Monthly Archives: October 2013

Photo Tiling in My Memories Suite

Have you tried the My Memories Suite photo tiling feature yet?  I really love this technique and use it quite often.  In the scrapbook page below I used a couple of features available in My Memories Suite.  First I changed the larger photo color to sepia using photos effect.  Then I used the photo tiling feature to separate the original color photo across three photo boxes.  Once the photo is placed in the three boxes you can ungroup them and then work with each photo box individually to tweak the placement of each portion.  It’s a very versatile effect and a useful scrapbooking idea.

Photo Tiling in My Memories

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How to Remove Guides in My Memories Suite

Would you like to know how to remove the trim guides when you’re working on your scrapbook pages in My Memories Suite?  Personally I find them distracting so I turn them off first before I start working on my layouts.  Here are a couple of ways to do it.

Turn Off Guides

Keep in mind that you don’t want to put text or embellishments close to the edge of your scrapbook page because it might get trimmed or be in the fold when printed.  Before having a scrapbook printed you might want to turn them back on (View> Guides> Trim Area) while you are proofing your album.

 

MyMemories Suite Giveaway Day!

Hallelujah, MyMemories Suite software giveaway day has arrived!  Today, October 26, is the day to get your free, yes free, digital scrapbooking software.

Click here to download the full version of MyMemories Suite v4. On the right side of the page you’ll see “Buy Now” MyMemories Suite version 4.  Be sure “Download Software” is the chosen delivery option since the code is only good for the download option.  Scroll down and click the green “Add to Cart” button, do NOT select “Try It Free”.

 

MMS Purchase

You’ll enter the coupon code to get it free on the next page.  Copy this code FreeTreatNH158 and paste it into the “Enter Coupon/Promo Code” area before checking out.  Be sure to copy/paste so there are no typing errors.  This code is good for today only.   Don’t delay, today’s the day.

MMS Coupon CodeYou will receive a confirming email with download instructions.  Have fun!

MyMemories Software Giveaway Coming Soon

Keep your eyes open because I have a MyMemories Suite software giveaway coming soon!  Yes, you read that right!  If you have been wanting to try one of the top digital scrapbooking software programs available you are in for a treat.  In just a couple of days I will be posting a code that will allow you to get MyMemories Suite software absolutely free.  You may be asking, “What’s the catch?”.  There is none.  Here’s the skinny.

  1. I’ll give you a coupon code.
  2. It won’t cost you a thing.
  3. You’ll be able to download directly to your computer.
  4. You’ll get a full version of the software NOT a “try me” version.
  5. You’ll get the latest version of MyMemories Suite software.  Yes, you’ll get version 4.
  6. No hoops to jump through.  It’s a gift from me to you!

Check back daily for the coupon code to get your FREE download of MyMemories Suite v4.

MyMemories Suite

Get Ready for iNSD

It’s time to get ready for iNSD which is less than two weeks away.  If you’re new to digital scrapbooking you may be wondering what iNSD is all about.  It’s party time in the digi scrap world.  Although iNSD stands for interNational Scrapbooking Day it actually lasts several days.  The “day” is November 2 this year so it’s not too late to get ready.

As part of the celebration there will be loads of freebies from stores and designers worldwide.  They will also have loads of stuff you can buy of course.  My advice is to take some time now to organize your current stash so you will be prepared for the onslaught.  If you’re not uber organized already you’ll want to read Sharon Horswill’s article here.  Even if you are organized already there are some great ideas you may want to incorporate.

I create a temporary folder such as iNSD Nov 2013.  Then download everything I think I’ll use into that folder.  Then I go back later to deal with organization.  That’s when everything gets a second look and more consideration.  Some things are keepers and get filed appropriately and some things go into the trash bin.

So before you download another thing, spend some time sorting through what you already have.  You have a little over a week to get ready for iNSD.  Have fun!

Gifts

Selfies-A Sad Reflection

Selfies are a sad reflection of our self absorbed society.  Selfies are everywhere!  I am astonished, annoyed and a little perplexed at the volume of selfies on Facebook and Instagram.  I have many friends that seem to have become obsessed with posting these pictures of themselves every day.  Sometimes multiple times a day!  There is either the head shot taken with their phone camera, smiling and looking up slightly or the full body mirror shot.  Give me a break!  You really haven’t changed much since yesterday or two hours ago for that matter.  It’s narcissism run amuck.

I posed this comment on Facebook, “Why do some peeps insist on posting selfies multiple times a day/week?  It’s annoying and just seems sad. I just don’t get it I guess.”

Here are a few of the responses to my question.  One friend said she posts them to “update pics” and “because I feel good. Why is that sad?”.  Then from a couple of friends that don’t post selfies I got these responses, “narcissism?”, and “They have to feel good on Facebook…. very sad indeed! Needing constant validation from people you don’t even know is not healthy.”

Look at Me

The first friend took offense at the anti selfie comments and said as much.  She then told me to feel free to hide her posts or delete her if her selfies annoy me.  It was a general question not directed at any particular person but this friend promptly deleted (unfriended) me!  How narcissistic is that?  That response proved the validity of the other comments.

Selfies are synonymous with narcissism which is defined as an inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; and vanity.  Like Narcissus, they’ve fallen in love with their own reflection.  While they may say their selfies demonstrate how secure they are or that they feel so good about themselves, it really shows their insecurity and a need for approval and admiration.  Too many selfies are just sad.  Please stop the insanity!  The majority of your friends will appreciate it.