I used to be really big into scrapbooking - it was my creative outlet! I was able to keep up with it after Hubs and I got married for a while. I finished our wedding album, but my scrapbooking habits died off pretty soon after. We were in a tiny little apartment and it's hard to scrapbook when you have no room to work - when you have to pick up everything each time and pull everything out again to start over. It's not very fun! And even though we have a bit more room now, I still couldn't leave things out because Andyroo would get into them. And to be honest, purchasing scrapbook supplies is...expensive! Even when I worked at Michaels and could take advantage of the employee discount, it was still expensive and just not something that we could really afford.
Needless to say, Andyroo's scrapbook has become very neglected. I purchased the album and completed about 4 pages. In 3 years. Terrible, I know. I've made a few photo books over the years to compensate for the lack of scrapbooks, but those can be expensive too. Don't get me wrong, they're worth it, and less expensive than scrapbooking. However, for the most part they're generally uncustomizeable, which is a huge downside.
I've wanted to venture into the digital scrapbooking world for sometime, but didn't know where to start or which scrapbooking software to use - and I've found that the My Memories Suite is the perfect place for a newbie like me. It would also be a great addition to any seasoned digital scrapper.
Check out a few of the layouts I was able to create - and in MUCH less time than it takes to pull out the scrapbooking stuff and come up with a layout that I like. I decided to start on Andyroo's scrapbook, and look at what I was able to come up with in just a short time! Seriously, soooo much fun!!! And, don't laugh. This was my first time ever attempting digital scrapbooking. I'll get better, I promise! :)
Besides scrapbook layouts, there's so much more that you can do with the My Memories Suite. I'm hosting a Shutterfly House Party later this month and I wanted a physical invite to hand out to some friends. I switched to an 8.5x11 layout, grabbed the logos from the House Party website, and quickly made up my own invitation.
I could go broke buying all of their cool design packs. I'm currently (working on scrapping all of Andyroo's pictures, so I'm loving the All Boy pack, the What Are Little Boys Made Of pack, and the It's a Boy Thing pack. Super cute stuff!
Alas, most of them will have to wait until Hubby gets his promotion. In the meantime, they have a bunch of awesome freebies and - my favorite part - you can even use digital elements that you may already have on your computer! Yay for that!
And now here's a goody for you! My Memories wants to give one lucky reader a copy of this awesome digital scrapbooking software. Here's how you can enter to win your very own copy:
- Be a follower of Life in the Motherhood
- Pop on over to MyMemories.com and come back and let us know what your favorite item (bundle, font, package, etc) is. I promise you'll want to immediately start adding things to your wish list!
- Visit Life in the Motherhood on Facebook and give us a like
- Visit My Memories on Facebook and give them a thumbs up - plus you'll get a freebie just for liking them!
- You can also follow My Memories on Twitter, if you prefer that social media avenue
- Share this giveaway through whichever social avenue you prefer - Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.
The giveaway will be open from Thursday, November 3rd through midnight on Sunday, November 13th. A winner will be announced the following Monday (the 14th).
Are you excited to get started and you don't want to wait for the giveaway? You can order your very own copy right now and have it downloaded in minutes! My Memories was cool enough to give LITM readers a code to get $10 off the price of the software and $10 to spend in the MyMemories.com store. Just use the code STMMMS51889 for all this scrapbook goodness!
(I was provided a free copy of the software so that I could use and review it. I was not told how to review the software or what to say. The review of this software is my own opinion)