Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Giveaway - My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking

I'm delighted to be hosting a giveaway today! My Memories is award-winning scrapbooking software that you can use to create digital scrapbooks, calendars, greeting cards, and more. You can enhance your digital scrapbooks with narration, background music, video, and weblinks!

Here's a video that tells you all about the features of the My Memories Suite:

I have been playing with the software to see what I could do.  I need to add a disclaimer up front that I am not much of a paper scrapbooker and have never tried digital scrapbooking. One of the things that I liked most about the My Memories Suite is that I have the option to use their templates that are ready made OR design my own from scratch. Here is one page that I did with the intention of having it printed on canvas so I could hang it up on my wall - I think it's beautiful!

I know that I've hardly begun to scratch the surface of what is possible.  For scrapbook pages, there are all kinds of templates, background papers, embellishments, and word art. 

Here's another example of what you can do:
Layout credits: Created from the free RAKScraps Mega Kit (Aug 2011).
I also started a slideshow with background music and narration, just to see how to do it. It was very easy to add the audio from my music collection, and even easier to put in the narration! You just press a button to record and another to stop. I don't have a fancy microphone at all, just my webcam; it works fine on its own, but in contrast with the music, it is too soft. The movie is a work in progress, but I'm totally inspired for future projects. In order to export the movie, I had to download an additional free component and install it; that took less than 2 minutes and was very simple to do.

I'm currently having technical difficulties with blogger getting my movie up. Will work on that and update the post later in the day.

I love being able to have my kids' voices talking about their photos. I think I'll do one for each boy narrating a slideshow of their artwork. I've been taking digital pictures to preserve their artwork due to their prodigious output.

Thank you to My Memories for providing me with a copy of the software to review AND for doing this giveaway!

Here's what YOU can do if you'd like to win your own My Memories Suite v2 software.  

1. Please visit the My Memories website and let me know which digital paper pack or which layout you like best. Or visit the free downloads, in case one of those is your favorite. Leave me a comment telling me which one you like best.

2. For an additional entry, please follow my blog via google friend connect and leave me a comment telling me that you are now following my blog.

The deadline to enter is Saturday, Oct 29. The winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Halloween (on this blog). Good luck!


Anonymous said...

I like the Bright and Beautiful layout. Thanks for the giveaway =) Fingers crossed,
Kelly @ Corner of Main

Anonymous said...

I like the Holiday Magic Pack. Would be great for my Christmas scrapbook pages! Or a Christmas Card. :)

Mandy said...

I want the Holiday Magic Pack! Can't wait to use this!!!!

Jenn said...

I love the Little Children pack... so adorable!

Jenn said...

and I'm following your blog now :) Yay!

Audrey said...

ooh oooh.... Holiday magic :D Love you, Erin! :D

Audrey said...

And I would have followed you, anyway :D