Friday, April 20, 2012

And the winner is...

The winner of the "My Memories" giveaway is...Monica!

"Monica said...
I follow your blog anonymously. Hopefully that still counts!"

Monica, your profile is not accessible at this time, so if you could please email me at, I will send you the code for your free download of the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software!!! Thanks so much for entering, and HAPPY SCRAPBOOKING! :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Giveaway Reminder...and a Free Photobook Today

Just a reminder to enter the giveaway for FREE digital scrapbooking software (a $39.97 value)! You can enter by following the instructions HERE. I will be announcing the winner this Friday!

Also, the folks at My Memories are giving away free photobooks today. This would be a great opportunity to try out the software (you can download a free trial). Check out the info HERE.

And, if you're simply interested in purchasing the software, get $10 off and an additional $10 to spend in the My Memories store by entering code STMMMS80165 at checkout HERE.

Happy memory-making!

Friday, April 13, 2012

My Memories Giveaway

It's time for the giveaway! Yay!

One lucky reader will win a free copy of the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software!

Here's what you can do to enter:
1. Become a follower of Simply Blog It Backgrounds, or add it to your favorite RSS feed reader. Leave me a comment telling me you did so (or that you've already done so).
2. Visit and then come back and comment, telling me something that strikes your fancy there--a paper pack, photo book options, etc.
3. Like/Follow My Memories on Facebook/Twitter (one entry only), and comment letting me know that you've done so.
4. Comment telling me your favorite Simply Blog It background--one you've used or one you just like!

Please leave your email in your comments (unless it is linked in your profile) so that I can contact you if you are chosen as the winner! Thanks!

This giveaway will run for one week. A winner will be chosen at random next Friday, April 20th.

Wondering what you can do with My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software? You can make books, slideshows, pages, and all kinds of things. You can add photos, videos and music. You can create your own things or use designer templates. The program has a lot of papers and embellishments built in, and you can download more (both for free and for purchase) on the My Memories site. I had a lot of fun putting a couple of things together, and I can see that this program has lots of potential! It's easy enough for someone who wants to just click and drag photos (it can even put them in automatically, if you want to be really simple!), but it has plenty of room to personalize.

Here is a little "album" that I put together using one of the pre-designed templates. I'm posting it here in a movie format (diminished quality is so that it can be played on your computer--the real pages look much better! :)).

AND...since I'm a blog background designer, I just HAD to design a background, of course! :) I was able to put this together quickly and easily on the My Memories software. I'm calling it "My Memories Simple Spring."

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If you're interested in seeing a little bit more about the program, you can check out some of their "how to" videos HERE.

Check back next Friday for the announcement of the giveaway winner. Good luck!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cherry Blossoms, and a Giveaway To Be

Hello, all! Since I've been gone so long, I'd like to give you something to look forward to: A GIVEAWAY!

That's right: check back this Friday (4/13) for a fun giveaway from the folks at My Memories! One reader will receive a free copy of the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software! I'm very much looking forward to it. I hope you are, too!

In the meantime, you may receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software (MyMemories Suite version 3) and a $10 coupon for the store by using the code STMMMS80165 at checkout. celebration of spring and all its beauty, a new background:

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See you Friday!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Broadway Star

I'm alive! :)

For those of you wondering where on Earth I went and why I'm still not responding to requests (I'm still SO sorry!!!), not only did I have a new baby, but my family then unexpectedly moved across the country! Of course, there are many demands on my time, one of them being trying to get caught up on my personal this one has just stayed "back-burner."

In any event...I have created this background in honor of my adorable sister-in-law, who is trying to earn a trip to Camp Broadway. If you have an extra moment, PLEASE go vote for her! You can watch her video and vote HERE. She is "Tappin' Mama." She's really got talent, but she needs to be in the top 10 to be considered by the judges, and we need some more votes. You can vote each day through this weekend. Thank you so much!

On to the background. :)

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Papers and elements for this background provided by Summertime Designs.

All votes for Tappin' Mama are greatly appreciated!!!