Shutterfly GIVEAWAY

By Kate Riley May 6, 2011

Hello hello, happy Friday!  Announcing the winner of last week’s Shabby Apple Giveaway, congratulations to #306 Alicia Larson and #1,212 Rylann Johnson.  Ladies, look for an email from me!

This weekend’s giveaway comes to you from Shutterfly, a fabulous source for all of your photo needs and creations, from canvas art to personalized gifts to photo printing. 

I’m particularly impressed with Shutterfly’s photo books, have you seen all the layout options available?  My very good friend takes all her pictures of her kids from their summer adventures, and has them made into a photo book every fall.  She showed me her collection the other day, and I got a little weepy.  Seriously, such a brilliant idea to have a series of ‘Summer Fun’ books from every year!  

photobook 3

photobook travel

fourth of july

Think of the stories you can tell with a photo book!  Family adventures, birthday or anniversary parties, weddings, weekend retreats, celebrations, travel destinations, your child’s special memories. . . the list goes on and the possibilities are endless. 

Shutterfly is a great source for graduation announcements, birth announcements, personalized calendars, prints, posters, personalized photo gifts, canvas wall art, and more!

grad announcement

birth announcements


canvas art

Great news, four winners get to go shopping with $50 buckaroos and they will also receive free shipping over at Shutterfly

That’s right, choose whatever you like, from photo books to graduation or baby announcements to personalized cards, canvas art or personalized photo gifts, you can even print up a bunch of pictures, there’s definitely something for everyone! 

Eligibility to win one of four $50 gift certificates to Shutterfly + free shipping:

1) Leave a comment naming how you’d use the $50 dollars.  Hop on over to Shutterfly for inspiration! 

2) For extra entries, link to this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter, then leave additional comment(s) mentioning where you linked (FB or Twitter). 

Four winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Monday May 9, 2011 at 10 p.m. PST.

Pssst, hey bloggers.  If you want a chance to grab 50 free announcements or free photo book as part of a spring promotion, enter your website information on their contest site


~ Good luck and happy happy Mother’s Day weekend ~




  1. I need to make a photo book for the last 6 months! Maybe I’ll make my husband an anniversary book too.

  2. Aww yeah!

    I’m a digital scrapbooker, and shutterfly is by far my fave way to print my albums. I’ve got three loaded up right now, just waiting for some great sales/extra mulah laying around – so that’s for sure where I’d spend it!

  3. I have used Shutterfly in the past for a few of my son’s album. This time, I will print two wedding albums for families!

    Wonderful giveaway!


  4. A book! A book, a book, a book! I’m another digital scrapper, and Shutterfly books are my favorites!

  5. i’m just about to start a gallery wall in our dining room; I need some prints! That would be wonderful!

  6. I love Shutterfly and used them all the time! I’m doing a 365 photo project and a photo book with a year’s worth of pics would be awesome.

  7. LOVE Shutterfly. I’d definitely use the money for our families yearly photo book.

  8. I would make some digital scrapbooks, I have transitioned from paper so these would be perfect to document our family’s comings and goings!

  9. I would get a photo book of my twin girls monthly growth photos made.

  10. My third little boy is going to be born in June. I’d love to get a canvas of the three of them or a photo book of them! How nice would that be!!

  11. I am turning 40 this year and my hubbs is throwing me a partay!! I will use the $$ for the party invitations!! : )

  12. I would either make some photo books of my daughter’s first 7 months of her life, or maybe print some of the billions of pictures that I have taken of her since she was born. Either that, or a really cool print for my wall… who knows? Too many possibilities!

  13. I would love to win this. I take tons of pics of my son who is three, but I have never made him a baby album. That’s what i would do.

  14. My baby just turned one so I would use it for a photobook….a big one, haha.

  15. I absolutely LOVE Shutterfly’s photo books. I’ve made 2 before (one for our family & one for my dad). My dad was so, so proud of his gift. It made his decade, I think! I would love to have another one to share our memories again:)

  16. I have some photos that I would like to turn into thank you cards. It would be so helpful to get them free while I’m unemployed.

  17. I just went to Europe for the first time. I honestly took over 3000 photos. I would love to put my favourites into a photo book. I used Shutterfly once last summer and loved it!

  18. I already have a photo book in the works. It chronicles my son’s first year of life. I would definitely use it for that!

  19. My mom passed away in August and I would love to make a book with pictures of her with my four little ones so that they could remember her and those times, and I wouldn’t have to worry about the pictures getting ruined!

  20. I am having a baby in 3 weeks (hopefully) and need to find a baby announcement–this giveaway is perfect! THANKS!

  21. I would use it to make a photo book of my newborn baby girl! I *heart* Shutterfly…just got her birth announcements from them today!

  22. I’d love to use the certificate to make a photo book in memory of our dog.

  23. Photo books. And maybe canvas prints. My kids just had birthdays and I need a better way to show off their growth than showing every one their latest pictures off my laptop.

