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Blurb Review of Softcover Photo Book & GIVEAWAY Ends 9/1/2011! (ENDED)

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Thanks to everyone for the lovely congratulatory messages I’ve been receiving since becoming a mom just two weeks ago!  It’s been hard to get the chance to post, but I have so much to talk about with you all! I’ve been hard at work planning all my baby book projects and yes, I’ve taken tons of photos of my PhotoBookBaby and will have lots to share in the near future.  Thanks for sticking around despite my less frequent posting and for those of you who haven’t checked out my Facebook page yet, I do manage to get on that to interact with folks briefly throughout the day in between feedings, so please consider fanning my Photobookgirl page if you haven’t yet!  What better way to kick things off post labor than with a GIVEAWAY!  Read on for my review and details on how to create and win your own Blurb photo book!

Here’s the stats:

Book size: 8 x 10 (width x height) Standard Portrait
Cover: Imagewrap Softcover
Pages: 50 (double-sided); ProLine Pearl (upgrade)
Binding: Perfect Bound
Price: $40.42 + $7.99 (Standard Shipping)Total book cost = $48.41 (less $50.00 trial credit) = Complimentary for purposes of review
Ordered/Shipped/Delivered June 30 / July 5  / July 11

Blurb Software Review

Since this isn’t my first Blurb review, I won’t go into long detail here, but what’s nice about Blurb’s BookSmart software is the ability to completely customize your book.  Of course just like other companies, you can choose to automate the book building process, which at Blurb is called Bookify.  As you may already know about me, I love customization.  After making several photo books you get bored of standard layouts and you want to inject your own creativity. Other things I like about Blurb’s software:

  • You can save your custom made templates for future use;
  • You can use your own photo as a background for layouts;
  • You can do an instant two-page spread (but note that you can’t put other photos on top of the two-page spread – the layout is locked);

You can find more details about Blurb’s software on my main Blurb Reviews page.  Be sure to scroll down to “Blurb Reviews from the Blog” for a complete list of all my Blurb related reviews.

Blurb Softcover Book

This book was a free trial for purposes of review.  I decided to make my baby shower photo book with the credit.  We were lucky our awesome wedding photographer Albert Yau of SecondPrint Productions happened to have that particular Saturday open before being booked nonstop for wedding season.  I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear I hired a professional to take photos of my baby shower.  I highly recommend it if it’s in your budget to do so, since it allows your friends and family to enjoy the event rather than have to take photos, and given that I’m photo obsessed I knew all the important memories would be captured.  We also worked in a short baby bump/parents-to-be photo session before our guests arrived.  Can you tell I loved being pregnant???

Baby Bump Photo Shoot

Here’s a shot from our “baby bump” photo shoot.

Baby shower photo book

I like doing an overview page with smaller thumbnail size photos to give a sneak preview of what’s to come.

So, I will admit that I thought I ordered a hardcover book…but somehow I must have clicked softcover. Oops! Can I attribute that to “pregnancy brain”?  But no matter, it gives me a chance to review it since I’ve never ordered a softcover with Blurb before.

perfect binding

This is a side view of the softcover book. This is known as “perfect binding” – the pages are glued to the cover.

The softcover is glossy and printed on a thick cardstock.  In terms of comparing it to other softcovers I’ve ordered I this is one of the better ones, though I would have preferred if it printed out a little bit brighter.  If you’re ever in doubt when post processing your photos, opt for making them brighter as I’ve typically found that most photo books print a little darker than what you see on your screen.  I ordered a softcover from MyPublisher some years back and it didn’t print too clearly (which is in big contrast to its hardcover books which I think have great print quality).  In general, I don’t order too many softcover books, as I always prefer hardcover and I know I can find a promo or deal that will make the hardcover books reasonably priced.  I opted for the ProLine Pearl paper upgrade for this book as it’s become my paper of choice when ordering from Blurb.  I love the slight pearlescent sheen the paper gives off.  From what I can tell, there’s no difference in the interior paper or print quality between the softcover and hardcover books.  Check out this post for a full review of Blurb’s ProLine and standard papers.

baby shower games

My guests had a lot of fun playing the shower games – even the guys! Everyone was so focused! Here’s an example of using your own photo as a background to your other photos.

I also ordered separately two photo books of my shower as gifts for two of my dear girlfriends who co-hosted the event and had planned all the games for the guests.  The books were 20-page hardcover books printed on premium paper with lustre finish at $36.74 each.  Print quality has always been good with Blurb, but there were some print issues with the hardcover books I ordered (softcover book had no printing issues).  One had a red circle on one of the photos and there were faded streaks on several other pages – it looked as though the ink ran out.  I contacted Blurb via their email form on their site and sent them a couple photos of the problems.  The books were promptly reprinted without hassle so I have to give Blurb’s customer service good marks.  While I wish I didn’t have issues in the first place, good customer service is important and as long as a company responds quickly and fairly, I have no problems using their service again.

Overall I was very pleased with how the book came out, especially with the ProLine Pearl paper – but I may need to reorder a hardcover version!

Let’s get to the Giveaway!

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HOW TO ENTER THE BLURB GIVEAWAY

Blurb is giving one (1) lucky winner a $75.00 FREE BOOK COUPON!

