Skinit (review and giveaway)

 

Since Alex was born, I've used snapfish to print out pictures to share with my family members. I've always been very impressed by the quality of my prints and wouldn't even consider going to a store for digital prints after even my first experience with snapfish

Snapfish also offers a large line of customizable gifts including mugs, clothing, and even more. One of my favorite, new ideas comes from a company called Skinit. Snapfish and Skinit partnered up and offer customizable photo skins for everything from your iPod to your laptop.

When I first heard of this, I was excited but skeptical. I wondered how durable the skins were and if they would bubble after applying them to whatever I chose to skin. I then received 2 skinit samples to look at. One was placed on an old Treo phone and the other was made to stick on a laptop cover. I was very impressed with both styles. The Treo Skinit fit perfectly. There were no bubbles or loose edges. The laptop Skinit was also thick and the picture was crystal clear. (I expected it would be grainy or pixelated with the enlargement.) The photo was so clear, in fact, my camera detected the face of the little boy.

 
*the crease you see is from the skin's backing being folded. the skinit itself would go on flat, if I had actually stuck it to my laptop.*

  

  

There are more great examples on the website to give you ideas of how other skins would look. 

On another note, I'd like to tell you about the HP Creative Studio.  This is a neat website where you can add frames to your photos, make cards, photo books, calenders, and even a business pack all for free. You design what you want and then send it to the printer. It's that easy.  Here's something I created on the website to give you one idea:




Now for the fun part:

THE GIVEAWAY

Snapfish wants you to have your own, customized Skinit.

Actually, they're giving away 10 of these!

10 winners will win a Skinit project valued at up to $50. (winner to cover shipping and handling).
*Most of the cell phone and laptop skinits range from $20 - $30*

Rules for entry:

  1. Visit the Snapfish store and tell me about another project you've found (other than skinit) that you would like to try. 1 visit + 1 comment here (including your e-mail address) = your first entry.
  2. For additional entries
    1. Grab my 12 days of Christmas...button and stick it up on your sidebar
    2. Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.
    3. Subscribe to my blog

10 winners will be chosen at random on Saturday, November 15 at 9:00 am ET. (Right before the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways event begins). Winners will be contacted by e-mail and will have 3 days to respond with preferred contact info. If you do not include your e-mail address with your entry, you will not be eligible to win.

Have fun exploring and creating!

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  2. The calender collage poster looks like it would be such fun for my daughter's room.

    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  3. I love snapfish. I'd like to make a calendar that had my grandkids pictures on it.
    momhasspoken@hotmail.com

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  4. I love Snapfish too!!! I like to make flip books. They are fun way to remember a special event. A skinit for my laptop would be so much fun:)
    jallen1982@gmail.com

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  5. I love a lot of the items they would be great christmas gifts for my daughter and husband. I love how personal you can get. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  7. I have your christmas button here: http://imanoptimisticbeauty.blogspot.com/

    imanoptimisticbeauty(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  8. The flip books from snapfish are actually really amazing quality, and a great hit at Christmas Time for all the rellies!

    imanoptimisticbeauty(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  9. Blogged about your contest here:

    http://contestcanuck.blogspot.com/2008/11/skinit-contest-at-thoughts-from-mrs.html

    imanoptimisticbeauty(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  10. I subscribe!

    imanoptimisticbeauty(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  11. ooo i love the idea of flip books being able to capture wonderful moments!! snapfish seems like they have a lot of amazing products!!

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  12. The Postcard Ornaments on snapfish is SO cute! I'm on there all the time and never noticed these before.

    apple(dot)chicky(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love Snapfish! I have only recently discovered it and I can't wait to dom some shopping! I would love a skinit for my husband's laptop or cell phone!

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  14. sorry, my email address is christarobinet@yahoo.com

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  15. I'd love to make a flip book for my nephew. He's just a little guy and we live far away, so I'd love to make him one with pictures of his cousins so that he doesn't forget them.

    offthespaceship at myway dot com

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  16. another project I love on there are the photo mugs. Look at cuties all day long!

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  17. I have purchased most of the Snapfish picture gifts in years past. However, I was taken aback by the recordable cards. I've seen these in the stores before, but never with your own pictures! I have family all over the country, this is the perfect way to connect with them on a very personal level. I am going to tell my sister about these so she can have my nephew send these out with his message too!

    msm1965@aol.com

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  18. I would love to do the calendar for a Christmas gift for grandparents! Thanks so much!

