Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shutterfly Garden Photo Book


Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!  I have been very busy working on another Shutterfly 8" x 8" photo book.  This book is a tour of my gardens.  Since I take so many digital pictures and never seem to print them out, I thought it would be nice to have a photo book that I could look at and reflect on how the gardens have changed over the years.

This book consists of 47 pages and in between some of my gardens, I have flower poems by Emily Dickinson.  

These books are easy to create; it's just a matter on deciding the layout of your pictures.  Even though I create cards I just don't seem to have the time to do real scrapbooking so the digital books work out much better for me.

Now, for the best part - I had a 40% off coupon so I knew it was time to get this printed.  Yes, I am doing the "happy dance"!

Here are some pictures of the finished book.  The cover is a purple Echinacea with Perovskia atriplicifolia in the background. 


Arbor garden in early spring ...


Pretty purple Irises ...


Hostas and ferns showing off their color and texture ...


The relaxing pond garden ...


Autumn beauties ...


The back cover with a double ruffle peony.


Since posting my last Shutterfly photo book have any of you created one?  I was thinking wouldn't it be nice to create a 5" x 7" book of your favorite recipes?  I think this might be a great winter project :-)  If you are interested in viewing more of my gardens they are categorized on my right sidebar.

10 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi donna that looks great, fantastic book you have made.
and the pictures are beautiful.

greetings karin

Cheryl said...

Donna, The photos of your garden are gorgeous. And your book is so beautiful too! Love your idea of the recipe book. I've been thinking of doing one for our family. You are a very talented gal!

Rizzi said...

OH DONNA......YOUR BOOK IS LOVELY......YOU ARE SO CREATIVE......IT CAME OUT SO NICE...HOW ENJOYABLE SITTING AND LOOKING THROUGH ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL GARDENS....KNOWING THEY ALL BELONG TO YOU....AND WITH ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND LOVE....YOUR GARDENS TURNED OUT JUST GREAT........RIZZI

gale said...

What a great idea. We made a book about the local zoo but didn't do much journaling in it. Love your book!

SandyK said...

Your photo book is fabulous. Very clever how you thought about putting the poems with your photos. Your garden is lovely.

Riet said...

Your photobook looks beautiful. Putting the photo's with your photo's is a wonderful idea. I had a photobook printed two weeks ago of our trip to England and our visits to these beautiful gardens. Most photo's are of flowers.It is like you said, it is much easier to look at these albums than having to find the photo's in your computer.
I am your newest follower.
Riet

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, your book is breathtaking! Such gorgeous pictures and a wonderful way to showcase your work! Stunning!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I just love your photo book! Very pretty. I am your newest follower.
~Clara

Rhonda Langley said...

What a fabulous idea! I wish my "garden" was as beautiful as yours!

Rosemary said...

Love this idea... beautiful

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