Thursday, February 10, 2011

Life, According to Brutus

OK, all our entries at MangoMinster are over, what an adrenaline rush that was!  Carmen smashed the Diva category (readers' choice) and Brutus managed to pull out an honorable mention from the honorable judge Fiona.  Now that his Bad Sport division has wrapped up, Brutus has given me clearance to post about a recent project that sheds light on his more upstanding side. 

Recently we won a contest hosted by our friend Twix.  

She & her mom had made their own scrapbook using an online company called Mixbook, and thought it was so cool that he offered to give one away.  We were SO excited when Twix picked our name, as this sort of thing is right up our alley!!

What do we have here??
Mixbook is a website where you can upload photos to use in making your very own book.  You can use pre-made versions, or start from scratch.  There are literally hundreds of backgrounds, stickers, and all kinds of choices - the sky is the limit!

Getting started was the hardest part, as I had NO idea what to do for our book.  With literally thousands of photos of Brutus to pick from, I just started uploading my favorites.  After many fun hours of playing with the website, we came up with "Life, According to Brutus" - a collection of thoughts from Brutus' perspective, with plenty of photos to make it fun!

I can honestly say this is the coolest prize we've ever won.  Our book was so fun & easy to make, and the book arrived literally 2 days after I placed the order. 
Pawtigraphs, anyone??

So handsome & clever, I even amaze myself sometimes!

Just fascinating!!

You gotta check it out - this really is cool!

| View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book

The little widget above lets you flip through the book, almost like it's right in front of you.  Isn't that just the neatest thing ever?  The actual book turned out so good that we are going to order a few extra copies for friends and gifts.  

Perhaps a sequel is in order...

Thanks again, Twix, for hosting such a great giveaway!!  We are Mixbook fans for life!

P.S.  Twix hasn't been well lately, so I know she'd appreciate all the positive thoughts and wishes we can muster.  Be sure to stop by her page if you haven't already!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Congratulations what an awesome prize!! We are going to check it out. Without all those pictures Big Boy, bet your book needs volume 2
Benny & Lily

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That Twix is just the mostest wonderful girrrrl there ever was!!!
Nice book you have there.

Deborah said...

That is awesome!
Have a great day and congratulations!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Furry congrats on that awesome prize!
That is the most wonderful thing :)


Barbara said...

I want one! I'd buy that book, it's inspirational!!

So clever!

Molly the Airedale said...

What an awesome prize and a wonderful memory keepsake! We'll be checking out that link.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Corbin said...

What a super cool prize! I'll have to get my momma to do one for me :o)

Anonymous said...

Now THAT is a super great and amazing book! I bet it would be a bestseller for sure! I'm definitely gonna have to get mom to look at that linkie.

Oh, and my favoritest piece of advice was to Nap Fiercely!

Wiggles & Wags,

Anonymous said...

Your book looks so awesome Brutus!! Congrats, you're published... hehe

Oreo said...

What a cool prize that you won. That book is beautifully done. We will have to check that site out!! I want a book too!! LOL


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

What a thumping good read! Seriously, if that Zelda the Bulldog can make money selling her Wisdom of Zelda books, we don't see why you couldn't do just as well selling your Life According To Brutus series! Really!

Jed & Abby

Yours Truly said...

This is such an awesome tribute to you!

Love, Marlene

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...
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Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

That mixbook is very wonderful Brutus! You're wrong when you said all the contests were over. You better get over to our blog and see who won 1st place in the category: who looks most like someone we all know. Come on over. Hurry!! Mommy needs your address.
Smooches ,
BRD & Hootie