You have 6 possible ways to enter, but you must do the REQUIRED ENTRY for the others to count. For EACH entry, you have to COMMENT ON THIS POST below with a separate comment for EACH entry, telling me what type of entry you did.

REQUIRED ENTRY:

  • Comment below – IF YOU WON, WHAT KIND OF BOOK (vacation, baby, wedding etc.) WOULD YOU MAKE WITH YOUR BLURB PRIZE?

OPTIONAL ENTRIES:

  • Subscribe to my newsletter (look for light blue box at top right) AND tell me in the comment below that you subscribed and the name you subscribed under (first name is fine). If you already subscribe to my newsletter, tell me in your comment and give me your name. (Please remember for it to count, you must confirm the subscription);
  • Give your review of any photo book company you’ve tried on the company’s main reviews page.  Click on the link and then click on the logo of the company you want to review.  You’ll see a place to add your review at the bottom of each company’s page.  Let me know which company you commented on by telling me in a comment in this post below. (Limit to two (2) entries using this method.);
  • Blog about this giveaway on your blog. Be sure to comment on this post with a link to your blog post (Counts as 3 entries!)

Make sure to do the REQUIRED ENTRY!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 or older. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by Thursday, September 1, 2011, at 11:59pm CST and any entries not in accordance with the rules will be disqualified at our sole discretion and at the discretion of the sponsor. Winning entry will be chosen using Random.org. After compiling the results, I will announce the winner thereafter and will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will redraw another entry. Winners will be issued a unique coupon code by Blurb. Winner pays for shipping. Shipping may vary by location – see Blurb Site for details. Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Blurb. If you click on a link to Blurb’s site and make a purchase, I receive a referral fee from the company. Regardless of compensation my opinions are my own.

Thank you to Blurb for its sponsorship of this giveaway!

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260 Comments

  1. Sammi
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:44 am | #

    (duh, comment goes here…oops, I Put it on FB :)….I would certainly make the book about my baby who is experiencing so many 1st’s for becoming a “big boy”. Tonight he lost his first tooth and his big boy tooth was right behind it! The Tooth Fairy is making her debut tonight too..won’t be be surprised when the toothless monster pillow is found!! Pictures galore to fill a new nook. 🙂

  2. Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:49 am | #

    I’m a fan (Caroline Tien-Spalding) of both you & Blurb on Facebook 🙂
    I would use this for a lovely engagement book – I especially love the archival photo paper and black endsheets… can’t wait!

  3. Sabrina
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:50 am | #

    Hi! My name is Sabrina, and I follow you on Facebook (and I now subscribe to your newsletter). I am so looking forward to making a book of my 1st anniversary trip to France and Italy (and our first time there!), and this giveaway would allow me to work on doing only my 2nd photobook (yes, a newbie). Thanks again for all the info, and updates you give us. . . . I am anxiously looking forward to using photobooks in lieu of albums!

  4. anna
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:56 am | #

    If I won I would make a book of our honeymoon backpacking adventure in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

  5. anna
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:59 am | #

    I am already a subscriber to your newsletter under the name Anna

  6. anna
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:01 am | #

    I’m a fan of photobookgirl on facebook under the name Anna Brewer

  7. anna
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:02 am | #

    I’m a fan of Blurb on facebook under the name Anna Brewer

  8. Amy Ames
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:05 am | #

    Hi I’d want to make an engagement book of our trip to Hawaii where my fiance proposed to me. 🙂 We were there for my close friend’s wedding and he arranged it so that his friends and my friends that were in Hawaii were there. I want to capture that moment forever. 🙂 I’m a huge fan of photobooks and make one for every year we’re together. I found your site through a good friend and found so many new ideas for the nicer fancier books and sites also for my wedding albums next year.

  9. Sarah P.
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:05 am | #

    I would do my son’s 1st birthday for sure, with great, large shots of his devouring his first cake! His birthday is the 3rd, so its just a week away pretty much! Time has flown by. But yes, absolutely, I would capture his first birthday party and all those who come to celebrate with us. That would be wonderful!

  10. Sarah P.
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:07 am | #

    Oh and I’ve been following your FB and blog for a while now 🙂 We’ve “talked” a time or two in the comments as well 🙂 You are one of my biggest heroes! Congrats on the new little one, they are the biggest gifts life can give. Enjoy every moment!

  11. Sarah P.
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:08 am | #

    Ok, clearly its too late for me to be doing this, lol, my reading skills are wanting. I am Sarah Plants. I follow you on FB and I follow Blurb too on FB, same me, same name. Lol

  12. anna
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:16 am | #

    I’m a blogger!

    http://cabrewerfamily.blogspot.com/2011/08/another-giveaway.html

    Here’s a link to the post I did about the give away 🙂

  13. amanda m
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 3:22 am | #

    Hello, I like you an fb and appreciate all of your posts and information. If I won this book I would do my 8 year old sons baseball season. He played for 2the 7-8 years old teams a 9&10 year old team &I a tournament team that went all the way to

    states!

  14. Posted August 26, 2011 at 3:53 am | #

    I would probably put together a photobook on one of our vacations. Branson, Houston/Galveston or San Antonio? Hmmm.

  15. Posted August 26, 2011 at 3:54 am | #

    I get your handy-dandy newsletter!

  16. Posted August 26, 2011 at 3:56 am | #

    I saw this post first on Facebook. 🙂

  17. Posted August 26, 2011 at 3:59 am | #

    I just liked Blurb on Facebook. Great page!

  18. Michelle
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:37 am | #

    I would probably make a family book about 2010 since I’ve done ones for the births of both kids.

  19. Michelle
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:39 am | #

    I’m a subscriber

  20. Michelle
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:46 am | #

    I’m a fan on FB with Michelle E Schlensker

  21. Michelle
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:47 am | #

    i like blurb on FB

  22. Jessica H
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 5:06 am | #

    This review has inspired me to do a shower book too! If I one I would love to make a book of my bridal showers. Thanks for the great post photo book girl and congrats on the birth of your baby!

  23. Paulette
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 6:32 am | #

    I hosted summer fun for my two grandsons for a week. Time to put those photos together to tell a story. I follow you in FB and appreciate your ideas and suggestions

  24. Jessica D.
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 6:49 am | #

    I would use the free book for my kid’s 4th and 5th birthday parties that are coming up!

  25. Jessica D.
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 6:50 am | #

    I “like” you on facebook – Jessica Stephenson Dayton

  26. Jessica D.
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 6:50 am | #

    I “like” blurb on Facebook – Jessica Stephenson Dayton

  27. Jessica D.
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 6:54 am | #

    I will also post a blog about this giveaway on my blog! My blog is http://www.couponspice.com and here is the link to the giveaway: http://couponspice.com/2011/08/26/free-photobook…photobook-girl/

  28. Jamie Southern
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:12 am | #

    I would continue making photo books for my children. I’m a couple years behind!

  29. Jamie Southern
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:13 am | #

    I ‘like’ Blurb on facebook.

  30. thomas laws
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:15 am | #

    If I won I would make a photobook about my very recent honeymoon in the mountains and at the beach.
    I am a fan on facebook of blurb and of you. I also reviewed a shutterfly photobook that I made lately.

  31. thomas laws
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:19 am | #

    Seperate comment for fanship of you on facebook.

  32. thomas laws
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:19 am | #

    Evan another comment for fanship of blurb on facebook.

  33. ann Scott
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:37 am | #

    If I won the contest I would use the credit to make a travel book for my husband of his attempt to summit Mount Rainier this past summer. He got some great shots of the mountain and other climbers.

  34. ann Scott
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:38 am | #

    I am already a fan on Facebook – Ann Avis Scott

  35. ann Scott
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:39 am | #

    My name is Ann and I already subscribe to your newsletter — which is how I knew about the contest!

  36. ann Scott
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:40 am | #

    I am already a fan of Blurb on Facebook – Ann Avis Scott. I have made a couple of Blurb books as well.

  37. nerissa
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:50 am | #

    if i won, i would make a book of my honeymoon to st. lucia!!

  38. nerissa
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:50 am | #

    i also subscribe to your newsletter! 🙂

  39. Meghan
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:56 am | #

    I would do a baby book for the second part of my son’s first year. I have already made “part 1”, but the second half is still in the works. But he turns 1 soon, so I need to work on that.

  40. Meghan
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:57 am | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter under the name Meghan

  41. Kelly O. Brengelman
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:57 am | #

    I would make a family history book, goig all the way back to the 1600s combining my husband’s and my ancestry! Thanks! Kelly Brengelman

  42. Meghan
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:58 am | #

    I left a review for shutterfly

  43. Meghan
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:58 am | #

    I left a review for blurb

  44. Kelly O. Brengelman
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:59 am | #

    Blurb giveaway: I am already your fan on Facebook (Kelly O’Connell Brengelman. Thanks!

  45. Kelly O. Brengelman
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:01 am | #

    Blurb giveaway: I already subscribe to your newsletter (Kelly O. Brengelman).

  46. Natalie
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:05 am | #

    Thank you so much for sharing these deals!! : I would make a book for this past year in pictures!!! :). I am a fan on Facebook under name if Natalie Qualls Simmons!! 🙂

  47. Kelly O. Brengelman
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:06 am | #

    I am a fan of Blurb on Facebook (Kelly O’Connell Brengelman).

  48. Kelly O. Brengelman
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:19 am | #

    I just now pOsted a review of Adoramapix (waiting approval) as Kelly O. Brengelman.

  49. mejaka
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:26 am | #

    Hey, PBG! If I won, I think I’d probably finally make the book of twin puns for which I’ve been collecting photos. The one I still don’t have is “twindestructable,” which absolutely NOTHING is, and whenever the boyos destroy something that was supposed to be durable and last for years, I am generally too upset to remember to get a picture!

  50. Betsy
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:26 am | #

    I am a fan of PhotoBookGirl on Facebook (Betsy Johnson). If I won this contest I absolutely cannot wait to make a photobook of our wedding photos! I am using all of your tips and experience as guidance for our book. 🙂

  51. mejaka
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:28 am | #

    Optional entry #2: Do I really like Blurb? I hope to find out. Just liked them on Facebook, where I’m known as Janna Mauldin Heiner.

