A few weeks ago I was asked to to do a review of the My Memories Digital Scrapbook Software
. Having never attempted to create a digital layout before, I was intrigued, and decided to step out of my comfort zone and give this is a try, especially since it was offered to me free- it can't get any better than that! Oh, and they generously offered to give one away to you, my readers, as well!! How cool is that?! (We'll get to the givaway part soon, but I want to share my review and projects with you first.)
As soon as I downloaded the program, which is super easy to do, I sat down and played around a bit. Like I mentioned, I had NO IDEA what I was doing. I started out by just looking around at all the options and then started clicking and creating. Before I knew it, I had created this layout:
wow- my first ever digital layout! I thought it would be a more complicated process, but it really wasn't. I created this page with a blank template and added the background papers and embellishments to it. It was pretty easy, and fun, too!
(then life got in the way and I didn't have time to play around again until Saturday- I wanted to spend a little more time playing around with this awesome program before I gave my review.)
When I sat down again, I decided that I wanted to use some of the pre-made templates- where the background and embellishments are already on the page, so I opened an album with 5 pre-mades and got busy adding pictures. I discovered that you could remove elements that you did not want, as well as copy and paste embellishments that are already on the page, or even add embellishments from the easy to navigate side bar.
for this one, I removed a leafy stem and then added the heart and red flowers.
I removed some red flowers from this one and then added a few from the sidebar that I liked better, as well as the torn notebook edge and some stitching.
I used the copy/paste feature to add the confetti-ish element and flower by my title on this one:
this next one is a bit blah, but I wanted to keep it simple and use what was included with the initial program download. I definitely need to pay a visit to the My Memories store
to pick up some kits. They even have FREE kits
This last template is so fun and I loved how there were so many spaces for photos! All I did for this was add a title and some journaling and I still have a fun page!
My Memories Suite also has several YouTube videoes and other recources to help you get the most from this program. You can see the videos here
If you like your own copy of the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software
you can order it here
, and if you use my personal coupon code, STMMMS40269
, you will get to get a $10 discount for the software! It's a great deal! Again that code is: STMMMS40269.
OK- now it's time for the part you all have been waiting for- the giveaway! My Memories is giving me a free download of this software to share with ONE lucky reader!!!
There are several ways to get a chance to get your name into the drawing:
First-Go to the My Memories website
and choose your favorite digital paper pack or element pack. Come back to my blog and leave a comment on THIS post letting me know which one you liked the most. Doing this will give you one entry into the drawing.
But the chances don't stop there.You have two BONUS chances to get your name into the drawing, giving you a total of three chances to win! How cool is that?!
All you need to do is:
#2 visit the My Memories blog
and follow publicly, then come back here and leave me another comment, letting me know you are following them.
#3 Like My Memories on Facebook, return to my blog and leave yet another comment on my blog.
There you have it- 3 ways to win one of these awesome digital programs! \
As with any giveaway, there are some rules:
the #1 above is a mandatory entry. If you do not do this one, no other entries will count.
in order to qulify for additional entries, you need to leave a SEPERATE comment, on THIS POST ONLY, for each addtitional step you follow- for example: you need to leave one comment stating which kit you like best, and if you decide to follow the blog, then you would leave a second comment, and if you want to follow on facebook, you would leave a third comment. If you only leave one comment for all three steps, you will only qualify for ONE entry into the drawing. You will qualify for three entries by leaving three comments.
I will randomly draw a lucky winner via Random.org on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Good luck!