Sunday, September 04, 2011

How I Design my "52 Lists. 52 Weeks." Lists

I just now realized that by putting things on flickr, people can actually view them and leave comments!  I feel so silly for having not known this before.  I just spent several minutes reading through comments that have been left on my 52 Lists. 52 Weeks photos.  You all are so sweet for leaving comments.  It makes me feel important when people take the time to leave me feedback.  I feel really guilty for being so busy and not having left comments on anyone's lists lately.  I promise in the near future, that will change!  Anyhow, I did notice a lot of comments about the scrapbook look to my lists.  I just wanted to share with you all how I have been making my lists.  It is so easy to do.  I started out by downloading FREE digital scrapbooking kits from Two Peas In A Bucket and then using the elements in Photoshop Elements.  It was pretty easy to do, but it was also time consuming.  For the last few weeks I have been using My Memories Suite software instead of Photoshop Elements and it has gone a lot faster and been a lot easier.  I am able to not only use the elements that are included in the software, but I also downloaded some free elements form their website, and I was able to use all of the elements I had already downloaded from other websites.  So easy!! 

If you are interested in checking out the software, I have a GIVEAWAY going on here and I also have a discount code listed in the post for all of my blog readers.  If you like what you have seen in my List photos, you will love this software!  The big bonus is that it is already way cheaper than other digital software I have seen for scrapbooking.  Check it out!

52 Lists. 52 Weeks. What I Love About Mr. Fantastic

My Memories Software **GIVEAWAY**

I'm really excited to share with you all some awesome software that I have had the opportunity to try during the last couple weeks. Have you heard about My Memories Suite?  Now, I've always been about scrapbooking the old-fashioned way because I figured digital scrapbooking would be super tough, but it's totally not with My Memories Suite!  It's actually really easy! 
Not only can you create scrapbook pages, and even scrapbook albums, but you can add sound and video to them as well to watch form your computer or share with friends.  The possibilities are not limited to scrapbooking can make all kinds of beautiful digital stuff and you can also print it all out!!

Simple and easy collage
Use downloads from other suppliers

Use already made pages
Create your own pages by adding any number of elements and embellishments

I'm trying to remember when the last time was that I did any scrapbooking.  To be honest, it has been a very long time.  Why haven't I done any?  Because it is so time consuming and I always make a huge mess!  Well, My Memories had made these excuses irrelevant!  With the software suite, you make a complete page in just minutes!  And of course you don't have all the extra embellishments and paper scraps all over the floor and your desk!  It's all right there on your screen.  They also have downloads for when you are looking for just the right thing to finish that page. I love both their FREE downloads and their very inexpensive other packs!  Here is a quick look at only a few of them:
What is super awesome is that My Memories wants to give away the suite to one of my super lucky readers! 

All you have to do to win this amazing software is go to their website and tell me what fantastic designer pack you would want to create something fantastic  with. 

For extra entries you can also
     ***like them on on facebook and leave me a separate comment.
     ***follow them on twitter and leave me a separate comment
     ***blog about the giveaway and leave me a separate comment with a link
     ***comment about the giveaway on facebook and leave me a separate comment with a link.

The giveaway ends on Saturday, September 10 at midnight.  A winner will be selected by Monday, September 12 via a random drawing!

EVERYONE CAN WIN!!!!  If you visit the website and purchase the My Memories Suite v2, enter the code:  STMMMS44702  at checkout and get $10 off the already super reasonable price!!!!

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Hey all!  Just a really quick note to let you know that you will not want to miss my post on Sunday.  I have a really exciting post to share with you, that will include an awesome product review and a sponsored GIVEAWAY!!!  Don't miss out on the fun!  See you on Sunday!

52 Lists. 52 Weeks. What I ♥ About my Job!

It took me some time to make this list because I had to wait until I had at least been at my new job for a couple weeks.  The first week was a lot of admin type stuff that needed to get done.  However, after that, I was able to get out to the flight line and start learning a few things.  I'm really starting to like it.  In case you did not know, I used to fly unmanned aircraft when I was in the military.  I absolutely loved my job, but due to some circumstances out of my control I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder upon returning from a 15 month deployment to Iraq.  Because of this diagnosis, I have to take medications and lost my flight medical status.  In order to fly aircraft, you must have a flight status that proves you are medically fit for duty.  Since then, the Federal Aviation Administration has changed some of the rules, but I still have a few more months before I can regain my flight status.  At this point I have been hired as a maintainer.  My job consists of aircraft maintenance as well as instructing soldiers in proper maintainence techniques.  I am enjoying seeing the aircraft from a different perspective and feel that it will actually help me to become a better operator when I do get my flight status back.  It's one thing to be able to fly the aircraft, but another to understand how it works!  I'm loving it.  So, here is my list: 
****My list may be hard to read.  Here it is just in case:  ~It's brand new to me ~Mr. Fantastic works there as well ~ I get to prove that girls can do it ~ I'm learning a lot ~ I get to travel all over the country and sometimes even the world ~ Aviation field ~ Pays well ~ It makes me feel important ~ I work with a lot of friends.
****One thing that I did forget to put on the list here is that it meets my criteria of having a secure paycheck before we get married and in order to ensure that we have some stability before having children.  What does that mean?  Well, it means that perhaps soon Mr. Fantastic and I will go from the "yes we are going to get married" to the "we are officially engaged, have a pretty diamond, and set a date" stage, and soon after that will be comfortable with starting our family!!!