Monday, November 30, 2009

Crayola "Lights, Camera, Color" Review & Giveaway ~ CLOSED


I'm lucky that my 8 year old daughter loves art.  She loves creating.  The only issue we have is she is a bit of perfectionist which doesn't always work with an artist.  She tends to come home a lot with unfinished art projects because she wants it just right.


Coloring though, she has that mastered.  It is easy to do, can be quick or complex and what kid doesn't like to color (other then my 12 year old)?


Crayola.com has started something new that I think even my oldest would get a kick out of ~ "Lights, Camera, Color" -- an application at Crayola.com where kids can turn their digital photos into custom coloring pages. 




  • Crayola´s "Lights, Camera, Color," the only application of its kind for kids, was created to bring online and offline creativity together to inspire kids to color and create in a whole new way!
  • The kid-friendly, easy-to-use online application at Crayola.com allows children to upload their digital photos and transform them into unique coloring pages, then add fun designs and pictures that turn them into totally customized creations.
  • Specially-marked Crayola crayon boxes (48, 64, 96, 120-ct. as well as the 150-ct. Crayon Tower) will include a code that lets you print custom coloring pages. Kids and moms can try out the application for free online at Crayola.com/colorme at anytime, but a code is required to print out the personalized coloring pages. Each code found in 64-count boxes and larger is good for six months of unlimited prints. The 48-count box has a code that is good for three months of unlimited prints.
  • To add to the online fun, kids will be able to make their own creatures using their photos with the "Body Builder" tool and their own machines with the "Gizmo Gears" application. Add these crazy creations to the "Lights, Camera, Color" one-of-a-kind coloring pages and you´ve got the ultimate coloring book because they are the star!

    Here´s how kids (and of course moms) can transform their memories into customized coloring pages:
  1. Upload a new or existing digital photo onto the "Lights, Camera, Color" application at Crayola.com/colorme.
  2. Print out your coloring page or save and send it to Coloring Page Maker to customize with fun graphics.
  3. Choose a background: you can choose from several including a desert, a beach, a haunted house and more.
  4. Add props such as a hat, mustache, wings, etc.
  5. Select words/phrases: "Best Friends," "Kids Only," "All Star" to name just a few.
  6. Save and print.
  7. Start coloring your one-of-a-kind creation.

Isn't that just too cool?  I love it, so much fun.


  • Guess what, you get to try it out for yourself.  I'm excited to offer you and a special one-day pass, so that you can experience the magic of "Lights, Camera, Color" for yourselves. Just use the code ~ PRT77F3S






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    This would make a great handmade gift.  Wouldn't your child love opening up their very own coloring book, starring themselves.  You can package with a set of crayons and have an affordable present.  Would make a fun birthday present as well.  Think of your nieces, nephews, grandkids or your childs close friends.  


    Making the pages is super easy.  You want to look for uncluttered pictures, otherwise they seem to busy in my opinion.  I think the beach example above is just perfect.  The pictures also have to be horizontal or a vertical that can be cropped horizontal.  


    If you play around with the site to get ideas, you can make your entire coloring book to print out using your one day pass!


    Thanks to Crayola and MyBlogSpark I was sent a Crayola 150-count Telescoping Crayon Tower that included a "Lights, Camera, Color" code for six-months of unlimited prints. Great news, I have (1) to giveaway to one of my readers as well.  I actually saved mine for a Christmas present, you might want to do the same.  It is really cool looking and I know my 8 year old will LOVE it.  She is always begging for the "big box" of crayons, I think her jaw will drop when she sees this baby!

    To enter this giveaway ~  Tell me about your favorite photo(s) of your family.  

    Extra Entries ~ 


    • Become a fan of Crayola on Facebook
    • Try out the Crayola.com/colorme service and tell me what you think, what type of picture did you do {You do not need the code to try out the service, but you will not be able to print your page}
    • Spread the word about the giveaway ~ blog it, link it to a giveaway linky, etc
    • Join Swagbucks using the link here (leave comment w/ user name)
    • Follow me on twitter & tweet the giveaway (daily)
    • Fave me on technorati
    • Subscribe, Follow and/or put my button on your sidebar (comment for each)
    • If you have no blog, email 5 friends about giveaway
    • Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy etc this giveaway post
    • Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy etc this blog
    • Comment on a non-giveaway post (up to 5 on any of my blogs, not just this one) 
    Contest will end on December 10th.  I will need your full mailing address and phone number to provide to MyBlogSpark if you win.  Your information will only be used to ship prize.  Congrats to our winner Elana!

    Please note ~ To  decorate your page and to print your page you will need to register.  If you are already registered with Crayola.com then you are all set.  Registering is quick and easy though.

    I was sent a set of crayons and a code to try out the service from Crayola and MyBlogSpark.  I was not paid for my review.  This review is my own thoughts and opinions.  I was not persuaded in any way by my free crayons :)


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    59 comments:

    Cher said...

    My favorite photo is when I came home from the hospital with my 2nd son and all four of house took a picture. It was so precious and they loved each other already!

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    Following You now (fellow Mama Bzz'er!)

    Tamarametcalf19(at)sbcglobal(dot)net said...

    Already a Crayola facebook fan.

    Tamarametcalf19(at)sbcglobal(dot)net said...

    I did this a couple of days ago. I printed pictures of my daughter and son. My daughter enjoyed them very much.

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    Elana Kahn said...

    My favorite photo is the one that was taken as we were leaving the hospital with the twins. The twins are in car seats and my hubby and I are standing next to them. :-)

    Elana Kahn said...

    I'm a fan of Crayola on FB.

    Elana Kahn said...

    I just did a regular picture of me and the twins. I had some trouble getting it to work on Firefox, but when I tried in IE it worked perfectly. I didn't do anything fancy, just de-colorized it and printed it out. :-)

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    I've already joined SwagBucks (emk808).

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    Kim said...

    I'd do a photo of my son at the park!

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    Mami2jcn said...

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    wigget said...

    my favorite photos are of my husband with the boys at the beach

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    Lori A. said...

    My favorite family picture is of me, my husband, daughter, and son when he was born.
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    Surge said...

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    onangelwings said...

    Favorite photo?

    I have so many favorites.
    My first with my newborn son.
    The first family photo of the 3 of us
    The first photo of my baby girl
    The very first one of my kids hugging.

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    christin said...

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