Monday, March 19, 2012

Winner of the Giveaway

Looks like the winner is Jill Buckland of Jill's Joy Ministries. Congrats Jill! I will be sending you your unlock code as soon as I receive it from the manufacturer.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Giveaway: My Memories Software Suite

Recently, I was contacted by the kind folks who make the "My Memories" digital scrapbooking program. They wanted to know if I'd be willing to host a giveaway of their software. After thinking long and hard about it (for all of about five minutes) I agreed to review their product here and give one away to one of my readers.

So, first things first. My Memories is a program designed for laying out scrapbook pages, but it also can be used to do so much more. Since my husband and I just started a Bible Study on the Old Testament, and I needed a cover for my workbook binder, I decided to see if it was up for the task. I pulled several appropriate pictures from Wikimedia Commons, and went to work. In about half an hour this is what I came up with.  

Not too bad!

I also decided to do something a little more traditional. I pulled some pics of my dogs that I took a few months ago and made a scrapbook page. I decided for this project to go ahead and browse the add-ons available on the My Memories website to add to the collection that comes with the software. I was happy to see that in addition to some very reasonably-priced kits, there are also lots of free kits available to download. I snagged the Rescue Me Extras kit and created this page:

Fair disclosure: The names added to Masha and Donovan were done outside of the My Memories suite, back when I posted those shots to facebook. The names on the other two, and all other effects, were done with the My Memories software.

All in all, I think the suite is a good, easy-to-learn tool for any number of projects. While there's not really much I can do with it that I couldn't also do with other programs, it streamlines the process nicely and at just $40 it's a great value!

So now comes the good part: the giveaway! If you'd like to receive a free copy of My Memories Suite Scrapbook software, go to their site and browse their add-on kits. Then, just leave a comment on this post with the name of the kit you like most and a way of contacting you, and you're entered to win the software suite! Easy, huh? Well, what are you waiting for? All submissions must be received by midnight central time, Sunday March 25th. I'll choose a winner at random on the 26th.

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