TWOTHOUSAND EIGHT

You can imagine my delight when, I opened the door to discover this box on the front porch.

IMG_3932.JPG

After fours years of procrastination our first family album is finished! I couldn't be happier with Artifact Uprising.

with gratitude. 

with gratitude. 

The album is gorgeous. I adore the simple templates and minimalistic layout and design. I began with 2008, the year our first baby, Audrey, was born. I found the idea for the dust jacket design here. I would have preferred to include, The Wolff Family, in a smaller font below the title. It wasn't an option using the their software. I'll have to spend some time in photoshop for the next book. 

IMG_3940.JPG

I am simply smitten with this company and their products. Without question, I'll be adding the wooden album boxes to my Christmas list this year. 

IMG_3943.JPG

We chose the 8.5 inch square hardcover book with a gunmetal grey linen cover.  Although there are less than 60 pages (I didn't take many pictures that year) each one is perfection, made of 100% recycled paper. I love the small fibers in the paper – each a "beauty mark of a better choice for the environment". My only wish is they would offer a 10 or a 12 inch square album size because I can't get enough of the soft beautiful pages.
 

IMG_3945.jpg

I'm a bit over protective of the book. I'd like to order two of each year, one to store in a fire proof box, and the other to keep out for the kids to enjoy throughout the years.

IMG_3948.jpg

They love looking through it. Audrey wants to go back to the house in Virginia and they keep getting confused, thinking Audrey's baby pictures are of Adeline.

IMG_3950.JPG

How about you, do you let the kids handle your photo books? 

photo credit: artifact uprising

photo credit: artifact uprising

I look forward to finishing up the next four albums (2009-2012) and maybe I'll even get around to an album of our honeymoon and the 365 PHOTO project from last year. 

Check out the color options for the linen covers! Should I switch it up a bit and try a new color? If so, which one? Too many amazing colors to chose from. I'm thinking maybe one of each?