Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbook {Review & Giveaway}


If you know me, I love to do anything creative, and I wish I had the time and patience to sit down and put together a scrapbook.  However, I don't.  My Memories contacted, asking for me to do a review of their digital scrapbooking software.  I was pretty ecstatic to give this a try!  The wonderful thing about digital scrapbooks, is its all done on your computer...no mess, no clutter, and it's easy to use.

Before I downloaded the software I started browsing their website.  They have different kits to choose from, some cost and some are free.  They have pre-made templates, or you can create your own from scratch.  You can print your pages and put them together in an album, you can create a slideshow of your pages and share them with your friends and family, you can even add sound and other interactions to your pages. 

From their website:
My Memories Suite will help you build beautiful pages from scratch or to make a page using one of the many professionally-designed scrapbook templates provided within the scrapbook software. A large collection of papers and embellishments are available at your fingertips to help you make each page uniquely your own. Drop in your in pictures in seconds-then crop, edit, retouch and rotate them right on the page. If this were any other scrapbooking software, you might be finished. But with My Memories Suite, the real power-and fun-of this software is just beginning.
You can make a beautiful scrapbook an interactive memory experience for anyone who sees it. Use simple one-click options to enhance your scrapbooks, with music, narration, video, and even the Internet. Go beyond pictures by showing off video of the birthday party, or record a narration to capture the memories that pictures alone cannot. With My Memories Suite you simply don't look at a scrapbook-you experience it!
After I downloaded the My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software v2.0, I got to work on my very first scrapbook page.  I downloaded a couple of free kits to choose from, and then started narrowing it down to what I wanted.  I created one from Mel & Dustin's wedding last year...

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I used the "Moment" digital pack, adding in some gradient colored text and fun embellishments.  Their colors were Yellow & Charcoal, which I just loved (pretty popular colors right now)!  Don't you just love it?

I know I'm having a lot of fun creating pages; you'll probably start seeing more posts from me sharing my digital scrapbooking creations. 

THE GOODS: Lucky for you guys, they have offered one of my readers a free download of My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software v2.0 ($40 value).  So one of you will be able to start creating digital scrapbook pages too.  It's really simple on how you can enter, up to 6 entries (leave a separate comment for each entry). 

1.) You MUST be a GFC Follower of this blog, comment telling me you are.  If you aren't already, please click follow and comment telling me you did.  This is mandatory.
2.) Go to My Memories website, and come back and comment what your favorite digital paper pack or layout is.
3.) Blog about this giveaway, come back and leave your blog link in a comment.
4.) Follow My Memories blog, Like My Memories on Facebook, and/or Follow My Memories on Twitter. (leave a separate comment for each)

If you leave an anonymous comment, please be sure to add your email address so I have a way of contacting you.  This giveaway ends at 11:59pm CST Tuesday August 30th, and the winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced Wednesday morning.  Any comments left after the deadline will not be counted.

And if you can't wait to hear if you've won or not, they are offering all of my readers a special deal.  10$ off the software and 10$ for instore credit.  Just enter in promo code STMMMS41141when you go to check out. 

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!


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