Friday, October 14, 2011

It's Time for a Giveaway!

I love to take pictures, and I take a lot of them.  I also love to create beautiful, colorful images for my blog.  I know that many of my favorite bloggers share this passion for photography and beautiful graphics, so I think many of you will appreciate what I am going to share:

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Confession:  Though I have some photo tools that I have been using, I get frustrated when they won't do everything I want them to.  I have also become victim to multiple memory cards and overloaded hard drives that diligently try to store all of my photographs, but end up disorganized and stuffed with outdated memories. 

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My family's photographs of vacations and life events are piling up, and I have relatives that kindly remind me how behind I am in sharing them.  Agh! I haven't made a lot of photograph books with Snapfish or Kodak, because I feel limited by them, and don't have hours on end to sit on their website.  Though I used to do traditional scrapbooking... there is NO WAY I have time for that now.  I have been stumped for years on what to do.  

We live in a digital age. There's only so many digital picture frames you can own, and only so many places you can put printed pictures (and printing them is such a pain!)  I need a digital photo software that will work for my blog, my business, and my family.

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Are you digging the images I have put up on this post so far?  I have had so much fun making them, and a whole new world of managing my photos and creating beautiful images and collages has opened up!

I am very excited to introduce a brilliant digital scrapbooking product, My Memories Suite from .

This software allows you to import your photographs and design either stand alone pages or entire albums.  It is easy to download, and has a very user friendly interface.  It comes with a nice variety of papers, templates, tools and embellishments to make hundreds of options available for you to design your project.

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You can make photo albums, DVD albums, calendars, interactive albums, and convert your images into .jpeg files , all on up to three of your own computers. Now I can work on creating beautiful albums and collages with my photographs at home or on the go (that is huge for me!) is also a thriving online community and resource for all of your digital scrapbooking needs.  They have helpful tutorials, a fun blog that highlights contests and designers, an online store that offers a huge array of additional kits for your software (some are free!), and a printing service for your photobooks and calendars.  Just check out their Facebook page and see how much fun people are having with this!

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I am giving away one FREE copy of the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software
(a $39.97 value)

Here's The Rules:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post between now and Friday,October 28, 2011.  I'd love to hear your ideas about how this software would be useful for you!

2. You must have your email attached with your comment.  I cannot notify you about winning if your email is set to not be shared.  Your email will not be used for anything other than an entry for this giveaway.

3. The winner will be announced on Saturday, October 29th, and you must respond within 3 days, or you will forfeit the prize to another participant.  I will email you the code for the free download once you have acknowledged that you have won.

It's that easy!

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All the images in this post were made using My Memories Suite.  These are my first attempts at using it, so I still have a lot to learn, but what I made was extremely easy!  In the next few weeks I will be sharing more fun projects that I am working on.

I am so impressed with this company and their product.  I hope you will be too- We can always use something that makes our life easier!  Feel free to connect with My Memories on their website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

The Giveaway is now closed.

There's still some fun for you, too!

Here's a coupon code for $10 off the purchase of My Memories Suite Scrapbook software.  Once you download the software you will receive an additional $10 in the store- a $20 value!

Simply enter this code at checkout:


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  1. October 29th is my birthday so while I am terrified of most things computer, it might be a sign that I need to at least try! And my photo situation is in need of help!!! 3 Colorado vacations, 2 Vermont vacations, a Chicago vacation and a Michigan vacation are all still on various memory cards all over the house. I bought a new camera in June to help myself take photography seriously. I could go on forever about my photo challenges (it is a running joke in my little circle), but lastly, I have been hoping at some point to organize all my jewelry pictures-ones I still have and ones that have sold-to make an album to take with me to shows.
    What a great giveaway, Erin! Your enthusiasm is a bit infectious :-) And your pictures are just so beautiful-they look like they are out of a book! Such loveliness.....

  2. Great fun! I have used Smilebox in the past with similar results. I love being able to get my scrapper on without pulling out the papers! I am a closet scrapbook wannabe, but never have the time. This sort of product makes it so simple. You could then produce a little look book of your pages through many different companies. Great idea! Enjoy the day, Erin!
    Erin ;-)

  3. As you know I, too, have a blog. I've taken an online course on Photoshop Elements but I still feel somewhat over my head with that software. Someday I may have time to really master it! But this looks simple and attractive. I'm all for simple! Count me in!

  4. Wow, what a great giveaway! I'm way behind with doing anything with my photos too. Your layouts look great! I'd love to win.

  5. This looks amazing! I love the idea of being able to scrapbook neatly....if you know what I mean.

    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Cool. I love to make digital scrapbooks and have them printed as gifts. Since having my daughter I have way too many pics on my puter.
    Shannon C

  7. Wow! What a great idea, looks like it would be a fun and easy scrap booking software to use. Great for my blog or family pictures. Your photos look great Erin...

  8. I am also a "multiple memory card gal" - I would LOVE to have a way to easily scrapbook them! Thanks for the chance!!

  9. What a wonderful give-a-way! I would love to find a program that is easy to use and understand because I know I would use it to catalog not only my jewelry pics but all the family pics and now the macro shots I've become addicted to! Plus, I believe it would help me jazz up my blog and my etsy photos, too!

    Thanks again for sharing this info!!

  10. I'm in the same boat - traditional scrapbooking is very time intensive. This looks like a great product. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  11. I would love to publish a book of my fave photos from days gone by and new adventures...I like th montage effect and the colors are so sharp. Thanks for this generous giveaway!

  12. Thank you for this great giveaway and for sharing this with us, Erin! I love creating colourful collages on my blog and I am always looking for a great software with lots of tools, templates and options :)

  13. This program looks like a lot of fun! I would like to try it out as a way to share photos creatively on my blog and also I've been wanting to create a photo book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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