Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A giveaway, a money off code and finally some pics of my lizard!!

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This will be a long post, so you might want to get yourself a cuppa and get comfy before reading!
I haven't made any cards today, instead I had a play with some digital scrapbooking software from My Memories.
Most of you who know me, will know that I don't really do scrapbooking and I am totally useless with any graphics program, but this software from My Memories is so easy to use and is a lot of fun too :)
You get a lot of free papers and embellishments etc with the software itself to get you started and then in the My Memories store you can buy more paper, kits, templates etc to add to your collection and there is a load of freebies too.
Seriously the hardest part of it all is choosing which kits or papers to buy!! I spent hours on the site today choosing from all the gorgeous kits! They are all very reasonably priced too and they even have a dollar and freebie section.
Now I know what you are thinking, the dollar section stuff and freebies will be rubbish and you need to pay lots to get the nice stuff (that's exactly what I thought to start with), but honestly, the freebies are fab (I will be using some very soon because I downloaded a pile!:)) and the dollar papers and kits are all great ones too. There's lots of full size kits that were full price but have been reduced to $1, so get in there quick and get them while they are at that price!
I don't like to write about a product that I don't like, so I don't recommend any products to my followers/visitors unless I truly do like them, and honestly I can't believe I haven't bought this software before now. If I knew digital scrapbooking could be this easy, I would of started it a long time ago!!
Oh and you don't have to just do scrapbooks, you can make cards, calendars, and all sorts of other crafty things :) which you can then print out (on your home printer or you can take them to a store to be printed) or you can upload to the net too for everyone to see.
Speaking of freebies
 I have a copy of My Memories digital scrapbooking software to give away to one of my lucky followers worth $40!!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is:
Become a follower of my blog if you are not already a follower.
Pop over to the My Memories store, have a look at their boy kits (since I used a boy one today) and leave me a comment telling me which one you like best.

For an extra entry, become a follower of my memories blog, facebook page or twitter, or all 3 for 3 extra entries!
Just leave me a comment for each entry letting me know which one you are following.

That's it, no need to do anything else, unless you want to post about my giveaway on your blog/sidebar, which I would be very grateful for and I will choose a random winner to win a gift from me from those who do:)

And for those of you who are not lucky enough to win the software

I also have a code that you can use to get $10 off the purchase price of the My Memories software plus $10 coupon to spend in the my memories store!! So really you are getting the software half price and getting some extra goodies to play with on it too, as well as all the papers and elements you get with the software itself anyway.
The code you need is STMMMS44022
 So as I said, I had a play and I made my first ever (that I have done on my own without a template and even then I have only made 3 of those) digital scrapbook page!
I didn't know what pics to scrap first and I was going to do one of my kids, but since a few people have asked to see pics of my sons 2 leopard geckos that he got at Christmas and our new baby bearded dragon, I thought I would use some pics of them instead.
Now remember this is my first layout I have done myself and although my memories software does have templates that you can use (and you can move them around which is great), I decided that I would start from scratch and do everything myself to show you how easy it really is.

I done this as an 8x8 so that i can print it out on my own printer if I want (I could of also done it a4 size but I have a thing about having to do square cards and pages lol).
Now I know a lot of people don't like reptiles (and I must admit before we got them, I was one of those people!) but come on, how cute is Skittles' face? (he's the one in the middle). He is still a bit skittish (which is where his name came from lol), but the other two just love to get out and get cuddles :))
The bearded dragon we only got a few weeks ago and hasn't got a name yet because we don't know if "he" is male or female. He looks quite big here, but it's just because I cropped the photo and actually he was only about 5 inches long including his tail :)

Ok so what did I do to make this page?
I used the For The Boys kit, which by the way is great value for money! It has 20 papers, 40 odd embellishments/elements and alphas/monograms too! I honestly couldn't believe how much was in this set for that amount of money!
I used two of the papers, matted the camouflage one and then added my pics with mats then started to embellish. Everything I used is in the kit so you don't need any extras.
I just resized them and moved them about and rotated them to where I wanted them, added some mud splat (which is one of the elements and I thought it went really well with the lizards since they are always digging around!) and then added the word art on top and done a bit of journaling. Actually my 6 year old Daughter Chiara done the journalling part (with my help to spell), which shows just how easy it is to do :)

So what do you think for my first digital page? I kinda like it and I think the kit goes really well with the lizard pics :)

If you can't wait a week to see if you are the winner of the software, you can pop over and buy it right now using my $10 off code
and remember you will also get $10 to spend in the my memories store when you purchase the software :) 
This giveaway will run until midnight Tuesday 6th March and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 7th.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by.


nnalorac said...

Great page Lora. Carolxx

Brigitte said...

Cool lizard Lora!!! I wish it was this easy to make a scrapbooking page for me!!! Hugs, Brigitte

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous page! Love how you did it!

Linda said...

This is an amazing page. Your pictures are wonderful and you look like a master at digi scrapbooks.

Ellie said...

Fabulous page Lora! Love your design and those lizards look really awesome!