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Saturday, January 26, 2013

you heard it here first ...

it would appear there is no such thing as a stress free departure / flight schedule from Charleston during the month of January. there you have it 
. . . it's a fact Jack! 

 . . .
 
the next APB is it is looking unlikely I will have any pictures, new or otherwise, for this week's scavenger hunt. I'm bummed, but I'll live. Truth is, I was pushing it last week and this week, I wasn't feeling it with the prompts. Still not feeling the love. 
 It happens! 

 . . .

but I am happy to say THE BOOK arrived. 


I am generally (98%, give or take) happy with it. 
 It is 12x12. 
Once you go big, you can never go back! 


except for perhaps one grammatical error, it is generally typo-free. 
confession: I only had one page of text with perhaps a blurb here or there, maybe 3 times total. 
 less is more! 


I love the 2-page spread but have discovered that you have to be acutely aware of the crack placement. 
isn't that always the case! 


next time - flat binding (or what ever it is they call it). 
live and learn, 
live.and.learn! 

. . .
 
 just in case you are wondering - the book was printed by Shutterfly. 
Between all the specials and extras, I saved over $100 on the price. 
Nice!

10 comments:

  1. Nicely done...I am considering this also, but I have soooo many words and pictures I will have to do a year in 2 books and still will cost me well over $100 each. Sorry you won't be with us tomorrow at SHS...but I have not felt the love each and every week either.

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  2. Oooh, how nice! My aunt just got a photo book of her granddaughter made by Shutterfly. It seems quite impressive.

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  3. Haven't been feeling the love either with the SHS prompts yet in 2013. Your book looks GREAT. I used Blurb...but am always on the look out for other avenues. Will def look into Shutterfly too. Congrats!

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  4. I used Shutterfly last year for my barn book and was very happy (since it was free!)

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  5. Beautiful way to display your photos. My friend used an album from ALBELLI, check out the cost at www.albelli.nl

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  6. I love it! I did an 8x8 two years ago and it was too small. I love the bigger size. Have to remember the flat binding.

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  7. Nicely done! I love love Shutterfly. I do a lot of their 8x8s, because you can always find a Groupon for that size. I did do one 12x12 and seriously loved the result. I also love the 2 page spread option, but you do have to be careful of where the page join is...

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  8. Ooh, I love photo books. I have decided for the grandparents, I will make a photo book each year and that will be their Christmas presents. I usually make 3 copies --one for each set of grandparents and one for ourselves.

    I had to skip SHS this week, too. :(

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