keep in mind that i have not made a real scrapbook in about... eight years, if i'm remembering correctly. it took me ten months to complete a scrapbook about my first trip to europe, and not only did i spend approximately $300 on supplies, the album weighed a ton. i never made one again, as i found this traditional form so darn cumbersome. i have made photo albums using other online programs, but that is a story from another day.
what i find most interesting about the mymemories software is the way it merges traditional scrapbooking with the modern digital age. i have wondered if traditional scrapbooks, with various patterned backgrounds, ribbons, brads, would be soon be completely obsolete. with this software, however, i think they can live on in a better form.
i think the mark of a good software program is the ease in its' use. the mymemories software IS easy to use, just random clicking here and there and i was able to produce a page out of a calendar to my liking in a short while. here's a screenshot:
i was more interested in trying something other than a traditional scrapbook page, which is why i tested the calendar options. i think i need to do some more playing around before i fully understand how to make the best use of the program, though. there are many options for layouts and backgrounds, pre-designed and design-yourself. there are additional digital kits that you can buy at an additional cost, but you could get by just fine with the available choices. the program costs about $40, which is pretty inexpensive considering how much money a regular scrapbook would cost.
oh, and i nearly forgot the giveaway! i have a copy of the mymemories software for you... ONE of you. you can have up to two entries to win:
1. (this one is mandatory) please visit the mymemories.com website and leave a comment on this post telling me which digital paper pack or layout is your favorite.
2. for an additional entry (separate comment letting me know), follow my blog.
*don't forget to tell me how to reach you if you should win*
i will draw a winner in one week.
for those of you who want to go ahead and purchase the software for yourself, mymemories.com is offering my readers a $10 discount offer. just use code STMMMS8931 at check out.
thanks for everyone for entering. the winner is #2, faith!! i'll be contacting you shortly with more info.