Monday, October 27, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway #2 - Complete Story/Photo Book Package

Yeah! It's time for Bloggy Giveaway #2!! if you haven't seen Giveaway #1.... Check out it out here! I love the bloggy giveaway carnival! This is just too much fun! I LOVE giving stuff away...and this might be my favorite giveaway yet....

How would you like to create a beautiful hardbound book with your family's stories and photos weaving in and out of the beautiful pages? How about a book that holds your family's favorite memories and stories from the past year? And even favorite photos of trips you may have taken, first day of school, special birthdays or favorite family members. Well, if you said yes, then you've come to the right giveaway!

Through Cherish Bound you can create and design your own family storybook. I will help you through the entire process and you will have access to an amazing online publishing center FOR LIFE! Yes, you'll have lifetime access to your very own private publishing center with Cherish Bound. This giveaway retails at $46! You'll receive a gift certificate to publish a 5x7 hardbound story/photo book. The winner will also receive a Cherish Bound Story Starter of their choice. Story Starters are little booklet-like journals that have tons and tons of questions relating to a particular theme. They help you remember your stories and memories, organize your thoughts and images, are great for interviewing family and special people. Story Starters are retail value $12. So this entire giveaway is worth $58!

So how can you begin sharing your family's stories? Easy...

#1 You must leave a comment here about what story you would love to share. Maybe it's about your own immediate family, maybe it's about a family member or maybe you'd like to make it for a gift for someone special for the holidays. It doesn't matter who it's for. Just tell me your thoughts and ideas.

#2 For a second entry, subscribe to my newsletter over on the top right side

#3 And for a third...Find me on twitter and become a follower http://twitter.com/cherishbound176

Contest is for US residence only. Ends on Oct. 31 at 11:59 pm EST. Drawing will be on Saturday, November 1. Please leave your email in your comment if you don't have a blog or a way for me to get a hold of you.....or you will not be included in the drawing.

119 comments:

Cindy said...

My Mom's life. I'd love to share that story as a tribute to her.
cindy

omacconsulting@gmail.com

- Marybeth I. said...

I would like to create a "family tree" photo book / story. I think it would be great to have the visuals and stories to go with it.

leslie said...

I would also love to do a family tree story. My husband is from S. Africa, and I think it would be great to put into a story his culture and family as well as my culture and family for my girls to have and cherish.
leslierose at gmail dot com

heather said...

I love the giveaway! And no story ideas yet.

Melissa said...

I love photo books and have been wanting to make some for Christmas gifts. I would love to do a book for each of my children for when they were born.

Linda said...

I would love a book like this to give to my MIL. I will definitely be checking back to your blog ... I love your ideas.

Mistress Meeyee said...

I would like to share with my children the story of my Grandparents.They raised me and both passed away a few years back.I want the kids to know how important Mamaw and Papaw were to me.

Julie D said...

My mom has been putting her story together. I'd love to give it a professional finish.

Jennifer said...

I would love to put a story together about each one of my kids into one book! These look wonderful!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

EllyBean said...

I would love to work on a family tree book to pass down to my children!


ellybean (at) connected2christ (dot).com

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

My third child didn't get nearly the scrapbooking attention as my first two. I'd love to make her a "first year" memory book.

Becca said...

I would love to do a book for my daughter from her birth on for her to have later as she is a teenager...such a neat idea. Thanks!
cross_home2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

oops, I got excited and forgot my email... dd.stephanie at gmail dot com

pj said...

I would luv to do one with my hubby darling as the star and my dottie co starring!!!He's so hardworking and I stay at home so he really does a lot to keep our family well fed n happy ;> His bdays coming up in Jan...wud make an awesome prezzie

Jennifer said...

I would love to make a story about my life and how I got to where I am now. Great concept :-) Thanks for the chance to win.

thedirtyshirtblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

Following you on twitter with the name Jentifa

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Jennifer said...

Subscribed to your newsletter as well :-)

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Peggy said...

I would like to write a book about how my father met my step mother and made us a family. I want to include how all of us 4 girls grew, married and had families of our own. Our parents are now proud Grandparents to 9 grandchildren! This will be a Christmas gift.

I already receive your newsletter and am a follower on twitter! Does that count?

lmerie said...

I have never managed to get my wedding story done . . .would love to do that :)

Laura said...

I'd love to tell about my mama..she is amazing.

Debbie said...

