A Blurby Gift

Ok, so you all know that I have sort of a “thing” for Blurb , right?

Well guess what…I got another Blurb book.

This one is an instagram book.

See, Blurb has this cool way to make some quick books.

I mean, you can take hours and hours pouring over your photos and writing and making just the right book (like I did last time), or you can use one of their quicker options of making an instagram or facebook photo book.

It’s quick and it’s easy.

The photo-downloading software pulls pictures straight from your instagram feed so that you can choose which ones you want to feature.

And when you’re done publishing, you can order it up, and share it online with people.

I’ve said it before, Blurb is extremely easy to use.

When I had it done and ordered, my book never came.

But, Blurb got right on it. With just one email, they corrected the issues and got the book out to me lickity split.

Their customer service was amazing and so easy to work with.

These books make the best gifts.  Right now I have only done books for our family, but the small-sized ones would be perfect gifts for grandparents to showcase the grandkids.  So much cuter than just a flip book of printed off 4x6s.

Also, since they can be shared online, you can tweet, facebook, or email the link to your book.  People can purchase them and you can profit!

This means if you are a photographer and you want to do one of your art, you could self-publish on Blurb and sell it online.  Wicked awesome.

But let’s be honest.  Most of us just want these sweet picture books for ourselves.

To capture the memories of the now.

And just in time for the holidays, Blurb is letting me give one of you something very special…$50 to spend on a Blurb book of your own!

This is open to the whole wide world…because Blurb loves to spread the joy of memories captured all over.

Giveaway ends Thursday, November 29 at midnight est.

To enter, click on the Rafflecopter widget below and GOOD LUCK!

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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. I was given the above Blurb book to show off, but no other monetary compensation. The opinions and text are all mine.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I want to win credit so I can finally do the baby book I’ve been meaning to do for ages.

  2. I want to win b/c I NEVER win anything and I have a ton of pictures and would love to make a photo book for a Christmas gift.

  3. OMG something I can actually enter! And I love the idea of little picture books. Yay!

  4. I want to win the book credit so I can remember my son.

  5. Love blurb!!! I wanted to do this for some relatives for gifts — this would be perfect!!

  6. Kate Stormes says

    Love photo books


  7. I’d love to make one of those Instagram books for myself! Or…what I should do is make a couple Christmas gifts 🙂

  8. I keep hearing people talking about the Blurb books they make and how much they love them, but I have never tried it. I’m curious to see how one would turn out for me!

  9. I would love to win this and make a blurb book of our last year as a family, as opposed to printing 10,000 and old school scrap booking 🙂

  10. KT: You know I would love this because — like you — I have tons of photos that need to go somewhere, and I have gotten so far behind, I can’t imagine scrapbooking ever, ever again. Isn’t that awful? These Blurb books seem like the next best thing. And since my computer died all my photos are on Facebook — so I think I might be able to retrieve some of those pics and upload them into a Blurb book. That would be so awesome. Right now, that is the only place some of my pictures live. Great giveaway.

    PS: Somehow I missed that a certain someone rolled down the steps. Yikes! I had to go back and catch up a bit. I hope you are okay. Please know I am here to tweet (or call) if the SAD strikes.

  11. TheNextMartha says

    I’m old so I still have negatives of photos just sitting in a box. And now I have digital with photos sitting in my phone, computer. I’d love to have something put together to have out on the table. I also like to win.

  12. I would love to be able to do a baby book for my second daughter as she doesn’t have one unlike her older sister.

  13. I LOVE Blurb. Might need to do an Instagram book!

  14. So cute and easy for Instagram! Love it. 🙂

  15. i love photo books and have always wanted to try a blurb one. 🙂

  16. Cause. I like trying new sites for photo printing. 🙂

  17. I would love to win credit so that I could create a book for my mom filled of old pictures from her childhood, etc.
    Thanks for the chance!

  18. I would use the credit to make photo books to give as gifts this Christmas.

  19. Would love to win this to make a photo book!

  20. I’d love to make one for my mother in law.

  21. I’d love to make one of these books for my Mother-in-law.

  22. I have been meaning to do something fun with my instagram pictures. This would be fantastic.

  23. I have been looking for an easy way to put all my instagrams together in one place!! Love this.. I think I may do it with our without the win!!!

  24. Andrea Brink says

    Would love to win this as I have neglected to print my blog for SEVERAL years now. And the instagram feature is awesome!

  25. Jessica Moyer-Groeneveld says

    I would love to win a Blurb book because we don’t ever live close to family because of my husband being in the Army. It would be awesome to make a collage book of our families with us where ever we go :).

  26. I need to get on the Blurb bandwagon. The books are beautiful.

  27. pick me pick me!

  28. I love Blurb books!

  29. Love your book, Katie! Those are four of my favorite faces. xo

  30. I want to win because it looks AMAZING and I love photo books, but have less than no time to comb through my computer and organize my pics and sort through and decide which ones I want where… plus of course I have SO MANY pics on Instagram and FB that aren’t on my computer at all… so yeah. that’s why I want it 🙂

  31. SUMMER PLEWES says

    I have photos from a Costa Rica trip that I want to put in a book .

  32. I want to win because I have Cate’s First Year book 1/2 way done on blurb and this would give me the motivation to finish it!

  33. wasnt_serious says

    I would like to win, so I can finally get our damn wedding pictures in some sort of keepsake book.

  34. would love to win in order to make a book for my mom and without a job I can’t afford to buy one.

  35. I want to make an instagram book with my 2000 photos for safe keeping 🙂

  36. I’ve been wanting to do a blurb book for a long time. This was the reminder i needed to start looking into it. I hope it is as easy as everyone says. A $50 credit would be just the motivation I need to get on it.

  37. I want to win so I can get the book of pictures of my son’s first year!

  38. Love these. Perfect way to get pictures off the computer and into my hands.

  39. We love photobooks. They make great gifts and great books to have around the house. With all the photos we take, there can never be enough photobooks! Would love the $50 credit!

  40. Aw I wanted to enter, is it over? it says it ends thursday nov 29 (today) at midnight but looks like its done??


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