Using the HP ENVY 20 For Some Holiday Creativity #pinthehalls

It is rare for my to use my personal computer for word processing when I do so much of that at work. My main uses for a personal computer are for 1. music storage, 2. photo storage, 3. surfing the Internet, 4. social media, 5. photo editing and creative projects.

Using the HP ENVY 20 TouchSmart AiO has been a ton of fun for our family, especially with the touch screen feature. Pinterest is one of my favorite social media sites, and using the TouchSmart feature for “pinning” has been quite addictive. It is like I’m really “pinning” the items “old-school style” with push pins, rather than just saving them on a website.

Pinterest Account Angry Julie

Check out some of my HP and Snapfish by HP Inspired Pinterest Boards {#pinthehalls}:

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Inspiration {decor, parties, family time, arts & crafts}

HP ENVY 20 TouchSmart AiO

Using an app that came with the computer, HP Creative Studio for Home, I was able to print out super cute Holiday {Winter Wonderland} gift tags and stickers for the presents that I was wrapping over the weekend. Oh, and I love that the desktop has these free built-in features with cool printables. Design & download projects for cards, games, gifts & more at HP Creative Studio. Using some photo paper that I had already, I just printed out these super cute sheets of tags and stickers.

HP Creative Studio

While checking out the apps offered in Windows 8, I saw that my husband and son had already accessed. HP Connected Photo which is powered by Snapfish. It has a great interface which syncs your PC photos and your Mobile Photos all in one place. You can sign into Snapfish and/or Facebook with HP Connected Photo. My husband and son used the HP TrueVision HD webcam to take their portrait with the HP ENVY 20. Using the photo that they took I can post it to social media sites, or upload it into Snapfish to order prints, gifts, or even add it to a photo book in progress.

I’m hope to get some of my photo projects done by the end of the year. My long-term goal is to put all my photos that I’ve taken the past few years into photo books.

hp connectedI’m working on a video to showcase all of the features that the  HP ENVY 20 TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC has. It is much easier to do with video than cropped photos and screenshots. Now if I could pull my son and his friends away from the PC to actually use it myself.

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*Don’t forget about my GIVEAWAY that I am hosting of the  HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One Printer, a $50 Snapfish Gift CardHP Holiday Value Pack (10 5×7 sheets of photo paper, 10 envelopes, and a “swatch book” that contains photo project ideas). It is a great package and the giveaway ends soon!

HP ENVY 120 Printer Giveaway

On December 17th, the HP ENVY 120 printer, the holiday value pack, and were all featured on the Rachael Ray show as part of a special segment where she and Regis Philbin surprised an audience of Hurricane Sandy victims with an early holiday present that included the ENVY 120, a SpaFinder gift card, and a gift card from The Container Store.

Disclaimer: I am posting as part of the Pin the Halls program with HP/Snapfish. I received products however all opinions and most photos (except the stock product photos) are my own.