  52. Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:38 am | #

    I am a fan of you and blurb on fb already… I think you are doing a great service to the world of home publishers! I would be tempted to use the coupon for work (I make books for other people), but I have been dreaming of doing a Halloween book of my kids, daughter is 10 (in a week) and son is 8 (in a month). I have made their costumes ever since they were born (a favorite year, she was a princess and he was a frog prince). This year he is a guy from Tron Legacy (cool light up piping on that costume) and she is a mother earth/flower fairy. I need to get to work on them! Thank PhotobookGirl, and keep up the good work (and congrats on the baby!).

  53. mejaka
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:40 am | #

    Optional entry #3: Using my general userid mejaka, I just reviewed Photobook America.

  54. Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:43 am | #

    Oops, forgot this one… I am jill393 on FB (for you and blurb)… and here is a blogpost about it… http://jill393.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-would-like-prize-please.html.

  55. mejaka
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:45 am | #

    Optional entry #4: Subscribed as mejaka to your newsletter! Was surprised to learn I wasn’t already subscribed!

  56. Trina
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:56 am | #

    I would make another family “yearbook.” They end up being around 100 pages, so this giveaway would be a huge help!

  57. Trina
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:30 am | #

    I posted a review of ArtsCow.

  58. Jill Thomas
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:33 am | #

    I just “liked” blurb on Facebook because…well, I want to like a new blurb book! =)

  59. Rebecca Sharenow
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:36 am | #

    If I won, I would make my baby’s First Year in Review book! She’s nine months old now and just after her first birthday party in November, I want to compile the best of her whole first year into a fantastic hard cover book. 2010 has been the best year of my life with Quinn and I really want to create a book that reflects that! 🙂

  60. Mary Chafin
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:38 am | #

    I would make a yearly family photo book.

  61. Mary Chafin
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:39 am | #

    I’m a fan of photobookgirl on facebook under the name Mary Chafin

  62. Mary Chafin
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:40 am | #

    I’m a fan of Blurb on facebook

  63. Mary Chafin
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:40 am | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter

  64. Rebecca Sharenow
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:41 am | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter under Rebecca Sharenow. Hope I win!!

  65. Rebecca Sharenow
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:42 am | #

    I’ve been an FB fan of yours already for a while now. My FB name is Rebecca Presson Sharenow. Fingers crossed!!!

  66. Rebecca Sharenow
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:43 am | #

    I’ve been a Blurb FB fan for a LOOOONG time now…huge fan of their product! Would love to win a book!!! My FB name is Rebecca Presson Sharenow.

  67. Mary Chafin
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:43 am | #

    I commented on Shutterfly review

  68. Melissa E
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:48 am | #

    I am already subscribed to your newsletter. Its under Melissa Ebarb.

  69. Melissa E
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:49 am | #

    I have already liked you on Facebook! It under the name Melissa Rocha Ebarb.

  70. Melissa E
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:50 am | #

    I am already a fan of Blurb Books on Facebook. My name on FB is Melissa Rocha Ebarb.

  71. Melissa E
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:53 am | #

    If I won the prize from Blurb, I would make a book about the vacation we are taking to the beach next week!! Can’t wait to come back with all my pictures and start on my book!

  72. Rebecca Sharenow
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 9:57 am | #

    Hi! I just posted a review of Blurb, my favorite book publisher. It’s under Rebecca Sharenow. Sure would love to win!!

  73. Rebecca Sharenow
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:08 am | #

    Hi, there! Just posted a review of Picaboo, my second fav book publisher, as Rebecca Sharenow. Here’s to hoping!

  74. Melissa E
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:11 am | #

    I left a photo book review for Artscow. My name is Melissa E on the post.

  75. Heather Maes
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:24 am | #

    If I won I would create a book about my baby, I’m trying to make a book about each month of his first year, so far I’ve done the first three only 9 more to go

  76. Heather Maes
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:25 am | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter

  77. Lena
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:29 am | #

    If I win, I’d like to make a vacation photo book with my prize.

  78. Melissa E
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:38 am | #

    I left a book review for Picaboo! My name is Melissa E on the post! Thanks!

  79. Renee
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:44 am | #

    I would make a boudior photo book for our first anniversary.

  80. Andrea T
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:01 am | #

    Hi, I just signed up for the newsletter under Andrea T. If I won, I’d make a photo book of my recent honeymoon 🙂

  81. Diana
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:06 am | #

    Well I started scanning a few of my favorite old photos. I want to scan those from vacations before we broke down and got a digital camera also. It’s taking forever so I kind of stopped until we get a rainy day. Lol, live in Southern California so may be a while. I really want to make one book with a compilation of those photos. You know, the one thing you grab in a disaster. That sounds horrible, hope it just makes a great coffee table book!!!

  82. Andrea T
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:07 am | #

    I am a fan of Blurb Books on FB (Andrea Thouvenin) and would make a honeymoon photo book with my win!

  83. Heather Maes
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:26 am | #

    I like u on face book under Heather C.

  84. LY Fan
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:35 am | #

    Subscribed to your newsletter already. I would like to make a baby book! LY Fan

  85. julia
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:42 am | #

    If I won I would either make a wedding album that I still never made or a baby book for my daughter

  86. julia
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:46 am | #

    I just subscribed to your newsletter and confirmed (julia z)

  87. Diana
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:54 am | #

    I reviewed Snapfish

  88. Diana
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 11:58 am | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter. I double checked and it said I do it already.

