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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Photo Book Giveaway and Review!!!

I told you guys a couple of weeks ago about an upcoming photo book giveaway from Mixbook here.


Several weeks ago I was contacted by Mixbook and asked if I would like to review an 11 x 8.5 inch photo book and then give one away to one of you.  Mom and I discussed this and decided that it was a great idea. Mom has looked at some of the photo book sites but most of them want you to download software in order to create their products.
Not so with Mixbook and that is one thing Mom really liked about using this website.
And there are lots of other things she likes too:
~There are lots of book templates to pick from and you can customize everything in the books. You can have your book "automixed" as well.

We chose one of the templates but ended up
 changing every page to our liking.

~You can upload photos from your computer or you can use photos from your online photo accounts like Facebook, Flickr, Picassa, Photobucket, Smugmug, and Yahoo.

~You can collaborate with others and make a book together online.  This is something that Mom has never seen before and she thinks its a great idea.

~Once you have created a photo book you can share it online with family and friends for free or you can order one in print. You don't have to have it printed to share it which is another thing I haven't seen before.

~They have pet themed backgrounds and embellishments for those obsessed with their pets!
 

Mom and I made the book for Daddy for Christmas. We took each letter of his name and put in words that describe him and added photos. We made our book like a photo scrapbook and the images you see in this post are pictures Momma took (not very good ones either).


My Daddy loved this gift!




I'm so excited to give one of these away to one of my followers.  Please just leave a comment on this post if you would like to be entered in the drawing for the giveaway.  I will post the winner on Monday, January 3rd. The code I have for the winner will expire on January 31st so that will give you almost a month to get your book done.

You can use coupon code DOGMIX20 for 20% off if you don't win and would like to make a book of your own.

I will be posting about my Christmas gifts from Minna Krebs and Santa Paws later this week.  I wanted to do the giveaway first so the winner will have time to get their book finished.

26 comments:

Kari in WeHo said...

That photobook is just awesome! We would love to be in the contest :)

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an awesome forever gift for your dad! It's a great idea, Twix!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

El'bow and Hauwii said...

woooow that cool
and a lovely idea

we are back in the blogworld ^^
sorry that we didnt visit your blog in a long time. we miss ya!

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

3 doxies said...

I saw your momma kiiiiising your daddy...hehehehe! Dis is just a fantastic idea! I loves da book you created, and da bestest part is dat it is so thopughtful and on a personal level. I bet yur dad was just beside himself.

Puddles

Mango said...

That is a wonderful book! Oh yes, I would like to win one to give to my momma.

Your dad looks so happy with his pressie.

Slobbers,
Mango

Frankie Furter said...

What a wonderful gift!! I can see that you dad really liked it.
What a grrrreat way to start the new year.

Agnes B Bullock said...

We would love to be entered inthis contest Twix!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Our Mom has always wanted to make one of those books - we hope we win so she will get the chance.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

PS- How's your grandma doing?

Dovey said...

Hi Twix,
your dad sure looks happy to get his photobook =) all the pages look lovely, especially the last one of you and your mom! We would love to be entered in your contest.

<3 dovey and baby bird

Those Elgin Pugs said...

'dat is a very cool book and yes, peese put us in 'da contest!!

hugs,
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

pee-s
we love 'da turtle charm yous got Mollie Jo for the gifty exchange~ adorables

Three Dogs Long said...

Hey, Twix! Count us in! That photobook looks pawsome!
We did a calendar with pictures of yours truly, for Dad for Xmas! He said it is his favourite pressie!

(((Hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Lacy said...

w00fs, count us in too..what a nice gift..i know ur daddy loved it...how ur grandma doing? better me hopes..

b safe,
rocky

pam said...

We would love to win this.

Bobo and Meja

K-9 Katastrophe said...

What a sweet pressie you made for your daddy! Thanks for hosting this fun giveaway!

Licks,
Ruthie

Barbara said...

What a wonderful gift! Count me in!

Tucker said...

Very cool! Momma thought about making one of those books but didn't know where to go - now she does.

woof - Tucker

Owned ByDoxies said...

I bet your daddy loved loved loved his present!

mayziegal said...

Wow! What a pawsome, thoughtful pressie! I can tell how much your daddy luved it.

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, Twix!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Elizabeth said...

We think your book looks really great TWIX!
I bet your Dad was thrilled.
Yes, enter us for your book competition
HAPPY NEW YEAR
love from Buster and his family

BRUTUS said...

How super-cool is that?!?! ANd what a great pressie for your dad person! Isn't it great when we get to review cool stuff AND give it away to our furiends as well? Count is in!!

SNorts-
Brutus & Carmen

Evan said...
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Lorenza said...

Hi, Twix!
Wow! That is a super gift!
I can see how much your Dad likes it!
I hope your Grandma is doing well.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That was just such a very nice gift for your Dad - we can tell by his beautiful smile that he really liked it a lot.

We have been remembering to keep good thoughts for your Grandma, hope she is doing OK.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sam said...

We would like to be included! We just checked out their site and Mom has all kind of gift ideas brewing!

Sam

George the Lad said...

Wow that photo book looks beautiful, I can see how dad was so pleased with it.
Happy New Year to you,
see you in 2011
George xxx

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Oooh! We'd definitely like to be included in the giveaway; Mom likes to make photobooks and those templates look FANTASTIC!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus