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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Flip Pal Mobile Scanner (2 of 2)

Reported by Dana Vitek

I first laid eyes on the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner at the Summer 2010 Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show. There was quite a buzz about it during the Innovations Showcase for new products (I was a part of that buzz… I leaned over to Executive Editor Simone Collins and told her I wanted one, pronto). I was not surprised at all when it won for best new product. So, when the review opportunity came up, I was the first to raise my grabby little hands.

The Flip Pal Mobile Scanner is small and portable, but that’s not what makes it awesome. It’s awesome because you can remove the lid, hold it up to stuff, and scan it. Just think about the possibilities: you can scan objects and photos that you can’t remove from the wall, say like vintage wallpaper or cool graffiti. Or maybe a tile motif.

Or, say you need to make a bunch of name tags for your next high school reunion, and can’t face the thought of wrangling the yearbook onto a flatbed scanner and scanning whole pages that you have to break down into a bunch of little pics.

Here I’ve removed the lid and flipped it over to scan

This is the display screen on the back of the scanner

 

surrounding photos  were blurred for privacy; they were crystal clear on the scan

My hair has changed, but my attitude is the same.

This was a cinch. Really.

The Flip Pal Mobile Scanner is also great for scanning cool textures that you definitely wouldn’t be able to use a traditional scanner for:

Carpet:

yes, this is my nappy carpet

Dog Fur:

this is my not-so-nappy dog

And with a little Photoshop magic, you can use those textures to create digital elements for your scrapbook pages… there’s all sorts of things you can do:

A plain flower

A wooly flower, a “felted” digital image, with the carpet scan used as texture
my dog’s name
my dog’s name, written in her scanned fur

Here’s another thing that the Flip Pal is perfect for… tattoo artists.

What? Hear me out (and thanks to Editor-in-Chief Sarah Moore for this idea)… traditionally, when a person goes into a tattoo shop for a cover-up of say, someone’s name permanently inked on her shoulder:

who thought this was a good idea?

the tattoo artist would have you basically do a backbend over a photocopier, to photocopy your tattoo, so they could design something snazzy to cover it.

I don’t know about you, but my backbend days are long past. Here we used the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner to scan my tattoo.

Here’s what the scan looks like:

Into Photoshop for some design work:

yum.

my old tattoo is going to get all swirled into that luscious hair!

My new tattoo is going to be so epic. You’d better believe I’m going to glitter him up so he shimmers when I go out on the town.

I hope I’ve given you some ideas of how you can use the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner for more than scanning old photos (although there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, and I plan to do that as well). This is one of those pieces of technology that I’m going to use in my daily life, and I LIKE that. A lot.

Pros:

  • Very portable. This will fit in my purse.
  • Being able to remove the lid to place the scanner flat against a wall or photo album: genius.
  • I’m looking at the world in a whole new way; now I can scan pretty much anything!

Cons:

  • It’s not pink. I prefer my tools be pink.
  • Hey Flip Pal…I could use a little carrying case for it! 
  • That’s it, really.

The Flip Pal Mobile Scanner retails for $149.99, and I definitely think it’s worth the investment. Be sure to visit their website for some demos and other ideas.


Giveaway!
The fine folks at Flip Pal are giving away one of the Flip Pal Mobile Scanners to one of our lucky readers. Leave a comment on any “Vendor Spotlight: Flip Pal Mobile Scanner” article (this is the second of 2), and answer this question:

What would you scan with the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner? Don’t be afraid to think outside the “old photo” box!

One comment per person, per article, please.  You have until Monday, December 20th at 6pm CST to enter.

Disclosure

* in the interest of full disclosure, “Curtis” is my husband, Curt,  and that “tattoo” is Sharpie markered on. But the idea holds, for sure!

