I've been playing with it for a week or so - it seems to be designed to create different pages using the same design element style - ending up with a photo book. You can also make cards and scrapbook pages, so I made some cards for my granddaughter, Lauren. She is going to be six on the 21st, and I thought this would be a good try-out for the program I received, My Memories Suite. After making the cards below, I logged onto their site again and read through the forum items, and looked at some of the tutorials offered, which are Youtube videos. Those are going to be really helpful.
I remember a while back there was chatter in the RV blogs about creating books of our RVing Blogs, and a few of you had some made. I thought this program would be perfect for that. When you choose a specific template for your book, the program puts together a bunch of pages, from four to 17 pages depending on the template you choose (you can add more pages, or delete pages if you want), with different images in the same template design, and each page is different. You can use the pages as they create them, and you can also add or delete elements. There are places to drop in your photos, and places to journal. From what I learned in their forum on the website, some people had their photo books printed through My Memories, and other people had other companies print their books, so you have a choice if you are going to have them printed.
I love using digital crafting programs to make greeting cards and other digital files and have been playing with this crafty stuff for years. I have thousands of digital images stored in files on my computer, and this program allows importing of images that are on my computer.
They have a lot of "Freebies" that come with the program, and a lot more on their website that I've downloaded. I also ended up purchasing two kits with my $10 coupon. Whoever wins the Giveaway will also receive a $10 coupon to purchase a kit or two of images or a couple of ready-made templates or "quick pages" to use.
So, I made three totally different cards. Maybe I'll send Lauren all three? Here they are - what do you think?
Lauren is having some of her friends over for a cupcake party. They are all going to frost and decorate their own cupcakes as one of the fun things to do at her Birthday Party. So this is a cupcake card.
Because Lauren is so beautiful, I wanted to make her a beautiful card - with six candles and six flowers for her sixth birthday.
And this is a photo birthday card with Lauren's photo. She is a gymnast and this is Lauren posing in her new team leotard. I've probably put too many elements on this one, but I liked it.
Which one do you like best?
Since I've been playing with the program, it seems there's been a Freebie on their website every day. This is one from the other day, it's a "quick page" that you just drop photos into for a finished page:
You just import your photos, and you're done.
I just got this one from their site this morning, it's a pack of eight different papers:
If you are interested in winning the free giveaway, My Memories Suite, let me know in a comment and I'll put your name in a hat. Two weeks should be long enough - so - let me know in your comment by the end of Sunday, September 29th. I'll have someone here at the park pull out a name, and that person will be the winner of the digital scrapbooking program and the $10 gift certificate to spend in My Memories' on-line store.
If you are interested in checking out the site, it's mymemories.com. I'll let you know in two weeks who our winner is!
Boy, are we ever getting the weather this week! It's been so cloudy and rainy and lots of lightening and thunder, it's pouring right now, and we just had a crack of thunder that was really close. My generator wouldn't work the other day and we had no sun all day, so I gave up and moved over to an electric site for the rest of my two weeks here. First electric site all year.
Look at who came for breakfast this morning:
I remember last year one of the horses checked out my bar-b-que, too. There must be some drippings on the burned wood that someone left. Isn't he cute?
A few times the colt started racing around - I guess just like any kid, he had some extra energy to get out.
He walked around yesterday morning for a while full of greenery. He must have had a nice roll in the grasses and flowers and some of it stuck.
Below is what the sky looked like right before the heavens opened up again.
These poor horses, they've gotten a lot of rain in the last few days; they just stand there in the driving rain. Can you see how hard it's falling in the photo below? I guess they must be okay, but I feel bad for them. The Monsoon Season here is from June 15 through September 30, so I guess we'll be through it soon.