Autumn is finally here and that means the start of the Holiday season! I don't mean just Thanksgiving and Christmas. Halloween is a major Holiday that almost everyone I know celebrates. Amazing costumes, incredible decor, and adorable kids eating candy.
This also means that it is time to break out the scrapbook! But doing a scrapbook album takes a lot of time and dedication. Fear not for there is a program out there that helps you create a digital scrapbook without all the cutting and pasting!
My Memories is a software program where you can create your own digital scrapbook with individual pages, embellishments, and anything else that goes along with scrapbooking! You can add special word art, inlays, and even shapes to fit your needs. You can view your page layouts one at a time, or together as double-page spreads.
|Christmas Traditions- $4.99|
The My Memories Suite comes with pre-loaded embellishments, paper, and other little things. But you can also purchase kits like the Boo- Its Halloween kit for $4.99. They also offer free kits, like the Kitty and Tweet Quick Page. They have a wide range of categories so you are bound to find something you are looking for! My personal favorite? The Christmas Traditions kit.
Another great feature for the digital scrapbook software is that you can add audio and video. Speaking of video, you can even sync your digital scrapbook album to your iPod or DVD for interactive fun! You can even place in web links for viewers to visit or embed hidden files like a surprise recipe
Feeling a little uninspired? Need something to boost your inspiration? Check out their Gallery from real users for ideas! They also have a blog for challenges or if you just want to talk to other My Memories scrapbookers! Have questions? Check out their forum!
|My Memories Suite v2 Screenshot|
Once you are done creating your digital scrapbook, you need to let people know it exists! On the My Memories Suite, you have a lot of options to choose from. You can print your album, turn it into a JPEG, make it iPod ready, burn it to a DVD, or even a calendar!
You can buy the My Memories Suite v2 for $39.97. Use the code STMMMS79079 to receive $10 off.
WHAT I THOUGHT
This software was so much fun! I never thought about scrapbooking because I didn't know how to go about it. But when I was contacted to review My Memories, I thought "no better time to start than now!". I created page after page of memories- or at least whatever pictures on the computer allowed me to. It took me a few days to get the hang of it: figuring out where everything was, how to do something, which button did what, and everything else that went along with new programs.
After I finally had it figured out, you couldn't get me off that thing! I was always creating pages, even if I deleted them after I was done. I kept showing Twin and Mom what I created and I could tell they were getting annoyed at me. But I was so proud of my pages, I wanted to show them off!
Each page, depending on the subject, took me about an hour until I had it perfect! My first pages weren't that good. You could tell it was my first time scrapbooking. I deleted those because I wanted to keep those I am most happy about.
The first one is of Brother and Sister (yes, that is their real names), who are our Siamese-mixed siblings. The first picture is of them as a baby (with mommy Smokie) and then the bottom pictures are of them now. This one was kind of hard to do because I had to snap a recent picture of Sister and she HATES having her picture taken. I took her picture with the webcam but it had all the background of the house and I just wanted to highlight her- not me in the morning. LOL
The second page is of me and Twin. That one was super easy because I already knew what quote to use, what pictures I wanted, and how I wanted everything to go. If you can't tell us apart, I'm the first picture (since I am a minute older :P) and Twin is the second. Its definitely my favorite because it signifies the beauty of our close relationship.
Since Halloween is not too far and we love Halloween, I will most likely be making an album just for Halloween!
Thanks to the fabulous folks at My Memories, one (1) reader will win their own My Memories Suite v2 program!
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