Sunday, 25 September 2011

Something Completely Different - My Memories Suite

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Hi girls. Thanks for visiting me here on my blog. I hope all is well with you and yours and that you are enjoying your crafting. 
Today I am taking a giant leap out of my comfort zone. I have long admired the fabulous crafters who are into journaling and scrapbooking and envy their artistic abilities in producing everything from scratch. It’s something I have steered well clear of. 
Well I have been given an opportunity to try out the My Memories Suite, digital scrapbooking software that allows even the likes of me to do something with the hundreds of photos of holidays and family that I have stored on computer and disc, and give you all the opportunity to win a fantastic free download of the My Memories Suite or avail yourself of a discount code for the My Memories Suite if you don’t win the prize. 

Let me start off by saying that what you see above is my very first attempt at anything like this and only scratches the surface of the capacity of this fantastic software. The software allows you to design your own layouts but also has many standard templates for you to use for your scrapbooking pages/books and allows you to import images that you can edit by applying various effects such as cropping, shadowing and outlining. There are options to import text, papers, backgrounds, embellishments, audio, video and music. The finished book can be saved to disc as an interactive file, saved in JPEG format to embed in blogs or files, printed out as a book or emailed to friends and family. I found this so easy to use which is good because my computer skills are pretty basic. What you see above took me 20minutes to produce. 

How do you enter the prize draw? 

Visit the My Memories site and have a look around. If you see something you like come back here and leave a comment telling me what you found and what you liked about it. The prize draw entries will close at midnight BST on Sunday 25th September. I will draw a winner and email them the instructions to get their free copy of the My Memories Scrapbooking Suite. This is worth nearly $40.

For Everyone .....

If you want to buy anything from the site after the prize draw is over you can use promotional code STMMMS59230 to get $10 discount on My Memories Scrapbook Software and $10 discount on anything else in the store. You will just need to click on the link I will leave in my sidebar to access the site. There is no time limit on this offer.

I am looking forward to sorting out all my photographs now. This software has opened up new vistas for me. I hope you enter the draw and find something over at My Memories that you fancy. 

I hope you have a good week and enjoy your crafting. Above all stay safe and healthy.


  1. What a gorgeous way to take care of memories :)
    Love all the blue and the daisyes :)
    Have a nice creative week :)
    Hugs Lill

  2. Hi Fiona, I do dabble in scrapbooking and it is harder than you think when you first start due to the expanse on the page LOL. But here you have made a lovely LO digitally which is just fab. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Hi Fiona,
    You have done a great job of this page. I don't do scrapbooking - yet!

  4. So gorgeous Fiona.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. oh what a fab job you have made of your first page . Love the colours - and a fab way to showcase your pics
    Lisa x

  6. Hi mummy Horne, keep seeing this software pop up all over blogland, it looks great, brilliant scrap page, I may have to invest in this software.

    Hope you are all OK.



  7. WOW Fiona,what a GORGEOUS page and a FANTASTIC first attempt at digital scrapping!!! I started digital scrapping about 4 weeks ago and have completed about 5 pages,not sure whether I am going to share my pages though!! Looking forward to seeing more of your pages!!
    Take care
    Hugs Cheryl xx

  8. What a gorgeous page Fiona!! I love what you did with the digital scrapbooking!! The background is and shapes to frame your photos are perfect. I have not tried this yet...kind of out of my comfort zone. I look forward to seeing more of your pages!
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Hi Fiona
    I love your digital scrapbook page. Good for you taking the first step. Is the software easy to use. I have about 6 scrapbooks that I want to do but never enough time. Perhaps I should venture down this route.
    Hope you are well and enjoying your crafting. Say hello to William for me.
    Siobhan xx

  10. i havent tried my hand at scrapbooking - but doing it digitally sounds like the way to go...your page is really beautiful (-:


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