Wedding Album :: My First Digital Scrapbook

CIMG0566I finally got a digital scrapbook finished, purchased, and printed…and it is changing my life.CIMG0569I ordered the book through Blurb that offers a free downloadable program to make your book with.  I wrote all about my long and extensive research here.  You can thank me later.  And let me just say that I am thoroughly impressed with the quality and price for the type of books I wanted to make (lots of big and full bleed pictures).CIMG0570It measures 13x11…here’s a photo of me, ecstatic, showing just how huge and amazing it is…CIMG0562I love how I am able to relive every moment through each of the pictures…(thanks, of course, to my amazing photographer).  CIMG0572 CIMG0573I originally was going to make each page in Photoshop but realized it was far too time consuming to get the amount of photos I have into books in a timely manner.  So instead I used the drag and drop feature of pre-existing layouts.  But for those like me who want to have a little more flexibility in the layouts, it also gives you the ability to edit and save layouts which better accommodates the look you are going for without too much extra work.   CIMG0574 CIMG0575It is 200 pages…I used just about 300 of my 500 available wedding pictures…I know, it is huge.  And I love it.  And for just around $100, I would say it is a killer of a deal for priceless memories.  CIMG0583 CIMG0584 My thumb…CIMG0586And my favorite part…the back cover.  Perfect.  CIMG0567Where are your wedding pictures hiding?

20 comments:

  1. That turned out fabulous! What a steal too! Thanks for inspiring me to print my blog!

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  2. Awww Ashley, how wonderful it turned out. I know you are so exctied.

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  3. That's awesome!!! I wish I had something like that when I got married. My kids L.O.V.E. to look at our album.

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  4. Your book looks awesome!! I *heart* Blurb & have used them for a number of projects. I like their print quality and book editor much better than any I have used.

    I'm a digital scrapbooker (come check out The Digichick - although we're down for maintenance right now, the shop is open). I usually print out my pages at 8x8 (well, 8x10 and then trim). I like having the printed page in a page protector so that my girls can look at our albums without me worrying about messy hands. That's usually the route that I go, albeit more expensive.

    I love Blurb though & I'm happy you found them! I'm realizing that I should really make my wedding album!! Those pics have been in boxes for far too long!

    ((hugs)) Christine

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  5. Looks great! I read your long and extensive post about all the sites you researched and I checked out Blurb. I havent used it yet, but since I have seen YOUR book and how good it turned out, I definitely think I am going to go thru them to print my wedding book! Thanks for the post! :o)

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  6. Love it!!! I made ours into a digital photo book too! We gave them to each of our sets of parents too for their wedding gift. It is a nice alternative to the traditional HUGE book that has your prints out in the open for fingerprints to get on. Ours however is not 200 pages :) hehe. Very fun, you will enjoy that for sure!!

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  7. Beautiful!! I can't believe how many pages you received for the amount of money you paid! Are the pages acid-free??

    Our official wedding photos were AWFUL. So bad that when I saw them, I cried. It was like the photographer had faked his portfolio and then forgotten how to use a flash.

    Luckily for me, my dad's best friend flew all the way to VA from CO and took photos on his digital camera. They were lovely, and those are the ones I ended up putting into a scrapbook. I had some bridal portraits done by a local artist...those are amazing. But the actual wedding photos were a bust. :(

    I hope you have many years of thumbing through your book and enjoying your memories. I always loved looking through my parents' wedding album. :)

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  8. Ashley, the scrapbook is spectacular! The price so very reasonable! Perhaps I should scan all of my wedding portraits and snapshots and do something similar to celebrate dh and my 25th later this year?

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  9. Your book looks amazing. I love blurb and made a book through them with my 1,000+ photos from my trip to India last year. I was amazed at the great quality.

    Love, love, love your back cover!!

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  10. It is a beautiful! So glad you had it done quick so that you can enjoy looking at the pictures anytime!

    I didn't have that many pictures from our first wedding, but we re-vowed on 25th wedding and I scrapbooked every single picture! I love it!

    Enjoy your book, girl! You've earned it!

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  11. Your wedding book is awesome!! And it seems like a deal for $100. I'm glad you were so pleased. I want to check out that website. Love & blessings from NC!

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  12. That looks awesome! I made a couple mini-books about 25 pages for our parents as thank you gifts. I've been meaning to put together an album for us, you know in case we actually want to look at our pictures one day haha. By the way, one of my friend's had her wedding photog make a book like that for her, it was about the same size and number of pages I believe. It was $700! I'd say you got the better deal :) Love the wedding pix too- looks beautiful!

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  13. Oh, I love you, I love you, I love you!
    Ok, let me tell you...our pictures are in a bag on top of my closet (yikes!). We got married and where susprise with a baby right away and most of the time I was beyond sick. Being a scrapbooker I though I could do our own album, but between a full time job, taking care of the baby, moving...then moving again...well...I haven't been able to do anything!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am going to try them out as I see yours looks AMAZING!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Congrats on getting your album done so quickly! I did albums for both our parents through Shutterfly and they were very nice quality for only about $50. Sometimes you can get some good deals. Since then we had a baby so time stands still. Someday I'll surprise my hubby by doing an album. We had 3 photographers so I have about 5,000 images to sort through!!! Here's one of our albums: http://share.shutterfly.com/share/received/welcome.sfly?fid=334705b633b0bbb0&sid=8QZOWzJmzcvKg

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  16. I love that! I found blurb about 6 months ago and then completely forgot about it until you mentioned it here. I was going to use them for my design portfolios as I was looking for a different company this time around.

    I also need to create a wedding album. Right now since my wedding photos were shot in manual, I still have to put them on CD, but when I do it's encouraging to know that I can have a fabulous book like that for around $100. Wow! I've looked at other options and it's way more. This looks like a substantial quality hardcover book too!

    Thanks for reminding me to get that done!

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  17. I love blurb! For the past 2 years I have made books for each of my kids with every picture I took of them for the year. They love to look at them and I don't feel so guilty that I rarely scrapbook any more.

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  18. I'm a huge blurb fan too! all of our family vacation photos have been made into books...it's fantastic! and what a fantastic feeling to have an album done!!

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  19. Woooow. I am so, so impressed. I can't wait to check out blurb- this is totally what I have been looking for!

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