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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mixbook review & giveaway


I am a "wanna-be" scrapbooker.  I'm not very creative at all.....not even a little bit.  BUT I do love looking at scrapbooks.  They are a beautiful way to keep memories alive.  
I've tried the cut & paste, buy all the fancy scrapbooking supplies route.  I didn't last very long.  Besides the fact that all those supplies cost a ton of money, not to mention the space needed to keep it all, I'm just no good at it.  
I wanted to buy a computer scrapbook program, but never found one that I liked.  Plus, think of all the ink that would be used!  Sounds expensive.
I have found the answer to my scrapbooking woes.....MIXBOOK, an online scrapbooking site.  It is absolutely amazing.  
There is so much on this site that I don't think I can tell you all of it. BUT I definitely HAVE to tell you my favorite feature.  Auto Mix  All you have to do is upload your photos, pick your "theme", click Auto Mix and your book will be made for you!  Then you can add text and any extras you want!  Can you say EASY!  Love, love, love this feature!
If you are a bit more talented than I, you can design your own.   They have different layouts, stickers, backgrounds and so much more.  Just pick and click.  You can move things around, add text, upload photos from your computer, facebook, flicker, yahoo, photobucket, picasa and more!  
There is a guided tour to show you around which I found very helpful.  Plus, their customer service is 5 stars!  They have an online chat to help you out if you encounter a problem, or just email them to get a quick response.
They not only offer photo books, but calendars, announcements, stationary, yearbooks, cards, so so much!

I was priviledged to make a 11 x 8.5 Classic Landscape, hardcover photo book.  My daughter was married last summer and she hadn't put together a wedding album yet.  So I decided to make a wedding album.  Well, actually I decided to allow her to make a wedding album.  She is so picky that I figured if I didn't let her do it, she probably wouldn't like what I did.  Here are her comments:

easy to use
lots of choices
fully customizable
like scrapbook without the mess and less time!
good quality...lets you know what photos won't come out as good
photos upload so fast
great product
fast shipping

As a teacher these are her final words:  all in all an A+


O.K.  this all sounds so nice...but what about the final product?  Look at these pictures and then decide:


COVER



2 page spread


13 photo layout page


BACK

The final product looks EXACTLY like what you see on your screen.   The size is just like a hardcover book. If you are not 100% satisfied Mixbook will refund your money!  Now that is confidence!

No more bulky scrapbooks taking up space on my book case!  This is the only way I will be scrapbooking from now on!  I've already started my next one ;)

EVERYONE wins with this giveaway!  Anyone reading this can get 20% off any order with this code: MIXDEAL20.  Use it once.....and there is no expiration date!

BUT

One follower is going to win a 11 x 8.5 Classic Landscape, hardcover photo book of their own to create! 

Here's how to enter:
You MUST be a follower of For One Another.
If you already follow via GFC, please then follow via networked blogs, or twitter.  

AND 

you must visit Mixbook, view the 30 second video and comment about something in the video....a picture, color, theme, any detail about the video!

I'm going to be picky on this, so be sure you give a detail.
(this is a great giveaway, so you are going to have to work for it)

If you just HAVE to win this you can increase your chances if you:
Follow For One Another on Twitter
Tweet this giveaway once daily and leave link
Follow Mixbook on Twitter
Follow For One Another via networked blogs
Like Mixbook on Facebook
Subscribe to Mixbook RSS feed on their blog
Enter another giveaway on For One Another and comment which one.
Winners will be drawn March 22, 2011 using random.org and notified through email. Please respond within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be chosen.  

LEAVE EMAIL CONTACT WITH EVERY ENTRY, PLEASE!


90 comments:

  1. So I watched the video and I'm sold on it! Can't wait to create an album! I like how the video said you can add things like stickers and customize your layouts, etc. I just was on their site flipping through their pregnancy journals. I think I will make one of those first!

