Since I stopped scrapbooking, my picture taking has not decreased. In fact, it has only increased now having a child. I suppose I could forget about making a family album because really all of my pictures are of Mazy (and apparently we don’t have a life outside of her), but I still find value in having a photo album to look back on.
I know I have mentioned Blurb.com before, but I just want to show you (again) what I am able to do using this photo book publishing website. It makes organizing your photos easy and quick, while still being able to do some design work (which is what i enjoy). At first when I looked at the price of the book I had designed, my eyes got a little wide, but they often have coupon codes, AND it’s a year’s worth of pictures! I look back at what I probably spent on a year’s worth of scrapbooking, and Blurb is DEFINITELY cheaper!
So, here is a little taste of what our family album looks like:
You can choose image wrap or dust covers for the cover of the book. You can also choose different page types (I choose standard because it’s the cheapest).
A few different page layouts:
For each month of Mazy’s life, I created a “month” page that included her stats, what she ate, her routine, milestones, and other things to remember (which I just stole from this blog!)
If you are looking to go digital, I recommend trying out Blurb. You can’t do some of the things that other programs allow you to do (like add endless embellishments), but I wanted to focus on the pictures anyways! Plus, I wanted my photo organizing to be enjoyable, not stressful where I am constantly behind and always trying to catch up. So Blurb it is!