Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Memories Software Review & Giveaway

I've recently had the opportunity to try out a new scrapbook program and thought I would share it with you. I've been using a scrapbook program for several years as I am a hybrid scrapbooker - some digital and some actual. I even tried Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. I hated it. It was far too complicated for what I wanted to do. My original program, Scrapbook Factory Deluxe v. 3 was okay, but a lot of the elements included in the program couldn't be used anywhere else.

Then I was invited to take a look at My Memories Suite v. 2. My first test of a software is to go in and try it without reading the instructions. My Memories Suite passed with flying colors. Not that the instructions weren't helpful, but I was able to construct a page without reading the instructions at all.  And unlike other programs, this digital scrapbooking software uses .jpeg files and is compatible with just about any image file. You have an image you want to turn into a background? With My Memories Suite you can take any image you own or scanned and turn it into an embellishment or background. And just because you are producing a digital scrapbook doesn't mean you can't add your own bling, like ribbons, buttons & bows!

With My Memories Suite you have so many choices. Not only can you use the standard 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 formats, but you can use 8.5 x 11 portrait or landscape formats. I've been scrapbooking in 8.5 x 11 for years and have always been happy with the results, but if you are a square format user, with My Memories Suite you can upload them and have them professionally printed and bound. I think the prices are very reasonable too! If you want to print your own stuff, you can do that too! That's why I use the letter size pages - I can print them at home and put them in my own albums. And did I tell you that it is Windows and Mac compatible?

Here is a quick page layout - one of the freebies I picked up off the site - that I am using as part of a thank you card.  It was so easy. And there are tutorials. Follow the link, and you will see several tutorials on using the program. One is a general one that shows you the basic capabilities of version 2. Then there are the tutorials by pinktoque. She has great tutorials for version 1 and an overview of version 2. Well worth the time and effort, by someone not connected with the company. I just can't express how much I like this program.

I am so excited that I can share this program with you that one lucky reader of my blog will win a free downloadable copy of the software. That's a $39.97 value. Really!

How do you win? It's simple:

1. First, become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.

2. Second, visit MyMemories and take a look at all the digital kits and return to this blog and tell me which one is your favorite. Tell your friends. You have until midnight CST on September 30th to enter.

If you are too impatient and want your own copy now? Visit MyMemories and use this code and you will get a $10 discount STMMMS18876.

Copyright 2011, ACK, for Generational

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You got me. I tried Photoshop Elements for scrapbooking and got so frustrated I gave up. These templates are beautiful. I think my favorite is the " Rescue me pack" because it put a smile on my face.

    But I also liked the " aged to perfection" and the " summertime deco papers".

    I hope I win!