Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Memories Suite software Review & GIVEAWAY!

OK , so as I mentioned in a few posts back, I was given the opportunity to review My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbbook software. Well, I have been playing with it and it is AWESOME ~ and I am loving it! I need to get some more kits when I get some extra dough, but none the less I am liking it, A LOT!
It is pretty easy to navigate and use and what you don't know they have several very good tutorials on their blog and there is super supportive Facebook friends that will jump right in and answer your questions! They also have videos on their Youtube Channel...
So here are a few layouts I have been playing around with.
These were all done with a blank slate except for the last one.
I did the layouts and added the embellies, but they have quick pages where you just drag and drop your photos into. The last layout I used is a Designer Template & I added a .png file from Designs on Cloud 9 The 2nd to last one also has a .png from Designs on Cloud 9 also.

*****Coupon/promo for $10 off software and $10 in free downloads when you use the code to purchase the software SEE BOTTOM OF POST****

OK so here is the part you all are really interested in... the GIVEAWAY rules!
You will have up to 4 chances to win.
Do one or all it's up to you on how many chance you want
(leave ONE comment for each entry and a way to reach you if you happen to win)

1. Become a follower of my blog/or if you already are ~ comment -counts as 1 entry
2. go to My Memories Suites, come back here and tell me what your favorite item is from their shop ~ comment - counts as 1 entry
3. Become a follower of My Memories Suites Blog ~ comment here - counts as 1 entry
4. Go to My Memories Suites Facebook page "LIKE" them tell'em Staci sent you ~ comment here - counts as 1 entry
COMMENTS will CLOSE 9/4/11 8:00 PM est
Winner will be announced 9/5/11

Now if you can't wait and you want to buy it now I have been authorized to give you a coupon/promo code for $10 off the The My Memories Suites Version 2 software using this link and
coupon/promo code: STMMMS58959
plus you get $10 in free downloads when you purchase the software using this code.
That is a $20 DEAL
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Susan's Anything Goes Festive Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Come back on Saturday 9/3/11 for a Birthday Hop and a chance to win $20 Gift voucher to
Designs on Cloud 9 from me and maybe some other prizes along the hop.

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunday DT post ~ 2nd post today

If your looking for the MyMemories Suite Giveaway Post Click HERE

Now onto today's post....
It's Designs on Cloud 9. DT newsletter Sunday.
For my DT project today I used the "FALL FUN" pattern set
and made the bear into a Tear Bear (acrylic tear bear pattern from The Beary Scrap)
Here is a close up of the adorable
"Scare Bear" and his {{insert sarcasm tone}}} really frightened crow LOL
Click on photos for a better look
~ Click for Ebay listing here ~
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

all pieces are individual I just grouped them for display purposes)
You can place each piece anywhere on your projects

Title is 2 pieces
A look at the entire set

Slice of Life Digi page

If your looking for the My Memories Suite Giveaway click HERE!
Here is a page I did using the awesome software mentioned above
and the bear with orange slice .png from Designs on Cloud 9 of course :0)

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Friday, August 26, 2011

Come back on Sept 3rd for a Birthday Bash with a chance for you to win some presents along the way. My candy will be a $$20 Gift code for purchase made at
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Come back tomorrow for the GIVEAWAY details

If you can't wait for the GIVEAWAY here is a special code for $10 off Version 2 software plus $10 in free downloads from their shop


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My very first attempt at Digital Scrapbooking

Finally got the program uploaded to my computer today & played just a little.... so here is my very first attempt at making something with My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking. I even figured out how to incorporate a png from Designs on Cloud 9. I also used a sketch from
So I will play some more and get my review and giveaway up by the end of the week so stay tuned.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Want Candy - DT newsletter project

It's Sunday... time for the Designs on Cloud 9 Newsletter project.
Be sure to sign up for the newsletter, for all the new cutting files and digital stamps and a weekly freebie!
I used the adorable "I Want Candy" file for this piecing set.
Listed on Ebay - click here for auction
The following is just a look at the individual pumpkin candy buckets, title and candy pieces
Click on the photo for larger view
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Little Book Worm Paper Pieced Set ~ DT Newsletter Project

Isn't he just the cutest little Bookworm!!?
He is of course an adorable pattern set from
This adorable slistet is listed on Ebay click here for auction
Below are a few close ups of the individual pieces...
Click on the photos for larger view
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci
Little worm on the stack of books
Peeking worm in the apple

Title piece

adorable little worm so intently reading his/her book

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sweet 16 Birthday Card

Happy Saturday all! I made this easel card this am for a friends daughter.
I entered this card into The Beary Scrap Challenge #31
I woke up this am Sun 6/14 & realized I forgot to add the flowers in the upper right side of my card, it was part of the sketch challenge. I was in such a hurry to get it finished as we were leaving for the party in a while... whoopsie~

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Playing with Digital Images in a cool inexpensive way

