Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Memories Suite 2/Free Software Giveaway

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 STMMMS12846 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.


Julee J. Adams said...

Wow. How cool is that? I went to the site and first thing I saw was the Cat Overlay 1. I liked it very much.

I have three or four of the large paged scrapbooks, each with a few pages done. I think I have 8 pages in the Hawaii scrapbook and we went there in 2003. I have thousands of pictures scanned in on flash drives and disks, though and how easy would it be to organize and share with this?

Thanks for mentioning. If I don't win, this goes on my Christmas list.

Pam Asberry said...

It really is super easy to use, Julee. I'm not ready to give up on paper scrapbooking, but this is a great alternative for certain projects. Good luck in the contest!

Corrie said...

Trying this again! :) Your post gave me hope. I have collected "oodles" of scrapbooking stuff over the years.I totally love doing it but finding the time and space become difficult! I can't find the one I liked the first time but will have to go back and look some more! I am currently working on my kids scrapbooks of their school years so I am looking at the Dolly Mixture template. I have tons of pics, so this would help display them on the page!

Pam Asberry said...

Hey Corrie! Sorry your original comment didn't post; Blogger can be persnickity sometimes! Glad you haven't given up on scrapbooking; it really is important to preserve those memories. And going digital really does speed up the process. Good luck!

Janelle said...

I like this post and idea, too! Tender As A Rose would be my paper pack! The colors and layout are gorgeous!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fabulicious giveaway!

Janelle said...

I forgot to mention that I follow in GFC, too!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fabulicious giveaway!

Pam Asberry said...

Thanks, Janelle! Good luck in the drawing!

sweetstaker said...

I am a GFC follower -sweetstaker
I liked the the Road Trip Time Package.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

sweetstaker at yahoo dot com

Tasha said...

thanks for the giveaway!
gfc follower- Tasha

I like the Autumn Glow Cluster Set and pretty much everything by MagicalReality Designs


Laura H. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3). Baby Toys is my favorite paper pack (although it's very hard to choose a fav). I ♥♥♥ the colors and will be perfect for baby shower gifts.


jessica said...

I"m a GFC follower. One layout that caught my attention was the stars and stripes layout but there are so many that are very pretty. I also liked the Kitcat, love my pet, the pet words and the perfect paws designer packs. I hope that you everyone is having a great week.
jessangil at gmail dot com
Jessica B