MyMemories Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking asking if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway. I've been warned by other, more experienced bloggers to be very selective about getting involved in sponsored giveaways, so I was careful to explore the site before I said yes.

I've never done digital scrapbooking, although my sister and several friends swear by it. I like the feel of paper and being able to handle the little flowers and tags and letters (okay, I hate trying to handle the letters, they're a pain in the ass). But here's the thing: digital papers and embellishments can't get lost. You can't bury a digital brad under six layers of journalling cards and chipboard fairies. If you have one background paper and you use it, it's gone, even if you find the photo it would be the perfect background for later on.

So I downloaded the software and started playing around.

You guys - it is SO MUCH FUN.

This is what I did last night, in just the time between when I SHOULD have gone to bed and when I DID go to bed (warning: it's a little addictive).

It's unbelievably easy to select your photos and it slots them into the openings for you.

It's also incredibly intuitive, which is important for someone as - how shall I put it? - technologically challenged as I am. You think "I'd like to crop this" or "I wonder if I can rotate this photo slightly" and bam, there's a button for it.

See that lime green flower? I added it (do I sound impressed with myself? I AM!)

The MyMemories site features, naturally, a wealth of templates and designs that are for sale, but there is also a wide variety of free designs on offer - I used a free template for this album.

The winner of the giveaway will get a free copy of MyMemories Suite Version 3 software - "Simple enough for beginners (yes it is) yet powerful enough for a serious scrapbooker". For one entry, go to the MyMemories site and tell me in your comment what your favourite digital paper pack or layout is.

For additional entries, like MyMemories on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter, then comment saying that you have done so.

Even if you don't win, MyMemories has given me this Share The Memories code to share with you: STMMMS36927. Copy and paste this link into the promo code slot on the checkout page and it will get you a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon for the store.

I will pick a winner on Friday, December 16 and notify by email.

I was given a copy of the MyMemories software for review purposes. Opinions are my own.


Mary Lynn said…
Since I'm in a Christmas-y frame of mind today, I particularly like the Magic of Christmas pack. I love regular scrapbooking, but I haven't had time or space to get into scrapbooking in ages. This looks like a fun and far less messy alternative. Neat!
Princess Sarah said…
I like the bright and beautiful pack, makes me feel good. I lose things on a near daily basis so crafting and scrapbooking in the traditional form do not work for me... I end up with all those little letters floating around my underwear drawer with no recollection of having put them there, so I think this would be a neat way to stay creative without losing my mind.
Nicole said…
How shall I say it idiot proof? Because I am a scrapbooking idiot. Also I am very bad at anything artistic. It looks cool though.
Mary Lynn said…
I liked them on Facebook and followed them on Twitter...and then...miraculously...I actually remembered to come back here and leave this comment letting you know.
Pam said…
OMG! How fun is this?! I've just wasted 20 minutes cruising their site when I should be doing things. For now, I'll say I love the 'Coffee Please' and 'sweetie pie' ones so far. I haven't even looked at the Christmas ones yet. I have never digitally scrapped and my paper scrapping is gathering dust due to other distractions. I have got to get this thing! Thanks for sharing the info.

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