Friday, October 21, 2011

My Memories Suite- Features Feature!

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Today I wanted to share with you more of the great features of My Memories Suite, the program I'll be giving away FREE to one Binge Crafter reader.

As I've said in an earlier post, one of the things I really love about this program is that it's so easy to use. But let me tell you about some of the really neat features I've found so far.

My Memories provides TONS of different background images for free, but you can also use a Custom background. You can upload any image to use as a background so you could use a cute picture like this

or you could upload any background pattern you like. You could do an image search online for cute fabrics and save the pictures to use for backgrounds or find other free sources of digital background papers, which is what I usually use to make my blog buttons. I like that My Memories Suite allows you to use your own images as well. You can also add free downloaded backgrounds and embellishments from online sites to the program files so that you can use them in My Memories Suite.
I found a great tutorial on how to do this here.  (Just know that after you add new content you need to run the program as an administrator on your computer if you have Windows Vista to avoid getting error messages.  To do this, mouse over the My Memories Suite icon on your desktop, right click, and choose "run as administrator."  It may also slow down your program a little.)

All of these papers and embellishments were downloaded from Shabby Princess.  All of the photos I used in these layouts were stock photos downloaded from here.

My Memories Suite also draws from the fonts that are already on your computer, so you can download tons of free fonts online and use any of them as text on your scrapbook pages. These two features mean you have ENDLESS possibilities of additional free scrapbook elements for your digital scrapbooking. There are tons of free backgrounds and embellishments you can download from the My Memories site as well. Here is an example made using of some of their free downloads.


But I want to tell you about my absolute favorite feature. It is called the "Match" button (also called "Picker" in the color menu). When I am adding mats for photos or images or really anytime you are given the option to choose a color, you're able to do an exact color match to other elements that are already on your page. That means you could start with a photo and add a background, photo mats, text, etc. in colors you've pulled directly from your photos. For people who need some color help like me, this is a fantastic feature.


In seconds you can pull colors from a photo to make your background, photo mats, and text all match your photo perfectly. See how great this looks?

All of these embellishment colors were pulled from the original picture.  While playing with this program, I quickly became obsessed with this feature. As you can notice in this layout you can also put text on your layouts in shapes, another very cool feature.

There are tons of other amazing features.  Adding shadows to items adds dimensionality.  Photos can be shaped like hearts, scalloped shapes, or even polaroids.  Photos can also be changed to sepia, blurred into an impressionistic painting, altered to fisheye, or given a number of other effects.  Word Art text can be made using a photo background.  Any item added to a page can be rotated and have its opacity adjusted.  These are all standard features.

Finally, there are multimedia features.  Text and narration can be added as well as videos or links to websites.  Projects can be published as jpegs, printed as pages, photo albums, or calendars, and made into movies, dvds, or podcasts. 

Can't wait to get started?  I have good news!  Binge Crafter readers are entitled to a $10 discount off the price of downloading the program as well as a $10 credit to be used to download additional items from the My Memories site.  All you have to do is use the code STMMMS84973 during checkout.  Also, don't forget each day this week to enter to win the program for FREE!

How to enter the giveaway?

1. Be a Binge Crafter follower.
2. Go to My Memories site and check out their site.
3. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would make first using My Memories Suite.
4. Come back later in the week for more information on My Memories Suite and chances to win.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 26. 

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1 comment:

  1. I'd use it to catch up on my family scrapbook.

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