Turn Your Blog Into A Book! How to Gain an Income from Your Online Content - Perfect for Memory Keepers, Bloggers and Entrepreneurs! #Ad

Hi Friends, I'm here today to share some really exciting news with you! 

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Blurb, my favorite book maker, has a really awesome new feature that will allow you as a blogger or memory keeper to turn your online content into a book!  

Turn Your Blog Into A Book! How to Gain an Income from Your Online Content - Perfect for Memory Keepers, Bloggers and Entrepreneurs!

The new BookWright tool from Blurb pulls texts and images directly from blog builders like Blogger, Wordpress or Squarespace, just to name a few. You will have control over the conversion of the blog pages into your print products with BookWright's assistance.  

How cool is that?  I can see this being a really useful tool if you blog photos and short, personal stories - think of the memory keeping albums you could create! Or, perhaps if you are a food blogger and share lots recipes you'd like to bind into a book?  Or... What if you post a bunch of tutorials and want to turn those into a book for passive income?!  The possibilities are endless!

Take a look at this book I created with Blurb, showcasing my photography business and a look at what my webpages looked like on the website I had used for many years. 

Turn Your Blog Into A Book! How to Gain an Income from Your Online Content - Perfect for Memory Keepers, Bloggers and Entrepreneurs!
Turn Your Blog Into A Book! How to Gain an Income from Your Online Content - Perfect for Memory Keepers, Bloggers and Entrepreneurs!
Turn Your Blog Into A Book! How to Gain an Income from Your Online Content - Perfect for Memory Keepers, Bloggers and Entrepreneurs!
Turn Your Blog Into A Book! How to Gain an Income from Your Online Content - Perfect for Memory Keepers, Bloggers and Entrepreneurs!
Turn Your Blog Into A Book! How to Gain an Income from Your Online Content - Perfect for Memory Keepers, Bloggers and Entrepreneurs!

Summer Mini Album | Artifact Uprising Square Prints

Last summer, we took a beautiful week long vacation on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This is one of my favorite summer destinations, so rich in coastal beauty and luxurious architecture. I love the various beaches along the scenic highway and enjoy photographing their splendor.

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When we arrived home from our trip, I knew I wanted to document the vacation in a separate mini album with the focus being on the photos. This would be my first complete mini album experience. I chose this Greige WRMK 4x4 album because of it's neutral color, which I simply adore. I then ordered a set of 25 Square Prints from Artifact Uprising. When it comes to minimalism and quality, no one beats Artifact Uprising in my opinion.  I am so in love with the perfection of these prints.

I used a standard hole punch and inserted my photos into the album. I wanted to label the different areas we visited, so I journaled about each beach using this template from Paislee Press and printed the journaling on clear vellum.  Next, I cut 5x5 squares from 12x12 scrapbook paper I had from a Felicity Jane kit. I punched holes in each of the double sided papers and inserted them between random photos.  Lastly, I included a few digital design elements from One Little Bird's Cabana collection and completed the album. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out! 

Since our trip also included some other "everyday" photos of things like our food, our vacation rental and kayaking on the ocean, I also ordered this 5.5x5.5 Square Soft Cover album to document those memories. I'll be sharing a look at that photo book soon. I keep both the mini album and soft cover book stored on a shelf, tucked away, neatly together.  As a result of this project turning out so well, I definitely plan to use this method again for future trips.

 

Products Used:   Set of 25 Square Prints by Artifact Uprising | We R Memory Keepers 4x4 Instagram Album in Greige | Digital elements from Cabana by One Little Bird | 3x4 Template by Paislee Press

Blurb Photo Book | Documenting the Story of a Photography Business

Printed photo books are quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to document a specific memory, trip, or event.  I love the focus they bring on photos, surrounded by crisp white pages and words, telling stories that are very important to me. To me, that minimal aspect is very appealing.

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Some of you may know that I am a professional photographer. At the young age of 23, I started and ran my own portrait photography business, specializing in pet photography.  I spent much of my time volunteering for local theater and charities, diving into many different opportunities and coming into my own as a result of my entrepreneurship. Photography is most definitely a passion of mine, so this business was a dream come true. However, as many of you know, running a business, especially one in addition to other work, can be taxing. When my husband and I began to desire a family, I decided it would be a good time to put my photography business on hold, refocus on my full time job and alleviate some of the pressures running a business put on me.

