There are a handful of people who I shove my pictures onto (“You’re going to like my pictures….or play a good job at pretending you do!“). I’m related to most of them. (Funny how that works out.) And Jessica is also one of these victims.* Sometime after we visited my brother and her in San Francisco (and subsequently, traveled together to Hawaii), I pulled together pictures that I thought she’d like and created a notebook journal for her (basically, a Blurb 5×8″ trade book printed on white uncoated 70# paper). I figured she could pull it out whenever she wants to jot down random things while looking at pictures of…my brother. Lucky girl.

I apologize for sharing this post-Christmas, but she is one of two people who reads this blog and I wanted to try to keep the element of surprise with both the notebook and Justin Bieber wrapping paper. (I’ve found that JB wrapping paper is a crowd pleaser. Ha.)

Blurb photo trade book notebook

I know you’re loving the wrapping paper too!

Blurb trade book notebook

This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had in San Francisco. I’m drooling as I look at Justin it.

Blurb trade book notebook

Yeah, that’s my brother. He will call me a bully for posting this picture. 😉

Blurb trade book notebook

A silhouette of Jessica and my brother jumping during a sunset at Haleakalā National Park. (Are you still digging The Biebs’ paper?)

Blurb notebook photo book

Hawaiian luau

Blurb trade book notebook

Jessica and my brother checking out the scene underwater

I have to say that I really liked the quality and will consider using the trade book option to print a future portfolio or photography book. If I had to compare the texture and feel of it, it’s a cross between a paperback book and one of those thick artsy magazines (think Kinfolk).  Hmmm…..yeah, I think there is a trade book print job in the my future.

I’ll reconsider my wrapping paper choice though.

*I’m sorry, Jessica. LOL.

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