So, I saw this cool you~tube video about using colored pencils and blending with baby oil...
So I printed out two Digi Stamps from
Now for some reason my net book computer prints some of my documents fuzzy and others perfect....well these are fuzzy (NO fault of Design on Cloud 9) Like I said, it was my computer.
Any who... I had this Copics colorless blending pen that I won in a Big Blog Candy a while back (had no clue what to do with it so I put it to the side) After seeing the video I thought that this pen was just what I needed to use to dip into the baby oil since I thought it was a dry thing for blending...well it has some type of liquid in it, so I try the pen as is on the top image with Crayola Colored Pencils... Not too bad
The bottom image is done with Crayola Colored Pencils, a Q-tip and baby oil.... Now if I had a blending tool such as a paper stump or stub I think it would have come out a whole lot better.... I really had no control of where the color blended to due to the Q-tip being so broad. So next trip to Michael's or AC Moore I will be on the hunt for Paper Stumps (this is what someone told me that they are called) Pretty cheap coloring tool! I can not afford to buy 24 $4 markers so my $1.97 for 24 pencils and a $2 generic bottle of baby oil is a perfect price point for me!! :0)
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking

This is something I always wanted to try, but did not have the money to spend on yet another crafting tool.... so I am lucky enough to be able to review a digital software program and when completed with the the review one lucky follower can win a copy of the program as well.
(details about giveaway will not be posted until after I get to play with the program a little)
The program is called ....

I am having issues with my laptop & can not yet download the program to start playing so I am in the process of deciding whether to fix my it or buy new, but in the mean time I have been checking out their blog and their tutorials and website I am loving the looks of this software! It seems pretty easy to use -
You can even design your own photo books with it!
here is a link to the gallery to see what others have created.
They have beautiful kits that they sell, already made templates where you can just drag and drop your photos for a quick project, they even have a $1 store.

I am so excited to get into it and play you don't even know!! I wish my laptop was working properly!
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fall Fun ~ 2nd post Now listed on Ebay

Here is this weeks DT project for Designs on Cloud 9 newsletter
(head over to the website to sign up for the latest news and weekly freebies)
I am not wishing away summer, but when I saw the new FALL CROWS file that Michelle had created this week I had to use it... so so cute!!
I hope you like it.
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci
Will be listing on My Ebay.
Look at the full layout
(click on photos for closer look)
Page 1

Close up of the girl crow w/ the pumpkins and sunflowers

page 2

Close up of the boy crow w/ his rake and bucket of leaves

TFL! :0)
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Happy Tourists

Now listed on Ebay
Here is another DT project for the week, the cutting files for these cuties can be found at
The bears were created using mulberry paper and acrylic tear bear patterns from
I have vacation on the brain, we are leaving in a few days for the Outer Banks,
so I decided to create this cute little bear family.
They are on vacation in the most magical and happy place on earth...
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Staci
Click on photos for larger view
A look at the entire family

Sweet little girl holding her Mickey balloons

Dad with his camera ready to capture those magical memories

Mom holding the map trying to navigate the best way through the parks, not missing any of the attraction
Last but certainly not least the adorable little boy with his Yummy Mickey ice cream treat
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Cricut Cartridges for SALE ~

These carts are all still in there original boxes boxes and they all come with their book and the overlay. NONE of them have been linked to Gypsy, I don't own one. Some have never been used (they are opened) and others are hardly used, I was more of a collector of them then I really used them. They all have some writting in black marker on the top of the boxes because I stored them in a draw & that was the easiest way to find what I was looking for when/if I wanted to use a certain cart.

I have researched prices as to what they are going for on Ebay, so all prices are listed next to the carts. The carts with *** are in very high demand so make me an offer to consider.

  • $30 Stamped
  • $25 Walk in my Garden
  • *** Christmas Cheer *** make me an offer (they are going for over $40 on Ebay)
  • $20 Stone Script ~ solutions
  • $20 Street Signs ~ solutions
  • $15 Printing Press
  • $30 Mini Monograms
  • $25 Zooballoo
  • $30 Beyond Birthdays
  • $20 Tear Drop
  • $25 Fabulous Finds
  • *** New Arrival *** make me an offer (they are going for over $60 on Ebay)
  • $25 Animal Kingdom
  • $18 Doodletype
  • $15 Printing 101
  • $15 Opposites Attract
  • $25 Happily Ever After
  • $20 Base Camp
  • $18 Cuttin Up
  • $20 Paper Doll Dress Up
  • $30 Story Book
  • $18 Jasmine
  • *** Joy of the Season *** make me an offer (they are going for over $40 on Ebay)


1 cartridge will be $3.50 first class or

1 cartridge will be $5.50 priority flat rate

If you are interested in more than 1 cartridge we can figure out shipping, just email me with the carts you are interested in and your zip code...

If you are interested in any email me at with the cartridge(s) in the subject line that you are interested in and how you would like the item shipped.

Anyone that is interantional you can email me & discuss shipping cost.

I will send a $ request thru paypal if you are interested in purchasing.

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