Originally Posted by soonCB
Did you buy the pre-made ones. I just can't imagine paying the prizes to have someone make them and I have made something I like. We have spent a lot of money on shipping items and at this point, I do not want to spend any more money (especially not on shipping). While I was looked on the internet the other day about this topic I found some info on another forum that suggested using clip on earing clips. I think I will do that as I can't find these anywhere locally. Thank goodness for Michaels coupons!
I know this is completey off topic, but I wouldn't want anyone to have the experience I have had with picaboo. So I got boudoir pics done as a surprise for by fiance (to give him before the wedding). Anyways, the pictures turned out good and I had a groupon for picaboo (BAD CHOICE). I ordered the book and on the very first page there are ugly marks that look like water marks. I should note that the book I ordered is regular $60 (thank goodness I didn't pay that). So I contacted picaboo and they sent me a new one, same problem. Contacted them again, figured out it was an issue with the background, so fixed that and they sent it again. So just last week I got the 3rd book in the mail and the first page is now good, but there are ink drops throughout the ENTIRE BOOK! I was so angry and contacted them immediately. I demanded they have someone quality control the book before they mail me another one as I now have 3 books I can't do anything with. They agreed to do this, but in my opinion this is completely ridiculous. If they had quality control on the books in the first place, then we wouldn't have this problem. This was the first time I used picaboo and definately will be the last. Another thing is that each time I talked to customer service they had to view the project again, so who knows how many ppl have seen these pictures by now!. So frustrating. So just wanted to say save yourself the hassle!
On a positive note though, I really like the layflat pages. If anyone has suggestions of a photobook site that offers this and have positive feedback I would love the suggestions. I really want to have a photobook with layflat pages for our wedding album.
Oh I am sorry you had this experience. I have tried Picaboo, Mixbook, Shutterfly and Photobook Canada. I just used Picaboo for calendars, but was pleased. Shutterfly on the other hand was not so great. I had someone else's random baby pictures in the middle of the book I ordered for my friend! I have heard other people compliment Shutterfly though, but for me, my friend, and my FMIL, all who tried Shutterfly, we probably wouldn't use them again.
I have used Mixbook for a few projects and was pleased, though I do not know if they offer the lay-flat option. Photobook Canada is a little more expensive, but I had a groupon for them so I made my guestbook with them (using engagement pics). I was VERY pleased with the quality, though the backgrounds and such are not as easy to use as, say, Mixbook. But I would definitely recommend going with Photobook Canada, if that works for your location (I didn't see where you are from, so I am not sure).