Friday, August 26, 2011

GIVEAWAY: My Memories Suite Version 2.0 Digital Scrapbooking Software

Anyone notice a difference in my blog layout?  Hunh...nudge nudge, wink wink...  See the buttons I've added on the righthand side?  I whipped those up last night using the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software!  Seriously, it was so simple.  I really liked this digi scrapbooking software and had fun using it.  If you scroll down you can see how to enter the giveaway to receive your OWN copy of the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software for free.  Plus, I have included a Coupon Code for $10 OFF the My Memories Suite Software and $10 OFF My Memories Merchandise!

In my last post about the My Memories Suite Software I wrote about the Word Art Designer and Photo features of the software.  I also demonstrated how I created the Thank You image below using solely imagery found on my computer and the Word Art Designer tool.
Thank You Card using making rebecca lynne imagery

No templates needed.  I simply used a blank album format.  In fact, the Blank Format is pretty key so I am adding two screenshots to show you want I mean...

First when creating a new Album you can select Design Your Own (highlighted in orange here)

Then when creating your album page you can select Blank Page and start with a bare page!
What I failed to mention about creating an image like the Thank You above is what you can do with it next.  If you'd like to learn more about how to create cards, albums, iPod movies, DVDs, and photo albums watch this clip from Lisa Jurrens at My Memories.

Here’s what’s on the video –
·         Software Screen Tour – finding your papers and embellishments.
· website tour (and description of different types of products on the site)
·         Beginning information on album creation
·         Introduction to SOME of the tools (and references to the other video tutorials that are available)

Welcome to the Family! from Lisa Jurrens on Vimeo.

Before getting to the giveaway portion I'd like to point out a few more cool things about this software.  Unlike my last project I decided that this time I was going to shop a bit in the My Memories site where you can find embellishments, frames, templates, and lots of other goodies to create your digital imagery.  I was very impressed by the amount of variety at the person that I am...I loved that there was a Free Downloads section as well as a Dollar Store.  This means I was able to spend very little money to create my projects!

Also, I liked being able to get into the My Memories shop while working within the software.  If you look at the upper lefthand corner of the screenshot of the My Memories digital software below you will notice a shopping cart button.  Clicking on that baby gets you right into some of the latest and greatest in the My Memories shop.  This is a live image from my computer not one given to me by the My Memories folks...and the first three rows are FREEBIES.  So, that was cool too, it wasn't just all about shoving more product to buy in my face.  (Personally, I downloaded the freebie found furthest to the right in the third row down...the masks...I love using frames in my digital imagery.)

After picking my items I downloaded them to my computer.  (To learn more about the downloading please refer to the video above.)  I use a Mac and found that I could download my goodies and literally place them wherever I wanted to.  Looking at the screenshot below you can see me installing the Happy Go Lucky papers into the My Memories folders on my computer.  But, once I got going, I downloaded them right into my "Scrapbooking" file which is where I keep all of my digital scrapbooking imagery.

Now, once I had my goodies in my Scrapbooking file, or in the My Memories folders in my Applications folder, I was looking around to get the items into my project.  At first I was using the standard method of the Control Panel within the My Memories Suite software (see video).  Below you can see my screenshot of the Control Panel method of searching for images on your computer.

My Memories Suite Control Panel browser for files on your computer

Then, quite accidentally, I discovered I could drag and drop the image I was looking for into my project!  I was trying to find a specific frame I downloaded (yes...I downloaded quite a few!) and was going a bit mad because I couldn't find it.  Using my Finder I located the frame and thought, pssht why not, and tried dragging and dropping and VOILA, it worked!  Well, that sped things along quite nicely because I could search my Scrapbooking file by image and simply drag and drop what I wanted to use next into my project.

Smaller Window is my Finder and I have mask2.png highlighted; if you look behind the smaller window you'll see the larger window displaying the My Memories Suite software and the same mask2.png in my project after I dragged and dropped it there.
In case you are on a Reader or in the case of my changing my imagery, here are the blog buttons I created tonight using the My Memories Suite Software.  What do you think?  Do you like them?  I was going for something simple, easy to read, but fun.  Thought my blog could be a bit more structured and organized...  Of course I have more buttons to make - like a digital scrapbooking one - duh!  But so I have a thumbs up? 

