Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway

Recently, I got contacted by My Memories to do a review of their scrapbooking suite. I have to be honest here and say that scrapbooking scares me a little. I once attempted to make a scrapbook for my BFF's 21st birthday. It got so expensive so quickly that I eventually just gave up. That whole experience has left me a little vary of scrapbooking in general, but I have been wanting to make TLS an album for before he deploys, so I figured it was worth a shot.

My initial impression of this was that it was SLOW. After 30 minutes, less than 25% of the software had downloaded to my computer. I posted this on facebook and someone responded with "welcome to Germany" so I guess it's more of a Kabel Deutschland thing than a software thing. Being the least patient person on the face of the planet, I wasn't thrilled.

When I downloaded it, I got to work. To create a new album, you are given the choice of making your own from scratch, or going with one of several premade layouts. Since I don't like things that are too cluttered and scrapbooky looking (you know the things that look like the entire contents of a Michael's threw up on them?) and since I am obviously the world's most creative person ever (insert eyeroll here), I decided to make my own.

Big mistake. I cannot for the life of me make a decision so it took me a solid hour to decide fonts, pictures, background pages, etc. The finished result?
That's it- two pictures,with navy borders, a monogram, and our wedding date. Simple but I kind of like it that way. (I did mention that I'm super creative right?)

For round 2, I decided to go with a premade layout instead. So much easier. The wonderful thing about the premade layouts is that the album size is already selected for you, so that's one less thing to try to figure out. This whole process was a lot easier and better for me. Here is a sample page from take 2.
I think it looks pretty awesome if I do say so myself and I am considering using My Memories to make a wedding album for ourselves since we don't yet have one. Apparently wedding albums get to you faster if your mother actually remembers to order them. Who knew?

If you are actually creative, unlike yours truly, you will be happy to know that My Memories offers additional digital scrapbooking kits in addition to what comes with the software.

Want one for yourself?

My Memories is generously offering a Preppy Girl Meets World reader one copy of the software.

To enter:
1) Please visit the My Memories website and post which digital scrapbooking kit is your favorite for one entry. This is mandatory.
2) Follow my blog through GFC for a second entry.
3) Follow myself (@whaleflipflops) and My Memories (@mymemoriessuite) on Twitter and post the giveaway link back at both of us for a third entry.
4) Post about this giveaway for a fourth entry.

This giveaway will run through midnight EST on January 2nd, and I will pick a winner when I wake up finally after my NYE merriment.

If you would like to purchase one for yourself or as a last-minute gift for someone, you can use code STMMMS93273 to receive $10 off your purchase.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review. I received the product for free to try out. All opinions expressed are solely my own.


  1. My favorite kit is the vintage blessings!

  2. The pages you made are so don't need to enter me:)

  3. I like the vintage holiday kit. :)

  4. I'm loving the Red Hot Template Kit!

  5. I loooove these things - Just wondering, can you tell me (are you able to for the review?) about how much they are for an 8 X 10 (or whatever size you made in option #2). Also, pre-made. ALWAYS the premade layouts. It will suck your life away, otherwise! hehe

  6. I like the Little Baby Boy. It was so hard to choose. There were so many cute ones.

  7. I tweeted too!!/JacquiR5

  8. Love the "Our Wedding Day" by Word Art World by Jennifer. So cute! :) Now off to tweet! :)

  9. My favorite kit is Winter Fantasy 3!