But I didn't realize there was another way to approach it. Recently I had a chance to try out MyMemories digital scrapbooking software, and it really couldn't be easier. I figured out the basics right away, and there is still so much to discover on the program.
I love that the projects you make are totally customizable in every way. You can start from scratch or start with a template (which is what I did) - but even with a template, you are able to move, flip, delete, add, etc. any of the page elements. The software comes with plenty of background papers and embellishments, but you can also purchase additional options on the website.
Here's an example of an empty template
A few months ago, I spent a frustrating four hours trying to create a very simple photobook on one of the popular photo-printing sites. I felt like I could never get things to look just how I wanted, and basically decided I would never attempt one again. But MyMemories is very user-friendly. I will definitely use this if I want to make another photobook down the road. I already have a number of good gift ideas for the grandparents.
Aside from scrapbooks, the software can be used to make cards, videos set to music (I haven't tried this yet), and even custom cupcake wrappers! I'll bet I could even use it to create a blog header, something I struggled mightily to do with Paint.
I've been playing with it a little bit, and here are just a couple pages that I put together.
I love how this turned out. The pictures are some of Tom's ancestors. He had the idea to make it look like someone had used a typewriter to write an entry in the book. The picture with the rowboat was black-and-white instead of sepia-tone like the wedding photo. But with the click of a button, we were able to change it to match!
I am pleased to be able to offer a discount on this program:
$10 off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook softward and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store
Promo Code: STMMMS91714.
(Also, if you check out the My Memories blog, they frequently post additional freebies and discounts.)
Enter for a chance to win your own My Memories Suite Scrapbook software for free :-)
Rules: Go to MyMemories.com and browse some of the optional templates/paper packs. Leave a comment letting me know which one is your favorite. Next week, I'll pick an entry at random.
(Entry ends midnight eastern time on Sunday the 24th.)
(Sorry I'm not up on the times with a cool Rafflecopter giveaway. It costs a fee to subscribe to the service, and we just can't fit in in the budget.)