A Photo Favorite {Mixbook.com Giveaway} *Updated*

**This giveway is now closed.**

-Winner chosen with help by random.org.-
-Congrats to Punkinmama!  Birthday luck FTW!-


The very first Groupon I bought was for Mixbook.com.
It was a great deal and the reviews for the product looked great.
Aaaand…even though Asa was already 2 and baby #4 was about to make her debut, I still hadn’t made him a baby book.

Carter’s baby book is about 4 inches thick and was scrapbooked as we went along.
Lydia’s baby book is maybe 2 inches thick, with a lot less details because I didn’t do it as I went along.
(You think you’ll remember all that stuff, but when you sit down to write it down…you don’t.)

And poor Asa had nothing.
The week after Alden was born, my mother-in-law was here and I decided that it was a perfect time to get this book done!
(Besides…I couldn’t let the Groupon go to waste!)

I spent a lot of time gathering my photos and putting them in one easily accessible file.
I went to Mixbook.com and couldn’t believe how much fun it was.
I’ve always loved scrapbooking-the cutting, the pasting, the tactile part of it.
And I always thought that I wouldn’t like digital scrapbooking because it wouldn’t be hands-on.
But this site-unlike several other sites I’ve used before-gave me complete creative control.
(Don’t worry!  If you aren’t computer-savvy or creative, they have templates where you can just plug in pictures!)

I started Asa’s book by picking the “Scrapbook Baby” theme
(They have over 60 themes available!)
And started clicking away.

I downloaded my pictures directly from my computer,
but you can also upload pictures from places like Flickr, Facebook and Picasa.

You can either drag and drop your pictures into the pre-made template pages
OR you can move things around or design it yourself…even down to the tiniest details.
(They have “stickers” that you can use, but you can even upload your own if they don’t have what you want!)

Here’s the page I did for his 9 month pictures.
The top is the template,
the middle is the online preview of my page and
the bottom is a picture of the printed version.

You can see that I changed a few things:
I took out the bees, the bug sticker and I changed the words.
I also changed some of the frames and added a few pictures.

You think I was excited much when it came in the mail?

Another great feature?
You can add multiple contributors!
Think about all the possibilities there!
Siblings could work together on a Mother’s Day gift, even if they live miles apart.
Co-workers could all add their own touch to a retirement gift book.
You could even do a wedding gift that allowed people to add their own pictures of the couple and a note to them.

Something else I’m excited about is the save function.
In order to not do what I did with Lydia and Asa, I’m doing Alden’s book as we go along.
There is no time limit on how long you can save your projects!
So I’ve done her birth day and these first 2 months and at the end of the year, I’ll print it!

The best part is that it won’t break the bank!
They have a variety of sizes(hardback or soft cover) starting at only $6.99!
I’ll admit that for this price, I wasn’t expecting the print quality to be very high.
I was very impressed with how clear everything was and how true-to-color all the pictures were.

If you’re interested in seeing more sample books, check out the Mixbook Gallery.
They also have calendars and a wide variety of stationary options!

Have 30 more seconds?
Watch this and see how easy it is!

So are you excited yet?
Do you want to start your own Mixbook right now?
Well…I have a complimentary 20-page, 11×8.5 landscape, hardcover photo book for one of you!

There are 3 ways to enter, but you must leave a separate comment for each way:

1. Go to Mixbook.com’s theme selection page and tell me which theme is your favorite.

2. Post about this giveaway on Facebook and then let me know that you did in the comments section.

3. Tweet this giveaway and leave the link to your tweet in the comments section.

Giveaway closes at midnight(EST) on this Friday(March 25th).
Winner will be selected at random and contacted by email.
(That means I have to have a valid email address for you!)


Just can’t wait to see if you won?  You can use this 20% off coupon code: IVEYMIX20
(No expiration date, but it can only be used once per customer.)

I purchased my first Mixbook and fell in love with this product.
I was so excited when I had the opportunity to write a review for them!
As compensation for my review, I did receive a second Mixbook for free.
I can assure you, however, that I will be a long-time Mixbook customer.

16 Responses to A Photo Favorite {Mixbook.com Giveaway} *Updated*
  1. Katie Webster
    March 22, 2011 | 11:01 pm

    I love the Baby Scrapbook theme. So cute and boy-ish! I wish I hadn’t fallen so far off the wagon with the boys’ pictures. That’s the downfall of the digital camera, I think. They live in the computer forever and never get printed. But this is so cool!

  2. Liz Sanders
    March 22, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    Oh so awesome! I am in need of a baby book for Bella’s first year too!
    My favorite is the Rad Plaid!

  3. Liz Sanders
    March 23, 2011 | 12:05 am

    Took me a minute to figure out this part, and I thought I was semi computer savy!

    Anyway a link to my post about the giveaway!


  4. Liz Sanders
    March 23, 2011 | 12:08 am
  5. Rachael Mercer
    March 23, 2011 | 7:47 am

    I like the great outdoors theme!

  6. Rachael Mercer
    March 23, 2011 | 7:51 am

    I shared your giveaway on facebook….hoping this is the right link!


  7. punkinmama
    March 23, 2011 | 9:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is the best option I’ve seen for something like this! And the giveaway closing on my Birthday must mean I’m meant to win, right?! 😉 My favorite theme is: Party Time! (though there were so many great ones)!

  8. punkinmama
    March 23, 2011 | 9:31 pm

    Posted on Facebook!

  9. punkinmama
    March 23, 2011 | 9:33 pm


  10. Candi Dokey
    March 24, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    I love the baseball theme and have already put together and saved an album of my son’s 2010 All-Star season! What a fabulous website! I love it and there are SO many choices!! Thanks for blogging about it!

  11. Julie A.
    March 24, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    My favorite theme is: A Year in Review. I’ve used Snapfish and Shutterfly before, but this is the first time I’ve checked out what mixbook.com has to offer. I like their themes a lot better than what is currently available on Snapfish or Shutterfly.

  12. Julie A.
    March 24, 2011 | 4:30 pm
  13. Julie A.
    March 24, 2011 | 4:31 pm
  14. Kimberly
    March 25, 2011 | 11:05 am

    i like Mexico! ole!
    and I don’t know how to post the facebook post, but it’s on there 🙂

  15. Malia
    March 25, 2011 | 11:28 am

    I really like the “year in review” theme. That would be a fun one to work on!

  16. Malia
    March 25, 2011 | 11:30 am