Cloud Storage BEST EVER!

Holy Toledo!  OK, don’t mind me, I’ve been away for a good bit because I had some surgery.  Now I’m feeling better and ready to share my passion.  If you follow me, you know I have many passions so this time I want to talk CLOUD storage.

Why is this a passion for me?  Because I’m a memory keeper/ scrapbooking enthusiast and love photos.  I’m also learning more and more about genealogy.

In the world of CLOUD storage, not all are the same.  It’s quite a convenience to upload blindly into these clouds until you read their TERMS of SERVICE.  Yikes!  Did you know some companies will own your content?  Yes, you heard me right.  Is that really where you want to have your most precious memoires and generational photos?  Not me!

I want them in a SAFE place.  Most people think the safest place is to upload photos to a web-based company and have a backup on external hard drives.  At least that’s how I USE to handle all my media. Trained professionals will tell you to have your photos and media backed up in 3 different locations, preferably one be off-site, like a friend or family in another place.  Yeah, I get it.  But do you know how hard that is to do?  It is OVERWHELMING!  And then if you’re anything like me, every time I’m looking for a photo I have so many places to look.  I know, I know….workflow.  Get a plan and stick to it. Well, easier said than done.  And that’s just the problem with it all.  It’s NOT easy or we wouldn’t be ignoring the problem in the first place.

Forever.com solves this issue for me.  Forever.com is a permanent CLOUD storage where all your media is in ONE place with no need to worry about hard drives, flash drives, cd’s and extra back ups.  Oh thank you FOREVER for making things simpler.

We all need life to be simpler.  We want to know all are most precious documents and photos are SAFE and not being shared with a third party or being hacked into by creeps out there.

Go sign up for a FREE account at www.Forever.com/ambassador/savephotosforever and learn how easy this system of collecting, curating and sharing of your photos can be with peace of mind.  It’s like buying insurance for your photos.  Stop paying rent to drop box, google and many other clouds out there.  Read the terms of agreement.  You will be shocked how they cannot protect your photos.

I’d love for you to see my one YouTube video.  Ha!  I tried!

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Pretty Paper and a Sketch

I love working with photos in my Forever storage account.  It makes my scrapbooking so easy!  I recently joined a scrapbooking kit club where once a month a box of goodies comes straight to my home.  Here are my goodies from HipKitClubJune kit  After looking through all the pretty papers my next step is to find a photo or two or three to work with for my scrapbook page.  I opened my Library in Forever and chose a recent photo of my husband and me at a baseball game in May.  Since I’ve become a member of Forever I have slowly been gathering all our photos and uploading them to my private Forever account.  If you would like to peruse Forever, go here: Forever 

The early years of our marriage I’m in very few of the photos unless it was a very special event.  I was behind the camera in the early years.  Can you relate?!  Now with the iPhone’s we take selfies so I’m getting more of the two of us together.  Technology is awesome!

I chose my photo, downloaded it, then printed it on my home printer.  The next step was to find inspiration.  I saw the most recent scrapbook pages on Instagram from  Stuck?!Sketches I wanted to give it a whirl.  I went to work on the sketch design by Laura Whitaker17498821_10154297868476039_3277204505362502742_n

As I continued to work I felt happier and happier.  It was coming together like a dream.  The papers from HipKitClub and the sketch from Stuck?!Sketches helped me produce this page. File Jun 18, 3 02 34 PM I’m very pleased with it.  Let me know what you think of it.

Thanks for looking.

Jeanette

Treasures Found!

A few months after moving to Oklahoma, I found a few treasures I didn’t even realize I had.  Namely the little Kodachrome Movie Film reel dated 1963File Jun 16, 3 11 42 PM and about 25 slides tucked inside a small slide box.  File Jun 16, 3 12 01 PMOf course, I took out each of the slides and squinted into a lamplight to see the small images.  The tiny slide box was labeled “Six Flags” with most of the slides dated 1974. The small movie reel box was dated 1963 in my dad’s handwriting and labeled “Airport film & Jeanette & Judy Twist.”  I was so excited to find these old treasures.  I remember years and years ago, my parent’s showing slide shows and playing reel tapes for extended family and guests.  It was a BIG deal getting all the massive equipment set up.  I remember my dad had a large metal polled pull-down tripod white screen he set up in our family room giving us a ‘true movie experience’ in compared to our 1960’s TV which was a piece of furniture in the room.  These two tiny boxes held lots of memories for me.  I was so excited to see the contents after so many years.  I knew I wanted to send them off for media transfer with Forever.com.  I went straight to the computer and ordered the small media transfer box that very minute.  The other item I found was my wedding VHS tape I knew I had but hadn’t watched since we married 27 years ago.  I couldn’t wait for my media box to come in the mail so I could finally view these old treasures on my computer.

Within a few days the box arrived with specific labels, bags and instructions on how to add my media to the transfer box.  Easy Peasy!  I tagged the 2 tiny items with the labels provided by the company and slipped them into the plastic baggie they provided.  I used the provided label to add to my VHS tape and placed it in its separate baggie.  I used all the packing material they provided and double checked the return label already addressed with its bar code.  Forever provides three-way shipping in the price of the media box so all I had to do was drop the box off at my local USPS.  Forever has made this process very streamlined and easy for the customer.File Jun 16, 3 13 23 PM

A few days later I received an email from the media service team at Forever.  They let me know the package was received and being processed.  The next email I received from them was that they had completed the media transfer and my original items were being sent back to me.  They provided the USPS tracking code, too.  What wonderful customer service!  If the media conversion staff have any questions about the customer’s products they will email the customer prior to dealing with the product.  Same goes, too, in the case that too many items were placed in the box provided. The media conversion team will contact the customer BEFORE handling the products asking if they should proceed especially if there is an added charge.  This is great because you will never be surprised at a charge you didn’t expect.  This is outstanding customer relations and service by the media conversion team.File Jun 16, 3 54 58 PM

Finally, my box has been returned.  I signed onto my Forever private account to view the slides they had already uploaded directly to my site.  Did you hear that?  Yes, they upload photos directly to your private account!!!!!  That is just SO COOL.  File Jun 16, 4 06 02 PMSeeing those photos come to life on today’s technology is fantastic.  The movie reel and VHS tape were transferred onto a flash drive stick.  I could view the movies for the first time in 25-40 years.  Forever is a progressive company and within another year or so they will have the capability to upload all media, even movies, directly to your private Forever account.  I can hardly wait!  As a matter of fact, the company guarantees that all media in your private account will be migrated to the newest technology for your lifetime, plus 100 years.  I know there are NO OTHER media conversion companies can claim this in our world today.

If you are a bit curious and have tons of old media you want to protect and store for future generations, please go to www.Forever.com/ambassador/jeanettecollins to order your media conversion box today!

Please contact me with any questions you may have about this service.

Jeanette