Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review: My Memories Suite- Digital Scrapbooking Kit

A few days ago, I received an email from someone who works for My Memories, a digital scrapbooking software company. She said she wants to give me a free copy of the My Memories Suite software so I can try it out and review it on my blog. So here it is!

As stated in the email I received, My Memories Suite is rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews. Using this software, anyone can create digital scrapbooks, photobooks, cards, calendars and gifts without having to buy expensive and complicated software programs. 

Honestly, when I first opened up the software I was kind of shocked because I didn't expect it to be so advanced. I thought it was just for arranging photos and playing around with some effects but this software has so much more to offer. These are some of features which stand out:
  • You can add page embellishments, backgrounds, imprints and shapes (to decorate your scrapbook)
  • You can pick your canvas size for your scrapbook or craft project, and add different shaped album pages into current album
  • Word Art Designer feature provides 1-click options to bevel, emboss, add gradients, drop shadows, warp or shape, or paste images into text
  • You can print your pages at home or use built in wizard to make your album into a professionally printed book
To read about all the features, you can take a look at the: Full Feature List

One thing I really love is that you can 'view' your album in a proper scrapbook type layout, with double-page spreads. What's even better is that you have the option to share your complete album/scrapbook through either Print Sharing or Multimedia Sharing.

I think scrapbooking is awesome but I could never get myself to take it up as a hobby because it was too costly (a nice scrapbooking kit can be expensive, and on top of that we need to buy extra decorations), time-consuming and it seemed like too much hard work.




But this digital scrapbooking is much better for someone like me since I'm too lazy to have a real scrapbook :P And plus, it's more affordable and the software is really easy to use, and all the decorations etc are included in the kit!
I would definitely recommend this software :D


[The pictures in this post are just a few scrapbook pages I put together quickly as examples for you guys]


If you are interested in ordering the
My Memories Suite kit or downloading a free trial version, click here. 
Other software you can take a look at:
MyMemories Wedding Studio
MyMemories Photobook Studio
Other My Memories links: BlogFacebookTwitter

Friday, January 20, 2012

Diary and Doodles.

After coming back home the first thing I was forced to do did was clean up my cupboard and drawers because my whole room was a mess and I really needed to organise my clothes and books etc..
Cleaning up is not my favourite thing to do but I just love finding stuff that I had either
a) forgotten about, or b) never realised I had.

So guess what I found?
My diary.
It's like 5 years old. I'm not stupid enough to keep one now. Not that I think keeping a diary is stupid, I've just learned that it's better to not write some things down. Because years later, you'll want to destroy the evidence of your most embarrassing moments so that no one finds out :P

Anyway, reading the things I wrote five years ago was pretty amusing because it made me realise how much I have grown up. It's pathetic how all those little things used to be such a big deal to me back then. Life was so much less complicated and my problems were so silly. But mostly, reading all the stupid stuff I wrote made me laugh. I was a weird child :)

So I have two options. I can either burn all the pages of the diary/throw it away, or keep it so ten years from now, I can remind myself of how stupid I was.
I think I'll keep it for now.
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I received an email from someone who works for My Memories, it's a digital scrap booking software company. And she said she wants to give me a free copy of the software so I can review it on my blog.
So I'll download it soon, play around with it, then give you guys a review!

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Random doodles to make this post more interesting :)







Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Guest Post by Twefrence: Kids these days


This post is going to be based on my personal experience with children and what I’ve observed from my surroundings.

“Back in the days” when I was still a “kid” (I label this as < 13)I played with Barbie dolls, make believe, tag, Uno, the Sims, board games etc I only got my first handphone (which I’m still currently using) when I was in Year 9 (although I did skip 2 years ahead of my peers)

What do I see now? Kids in STROLLERS are playing with iPads or their parents’ smartphones. Children who are still in primary school have handphones. To this, I am slightly baffled. Some might say “Oh, it’s so I can contact them for ‘emergency purposes’” Sure, that’s a great use but aren’t children of that age either:

a) In school or

b) Beside you?

Children of that age should never be walking out alone to begin with. So why are they not beside you? And I do believe they don’t have anything “so important” that they have the need of contacting their friends immediately about. That’s what house phones are for, right?

Maybe, you think I’m just being a sour grape. Because I slightly am But is it REALLY a good idea to have children exposed in the world of technology and media at such a young age? They don’t even really know how to appreciate and handle the gadgets yet. From all the children I’ve seen using a touch screen gadget, all of them prod and stab the screen with their fingers. (My heart bleeds at the image, because I don’t have one and they do)

When I was in Primary school, I was SUPER innocent. Saying “shit” or “crap” was like the BIGGEST thing ever, no one even dared to utter the “f” word. We used to giggle uncontrollably just from the word “sex” during our puberty “talk” with our teacher. However, children curse and swear all the time now. They either picked it up from the media, peers or siblings…

My friend was talking about how this 12/13 year old girl with a bunch of her classmates from my high school went up to a 17/18 year old senior and professed her “love” to him and the sexual acts she was going to offer him.

I don’t want to sound like a prude, but that’s wrong in so many ways. Shouldn’t a girl respect themselves so much more? It’s not like the guy has ever talked to her. He now avoids her like the plague, while the bunch of girls bitches and glares at any girl remotely near the guy.
Click here to enlarge.

I do believe there is still hope though. I’m glad little boys still play with toy cars and little girls still play with Barbie dolls. (Yes, I know I’m being stereotypical right now, this was an example) Some parents are still very observant in what their children is exposed to, teaches them manners, discipline and try not to spoil them too much.

I guess what I really wanted to say is. Children are acting too much like adults now. They get exposed to the “dark side” of the real world too early. Because, my childhood years were the best years I’ve ever lived and it’s sad to see children losing their innocence so early on…



About the blogger:
Hi I’m Twefrence. I’m a very big youtube nerd; I practically have no life outside of the internet. I rant, writes stories, and sometimes emo poems on my blog heylookitsmeanonymous. This is also my first guest post =). Thanks for taking the time to read this!

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And this was the last guest post for my december guest post series :)
I was literally nodding all through out this post when I first read it, everything she said was so true!
Please do check out Twefrence's blog: HEY LOOK! It's me: Anonymous
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Just letting you guys know that I'm back!
Slightly jetlagged right now but hopefully I can start blogging again soon.

Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR :D