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?!
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