My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software Giveaway

Hello Readers! I have a great giveaway for you - Digital Scrapbooking Software from My Memories. The software is valued at $40.00.  The winner will receive a code which can be used on the My Memories website upon checkout. 

Now, I should begin by telling you I am not a scrapbooker. I is shocking! I am probably the craftiest person you will meet, but I do not scrapbook.  I have tried the traditional method. I just find it too time consuming and a bit overwhelming. I could spend all night on one layout. In the end I just have a bunch of supplies, a lot of half finished albums, and boxes of disorganized photos. I really wish I could commit to scrapbooking. I am always in awe of the beautiful albums and ideas I see on other blogs.

I didn't know anything about digital scrapbooking before I started using the My Memories digital scrapbooking software. I wasn't sure exactly how to use it, let alone install the software. I didn't have to worry at all. It was really intuitive.  The download was simple and starting my first album was as simple as choosing an album design I liked. 
Being the minimalist that I am, I chose a simple layout to start with.  I wanted to figure out how to upload, drag and drop and size the images. For me this was the easiest way to learn.  You can watch youtube videos on how to use the software (see below). 

I moved on to this adorable baby layout. Awww! Look at Lu. So sweet! You see now how behind I am in organizing my photos. 6 Years!

If you are like me and are seriously behind on your family photo albums, you have to try digital scrapbooking. It is a great option. Fast, easy and fun! Plus, once you get started you will see how many ways you can customize your layouts.

I included this layout to show you how simple the software is to use.  Areas are designated for journaling.  Everything is pretty self explanitory. You can move the frames around and adjust the sizes on the premade templates, or you can build your own pages from scratch. There really are so many cool features to this software. Next up I am going to try out the feature that allows you to create a photo dvd with music.

Are you interested in winning a copy of the My Memories Digital Software for yourself?

To enter: Please leave me a comment with your name and an email address by March 7th. I recommend using the following format:   

You have two more opportunities for additional entries:

 Additional entry #1: Goto the My Memories website and come back and tell me which album layout you like best.

Additional entry #2: Follow my blog and let me know in a seperate comment.

If you can't wait and want to purchase a copy of the software make sure you use coupon code, STMMMS6975. By using this code at, you can get $10 off My Memories Suite (you get it for $29.95 instead of $39.95) AND you also get a $10 gift certificate to use in their online store!

Simply go to and just copy and paste the code. Enter the Promotional Code field on the shopping cart page.
Coupon Code: STMMMS6975

My Memories provided me with a complimentary copy of My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite Software to review.

Dragon Crown Craft

Sorry, it is a bit late to be posting a Lunar New Year Craft.
Fortunately, dragon crafts are fun year round.

I volunteered in Em's class this week. I read a book and provided this craft.

I started with 4 packages of bulletin board border paper in red, silver and gold. 2 packs were wide and 2 were thin.  I was able to make 23 crowns with lots of paper left over.

Fold the thin border paper in half. Cut. This will be your dragon's body.
The top of the paper is already wavy. Mimic the wave on the body along the bottom. Notice the tail narrows. It was very quick to do. Don't worry about making them identical or perfect.

I stapled the body onto the premeasured (hold up to your child's head and wrap around their head allowing for overlap to accommodate kids with larger heads) wide border paper. Line up the end of the tail to the end of the wide paper and staple.

I used white coffee filters to give the dragon some flair. You can cut them to make them fancier or just fold them in half and glue them on. The head is made from the wider border paper scraps. Fold in half the long way. Cut out 8 shaped head adding as much or as little detail as you want. I glued all the heads onto the crowns since Em's preschool class was going to be making them. Older kids could do this step.
I also added curling ribbon for the whiskers.

Cut out and accordion fold strips for legs. Make sure you cut out extras. Several kids in Em's class glued on 8-10 legs on their dragons.

Make sure you have lots of gems, google eyes, pom poms, feathers, stickers, sequins and paper scraps for the kids to glue on.

Once dry staple crowns closed.

Have fun crafting with your kids! Mama King

Another Cardboard Box...

Open for business!

We get very excited anytime a giant cardboard box comes our way! We've made houses and puppet theaters in the past. This time we needed (mom needed) to make something that gave the girls their (much needed) space.  The two window cafe solution worked beautifully.  They ended up playing harmoniously for hours. Got to love that!!

Lu's Menu

Em's Menu

"Stop taking pictures Mom! I want to play."


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