Saturday, October 15, 2011

**REVIEW** My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software and **GIVEAWAY**


Giveaway now **CLOSED**


Look for a FANTASTIC giveaway at the end of the review!!!

I was contacted by My Memories Suite to review their Digital Scrapbooking Software. Now let me start by saying I am not a digital scrapbooker. I love to touch, feel, smell the paper and embellishments. BUT...what most people don't know is I am a HUGE digital scrapbook paper buyer which I then print out and use in my projects. There are a few reasons I have never been interested in digital scrapbooking besides the above....1) There are never programs for Mac's.....that I can understand 2) I am technically challenged 3) I HATE directions 4) Did I say I HATE directions??!! But I decided to try it out because I do like to make digital memory books of special events for gifts and it worked on a Mac!! 
Who knows what could happen :) 
BTW--it also works on a PC for all you "other" users, LOL!

Every single part of the actual downloading of the program was so easy even I could do it. I was up and running in NO time flat. After it was downloaded I was getting a little nervous because I thought I would have to read directions--NOT my strong suit. But NO worries, they have TONS of tutorials HERE. They are videos--which are right up my alley! I watched a few but decided I thought I could just play around.

I opened the program with NO idea of what I was going to make and just started. It was extremely easy. First I made a scrapbook page. I chose a photo template (just the places for photos--no papers or backgrounds) and went from there. I added paper, embellishments text, mats and within 10 minutes I was happy with this:

Not too bad for my first try :) One thing I really loved was you could just drag your photos in. Another favorite was I could use the arrows on my keyboard to move things in different directions the smallest bit. There are tons of options. I resized the photo boxes, tilted them, etc.

I was so happy with this that I decided to do another project. When I was with my best friend, Patty, the other day she pulled a note out of her purse. She said "remember this?" It was written on note paper that I had given her years ago with her photo on....idea!!! So I made this:

Now I can print out my own note paper. Heck, I can even type the note on it before I print it!
Yes, I was having fun. Two projects in a half hour! 
I think this might be a new creative outlet.


****GIVEAWAY****
now CLOSED


The company is has given me another copy of the software to give away as a prize to one of you lucky Blog readers of my Blog.

This is what you need to do to be elgible:
1. First go to the My Memories Store and look at all their digital scrapbook papers. 
2. Then come back here and comment on THIS post which one you liked the best.  You have until Friday, October 21st at 10PM Central time to leave the comment.
4. Leave me your contact information in the comment.
5. That's it! I will pick one lucky winner with Random.org and you will be on your way to making some fun projects too.

I also was given a SPECIAL COUPON CODE for anyone else that is interested in purchasing a copy of the software. If you look on the top of my Blog on the right you will see the code and link. It will give you a $10 coupon off the software plus a $10 credit in the store equaling $20 off! 
But.....you have to put in the special code to get the discount.

You can also find My Memories on Facebook HERE.
Thank you My Memories!

19 comments :

  1. Wow Maria this looks like fun! As a Mac user I am always looking for software that works on Macs. Thanks for sharing.
    Marie
    Marief1983 @ gmail dot com

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  2. Ps - I forgot to mention that I love their Holidays template.
    Marie

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  3. I'm a hybrid scrapper but haven't really branched out much on the digital side of it. Your homecoming layout is lovely. Thanks for the introduction to My Memories Store. They have great stuff. I looked at their papers. Oh my, how can you choose just one as your favorite. I'll give you three of my favorites, Denim pack, Subtle Artistry and Urban Butterfly. : ) Thanks for a chance to win such an amazing prize.

    crotheker at gmail dot com

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  4. What a great site! I love the Fall Pack that is in the dollar section. Fall is one of my favorite time of year and this paper is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  5. Wow, something that actually works on My Mac! Please oh please pick me! I love the October paper pack, those colors are just beautiful!

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  6. Oops, I can be contacted at lclass003 at gmaildotcom

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  7. Wow, I had never given any thought to digital scrapbooking but you have inspired me! I love your projects! My favorite set was Follow Your Dreams. Thanks for the chance to win this software!

    vsl1983 at aol dot com

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  8. Wow....would love to win this just to give it a try!! I am exactly like you...love the physical elements of scrapbooking. But I've seen some pretty cute digital albums also. Doesn't this require a huge amount of printer ink??

    peifert@gmail.com

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  9. I've thought about how nice it'd be to print out my own papers. I have the Imagine, but I'm limited to the cartridges. I like the Sugar Plum Pack. Thanks for the chance to win, Maria!

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  10. This is so cool. I like what you did with the homecoming page. Looks really good for just playing around for a few minutes.

    I really like the "it happened this year" pack. What a great way to get a wholes years worth of pictures scrapbooked!

    TFS!
    Jenn
    Email.sophienme@gmail.com

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  11. i am so interested in knowing and seeing more. there are so many kits - it's almost impossible to know which is my favorite!! I liked so many. LOVE the note paper - an awesome gift idea!! doris
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  12. I've been wanting to try this. It's a hard choice to pick one.... I'd have to say anything Fall as this is my favorite time of year.

    Nette
    netter at q dot com

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  13. Never tried digital scrapbooking but your projects are real inspiring! I like the "High Society Bride" Kit. I just love black & white damask. Thanks for the giveway chance.
    Mell
    mrsrank1 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Awesome page! Love the swirls. I'm not a scrapbooker, but do have projects lined up - including my daughter's - from our last family vacation! Would love a chance to win the digital software - you make it sound so easy! I draw a blank every time I start - not sure how to begin. Digital would give me so many options including coordinating papers!! So please pick me... Went on site to view all the different paper available - so hard to decide on a favorite! So many choices!!! I would probably go with the vacation paper such as tropical getaway, or destinations, or summper splash just to get me started - this could be my winter project! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! My email address is: mr_conboy04@hotmail.com.
    Rosy

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  15. I haven't tried the digital scrapping but I'm going to download some of their freebies and give it a try. To pick one is hard but the Happy Dream is beautiful.

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  16. I just love "Walk in Splendor." It would work perfectly for a project I have planned.

    suekimmet at gamil dot com

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  17. I love the Halloween ones... oh my goodness what a hard decision, as I love them all! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  18. I would love to try out this software. My favorite one is Walk in Splendor. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. Hi Maria!!
    Thank you for sharing this website with your followers. I love the digi layouts you created with the photos of your kids. So pretty. My favorite from my memories is, Hearthsong. I love all the colors especially the orange and purple. The pumpkins and leaves are so cute.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Stephanie Caudales
    scaudales@yahoo.com

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