Thanks for stopping by on the last day of vacation week at Write.Click.Scrapbook! Dana commented yesterday about how she had too many pictures to fit in a mini-album. I've often had that problem myself. What do you do when you want to use more photos? My favorite solution is to create a photo book. Granted, I'm an equal opportunities scrapbooker - I do both paper and digital scrapbooking, but even if you are not a digital scrapbooker, you shouldn't rule out the idea of photo books. Most photobooks are very easily created by dragging and dropping photos into pre-made templates. Of course if you are a digital scrapbooker you can create you own layouts and use those to fill your photobook.
Francine shared a photo book that she made about her last trip back home to Barbados.
She was starting to feel confident about her photography skills and wanted to make sure to capture lots of photos around the island.
She loved the idea of making them into a photo book so that she would have a printed record, plus a way to easily go back to the tropics during the grey winter months.
I feel warmer already! Francine made this 20 page book with 10"x10" page at Inkubook.
I spent a weekend in Prauge this summer and whipped up the following album in a few days using a set of templates by Anna Aspnes. I kept the papers and embellishments the same throughout the album for consistency (and ease of creation). I had it printed at Shutterfly. Shutterfly has many different templates and options for photobooks.
There are so many different sites that offer photo books. In addition to Shutterfly and Inkubook, you can use: Snapfish, Blurb, Mixbook, Winkflash and Picabook to name a few! If you are interested in learning more about photo books, Marnie devoted a whole week to photo book creation earlier this year - you can check out the first installment of that week here.
I hope you enjoyed this week - thanks so much for all your comments. Now go, scrap those vacation memories! And don't forget - get yourself in photo sometime!