Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mixbook.com Works for Me!

I love to scrapbook. I really do. But it takes a great deal of time, creativity (which I lack), and supplies. After our family's first trip to Disney World in 2007, it took me nearly two years to create two books. I barely finished in time for our trip in October of last year.

So I decided this time I'd use an online photo book maker like Shutterfly or Snapfish. But as I looked over their background options, I wasn't really happy with what I saw. I wanted a more "scrapbooky" look.

And I found it with Mixbook.com. They have several themes and layouts to choose from. I love that I can fit multiple pictures on a page, something that would be hard to do the old-fashioned way with paper and pictures.

Mixbook offers digital elements to enhance your pages, too. This gives them a more scrapbooky feel.

Don't you just love my new word - scrapbooky?

Anyway, the Disney book I created was 20 pages, about the same amount I'd use in a scrapbook album. I chose an 8x8 format, but there are other sizes such as 12x12 and 8 1/2 x11. My book cost about $30 with shipping, which is cheaper than I could buy an album, papers, and embellishments for the same size book. I saved hours and hours in putting it together. And the memories contained in the Mixbook are no less memorable because I didn't scrap them myself.

Will I give up paper scrapbooking all together? Probably not until I use up my stash of supplies. In the meantime, Mixbook.com works for me!

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  1. Thank you! I feel exactly the same way that you do, but I wasn't happy with the books that I made with another company on the internet!! I like yours MUCH better! My goal is to make one for each child for each school year!

  2. Wow! I glanced at this and wondered if 'this' would work for our second trip to Disney..since I'm not finished scrapbooking our FIRST trip yet. And then I read your post. Asked and answered! I am definitely going to check it out. And yes, that price can't be beat for a finished scrapbook! Love it! Thanks! : )