Archives for June 13, 2014

Shutterfly for Father’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Looking for Father’s Day ideas? Shutterfly has some great ones! I realize this is a little close to the day, but these would make terrific gifts any time of the year. I love the 20 oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mugs! I really like how you can personalize a Travel Mug with lots of different photos. The flip top really does prevent spills and this would make a great gift for Dads! My favorite though is the Love the Gallery Monogram iPad Case. You can choose from a range of designs for the iPad cases and personalize with photos and text. The Folio-Style Case has a magnetic closure and protects both front and back. They fit all iPad versions except iPad Air and iPad Mini. You can find out more by visiting Shutterfly !


Now, if you are looking for a quick and easy gift that doesn’t have to ship the Videogram is for you! You can simply create a videogram on Shutterfly for Dad. This one is fun and easy too! All you do is add photos/video clips, select a style/theme and choose the music. There are different prices. We made the 720 p (HD quality) which costs $9.99.

Check out these and so many other great gift ideas on Shutterfly!

We have teamed up for a Father’s Day Giveaway! I know…you won’t win before then but these products would still make a great gift for Dad! Dads really do deserve gifts on other days too! To enter, leave a comment below telling us a favorite thing about either your dad/grandfather or your husband. Deadline to enter is Monday, June 16th at noon. One winner will randomly be selected and win the Travel Mug, iPad Case and the Videogram.

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are 100% truthful and may differ from your opinion.

Muvee Reveal 11makes Video editing more fun! Giveaway Opportunity!


Looking for a more fun way to create really awesome videos? Muvee Reveal 11 is really fun software that makes it fun! This program allows you to create awesome videos from your photos and video clips in just 3 easy steps! It’s so easy! You just simply upload your files, select a style that includes transitions and effects and music (or select your own track!) I did prefer to select my own track. Then you just hit play. It’s really as easy as that and it’s fun for the whole family. I like that it is so easy to upload to Facebook and that kids can also do this with very little help. You can also put quite a few photos in one video. I made one with over 40 photos and uploaded it to Facebook quite easily. The only thing I suggest is that you may want to download your own music.

More info:

New features include:

Cinematic Titles
We had professionals create a bunch of Trailer-style Title complete with its own short music tracks.  You have the option of nominating 4 photos to be featured, along with mentions of the Director, Star and Producer.  We also automatically create a billboard for each of your muvee project.  Go on, be the star, or be the director.  Or better yet.  Be both.
Tweak your own Custom Styles
Start with a Style you like as a base.  Then add your own ingredients from setting a faster pace, to selecting a color filter, to even changing the default font and background colors. When you are done tweaking, save your unique recipe and give it a new name.  Voila!  Your very own Style.
Found in the photo options drop down (right click on any photos), you can now add stickers to photos.  Choose from many categories of stickers, from frames and borders, to hand drawn embellishments, to even light sparkles, fireworks and cute stickers for kids.  You can then save a new photo with these embellishments for Facebook before using them in your muvee slideshow.
Take control of your muvee
Now you can tell muvee Reveal how you want it to prioritize your videos and photos and music.  We have redesigned all these controls into a single page where you can simply tick the boxes and make very different edits instantly.
Collaborate and Edit Anywhere
Started your project in school or in the office and you want to continue editing on your home PC?  Are you collaborating on a joint trip video?  Now you can zip up all the photos, videos, and music content along with all settings, captions, inter titles and every imaginable detailed setting of your projects into a single file, and continue where you left off on another machine.
Capture and Add Video Snapshots
Now you can select images directly from your video clips and save! Want to submit a photo for the GoPro Photo of the Day competition?  Or simply to post on Facebook?  Import a video, and take snapshots of any frame in the video instantly by clicking “Capture”.

Here’s the website for more info. It is not a free download and retails for $79.99. We have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win a free download of the program. To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you would like to win! Deadline to enter is June 20th, 2014 at noon. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.