The other week I was contacted by My Memories and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their software, My Memories Suite Version 2.0. I was really intrigued, so I looked at their website to see what My Memories was all about. My Memories is a digital scrapbooking site that has taken all of the papers, layouts, stickers, fonts and embellishments of traditional scrapbooking and created a fun and easy to use digital workspace. With their digital scrapbooking software you can create digital scrapbooks, photobooks, cards, calendars, gifts and more with the pictures that you already have on your computer!
Before little man was born, I scrapbooked with some friends. I really enjoyed the creativity, designing layouts and having a finished product to share with others. But, once little man came, the pictures seemed to stay on my computer. I was kind of sad, because I truly enjoyed it, but I just felt that I didn't have the time to pull out the papers and the glue and the scissors and the embellishments and go get my pictures printed. I had never thought about digital scrapbooking...actually I didn't even know it existed until the other week! (Where have I been? Living under a rock or something? Haha!) So, needless to say, I was excited to start using the My Memories Suite and see what I could create! I downloaded My Memories Suite Version 2.0 to my computer - it was quick and painless and best of all, I could start scrapbooking right away!
When I opened the program, I was a little intimidated by all the buttons and the vast openness of possibilities! What should I make first? What pictures should I use? Oooh! What paper! Eek! So, I decided to read through the My Memories blog and Facebook page for some tips and tricks to get started. I really appreciated all the useful information that I found and I loved seeing others ideas! It was a great springboard for inspiration.
After playing with the program for awhile, I was really impressed with the volume of things that you can create. You can start with a pre-made layout or create your own from scratch and there are so many embellishments and fonts to try out! When you download My Memories Suite, it does come with a lot of pre-loaded papers and extras, but you can also shop their store for digital scrapbook kits (there are so many cute ones!) and I just love that they also offer some free digital scrapbook kits (I downloaded a lot of these already and they are also easy to download and start using)!
Here's one of my favorite kits from their store:
So, after playing around with the program for awhile and trying out different papers and fonts, here's a peek at two of the things that I have already created!
I created this calendar from scratch (well, with a little help)! I used the Calendar Grids from the free download, added some photos, some embellishments and voila! I decided to leave the number boxes blank, so that I could use the calendar as a template and just swap out the photos and background for each month!
|And here it is! I printed out my calendar and put it up on my magnetic white board at my desk!|
I also created this scrapbook page using the Sea Breeze Frame! It was a really fun way to highlight and personalize a few of the pictures from our recent weekend getaway to San Diego and the Hotel Del Coronado!
There are so many possibilities with My Memories Suite! I love that there are so many different kits (you are sure to find something you'll love!) and I love that it is a simple program to use, but that you can do so much more with it as you learn more about all that it has to offer. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves to create or scrapbook and to anyone who is interested in getting started! I think that this would also be an excellent program for kids in school - book reports, calendars, journals and more. Overall, I have really enjoyed having My Memories Suite and I am really looking forward to creating some more projects, pages and catching up on scrapbooking with all my photos!
Interested in buying and downloading My Memories Suite Version 2.0 for yourself? You can BUY the software for $39.97 from the My Memories site.
*Also, as a special for all of The Little Hedgehog readers, My Memories is giving a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value!) You just have to enter the code: STMMMS60311 when you purchase My Memories Suite v2.
You can WIN a digital download of My Memories Suite Version 2.0 for yourself! (ARV $39.97)
***Giveaway is open worldwide! Entrants must be 18+ years old. The winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.***
Giveaway will end October 21st at 12:01am EST.
*The winner will be downloading their prize directly from My Memories with a code provided specifically for them.*
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Thank you to My Memories for providing me with the opportunity to host this review and giveaway at no cost to myself. The item was sent to me free of charge for review and has not influenced my opinion of the product. I have sought to give my honest opinions and experiences on this product. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Thank you again to My Memories for sponsoring this review and giveaway!