Thursday, October 21, 2010

Leather Craftsmen = LOVE

When I opened the front door yesterday I couldn't hide my excitement at finding a package on the front step, knowing exactly what was inside.  I tore into the package like a kid on Christmas morning, admiring the "Leather Craftsmen" stamped black box nestled safely inside several layers of bubble wrap.  And inside?  My first sample album.  The best part?  It was free!  I won this album at WPPI this past March, thanks to the kindness and generosity of Jasmine Star and Leather Craftsmen.  I knew from the inception of my business that Leather Craftsmen was the album company I wanted to use.  Their incredible quality and service is the best in the industry, and I love the timelessness of their albums.

Having worked as a graphic designer for 10 years, I really enjoyed designing this album.  And honestly, there really is nothing better than seeing an image in print.  Having it in your hands, turning the pages, sharing it with family and friends, and keeping it on display on a table or dresser.  It just doesn't compare to viewing it on a computer screen, where it is intangible.  I may sound like a nut, but my heart was literally palpitating as I turned each page.  And when I got to the last page, I wished there was more to see!

I CAN'T WAIT to order more of these albums, and I CAN'T WAIT for my clients to order one for themselves - they do not disappoint!

This is the 8x8 Companion Album with Roma Black cover...

I also want to say a huge THANK YOU to David Willis and Joe Fiore of Leather Craftsmen.  They were both so incredibly friendly and helpful in answering my millions of questions during the design and ordering process.  Even though this is my first album from them and it was free to me, they still went above and beyond to guide me each step of the way, and won over my heart in the process!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Pin It


  1. I love it!! You're doing BIG things, happy for you! :)

  2. Fantastic. You did great. Clap, clap, clap.

  3. Jasmine and David - You guys are the BEST! Seriously!!

    Sia - LC is amazing, aren't they?!

  4. Fantastic!! I look forward to working with you in the future!

  5. YAY!!! It looks fab!!! I remember when you won it!! Hehehehe ;)

    Congrats girl!!

  6. Good for you!!!!!! you doing such a nice work!!!!!!!

  7. Awesome, Laurie! The album looks wonderful...both your photos and the design.

  8. Joe - Look forward to working with you again as well! (With a lot fewer questions this time.) :)

    Ashleigh - You mean when I screamed like a 12-yr old at a Justin Bieber concert? ;)

    Helgi & Alan - Thank you so much!!!

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