I love scrapbooking. It’s always been something that I enjoy doing with all my photos. I don’t even think I have any of my pictures stored in your typical photo album – they all go into a scrapbook! I just love the colorful pages with all the embellishments added to my pages making my pictures even more fun to look at. I haven’t had a whole lot of time for a while now so I haven’t been able to work on them for a long time. The time it takes to get all my supplies out and get one page finished, I have to put it all away. This is why I was so excited when My Memories contacted me about trying out their digital scrapbooking software! I was sent a code to purchase their MyMemories Suite for free for my use and review!
This is what the scrapbook Software looks like. The middle section is your work area and at the bottom, it shows your other pages in your book. You can easily add as many pages as you like to by using the tools at the top. When I first started using it, I felt a little overwhelmed but that is actually a GOOD thing! The reason why I say that is because there are so many different things you can do with it to make your pages look exactly the way you want them too and so many things to add to them!
When you first start MyMemories Suite, you can either choose a template of pages to use (there are a lot to choose from that already comes with the software) or you can make your pages from scratch. There are many different background pages you can use and photo layouts to make millions of different beautiful scrapbook pages! After you start a project, you can save it at any time so that you can work at it whenever you like. You don’t have to finish it all at one time. You name your album and the default place to save it is My Documents/My Memories Suite or something like that. You can also change that too if you like. Anyway, each album is saved in it’s own folder in the My Memories Suite folder on your computer. When you want to come back to them, instead of loading My Memories Suite, open your album up from that folder and it will automatically open up in the software.
The right side of the software, you will see your Control Panel. There are a lot of different options here such as adding photos, embellishments, background paper, text, shapes, and more. You also have calendars and imprints and you can also add music and narration to your album! The left side of the software features your Resource Gallery. There are tabs at the top of this part for easy navigation and this is where I add my photos from. It brings up a list of your picture folders on your computer for easy searching and adding. There is also a tab where you can purchase additional packages from My Memories to add to your software! You will also find embellishments, shapes, word art, etc. over here too.
For my first project, I started an album for my Christmas pictures so I used the scrapbook software’s built in Christmas templates. They are so adorable! At the bottom, there were 6 pages by default. These are the 6 different pages that are included in that theme. Adding more pages is really easy and I just added more keeping the same page pattern. Each page already has photo areas and I love it because after I load a photo I want to use, it’s just as easy as dragging it and dropping it into the place where I want it on the page!
There are places on some of the templates where there is a text box that will say “Add your own journaling text here…..” and then you double click on this area and you can remove the default text and add your own. The text dropdown menu under your control panel will allow you to change text size, color, font and placement. What I love about it is that the software makes it so EASY to match your prefered color to the page you are working on! This saves me the trouble of constantly trying and trying to get a color that looks right with the page! Click on “Match” in the “Text” menu and another box will pop up that will look like this:
You simply move your mouse cursor over the image of your page in the box that popped up, get the desired color you want FROM THAT PAGE you are working on, click OK and there you go. The text color matches PERFECTLY with your page! If you would like to see the software in action, check out the video below!
I can’t even begin to tell you how many different embellishments, paper, imprints, etc. there are that are included with the My Memories Suite Software! There literally are millions of different scrapbooking pages you can create and you can create so much more than scrapbook pages because you can use video and other multimedia! Thanks to MyMemories, I even got an idea to create myself a recipe book adding photos of my candy and baking creations along with my recipes with their beautiful background papers and embellishments! I absolutely LOVE MyMemories Suite. I love that I can also export my pages and save each album or project I am working on to my computer. The album is saved to your desired folder and each page is saved as an individual JPEG image! This allows me to use my pages/creations after I make them with my MyMemories Suite for just about anything or order scrapbook page prints so all I have to do is insert them into my scrapbooks! I would recommend this software to anyone whether they scrapbook or not!
Buy It: Visit My Memories to purchase your MyMemories Suite Software (for download or for a disc copy (US and Canada only)) today! The software is $39.97 USD for download and a shippable copy isn’t that much extra. The download is great because you get your product key and is always available to download again and re-install if you need to right from your account after you register your product!
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