Monday, June 6, 2011

A confession and a GIVEAWAY!!!

OK folks, I have a confession to make.

Are you ready?

I'm a Mormon Mommy Blogger

AND

I don't scrapbook.

I know.  I can hear the gasps from here.  It's practically written into my religion isn't it?  Every good Mormon mom must make funeral potatoes, have big hair, and scrapboook.

I've just never gotten into it.

Don't get me wrong.  I think scrapbooks are awesome.  I love looking at the layouts other people do, and admiring the creativity and hours of painstaking work that must have gone into every page.  My sister does amazing scrapbooks, and I've often joked that I would hire her in a heartbeat to put ours together.  Problem is, I don't know that I actually have that kind of money!

BUT.

I had a chance to review an awesome digital scrapbook program.  Now this, this is something I could really get into.  Sitting at the computer?  Check.  Pressing a button to choose all the cute page layouts, decorations, fonts, and none of it involving scissors or whatever that fancy little paper-cutting machine is called?  Check.  Idiot proof?  Hey, if I can make it work, anyone can.

So check this out.  Within an hour of downloading the program for their site, (which was incredibly easy,) I was creating scrapbook pages.  They have album after album of layouts you can choose, and everything you could ask for was at the click of the mouse.





Now, being as I'm a scrapbooking novice, to be honest, I didn't know what half the buttons and options were for.  But that's what makes this program great- if I can use it, then certainly anyone can, whether you have a lot or no experience!  The bonus is, if I made a mistake or it was something I didn't like, I just clicked the little "undo" arrow- there was no re-cutting, re-gluing, or saying naughty words and throwing the ruined page in the trash.  In fact, I'm really excited to put my girls in front of it and see what they can do.  Maybe they should make their own baby books!

Here's the fun part:  I get to give a copy of this away, totally free!  (And it's my first ever giveaway, so I'm super excited!)  It's a digital download, so you'll be creating in no time.  Here's the rules:  (you could probably all recite them by now!)

**One entry for hopping on over to mymemories.com and telling me what your favorite was.

**A second entry for following me.  (Gotta stroke my ego somehow!)  Let me know if you already do- that counts too!

That's it folks.  That's all there is to it!  Contest will run until next Monday, June 13th, at 9 pm or whenever I manage to get on the computer.

OH!  And the folks at mymemories.com are giving a $10 discount if you order the software with this coupon code: STMMMS32773.  Go check it out.  I promise its cool.

And with that, I'm boarding a plane with my husband and baby son, who is too little to leave, (I don't have anyone who loves me enough to keep a 6 month old exclusively breastfeeding baby for a week.  I can't blame them!) for a week in Hawaii.  Here's the best part: because it's a working trip for my husband, everything, including my airfare is free! And, he works in "destination management" which means we're going to be staying in five star resort hotels.  I may never come home.  Whee!

Disclosure: While I was given a free copy of the software to review, all the opinions are mine.

14 comments:

  1. How fun, Stace! I still haven't gotten into digital scrapbooking, but if I win I think I will! I used to scrap, but it became a chore and I don't like it much anymore. And then I feel guilty because I have so many supplies lying around that I can't just get rid of! But this might get me excited about it again.
    I really liked the "Oogy Boogy" pack and the "As Sweet as Me" pack. :)

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  2. Oh, and I have been a follower since you started your blog! :)

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  3. But please tell me you DO make funeral potatoes at least. PlEaSe!

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  4. Okay, seriously? You know I would have taken him. It so would have been like I had twins. You would have missed him entirely too much. My favorite bit is the "weekly challenges" they have. I would need something like that to get me motivated.

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  5. I already follow you of course!

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  6. I really like the Dude Album template. I've always had issues scrapbooking because I have two boys, no girls. But My Memories has so many boy themes it's fun!

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  7. I'm with Sarah about the packs for boys and I thought all of them were pretty great! Can't pick a favorite.

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  8. And I have been following your blog for quite some time now.

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  9. Love of Music of course!!!! I miss you stacy!! ;) cute blog!

    Shar Madsen Cardona

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  10. ANDDDDDDDDDD I am following your blog!!
    Shar

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  11. I think I'll have to go for the time4me pack. Now, to figure out how to follow, I don't think I do yet.
    Gillian

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  12. I really want to start digitally scrapbooking because I try and try to be a scrapbooker but am bad with the whole being creative thing. My favorite on mymemories.com is the batter up pack. I am a baseball fanatic. The end! :)

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  13. There is no way to pick a favorite! I love Spring is my Thing - I love bright colors together!

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