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Dana Vitek

Dana Vitek is a craft-‐‑supply hoarder with an obscenely understanding husband. She works full-‐‑time as a geologist, and spends her free time sort of paying attention to her two kids, reading a lot, and crafting. She's a crocheter, but not a knitter because knitting seems way too complicated. She's a card maker, but usually only 10 minutes before a birthday party. She cusses at her sewing machine. She has at least 12 different types of glue, but can never find the scissors she wants when she wants them. Dana started writing and editing for Craft Critique in 2008. She is perhaps best known for her Mother of All Black Ink Tests, and her annual April Fool's posts. She blogs extremely irregularly at Stamping Science. http://stampingscience.blogspot.com
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147 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Flip Pal Mobile Scanner (2 of 2)

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    Pat December 17, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    would be able to share old family photos some 100 years old with my family

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    Chris Wooten December 17, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    wow would be able to finally get all those old 70’s photos scanned in and saved.

    pick this grandma.

    chris
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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    Darla December 17, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    WOW! What an awesome and cool gadget! I’d scan everything in sight! I already take pictures of everything in sight with my iPhone, but boy oh boy this is just WAY too cool!

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    MrsETaylor December 17, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    How cool is this!!!??? I’d have that thing in my purse and scan moments, like lacing up the hockey skates, a ballerina tutu, new fallen snow, a package of jelly beans… Would be great to create your own background papers

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    Sarah December 17, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    so fun! I would scan my tattoos as well

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    Donna VW December 17, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    My dad just got an old box of photos mailed to him. I would love to scan them and share them with my seven siblings!

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    Linda F. December 17, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    What a cool little device. Here’s one of the things I’d use it for: I love microbrews & unusual beer brands. You know, like 12 Dogs of Christmas or Weihnstephan Hefeweisbier … yes, I’m a beer geek. I love to go to the local shop & pick out a 6 pack of different beers, bring them home, & sample. Well, instead of having to write down the names of the ones I would buy again, I could just SCAN THE LABEL! How cool would that be? Then I’d not only have a record of the name, but also of the cool label graphics. He he! What fun!

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    Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama December 17, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    I love the tattoo idea!!!! How cool that you can even come up with your own cover up!

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    Heather the MooseLover December 17, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Great article! You totally had me thinking it was a real tat until the disclosure!

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    Jeaneen December 17, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    I would love to scan old fmily photos to share with other family members.

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    Anne Temple December 17, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    Love the idea of texturizing images for digital scrapbook layouts, or cards. I would be able to make some really cool backgrounds for my stamped images! Plus all the OLD photos I have.

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    susies1955 December 17, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    I would take it on our Harley trips. YEHA!
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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    Elaine A December 17, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    What a neat tool Dana. Besides scanning photos, I think this would be great for scanning building facade textures. I live in NY and sometimes visit NY City. New York has some very beautiful buildings with carvings cut into the building facades. The phone company building my husband used to work in (140 West Street) is an Art Deco building that was built in 1926. The entrances have these beautiful animals and foliage carved around them. What a wonderful thing it would be to actually scan in some of this texture.
    This sounds like a really cool tool!

    Elaine Allen

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    Cindy December 17, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Scanning the kids school projects and sending them to their Dad who works far away from home.

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    Jacki b December 17, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    Wow! What an awesome review – u brought up possibilities! Now besides scanning old photos, I’ll be scanning rugs, wallpaper, blankets, wall art, wood, curtains, towels, scarves, flowers, tissue boxes, leaves, skin, paper bags…….those possibilities are just endless!!!!! Thanks for thinking outside the box for me. Now I just need to win. 🙂

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    Helen December 17, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    I would scan family pictures when i travel. So many people don’t want to let their picture go. This just looks like the coolest tool.

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    Olga December 17, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    I’d scan the receipts! I always end up losing or misplacing important receipts.

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    Kelly Massman December 17, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    Awesome, I know that I’d grab some of my mom’s older photos! It would be nice to also scan some important documents to have a back up! Thanks for a chance to win!

    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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    huntla1 December 17, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    This is such a cool little piece of electronics. I would scan old pictures of my family.

