I've had a couple of comments on my new banner - I'm so glad you noticed! I've always admired blogs with seasonal banners with multiple photos and personalization, but really never figured that I could do it myself. I always thought they paid a professional to make their headers for them. I knew how to make my own banner, but they only had one photo and a few simple words.
Last week, I was contacted by My Memories and given the opportunity to download their My Memories Scrapbooking Suite for FREE and give it a try. At first, I only had ideas for Digital Scrapbook pages, greeting cards and other things that I could print out. But, then I realized that this was something that I could really use on my blog. So, I opened up the My Memories Suite and started playing around.
I knew I wanted multiple photos because I wanted the old Black and White photo of my Great Grandparents to be in all my headers, but I also wanted to be able to add in photos of my junking finds, my collections and seasonal photos too. I started from scratch and added in photos, resizing them to fit and adding in the text at the end. I picked the colors, the fonts, the curve of the word art, the texture and all the other elements. I designed this header pretty quickly and I love it. But, I know now that I can get really fancy if I want too - word art, embellishments, multiple photos - it is all within my grasp now!
The whole program is so easy to use. I was surprised at how quickly it downloaded to my computer and how little actual space it takes up. It is all on your computer so no need to be online at all to actually use it to design things. There are links within the program that take you to My Memories whee you can purchase additional layouts - but there is a ton to chose from just on the software or you can completely design your own pages from scratch.
I am having so much fun with this program. Now I am learning how to turn words and add embellishments and features. I'm thinking this page of Maci & Kennedy will make great gifts this holiday season.
The wonderful people at www.MyMemories.com have offered to give a copy of the My Memories Scrapbook Suite to one of my readers. Go visit My Memories and have a look around to see what all you can do with this great software. Come back and leave a comment telling me what you think you would do with your copy of the Scrapbooking Suite. No entries after Saturday at midnight. Winner to be announced on Sunday.
If you like what you see at My Memories, and just cannot wait to get your very own copy - please use this special code STMMMS49190 that will provide a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - a $20 value!