I love when it’s finally time for printing!! It’s just the best feeling? I completed another entire years’ worth of layouts… so that means getting some of those layouts off of my hard drive and into a completed book!
I use MyPicTales for my printing and have always had really great and beautiful results . I print into bound coffee table books that are 10×10″, becuase they are not to big, and not too little… it’s just the right size for reading and admiring! Also, also I love getting them printed into a bound book version becuase they look so beautiful to store and when you flip through them! Usually I can fit the year in two (2) bound books, but 2008 took three (3) books to fit it all in.
Ready to take a look?
I store them in our media center in the living room. They fit and look beautifully to look at everyday.
Here is a close up of one of the covers. I usually have a similar cover design for each book, I just change the year and volume of the book. I guess, I just do this because I like a unified look to the books.
Again, the cover or title page is usually very much the same from book to book. I just change out the year and photos from that time period.
here is a closer look at the title page…
Here are a few random pages I was going to share.
(please don’t mind the poor quality of the photos. I was in a hurry today and probably should’ve gotten a tripod out to take these versus trying to open the book and shooting fast before it closed.) HAHA!
I love to mix traditionally scrapped page in with a full size or large photo on the other side. It really gives a good variety when looking through the book,
Here is a photo of a more ‘scrapbooked’ page, and how it printed out.
here is the digital version. It may not look like it in the photograph… but in real life looking at the digital version and the printed version, it is very much true to color.
here is a closer look at the printed version. the shadows turned out amazingly!
Here are a few pages with full page photos as well.
Full picture pages always look AMAZING printed out, so professional I think.
Here are a couple two separate traditionally scrapped pages and how they look together.
At the end of each book I always end with the same quoted word art. “my most treasured moment”
Here is the front cover of one of the books and the back cover.
Aren’t they awesome!! It’s so nice to look at physical books and not on the computer screen. I hope this inspires you to start printing off a few of your your own layouts!