When I was presented with the opportunity to play with fun new software AND give a copy of that software away to one of my readers, all for free, I thought it might be to good to be true.
Not only do I get to give one of you fabulous people free software, I have a coupon for $10 off of cool crafty, and super-reasonably priced software for every Sewhooked reader!
That’s a win-win situation!
My Memories is scrapbooking software. Now, I’ve never been much of a scrapbooker in real life, but I love digital photo manipulation. I’ved used online solutions through stores with photo processing and such to create cards and photo books, and I have to admit, this is way, way cooler. It’s a crazy versatile software that allows you to do all kinds of cool things with your photos.
I have oodles (and oodles!) of digital photographs. Up until about 2005, I kept them in tidy albums, organized by dates. Then this weird thing happened.
I got my first digital camera. ..
At first, I continued to have my photos printed, but eventually, I realized I was taking way too many pictures to do that. So I began archiving them on a multitude of discs, then eventually on an external hard drive. Have I gone back to dig out those discs and look at those photos? Do I regularly visit my million and one photo files?
Sadly, no. I have thousands of photos that are just sitting, collecting virtual dust instead of being easily accessible. So what the heck, why not try a little digital scrapbooking?
Of course, the first thing I did after downloading my spiffy new software was to download all the FREEBIES! Free paper designs, templates, cards, gift tags and, and, and! What? I like free!
Once the freebies were installed, I started playing. Papers and embellishments and text, oh my…
My darling daughter’s Sweet 16 Birthday.
Once I started playing with My Memories, I had a really, really hard time stopping. It’s super easy to use, and after just a little trial and error, I got the hang of where most everything was. There are all kinds of cool embellishments and such built in to the software (note the spiffy pencil and clips in the image below) and the software accesses your font library, so if you have a million and one fonts like I do (DaFont free fonts for the win!), the text options are endless.
My son with all the awards he won at the end of the last school year.
See, I told you I couldn’t stop! I’m an absolute novice here, but I’m super happy with these results. There are SO MANY FUN TOYS!
A Sample of the Free Classic Red Gift Tags with my kitties in the photos!
My ramblings not explaining it? Watch a little video!
Now, the fun part for you! Enter to win a FREE COPY of My Memories right here on Sewhooked! All you have to do to be entered to win is to visit the My Memories website and check out their Album Themes and tell me the name of a theme that you think is really fun or cool or pretty, or crazy, or just plain interesting. Then, leave a comment with the name of the theme so I can check it out, too! (Note: If you read this on your feed or on Facebook, please visit the original post on Sewhooked in order to be eligible to win.)
On Wednesday, September 21, I will choose a random winner and that person will receive a coupon for a free software download! How cool is that?!
Just can’t wait? Get $10 off your purchase of My Memories with coupon code STMMMS23344!
Happy crafting…and don’t forget to enter to win!
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I LOVE the Purple passion template … there are lots of purple themed ones on there but this one has 30% off and if it aint free then better to get it for a bargain!! ;D
Oh, fun! I love a bargain, too. 😉
I kind of really love the Touch of Fall template. I’ve always been pretty intimidated by the thought of digital scrapbooking, for some reason, but I would love to try it!
(That would be the sound of all of my unused scrapbook paper in the craft closet screaming in anguish, if you were wondering.)
I had honestly never given digital scrapbooking much thought, but this software is sooo easy to use. And much too easy to forget that there are other things around that need doing, hehe!
I love the Spooky Halloween Template. I’ve never tried digital scrapbooking, but have tons of old ditigal pics languishing away on discs…
See, that’s me, too. So many pictures and absolutely nothing done with them!
My favorite is Multi Photo Template Vol 4.
Oh, that one is pretty! I love the ladybug…
I love the Beautiful Blue template, particularly the first picture in it. But then I feel like I might be biased as a Ravenclaw… 😉
It does have a bit of a Ravenclaw feel…love the swirls!
I like “My Valentine” template….lots of good ones!
Oh, very good one, I like the rick rack!
I love the Oceanside Pack. I have a tone of beach and fishing pictures and I think it would totally work for both. I have wanted to scrapbook pictures but never new how to begin. This looks very doable!
That template completely looks like you! Hmmm, wonder if they have any baby alligator embellishments. 😉
I like the Awesomeness Theme! Awesome!! I would give this software to my Mom! She would love it!
Awesomeness is awesome! What a great name! You’re so sweet to think of your mom!
Wondering if it’s as creatively satisfying as scrapbooking by hand?
I definitely would not consider it a replacement, but it is very fun to play with!
My wedding is going to be Shabby Chic in shades of blue and white so the Ashton’s Romance is def one I’m looking at. Check it out on page 3 of the weddings section.
Oh, I love that one! Blue and white…lovely!
I really like the “Boys” and the “Girls”. This is because I have to start organizing all the pix of my grandchildren (3 boys and twin girls) and this would be a great place to start. There were so many cool sections it is hard to choose so I figured I would go where I would start.
There are definitely a lot of choices! I had fun with the autofill, where you could pick a template and an album and the software just fills it in. Then you can play with it and tweak the pictures however you like. It’s really too much fun!
I love Halloween so ” Trick or Treat” would be my first choice!
I really like that one, too! You can never have too much Halloween around. 🙂
I liked the “Time for Chores” pack and anything with sayings and words on them. Thanks for the giveaway.
Fun, thank you! 🙂
What a great giveaway. I have wanted to give digi scrapping a try and have photoshop elements but I haven’t had the patience to figure it out. This seems easy. I like the “October Magic” set.
It is super-duper easy. And fun. And a little addictive!
The October Magic set is really cool, thanks for playing along!
Twilight Fanpire is cool and reminded me of you….
Ah, ha! That’s hysterical…and I had not seen that one. What a great theme!
I like the ice cream sundae template. Maybe I just like ice cream.
Mmmm, ice cream…
Hmm i think right now the Memories of Scotland one because my Uncle from Scotland is very sick and he is in my heart. But my daughter peeked over my shoulder and loved the animal print templates too.
It’s a lovely set. My thoughts go out to you and your uncle.
I am intrigued by the “A Love of Music” template probably because I have been a church organist for many years. Thanks for this great opportunity!
Love the black and white theme! They have a touch of elegance!