Do you keep a creative journal? By that, I mean do you keep pictures and record all of the things you have made over the years?
I used to keep a comprehensive journal many moons ago. This page records a dragon that I designed for my son when he was seven years old.
I included details about dates, inspiration, costs, techniques and fabrics used, etc. But as time went on, and my creativity became more prolific, I was hard-pressed to even print off all the photos I had taken let alone find the time to write up about them in my journal! Plus, I didn’t need all that information, I was really only interested in keeping a visual together with knowing when I made the item and who for.
The way we use technology has changed so much in the past seven years since I scrawled all those notes about Aaron’s dragon! We live in a digital age where our photos are stored on our computers – where software is user-friendly – and it’s all becoming so much easier for the ‘non-techy’ person (like me) to navigate their way around “stuff” (do you like my techno lingo?!!!)
So when I was asked if I would like to review the My Memories Suite of digital scrapbooking software, I didn’t hesitate in saying YES! It was only seconds before I thought how great it would be to keep a quilting/creative journal that I could add to easily and required no “printing-off” of photographs!
I had a play over the weekend and this is what I came up with:
The software is easy to navigate, very intuitive. You can choose templates already set up with pretty graphics and drop your photographs in, and add text. Or you can design your own template which is what I’ve done here. There are different background papers, textures and colours. You can manipulate your photographs and text, and add all kinds of sweet, vintage or funky embellishments. Not only did I feel good about getting back in to keeping a creative journal – but it was so much fun! I also found it really interesting playing with different colours and thought this would be a great way to play around with colour palettes for future sewing projects.
I shall show you more of my journal pages as I create them! Of course, this software can be used for any kind of digital scrapbooking – family memories, special occasions, recording achievements etc. You can even add music to your albums if you so wish. Or like me, you can save them as stand alone Jpeg files and publish them on your blog!
My Memories has given me a second set of software to give away to one lucky reader.
To enter, please leave a comment on this post and if you so desire, tell me what your favourite digital paper pack is after visiting MyMemories.com
This giveaway is open to everyone and the winner will be drawn at 10.00am (Melbourne time) on Tuesday 27th September.
Good luck! Vikki xo
If you can’t wait until next Tuesday to see if you have won, My Memories is giving my readers a $10 discount off of the full price of the My Memories suite, together with a further $10 coupon to choose digital paper pack/s of your choice. Please copy and paste this code: STMMMS99044 to receive these discounts. This offer will still be open to my readers after the giveaway has been drawn.