Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas layout 1

So I'm doing a giveaway of My Memories Suite v3 digital scrapbooking software, and I'd like to show a few things you can do with the software. So I will try to do a different layout every day during the giveaway, which started today and ends at 12:01 a.m. EST on December 8, 2011.

These two layouts are to show how you can change up a few things to make them better (I hope they are better). I have a tendency to put too much stuff in my scrapbook pages. But one nice feature is that if you do "save as"  you can build on your original page, modify it or delete things without ruining what you have already accomplished.

I used Holiday Snows pack snow overlay (left side and bottom - all one piece), with some extra individual snowflakes. The word art comes from Holiday Simplicity pack. I purposefully arranged the snowflakes to cover some of the background stuff, although I could have cropped the photo or used a mat instead.

For this version, I downsized the snowflake overlay (should have moved it closer to the edge of the page) and put a peppermint stripe mat, rotated and sized down, under "Holiday" in the word art to make it show up better. I was able to increase the font size of the journaling, as well.
Blue version of the original background, and I changed the mat color to blue using the picker option so it is a color from the actual background. Also picked a different mat, although that one doesn't quite suit.
Used a white flourish from Holiday Simplicity pack and rearranged the other elements.

As you can see, I was able to try a few different looks without using up my "supplies" and I can still make changes.

I mention the packs the embellishments came in. Some of the embellishments come with the software. Some are downloaded - and I only used what was free on the My Memories website or offered by the designers on their Facebook pages. I still have some I haven't used yet because they are in zip files and I'm figuring out how to use them (not how to unzip them, but where they go once they are unzipped). The files from My Memories are usually executable files, so they go where they are supposed to when you double-click on them.

You can also download the packs in photoshop format if you want to use them but don't have the My Memories software yet. And if you are in the market, I've got this giveaway going on, or you can simply purchase it by clicking on the graphic at the right and use my affiliate code STMMMS22597 to save $10 on your purchase (and yes, if you do that, I am compensated).

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