Monday, October 31, 2011

My Memories Suite - a review and giveaway

Happy Halloween Monday.  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine went a little too fast, but was a good one none-the-less.

Today I again have a post that's a little different for me.  My Memories asked me if I would like to receive and review their digital scrapbooking software.  Most of you know that I'm not a scrapper, but I'm always up for a challenge and wanted to check out the software from a non-scrapper's view.

It was fun trying things out, poking around in this program.  Actually, it can be a wee bit addicting.

This page went together pretty quick and I really like the way it came out.

For this page I wanted to try more layers, more embellishments.   Check out the stitching, too :) . 

After I uploaded the above page here to my blog post, I decided there was too much pink, so I went back to the software and changed the background paper, leaving everything else the same.  I fixed the page more to my liking in just a few seconds.

This next one took merely a few seconds to create!  I used a "quick page", meaning all I had to do was add the photo and I was done!  Just think how fast you could make a scrapbook for a gift, scrap a party or event.  You could easily make several to give friends and family members.  Great gifts!

Below is my initial playing around with the software, trying things out, getting a feel for moving them around, forward and backward, etc.  It dawned on me doing this that this is the perfect software for me  to create 'sketches' for pages or cards.  I've made sketches in the past and admit some level of frustration doing it.  This program is perfect for it!    I could also print this for a generic Hello card for quick notes.

So.... a non-scrapper's view of My Memories Suite v2 digital scrapbooking software.   I really did enjoy using this software and I will continue to use it. I will use it in conjunction with my Your Story to create photo books and I will definitely use it as a designing aid for my paper crafting.   I'll probably continue to use it for scrapping.  It certainly was easy enough.

While it's called digital scrapbooking software, it's not limited to digital scrapbooking.  You can create photo books, calendars, photo cards, DVDs, IPOD files, and more.  You can start digitally, print and embellish with your scrappy supplies.  While I didn't get a chance to try the interactive feature, IPOD or DVD file creating, or inserting music, I bet it is pretty darn cool!   Check out all the amazing papers, embellishments, kits, etc., available in the My Memories  store.  Many are free.

Ok... now the giveaway and some discount information...
My Memories not only gave me a free download of the software to use, they gave me a second download to give to a reader of my blog.

For a chance to win this software, stop over at the My Memories store and tell me what first caught your eye there.  What do you love?  I love the Halloween kit!  There's some pretty awesome packages right on the front page, but there's also a lot a fun stuff throughout the site OR you can just tell me whether you've ever played with digital scrapbooking software before... like it? intimidated by it?  (This software is easy.. you won't be intimidated).

Discount information:  In addition to my giving one away,  any of you and your family and friends can use  this promotion code STMMMS69026  to get $10.00 of the cost of My Memories Suite v2 AND $10.00 to spend on digital scrappy papers and embellishments from their store! That's a $20.00 value. You could be well on your way to creating Christmas gifts, scrapping your Halloween, and more.   Just  go here to purchase the software, enter this number (copy and paste it for ensured accuracy) STMMMS69026 .

I'll choose a random winner on Saturday afternoon, 11/05/11.  Good luck.  Even if you aren't a scrapper, you'll enjoy this program.

For more information on My Memories Suite, check out the My Memories videos on youtube. 

Use Code STMMMS69026  for $10.00 off the program and $10.00 store credit.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. The quick calendar pages are pretty neat you could make a designer calendar in a matter of an hour or so.

  2. Ooh, I love this. I could have a lot of fun playing with this software. I, too, love the Halloween kit on the front page and the fall kit!

    Thanks for the chance!

    Sue.Z @ gmail

  3. I liked a lot of the kits, but I think my first purchase would be the Designer Calendar kit. I would love to make some of these as Christmas gifts. Thanks for the chance to win, Cindy! I'm intrigued by this software!

  4. Wow-I dont actually know what I like the best about it. I like the Card sketching, and I like the quick page feature. Jut add a photo!

  5. Beautiful layouts! You did a fabulous job with the software.

  6. Your LO's are great! I liked the Christmas kit. Thanks for a chance to win!

  7. I've been a little leary of using software--not sure I'm savvy enough; but the reality is I know more than some of my friends. I am intrigued by this program. Think I'll search the site a little more.

  8. The Hearthsong digital kit caught my eye immediately...Love the fall colors and pretty ! I love the pages you created too. Great job ! Can't decide if I like the pink background or the cream one better. I think they're both equally pretty. The winner of the software you're giving away will surely enjoy it ! Thanks for the chance to win it .

  9. I think the Spooked pack was pretty cute - I like the shapes and colors - reminds me of my K and Co stacks! This has definitely peaked my interest!

  10. Wow! I noticed in the first picture that you didn't have any stitching on the page...then in the next you added it! Whew! Glad to see that stitchin! :0) Fabulous pages, Cindy!
    Thank you for all the information about the digital product and the offers!

  11. Love your layouts!! I also like the Halloween kit and the fall is very beautiful. Thanks for the info and for the chance to win!
    LizW in TX

  12. always wanted to try digital may be the time.

  13. Oh Cindy, I loved your layouts.. I have so much paper and stuff that I can't even think about digital. :-( maybe someday.. hugs from ukiah

  14. I've never done digital scrapbooking. I like the feel of creating the pages with paper myself. And I spend way too much time on the computer already! I have seen some really nice digital projects though! It's just a matter of what works for you! Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. I've never tried digital but this one sounds very user-friendly. I love the Halloween and Christmas Traditions. I love what you created. Hope I get to try. Thans for the giveaway.

  16. I've been reading a lot lately about this program on the web and it does peek my interest. I love the fact there is a lot of free embellishments, pages, etc., to play with.

    Thanks for the opportunity and the samples.

    JanetJJ @ yahoo dot com

  17. This is is so cool! I love your designs! I have been seeing this all over the place. The Christmas packages have been my favorites from what I have seen. Maybe with something like this, I could get some scrapbooking done. Hee! Hee! I seem to only be making cards for... like... the last YEAR! Hee! Hee!


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