Wednesday, February 1, 2012

mymemories digital scrapbooking software review + giveaway

a few weeks ago, i was asked to review mymemories software, a digital scrapbooking program. naturally, i said yes, even though i was in the throws of an intensive course and didn't have a single second to spare.  but now that things have settled down a bit, i took some moments to play around with the software.  

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.  

good luck!
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thanks for everyone for entering.  the winner is #2, faith!! i'll be contacting you shortly with more info.  

8 comments:

  1. sounds awesome! consider this my official entry. (=

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  2. oh, and my favorite kit is the hawaii one. so cute.

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  3. Dreaming of sunshine looks so fun. This giveaway sounds awesome!

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  4. These are super cute! I'm going to have to go with one of the dog themes - Puppy Love, Rescue Me Dogs, or Dog Tails. :)

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  5. I like the My Colors - Rips the best.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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