Monday, August 31, 2009

Great Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

I know that it is only the beginning of September but I've already started to work on my projects for the holidays!  Photobooks make GREAT gifts and are easy, fun and affordable!  I have found that they are great gifts for those people who "have everything" or for the perfect thank you gift for just about anyone!  What's even nicer is that My Memories Suite makes putting these books together as easy as pie!  You can create all your pages from scratch from any of the wonderful packs in the Design Shop or you can use some of the great designer templates and make them your own!  I usually make my books from one of the great templates in the shop.  I find that it makes it easier to get them done - especially when I am working on multiple books.  Here is a project I did this summer for my husband's Grandparents as a special thank you for some trips they  had taken us on.  I created these two pages with "Vacation Brag Book" template by StoryRock.



And now, as I look forward to Christmas, I am creating family gifts using the "Family Blessings on Black" designer template from StoryRock.  This wonderful kit makes you special family memories look better than ever!  This designer template is FREE this week in the Design Shop with any purchase of $5.00 or more!  Simply enter the code:  "FAMILYBLESSINGS" when you check out to receive this kit automatically!


** Please note:  DO NOT add this kit to your shopping cart, it will be added automatically when you enter the promo code!**

It is easy to create your photobook once you've completed all your pages, simply click on "Share Album", then "Photobook" and it will walk you through the steps to create a professionally printed and bound book - all ready for gift giving!  (shhhh, we won't tell your family how easy it was!!)

Photobook Pricing

Size Hardbound Softbound WIRE-O
6×6 $19.99 $9.99 $9.99
8×8 $29.99 $17.99 $17.99
8 ½ x 11 - Portrait or Landscape $29.99 $17.99 $17.99
12×12 $49.99 N/A $29.99
Additional Pages $0.50 $0.50 $0.50

All prices include:


  • Choice of photo, leather, or linen book covers. Linen and leather are available as hardbound covers only
  • 26 internal pages (1 sheet printed front and back = 2 pages)
  • Photobooks require at least 7 days processing

There are literally ENDLESS possibilities with your MMS software and YOUR family memories!  You can even import pages you have created with other programs into MMS and create great books!  So, get your creative juices flowing and start creating a wonderful keepsake TODAY!  The holidays will be here before you know it!


Happy Scrapping!
Brooke :)


Sarah said...

I totally agree that these are great gifts...Since I bought MMS in January I have given away six or seven books. Plus this year I plan on making magnets at Something Blue Studios.

Since there's not a forum on here yet, I'll post one of my favorite things to do with MMS -- I love templates and often download my favorite (I have even purchased templates that are typically used in PSE) I recreate them with photo squares and then can use them over and over. This is a great idea for year in review stuff that you might use in gifts. I have also used them to make "summary" cards printed at MMS - front and inside of trips. Love it!!!

Lisa J said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for the great comments! You can also check out our FaceBook page too - there are tons of people on there who ask questions and share comments and pages! We are hoping sometime soon to have a forum and gallery up and running here on the site - keep up the great work!

Lisa J.