  24. I would make a photo book for my Mom. She loves to take pictures of her great grandchildren to the Senior Citizen meetings and it is easy for her to show them off! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  25. I’d make a pregnancy-baby album. From the time we found out we were pregnant, July 7, 2010, to the day our baby girl was born, March 6, 2011. I’d probably carry the thing with me everywhere :) Love our little girl

  26. I would make a photobook of our recent trip to Disney World. My husband, two little girls, and I went with my in-laws, my sister-in-law, her husband, and their two children. Everyday, my three-year-old and I talk about the trip and how much fun we had. A photobook would be a great way to remember all those special memories :)

  27. I LOVE Shutterfly!! My brother/sister-in-law got their wedding picture album done from Shutterfly and they look BEAUTIFUL!! I would have to choose from two very exciting events – my daughter’s First Holy Communion or our trip to Italy in June. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  28. I have hundreds of photos from when I studied abroad in Australia. I think it’s about time I make a book!

  29. I love Shutterfly! I would make a book with the photos from our last vacation. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  30. I took a lot of pictures at my father-in-law’s 80 th birthday bash recently and promised him an album to hold them all…have had no idea how to go about it. I would use the $50 toward an awesome album for him!!

  31. I’m making yearly (sometimes there are parts 1 and 2) photobooks of my favorite memories, so I’d keep doing that.

  32. I’m trying to put together a gallery wall, so I’d use the $50 toward prints for that!

  33. We just came back from Hawaii! It was our first time there and it was my DREAM vacation! I would without a doubt create one the wall canvas photos if I won!

  34. I recently visited New York and would love to make an album of my trip. Or a calendar. Or invitations for my mother’s 80th birthday!

  35. oh, I would totally help my mom make a photo book. She just got back from Morocco, and she has some great pics. She’s not net savvy, but she would love a book so she can show everyone her pics.

  36. I would love to send a book to my parents in Australia of there grand kids.

  37. I love shutterfly photobooks! I would like to make a new one with our birthday/anniversary vacations from this year.

  38. I would love to win this… I love Shutterfly photo books! I’ve made two of them for gifts and would like to make one for my family.

  39. I’ve been planning on making a photo book of our last family vacation and sending it out to all the family who went!

  40. I would use it for a book on our move. We lived at our last home 29 years in CA and moved in the dead of winter to UT

  41. I would make a book for my parents with all their grandkids pics!

  42. Oooohhh, so many fun things to pick from! But first on the list would be a book of our daughter’s upcoming wedding for her great grandmom who won’t be able to be there to share in that special day.
    She would really like that. I think I’ll do it even if I don’t win.

  43. i have been wanting to do a photo book for over a year – i have the pictures chosen and everything!

  44. We have many grandparents, none of which are local. I would love to be able to give them all birth books of our first child, who was born this past fall, that some of them haven’t even met yet. That way, they could feel like they were there, even though they were so far away from the event.

  45. I would make a book of our upcoming trip to Cancun! Can’t wait!

  46. My son is now 18 months so I think it’s about time to make and order that book I wanted to do for his first year. :)

  47. Definitely a photo book of my babies OR a canvas with one of my favorite photos…of my babies also. =)

  48. I’d use $50 on a photo book featuring my daughter! She just turned 4 and while I made a lovely book for my mother, I’ve not made any for myself yet, and I’m dying to. Shutterfly photo books are the best!

  49. I was JUST thinking about how I need to make more baby books for my little one! This would really help out!

  50. I make a book every year of my kids “adventures” Of course, I can’t buy just one book. I buy one for me and one for my daughter and one for my son. That is right 3!

    I have made my 2010 book. But have been waiting for a good sale to buy them up. $50 would definitely put a dent in the amount I owe!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  51. We would probably make a photo book for our moms for a late mothers day present. We were recently matched with our newest little blessing that is waiting for us in India. We hope to have her home sometime late this year, but it would be fun to make a photo book with the current pictures we have of our newest blessing in addition to the thousands of pictures that we have of our first little miracle! Happy Mothers Day everyone!

  52. I would use the $50 to make photo books of my grandchildren as a gift for their mom. Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. Definitely use it for a photo book that i am working on- they have a great new custom path option- the book is turning out so good :)

  54. This is an awesome giveaway- thanks for doing it! I have started taking pics of all of my little one’s artwork and then making them into photo books to cut down on saving all of it!

  55. I’d use it to make a photo book of the candid-style professional pics we just had done!

  56. I would definitely print some photobooks. LOVE to have them to tell our family stories thru pics!

  57. I would definitely be using it on Photobooks. I’m currently working (on Shutterfly) on putting together a massive 12×12 book of my Semester at Sea from 1997 – I had all my prints scanned to digital files and I’m finally doing something with them. Too fun! THanks.

  58. I love to frame announcements as gifts…fantastically frugal!

  59. That’s a tough one! We’ll need baby announcements in a few months, so probably that…but I’d love one of their calendars, too. And a big canvas would be great!

  60. I love shutterfly! I have been creating a book a month of my son during his first year. After he turns one I plan on doing a yearly book – well it may have to be quartely based on the aount of pictures I take. I also love their large canvases.

  61. I had a baby girl 7 months ago. I have taken sooo many photos. I would love to either make a photo book or print all the pictures of her birth and life so far. <3 Thank you for the chance to win!

  62. What a great giveaway. I’d love to make one of their photobooks of the day our new little girl was born. My 3 year old was so excited to get a little sister and loves looking at pictures on the computer from that day.

