Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Winner!  Winner!  And me too!!

Well, as promised I have run the random number generator for both of my giveaways and have TWO winners!

FIRST:   My Memories Digital Scrapping Software!!  This software is just so fun to work with. To the winner, I promise you will be happy with this digital scrapbooking software!!  And for those that did not win, you can STILL get a large discount on the software!  Use the code   STMMMS18901  for a $10 discount on the software AND a $10 discount on products!

And now for the software winner. 
And the winner is……

#6 said...
Gwen said...
I now follow "My Memories Suite Blog"... thanks! :-)

Congrats to GWEN.  You win a FREE copy of My Memories Scrapbook Software!!  Email has been sent and when I hear from you I will contact the My Memories staff.  Once I get the FREE code, I will send it to you for a FREE download.
Discount CODE STMMMS18901
Remember everyone else can still get a discount! You can still purchase your own copy and save $20 total by using code STMMMS18901

AND now for the second WINNER.  This drawing is for the book by the New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Chiaverini:  THE WEDDING QUILT!

And the winner is……

 #5 said.....
I'm already a follower! I just got back into reading a few months ago...after having cataract surgery for both eyes...couldn't sew or read for a few years. Would love to read this!

CONGRATS Karen!!  Email sent.  Please respond with 48 hours and I will get the book out right away to you!
Thanks everyone for participating in my first giveaways!  It was so fun!  Hopefully I will have many more giveaways in the future!


Denise over at Tops and Blogin Blog   had a giveaway for a choice of either a layer cake or a jellyroll from her shop over at Tops and Bobbins   And I WON!!  Yippee!!  
She has so many nice fabrics!  And she carries kits, notions, buttons, precuts and more!  She has a Deal of the Day, too!  She even offers her longarm quilting services!  Go on over and take a look around.  I spent quite a while looking but finally decided on the layer cake RUBY!  Not sure what I will make, except some kind of quilt.  A person just cannot have enough quilts, you know!

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!  Now, I must get busy and get ready for Christmas!!

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THE WEDDING QUILT Book Giveaway and more!


" Twenty-five years had come and gone with a swiftness that might have been cruel except for the sweet, beloved memories of the days that had filled them."

I was so excited to be contacted by Penguin Press regarding the latest book released from the New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Chiaverini:  THE WEDDING QUILT

"In her latest novel, THE WEDDING QUILT, the joyous occasion of a beloved daughter’s wedding brings forth hopes and memories not only for the host McClure family, but also for the friends and quilters who have long called Elm Creek Manor their professional and spiritual home.

Effortlessly weaving together past, present, and future, THE WEDDING QUILT introduces Sarah’s long-awaited twins, twenty-fives years into the future.  Just as Chiaverini longed for a wedding quilt of her own, Sarah’s daughter also dreams of one with which to begin her marriage.  Enlisting the help of her fellow Elm Creek Quilters, Sarah collects signatures of the wedding guests in order to surprise her daughter with a quilt to represent all of her loved ones as she begins her new life. Readers will delight in new insight of past Elm Creek Manor brides as Sarah reflects back on her life and the many joyous experiences she’s had with her friends and family at Elm Creek Manor.

For every bride who has ever dreamed of commemorating her marriage with a wedding quilt and for every family member who has proudly witnessed nuptials bound by love, THE WEDDING QUILT is a novel  that celebrates the strength and beauty of shared lives.”

Doesn’t this book sound like a great book?  It can be purchased at your local bookstore, Barnes and Noble,, as well as many other retailers.  

BUT,  if you would like a chance to win this book, I have one right here that I will mail it out to one  lucky reader of my blog!!

So how to enter?  I am so glad you asked!  You have two chances to win.

  1. Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me you are.
  2. Tell a friend about the giveaway! Blog, write a post on Facebook or Pin it on Pinterest, and leave a comment with the link of your post. 

AND don’t forget to enter the other sponsored giveaway HERE.  It is for the My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software!  Both giveaways will end November 30 and winner will be chosen by a random number generator, and have 48 hours to respond to the email sent. 

Thank you!  

Good luck!

AND here is a link to another GIVEAWAY!!  It is from Tops and Bobbins Blog!  Good luck on all the giveaways!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Giveaway Reminder!

