Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Memories Scrapbook Software Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, I received an offer from My Memories to try their scrapbooking software and host a giveaway! I've been intrigued by digital scrapbooking, but hadn't tried it before now. I was especially interested in this program, since you can supposedly create typographic art with it - I've been looking for a program or app for that. I haven't really explored that aspect of My Memories yet (I'll share once I do), but I did try some scrapbooking!

My Memories digital scrapbooking software is very easy to use. In many ways it's similar to Print Artist, which I used to use frequently. It comes pre-loaded with a variety of automatic scrapbook page layouts - to populate the photo spaces, just double-click in each space and choose your photo. You can leave the arrangement as is, or change the size, rotation, and placement of your photos. Many layouts have overlapping photos, which I like, and you can move them to the front or back. For titles and journaling text, you can add standard text effects or use Word Art. Then you can choose from a large selection of scrapbook "papers" in many colors and patterns, and embellishments like brads, bows, frames, and shapes. I've barely scratched the surface of this software, and I'm sure I could play with it for hours and not come up with the same thing twice.

There are plenty of basic options, but if you prefer theme-y, seasonal, fancier backgrounds, only a few come with the software (and they're a little odd). MANY more fancy "papers" and kits are available a la carte on the My Memories website. The font selection was also slightly underwhelming, but with so many free fonts out there, that's not a big concern for me.

I have not tried to print any of my pages, but I don't think it would be difficult to do. Here are a few pages that I put together. As JPEGs, they look a little funny because they have automatic "margins" to allow for binding when printed.

Test Album 1-001

Test Album 1-002

Test Album 1-010

If you're interested in trying My Memories, I have one free code to give away! Visit the My Memories website and then leave me a comment telling me what scrapbooking kit or paper pack you like best. The deadline is Friday, November 18 at noon - I'll randomly choose a winner that afternoon.

Thanks and happy looking!


  1. OOOO... I really like the Mood Swings kit. It looks like what I would pick out at Hobby Lobby!

  2. Those are adorable! My favorite is the Summertime Pack (under girls). They have so much cute stuff, and those are really good prices. I may have to buy something from there!