I was so excited to recently be approached to review the digital scrapbooking program My Memories Suite Version 2. I've never done digital scrapbooking, but always been very interested in it. My Memories Suite made it so easy!
The program can be downloaded from the My Memories site, so within minutes you can be digitally scrapbooking. Not only is the download quick & easy, making scrapbooking pages is quick and easy too! I thought it would be a little tricky to get started and that maybe I should find some online tutorials to look at before I began, but it wasn't difficult at all.
There are several different options for how to begin. You can use a Designer Template, where you only need to drop in some pictures and your scrapbook is done! This reminded me a lot of the printed books you can make through photo sites (I've made them through Walgreens) but this program is much quicker and easier to use. Plus the options are much nicer and it looks like a scrapbook instead of just a photo album.
Look how gorgeous this is! In literally seconds you can have an album that looks like this:
The other option you can use is to design your own layout. If you choose this option, you can choose from dozens of picture layouts to begin with, or you can choose a blank page and make your own. Even if you choose one of their picture layouts, you can still add or delete pictures. But with this method you choose and add all of your own backgrounds and embellishments.
Here are some examples of pages I made using the Design Your Own Layout option.
My Memories Suite includes a ton of free embellishments including all of your favorites- ribbons, buttons, brads, flowers, flourishes, stitching, bows, and even some novelty items. Some beautiful titles are included as well (like the "That Holiday Spirit" title I used above). There are also designer embellishments included for baby, family, holiday, seasonal, vintage, love, and other common scrapbooking themes. All of this comes FREE with the program. You could literally make thousands of pages without running out of embellishment options. As well as embellishments there is also a shapes section where you can add basic shapes such as circles, triangles, etc. as well as scalloped versions. When you insert a shape you can choose a color for it as well (and match it to your photos) or you can select a patterned paper from another huge set of patterns.
One of the things I really like about all of the embellishments and paper choices is that they have themed colors. There are probably about 50 different named colors (such as Honeydew, Bubble Gum, or French Vanilla) that you can choose from. This makes it easy to select matching embellishments to add to your page. A downside to the embellishments is that you cannot change their colors like you can with all of the other page elements. Maybe this will be possible in a future edition. But there are so many colors available that you're sure to find something to complement any layout.
So, are you interested in this amazing program? Well, I have GREAT news- you can get it FREE!! That's right! My Memories Suite is giving away this program for FREE to one of Binge Crafter's readers! So how can you win?
1. Be a Binge Crafter follower.
2. Go to My Memories site and check out their site.
3. Leave a comment telling me which is your favorite digital paper pack.
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.
Just can't wait for the giveaway? Well, I have more good news! If you go to the My Memories site and download the program today, you can get $10 off using the code STMMMS84973 AND $10 to use in the My Memories store to download your favorite paper packs. Since the program is only $39.97, you're getting a fantastic deal.
I'm so excited that for my first product review I found a product that I really love. I've been obsessed with playing with this program since I downloaded it. I haven't been on pinterest in ages. ;)
Keep tuning in this week and check out some more of the great features of this program. I'll be sharing videos, projects, tips & tricks and each day you'll get a chance to win!
Disclosure: My Memories gave me a copy of the program to review, but all opinions are mine.