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    Janett December 17, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Wow, this device seems really interesting! I think I would scan some of the artwork my 2 years has created and try to make a paper quilt out of them and use it as a scrapbook page!

    janett079@yahoo,com

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    Crafty's Creations December 17, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Wow. That is an awesome product! I could definitely use this in my craft business! I get really horrible pics with my regular camera! Wouldn’t it be neat to see if I could just scan them? Oh and the options…. WoWzErS!

    craftyscreations@gmail.com

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    Margie H December 17, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    WHOA~! Didn’t know you can take the lid off and scan like that! WOW!

    Instead of keeping those old travel brochures, I can scan them and use them as background for SB pages. Or include them in the page without all that bulk.

    Imagine all those old size photos being scanned like that. Tons of ideas flowing! LOL!!

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    Laura L December 17, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    I just received a huge box of photos from my mother-in-law, so of course I would love to get through all of those. I think that it would be fun to use to make my own digital elements for scrapbooking too!

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    Renee December 17, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    hmmm…..I would probably scan everything in site to start. Love your fun ideas.

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    Roz December 17, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    I could finally make digital scans of my parents old photos and restore and save them for future generations.

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    Kristy December 17, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    That is amazing! I saw it at the consumer show and wanted one then! I use a scanner almost everyday for work and one small and portable would be a blessing! I’d use the CRAP outta that thing!

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    Scrapycandy December 17, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    Scanning carpet…very humorous..but in that vane, I would love to scan my cats fur and my son who loves all things graphics wise, would probably scan everything he could get his hands on. Thanks so much!

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    Lesley December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    I can think of so many uses. Scanning textures is awesome for my scrapbooking, also similar to your tatoo idea – I paint toy boxes and could scan some cool images I see and print on transparencies. Also love the idea of scanning in receipts.

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    Tonya December 17, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Love the idea of scanning carpet and using it for a background. I would scan everything in sight with this thing!

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    Carole RB December 17, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    I’m with my 4th scanner (they all died from being overused). I’m always scanning: photos, articles, my cards, accounts (want to get rid of paper). A portable scanner, wow this would help me a lot because I’ll always have it with me (in m y purse. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

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    ScrapgalGR December 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    Great gadget! I would scan…let me see…just about everything I see!

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    Tona December 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    This would be fun!
    I would scan photos to share with other family members. I would make name badges, & Christmas ornaments, & …

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    Patchi December 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    I want one, pronto!

    Old photos, LO details for my blog, cataloging the moles on my back — geez! The sky is the limit!

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    Tiffany December 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    wow… super nifty! i loooove the old photo idea, so i’d definitely steal that, then i’d probably start scanning the fall leaves in the yard.

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    Sharon December 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    what a great thing to have come up with. I would love this for copying all the court house records and micofilm for genealogy would say you lots of time and you would have a picture to back up your records. Can’t wait to get my hands on this to try it out. levine at pldi dot net

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    Shannon December 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Oh my…the things I could scan and create! My daughter is in Kindergarten and I am a room parent! The amount of artwork and beautiful creations that I could scan of hers are endless without having to have a second house just for the storage bins of it all! Also, it would be great to creat new projects for the kids to create for the parents! No longer having to have a painted hand print of our children! Or we could put their beautiful smile on their drawings! Definitely will have to check this out!! Thanks!!

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    ddsharp50 December 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    It looks like a really cool tool!!! I would love to be able to scan all my old photos and have them saved on a disc, then I wouldn’t have to worry about loosing them to fire, etc. Thanks, Diane

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    gemscribe December 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    I’d totally ‘flip’ for this ‘pal’ and tote it with my macbook. It’s a whole new way of looking at shape & texture…what wouldn’t you scan?

    I’ll admit relief when the tattoo turned out to be: a) the Hub & b)sharpie based, but hey– that’s the way this scanner makes you think: out of the box & onto anything!

