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DIY, customize a moleskine

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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DIY customized moleskine

I was recently asked by Brides.com to come up with a DIY project for Valentine’s Day. After a bit of thinking, I decided to customize an off-the-shelf moleskine sketchbook. (I know, am a bit crazy for the moleskines!)

I made my DIY moleskine for Steven (he loved it!) and I think it makes a great handmade gift for any occasion. The basic concept is that you cut out some of the original pages and glue in your photos instead. I also added a “Top 10 Reasons I Think You’re Really Great” list to accompany the photos. Oh, and I wrote a secret in it, too.

Here is the project feature on Brides.com with the detailed instructions. Please let me know if you have any questions. And if you make one please send me a photo, I’d love to see how yours turns out!!

Here are some more photos of mine.

DIY customized moleskine

DIY customized moleskine

DIY customized moleskine

DIY customized moleskine+title

DIY customized moleskine

DIY customized moleskine

DIY customized moleskine

DIY customized moleskine

DIY customized moleskine

DIY customized moleskine

Click here to download the instructions and a printout the custom bellyband design.

ENJOY!

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wedding book week! #5, my own wedding book

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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We’re celebrating our second annual Wedding Book Week. This week we featured a book a day and not just with wedding day pictures. We showed a book about a couple’s love story, a book of honeymoon pictures, and of course some lovely books of the big day. And today you finally see my own wedding book!

Enjoy, and contact us to get a quote for your own custom wedding book.

NEXT WEEK! I have another fun post for you Monday. It’s a DIY book project that makes a great little gift. Come visit again Monday!

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book #5, steven + kim (finally!)

Yay! Our wedding book is finished, and I’d like to thank Wedding Book Week for making it happen. Seriously. Deadlines are the best.

So here it is…Steven and I got married 7.7.07 up in an amazing little town on Vancouver Island in Canada called Tofino (my favorite place ever – go if you can). Our story was a central part of the wedding, so of course we included it in the book. In a nutshell: we met on a blind date after college, dated for 2 years, broke up for 8, then got back together and got married in the same year. We took our own sweet time, thus our wedding theme and book title…Steven and Kim Finally!

I always knew we’d want to include more than just wedding day photographer pictures in our book. We used a great local photographer named Jeremy Koreski who is mostly known for his surfing images, and we totally love the images he took of our wedding. But our book also includes our story, a few pictures from what we call Round 1, some quotes from friends/family/us over the years that tell the progression of our story, pictures from our wedding week, and even pictures from our honeymoon. It’s our story.

Our reception was on the beach, so for our book I used a linen that reminds me of the sand, with a photo of one of our Steven and Kim Finally signs.

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

Steven + Kim Finally!

[to see more photos and read some descriptions go here]

Now I get why my clients love having their wedding books so much. It is so much fun to remember, on paper, together!

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wedding book week! #4, photographer wedding books

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

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We’re celebrating our second annual Wedding Book Week. This week you’ll see a book a day and not just with wedding day pictures. We have a book about a couple’s love story, a book of honeymoon pictures, and of course some lovely books of the big day. You’ll even see my own wedding book on Friday!

Enjoy, and contact us to get a quote for your own custom wedding book.

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book #4, photographer wedding books

OK, today we are showing a different way to make a wedding book with us…through your photographer! Over the past year or so we’ve started working with photographers, and we’ve loved it. Here’s just a sampling of photographer wedding books we’ve made, along with the book style.