  89. Shal
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm | #

    Hi PBG! Congratulations on the new arrival 🙂 I’ve already done a book for my own baby recently, so if I won the giveaway I’d make a baby book for my little niece!

  90. Shal
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm | #

    I’m already your fan on FB (name there is Shalita J.K.)

  91. Shal
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm | #

    Am now a fan of Blurb on FB!

  92. Shal
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm | #

    And am signed up for your newsletter (name Shalita)… 🙂

  93. Sharon
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm | #

    If I won I would do a book of my beautiful grandson.

  94. Sharon
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm | #

    I already like you on facebook–Sharon Slotter

  95. Sharon
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm | #

    I already subscribe to your newsletter–Sharon

  96. michelle murphy
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm | #

    entry #1

    if i were to win a blurb book I would copy you :o) and make a baby shower book which is coming up next month!

  97. michelle murphy
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm | #

    entry #2

    i am a facebook fan: michelle baldassi murphy

  98. michelle murphy
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm | #

    entry # 3

    I am a blurb fb fan! michelle baldassi murphy

  99. michelle murphy
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm | #

    entries 4, 5, 6

    I posted on my blog!

    http://www.circleofstyle.net/2011/08/shameless-plug.html

  100. michelle murphy
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm | #

    entry # 7

    I already subscribe to your newsletter too!
    michelle (baldassi) murphy

  101. Jackie Etcheverry
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm | #

    I am a fellow photobook addict. I just got married and can’t get enough of making books. If I won the giveaway, though, I would probably make a baby book for my best friend. She is NOT the creative type, but she loves my books. I keep promising to make her one, so this would be the time!

  102. Jackie Etcheverry
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm | #

    Optional Entry #2- I’m already a fan on facebook, under Jacqueline Etcheverry Hosey.

  103. Amber
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm | #

    I’ve actually just come back from vacation (where I got engaged!) and I’ve been editing photos to make a book. This would be great timing for me to finally try out all of Blurb’s upgraded pro options.

  104. Amber
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm | #

    I’m already a fan on FB under Amber Evans.

  105. Amber
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm | #

    I’ve also liked Blurb on FB, also under Amber Evans.

  106. Amber
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm | #

    I’m now subscribed to your newsletter (didn’t even notice it before!) under the same name.

  107. Amber
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm | #

    I left a review under AdoramaPix for the book I just received today.

  108. Melissa Reese
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm | #

    If I won the promotion, I would love to print a custom book on “Memoirs”… something that I could purchase as gifts for loved ones so that their life stories are always treasured.

  109. Melissa Reese
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm | #

    Blurb “Like” on Facebook.
    Facebook Name: Melissa Crnic Reese

  110. Melissa Reese
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm | #

    Photo Book Girl “Like” on Facebook.
    Facebook name: Melissa Crnic Reese

  111. Melissa Reese
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm | #

    Subscribed to your newsletter
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  112. Sharon J.
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm | #

    I am not totally sure if I’ll make one book or not. I will probably make a wedding book for my daughter if she doesn’t have one made herself. If not, I’ll be making a family books that have just a few months worth of pictures. I’m just not sure yet.

  113. Melissa Reese
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm | #

    Mixbook Review on your blog.

  114. Melissa Reese
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm | #

    Blurb review on your blog.

  115. Ingrina
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm | #

    If I won, I would like to make a photo book of my engagement pictures. We’re recently married and will get a wedding album from our photographer, but we haven’ been able to have our engagement photos in print.

  116. Ingrina
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm | #

    I’m a Facebook Fan! My real name is Ingrina Shieh Carson

  117. Ingrina
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm | #

    I have just liked Blurb on Facebook! Again, my name is Ingrina Shieh Carson

  118. Ingrina
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm | #

    Also just subscribed to the newsletter under “Ingrina”

  119. gabriela
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm | #

    Required entry:I would make a vacation photobook as I am travelling next month!!

  120. gabriela
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm | #

    Optional entry # 1: I am already subscribed and my name is Gabriela.

  121. gabriela
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm | #

    Optional entry # 2: JUst “like” you on facebook and I have my full name there: Gabriela Monaco Toledo.

  122. gabriela
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm | #

    Optional entry # 3: JUst “like” Blurb on facebook and I have my full name there: Gabriela Monaco Toledo.

    Nice blog 🙂 thanks!

  123. Meline
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm | #

    Since I’m gettting married next year, I think I will make a guest book with tons of our pictures…

  124. Meline
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm | #

    Like you on facebook: Meline Johan

  125. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm | #

    I would create a brag book – or several brag books 🙂 – to put on the coffee table of my new photography studio that will be ready to move into in mid-september!

  126. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm | #
  127. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm | #

    I am already a Facebook Fan, my Facebook name is Jessica Hutchings

  128. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm | #

    Optional entry #1 – just subscribed and my name is Amy

  129. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm | #

    Optional entry #2 – I already like you on facebook, my name on there is Amy as well 🙂

  130. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm | #

    Optional entry #3- I liked blurb on facebook, name remains Amy!

  131. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm | #

    I already subscribe to your blog with my google reader, my name is Jessica.

