I am in love with this month’s digital scrapbooking freebie from My Memories Suite. It isn’t really Valentine’s Day themed, but the colors are just perfect. The kit is called Brown Paper Bag and it kind of makes me want to purchase all the other kids by the designer, Polka Dot Pixels. Check out this February scrapbooking freebie and see what I made with it.
Brown Paper Bag digital scrapbooking freebie
This digital scrapbooking freebie is a fun everyday design in a soft variation on primary colors. It includes:
- 10 digital papers
- 23 page elements
- 82 monogram characters (caps, lowercase, and punctuation)
This kit is free through February 9th, so download it now by clicking HERE.
February desktop wallpaper
The past few months, I’ve been creating desktop wallpaper that you can download and use on your computer. This month, I want to teach you how to make your own. They are super easy. I created this one with the February scrapbooking freebie in about half an hour. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: background
Open My Memories Suite and create a new book. My page size is the aspect ratio on my computer, 16×9. Alternatively, you can make the page whatever size you like and then scale it smaller than your computer screen when you set it as the wallpaper later.
Start by choosing a paper for the background.
Step 2: photo
Next, place a photo frame in the center of the page. You can use an actual frame, a page embellishment, or a shape. I often use the shape tool because you can color it with any of the paper choices too.
Step 3: text
To create the subway art style, add each word as a separate text box. You can change the font, size, color, and direction that each one is going. I try to stick with about three colors and three different fonts, just so it isn’t all chaos. For size and direction, it is just a matter of putting words around each other until they fill in the space. I usually work from one corner across.
Step 4: embellishments
Add embellishments for interest. They are also really helpful in filling in space when two words just can’t be close enough and still look good. You can also use shapes and imprints in this way.
Just keep rearranging things and tweaking the size until everything looks the way you want.
Pop your photo into the frame. You can crop any photo within the My Memories Suite software by double-clicking on it. This will pull up the crop and resize option.
About My Memories Suite
My Memories Suite is a digital scrapbooking program that allows users to create scrapbook pages to save on your computer, share online, and print at home or through a photo service. The software is fairly easy to use. I’ve been using it since November 2011 to create the pages I share under the scrapbooking tag.
To use the software, you choose a book size and can add as many pages as you like. The program comes with a stock of backgrounds and embellishments, and you can add any free or purchased digital scrapbooking goodies that you like. Insert your photos as you would in any editing program and add text, cutouts and music.
I’ve used My Memories to create graphics for my blog too. And you can also make cards, gift bags and other easy craftable projects.
I’ll share another great freebie next month. If there is a specific tutorial or graphic design you’d like to see, leave a comment.
Disclosure: I have an affiliate partnership with My Memories Suite and will receive a small compensation for your purchase using my code (STMMMS45617). You’ll also receive $10 off of your purchase, along with a $10 store credit to use on kits.