Kansas City Blurb Book

Recently Amy of Lemon and Raspberry offered a special promotion for a free Instagram photo book from Blurb. I knew I wanted to take advantage of the offer, because I want to experiment more with digital scrapbooking. And getting collections of digital pages printed off as books at places like Blurb is FAR more cost effective than printing off a ton of pages individually.

I was excited to get to do a Blurb test run before I print something bigger, like my 31 Things mini album. Thanks so much Amy for the push to give it a try!

I didn’t have 60 Instagram photos I wanted to print (I’ve got most of the ones I love covered in my Project Life), but I discovered that you can add photos from Flickr and crop them to the square format for the 7×7 Instagram photo book instead! I decided to make a book full of some of our favorite Kansas City photos to put out as a sort of home-grown coffee table book.

Here are some of my favorite pages from the book:

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I really love this little book. Our city’s architecture is one of my favorite things, so just flipping through makes me happy. I haven’t decided where we’re going to display this permanently, but it’s hanging out on our black & white bookshelf for now (along with the Song of Ice and Fire books that don’t have a home in our house yet).

Kansas City Blurb Book on the Shelf

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And hey! Amy’s books are way cool and she’s made TONS of Blurb books. Check out some of my favorite of Amy’s books:

Have you used Blurb? What did you think? I’d like to know about how your books from Shutterfly or Persnickety and the like came out as well!