Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Giveaway

So, I've tried scrapbooking a couple of times before. I buy all the pretty paper, all the stickers and embellishments, take the time to dig through all the bazillion pics I have on iPhoto, get those printed.... and then it all just gets shoved in a box and I never end up doing it. I just can't wrap my head around the concept of working for a few hours and spending $10-20 total, just to end up with ONE page for your scrapbook. 

So when My Memories offered to let me download their program, and gave me $10 to spend on their online store, I was honestly a bit hesitant. I mean, I suck at scrapbooking. I have scrapbooking stuff just taking up space and collecting dust. Would I be able to figure this out and do it justice? I went ahead and said yes. 

The program was really easy to figure out. It's easy enough to navigate your way through if you've never had editing program software knowledge. I'm pretty familiar with the Silhouette program, and very well versed in Photoshop, so I was able to figure out the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking program very easily. 

There are a TON of papers and embellishments that came with the program. Plus, their online store also has a TON of free stuff you can download. My Memories was nice enough to send me a $10 download code, so I had a lot of fun, browsing through their packages, trying to narrow down what I wanted to choose. 

It's easy to figure out. You first open a page, decide on your layout and size. 





Then it'll open up a blank page, and there the magic begins. You pick your paper, your embellishments, your photos, etc. Click on this next photo so you can view it larger, and see how much there is that you can do. One of the things I was most excited about was that it automatically pulled up fonts that I already have downloaded on my computer. Being married to a graphic designer = LOTSA fonts on my computer.


Since I'm scrapbookingly challenged, I decided to start with something super easy. The first page I did, I used a Quickpage. Basically, it's a page that is already designed, and you just drop in your photo.



Easy peasy, right? The second one I did, I used the Birthday Circus theme. It's far from the gorgeous layouts I've seen people do, but for my first attempt, I'm happy with it. 




I did one more, after browsing through some scrapbook images on Google. Looks like lots of layers are the way to go. 




Are you jealous that I've had the chance to play with this software? And of my free $10 download? Want a chance to win it for yourself? 


Required Entry:


Head on over to My Memories Suite and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout. Then leave me one comment below, letting me know which one it is. 

Additional entries:

  • Followers of Life, Crafts and Whatever get a bonus entry! Please leave a comment below, letting me know you're an awesome follower. 
  • Follow LCW on facebook (+1)
  • Like My Memories on Facebook (+1) 
This giveaway ends Wednesday, December 28th at midnight CST!


Can't wait? Will you have some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket? If you'd like to download the software now, use the code STMMMS68762 at checkout you'll automatically get $10 off AND another $10 to the My Memories store!! 
  
You'll also see me posting some FREE quick pages that My Memories is sending me, I'll do those every Wednesday, so be on the lookout for those!

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morrest1101 said... [Reply to comment]

The cherry limeade paper looks delish!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said... [Reply to comment]

I'm scrapbooking challenged too!!! I like "Slice of Paradise"

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said... [Reply to comment]

I'm one of your stalkers a I mean followers!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said... [Reply to comment]

And I'm a new liker on facebook!

SallyR said... [Reply to comment]

I'm thinking the gray and yellow in "Mellow Yellow" kit are very nice. I've been wanting to try digital scrapbooking, maybe this will give me the push.

SallyR said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a follower - the Blog name pulled me in and the content has kept me enjoying it.

Craftybegonia said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely scraps of a very cute little girl!

Basketnut4ever said... [Reply to comment]

This coach's wife likes Football MVP digital scrapbook pack. I am a follower on Facebook.

CindeeQ said... [Reply to comment]

I love the calendar kit! I make calendars every year for Christmas gifts. this would make life so much easier.

Cindee

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CindeeQ said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a follower of your lovely blog.

Cindee

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CindeeQ said... [Reply to comment]

I just liked you on facebook :)

Cindee

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The Rosenau's said... [Reply to comment]

I like the Holiday Memories
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The Rosenau's said... [Reply to comment]

Following your blog

The Rosenau's said... [Reply to comment]

Following you FB

The Rosenau's said... [Reply to comment]

Liked my memories on FB

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I liked the baked with love pages...cute cute. jessicaleeperkins (at)hotmail (dot) com

joanne said... [Reply to comment]

I liked the Santa tags and the vintage papers.

joanne said... [Reply to comment]

I'm following you now.

joanne said... [Reply to comment]

Following you and my memories on fb :)