Recently I was given the opportunity to review a digital scrapbooking software: My Memories Suite 2.0.
I am a traditional scrapbooker at heart but I also love photo editing and creating collages with my digital photos so I was immediately interested in trying it out.
My hubby installed it for me a couple days ago and I have been playing around with it during naptime. Its the only time I can get anything done!
I was honestly impressed with some of the layouts. Some had a lot of depth and really cute embellishments much like what I would use on a traditional scrapbook page. Then there were also some pages that were a little too simplistic for my taste but I'm sure there are people who like that style. There is the option to auto-fill the pages to make an album or you can personally choose each photo and place it into the album on your own and customize the captions and embellishments on the pages.
In addition to the templates and papers that come with the software download there are lots of extras available on the My Memories website. Some kits cost but there are also some add-ons available for free. I don't know about you but I like free!
I went ahead and "bought" some of the free extras that I really liked. I had a little trouble accessing them once downloaded (I had to have my computer guru hubby help me navigate). But once we went to the FAQ page of the website we were able to make it work.
All in all both my husband and I have been pleasantly surprised at how much we like the My Memories software. While I'm committed to continuing to scrapbook the old fashioned way for now... I do believe I will be using the MyMemories software to design our Christmas cards!
Here is one of the sample cards I've created. This uses the Spring Symphony Frame that is a free download from My Memories and the background is an image I already had on my computer. I love this collage and hope to use it as our Christmas card this year!
Now on to the good part!! My Memories has graciously offered a free download of their software to one lucky Wani's World reader! To enter this giveaway you must to 1) follow my blog. 2) Visit www.MyMemories.com. and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then comment here telling me which ones you chose and also leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. The winner will be chosen on September 19th. Its my half birthday ;-) So hurry up and get signed up for the giveaway!!
** WINNER - Jenn from Chronicles of a Real Homeschooling Mom!