Wednesday, November 9, 2011
MY FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY. THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN.
UPDATE: I AM EXTENDING THE DEADLINE TO ENTER THIS CONTEST TILL 10:30 P.M. PACIFIC STANDARD TIME :) :) THE REASON? I REALIZED I WON'T BE AT MY COMPUTER AT 9 P.M...SO THAT GIVES YOU ALL AN EXTRA HOUR AND A HALF TO ENTER TO WIN THE GIVEAWAY :) :) :)
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy....this is a huge occasion for my blog, because I am hosting my FIRST ever giveaway. What's the reason? Just because I can :) :) :)
What a story. When I first was approached by the MyMemories company, it was via email. I had NEVER heard of this company before. So I asked my friends on Facebook about this. My sweet friend Patti of Fill my Cup with Beauty told me of two blogs that had previously hosted a giveaway for MyMemories digital scrapbooking software.Those two blogs were, Blessings of a Stay at Home Mom, and Homesteader's Heart. Feel free to visit their sites and see what beautiful creations they came up with.
Here are come of the creations that I came up with.
THIS WAS MY VERY FIRST PAGE THAT I MADE USING THIS DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING SOFTWARE FROM "MY MEMORIES". I MADE THIS PAGE AFTER CHURCH ON SUNDAY. THIS PAGE SHOWS SOME SHOTS OF THE FAMOUS CANNERY ROW IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA.
I sometimes think of myself as a "technological peasant" when it comes to computer software. I've never really understood it. However, this software was really easy to use. It was a lot of fun just exploring all the different scrapbooking options available. Let me tell you, there are a LOT of them that come free with this software.
One of the first things it will ask you, when you open it up is to choose which kind of page you want to design. They have pre-made templates or you can create your own, or browse the web for more selections. I chose to create my own pages. Oh, here's another cool thing, MyMemories digital scrapbooking software, then gives you the option of choosing a square page, an 8 1/2x11 page, or a landscape page layout for you to work with. I chose the 8 1/2x11 page, since that is what I use in my own personal scrapbook of ideas, recipes, etc.
So you can choose from their abundant selection of templates, create your own page (like I did in the previous photo). Here's another "create your own" page that I made. This time, I used one of my own photos as the background, selected a photo layout and added more photos of my own, with text. This is what I came up with:
THIS IS ALSO CANNERY ROW IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA. I USED ONE OF MY PHOTOS AS THE MAIN BACKGROUND, ADDED SMALLER PHOTOS FOR THE LAYOUT AND ADDED THE "CANNERY ROW" TEXT.
MyMemories digital scrapbooking software lets you do MORE than just scrapbooking. You could design really cute pages for a recipe book. Here's a full 8 1/2" x 11" page that I created. I don't cook a lot, however, I do LOVE to make my own cleaning supplies at home. This is a recipe page for homemade laundry powder.
THIS IS A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU COULD CREATE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THIS WILL FIT EASILY INTO AN 8 1/2 X 11 INCH SHEET PROTECTOR. OH, PLUS IT'S A REALLY USEFUL, MONEY-SAVING LAUNDRY POWDER RECIPE.
Here's a fun video demonstration from My Memories, that shows you a really nice variety of things you can create with this digital scrapbooking software.
Now for the super fun giveaway details. You can win a copy of this digital scrapbooking software from MyMemories for your computer. Here's what you do to earn entries into the giveaway (Please leave an individual comment for each entry. It'll be easier to choose a winner at random that way.):
1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Go to the MyMemories page, take a look at all of their background templates and layouts, and tell me which one you like best.
FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:
3) Follow the MyMemories blog
4) Follow MyMemories on Facebook
5) Blog about my giveaway on your blog or Facebook page. Make sure to post a link to my blog giveaway post.
Here's a link to the MyMemories channel on YouTube. There are some wonderful video tutorials that really showcase all the things you can create with this wonderful digital software. Click here to pay a visit.
If you don't have a blog, no worries. Just make sure you give me your name and email address, and leave a comment here for each of the entry requirements. This giveaway is open to all of my lovely blog friends :)
I have a special coupon code that you can use. It gives you $10 off the purchase of the MyMemories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon towards the MyMemories.com store. Just use the following special discount code: STMMMS50832 here, if you decide to place an order.
You can also share that special discount code with your friends and family.
The contest will end at 9 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday - November 14th. I'll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, November 15th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment. This is my very FIRST giveaway...so I'm kind of nervous. I'm also super excited. That's the news from the ocean shores of California. Love and hugs, Heather :)