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    biscetta December 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    What a great product this is. I could have used it earlier this year when I made all the badges for my 30th high school reunion. I could really use it now, I am throughing a 50th Anniversary party for my parents and could sneek a bunch of scans of my parents photos in ther old albums with out having to take the albums out of there home.

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    Suzette December 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Wowwie, wow, wow! The possiblities seem endless. I’m excited to get the opportunity to try it out! Yay! 🙂

    Suzette
    sruedas@gmail.com

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    Jan Castle December 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Oh my, the possibilities are limitless….think I would start with flowers – my camera only gets so close! Then, on to the world…LOL! Would love to have one of these!!!
    Jan Castle

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    amsloc December 17, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    Wow, this looks AWESOME! The first things I would scan would be some old, I mean OLD photos from the early 1900’s of my family.

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    Colleen C. December 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    What a nifty little device! I would scan photos of my trip to Europe twenty years ago. The photos are slowly fading and I would love to preserve them by scanning them into my computer.

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    chatdumpgirl December 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Oh my goodness….what WOULDN’T I SCAN? First, my granddaughter’s hand, then the pup’s paws, some art i’d like to duplicate, wow oh wow!

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    Glenda December 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I thought this a terrific product when I first saw it in Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine. I’m so glad you critiqued it and we have a chance to win one. Thanks Flip Pal! Price is certainly reasonable. I would like to take it with me and scan all those pictures I’ve been asking the relatives for but just haven’t gotten.
    Can you imagine the background papers for cards and scrapbooks you could make? A case would be a definite buy when it becomes available and I’m sure Flip Pal is working on one by now!

    Glenda
    Edmonton, Alberta

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    randolph.sharon December 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    would love to be able to scan old photos of family.

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    Mo December 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    What a terrific tool! I’m so glad to read that the quality of portable scanners has improved so greatly. What I’d love to scan are the names on the Vietnam War Memorial (in DC) or the images on the Korean War Memorial. They are both difficult to photograph because of the reflection on the stone. The Korean wall would be especially interesting to scan because the images are so ghostly- barely etched into the surface. The other thing I’d love to try are fabrics- antique quilts (assuming you are allowed to touch them) and fabric from vintage clothing.

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    StampinCathy December 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    What a awesome giveaway. I would scan old photos to share with my family members. Thanks for a chance and all the great ideas.

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    Elaine December 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    Besides old photos, just think how easy wi would be to scan recipes, etc. from magazines, papers and not have to try to save the magazine or remember where it is. This think is GREAT!

    Elaine Hannagan

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    Debbie Harkins December 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Wow Dana! you sure showed a lot of the wonderful capabilities of this terrific portable scanner. I watched the entire demo on the link you provided and Wooohooo! did it get me excited. I would love to win one of these babies. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

    Happy Holidays,
    Debbie

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    Barb December 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    What an awesome little tool. This would make my life so much easier. I could use it for receipts to start with and I’m sure my daughter could think of a few uses of her own. I would have to share if I win!

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    Laura Solkey December 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Best Review yet! You sold me, I want one! Very cool!!!

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    rush December 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    i would scan bark, and then cat fur…while it is still on the cat, of course! the possibilities are limitless!

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    CindyLous News December 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time! A few years ago I bought a scanner that was supposed to be able to do what this does. I knew someone who had one and LOVED it but mine never worked. The company replaced it twice and well it never did work. All that to say I really, really want the ability to scan anything!

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    Queen Bee December 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    I would love to have this scanner. I can think of so many things I would love to do with it, starting with all my pictures of my family!

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    Irit Shalom December 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    Looks great- need to learn a lot about it- but sound good!! Hope to win one.LOL

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    Anonymous December 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Great scanner. Would probably start with old photos but I’m sure I’d get past that quickly! I think I would scan my children’s artwork for scrapbooking.