  132. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm | #

    I just became a fan of blurb books on Facebook! My FB name is Jessica Hutchings

  133. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm | #

    Optional entry #4- I wrote a review of Blurb.

  134. Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm | #

    I posted a review on your main Photobook America Review Page.

  135. Kristi
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm | #

    Required Entry- I would make a book documenting circus life

  136. Sally
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm | #

    If I won, I would make a photo book of a vacation.

  137. Sally
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm | #

    I already subscribe to your newsletter under the name Sally.

  138. ying
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 12:59 am | #

    Hi, I already “like” you on facebook. Facebook name is Ying Pei. I would like to use the chance to make Yearbook for my family. thanks.

  139. ying
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 12:59 am | #

    Hi, I already “like” Blurb on facebook. Facebook name is Ying Pei. I would like to use the chance to make Yearbook for my family. thanks.

  140. Jannette
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 2:02 am | #

    If I’d won this giveaway I would make a book of my Josh Groban concerts tour. I am so happy I’ll get to see him 5 times and are allready working on the layout of the book 🙂 that’s how excited I am (still 3 weeks till the first concert)

  141. Jannette
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 2:05 am | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter (name Jannette)

  142. Jannette
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 2:06 am | #

    I liked you on Facebook 🙂 (name Jannette)

  143. Jannette
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 2:07 am | #

    I liked Blurb on Facebook

  144. Nancy
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 8:42 am | #

    I would make some small, maybe square wedding books for our parents.

    • Nancy
      Posted August 27, 2011 at 8:43 am | #

      I also subscribed to your newsletter. By the way, congratulation on the new addition to your family!

      • Nancy
        Posted August 27, 2011 at 8:43 am | #

        I am a fan on Facebook, under Nancy C

        • Nancy
          Posted August 27, 2011 at 8:44 am | #

          I also “like” Blurb on Facebook. Name under Nancy C

  145. Mary S
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm | #

    If I win I’m going to make a Vacation Photo book consisting of my recent travel pictures =D It is easier showing 300+ pictures in a single book to my family and friends ^^

  146. Mary S
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm | #

    I’m already a subscriber under the name Mary S ^^

  147. Mary S
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm | #

    I blogged your giveaway here:

    http://extravagantswan.tumblr.com/post/9460960921/photobookgirl-blurb-giveaway

    Please check it out ^^

  148. Jessica
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm | #

    If i won i’ll like to do a vacation book of my trip to Colorado last year to celebrate my 20th birthday! The mountain pics would look gorgeous in a blurb book!

  149. Sharon
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm | #

    I like blurb on facebook–Sharon Slotter

  150. Sharon
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm | #

    I posted a review of Adoramapix–Sharon S

  151. Hardeep Singh
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm | #

    I’d I won I will do vacation book for las Vegas. I been there last year.

  152. Cassandra
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm | #

    I would make a wedding guest book that is our “love story” and includes our engagement photos and scanned ticket stubs, programs, and other things that tell the story of our relationship. With those things and plenty of space for our guests to leave messages, I think we’d have a book we would always want to look at.

  153. Cassandra
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm | #

    I’m subscribed to the newsletter. Name: Cassandra

  154. ELLEN bello
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 12:26 am | #

    I am subscribed to fb,newletter & blurb, If I won I wouldbe making a book for wedding. I will be taking pictures at later next month! to help them save money, taking their pictures for them this would be like the ultimate gift for them .

  155. KHBride
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 12:56 am | #

    If I won I’d make a wedding album for my father 🙂 He’s been asking me to make him one since we got married a couple of months ago

  156. KHBride
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 12:57 am | #

    I subscribe to the newsletter (under name Kestrel)

  157. Posted August 28, 2011 at 2:18 am | #

    I want to make a commercial version of my artist book. It’s an ABC book about things I’ve done trying to cure my Lyme disease called “An Alphabetical Journey in Pharmocology: or how I tried to cure Lyme disease”.

  158. Posted August 28, 2011 at 11:46 am | #

    Believe it or not, I’m also looking for a book that covers my own baby shower! My mom and friends went all-out with a co-ed picnic in the park and one of my friends got a real kick out of taking pictures of EVERYTHING. 🙂 I thought it would be a nice way to give back to them!

  159. Posted August 28, 2011 at 11:48 am | #

    I’ve become a fan of Blurb on FB… Name’s Pamela Marie. 🙂 Thanks for all your reviews; they’ve been very helpful in my deciding which company to use for this book! I’m a photographer myself so I have a lot of companies that I use for my clients but I’m completely lost on which consumer-level (ie cheaper) book company to use. Definitely want something simple and inexpensive yet with relatively good quality. Seems to be an anomaly in this book world so far 🙂

  160. Gabriel
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm | #

    I’d like to make a vacation book for my girlfriend!
    I’m subscirbed to your newsletter.

  161. Gabriel Lapierre
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm | #

    I’d like to make a vacation book for my girlfriend!
    I “like” you on facebook.

  162. Gabriel Lapierre
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm | #

    I’d like to make a vacation book for my girlfriend!
    I “like” Blurb on facebook.

  163. Posted August 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm | #

    I’ve made a book with Blurb before and was absolutely happy with the results. My Paris vacations now on our bookshelf and looks better and better every day 🙂
    I would LOVE to print a book about the first vacation with our toddlers! It’ll be fun!

