Sunday, 28 August 2011

MyMemories Scrapbooking Giveaway

As I mentioned yesterday, I was asked by Liz, at to host a giveaway for their scrapbooking software. I was able to download it to try out, and have found it fun and easy to use.
I launched right in, without looking at any instructions, and managed to create a variety of pages and layouts. There are lots of resources in there, to help you create interesting pages, and everything is easily altered to suit your own creative needs. So whether you are making a photo album, a story, a journal, a calendar, or anything else your imagination comes up with, the tools are there to be able to do so.
Having used photoshop and also made photo layouts in Word, I find the advantage of this programme is its ease of use. Photos upload quickly, and can easily be moved, resized and have effects applied to them. You can apply embellishments, background papers and textures to your pages, and can use your own textures or embellishments if uploaded as a jpeg. I discovered how to make my own page backgrounds last night, and loved this. You can alter the opacity of photos and layers so allowing pretty layered effects to be made easily. There are ready made albums, or you can make your own. You can easily export albums to jpeg and pdf which allows it to be used for your blog or other websites.
Below are a few of the pages I have made....
Click on them to enlarge and see the details.

The first day of our holiday.

Story telling!

A layered page with marbled papers and 'The Head'.
A page showing Tiger and Lily having a love in on the bed!
(Texture from here)
A page with a Skye photo as background and the word Mountain faintly floating above the scene. You can use WordArt in the programme as well as normal text-loads of fonts available just as in Word.

So, the giveaway!

The prize is the chance to download the MyMemories suite for free!

Please visit the MyMemories site to have a little look, then leave me a comment here. All commenters will be entered into the draw next Monday. Something cheerful for my first day back at work!

MyMemories has also generously provided a promo code which any reader can use to get a discount of $10 if buying the MyMemories suite, and $10 to spend in the Mymemories store.

However, I have lost the code! I downloaded it, wrote it down carefully on a piece of paper. I then used the piece of paper to collect embossing powder from something I was doing yesterday, and stupidly threw it away! I emailed Liz and am hoping she will be able to provide me with a new code! Until then I wanted to put the post up as I am a day behind. The draw will continue until next Tuesday now!



jabblog said...

First of all, congratulations on being asked to host a giveaway.
Secondly, congratulations on the lovely effects you've achieved with the MyMemories suite.
I'm sorry but I laughed when I read you'd thrown away the paper with the code on it. You're too busy, Sarah;-)

Helen McCookerybook said...

That's funny, I was looking up scrapbooks (real ones) today to find a big one for my newspaper cuttings. Paperchase is the place!
I love the Red Riding Hood and Granny coming out of the Wolf's tummy. Have you been upstairs at the Wellcome Institute? There are tiny ivory Chinese diagnostic dolls, and even Florence Nightingale's moccasins!

Jenny Woolf said...

These are beautiful images. They must also be very time consuming, an absorbing hobby.

snoopydog said...

Wow! Looks like a useful piece of software! I love the storytelling and cat pages that you made. Fingers crossed! Ros