Monday, October 03, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking and A Giveaway

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Liz from My Memories asking me to try out their new My Memories Suite v 2.0 and see what I thought. It was actually perfect timing because my gem of a daughter has taken over most of the scrapbooking in our house. She does it the old fashioned way by cutting up bits of paper and pictures and then mounts them on a 12x12 page to insert into our albums. I'm forever grateful for her taking over this task because it frees up my time, gets all the pictures into books we can enjoy, and gives her a great creative outlet.

I had recently shared with my daughter that there were programs for digital scrapbooking and that maybe she might find that more fun, but I wasn't sure where to begin the process. Low and behold not much after that conversation, I got an offer to try My Memories from Liz. We immediately downloaded the software and started seeing what it had to offer. Quite honestly, my daughter has used it way more than I have and has made a bunch of different layouts just playing with the program to see it's potential. Yes, these layouts are all her work!
Besides scrapbooking pages, which you can make with a few clicks using all the preloaded background papers and templates, you can also make cards, posters, calendars, and even turn your scrapbook into a movie!
My daughter and I noticed that on the My Memories website, they have a "free" page where you can download other papers and embellishments for you to use in the My Memories Suite program. Of course there are also many great background pages, papers, and embellishments you can purchase. I can see how digital scrapbooking can be addictive - the possibilities are endless and now I will have to try to make cool photo collages for my blog when I sew new garmets! :-)
My Memories has been so gracious to offer one of my readers a free My Memories Suite v 2.0, so if you're interested in winning this awesome software, please visit My Memories and tell me what your favorite paper pack is in the comments section of my blog. Next Monday evening, October 10th, I will draw a winner!
Lastly, My Memories has offered a fabulous coupon code good for $10 off the My Memories Suite and $10 off the store - a $20 value! During checkout, just use coupon code:


One last thing, I found the My Memories Blog to have lots of great inspiration, videos, & tutorials on how to use the software. If you're at all thinking about purchasing it, check it out, it's really a wealth of info.

Up next, I'll finally reveal the two Kwik Sew cowl neck tops from pattern #3740 - I must say, I'm in love!!! :-)

*I was given the My Memories software to try and the opinions in the blog review are 100% my own based on my trying the product.*


Maryissewfast said...

I like Autumn Chocolate...two of my favorite things!

Tiffanee said...

So cool! Toil & trouble would be so fun!

Melina said...

Wow! I think I might have to give digital scrapbooking a try! My craft room is plum full of scrapbooking supplies, but I absolutely love, love, all the neat backgrounds on this website. I also like the idea of clicking and pasting vs. using traditional stickers and adhesives(although I have enough to open up more own scrapbooking store:) My two favorites are: "A Bouquet for Mother" and "A Bushel & a Peck!"

Anonymous said...

I have never thought of digital scrapbooking. I think this would be a great way to organize my vacation pictures into albums and have them look fantastic!!

Also, it would be fun to organize all the family pictures into albums. It would take up less space than all the photo album books.


Jane M said...

Oh, I love the Rescue me Dogs brag Book pages. Thanks, Melissa, you're the best! It's a delight seeing what your daughter did with your pics.

Marie said...

I think my teenagers would love to try this! Thanks for the giveaway.

KarenP said...

I like the Doodley Monograms kit.

Jennifer said...

I can't believe this is my first time on your blog, Melissa! I love it! I have only tried the "old" way of scrapbooking one time, and I knew there was no way I was ever going to keep it up. (Someone gave me a whole as a gift!) But digital scrapbooking is something I might actually be able to sink my teeth into! I thought Grandma's Farm and Cowboy Up were adorable. Not quite as adorable as you are, though, Melissa. And no, I am not sucking up. :D

Jennifer said...

That's whole kit, previous comment.