I’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to try out this software for myself. I had never attempted digital scrapbooking before, even though I wanted to for such a long time, because I thought it would be difficult to learn to use but I found the My Memories Suite incredibly easy to use right from the outset. In fact, my first attempt took me about 30 minutes and here it is:
My great-granddaughter, isn’t she gorgeous! I started by choosing one of the many templates, a 12”x12” page size, thought that would be easier than using a blank page ... baby steps :)
It turned out to be very simple to change the background paper to one that co-ordinated with little Rhian's pink polka dot top, to delete/add the embellishments, add a title and text (the suite uses any true type font on your computer), drop shadows and of course the photographs!
There are plenty of papers, embellishments, etc., already available on the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking software to get you started you can also find lots of new kits to purchase and even a great selection of free kits, papers and embellishments on the My Memories website. You can also use many of your own digital kits/papers which you already have tucked away on your computer - something I really appreciate :)
So to sum up: the ease and the speed I had in finding my way round the software was impressive. I eased myself in by playing with all the tools, but after the success of making my first page in super fast time I was raring to go. The My Memories software does all the hard work for you so you can just get on with being creative! It is that easy to use. Here’s another page, this time in A4 format and starring my granddaughter, Jolene, made in super fast time:
This software can also be used in hybrid crafting, just print out papers, embellishments etc, and then use them as you would in the traditional way for making scrapbook layouts or even in cardmaking. And the bonus is that you have all these papers, etc., there on tap whenever they are needed – no need to go rushing off to the craft shop to buy more. Here’s a little sample card I put together:
The design on My Memories Suite
The finished card
The background was designed on the My Memories Suite software using one of the freebie kits from My Memories.com, and it is made up of two co-ordinating papers, several snowflake embellishments, blue & white trims, a gorgeous flourish and the greeting topper. I sized it to fit a 5"x5" card and printed it off onto thin white card - as you can see the red has not come true, I think the difference in colour is the fault of my printer, or perhaps the card I used. Once printed out II treated it just as I would any other card, adding a matted and layered topper (from Crafty Individuals), ribbon, card candy and glitter. Designing a card this way would be particularly useful if you wanted to do a batch of cards all the same - just print the background off as many times as needed.
To win this terrific software there are only two conditions.
One: please post on your blog OR Facebook page about my giveaway, adding a link to my blog;
Two: leave a comment here telling me which My Memories digital paper from My Memories.com is your favourite by 27 September at 10am so that I know that you would like the chance to win this terrific giveaway!
The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments. It's that easy, and you could be the winner!
If you can't wait to see whether you win the competition, or let's say, with the benefit of a crystal ball, the winner isn’t you ... My Memories have very kindly allowed any and all of my blog readers a $10 discount on the purchase of the My Memories Suite, AND a $10 voucher towards anything from the my memories website ! How brilliant is that!
If you would like to go right ahead and download the software at a discounted price, use the Share My Memories code – STMMMS3409 – which you should enter when you get to the shopping cart page – hot tip: to avoid typing errors simply copy and paste.
Right, time to sign out - it's after midnight and I should be getting some beauty zzzzzs.