Saturday, 19 November 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking

Read on to find out more:

I've always been tempted by scrapbooking but I'm one of those who has so many pictures saved on my camera and computer and never get around to printing them! Therefore, when I was approached by MY MEMORIES to try out their digital scrapbooking softwear, I jumped at the chance. (Make sure you read on for my thoughts on the product and a special deal at the end)

I have made a few pages here using the Sea Breeze digi pack. I have used it to catalogue a walk I did on the Pembrokeshire coast. 

I really like the porthole feature. It was so easy to create. You can take your picture and trim it to all sorts of shapes. I obviously trimmed it a circle and then layered the porthole frame over the top.

I especially like all the rope and threading/sewing details that come with this pack. It looks like the pictures have been tied together. Such a great detail. The My Memories Suite has layouts already installed (but you can make your own) and you simply drag and drop your pictures into the picture sections. Then, pick a background paper, add your embellishment and voila - it really is that easy. Once done, you can print out your pages or save them as JPEGs which means you can share them so easily in your blogs, email them to friends - anything you would normally do with a JPEG!

I like how each of the pages I have created look so different and yet use the same graphics pack. However it still seems so cohesive when put together. It is also possible to print off all the elements seperately if you are a paper and glue scrapbooker. The advantage is that you already have all the co-ordinating elements and can print as many as you want, alter the sizes, pre plan on screen and if you make a mistake, simply print off another copy. No need to be scared of using scarce and expensive pieces of paper.

I have to be honest though, I did have a slight bit of trouble when I first started and I was having to keep accepting each image individually but one email to the company and it was sorted - very quick and very efficient. It's good to know that they are happy to help and that there is backup there waiting.

So after having a play about with the softwear (and having tried others in the past which have been more expensive and not as good) I have to say that the My Memories Suite Softwear is great. It's easy to use, you can start from scratch or use some pre loaded basic layouts and build from there. Being a UK resident and this being a US product has not been an issue either. When you see the $ signs, don't panic! The conversion rate is really good right now.

As a thank you for trying out the softwear, My Memories has given me a code which all of you can use to get the softwear at a special price. When buying the suite, use the code STMMMS74774 to get $10 off the price - that's right, instead of $39.97, you will only pay $29.97! That's roughly £20. I've shopped around and haven't found digital scrapbooking softwear at that price yet. But that's not all, you will also get a code which gives you $10 worth of credit at the My Memories store to buy whichever digi kits you want.

But that's not the end of the great news!
I am also able to offer 1 of my readers/followers a FREE copy of the softwear.
All you have to do to win a copy of the softwear is to leave me a message on this post. Mention it on your blog too and I will enter your name twice. You never know, you may be getting an early Christmas present!!! Imagine being able to scrap those Christmas memories digitally and share them with your friends. I will be keeping this draw open for 3 weeks and will announce the winner on Sunday the 11th December.

Keep checking back as I have more kits and pages to share as well as how to use the softwear for other projects.

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On another note, these pages are entered into the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy ~ Digi & Textures     Daring Cardmakers ~ Water
Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes     Freshly Brewed ~ Anything Goes


Anonymous said...

Scrapbooking software apart, Paul, your photography is amazing!!!
LizC :o)

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Wow, Paul these are fantastic!!! I already have the software, so don't include me in your giveaway. I just wanted to let you what an incredible job you did!!!
Puppy Hugs,

Sherry said...

I've been looking for a good digital scrapbooking program and would love to have one. Thanks

Lynne said...

Wow! Love your technique.
I have taken lots of photos but not done much with them. You hae shown me ideas. Thankyou so much.
Lynne from Oz!!

Amy said...

WOW Paul....these are awesome!! Love them.

Gale said...

Beautiful layouts Paul.
(You entered this in the Fresh Brewed Designs "I am thankful for..." challenge. May want to go back and enter in the month long 'Anything Goes' challenge)

Looks like you had a wonderful walk!

:) Gale

Jenni said...

Loving your pages Paul, like you I'm always meaning to have a go at digital scrapbooking but haven't got round to investigating the available software so it's great to have another crafter's experience to go by. Your layouts are fab and I particularly like the porthole effect on the first one. So glad you shared with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
Jenni x

Rae Anne said...

