Friday, September 23, 2011


This Giveaway is CLOSED
**UPDATE: Giveaway Deadline Extended... and Rules Changed! Read on!!**

Today is your lucky day!
I am hosting a wonderful GIVEAWAY that you don't want to miss out on!!

What, oh WHAT could it be?

WOO HOO! Right!?

So here's the thing... I was able to download and review some digital scrapbooking software compliments of My Memories! I love all things paper, sticker, ribbon, stamp... well, you get the idea.... but having a [now] 8 month old, means that I can't just bust out my scrapbooking supplies. Definitely not a good idea to have little pieces of paper and buttons, not to mention scissors and cutting tools, hanging around for my baby to get a hold of (and stick in her mouth!). Gone are the days of cluttering up my coffee table with scrapbooking stuff. At least for now.

I'd heard about digital scrapbooking, but never really knew what it was or how it worked. I was so excited to be able to check out the product from My Memories Suite and see what it was all about.

**Note: My husband did some checking
(the paranoid guy that he is) before I went and downloaded the program. He didn't want me to be loading anything weird onto our computer and compromising our system. He gave me the "thumbs up" that My Memories was a reputable company to be downloading from, etc!**

I got the program downloaded and once my sweet Eloise was down for a nap... I started digging in! Like I said, I am not familiar with digital scrapbooking, so this was all new to me. BUT... it was so EASY! You can choose pre-made layouts or you can create your own with their simple layouts. I chose to create my own... let me show you some of what I made!

I know this is a pretty basic design... but, like I said, I'm new to this!
There are so many embellishments to choose from
(ribbons, bows, flowers, buttons, etc.)

Back in the early part of the summer, I spent HOURS putting together photobooks on an online site (to give to our parents). I SO wish I would have known about My Memories Suite before I went through all of that trouble! The books I made were just basic with photos only (and so expensive!). I wish I would've spent that time making digital scrapbooks! Now I know better!

Anyway, for each page I made... I was able to choose a background paper and color. I could put the pictures and text in the suggested template... but I could also move them around, rotate, shadow, matte, etc.
There were so many options!

I could get pretty fancy, if I wanted... but I like things pretty simple.

I know you are probably saying, "LETS GET TO THE GIVEAWAY PART ALREADY!"

It's coming... but let me share one more page with you!

I did my pages in 8.5" x 11", but you can choose to do them in 12" x 12" as well.
They can be printed and put in a scrapbook!
OR... you can share them online!

My Memories also has other products on their site that you can download to use!
So far, it's been pretty simple! And the best part is that I can sit down at
the computer while Eloise is napping and work on a page or two... and not
have a HUGE mess to clean up! That's definitely a major plus for me!

Ok, ONE more page, I promise!

I used a pre-made layout for this one and since I didn't want to put any text on it, I just added a picture to the box where the text was supposed to go!

So sweet, right?

OK... now... onto the rules/instructions for the Giveaway...
(You do NOT have to have a blog to enter-as long as you have a valid email address!)

**Please note that you MUST do the mandatory entry for any extra entries to qualify!**

**Due to what seems to be a glitch in Blogger... I have had some people email to tell me that they Linkcouldn't comment on this giveaway. I would love to give more people a chance to win this fabulous prize... so if you aren't able to comment on this post, please EMAIL ME ( and let me know which entries you have completed. Instead of using a random number generator to choose the winner... I will put everyone's name in a bowl (example: if you have 4 entries, your name will be put in the bowl 4 times, etc.) and I'll pick a name that way! If you email me, you can send everything in ONE email.**

Deadline is extended to Monday, October 3 at 7:59PM (EST)!

I will post the winner on Oct. 4!

(and also send them an email)

You may also still enter the original way (below)... and any entries already listed will be added to the aforesaid bowl!

Visit MY MEMORIES SUITE website and choose a digital paper pack or layout that is your favorite. Come back here and comment on this post telling me which one you chose. Make sure to leave an email so that I have some way to get in contact with you!
(If you don't leave your email and you are chosen as the winner, I won't go all over the world wide web looking for you... I'll just choose another winner!)

It's that simple!

Now... if you'd like EXTRA entries... you may choose to do any of these:

1.) Follow my blog!
If you already follow, just tell me in your comment.

2.) Go to the My Memories Facebook Page and "Like" them!

3.) Blog about this giveaway (& put the link in the comment)!

You must come back here and leave a comment for EACH extra entry telling me which you did. Don't forget to include your email on each comment!

A winner will be chosen by a random number generator on Friday, September 30th at 8PM and I will then post the winner on Saturday, October 1st. (I will also email you so that you can claim your prize!)

Also... Check this out!!
As a special for all of my readers, My Memories gave me my very own Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - ($20 value!)

So... if you want to buy the software and anything from their site...
you are basically getting $20 off! Ummm.. sounds pretty great to me!

Here is the code: STMMMS74

Feel free to share this code with anyone and everyone... on your blog, Facebook page, etc. It's open to anyone, not just people entering this giveaway!

If you have any questions about the software or products... go to the My Memories site and contact them. They've been helpful with my questions! Or, I'd be happy to share more about my experience. (My email is on the right sidebar!)


**Contest ends 10-3-11 at 7:59 PM (EST)**
This Giveaway is CLOSED


  1. I love the Birds and Apples Template. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  2. I am now subscribing to your posts!

  3. I "Liked" My Memories on FB.

  4. I tweeted about the giveaway.

  5. Hey, Nen! I went and checked out the website and forgot to come back and enter your giveaway! caught up in all the fun stuff on their site! LOVE IT!!!! I could go there everyday! Anyways, one of my faves was Grandma's Farm Pack. (Trust me, it was hard to choose just one! I spent another hour on there this morning trying to decide which one I liked best and there are more that I like just as much!) My email addy is

    Good stuff...thanks for sharing!!!! And I loved the pages you shared!!!

  6. And I do follow your blog.....always look forward to reading it!

  7. And I definitely "LIKED" My Memories on FB....and look forward to their posts! ☺


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