Monday, September 26, 2011

My Memories Winner!

The winner of the My Memories Scrapbooking Suite it:
Sandy S.

Congrats, you should have an email from me by the end of today.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Giveaway for runners

Win a giftcard to Newton Running in this giveaway! The giveaway supports the Hands and Feet Project, an organization building Children’s villages in the Caribbean nation of Haiti.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

MyMemories Scrapbook software review and giveaway

When My Memories contacted me about doing a review and giveaway of their My Memories Suite scrapbooking software, I almost turned them down. We have Photoshop on our home computer and that is what I've used in the past to make digital scrapbook pages. But each time I sit down to use it, I have to RE-LEARN most of the tools I want to use. My Memories Suite promised to be quick and easy, so I decided to give it a try!

REVIEW
The first thing I did after downloading was try and create a page. I used only the papers and elements that come with the program and expected to be really limited but there is a good range of textures and colors to choose from, and LOTS of different pre-set layouts. After that, I was MOST interested to know if I could use all the wonderful free kits that are available online. I use a TON of free kits in photoshop but I wondered if, since My Memories sells their own kits, that would still be an option. And it is! Not only is it an option, it's really easy. AND My Memories offer free kits as well!
They don't lie, this is quick to learn! You can use the templates already made or make your own easily enough. You can edit your photos, crop, etc. in the program so you don't have to use a separate program for that. (I HATE having to have multiple programs open!)
I don't usually have ideas for whole albums, I just make single pages or double layout spread. But My Memories prompts you to create a whole album at once and it got me thinking "HEY, I'd LOVE to make a recipe book/photo album of my annual cookie exchange." And the best part is that I can email (or share it on Facebook to my whole guest list!) and they can view it without having the software themselves. Awesome!
My Memories Suite scrapbooking software is totally affordable too! I don't want to think about how much Photoshop costs, but my husband uses it too so at least it won't go to waste now that I have a quicker, easier tool! The kits from My Memories are also reasonably priced.

The only negative I found was that the help available in the program is not super helpful. You can't search for terms, you have to scroll through alphabetically lists looking for topics you want to learn about. I got stuck looking for how to find my downloaded items (a quick page from My Memories) and help didn't help so it took about 1/2 an hour to figure it out.

BUY IT
Get a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value! Just use this code on your order: STMMMS29987

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will get their very own copy of the My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software! (Valued at $40)

Mandatory entry:
-Visit www.MyMemories.com and leave a comment letting me know your favorite paper pack or layout they offer.

Extra entries:
-Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect or let me know if you already are.

-Spread the word! Post about my giveaway (with a link back) on your blog or facebook and leave a comment telling you did so.

-Visit my personal blog and comment on a post there. Then come back her and let me know that you did it.

Comments will be accepted through midnight on September 25, 2011. I will announce the winner (chosen at random) on Monday, September 26 and I'll email them for their mailing info. Good luck, everyone! Please make sure that you leave an email address OR have it in your profile. If the first name chosen doesn't respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. The products featured above was provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. These opinions expressed are my own opinions and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone.