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Lois has been using GetSetUp since she first found it in August thanks to a friend's indication. You can read more about her thoughts in the very first GetSetUp Ambassador Profile.

Lois hasn’t stopped learning since then. In November she signed up for the creating photo books online class.

“One of the reasons I took the class was because of my mom’s 90th birthday. When she turned 90, four years ago, we threw her a huge 90th surprise birthday party. Family and friends came from all over the country. The one thing I fail to do was hiring a photographer.  I later requested and received pictures from many of the attendees that took pictures on their phones. I always wanted to design a photo book, I just never wanted or had the time to sit down and learn on my own.”

After taking the class, Lois was inspired. She gathered her images and took them to Snapfish. Her mother still talked about that party years later and how fun it had been to see all her friends, she had been so excited.

“I thought it would be a nice memory to have a photo book. After I took the class I realized I could do this. It never dawned on me that I can actually design a photo book on my own.”

She designed the book herself picking the different pictures to highlight the invitations, menu, party favors, and of course all the friends and family! She was even able to get the book finished and delivered before Christmas. She was impressed as well at the quality of the book. Plus her mom loved it!

“Mom has this book in her room and it sits up vertical, so anyone that comes in can see the book! I am really proud of it and I look at the way mom looks and enjoys the photo book. Mom talks about it to her friends on the phone. The photo book gives her the chance to look back on the fun party.”

Printing cards she designed herself!

Inspired by her work on her photobook Lois also took creating cards on Canva class. She was tired of the poor quality holiday cards she could get at the store.

“People don't send cards out like they used to during the holidays. Now you can’t find quality cards.”

Canva has a number of free templates and with these and the class that Lois took on GetSetUp, she realized.

“I can make my own quality cards! I can design them how I want and choose the wording. That’s what I love about it. They were cards that were simple as I wanted to first test the app, from my test  I knew what I could do more in depth things.”

Even though there is a paid premium part of Canva, Lois found that the free one worked fine and had thousands of templates to choose from. Plus she still got a great product. She ordered them directly from the site but she liked that you can actually download the card you create and print it from your own printer if you prefer.

Sep 20, 2020
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