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    Friday
    Nov182011

    We Have a Winner! 

    Congrats to Wendy for winning the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software. Contact me and I'll give you your code so you can download the software and start making fun digital scrapbook pages and albums.

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    For everyone who didn't win, My Memories Suite has graciously offered you a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - that's a $20 value! Just enter the code STMMMS80053 at checkout. Thank you My Memories and thank you Charming Bliss readers!

    Tuesday
    Nov152011

    New Christmas Card Designs

    I've been busy designing some new Ready-to-Go Christmas Cards. Tell me, which one is your favorite?  

       

    Friday
    Nov112011

    My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software GIVEAWAY

    I use Adobe Photoshop Elements to create all the cards and printables on Charming Bliss. I also use it to create digital scrapbook pages, but it's not an easy program to learn. It's taken years and years of playing around with things to figure out how to create what I want.

    When My Memories contacted me about hosting a giveaway of their #1 rated digital scrapbook software, I was really excited! They gave me a copy to try, so here's what I made...

    It only took me a few minutes to make this cute page. The cool thing is that this program allows you to do a lot of the same things that you can do in Photoshop, but it's easier and more intuitive. You can add shadows to objects and you can use a color-picker to match the colors to those in your photos. There are lots of predesigned templates and albums for you to use. You can also create videos and add them to music. If you've ever been tempted to try digital scrapbooking, this is your chance.

    My Memories Suite is giving away their software to one lucky Charming Bliss reader!! To enter the giveaway, visit http://www.mymemories.com/ and look at the digital paper packs, then come back to my blog and comment which pack is your favorite.

    You may earn up to 5 bonus entries. (Be sure you leave a separate comment for each bonus entry telling me what you've done.)

    --Become a Facebook fan of Charming Bliss.

    --Follow Charming Bliss on Twitter.

    --Share the link to this post on your blog.

    --Share the link to this post on your own Facebook.

    --Follow My Memories Suite on Facebook.

    That's 6 chances to win people!

    Comments will close at midnight (MST) on November 17. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator and announced November 18. Please be sure to check back or subscribe to the Charming Bliss blog to find out if you're a winner. The winner will have 48 hours to clain their prize or I redraw. Good luck!

    Wednesday
    Nov092011

    Another FREEBIE! Free Photo Birthday Card

    The celebration continues here at Charming Bliss. I'm counting down to tomorrow when Charming Bliss turns one. I've got a giveaway that you won't want to miss!

    Since I'm all about photo cards here at Charming Bliss, how about a free one? Today I made a blank happy birthday card that you can print at home. You can add your own picture to the center of the card to personalize it. Just visit the Freebies page and go to the Birthday Printables gallery. Click on the card and it will bring up a link to save the file to your computer. The next time you need a cute, quick card in a pinch, Just print this card out and stick your favorite photo in the center. The birthday recipient will love it.

    Monday
    Nov072011

    Happy 1st Birthday Charming Bliss- Freebie #1 Gift Tags

    Charming Bliss is turning 1 on November 10 and I feel like celebrating! How about we celebrate with a FREEBIE? Everyone likes free stuff, right? Just visit my Freebies gallery and look for these tags. Click on the image to bring up a link to download them and save them to your computer. 

    You know what would be extra cute? Print them on sticker paper. Cut out the tags and stick them on kraft-colored gift bags. Voila! You have your own set of birthday gift bags. You're welcome! And be sure to keep checking back. I may surprise you with more freebies and I've got a fun giveaway that I know you'll LOVE!  

    Monday
    Nov072011

    Charming Bliss Turns 1 & a Giveaway!

    It's hard to believe Charming Bliss is celebrating it's first birthday. What better way to celebrate than with free stuff and a giveaway! Keep checking back. I'm planning little surprises here and there, plus a GREAT giveaway!!! It's my way of saying thank you for all your support this last year.

    Wednesday
    Nov022011

    Open Call for Photo Submissions = Free Cards for You!

    Do you have some great pictures of you or your loved ones? Currently Charming Bliss is holding an open call for photos. I use the photos in the Ready-to-Go card samples I create. I'd love to use your photos in my card samples.

    Photos I'm currently looking for:

    • Newborn babies
    • Engagement photos
    • Family photos
    • Couples photos

    What you get in return:

    • Free digital file(s) of any cards or projects I use your photos on
    • Credit for your photo on my website

    Terms & Conditions:

    1. You must own the copyright to the photos you submit. You may not submit photos taken by a professional unless you have purchased the exclusive rights to the photos.
    2. No photos of professional models will be accepted.
    3. By submitting your photo, you agree to allow Charming Bliss to use the image on digital cards and other digital projects on www.charmingbliss.com, Charming Bliss on facebook and Charming Bliss on Twitter.
    4. You grant permission to Charming Bliss to alter your image to fit the needs of the digital cards and projects. Alterations include, but are not limited to: changing the color of the picture (b&w, sepia, enhancing the colors, etc.) and cropping the picture.
    5. Pictures must be original digital files. No scans of pictures will be accepted.
    6. Please send picture in .jpg format, high resolution 300dpi is best.
    7. You must sign a release form agreeing to the above terms before your picture will be used.
    8. Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011.  

    If you are interested, please send your photos to natalie@charmingbliss.com If your photos are accepted, I will send you a release form that you will need to sign.

    Monday
    Oct312011

    One of My Favorite Color Palettes

     

    I absolutely love red, cream and light aqua together! I made this new Ready-to-Go Christmas card today with these colors. It looks flattering with colored photos as well as black and white photos. If you like this card, it can be yours. Visit my card gallery and check it out. Card #118.

    Wednesday
    Oct262011

    Do You Like the Vintage Style Christmas Cards?

    Then I've got something for you. Check out the new Vintage Postcard Season's Greetings Card (Card #117). This style can be yours for $15.

    Saturday
    Oct222011

    More New Designs

     3 New Ready-to-Go Christmas Card designs in the gallery today. Check them out! Don't forget, new lower prices for these cards- only $15!  

     Pennant & Burlap Christmas Card (Card #112)

     

     Cherry & Sage Elegant Snowflakes (Card #115)

     Whimsical Dots (Card #116)