I made my first Blurb book and I am head over heels in love with it!
After seeing Mary Ann's delicious stack of growing Blurb books, I couldn't resist. It's going to be a Christmas present for my husband. Well, of course, between you and me, it's one of those gifts for the family that sure is a gift to myself as well, gotta be honest ;).
I went with the 7x7 hardcover book with full bleed photos. I ended up with 178 pages and chose one of the upgraded papers, not sure which one anymore. It really wasn't too hard or time consuming, and becuase it was on special, cost about $75.00 including tax and shipping. Not bad for a family keepsake. Here are some of the pages:
Oh, just posting it here makes me want to go and look at it again! I even included a photo once home of the treasures we brought back with us, and my travel journal in process (spread shown above). I think I'll write on some of the pages like Mary Ann has done, I like that personal addition. Maybe I'll get the family to do some jotting of notes as well, that'd be fun, to have their writing in it. Now all I can think about is all the other books I want to make. One wth my journal pages, one about our last house, one about this house, one for the year encapsulated...and on the list goes. Blurb books are my new favorite gift, and I can not wait to give it in 14 days!!! (oh man, 14 days?!?...so not ready!...off to work I go!!)