Why Digital Scrapbooking
Like many of you, the creators of My Memories Suite appreciate and understand traditional scrapbooking. The digital workspace, tools, and vocabulary built into the software reflect the original scrapbook medium. My Memories Suite has taken the old school tradition that we are familiar with and empowered it with a universe of digital capabilities. This new-fangled digital creation may not seem like your mama’s scrapbook at first, but it actually can be a beautiful, physical heirloom just like hers-and it can also be much, much more.
Time for Scrapbooking
Life is busy and we often find ourselves running out of time. We all want to put those memories down into a scrapbook, but just never find the right moment to even start a page-let alone, finish something so important. Getting started with My Memories Suite is as fast as pushing the power button on your computer. You can literally build pages (yes, that’s plural) in seconds. Want to finally get your pictures from last Halloween from that old folder on your computer into your new scrapbook album? The Fast Fill feature in the software allows you to select 1, 2, or a handful of pictures-or an entire folder of thousands of pictures-and automatically drop them all into your new pages with one click of the mouse. And do it all in the time it takes to ask:
“Has anyone seen the glue stick?”
If you just read about the Fast Fill feature in the preceding paragraph, then you probably just realized that digital empowers you to not only do things that traditional scrapbooking could never do, but to do them really, really fast. In the time it takes you to attach a brad in yesterday’s scrapbook, you can build an entire digital page complete with multiple ribbons, brads, and mats. You can even crop the pictures and take out that awful red eye in seconds without ever having to find scissors. Beware, like anything else, speed can be really addicting and fun in scrapbooking, too. Say goodbye to the kiddy coaster.
Is the fun part of the crop really the cleanup? Finding and setting out all the supplies to just start scrapbooking can drain some creative energy. Putting all the supplies away and cleaning up the mess when finished can be downright exhausting. With My Memories Suite, the supplies you need, every tool you want to use, is right there at your fingertips. Setup and cleanup are literally as easy as pushing a button. Next time, think digi-crop.
Easy to Use
There is no training or experience necessary to use My Memories Suite. If you can use your computer’s mouse and understand simple instructions like “add background” or “add embellishment,” then you are ready to hit the ground running. There is a user guide available in the software to provide some gentle hand holding if necessary. There is also customer support and email available if things get a little too hairy. And, in case you wondering, it works on both Windows PC computers and Macs.
In the off-chance you haven’t noticed, scrapbooking can get a little pricey. How much did you spend on your latest purchase of a paper kit or embellishment set? With actual papers, you use it once and you’re done. When you use a digital background paper, you can use it over and over and over again. If you liked that antique brad you used on an earlier album, you can use it again on new pages-and as many times as you want. If you are a serious scrapbook designer, you might have spent more money on papers last month than you would spend to buy the My Memories Suite software. Just buying the software as a vehicle to print out its included library of papers would be worth the investment.
One Scrapbook Shared Many Ways
There is great value to a one-of-a-kind scrapbook you create. The real sad thing is that all the effort and creativity you poured into it can only be shared one moment at a time. An album you create in My Memories Suite can be shared over and over and in many different ways (see “Sharing Output” to see all the ways you can share your memories). Digital makes duplication easy, affordable, and fun. We make scrapbooks to share them don’t we? Why make a masterpiece once and share once? My Memories Suite lets you share it again and again as many times as you want.
Sometimes a picture paints a thousand words and serves as the focal point of a great scrapbook page. Sometimes a picture is just a picture. My Memories Suite helps you keep and share “all” the memories that are important to you. Why not keep the pictures and journaling of your 4-year-old’s princess birthday party together with the video you captured of her blowing out the candles on the birthday cake. With My Memories Suite you place in the video to help you remember the sounds of her voice and if she got all the candles with the first blow. Think of it – all your pictures and videos stored beautifully together in one convenient place. Now how valuable is that scrapbook page? How valuable will it be digitally preserved 20-years from now?
It’s A Digital World
From the internet to your TV set, the world is quickly becoming a digital place. If you are like most people, you have probably already invested in a digital camera to easily download your pictures to a computer or the local photo print center. And if your camcorder is smaller than a suitcase, it’s probably digital too. All this digital technology makes life easier. Without the cost of film processing, you can take thousands of pictures on your digital camera for a fraction of the cost it took only a few years ago. Digital scrapbooking is not any different. The My Memories Suite software is engineered to take advantage of all that digital technology. The software can add pictures and videos from your camera and camcorders, interact with the online web store, and share your scrapbooks on Facebook or on a DVD. Digital is quickly becoming the new tradition.
Fun, Fun, Fun
My Memories Suite makes scrapbooking easier by allowing you to get creative immediately without all the setup and cleanup. Not only are the barriers to getting started removed, but obstacles to creativity are as well. My Memories Suite allows you to swap papers and embellishments with ease. Type in journaling in whichever fonts you have on your computer. Add and remove pages easily, change graphics, color schemes, and even the shape and orientation of your scrapbook with the click of a button. Creativity, sharing, and fun all have a front row seat with My Memories Suite. Where are you sitting? Join the fun and go digital today by purchasing My Memories Suite.
(excerpt from My Memories Suite website page)
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