  63. I LOVE Shutterfly! I get photobooks, prints and cards from them. If I win, I’ll order some Christmas cards. :)

  64. I’m going to England next week, camera in tow! I’d love to make a book of our vacation with family.

  65. FB’d this giveaway. One more thing: Shutterfly has new Custom Path formats for their photobooks. That’s just cool! I’m in love.

  66. I would love to make a photo book of my wedding pictures since I don’t have an album of them yet and its been 2 years ago already!

  67. I would definitely use the money for photo books. I’d love to make a book for each of my trips!


  68. I know exactly what I’d spend it on…photobooks…I have 4 of them myself and want to make 2 new ones and want to get a second copy of another book…LOVE THEM!


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  69. I would make a photobook. Once my daughter reached age one, I totally slacked on printing out pictures. This would help get me back on track!

  70. I would use it for photo books of my little boy who will turn 2 in July. I love the idea of having one for each year. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  71. I’ve got a baby boy who’s 1st birthday is coming up! I’d love to make a book of photos of his first year for his keepsake!

  72. I would love some personalized cards and I can always use prints! Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. I’d love to try out a canvas print and always can use prints for scrapbooking. :) Thanks for the chance!

  74. Definitely a photobook of my daughter’s upcoming high school graduation!

  75. I think I’d like to use $50 to make a photobook…they are so great!

  76. I’d use it to make a photo book for our son, Connor’s first year!

  77. I also linked on FB, though I had trouble doing it directly from this site.
    Thanks for the great give-away opportunity!

  78. Ooh, this would come in very handy, as I am blowing up some of our favorite family photographs into posters to put up in my sons’ rooms in our new house.

  79. I’d use it to make some albums from all the photos I’ve taken of my boys. It always feels like such a shame their are just sitting on my harddrive.

  80. Kate very, very exciting I would love to win this!! A photo book would be wonderful1

    Art by Karena

  81. I think I would use it to get calendars for the grandparents for next year! Thanks so much for the chance.


  82. We are expecting our first baby and would love to do a photo book!

  83. I’d spend it on photo memories of my students! I just ordered 91 photos from Shutterfly of our last field trip since we could only take a limited number of chaperones and I want parents to see what their children have been doing.

  84. I would use it for our Ireland travels, thanks for the chance! Brittney

  85. photobook! I’ve used them before & always been so happy with their products!

  86. Absolutely the photobook – in fact it is sitting there waiting to be printed!

  87. Wonderful! I would make baby announcements to send to friends and family. We are expecting our first little one and are excited to share the news when he arrives.

  88. I would definitely do a photo book. I think they are such a nice item to have!

  89. I have some pictures that I would like to have printed to finish up my photo wall!

  90. I would finish our preschool co-op albums and get personal photos printed!

  91. I would use it towards printing photos and probably making a photobook for my little nephew who is growing up fast!

  92. We just celebrated my little girl’s first birthday, and I have actually already started making my photo book on Shutterfly’s website, so I would use the $50 to pay for it!

  93. I LOVE their photo books! I also just got one of their photo mugs and I love it!

  94. I would definitely use the money for a photo book for our upcoming trip to Disney World:)

  95. Since we welcomed our little girl to the world 4 weeks ago, I would use it for birth announcements!

  96. I love Shutterfly! I would really like to start making yearly photo books for each of my girls. They just love looking at photos and I think they’d really enjoy books of themselves.

  97. We’re having a baby in 8 weeks! I’d love to do a photo book of all the showers and of her birth! I just Love Shutterfly!

  98. I would definitely get a canvas made! We’re in the process of buying our first house, and we could definitely use some more art/photos to hang up, and a photo canvas would be awesome!

  99. I would purchase a photo collage canvas for my husbands very belated graduation gift. It would be an amazing help, financially, and great incentive to get it done!

  100. I have a $90 photobook sitting in my shopping cart!! This would be amazing!!

  101. We took a family trip down to California last summer, and a trip to Maui with just me and my hubby this past January, so I would LOVE to make a couple albums with our hundreds of photos! :o)

  102. our baby girl is turning *1* in two weeks, and i haven’t put any pictures in an album yet for her first year of life! terrible. i have taken a billion pictures but have them all sitting on our computer, or still in the camera and a few in frames around our house. so, i would make a ton of prints and some bigger ones to display of our little sweetie pie!!!!

  103. I have so many photo books that I need to make (one from the first year of each of my daughters’ lives, a two week vacation my husband and I took to Australia, my youngest brother’s wedding pictures), so that’s what I’d do with $50 at shutterfly.

  104. I would use the $50 towards FINALLY purchasing the wedding album I created . . . our first anniversary is this coming July, and we haven’t been able to afford printing our wedding album yet. That $50 would go a long way, and the album I’ve made on Shutterfly want’s to be free of the checkout : )

  105. Through Shutterfly I have made a book of my brother-in-law’s life, he passed away at age 23. It was over 160 pages and beautiful. However a bit expensive being as big as it is. I ordered one for my husbands parents as a Christmas gift but would love help with one for his sister. This would be such a wonderful keepsake for them to have. $50 would cover about half the cost! How wonderful that would be! I sure hope I get picked!

  106. I love making shutterfly books. I make one for my children’s birthday each year and try to keep up with a book per season. My kids love to look back at when they were younger. I would love to win and get back into finishing my books!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  107. I love the canvas wall art. I’m also a sucker for calendars, but I would still go with the wall art. It would be awesome to have a picture I took up on our walls.

