Graduation Gift Making Class

February 27th at 6:30 pm CT/7:30 ET join for a free virtual class or in person to make a special gift for your favorite graduate!  Just get a copy of their Senior Picture and you can make a beautiful gift to be treasured forever!  Lots of different graduation gift ideas will be shared and time for you to complete your gift to have plenty of time so you can enjoy these last few months with your Senior!

Digital Scrapbooking Corner 

If you want to work on your Artisan projects feel free to join in person or online virtually for my hybrid workshops. Just check out the Events tab on the website and register and I’ll get you the Zoom info.  

Here are a few things to add to your digital art for your scrapbooking either free or at a big discount!  

Also if you want to learn more about Artisan 6 and all the unique things you can do with it I highly recommend joining pixels2Pages.  Join me in completing a Bright Idea, Video, or Blueprint each week.  The membership gives you lots of free artwork, trainings, and more each month!  Try a free 30 day trial to see if it’s a good fit.

Free artwork

Enjoy this free Ancestors Pre-Designed page for your Family History pages. A great and easy way to complete your Family History digital scrapbook pages.

February Bonus artwork 

The Artistic License Flights of Fancy Set 1 by Seatrout Scraps includes signature grungy masks and lifted corner or edge effects to give you the opportunity to use your photos in a fun and creative way. Just use the code: FANCYFLIGHTS to receive this $20 kit for just $5. The code can not be used with other offers.

Deals this month:

Photo Solutions

Photo Organizing

Photo Digitizing

Photo Gifts

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