    Lori Gliva
    lori.gliva@verizon.net

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    Pat December 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Oh! MY Gosh!
    The possibities are endless. I would love to own this scanner

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    Four11Lady December 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    This old grandma isn’t savvy with a lot of today’s new stuff, but this seems easy enough for me to do! I would use it to scan various textures and/or pictures that I could print out for use on my cards. Since it doesn’t fit into my fixed budget, I would love to win it! Thanks for the chance…and Merry Christmas to you (and maybe me too if I win..LOL) Four11Lady@aol.com

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    Scrapping Galaxy December 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    I love the idea of being able to scan a portion of a random subway ad with an interesting texture or image

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    Monica K. December 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    This looks like such a cool machine! So useful for so many things! I love it!

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    wilcoxdesigns December 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    I love the idea of scanning for texture. What a fun way to jazz up scrapbook layouts

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    Donna December 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    I’m even more impressed after seeing the second review. This looks like such a fun tool. You could scan about anything. I think I’d take it to the library with me. I always fidn some neat ideas there.

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    Nettie December 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Way Cool! I would use it to transport documents from work to home. Since I often time have to bring work home this would be ideal. I also would love to scan some of the older collection of family photos with others family members. I could see scanning them, adding touches of color using a graphics program.

    Nettie

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    Mary (Happy Now) December 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    This is so awesome! I would love to have it in “my grabby little hands,” too! 🙂 I don’t have a tattoo or a dog, but I am sure I could think of something outside the “old photo” box! 🙂 Fingers crossed!

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    MaryNSC December 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    O I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be able to give this to my Hubbie he will be 75 soon and he has been through so many tests lately But he found out he has Basal cancer Which Was WONDERFUL news They can get that But this would be the icing on the cake he is trying so hard to get his family tree done. Thank U thank U for the chance at it..

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    deanna December 17, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Boy, do I NEED this!! I can think of tons of fun stuff to do with this cool, cool scanner!
    Thank you for the chance to win!!!

    Deanna A.

    jdamund at centurytel dot net

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    Nana Jo December 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    This would be so cool to share old pictures or one of a kind or another. Bet it would work on the oils that we all had done way back when of our senior picture.

    mmlmn@polarcomm.com

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    Kim December 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    That is awesome!!! What a great idea!!

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    Julie December 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    Wow, that is a cool little gadget, I would love to get my hands on one. Thanks

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    Betty Benton December 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    Thank goodness I have no tattoos to cover up but I could certainly put this little jewel to good use! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Tamikko December 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    this is about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen lately. I hadn’t thought of all the things you can do with it. AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your ideas with the Flip Pal. Want one all the more now 🙂

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    SuZeQ December 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Since my family lives in a different state, anything and everything will be scanned. Great way to share! That’s the truth!

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    Prilbert December 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    I would scan textures EVERYWHERE

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    funkycrafter December 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    oh wow! this is indeed something i need. have been looking for something like this for a long time. often see things when visiting friends, reading magazines at medical offices, or out traveling that i would love to copy but the iPod pics or camera just don’t do it. for instance, the beautiful colors of petrified wood get dulled in pics because of the sunshine. but a scanner… that could get up close and personal. petroglyphs, tree bark, plants, carpet, sides of fancy boxes, the list is endless. oh the background papers one could create…

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    Tammy Renee December 17, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Besides some very large old photos and family history documents, this would be perfect to scan my grandmothers quilts with. I also have antique fabrics,laces and trims I would love to be able to scan and use as backgrounds.

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    Alley December 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    What a wonderful peice of equipment! I would scan everything.. but especially stuff for digital scrapbooking .. textures, plants, leaves, grass, anything really. =o)

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    gobarb26 December 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    This is a great idea! I love different textures and I would love to scan them and use them for my cards.

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    Janette December 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    I would probably scan my cards that I make that I give away. I like to have a digital file of them, and this would be easier than editing a photo that is crooked, lighting issues, etc. Would LOVE to try one of these out!

