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In the Book

1.20.2011

Next up on the Christmas gift list involved a project with zero sewing.  Which was good in the while running out of time scheme of things.

I may have mentioned that we went to Italy this summer.  And that we took tons of pictures.  But at the sake of not covering every wall with vacation photos, I needed to find another way to easily display them without becoming overwhelming.  Enter Derek’s gift….the photo book.

D's christmas present

Just like Mrs. Limestone, I used blurb.com for the book and I love how it all came out.  All professional looking (well in my humble opinion at least).

D's christmas present

Blurb has lots of options for how you want to put together the book and I decided to download their program because it gave me the most control.  I went with the upgraded paper which has a slight sheen to it….especially when you are trying to photograph it.  So in person the colors are so vivid.  Promise.

D's christmas present

Originally I thought about narrating the pictures and adding words all over the place.  But then I nixed the idea and let the pictures speak for themselves.  I could fit a whole lot more pictures that way. And it took a whole lot less time thinking of witty things to say about each picture.  Sorry honey.

D's christmas present

I tried to vary my layouts (which was super easy to do with the program).

D's christmas present

Derek loved it and now all of Italy memories are easily accessible on the side table in the living room.

So all I need to enjoy it is a glass of red wine.  But remember it was a gift for Derek of course….

Disclaimer: Blurb has no idea who I am (other than my order number) and had nothing to do with my post.  I just wanted to share how much I loved their product with all of you.  I think more photo books are in my future.

9 comments on "In the Book"
  1. I love Blurb, too! I used it to make our wedding photo book. It came out very professional looking.

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  2. i too have a ton of photos from italy i need to do something with. this is a great idea. :) i was thinking about getting them all printed and just doing regular photo albums but this would be more fun. :)

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  3. I'm so glad to read your post for two reasons:
    1) It makes me pumped for my lens to get here! Did I tell you that I ended up ordering it? No? Well, I did!
    2) I'm planning to do a Blurb book about our year in San Diego and am glad to have your tips and such.

    Thanks, Jenny! Cool book!

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  4. From your photos, that book looks amazing!!! I am sure it looks great because of your wonderful photos. That is a something you will both treasure for many years to come! Great idea!!

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  5. What a great gift, Jenny. Very thoughtful and something you could both enjoy. I'm embarking on a challenge to put each year of our marriage into a photo book. We'll see how that goes.

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  6. What a special gift. The book looks amazing! I need to check out their site. I've made a few photo books on iPhoto but have yet to order them.

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  7. I awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog. Check it out!

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  8. Oooohhh....so pretty. Photobooks are a great, permanent way to keep track of all those wonderful moments. I've never been much of a "scrapbooker" myself, but LOVE the ease and professional look of a printed book. Great job Jenny!

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  9. What a cute book!!!! I really need to make a blurb book one of these days:)

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