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May 25, 2012

My Memories Giveaway! [CLOSED]

The first Christmas that Philip and I spent as a married couple, I made him a photobook. It was Christmas 2007, so I did a book of all the photos of us during 2006 (while we were dating and engaged). Since then, it's become a Christmas tradition. 

I've skipped around to different photobook companies over the years (usually depending on the deals I got), and have been happy with some, and not so happy with others. 

A few weeks ago, MyMemories.com contacted me and asked me to review their digital scrapbooking software, and since I'm never one to turn down free stuff, of course I said yes. Let me just tell you, I am not a scrapbooker. The time and effort that goes into scrapbooks is mind-boggling; plus the materials are so expensive, and you end up with a big huge binder, bursting at the seams with doodads and half glued pictures (or maybe those were just my poorly made scrapbooks that I made growing up). 

Enter digital scrapbooking, and suddenly I'm interested. Although I'm a simple, clean, and streamlined girl when it comes to design, I do like the idea of something a little more fun than just white backgrounds and a few rectangular pictures.

After playing around with My Memories Suite for a few hours, I realized all the possibilities of digital scrap booking. If you are the type of person that loves all the frills and doodads of scrap booking, there are millions of downloads and kits right at your fingertips. And if you're like me and just want something a little more fun and interesting than the basic stuff that most photobooks give you, then this is the place to do it. Also, you don't just have to make a photobook -- you can also print your pages at home to make a traditional scrapbook, make calendars, make CD's or DVD's of your images, or even upload your files to your blog or facebook.

Inspired by all the fun "project life" layouts out there, I did a fun and simple little page layout with a few pictures from our recent trip to Disneyland.
I loved that I could easily place photos wherever I wanted on the page, round the edges of my photos, use all my own fonts (that I've collected over the years), and even create that cute little blue polka dot box in the top left corner with one of the many free scrapbook papers that comes with the Suite. Seriously, it was SO easy, and super fun. 

You can guarantee that next year's Christmas album will be WAY more fun than the previous six!

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And now for the good part --- MyMemories.com is giving away a free My Memories Suite to one lucky reader! This is a $40 value!

To Enter:
  •  Visit MyMemories.com and tell me what you would do with your digital scrapbook software (make a book, make a calendar, just make lots of fun pages to post on your blog...)
For Additional Entries:

Giveaway ends next Wednesday at midnight -- good luck!

62 comments:

  1. I would make a book! You've blogged about your yearly book tradition before and I thought it was such great idea so I copied! Bryan gets a book for Valentine's Day every year (so I can include Christmas pictures.)

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  2. I have always wanted to get into digital scrapbooking so the first thing I would do with the software is make a photobook/scrapbook! I just started following MyMemories on Twitter, @heather_USTA.

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  3. I've been wanting to try digital scrapbooking for a while now. I would make a book or maybe a calendar, or both.

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  4. I'm following MyMemories blog.

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  5. I'd use it to make baby books for my kids with their pictures from birth up to 1 year. I always planned on scrapbooking those but it's so much work!

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  6. I would make a photo book of my wedding last year. I've been meaning to get my butt in gear with the pictures.

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  7. Well, inspired by you, I started doing the same thing for Brandon 2 years ago! I would make this years book because I didn't make it in time for our anniversary. So I need to catch up!

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  8. And I am following their blog :)

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  9. My hubs and I are going to celebrate our third anniversary in August, and I'd love to make him a photobook! I'm not too craft with my hands, so maybe with this program I can see how crafty I am digitally!

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  10. And liked them on facebook!

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  11. What a cute scrapbook page! I would make a book :).

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  12. I would make several books. I haven't scrapbooked since ... 2003. Yeah. I'm a little bit behind.

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  13. I like MyMemories on Facebook.

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  14. I would do a book about my husband and I. I love this program!

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  15. and I "liked" my memories on facebook

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  16. Oh my goodness, a book. I would definitely make a cute scrapbook -- I have a family reunion in August and I would want to put together something to show my fam about my life. How sweet!

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  17. I'm following MyMemories Blog. It's so cute!

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  18. I liked MyMemories on Facebook!

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  19. I would definitely make a book of our wedding... been putting that off for too long!

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  20. OMG! Why haven't I heard of this? My office is over flowing with scrapbooking materials. I think my office closet is bursting at the seams. What a great idea! Thank you for enlightening me. I am now following My Memories on all avenues! I would make books and lots of them. Lot of great events going on and coming up! Can't wait to get started now that my scrapbooking life will be easier.

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  21. Photo books are the BEST! I made one with our wedding photos and it was SO easy that I decided to start making a "recap" book for every year. If I won, I'd FINALLY put together my honeymoon book--nine months isn't too long, right? haha

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  22. And on FB. Love me some freebies. :D

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  23. I would make a book using the software. I love to scrapbook and think this digital version is just absolutely fabulous!

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  24. Hard to decide... a book or a calender would be fantastic!

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  25. I would make a book for sure! Probably 2 of them of the first years of my boys' life.

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  26. And liked them on Facebook.:)

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  27. I do the same thing for my husband and me! Books for all the major points in our lives! So I definitely would be wanting to make a book from MyMemories

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  28. I started following their blog and am so excited to get some fun ideas from them!

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  29. And of course I liked them on Facebook!!!

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  30. A book of our daughters's first year!

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  31. I'd make a book. I need to make baby books for my (five) kids and this would be perfect!

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  32. I would make a book! I have been meaning (for the last five years) to make a scrapbook of our wedding and one of each of our kids and every time I think about it, I think about how much $$ it costs for all the stuff and how labor intensive it is to do it by hand and keep putting it off.

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  33. Just "liked" My Memories on Facebook!

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  34. So many possibilities! I would definitely organize all of my photos into a book.

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  35. I would love to make a book of our honey moon photos!

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  37. I would finally finish my daughter's NICU scrapbook. It has been 2 1/2 years since our little miracle came 2 months early and spent 8 weeks in the NICU. I think its time. Being able to do it on the computer would be such a blessing! I am also following the My Memories Blog.

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  38. I would definitely create a book of my wedding!

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  39. I've been planning on making my mom and mother-in-law to be a photo album of our engagement pictures for a wedding present, so I'd definitely do that! With this program id probably even make them each a wedding scrapbook too!

    Sandy

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  40. I think I would make a book - probably with the photos of me and my husband while we were dating in college :) It'll be nice to get them off the computer!

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  41. I would love to make a book for my husband!

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  42. I would use this software to make a scrapbook. I also liked MyMemories on Facebook, and Twitter. For 3 entries. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

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  43. Cool! I too am a fan of photo books. If I was to win the drawing, I'd do a summer photo book of our adventures at Bear Lake (we always go several times a summer and our kids LOVE it). It makes for great photo opportunities. :)

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  44. I would make a special book for each of my 3 kIds....

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  45. I love their photo books! Great giveaway Merrick!

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  46. Once upon a time, in a previous life, I was the advertising manager for a digital scrapbook magazine and website. No, I don't scrap. At all. Ever. But if I did, digital is the only way I would go.

    :)

    xox

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  47. I would finally make that scrapbook from my wedding... It has been almost 5 years!

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  48. I would definitely make a book!

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