Celebrate Everyday Life with Shutterfly

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One of the big projects I have been working on over the last few months (and am really excited about)  is the creation of a Celebrate Everyday Life photo book for Shutterfly.


This hard-bound book is available in 12x12 and 8x8 formats (minimum of 20 pages but you can add up to 80) and are set up for you to simply drag and drop your photos right into the book & type your text into specified areas. The design is super clean with plenty of white space to keep the emphasis on the photos + words.



Page topics within the photo book include everyday celebrations, observations, distractions, travel, play, work, routines, family, home, beauty, little things, etc. All those parts of our life worth documenting.



In addition to creating the photo book I wrote four short articles related to putting this book together (and scrapbooking everyday life in general). Here's a link to each:


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


While you are visiting Shutterfly, check out the darling photo book created by Jessica Sprague: ABC's of You.

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  1. Sherri Gerak

    2008-01-24 19:38:41 +0000

    My biggest photo challenge would be to take the photos as I see real life. I see my kids in their everyday, totally amazed by their process and when I try to capture it, the photos come out flat. No emotion! Would love to learn the artistic way of portraying my emotions thru my photography!

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  2. Lisa

    2008-01-24 19:56:19 +0000

    I have made a number of books through shutterfly.
    Thank you so much for designing a new format for all of us to use. A new perspective and a great way to collect photos and memories that may otherwise not be included in other places. I love the everyday...its the best stuff.

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  3. Maggie

    2008-01-24 20:11:45 +0000

    Yeah...wow. You seriously need to create a "happy file" and print all these comments to put in there!
    Awesome! I do hope I'm reading that right and you are helping us with this task. I tried one before and it was nice, but pretty boxy and dry.

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  4. giosmama26

    2008-01-24 20:39:31 +0000

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!! Wonderful and so fun. I am so going to purchase this. Can't wait to get started on it!!!

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  5. Aggie

    2008-01-24 21:00:31 +0000

    Hi Ali,
    I am a digital scrapbooker and have made 2 Shutterfly albums. I am so excited to see an Ali book available at Shutterfly!!! Im going to given this a go and will share with you once it is completed.
    Thanks for being such a great inspiration.

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  6. erin

    2008-01-24 21:50:30 +0000

    how very cool...tfs!!! happy friday!

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  7. Helene

    2008-01-24 23:00:07 +0000

    This is exactly what Ineeded to put my week in the life project on the road, it's simply perfect !!!
    thanks Ali

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  8. Jenn

    2008-01-25 05:44:50 +0000

    This is brilliant. Thanks for your creativity! I look forward to making one of these.

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  9. Laura T.

    2008-01-25 05:54:16 +0000

    This is awesome --- I'll definitely have to check it out this weekend.

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  10. Shannon

    2008-01-25 06:14:16 +0000

    Can't wait to take a look at this. I am hoping to take my 365 Project from this year and turn it into a book come January of next year. Maybe this will be an option (or your creative mind will work with shutterfly on something else for that, hint hint)
    Thanks for all your hard work!

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  11. Cindy

    2008-01-25 07:33:18 +0000

    I have been on scrapping hiatus for awhile because I just didn't "feel it". I checked out your book design and....."I felt it" this morning. God bless you and shutterfly. I am starting on my book TODAY!

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  12. Carole

    2008-01-25 08:59:04 +0000

    Okay , staying up all night and making a book.....LOVE IT !!! Thank you

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  13. MaryRuth Francks

    2008-01-25 09:04:39 +0000

    Love it!!!!!
    is there a way that we can view your completed book page by page to get a better idea?
    thanks!

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  14. lacy

    2008-01-25 11:29:11 +0000

    SHUT UP! That is so fabulous! Girl you are Martha worthy ( I mean that in the best way) and your book is waaay cute! OMG- wow- celebrating you!

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  15. Laurie

    2008-01-25 13:09:47 +0000

    I LOVE this idea! I've had great experience with shutterfly & their products. And I'm into white space and clean layouts...can't wait to get into this project!

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  16. Corey

    2008-01-25 18:43:08 +0000

    Ali, this is just so flippin cool! what a brilliant idea. I've been wanting to make a Shutterfly book anyway, now I have no excuse! Awesome. :)

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  17. NICOLE MARTEL

    2008-01-25 22:45:19 +0000

    oh wow, awesome!!

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  18. Tammy

    2008-01-26 05:18:06 +0000

    There is also a great company called Heritage Makers. I like the idea of helping someone with their home based business.

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  19. Tammy

    2008-01-26 05:37:04 +0000

    Sorry, still sleeping. At first glance, I thought you were just sharing an album you made... I love the album you designed! Awesome addition to Shutterfly. Thanks for making it so easy for so many of us!

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  20. Tracy(twazd)

    2008-01-26 09:45:52 +0000

    I had already started one of these books before I read this on your blog-LOVE this as a prompt to not always want the Perfect shot in my books! Thanks for addingyou creativity to my newest passion!

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  21. Tara in maryland

    2008-01-26 17:55:44 +0000

    LOVE this ali!!
    can we see more of your pages in your book?
    how many pages did you have total?
    thank-you so much!! -tara

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  22. Amber

    2008-01-26 20:06:14 +0000

    SO cool Ali!!! What an awesome project! I love the ease of it too! I can't wait to do one of my own....will start taking more pics now!

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  23. jeline

    2008-01-27 07:05:59 +0000

    Ali - Thank you thank you. Shutterfly is one of the best photobook manufacturer for me. Your design is amazing and I can't wait to use it. Thank you again

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  24. maggie

    2008-01-28 07:29:30 +0000

    Hi Ali:
    How are you? Is it possible to see more pages and more closeups please?
    Thanks
    Maggie

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  25. Heidi Bell

    2008-01-29 03:34:34 +0000

    This is just beautiful. The warmth in your family shines from every page. Congratulations on the success of all your hard work.

    * edited 08/11/14 03:55PM
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