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    Lindsey December 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    I love some of your out-of-the-box scanning ideas! Maybe some calico cat? 😀

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    Mandy December 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    Wow that is sooo awesome!! The possibilities are endless with that. Would love to own one.
    Mandykirk@hotmail.com

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    broadwaydiva December 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    I would use this at the library to get some cool clip art from the old books you can’t check out

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    Jenn December 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    Sure I can use it to scan heritage photographs and so many other things–but think about the career opportunities, I could earn extra money as an spy for hire–who would suspect the middle aged mom who’s always scrapbooking and crafting in the evening???lol, anyway–here’s hoping

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    Angie Marion December 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    I’d scan art that my kids have made through out the years!

    pricousins at aol dot com

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    Marilyn623 December 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    I am so pleased to read your disclosure…. phew!

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    quiltma December 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    The question should be what wouldn’t you scan with it. I think I would be scanning everything both nailed down and not.
    I would scan fabrics I’m trying to match, pictures from magazines I want to create, oh I could go on forever.

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    KathyinMN December 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    I would definitely scan some stuff out of books – yearbooks, that sort of thing. Stuff that you can’t have a copy of but want a copy of anyway. Ok ok, I admit it, I’d take it to my parents and copy a ton of stuff (my baby book, things like that) The quality on the scans you demo-ed is quite good.

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    lenainwonderland December 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    OMG I am dying from laughter over the “Curtis” tat and Edward cover-up attempt. Funniest review ever! If I had this scanner I’d scan all my childhood pictures, yearbook pictures and pretty much everything in sight!

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    Kathie December 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Oh My!!! The possibilities…besides doing things for my art and craft projects…I am a genealogist and I can see using this when I go to libraries to scan articles, or scan records – copies of old birth certificates. It can be used to scan various genealogical ephemera such as keepsakes and things. Also since I also go to cemeteries to gather info for people out of the area, this could be used for that as well! Oh My, oh my!!! Kathie M.

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    Cyndi - Dreams Unltd December 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    What a great idea to scan textures and stuff like that! I’d definitely add that to my list of “what would I do with this scanner”. I think a carrying case would be an awesome idea, cause I’d like to carry it in my purse or bag to have it available anytime, too!

    dreamsunltd at equestrimin dot com

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    Kristy December 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    I would scan vintage book covers.

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    Kasey Farrow Lewis December 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    I would use it to scan my Great-Grandfather’s love letters to my Great-Grandmother. My aunt just gave them to me!

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    Barbara December 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    My goodness the possibilities really are endless! I would scan plants and flowers.

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    Rebecca December 17, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    So cool!!! I definitely think this is a NEED product rather than a want! I NEED to scan everything!! Thanks for the review!
    🙂 rebecca keppel

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    pughugger December 17, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    I loved the idea of scanning the hair of the dog. I think I would scan my pug’s face and use those wrinkles as a texture.

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    Sandra December 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    looks like a pretty neat tool, thanks for the info.
    Sandra

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    GreenScrap December 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    My mother has soooo many photos. Really… lots of old photos and I would like to save them for her and scan some for my grandma since my mom is a photo thieve and of course she took some from my grandma.
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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    Michellem December 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    I love the idea of scanning textures for using in Photoshop Elements!

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    Sandie C December 18, 2010 at 2:25 am #

    This looks awesome – would be thrilled to get one of these beauties. I have heaps of old photos that need to be scanned and this would be just the thing to use to do it with.

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    Kate aka stinkydudette December 18, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    I am truly excited about this product! I love the idea that you scan picture out of the book! How simple and convenient!! Thanks for the review!

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    starrgazer December 18, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    I would use this for collage like crazy!

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    LaurieJay December 18, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    I would scan textiles, clothing, my precious Susie cat’s photograph, gorgeous greeting cards my hubby has given me, memorabilia from my 2005 Paris trip, jewelry from my deceased BFF; pretty pictures from books; the list is endless.

