Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Memories Suite Software Review & Giveaway

I'm a scrapbooker from way back.  Long before my daughter was born I went scrapbooking crazy: paper, punches, scissors, stickers, totes, magazines (for ideas), etc.  Anything related to scrapbooking I couldn't wait to get my hands on.  After she was born I found a wonderful group of moms who met every week to scrap and talk.  We all had babies, so some weeks were productive and some weren't.  But we met together, shared our supplies, and had a great time.

But as it goes, life changed for me. I moved away from my scrapbooking ladies and my projects fell to the back burner.  Over the years I've thought about pulling my giant tote from the garage and restarting, but now with 2 kids, it's just so much work!  That was, until now....

Scrapbooking has become digitalized!  No more printing pictures, cumbersome tote, or tons of money wasted on stickers I'll never use (I'm also a former sticker collector in recovery).  Until recently, I had no idea there was scrapbook software available.  But now, with My Memories Suite, I am hooked!   
  Why am I so excited about this?  Look how beautiful my pictures look?  And it was easy.  There is a large selection of albums to choose from and each page is easy to change.  Pictures can be dragged and dropped into the photo boxes and additional pictures can be added (which I did above) any where you choose.  There are spaces for titles and journaling if you choose to use them, or simply delete what you don't want.  Each decorative element can be moved, copied, pasted, deleted, etc.    The tool box makes it easy to add embellishments, shapes, calendars, hotspots, and even music!  Need more pages in your albums?  Not a problem!  Copy existing layouts, mirror them, or add pages from other albums.   
My Memories digital scrapbooking software allows scrapbooking to be as simple or as complicated as you desire.  There's even a feature which will grab photos from your chosen file and randomly place them in the album of your choice.  You can literally build an album in seconds!  I chose not to do that... but I could if I wanted!  
When it comes time to share your album, you are loaded with choices.  You can print the pages (I have a high quality laser printer and I printed a sheet onto regular 8.5"X 11" and it was beautiful!), export them to JPEG (which is how you are seeing them now), turn it into a movie, add it to an ipod, etc.  I love the variety of sharing options.  

Now here is what excited me last night...the desk top computer I normally use died yesterday.  I had installed My Memories Suite onto that computer because it's where I also store my photos.  No need to panic though because My Memories stores your downloaded items on their site!  So while on my laptop, I went to the site, redownloaded the software, and was able to start fresh on my project (also thanks to  Google and Picasa).  But....had I gotten far enough with my previous album, I could have downloaded it to the My Memories site where it would be saved for people to view (and would have saved me a lot of work!).  

Now do you see why I'm so excited about this product?!  

Ok, now here's the part you really want to know about...the giveaway!  
One winner will be chosen randomly to receive a promo code good for the downloadable version of My Memories Suite (a $39.97 USD value!) Software available worldwide but intended for English language computers.  Platforms include: Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later.

To Enter to Win:
  1. Contest open to Messy Kids readers.  Please follow via Google Friend Connect before entering.  Then go to and pick out your favorite digital scrapbooking kit.  Leave a comment below telling me which one you like best.   
For Additional Entries:
  1. Follow the My Memories Blog.  Leave a comment below saying you did so.
  2. Follow the My Memories FB page.  Leave a comment below.  
  3. Follow My Memories on Twitter.  Leave a comment below.  
  4. Follow Messy Kids on Twitter.  Leave a comment below.  
  5. Follow Messy Kids on FB.  Leave a comment below.  
  6. Share this giveaway on FB or Twitter.  Leave a comment below.  
Entries close February 14th at 10:00 p.m. PST  

All readers can use the following code: STMMMS40986 good for $10 off the purchase of the My Memories Suite software + an additional $10 towards the store.  Feel free to share with your friends and family!  


  1. Wow! So many to kits to choose from so I thought I'd start looking at anything baby related. Then I spotted "Swing into Spring Part 3" so have to say that's my FAVOURITE! I just loooove the magicalness of it and can see me using it time after time as my little girl gets older.

  2. What a fantastic site, thanks for sharing! Love the Funky Day kit. Wonderful that it is a paperless option for sharing photos.

    1. Kate! Congratulations! According to you are my winner! Please send me your email information so I can send you the code for your free copy of My Memories Suite.

  3. Already following Messy Kids on FB : )

  4. Just started following My Memories on FB : )

  5. Following My Memories Blog. Glad to have found you and thanks for sharing : )

  6. BTW the kit you've used on this page really caught my eye as it's snowing here in the UK right now which is pretty rare in my neck of the woods. I've captured some beautiful photos of my 21-month-old in the snow for the first time so I'd love to make up some of these pages. What's the name of the kit, please? (Apologies if you've mentioned the name in the article and I've missed it!).

  7. Oh this is awesome. With 2 little ones, it's hard to scrap, so this is exactly what I've been looking for. I have some other program and the layouts are funny and it's hard to work with. Excited! I really liked WINTER ROUGE since it matches my winter decor and so the pics would look really nice, though DOTTY BOY & DOTTY GIRL would both be adorable for the kiddos. I have a few others in mind. LOL! Sure do hope to use this and tell all my friends!

  8. I am following the My Memories Blog

  9. I am also following My Memories FB page

  10. I am also following Messy Kids on FB.

  11. I'd have to say Happy Scrappy Rainbow, seeing as how my blog is Rain into Rainbows and all. ;-)

  12. And I'm following Messy Kids on Twitter. Thanks!



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