As I was taking down the website I had so lovingly created over the years, I realized that I really wanted to document this huge part of my life. After all, this was not only a business I started but endless hours of hard work, dedication and an outpouring of passion. I thought it was worthy of being documented.

For several weeks, I contemplated how I wanted to document this story. I decided to screen shot my website and stitched the shots together in Photoshop Elements, saving them as .jpeg images. Then, I spent an afternoon on Google Docs telling the story, typing paragraph after paragraph.  Finally, I gathered my favorite client images from over the years and dropped them into a folder on my desktop. 

With the help of Blurb and their user-friendly online software, I built a beautiful album in one evening.  I finalized my project, chose the cover, sent it off to be ordered and anxiously awaited it's arrival.  This was my first Blurb order and I am happy to report, I was blown away by the ease of creation to the quality of the product and quick turn around. I'm so grateful to have this huge part of my life documented in such a gorgeous album.
 

I am excited to work with Blurb again in the future. I think their albums will make a lovely travel book or family heritage album. In addition, I'm especially intrigued with their magazine options! Sp many possibilities for memory keepers such as ourselves.

 

You too can enjoy the beauty of a Blurb album!

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Love Where You Live - A Finished Project | 6x8 Soft Cover Photobook from Artifact Uprising

Hi friends! Do you remember Love Where You Live - a class by Little Paper Projects?  The project quickly turned out to be one of my favorite projects. I set out to document our first home and all the precious memories we shared there.  I documented each room, the small details of the spaces and the special moments we shared there.

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At the time the class was underway, my schedule didn't permit me creating physical pocket pages. Instead, I chose to create digital pages using 6x8 templates from Little Lamm & Co turned horizontally.  I used elements from Little Lamm & Co.'s Nest Collection, One Little Bird's Dwell collection and a few of the freebies from the class itself.

You can see more of my digital pages here.

Now, six months later, I decided to print these pages and combine them into a soft cover album.  I used Artifact Uprising, one of my favorite printers, to finalize my project.  They offer beautiful soft albums in 6x8 size so this was a simple solution.  Artifact Uprising's system is easy to use so uploading my images and arranging my album only took about 30 minutes. 

When I received my album in the mail, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of my album. I've included a little flip through video at the bottom of this post. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have!

Products Used :   6x8 Templates (turned sideways) by Little Lamm & Co.  |   the Nest collection by Little Lamm & Co.   | Black and White Stripe Paper from Postscript by One Little Bird | Dwell elements by One Little Bird|  Quote via the Love Where You Live Pinterest Board | Paper from Let's Eat by Little Lamm & Co. | Love Lives Here Digital Stickers from my Shoppe at Turquoise Avenue

 

#MySelfieScrapbook - A Finished Project | 8x8 Hard Cover Photobook from Shutterfly!

Hey guys! I am so excited to share a very special update on a project I started last spring.  Some of you may remember that I was a contributor for #myselfiescrapbook.  At the time the project was underway, I created my pages digitally.   I was so happy with the way that they turned out, I couldn't just leave those pages sitting on my computer's hard drive.  I recently printed them through Shutterfly in an 8x8 photobook and LOVE how it turned out!

This was such a simple undertaking. Shutterfly's album builder couldn't be more simple.  This entire 20 pg. hard cover album only took me about 30 minutes to design and order! 

#MySelfieScrapbook - A Finished Project by Turquoise Avenue | 8x8 Hard Cover Photobook from Shutterfly with a video flip-through. .
#MySelfieScrapbook - A Finished Project by Turquoise Avenue | 8x8 Hard Cover Photobook from Shutterfly with a video flip-through. .
#MySelfieScrapbook - A Finished Project by Turquoise Avenue | 8x8 Hard Cover Photobook from Shutterfly with a video flip-through.
#MySelfieScrapbook - A Finished Project by Turquoise Avenue | 8x8 Hard Cover Photobook from Shutterfly with a video flip-through.