  108. Happy Mothers day. My daughter graduated last June and I would love to put together a photo book of her High School Years at Napa High

  109. I love Shutterfly; I would use that $50 to finally put together an album for my mom and dad’s upcoming anniversary. I’ve been wanting to do something like that for years and let’s face it- I have no time to scrapbook- Shutterfly to the rescue!

  110. We got some professional portraits done way back in NOVEMBER for crying out loud, and I haven’t gotten nice prints of the digitals to give to the grandparents! I also want some canvas prints for my own wall. :-)

  111. I would like to make a family yearbook for 2010 (& every year for that matter). I also love the photo canvas idea! Thanks!

  112. I love the shutterfly books! We just returned from a trip with my sister and her family to Europe to visit one of her sons who is teaching in France. I would LOVE to make a book for her with our pictures. What a great way to remember this great adventure!

  113. I have a new granddaughter due in 8 weeks and would love to give her parents the opportunity to do custom photo announcements.

  114. I’d love to put together an album for my daughter’s first birthday.

  115. I think I would use the money to make memory books for my grandsons. I love Shutterfly!

  116. Without hesitating I’d make a Shutterfly photo book. I love these books! I’ve made an Everyday Life (designed by Ali Edwards) book, 1st birthday party book, year in review for my daughter among a couple of others. What a great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win.

  117. Shutterfly is my photobook of choice. I’d make one of my family’s past year.

  118. I’d get a photo book. I’ve used them before and they were WONDERFUL so I’d love to have to funds to make another book!

  119. I did one of these for my wedding, I loved it! I would very much do it again, with my family photos. Would be an awesome birthday gift for my parents. Or, for my sister’s family with her two adorable little boys!

  120. I’d make a photo book of my husband’s travels for his job, he’s wanted to do it for awhile.

  121. i would like to use it for photo books!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  122. I am so behind in documenting my baby girl’s first year and she is turning 1 soon. I really would love to make some books of her important firsts !
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

  123. Oh, I would print $50 worth of our wedding photos out! Its been over a year and we still have zero photos up on our walls from our best day ever. :(

  124. I would make an album of our trip to Greece last summer. We went with our children and my Dad. What wonderful memories!

  125. I love making photo books for the kids and with Shutterfly- if the kids “love” a book to death you can easily order a replacement- easy, peasy

  126. i am several months behind on my son’s book-a-month-til-he’s-a-year-old, so i’d definitely use the $50 for that!

  127. Would love to make some photo books for my mother’s birthday gift.

  128. I would make some books of our upcoming summer vacation to the Bahamas!

  129. We just took our two little girls to Disney World for the first time. At 4 1/2 and almost 3 they were mesmerized, particularly when meeting the princesses. (The 2-year-old invited Cinderella to our house.) Nearly every day they ask me if I remember It’s a Small World or the Peter Pan ride or something else that we did. We plan to do a Shutterfly book so that they will always remember it as well.

  130. My college senior daughter just said to me…”Mom, I need to do something with all these pictures I have from college.” Bingo…here is the answer.

  131. I have three kids and am going to be a first time grandmommy in September so I can’t narrow it down to just one thing I would make just yet!

  132. I love the PhotoShow DVDs! I would also love to make a book

  133. I would definitely make a book of our last Disney vacation. Made one several trips ago and loved it!!

  134. Love Shutterfly! I give a “Year in Review” photo book to my parents every Christmas… they love having a streamlined keepsake of all the kids’ adventures over the past month. I also did a photo book for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary… they had only a few pics from their wedding, so I scanned and uploaded those, their wedding invitation, and some pics covering their 50 years together and made a gorgeous album for them.
    Anyway, I digress ~ for sure I’d use the $50 for a photo book!

  135. Their photo books are my favorite! I’ve been meaning to make one of our recent family vacation, but I haven’t wanted to spend the money. $50 would be great!!!

  136. I would love to make some more Shutterfly bookd! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  137. I really want to do a first year photo book for my son and a book about the 2 1/2 years we were stationed in Hawaii. So I would without a doubt work on those 2 photo books. Great giveaway, thank you!


  138. I love the calendar idea! I am so behind on my albums it’s not even funny – I don’t even have my wedding photos printed yet! How sad is that? LOL.

  139. I’d really love to make a shutterfly book! We’re heading to South Dakoda this summer for our family vacation and this would be a great way to remember our trip!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  140. I think it would be great to have photos of my grandsons printed out so I can scrapbook them! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  141. I love shutterfly! I have a photobook I have been working on about my baby’s first year, and it’s almost finished and ready to print!

  142. I love Shutterfly’s photo books! I’ve made several throughout the past couple years :) I also like to make personalized birthday cards for everyone (and my husband has a LARGE family!)

  143. I’d love a photobook! The last one I made was 4 years ago….I have a ton of pictures I could use!

  144. We are entertaining our five children, their spouses, and 16 grandchildren ages 10 and under, for a week long reunion over the 4th of July. We’re planning on making a photo book for each family to take home with them. The $50 credit would sure help out!

  145. I would love to make a daddy/daughters album for my husband with daddy/daughter photos from birth to the present of my husband and our tow girls. I think that would make a great Father’s Day gift! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  146. I make a family book every year and it’s so easy! I just made a book for my son’s teacher – her first year teaching and I’d love to make one for my daughter’s teacher too!

