I've used a LOT of different photobook creators, so I was eager for this opportunity because I consider myself pretty well versed in digital scrapbooking.
Let me tell you - My Memories Suite blew me away. It's not your typical digital scrapbook creator. Most photobook companies have a few backgrounds and templates for you to use, but not many, and very rarely do they have any fancy embellishments to "cute up" your page. My Memories Suite has everything. They have backgrounds, templates, embellishments from ribbons to brads and everything else, and just about anything else you can think of! You can even use the software to edit your photos. It's not quite as fancy as Photoshop, but it's pretty darn close, and at the teensiest fraction of the cost!
My Memories doesn't just offer digital scrapbooks - you can also create videos, cards, blog layouts... seriously, pretty much anything digitally-scrapbooky you can think of, you can make with this software. Pretty suite, huh? (Ha ha, see what I did there?)
I used to work for a major scrapbooking company and I always envied our customers and our artists for the beautiful scrapbook pages they created. Seriously, they were works of art. I tried my hand at paper scrapbooking but I am artistically challenged. I love that My Memories Suite has so many different options and doo-dads for you to play around with - it makes me feel like a scrapbook artist!
My favorite thing about My Memories Suite is that you can order your photobook straight from them! Upload your pictures, play around and create your pages, and then place your order. It's awesome.
There is a con to my review. I do think the software is a little complex and you really have to mess around with it for a while to get a feel for it. But the awesome thing is, on the My Memories website, there's a blog and a forum for you to visit in case you get totally confused. Someone is always there to help out, which is great.
You know, one thing I am really excited to use this scrapbooking software for is for my grandparents! I have one set of grandparents whose 50th anniversary is this week and I am hoping to get tons of pictures at the celebration, as well as pictures from throughout their lives, and make a book for them. I also want to write my grandma's life history and I think it would be neat to add pictures from throughout her life in the book.
I am proud to offer my first real live giveaway! One lucky contestant will receive their very own download of the My Memories Suite program! To enter, visit the MyMemories.com website and then tell me what your favorite digital scrapbooking kit is in the comments. I'm loving this one as it's just the right amount of boyish and cute for Sparrow.
You can earn extra entries by:
- Blogging, tweeting, or Facebook-ing this giveaway.
- Follow the MyMemories blog and/or Twitter, or Like them on Facebook.
Be sure to leave a comment for any extra entry options you do - if you blog or tweet about the giveaway, share your link/twitter name in the comments too!
This giveaway will close on Wednesday at 11 p.m. MDT. Good luck! Be sure to check back on Thursday, as I'll have the winner but also a special offer for everyone. Whee!