Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Review and a Giveaway - My Memories Digital Scrap Booking

I was very interested and excited to receive an e-mail recently from My Memories which is a digital scrap booking site.  They offered me a copy of their software My Memories Suite Scrapbook which is a digital scrapbooking software to download and try out and an additional copy to give away to one of my blog readers.  I've never done any scrap booking digital or otherwise so I was really interested to see what this involved.

I went to the site and followed the instructions given to me and easily downloaded the software.  When you download the software you also get a $10 voucher to spend on anything else on the site.  I chose to download a designer pack called Zoo Time as we are taking my son to the zoo for the first time later in the week and I thought this would be a good project to use for a digital scrap booking project.  I also downloaded the Sweet Tooth - Combo designer pack as you have to use all your $10 in one transaction otherwise you will lose the balance.

There are also lots of free kits to download and I spent ages just browsing through these and downloading more content.

Then I started to play around with the software.  There are lots of templates set up where all you have to do is add your photos.  There's even a feature where you just select the photos you want and the software adds all your photos to the templates for you.

Now bearing in mind I have never done any scrap booking before digital or otherwise, this is my first attempt and I have to say I am really pleased with it.

The great thing about this software is once you've finished your design you can decide what format you want it to be in for example I could chose to print this as a greeting card, as the start of an album or even as an interactive slide show.  I'm thinking that at Christmas time I can make our own personalised cards or make invitations to a birthday party - the possibilities are just endless.

I am very impressed with how easy this software is to use and my only criticism of it is that I think I will want to spend more time using it which will eat into my stitching time!  I would encourage anyone to give it a try as I never thought I would be able to make something like this.  When it comes to creativity I am happy to follow someone else's instructions, for example with cross stitching you are following a chart, but when it comes to putting things together myself I've always struggled.

Now comes the exciting part.  I have another copy of this software to give away to one of my blog readers.

So the way to enter this give away is as follows:

  1. You must be a follower of this blog - it doesn't matter if you are a new follower or have been reading my blog for a while.
  2. You need to go to the my memories website - click here - and choose your favourite digital paper pack or layout and then leave a comment on this blog post telling me which is your favourite.
  3. For additional entries follow My Memories on their blog, on facebook or on twitter (or all three for three extra entries) and leave me another comment telling me where you have followed them.
  4. The giveaway will end on 31st May at midnight GMT and the winner will be announced here on my blog soon after.
My Memories are also offering all my readers a $10 discount off the scrapbooking software if you chose to buy it yourself and a $10 coupon for the My Memories store.  Just enter the code STMMMS38740 when you check out.

I think I've remembered everything you need to enter but please let me know if you need any more information.  Good luck!  


mdgtjulie said...

Grats on being chosen to receive the free software, Nic. I love the page you made. It's darling. If I had a life, I'd enter, but I stitch and play on the computer, and I never do anything else, lol. I'd have no use for it!!! Hope you get lots of entries though!!

CalamityJr said...

Oh, wow! I'd love to get Amazing World By Me for my daughter who took and amazing trip but needs to get it scrapbooked. Thanks for offering this great giveaway! Can't wait to see you zoo trip memories.

Lou said...

Incredible Kid is my fav :) And love what you have done so far!! What a great give away!

Ashley said...

I am in love with the Butterfly Whimsy Pack. It's just adorable and I could find so many things to do with it. Great giveaway and I'm glad to have found your blog.

Ashley said...

Already follow My Memories blog.

Ashley said...

Already follow My Memories on FB.

Ashley said...

Following My Memories on Twitter.

Ashley said...

Following your blog via email using--

Monica said...

I'm a new follower (I follow privately but hopefully that still counts!) and I like the Batter Up Pack. Thanks for the chance to win!

Monica said...

I follow My Memories on their blog and Twitter.