Sunday, November 20, 2011

Giveaway Time! (Closed - Winner announced!)

****GIVEAWAY CLOSED - Winner announced !****

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I've had some stuff going on around here that has had my mind elsewhere.

I'm excited to report that I have a GIVEAWAY for you! I was contacted by My Memories, the award winning digital software company, with an offer to host a giveaway for my blog readers! I was very nervous, I always get that way with giveaways because I worry I'll do it wrong and mess everything up, but I was also very EXCITED too!

I was given My Memories Suite digital scrapbook software to try out and review. They claim it is easy to use, I was leary though because I really am terrible at using things like this... But guess what? I DID IT! I made some things! It actually is fairly easy! If I can do it anyone can, really. Would you like to see the things I made? Let me show you..

I've been thinking about making a new blog header, I had an idea in my mind, just didn't know how to go about it. I got to thinking hmmm maybe this new My Memories Suite could help me make it, and I went about trying it. This is the very first thing I made:

1st time-001
Not to bad for a first timer with NO CLUE what I was doing. Right?

Then I went about trying some other things...As you will see, I'm very much a lover of snow, and wishing we had some NOW, so my things have a winter/snow theme to them...

2nd try-001

trial 5-002
The red one, was a template they had, I just added my picture and my words. The blue one I totally did on my own. I've got some more learning to do, but this just shows you anyone can do it. I did these all one evening, just using a few hours of my time.

How about it? Would you like to give this a try? Would you love to win My Memories Suite digital scrapbook software? You could make your own scrapbook layouts, cards, calenders, photo books, videos and more!

There are 3 ways you can enter to win, pick one, two, or do all three:

1. Visit the My Memories website, and take a look at their digital scrapbooking kits, then come comment here telling me which one appeals to you. This counts as ONE entry. Be sure to leave me an email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

2. Like and/or Follow My Memories on Facebook or Twitter then come back here and leave a comment to let me know you have (please be honest). This counts as ONE entry (even if you like AND follow). Be sure to leave me an email address in the comment so I can contact you if you win.

3. Follow my blog, if you haven't already. If you do, let me know you already do. Once you follow my blog, come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you have done so and that will count as ONE entry. Be sure to leave me an email address to contact you if you win.

I'll be taking entries from now, Nov. 20, through Nov. 30, 2011. After that I will randomly pick a winner and announce it here (and via email) on (or near) Dec. 1, 2011.

As a special to my readers, My Memories has supplied me with a code for you all- good for a $10 discount off the purchase of My Memories Suite scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store! So even if you don't win the free software you can still score something good :) The code is: STMMMS10284 If you'd like to make a purchase for yourself or as a gift for someone please use that code (highlight it, control/c to copy, then control v to paste it in your order). This would make a great Christmas gift, why not get it now, you can order it without leaving the house, so easy! Please spread the word and share the code!

Good luck!


(As stated above, I was given a free copy of the My Memories Suite to try and review. The opinions given above are my own)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I Spy 11-3-11

Before I join Dear Dazee in her weekly I Spy, I need to take a quick second for a special announcement...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my MOM! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Ok, back to the regular scheduled programming...


This weeks prompt is TREES, and bloggers choice. My favorite trees are my moms trees in the fall. This picture was taken last year while I was bored at our garage sale that no one was coming to LOL.

I love the colors, aren't they pretty?

For my bloggers choice picture hmmm let me bring up another oldie...
How about another of Jilly, she was a little troublemaker as a youngster. I found her this way one day, I asked her if she was in my make up, she told me NO...I didn't believe her, do you?

Look mom I put on makeup

Jilly make up
What a stinker...

Next weeks I Spy is: MAP(S) and Bloggers Choice.

Have a great day!


P.S. Damn I haven't redone my blog since Spring, maybe I should get on the ball and change things up a bit soon... should I do fallish or go right to wintery looks? :)