Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Memories scrapbooking software (Review and Giveaway!)

In the past few weeks, a few people have asked me what kinds of crafts I like. And it’s easy to answer – anything that isn’t knitting, crocheting or scrapbooking. Those are fine crafts, just not ones that I’ve picked up yet.


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See that? There might just be scrapbooking in my future after all…


Recently, I was contacted and asked if I would like to review (and give away!) the My Memories Suite software. It is digital scrapbooking software, and is billed as “easy to use!”. Fortunately for them, they were right.


I went to the website, added the software to my virtual cart, gave them my promotional code, and “bought” it (for the low, low price of FREE.) From there, I went to the My Downloads page and found the software in my queue. I downloaded the software to my computer, and I was good to go! There are a few pre-decorated albums already loaded into the software, which is perfect for a complete NOOB (that’s pronounced Newbie) like me. The page above took me all of three minutes to put together. (I spent the next 10 minutes trying to figure out how to share the image with all of YOU. Heh. Some blogger I am, right??!)


Oh, and the process to make the album? Super simple: open a new project. Choose a template. Click on the camera icon on the right to add new pictures. Drag those pictures over the blank “holes” and wait for them to light up blue. Let go, and use the icons to edit the picture as necessary (crop, rotate, etc.) That’s it! Save your project, and you’re done for the day. Later, you can print them out, or share them…and if I figure out how to do that, I’ll let you know. *grin* (Oh, and also? Don’t think this is just for scrapbooking…when you view your album, you have the option to make it into a calendar or a card, too! And wouldn’t the grandparents just love that for the holidays…)


So – the verdict? I like it. LIKE it, like it. As in, I might start scrapbooking. (Please don’t hold me to that…)


(I’ve also learned that iPhone pictures, while quick and convenient, always pale in comparison with shots taken with a real camera. Hence the pixel-y images that you would see on my “page” up there…if you could actually see all the details. Heh.)


Now, who would like to try out this software…for FREE??! You would? Listen up:


1) Go to www.MyMemories.com and have a look around. Poke around their papers section, and tell me which set you love most. Or check out their embellishments! Or free downloads! Just come on back here and leave a comment to let me know what you loved.

That’s it! We’ve all had a nice relaxing, LONG weekend, and I want to keep this short and sweet.

If you love My Memories, and would like to keep up to date on their shenanigans, you can also find them here:



Their blog



Good luck! The winner will be announced on Friday, June 3.


Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Oh, this looks like fun (and, like you, something I could do with scrapbooking). I like the Fresh Linen Pack I think. So many choices!

Laural Out Loud said...

I want WANT this! I didn't have to far on the site to find a paper kit that I love- the Slice of Love set! It's verymodern, and I really dig it, plus a ton of other stuff!

Julie said...

I'm also a scrapbooking novice. I like the Lined Journal Cards by Sahlin Studil. For me, it's the stories that go along with the photos that mean the most.

The Brown's said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to scrapbook, but it's hard to find the space to get all my stuff out these days. Doing it digitally would be amazing!! Count me in to win it!!!


janelle said...

This is perfect. Adelle, my youngest put her scrapbook on my bed with a post-it on the last page I did saying "You scrapbook ends when you are no longer cute or you find out your adopted." HA HA!
I stopped when I started to use my digital camera. No inspiration when I get the film back. Now it is later I will...

My favorite... everything. I can see cleaning out my craft room of stamps, paper, stickers and having everything right on my laptop!

Ok... if I had to pick Time4Me Pack. I am so into little birdies right now!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oooh... aaah... Oh. (Did you realize that the giveaway ends on my birthday? I'm just saying.) If I had to pick, I'd totally go with the Time4Me pack. Because I love the colors.

Brianne said...

They have lots of fun stuff! I like the Baby Mine Girl Quick Pages. I like the idea of getting pages done fast! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lorie said...

I love bright primary colors...and ice cream cones...and cupcakes...so I love the Make Him A Wish set!

Richelle said...

This looks very interesting. I have a digital scrapbook program that I really like but it often seems a little cheesy. I really liked the A Sweet Spring, Arise and Budding Spring paper packs and many more!