Tuesday 1 May 2012

CLOSED My Memories Digital Scrapbooking - Review and a Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.

I was delighted recently to be asked to review the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite Software.

I've never before tried digital scrap-booking but have been intrigued by it, and interested by the results that I've seen some people produce using it. It's certainly a lot less messy than scrap-booking with assorted papers and glue (though as I always use reclaimed materials when I do paper collaging or scrap-booking then it's a useful and enjoyable form of recycling). The best thing with digital scrap-booking is that it is so easy to change things if you get something wrong, which avoids wasting time and materials! My Memories software includes a useful Check Album feature, so you never need to make a mistake again!

Anyway I enjoyed playing around with the My Memories software, it's got lots of choices for backgrounds, photo layouts  and embellishments with a whole range of album templates to suit the mood and topic of your scrapbook. You also have the option of creating your own album design from scratch. You can create recipe cards, greetings cards and a whole variety of other items that can be stored digitally or printed out for use.

Here is one result of my experimentation, a page that is currently in an album that I'm putting together on Spring in the Dells, by the Water of Leith, although it could equally well work as a greetings card. In fact, I think my biggest use of the software in the future will be to make digital greetings cards.


My Memories are offering one reader of this blog the chance to win a download of this software (worth $39). To enter the giveaway, please follow these simple rules:

1. To be in with a chance of winning, please visit the My Memories website and tell me in the comments below which is your favourite digital pack or layout.

2. For optional additional entries, either:

a) Like My Memories on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/MyMemories/140359372717593 or 
b) Follow My Memories on Twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/mymemoriessuite

3. Please let me know which of these you have done, and leave a separate comment for each entry (so if you have visited the website, liked on Facebook and followed on Twitter that will be three comments). 

This giveaway will close in two weeks time, which gives you plenty of time to browse the My Memories website and choose your favourites! 

And whether you win or not, My Memories are offering all readers of this blog your very own Share the Memories code giving you a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value!)

Just use this code  STMMMS4293  in the checkout to claim your discount! 

Disclaimer - I was sent a free copy of the software to review. 

As ever, text in red contains hyperlinks that take you to other websites where you can find out more!


Ms Sparrow said...

The software sounds like a lot of fun. It looks like we can look forward to a lot of future blog offerings as you spread your creative wings!

Cuby said...

Digital Scrapbooking sounds a great deal of fun and so much less mess than the real deal which I have to admit I do like. Will check out more of the digital tomorrow.

eileeninmd said...

The digital scrapbooking sounds like fun, I will check out the link. Thanks for sharing!

P. M. Doolan said...

I might get my school to order this. Thanks for the review.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Ms Sparrow, yes I'm looking forward to using it!

Cuby Poet it is fun, but I still like real scrapbooking too!

Eileen - it is, I hope you enjoy browsing!

P M Doolan - it would be great for your school!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Please folks, if you want to be entered into the giveaway, visit the My Memories website and let me know which is your favourite layout or pack!

bunnits said...

That is very interesting. Thanks for sharing this information. I will have to check out the My Memories site.

shoreacres said...

I've not had an "old-fashioned" scrap book since high school, but the digital version looks like it could be as much fun.

Interesting that I just was talking with someone yesterday about the way my blog has taken on life as a kind of scrapbook. As I said, when I'm too old to remember what I've done in my life, I can read my own blog and see what I was up to!

RoadBunner said...

Fun giveaway!

I like the Holiday Moments pack. I'm a sucker for the holidays :)

RoadBunner said...

I followed My Memories on twitter!

Katie Semelis said...

I like "Kissed at Dusk"

BananasMama said...

I kinda liked "Kissed at Dusk"