What to do with all those holiday photos – make a MixBook

I’ve always been intrigued by scrapbooking, but I never got into myself.  I LOVE the whole idea of it, I just never could bring myself to buy all the gadgets, punches,  papers, storage bins, accessories, pens, books, etc!  And, lets don’t mention finding storage space for all of it and  the mess that scrapbooking can leave behind.

In walks Mixbook to my life!  Mixbook  is a website where you can create a digital scrapbook and the GREAT part….you don’t have to download any software!! You can either chose to have the pictures randomly placed in the book or you can pick and choose where each picture goes.

Mixbook’s software was created with collaboration in mind. A group of users can individually log in to work on a single photo book project together, easily sharing photos and creative ideas. This could be a fun joint activity for a club, family or group of friends. You can also share your photo books online for free even if you don’t print your photo book by embedding the Mixbook player on your website or blog.

I’m thinking this would be fantastic for all those holiday pictures I take, I can get other family members to join in and add their pictures!

Another idea I’m going to work on is get several of my foodie friends together and make a recipe book of all our favorite recipes!! How fun would THAT be!!

A few great features:

  • You can access your Flickr, Photobucket, Facebook and Picaso accounts right from Mixbook to pull photos from those sites, as well as from your computer.
  • You can choose a “theme” to help you get the look you want, and Mixbook will create a template for your book, so all you have to do is drop in the photos and  add a few embellishments. This a great  tool for someone like me who can never make up her mind.
  • You can completely customize your book from start to finish, you don’t have to choose a theme.  Great for all you SUPER creative people!
  • Mixbook has a lot of help and tutorials available.   There is even  a live chat feature  so someone can walk you through whatever issue you might have while you work on your book.
  • You can share your MixBook on line, like on your blog or even Facebook. (Share on Facebook Tutorial)
  • Change the Look of Your Photos with Photo Effects!

I will share my books when I finish them!

All TidyMom readers can save when they make their MixBook.  Use code TIDYMX20 to get 20% off your MixBook (no expiration!)

And you have to love this……Mixbook has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – If you are unhappy with our product in any way, they will make it right and replace it for free!

TidyMom Giveaway


Congrats to ……….

Win a Mixbook Photobook!

The awesome people at Mixbook are giving away a 20 page, 11×8.5 hardcover landscape photo books with free US ground shipping to one lucky TidyMom reader!  The winner will have until January 31st to redeem the prize code, perfect for all of those holiday pictures!

To Enter:

1. Leave a comment, telling me what you’d make with your MixBook

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  • Become a subscriber to TidyMom by doing one of the following: subscribe via RSS, email or Google Friends connect (see widget at bottom of page) Already subscribe? AWESOME!… but be sure to let me know in the comments so your extra entry will count.
  • Tweet about this giveaway: I want to #win a @MixBook from @TidyMom #giveaway
  • “Like TidyMom on Facebook
  • “Like MixBook on Facebook

Giveaway will end on Dec 29, 2011 at 5 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be picked.

Good Luck!!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. And I’m a subscriber!

  2. I would love to make an album of the entire year of 2010, or at the very least, pictures from my cousin Jessica’s wedding!

  3. I follow your blog on my feeds.

  4. I’m a fan on facebook 🙂

  5. I’m a fan of MixBook on Facebook!

  6. Oh, these scrapbooks look beautiful!! I would make a scrapbook of our Disney trip last summer! I’m so far behind in the picture department but I’d love to get that fun album finished for the family to enjoy!

  7. I would make a MixBook of our whole exciting year!

  8. I subscribe to TidyMom 🙂

  9. I’m a TidyMom fan on Facebook

  10. I’m a MixBook fan on Facebook

  11. I would make a family photo album. I’m so behind on this project!

  12. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  13. I like you on Facebook.

  14. I like Mixbook on Facebook.

  15. I would make a scrapbook of all the baby pictures I have laying around

  16. I would love to make a MixBook of my family’s adventures to our favorite ranch in Colorado. 🙂 I am a Google Follower.

  17. Ohhhhh I think I would make my first book about 2010! I follow “Tidy Mom”!

  18. I would make a family photo album of Xmas 2010!

  19. I’d make a book of our honeymoon pictures for our 30 wedding anniversary!

  20. I love the mix book idea!!!! I have used other sites to make photo books but it was never were everyone could work on one together!!! thanks for sharing!!!

  21. I would use it to make a photobook for my parents!

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  23. I like Tidy Mom on FB.

  24. And I like MixBook on FB!

  25. Oh, and of course I’m a subscriber!

  26. I follow you with google friend connect.

  27. I would create a book with my whole year of 2010. LOVE the idea of the recipe book, btw!

  28. I’m a fan of Tidy Mom on facebook!

  29. I subscribe through Google Reader!

  30. It certainly would be the beginning of many scrapbooking projects for me! I’m really behind! I think I would start with our 1st year of homeschooling! I’ve taken so many fun pictures of our adventures! They deserve more than just being posted on facebook!

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  32. I’d love to make a MixBook of my honeymoon photos (finally!) Thanks for the chance!

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  34. I would make a photobook for my son. Thanks.

  35. I’m an RSS subscriber

  36. I would love to win this!! I am now a follower with Google Friends, I liked Tidymom AND mixbook on facebook. I am brand new to the blogging… I love your website!

  37. I would make a Mixbook of my recent wedding

  38. Sorry I did not split is up- this is for one of the likes on facebook!

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