My Blurb photo book

I love taking pictures of my trips but I’m not so good about getting prints made. I have a shoebox full of the last photos I printed and never put in an album. I’m guessing that was 5 years ago. With the advent of digital photos, I’ve gotten lazy with prints. Usually after big trips one of my friends will make me a photo book full of memories from our trip (they are fantastic friends), which I always love but I have to say, my absolute favorite photo book is the Blurb  photo book that I recently printed.

How can I not love a book that features me on the front and back cover? I didn’t realize when I used this photo as my cover photo that it would make it look like a cookbook. That sort of tickles me. For people who have known me a long time, The Adventures of Being Me was the name of my first blog. Of course, that had to be the name of my first book.

Plus, since I was putting my photo book together just for myself, it was all my favorite photos, most of them of me. 🙂

Blurb photo book

There were so many options for how to layout the pages. It took me the longest time to figure out how I wanted to lay my Blurb photo book out. I absolutely love the full size photos. Unfortunately, if I made every photo full size, that would have been a thick book. And expensive!

Blurb photo book

I also decided on the smaller photos, instead of doing cutesy quotes, to just label where the photo was taken because while I remember right now where each photo was taken, I won’t remember in a year or two.

Blurb photo book

The color and the clarity on the images are great. There are some photos that I used filters on and if the quality of the image didn’t work, an error notice pops up so there’s no worry about how a photo will turn out.

Blurb photo book

I had use a different format on my Paris pics so that I could get the Eiffel Tower in the photo. I’m so happy with how these pages look.  I decided not to upgrade the paper yet the paper quality was wonderful. My sister, Kimberly commented on how nice the paper was. Looking at this page now, I wish I had flipped it so that the full size image was on the right side so that you could see me more, oh well, live and learn.

Blurb photo book

Another great option was for $5 more, you can order a pdf of your photo book. This is a fantastic way to email your Blurb photo book to friends. The photos are large and easy to look at. There are blank pages since there’s a blank front and back page in the book.  The above screenshot is from my pdf. The images aren’t centered because of the printing. The thicker black side on the page is the side that is bound on the book.

The Good

20 page books start at $14.99.
Even without upgrading the paper, the book has amazing quality.
You can put your Blurb photo book on sale on their website. I would put mine on sale but who wants a book full of pictures of me, other than me?
There are many options between size of the book, hardcover, softcover, layouts and paper quality.

The Bad

I don’t like the blank pages on my pdf. It’s a little thing but it’s jarring.
Rearranging photos on the layout can get confusing. I wish the photos were easier to shift around.
Having so many options are great but it also means you spend more than intended.

Overall, out of the 4 travel photo books that I have, this one is my favorite. It helps that it’s full of  my favorite photos. When I get time, I definitely plan on putting together some more albums. I need ones that feature my babies, who are growing bigger every day. I have albums full of Jordan when he was younger but my other nephews and niece haven’t gotten the same treatment so I think I need to put together some family albums. As much as I love the convenience of digital photos, I do love flipping thru photo albums.

Edited to add buy information for those interested: There is a 40% off link in the banner below that ends Mach 12th. If you click on the banner and type my name in the search bar my book will come up. The cost is the minimum price set by Blurb, you have options of ordering the softcover, hardcover, dust jacket or PDF.

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links with  no extra charge to you. 

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5 thoughts on “My Blurb photo book

  • March 6, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I think that book is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!
    PM me and let me know how much, please.
    I wouldn’t mind having a Leiha and Friends book for my coffee table.

    • March 6, 2017 at 7:18 am

      You’re awesome Brenda! It would make a wonderful coffee table book. I will send you the PDF and if you’re interested, I’ll post my photo book for sale. <3

      • March 6, 2017 at 7:20 am

        Since they have a sale ending today, I will try and get it listed today.

  • March 6, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Looks like a terrific photo book! Glad the quality seems good since some of the ones I’ve seen are pretty sketchy. Thanks for the discount link!

    • March 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      I love the quality and did I mention the full sized photos of me?


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