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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Historian and Artisan - A Match Made in Heaven!

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I share so much about Artisan (formerly Storybook Creator) because it is easy to get excited about the fun sense of accomplishment you have when you create beautiful pages and hardbound books from your photos, but I don't want to neglect the power of Historian (formerly Memory Manager.) They work so well together and I cannot imagine my digital life without EITHER of them! As someone with 75,000 photographs, I am forever indebted to the creators of this fine software, Panstoria. I can edit photos, tell the story, rate the photos, keep up with which ones I have printed and not printed, and find ANY PICTURE I WANT in seconds either by using the timeline feature (that's automatic) or by using the Sort Boxes and folders I have created. I have Sort Boxes for Activities, Events, Travel, School, Individuals, Holidays, Parties, and then folders under each of them with specific events. Search made easy (and then you just shoot it over to Artisan to use in a project!

It took no time to make this comparison page - thank you Historian!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Today we are supposed to get a "sneak peek"of what Caleb has in store for the "new" Creative Memories - can't wait to see what he has planned! If you want to keep up with things of course you can always follow me here or on Facebook, but you can always go sign up at to get the news the fastest!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Digital Artwork - The Selection Continues to Grow at Panstoria!

New artwork at Panstoria - check it out under "New Content" when you click on the banner entitled "Preview digital artwork in a pdf file" right here on my blog! Digital scrapbooking is just as fun as traditional scrapbooking (and its faster with less mess!) There's a place for both in my heart and my home.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Retreats, retreats - I LOVE scrapbooking retreats! I love spending time with people who love their photos as much as I do  (and the food and laughs we enjoy are good for the soul.) No matter your style (traditional, whether simple or elaborate, Fast 2 Fabulous, or digital) you will be in good company. I have the option of adding another conference room for my upcoming October retreat to the Springville Camp and Conference Center and I have a few more events coming up in the winter and spring at the lovely Ruth Mountain Bed and Breakfast. These pictures are from our most recent trip there in August - look them up on and let me know if you would like to go with us. We get SOOO much done and our families are grateful for our results.

This week we received an invitation to keep up with Creative Memories through the following link until the new launch:

Here is what they said - basically, expect the best of CM AND Ahni and Zoe, hooray!


Creative Memories was born in 1987 with a vision that one day millions of people would celebrate family memories and tell their unique stories in beautiful, high quality albums. The vision was realized as Creative Memories started an industry and its Consultants helped millions connect through their photos.

In 2014 Ahni & Zoe was born, offering a quick, easy approach to album-making. Both scrapbookers and non-scrapbookers found it simpler than ever to complete albums of love, encouragement and friendship.

Now under new management, the new CM launching in October 2014 will offer the best of both Creative Memories and Ahni & Zoe: the original scrapbook albums and pages beloved around the world, and modern, quick-to-complete albums that appeal to today's busy families.

After nearly 30 years, we're proud to continue the tradition and keep making a difference in the way people remember, celebrate, and connect.