Monday, December 13, 2010

SmileBooks Review and Giveaway!

Hey Neighbors,

Here is one I am really going to enjoy sharing with you. I received a Classic Photo Book from SmileBooks and am I ever happy with the finished product. Some of you might remember that we took a trip out west with some of the family, so I decided to start with that trip and then add a few others as a memory book of some of our trips. It turned out great! Everyone I have shown it to loves it. I really had a lot of fun designing the book on their website. It was so easy! One of the things I liked the most is you can use one of your pictures as the background for your other pictures. And on top of all that, the quality is great! You can add more pictures to a page, add text, play with the background colors, until you have exactly what you want. I will definitely consider ordering from SmileBooks in the future. The entire front and back cover are photos of mine. Not just a small inserted picture. I am truly impressed. I included several pictures of pages from my photo book just to give you an idea of what you can do.

This is the front of my photo book. (above)

Some views at the Grand Canyon. (above)

Here the girls are at Old Fort Bridger. Can you tell one of my pictures is a background for the picture? If not look at the Elk picture below.


My husband managed to slip in some teaching on Creation when we visited the Grand Canyon. (above)

They were even able to experince a stagecoach ride! Petting the horses. (above)

The Texas Ranger Museum was one of the highlights for my son. (above)

More of the Grand Canyon. (above)

The Laura Ingall's Wilder Museum was a highlight for the girls. I think they have read every one of the books!
More from Old Fort Bridger!


And this is the back of the book. No I did not include every page. Just a few of my favorites.


You can connect with SmileBooks on Facebook and Twitter. Then you can keep up on any specials they might be running. Believe me it is worth it!

From SmileBooks:

"Why SmileBooks?
Because Quality Matters!

  • Over 3.6 million photo books printed in 2009
  • Unmatched printing and binding quality
  • Internationally award-winning photo book software
  • Over 1000 photo book combinations to choose from
  • Nearly 50 years experience in preserving memories
  • Exclusive designer service - we design the book for you
  • Best photo book values - prices starting at $9.95

Turn Your Digital Photos into Photo Books

SmileBooks helps you turn your favorite digital photos into treasured photo books. Within minutes you can download SmileBooks free software and begin creating permanent photo book memories. When you're done, fill out the order form and within days you'll receive your incomparable quality photo book. Create memories that last a lifetime, in no time at all with SmileBooks photo books. Customize Your SmileBooks Photo Book with Custom Photo Paper in a Variety of Sizes

Create and customize a SmileBooks photo book with a simplicity you never dreamed possible. Select from over 400 backgrounds and more than 170 templates or customize each page to your own specifications. Wrap a favorite picture around the front and back cover, add text to the binding, put text anywhere you like, on any page. Use your own photo as a background for a page or make it a two page spread...If you like choices, SmileBooks has them. It's amazing how simple it really is to preserve your memories forever in a SmileBooks photo book. You love your photos and you love free things (who doesn't?). Here's an offer that combines both. Make Your Memories permanent with SmileBooks Photo Books

Download our Mac or PC photo book software to start creating a photo book filled with your images, your ideas, and your memories. Compare SmileBooks quality, editing tools, and creative options. Choose our new lay-flat photo books printed on real photo paper, or select our digital print paper to turn your wedding photos, precious baby photos, and even your pet photos into a lasting memory. With 7 photo book sizes to choose from and multiple cover designs, the possibilities are endless."

If you are considering creating a photo book, or are looking for that really special gift, consider SmileBooks. Whether you create one for yourself or as a gift for someone else you will be pleased with the finished product.

The winner of this giveaway will receive a Classic Photo Book like mine.

Mandatory Entry:Visit SmileBooks and then leave a comment here letting me know what type of photo book you would choose. (Birthday, Holiday, Wedding, Baby, etc.) You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 12/27 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA Only)

Extra Entries:

1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Leave a comment letting me know one tip you learned from the Digital Photography Tip Page at SmileBooks. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway) 1 entry

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a Photo book for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the SmileBooks website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

61 comments:

Darlene said...

I really like baby's first year book, I will be having another grandbaby shortly hopefully I think this would be a good idea
owen.darlene@gmail.com

Darlene said...

I'm a neighbor.
owen.darlene@gmail.com

Darlene said...

I subscribe at the fence
owen.darlene@gamil.com

wizardewu said...

I would make a travel book from the places I have visited this past year.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

A tip I learned from the Digital Photography Tip Page at SmileBooks is to change my vantage point to get a new perspective on a shot.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/14490560593137664
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

I would make Holiday book of the photos I will be taking this Christmas season.
hlee99 at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/14550933971148801
hlee99 at gmail dot com

Howell said...

From the Digital Photography Tip Page: Let the Picture Tell the Story – Try and eliminate anything extraneous and distracting from the image.
hlee99 at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

The best tip is to know your camera.
owen.darlene@gmail.com

Darlene said...

I tweeted
owen.darlene@gmail.com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/14766116136034304
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/15251313885450240
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/15275085044645888
hlee99 at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/15541403501203458
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/15624012558241792
hlee99 at gmail dot com

Niecey said...

I visited the site. I'd make a baby book
nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com

Niecey said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect - Niecey

nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com

Niecey said...

I subscribe to your emails
nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com

Niecey said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/goodieslist/status/15846680377163776
nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com

Niecey said...

nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com
I blogged about this giveaway
http://goodieslist.blogspot.com/2010/12/smilebooks-dec-27.html
#1

Niecey said...

nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com
I blogged about this giveaway
http://goodieslist.blogspot.com/2010/12/smilebooks-dec-27.html
#2

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/15983969338134528
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/15995900790841344
hlee99 at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/16329703690342400
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/16356539828805632
hlee99 at gmail dot com

Michele P. said...

I would choose the kids book, and take pics of my grandchildren and daughter and son.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I am a neighbor on GFC

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

a tip I learned was to put some light on the subject and that natural light was best.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/micaela6955/status/16512905973334016

micaela6955 at msn dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/16584238748934144
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/16621108266532864
hlee99 at gmail dot com

Kim W. said...

I would like to make a Holiday book.

kwellnitz at litewire dot net

Kim W. said...

I am a new neighbor.

kwellnitz at litewire dot net

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/17060485803278336
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/17074232202625024
hlee99 at gmail dot com

Charity said...

I would do one for vacation or friends. Please enter me. Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

GFC Follower as Charity.

Charity said...

Email subscriber as well.

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/17412368610889728
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/17445814813073408
hlee99 at gmail dot com

JosiahsJudgments said...

I would go with the year book.
chrisstrecruiter[at]yahoo.com

JosiahsJudgments said...

I'm a follower.

JosiahsJudgments said...

I'm a subscriber.

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/17728680356741120
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/17757773999644672
hlee99 at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/18147266749538304
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/18383534498521089
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/18524146430386176
hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

coriwestphal said...

I like the Classic Swirls design! And I'd love to fill it with pics of my kids art projects. What a great keepsake!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

One tip I learned was to imagine a tic tac toe board in the shot to help you line up just the perfect angle!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/18557738107805696

coriwestphal at msn dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/19133892636188672
eugeniewu (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope said...

I like the Year Book!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Hope said...

Blog follower!

Hope said...

Subscriber!

Hope said...

I like the tip about altering the view...not taking shots head-on, but from a different angle!

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardhlee/status/19193693961453569
hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/19479244237180928
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardhlee/status/19509432769585152
hlee99 at gmail dot com