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    SharonS December 18, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Out of the box: I’d love some scans of textiles and patterns to use in my digital scrapping. In the box: there are still pictures in magnetic (ugh!) photo albums… Thanks for a chance to win!
    s underscore suske at hotmail dot com

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    Suzie Button December 18, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    I would use the scanner to scan the many many images I have collected that I use in crafting so I could download them all on my computer and then I could throw away the actual images and help clean up my craft room! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

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    Sage December 18, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    you are a hoot, I’m so glad I found your blog! I would scan all the school stuff I’ve saved from my (very) younger days, and of my kids, so I could get that stuff out of the basement.

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    Andrea December 18, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    scanning all of the pictures of my son who passed away at a very early age. This would be a wonderful tool to get that accomplished. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

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    Alex December 18, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    ROFLOL about the ‘tattoo’ Way to demonstrate!!!

    As for me and what I would scan. My very first thought is all the pictures of my Dad that are thrown in a box in the back of my Mom’s closet that she won’t let leave the house, barely will let leave the box and the house. My Dad died in 1998 and my youngest siblings who were teenagers at the time don’t have a single picture of him. I only have a couple and I would love to get these scanned and available to all of us kids.

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    pyesquire December 18, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    this looks like a lot of fun i would love one
    thanks

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    reader December 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    I have a collection of old magazines that I would love to scan and then print out to use in my artwork. I would use this in my studio all the time!

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    emarci December 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    I would love to have one of these scanners to scan students’ work to use to put on the smart board at school. We could instantly share and edit! Thanks!

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    HelenM December 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    How cool! Maybe scan some flowers, grass, trees???? Can’t wait to get one!!!

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    Jessica December 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    This scanner looks really cool. It would be a great addition to my scrap studio. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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    interactthis December 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Cool Scanner….can’t wait to try it out on framed photos I have that I have been unable to scan so far.

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    Sue in CT December 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    I would love to have one of those scanners. It is so compact that I can take it on trips with me to scan tickets, etc. So when I come home I can scrapbook them. What I really want it for is outdoors. I would love to be able to scan flowers and such without having to pick them to do so. As it is now when I try to show someone say blight on a plant, I have to pick it thus killing it. Same goes for IDing a plant. It sure would come in handy for this and save lots of plants and leaves.

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    AnneMaflan December 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    I’d scan antique photos of my family (some are over 100 years old), and I’d also scan designs and textures and scenery. The possibilities are endless!

    I hope I win! It would be wonderful!

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    bluedenim December 18, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    SCAN, SCAN…What wouldn’t I scan if I could get my han(d) on one of those scans?? I’d scan my Gran and her clan, I’d scan a can and my van and a pan and my man, Dan. That’s the plan…please let me scan!!

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    glitter girl December 18, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    i bought some beautiful bead work when I was in africa to visit family – i would scan that, plus my dad’s memorabilia to share with my siblings.

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    Jean Fitch from jlfstudio December 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    After reading this…I can see myself scanning everything!! Hay bales, yarns, cartoons and signs and maybe even cemetery headstones with cool engravings.

    Love the layered in textures to images in Photoshop. Anything I whip out a camera or phone for is now elegible for scanning! WHoo Hoo!!

    So please…Pick me…pick me…..so I can start scanning!!

    And Thanks for the very cool review. Loved your out of the box thinking.

    Now if only I could scan my cats eyes. I’m afraid though the scan light wouldn’t be good for her. Sigh….foiled again!

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    Rebecca Ednie December 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    I think the uses you came up with are so novel and clever. I’d never have thought of those uses! However, I have some wedding photos and vacation photos that have no backups or negatives I’d love to share! And I would t have to remove them from the scrapbook pages!

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    Denise ~ Paper Ponderings December 18, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    I think I’d be scanning all sorts of things to see what cool paper I could come up with…French fries, windows, screens, Christmas tree…..

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    Jennifer December 19, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    WOW – what a fabulous new idea!! I love the possibility of scanning things in and creating texture to my scrapbooking projects (love the dogs hair scanned into his name!!!).

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    Trish December 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I would love one of these. What a neat idea. I would use it to create an inventory of the fabric I have. This way I could take it to the fabric and not have to wrestle with all the fabrics to bring then to the scanner. The scanner goes to them. Thanks for the great review!