  164. Julie
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm | #

    I would make a scrapbook of my trip to Europe a few years ago!

  165. Eugenie
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 11:22 pm | #

    I would make a book of my vacation photos.

  166. Eugenie
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm | #

    I “Like” you on Facebook. My Fb name: Eugenie Wu

  167. Eugenie
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 11:25 pm | #

    I “Like” Blurb on Facebook. My Fb name: Eugenie Wu

  168. Eugenie
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 11:44 pm | #

    I reviewed Mixbook.

  169. Eugenie
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:18 am | #

    I reviewed Shutterfly.

  170. Howell
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:58 am | #

    I would make a book of a trip I took with my wife.

  171. Howell
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:59 am | #

    I “Like” you on Facebook. My Facebook name is Patrick Howell Lee.

  172. Howell
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 1:00 am | #

    I “Like” Blurb on Facebook. My Facebook name is Patrick Howell Lee.

  173. Jay
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 4:29 am | #

    If I won, I would make a photo book of my kids as a surprise gift for my wife whose birthday comes next month. Been searching for a good deal – missed out on many of the groupon deals. But yeah, would make it anyway.

  174. Posted August 29, 2011 at 6:00 am | #

    I would make a book of my recent trip to china.

  175. Meline
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 8:58 am | #

    Like Blurb on FB – Meline Johan

  176. Ana King
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm | #

    If I won I would love to make a vacation book of my recent stay in Colorado. It was gorgeous there!!!

  177. Ana King
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm | #

    I’m subscribed to the newsletter.
    Name: Ana King

  178. Ana King
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm | #

    I love being your bf fan…Ana King

  179. Ana King
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:36 pm | #

    I “like” Blurb on fb…Ana King

  180. Ingrina
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm | #

    I just posted about your giveaway in my blog: http://wp.me/p1H6dS-3A

  181. Amy Federer
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm | #

    I am taking all the pictures my sister has taken of her 2 kids (ages 4 and 1) over the past 4 years and making picture books starring each child for my sister for Christmas. I would use my Blurb prize to help pay for these one-of-a-kind gifts!

  182. Amy Federer
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm | #

    Oh, and I’m a fan of yours on facebook!

  183. Stephanie
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 11:32 pm | #

    I’d make a book of our vacation to Italy this year!

  184. Stephanie
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 11:33 pm | #

    I liked you on FB.

  185. Ernalyn Aliganga
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 6:26 am | #

    If I won I would make my wedding book.

  186. Ernalyn Aliganga
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 6:33 am | #

    I like you on facebook. FB Name – Ernalyn Aliganga

  187. Ernalyn Aliganga
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 6:39 am | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter. Name – Ernalyn Aliganga

  188. Ernalyn Aliganga
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 6:41 am | #

    I like Blurb on facebook. FB Name – Ernalyn Aliganga

  189. Meline
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:27 am | #

    Commented on Shutterfly (Meline)

  190. Pat Wilson
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm | #

    If I won, I would make a photo book of my Baltic Cruise and time spent in London last year for our 30th wedding anniversary.

  191. Pat Wilson
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter under the name Pat Wilson

  192. Pat Wilson
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm | #

    I”liked” you on facebook. FB name is Pat Wilson.

  193. Pat Wilson
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm | #

    I became a fan of Blurb under facebook name Pat Wilson

  194. Pat Wilson
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm | #

    I reviewed Shutterfly

  195. Flavia
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm | #

    If I won, I would make a vacation photobook!

  196. Joan
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm | #

    I would love to make a family book. I signed up for your newsletter and fanned you on facebook as Joan Reid and fanned the Blurb book page on facebook. I have been purchasing from artscow lately but would lobe to give this a try.

  197. Jon
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm | #

    My fiancee is turning 30 this Sept. and we will be getting married next summer. For her 30th birthday, I found a 125 page autobiography she created as a freshmen in high school. I would like to scan all the pages and re-assemble to self-reflective project as a photo book – including pictures from our more recent past.

  198. Posted August 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm | #

    I would love to make a book of our holiday to Ireland. Every bend in the road was breathtakingly beautiful! Using to tools that Blurb has I’m sure will make it truly unique and a great way to showcase my pictures. I have over 3 thousand of them! Thanks.

  199. Patrick McCuen
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 7:38 am | #

    I follow you on twitter (pmccuen) and would make a vacation book covering a trip to Philmont (a national Scout high adventure camp in New Mexico) I took this summer with my son and his Scout troop.

  200. Raymond Hall
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 8:31 am | #

    I would make I into a wedding book.

  201. Diane Levit
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 8:35 am | #

    Definitely a travel book! Thanks

  202. Gayle Maupin
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm | #

    If I won, I would make a 12 x 12 ImageWrap, hardcover photobook about my upcoming trip to Disney.

  203. Gayle Maupin
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm | #

    I’ve already ‘liked’ you on Facebook. On FB, my name is “Gayle Fengel Maupin.”

  204. Gayle Maupin
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm | #

    I’ve ‘liked’ Blurb, too, on Facebook. My FB name is Gayle Fengel Maupin.

