Thursday, March 7, 2013

Giveaway - My Memories Digital Scrapbooking

Sometimes I need to admit that the realities of life mean that I need to give up things that I once enjoyed. 

Once upon a time I spent hours every winter scrapbooking photos. I loved looking through the photos from the past year, reliving memories, and creating scrapbooks to preserve those memories. By committing some time to the project each winter, I was able to stay "caught up." 

But somehow, with four children, homeschooling, and everything else that life brings, scrapbooking has been abandoned.

A few years ago, I realized that if I ever was going to complete another scrapbook page, I had to learn to streamline the process. Digital scrapbooking seemed to be a good option. No more shopping for the perfect embellishments. No more covering the dining room table with photos, paper, and stickers. No more waiting to develop photos. No more spending hours just sorting through the box of scrapbooking supplies for something that I know is there somewhere.

This winter, My Memories asked if I wanted to review their digital scrapbook software. It was a fun opportunity.

I should make it clear that I am computer challenged. I'm grateful for a techy husband who can help me get out of my computer jams. Any digital scrapbooking program was going to have to be rather simple to use for me to like it. 

And I was pleased with My Memories Suite scrapbook program. After the first panicked ("How do I do this?")  I watched some of My Memories tutorials which quickly made me think  "I can do this!"

The scrapbook software includes lots of album and page templates with many more kits available for purchase. Or you can design your own page templates

My husband wanted me to make an album with the photos from our house addition we built in 2011. He wanted just a simple un-cluttered layout with only a few accents. We designed a simple page, then were able to multiply that page as many times as needed, just adding in different photos and journaling. We were able to make an eighteen page album about our home addition project simply and quickly. The pages weren't award winning or anything, but I was thrilled to have chronicled the project in a way that delighted Ed. 



One of the things I really liked about My Memories Suite scrapbook software  is that all the pages of the album I was working on show up on the bottom of my screen. I could easily jump between pages, or even change the order of the pages in the album.

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I'm looking forward to using some of the templates and embellishments to make pages for my childrens' long abandoned albums. (Should I admit that my almost four year old does not yet have a baby album?) With all the page elements put together for me, I think the project will come together quickly. 

Now for the Giveaway - My Memories will share their scrapbook software with one of you! Free! Just go to My Memories and take a look around. Choose your favorite digital pack or kit and then come back here, leave a comment, and tell us which was your favorite. Your comment will enter you into the giveaway. 

Remember to leave an email address  so I can contact you if you win! 

The giveaway will be open for one week. Winner chosen by Random.org.

56 comments :

  1. I too am behind on photos and homeschool and all that; and my daughters are way better on the computer than I. It is hard to choose but I like 'a sweet heart' at my memories.

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    1. I forgot my email--its conlyn96@gmail.com Marilyn

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  2. i liked the memories template; thanks for sharing this giveaway! so glad you've found a system that works for you; i used to scrapbook as well, & my pictures have not been "caught up" for a long time. =(

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  3. I like the "Sprinkled with Love" pages and also the "Treasured Family Recipes" cookbook. What a fun giveaway!

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  4. I like the Capture this Momment......Thanks for the giveaway. I have alot of pictures that need help.

    Carlene
    missmamas@hotmail.com

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  5. You could guess what category I would look under.:) I like the "almost there kit"!

    Danae
    danaekilian@gmail.com

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  6. I was just discussing digital scrapbooks with my sister the other day! I like the
    Grab Your Basics kit.

    jazlyn.janae@gmail.com

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  7. I like them all. It does seem alot quicker than the traditional method of scrapbooking.
    Mary Fran

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  8. Oh my, this looks like something I should try! My scrapbooking is falling by the wayside, too. I like the "Spring Fling" pack. They all look beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mary Beth
    richlyblest@live.com

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  9. Digital Scrap-booking has intrigued me for a long time. The question I always come to is "where do you get your pages printed and how much does that cost?" or do you just print them on your color printer?
    ~Starla

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    1. Starla -
      There is a lot of printing options for digital pages. And the cost varies. There is many places online that will print your pages into an album for you. Or you can print out the pages individually, either at home, or a photo lab, or a print shop - and put them in your own albums.

      I have it easy because my husband works at a print shop and does the work for me! All I have to do is let him know that I have some pages ready for him to print off. I know, I'm spoiled!
      Gina

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  10. Memories template is my first choice...and guess what I've been "trying" to work on the past month...yes, scrapbooking...I'm soon going to have to get streamlined, or give it up...and I really like the memories from the photos! Thanks for the opportunity! :-)

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  11. I liked Captured Moments by ScrapWow. Lots of options! Thanks for doing this giveaway! Maybe, if I win, I'll actually take care of those hundreds of photos hiding in the computer files. :)

    Tabitha

    P.S. Can you get my email address from this comment? I don't want to post it "in the open" so to speak?

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    1. Sorry Tabitha, but I can't get your email from you comment. I'm not sure how else to do it then ask you to share it in the comments, but if you wish, I won't publish your comment.
      Gina

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  12. I too am computer challenged, so I think my favorite pack would be Grab Your Basics. :) The pages about your house addition are very nice and will be a great reminder for years to come.

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  13. I liked the sweet heart, this would be so awesome to win, thanks.

    laura
    skacllc@yahoo.com

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  14. I would choose 'A Sweet Heart'. I do love to do the traditional scrapbooking but am starting to run behind and am starting to also do some digital. Thanks for the giveaway!
    s_peachey@yahoo.com

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  15. I like the A Sweet Heart set! What a fun giveaway!

