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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thinking About My Memories Suite SB Software and PDC Giveaway

  I'm still looking for an affordable, user friendly digital software. I'd love to have PhotoShop but not only is it pricey, I don't want to spend that kind of money when I don't know enough digitally to support the purchase. Eventually I want to design, but right now I just need to learn and make digital layouts quickly and easily. I have been using GIMP which can do almost all that PS does, with some language and sometimes a different process, but it is taking me time to learn it and I want to make pages for challenges faster than I currently am.

 I have seen so many people comment on My Memories so I am going to give it a try. It is affordable at $39.97 and I can use a coupon for $10 off the purchase price and the program comes with a $10 coupon for the store. The coupon code for $10 off  My Memories Suite v2.0 is STMMMS75259 for you to use and share with anyone who wants to try it and purchase it .  The program comes pre-loaded with oodles of pages and digital files but you are not limited to what is there, they have lots of free kits you can download and they have weekly deals, album templates *for the SB newbies like myself* and a Dollar Store that you can use the included coupon for. Basically, you can consider that in the end you are getting the program and extras for only $19.97!! Plus, any digital kits or files you already have or find on the web can be used in the program. I have been building a digi stash for the last month and between free and what I've bought, I am starting to have quite a bit to choose from to work with so I am happy to be able to use them int he program! I have a couple other programs that I purchased in the past that just don't cut it making pages look flat with no shadows or digi files are not interchangeable so they are not a viable option and were a waste of money. Oh! My Memories also  allows you to share an interactive album on a disc (DVD or CD) that will automatically play on a computer (PC or Mac) with options to  turn your scrapbook into a movie to watch on a DVD-or view on an iPod. You can even create and share professionally printed and bound calendars, make posters or trading cards for a sport team or event, and post a movie of your scrapbook on your Facebook page-all with the click of a button.  You can read more about it here in the MM store. I also joined the My Memories Blog/Forum to delve a little deeper into what owners of the program say and do. 

  Then I found an amazing giveaway of My Memories program at Pink Dandy Chatter blog! How sweet is that? There are many ways to enter and the giveaway ends September 25th at noon MST. I would really love to win a copy of the MMSuite! If you would like to enter just follow the link. Pink Dandy Chatter has lots of other giveaways also so you might want to look around.

  Well, that is my blog for now, I guess I will let you go so you can review My Memories too. Please be kind and leave me a comment if you have used the software, I'd really like to know more about it. Some of my favorite designers use My Memories so that has already helped me out. Thanks for reading, I hope you have a very blessed day!!

Love and blessings, Deborah

22Sept - post edit: For anyone who saw this post when half of the text had a white background, I have no idea how it got that way but thank God I know how to read and edit HTML!! It didn't show up that way on the preview or the compose window so I had to go into the Edit HTML mode and read through all the coding to delete all the background coloring codes. Sheesh! I never had that happen on the old Blogger interface. I switched back to it for the new post tonight so I am going to check and make sure it didn't get posted goofy. Not sure I like all the new interface changes Blogger made, I can't find everything. That might be a separate blog post LOL. More hugs and blessings!! Deborah


  1. Hi Deborah ~ you left a comment over on the DST Insider about the free kit from Daybreak Scraps. Unfortunately, Dawn decided to close her shop in the middle of her feature, so the item is no longer available for download. I wasn't even aware of this until you commented and I went to check on the link and then saw a post on her blog from the 18th that she was retiring. I apologize for that, but do stay tuned because there is an awesome add-on kit that will be up on October 1st from a different designer.

    Also, I saw that you were contemplating a purchase of Photoshop. I started with, and continue to use, Photoshop Elements. I actually started with PSE 5 and currently use PSE 9. You can download a free trial of PSE 9 to try it out at Also, check Amazon as well as I saw a new copy of PSE 5 for $30 and then used copies for as low as $12. It's an older version, but I used it every day up until this year when I replaced it with version 9.

    Elements is a great program for beginners to advanced users and I would recommend the purchase of it over the My Memories software, just because most, if not all, digital designers use Photoshop to design their kits.

    OK, ending my blabbering ~ hope you are having a great day!

    Cheryl aka gonewiththewind

  2. Thank you Cheryl for ALL of the info! I will certainly check Amazon, I never even thought of it. Most people have downloaded programs, so I guess that is why I didn't think of that option. Also, my new laptop is W7 and I think I was told that I would have to have PSE9 for it, is that why you upgraded? And it was my understanding that most designers use the regular PS and not PSE, but I don't know that much about the fine details differences. I don't know if you will see this here so I will follow your link to you and leave a comment.


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