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    Susan December 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Very cool gadget. Could do so much with that.

    Merry Christmas!

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    KC December 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    This would be perfect when I am out with my clients.

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    Jessica Canham December 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    I love the idea of being able to scan yearbook photos. Or maybe a vintage wallpaper design on the wall of an old house. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Kimba's Kreations December 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    This FLIP PAL is SO AWESOME!!!! HOW COOL is this TOOL??!!
    If I had the pleasur of winningthis I would scan my sonogram pictures of my kids before they were born as well old pictures of grandmother and great grandmother-old family pics…

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    billiejo December 20, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Wow! This Flip Pal could really help me scan my way through life! I love the way you scanned textures. How cool would it be to scan a jig saw puzzle that you must tear down because you don’t have room for it. Oh yeah… I’d love to have one of these. Thanks for the review.

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    debpaint16 December 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    This looks amazing!! We have so many photos from the 1899″s that we would like to make copies of, but they are to fragile to handle….this would be perfect!!! I would love to win this, & be able to give my sister’s & brother’s copies of these family treasures!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!!

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    sandra December 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    great tool!

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    Peggy W. December 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    Oh this is so PERFECT! I have my dad’s “old” military photo albums from 40+ years ago where they glued down the photos. This would be the perfect thing to use to scan them so I could scrap them. What a give-a-way! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Peggy W.

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    Nicole Brimer December 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    WOW, what I wouldn’t scan with it.

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    arlsmom aka Lynda December 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    I would love to be able to scan my kids art and use it on my prejects…and not have to keep it all…also scan in tons of old heritage photos…

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    Anna December 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    It is not outside the box but very important to me…Old family pictures would be scanned. Then if I learned more about it who knows LOL Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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    connie December 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    love the idea of scanning the tatoo and the yearbook pictures. What would I scan …. other than pictures…my childrens old (tattered) art work and projects (before they just fall apart!)

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    Monica December 20, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    would love to have this to scan all kinds of crafty goodness!

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    Anonymous December 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Wow i would scan all my work and keep
    hooksnneedle@gmail.com

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    sskcraftshop December 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Wow what a cool gadget…hmm some photos for my scrapbooks.

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    Deby Nunes December 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    I would love one for scanning all those things (like carpeting!) that you can’t do with a regular scanner!!! Such a great tool!

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    Do Be Do Bead Do December 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    This is so already on my list for Santa. And, since you were speaking of epic, the tattoo idea is just that.

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    Lura December 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    What a great idea. I would love to scan all those old photos I have.

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    Juls December 20, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    I could’ve used this two weeks ago when I took a picture of a picture for my parents 50th. It would be great traveling to scan menus, signage, icons of places I visit. What a great toy!

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    Diane Roeder December 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    I’m thinking of all the wonderful images that could be created using handwoven fabric!

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    Jacqueline December 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    First of all, I want to compliment Dana on her fabulous review of this product – I was ho hum about it until I read her review and the amazing ideas she came up with! Thanks, Dana! Now for my reason for wanting one of these babies!! My 86 year old mom recently was going through piles and piles of material she had from when she used to quilt – she was donating it to others who could use it. When she opened one of the BIG boxes where she thought there was more material, guess what she found? Piles and piles of photographs – very old, very sentimental, and very desirable to share with her family! Thanks for this opportunity to win!!!

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    Savannah O'Gwynn December 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    WOWOWOWOW! This looks like so much fun! Great product for older photos…I would scan a bit from the garden (when it grows back!). And I would love to see what scanned fabric looks like! LOVE it:) Thanks for the chance to win!

    sbmmhoover {at} yahoo {dot} com

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    ThisKalilLife December 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    That’s a really cool little tool and would make scanning so much easier.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    rudie2shoes December 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    I would love to use this for my parent’s old black & white photos which didn’t have negatives.

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    huntla1 January 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    This is the coolest thing! I just love it!