Capture Life’s Special Moments with Blurb + $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
November 18, 2012
88 Comments
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I love having photo albums and used to scrapbook all the time.  But working full-time from home and taking care of my 3 boys leaves me with very little time to scrapbook.  That’s where Blurb comes into play!  Blurb is a creative publishing platform that allows anyone to create, share and sell a professional quality book. Make a portfolio of your client work, an archive of your blog, a cook book of your favorite recipes, a photo book of your family pictures or a quick book of your instagram photos – the possibilities are limitless. It’s easy and quick to do – with a variety of software options you could complete your dream book in next to no time.

Once you’ve made your book you can share it with others on your facebook/twitter or website & blog- you can even sell it for profit.  That might be a great idea for coverage at a press event or even a blogging event.  That way you and all your blogging and social media friends can take home with them a book of photographic memories!

I have fallen in love with the art of creating digital photo books.  With the photo books, I can choose the photos I want and write in any font, style or color I want.  On Facebook, I have a lot of photos and that is where Blurb came in handy for me.  I created my photo books from the photos that were in my Facebook account.  It took me a little while to figure out how to choose individual pictures rather than the whole album, but once I had it figured out, it was easy sailing from there.

I chose to make a book for my boys and they really liked it a lot.  I do want to say that if you see a note saying that the photo does not have good enough resolution for a large size, heed that advice.  There were a few pictures that were blurry, but I was still glad to have them in the book.  The colors and clarity on many of the pictures was awesome and I think this would definitely make a good Christmas gift for anyone!

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Blurb!!!

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Tell me in a comment who you would create a photo book for if you were to win this giveaway!

EXTRA ENTRIES

– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
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– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, November 23rd, 2012! Any entries after this time will be deleted!

Blurb is a creative publishing platform that allows anyone to create, share and sell a professional quality book. Make a portfolio of your client work, an archive of your blog, a cook book of your favorite recipes, a photo book of your family pictures or a quick book of your instagram photos – the possibilities are limitless. It’s easy and quick to do – with a variety of software options you could complete your dream book in next to no time.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blurb. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

88 Responses to “Capture Life’s Special Moments with Blurb + $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway”

  1. Nancy says:

    Our daughter was married 10 days ago – 11-10-12 – and if I won, this book would be for the new bride and her husband!

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  8. Margie says:

    I would probably use it for ourselves, with vacation photos and text.
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  22. Jen F says:

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  26. Lisa Davis says:

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  42. Anne N. says:

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  56. Patti Hess says:

    I would make this for my Grandson! He’s 7 months old 🙂

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  57. Missy L says:

    I’d make a photo book for my kids. We’re terrible about printing pictures!

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  73. If I were to win this giveaway, I would put together a photo book for my Mom, she deserves the memories that she can cherish since we live so far away from her.

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