Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Giveaway: My Memories Suite


My Memories Suite is a top-rated digital scrapbooking software that allows you to make digital albums, photo books, cards, invitations, calendars, movies and a lot more! It's so much fun and easy to use. This is what I used to make my story photo book that I posted here and here.


After using this software for a few day, here's what I can say about it.

INSTALLATION - After purchase, you can download the installer for My Memories Suite from the link that My Memories will provide you. Running the online installer will require you to download around 500MB worth of components though. If you are not using a high speed internet connection, this might take a while. However, if you are in the US, you have the option to get a CD installer from My Memories which has all the system components already so you don't have to go through the download stage. You have to add $4.97 plus shipping if you ask for the CD but I suggest this option. I'm not in the US... so I had to download. After the download stage, the software installed easily.

EASE OF USE - Very easy to use! My Memories Suite can be used on a PC or a Mac. It runs pretty fast on my home laptop. The software comes pre-loaded with the components (e.g. backgrounds, embellishments) you need to make digital projects so you can start right away. Everything I used on my story photobook projects are just the built in components. For the text, this software uses any existing fonts you already have on your machine. So you can integrate your favorite fonts to your projects. If you want more options, My Memories offer digital scrapbooking kits and templates at their website at very affordable prices (from $0.99 to around $9 per set). And they have a lot of free stuff too! Do check it out. These can be downloaded from a link that will be provided to you after check out.

This scrapbook software is great for both beginners AND more advanced users. For beginners, My Memories Suite has built in pre-designed photo album templates where you can select the template you want, and simply insert your photos in the photo slots on the templates. Ta-dah! You're done. Here are some examples of their pre-designed templates.


More advanced users can start with a blank page and choose each component that goes into a page. One look at the user interface and you know which buttons to click to find the stuff you want, see?

You can select a page format (or start from blank), add backgrounds, text, shapes and other embellishments from the menu on the right side of the page. The pages I made for my story photobook are all built from scratch. I'm having too much fun trying out different combinations of page elements to see how they would look :)

Not into scrapbooking? Here are a few other projects you can make with My Memories Suite:

How about a blog button?
You can customize by adding your images or graphics.

Or a blog header!
I can feel a blog redesign project coming soon! We'll see :)

Or cards! (e.g. Christmas cards, invitations, birth announcements
Christmas with grandma and grandpa

You can make printables too.
NOTE: All rights for this printable, including the text, belongs to me. If you plan to use any part of this, please give me due credit. Thanks!
And a whole lot of other projects!

The BEST part? 
My Memories has offered to give away one My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software to one of you! This is a $40 value!

To join the giveaway:
  • Become a follower of Of Pinks and Fairy Tales. This giveaway is open to anyone with an internet connection :) Just click that the 'Join this site' button located on my right side bar. 

    • Visit My Memories and check out their digital scrapbooking kits and templates.
    • Leave me a comment below telling me which of their scrapbooking kits/elements you like best. Please include your email address (emailid at emailprovider dot com - use this format please) so I will know how to contact you if you win.
    For example:
    My favorite is the Pizza Pie Pack (because I'm thinking of giving Andrea a pizza-themed birthday party this year). My email address is ofpinksandfairytales at gmail dot com.

      You have to follow ALL 3 steps first to qualify for the giveaway. Only comments posted on this post qualifies as an entry.

      For additional entries, you can also:

      1. Follow My Memories Blog and leave another comment here telling me you did so = 1 additional entry
      2. Like My Memories Suite on Facebook and leave another comment here. Please include the name you are using on Facebook so we can validate. = 1 additional entry
      3. Follow My Memories Suite on Twitter and leave another comment here to tell me you did. Please include the name you are using on Twitter so we can validate = 1 additional entry

      Please remember to leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

      Winner will be drawn on  September 14, 2011 at 10AM my time (GMT +8) via I will contact the winner via email (so make sure you leave your email address on your comment!) after the draw. The winner has 1 week (7 calendar days) to reply to me to acknowledge that he/she is accepting. If I don't hear from the winner within one week, I will draw another winner.

      If you want to buy the software now, you can get it at a discounted price. My Memories is giving a $10 discount on their My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software to readers of Of Pinks and Fairy Tales! If you buy now, you only pay $29.97. Simply enter this code upon check out to avail of the discount:
      Please copy and paste the code to make sure you enter the correct value.

      Ok then, time for you to join the giveaway! :)


      Diane Writes said...

      Count me in Jannelle!

      My favorite is the Rocio Soft Victorian.

      My email address is dianewantstowrite at gmail dot com

      thank you for this chance jannelle!

      CREATIVE MIND said...

      Thanks dear for the invitation :)
      I will like to enter this giveaway !! i like Sweet Caroline..
      Thanks a bunch

      meijo's JOY said...

      Wow! This is a very big and generous giveaway - You are really so kind and sweet! Good luck everyone who take part!

      Sewandthecity said...

      Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to this nice giveaway! Oh, dear there are so many to choose favourite is Sail Away! my email address is horstmann underscore irina at hotmail dot co dot uk

      Melissa said...
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      Janice said...

      I'm joining Janelle! ^_^

      My favorite is the Hush Little Baby Pack because I want to make a digital scrapbook for my first baby, in time for my due date next year. My email address is jrcruste at gmail dot com.

      Life with the Ellwoods said...

      I LOVE the My Heritage pack! I love antique-looking elements in a scrapbook!

      sew stories said...

      count me in alsoooo :D
      what i like is : My Heritage Pack
      i like anything classy :D coz it last for ages :D

      good luck for all of us :D yeayy!

      my email is
      sew dot stories at gmail dot com

      thannk you Janelle ^__^

      Amy said...

      I'm in! My favorite is Sweet Caroline, but Noah would love A to Zoo.

      Email address is dancers4life at gmail dot com.

      meijo's JOY said...

      Last minute rush.... please please I adore the Beauty Blossom Cluster ..but Pretty in pink definitely remind me of you every time I used it!

      meijo's JOY said...

      Oops...I just forgot to post my email add ;....Well, before I do that, maybe I should let you know Mei Mei and Jojo top vote is Going Coastal Make a Mermaid....that definitely going to be perfect for their beach scrap book!

      email -

      meijo's JOY said...

      Yes...I am greedy..this give away is too good to miss so..
      I followed the MyMemories Blog + Follow Polaroid My Memories Suite (FC ID : PeiChing Lim) yah.. I don't twit...

      Love PC - favorite pack ... too many to choose....still choosing...

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