Wednesday, July 16
Our Costa Rica Photo Book
You know that age old dilemma of "I have all these great photos but I never print them"? Well, that is my whole photo life except for a handful of projects, so I thought it would be a good idea to get on that. I love the idea of coffee table books, so today I'm teaming up with Canon USA to make one devoted to our beautiful, wonderful Costa Rica trip!
First things first: buy a photo album. I am terrible at scrapbooking, so I just wanted a traditional photo album. Weirdly, finding a plain, non-ugly one was pretty tricky! I decided to spice this one up by using some ModPodge to adhere some fabric onto the spine. I like it much better now!
Next, I chose which photos to print and used my PIXMA iP8720 to print them out. I like the idea of having a theme for each book because it makes the photo selection process a little less overwhelming. I made several collages in photoshop to save paper. This 13x19 paper is so great to have because you can fit a ton of 4x6 photos onto one page!
After printing, I cut out my photos (grab a helper if you can snag one!) and assembled the book. I get so wrapped up in the placement of my photos-- I like for the book to tell a story. :)
I love having a little photo book devoted to our special trip. I'm thinking I need to make a few more of these and keep up with having photos printed. It's so fun to have these sorts of albums, especially when guests come over (yes, I'm that person). "How was your Costa Rica trip?" Here, let me show you...