Why am I not even remotely surprised that you were able to to create something so brilliant? Paul, your pages are really, really smashing! You should scrapbook some pages of your Cub Scouts and then copy them to CDs/DVDs for their parents as Christams gifts. Maybe have your Cub Scouts create/decorate a CD holder too? I know PTI has a great Timeless Template that just might fit the bill. . .;) MWAH!

Cheryl First said...

Wow, Paul! Such a beautiful photos and fantastic layouts! What a great way to keep your cherished memories!

patis68 said...

Paul, your layout look as though they have taken ages to put together. The photos work perfectly with the layouts and the colours work so well. Thank you so much for a chance to be able to try the software myself. Carol.

Kim Kelley said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the software!

Tammy Miller said...

Wow Paul this is amazing, need to check into this it is awesome!

Kerry said...

Thanks for popping by my blog Paul. Your pictures are fantastic and you've done an amazing job with the software. It's great to know you have efficient backup from the company if you need them. The porthole is a great idea but I think my favourite page is the last's very simple but I love seeing all the images together. I've never scrapbooked so winning this would be a great challenge and as you say...get my pictures out of my camera and computer!! Thank you for the chance to win xx

Billie A said...

Great photos. Looks like an awesome trip. Love how you did the digital photos great look..

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful photos & scrapbook layouts. Curious as to what kind of camera you use? Thanks for stopping by my blog to let me know about your dig sw giveaway.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sally said...

Thank you so much for the kind comments you left on my blog. Your scrapbook pages are stunning. I would love to have this software. I do a lot of scrapbooking and have not found an easy to use program yet! Although paper scrapping is my first love I do digi scrapping of family reunions, etc as everyone wants a copy. Gorgeous!

Penni said...

Wow this scrapbooking software looks amazing. The pages you've made are fabulous.

Thanks for the chance to win.


CardArTart said...

I had no idea about digital scrapbooking at all and you've certainly opened my eyes with this reveiw. Thank you for your comments on my own blog, and I'm not sure if you saw that I too have a giveaway to celebrate 1 year of blogging. Feel free to enter :)

Shawna said...

This is my first trip to your blog and I have to say I LOVE your style. Scrapbooking is one of my passions, but I like clean and simple where the photographs are the focus, not all the doo-dads. Lovely, lovely work!

Amanda said...

Fab layouts and brilliant photos!

Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge.


Hlora said...

Very nice page! Love the dlower stamps you used here - all is so harmonical!

sandra(misty) said...

Thanks for the chance to win the software love you blog have become a follower

Clairebears said...

Thank you for the chance to win this, I have put it up on my blog too.
I lvoe your photos they are amazing!
Lvoe Clairebears x

Sara I. said...

Wow, awesome lo's Paul - love how they're done digitally and thank you for the chance to win the software! Also became a new follower :)

Anonymous said...

I like the port hole too! Very cool! I've been using my digital scrapbooking stuff to make cards with. LOL I'm really enjoying the digital card making revolution as much as the scrapbooking side! :) You have created some beautiful pages! I'm still a bit afraid to try the digital scrapbooking. Maybe it is because I don't have the right program to start with?

Karen C

Mystica said...

I've not used digital scrapbooking before but would certainly love to try.


Glenda Atkins said...

Imagine doing all that digitally! I am very impressed with your work, fabulous job, what great software to have. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Tanya said...

Fantastic job Paul! You're layouts came out perfect!!

Great pictures of one your amazing trips :)


Tamie said...

Your layouts are fantastic! When you say you have tons of pictures and you don't get them printed well that was speaking right too me. I have not seen software this cheap before. Love your honesty and could learn so much from you. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. I am going to go put a post on my blog now. Thank you again Paul.

Min said...

Wow Paul - so used to seeing your cards and ABC projects - your layouts turned out FABULOUS!! Terrific work!
Hugs & Happy Days!

thinker said...

what you've done here looks incredible! would love a chance to try out the software for myself :)

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miislucky said...

Great pics Paul! I think I would be using that digi with my son's pics from the navy. Thanks for the chance.

Ardilla said...

Thanks for the chance... it would be nice to have a tool like this one!
Your pics are great... maybe I need more a course of photography :)

Shannah said...

These are fabulous - beautiful photography and wonderful layouts! I'm loving your whole blog... those shaker boxes are exactly what I've been looking to make for Christmas! And thanks for visiting my blog!
Shannah from Oz xox