Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Memories - 7 Days of Software Giveaways - Day 3

Today I want to send out a special welcome to those of you joining us for the "7 Days of Software Giveaways - My Memories" Blog Hop, hosted by Melinda over at 28 Peppermint Grove!

It is Day 3 and my turn to introduce you to some AWESOME scrapbooking software...My Memories Suite v.4, by Story Rock.

Now, if you've never heard of it or tried it, this is your chance to join in the fun and checkout all the cool things you can do with this software, and possibly win a free copy for yourself!

There are so many projects you can do using this software, the possibilities are almost limitless!

You are not limited to just "scrapbooking"...You can make all of the following (and MORE!) using this software:

  • Greeting Cards 
  • Calendars
  • Photobooks
  • Party Invitations (see the one's I made here and also here)
  • iPhone & Laptop Skins
  • Photo Apparel
  • Tags & Stickers
  • Ornaments
  • Magnets

This is just a sampling of what you can do!

Today, I am going to share with you two different Holiday Greeting Cards that I made using the newest version of the My Memories Software Suite,version 4, which was just released in the last couple of weeks.

The first card I created was a typical 4x8 photo greeting card that you might normally see at one of the online photo finishing retailers.

The great thing is, you no longer are limited to their designs, you can create your own using the My Memories Suite and your card will be unique and one of a kind!

I used elements from the "Holly Jolly Christmas" kit  from Shmooangel Designs to create this card.

You can get this "add-on" kit right now for 40% off...only $2.99 (reg. $4.99)!
(But you gotta hurry! The sale ends today!)

The second card I made is a 5x5 square card, which is becoming more popular for greeting cards these days.

For this card, I used some basic elements that came with the software in addition to some purchased kits.

The software comes with many elements included like: background papers, embellishments, word art and  frames and much more!

On their website they offer a TON of  free kits  in addition to the beautiful designer kits you can purchase (for a VERY reasonable price I might add!).

They have specials and sales running all the time and right now they have a 12 days of Christmas promotion going on. 

Every day until the 12th there is a special promo code on their home page with a discount for you!

Check out their facebook page also, where there is always a lot of fun going on and additional freebies.

Okay, now for the good news!

My Memories has authorized me and the awesome ladies below to give away one free copy of the software to one of our lovely followers/readers!
(That is 7 copies to be given away!!)

To enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below:

Below is a list of all of the blogs who are participating in this hop and you can enter to win at any or all of them!

Sunday 12/9 - Melinda (Host) at 28 Peppermint Grove
Monday 12/10 - Theresa at Dear Creatives
Tuesday 12/11 - Lisa (That's ME!) at Stuff-n-Such by Lisa
Wednesday 12/12 - Melissa at Missy's Scrap Space
Thursday 12/13 - Leah at Digital Scrapbooking
Friday 12/14 - Sew Cal Gal
Saturday 12/15 - Cheryl at 2 Girls at Play

If you are just too darn excited to wait...and want to purchase this awesome software now, be sure to use my link and discount code below to save $10.00 on the best scrapbooking software EVER!


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Monday, December 3, 2012

My Memories Suite v4 and Christmas Layout

I have some exciting news!

Story Rock Inc. has just released a new version of their Scrapbooking Software: My Memories Suite v.4!

I made a 6-page Christmas layout using the new version and can't believe how quick it was!

I used a pre-made Designer Template called: "A Gift for You", that came with the software and just dropped in my photos and added my text.

It was so simple and turned out so nice!

I am forever behind on my "traditional" hard book scrapbooking, so having this software helps fill in the blanks and keeps me motivated to document my life and the lives of those that I love so dearly!

Hope you'll enjoy the layout and stay-tuned, because I will be reviewing more of this great software and showing you some additional fun things you can do with it soon!

Christmas Layout Page 1

Christmas Layout Page 2

Christmas Layout Page 3

Christmas Layout Page 4

Christmas Layout Page 5

Christmas Layout Page 6

In the meantime, if you would like to find out more or are interested in purchasing this awesome Scrapbooking Software, just click on the link below.

My Memories has authorized me to offer a $10.00 off discount, by using the code below!

