I’ve had the privilege of trying out the My Memories Scrapbooking Software Suite…
…over the last several weeks and had a lot of fun playing around with it.
So for 5 Things Thursday, I thought I might share 5 (of the many) things you can do with this rockin’ program!
1. Create digital (printable) scrapbook pages (duh).
Whether you’re a veteran paper scrapbooker or a complete scrapbooking novice (like me), you’ll love how easy it is to document your children’s ages—like I did here—or any other memory, either by tweaking their already set design templates (like I did here) or by starting from scratch and building your own custom page, layer by layer.
2. Take advantage of tons of fun customization options.
Practically anything goes because you have your pick of fonts (even word art!), embellishments, picture effects/framing/orientation, background papers, etc.
I wanted to keep this page fairly simple, but I did make all of the photos b+w, using the My Memories software, added the floral embellishment, and changed the font, size, and color of my text.
3. Multimedia it up!
I didn’t play around with this section very much, but it’s possible (and looks quite easy!) to embed links, add videos, and play background music while viewing your albums.
Can’t find anything you like in the card section at the grocery store?
Make your own!
I think I know what my mom’s getting in the mail for her birthday!
Next year’s Christmas cards, perhaps?
5. Make custom printables for yourself and others.
Like this fun (slightly crazy) “laundry schedule” I whipped up for you guys using their custom settings + word art to layer my own backgrounds, fonts, effects, and colors.
If you want one of your own, you can print it here.
I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of all the possibilities for the software (in fact, I know I haven’t because I’ve seen it used for all kinds of other things around cyberspace).
But I can say this: it’s very intuitive and easy.
I have made the point several times before here on the blog that I am not the most technologically astute individual out there.
Which is kind of a laughable understatement.
But I was able to create all the fun stuff you see above with ease after spending a few minutes familiarizing myself with the options first.
Believe me, if I can do it without feeling like putting my head through a wall (pretty much my reaction the first time I run into a technological bug…mature, I know), YOU CAN TOO!
In fact, here’s your chance!
Because I pretty much think you guys are swell, I’m giving away one complete My Memories Scrapbooking Suite to one lucky winner:
REQUIRED FOR ENTRY:
1. Publicly follow 5D5W:
2. Like My Memories on Facebook.
FOR ADDITIONAL ENTRIES, YOU CAN:
subcribe for email updates,
join our Facebook page
follow My Memories on their blog or Twitter
Share this giveaway in any way (FB, blog, Twitter, etc.)
JUST BE SURE TO LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EVERY ACTION YOU COMPLETE (even if you’re already a follower/fb liker, etc.), BECAUSE COMMENTS = ENTRIES!
Oh, and if you just can’t wait to get your hands on some fun digital scrapbooking software of your very own, then you can use the code: STMMMS50217 at checkout to automatically get $10 off your purchase (that’s a 25% discount!).
Contest entries close at 11:59 PM, Monday, March12, and I will announce the winner on Tuesday!
Good luck and happy commenting! : )
I subscribe to your emails. Thanks for all of the advice and the chance to win!
I like My Memories on FB. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Oh glory day! Sign me up for this give away STAT! I love paper crafting and scrapbooking, but with 3 little ones and doing PT child care there simply aren’t enough hours in the week to whip out intricate lay outs like times prior.
I “Shared” the link for the Giveaway via your Facebook site.
I “Joined”, or followed…a bit confused…the MyMemories Blog. Either way it was via Google Friend Connect..something-or-other.
I “Like” MyMemories on Facebook.
I “Like” 5D5W Facebook page…for a bit now actually.
I follow your blog…and not just because of the contest. 😉
I like My Memories on Facebook.
Not sure why, but that should be reading my name, Becky, not Nathan.
I follow your blog – love your sense of humor and random ramblings. Your posts always make me smile!
I liked you on FB!! Sure hope I win!!!
I love your blog and have been following it for some time.
I love your blog and just become a follower a few weeks ago!
I would love to be a Scrapbooking winner. 🙂
I will also like this on FB!
Love your creations…I don’t think I’m quite that talented but you never know! I’m a Follower….:)JP
I’ve also been a member on the FB page!
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I’m already a follower!
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I’m a follower of 5D5W!!! Would love to win this! 🙂 thanks for doing such an awesome job on your blog…I look forward to every post