Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Working With My Memories Software

*Give Away Alert!!!*

I had a really fun opportunity to try this software called My Memories.  I'm going to share 3 projects I made using it, and a little bit about what I thought of the software.

The first thing about it that I liked is that it is both Mac and PC compatible, you just pick which version you want after you purchase it and download that one.  I run a Mac and it's working beautifully for me, so that's nice since a lot of scrapbooking software doesn't have that option.

My favorite feature is how easy and fun it is to make circular text!!!!  Some basic software programs don't have that awesome feature, and frankly things like Photoshop are over my head so I have a hard time learning to do things like that in that type of software.  This was perfect for me, very easy to do.

My Memories comes with all the basic shapes like scalloped squares, circles, etc.  You can easily fill any of these shapes with any color or patterned paper to make lots of fun layers and effects with minimal effort.

It includes lots of basic papers like polka dots, and some funky patterns too.  It also has some brads, buttons, flowers, etc.

I'm having a lot of fun playing with it!  

Here are the projects I made.

The first thing is a simple digital layout.  I figured I ought to try my hand at that.

Everything on this layout, except of course the photo was done using only things that came with the software.  I started off with a simple textured polka dot looking background.  The text along the top was super easy to curve, and I even grabbed a part of the flowers to color the words with to ensure they matched perfectly.  It was easy to line all those little rhinestones up in a row, as the software gives an option to copy and paste the item directly on top if itself and not off-set it.  This allowed me to just use the arrow keys to move them, ensuring they stayed in a straight line.

My next project shows how much fun the circular text can be.

The circle of black dots came with the software.  I simply added my text, chose the color, and told it I wanted it to be a circle.  Then I played with sizing a little bit until the spacing was perfect.  After printing out the design I cut the circle shape with my Nestabilities.  Then I inked the edges and added a pumpkin die cut from my Gypsy Wanderings Cricut cartridge.  I added it to a little straw.  These would be easy to mass produce as cupcake toppers or to stick in a tiny candy filled box or bag.

My last project is going to be framed, but I didn't want the glare of the glass so I snapped the photo of it plain.

The only thing I added that didn't come with the software is the photo of the ballet slippers.  I snagged that by doing an online search for ballet slippers.  Basically what I did is take advantage of the basic shapes.  They are easy to color and re-size so I created the look of lots of layers.  The scalloped rectangle was easily filled with a patterned paper that comes with the software.  The beautiful flourish was found in the embellishments.  The text was just a font I have on my computer sized and typed out.  Really, very quick.

So, I hope this gives you an idea of all the cool things this software can do, and it does come with a lot to get you started.  They also have a store where you can go purchase more goodies.

I am able to offer one of my readers a FREE copy of this software - downloadable version.  To be entered to win please leave a comment on this post with the following info.

1) Your favorite of my 3 projects today

2) Go to the My Memories website here and tell me one of the kits they offer that catches your eye and what you might use it for.

I will choose the winner on Friday to get their very own copy of this fun software to play with.

If you decide you'd like to buy the software for yourself please use the promo code STMMMS55623  

That code will get you $10 off the software, and also $10 to use in the store for kits.  The code is exclusive to me, so when you use it you are helping me out and I appreciate it.


jessica said...

beautiful job Amber!! On all your projects!

DIANA L. said...

This came out very nice. The soft hues and delicate vellum look is a nice touch. The software is tempting.

Love That Bug said...

I love all your projects, they all turned out great.
Hugs, Stacy

Juls said...

such gorgeous creations! Hugs Juls

Mary said...

How can I pick one, they are all beautiful!

Tara said...

Just beautiful!

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,All your project are sooo BEAUTIFUL!LOVE them all!!!Have a SUPER day my friend!!:)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Adorable projects. I love that circular text. I visited their site and love the "Pretty in Pink" digital kit. :)

just2ducky said...

Nice! Really creative.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful projects and such a sweet little girl :)

littlen said...

all great projects, but my favorite is the ballerina slippers. visited their web site and i like the the back to school pack - i've got several little ones to scrap school pictures of.

cricutalltime said...

really cute love the page our little balerina.your daughter is so cute.those digi papers are so cute.i love the birthday wishes and circus birthday.tfs

Audrey Frelx said...

"My Memories" software looks great, your 3 projects are all pretty and look so professional!!!

Marlene said...

No need to enter me in the contest, as I don't scrap nearly enough anymore - and I'd much rather see it go to someone who could really use it. Just wanted to drop in and say you're such a generous person for doing this giveaway!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are super sweet!
(please do not include me in the giveaway I already have this!)

Missy said...

Your projects are great Amber, I've never tried anything digital. I really like that circular text option, so may possibilities!!