Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Family Tree 12x12 Shutterfly Ready Album

My Family Tree 12x12 Shutterfly Ready Album is new in my store tonight, and it will be going on sale 40% off for the iNSD weekend.  This is the first of a series of Shutterfly Ready Albums I will be creating with my My Family Tree series of kits.  This album was made using components of My Family Tree and My Family Tree Add On available here in a combo pack and My Family Tree - Family Files Add On.

This preview shows 2 of the 2 page spreads, to give you an idea of what it looks like.  There are 18 pages (9 2-page spreads) that are meant to be used side by side with a definite left and right, but they could also be used intermixed with pages you create with the My Family Tree kits or intermixed with each other to your taste.   In addition to the 18 pages, there is a title/dedication page and an end page, as well as a cover with an opening for a photo, a back cover and a spine.  One of the first pages is a pedigree chart to record your family genealogy.  Remember to journal.  There are a few pages created just for you to tell your story!

All these pages were created with the templates that Shutterfly provides on their website.  You can load your pictures into/on these pages, flatten the image and upload to Shutterfly.  Once at Shutterfly, follow their directions on creating a 12 x 12 book.  Shutterfly uses a size just shy of 12" square.  If you are going to print elsewhere, you may have to enlarge just slightly, but this should not be a problem.

In this album I focused on the soft teal colors and elegant laces and frames.  It definitely has a "dressy" feel.  Soon I will be adding to the My Family Tree collection by creating a Shutterfly Ready book with some of the more modern elements found in the collection.  So, stay tuned!

Some of you may be wondering why you would buy a collection like this.  If you need a gift project that can be done quickly, you could use this to complete a book in an evening.  Think of gifts for the holidays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

Thank you for looking.  I hope you will enjoy!


Dorothy said...

Theresa - you have outdone yourself. This is beautiful! I have a question - could this be printed out as an 8x8?

Dorothy said...

Theresa - I've been trying to order the My Family Tree album from the Heritage Scrap store and I keep getting an error message when I try to check out. Have they been having trouble with their site? Is there a way to order it directly from you? I really want to get it before the sale price expires!

Dorothy said...

Never mind Theresa - I switched browsers and was able to order the kit. Now all I need is time to work on it! I've been having trouble with Photoshop working slow, so just waiting on more memory for my computer. As soon as it's installed I'll be good to go!