Friday, December 28, 2012

Giveaway- My memory suite software

MyMemories has willingly offered to give one of my readers their own MyMemories Suite Digital Scrapbook Software! To see how cool this product is watch the video below!

See how easy it is to use and how quickly you can put that needed scrapbook together? Who has time to print out all their pictures anymore? Their Website also has more pages for sell than just the ones the program has to offer. Their priced between $10.00 and free! So you can decide how much you want to spend .
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All of these papers I got for free. I have yet to spend any money on Mymemories. (We are poor grad students) I must say I have been SO tempted to get some of the cute pages but sometime in the future I’m sure I’ll be buying up the whole store!

The only thing that I don't like about the mymemories is the downloading process. I own a silhouette and it has spoiled me. It does all the downloading automatically for me. I just have to say yes. With mymemories program you choose what you want and then you have to choose which download, PC or MAC and then apply it to the software!urg! and the list of papers you buy don't ever leave the download page so it can be hard to know which ones you have already download from buy to buy. (Warning: this might not be making sense!) Other than that it's good after you play around with the program for a few days.
Not only do we have the giveaway but also for those of you who don't win or can't wait to get your own Software can use this code: STMMMS70034  and get the MyMemories suite software for only $30 instead of 40 and also gets $10 of free product as well! Savings of $20!
So how do you enter the giveaway?
1st- You MUST me a follower of Sew, Cut, Paste (leave message stating that)
2nd- Go to and tell me which paper you like the best. (leave separate message with this info!)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Snowmen and ornaments

Last year I made these cute little snowmen with my sister and mother as well as some ornaments. The snowmen are so fun and easy to make. It’s a great way to use up old clothes and scraps.  All that is needed is the following:

Old socks (I don’t recommend socks with holes :) )

Beans or rice to fill them with

Buttons, ribbon, twine decorative socks , and or fabric to decorate the snowmen with.

Glue gun

Start by filling your main sock with the rice or beans. We used rice. We had to stretch out the socks a bit. So they would be big enough. I used my husbands socks that had lost the other pair. Some of them had holes in the toes, so I cut off the toe and tied it.Having the tied portion on the inside of the sock for the bottom. (the knot is inside the sock.) Then you tie up the top. We used sleeves of old shirts and decorative socks to make our snowmen clothes with. They were the perfect size and already the right shape! My favorite one I made was this one with the sweater sleeve. Add twine, ribbon and or buttons to embellish these little guys to cuteness. We used orange felt for the nose.


Here is what is looks finished and the other snowman I made.



All of our snowmen together. All of them were made with shirts except the stripe ones those were socks.


My sister had just gotten married that summer so she had no ornament and no tree at the time that I decided to have this craft day for her. My sister doesn’t do crafts. She also had no money to go to ornaments. She wanted something to decorate with so I was on the job to find ornaments that were easy to make and also cute.


Look at all that scrapbook paper we went through! Thanks to Julia who gave me a good amount of scrapbook paper when she moved to Colorado. See I really do use it and for others too.  :)

 ornaments3 This one was going to be the top of her tree. She had a painted tree in one of the rooms in her apartment. She ended up getting my grandmothers tree so instead she used it as a wall decoration. She put it up again this year.



The ornaments were so simple. The one above you just cut circles the same size fold them in half and stick them together with ribbon or string in the middle. The ones below you cut paper into strips 3 different sizes. We cut our  scrapbook paper into 1 inch width, and then I think the lengths we did were 6 inches for the center, 8 inches and 10  inches. and yes both of these were seen again in her apartment again this year.ornaments4

My sister and mother aren’t crafty people. Here is my sister getting frustrated with the papers not gluing and staying together….poor thing. :)  Don’t worry I came to her rescue after taking a picture…


Happy Holidays!