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Amazon Prints is REALLY worth the try! $1000 of Amazon Gift Cards to be Won! #AmazonPrints

Wow, graduations, weddings, Father’s Day and so much more. It truly is picture-taking season. I love taking photos and I wear my camera like a fashion accessory. I am always on the lookout for new services to print my photos,  so I was very intrigued when I learned about Amazon’s new photo printing service called, Amazon Prints

Have you heard about it? If not, let me tell you about some of the great perks. Prime members can upload images to their Prime Photos account, print whatever photos they want and get free delivery. Prime members also get unlimited photo storage! If you are not a Prime member, you can still get 5 GB of storage free on Prime Photos and be able to print your favorite photos. Prices for prints start as low as $0.09.

I am a Prime member so I am super stoked about using Amazon Prints. I used to use another photo printing service and if you did not order regularly they got rid of your photos in storage. That was a real pain. I like that I can store my photos, as many of my photos without worrying about them being deleted.

I can do more than print photos with Amazon Prints, I can create all kinds of photo gifts. It is so easy to make photo calendars, wall decor, more than just prints, photo books, cards, photo books and much more. I really find this to be very convenient and easy and that is something I appreciate, because my time is valuable.

Now for some more great news! You can enter the giveaway below for your chance to win an Amazon Gift Card! There are $1000 of Gift Cards to be won!

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ZAZOO Photo Multi-Media Clock Review & Giveaway!!! #HolidayGiftGuide


Did you ever wish that your younger kids, who can’t tell time, knew when it was acceptable to officially get up for the day?  If you have, you will love the ZAZOO photo clock.  The ZAZOO Clock is easy to program and you can use the preloaded media or add your own photos, videos and music.  It’s so easy to customize your clock.  You can set a specific day and night picture  to help your child understand if it’s too early to get up for the day or when it’s time to go to bed.  The clock is user-friendly and even displayed the right time and date right out of the box.  You can easily add media via an SD Card, USB or Flash drive. You can even download night and day photos with your child’s name on them to make it very personal.


Listen to music and audio books on your ZAZOO Photo Clock through the speakers or use the headphone jack. Using the included USB you can download to the memory of the photo clock or use the SD or flash card slots to listen to your favorite tunes, listen to an audio book or watch a video. Volume can be adjusted by using the included remote control or the touch panel on the back of the photo clock.  Accessories included are: remote control, A/C Adapter and USB cord.

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You can customize the alarm to wake with photos, sounds or songs from the installed media or your own.  The ZAZOO is also a wonderful digital frame you can upload your child’s favorite photos to.  This clock can grow from toddler on up with all of the great features.

Mommy Ramblings is adding he ZAZOO Photo Clock to our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!!!


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ZAZOO is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings and one lucky blog reader will win their own ZAZOO Photo Clock!  Thank you ZAZOO for the review clock and for sponsoring this timely giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Adobe, Photoshop Elements 12 Review & Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!! #HolidayGiftGuide


My photo editing software has long been Photoshop Elements.  I love the user-friendly format and have been using it for years.  I upgrade as the new versions come out and have recently upgraded to Photoshop Elements 12.  Every time a new version comes out it’s interesting to explore and find out the great new added features.


With Photoshop Elements 12 you will still be able to organize, edit, create, and share your photos but you can do it  more quickly and easily thanks to big, bold icons; a helpful Action bar; and the ability to choose from Quick, Guided, and Expert editing modes to fit your needs.  It has never been easier to sort and manage photos based on people, places, and events using new Organizer views. Find your photos using visual tags that represent people, places, pets, events, and objects.   Of course you will be able to create perfect shots from not so perfect pics with handy editing features that have been enhanced or added to Photoshop Elements 12!


Content Aware Move lets you easily move objects in your photo to get things to look the way you want.  We all take shots where everyone is not where we want them, right?  Now, take a look at how easily you can fix that.

You can also straighten photos and use Content Aware Fill to fill in any missing background, fix a  pet’s eyes with the new pet eye feature edit, use Photomerge Group Shot to take the best faces from a series of group shots and get one spectacular picture.  I love this feature, and it has let me get the perfect family photo more times than I can count.
You can share your photos easily right to social media sites with ease because now these options are available not only in the Organizer like previous versions, but right in the editor in Photoshop Elements 12!!!  In the quick mode you can now add artistic touches to your photos to put your personal touch on your favorite photos.  Add embellishments and frames to make your photos stand out, look at the video below to see just how easy it is!
New filters are available that let you turn your photos into stunning illustrations.  Try using the Comic, Graphic Novel, and Pen & Ink filters to get the WOW without all the work!  Want step by step guidance?  Now there are added edits available in the Guided edit mode.  You can restore old photos, make a photo puzzle or add neat effects like the Zoom Burst with ease!
As a wife, mom of 5, blogger, writer, editor, hobby photographer and marketing director, I rely on Photoshop Elements to let me get the look I want as easily and as quickly as I can when editing as many photos as I do.  Having the ability to easily organize, edit and share the thousands of photos I take is essential to what I do.  Photoshop Elements is my go to choice of editing software because it’s so user-friendly and it lets me make my photos pop.  I am loving Photoshop Elements 12 and I know you will too.  Mommy Ramblings thinks Photoshop Elements 12 make a great Holiday Gift for the photo moms, dads, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons and more on your gift list.  You can find Photoshop Elements 12 on our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!!!
System Requirements


