Review & Giveaway – My Memories Suites (Digi Scrapbook Program)

My Memories Suite is a digital scrapbooking software I was given the pleasure to review. It offers both templates to use and “free form” (where you design your own). There are about 25 free template kits (which means multiple pages per scrapbook) with about 125 more free online kits. There are also kits you can pay for that range from $0.80 to $6.99 (that I saw…there is A LOT available and there is no way I could look through it all to check! *grin*).

The program does take quite some time to download (as do most of the kits), I will say that in the beginning. However, once it is downloaded…WHAT FUN! When they say digi scrapping is addictive…I can see why!

Below is a sample template page from one of the free kits. As you can see, there is a place to drag and drop a photo and then there is also a place to type in whatever text you would like. Nice and easy!

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Design features (taken directly from their website…because they had such a great list!):

  • Search through library of graphics quickly with enhanced search function
  • Pick your canvas size for your scrapbook or craft project
  • Align or space elements evenly on a page
  • Have precise control of your page design with Zoom
  • Add background paper as photo object (from backgrounds dialog)
  • Paste in background papers into shapes
  • Edit elements individually or in groups
  • Edit elements in pixels or inches
  • Change colors of imprint graphics and shapes
  • Edit elements directly on the with right-click functions
  • Drag & drop your own pictures, plus page embellishments, backgrounds, imprints, shapes, and page layouts from one convenient sidebar (Resource Gallery).
  • Fill shapes with textures or images
  • Adjust colors using scrapbook palette, colors imported from images (color picker) and other color libraries
  • Build complete calendars automatically with Calendar Tool
  • Apply gradients with color palette
  • Rotate elements on a page
  • Layer elements on a page
  • Zoom-in and out on a page with tools or key commands
  • Create your own favorites library of colors and page elements
  • Preview drop shadows and mat effects before committing

Photo Features

  • Add mats to your pictures one picture or all your pictures at once
  • Apply drop shadows to one picture or all your pictures at once
  • Resize, crop, remove redeye, and apply various effects to pictures without ever leaving the page
  • Rotate photo within a photo box
  • Place photo into a shape

Text & Journaling Features

  • Type journaling directly onto your page
  • Position journaling around circular and angled shapes
  • Find and replace text
  • Memory of latest fonts used
  • Edit options for uppercase, lowercase, and sentence case
  • Word Art Designer feature provides 1-click options to bevel, emboss, add gradients, drop shadows, warp or shape, or paste images into text
  • Spell Check

General Features

  • Sharing wizards help you output one page (or pages) in multiple print and multimedia formats
  • Export pages as JPG, PNG or PDF files
  • Set defaults for drop shadows and text for your entire album
  • Add different shaped album pages into current album (i.e. Import landscape pages into a square album)
  • Identify any page element that are off the canvas
  • Holding the shift key while dragging an object constrains it to its horizontal or vertical axis
  • Locate Albums (File–>Locate Albums) will ask for a directory and then search for albums
  • Warn if there are missing fonts when doing a hi-res output
  • Export pages to PNG file formats and different quality JPG formats
  • Duplicate or Mirror Pages
  • Delete a single page or multiple pages at one time
  • Layer multiple background papers—perfect for mats, paper strips, frames, and more
  • Combine pages from multiple albums—even pages with different shapes
  • View your page layouts one at a time, or together as double-page spreads
  • Print your pages at home or use built in wizard to make your album into a professionally printed book
  • Simplified 1-screen export processes
  • Add multiple pictures at once to your layout using the FastFill function
  • Burn your creations onto a CD or DVD with better optical device support
  • Search functions for all page elements and Resource Gallery

That’s a lot, right? WOW!

Here are a couple of the things I made…

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And this one too…

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The cost for My Memories Suite is $39.97 – upgrades from previous version $19.97. There is a FREE TRIAL available but I couldn’t find for what length of time or what “lesser” terms you receive.

And now the best part…I GET TO GIVE ONE AWAY TO ONE OF MY READERS – WOOT! Enter below…


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16 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway – My Memories Suites (Digi Scrapbook Program)

  1. Rani G December 12, 2011 at 11:06 am Reply

    That look like a lot of fun! I really enjoyed the website.

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  2. Karen Gouvin December 12, 2011 at 11:41 am Reply

    I really want to win this. It looks awesome!

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  3. Kimberly December 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Thanks for running the giveaway!

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  4. Kimberly December 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm Reply

    The “It Happened This Year Pack” looks like fun.

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  5. Laurie December 13, 2011 at 5:09 am Reply

    What a fun program!!! My girls and I would sure have fun with this one! 🙂

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  6. Randi December 24, 2011 at 2:10 am Reply

    I LOVE the Victorian Christmas kit–it’s gorgeous!

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  7. Jenn December 28, 2011 at 12:25 am Reply

    I love the Snowflakes!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bow
    learnquilling@gmail.com

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  8. Laurie January 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm Reply

    Oooh, oooh!!
    The It Happened This Year set looks AWESOME!!! 🙂

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  9. Connie Gruning January 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I would love to have the Sweet Baby Girl
    Connie G
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

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  10. Kimberly January 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm Reply

    I love the You are a Gem January pack – gorgeous!

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  11. tamra childers January 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm Reply

    i like the Victorian Christmas. (there was no space on rappt form for comment)

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  12. Tori January 2, 2012 at 7:32 am Reply

    This looks addictive! What a fun way to do a “Family Chronicle” this year! I really like the “black bliss” kit, among a LOT of others!

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  13. Penny January 2, 2012 at 7:44 am Reply

    Musical Melodies or Music to My Ears for starters. And Baseball Diamond and Baseball Game. Magical Skating. I could do pages for all the kids! (I wish there were a marching band page.)

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  14. Debbie January 2, 2012 at 8:15 am Reply

    Looks Great! I love scrapbooking and would love to try digital scrapbooking. I would start with… Teaching for Love, Classroom Fun, Land of Learning Pack, and Calendar Year.

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  15. Kimberly January 10, 2012 at 8:38 am Reply

    Thanks so much Dawn! My daughter and I are going to have so much fun with this 🙂

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    • Dawn January 10, 2012 at 10:35 am Reply

      You are very welcome! We love this so I’m sure you guys will too!!! Can’t wait to see some of your “work” with it! 🙂

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