Monday, January 28, 2013

Digital Scrapbooking Software Review & GIVEAWAY!

Ever since I ventured into the world of blogging, I have been fascinated by people who design blog layouts and other digital scrapbooking elements. A part of me has always been interested in learning more about that and trying to create my own blog design layout, but I never quite knew where to start and was completely unfamiliar with the idea of digital scrapbooking software.

And then a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a representative from My Memories, asking me if I would be interested in trying out and reviewing their digital scrapbooking software! Naturally I said yes, excited to finally have an opportunity to try my hand with some creative ideas for photo albums, my blogs, and more! I know I recently redid my blog design here, but I would dearly love to be able to come up with a theme that is all my own and not a design anyone could use. :-)

I will admit that the interface took a bit of getting used to, but I think that is because I am less familiar with creative software, haha! But once I downloaded a few kits to try out, I found myself more interested in creating photo album pages than anything! (With a little one, photo books make great gifts and this software will let you come up with anything and everything you can imagine.)

Here is my very first creation using My Memories Suite -- I thought I would start off simple with a scrapbook page:

I have only made one physical scrapbook in my life and it was for our wedding. It was so much work that I also declared it would be my last scrapbook... With this one page, I have totally fallen in love with digital scrapbooking and I want to SCRAP ALL THE THINGS!

And then I thought I'd play around with a blog header for my personal blog I want to resurrect:

I'm pretty sure I could play with this software for hours on end if I didn't have a job and a life beyond this! :-) Honestly, there are so many ways you could use the My Memories Suite Software -- blog design, photo books, invitations, and so many other creative print projects. Once you explore it, the software is so user-friendly, you can create beautiful, custom projects in no time! Not to mention, there are TONS of kits and digital scrapbooking elements available in the My Memories store -- you can even find some kits or quick pages available for free!

The folks at My Memories would love for one of my readers to have the opportunity to try out this fantastic software, so they are offering one of you the chance to win your own copy of the My Memories Suite!!

Entering the giveaway is easy:
(1) MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit My Memories and browse their digital kits.  Choose your favorite digital kit or layout and come back here and leave a comment, telling me which one was your favorite! Please be sure to leave your email address so I know how to reach you if you are the winner! 
(2) OPTIONAL 2nd ENTRY: Follow My Memories on Facebook or Twitter and let me know you did in a comment. 
(3) OPTIONAL 3rd ENTRY: Share a link to this contest on Facebook or Twitter and leave a comment with the link to your Facebook post or Tweet. 

CONTEST DEADLINE: All entries must be received by midnight on Monday, February 4th because I will be choosing the winner on Tuesday, February 5th!!

But that's not all... My Memories wants everyone to try their product and they are offering a special coupon code to readers of Melissa's Bookshelf!

Please use coupon code: STMMMS96615

With this code, not only will you save $10 on the My Memories Suite software, you will also receive another coupon good for $10 off anything in the My Memories Store!That's a total savings of $20!

So, what are you waiting for? Be sure to enter the contest and even if you don't win, you can still use my coupon code to get a great deal on software that will open up the world of digital scrapbooking, right at your fingertips! They even have a blog/forum, where you can find more great ideas to make the most of your My Memories Suite! 

Best of luck to you all!

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of My Memories Suite in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Oh, I think I died and went to heaven when I stumbled across your giveaway add and started looking at all the amazing digital scrap booking kits. Wow! I would like to enter with two of my favorite sets... Peaceful Winter and The Kiss (Valentina Creations). I don't love winter but you could sell me on it just gazing at these pages. I am also a vintage lover and I am so reminded of the Titanic era when I look at The Kiss pages. Thank you so much for sharing! I am completely enthralled!


  2. I think I would pick the Adventure Junkie word kit (although it sure is hard to choose - there are so many!) Thanks for the contest!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  3. I already follow you on twitter! My twitter name is @rhapsodybooks

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com