Video Preservation

Until recently, I didn’t think I needed a “solution” to preserving or sharing my videos.  Honestly, I didn’t think I had many videos stored in my external drives, etc. at least not nearly enough to require some sort of video preservation.

I thought, “What’s the harm in watching the video from Legacy Republic?  After all, I don’t really have many videos stored in my external drives.”  HA!  After watching the video, I thought about it and low and behold… I have over 200 videos stored throughout my external devices, etc.  Wow!  Thank you Beth for sharing this with me.

Here’s a look at Legacy Republic and maybe you’ll go on your own video hunt and be surprised as well.


Artisan Update 12b is Now Available for Download

Panstoria’s Artisan software has a new update, 12b.  What’s included and what does it fix? Here’s the information:

Update 12b of the Artisan software fixes the following issues that were discovered since Update 12.
1) Software locks up with “Not responding” when loading certain pages.  (NOTE: This bug was caused by a recent Windows update).
2) Changes to ruler tabs on a page now prompt the user to save the page before closing it or moving to a new page.
NOTE: This is a cumulative update, so it includes all of the updates that were in Update 12, including the new uploader to the Panstoria Print Shop.  For details on the new uploader and new My Projects page, see this document: New Uploader and My Projects Page.
All together, these will provide an even better experience in your use of the best digital scrapbooking software available.
Installing the update will not affect your current projects, content, content organization, or other settings.

Where do you get the updates?  Here’s where to go:

Let me know if you run into any issues. I’ll try to help.

Creative Memories Content CD Trial

I have quite a few Creative Memories content CD’s still left from a while back that I’m trying to determine if they will work with the Artisan program (the replacement program for StoryBook Creator)

My question…  Is there anyone out there who would like a Content CD FREE to try to register it with your Artisan program?  This is more of a “technical” test than anything else.  I’m just trying to see if it works or not.  It’s more of a computer-testing issue.

The CD is your free.

If you are able to enter the Activation Code in your Artisan program and it works… you just got yourself some free content.  If it doesn’t work, no harm done.

If you want it, let me know.  I’ll pay for shipping within the United States.

Here’s a list of what I’ve got…

  • Click and Fill III (2)
  • Click and Fill IV
  • Enchanted
  • Wedding Fresh Spring and Radian Summer (2)
  • Preppy Patterns
  • Reminisce Travel (2)
  • Be Young Boy and Girl
  • Fabulous (2)

Let me know if you’d like to try it out and which CD you want me to send you.  If you don’t know what each content has, you can take a look at: PDF Previews for Art Kits

Here are some helpful links:

Panstoria Digital Content

Panstoria Artisan digital scrapbooking software

Panstoria Historian


So what’s up with Creative Memories and Ahni and Zoe?

So, Creative Memories and Ahni and Zoe are in the fritz, again. I tried to look at the Ahni and Zoe catalog online today while I was going to compare prices for 12×12 pages and protectors and well… the site is closed.   According to their facebook site, the last day to order items was on August 21… Capture I also noticed that when you go to the Ahni & Zoe url ( the site changes to the url ““. Does this mean that the name “Ahni & Zoe” is going away and “Creative Memories” as a name and brand, will be back?  It is yet to be seen. The site says “We’re working on a new business that will combine the best of Creative Memories and Ahni & Zoe” and that they “expect to be up and running in October”.  They also mention that to stay in touch, we should follow the “Creative Memories” facebook acccout at So with that said… we will have to see what’s going on in October.

In the meantime… where do you get 12×12 pages and 12×12 protectors?

Thanks to one of my readers, Pat Cochran, the strap-hinge 12×12 pages that fit the Creative Memories albums can be found at none other than…. Hobby Lobby!

Here’s the link:

Thank you Pat! :)