Create a Beautiful Photo Book with Mixbook - Review and Giveaway and a discount too!


I love giving and receiving personalized gifts. and gifts with photos are the best!  I love the look of scrapbooks but I have to admit I am not a big scrapper.  I just don't like putting forth all the effort it takes to put a scrapbook together.  So here I am, mother of three, with no photos to show for it.  Don't get me wrong, I have tons of pictures - they are just on my computer.  I have dealt with this mommy guilt long enough so I created a Mixbook that chronicled the first years of my three sons'.

Mixbook allows its users to create beautiful photobooks online by easily uploading pictures and then staging them in books that are created to look like scrapbooks.  Or if you don't like that look you can simply just add pictures in whatever way you like.  Each book is completely customizable.  If you need the help to get the creative juices flowing they have templates to guide you or if you are scrapbook savvy and have a good idea of what you want you can make it whatever you want it to be.

Personally I don't have a lot of scrapping experience so it was really nice to have the templates as a guideline to get my creative juices flowing.  When creating your book you can choose the picture layout and then customize each photo size and location within the layout.  Then you can change the backgrounds and add flair.  Put text anywhere you like and change the fonts and colors to what you like best.  I had such a great time creating my Mixbook - check out some of the pages that I created:






Photobooks are free to create and share - no download is required.  You and your friends can upload photos from Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Yahoo Search, Photobucket and Smug Mug.  Once the photos are uploaded to your project its super easy to just drag and drop your pics in the correct places and then continue to edit them from there if you wish.  I also love that once your photos are uploaded you can use them for any project you create.  Its so cool that friends can create a Mixbook together too!  In this day and age of photo sharing its nice to be able to have your friends and their photos to collaborate with.  Its super easy to get started, watch this quick demo to see just how cool it is!




The idea center is full of great examples of what you can do with your Mixbook.  From weddings to birthdays, memory books and more, these ideas will help you to create the perfect book to display your precious memories. 

I really loved my finished product.  My boys loved me for making it too!  They love to look at baby pictures of themselves and their brothers, which has been hard for them to do considering I keep them locked away in a file in my flash drive.  I am so proud of the book I created and I definitely feel like a much better mom now that I have a book showcasing my babies and their growth.  It slightly eases the guilt I have for never filling out their baby books.  Check out the finished product!  I created a landscape 8.5x11 photobook:



Buy It!

Mixbook photobooks range in price from $6.99 - $49.99, depending upon the size book that you wish to create.  Mixbook also has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.  Which means if you are unhappy with your finished product they will replace it for you free of charge! 


Special Discount for Pretty Pink Momma readers!

Simply enter PINKMIX20 at check out and you will receive a 20% discount off of your order!  How awesome is that?


Win It!

Mixbook is offering one lucky Pretty Pink Momma reader a code for a free 20 page, 11x8.5 hardcover landscape photo books with free US ground shipping. Expiration date: 01/31/11 at 11:59 pm PST. ARV $29.99


How to Enter:  Visit the gallery on Mixbook.com and comment back on this post telling me which theme you like the best.  Giveaway open to all - but free shipping only applies to US Ground.

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Good Luck to all that enter! This giveaway is open until Friday December 31st. One winner will be chosen using the Truly Random Number Generator widget located in the footer. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. 



Kimberly
*I received this product for review purposes only. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and no other monetary compensation took place. Please refer to my disclosure policy or email me if you have any questions.*

Comments

Serena said…
My sister just got married and this would make the perfect gift - I personally like the Scrapbook Wedding theme - but I think she would prefer the Simple Wedding theme.

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mverno said…
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Sarah said…
I love the cats and dogs theme!
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Angela said…
I actually love bothe the year in review and the family history.
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sweepmom said…
I like the "A Year In Review" book.
Angie said…
I love the simple wedding theme!
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kroch said…
I like the Travel the World Theme.

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Marci J said…
I love the 'Great Outdoors' themed photobook
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Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
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Miranda Ward said…
I like the Our Wedding 2.0 - Simple Wedding

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I like the Baby Girl theme.
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I like the year in review theme.

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I would love to this with pictures of our vacation! suelee1998 @ gmail.com
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Viva said…
I love the Family History theme. Great idea. Thanks!
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I currently follow via GFC #1
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I currently follow via GFC #2
susansmoaks said…
i like the summer splash theme
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Angie said…
I like 'A Year In Review'.

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Family History is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com