Freebies

One thing that no one can claim is that they weren’t given tons of free stuff at BlogHer. One of the freebies I received is a subscription to SmileBox.

I am not a scrapbooker. I tried once and when all the shapes didn’t come out square I cried and started over.

So, SmileBox … it’s fun. They have over 1000 themes (backgrounds?) to choose from; they have slideshows, postcards, greeting cards and scrapbook pages. I chose a very basic postcard called “montage” which support 5, 10 or 15 photos. Since I wasn’t blogging when Elliot was a baby, he’s my test subject (ah, isn’t he cute?).

Some of the things I like: it’s an application that runs locally, so it’s faster to make stuff. I like that I can find themes by how many pictures I have or by a mood/season/occasion. I don’t like the navigation. It doesn’t conform to standard windows operations (I hate that I put standard and windows in the same sentence). But truth be told, we expect thing to operate a certain way because that’s how the MAN does it. Maybe Mac users wouldn’t find it so disorienting.

Click to play Elliot Montage

full disclosure: the smilebox people don’t know me from eve, so I did this on my own – but maybe you’re a digital scrapbooker and want to try something new? Or, you just want to be like me. Either way – it’s fun to try. Also, I don’t know the difference between what I have and what’s available free on the site.

4 smart people left their mark:

  1. Pamela, 29. July 2008, 20:37

    Mmmm…freebies.

    and also mmmm…yummy baby.

    Pamelas last blog post..et cetera, and the line

     
  2. Abbey, 29. July 2008, 20:49

    I was super excited about Smilebox, too! I also really, really like Picnik…which I had never heard of before BlogHer. I have my own photo software…Adobe Creative Suite 3…so I gave mine year subscription to my mom. But…shhhh…don’t tell her I saved her login info (since I set it up for her) and am using it on the sly! They have some great little design features.

    Love Free Stuff.

    Speaking of free stuff…have you see this site…

    http://designfreebies.blogspot.com/

    Abbeys last blog post..A Whole Buncha Random

     
  3. Lynn, 30. July 2008, 12:57

    Elliot was a cutie!

    Here’s one I love… http://www.howfasttheygrow.com

    In the pase, I’ve spent at least $1000 on scrapbook tools/supplies… I’ve spent a few hundred on digital scrapbooking… now here’s a site you don’t have to buy anything except the page. It’s $7.50 a page (12×12 albums) but if you wait for their 20% off coupons, it’s $6.00. This was super easy and I am actually caught up on the second kids scrapbook. They actually have better designs than I would do anyway.

    The other one I love is My Publisher. It’s not as cute, but it’s easy.

     
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