Monday, October 22, 2012

Instagram Blurb Photo Book

I'm a huge photo junkie, always have been, but I just don't have my good camera handy at all times. It's too heavy, too big and well, sometimes I'm lazy. I love having my phone at my fingertips ready to capture all those everyday moments and I literally have thousands of photos to show for it.

That's a whole lot of memories just hanging out on my phone, so when I found out Blurb had easy to make instagram books I jumped on the chance to create one. Blurb links up to your instagram account so it was easy peasy to make. I have a lot of photos (it's a bit ridiculous) so I'm dividing this year up into two. Here's a look at part one:

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I'm super happy with how my book turned out. It's just an itty bitty 7x7 book, perfect for quick easy flipping. I opted for the soft cover version but you can also order hardcover. I'm really impressed with the quality of the book and the instagram images actually look pretty good.

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I was thinking I might add some hand written captions for a personal touch, but for now I love flipping through checking out that cute baby, some delicious food, token feet shots (haha) and some really awesome memories. I think this might be an annual thing.

Christine


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disclosure: after receiving my instagram book, devouring it, loving it, I signed up to be a blurb affiliate which means if you click through my link I may make a commission off your purchase. I think it's important to keep things fully transparent, so consider yourself fully disclosed. I only support products I think are awesome and that I think you might think are awesome too :) 


31 comments:

  1. oh I love this! thanks so much for the idea, fellow IG addict :)

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  2. I love it!
    My older son loves flipping through our travel scrapbook...he likes to point out the same details every time and listen to the same stories...I can see this being a favorite book for your little one!!!

    Gorgeous photos!!!

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    1. I hope so! kiddos love photos of themselves, right?

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  3. Love this!!! It inspires some ideas for Christmas ...... Oh gosh, I'll need a lot of these books. Off to look into it.

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    1. That's a great idea, I just might have to make a few more for xmas! Thanks, Tracey.

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  4. I get an iphone this week and I can't wait to make one of these! my kids love photo books..

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  5. you're so good at checking things off your to do list! I have attempted to create a photo book since the birth of my blog and still nothing. I seriously love this (and all things just bella). Just call me copycat Knol, but know that I'll ALWAYS give you proper credit for being the mastermind behind the great ideas. xo

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    1. haha, pfft. I've had 'wedding photo book' on that do list for over four years now.

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  6. O that is so awesome - what a great share! Thanks!!!

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  7. Love, love, love. This turned out terrific Christine! xo
    Ps. That shot of your striped clutch is tres adorable.

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  8. that looks AMAZING!
    I love making Blurb books too.
    You really did an incredible job - it looks so professional!
    xo

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    1. Thanks, I can't really take any credit for that I just plugged in the photos!

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  9. this is so great!! I had no idea Blurb made instagram books. I am heading over to make one now!!

    thanks for the top!

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  10. Oh, I love it! I don't think my instagram shots are pretty enough for a whole book - it would just be full of shot after blurry shot of the dogs - but it's an amazing idea and Blurb does such a good job with all its photo books. I really should get on making one...

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  11. am i the last person on earth to not have an iphone... this might have just pushed me over the edge.

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    1. haha, you just might be, Ashley ;) I always said I didn't NEED one until I got one and now I NEED it.

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  12. Oh how I LOVE this Christine! I adore your Instagrams - they inspire me to use it more! :)

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  13. I need to do this before Christmas - H loves looking at pictures of himself....and most of my IG pics are of him! Thanks for the idea!

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  14. I've been wanting to do an instagram book too, but can't decide which service to use. This one looks great and I love that they are currently giving a discount. Funny isn't it how far photo albums have come from the old days of sticky back pages and plastic film covers. :)

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    1. haha, definitely Meesh. I'd definitely recommend Blurb, I was really happy with them.

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  15. I agree, the quality of their prints are amazing. We just got our custom notebook and its great!

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    1. oh cool, I didn't know they had custom notebooks.

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  16. thanks so much for the great tip! i love making photo books online and so far, have only made instagram magnets, so this will be fun! was it time consuming at all? i tried to get started and because it is so efficient, it uploaded a lot of my new photos and i want to start with the older ones. i've looked around and it seems like it might take awhile to hand delete each pic and start at the begining. did you have a problem like that?

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