Monday, July 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways Carnival!

I don't know how this happened, but I forgot about the quarterly Carnival hosted by Bloggy Giveaways! I purchased my prize last week but writing the post? Well, I am a tad late with THAT because I'm a moron the Carnival already started and 274 people have already signed Mr. Linky!!! DOH!

I guess better late than never, huh?

So anywho, I decided to giveaway something a little different. It is SO much fun, at least I think it is. I own this and am addicted to using it.

Are any of you planning on renovating your home? Painting it? Landscaping your yard? Well, the Better Homes and Gardens Picture Painter software is a great place to get ideas. This program is awesome!

Visualize and paint in 3 easy steps. 1. Take a picture of the interior or exterior of your home. 2. Load the pictures onto your computer and mask the areas to change. 3. Choose colors, materials, and images on your own home before you paint or remodel!

The program incorporates popular manufacturers into the materials, such as: Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, DuPont Corian, Armstrong, etc.

The landscaping feature helps you choose from hundreds of plants. Plan how the outside of your home will look!

There are so many things you can do! If you are ready to get to work on your home but are not sure about colors or materials, this tool can be just the place to start.

Or, if you are like me, and like to dream about how your house COULD look, you might want this too, because it's SO.MUCH.FUN!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment to this post. USA residents only, sorry. Open to bloggers and non-bloggers (just make sure to leave an email address, in case you win). I will pick a winner via random.org on Friday. See? Wasn't that easy?!

Good luck!

Oh, one more thing....if you enjoy It's A Schmitty Life, please don't forget to subscribe to my feed. Why not join my other readers in laughing at my expense?!

P.S. The system requirements: Windows XP/Vista or newer. 1.2 GHz processor or greater. 512 MG or RAM or greater. 2 GB of available disk space. DVD drive. java 1.5 or newer (included). A $60.00 value!

This contest is now closed.


69 comments:

Zephra said...

Cool. I thought about getting this. My husbands jokes that our house used to be several 100 feet larger before I started painting. I change colors a lot so this is a great idea for me.

Mother Hen said...

OOOH We would love this!

EE said...

I could definitely use this. Fun stuff!!

Mo said...

We're planning to repaint our house next summer, and this would come in very handy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tricia said...

I soooo need some landscaping ideas and help, and since my green thumb is actually wilted and black, a computer program sounds perfect!

Katrina said...

This is a cool idea! This would come in handy!

Erin said...

I've been dying to get this!! I always have so many problems figuring out what I want to do with my house, lol.

Thanks!
Erin
nepatsfan01(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Chatty Housewife said...

That would be so cool! It would actually give me the guts to paint our house. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

paula h said...

I would love to win this. This is uch a cool program.

torinem said...

Ohh, I think I could waste a lot of time with this!

Alitheia said...

ohh, re-painting without actually picking up a brunch, I like this idea =) Please count me in and thanks for offering this giveaway =)

byoc said...

What a great giveaway! I have a rental property that I'd like to change the look of.

Fun!

mishmish said...

That's really cool I have trouble visualizing how a color would actually look before painting.

sandyuu said...

would love it

onangelwings said...

Ooooohhh This sounds great.

michelle said...

This would come in so handy as we prepare to take on a bunch of house projects this fall.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

tmaag said...

this would be soooo cool

Mrs. Sara said...

I LOVE IT! We are constantly wanting new colors in the house, so this would be PERFECT for us! Thanks!

saharagreen at gmail dot com

Heidi said...

My mom could really use this to help decorate their new home.

redfantum said...

This looks wonderful. I've been wanting to landscape, but have no idea where to start.

Anonymous said...

Always best to try out colors in virtual reality before committing to them on your walls and asking your husband to repaint... 3 times.

Don't ask me how I know this. I'd love to be entered.

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katie Lyons said...

What an awesome giveaway! I'm always dreaming up new landscaping ideas, and trying to picture different colors on the walls, so this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!
-Katie
babylyons [at] live.com

Jennifer said...

This looks like so much fun! I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance.

paryjeja said...

great prize - I just inherited a house that has not had much done to it in the last 20 years - this would be great

Maureen said...

Neat giveaway! Thanks!

momo3 said...

i heart your generous giveaway! thanks, kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

Maggie said...

How cool! What a great prize!

Hélène said...

Wow, my husband would love to play with this program. (I would too, but he more.)