  147. Would love to do a “year in review” photobook! thanks for the giveaway!

  148. I would make a birthday book for my daughter, photos from every birthday she’s had all in one place.

  149. I would print out my daughter past year into a photo book! I’ve been running behind in printing picture and would love to have her past year in a photo book!

  150. I am so behind on scrapbooking and I realized it is because I don’t like it anymore. I think photobooks are definitely the best option to preserve my pictures.

  151. I would make a book of our trip to Ireland/England last fall. What a great way to preserve memories! A friend of mine uses photo books to put her blog in print as a memory book for herself and her children. They are so touching. :-)

  152. I’d make a photobook featuring the first year in our brand new house. I’d start by including the pictures of the wooded lot, followed by breaking ground, piles of dirt, foundation building, etc until now, almost one year later, when we’ve just finished the deck and fence. Alot has happened and so many memories created. I want to have a place where we can go to and show our kids (hopefully one day) and family what is was like “way back when”. Thanks for the chance!

  153. I would make make kids a baby book…poor kids they are 6 and 3 and don’t have a book!

  154. I would love to make a photobook on our recent trip to Disney World! What a great way to capture memories when you have a ton of photos.

  155. I would make a book of all my daughter’s pre-school artwork/projects that she’s saved and give it to her when she graduates to ‘big-kid-dom’ next month.

  156. I just recently ordered my first photo book from them and I love it! I would order another photo book in a heartbeat!

  157. I LOVE Shutterfly’s photobooks. I would definitely be using $50 toward another book either for myself or as a gift for a family member :)

  158. I have been working on a book through shutterfly of our baby’s first year, I’d use the money towards that!

  159. I think I’d get a canvas photo wrap of a photo from our wedding!

  160. I love their photobooks! I’m a frequent visitor of this site. I would make another photo book for my mother of her grandkids!

  161. I’d get photo gifts – I love their mugs, tote bags, magnets, and espcially their playing cards – wow!

  162. I would love to get a photo book for our family, but I think it would make a great gift for my mom’s upcoming birthday!

  163. I’d use the money to start the scrapbook that Husband and I have been planning for ages–prints mostly and perhaps use some money to make baby announcement cards in a few months.

  164. Man, I’d love to win this! I might actually get our wedding album finally done! (We’re celebrating our 5 year anniversary this summer).

  165. I’d use it to for a book to chronicle DS’s senior year. Getting teary-eyed just thinking about it!

  166. Ohhhhh…so many ideas. Maybe scrapbooks for the grandmas….maybe 1st year scrapbook…..maybe 2nd bday invites…or stationery for my little mister.

  167. ooh i love shutterfly! i make a photo book or 2 every year! i would definitely make a photo book for spring and then maybe invitations for my daughter’s 2nd birthday.

  168. I ordered a photo book from them for our wedding photos, and our “2010” memories. It came out so great, I’d love to do a bigger one for each year from now on!! But I’d really love a large photo wrap.

  169. I would love to make a book on the trip to Oregon we took last month! What a way to save memories!

  170. I’d make a photo book of my son for my granddaughter since she never got to meet him.

  171. I would get working lickity split on a book for my sons 1st bday in the 21st! I’ve been making these books for my 3 year old each year & he loves them!

  172. I would love to make a book about our family holidays. It looks fantastic.

  173. I love their photo books so I’d probably make one of those, or use it for a canvas print. Thanks for the giveaway!

  174. My four sisters & I went to NYC last year and I would love to make a photo book of our trip!

  175. I’d love to put together some custom photo books … a friend just showed me her’s and they are wonderful!


  176. I LOVE the photo books! I’m not very good at printing pictures out and framing them myself but Shutterfly makes it so simple. My husband and I will be taking our 5 mos. old to the beach in two weeks and I would use this to create “our first vacation” photo book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  177. I love Shutterfly! I use them ALL the time! I would use the $50 toward the photo book I have been working on for my sons first yr! Great Giveaway!

  178. i would be a good friend and give them to my best girl who just had a baby girl so she could announce her to the world in style!

  179. I would use it to put together a fabulous photobook of our 5 months living in london!

  180. Oh How I love shutterfly books! I have had big books made twice when we have visited my husbands family in Ireland! Right now I actually have two books already saved on shutterfly since last summer. (One for us and one for my mother in-law in Ireland). I’ve just been waiting for them to have BIG sale so i can purchase them! Wish me luck! The kids wíll be grown by the time I actually purchase them!

  181. I love shutterfly ! would love to make a year book or give it as a present for an expecting friend!

  182. I love Shutterfly! I have so many photos that need to be put into a book. Winning this would be wonderful!!

  183. Happy Mums’ Day tomorrow Kate!
    They’ve a great collection of general note cards available; I think I’d like to get a couple different sets.

  184. I would DEFINITELY do the Photo Books! I’m SO bad at organizing our pictures in albums for others to view. It would be much easier to just arrange them online and then have it done for you!

  185. I would make a photo book of my recent road trip to the west coast!

  186. i make a family book, and a book for my daughter each year with Shutterfly. I would use the money for this years books.

  187. I’d love to create a photo book of our family vacation spent in Hawaii last year. I’ve been considering making a book for a while, and love that Shutterfly offers this option!!

