{Review} Blurb’s new Designer Collection photo books (+ 20% off promo code)

by Melody on March 25, 2013

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Today through March 31st, Blurb is offering 20% off all of their new Designer Collection photo books with promo code DESIGNMYBOOK.

The Designer Collection consists of six pre-made templates that you can choose from to create a 7″x7″ custom photo book.  The pre-designed templates make it super easy to create a quick (but amazing) photo book.  You don’t have quite as many editing features, but the interface is extremely user-friendly and the books are really quick to make.

I was recently given the chance to try out Blurb’s new Designer Collection and was really impressed with the ease of the interface.  I LOVE the finished product when I make a photo book, but struggle with the amount of time they can take.  I have also been lamenting the fact that, while I have approximately one gazillion pictures saved on my computer, I barely have any printed and I sure as heck don’t have any kind of scrapbook.  These books are the perfect solution.

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Since I tend to share my favorite pictures of the boys on Facebook with family and friends, I used Blurb’s Facebook tool to upload pictures.  Once you connect with Facebook or Instagram through Blurb, it automatically pulls up all of your photo albums and all I had to do was select the pictures I wanted to include.  While there was no rhyme or reason to what I chose, I just picked those that had always resonated with me.  Once my pictures were chosen, I had them automatically uploaded into my book and sorted by date.  I swear the whole process took me less than half an hour.

IMG_2184The picture on the left was taken by my cousin who is a photographer and the picture on the right is from Instagram.  Love the simplicity of the book and that all my favorite pictures are just a flip of the page away.

With Blurb, you can make not only photo books, but custom cookbooks, planners and so much more.  Their products are amazing!  These books are a great way to make thoughtful gifts for friends and family while letting you unleash your creativity.

Click here to get started.

*While I was given the opportunity to try out these photo books for free, the opinions are all my own.  I have had this site recommended to me by several friends and have passed it on to you, but wanted to personally give it a try so I knew exactly what I was recommending.  Enjoy!

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