I enlisted the help of two dear friends, Lynda and Florence (honorary Mum to me too) to help me do an unpackaging and 1st look at this lovely photo album I made of my Grandbaby’s first year. I was wise and used the “buy now, create later” option on the Photobook Canada site. They are always hosting terrific sales and as I knew I wanted to go BIG for this album I chose the 11 x 11 hardcover. I downloaded the free designer software and installed it on my computer. Now I am somewhat tech savvy and a digital scrapbooker to boot so I chose to whip all the pages up in Photoshop and then drop them in full page. I used all kits from Kristin Cronin Barrow (check it – such gorgeous choices at Sweet Shoppe Designs) which made it a snap when it came to breaking sections into themes. The kits were so precious the pages practically made themselves.
I have to say the process to set the pages in and upload is about as straightforward as you could ever wish for. I did mess up with the amount of total pages I created, but fortunately the most gracious staff were accomodating to me – patient and understanding and helpful.
I am so blown away by the thickness and sturdiness of each page! And beyond this, probably 75% of my pages were created from photos taken on my iphone – so I didn’t have my hopes up of any superior quality, but WOW!
We devoured this book from cover to cover – it looks incredible and will be a treasure for my Grandbaby for all of her life. I could not wish for anything more perfect to celebrate her 1st year – she will get to enjoy it always. I am so grateful to Photobook Canada for making this project so easy all the while making me feel like I pulled off a professional looking keepsake. (everyone from the support staff upward were HUGELY helpful and supportive) I also thank my friend Kristin Cronin Barrow for her talent in creating kits that frame this little life perfectly.