Friday, March 30, 2012

Giveaway: My Memories Scrapbooking Software

This blog is mainly about books and writing, so giveaways are usually centered around ... books and writing! Today, however, I have a different kind of giveaway -- digital scrapbooking software!



Wait, wait, wait! Before half of you run away because you think you're not creative in that way or because you've never been into scrapbooking, I'll show you how you can use this for your blog.

What You Can Do

Instead of making a scrapbook page of photos, I made a blog banner and two sidebar 'buttons' for an imaginary blog:

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About the Software

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Here's a screenshot of My Memories Suite v3. It was pretty simple to find my way around. You can choose what size your pages will be when you begin an album, and then anything you might want to add to your pages can be found on the control panel on the right hand side.



There is SO much you can add to a page. Aside from the normal things you could add to a 'real life' album (like background papers, photos, text, embellishments and shapes) you can add elements that are purely digital, like video, multimedia, music and narration. How cool is that?!


And when you're finished, there are so many different ways to share the album. For this blog post, I clicked "Export Pages" and saved each page as an individual JPEG. But you can also turn your scrapbook into an interactive album or a movie, or create a calendar out of it (which I imagine would be a cool Christmas present to send to overseas family...).





The only negative I have to report is that the program runs quite slowly on my computer (by slowly I mean when I click on an element to move it around or change it, a few seconds pass before the computer responds). According to the computer system requirements, 2GB or more of RAM and 1.6 GHz processor or better is recommended. My computer says 4 GB and 2.10 GHz, so it must be something else that's slowing down the system. Um, yeah. I know next to zilch about these things!

Disclaimer: I was given two copies of this software, one to try out in order to give an honest review, and another to give away. I was in no other way compensated for this review.

Freebies for You!

I've been given a coupon code that will get you a $10 discount on the My Memories Suite v3 as well as a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store.
Share the Memories code: STMMMS93435

Feel free to share the code with anyone you think might be interested :-)

Here comes the giveaway part!

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6 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

Well, this is awkward. I'm checking all the blogs on my section of the A to Z list, as a co-host, but I could have sworn I already followed you. I know I know you, because I see you around all over. Oh well, at least I'm following now. Great to have you!

Kittie Howard said...

Hmmm, me? do this stuff? It's okay, you can chuckle! But I'm gonna enter anyway. I could learn, right? (I last won barrettes in the fourth grade so feel brave.)

Anna Tan said...

Just entering for the heck of it! =_

Great to meet you and happy A-Z-ing!

Lady Gwen said...

You're so talented Rachel. You did a great job on the banner and badges!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Interesting software.

erica and christy said...

RACHEL!!! Thank you for sharing this. I've always been wowed by your banners and buttons. In fact, I emailed you (forever ago) and you helped me out with info way back when. AND I have so many great things to say about your novelettes and everything you did to get them out into the world. I am so impressed by you and feeling inspired...so THANKS, CONGRATS AND WISHING YOU ALL THE SUCCESS YOU DESERVE! --christy (read guardian yesterday and started labyrinth an hour ago!)