Monday, July 1, 2013

Live, Love, Laugh, and Be Happy!

It has been half a year since I posted to this blog, and it is mostly because I have been busy doing other things.  I am getting my teaching license and am in school all summer, I have gotten engaged to a wonderful man and will have a beautiful step-son next year, and I have just completed my first year of teaching after being disabled with Fibromyalgia for 10 year.  All of this business has left me derelict in my duties as a blogger, and for that I apologize.  However, I am not sorry at all because I have been living, loving, and laughing my days away.  In fact, I think that being happy is by far the main reason to set aside some of those unnecessary tasks with we pick up to fill the void in our lives.  Yes, I am still drawing.  Yes, I am still creating digital art.  But, with all of my overwhelming busy-ness, I am thoroughly tired at the end of the day.  I will update the page soon, I promise.  Until then, Live! Love! Laught!  Be Happy!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

Last year was filled with all sorts of emotions that sucked all of the creative juices from my body.  Mind you, I continued to play with digital scrapbooking, but I let my blog energy fall by the wayside.  This year, I hope to update my blog regularly, add photos to my new page, and insert links to freebies and giveaways.

I encourage you to embrace the world of creativity this year.  Make a scrapbook, take a photo, write a poem, keep a journal, whatever makes you happy.  We all have a brand new start, and as Anne of Green Gables says, "Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it."  And with that quote, I will leave you with the thoughts of a happy, fruitful, new year.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

We have a Winner!!!!

Sarah has won the MyMemories Software Suite V3, $10 to spend in the MyMemories Store, and $20 to spend in the Touched By A Butterfly Store at MyMemories.  Thank you all for entering my contest.  I do hope to have at least one more this year, so please keep checking back here for more information and another chance to win.  Congratulations, Sarah!!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

MyMemories Software Giveaway!!!!

In honor of my birthday on August 19, this year I will be giving away one copy of the MyMemories Scrapbooking Software Volume 3 and $10 to spend in the MyMemories Store!!!!  My lovely friend and designer, Celeste from Touched By A Butterfly, will also be giving the lucky winner a $20 coupon to spend in the Touched By A Butterfly Store at MyMemories. Each contestant will be allowed to enter the contest in 5 ways:

1.  Follow and leave a comment with your email here.
2.  Visit to pick out your favorite designer and kit that you would like to have and come back here to leave a comment with your email.
3.  "Follow" me on Pinterest and leave a comment here with your email saying that you have done so.  (There is an easy follow button on this website!)
4.  "Like" MyMemories on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me so along with your email.
5.  Follow MyMemories on Twitter and leave me a comment telling me so along with your email.

The winner will be randomly chosen at 9 p.m. EST on August 19, 2012.  I will post the winner here and email the winner with the coupon code and instructions for using it shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

Monday, July 23, 2012

MyMemories Software Review

For all of you who love to capture memories of your kids, grand children, or even pets, then MyMemories Suite Volume 3 is for you!  The MyMemories Software is a wonderful program that allow you to prepare digital scrapbooks without the mess of scissors, scrap paper, and glue.  All you need is a computer and an ounce of creativity in order to create dynamically themed pages based on your photos and your memories.

The MyMemories Suite Volume 3 allows you to customize scrapbook pages in a variety of methods.  You can resize, reshape, and recolor photos, turn them into shapes, and embellish to your heart's content on papers of your choosing.  The software itself is extremely user-friendly allowing even the most novice of techies to create beautiful pages that will last forever on already designed templates or pages which you design from scratch.  Best of all, MyMemories has added customized gifts to their plethora of digital scrapbooking materials from mousepads to t-shirts, keychains to phone covers and stationery that you may decorate with your own images and digital scrapbook pages.  But you do not have to limit yourself to scrapbooking: you may use the software to create all kinds of hybrid projects from cards and calendars to memory books and CD covers!

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the MyMemories Suite Volume 3, please visit and add the coupon code STMMMS4712 at checkout to receive $10 off the price of the software and $10 to spend in the MyMemories Store.  In order to receive the full discount, all items must be purchased at the same time.

If you have any questions regarding the software, please leave your email address and a comment.  I will do my best to give you all the information you need before delving into the extremely addictive world of digital scrapbooking.  Check out the Scrapbooking tab to the right of the page for a sampling of exactly what you can do with this wonderful software.

Remember to make a memory today, and keep a camera on hand to capture it!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

MyMemories Scrap Challenge and Sale

As many of you know, I am now on the Creative Team of Touched By A Butterfly, a digital scrapbooking design company.  This week, our fearless leader Celeste is hosting the Weekly Blog Challenge at MyMemories.  To enter, all you have to do is design a page using one of Touched By A Butterfly's kits.  These may be purchased at her MyMemories Store or you may download a free kit from Touched By A Butterfly's Facebook page simply by "Liking" it.  You can purchase the MyMemories Software for $10 off plus get $10 to spend in the MyMemories Store using the coupon code STMMMS4712.  The lucky winner of the challenge will receive a FREE copy of the kit Smashology 101 by Touched By A Butterfly.

In honor of her hosting the weekly scrap challenge, Celeste is offering 35% off her entire store as well.  Be sure to check out the store!  I have several new clusters and an upcoming photobook there which you are sure to love as much as I do.  Make sure that you hop on over to the pages listed in order to enter the challenge and have a chance at the freebies!

Remember to make a memory today, and keep a camera on hand to capture it!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Time to Go "CAMP"ing!

The Blog Train has rolled into town once again, bringing you a very special theme for a hot July.  Instead of resorting to the normal reds, whites, and blues of the summer, has the lovely summery theme of camping free for users for the entire month!  This is a once in a lifetime chance to grab freebies from almost a hundred digital scrapbook designers.  I know what I will be downloading for the next 2 weeks.  Do you?  Just check out The Blog Train Blog website to find all of the coordinating kits for the color template following template.  Happy Hopping!