My Final Thoughts on My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software

All in all, I am really glad that I was able to try this digital scrapbooking software.  I felt extremely comfortable using it because the tools are simple to use and very clearly marked.  Unlike other digital scrapbooking software I have used, I did not feel pressured to spend a lot of $$$ on a bunch of digital scrapbooking merchandise to use the software.  Instead I was very happy using a combination of My Own Imagery & My Memories downloads...many of which were freebies!  Also, the digital scrapbooking merchandise that was available is awesome and I already have a wishlist under my My Memories account for future reference.  ;)  And, most importantly, as I hope I have demonstrated above, this digital scrapbooking software does not require you to use a template!  I created both the Thank You Card and making rebecca lynne buttons using a Blank Format meaning us creative types can really have the freedom to do whatever we want...which, you have to admit, is exactly the way we like things.

Without any further ado...

******** GIVEAWAY & COUPON **********

Here is your chance to win your own My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software!  The My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software is easy to use, fun, and awesome software to create one of a kind digital scrapbooking pieces!  It would be really great for the beginner digital scrapbooker as well as appeal to a more experienced digital scrapbooker who already has a stash of their own imagery.  My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software would be extremely useful to anyone interested in making invitations, cards, photo albums, and as you've seen me do imagery and buttons for blogging!  


You will each have five chances to win the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software giveaway hosted by making rebecca lynne: 

  • 1) Become a follower of making rebecca lynne and let me know by leaving a comment below.  If you are already a follower, well, then you rock obviously, and leave me a comment telling me as much!  ;)
  • 2) Visit and choose your favorite My Memories scrapbooking goodies (papers, kits, templates) and leave me a comment about what you'd create with your favs.
  • 3) Facebook the giveaway!  Copy this:  
    • Comment for a chance to win a digital scrapbook software giveaway at
    • Then leave a comment with your Facebook ID to let me know!
  • 4) Follow the My Memories Facebook page at Facebook-  Then leave me a comment with your Facebook ID to let me know!
  • 5) Twitter the giveaway!  Copy this:  
    • Comment for a chance to win a digital scrapbook software giveaway at
    • Then leave a comment with your Twitter ID to let me know!

Winner will be chosen by Tuesday August 30, 2011 9am (EST United States)

Please no more than 4 comments/entries per contest post. Also leave an email or account ID so I can contact you when if you are a winner.


If you are interested in Buying the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software NOW  then you are in luck as making rebecca lynne readers will receive $10 OFF the My Memories Suite software AND $10 OFF My Memories merchandise using this blog's exclusive coupon code!  That is a total of $20 in savings.  (Wow, I sound like an infomercial.)  Simply use the following Coupon Code: STMMMS92078

Thanks for playing!  Good Luck!

- rebecca lynne



Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Lucky number 1? Hmm... we shall see. As you know I already rock because I'm already a stalker... err, follower. ;)

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

I've commented publicly on my personal FB page.

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

I've liked both the new & old My Memories FB pages (did you know that they are moving as they are no longer associated with Polaroid?)

Also included a snazzy "come hither" post (which may or may not get deleted but hopefully it will last a while. ;)

"I've been directed here by Making Rebecca Lynne. She is currently having a giveaway for the My Memories Suite Version 2.0 Digital Scrapbooking Software. Check out her blog!"

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Visited the My Memories website - and would like the Purple Party digital scrapbooking kit (

Initially I'd love to have a play to create a nicer blog (because, let's face it, my header etc is shite).

Thanks for all the chances. :)

Sean Davison said...

I really like the new buttons, they are super dope. Coming along nicely...

Archie the wonder dog said...

The new buttons look great...I'm a follower!

Archie the wonder dog said...

How on earth do you expect me to choose?! I think it would be one of the many dog ones (no idea which one, though!) but the owl friends is also cute...I inherited a owl obsession from my grandma, luckily I also got her ankles, musicality and baking ability! Thanks for the giveaway!

Emma Thomsen said...

I'm now following thanks to Archie the Wonder Dog! Please finish your quilt, you will be so proud of yourself when you're done. Besides we all want to see it!

Liz said...

I'm a new follower!

Liz said...

I really like the Pink Fusion kit--no idea how I would ever use it but it is so cool looking!

Liz said...

I liked My Memories on Facebook--my Facebook ID is elizabeth.funk