Hi! I’m excited about sharing this with you today! I have not done much scrapbooking in the past, aside from a few pages when my boys were babies. I found that it took too much of my time. Anyone with me on that point? I found that card making gave me instant gratification for my creative needs and I kind of gave up on scrapbooking. I always felt bad about it though, since I have all these fabulous photos that I am not doing anything with! They can’t all be framed and hung on a wall right?!
So, with that said, when I was asked to review the digital scrapbooking software My Memories Suite, I saw it as a great opportunity to see if digital scrapbooking would be a faster and easier option for me than traditional scrapbooking.
I have not previously used digital scrapbooking software, other than playing around with Photoshop (which I was mostly frustrated with), and I found My Memories Suite to be very intuitive and user friendly by design. I simply downloaded the software, which took a bit of time as it is a large file (1.2 GB), then got straight into unlocking it’s potential!
It comes with lots of background papers and embellishments, so I was able to start creating right away, which I like: big plus! There was no need to go buy backgrounds and extras, although I couldn’t resist looking at their free kits. 🙂
I made this album page really quickly using a premade ‘quick page’ (attic treasures) that I downloaded from a large assortment of their free digital scrapbooking kits. I simply had to insert my photo, which is a lovely scanned vintage photo of my Grandparent’s wedding, and I added the words in the top left by using the Word Art Designer feature. It was SIMPLE! I can see how easy it will be to showcase special photos by quickly creating pages like this, and I can really see myself scrapbooking again!! YAY! The nice thing is that I can choose to keep the pages I make as a digital album, or print them at home or professionally, and add traditional touches to the pages too, if I want.
What I didn’t realize until I had the software in my hands and played with it for an hour or so, is that it is a very useful tool in cardmaking too! Cooool!!
4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (A2)
Just so you know, the opinions I share on my blog are always my own, and although I received a copy of this software to test and review, I am not obliged in any way to recommend or endorse it.
Would you like a chance at winning your own My Memories Suite Software? (39.97 USD value) I thought you would!
My Memories has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway on my blog and I’ll keep it really easy for you! Just pop over to MY MEMORIES and have a look at their digital scrapbooking kits, then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which kit you liked best! I will pick a winner from the comments on March 17th!
If you would like more info on My Memories here are some links! They have lots of tutorials and a product discussion forum too on their blog.