As my #ThisMakingThat series has evolved on Instagram since 2014, I’ve dreamed of turning it into a book. The series is so much fun viewed together, and I love the idea of being able to gift something personal to friends and family, and give others a way of sharing it as well. I was so excited when I was approached by Blurb Books to create a This Making That book. I mean, I literally jumped out of my chair. IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING!
The process of creating the book was a blast. Since Blurb Books is an independent, self-publishing platform, I got to have complete control over the look and feel of the book, and they provided the tools to make the whole process understandable. The first thing I decided on was to go with their small square 7x7” photo book. The book is meant to be fun and playful, so it felt like the perfect size. I chose paper with Premium Paper lustre finish, and a hard cover. Next, I collaborated with my friend Trevor of Never Lost Creative to design custom, creative illustrations to go along with each image!
After we were done designing, the book was ready and on my doorstep in ONE WEEK! While flipping through the pages for the first time, I could not stop smiling. The quality was so sharp and clean! I’m so excited to bring it to the public, and allow YOU to purchase your very own via Blurb and Amazon. Stay tuned as the book will be available in time to purchase before the holidays! Sign up here to be the first to know.
In celebration of my book launch, I’ll be giving away two books!
As I continue the series, I want to hear from YOU! What #ThisMakingThat ideas do you have? Let me know if the comments, and I’ll pick my 2 favorites to send a book to!