FTC disclosure: Software was provided free of charge for my honest review, giveaway and sharing of code for $10 off purchases made. Here is the code: STMMMS74120
The problem with the My Memories Suite is that I can't stop playing with it! This will fill my non-reading, non-knitting, non-playing with the little girl time with photos and scrapbook page rendering. Fun. Fun.
This was really easy to download (PC and MAC versions available) and easy to get started, especially if you choose to go the route of using an already made template. Pick one, upload your photos and you are done. I, however, like to make my own. I did first try out a template to figure out how papers are layered and embellishments added. Most of the layouts that are included with the version 4 suite are not really to my taste, a little too busy, so I used them more for ideas and guidance on how to do my own pages.
Here is one of my first pages made. A calendar page that I am using on my desktop of my computer (MAC for those interested).
It takes some effort and time to go through all the stuff available and then figure out how to use it correctly. There is also some needed creativity on figuring out colors, layering and when to stop adding embellishments if you don't use the already made templates. The great thing about this being a digital scrapbook is that you can delete what you did very easily if you don't like it. I really enjoy being able to fiddle with the features and figuring out how to use the software. It's been a lot of fun.
If you find making online photo books, such as on Shutterfly, difficult, this may not be the software for you. However, if you want your photo books to look more like the scrapbooks you make at home, and you are a little more tech savvy, then you will really like the My Memories Suite software.
Would you like to win your own free copy of the My Memories Suite, version 4? All you have to do is head on over to their site, take a look around, then come back here and leave me a comment telling me what paper pack or template you like. That's it! You have until midnight PST on Sunday, August 18th to enter.
FTC Disclosure: I get royalties for any purchases made using the code provided.