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06-18-2007, 08:38 PM
So I am wanting to do a shutterfly book for my MIL for either her birthday (if I finish in time or christmas) She has THOUSANDS of unorganized pictures in those, no no sticky albums and boxes.
So I want to do a book of her entire family. How should I do it?
So far this is what I am thinking but I don't know about the flow so PLEASE PLEASE I am begging for suggestions
Page 1: Title Page
Page 2-3:Her Mom and Dad
Page 4-5:Her Siblings
Page 6-7:Her and Her Husband (a little tricky he has past away and she is remarried)
Page 8-9:Her 3 kids when they were younger
Page 10-11:Kid #1's family
Page 12-13:Kid #2's Family
Page 14-15:Our Family
Page 16-17:Misc Candids
Page 18-19:Misc Candids
Page 20: End page
So I was thinging about doing cluster layouts so I can get a lot of different pictures on each page, but I don't know.
Please give me so ideas!:shrug:shrug
06-18-2007, 08:41 PM
I fyou are going to use several pics in one page, I recommend you to try a 12X12 book
06-18-2007, 08:44 PM
Yes it will have to be the 12x12 book. I would just like something for her to have out on a table to look at. SHe has so many pictures. I mean seriously. Those huge rubbermaid tubs I store my winter clothes in yeah she has 3. And then tons of albums and even more pictures.
06-19-2007, 03:55 AM
I would send the pics off to get burned on a CD. (I know someone must have the link for the company that does this!) Maybe you can give her the CD as a present. Or, keep the CD and sort the photos into folders. Then, for each time you need to give her a gift, make her a digi scrapbook!
If you want to do collage work, I recommend FotoFusion. The collage button is fun!
I like your page layout suggestions.
06-19-2007, 12:30 PM
I already sent my own photos off, but she doesn't use the computer for one and it would cost several hundred dollars to get hers scanned. But that is a good idea to keep making more books. Maybe start with a book of her childhood.
ttt for more ideas!
06-19-2007, 06:55 PM
06-19-2007, 08:17 PM
My idea- if you're wanting to do more and more for her- something I've done for my mom- do an album rather than a shutterfly book and start it out with those pages for her birthday, then for Christmas or mother's day or whatever, you can keep giving her bundles of pages to add. If you get a D-ring binder style- you can fit pages for a while... just another idea to throw out there. My mom loves it because it's like a perpetual gift- she knows more pages will keep coming.
06-19-2007, 09:00 PM
I just did a shutterfly book as a birthday present and everyone loved it. It was for a 2 year old's birthday and I asked the mom to give me 20 of her favorite pictures of her daughter. I arranged them with the "A You're Adorable" song and had a 5x7 book printed.
I would ask her for some of her favorite pictures, scan them in and make a book. I made one for my grandma-in-law and she loved it so much she was sobbing. I think the idea you have for the book is great. If you wanted a family theme, you could put family quotes on each one.
I guarantee she will love it!
06-19-2007, 09:35 PM
I've only done shutterfly books for specific events w/ a beginning and and end that I wont' wish later on I'd added sometihng else..
Just tonight I sent in my order for 2 books of our xmas vacation in Mexico. I had over 700 pictures to scrap!! I used all of these So Many Photos Templates by Misty Cato (http://store.scrapbook-elements.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=%22so+many+photos%22) at SBE. I rotated them and made really cool 2 page layouts. (can't show them yet... because I JUST got my books in and need to go back and do web sized versions lol)
im rambling aren't I? Ok.. back to the book. I did a 12x12 book for my parents as their 25th anniversary. I had:
*Pages of them pre-marriage
*pages of them early on in the marriage... us as babies
*Disneyland page (lived in SoCal and had tons of pics)
*3 kids - each got a 2 page spread....
*2 page spread of grandkids
*work page (mom, brother, sis, and i all worked together)
* christmas page (multiple years)
the very end was left blank for pictures of their suprise anniversary party..
I'll come back if i remember more pages...
06-22-2007, 03:11 PM
Thanks for the ideas ladies!
06-22-2007, 03:16 PM
Hey, Leslie...Remember you don't HAVE to stick with 20 pages. You can add pages to it. It's just that the smallest book they have is 20 pages. It sounds like you could fill up many coffee table books :)
For your project, though, I'd make it an ongoing album...meaning, give her the album and some pages now and then keep working on it and give her some at Christmas, some at Mother's Day, some next birthday, etc.
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