Thursday, January 15, 2009

2008 Project 365 book arrived

I received my book from Blurb yesterday.  It is really very nicely put together.

Here are some photos, but let me warn you they don't do the book print quality justice.  The lighting in the house sucks because it's morning. We don't get full sun on our main windows in winter until about 3:30pm.

Here is the cover. I ordered a 10x8 landscape book with Image Wrap cover, the photo is printed on the cover itself.

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It's 158 pages

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Couple of shots from the actual pages

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I paid extra for the Premium Paper which is 35% heavier than the regular (hoping it will stand up to the boys). It has a silk finish, which gives it a matte appearance but a nicer feel. I would have preferred glossy paper, but the hardcover Image Wrap Style doesn't come in glossy. The hardcover with dust jacket does, but a dust jacket wouldn't last 8 seconds with the boys around. Softcover comes in glossy too, but again...boys...

They love the book. They both have gone through it several times already.

I'm working this years 365 Project a little differently than last years. I'm going to try to do a layout a week with all the photos. I found the idea of doing that last year daunting on top of just remembering to take & edit photos. Blurb offers a square photo book & you can assemble as the weeks go with the software & I really like that convenience, so I will probably be ordering next year's book from them as well.

I recommend Blurb. They are good quality & good completion time.

13 comments:

Shawna said...

Ohhhh wow it looks incredible! I'm so inspired for my book for next year!

Azrood said...

That turned out wonderfully! Now that I'm seeing all these 365 projects, I'm really wishing I had been doing one as well.

niki said...

hmmm, cool book - might have to check that out!

Rebecca Lynn said...

Wow!! Awesome book!! I so wish I would of done the 365 projects this year!!

Jennifer W. (Simple Scrapper) said...

I love the cover and spine for your book - gorgeous. Do they let you upload full pages like Shutterfly?

Susanna (A Modern Mother) said...

Wow, they look really good. I really need to make one of these for the gazillions of photos on my hard drive that are sitting there doing nothing!

Too Many Hats said...

That is just beautiful! So worth the expense for sure.

Lena said...

I'm so excited to see this! Fantastic work and thank you for sharing it with us!

Helene said...

Wow, that's beautiful!!! What a wonderful keepsake!!!!

Creative Junkie said...

omgosh, that is simply beautiful!

I can't even tell you how many blog posts I've read about Blurb. I have yet to read a bad review of them.

Eve said...

That looks awesome!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is AWESOME! Wow!

Tess said...

I LOVE Blurb! I order all my photography clients books from them. Im really bad about getting photos together of my own family. Love the book and 365 days project idea!