  • 1.6GHz or faster processor (including single-core support)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 & 8.1 (Note: Limited Camera Raw functionality on Windows XP)
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB for HD video functions)
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
  • 1024×768 display resolution
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet connection required for product activation*

Mac OS

  • 64-bit multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.7 through v10.9
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1024×768 display resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
  • Internet connection required for product activation*

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View, Share, Create, Buy, Sell Instagram Photos With Ink361!!! $50 Ink361 Gift Code Giveaway!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Ink361 is an Instagram web interface that  lets you access and interact with the Instagram photo-sharing network via the web. People use Ink361 to share their own photos, to discover new photos and photographers, and to explore the world one photo at a time in real-time.

The very best thing Ink361 offers is that you can view Instagram photos in full size and communicate with your friends conveniently with a large keyboard. This makes photo sharing more fun because the pictures can be of your friends, family, or perfect strangers, and taken in places you can easily explore now. Excited? Give it a try and see where this link takes you.

I recently took a tour of INK361 and found that you can upload your photos on any platform and open a store on INK361 where people can choose to buy your photos as prints, canvas, phone cases, tablet cases, framed prints, metal prints and more.  This is great if you like to share great shots you have taken and have a platform to make a little money selling them. Of course you can make and buy all the same products with your own image or perhaps browse at some of the other available photos that other photographers have shared.  There are options to let others know you have a store on INK361 and promote your new store via email, your blog, Facebook and Twitter.  I uploaded some of my favorite shots and made a nice case for my iPhone and a metal print.  The only thing thing I would like to see are editing options when you are creating because I did not see any that allowed you to rotate, zoom in or out , lighten, darken etc.  That was a bit frustrating and if they were on the site they were not very user friendly so that is a suggestion that I would make.

INK361 is a great place to get a custom gift with either your photos or any of the others available on the site.  Phone cases, Tablet Cases, Prints, Canvas and more make great holiday gifts.  Mommy Ramblings is adding INK361 to our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

What can you do with Ink361?

View Instagrams

Use ink361 to view your Instagrams in different ways. The grid viewer is a fantastic, fun, and easy way to discover photos in small, medium or full size.

Make new friends

Explore your friend’s followers and following, and make new friends. This tool is great to quickly see who follows who, and if people follow each other. This view also allows you to see the last five photos somebody has posted and like them, so you can earmark users to follow.

Discover the world in real-time

With the Ink361 map viewer you have the world in your hand. The map viewer is great because it allows you to see what is happening at every corner of the world in real-time. We encourage you to explore the world and see some of the amazing captures going up every minute.

Create albums

Hashtags are a great way to organize your photos. The ink361 #album feature allows you to easily create # albums and share a complete photo album with your friends and family across all of your social networks.

Share with friends

It is so much more fun to share your photos and discoveries with the world around you. Ink361 allows you to share any Instagram via your favorite social networks. Become the first to share the news!

Get inspired

Ink361 is a fantastic place to get inspired by photography. Ink361 is also a great tool to learn from other users how to better your photography skills and take interesting pictures. Follow @Ink361 on Instagram and make sure you receive our Daily Discovery and our Photo Challenge posts.

Ink361 is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky winner will win a $50 Gift Code to Ink361!  Thank you Ink361 for the review code and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Keka, Design Your Own Ipad, Phone and Kindle Case Review & Giveaway!!! Exclusive 20% Off Discount Code


I love photography and I’m always looking for great ways to display favorite shots.  Keka offers protection for your iPad, smart phone or Kindle with a fabulous case you design yourself.  I designed my iPad 2 case with lots of favorite family photos.  It was so neat to see when it arrived and my husband and I nearly had to arm wrestle for it because once he saw it, he wanted it!  The case is so easy to put the iPad into, it just snaps securely in and still allows full use of all the features like the camera and the cover wakes your iPad every time you open it.  Best of all no one will have a case like yours and what a beautiful gift idea for moms, dads and grandparents!







 Special 20% Discount Code For Mommy Ramblings’ Readers:  20MOMB


 Keka is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog winner will win their choice of case (subject to availability).  Thank you Keka for the review case and for sponsoring this awesome giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Save 50% on iCaughtTheEasterBunny Photos Plus Free Photo Code Giveaway For 3 Winners!!!

For less than $10 anyone can be a hero to children by catching the Easter Bunny ‘in the act’. Catch him here – Catch him there – Catch him ANYWHERE!  In three simple steps, iCaughtTheEasterBunny can turn a typical Easter into something spectacular. Catch The Easter Bunny TODAY!  CLICK HERE to try it FREE!  and SAVE 50% on your purchase with this code – 50% off code:  BUNNY2013 .  You can also check them out on Twitter and Facebook!


iCaughtTheEasterBunny is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Three lucky blog readers will win a free photo gift code.  Thanks to iCaughtTheEasterBunny for sponsoring this hip hoppity giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!

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