Monday, December 12, 2011

Tis The Season for Giving: A Giveaway and My Time in Barcelona!!

Remember when I went to Europe?
Remember how I didn't really tell you about it yet?

Partially, it's because I wanted to wait until I had time to "scrapbook" my pictures.
Two years ago, I converted.
From paper
to digital.
Best decision ever.
No longer picking up infinite scraps of paper off the floor
scraping double sided tape off the table tops
throwing away cellophane sticker wrappers.

So far I have one complete album, from my Ireland Trip in 2009,
and all of the pages complete from my Baltic Cruise in 2010.

My Memories Software contacted me, offering two a free copies of their program,
one for me, and one for you.
Uh, YEAH. 

Totally the motivation I needed to get started on my Mediterranean Cruise from this Summer.
I decided to whip up a few digital scrapbook pages from my time in Barcelona and share them with you!
I also wanted to share with you my thoughts on the program -
it's really easy, and pretty comprehensive.

I have used both Picnik and Photoshop Elements previously for creating my pages.
I would say this program does a ton more than Picnik,
and is a lot more user friendly than Photoshop Elements.

My favorite feature? 
I use Picnik almost solely for the collages and layouts,
but My Memories Software offers way more, and they are totally customizable.
Meaning you can add as many pictures as you want.
You can move them around
Make them different sizes and dimensions.

You follow?
You can make blog collages, HOLLER!

They also have a ton of fun fonts, papers, a few stickers and stamps, 
among other things - all built into the program.

Maybe digital scrapbooking is something you have been interested in getting started with
honestly, this might be a perfect place to start. 
A super simple program, with a lot of customizable options.

Here are a few things that I whipped up
quickstyle and everything!

I have to say, making these pages was a lot of fun - and super simple.
Not just telling you that. 
I whipped up the last two last night!

So, do you want your own copy?
Here's what you need to do - 
Mandatory for entry:
just head on over to 
and tell me your favorite digital paper pack or layout in a comment here,
and you are IN.

Anyone can enter, not just bloggers!

Do you want extra entries?
Tweet (including a link to this post) about this giveaway.
Leave me a comment for each for an extra entry.

You have until Thursday night, December 15th, at 10pm PST to enter.
I will announce the winner Friday!

Are you interested in purchasing the software?
My Memories has given me a $10 off coupon code to share with you.

Super cool, right?
Code: STMMMS31160 
(copy & paste!)

Feel free to share the code and the giveaway with anyone else as well!
It's good forever!

(This is my first sponsored giveaway, which means My Memories provided the software for me and the winner for free! All opinions are happily my own.)


  1. Ooo... I like what you did with all your memories. So pretty and artistic.

    I checked out the site... I like the Jane Austen Christmas! :)

  2. This is such a neat giveaway! I went on the website but couldn't find the layouts you were talking about but I scrolled through the gallery and kits and really liked the Christmas tag sampler...everything I make would totally be pretty with those little tags!

  3. Following the mymemories blog!

  4. so fun kim! i love the creations you've made! i want to enter..well, maybe on wed ;)

    love you! SO CUTE!

  5. this is so fun! you are speaking to a designa's heart. i like the glitter mats. because in real life, i hate glitter but in internet world, i love it. :)

  6. Woo-hoo I checked out the Mymemories website and I love the A Christmas To Remember pack by Mye De Leon. I'm still scrapbooking the old school style but after checking out the software that's out there I may switch!