I would love to do one of my kids for my mom. What a great gift that would be.

julie said...

The story of my mom and her sisters
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Susan said...

Papaw took our family to Disney last January. I'd love to create a book about it!
sjbraun at hotmail dot com

the blubaughs said...

I'd love to have one for each of my girl's first years.

Daisymomto3 said...

I would love to make one for my girls and include family pictures and our story about how we became a family. :)

daisymomto3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hollye said...

AWESOME! I'd probably do a book about mu daughter's first year and include the story about our journey to become parents.

hollyecross@comcast.net

Kara said...

I'd like to create a book about both sides of my daughters family for her to have as a keepsake.
vinceandkara@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Hi Tara, Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, I am in the Tampa area too!

I would like to share my grandmother's stories. She is not well and I would like to write them down before she passes.
Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

alboston (at) juno (dot) com

malleycc said...

My kids, Me and dh, and our parents and maybe back one more generation. Thats about all we can go but it would be wonderful.

Rae said...

Hey Tara! What a great giveaway!! OK, here goes!
I would love to share the story of growing up living all over the world! My girls are fascinated by the places I've lived and visited being a Navy Brat. It would be so neat to put it in a book!

2nd and 3rd: I just signed up for your newsletter and I am so excited to start following you on Twitter. I love Twitter!!!!

Krista said...

We took a fun family trip this last year, and I would LoVE to document it!

krista-manning at hotmail dot com

The Popes said...

We just finalized our daughters adoption. She was 8 months old when she came home to us. I would love to tell her the story of the day she came home to us and her actual adoption day with a beautiful book like this one.

minnesotapeachy@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to do a story on my two sons...the story of brothers. agermanovich [at] yahoo.com

Nonnie said...

I made a story book like this for my grandmother's 80th birthday and my dad really loved the idea. I'd love to do his story, or maybe the story of my parents' lives together after 40 years. Thanks for the chance!

Sharla said...

I'd love to tell the story of my twins birth and first year. What a great giveaway!

~love said...

oh, i LOVE this. for as long as i can remember, i've always been a people watcher. i'd wonder what their story was. and i'd love meeting and connecting with someone and beginning to learn their story.
at this time in my life, i'd like to use this for my family. with 3 small girls and 1 more coming soon, i'm so scared our story is passing us all by. i try to be intentional, but i wonder how much of this i'll remember in 10..20...50 years.
thank you for this giveaway. i'll be back to visit, i'm sure...love your blog. =)

Whimsical Creations said...

I would probably do one about our trip to disney world.


=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I subscribed.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Liz said...

I would love to make my son a storybook about the first two years of his life. He loves reading and he would be fascinated with a book that is all about him! Thanks!

ladybug1024 said...

This is a great giveaway! I'd definitely like to do a book about my grandfather. He passed away 5 years ago and I find myself slowly forgetting...thanks! laurie1024[at]gmail[dot]com

Stacy said...

Probably one about my 94 year old grandma.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Oh, there are so many...what jumps right to my mind is our journey to parenthood and efforts to expand our family.
chrissiealexatyahoodotcom

Kelly said...

I'd like to make a book of each year since my first child was born. I made one year but am behind a couple.
gentzkelly at hotmail dot com

abi said...

We had our first baby in August and I'm having a tough time capturing the last few months and the details of my pregnancy. It's all gone by so fast! This would be a great help! Thnks for the fab giveaway! Abi
abi@monkeytreecreations.com

the schros said...

i think i would do it about the birth and meeting of my two girls

Katie Stacey said...

I would tell the story of my daughter's birth

Deborah said...

I'd like to make a book about the first year of our marriage. We are just under 2 years now.

Deborah
dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

Aimee said...

I would tell the story of how my husband and I started dating and eventually married. It is a long story, but a neat one.

Shelley said...

I would do mine about having not one, but two preemies. Both my kids were very early, and we have NICU memories I would like to document. If I didn't do that, I would just do a 'normal' family one, and chronicle holidays and birthdays and etc.

Marie said...

I would just want to do the story of my two children's lives so far -- either for me or for their grandparents :-)

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

World's Greatest Mommy said...

The story of how my parents met. That would be a great one!

Bebemiqui said...

The story of our 8 years of world travel!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

oona said...

i would love to make a book about my dad's side of the family since it's a mystery to me. I'd love to explore that part of my heritage!

Thanks for the generous giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

janaemadsen said...