  188. I love Shutterfly too! I’ve got a couple of their photo books, but I would love to try their new custom feature to create a photo book. But, I would like to do some coasters, stickers, calling cards, and large prints too. Oh….the list goes on and on!

  189. Awesome giveaway — I would use it to create my son’s 1st year book on Shutterfly! :)

  190. My little dancer just had her first dance recital. I would make a photo book of her first year of dance, from first class to roses on stage. I think she would love that keepsake.

  191. I love their photo books too! Did one for each kid for Christmas when they were Buy One Get One FREE. They love them. Right now I am looking for graduation stuff, as my baby is graduating!

  192. I’m having a baby in July, so I would use the $ for baby announcements!

  193. I would totally make a book! thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway.

  194. I have a list a mile long on what I would use those $50 for! Let’s see… photo book from our Europe Trip (taken 3 years ago…whoops!), and a wedding photo book are top priority right now!

  195. I’d use the $50 for a family “year in review” photo album. In the past 2-3 years, I keep storing all my photos on my computer but fail to print them. Printing them in a photo album instead of loose photos is such a better idea!

  196. I would use it to create a photobook with photos from my son’s recent First Communion weekend. Thanks!

  197. I would love to make a photobook of all my travels with my hubby from last year. Thanks!

  198. I would use it to create “we’ve moved” announcements for my husband and I to send to family and friends! Movin’ up from apartment to home life!

  199. Photo book my baby’s birthday. Photo my summer beach fun. Yay!

  200. I love Shutterfly! I would love to make a book of our first child’s birth for my husband. He deployed 5 weeks before our son was born and has not met him yet. We’re waiting for the call to say that he’s on the plane coming home! Our son is 5 months old and I can’t wait to see the look on both of their faces when they meet. I may have to make another Shutterfly book of that event, too. :)

  201. Ooh I have so many photo projects I’ve been meaning to get to! My husband and I took a trip to Australia in January and have several unbelievably gorgeous photos I want to both enlarge for our new home (!) and make a photo book out of. Also, I want to scan some old old pics and make a collage/photobook for my Mom and Mother-in-law as a sweet keepsake.

  202. I will make a photobook for my daughter of all the wonderful memories from high school. She will be graduating next year and she has been an inspiration to us and others. I am so grateful for this time and what a way to relive the moments.


  203. I would LOVE to put all of our pictures from our Cape Cod vacation into a photobook!

  204. I would love to make a book of my daughter’s first year and give them to her grandparents!!!

  205. I would love to order some wedding announcement cards from my New Year’s Day wedding. I have yet to share our wedding photos with family and friends and this would be the perfect excuse to do so!

  206. I would use it to make some “quiet time” photo books for my little boy!

  207. I’d love to make a personalized ABC book for my little girls to help them learn their letters!

  208. I would catch up on printing out all the photo of the newest baby!

  209. I would definitely make another book. They are so fun to make!

  210. I would use my $50 to make a birth announcements for our baby due any day now!

  211. My oldest daughter graduates from HS next year. I want to begin to put a photobook together for her to on her school years. It would be a graduation present. There are a lot of pictures, so I really need to begin working on it:)

  212. Would get prints of all the pictures I’ve been wanting to enlarge so I can finally hang some pictures in my house of my 2 1/2 year old and 9 month old daughters:)

  213. I would definitely make some new photo books of my two toddlers. =)

  214. I love Shutterfly and use it for all my prints and photo gifts! If I were to win (please!) I would definitely use it for my daughter’s first birthday party invitations! I already have them started and will be ordering them very soon! Thank you!

  215. If I win, I will definitely print out as many pics as I can. My 2nd daughter is 3 1/5 and most of the pics documenting her life so far are still on my computer (I know….I know…). I could finally create 3 or 4 photo albums thanks to this gift certificate.
    * fingers crossed *

  216. I think I would make a photo book with pictures of our family since our baby was born, but I’m tempted to make calendars for my parents!

  217. If I win I would finally buy the photobook I made from our trip to Italy!

  218. I would use it to make a book. My daughter is loves to talk about family, so I think I would make one to use as a family tree. One page for each person.

  219. I haven’t printed out pictures since 2007. Bad mommy! I would definitely get some photo books printed. I love Shutterfly.

  220. I need to get birth announcements made for my 1 month old baby boy. So I’d definitely put it to use for that! Love Shutterfly. :)

  221. Definitely the photo book — I have amazing photos from Africa that are screaming to get out of their lame box.

  222. I’d make a photo book of our camping trip this summer for my nieces and nephews.

  223. I love the idea of scrapbooking but so not creative like that. I’d love to try my hand at it (again now that I’m older) and so I’d either print pictures or create a photo book of my daughter’s first year.

  224. Oooh, I would love to make a couple photo books for my parents from our wedding (2 years ago). Thanks a bunch!

  225. I would make a family scrapbook – if I won it would motivate me to finally get to it!!

  226. My daughter Stella is 2 and I still have not done a baby book for her!! I’ve been looking into Shutterfly and would love to utilize their services to tackle my first baby book because I can’t live with the guilt anymore! :)

  227. I have been putting off making photo books FOREVER! This would be a great excuse to start!

  228. I would most definitely love to make a book. It would be a wonderful way to show off our collection of pictures of our daughter!

