Friday, November 1, 2013

Digital Scrapbooking Day - Saturday November 2nd!

Lots of  Free Stuff will be posted on digital scrapbook designers blogs and facebook pages this weekend.
I've already downloaded a couple new kits that are available now.

Albums to Remember has a cute Winter Penguins kit on the blog.

Pixels & Company has a full kit available - check out the Blog Hop to get the coupon code for the Free download

Check out Our Life from the Digiscrap Parade on Pinterest or on the Blog -  lots to download from different designers all coordinating.

Check back for more links - I'll be updating as I find more!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Get My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software Free this Week!

Free My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software 

$39.97 Value - free this week -  October 20 - 26  -  use this code FreeTreatWE134 in the promo code field before checking out. (download version only)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Using the Photo Layout Option in My Memories to create an Album

There are many different ways to create digital scrapbook albums using My Memories.  You can build your own pages from scratch, use pre-fabricated pages where all the backgrounds, elements and photo layouts are provided or if you are looking to create something quickly you can choose the Photo Layout option.

I used this option for the first time last year when the owners of the store I work at sold the store so they could semi-retire.  We had very little notice of the sale and wanted to do something nice for them so we decided to make them a photo album and we needed it done fast.

I had lots of pictures to use - they had owned the store for over 12 years and many of us had worked for them for a very long time.  I was also able to take pictures off of Facebook that former staff had shared.

So here is a screen shot with the photo layout tab selected to the left.  The album pages are shown along the bottom.  The current page you are working on shows up in the middle, and the right hand side has all the different options you can use to add different things to your page as you go.  I kept it really simple - I chose two background colours which also happened to match the store colours and decorative awnings that are up all over the store.

Then as I was working on each page I simply chose a layout from the left, double clicked on the picture that I wanted to add, chose it from My Picture file then added the background color. Text was kept to a minimum. It was fun to make - and we just uploaded the finished pages to Costco for printing then slid them in a 12x12 album and we were done.

Here is the finished project:

It was quick, simple and lots of tears were shed when we presented it on their last day!

Using Outside Content with My Memories digital scrapbooking software

I've had the My Memories software for years and when I was looking into all the features that it offered compared to others one of the main reasons that I finally decided on this one was because I was able to use other graphics that I had downloaded off the internet with this software.

There are literally millions & millions of free graphics available online - I have many different designers that I follow on blogs, forums and facebook.  And I have downloaded so many free kits that I am sure I will never be able to get through all of them.  Not long after I started using the software My Memories did a great series of tutorials with video and pdf instructions to follow.   Here is the list of tutorials that they did back in May 2011. And here is a direct link to the pdf  for using outside content

I think the second reason that I chose this software was because the ladies at My Memories were so good about sharing all the different features and it's not too often that you will find a company that will actually help you use outside designers with their software - usually they would want you to purchase exclusively from them.  There are a few different scrapbook software programs out there that use a similar platform but for me good old fashioned customer service goes a long way.

Check back for a great giveaway next week - October 20-26, 2013 from My Memories - available from my blog.  Hint:  If you are considering purchasing My Memories software you may want to hold off until next week.  The wait will be worth it!!

Nuts About Sketches - Week 286

Finally got some time to play around with another page - can't believe it has been 10 years since our trip to Florida!  We had our first digital camera when we went on this trip. Technology has sure advanced since then!  Most of the pictures we took at night didn't turn out very well but I've picked 3 that I wanted to include in my album - still brings back good memories even looking at fuzzy pictures!

I used last week's layout from Nuts About Sketches

I used the Frightfully Delightful Add-On kit from Britt-ish Designs and a couple of elements from Suddenly Artistic - kit was also named Frightfully Delightful.

Stay tuned for a great give-away from My Memories - available next week October 20-26, 2013 on my blog, along with some links and tutorials for the My Memories software. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

My Memories Friday Freebie

Ok so it isn't Friday but I am a little behind on reading my emails.  I had an email from My Memories for a free set of papers by Mel Hains Designs that co-ordinate with the Space Exploration Kit.

Freebie is free until Thursday April 11, 2013

My Memories Suite Pinwheel Freebies!

Check out these 3 printable Spring Collection Pinwheel Freebies from My Memories
Available free until April 21, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Animal Kingdom 2003

Okay so I will admit that I am way behind on my scrapbooking - both paper and digital.  These pictures are from 2003 when we took the kids to Walt Disney World.   The only good thing about waiting so long is that now I am finding more digital kits available that have a Disney theme to them.  One of my favorite places to check is over at Britt-ish Designs

I found a great kit Animal Kingdom there - and used it of course, on my Animal Kingdom pages!  And because my daughter loves animal prints I know I will be getting a lot of use out of it.

My layouts came from Nuts About Sketches - can't remember which exactly, but there are so many to choose from and quite a few are two pages so it was perfect for starting my album.

Nuts About Sketches Week 259

I was taking some time to catch up on some of my favorite blogs last week when I saw this new sketch over at Nuts About Sketches:

It's been a while since I did any digital scrapbooking but I knew right away what I wanted to work on - I had to put my 16 year old cat down in February and thought this sketch would make a nice layout for some pictures I had of her.  

I used My Memories Suite software to create the page and the kit I used was the Dreaming of Spring freebie by Captivated Visions.

Hopefully I will get some more pictures posted soon - I had started working on my album from when we took the kids to WDW  - also using layouts from Nuts About Sketches - then we got a puppy and I had to say goodbye to most of my free time last summer since I was busy training the puppy.  She's an adorable boxer named Bailey - and I have lots of pictures to scrap!