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Monday, February 13, 2012

MyMemories Suite Review & Giveaway #BdayBonanza

My Memories digital scrapbooking kits and scrapbook software

I have had the opportunity to download and use MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved scrapbooking. Placing memories inside a book that can always be looked at again and again is priceless. Not only looking at them yourself, but being able to pass these down to your children when they are big enough.

My grandma is the one who got me interested in scrapbooking. She saved EVERY single picture and made all her kids and grandkids scrapbooks. She made My kids several. They were all so beautiful and meaningful to me and I love them to pieces.

When I started scrapbooking myself- I realized that everything was so expensive. Just the books to fill up were close to $20. Then you have to buy the paper packs and all the embellishments- Oh, was my head spinning.

When I first noticed Digital Scrapbooking, I was all over it. I wanted to be able to create those special memories for my children as well, and didn’t have the funds to do it traditional. Not only is digital scrapbooking cheaper, but you can REUSE the papers and embellishments.

When I was introduced to MyMemories Suite I was a happy camper. The best part about digital software is that you don’t have to print the pictures to be able to use them. You can just take pictures you have on your computer or memory card (that you can insert into the computer) and use them.

I love that it is less time consuming than regular scrapbooking. You don’t have to clean up all the paper shreds that come from cutting all the paper. It took me forever to get all of it out of the carpet (when I did regular scrapbook).

The MyMemories Suite didn’t take very long to download and doesn’t take up much space on a hard drive. It is easy to work and doesn’t take long to figure stuff out.

I haven’t been able to use ALL the different choices within the software, because it is so well developed and I haven’t had a lot of time to just sit down and play with it.

It comes with pre-made layouts that you can just paste your pictures in and change the embellishments around or add more.

Or you can download TONS of free digital scrapbooking packs and embellishments from their website. They also have kits for sale starting at .99 in the dollar store.
When you download the software you have the option of signing up for newsletters. I would recommend you do so. This will let you know of the newest freebie packs as well as new kits that are being sold for money.
I really like how they have SO many different layouts and embellishments. It isn’t hard finding packs for boys as it usually is. They have so any different cute ones, it is hard to design. I love looking through the site and imagining putting the packs together.

Since it was Adisyn’s Birtday and Aidan already has a million billion scrapbooks from my grandma, I decided to make Adi one.

This was a template that was already on the software. It was so fun because it was easy. You just click where the pictures are supposed to go and then upload your own. I love the papers and embellishments, it fits her so well. I couldn’t have PURCHASED one that fit her better. =)

You can add embellishments, text, word art, and background pages where you want them. You can rotate the text to fit inside embellishments, and add wordart at the top of the page. You can customize text and colors.

I love every THING about it. I love that it isn’t that expensive. It’s only $40 for the software, so it will pay for itself within the first couple of months if you usually scrapbook a lot.
This helps me because I have a ton of digital pictures. When I mean TONS, I seriously mean it. Now I can go back through all the stages I didn’t get to make scrapbooks for and make them now.

As a special for all of you Made.By.Jess readers, MyMemories is giving you your very own Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value!

Use Code: STMMMS90925

Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, I wasn’t compensated. I did receive products to review in exchange for honesty, but receiving items doesn’t influence the review.
I want to thank MyMemories for working with Made.By.Jess

Now for the Giveaway.
One lucky Reader will win Their very own MyMemories Suite v.3 at no cost,,
This is part of the #bdaybonanza, will will be posted in the next couple of days,

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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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