Whohoo I'm so excited I could shout! I've just gotten my first printed scrapbook back today. As I've said before I've printed off some of my layouts in the past and added them to books. But this is the first time I've had the book printed. I decided to scrap our wedding pictures , that took place in August 2001, and have them printed into an actual book. I know I'm kinda late getting it done, but I didn't scrap back then. hehehe Shutterfly made it so easy to do I was surprised. And they have lots of sizes to choose from. I choose to make my first book an 8x8 soft back book. I was also able to add my own photos to both the front and back covers as well! First I downloaded templates from here to make sure I had my pages the right size. Then scrapped the 20 pages plus the front and back cover and picked what I wanted to use for my spine on the book. Then I just uploaded all the pages to Shutterfly and started building my book. I placed the order on August 31, 2009 and received the finished book back today September 11 2009. Here are some pictures that I've took of the book to share with you, so you can get an idea how the finished product looks. I won't show you every page but a few so you can get an idea of how they the printed version turned out. The book is laying on the counter top, so that is what you see in the background.
The front cover...
and the back cover
Credits for the making of the book ...
Freebie Templates by...
DigiDesigns by Denise
Jennifer Fox Designs
Libby Lou Crew
Lauren's Creative Team
I hope that I didn't leave anyone out on these credits, if you see something of yours that I've used feel free to let me know and I'll add it to the credits.
Now thanks to Shutterfly I have one coupon for a 5x7 inch soft book, to give away to one of my lucky readers!! What do you need to do to win? Just leave me a comment in this post, along with your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. And next Friday September 18,2009 I will announce the winner right here!! I will use Mr. Random Number Generator to pick a winner. Good Luck!!