My Memories Giveaway & Tutorial

 

I was excited to be contacted by My Memories Suite to host a review and a giveaway here for my readers.  It is always so much fun for me to be able to give back to you guys.  I had heard of this scrapbooking software program before, but never used it.  Let me just tell you… I have been having fun!  Make sure to enter below- also there is a great discount code for those who don’t win.

My Memories Suite Version 3  is a digital scrapbooking software. It is a fun and creative way to keep and share memories. It can be used on a Mac or PC.  The software’s design tools will help you to build entire albums effortlessly using one of the many installed templates, or designing your very own pages from scratch.  The software includes many templates, but there are also tons more available on the website.  There is a large section of free products available, too. 

The software is not just for scrapbooking- I have never been a scrapbooker.  There are so many other uses for it.  You can do photo editing, adding embellishments & text to photos, calendars, cards, slide shows, videos, etc. 

I decided to make a new blog header for my family blog to show here.  A blog header is really a simple thing to put together in My Memories.  I also used My Memories to make my I-Spy Photos that I shared yesterday. 

 
Here is a brief tutorial for making your own blog header:
 
When you open the My Memories software it gives you the option of using one of their templates, or creating your own.  I chose to create my own for this project.

 
 
Then it asks you what size you want to make your project.  If you click on custom size it brings you to a choice where you choose the size.  You can use inches or pixels at this point.  I switch it to pixels because I know what size my image needs to be in pixels.  My header is 1000 x 650- this size varies & may need a little experimenting before you get yours just right.

 
Then it brings you to a blank canvas where you can edit it as you like.  I added in my family photo that I wanted to use first.  Then I chose a background paper.  There are a few free ones that come with it, but I also downloaded several from the website that I liked.

 
Next comes the fun part- embellishments… you can decorate it however you like.  There are ribbons and buttons, and stitching, and shapes…  When you add in something, you can re-size it and turn it in any direction you want.

 
The text is also fun to work with.  They have word art, as well as many fonts to choose from.

 
Once you have finished your project, you need to save & export it.  On the bottom right side in the software there is a tab called “Share Album”.  Click on that & export your pages.  Save them as JPEG or your desired format. 

 
To add the header to your blog, click on your layout & then edit your blog header (I use blogger).  Add the image you created instead of the title & description.
 
 
Look at your blog to make sure it fits in the space.  If not, you can go back to the image you created & change the pixel size.  You’ll also have to re-adjust a few of your embellishments, but it just takes a minute.
 
Enjoy your lovely new creation!! 

Would you like to win a copy of My Memories?  I get to give a copy to one of you!!  Just enter the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win.  Giveaway ends Oct 30th.

 

Or, if you can’t wait… I have a $10 off code to buy the software.  It is only $29.97 regularly, so with $10 off it is really a great deal!  Just enter the discount code:STMMMS70989  This code will also give you $10 to spend at the My Memories store- so that’s $20 worth of products.  They also have a free trial, if you are not sure about purchasing.

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Comments

  1. I would like to make a new blog header, as well as a scrapbook for my daughter’s 5th birthday. So many great things to make with this!

  2. Kirstylee Cassidy says:

    Wow, this looks like a great product. I’m not much of a scrapbooker either, but I am a blogger who may need a new header someday. Thanks for your step-by-step instructions for creating one.

  3. Scrapbook pages galore!

  4. I think I would make pages for scrapbooking. By the way stopping by from the Crew. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  5. Visited the My Memories Site and I like the Crayon Kids Combo paper package.

  6. A new blog header! Or buttons for my blog.

  7. I would use it for my daughter’s scrapbook. I have a tn of ideas but don’t know where to start! This would be right up my alley!

  8. The Crayons Kids Combo is super cute!

  9. KGB That's Me says:

    I’d love to use this to make scrapbook pages for my scrapbooking blog, but also to make photo collages for reviews on my homeschooling blog!

  10. Creative Hands Pack at mymemories.com looks brilliant!

  11. With this software, I could actually get my blog up and running!

  12. **katiebug** says:

    Scrapbook pages!

  13. **katiebug** says:

    Christmas Cluster Frames I love!!!

  14. I would love to make a scrapbook for each of my kids’ first year. :)

  15. I really like the baby kits. :)

  16. looks like a great, easy to use product. Love the HOPE BCA kit.

  17. I would make a scrapbook of my vacation. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  18. I like the Altered Junk Earthy Fall kit. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  19. Ashley Schein says:

    Girlie Girl Bundle

  20. Ashley Schein says:

    I would use it for the scrapbook I am making for my daughter.

  21. Dawn Monti says:

    i would like to make my kids a book for k-12 and i think that this would help.

  22. I would scrapbook for my kids.

  23. Stephanie says:

    be fun to help me make some cute scrapbook pages!

  24. I would make my kids school scrapbooks! Way behind… I have kinder for my 14 year old and she starts High school next year!

  25. I love the batter up kit!

  26. I’ve been looking for a digital scrapbook software to try

  27. Sarah Yurga says:

    I would make a scrapbook for my baby girl – I made about 20 paper scrapbooks for my oldest when I had more free time.
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

  28. Sarah Yurga says:

    I like the Trip to the Zoo kit since we just went on Saturday!
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

  29. Would love to win and scrapbooks of my five children!

  30. Would love to win and scrapbooks of my five children!

  31. The jungle adventure kit is my favorite!

  32. I need to start a scrapbook for my little boy who is 2.

  33. Heather Samons says:

    I would make scrapbooks with all the pics of my boys!

  34. Karen Hewitt says:

    I would love to use it to Scrap Book

  35. Would love to make a scrap book album

  36. I love the Vintage Rose kit

  37. Janet Boyanton says:

    I like Vacation Photobook.

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