Look at my Scrapped Kids! My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software Review and Giveaway! Ends 9/27
So, I had grand plans of scrapbooking my oldest son's first year, his first Christmas, his first birthday, his first everything...but it never happened. After having my son, I suddenly had no free time to cut and glue and glitter and measure and browse crafting stores for supplies. Then, after my second son was born, well, let's just say I now barely have time to shower.
When MyMemories.com contacted me to review their digital scrapbooking software, My Memories Suite, and give one away to a lucky reader, I jumped at the opportunity! I had never tried digital scrapbooking, so I was incredibly excited about this review.
Admittedly, as easy as this software is to use, I had trouble at first. I am not techno-savvy. At all. Not in the slightest. However, once I played around with the software and watched the demos on YouTube, I got the hang of digital scrapbooking and felt rather silly for not figuring it out on my own. This software really is easy to use! But, as all mommies know, it's hard to learn a new skill while your 3 yr old is screaming at you for chocolate milk and his Han Solo action figure, while your 1 year old screams because your 3 yr old just took the Han Solo action figure away. Ahem. Drama.
My Memories Suite provides many creative options for scrapbooking! You can create an album using one of the professionally-designed templates or you can make your album from scratch! You can also download paper packages and themed templates from the website, some of them for FREE, to expand your My Memories Suite paper and embellishment library.
A few of the other great options with this software include: printing your pages to make your own scrapbook, use the 1-click share option to turn your album into a professionally printed hardbound book, turn your scrapbook into a DVD, make calendars, posters and greeting cards, and finally, you can make a movie out of your scrapbook with narration, music and video!
I still haven't played with all the options! There are so many!
My only complaint with this software is that the original software doesn't provide any paper or embellishment options for scrapbooking pictures of boys. You would have to download boyish paper kits and embellishments from the website. And while some of them may be free, I still would have liked some options provided in the software. However, if you are the mommy of girls, there are a lot of super cute girly papers and embellishments, like flowers, bows, ribbons, buttons, hair clips, pink shoes, polka-dots, and lace!
I can't even begin to tell you about EVERYTHING you can do with this software. So, I will show you a few of the things I created my first time around...my amateur digital scrapbooking debut!
The first four album pages are from my son's first birthday party, which was a firetruck theme.
Next, I played around with making shapes out of my photos to put on my blog! I also had so much fun making my own Holiday Gift Tags because Christmas is my favorite holiday! What a great way to save money during the holidays! WANNA BUY IT: If you would like to purchase this software, I have a special coupon code for all my readers! This provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - a $20 value! To purchase, just go HERE and use the coupon code STMMMS16202!
WANNA WIN IT: My Memories has offered the My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software to one of my lucky readers!
To enter, you must first provide the mandatory entry and leave your email address in your comment so that I may contact you if you win! After that, you can choose whether or not to enter the optional extra entries for more chances to win! Leave a separate comment for each thing you do! Winner will be chosen by random.org.
Mandatory entry: Visit MyMemories.com and leave me a comment with your favorite scrapbooking kit or paper pack! Don't forget to leave your email address!
Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each!)
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If you do all the extra entries, then that is six chances to win! Good luck to everyone! This software is worth it!
The title of my blog was inspired by the Elizabeth Bishop poem, The Moose. "One stop at Bass River. / Then the Economies- / Lower, Middle, Upper; / Five Islands, Five Houses, / where a woman shakes her tablecloth / out after supper."
My dad nicknamed me "Moose" shortly after I was born. Not really related to the poem, just an embarrassing name to follow me throughout my formative teenage years.
the ballerina thing didn't work out...neither did gymnastics (that one REALLY didn't work out), softball, baseball, soccer (the worst!), basketball...nor did my hopes of being an astronomer, a special education teacher, a fashion icon, a piano prodigy, marrying Jon Bon Jovi, or being stinkin' rich. But I'll tell ya what did work out. I am a 36-yr old wife and mom who is learning as I go. I have 2 blonde-haired sons, a dog who pees in the hallway and prefers the toilet to his water dish, and a husband who looks like Russell Crowe (yay! although he says he looks like the man who ATE Russell Crowe). Aaaahhh, my Cinderella Man.