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  2. I follow with GFC and Networked Blogs. I watched the video and I think it's neat that you can instantly preview all of the many fonts. The stickers look cute too. So easy!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  3. Follow For One Another on Twitter. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  4. Follow you on Networked Blogs. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  5. Follow Mixbook on Twitter. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  6. Like Mixbook on Facebook. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  7. I am blog follower via GFC and NB
    I watched the video about create Our wedding album. I like it.


    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Following For One Another on twitter (annakul)


    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Following Mixbook on Twitter
    (annakul)

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  10. Following For One Another via networked blogs

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  11. Like Mixbook on Facebook
    (anna ku)

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I follow on gfc.

    I love how it's all so customizable. You can pick different fonts, layouts, backgrounds, etc. So fab!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. Following you on google and I liked the picture of the violin on the "Our Ceremony" page.

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  14. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KitschyKate/status/44176498202116097

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  15. Following Mixbook on twitter

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  16. Subscribed to Mixbook RSS feed

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  17. GFC follower

    I like the floating toolbar that comes up. It looks really easy to use too. I like the color choice of a pumpkin sepia color for the pages and the multiple sticker options like the orange flower you chose. Nice giveaway.

    AlexDean03(at)yahoo.com

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  18. I entered the Velveteen Rabbit NKJV Bible Giveaway.

    AlexDean03(at)yahoo.com

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  19. I am a GFC follower and liked the picture of the wedding party with the girls in the red bridesmaids dresses

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  20. I entered the Velveteen Rabbit bible giveaway

    robinlscottlaw@gmail.com

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  21. Follow you on Network blog
    robinlscottlaw@gmail.com

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  22. Mixbook facebook fan
    Robin L. Scott

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  23. How very cool. I love it. I really like the old looking pages type thing. That is so me. Lol. It is amazing how very customizable this is. I would love to do this for my daughter's last couple of years in high school. Thanks for the chance.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

    GFC follower as lewalk.

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  24. Follow you on Twitter.

    lewalk76

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Follow Mixbook on twitter too.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Entered your Velveteen Rabbit Bible giveaway.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. Following the Mixbook blog via RSS.

    Google Reader
    lewalk

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Follow you on Networked Blogs on FB.

    lewalk76
    Leah W.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. And like Mixbook on FB.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. Tweeted too.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/45213328322207744

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. I watched and liked that I could preview fonts if I wanted to!

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  32. Entered eternal encoouragement

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  33. follow gfc
    i watched the video. my daughter just got married the end of january. i would love to do some of her wedding pictures in a book for her. awesome idea!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  34. Following GFC
    SLSteffen86 at gmail dot com

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  35. Following you on Twitter (SLSteffen86)
    SLSteffen86 at gmail dot com

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  36. Following Mixbook on Twitter
    SLSteffen86 at gmail dot com

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  37. Like Mixbook on facebook
    SLSteffen86 at gmail dot com

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  38. The book in the video was of a wedding
    jadavis42@tntech.edu

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  39. I'm now a follower on Networked Blogs! This is so neat! I'm so behind on pictures and this looks like a great way to maybe get caught up! I love how you can move, tilt, crop, etc with your pictures so it can be just how you want it! I also love that you can have different backgrounds and add stickers! Cute!
    pjnpatterson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I follow you on Twitter! (Jenka1986)
    pjnpatterson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I follow Mixbook on Twitter! (Jenka1986)
    pjnpatterson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I entered the Cowgirl Chocolates giveaway!
    pjnpatterson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I like Mixbook on Facebook!
    pjnpatterson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I am now a networked follower! I liked the rose sticker in the video!
    Morrisonmom01 ay yahoo dot com

