Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Memories Scrapbooking Software + Giveaway

A little while ago I was contacted by Liz from My Memories asking if I would be interested in trying out the My Memories Software and hosting a giveaway on my blog. Now I must admit I am quite a fan of scrapbooking - I have quite a collection of papers, have completed a wedding album and bought albums for both of my girls but have found that I never have enought time to scrapbook - my eldest is three and she has a total of ONE page in her 8x8 album (I bought 8x8 thinking that the smaller size would make it easier to complete a page - not so) anyway I digress.
Given my love of scrapbooking can you believe that I have never actually given Digital scrapbooking a try, nope never - mostly because I thought that digital scrapbooking software was super difficult to navigate and learn how to use (I NEED things simple when it comes to anything computers!). So when I first used the My Memories Software I was plesantly surprised to find that it is super easy to use - like I mean SUPER easy. Aside from digital albums the My Memories software can be used to create a range of digitally based projects such as invitations, cards, calenders and banners just to name a few (I made Chloe's Bunting Banner using the program).

Unlike trditional paper based scrapbooking digital scrapbooking is so clean and if you dont like a layout you just delete and start again. If you are anything like me (and don't create layouts you are happy with 100% of the time) this program will save you a fortune on papers, glues and embelishments wasted on pages that you are not happy with. Also when working digitally the amount of space you need to store papers (and work on layouts) is very minimal. In fact all you need is your computer!  And if you love a page element you have used months earlier it is always on file so you don't have to worry about not being able to use it again because it has become unavailable like paper based scrapbooking.

Another great thing about the software is that there are a number of ways to preform the same operation so you can use the method you are most used to.

The My Memories software comes loaded with a bunch of papers and embelishments all ready to go and if you are worried about designing your own layout from scratch - it has you covered too with a whole bunch of pre-made layouts so all you have to do is pop your photos in and you are done. But if you would like more fonts, papers and embelishments you can head over to the My Memories store and select from a lager range of papers and embelishments at a low cost or even choose from their free digital kits (that they regularly update). The software allows you to use fonts you already have loaded on your computer as well as digital scrapbooking kits you may already have purchased.

Want to see how I used it to make the first scrapbook page using just the software or free downloads from their site plus fonts I had on my computer?!

 After adding a black paper to the page I added my photo, changing it to black and white using the 'Effect' button and adding a white mat.

Select the font size, colour and style here.  I used a font called 'Hurricane' for the word Sarah and 'Highland Perk' for the 2nd October.  Both fonts were already on my computer.

By selecting 'Add Imprints' I scrolled through the imprints until I found one I was happy with (butterfly) and later changed the colour to white.

Add a flourish by selecting the desired colour from the menu.

See it was that simple!!!  After using the My Memories Software I am totally convinced me that digital scrapbooking is the way to go.

So do you want the best news?

My Memories has been kind enough to offer one of my lovely readers this software for FREE,  yep I am hosting a My Memories Software Giveaway.

To enter head on over to the My Memories website, come back and leave a comment telling me why you must have this software or your favourite feature of the My Memories software.

If you would like additional entries
Become a fan of the My Memories Facebook Page
Become a follower of the My Memories Blog
Become a fan of Clares Place on Facebook
Follow Clares Place blog

Please, PLEASE remember to leave a seperate comment for each entry to have them counted AND leave your email address so I am able to contact you if you are the lucky winner!
Giveaway is open until the 15th January (AEST) and the winner will be announced and contacted on the 16th (AEST).  Through the week I will show you how I made a few other pages using the software.

If you can't wait that long or are unsuccessful in winning the giveaway and want to purchase the My Memories software at a discount use the code: STMMMS9097 at checkout to get $10 off the software (by using the code to purchase the Software you will also get a $10 coupon for downloads - a total value of $20!).


Launceston Weeden Family said...

Digital scrap booking is GREAT! Especially with kiddies as you never have to get all your stuff out and pack it away before little fingers get at it!

Anonymous said...

Well Clare this is my first ever giveaway attempt in blog world. I think this software looks great. Mekenzie has a scrapbook for the first 2 years of her life, Lachie about the first 6 months and I didn't even purchase one for Charli!!! This software could solve all my problems and then I could get them printed into books - perfection!! - Kristen

Cullis Family said...

Digital scrapbooking sounds awesome!

Allison said...

What a great way to scrapbook. The software looks amazing. So glad that you are able to share you talents with so many people.

Launceston Weeden Family said...

Thanks for sharing again Clare, not only did I like My Memories on facebook I also have downloaded some of the freebies and even brought some papers online. So all I need to do now is do some digital scrapping!!!

shelley said...

Sounds great Clare, like you i love scrapbooking but dont often get a chance to do much of it,im not entering to give someone else who is more likely to utilise the giveaway more of a chance. Great article and quilt in this months Homespun,well done!

miamihoney said...

I would love to make one for my son, since it is quite likely that I may never get to the traditional scrapbook for him. I loved making scrapbooks but they are so time consuming.
I love all of the cool fonts!

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