Saturday, April 17, 2010

SeeHere Pages in Stages Scrapbook

I am really excited about the possibility of digital scrapbooking. I wrote a post a while back asking for input on different online options for scrapbooking. After that post, I started to do a little more exploring. One of the things that was a concern for me with online scrapbooking, where I would print one book for a given period or event, was having to wait until all the pictures were laid out and the pages complete to have a book. Another thing that worried me, was how to include ticket stubs, programs, postcards, pictures that I didn't have digitally and other miscellaneous souvenirs that I could include in my paper books.

So, you can imagine that my curiosity was piqued when I learned that is now offering a post bound scrapbook option, called Pages In Stages. You start with a post bound scrapbook and a set number of pages. You can then add your own pages at home or you can go back on the site and create additional pages to add to your book over time. This option could resolve both of my concerns with online scrapbooking.

We used for our Christmas cards this year and I have to say that overall we were pleased with the functionality of the site, the ease of manipulating the card, the quick customer service and the quality of the product that we received.

If you are loading single pictures, they have a simple upload process. If you want to load a group of pictures, it is best if you download their upload tool - it just is much quicker and easier than doing each one individually.

You can select your page layouts (0 - 6 or 9 pictures/page are options) or use an auto layout feature where it automatically lays out the pictures in your album. Once the pages are set up, you can edit and manipulate the pictures on them - resize, move, and rotate them. I do like that you can use a layout and leave picture(s) blank - this allows you to really customize the page to the layout and pictures that you want.

I really like the text editing tool that they use. The text is in a large box, making it easy to read what you are typing and easily proofread what you have typed. You can easily adjust the color, the font style and the size.

They offer a number of backgrounds - both single colors and designs. They offer a number of frames/effects for your pictures - one that makes it look like your picture was cut out in a puzzle shape - very cute. You can also add decorations (think stickers) to your pages to further accent them.

I decided to do a book for a mini-vacation that we took. I haven't yet finished my book (I've been busy remember?)

Would you like to try it out? Right now, they are offering 50% off photobooks and free shipping. This offer runs through Tuesday and is their Mother's Day deal.


Courtesy of, I have the opportunity to giveaway a coupon code for one 8x8 Pages-in-Stages Scrapbook to one lucky reader (does not include shipping, you will have to pay shipping, the coupon code is only good until 4/30/10).

How to Enter:

Mandatory entry:
What theme will you use for your 8x8 Pages In Stages Scrapbook and who will it be for?

Bonus entries:
- Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet.
- Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your post.
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This giveaway will close on Tuesday, April 20th at 6 pm. One winner will be selected using a random number generator. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. In addition to the coupon code for the giveaway, I was provided with one coupon code for a free 8x8 Pages In Stages photobook for myself to try the service and share my experience.


NeedANap2 said...

Probably my daughter's dance class. That would make a cute album and she would love it! :)

Thanks for the review, I didn't know they had that service, sounds perfect for combining digital/paper scrapbooking!

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking I needed to put together a scrapbook to cover the 2 years we spent in Ohio. This would be so much easier than traditional scrapbooking!

Life Is A SandCastle said...

I really need to work on a birth-1yr for my smallest son, I just can't let my 3yr around all the scrapping stuff unless I want the house decorated.

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