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I'm a 30 something who loves to travel.  I have a full time job and enjoy writing (or blogging) about my travels.  I've traveled through several countries in Europe as well as Russia and Egypt.  I also enjoy domestic travel in the United States, including Disney.  My long term travel goal is to do a round the world trip.  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking with My Memories

I recently accepted an offer to review a digital scrapbooking program from My Memories.   As part of this offer I received a free copy of the My Memories Suite 2 to review.  But, I also get a copy for one of my readers and discounts for everyone else.  How could I say no?  If you're interested in the giveaway, I'll have information on how to enter below my review.  The program is available for both Mac and PC.  My $10 discount code is: STMMMS64297.

For me, the exciting thing about this offer was that I have several scrapbooks, but recently gave up on them because it became such a hassel to do.  Getting the supplies can be a struggle, especially if you've traveled to a more exotic destination (anything outside the US that isn't London, Paris or Rome).  It takes up a lot of room and then when you're halfway done you realize that you have too much of one thing and not enough of another thing and you're back to the store.  So I decided to go the way of the digital photobook.  But now, I have the option of a digital scrapbook that I can print out or share electronically - the best of both words.

Like anytime you start to use a new program I did feel a bit overwhelmed at first.  I kept hitting the same button and expecting it to do something different, that didn't work.  But after playing around a little bit I started to get the hang of it.

You can use the program to make full scrapbooks or single pages.  The program allows for a several different sizes of paper and has a wide variety of backgrounds for free.  You can also purchase nicer backgrounds through the website.  There is also a variety of shapes and sayings that you can add to each page to customize.

This is a screenshot of a page I put together in just a few minutes while playing around.

My favorite thing about this software is flexibility, there is so much flexibility in how you design any given page.  This page above originally only had 3 photos in a totally different layout, in seconds I was able to change the layout so that I matched the photos and then I was able to add another photo that I saw after I initially set up the page.  You can't do that in a photobook.  Of course you could drive yourself crazy making the page perfect, but that's a good problem to have.

Sharing your albums and pages - you can send your pages digitally to friends and family or you can upload to a variety of websites for printing.  You can also print out pages on your home printer.

I haven't had a chance to use all of the power of My Memories, but from what I have used this program seems like a fun and easy way to make a digital scrapbook.  You can get a $10 discount on the My Memories Suite 2 using this code:  STMMMS64297

Entry for a free copy of My Memories Suite:

To enter:  
Either comment on this blog post, send me an email to thetravelinggiraffe (at) gmail (dot) com, or Tweet to me @Travelingiraffe about what you want to make a digital scrapbook of, and it doesn't just have to be your last trip/vacation/holiday!

Entries must be received by Noon on October 30.

After Noon on October 30th I will use Random.com to pick a winner.  I will contact the winner via email or Twitter to make arrangements for them to get their code for the software.

Good Luck!

If you would like more information on My Memories:
Blog- http://blog.mymemories.com/
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/mymemoriessuite
Twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/mymemoriessuite

YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite