Mixbook Photo Book {Review, Part I}

If you are anything like me, you have TONS of digital pictures that just sit in your memory on your computer that never really make it to print.sample book3 300x200 Mixbook Photo Book {Review, Part I} You know those pictures that you don’t even remember taking, or seeing for that matter?  That happens way to often these days to me, especially now that I have zero time to print and scrapbook.  I love scrapbooking but who has the time to do it these days?  I don’t, do you?  So I’ve resorted to the second best thing available, digital-scrapbooking.  Why?  Well plain and simple it is a really easy way to bring all those sleeping pictures to life!  Digital scrapbooking allows you to be creative and to display those lovely pictures of your kids, your beloved, or family and friends in easy clicks.  What do I love best about digi-scrapping?  That if I don’t like how something looks, I can just click and delete or replace anything from a picture to a background page.  In addition, I can use and reuse templates and designs a fraction of the cost of buying paper items that can only be used once.  So, I’m always on the hunt for a good program I can use to achieve just this…save time and money all in one – it’s a deal!  This is why I was very excited to sign up to write up a review for Mixbook.  Ever heard of them?  I hadn’t either…but they are the best kept secret in the digi-scrapping world!

sample book2 300x200 Mixbook Photo Book {Review, Part I}You may be asking why this is so?  Well…mainly because unlike its competitors you have the option of starting from scratch…as in you can create your own pages with the layout and details that you like OR if you are in a time pinch or not feeling very creative, you can choose from their many beautiful ready templates/themes available or you can even mix and match them!

So what book am I working on now?  Well, my mom’s birthday is coming up in August and I thought it would be a great perfect gift to gather pictures of my nephews and nieces and my kids and create a memory book for her!  Can you imagine the surprise she will get when she receives this book containing pictures of her 12 grandkids in the mail?  (we live in two different states).

In addition to Photo Books, Mixbook has an array of products available:

Mixbook Products

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    • Photo Books – the world’s most customizable photo books, with gorgeous professional designs for books about your wedding, baby, family, vacation, school, sports team, and more!
    • Photo Calendars – the best way to capture your year in memories to keep or share as a gift, Mixbook’s calendars are fully customizable – you can even add your own events or photos to the calendar grid!
    • Birth Announcements, Invitations and Stationery - the first site on the web that allows you to make gorgeous cards and stationery that are truly personalized to you!
    • Digital Scrapbooking - with thousands of free designs and complete customizability, Mixbook is the best digital scrapbooking site on the web!
    • Yearbooks – collaborate with parents, students and teachers to create the perfect yearbook for your school, sports team, group or company
    • Group Gifts – Mixbook’s powerful collaboration features make it easy to create a going away present for a friend, a birthday present for your co-worker, or the ultimate keepsake for your loved ones.

I’ve truly enjoyed creating this book for my mom, their online program was easy to use and unlike other programs I’ve used in the past, very fast!  I also liked that there were so many options to choose from.  Mixbook logo 1 Mixbook Photo Book {Review, Part I}

Please stay tuned for the second part of my review for this product.  Since there are two facets in review a product like this one, I will blog again about Mixbook once I receive the actual book I will tell you about its quality.  We will also have a giveaway for a 20-page, 11×8.5 landscape, hardcover photo book with free shipping {it will be open to US and Canada readers alike}.  So please make sure you come back, in the meantime please visit Mixbook on Facebook or Twitter!  If you haven’t done so yet, also follow 3 Boys & a Dog on Facebook and Twitter!

Company’s Basic Information (from their FB page):

Founded

August 2006

About

The world’s most customizable photo books, cards, and calendars!

Company Overview

So why is it called Mixbook?

* Mixbook is essentially a “mix” of photos and pages, made collaboratively by a group of people.

* When you’re “In the Mix,” you’re able to make photo books in minutes, instead of hours, by using our online software and asking friends to contribute to the pages of your book.

* It’s completely interactive – you can send your friend page notes on their contribution for the book, and allow people to comment and rate your book making skills.

* We offer a fun way to share your books online, embed them into your blog, or order a copy of your friend’s book about their trip overseas. (read less)

So why is it called Mixbook?

* Mixbook is essentially a “mix” of photos and pages, made collaboratively by a group of people.

* When you’re “In the Mix,” you’re able to make photo books in minutes, instead of hours, by using our online software and asking friends to contribute to the pages of your book.

* It’s completely interactive – you can send your friend page notes on their contribution for the book, and allow people to comment and rate your book making skills.

* We… (read more)

Mission

We believe in bringing people together to create personalized photo books with the click of a button. We want to make photo book creation fun, inexpensive and completely community driven. We’re a company committed to helping you record and celebrate all the things that are important to you and your loved ones.

Products

Photo books, cards, and calendars
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About Erika

Erika writes from North East Pennsylvania, near the beautiful Poconos Mountains, where she lives with her husband and five young children. She has a Master of Science in Reading Education from Barry Dominican University. In 2008, after more than fifteen years in the education field, she “retired” to begin a new career as full time mommy and home educator. A world she felt so foreign to but now has embraced as a total lifestyle for her clan.

Comments

  1. Larissa @ TrendyMamas.com says:

    I love scrapbooking, no expert so this is perfect for me.
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  2. Trixie Dotson says:

    Wow, this is pretty nifty. I am guilty of having folders and folders full of pictures that only exist in digital form, this looks like a pretty good solution. Thanks!

    • Trixie, This really is a great way to bring those pictures out and share them…I’m so glad Photo Books were invented! :) Erika

  3. This is pretty neat.. Scrapbook has been a great way to preserve your photos aside from online downloading.

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