A couple weeks ago I opened my inbox and I found an invitation to try some digital scrapbooking software. Even though I’m a photographer and I’ve designed many albums professionally for my clients, I have never really used digital scrapbooking software, so this sounded like fun to me.
Yes, I am giving away this cool software—so read to the end and enter!
|White Sands with the kiddos|
I went to mymemories.com and I downloaded My Memories Suite and installed it. Definitely a simple and easy process. Then I went through my photo files and picked out a few pictures to play with. When I am designing photo albums, I like to choose the photos I know I want in the album before I start and put them all in one folder together. It makes it a lot faster and I don’t end up hunting all over for photos or leaving any out.
I decided to put together an album from our last trip to White Sands. We had so much fun and it was such a pretty day and, of course, PhotograMama took lots of photos of her favorite kids. It’s all drag-and-drop and very simple to lay out an album using their pre-made templates. The program comes with more than 30 pre-laid out albums. It’s easy to re-order the pages, so you can be up in running in minutes.
|I’m going to camp next month–guess which
scrapbooking kit I’m buying next!
For me, the litmus test of any software is whether I have to read the user manual before using. With My Memories, I didn’t have to, though you will learn a few tips to speed things up. In addition, to a PDF user manual—which means you can download and save it to your computer and review it whenever you want, there are also video tutorials available.
|This one is so pretty–it’s on my wishlist, too.|
Once you’ve got it up and running, you can download additional goodies. There are dozens of free layouts and paper/embellishment packs. There are also tons of layouts and goodies to customize your album from different designers and some of them start from just 99 cents. I didn’t see anything over $10. When I think about what I can drop at the scrapbooking store, My Memories is a bargain.
One of the features I liked best was the ease of journaling. Some of the pre-made layouts come with journaling space, but if you want to add your own, it’s as simple as a click—and I can use any of the fonts on my computer (I’m a font freak—there are a lot).
The completed layouts you see with this post were made by me, using just the basic software. I’ve also downloaded a couple samples of the add-on kits and packs. I’ve been wanting to go to a digital scrapbooking design—I’m not good with embellishments and handwriting, so the computer holds great scrapbook software.
Win a Free Copy of My Memories Suite!
Now for the part you’ve been waiting for—the giveaway. Modern Molly Mormon is giving away My Memories Suite 2. It’s a $39.97 value—and then there’s all those great goodies you can get afterward—and a lot of them are free.
To enter, visit mymemories.com and then come back here and post a comment telling me which layout or kit you like best.
For additional entries (be sure to comment separately for each one), like any of the following pages on Facebook and then come back and tell me you did it. My Memories Suite, Modern Molly Mormon or Marie Leslie Media (that’s my page).
Follow My Memories on Twitter or Follow Marie Leslie Media on Twitter and tweet this giveaway to your followers.
You can also tweet this giveaway: Scrapbook your summer with free software from mymemories.com. Enter today. http://t.co/s0DAsJC
|One of my cute seniors.|
If you enter on the Facebook page, it doesn’t count–you have to enter here.
The giveaway will close on Thursday, June 16 at midnight mountain time. You have live in the US to win and I’ll announce the winner on Friday morning, June 17!
|I have a million pictures (ok probably
only 10,000) and they need to be
scrapbooked. This is so easy.
Now, if you don’t want to wait and see if you win, you can go to mymemories.com now and buy the software for $10 off, using this code STMMMS56215. The $10 off deal will end on June 19th, so don’t wait too long to buy your copy of My Memories Suite. For digital scrapbooking, this program is definitely the way to go!