I have scrapbooked for years and have really enjoyed making beautiful albums with my precious pictures. Over the last few years, though, I haven’t kept up with it very well and my photos have been stacking up—both on my computer and printed! Last year, I had about 2 years worth of photos printed into a book. Since I ordered the book on sale, it really cost me about the same amount as having just the photos printed AND helped me quickly catch up on the huge job of organizing my pictures. I like the printed book, but I used the photo printing site’s very simple standard options for designing the book. The finished effect just isn’t as nice as my usual scrapbooks.
I’ve heard of digital scrapbooking, but until now haven’t really looked into it. When I was offered the opportunity to try My Memories Suite, I realized that this could be the solution that could help me organize my photos quickly and still end up with beautiful scrapbooks.
This screenshot shows what the program looks like. The various toolbars enable the user to either take a ready-to-go template and drag pictures in or to choose individual backgrounds, text, word art, shapes, and embellishments to create a custom design for each page.
I found this program really easy and fun to use. Anyone who can use MS Word can intuitively jump right in and start creating. I actually put together a couple of pages before even reading through the manual. Then, when I read the manual, I found some additional shortcuts and features to use on subsequent pages.
A nice variety of backgrounds and embellishments are included with the program and many many more are available for free and for purchase on the My Memories website. With the $10 credit that came with my software, I was able to purchase 3 nice add-on packs, adding hundreds of additional embellishments and backgrounds to the software.
And here is a banner for my newest game that I created on My Memories Suite. (I had to use Paint to crop it to the right size.)
While I have only explored the standard scrapbook page making capabilities of this program so far, it also does some other really cool things, like offer the ability to add music and video to scrapbooks.
I’m giving this product 5 stars!
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of My Memories Suite to write this review. I am an affiliate for My Memories and may benefit if you make a purchase using the coupon. All opinions in this review are my own.