Saturday, 2 February 2013

My Memories Giveaway

I have a giveaway for you today! Nice way to kick off the weekend, eh? The nice folks at My Memories asked me to review and give away a copy of their software. Sure! I've seen it on a few other bloggers' sites and was curious to try it.

Using this software, you can create digital scrapbooks, photobooks, cards, calendars and gifts without having to buy expensive and complicated software programs. Thumbs up! My Memories Suite is also rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews.

I used to do scrapbooking by hand until I discovered photo books with Shutterfly. Since then my scrapbooking materials have largely made their way into the kids craft space. LOL! The online photo books programs have their limits though.

I was curious what a scrapbooking software program could do and whether it could do more of the stuff I like to do with my blog, like buttons, headers, etc. The first thing I tried was my Scrap Bin Mission button above. It was easy and straightforward to create and insert the picture. Thumbs up! I couldn't figure out how to change the size small enough for my blog though so I finally exported it and cut it to size in Gimp. I can't fault the software for this though, as I'm still a newbie at it.

Next up, I thought I'd try some scrapbook page layouts. I don't share many photos of my kids online for privacy reasons, so I put in some pictures of my quilts for this review. There are a lot of great page designs that could be used for photos with the kids though.

I had fun making these pages...great layout designs, eh? There are plenty of really nice free ones included in the software, but you can also buy supplemental designs. A funky Frank Lloyd Wright-ish/Mondrian-ish design, available in four palettes...


An Accounts-style page -- couldn't you just imagine photos of quilts made with Architextures on this page?

You can add text and embellishments, change colours, add photos to the layouts -- and I'm sure I barely scratched the surface. 

Before I started my blog, I used to keep a journal of my quilts with information about the size, materials, techniques, etc. I could definitely see using this software for this too -- and it would be much prettier than my printer paper! 

If you'd like to win a copy of this software, you have up to three chances:
1) Leave a comment on this post. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address!
2) Visit www.MyMemories.com, choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, and then leave a comment here letting me know which one it is.
3) Followers get a third chance -- just leave me another comment. 

You have until Thursday, February 7th at 8 p.m. EST to enter. I'll pick a winner via Ms. Random Number Generator Thursday night and announce the winner next Friday. Good luck! 

If you’d like to learn more about My Memories, you can also visit their blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds. 

45 comments:

  1. That looks like great software. I can see lots of uses for it. It would be great to have pages to just drop my pictures into!

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  2. There's a pack called Galactic Geek that would be perfect for a little boy!

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  3. I do follow although it is hard to keep up with you! Digital scrapbooking/quilting! oye!

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  4. Serious overload on designs. I like word pages and the ones by CatDesignz caught mu eye.

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  5. M-R! I don't think I have time for one more thing but.... I think I need to win this one!!! ;^)

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  6. Great software, thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. This software sounds like it could be really fun!

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  8. So many to choose from but blue bliss 2 caught my attention!

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  9. Interesting software. Off to check out the site.

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  10. Love the name 'My Colours Rip', but there were other interesting ones too. So many choices.

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  11. This sounds like a great software! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  12. This looks like great software.

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  13. I'm a follower. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  14. The Peace Out pack is groovy man.

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  15. This software looks like fun!

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  16. I've heard about that software, and would love to give it a try.

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  17. I have the My Memories Suite already and you are right, it is just great...

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  18. I have been wanting to convert over to software for my scrapbooks because I am so far behind!! I would LOVE to win. Thanks for the chance!
    txjennywren.blogspot.com

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  19. This looks very interesting. I think I'd like to try using it. Thanks for offering it.

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  20. I must be a follower because I saw your post in my google reader.

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  22. I'd like to try the My Memories software. I tried traditional scrapbooking, but I'd like something more portable and sharable.

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  23. this looks so interesting! I would love to play! thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. They are a lot of interesting layouts etc... but the Warm and Czoy template looks cute!

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  25. This looks like fun. I need all the help I can get! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I like the my Colours Fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

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  27. I love the look of this :) I don't have the patience for cutting and sticking, not to mention having to find somewhere to print photos etc! I've thought more than once that it would be nice if I could put notes on the photos where they are saved on the computer, this sounds perfect!

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  28. I'm not a scrapbooker, but the software might convert me!

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  29. I like the My Colors series ... especially Stitches.

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  30. and I'm a follower, of course ... thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Following, following, following :) How could one not after that amazing presentation you gave at the guild.

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