Saturday 22 October 2011

Digital Scrapbooking?! Fancy winning a fab giveaway?

Hi there

I am mixing it up a bit today, I’m going to share a couple of pages I created using My Memories digital scrapbooking software.  My Memories Suite is rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews. You can do so much with this software, you can photo books, cards, calendars and gifts but I chose to do scrapbook pages because I keep saying I will and don’t ever quite get around to it!

Now I’m guessing there may be a few of you out there that have your wonderful photographs stored away carefully as precious memories for bringing out to share on occasion just like me.  If not in the drawer are they sitting on that hard drive, or on a memory stick somewhere?

I know I have a drawer AND computer full of them!  I always have the best intentions to start scrapbooking or gathering those precious memories but never quite get around to it.  Well this package really does get you creating some fun projects without any effort.

My Album 1-001

I started by using a template within the programme, this one is called Princess Diva!  All you do is choose a template that you like and then ask it to add in photos that you’ve chosen.  The programme creates the different elements for you, each page a different design.  I chose some photos of a fun shopping trip that I had with my daughter Natasha last year.

My Album 1-005

I love that you can keep everything as simple as possible, or you have the flexibility to add in lots of different elements yourself, like ribbons, brads, word art, background textures etc. 
Swopping photos is really easy too.  With this layout I had another photo in one of the frames, all I needed to do was select photo settings and choose an alternative pic.

My Album 1-003

With this photo the word ‘Beautiful’ was part of the template but because my picture is a little crazy I wanted to add some extra wording.  With the WordArt function it was really quick to type in some text then rotate and move to where I wanted it.  I played around with a few colour ideas for the font before settling on black, there are lots of colours to choose from.

My Album 1-004

I just left my final picture as it was set up in the template.  To add text you simply create text boxes and can then change the font size, make it bold, centre it etc. The original template had a long text box so I just shortened it and changed my text around as I wanted it.

My Album 1-006

So onto the goodies!  My Memories have very kindly given me this special discount code (STMMMS16336) to share with you, which will give you $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the My store - $20 value!) 
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So what do you need you to do to be in with a chance to win a free copy for yourself? I will randomly choose one winner to win their very own My Memories Suite program! Here's how to win:

**Leave a separate comment for each. That's 6 ways to win!

  1. Add yourself as a follower to my blog and leave a comment below on this page (22.10.11) about my pages
  2. Visit my Ruby 2 Shoes Design shop on Folksy and subscribe to my RSS shop feed, leave a comment
  3. Add my Folksy page as a favourite and leave a comment
  4. Go and visit My Memories, choose your favourite digital paper pack and layout and then come back here leaving a comment telling me which one you chose
  5. Like My Memories on Facebook. Leave a comment below
  6. Follow My Memories on Twitter. Leave a comment below

**Giveaway will close on 27th October  at 11:59pm GMT. Winner will be announced shortly after.

So if you like what you’ve seen here’s a video telling you more about it.

I really enjoyed playing with this programme and will definitely be using it to create some more layouts and then start exploring other options like the books.  There is even an interactive video function that I'm looking forward to learning more about.

Finally I got some wonderful memories scrapbooked!


  1. Super fab layouts, Ruby...those pics of Tink are just too cute! It's great to be able to put a face (and an adorable one at that!) to a name! Keep up with the scrapbooking...looks like you've found a winning program here!

  2. Wow Ruby, your layouts are gorgeous! She really is just like you! Beautiful! Looks like you had a fun time shopping! X

  3. Tinks is SO sweet, and so comfortable in front of the camera! What a cutie pie.

    Great LOs, too, Miss Ruby!

  4. OH MY, Ruby! This post is just TOOOOO cute! I LOVE seeing Tinks posing!! LOVE LOVE LOVE each page--you rocked this program!! LOVE! I love Drama Queen and Spoiled Rotten pages--Great album theme! LOOOOOVE love love Tinks! And I love your scrapbooking skills! Keep it up! LOVE:)

  5. Great job Ruby! What a great program!
    Hugs, Marie

  6. Tinks cannot GET any cuter!!! She is one sweet little lady : ) Great LO's and a wonderful job with the software! x

  7. wow! what a stylish card i like the design i will make one from my niece and fix her pics . thanks for the tips.

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  8. What great layouts Ruby and thanks for highlighting digital software. It scares me still but I think I'm going to have to take the plunge sometime!

  9. Your digi LO's are awesome, love the colours :)
    What a fun day out you had.
    Jenny x

  10. Your daughter is a DOLL!! What a character. ;)

    Beautiful pages. ;)


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