When Alex was born, I started scrapbooking. I loved being able to keep track of all of his milestones, and watch his album grow- just like him. I joined a scrapbooking club, and went to 'scraps' (get togethers at local scrapping stores) to finish projects, and meet other ladies just like me. It was a ton of fun. When we moved from NY to Florida, I looked around to try to find scrapbooking stores, and outside of big box or large chain-type stores, there were none in my area. My hobby slowly dwindled, and my supplies moved to the garage.
We eventually sold most of them at a yard sale, for mere pennies. It broke my heart, but I didn't have the time to do it in my home anymore, with two young kids who wanted to touch EVERYTHING- it just didn't work. I looked into digital scrapbooking, but it had just come out, and I wasn't comfortable trying to learn something new.. and again, I thought I didn't have the time.
My two big kids are now 9 & 6, so I have some time... while the baby sleeps, and while they're at school, primarily, to do what I need or want to do. I recently discovered a website called MyMemories.com. MyMemories offers a full Digital Scrapbooking software and kits for every theme you could imagine, to make scrapbook pages and albums for all of lifes events.
I decided to give it a try, and while I'm a new learner (discovering new things every time I use it!), I can definitely say I love it. It's really easy to learn, although I wish there was a tutorial available that teaches you how to mount the photos you add onto a paper, without changing the background paper. For all I know there might be, I just haven't found it yet.
I love that I can find information, contests, and tips on the MyMemories blog and Facebook fan page. They recently hit 18,000 fans and gave away kits, papers, embellishments & word art, up the wazoo! It was very exciting to participate.
This is the first page I made, celebrating the birth of our new baby. It took me a little longer- it was the first time I used the program- because I played around with a lot of the papers, frame, embellishments, and color palettes. I was able to rotate the pictures, crop them, take out red-eye, all WITHOUT photoshop. Yep, you read that right. No photoshop.
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Our friends at My Memories have offered one lucky winner their chance to WIN a free download of the MyMemories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software. The software is the FULL version which means there's no trial period and no limitations.
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Special thanks to our friends at My Memories for sharing a copy of this software with us, for the intent of a review, and for supplying our winner with a code, as well.