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Image 3-D Viewmaster {Review}

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You remember these from your youth, don’t you.  There was something intriguing and magical about this pair of colored binoculars that had rotating pictures.  In 3-D!  It might have been on one of these toys that I saw something in 3-D for the first time as a kid.  These were so cool!

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And they don’t have to be a relic from the past!  Image3D makes customized 3D viewer and reels!  You just found yourself the PERFECT gift for anyone who loves toys, vintage items, collectors items, or personalized gifts.  Everyone will give a little “whoa cool!” when it is pulled out of the Christmas box.  You can order just one or as many as you like, so you could get one for the entire family!  Let me walk you through the ordering process…

siteIts really as easy as uploading your favorite pictures and dropping them into the order you want them.  You can change the orientation so that no one’s head is cut off, and you can also add text to each picture, which will really stand out in 3-D.  You can also customize in the inner circle of the reel with a picture and title.

site3The viewfinders come in red, black, blue or white, and the sets get cheaper as you order more.  If you already have a viewfinder, you could also just make and order the reels.

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As fate would have it, our viewfinder arrived on “Rocket”s birthday, so how could we not play it up as an awesome birthday gift?!  HE LOVES THIS!!!  He was instantly intrigued and fascinated, and we couldn’t get his eyes out of it for a single picture!  All of the proceeding toys were sub-par to him, and he still begs throughout the day to play with his ‘picture camera’.

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What a great product!  Unlike the old viewfinders that I remember playing with, with their sticky and hard to push top round buttons, this is very functionally easy to use.  The lever glides and the body is well-constructed.  The reel is nice the thick, difficult to bend or damage, and has crystal clear picture prints.  I think all of our kids will get a kick out of seeing these pictures in a cool set-up, and that it could surely last a long time, even with destructive toddlers in the house.

Get a leg up on Christmas gifts and order your own viewfinders and reels from Image3D!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Piczzle Picture Puzzles {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Who doesn’t love a good puzzle!?  Little kids love em, they’re perfect for a rainy day family activity, and you even see them on tables at nursing homes.  They’re ageless, and when you put a friendly picture on top, there is something so satisfying and heart-warming about seeing pieces of something familiar all come together.  I’m so excited to show you the professional and oh-so-personal puzzles from Piczzle Photo Puzzles!

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The process of ordering took less than 5 minutes.  I really appreciated not having to take time to orient pictures, resize, crop, and troubleshoot.  I simply chose what size I would like, the number of pieces (large or small), and uploaded my picture.  Everything was taken care of and it couldn’t have turned out any better.  You could also choose to do a wood puzzle, but mine here is a cardboard base, like the generic puzzles you think of and have probably handled before.

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The slick packaging is impressive and crisp, and the box is the perfect size!  I’m usually bothered by big bulky puzzle boxes that feel oversized compared to the tiny pieces it holds.  This box is just right–slim and thin, sturdy, and even though it looks like the front picture has been pasted on instead of printed, the choice to adhere an actual photo print instead of a color copy really makes a difference for the better.

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The pieces have clean and smooth edges that join together easily and don’t shift apart.  You know that frustrating feeling when your puzzle gets bumped and pieces that were once joined all slide apart?  Not even a problem with Piczzle puzzles.  I can tell these pieces were made from premium grade cardboard–they don’t feel flimsy at all, and I’m not worried about the picture peeling up on the edges over time.

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The top surface isn’t exactly glossy–its more of a textured matte, so I’m thinking of painting a modge-podge finish over the top of each piece to make it shine.  My puzzle here is the Medium 8.5″ x 11″ size, and I think the size is perfect.  I chose to do smaller pieces, so there are 48 in total, but you could also get this same size (also for $21.95) but with smaller pieces and have a 16-piece puzzle.  And aren’t these colors vibrant?  The puzzles are printed using an advanced digital printing technique, so the colors are deep and rich.

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How sweet to be able to put your own picture into a puzzle!  This could be a super fun family reunion activity, a gift to a friend, a birthday surprise for a child, or even a fun way to show your sweetheart you love them!  Personalized gifts always go a long way.

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Piczzle also gives you the option of adding text or fun colorful borders to your puzzles if you feel like getting a little creative.  Have you thought of something fun you could put on a puzzle?

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Be sure to follow Piczzle Photo Puzzles on Facebook, and Piczzle Photo Puzzles on YouTube.

And here’s a coupon code for our readers!

Coupon code: DandyGiveaway21
21% discount on all prices.
Valid until: Monday, July-22, 2013; 23:59

One lucky winner will get to design their own small cardboard puzzle at www.piczzle.com!

Please note that giveaway winner cannot win Piczzle from more than one blog.