Charlotte said...

I'd love to try this. I could use it for painting my house.

lifeasamama said...

oh my gosh are you serious? how did i not know this existed? you just made me get all twitchy with excitement. that sounds gross, but it's just the rush of adrenaline that your post sent through my body! either that or the coffee i just drank kicked in. no, seriously, that is WAY COOL.

Suzie G. said...

We need to do quite a bit of work to our house but I don't even know where to get started! I thought about painting the living room yellow like a friend did, but I'm afraid it won't look as good in our home and I'll regret it!

mommy-2-3 said...

oh how cool... I would love to win this. Thanks

CityStreams said...

Will it work on a Mac? Because it looks super cool. I have a hard time visualizing what our house would look like with better landscaping. I'd love to test it out!

Leigh said...

Oh! Mrs Schmitty, I could really have some fun with this prize! Cool beans!

sweetsue said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I love color and am afraid to experiment on my walls, so they are plain old boring white!

Jennifer said...

Yeah! Count me in. I need to paint, but am so bad at picking colors.

mommiof4 said...

What a fun program to help re-decorate! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy said...

That looks awesome! I can see myself spending a lot of time playing around with that.

bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Parker Family said...

this is awesome! I would love to try this out. thanks for the great giveaway! trishblack(at)juno(dot)com

Kimberly said...

I think my kids would get a kick out of this as much as we would. It looks like it could be a lot of fun to play around with the colors.

Thanks!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Rebecca said...

What a great prize!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

drala said...

Great concept. Would love to do some playing with house colors. Thanks.

pierce said...

I am planning on renovating and once I am done with the software I can share it with friends and family too

Count me in ^_^

christene said...

Wow this will be great if
im able to get a house this year
cjinhb at msn dot com

Margaret said...

this would be a big help sprucing up our new house.

Queen Goob said...

If you've read my blog for long, you'll know how much I love remodeling homes....even if they AREN'T mine.

Whoever gets this will have a blast; sign me up!

(e-mail on blog)

Tracye said...

Oh I would love this!

amyd29 said...

would love this looks like fun

Katie said...

What a great giveaway. thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com

Teri said...

We're currently building a new house, so this would be perfect :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

Rockin' Mama said...

If it can be used with a Mac I'm in!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

cmartin0055 said...

Wow this sounds like a lot fo fun!

Molly C. said...

This sounds like something that would suck me into it for hours.

Liz said...

This sounds so cool especially since I'm addicted to redecorating

PunkyMunky said...

This sounds like just what I need! Our house is slowly getting redone and yet I stare at the outside of my house and a few rooms and have no clue what I want. Great giveaway!

Sheila said...

What a neat prize!
I'm going to TRY to subscribe to your feed (computer illiterate)because I do so enjoy reading about your brood.
Sheila
chiliburger@icehouse.net

Sandy said...

Cool prize...thanks for doing this

Meredith said...

This is awesome. It would be great for when I actually decide to get around to redecorating my room!

~Meredith
rosesaremyfavorite (at) hotmail (dot) com

jnmacdonald said...

Oh the fun I could have with that. Poor hubby's probably in for a new honey do list though, hehe.

Jinxy & Me said...

This is a really neat idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

denice p said...

Can you add windows in the program or does it just paint. it looks pretty neat to change the colors of the house. might take me a while to get the hang of it if i won! p.s. you're not a moron, just a very busy person.

denice p
doozercries@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

I would love to win this!

I think it would be fun.

I subscribed to your feed.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Adena said...

I would LOVE this!! We are currently house hunting and looks like we will get something that needs to be redone. I am sure hubby would appreciate me trying on paint thru a software instead of different stripes on the wall. lol. btw, i totally forgot about the giveaway too and i'm waaaayyyy down the list.

Dani' said...

Ooh neat! a toy for me!
solta(at)hotmaildotcom

purplepassion126 said...

This is great! We could really use as we are recent first-time homeowners. This will help us immensely!

Uniquely Yours said...

I would love to win this! I'm always changing and redecorating. We would like to sell our house and buy and older fixer-upper so this would really come in handy. Thanks! Make sure you stop by my blog and enter for a personalized Princess Bracelet made my yours truely.

tiffannhm said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
tiffanyannrosson at yahoo dot com

Vetstadium said...

We are remodeling right now can come in handy thanks.

Michelle B. said...

I would love to have this how awsome