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  19. I have your button now! Thanks so very much!

    ;-)

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  20. I would love to try the collage mouse pad so I could always have the grandkids around when I am posting. What a great item!

    djsloan1953@yahoo.com

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  21. Oh I see that they do photo books too - I'll have to check those out! :)

    deb(at)momstakeonthings(dot)com

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  22. I've got this listed on my Contests page. :)

    deb(at)momstakeonthings(dot)com

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  23. I would love to do the commuter mug for my husbands Christmas present from my daughter.
    livlifelov at yahoo dot com

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  24. I would like to try the commuter mug.
    dftrew@gmail.com

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  25. kellyache[at]hotmail.comNovember 10, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Oooh, I'd make bag tags for the two sets of grandparents travelling up here for the holidays. And one for me, of course!

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  26. I really like the Candy Tins, would go awesome with my homemade fudge as a Christmas present.

    mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

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  27. I have your button on my blog: Here

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  28. I am a subscriber!

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  29. I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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  30. The Sterling Silver Bracelet is gorgeous and priced right as well!!!

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  31. I like the snowflake ornament! Great for Christmas!
    ladeebug224 at hotmail dot com

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  32. I would like to try the calendars, that way I could give the gift of 12 months of awesome photos!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  33. I also subscribe to your feed!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  34. Your Christmas button is up on my sidebar!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  35. Snapfish is great. I've gotten a couple of their photo books and have been extremely impressed. We're going on a cruise soon and I'm hoping to do another book from that. I didn't know they did skinits--I love that they are totally customizable.

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  36. i think photobooks are in order for the grandparents for xmas. kids...the best present ever...

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  37. Thoses skinit look awsome! I love the personalized mouse pads. I usually order them as christmas gifts for family. They always really love them!
    tonyamcrain (at) aol (dot) com

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  38. I would love one of the Picture Me books for my daughter.

    moochiness at yahoo dot com

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  39. I love the playing cards, our great grandfather plays cards allll day long. Probably plays 50 games of solitaire a day, these would be so neat for him.

    lei ghbra @gmail .com (all one piece, no spaces)

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  40. they have some nice things- but the flipbook looks fun ..have ordered alot from them and they have some sweet items
    mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  41. subscriber mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  42. I love it! It would be so fun to put the Skin on the Wii!!! I really love their Creating Keepsakes collaborate photo books! The designs are great!

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  43. I've always used Snapfish too. Love them for unique gift items. Last year I gave each of my nephews playing cards with a photo of them participating in their favorite activity. Made for a great stocking stuffer and the kids loved them! But what I would love to try is the large puzzle. I'd like to put it together, glue it all down and then frame it.

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  44. Hi again! I added your button to my blog sidebar. Thanks for the chance to win!
    http://www.moosiheart.blogspot.com

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  45. I love the "picture me" books! We always order from snapfish.


    wiredalive at hotmail dot com

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  46. I would love to make a collage mug for the grandparents!

    Thanks!
    foxsquirrelrabbit AT gmail DOT com

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  47. I am also a subscriber!

    foxsquirrelrabbit AT gmail DOT com

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  48. I have always wanted to do their posters but never got around to it. Maybe this year for Christmas! whatsonmommysmind@gmail.com

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  49. The 2x3" photo magnets are very cute. Maybe I can make a set for my dd of our relatives that live far away.
    cbeargie (at) yahoo.com

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  50. I would like the make a collage calendar for the grandparents.

    ce613 at hotmail

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  51. I use Snapfish for my photo organizing and printing too. I like the idea of the photo ornaments - a great way to commemorate how your kids look each Christmas!
    crt4book[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  52. i would like to make a calendar with pictures of my family on it.

    jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

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  53. I'd like to do a collage poster from Snapfish! - I love it there.

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  54. That is so cool! I would make a collage mouse pad so that I could look at my baby girl all day while I'm working!

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  55. I am thinking about making a photo calendar of pics of my little boy to give to the family for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. I also have your 12 Days of Christmas button on my sidebar!

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  57. I just became a subscriber through my Blogger dashboard. Love your blog BTW.

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  58. I would love to try the coffee mug! I love coffee and coffee mugs! What a great way to show off your fam with a little treat for yourself!

    carriemeeaway@gmail.com

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