Mommy and I have been asked to check out a new digital scrap booking software package and write a review. Mommy was really happy because she loves to take pictures, especially of your’s truly. Being as Mommy did most of the work, I am going to turn the blog over to her today for the review. But don’t worry, I’ll be back to announce our give away.
Hi Everyone. This is Tanner’s Mommy. About a week ago, I was approached by the makers of My Memories Studio 2 and asked if I would take a look at their product. For that past several days, I have been playing with My Memories Suite 2! It is a computer package that allows you to create and print digital scrap book pages. And I have to say, I think it is pretty slick!
Let me start by saying that I love to take pictures, but I hate doing conventional scrapbooking. I have always found it a challenge to find exactly the right embellishment to add to my layouts when I wanted them. But that is not longer a problem with this software package.
I have only had the software for a few days now. I have so many photos that I had a hard time deciding on a first project. I decided to start with an album of puppy photos of Tanner. I have to admit, he is one of my favorite photo subjects.
Like other software packages, My Memories Suite 2 allows you to import, crop and make other adjustments to your digital photos without leaving the program. It was really easy for me to preview my photos in the software, work with them and choose the ones to use in the layouts.
The software also came with a lot of wonderful background papers! This one is a large houndstooth pattern. It is available in a variety of colors to compliment any design.
One of my favorite features in My Memories Suite 2 is the ability to create your own elements from, …well from anything. On this page, I used a photo that I took at Tanner’s first rally trial this summer. By changing the opacity, I was able to make it a great background “paper".
My Memories Suite 2 also has a lot of great fonts and styles to use as headlines and journaling text.
I have been having a lot of fun playing with the text formatting too! The page above has a flat look that I liked for this layout.
And this page has letters with a “pillow” bevel. It gives the words a raised look that I thought complimented the paw print graphic.
Another challenge I have always had with conventional scrapbooking is finding the little touches that make a page look finished. But that is not a challenge with My Memories Studio 2. The software includes a huge selection of embellishments, like the hammered brads that I added to the page above to anchor the item on the page.
The program also offers a lot of ways to share your finished albums with other. You can print your albums, or have them printed. Or you can share them in several digital ways. I have printed a page just to see how it looked, but I have not had time to check out more than a preview of the other options.
I still have a lot more features to check out on this software, but I am really looking forward to preserving my family’s memories with this package. It is very user friendly, loaded with content and has lots of additional kits available to increase my resources in the future.
I am back!!! I like the layouts that Mommy has been doing. I like them so much that I want to share My Memories Studio 2 with you. The maker’s of My Memories 2 have given me a copy to give away to one of my fans. Here is how you can be entered to win.
1. Go to My Memories Studio 2’s site.
2. Browse through the digital kits that are available to add to
your copy of My Memories Studio 2.
3. Come back to my blog and leave me a post mentioning your favorite.
On Wednesday, Mommy and I will put the names of everyone who commented into a hat and pull out a winner. (Hey, there is my One Word Wednesday Post for this week!!!)
Oh, and if you are not the winner, but would like to have a copy of this package for yourself, Mommy and I are able to offer you a $10 discount. Just use code STMMMS33538
at www.mymemories.com to purchase your own copy of My Memories Studio 2!!
Good Luck Everyone!