I would make a book about my daughter's first year of life

Brooke said...

I have always wanted to do this. I would love to share the story of my wonderful Grandfather "Papa Herb" who pasted away one year ago on his 86 birthday. He was such a wonderful man who is greatly missed. My father's Birthday is on Christmas and what a great gift to give to him about his father! Thanks so very much for doing such a wonderful giveaway!

Have a lovely day!
Brooke

Brooke said...

I forgot to say I signed up for your news letters! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome giveaway! I'd use it to make a story of my mother's grandchildren and present it to her as a gift.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Audra said...

I would love to document my son's birth and first year.

Thanks so much for the AWE-some Give-oh-Way!
audrajjensen(at)msn.com

Audra said...

I signed up for your newsletter!

Thanks again
audrajjensen(at)msn.com

Emily said...

I would love to share a story of the birth of my son!

Thanks for offering it!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

Carrie said...

I would love to make a wedding book! What a great giveaway!

carriejb@gmail(dot)com

AmandaK said...

I would love to share the story of my aunt and how she dealt with cancer. It's a very powerful story, and i'd want her memory to live on in that book.

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

Shannon said...

I like the idea of a family tree story or a story of my pregnancy.
shannona@hotmail.com

kamewh said...

A family tree story would be so much fun!

Thank you for the great giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

crystal said...

I would like to tell my family history through a collection of recipes and pictures.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

crystal said...

I subscribed to your newsletter.
Thanks!
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crystal said...

Following you on Twitter!
Thanks!
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Kristin Wynder said...

i would love to make a book for my daughter about me and my husbands families so she can see where she came from.
thanks for the giveaway!
specialk(dot)roxygirl(at)gmail(dot)com

Z's Mom said...

I need to do several of these books. The first one I would do would either be the 1st year of my son's life...or my mom's retirement part (I owe her a scrapbook of that since she retired to babysit my son).:)

Kara said...

My kids life. This would be great for them.
millkara [at] gmail.com

LivingforGod said...

I would like to make a storybook for my daughter. It would be a nice graduation gift when she graduates from high school (homeschool).

Sandy said...

grandparents meeting and marrying and coming to America I am in- thanks- please enter me thankyou..mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Kristan said...

i;d love to create a story book of my twins' first year before we have another little one and i forget all their firsts.
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

doozercries said...

The story i'd love to tell is about each of my family members i'd give each of them a page or two and tell a favorite memory about how they made me laugh our how i remember doing things with them. I'd put jokes that only my sister and I would understand. I think it would turn out real nice!

denice p
doozercriesatyahoodotcom

Suzie G. said...

I would share the story of when me and my fiance first started dating up till our son was born.

Angela said...

I had been thinking about making one of these type books for my cousin for Christmas. We are more like sisters and our kids have formed a great connection as friends and cousins and I'd like to put together photos of the kids together through the years. Great giveaway!

§wanny said...

I would love to do a family story from the time of my mariage and each of my children. It would be so awesome to have something to always be able to look back onto

Chicago Saver said...

I would love to give this as a gift to my fiancee's sister and her husband. They just had their first baby and I think this would be a wonderful Christmas gift for them.

HeatherLow said...

I would love to have a book to tell the story of the birth of my kids. I want them to know the joy that I felt immediately when I knew they were coming and that continues.
thanks for the giveaway
Heather
poncey76 at hotmail dot com

Saly said...

I'd do it about my 3rd child, who sadly doesn't have a baby book

rebecca said...

i'd do either my new baby or my grandfather. hard decision!


gitrecca (at) gmail (dot) com

Cassandra said...

I found a TON of family history stuff in my great grandma's attic a couple of months ago. This would be a great way to organize and display everything!

thatwemightfly AT gmail DOT com

Thanks!

Heidi said...

This is such an amazing idea! I would probably choose the story of my family so my kids could read about how we all came to be together.

Jinxy and Me said...

I would like the story of my Mom's childhood on the farm. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

I'd like to compile the stories of my parents. thanks!

paula h said...

I would like to share how my kids have grown and changed over the last year. Time passes so quickly and they grow up so fast.

hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

Crayl said...

If I won I would use this to tell the stories of my parents,they both turned 70 this year, AND celebrated 50 years of marriage, to each other! Its a tale worth having in a book like this. Thanks for a chance.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

My grandmother has been writing letters (she's keeping them for now) to my oldest son (the firstborn great-grandchild) about her life. I'd love to get ahold of those and make a book to share not just with my him, but with ALL of the great-grandchildren!