Please see the post below to enter my first giveaway !!  The giveaway is for the FULL version of My Memories Suite software!!  Low entries, so you have a great chance to win!!  Go HERE to enter now!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Review and My First GIVEAWAY!


Woo Hoo!! 

I was contacted by My Memories Suite and asked if I would do a review of the My Memories Digital Scrapping Software!   And in turn they would offer a FREE full version of the software program to one lucky reader of my blog and discounts to all my readers!!  How cool is that!!??   The My Memories Suite is available for PC or MAC, too!

So what is My Memories Suite?  This is what the company says:

“My Memories Suite version 2 software is a complete digital scrapbooking solution that provides a powerful set of creative tools and multiple sharing options that no other software can offer. Its intuitive workspace and enhanced time-saving features are perfect for a beginner to build an entire album in minutes, or to empower the design pro to build a scrapbook album masterpiece.” 

This is the first time I have ever used digital software and I was so excited to get started.  However, I have never been good with figuring out new software.   I was a bit apprehensive because some software can be confusing, time consuming and even frustrating, but I quickly learned about all the tutorial videos on their website,  and  decided to take the time to watch a beginning  video before getting started. 

I used the above tutorial and followed it step-by-step.

Here is a screencap of the blog’s video tutorial.

There are tons of FREE downloaded pages to work with.

To make my first project super easy,  I chose to do the exact same project as the teacher used in the video.
The same free page found here:

The free page is called, Time to Play Quick Pages”


The tutorial is about 30 minutes in length and covers all the basics to get you started! By the end of the video I had created my first page.   Here is my version.


I have not had time to watch all the tutorials, but love the program so much that I ended up playing with the program and created two more pages very quickly….



MyMemoriesSuite offers

Numerous tutorial videos

A facebook webpage which has links to more tutorial videos, reader project ideas and much more

Dozens of FREE kits and even more pages by many designers for purchase


A blog where there is always someone available to answer questions


They give you a personal email address to write to in case you have any questions regarding the program and program usage


You can save pages into jpegs, create videos, create greeting cards, digital greeting cards or calendars,  create photo album pages, burn onto DVD’s and so much more. (think Christmas cards and personal gifts!!) With My Memories Suite you make posters or trading cards, post a movie of your scrapbook on your Facebook page,  all with the click of a button. I plan on spending some time doing all the above!!

Speaking of Christmas cards….  I just had to try to see what I could come up with in just a few minutes.  Here it is!  I like it!


And even more quickly a stationary page to use for Christmas letters!

Once you get going, the possibilities are unlimited!!  Now for the exciting part:

I was offered a special code to share with my readers for a large discount.

The code below provides $10 off the purchase of My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software and a $10 coupon for the My Memories Suite Store. This a $20 value!  And everyone can use it!  Even your friends and family!!

USE THIS CODE for each of the $10 discounts:


So if you would like to purchase My Memories Suite follow these directions for the discount:

1.Go to

2. Click on Add to Cart.

3. Enter 
STMMMS18901  Promotional Code field on the shopping cart page


If you would like to take a chance and win a FREE copy of My Memories Suite Software follow the directions below.

Giveaway Rules

Mandatory Entry
1.  Visit My Memories Suite choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, and then come back and leave a comment telling me which one is your favorite. 

Additional entries:

2. "LIKE"  My Memories Suite on Facebook (leave a comment with your facebook name)

3.  Become a follower of My Memories Suite Blog

4.  Become a follower here! Home Sweet (Quilting) Home

5.  Write a blog post about this giveaway with a to my blog.  Leave a link to your blog post on your comments (one entry)

 6.  Blog about the giveaway and put a direct link to my blog with an invitation to enter the giveaway.  Please leave a link to your post in your comment. 

WOW!  Six possible chances to win this wonderful, useful program!!  Please leave a separate comment regarding each entry.  I will use the Random Number Generator to pick a winner on the last day of November!!
Winner has 48 hours to respond.  Make sure your comment has your email address linked or post your email address in your comment.

Good luck everyone!!
Use this code for your discount:  STMMMS18901
Quilting hugs,