Thursday, December 8, 2011

A New Addiction

Digital Scrapbooking.

I was blessed to win a complete copy of MyMemories Suite 2.0 digital scrapbooking software at the end of October.  Oh. My. How easy it is to catch up on all my pictures!

I've never used any other software for scrapbooking (no Photoshop, no Creative Memories), so I really have no comparison of anything else that is out there. 

At this point in life, paper scrapbooking involves lugging out two Creative Memories cases.  When I put the one bag on my right shoulder and hunch over just right, I can actually carry both cases at the same time.  Saying a quick prayer for safety, I can get both down the stairs to the dining room.  20 minutes to pull out all my necessary supplies, an hour to figure out where I left off last time, and then about an hour a page.  If I'm doing this while Dave is getting the kids to bed, I've maybe done 2 pages before I have to clean it all up and put it all away.

OR: Start software and open the software (Memory Manager from Creative Memories) where I keep my photos organized. This takes a minute or less.  There have been a few evenings that I've finished 2 or 3 (gasp: FOUR) pages in just a few hours......and there is no clean up!

I've been pleasantly surprised at the variety of  kits and embellishments that are at the MMS 3.0 site.  I scored a couple free coupons worth $5-$10 for designer packages.  The MyMemories Suite facebook page offers frequent freebies for members.  A few designers I've "liked" on facebook have also had awesome freebies.  In all, I've invested $40ish into digital scrapbooking and it all fits in my laptop!  No cases to lug anymore!

Here's a few pages I've made. I'm working on 2009.  Sadly, I lost a huge number of photos (I kept meaning to back them up) in a computer meltdown, so I don't have a lot for that year, so I'm nearing th end of the year already. [2010 and 2011 weren't much better:  my camera stopped working for the better part of a year, until one day my oldest picked it up and *ta-da* it started working again!]






Stay tuned to after Christmas.  I think I have a copy of the software to give away!

FCC statement:  Although I won this software for free, this an unsolicited review on my part.  All opinions are mine.

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