Archive for ‘Book Ideas’

August 30, 2010

Kicking Off the School Year with Mixbook!

As the school season starts getting into full swing, we here at Mixbook have noticed teachers using Mixbook photo books in a very cool way.  Paula Naugle, a fourth grade teacher located in New Orleans, recently blogged about how she has created a Mixbook project to record her classroom events throughout the entire school year.  Aviva Dunsiger, a first grade teacher in Canada is also creating an electronic classroom yearbook with her students which can be viewed on her blog.  We salute you for your creative use of technology in the classroom and look forward to seeing more interesting Mixbook projects with your students!

Have you used Mixbook in your classroom or know of any teachers using it in an innovative way? Tell us about it in the comment section below.  We would love to hear from you!

July 7, 2010

New Theme: Military Heroes

Introducing our new Military Heroes theme! This photo book contains pages for every branch of the military that we could fit in it! Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, and even the Coast Guard – we’d like to honor our modern day heroes for all their efforts here and abroad. They are truly deserving of our gratitude, love, and now you can thank them with a Mixbook theme book.

Remember that if you’d like to deliver to an APO or FPO, you need to select USPS Media Mail as your shipping method. Click below to start creating a book with this theme!

Best,
Alison

July 7, 2010

New Theme: New York

The newest theme in our Travel series takes us to the Big Apple! New York City is the focus, with stickers of taxis, subway signs, pizza boxes, famous landmarks and more. We’re excited to bring your travel stories to life with these embellishments and backgrounds. I recently took a trip to NYC, and am excited to use this to document my “Autumn in New York” book. Feel free to send suggestions for other Travel theme locations – we’d love to hear your feedback about what cities to design next!

Mix in the City,
Alison

January 27, 2010

New Theme: Scrapbook Baby

Do you know a little boy or little girl that is as cute as a bug? If so, we have the perfect theme for the first year, toddler birthdays, and all the fun events in the life of a youngster. It’s the Scrapbook Baby theme! We’ve designed it in beautiful shades of blue and green with sunshine-y yellow and chocolate brown accents – and we can’t wait to see what you do with it! Click here to start your own book now.

Mixbook Babies Rock,
Alison

January 22, 2010

New Theme: Pregnancy Journal

This is a first for us – and we’re so excited about it! We’ve created a Pregnancy Journal theme for families to remember everything from the moment they found out about their upcoming arrival, to the first cry their little one took. We hope that this helps to document the process from the growing belly to the amazing birth! Click below to start a book of your very own.

You might say that we gave birth to a new theme!

Keep up the Mixbooking,
Alison

January 22, 2010

New Theme: Aqua Swirls

Our next new theme is inspired by our Aqua guest book – we loved the brown and aqua elements so much, we made it into a theme that everyone can use. The Aqua Swirls theme has beautiful aqua, cream, and brown layouts will complement your photos – and you can add extra tags for captions and text. We even included a pop of pink with flower stickers — and you can always customize this theme by adding other elements that fit your tastes.

We love this color combination and hope that you’ll enjoy it too! Click on the book above to start creating an Aqua Swirls book!

Here’s to endless possibilities,
Alison

September 17, 2009

Three Easy Steps to Copy Your Book to a Mini Photo Book

Want to try out our new Mini Photo Books (starting at $6.99) but don’t have the time? The quickest way to make a Mini Book is by copying a photo book that you already have into the Mini Format. Check out how to do it in these 5 easy steps:

1. Click the Copy Link Next to your Book

Find the book you want to copy in your “Home” or “My Books” section, and click the copy link.

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2. Select the Size You Want to Copy To

You choose the size you want. For this tutorial, we’re going to assume you want to choose Mini. 🙂

Select a Size

Select a Size

Select the 6x4 Mini Book

Select the 6x4 Mini Book

3. Check your book, Make Changes and Order!

Now that your book is copied, you want to check it over for common issues. Since we’re copying from a Landscape book (11×8.5, to be exact), we don’t have to worry too much. Just check to make sure all the pages of the book look good in their new format. Then, you’re ready to go!

As always, email us with any questions or ideas at support at mixbook dot com.

Keep up the Mixbookin!

Andrew

January 2, 2008

The Mixing Bowl 12: New Collaborative Books

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful 2007, and we wish you the best 2008 ever!

The year is off to a great start with “The Mixing Bowl” back in action. We’re excited to share some of the new books that have been made on our site as well as the ones that have been made through Facebook. It’s so exciting to see books that have been made with the click of a button — it’s the beginning of some really new innovations.

In any case, we’d like to start off with some picturesque views and fun commentary courtesy of this Mixbook –

Utah Extravaganza 2007 by Nik H.

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This book follows four friends through their trek into Zion National Park – complete with stunning views, awesome photos of Antelope Canyon, and photographs scattered with beautiful sunlight. This Mixbook is fun to page through after all the hubbub of the holidays – it is simple and creative, marked with notes about the highlights of the trip.

This is great inspiration for the globe trekkers out there, as well as those of you who have hard drives chock full of photos from the past year. Take some time to upload them to Mixbook.com and you can make a book about your year in review.

One of our resident Mixbookers made a book about her year in review – all the highlights, special people, events, and even a hairdo change! Her book will remind her of all the memories of 2007 and then some.

2008 should be great,
Alison

October 24, 2007

The Mixing Bowl 10

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas earlier and earlier in the season nowadays. It seems that stores are just skipping Halloween and Thanksgiving altogether and going straight to Christmas trees and Santa Claus.

So with this 10th edition of The Mixing Bowl, we’ve hopped on the seasonal bandwagon! We wanted to inspire Mixbookers to make personalized Christmas gifts with a twist, so we made a Christmas Mixbook. This book is a compilation of page layouts that you could use for the holidays to bring someone you love a little cheer! It is fun, sweet, and so easy to make.

Check out some of our ideas, and catch the Holiday Spirit! Wouldn’t it be great to have all your Christmas shopping done by the end of November? Yes, of course it would!

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Sending you Holiday Cheer,
Alison

Shout out to our intern Anna for making a stellar Mixbook!

September 25, 2007

The Mixing Bowl 6

Today’s Mixing Bowl book is a cool display of kids getting big air on bikes, boards, and even scooters! I love the use of our grungy blue circles background. Check it out!

Skate Park Concert by Matt Y.

I’ve always wanted to learn how to skateboard, but never really got the chance. This Mixbook inspires me to dream big and fly high with the guys and gals who participated in this rockin’ event in Derby, Kansas. And I won’t have to worry about eating the pavement.

Do you have an event coming up that you want to remember? Or maybe you took a hike this weekend and want to recall the scenery? It’s easy when you keep the background the same and the text simple. Take a cue from Matt and Mixbook about your next big event! Matt even used the book to promote their next event, which is coming in October 2007. Great job, Matt!