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    1. Sorry, forgot to include my email: teach6athome AT gmail DOT com

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  16. I liked the memories word art packs....and to me to it sounds a bit daunting to do all that on the computer..but it sure wouldn't hurt me to learn:) dnfzimmer@gmail.com

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  17. I'm not sure my first comment posted, so I'm re-sending it. I like the Tuscan Plaids and Autumn Days Borders. Thank you!
    Susan
    s m s t o m b a u g h @ l i v e . c o m

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  18. The love bug is so cute . I really like it. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Amanda Thornton

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  19. With two childrens weddings this spring I think I'd like to try and do a storybook. Alot of friends have tried this so I think I would enjoy that part of My Memories.
    ~diane
    lehmandale@emabarqmail.com

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  20. I really liked the spring fling - probably because I'm so sick of winter!
    rumbletk@yahoo.com

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  21. Timeless Memories of the new designs!

    just4jane4 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I liked "Our Flowers" and the "Easter 2013". They would both work to put together family pictures we took last spring! grannie_m@hotmail.com. Best wishes to the winner!

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  23. I've never done digital scrapbooking, but would like to start. I liked A butterfly's touch bundle kit.

    rkas94@hotmail.com

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  24. I like scrapbooking,but have never tried digital programs.I think I would do more of that if I'd get used to it.
    mansarg@gmail.com

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  25. The Family fun pack looks like fun! I enjoy scrapbooking and have done a few digital and it makes it so easy! Thanks for your blog!sunshinegoldenretrievers@gmail.com

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  26. i like the family fun kit by scraps & pieces.

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  27. Oh dear. How do you pick a favorite? I like them all, but Kisses caught my eye!

    Thanks, Gina!

    ~ Kendra
    kendra_graber@yahoo.com

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  28. I would have to pick "Lullaby Boy" since I'm curretly working on scrapbooking for my first five month old son. Thanks you, Gina for the opportunity to win!

    Tara
    jtmowery@kuhncom.net

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  29. morning fresh, hopes and dreams, i am beautiful . . . just to name a few. would love to get started in digital scrapbooking. thanks for the giveaway.
    tabey7 (at) verizon (dot) net

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  30. Grab the Basics looks so pretty! I have been wanting to get into digital scrapbooking for a long while now; I can identify with you so much... 5 kids & homeschooling has made me so very far behind in scrapping!
    kclorenz@sbcglobal.net

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  31. O, how great.
    I'm far behind with all pictures.
    Everyone told me:Why not using the computer? I don't know.
    I really like th"my picture day", oh there is so much what I like. One of our daughters just walked in and said:That's some for you mom".
    Thanks for this give a way!!
    Love,
    Wilma
    wheger63@gmail.com

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  32. Hi Gina- Have been enjoying your blog. I've never done digital scrapbooking but would like to one of these days in the near future. The kit that caught my eye the most is "My Gratitude" it has lovely colors and design.
    wolfandsherri@hotmail.com

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  33. Hi Gina
    I am doing the exact same giveaway & posted the same day :) I love your pages you created! They look fantastic!
    Have a lovely day
    Renata:)

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  34. Oh, my! How in the world do I pick just one? :) I do like the Celebrate Life Combo. I could get lost in the digital scrapbook world and never be seen again if I ever got started!

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  35. oops, Gina! My email is mrsg30286@hotmail.com :) Got a little too excited.

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  36. Great giveaway! I like All Boy! - Linda wlbontrager@yahoo.com

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  37. Yep, I'm in the same boat...I think I would love digital scrapbooking, and this site looks like a great place to get started! I loved the Coffee & Me kit. My email is wlbeachy98@gmail.com.

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  38. "Welcome to the Zoo" might be a good one to start with. Join the crowd, I'm years behind w/ pictures too!
    7happylappys@gmail.com

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  39. Oh I would so love to win! I've been wanting to get into digital scrapbooking! Lots of lovely kits. Family Fun caught my eye. Lanita joy_unspeakable.lk711@yahoo.com

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  40. I love the Farm on a Hill collection! So cute. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! Blessings...

    (thatssewtaylor@gmail.com)

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  41. I have so much scrapbook stuff I don't use because I don't like the mess it makes. This is a great idea! I like the Ragedy Ann and the Old Country.

    Jill
    Dineshjill @ yahoo

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  42. So many awesome ones to choose from- ones of my many favorites is the funky farm.

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  43. Sorry my e-mail address is dmdm479@gmail.com

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  44. What a fun give away! A sweet heart caught my eye. They sure have a lot of cute stuff! Nola

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  45. Oh my! So many to choose from!!! I am so far behind in scrapbooking that I could probably put most all of them to use! I think my favorite one is 'a sweet heart'. Also like 'my guy bundle pack', 'Raggedy', 'one in a melon', and 'spring blossom'. I've never done digital scrapbooking but I sure like what I saw at 'My Memories'! I think I'll give it a try!
    Thanks!
    leona.horst@gmail.com

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  46. Butterfly Gardens photo book would be my pick. I am way.... way behind on pictures. this would be a great way to catch up! adclugston@embarqmail.com

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  47. One a wonderful idea !! "Put a Bird on It " would be my choice.
    I found your blog 2 months ago and have found it very encouraging , thank you.
    pheasanthunters@sbcglobal.net

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  48. One in a Melon would be my choice. It's so bright and summery!
    I've been following your blog for about a year and love all the encouragement and recipes! Laura slgrismore@yahoo DOT com

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  49. Hello, Caputring Moments and Once In a Melon r so neat but there r lots more that r beatiful !! I enjoy your blog. armartin@emypeople.net

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  50. Would love the memories digital scrapbooking! I liked the antiquities and the word ones. In love with fonts... Deanna.martin80@gmail.com

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  51. since our baby girl was born a month ago, the Ooo Aahh Gaga! Girl Kit caught my eye!
    michelejoie@gmail.com

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  52. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.
    Scrapbook

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