Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Winner of the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software

Hi everyone:

Just a quick note to let you know that the winner of the FREE My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software is Pam (comment #3). 

Congratulations, Pam! I'll soon be sending this wonderful prize off to you.

For those of you who didn't win, remember that you can still use coupon code STMMMS64292 (copy and paste it to use it) to get a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite version 2 scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - a $20 value! What a great deal!

Thanks so much to My Memories for providing this software to me as a giveaway to one of my blog readers. 

Pam, I know you'll enjoy using this software and I'd love to see what you create with it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Free giveaway - My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software

Hi everyone:

I was recently approached by My Memories to try out their digital scrapbooking software. Now, as you know, I'm a quilter, not a scrapbooker, but digital scrapbooking appealed to me, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I could play with my photos, without having to purchase card stock and embellishments (as if I'd actually have anywhere to store scrapbooking items in addition to my quilting stash!). Not only did My Memories provide me with my own review software, they were generous enough to give me another one for one of my blog readers. Yes, you could win your own copy of My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software! But before we get to the "how to win" part, let's take a look to see what this software can do.

Using My Memories Suite you create digital photo albums. You choose a theme, the desired number of pages and then personalize your album by importing your own photographs. You can leave the pages as they are or change the backgrounds, add embellishments and add text before you put your selected photos in the placeholders. In addition to photos, you can create slideshows, videos and add narration to your album. You can export your finished album as a Quicktime movie, burn it to a DVD or actually print it out (how old school!).
Toil and Trouble kit by Just So Scrappy available at My Memories
Photo courtesy of My Memories
I wanted to see how easy it would be to use this digital scrapbooking software, so I decided to make an album of my daughter's recent birthday. I chose a theme, deleted a few of the pages, added text, changed the background slightly and imported my photos. Bang! There was my album. Done and ready to be emailed out to the grandparents. I could've played around a little more with it - changed colours or added embellishments, but I really wanted to see how quickly I could create an album. I found My Memories Suite to be very easy and quick. Here's the album I created.
Word art, embellishments and text added to the photograph 

Added embellishments, text and the photograph

A few more flowers and a photo, of course!

One more photo, some text and a couple more flowers and it's done!
Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software provides many options to allow you to personalize your album. If the embellishments and backgrounds included in the program aren't enough (and there are lots of them), you can download more FREE items from the My Memories website. Digital scrapbook pages can also be purchased to use with this software. 

The I’m Falling for You Combo Pack from designer Meredith Cardall includes 15 different background papers, 61 page elements,and monogram set of 46 characters (a total of 107 digital embellishments)and, 
best of all, it's FREE to download from My Memories
Photo courtesy of My Memories

Now for the part you've been waiting for - how to win your own copy of My Memories Suite Scrapbook softwareThere are just three simple steps:

  1. Go to My Memories website
  2. Browse through their digital scrapbooking kits 
  3. Tell me which one is your favourite in a comment to this post. 

See, I told you it was simple!

The contest starts today and will run until September 27 at 8:00 p.m. MST. I'll be announcing the winner on September 28.

Even if you don't win the free software, you can use this code STMMMS64292 (copy and paste it to use it) to get a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite version 2 scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - a $20 value! Just go to My Memories and enter the code when you're checking out.

Good luck to everyone and don't forget to check back on September 28 to see if you're the winner!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Let's Get GO!-ing

Hi everyone:

In a previous post I mentioned that I would be teaching a class, Let's Get GO!-ing, about the AccuQuilt GO! cutter at Bow Bench Retreat in October. I'm so excited about this class and I know it's going to be lots of fun. In case you aren't on Facebook and haven't seen all the details, here is what you need to know.

WHAT:  Let's Get GO!-ing class

WHERE:  Bow Bench Retreat, Carseland, AB, Canada

WHEN:  October 15, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

One of the pattern choices you'll have at the class.

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Instruction, Chatterbox Quilts pattern, use of GO! cutter and dies, 
lunch, refreshments and fun!
WHY: Because we're GO!-ing to have a great time!

In this class, you'll:
  • Learn about the AccuQuilt GO! cutter
  • Use the AccuQuilt GO! cutter and dies
  • Make a fusible web appliqué table runner and personalize it by cutting appliqués with the GO!
AccuQuilt GO! cutter, die and mat

If you've always been curious about this fabric die cutter, this will be a great opportunity to find out all about it. I'll answer all your questions and you'll have the opportunity to try out the machine yourself. But be careful - once you try it, you'll be addicted and the fabric in your stash won't be safe! 

I hope you'll join me this fall for a great day of instruction and fun.