I have long been a big fan of paper scrapbooking. Although I have done a better job of collecting supplies than actually scrapbooking, I have made memory albums for my brothers and completed a few pages for myself.
But I have also considered trying my hand at digital scrapbooking. My mom has a program she uses to make digital greeting cards, which are highly anticipated among my family members; I thought I might like to do something similar. I have also considered making digital calendars for holiday gifts, or even digital photo albums for my high-tech sons.
So I was delighted when the folks from My Memories Suite 2 contacted me and asked me to review their latest digital scrapbooking software. While I was at the Scrapbook Cabin, I spent a very pleasant afternoon creating an album for my family chronicling our 2010 Christmas celebration. Here are a few of the pages I created.
This software is so easy to use. It comes loaded with a great collection of papers, embellishments and templates; to add photos, you simply click and drag. Using the auto-fill feature, one can complete an entire album in a matter of minutes; I wanted more control than that, so I selected a template and added my photos manually. But in just a couple of hours, I was able to complete and journal a fifteen-page album. Many more papers, embellishments and templates are available on the My Memories Suite 2 website; many are free, but all are inexpensive. This video provides a great overview of some of the features of the program.
Now that I have taken the plunge, I have lots of ideas for future projects. Digital scrapbooking won't replace paper scrapbooking in my life, but it will definitely take a special seat alongside it.
Now for the exciting news: My Memories Suite 2 is GIVING AWAY a copy of their product - which retails for $39.97 - to one lucky reader. To qualify for a chance to win, simply follow my blog, then visit the My Memories 2 website, choose your favorite paper pack or layout, and leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which one you chose and why. If you're already a follower, just mention that along with your comment. This contest will close at midnight on Wednesday, September 7th.
But if you don't win and you want to try My Memories Suite 2 - and I hope you will! - as a member of their affiliate program, I can offer you a coupon that will give you a $10 discount off your purchase price AND a $10 off coupon for the MyMemories.com store - that's a $20 value! To take advantage of this great opportunity, simply click HERE and use the coupon code when you check out.
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DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy of the My Memories 2 software for review, but was under no obligation to say anything specific about it; this review was solely at my discretion.