Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday - Digital Scrapbooking Giveaway

I occasionally get requests to do sponsored giveaways. I've always said no - until now. Why did I agree to this one?

Simply put, the product interested me: digital scrapbooking software. I've loved scrapbooking since I was a teenager but this was my first try at the digital type.

My Memories offered to let me try their software and (here's the part where you come in) give away another copy of the software to one of my readers. Hooray! They're also giving my readers a $10 off coupon code. (I love a good coupon code...)

Now, I haven't had as much time as I would like lately for traditional scrapbooking but this digital stuff is easy to do. You can sit down and make a page in as little or as much time as you have. You can save your progress. You can walk away from it and make supper - without having to clear all your supplies off the kitchen table. (Not that I've had to do that often or anything. Ahem.)

I've been enjoying the Holiday Simplicity album. The color scheme (reds, blacks, and greys) just goes perfectly with our 2010 Christmas pictures. 

Will this replace my love for traditional scrapbooking? No.
Is this a fun and easy new way to scratch that crafty itch? Yes.

(Want to know a secret? Philip even gave this a try. And he liked it. His page is amazing but I don't think I'm allowed to show you. Maybe someday.)

This is not exclusively photo editing software, but it does have some editing capabilities.
You do not have to have the software from MyMemories to use their scrapbooking kits. I suggest turning your willpower on High because some of those kits are seriously cute.

You can find the My Memories YouTube channel here, if you need some help getting started. I can tell you from my experience with MyMemories that they're great to work with.

So, how about the giveaway? Here's what you need to do:
  • 1. Mandatory first entry: visit MyMemories and window shop all their amazing products. Leave a comment here and tell me your favorite paper pack or layout.
You can get extra entries these ways (leave a comment for each extra entry):
  • 2. Follow the MyMemories Blog 
  • 3. Become a Fan of MyMemories on Facebook 
  • 4. Follow MyMemories on Twitter
This giveaway will run until Sunday night (12/4) and the winner (chosen randomly) will be announced next Monday (12/5). This is my first "real" giveaway so thanks in advance for bearing with me. I've been excited about the chance to share this with you and I hope you'll forgive this diversion from our Usual Blogging Business.

Disclosures: I was given a copy of this software free to try. I will earn a commission on any sales made using my unique coupon code (found in my sidebar).


MacKenzie said...

I love using Photoshop elements but it does take a long time. I'm still working on2010 so I've been thinking I might need to switch to something quick and easy if I want to finish kudus baby book before she graduates high school. This sounds promising.

Anonymous said...

"Oh! what a fun giveaway! I've never tried scrapbooking but I love designing photobooks ... I'd say once I started digital scrapbooking I would be quite addicted! These layouts are SO cute !! I think one of my favorites would be "Family Feast" -- adorable!
Thanks for such a fun giveaway! I'll share on my fb !
Jodi "

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

I am not commenting on my own giveaway (how silly) but I do want there to be a comment stating that Jodi has posted about this giveaway on FB.

So there you go. A record (and therefore another entry) is made.

P.S. Come on, lurkers. You can't beat free!

Anonymous said...

I like the "Classic Collection 1" for a vintage feel that would compliment old family photos. The picket fence is a fun element. I am a diehard paper, scissors, glue person, but this would be a great introduction to digital scrapbooking.

Deb said...

I popped over because Morgan mentioned your blog over at her place! So I'm checking you out. Thanks so much. And I like the beach pack in the software....I am not a beach person, but I still need to scrapbook my first and only trip to a Florida beach last fall. Thanks for the chance.

Evelynn's Mom said...

I really liked the It Happened This Year pack...what a great idea!

MacKenzie said...

okay, just realized I failed to mention my favorite kit which is the little hamlet pack but since I don't want to mess up the comment thing, I've also liked them on facebook. So now I've left two comments and done two things, problem solved :-)

Lisa said...

Am I allowed to enter this? Even if I'm not, I'll still tell you my favorite kit- Christmas day. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't get on your site from my house (because our dialup is just TOO slow :P) so I'll enter from Jodi's with her high speed! :)

I liked the Outside My Windows kit --- so cute! I love scrapbooking (never tried it digitally though)!

Thanks for a fun giveaway!

ginellebaskin said...

I like the Dotty Christmas pack. Don't know why I'm always drawn to anything polka-dot...