Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Memories Suite v3 Review and *GIVEAWAY*!!

I am pretty stoked about what I get to share with you all today. A few weeks ago I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing a My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software. At first I was like "WHAT?? I don't scrapbook! No way!" But then I thought about it some more and decided that this might be a great way to see what this program is like for a complete beginner...so I agreed!

It is an award winning digital scrapbook software that is extremely easy and fun to use. My Memories Suite is rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews. Using this software, anyone can create digital scrapbooks, photobooks, cards, calendars and gifts without having to buy expensive and complicated software programs.

So here is the awesome part...  The company who makes My Memories Suite gave me a promo code STMMMS31572 that I can share with my friends (that’s you).  By using this code at MyMemories.com, you can get $10 off My Memories Suite (you get it for $29.95 instead of $39.95) AND you also get a $10 gift certificate to use in their online store! Pretty nice, huh?!

Okay, back to my review...

What did I think about this software?

Here are my honest thoughts from someone who is a card maker--NOT a scrapbooker "real" or digital in any way, shape or form!

INSTALLATION
1. It is easy enough to install...once you make your purchase, you get a link to the download. Simply download it onto your computer--then whenever you are ready to install it, just click it and go!
I did not have Quick Time on my computer, so that had to be installed first for the software to work properly--that took 10 minutes on my computer. Then you have to register the software--the product key is something you will need to have, but they conveniently include that in your confirmation email after purchase.

THE USE
I have to admit that it's pretty simple to get started. You begin by deciding the size of your project with a simple click. Then you just start layering. There are drop down menus all over the place and previews of every element. You can change the colors, add textures, change the size, pretty simple and straightforward. It took a little while for me to find the "move the back/front" button, but it is on the top toolbar.

One thing I didn't like was that the flowers weren't in a full range of colors. So I wanted Amethyst flowers and couldn't change the colors on any flowers to match, so I just didn't use them.

Any extra kits you buy are readily available in the embellishment menu---AND there are other kits to purchase right there on the screen--AND it even shows you some that My Memories has for free. That was pretty nice.

The viewing screen is very easy to find your way around...I took a picture of it while I was doing my project. This shows you what my card could have looked like...but I didn't want to drain my purple ink! LOL!

So my project...

Ehh...I really didn't like using this for making a card.
It just looks very lackluster and blah...I'm sure that if I purchased some of the kits I could probably take it up a notch--or if I was more digital savvy I might be able to do it with more elements. But as someone who LOVES paper crafting and all the different textues and elements, I will just stick to that for my card making.

HOWEVER, it would VERY easy to quickly reproduce something simple with this program--say if you just needed a whole bunch of really basic card fronts. That would make this software VERY useful!

I attempted to make one of the scrapbooks they offered, however my computer locked up every single time, so I think it requires more memory then mine has right now...but from what I TRIED to do, it would be VERY simple to make a digital scrapbook! I loved the layouts I looked at and the directions are SUPER easy to follow! I only wish my computer cooperated so that I could show you.

Okay, so long story short...

I would say that if you are exclusively a card maker then this software probably wouldn't be very worthwhile for you unless you were a hybrid card maker mixing digital elements with "real" ones. BUT, if you are a scrapbooker looking for an easier way to get the plethora of digi photos you have into an album, then this is TOTALLY the program for you! With the ready-made layouts and themed albums you could get albums done lickety-split!

So how about a chance to win the My Memories Suite v.3 FOR FREE?!!! Yep, that's right. You can get entered to win this #1 rated software:

1. Visit the My Memories site and telling me which paper pack or kit really strikes your fancy! (Mandatory Entry)
2. Like My Memories on Facebook (second entry)
3. Follow My Memories on Twitter (third entry)

4. Tweet about the Giveaway--can do this daily for extra entries!

Use the entry form below to get entered to win this FABULOUS prize!!

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MIDNIGHT MARCH 21ST!

Good Luck to all the participants in this Giveaway!




a Rafflecopter giveaway BUT WAIT...I have even more incentive for choosing this software...

If you use my special code STMMMS31572 to get this #1 rated digital scrapbook software at the special deal,  you will also get the RAKStar Membership for a Year - FREE!!

This special offer is only good on receipts dated before 31 March 2012!!  So if you are even considering getting the software, you'll want to get it this month!! Every Person who buys MyMemories Suite Software, using my promo code STMMMS31572
, during this Special Limited Time Offer is eligible to receive a One Year RAKStar Membership - free!! That's a free HUGE Digital Scrapbooking kit every month - and it's MyMemories Suite compatible, so it's like getting a free software content upgrade every month!!  Valued at $247.35!!!

What do you have to do to redeem this offer? After you purchase your software (using my coupon code to save $$$ and get the extra gift certificate), email me (lisabeestampin [at] yahoo [dot] com) the receipt of the MyMemories Suite Software purchase. Receipt must be dated between (February 24, 2012 - March 31, 2012) for you to get this offer! Once you email me, I will send you your gift certificate good for you to receive you ONE YEAR membership--free!

I hope that you will take advantage of this fabulous offer--remember that just because it's not my cup of tea doesn't mean it won't be yours!

2 Words of Love:

Michelle said...

what a nice giveaway lisa..like you....this cardmaker has never gone digital...so trying this would be fun i think
i LOVE the my memories The Roses-My Wild Irish Rose kit...it's vintage look is wonderful!
i like my memories on FB...(sorry..i don't tweet)

jdjmcc said...

The Winter Frost kit would be great for the pictures of my kids playing in the snow! In the pond is adorable, too! Jess M. jdjmcc@aol.com

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