Monday, October 17, 2011

October 17th: DIGITAL BLOG HOP

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Do you do digital layouts? Do you want to learn? This is a blog hop to see what other people are up to in this new and creative way to preserve memories. Some of these ladies are old pros while others, like myself, are new to it all. But, we are all crafty so there should be some great layouts to enjoy and maybe a trick or two to learn.

Please join us and hop along starting with our hostess.  Also, we have a special digital tutorial given by Amy at at the end of the hop, so make sure you hop through all the digital displays from our wonderful scrap bookers.

Our sponsor for this hop is My Memories Suite.  Check out their site to see beautiful layouts and just how easy it is to start digital scrap booking.

BLOG CANDY: Grand Prize: A free copy of the latest digital scrap booking software from “MyMemories Suite.”
Runner Up: $10 gift certificate to My Memories Suite to help indulge your new found hobby.

Go to the My Memories Suite site and find a digital layout you like.
Return to Lorby's World and post your favorite digital layout in the comment box for this hop.
Jearise from Lory's World will pick a winner after midnight on October 18th.

As a special to all those that hop along and leave a comment at all blogs on this hop, My Memories Suite is giving you your vary own “Share the Memories” code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the MyMemories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value! Your special code is: STMMMS74249

If you have traveled from Jearise's blog, then you are on the right digital highway. If you get lost along the way, please refer to the blog hop lineup at the end of this post.

Before I continue, let me explain that I am a NEWBIE when it comes to digital scrapbooking.  I was lucky enough to win a free copy of the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking software just a few months ago.  I had been wanting to try digital scrapbooking for some time for several reasons:  1)  Digital elements can be reused which means spending less $$$ in the long run, 2) I can edit layouts as many times as I want.  Therefore, I don't have to be so nervous about cutting paper and then regretting it after, and 3) I have everything on my laptop.  There's no need for adhesive or for spending tons of time searching for the right embellishments.  I can actually shop online for just the right kit and start scrapping right away!

Let me also say that I do miss the "feel" of traditional scrapbooking, though.  I'm a very tactile person, and I love feeling all the lumps and bumps on layouts.  However, I feel that the positives of digital scrapbooking are enough to convince me that digi scrapping NEEDS to be a part of my scrapping repertoire.  I won't ever give up traditional scrapping.  I just won't do EVERY single layout that way.  Now that I've switched, I am hopeful that I will actually make a dent in the number of pictures that need to be scrapped.  LOL!

For this blog hop. I created two layouts, and I did them both in ONE evening!  I have to say that the My Memories software is very user friendly!  Although I am still learning my way around it, I have to admit that it's been pretty easy to learn.  What I LOVE about the software is that you are not limited to only their kits.  Not that they don't have great kits.  They DO!  It's just that there are so many resources for digi kits out there, and I don't want to be "stuck" with only one source.

For the "Glam" layout, I used the fabulous Glamour-Ween Kit by Etc. by Danyale.  I just LOVE this kit!!!  The papers and embellies are just gorgeous !  I wanted to use every single embellishment on this layout, but it was impossible.  LOL!  Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to create more layouts with it!  Now, this may be a Halloween kit, but it is definitely very feminine and can be used for non-Halloween layouts also.  Don't you just love that zebra-print patterned paper?  I know I'll be using it a LOT!

For the "Kawaii" layout, I used the Heart Kawaii kit by My Memories.  This kit is definitely KAWAII!!! There are so many cute elements in this kit,  perfect for a little girl !  As with the Glamour-Ween Kit, I had a tough time limiting my choices of elements to use on this layout.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you are thinking of going digital, DO IT !!!  I have no affiliation with the My Memories company.  I'm just a consumer of their products, and I highly recommend that you check out their software.  If you are still on the fence, check out their site for tutorials.  You can find many tutorials on YouTube as well.  Those will give you an idea of what the software can do and how easy it is to maneuver through the program.  Thanks again for hopping along.  Please  visit CHRISTEL next.

  1. Jearise -   
  2. Dena :   <<<--- YOU ARE HERE
  3. Christel - <<<--- GO HERE NEXT
  4. Shannon -
  5. Staci McD-
  6. Susan -
  7. Barbara B-
    14.  Amy -


  1. Dena these are fabby layouts i love the colours and embellies on the glam one - thats my kinda sytle - Super cool photo too. Super cool colours in the Little Miss one too - such a cutey photo. thanks for sharing and great to be in this hop with you

  2. Awesome and cute layouts. It is fun being in this hop with you.
    Barbara B

  3. I love your layouts and thank you for being apart of this hop. In the glam layout, is that the same girl or twins. Either way she/they is/are beautiful and your little girl below is as cute as a button. Jearise

  4. fun stuff! I did digi for 5 years and then switched back. You did great!

  5. I love both the layouts --very cute! it would be awesome to do 2 layouts in an evening!
    Sher Holloway

  6. Your layouts are beautiful That first one is so elegant. TFS
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  7. I love both your layouts!!

  8. adorable layouts, girlfriend.... ur girl's are soooo pretty n' cute! God Bless!!! Hugs, Jen

  9. I think the layouts are phenomenal!! I love the new Sugar Plums pack myself. So glad to be on this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  10. OH!!! How cute! I love what you did with the LOs. TFS your talent.


  11. Awesome layouts and I know what you mean with having to stop with the embellishments! I'm a newbie with this also and totally relate to what you're saying!!!! Wonderful hopping with you!!!