  229. I am a first time grandmother and would make a brag book of my beautiful granddaughter, put it on the coffee table for all to enjoy.

  230. I love Shutterfly! I made a photo book four years ago after my boyfriend and I went to Paris and I have been planning on making another one to document our son’s first year. They make such great keepsakes! Thanks :)

  231. I use Shutterfly all the time and have a photo book all ready to print so I would use it for that . . . or maybe the canvas print I was planning, or the enlargements that I need to order so that I can finish my photo wall (twenty-five years in the planning stage!). In other words, no shortage of projects I could use that for.

  232. With grad school out of the way, I’d like to make our wedding photo book before our one-year anniversary in September.

  233. I would use it to make a yearly photo album. I am trying to catch up on these…I’m only a couple years behind! :)

  234. Pick me! I would use the $ for a photobook for sure! I have lots of photos of the school year and our adventures that I would love to put in a photobook. Thanks!

  235. Pick me! I would use the $ for a photobook for sure! I have lots of photos of the school year and our adventures that I would love to put in a photobook. Thanks!

  236. I love shutterfly! I have a list of books to make, some I’ve started. I would finish one up and buy it with these $50. Thank you for the giveaway!

  237. Okay so I am really embarrased to say this, but I still have not made baby books (they are 4 and 2), so would use it to make a start on at least one of those

  238. With $50, I would print a TON of pictures that are backed up around here and hopefully make at least one photo book too. I love their options, but I never take the time to make one.

  239. Ihave never organized any of my photos! This would be a great way to make a start.

  240. I would definitely do a book with all of our Disney pictures. Pick me!

  241. I would use it for photo books – trying to get caught up before Baby #3 is born!

  242. I would make a photo book – probably of my adventures over the past year!

  243. I am in the process of making a photo book for 2010 and hopefully starting a tradition. It’s time consuming but I think it will be great to look through for years to come.

  244. I have some Maui photos that would look lovely in a photo book.

  245. I love Shutterfly and use it for all my picture development. I would love to create a photo book of my six months spent abroad- so many memories-it would be a great way to showcase them.

  246. I have some fun photos from our Spring Break adventure that would look great in a photo book!

  247. Oooh I am soo behind on printing my second baby’s photos! I would love to do a “baby’s 1st year” photo book!!

  248. I would use it towards a photo book of my son (20 months old) and / or towards birthday invitations for his 2nd birthday.
    Sweetpeonies07 at gmail

  249. I am due with our second baby on June 11th, so I would use the money for baby announcements! What a great site!!

  250. I would use it for getting some prints of our wedding photos!

  251. I would make a photobook – I have used shutterfly several times and it’s wonderful!

  252. I would definitely get a photobook of the pictures from our upcoming vacation!

  253. I would make a book of our last vacation. It was so fun :)

  254. I love Shutterfly! In fact, I already started on our son’s 4th year photo book… and am just waiting until his birthday next week to add those photos to complete it!

    Would love to have a few extra smackeroos to get a copy made for grandparents too! :)

  255. I love making photo books at Shutterfly. We neeed to make a vacation book.

  256. I do a book for my 4 kids every year on their birthdays, which are all coming up, so I would love that $50.

  257. Wow, so many things! I would love most of all to blow up some great photo’s to frame and hang.

  258. Got to tell you – loved this post! “Beets” as you call them are referred to as Beetroot here in the land of Oz. We eat these on Sandwiches, Salad and particularly Hamburgers! There is a saying in Australia that “it’s not an Aussie Hamburger without Beetroot”. We have travelled to the States allot over the years and it never ceases to amaze me when I ask for beetroot on my burger – oh the looks we get!

    A typical “Aussie” burger is made of:

    Onions – Fried
    Carrot – grated
    Beetroot !!!!
    Tomato or BBQ Sauce (better with BBQ)

    Give it a shot – it’s the best!

    P.S Huge fan … read your blog everyday all the way over here in oz!

  259. Definitely a photobook…not sure what the collection would entail yet…but I have pictures waiting. Maybe of our dog and various outdoor adventures ???

  260. As its flagship product, I use Shutterfly’s photo book line all the time. Photo books are a great way of managing and sharing your photos online.

    Although I have Picasa and Flickr accounts, I find Shutterly easier to use. Im not sure about some of its features though – but im also not aware of Picasa and Flickr’s added features coz im not a techy person.

  261. Finally get all my kids sports pics organized into a book!

  262. Trying to organize my photos and would love to win! Happy Mother’s Day.

  263. I like to make my girls each a book of pictures each year and they both have birthdays coming up this summer so it is time for me to make more books.

  264. I’d spend the $50 on family yearbooks. I got the idea from Katie Bower to do a book a year for our family and I have two books ready to go to take care of our first two years of marriage. Such a great idea!

  265. I would use the money to make a book for my daughter’s graduation in 4 weeks!

  266. I would have to decide between canvas wall art or baptism invites for my son. It would be a hard decision!! :)

  267. I’d make a book of pictures from our wedding 2 months ago!

  268. I’ve been wanting to put together an album of pictures from our recent trip to Australia and New Zealand–complete with koala and kangaroo pictures!

