Showing posts with label My Memories Suite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Memories Suite. Show all posts

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Third Blogiversary Giveaway: My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software

Anniversary Banner-001

Time to start having some Blogiversary fun! Be sure to check back this week for continued celebrating. Each giveaway will be up for three days. 

First up, I have loved using My Memories Suite digital software to create all kinds of things. Ironically, I haven't done much actual scrapbooking with it but I've used it to create holiday menus, in cardmaking, printables, and lots of graphics. 

My blog banner and buttons, and my anniversary banner and buttons were all created using My Memories. My weekly link party rules graphic was also created using it. So I'm excited to be able to give away one copy ( disclosure, I am a My Memories Suite affiliate, opinions are mine ). 

The winner will be able to download their own copy of the SW ($40 value) which comes with lots of great digital papers and embellishments. There are also a lot of free kits in the shop as well as kits you can buy, and each week there are "Friday Freebies" available on the My Memories Facebook page. It also works great with other photos and png files. 

Details are in the Rafflecopter-thingy-ma-whatsit . Good luck! 

3rd Anniversary Button

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Seems To Be Birthday Month: Rose and Gold Birthday Card

Rose and Gold Birthday

I didn't realize exactly how many April birthdays were in my life until I did the logical thing and wrote them all down in one place.

This card has to travel across the ocean so to keep myself from having to take out a loan for postage, I tried to keep it pretty flat and light. A challenge for me since I love dimension and embellishments.

Rose Birthday

I gathered up the things I planned to use in my card, starting with computer generating the focal image and sentiment using my My Memories digital scrapbooking software.  Printed on white cardstock and trimmed to size.  My card was guided by the colors in this image so I chose papers from my stash to match.

Gold Embossed Panel

I cut white cardstock to 5x7 card size, trimmed the rose paper to 4.75x6.75 and a white gold cardstock to 4.5x6.5. Ran the gold paper through my Cuttlebug to emboss it.

Cuttlebug Embossing

Mounted the panels as shown and added a scrap of the rose paper across the middle with a coordinating self adhesive scrapbooking sticker by K&Co. I may or may not hoard these. Just sayin'.

Rose and Gold Embossed Card

Mounted the focal image and sentiment as shown and finished off by adding drops of  liquid pearls ( bisque) to the butterflies and flowers.

Rose Gold Birthday Closeup

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Printable Using Dingbats


Just a quick printable for St. Patrick’s Day. Found a really fun personal use “dingbat” font here . The text is a font called Emerald Isle.

If you’re unfamiliar with dingbat fonts, each letter is its own image. So the clover frame is actually the letter d.

a b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

That’s the whole alphabet! Once you install a dingbat font, you can use in any program just like you would any other font, and the images can be resized. I made this printable using My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hybrid Chalkboard Background Birthday Card

Hybrid Birthday card
My cards need to lose some weight. I love embellishments and layers but unfortunately that can create heavy cards requiring extra postage. And since some of my cards need to be sent internationally, that can add up.
So I decided to hybridize this one by making most of the card digitally with just a couple light embellishments.
Hybrid Birthday card
Since chalkboard printables are very popular right now, I decided to go with a chalkboard background. added a chalky font for the sentiment, added a shabby frame, paper flowers, a balloon and even a strip of digital washi tape. I used My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software to make this.
Then all I needed to do was print, trim and mount. I used a coordinating polka dot background paper to cover the front of my 5x7 card. Added two rhinestones and some baker’s twine and done.
Here’s the image I used if you have a birthday card you need to whip up quickly.
Blue Balloon Birthday-001 
It’s sized 4x6 but you can make smaller in any photo editing program.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year and Already Learned A New How To : Make Your Own iPhone Wallpaper

The thanks for this goes to Bethany over at Pitter and Glink who linked up her amazing tutorial at this week's BFF Open House ( still open here). Bethany has a step by step tutorial on how to make your own wallpaper for the iPhone. Her detailed and easy to follow  instructions are sized for the 4/4S. The dimensions for the iPhone 5 are 640x1136 pixels. And yes, Bethany's tutorial tells you how to get the image ON your phone :)

I happened to get a new phone for Christmas and just set it up a day or so ago so the timing of this was perfect!

