I have had the joy of getting to review My Memories Suite, an awesome new digital scrapbooking program. I was never very good at traditional scrapbooking so the idea of digital scrapbooking really appealed to me.
When I was pregnant with my first son I started trying out digital scrapbooking. I started using photoshop. Now I spend HOURS every week editing photos in photoshop so I know my way around, but if you don't let me just say that Photoshop is not very user-friendly. It's also very expensive as most of you probably know. What I didn't like about using Photoshop for digital scrapbooking is of course they don't have any backgrounds or embellishments for you to use so I had to download each and every element I wanted to use from the internet, whether it was a free one I found or one I had to pay for, I got sick of having to go out and find things to use for all of my pages.
Next I went out and bought a digital scrapbooking program from the store. It was alright but after awhile I got sick of the papers and embellishments they had to offer. Eventually I gave up and I now have almost two years of catching up to do!
Enter My Memories Suite. It comes with a HUGE selection of papers and embellishments. It would take you a long time to get tired of their selection! PLUS you can use things you have downloaded from other places AND they are always adding more papers, embellishments, and packs that you can purchase as add-ons at really great prices. Also awesome is that every text you have on your computer is available to use in My Memories Suite! And let me just say that if you haven't ever visited Fonts for Peas, Dafont, or Font Squirel they are all great places to download free fonts.
And it really couldn't be easier to use! Here's a page I designed using one of the My Memories templates. It's really easy to use and customize. I changed the shapes of the photo boxes to meet the needs of my photos and also added an extra photo. It's so intuitive and easy to use I never read any instructions, just started creating! This was my first time using the software and I made that page in close to 5 minutes. Since then I've figured out how to do even more.
The next page I made from scratch (no template). I LOVE it! Each background comes in a ton of different colors so I chose one that coordinated with the colors in my photos. Then I used the eye dropper tool to match my photo mats to the accent color in the paper. Added some text and embellishments and voila! Probably around 5 minutes again. Suddenly playing two years of catch up doesn't seem so impossible.
The project possibilities are truly endless, it doesn't stop with digital scrapbooking. You could design tons of crafty things in My Memories: banners and things for parties, printables, and so much more! I designed a storyboard for one of my clients using one of the My Memories templates so it took my 2 minutes instead of the 15 it would have taken me to create one of my own in photoshop. And look how cute it is! The client ended up ordering one of each kiddo to display in their room AND wants a really large one using the family photos for the living room..
My Memories Suite is very reasonably priced and I mean shockingly reasonable! To make things better they have given me a discount code to share with all of you! This code will get you $10 off your purchase of the My Memories Suite software. It also gives you a $10 credit to use on all the awesome extra downloads I mentioned. (Total value of $20!)
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