Ali Edwards, She Made My Day: Check out Shutterfly and Ali, A Sweet Combo

January 24, 2008 at 11:41 pm 2 comments

shutterflyphotobook1.jpgI am SO excited I might hyperventilate.  I know.  That’s saying something. 

I know, I know, slow down, you can’t understand a word I’m about to say:

It goes like this…


My really good friend Ali (yeah, Ali  returned my email once and answered a blog question…that makes us really good friends.  If it doesn’t, hmmm, well,  just keep your cotton pickin’ opinion to yourself and stop reading my occasionally lame blog.  Wow.  I feel so empowered).

Anyway, my really good friend Ali, who has a particular knack for waking up my creativity, has developed…whew, feeling giddy again…light-headed, need to breathe…a digital book-making process for Shutterfly. 

Oh man, it ROCKS! 

A couple years ago, I made one a rather plain for my Mom for her January birthday of our Christmas at her house, and I’m still her fav because of it.  (Shh, don’t tell the other twerps I said that.) 

(Yeah, I know you all read, just giggle and go on).

I think my really good friend  Ali had made me a better blogger, too.  I’ve been coached by a number of mentors to make Thanksgiving a bigger part of my life to push away depression,worry, doubt, and other “uglies”, but to set those to pictures and music and, oh my, COLOR?  Now, it’s getting REALLY fun.

You couldn’t read one of My really good friend Ali‘s books and get a better foundation for becoming a “life artist”.   And, hey, this is digital…you CAN do it!  All the “art” is your own life!  How cool is that?

Here is a full size picture of the pages for my really good friend Ali‘s book:


Here are links to my really good friend Ali‘s helpful tips (I probably need to let go of the repeats on that, lest she think I’m a stalker or something…not really, and no, I’m not hurt on not winning yesterday contest.  We can still be really good friends):

Making A Successful Everyday Life Book
Journaling Your Everyday Life
8 Techniques for Choosing or Taking Photos
List of Everyday Photos

It will run a minimum of $35.00 plus S&H, but my, you’d pay WAY more in scrapbook supplies to get it done “long-hand”.  I’d pay that much in ink to just print 20 pp myself!

Alright, so I plan on being busy with this little project.  If you make one, I WANTS TO SEE IT!  I’m off to start on mine, Bloggites!  Oh my, happy girl alert!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dori  |  January 25, 2008 at 7:18 am

    I CAN NOT WAIT to check this out. I, too, love the digital books by Shutterfly. I gave one to my parents for Christmas a couple of years ago — added pictures of us throughout the year and corresponding scriptures (because I’m spiritual like that!). 🙂 It turned out so great and YES, IT WAS THEIR FAVORITE GIFT THAT YEAR!

    Thanks for the tip, M and A!!!


  • 2. ~E  |  January 25, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Someone told me about this recently. I think she made one (or maybe it was just something similar, but it was from Shutterfly) for a Christmas gift. I have it in mind to make for Christmas gifts this year! If you make one, I want to see it! Let me know how easy or hard it is.

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