Bethany used PicMonkey for her tutorial so that's the first thing I tried when making my own and made these. I used some free digital backgrounds I'd downloaded and then options within PicMonkey. SO easy!!!

I had so much fun with them, that I decided to play around in My Memories Suite and made this one:

I think I may have a new addiction. Thanks Bethany for sharing this!! 

The Eiffel Tower image is a free png file I found at Free Vintage Digital Stamps

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last Minute Decor: 3 Chalkboard Printables

Dickens Quote-001

I was playing around in My Memories Suite and PicMonkey. Originally I was going to do our Christmas menu and then I realized, no one actually reads it, they just eat. So I decided on the above Dickens quote since for as long as I can remember, I have loved "A Christmas Carol". 

Joy Tree-001

I really like the chalkboard background ideas I've seen around the interwebs so I had fun playing with these.

Love Joy Peace-001

Click on image to bring to full res. Right click to Save As. Re-size as appropriate in your digital editing program. If you download, a follow isn't required ( but appreciated !) . Would love to see how you use. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Printable Fun and My Memories SW Giveaway!

Dear Santa-001

I enjoy making printables and using them in my décor . You can also size to use  for tags or cards or wherever your imagination leads you.

I created this one using the newest version of My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software ($40 value). 

They just released a new version and there are lots of fun background papers and embellishments to play with, not to mention tons more fun kits and quick pages that can be found in their online store from the best price of “free” on up. You can import your own photos to pre-designed quickpages, modify them. or start completely from scratch. And you can use any fonts already installed on your computer. So why am I telling you this?

Tis the season to be giving and one of my readers can win their own copy of this fun software!

I'm using Rafflecopter for this giveaway. To enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will run through Tuesday 12/11 with the winner announced on Wednesday 12/12. If you can’t wait and want to play now, you can save  $10 off your order of the software here. Just use code STMMMS58014 at checkout.

Of course I couldn’t stop at just one printable!


To download, click on the image to bring to full size, right click to “save as” and then you can re-size in any editing program.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post through my affiliation with My Memories

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Old Typewriter Font Mother's Day Printable

I’m trying to be more prepared for Mother’s Day than I was for Easter. To get myself motivated, I came up with this printable that I thought I’d share. Haven’t yet decided if I’ll  re-size and use on my cards. That will depend on whether I run out of time!

MOTHER Printable Onyx-001

I created it using My Memories Suite scrapbooking software and a font called “Old Typewriter”.  You can download the font here. I used a damask background paper that comes w/ the software, and then framed each letter with the scallop circle.

Also made a turquoise version:

MOTHER Printable Turq-001

And a charcoal version using a different paper:

MOTHER Printable Grey-001

And finally, a tangerine version using yet another paper:

MOTHER Printable-001

Clearly I couldn’t decide on just one background paper or color! Click to bring to full size then right click to Save As. You can re-size in any graphics program.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Seussims...Dr. Seuss Printables

With the birthday of  Dr. Seuss (March 2nd)  and the release of the movie “The Lorax” based on his book of the same name coming up, I thought it would be fun to do some Seuss inspired printables.

These are based on a couple of quotes from the late Dr. Seuss aka Theodore Geisel.

Think and Wonder-001

I used My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software and a free font I downloaded, appropriately called “Grinched”.

I love how timeless the stories of Dr. Seuss are, and the great memories we have of reading so many of the books with our son when he was little. Just the other day he tweeted that one of his college Professors started off class with a quote from Dr. Seuss. 

 I used a different background paper and the same font for this one: 


Thanks Dr. Seuss for creating so many memorable characters and a love of reading in so many children and adults!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”—Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lucky 17 Printable

Haven’t had time to do much but there’s always time for a printable! With St. Patrick’s Day coming, here’s an easy one to share and add a little “luck” to your décor.

Lucky 17

I used a simple decorative background paper in My Memories Suite, and the font is called Emerald Isle.
Print. Frame. Done.

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