What a great opportunity to get something GREAT for a GREAT price!


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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Paper Medallion Ornaments

Today I'm happy to introduce my first ever Guest Poster! 
Please welcome Erin, from My Very Educated Mother. 
She has an easy yet elegant ornament tutorial for you today. Enjoy! - Lisa 

Hi, I’m Erin and I blog over at My Very Educated Mother.  The number one question I always get is, what’s with the name?  Well, it’s actually part of a mnemonic device used to memorize the planets in order from the sun.  When I started my blog, I was a stay-at-home mom still making payments on my student loans and therefore feeling like a ‘very educated mother,’ so the name stuck. 

This month a number of crafty bloggers, like Lisa, have been sharing ornament tutorials as a part of my No Ugly Ornament Series.  You’ll have to stop by to see how we came up with that name, but in the meantime I’d love to share with you one of the most basic yet versatile ornaments you can make at home without spending a dime!

Paper Medallions

#NUO2012 Paper Medallions @mvemother
  • any cupcake liners, we used the silver ones 
  • book pages (cut into 1.5 to 3 inch squares, 4 square per medallion)
  • glue
  • thread or thin ribbon , we used elastic thread

Start off by flattening out two cupcake liners and then fringe their edges. Cut a piece of thread about 6 inches long, this will be your string to hang the ornament.  Sandwich the two cut ends of the thread between the liners before you glue them together.

Medallions #NUO2012
While that dries get busy with some accordion folding!  Seriously, I’m not one big on tools but Martha has a folding one that makes this step really easy and much faster.  I’m using it in the picture below.

@mvemother Making accordion folds
The number of accordion folded sheets you need depends on how you want your medallion to look, I used four sheets that were glued together with a hot glue gun.  If you use Elmer’s on these you’ll end up with more folds sticking together than you might have intended.  Trust me.

@mvemother Silver Medallions #NUO2012
And there you have it, paper medallions…or whatever you want to call them! :)

@mvemother Paper Medallions

I want to thank Lisa for letting me visit with you guys and I’d love for you to stop by and visit my blog, or you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tinkerbell Silvermist Costume

I'm excited to share with you today my latest sewing project, finally completed!

A Tinkerbell Silvermist costume for my granddaughter J!

I used Simplicity Pattern #2872/0805 Size A and made the size 5 for my precious Granddaughter who is 5 years old and VERY tiny!

The dress ended up being a little bit big on her, as she lives far away from me and I could not put it on her to adjust it.

I had her measurements, but I am still a relatively new seamstress and am not very good at alterations and fitting yet.

For those of you who follow my blog, you already know that I have made a Tinkerbell costume before.

The first one I made was the Rosetta costume, which I made for my granddaughter “B”.

I struggled with that project quite a bit as it was the first time I had made that type of costume.

If you would like to see how that project turned out, click here.

I had better luck this time sewing this costume, since I had some experience.

Also, this dress was a little easier because it did not have all the petals.

I also learned that I sewed the waistline elastic wrong in the first costume!

Fortunately, it didn't make a big difference since the waistline is covered with a belt.

I called simplicity to find out exactly how to sew the casing and elastic in the waist, as I knew that it didn't seem right last time.

They returned my call promptly and were very helpful in explaining it to me!

I made a video of how I thought it was supposed to be and I showed them how I did it on the last costume I made also, so they could see where I was confused.

After they explained it to me, I made another video demonstrating the correct way to sew in the casing and elastic.

Here is that video:

So, if you are making one of these outfits for the first time and are confused as I was… you can watch this video and also go to my YouTube channel and see the other videos to help clarify.

Even with all the struggles, I am pretty pleased with how both costumes came out.

I was very happy that I could get the Silvermist costume done in time for J to wear it for Halloween!

My DIL took her to the Park and did a photo shoot with her so that I could make this post about the project. (Thank you “C”! Love You!)

I had been promising her for a while that I would get the costume done and I had to explain to her that Gramma is a very slow sewer.

She has been so patient, I am so proud of her!

She Skyped with me when she got the dress, and she was so happy and excited!

She tried the dress on and modeled it for me:

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