Wednesday, August 27, 2008
OK, so not the gambling kind of book maker. The papery kind! I have been working on making a book using blurb.com. We just celebrated our third wedding anniversary, and so I decided that it is probably about time to make a nice photo album/memory book (use the term "scrap", and I'll be forced to violent retaliation). I've actually made this decision quite a few times before, but hopefully this time will be at least somewhat different.
Blurb.com is a pretty cool concept, but I'm not completely feeling it for the execution. It's a bit slow, has crashed on me a few times, and doesn't give me complete control to make things look the way I want them to. At least I haven't quite found a way to make it obey my every whim. Seeing as I'm using it to make a photo book, I might just end up doing it in iPhoto. However, if I was going to make a more text-based book, I'd be all about blurb.com. People are making some really cool stuff, though, so I'm pretty motivated to keep trying. I have a feeling the key is most likely avoiding their templates like the plague, and going easy on the photos. I'll let you know how things turn out!
On another note, life has gotten really busy lately, and so I haven't had as much time to devote to my weekly projects. Yes, you know what's coming. I really want to keep going with this, but feel like I need some shorter projects that I can just do without intense planning and preparation. Let me know if you have any ideas!