In theory, I'm a scrapbooker. I have scores of beautiful papers, drawers full of cool scissors and neat paper punches, and files of fantastic accent stickers.
I may be a bit behind in my scrapbooking. A bit...or I may have only completed a handful of pages in the past four years.
The one saving grace is that I don't allow myself to get too far behind in editing my pictures. My goal is to edit and order the previous month's pictures by the middle of the following month. I do lapse occasionally, but -- I'm SUPER proud to report -- I'm actually caught up as of this moment!
And with those edited pictures, I create quarterly photobooks.
I did my first photobook when the girls were a couple of months old. By now we have quite a collection, and it's pretty cool to sit down and look at how "published" our sweet baby girls are.
Here's a peek at the photobook I just created, for the first quarter of 2012.
(I may be caught up on photos, but slightly behind on photobooks. All things considered, though, not too bad!)
I'm a big fan of Shutterfly. I use them for all my photo editing and
printing, and all my photobooks. (I also use them for all our holiday
cards, and various cards throughout the year...as well as lots of
different photo gifts.)
Since I first started doing photobooks, Shutterfly has so many new options...I love having the ability to customize each page. I can now get just as creative online as I could using all my papers and scissors and punches...at least in theory. :)
[In exchange for sharing this project, I received compensation from Shutterfly. All views expressed are my own. Thanks, Shutterfly!]