  269. I’d love to make a blog book…plus, we move a lot and I’d love to make books for each of our homes and all we’ve done in each place. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  270. I LOVE Shutterfly! My sweet son just turned 6 months, and I’d love to make a photo book of his fabulous journey so far :)

  271. I would definitely use the money for their photo books! They make it so easy to upload photos and then drag them in and out of the frame to make perfect pages. Love, love, love Shutterfly!

  272. I would use the money to make a photo book of my Eurotrip after college!

  273. I have a bunch of photo booth pictures I want to print out from our wedding and make a huge collage with all our favorite people in it!!

  274. I got married three weeks ago, and we’re going to make our own wedding album! A $50 gift certificate would definitely help with that!!!

  275. I’d love to win! I would get started on my Christmas photos. I haven’t done them in a couple years, so this would be a good way to start.

  276. I would love to make a photo book of my trip to charleston.

  277. Each fall we have taken our children to a pumpkin patch in the Ga mountains. I would make a photobook showing how they, the pumpkins and leaves change each year.

  278. May 9 is my birthday, so… in celebration, I would put together an album of our most recent family celebrations, including our youngest son’s recent birthday. We went on a “bear hunt” in the woods, taking pictures along the trail!!! Found a bear (stuffed, planted there by hubby and our oldest son) and we 5 had sooo much fun along the way! Did I mention that our “kids” are 32, 31 and 30? Ours is a mended family, so these celebrations are not taken for granted. Each family gathering MEANS SO MUCH! =)

  279. What a great giveaway. I love Shutterfly. If I won, I would print a book of senior photos for an upcoming grad who asked me to take his senior photos since they could not afford to hire a “real” photographer!

  280. I would order a book for my grandmother’s 75th birthday! She loves pictures and we are making one with all photos of her 12 grandchildren and the rest of our huge extended family. A letter from each grandchild with some cute pictures will last longer than her party. <3

  281. Great giveaway! I would print large portraits from my wedding pictures, we have yet to print any & it was almost a year & a half ago.

  282. This is great! I would definitely use this for putting together my wedding album which I have not gotten around to – and it was 2 years ago!

  283. I tweeted about the giveaway! My user name is @StitchSense

  284. I’d use the giftcard to create my daughter’s yearly photobooks.

  285. I’d like to print some poster-sized photos from our Yellowstone vacation for our living room.

  286. I always make my mom a family calendar with our photos from throughout the year. Maybe this year I could make myself one too! Shutterfly is amazing!

  287. I’m expecting and will need baby announcements in about two months!

  288. I’d definitely use this towards photobooks – I one to each of my son’s grandmothers and I could use an updated one myself! :)

  289. Oh, I love Shutterfly! I make calendars for all of my family members for Christmas each year and they go crazy over them! And, love your blog! Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge and creativity with us!

  290. Would love to try a photobook… celebrating my baby’s first year! Or maybe a photo canvas…. too hard to decide!

  291. I love their photo books! I’ve been needing to make some new ones!

  292. My son just turned 2 so I would make a photobook with his scrapbook pages from his second year!

  293. i would make two books…one for each of my twins in their first year!

  294. I would make a photo book for my grandparents with all of their old pictures so they could have them all together.

  295. I would make some family photobooks and finally get the photos off the computer and phone and into some wonderful books I know my kids will LOVE looking at over and over. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  296. I would love to make a family photo book of our family vacations.

  297. I’ve been dying to do a book of all my cake creations! Also, my 13 yr old daughter may be a budding photographer… I’d like to do a book with her photos to encourage her to continue with this new hobby/talent!

  298. I would order a poster of a picture we took on our honey moon to put over the couch in the living room, and new prints for our gallery wall

  299. I would defintely put together a book of my daughters 1st year (she just turned ONE a couple weeks ago). I have SOOO many pictures of all the stages during the past year, but no good way to compile them – so a photo book from shutterfly would be PERFECT! :)

  300. I’d use it towards a photo book of our family adventures.
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  301. I would love to make a photobook for each of my kids to remember our Disney Vacation!

  302. i haven’t printed any photos of my 4 month baby girl, so it definitely needs done!

  303. I’d use it to make a photobook of my son’s pictures from his first year. So many to choose from!

  304. I would make a photobook for my mother-in-law with pictures of her sons on a
    camping trip they took together. We lost one of my husband’s brothers last year, so I want
    to make a photobook that shows the brothers healthy and having a wonderful time-good
    memories to warm the heart.

  305. without a doubt, i’d make a book about our first family trip with the baby to maui! we just got back and need to quickly do something with my gobs of photos. thank you!

  306. I’m currently making a photo gallery of our family and friends and would love to use the $50 credit to ordering more prints!

  307. I would use it to FINALLY set some of the poor pictures free from my computer. Preferably to live in one of those amazing books.

  308. I would love to make a photobook with last summer’s amazing memories. I’ve been finishing up graduate school and haven’t had a chance to do anything with the photos yet!

  309. I would love to do a photo book of my son’s 4th grade year at school! What fun way to wrap up and remember this past school year!

  310. I posted this link on my Facebook page – thanks for the chance to win Kate!

  311. What a great giveaway. I would love to make a photobook of summer activities with my grandkids.

  312. I would make a photo book with some of the 500 pictures I took of our European second honeymoon last fall. There’s so many pics I’m too overwhelmed to print and scrapbook them.

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