15 months ago today, I sent my first post out into the blog world. At the time, I was following lots of great scrappin' blogs and wanted to share my creations, too. I am so happy I did. I've made some wonderful friends and enjoyed every minute of sharing with other scrappers who truly understand what an addiction this crazy hobby can be! :-) Now I know most bloggers typically celebrate their blogiversary closer to the actual anniversary date, but my blogiversary slipped by while I was on bed rest... so we are going to celebrate today! AND thanks to MyMemories.com, I have goodies to share with you!
Scrapbooking is an excellent way to preserve your family's memories for the future (and for many of us, to relieve a little stress and find some "me" time, too), but as we all know, scrapping also takes LOTS of time and storage space ~ which most of us don't have extra of these days. Now that my little guy is here with us, I so badly want to capture and document all his fun moments while they are still fresh in my mind, but more importantly - I want to spend that time with him. So rather than feeling stuck between creating memories now in the present and saving those sweet memories for the future, I've been playing with the idea of digital scrapbooking and am excited to use the My Memories digital scrapbooking software on this new adventure.
I haven't had much time to really dive into all the fun features in this program, but already I'm hooked. Here's why...
♥ Seemingly endless amounts of papers and embellishments including brads, buttons, flowers, and ribbons.
♥ Quick & easy ~ You can simply drop your pictures into one of the numerous pre-designed templates or you can design your own pages from scratch.
♥ Color matching ~ you can simply "click" the color you wish to match right from your picture. No more searching for the perfect color!
♥ You can enter HSB/RGB color codes and store them in your favorite colors for future use. (I cannot wait to look up and enter all my favorite SU! colors so I can coordinate ribbon and other embellishments from my personal collection with my digital designs. That's right... for those of you who, like me, have an insane amount of scrapbooking supplies that you can't bare not to use, simply print your digital pages and then embellish to your heart's content!)
♥ Multimedia Output options ~ Design digital pages, and instead of printing them to put into traditional book-format, turn them into DVDs or iPod-ready files... COMPLETE with music AND voice narration. Can you imagine making scrapbook pages for your kids and then being able to turn them into their life stories on DVD with your voice narrating??
Okay... so now that I've rambled on WAY too long (which I have a tendency to do when I get really excited about something - just ask my hubby!), let me show you a quick birth announcement I made for our son using the My Memories suite. Once I was done designing my layout, I exported it to a jpeg file that I saved on my computer and can now print at my local Costco. So simple, so quick, and personalized just the way I wanted.
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!
My Memories has gratiously given me a downloadable copy of this wonderful scrapbooking software to give away to one lucky Cricuteer.
How to win??
♥ Become a follower of my blog (required)
♥ Visit MyMemories.com and tell me what your favorite digital paper or embellishment pack is
♥ Share this giveaway post on your blog - include a link back to this post and leave a comment here with a link to your post
♥ Become a follower of the MyMemories blog
♥ "Like" MyMemories on Facebook and tell them I sent you
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry (5 possible entries!) and include an e-mail address for me to contact you with your exclusive promo code if you win. You have until 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, 9/28 to submit entries.
In addition, My Memories is offering $10 off the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software AND a $10 credit to the MyMemories.com store to all Cricuteers. Simply enter coupon code STMMMS87876 over at MyMemories.com to take advantage of this special offer.
Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~