Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Memories Suite V 3- Review Part One

Hey Everyone,

Several weeks ago My Memories Suite contacted me to try their digital scrapbooking software and to try it out for a couple of weeks.  At first I was a bit reluctant because I am NOT that technical.  I decided to investigate a bit before I said yes.  I was able to find that My Memories Suite is rated #1 by Amazon and Top Ten Reviews.  My interest was peeked.  I then went to youtube.com and found this video:
 Ok I was hooked.  I wanted to try it. 

Downloading the software was so easy.  It took just a couple of minutes.  Once it was loaded I was ready to go.  There are more videos on youtube that show you step by step but I really wanted to see if a non techie could figure this out because I have had photoshop elements for months and I can't seem to do anything with it. 

Once I opened the software there was a choice- create you own page or use one of the designer templates.  I decided to create my own page.  It took me just a couple of minutes to create my first page.  The tool bar is so easily marked with Background Paper, Text, Shape, Embellishments etc. that I simply built the page with the preloaded papers and embellishments.  I was so happy to see that in the embellishments there were buttons--buttons are my favorite embellie!

For my first attempt at digital scrapbooking here is my layout.

Now I have to admit that my first attempt is not the greatest layout I have ever made BUT I literally made this layout in 20 minutes.  It was so EASY to use and navigate within the software.  I have to say I was hooked!  I wanted to explore the software even more.  Over the next couple of days I am going to show you my progression using the software.  I literally spent a total of 2 hours learning the software and browsing their store where there are TONS of free paper kits and embellishments to add to your software.  I think you will be amazed when I reveal my final projects.  The are simply amazing and again it took me just 2 hours to be able to make professional looking digital scrapbook pages.

My Review:  This is a must have product if you ever wanted to try digital scrapbooking.  I had tried Photoshop but I just couldn't understand it but with this software you can try digital scrapbooking and it is a snap!  I made scrapbook pages and cards using this software and I loved it!  It was so fun to put together a card in literally 5 minutes and print it out on my home printer.  I was so excited to see that in their shop there were tons of freebies.  I downloaded a couple and loved the designer paper collections.  They were awesome.  ( I will be showing those papers later this week.)  I can see why this software program is the #1 selling program on Amazon. 

Now the wonderful people at My Memories also gave me ONE software package to give away to ONE lucky winner from my blog. They also gave me a promotional code to display on my blog where you will be able to save $10 off the purchase of My Memories Suite Software.  That brings the price down to only $29.95--that is AWESOME! Plus you will receive a gift card for $10 to use in their store.  How awesome is that!

Here is how you can enter to win- there will be multiple ways to enter!
1.  Follow my blog- tell me in the comment section on this post.
2.  Follow my Facebook page - Siehled With A Kiss and come back here to tell me.
3.  Post about this amazing giveaway on your blog or facebook page and leave a link in the comments
4.  Head on over to the My Memories website and check out the free kits and new kits.  See which kits you like and come back and leave me a comment telling me what you liked.
4.  Head on over to facebook and sign up to "like" them.  Once they have 10,000 fans they are giving away an Ipad and come back to tell me in the comments that you follow them.
5.  Make a layout using the sketch that I created using the software and come back here and link it up here on this post. (the sketch will be revealed tomorrow on my blog).

You have until December 3rd at Midnight to enter to win this amazing giveaway!  Be sure to check back everyday this week to see more of my creations using this awesome software program!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a free sketch that I created using the software.  See you then!


Ursula Schneider said...

what fun for you! I used to be an exclusive digital scrapper and that is certainly the main draw, it's sooo easy! have fun experimenting.

sutty said...

That looks great - I have only had the odd play with digi scrapbooking, but this time of year makes me think about it more as it would be lovely to do digi mini books as gifts for friends and family.

Becky said...

Oh you are a much braver soul than I. :) I don't even know how to put songs on my MP3 player! Mike is the techie in our house... Your layout turned out awesome and I can't wait to see what else you've created!

Tanya Ham said...

My goodness! :) I tried digital scrapbooking several years ago, and just didn't like it. I guess I like the feel of cutting paper and all the 'do-dads' that go with it. I often marvel at the digital layouts I see on blogs and in magazines ... they are quite beautiful! :)

Connie said...

cool!!!! I havn't tried digi yet~not to say I won't but I just not interested~cute LO I bet you get better and better!!!

ScrappnBee said...

Glad that you got such a cool opportunity! -Amanda

Margie H said...

Love the convenience of digiSB...after four days of cleaning off my dinning room with SB stuff, I might consider this! LOL! But after I used up all my stuff...might take awhile ;0P Great try on the page - I'm sure you'll get fancier and fancier with practice :) TFS!!

Amy said...

Very cool opportunity! So nice of them to offer a giveaway to your readers!

Tracy said...

I tried digi scrapping when it first came out.
Very simple pages.
Yours turned out wonderfully :)
Digi is a much neater way to scrapbook.

Katie said...

Fingers crossed that blogger lets me comment today...yesterday it just wouldn't go through, but only here! So frustrating!

I love your layout, it seems like such a great product! I have photoshop elements too, I got it with the intent to make digital pages, and it was so not working, that now I use it to alter my photographs!

Denise said...

I have not tried digital scrapping yet. Been totally afraid of it and because I like the dimension of real scrapping - not sure that I would like it. I have seen some layouts in person and I totally love them.

Beth said...

Oh I would love to try this software! I've been doing a little "hybrid" scrapping, but doing digital LOs in PSE is too time consuming for me. This would be great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Suziestamper said...

Wow I would love to try this software too. I have never had any luck with digital scrapping. So I would love to see this at work.
See you tomorrow at Simply Scrapbooks Open House.

Iris said...

I'm already a follower. :)
I just tried digi scrapping for the first time on PSE9, and not sure I like it because it didn't take any less time than traditional scrappin. Would love to have a quicker way!

Iris said...

I checked out their kits and there are so many fun ones I loved that are free. LOl. But I also absolutely love their My Heritage, Amy Tangerine, and Winter Sun packs. Very different than most of the bright sorbet colors I have in my stash. I've been really gravitating towards more muted tones lately. Thanks for the opportunity.

Iris said...

I now like your facebook page.

Iris said...

I now like My Memories on FB too. :)

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