So yesterday I mentioned that there would be a giveaway happening shortly. I've never actually had a giveaway before in nearly four years of this blog being around, so this is pretty exciting for me!
Over Christmas, I received an email from a woman named Liz who works for a company called My Memories, a digital scrapbooking website. Now, I'll be honest, I don't really know a lot about SCRAPBOOKING, let alone the digital kind. I went through a phase a few years ago though where I made up some scrapbook for some friends, so when she offered me the chance to try out and review some of their software, I was pretty enthusiastic.
Unfortunately real life has somewhat got in the way and I haven't got around to play with the software quite as much as I would have liked, but so far I'm liking what I see. There's loads of different things you can do with the software - you can get some really cool effects with both text and photographs - different tints on the photos etc. I've never had software like this before so I'm geeking out a bit now I've had a chance to have a proper go at it.
I've started off by making myself a little advert for my blog: I thought that would be kinda fun!
I've just taken the same picture of myself and put it into various different tints and styles. I had great fun playing around with this. Okay, it's still pretty rough but maybe I could make it into a poster and advertise my blog around town. Probably not (I can imagine it getting defaced by all and sundry as I type this) but it's nice to have the option!
I will definitely be using this software again - I recently got a new laptop and a printer came with it (although I've been too busy playing with the laptop to even take the printer out of the box) so getting this software is really good timing. It will be great to get back into scrapbooking again (I need a hobby to keep me occupied) and I think it could be great for making cards as well (save myself some money!)
So . . . here's the fun part for you guys . . . do you want a chance to get this software for free??? My Memories have generously offered me the chance to give away a copy of this. Retailing at just under 40 US dollars (I have no idea what that is in other currencies, even my own currency!), it's easily downloaded and can be used on PCs or Macs, so everyone is happy. :-)
All you need to do to be entered is visit the My Memories website, have a look around, and let me know what your favourite digital scrapbooking design is in the comments section on this post. Anyone who enters will be entered into a draw and a winner will be randomly selected - the contest will close at 8pm (GMT) on Sunday 22nd January 2012. Good luck everyone!
And if you can't wait that long (or don't win!), you can get $10 off My Memories Suite v3 on their website by using the promo code STMMMS90070 when ordering the software and checking out. After purchase, you'll also get another $10 off voucher. Happy scrapbooking everyone!