10.12.2011

MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software Giveaway!!


-> The Giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to all who participated!  Please read about my experience here.  You can still get the discount mentioned below, too! 

Each Wednesday check in for Wonderful Wednesdays to get a free download from My Memories! <-

Scrapbooking:

I started scrapbooking at a young age.  I remember when I was in elementary school – in 3rd or 4th grade – I was a pom pom girl.  (Basically a cheerleader.  We did a halftime show during the pee wee football game.)  My mom suggested that I start a scrapbook.  Back then scrapbooking was not at all what it is now.  I basically used an album with sticky pages, cut out newspaper clippings, ribbons and whatever I felt was important at the time and then put the plastic back over the page.

As I got older and the scrapbooking supplies got better, so did my scrapbooks.  I have more than 20 scrapbooks for the first 25ish years of my life. 

Then I started to get really busy.  I would save bits and pieces of things that I would someday scrapbook in a drawer.  I had probably close to 10 years of stuff in various places.  When I moved about 10 months ago to a much smaller place, I went through and got rid of a lot of that stuff and the rest got put in boxes and put into storage. 

I rarely even print photos these days.  To think, I was the person who would never switch from film cameras and boycotted digital.  Yes, I still love film cameras.  I still have one.  I just rarely use it.

Digital:

Now most of everything I do is digital.  My photos are on flickr and I share them on facebook, too.  We order tickets for events online so we don’t have the cute ticket stubs anymore.  I don’t have the time – or the room – to collect things, have photos printed and spend a day on a 2 page scrapbook layout anymore.  I think that people who still do are amazing.  (If I really wanted to devote that much time anymore I would – the time thing is a cop out.  I just use my time differently these days.)

Take a lot of photos.  Sometimes over 250 per week.  Sometimes even more.  I rarely print them.  I'm happy if I just get them on my flickr photostream or share them on facebook.  I have thousands of photos on my computer.

I'll be honest, I was skeptical about trying digital scrapbooking.  I was really interested, but I didn't think I would really like it.

Boy was I wrong!!  My Memories digital scrapbooking software is the perfect solution for me.  Let me tell you, digital scrapbooking is awesome!

It’s easy, it’s quick.  I don’t have to dig through photos, paper, embellishments, pens, scissors, etc.  In fact, I don’t have to store everything.  I don’t have to put off scrapbooking because I forgot that I ran out of glue dots. 

It’s all on your computer, right at your fingertips. Plus when you want new background paper or embellishments, you just go to the My Memories online store for instant download!  Instant gratification.

My photos are all on my computer, too.  So it works great!

How it works:

To my surprise, it is so easy to use! You can even create an entire album with one click! 

At first, I used one of the free layouts that came with the software.  I just picked it, opened it and clicked on the spots where the photos were to insert photos.  Add a little journaling and I was done.

You can see my AVAM post to see my first layouts.  Here's one page:



This is my FIRST try!  See how easy it is!

I have since downloaded freebies from MyMemories and made some purchases as well.

This is an example of a layout I actually made from scratch.  I chose the background, the embellishments, the layout of the photos, etc. 

I haven't even scratched the surface here!  You can make interactive albums with videos and music!  You save the album and then decide what to do with it.  You can make books for your family, friends, etc.
Here's a video from My Memories to learn more about what you can actually do with the software:


I can't wait to use with with my wedding photos in May!  Think of the awesome personalized Christmas presents you can make.  (You know the grandparents are waiting for photos!  Think how impressed and excited they would be with a book, or a calendar!)

If you have problems, don’t worry, they have tons of tutorials to help you through!

My new blog header was made using My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite!

GIVEAWAY!!

The folks at My Memories have given me the opportunity to give away a free copy of their digital scrapbooking software!

To enter, just leave me a comment below.  Comment about anything about scrapbooking – have you done it before, are you new, why do you want to try it, etc.  Anything, really!  Click on “comments” and type.  Make sure that you enter your email address (if you don’t have a google account and are leaving an anonymous comment, please make sure to put your email address in your comment so I can get a hold of you if you win!)

----> UPDATE:

Extra chances:
  • Receive an extra chance by heading over to MyMemories and picking out your favorite digital paper pack and commenting here with the link.
  • Tweet about this and leave a separate comment to let me know you did. 
  • Fan MyMemories on facebook (you're gonna want to anyway!  They have lots of fun events and lots of freebies!!) and leave a comment that you did or already are a fan
  • Fan B.B. Bellezza on facebook and leave a comment that you did or you're already a fan
Every Wednesday I will be giving away a My Memories freebie to add to your scrapbooking!  Yep.  Right here.  Every week!

If you don’t win, or can't wait to get started,  I have a great deal for you:

You can still get the software for $10 off!!  Find it here My Memories Scrapbooking Software and use code STMMMS70060 when you check out.  Plus, use the code to get $10 off in the My Memories store.  ($10 goes a LONG way in the My Memories store!)

That's $20 off!! 


Make sure to use the code above to get the discount.

To Enter the giveaway:

Leave your comment below to be entered to win free software!  I’ll choose the winner next Wednesday evening, October 19th around 7 pm.  (Also there will be freebies for everyone that day!!)

Good Luck!!

8 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i've been seeing this software around the blogs i visit and i would love to give it a try. perhaps it will get me to scrapbook since i have a lot of pictures i haven't printed yet.

jamiebentley said...

I'm the worst scrap-booker ever. I still haven't made a scrapbook from when my daughter was born...she's now 4 and a 1/2!!! I have the book. I have scrapbook glue. I just can't do it! Something like this would be perfect! I have a degree in graphic design, so the digital aspect is much more right up my alley.

connie said...

I would love to win the software to scrap my first and only grandchild first two yrs.
Thank you,

BlueRockGourds said...

Hello!
I would love the scrappin software! It might get me moving and do some projects. Thank you! Your blog is great! Wendy...gourd gal!

connie said...

Love Story is my favorite kit from My Memories

connie said...

I am a fan of my memories on facebook

connie said...

I am a Fan B.B. Bellezza on facebook

connie said...

https://twitter.com/#
I retweeted the giveaway
I am also a follower on twitter.