Now that my kids are back in school, I plan on spending time on putting together a photo book of our summer memories. I used to be the queen of scrapbooking but since having a second child, not so much. I have created a couple of beautiful photo books in the last few years though and I just love looking through them and sharing them with friends and family, over and over again.
I am going to spend the next week or so looking through the more than one thousand photos I took this summer and will choose a few dozen photographs that represent our summer well. Then, I am going to import those photos into my Shutterfly account. What’s really cool is that I am not limited to importing photos from just my computer. I can also import photos from Facebook, Shutterfly, and even Instagram. I just might take more photos with Instagram now that I know that they can be easily added to a Shutterfly photo book. I’ve been wondering what exactly I would do with Instagram photos besides share fun, filter-effect photos, so being able to add them to a photo book is just fabulous!
I was browsing the selection of photo books on Shutterfly today experimented with their new Custom Path feature. With Custom Path, I can create a photo book based on one of many designs, add text, even use one photo for a two-page spread like in the image below.
I can also choose a hard cover, soft cover, padding cover, leather cover, or cloth cover for my photo book.
I have a few photo books and I never get tired of looking at them.
Find the perfect photo for a two-page spread might be a little tricky but I’m determined to pull it off. This will be the best photo book yet!
Do you use Shutterfly to create photo books or do you create scrapbooks the old-fashioned way, with paper, die-cut shapes, and actual printed photos?
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