Nikole + Brett, BB&Co Photography
[signature book]

Nikole + Brett Wedding

Nikole + Brett Wedding

Nikole + Brett Wedding

Nikole + Brett Wedding

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Megan + Eli, BB&Co Photography
[board book]

Eli + Megan

Eli + Megan

Eli + Megan

Eli + Megan

Eli + Megan

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Michael + Elizabeth, Edyta Szyszlo Photography
[board book]

Kevin + Loralie, Flory Photo
[signature book]

Kevin + Loralie

Kevin + Loralie

Kevin + Loralie

Kevin + Loralie

Kevin + Loralie

[photos by Joel Flory and posted on his blog]

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Chris + Carrie, Caroline Joy Photography
[accordion book]

Caroline's Blog Images

Caroline's Blog Images

Caroline's Blog Images

Caroline's Blog Images

Caroline's Blog Images

[photos by Caroline Joy]

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Erin + Mark, Carrie Tabb Photography
[signature book]

Carrie Tabb Wedding Books

Carrie Tabb Wedding Books

Carrie Tabb Wedding Books

Carrie Tabb Wedding Books

Carrie Tabb Wedding Books

[photos by Carrie Tabb]

So if you’re shopping for a wedding photographer right now, ask if they offer Good Stock books. If not, just get your images on CD and contact us directly so we can make your book!

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wedding book week! book #3, a honeymoon book

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

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We’re celebrating our second annual Wedding Book Week. This week you’ll see a book a day – and not just with wedding day pictures. We have a book about a couple’s love story, a book of honeymoon pictures, and of course some lovely books of the big day. You’ll even see my own wedding book on Friday!

Enjoy, and contact us to get a quote for your own custom wedding book.

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book #3, matthew + jennifer’s honeymoon

Jennifer’s first anniversary gift to her husband – an avid photographer – was this lovely book of their honeymoon trip. While they cruised the Mediterranean, Matthew captured some great images that Jennifer wanted to compile in one place.

For the design we interspersed the photos with dates and locations so you can track their itinerary. We also included special mementos like wine labels, tickets, and maps. We used a dark blue leather trimmed to the edges with blind stamping for the cover – a classic meets modern feel.

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Honeymoon Book

Makes me want to travel!

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wedding book week! book #2, tara + brad

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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We’re celebrating our second annual Wedding Book Week. This week you’ll see a book a day – and not just with wedding day pictures. We have a book about a couple’s love story, a book of honeymoon pictures, and of course some lovely books of the big day. You’ll even see my own wedding book on Friday!

Enjoy, and contact us to get a quote for your own custom wedding book.

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book #2, tara + brad

Tara and Brad selected our biggest style of wedding book. It is 10×13 and has a beautiful, substantial feel to it. The grey leather we used is my new favorite – so beautiful – and works perfectly with the light grey stamping. Inside the book we added special touches like Tara and Brad’s personalized vows, a lovely toast given by a dear friend, and a monogram design they had incorporated into their printed pieces.

[wedding photos by Juliet Elizabeth]

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Tara + Brad

Thanks, Tara!

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Monday, February 15th, 2010

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wedding book week! book #1, lindsay + campbell

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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wedding book week

With love still in the air, we’ve decided it’s a perfect time for our second annual Wedding Book Week. Plus, I’ll just be honest, I needed a really good excuse to finish my own wedding book. (!) Yes, it’s finally finished and I can’t wait to share it with you. But I’m getting ahead of myself, that is Friday’s post.

This week you’ll see a book a day and not just with wedding day pictures. We have a book about a couple’s love story, a book of honeymoon pictures, and of course some lovely books of the big day.

Contact us to get a quote for your own custom wedding book.

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book #1, lindsay + campbell, a love story

Lindsay made this book about their love story to give Campbell on their wedding day. It is so sweet. She chronicled each of their journeys to NYC…Campbell from his Australian homeland, and Lindsay from San Francisco. In New York they met and fell in love, and during their courtship wrote each other the sweetest little post-it notes and text messages that of course made their way into the book. We used a moleskine style, so it feels like a journal of their love story. She titled it A Love Story of the American and Australian Kind.

We’re excited to show you not only the book photos, but also some wedding day photos of Lindsay giving the book to Campbell. Thanks, Lindsay!

[wedding day photos by Tec Petaja]

Lindsay+Campbell

Lindsay+Campbell

Lindsay+Campbell

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

Lindsay + Campbell Love Story

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