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*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 21st and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Petite Lemon {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I really had a ball putting together a baby room for the first time.  I spent hours and hours deciding on a theme, looking for the right fabric, sewing up bumpers and curtains, and looking for just the right toys and wall art.  Now that “Rocket” isn’t the baby anymore, and he’s been kicked out into his own new room, I get to do it all over again!  Who knew hunting down bedroom décor for toddlers could be just as fun as for babies!?
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Petite Lemon has some of the CUTEST gifts and room décor for kids of all ages!  I am really in love with these personalized growth charts!  How cute to have your child be able to see how they grow!
And then there’s these t-shirts.  Get a load of these really fantastic colors and designs:

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I fell for these personalized alphabet posters, and thought one of these would be oh so cute in my boy’s room.
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We picked out the “On the Go” poster in Blue to go with a car quilt my sister-in-law made him.  The printing is EXCELLENTLY done!  The colors are so vibrant, and each of the letters has so much detail.  I glued our poster onto a piece of foam board, and as it dried on our table, my husband kept commenting how clean and professional it looked.  We both really really love it in our boy’s room.
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These pictures are so fun, and just perfect for a little boy!  I’ve caught my boy staring at all the different ‘things that go’ when I’ve gone in to check on him some nights.
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I think this poster could also go well with all sorts of bedroom decor.  There are the right colors in it to really compliment any color scheme, and the personalized name at the bottom makes this such a great gift–even as a baby shower gift!  So many of Petite Lemon’s cute things would make adorable baby keepsakes!
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Do you have a child or grandchild who would love something fun from Petite Lemon?

One lucky winner will receive a $50 giftcard to spend at Petite Lemon!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 20th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Petite Lemon, but all opinions are strictly my own

Artsy Couture {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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The wedding is in two weeks!!  I’m so excited for my little brother!  Though I haven’t met my future sister-in-law yet, I’m sure that we’ll soon be the best of friends :).  I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect wedding gift for them–something personal, something that looks expensive, and something that is clearly not re-gifted!  All the lightbulbs went on when I saw all the breathtaking displays of photography and artwork created by Artsy Couture!

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I’m sure that along with me, you have fallen in love with the wrapped canvas look for displaying pictures in your home.  I have never been a fan of chunky mis-matched (and breakable) frames with the glass in front.  They just seem too bulky and heavy, and I can never find enough of a frame I like to make everything in the house match.  For years now, I’ve tried to do away with frames and mod-podge photographs onto foamboard to try and get the wrapped canvas look, but I’m afraid its still a little too homemade.  Sometimes homemade doesn’t cut it, and the only way to go is the real thing, and these wrapped canvases and gallery blocks from Artsy Couture are to die for!

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I ordered a trio of gallery blocks using my brother’s engagement pictures, and they are the PERFECT wedding gift!  I can’t wait to see them on the walls of their future home.

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You almost have to see these in person to really appreciate the quality of these gallery blocks.  They have a high quality wood structure behind and practically seamless joined corners. IMG_2746 copy

If you are a professional photographer, or have a budding photography business, you need to get hooked up with Artsy Couture.  The products you could offer your clients would be breathtaking, and the ordering process is so simple.  Ordering my photo gallery blocks was a breeze–pretty much upload, select, paste, resize, and I was done.  I looked into the process of creating a photo cube, and the layout was not as difficult as you might make it out to be.  The ordering process can be a little intimidating without Photoshop experience, but there are great directions and guidance along the way.

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One stunning way to display your pictures is in this floating gallery block style–a series of smaller gallery blocks floating over a larger gallery block background.  So professional, right?

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Besides these gallery blocks, I also love these photo cubes!  What a fun way to display pictures!  I think these would look adorable in a nursery, and still classy enough to have stacked in a living room entertainment center.

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Artsy Couture carries so many more fashionable options for displaying your art, including pro prints, sweet colorful frames, gallery stands, and don’t forget these picture perfect photo books!

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Go play around with the masterpieces you could create!  And get excited about this incredible prize!

One winner will receive $75 to spend on any items at Artsy Couture!!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of March 25th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Artsy Couture, but all opinions are strictly my own

Heritage Makers with Dana Muse {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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“The photos you take tell the stories of your life” –Heritage Makers

How true!  My mom always says that if you didn’t take a picture, it didn’t happen.  And I completely agree!  Events where I never took any pictures have practically been erased from my memory.  That’s kind of a scary realization, so I’ve always been a picture-taking-fool around anything momentous, or anything I want to remember in the future!

“Heritage Makers can help you preserve and showcase those photos in beautiful, published keepsakes that are uniquely yours and easy to share.”

I couldn’t have said it better!  Heritage Makers lets you use the pictures on your computer to create beautiful projects that you’ll love sharing and showing off (and perhaps giving as gifts!)  There are so many lovely things to make, including professionally bound books,

personalized greeting cards, and lovely wrapped canvas prints.

Some exciting new products at Heritage Makers include Ornaments, Metal Prints, iPhone cases and Leather Bucket Bags!

 

Dana Muse is a certified founding consultant at Heritage Makers and a longtime friend of Dandy Giveaway!

Dana, from Heritage Makers, is offering one lucky winner a new customized Love Mug!  Thank you Dana!

Retail price is $29.00.  These mugs are different from others because you can add your own photos and text!  The inside is black and the outside is white, made from 11-oz high quality ceramic.

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only *The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Friday, November 23rd and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn. *This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Dana Muse with Heritage Makers, but all opinions are strictly my own

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