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#1 J&MWedding

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    Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:51 AM

    I was using another thread to talk about Blurb with other brides, but I thought I would post here so more could find and see. blurb.com
    What I did:
    I used a wrapped cover and put our monogram on it
    On the left pages I put a quote of some kind in the upper left corner and then underneath lines for guests to sign
    On the right pages I put a photo of PV on each page with a header "puerto Vallarta photos" I had to use Dreamstime.com website to purchase the PV photos (since I've never been there) but it was pretty inexpensive.
    For those not familiar, this was my first time using Blurb and it came pretty much exactly what I expected. I think next time I would do a few things differently, like maybe add more pages, have a thicker book. I only had about 20 pages or less and the book is thin. You can download any photos you want (but make sure you have the legal rights to use it) and you can design anything!
    We wanted more like a coffee table book with PV photos in it, but I liked this better because I was able to add personal touches with the quotes etc
    "If your husband wants to go fishing, let him. It just means you have more time for shopping." and
    "I love being married. It's so great to find that one person you want to annoy the rest of your life." and "a good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust." quotes like that.
    (that gives me an idea...I wonder if there is some sort of quote thread....?)

    Anyways, here are pics - not sure how they will turn out
    My colors are ivory/white/grey/silver sort of so the pages are sort of lavender grey which matches perfectly. It probably took my about 4 hours to make this but that included figuring out how to the buy the PV photos.

    Cover:
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    First page:
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    Right side of pages
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    Left side of pages
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    Up close pic of quotes
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    ~jill~

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    #2 NaM

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      Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:18 AM

      That came out great!! I was interested in using Blurb too so it's nice to see yours that came out so cute.
      Congrats!

      #3 J&MWedding

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        Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:30 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by NaM
        That came out great!! I was interested in using Blurb too so it's nice to see yours that came out so cute.
        Congrats!
        Yep, I remember you were interested in it. I forgot to post cost.
        The book itself was somewhere around $31. It cost me about $15 to "buy" the photos and I think maybe $10 for shipping. I just love adding the quotes in it because I know people will read them and laugh.
        ~jill~

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        #4 tdmitchell

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          Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:38 AM

          Nice Job! It looks great!

          #5 Danielle77

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            Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:09 PM

            That is such a great idea! It looks fantstic.

            #6 Amarillis

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              Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:11 PM

              GREAT guest book!!!! that will be such a keepsake!

              #7 amygirl1169

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                Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:48 PM

                Thanks for sharing! I'm going to make mine on there :)

                #8 Taghan

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                  Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:18 PM

                  Your book came out great! What a great keepsake....thanks for posting the info!

                  #9 JCruz

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                    Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:22 PM

                    That's an awesome idea and your book turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

                    #10 lmuze

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                      Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:27 PM

                      Great idea, thanks for posting! I am planning to use our engagement pictures to make our guest book. the person who took our engagement pictures wanted to charge us $250 to make a guest book. I think $40 sounds like a winner




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