Tuesday Tips: 2nd Birthday Planning

My son's 2nd birthday is in a few {short} weeks, so Tuesday's until then, and after then, will be all about party planning tips with an nontraditional theme.

I had this idea last July {only a few weeks after his 1st birthday party...} to do a campout theme. You know...

Bugs

Snails

Bedsheet tents from front the fences and trees

S'mores

A campfire circle

Plaids...

 Off to my MyMemories software I went to design his invitations. While I am one for being a great theme...I'm not one for having tacky graphics and icons all over the place. Last year, we had a Mickey mouse party but Mickey's mug was only on the plates. Everything was coordinated by the dominant colours: red, black, white and yellow.

This year will be coordinated by plaids

I'm getting really excited! Next week, the menu!!

MyMemeories Suite Software...We Have a Winner!

Wowzah! Well this Anniversary Celebration is absolutely amazing, and I am so pleased that we had 90 entries into the MyMemories Suite Software Giveaway!

A huge congratulations to....




To the winner, I will be in touch very soon with your promotional code from MyMemories!

To those who entered and simply cannot live without the software, you can purchase it with this special discount and get $10 off the software, plus a $10 credit for shopping in the https://www.mymemories.com/!

Code: STMMMS4024

Happy {digital} scrapping!

MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Sweet Stella's Anniversary Celebration!


I have had the pleasure of playing with, and reviewing {and loving} the MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software.

Are you a scrapbooker? Blogger? Graphic Designer? Well this is the software for you {and you'll have a chance to to win it at the end of the post!!}

I'm not exactly the best with graphic design and making this pretty. Give me paper, scissors and glue...I'm your girl. But a computer, eek! Or at least, that's what I thought...

The MyMemories software makes digital scrapbooking SO easy! The program is incredibly user friendly, gives a step by step and has really amazing layouts!

First and foremost, the installation process is a breeze. I could let it run in the background, and come back to it when it was finished...but still be able to work on things that needed my attention...and not have to reboot when I was finished.

I LOVE that I can select any template, add in pages to make sure I have enough for the album, then select pictures from my computer to fill in the spots. This makes organizing all of the special events in my son’s life so incredibly easy! The first album I did was all about his first birthday party, and the On The Spot template was perfect for his Mickey theme!

The Control Panel at the side makes it really easy to add word art to customize your pages, which means that you can journal literally anywhere to tell a story. I especially like that you can save and return to your projects at any time. For me, I’m on the go with my son so much that I only have a few minutes here or there to work on projects like this (very much the reason why I have printed pictures for a physical scrapbook that hasn’t even begun to materialize over the course of 16months!). Ease of use, and ease of time! Brilliant!

And this isn’t just for scrapbooking folks! Think about the possibilities….books customized for your children, calendar’s for the Grandparents, gifts for everyone! Which is perfect with the holidays just around the corner!

I played around with…

Christmas cards – simple and beautiful, and I can share it digitally with our family! Eco-friendly! How cool is that!?

Family collage of my maternity and newborn photo shoots with a buttercream background, I love it and will definitely be framing this one for our new house.

Product collage for Sweet Stella’s with cool backgrounds, screw embellishments and string!

A birthday invitation for Owen's 2nd Birthday! LOVE IT!

You can even add media and video! How cool is that?! We have alot of family that is out of town, so being able to share the moments when Owen first rolled over, crawled and walked is something that is really special, and MyMemories makes it so easy!

MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Suite is giving away to one lucky reader of Sweet Stella's a full version of their amazing software!

AND for you lucky, lovely people a special code which provides a 10% discount off the purchase of the MyMemories Suite software, and a $10 coupon at the MyMemories store! A $20 value!

Code: STMMMS4024