I used Blurb, my favorite printing company. But I have to say I had a little trouble this time around. I had a gift certificate from my mom, and I had a 25% discount coupon that I got through Clickin Moms. Blurb's shopping cart treats discount codes and gift certificate codes in the same manner, and you can only use one code in a transaction. In my mind, a gift certificate is like a form of payment, and it shouldn't disqualify you from using a discount code. But I contacted them about it, and they promptly gave me a solution to the problem. In the end I was able to use both codes, just in a round about way. So I guess I'm still happy with Blurb. But kinda disturbed by them as well.
My overall feelings about the book:
- Easy to put together using Bookify online system.
- Fast shipping.
- Beautiful book with amazing colors. This is my third Blurb book, and I must say that I was really amazed by the beautiful colors, more so than my previous books. Not that my previous books had poor colors. I was just really blown away this time.
- Warped cover, as I have seen in my last book. Photo below.
Edge - notice slight warping of cover, as I saw in my last book as well. The warping in my last book has decreased as time has past.
A couple of close up shots.
I'm really happy to have this project "officially" finished. This was my first time creating a cohesive album with similar design elements on every page. All pages used the same white background, and I had three fonts that I also used consistently on all pages. Other than that, kits and page design vary greatly from page to page. Another thing about this book is that I included 4 or 5 self portraits taken throughout the year. That was a new thing for me, but I've become much more comfortable about including pictures of myself in my layouts. I'm really glad I did this project.
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