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.
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.