Friday, October 7, 2011

My Memories Suite and a terrific giveaway.

I have been wanting to learn how to digi scrap for awhile now.  Several years ago I took a mini introduction class and then came home and was able to create the announcement for Sarah's confirmation.  While I have no idea what I did and can't repeat it now, I do remember how hard it was and frustrating.  Had to remember layers and what needed to go where, plus getting everything sized just right was a pain.

Fast forward four years and it is time to create graduation announcements. I knew that there was NO WAY I would ever be able to figure out how to use the software that was on my computer again. No Sarah was going to have to settle for the plain announcements like everyone else had. When all of the sudden My Memories Suite comes riding in to rescue me. All of the sudden I am asked to test out this digital software program. I am in love. Look what I was able to create during my first hour of playing with My Memories Suite.






I was able to create these 5 layouts with virtually no learning curve required.  I just opened the software for the first time, picked out the templates that I wanted to use and then chose the pictures.  The program even pops up with a tool that helped me to size and crop the picture perfectly.

The next night I had a little bit more free time and spent some time looking through My Memories Suite website for different kits that I could download.  They have several different kits in many different themes to choose from including an entire section of free.  In the free section I found some graduation kits, which of course caught my eye as the parent of a senior.  I went ahead and downloaded two of the kits. Instead of using the pre-made pages (they were the wrong color) I was able to use the elements to create my own page.  Now all I need to do is add pictures once the ceremony is complete in May.

I must admit that the more I play with My Memories Suite, the more I want to do.  I am enjoying creating many different layouts including this one from a favorite family get together this past summer.  We went to my cousin's farm (which is the farm that the family started on over 100 years ago.) My grandfather and dad were born and raised on this farm and I spent many happy days with my cousin's on the farm. I am so thrilled to be able to share it with my own daughters.

Check out this brief video for an overview of some of the things that you can do with this digital scrapbooking software. There are many other great things that you can do with this software, but I am showing you what I was able to do after only playing with the software for a short time over two days. 


And now for the totally cool part. My Memories Suite is giving me a free download for one lucky winner.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog, vist the My Memories Suite website and then leave me a comment with your favorite line of papers and embellishments that can be downloaded. For extra entries do the following:
1. Check out the My Memories Suite blog and become a follower
3. Twitter about this giveaway and follow My Memories Suite on twitter.
4. Share about this giveaway on your blog or other forms of media (facebook, fiskateers, etc.)

Leave me a separate comment for each thing that you do. In honor of my oldest child turning 18, I will close this giveaway at 12:00 noon central standard time and then pick  a winner and post the winner here around 9:00 pm central standard time. 
Good Luck

If you are as excited as I am about this software and can't wait to see if you won, or if you don't win, the people at My Memories Suite are so awesome that they are allowing me to share this code with you for 10.00 off of your software purchase and another 10.00 coupon for the store so that you can purchase even more great downloads besides all of the free ones that are available. That isa total of 20.00 off of your purchase.  How can you refuse such an awesome deal.  Hurry over today and use this code.  STMMMS61276 

I want to thank My Memories Suite for donating the software so that I could try the software and for donating the software for the giveaway.  While MY Memories donated the software the opinions are my own after spending a couple of hours over two days playing with the software.

12 comments:

Sarah Ackerman said...

Wow, love what you created Colleen! Can't wait to see more!

Sarah Ackerman said...

Lots of great designs! I like the vintage grunge papers 1 & 2, heritage, round vintage cards, etc, etc : )

Sarah Ackerman said...

Lots of great designs! I like the vintage grunge papers 1 & 2, heritage, round vintage cards, etc, etc : )

Sarah Ackerman said...

I just posted info of this on my blog!

Debby said...

Hi Colleen...I "liked" them on facebook....great digi pages

Sue in CT said...

Fantastic Layouts. I gave it away for the Orange Blog Hop. Isn't it wonderful? I just wanted to pop in and see your layouts. You can go to my blog and see some more layouts under the Orange Blog Hop that uses this software if your not convinced this is awesome software! Please do not include me in the drawing, I already have it. Please wish your daughter a big happy birthday. She falls right between my DH and mine. He is the 11th and I am the 15th. October sure is a busy time with birthdays. Good luck all!

Laney said...

I am loving that Beauty Blossoms pack. Enjoyed reading your review of this software too.

Laney said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I liked the facebook page.

Laney said...

I really like the Dotty Boy pack too. I subscribed to the My Memories Suite blog. :)

Laney said...

I am sharing this info on my blog. I saw it on Fiskateers.

Regena said...

Hi there...love the Beauty Blossoms Pack

Regena said...

I also became a follower of ur blog..love ur layouts