November 5, 2011

My Memories Giveaway

A few weeks ago I was contacted by My Memories, and asked if I would like to host a giveaway of their software. Ironically my Mom had just been telling me about them the week before. I said yes, and have been playing around with it. My Memories is a digital scrapbooking software but don't let the name fool you - you can do a lot more than scrapbooking with this software! So far my favorite project has been this calendar page:
I challenged myself to see what I could make without using any photos - I'm delighted with the results. The picture does look a little grainy - all of the pictures that I have exported as JPEGS are not as sharp as the originals. All of my projects (so far) have begun as scrapbook pages. Some stayed that way, and others have evolved into something different. The next picture would make the perfect Christmas card.The picture is from one of our annual visits to a local Christmas Tree Farm.
The following link will take you to a slideshow of the six pages I've created. 

Now for the Giveaway! There are two ways to enter:
  1. Go to the My Memories website and find a paper pack, theme, or kit that you like, and leave me a comment about how you see yourself using it. Be sure that I can contact you through your comment.
  2. For an extra entry, go to the My Memories Facebook page, and "like" it. Leave a second comment telling me you've liked their page, or if you already like their page, mention it in a second comment.
The drawing will be open for two weeks from Saturday, November 5, thru Saturday, November 19. Look for the winner to be posted on Monday the 21'st.
If you don't win the giveaway, or can't wait to try the software, My Memories has given me a discount code to share. This code is only valid for purchases of My Memories Suite v.2.
The code is: STMMMS47620  When you are checking out, simply copy and paste the code into the "coupon/promo code" box.

November 4, 2011

Granny Square Afghan

The Granny Square Afghan is finally done! Actually, it's been done since April. According to the pattern, the finished size is 46x66 inches. Mine ended up 54x34 inches. It is a nice size, though, and I don't think I would like to have it bigger.
I made it with Caron Simply Soft Yarns. The only change I remember making was to make the shell border in a rose color. It makes it a little less Christmas-y (I want to display it all year!) The pattern is from Crochet World's December 1996 issue. The pattern can be downloaded for free from