Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Memories

I was contacted recently by My Memories to see if I would be interested in trying out their product and giving a review. I'm always one that is willing to try things out so I thought, why not? I'm dabbling in digital scrapbooking here and there and I like to explore all that is out there in digi land. So here is my review and a fun opportunity for YOU!

When I first downloaded the program, which was super easy - just needed a quick reboot of the ole computer, I was slightly overwhelmed. I usually am when I first open something new. It takes me a minute to get my barrings and figure out where the buttons are and what does what. But as I clicked around and explored, I realized I was in for a real treat!

The My Memories Suite 2 definitely caters to the digital scrapbooking world. There are templates for those who need something quick and easy and there are also scrapbook kits with papers and embellishments so you can create your own pages from scratch. Not only that, but you can make photo books, cards, cute little holiday photo cards, slideshows and movies with music... I was a bit blown away by all that you could do for the price they are asking for. Pretty cool!

There are lots of free images and embellishments available for you to use and there is an online shop to purchase more. What I love even more is that you can upload your own stuff! Woohoo! So while the opportunity to purchase new items is there, it's nice to know that you can use what you already have.

I decided to create a digital layout just to really get into the bones of the program. What I found is that it's really simple. Everything opens up in the same window (as opposed to Photoshop where you have multiple layers and have to drag things onto the one layer) and you can still edit each photo individually. For example, I had opened up what I wanted for my background paper and then opened up another paper to crop. I simply clicked on the paper to crop, did so and wah la! Done. I just moved it to where I wanted it to go. Pretty simple!


For the title of my layout I wanted to see how the Word Art worked. Okay. So... I love it. That's all I can say. All your fonts you have loaded on your computer already will show up as choices to use. Then you choose a shadow, bevel, outline, italics, bold, etc., etc., etc. You can even change the shape. The wood texture that is on the word 'Captured' is part of the program. 

The photo I used, I was able to matte it using the program too. There are a ton of colors to choose from and was happy to see one that closely resembled the kraft background.

Cons? Well, I did have one. It would be nice to upload multiple files at once. I can see the pros as far as maybe opening too much and deciding I don't need it but there were a couple of times I would have liked that. Maybe I can and I just need to dig around more with the program. We'll see!

All in all, this is definitely not my last time using My Memories Suite 2. I can tell there is a lot more to check out about it and I'm excited to do so.

How would you like to try this program out???

Well I've got a couple of awesome opportunities for my blog readers. The first is, because you come here, you get a $10 discount! Woohoo! That's right. :) You also will receive a $10 coupon for the My Memories shop. That's a pretty sweet deal!


To get this offer at anytime, simply use this code at check out: STMMMS37066

Now would you like another opportunity to try this program out?

I get to giveaway to one lucky reader the My Memories Suite 2! ($40 value) Woohoo!

All you need to do to be eligible is check out the My Memories shop and tell me your favorite kit. Here is the link. The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, November 1st and I'll draw a winner. Please make sure you leave me your email address! But I'd love for you to come back to my blog too because there will be much celebrating here. :)

8 comments:

Pamela said...

Great layout Melissa! :)

sue said...

that looks great and it sounds like fun to work with.

Anonymous said...

Really impressed with your digi skills Mel! Fun kit :)
- MichMc

Margie H said...

I love how your page turned out - beautiful!

Anonymous said...

super fun layout Mel, you are really rocking the digi! Some super kits at My Memories!

KTBoo

ScrappnBee said...

Great layout! Cool chance to try out a product! Have a great Halloween! -Amanda

Anonymous said...

Love the layout Mel. Sounds like a cool program! -- Linda (ifscrappy)

Connie said...

super cute girl!!!