Suz said...

I would love to give this as a gift to my cousin and her family who let me live with them when I was down and out.

txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

Reva Skie said...

I would make a family tree and give it to my mom

piece of me said...

I would love to do one on my daughters great-grandparents life. That way she will have something to remember them by.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

I would love to make this about our family as a gift to my son!

Samantha said...

My daughter was recently diagnosed with two heart defects and scoliosis, so I think I would use her journey through this time as the content.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway, I hope you will check mine out, too!

Deb said...

I'd love to be able to document the story of my children's birth. It would be so special for future generations

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

Baby Kry said...

I would love to tell my daughter the story of how we became pregnant through IVF with her. I want her to be able to look and know what my pregnancy was like. We took tons of pictures, we were thrilled to be pregant after a long time waiting for our miracle.

kdiulus52 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ginny said...

My mom was born in London, I'd love to get some of her stories down that she remembers.

ahiltz said...

I would do a story about our family trip to Disney World and how the kids felt and lived the Magic that fills the Parks! :) Memories they will never forget! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway!
ahiltzy@yahoo(dot)com

Amanda said...

I would love to do a story book of my children!

angie said...

I would love to make it as a memory of my dearly departed birth moth, who passed away suddenly in April 2007. Great giveaway!!!
Angie
Pricousins at aol dot com

Krista said...

This is tough... but I think I'd like to do the story of my husband's family. There are so many cousins it would be fun to have a page for each of them!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

allthatblooms.net said...

Actually, I would love to give this to a new-mom cousin of mine. She's been waiting years for her husband to decide he was ready for kids, and now she has her first son :)

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http://www.allthatblooms.net

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Erika said...

My dad passed away a year ago. I would love this prize to be able to make a book in tribute of him and give to all of my siblings and my mom.

cvdmvega said...

It would be about a mothers love...through 4 generations...thank you for offering this...cvdmvega@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

My mother's turning 60, this would be so fun to do a book for her of her parents, siblings, husband, kids, grandkids, friends, etc..

purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becky said...

I would love to do one of these for my MIL. We lost her mom and my FIL within a year of each other and she just lost her SIL a few months ago and I would love to give her a book of memories of them.

Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

Becky said...

I just subscribed to your newsletter!

Molly C. said...

I would love to make book for my mom of the grandkids for Christmas.

karen and co. said...

I'd love to start the story of our little family.

Nurse Mommy said...

this is a touchy one for me. I would LOVE to have one made about my daddy and my son for my son. My dad passed away 17 days before meeting my son and he was sooooo looking forward to his first biological grandchild.....that he never got to meet. My son is SOOOO much like his Pop and I would love to share the story of his Pops love with him. :(

blueviolet said...

I'd like to put something together in honor of my dad who passed at the end of June. He was such a special man and had a huge sense of humor so there are lots of fun pictures of him for the book. He would get such a kick out of this and somehow, I think he'd see it anyhow.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I'm following you on Twitter now.
blueviolet
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Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I signed up for your feed too.
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Elizabeth

itsahumanzoo said...

I would like to make a story about the birth of our first child. Then I could show it to him when he's older. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Angela
itsahumanzoo(at)gmail(dot)com
P.S. I’m giving away a subscription to Parents Magazine on my blog, so if you or someone you know might be interested, stop on by! :)

Mom 2 To Boys said...

Wow! That is so great. I would love to do this with my grandmother. To put together a book from her life. Thanks for this amazing give a way!

Teresa said...

Wow! This truly is a beautiful giveaway. The story I would want to share would be my husbands. He had a hard life growing up and is now a hero to our country. He is currently serving his second tour in Iraq and his stories are beautiful. Capturing those and being able to put it in pictures would be an amazing gift to him :)

Teresa said...

I forgot my email address. I am sorry.

joneswifey987 at yahoo dot com

ThereO said...

The story I would love to share would be the one that is happening right now... the love of the hubby and I, our 4 kids, my parents living with us because of my dad's illness... just how blessed I feel to have all of these things in my life right now.

Katrina said...

I would make a book of our wedding. =)

Hullabaloo Boutique said...

I would love to be able to give each of my children a story book about each of their childhoods. Great giveaway!
Nicci Wright
newmom27@msn.com
www.hullabalooboutique.blogspot.com