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  45. I like mixbook on Fb!
    Chandra Johnson Morse
    Morrisonmom01 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Well what I thought was great about this type of scrapping is that you didnt have to have a whole room of supplies on hand to create a wonderful heirloom.everything was available at "the click" of a mouse...ones choice of backgrounds, embellishments.change the font to match the page.One could design directly from their photo library, ven facebook,which makes it not limitted to your own personal pics.and all with just a click. And if youve ever created a memory book, the endless hours of cropping pictures and using scissors can be monotenous. No glue..and the memory is their forever so even if the kids get ahold of it and want a specific picture they couldnt just take it out. Also what I am assuming is great about this is that it is "stored" and backed up within a memeory so that if something were to happen such as a disaster, it could be produced again. If I am chosen I have a "specific "family" book I would be using this for, but I wont discuss that cause I want this to be fair.

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  47. I'm a follower. I love the deep red bridesmaid dresses that matched the bridal bouquet so perfectly. I also liked how, during the rotate/crop demo, it looked like they were about to crop out the husband. :)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow Mixbook on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  50. tweet! thank you!
    http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/50239015718371329
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  51. Hoping this giveaway is still open!

    I see you can upload pics from flickr too! And they can autofill the book for you if you don't know where to start! Awesome!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  52. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  53. I follow Mixbook on Twitter @coriwestphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  54. I like Mixbook on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  55. I'm a Mixbook RSS subscriber via Google Reader.

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  56. I follow via FB Networked Blogs: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  57. Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); love that Mixbook allows photos to be rotated, cropped, and zoomed...I also like the sticker feature. I have never seen that on another photobook site!
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  58. Follow you on twitter (@kcoud33)
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  59. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/kcoud33/status/50303665952665600
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  60. Follow Mixbook on Twitter (@kcoud33)
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  61. Follow you on Networked Blogs
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  62. Like Mixbook on Facebook (Kimberly C)
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  63. Subscribe to Mixbook's RSS on Google Reader
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  64. Entered Newman's Own Organic giveaway
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  65. already GFC, networked blogs, & twitter follow
    mixbook: like that you can add a theme to the pages to make it even easier!
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  66. follow you on twitter @
    dlw447
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  67. follow mixbook on twitter @
    dlw447
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  68. networked blogs
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  69. mixbook RSS subscribed
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  70. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/dlw447/status/50352861514706944
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  71. I'm a GFC follower already (but I don't do Networked Blogs or Twitter, so I hope that's good enough.)
    I like the aged, yellowed look to the pages in the video. Looks like a book in an old library.
    lmsunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

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  72. I now follow this blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

    In the video, I liked how they changed the "Our Ceremony" font

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  73. I follow you on Twitter.

    My Twitter ID is @alittleumbrella

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  74. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/alittleumbrella/status/50375955478347776

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  75. I Follow Mixbook on Twitter

    My Twitter ID is @alittleumbrella

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  76. I follow you through Networked Blogs. {Lesli}

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  77. I Like Mixbook on Facebook

    {facebook.com/a.little.umbrella}

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  78. I Subscribe to Mixbook RSS feed on their blog

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  79. Entered Newmans Own giveaway

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  80. Public GFC follower and network blogs follow
    Gladys P
    @sueparks2003
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com
    sueparks2003 at gmail dot com

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  81. I love the way they show how they are doing the wedding photo taking one thing at a time some from the side where the flowers and such are and placing them on the page.

    Gladys P
    @sueparks2003
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com
    sueparks2003 at gmail dot com

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  82. Follow Foe One Another on twitter
    Gladys P
    @sueparks2003
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com
    sueparks2003 at gmail dot com

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  83. Follow Mixbook on twitter
    Gladys P
    @sueparks2003
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com
    sueparks2003 at gmail dot com

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  84. Like Mixbook on fb
    Gladys P
    @sueparks2003
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com
    sueparks2003 at gmail dot com

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  85. Subscribe via RSS feed on Mixbook blog
    Gladys P
    @sueparks2003
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com
    sueparks2003 at gmail dot com

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  86. REtweeted I can't make a tweet
    Gladys P
    @sueparks2003
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