I've been "into" scrapbooking since 1998. I go through periods where I spend a lot of time creating album pages, and other periods where I either collect scrapbooking supplies, or just wish that I had time to work on my albums. For the past three years, I've been in school full-time, and there has been no time to think about doing anything creative. I really miss it, because it relaxes me. I take a lot of pictures, and haven't ordered prints in over a year, because I knew that I wasn't going to have time to deal with them. I've been looking forward to graduation, because I was finally going to have time to scrapbook again.
I was contacted by the company My Memories and asked to review their digital scrapbooking software, called My Memories Suite. I was very excited, because so few of those kinds of products are compatible with my ancient iMac, and this one is. It is extremely easy and fun to use, and with it, you can create digital scrapbooks, cards, calendars, and more.
Here are some album pages that I put together in about an hour. I didn't buy any extra embellishments; I just used what came with the software. I uploaded my photos into the software, plugged them into the pre-made album pages, and added some text. Once I was finished, I exported the pages as JPEG images to my desktop so that I could share them here. Easy!
The My Memories Suite software comes with many professionally-designed scrapbook templates, or you can create your own design. It comes with different pages and embellishments to make your album special, and you can also make it an interactive experience by adding music, video, or narration, then sharing it with others on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, or on a DVD. You can even view your album on an iPod. Check out all of the features here.
My Memories has its own YouTube channel, and here is a short video that explains some of the features of the software:
They also have a blog, a Facebook page with tutorials, and are on Twitter.
The digital scrapbooking software is available as a download by going here, and as a special promotion, readers of my blog receive $10 off the regular price of $39.97, by using the code STMMMS19139 at check-out. Each download also comes with $10 in coupons to purchase additional digital paper packs or layouts.
I am also doing a giveaway of the software. One lucky reader of this blog will win a free copy of the My Memories Suite. Entering is easy; visit the My Memories website, www.MyMemories.com, and check out the digital paper packs and layouts that are on the site. For one entry, leave a comment on this post with your favorite layout or digital paper pack. I am also offering additional entries in the giveaway; please leave these as separate comments. You get one additional entry for "liking" My Memories on Facebook, one for following them on Twitter, and one for being a new follower of this blog, so each person can get up to four entries in the giveaway.
The giveaway will run from Tuesday, June 7th-Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 PM CDT, when I will announce the winner. Please make sure I have an email address to contact you if you are the winner.
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Disclaimer: as compensation for doing this review/giveaway, I received a free copy of the My Memories Suite software.
Update: Heather R, comment #12, was the winner. Thanks so much for entering!
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