I have always wanted to create elaborate scrapbooks with my TONS of family photos. (I live with a professional photographer who started out with a wicked photography hobby.) However, where I have a knack for creativity, I have an even greater lack of patience (and space).
I have some friends who love digital scrapbooking. I have admired their layouts and abilities, but have never attempted my own....until now.
My Memories offered their complete digital software suite to get me started and I must say....it is simply amazing! And LOADED. I have been playing with it all week and I have barely scratched the surface.
First, I chose background paper, colors, and textures. I had a choice of several different layout templates, but I chose to go it alone with the blank page. Once I get the hang of it, I bet the templates make for quick creations.
Then, I added my photos. You can resize, darken, lighten, blur. You can mat them in your choice of color, flip them, reshape them, and cast all sorts of shadows. Fun!
Next, I added the text. Same thing---colors, gradient, curve, shadow, etc.
Finally...embellishments! This is where you add an extra dose of personality. Ribbons, buttons, stitching...too many to even try to mention here. I suggest using the search box.
I am a true beginner (so keep that in mind) and this is what I have created with my digital scrapbooking software from My Memories:
(*Background note--these pages are part of an album I am creating from photos taken at my niece's recent funeral. Sad, but very beautiful.)
My color scheme is pink and gray. Some of my pages are pink and some are charcoal. Notice my photos are matted and also have heavy shadows. I like that look. The letters are also heavily shadowed. The bow, button, and butterflies are from the embellishments. I have quite a few pages left to create, but I am very happy with how it is coming together. I can't wait to dig deeper and learn more about this software.
Once my album is complete, I will be able to save it as jpeg files on my computer, print it out, or put it on a DVD. I can even add music. I think I will add music from the funeral....
Now. I bet you are just chomping at the bit to give My Memories a try! And I haven't even mentioned their large selection of scrapping kits available for separate purchase. They have some very beautifully coordinated packages at very reasonable prices. (If you 'like' their Facebook page, you can participate in Freebie Fridays!)
My Memories was nice enough to offer this special code to my readers!
Click the banner below and enter this promo code (STMMMS30050) at checkout to receive
a $10.00 coupon to use in the My Memories store!
That's stretching your money!
You can try to win it!
My Memories has provided an additional copy of their My Memories Suite V3
for one of my luck readers.
My Memories giveaway
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The nitty gritty:
-Giveaway begins now (March 22, 2012) and ends at 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012.
-Prize will be awarded as a promo code to be used at checkout on the My Memories website.
-Value of prize is $39.97.
-Winner will be chosen via random drawing and will be announced here Friday, March 30, 2012.
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*For disclosure, I received a full, downloadable copy of My Memories Suite V3 in exchange for an honest review. In addition, I received a second copy to be used in a promotional giveaway. This exchange did not affect the integrity of this review.