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#1 TallCool69

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 04:52 AM

I've uploaded and ordered my book on Italy!!! Finally... The now infamous roadtrip with my mom...

Those of you on Facebook will recognize it!
Thanks for all the encouragement you gave me there! Especially Barb Hughes!
And hugs to Vaughnde, who has left love on every single page I've uploaded in the gallery here!

For those of you who wonder what Shutterfly-books look like and what I think - this is my third.
I'm overall very satisfied with what they do, and I think their customer service is great!
I've had some problems with pages coming loose, wrong color of the spine and too much cutting - but thy've solved everything for me and sent me new ones at no cost! To Sweden!!!
They might be a little bit more expensive than some other places, but I think they're worth every penny!
As long as you remember to turn their color-correction (Vivid Pics) off, and keep in mind that they do indeed take a little bit off around the edges - their books are great!
I like the quality they have in their paper, the end-pages and their covers!

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Update, May 13th:

My book is featured in the Shutterfly Gallery!!! :dancingelephant:

Thank You - All of You - who has been kind enough to leave me comments there or just bothered to follow the link!
I think the traffic you've caused to my book made Shutterfly notice it!

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:37 AM

Oh Thess! It's just BEAUTIFUL! I just paged through it at Shutterfly and one page was more lovely than the last!
It's a real treasure!
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:56 AM

Fabulous work, Thess!
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:01 AM

Thess, this is such a beautiful book! Congrats on finishing it! Totally amazing LO for a truly amazing place...thanks so much for sharing!
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 06:56 AM

Wow! It's really beautiful! I'm so impressed.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:05 AM

Oh, Thess, how gorgeous!! That is a treasure for sure. I'm going to be ordering books soon, and I appreciate your insight here.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:44 AM

Thanks for sharing your book, Thess. Your pages and photos are gorgeous!
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:59 AM

Wonderful! I love this, WOW....I want to take a roadtrip now!
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:17 AM

Wow. and
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Beautiful, Thess. I admire your dedication to start, persevere and finish a large project like that. The results are magnificent.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:22 AM

I recognized so many pages Thess! I love it! Each page is a treasure. You have done so much work and it shows...Congratultions on getting it in book form :)
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:39 AM

WOW Thess! The book is just beautiful and you have inspired me to go back and see if I can finish my book to Italy. We went to so many of the same places and how wonderful it would be to have it finished. A big project but you did a great job!!!

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:41 AM

Thess, this book is incredible. What an inspriration. I have hundreds of photos of our trip to Italy waiting to be scrapped and I do believe after looking at your book, I can actually begin! Thanks for sharing and also thanks for your thumbs up about Shutterfly.
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:57 AM

That is an amazing book, Thess! Love all the colors and the page layouts are really nice. You should be very proud of that. Bet it will be even better when it's in your hands!

Congrats on completing it!
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:33 AM

Oh my Thess! That is a stunning travel book! Thanks so much for your thoughts on Shutterfly too.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:48 AM

Thank You sooo much ALL of You for the kind words!!! :2468who-do-we-appreciate:
Your positive comments and support means the world to me!
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I'm trying to scrap my life up to date... LOL!
That's why I'm not uploading too many LO's here at the moment. Just getting all the credits sorted would take too much time...
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Right now I've done almost 90 pages of a 200-page book on 2006, I've started a book on my Santorini-trip last fall (planning to give it to my friend when we go on our next trip together in September), I'm halway through a book on my sister's best friend's wedding, and I'm still working on my Africa-book from our trip in 2007!
Those are just my on-going projects - I have several more planned...
So, even if it might not show in the gallery - I'm scrapping up a storm at the moment!!! :monkeydance:
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:00 AM

Thess...I'm speechless! It is fabulous, beautiful, creative, stunning, lovely ... I don't know if I have enough adjectives to describe it. What a treasure you have created! I'm just amazed ...simply amazed! :respect: :worthy: :jawdrop:
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:23 AM

Fantastic album Thess! You've done a beautiful job with it!

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:51 AM

You mentioned pages coming loose....this was one of the reasons I was hesitant about Shutterfly - other than that, they were my number one pick.

I just happened to find someone here who has a printing business and he can stitchbind books. I gave him one of my kids yearbooks that was coming apart and I'm anxious to see how he fixed it.

Anyway, that might be an option for some of you ladies with non-stitchbound books; see if you find a local printer who can do that for you.

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ETA: I just went and looked at your book - ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Gorgeous!! It gave me quite a few ideas- what a piece of work, Thess.....
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:16 AM

Tess - it's absolutely amazing!
You are so dedicated to be doing all these albums! Good for you!
it's very inspiring, too - you let the photos speak for themselves - great example that you don't have to use a lot of "stuff" to have great LOs!
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:09 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! That is one awesome book!! Man you have done a wonderful job of that Thess!! I bet it is so nice to sit back and look at it now. Great work.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:43 AM

Thess, I love your book. I went to Italy last September and visited many of the same places. I did some scrapping, but not nearly as much as you did. Now I think I'll go back and do some more. What a great job.

I really like Shutterfly and use them frequently. I haven't ordered a book yet, but I'll be sure to pay attention to the details you pointed out if I do.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful book.
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:06 AM

Thess this book is WOW - what a treasure for you to have always. I'm impressed wtih your follow through and all you are accomplishing.
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:11 AM

Oh my Thess, that book is just amazing! Thank you for sharing the pages with us. Very inspiring and definitely a treasure.
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:25 PM

Thess, this is gorgeous! What a wonderful keepsake.
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:25 PM

Thess, it's fantastic! I absolutely love how blended your photos into the backgrounds, looks awesome!!!!!

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:40 PM

Congrats Thess! That's awesome! I too really like Shutterfly and have fournd the same things as you in terms of their customer service.

Your album is beautiful!
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:12 PM

Thess your scrapbook is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and thoughts about Shutterfly!
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:39 PM

I am so happy you have completed your tour story! I really am THRILLED to see Italy "second hand", as it
were. So glad you could do that trip with your mom, even though it must have been stressful at times. Some day
you will recall that trip and only remember the "good days", I know! My mom was able to visit Rome before she
passed, and always recounted her trip with enthusiasm and joy. You have brought that same attitude to your special
book of memories. I cannot wait to go myself, someday!

I hope you will bring your book to SLC so I can "see it" for real, after watching it's assembly page by page.... wonderful job! It brought
tears to my eyes to page thru the shutterfly version!

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:41 PM

Thess, you have created a STUNNING scrapbook! I love it, its all brilliantly put together, the photos are great....BRAVO!!!!!
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:46 PM

What an awesome treasure! It's truly gorgeous, and I agree with the person above who said each page was more beautiful than the last!
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