Friday, January 17, 2020

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (January 18-24, 2020)

Welcome to another Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! If you're here to find some great giveaways, you've come to the right place! Bookmark this page so you can visit daily to see what new contests --and prizes -- have been added to the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share the link with us. Don't forget to share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Have fun!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Is Now Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD!


Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer, arrives on Digital and Movies Anywhere December 31 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD January 14, 2020. The thrilling sequel to 2014's Maleficent includes brand-new bonus features, extended scenes, outtakes and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers.

About the movie:
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil carries on the story of Disney's most iconic villain. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora's impending marriage to Prince Philip is cause for celebration as the wedding serves to unite the Kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors. But, when an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be a family.

Watch the trailer:



My thoughts:
I'm always wary of sequels because they rarely compare well to the original films, but I'm pleased to report that I am completely wrong when it comes to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. In fact, I think I like this movie even better than the first! It is exciting and enchanting, with adorable creatures and vivid battle scenes. The special effects and costumes are gorgeous, and the cast is well chosen. Somehow, Angelina Jolie manages to make Maleficent both formidable and sympathetic. We learn more about the Dark Fey in this movie and the future of the kingdoms in which the humans and fey reside. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a delight from beginning to end. This is a "must" to add to your Disney collection of fabulous films!


Bonus features:
Bonus features take viewers behind-the-scenes with the all-star cast to explore the making of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Extended scenes reveal how Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) manipulates Aurora into questioning Maleficent and accelerating her wedding plans. Featurettes include interviews with Jolie, who discusses Maleficent’s origins and the cast who portray the Fey, and Fanning, who gushes over Aurora’s fairytale wedding. Filmmakers showcase the visual effects behind the film’s stunning landscapes and the seemingly effortless flight of the Fey. Additional extras include “You Can’t Stop The Girl,” a music video performed by Bebe Rexha, and hilarious outtakes, ranging from uncooperative cats to uncontrollable giggles on set.

Fans who purchase Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on Digital will gain access to an exclusive extra in which fantasy-film veteran Warwick Davis divulges the backstory for his character, Lickspittle.

Enjoy these scenes from the movie:



Follow Maleficent on social media:
Facebook: Facebook.com/DisneyMaleficent
Twitter: Twitter.com/Maleficent
Instagram: Instagram.com/DisneyMaleficent
Website: movies.disney.com/maleficent-mistress-of-evil





Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on sales made through this link.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Create Incredible Graphic Designs, Even with No Design Experience, at DesignCap!


If you dabble in graphic design as I do or have always wanted to be able to create your own beautiful graphics, I highly recommend DesignCap! This is now my go-to program for looking for unique and creative templates for all sorts of items -- social media banners, flyers, infographics, brochures, logos, invitations, and much more. You can choose from a wide variety of sizes or create your own custom size. Use their stock photos or elements -- or upload your own.

DesignCap’s templates are extremely customizable. Change the colors, photos, text and more. Add shapes, lines or charts. In the simple example below, you can see where I took the original template at top and changed the background and words to create my own version. With thousands of designs, the possibilities are literally endless.



I have used DesignCap not only for blogging and personal use, but for marketing materials and presentations for work. It’s so easy to use and allows you to download your designs as a JPG, PNG or PDF.

Check out some of the fantastic designs they have to offer below. (Keep in mind that this is a very small number from thousands of templates.) I love looking through them for inspiration. For example, DesignCap’s template might be for advertising a candy shop, but you can customize it for any business or hobby you might have!





DesignCap has free and paid versions. Here are the benefits of each plan:

Free:
• Limited templates
• Limited stock media choices
• 5 image uploads
• Save up to 5 designs
• JPG exports
Basic:
• Unlimited templates
• Unlimited stock icons
• Unlimited stock photos
• Unlimited modules
• High-res PNG & PDF exports
• 100 image uploads
• Save up to 100 designs
Plus:
• Unlimited templates
• Unlimited stock icons
• Unlimited stock photos
• High-res PNG & PDF exports
• 1,000 image uploads
• Save up to 1,000 designs

Prices are extremely reasonable. If you pay in one yearly sum, it works out to only $4.99/month for the Basic plan or $5.99/month for the Plus plan. Compared to many other graphic design programs, this is a steal! Not sure? Try the free version first to see how you like DesignCap and then upgrade to one of the paid plans. Click here for a free tutorial to see just how easy it is to use DesignCap.

Visit DesignCap.com today and get started on your exciting new graphic designs!



Disclosure: I received a complimentary subscription to this product to facilitate my honest review.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (January 11-17, 2020)

January 2020 is official in full swing! Let's celebrate a month of new beginnings by entering some giveaways! Bookmark this page so you can visit often to see what new contests have been added to the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share the link with us. Don't forget to share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Thanks for visiting!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.