  205. Gayle Maupin
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 12:43 pm | #

    I also did a review of Blurb on the Blurb Review page.

  206. Gayle Maupin
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 12:46 pm | #

    I also posted a review of Inkubook.

  207. Gayle Maupin
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm | #
  208. Gayle Maupin
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 12:55 pm | #

    I’ve subscribed to your newsletter, too…under ‘Gayle Maupin.’

  209. Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm | #

    aww, I love the cover of the book!

    I would make a photobook of my bridal shower!

  210. Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

  211. Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm | #

    I’m your fan on facebook!

    Also I got a message that said I’m commenting too fast!
    I must be too excited over this giveaway. 😉

  212. Erin Ventura
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm | #

    I would make a book for my parents of my recent wedding for Christmas

  213. Alison Farruggio
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm | #

    I have so many travels that have not been put into books so I would love to do a travel book.

  214. Alison Farruggio
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm | #

    I am already a fan on Facebook. Thanks for keeping up with that by the way. I know you are busy right now

  215. Tiffany
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm | #

    If I won, I would make a scrapbook from this years US National Pro Cycling championships.

  216. Alison Farruggio
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm | #

    And I just subscribed to your newsletter!

  217. Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm | #

    If I won this book I would be making a travel book of my trip to Croatia I am taking this month.

  218. Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm | #

    I am already your fan on facebook. Jean Ray Cramer

  219. Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm | #

    I liked Blurb on facebook Jean Ray cramer

  220. Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm | #

    I also wrote a review for Shutterfly for the last book I made

  221. Diana
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm | #

    Subscribed to my newsletter. Name: Diana

  222. Diana
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm | #

    Liked PBG on FB. Name: Diana Tan

  223. Diana
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm | #

    Liked Blurb on FB. Name: Diana Tan

  224. Diana
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm | #

    Will make album on photos taken this year.

  225. Laura
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 3:23 pm | #

    I have been meaning to make a book of my adventures in Ireland the last two years. This would give me major incentive to do it 🙂 I liked your page – my name is Laura Ryan Moakley 😉

  226. Christina
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm | #

    I am already a fan of your’s on Facebook under the name Christina Milanes-Vanell. If I won, I would create a book to recap the adventures and travel memories I have with my husband prior to having a baby.

  227. tricia harrison
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm | #

    If I won I would create a book for our San Juan River trip we took with 5 other families with 11 kids under the age of 6. Not to mention my own 6 month old son!

  228. tricia harrison
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm | #

    I have already “like”d you on FB Tricia Harrison is my FB name.

  229. tricia harrison
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm | #

    I commented on your Adorama Pix page as Triciadhaz.

  230. tricia harrison
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm | #

    I “like”d blurb on FB Tricia Harrison is my FB name.

  231. Christina
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm | #

    Hello, I just subscribed to your news letter! As I mentioned above, if I won the Blurb Giveaway… I would create a book recapping adventures my husband and I had prior to our baby. 🙂

  232. tricia harrison
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 4:48 pm | #

    I posted a comment on Shutter Fly page as Triciadhaz.

  233. tricia harrison
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm | #

    I think I subscribed to your blog, never done that before so not sure if I did it right. Went through aol.

  234. Jamie Southern
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter. Jamie Southern.

  235. Jamie Southern
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm | #

    I ‘like’ photo book girl on FB. Jamie Crozier Southern.

  236. Jamie Southern
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 5:41 pm | #
  237. Posted August 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm | #

    If I won I’d do a book of my blog. I blogged about the giveaway on my blog http://buckleytriplets.blogspot.com/ and I’ve liked Photobook girl on FB.

  238. Lorraine Loretz
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm | #

    I would make a book of my trip to Brazil!

  239. Lorraine Loretz
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm | #

    I am your fan on Facebook – Lorraine Loretz

  240. Lorraine Loretz
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter (of course!)

  241. Linda Stewart
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 9:34 pm | #

    I am a fan on your Facebook page. Linda Phillips Stewart. I would make a hardcover imagewrap book of the building of our house

  242. Byron
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 10:08 pm | #

    I would use it for our year end family photo album.

  243. Byron
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 10:09 pm | #

    I have subscribed to your newsletter.

  244. Posted September 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm | #

    If I won, I would make a book using photos of my daughter as a baby and I would type up my journals from that time period for the text. Or a blog book. Blurb does wonderful blog books!

  245. Posted September 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm | #

    I like Blurb on Facebook.

  246. Posted September 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm | #

    I like PhotobookGirl on Facebook.

  247. Sophia
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm | #

    Hi! My name is Sophia, on behalf of Blurb, and we wanted to thank you for this great post and running this giveaway. We’re as excited as everyone else to discover the winner of this giveaway – looking forward to finding out.

    Thanks!

  248. Posted September 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm | #

    If I won, I’d do a portfolio book of my work.

  249. Posted September 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm | #

    i’ve already “liked” blurb on FB, my name is Kristy Lynn Carpenter

  250. Stephanie
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm | #

    I just got married this summer. So I would love to make a photobook to give to my parents and my husbands parents to thank them for all of the support and help they gave us through our wedding process. SO yea I would make a wedding book!

  251. karen
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm | #

    liked blurb on FB. I would make a book for my niece’s Quinceanera. Thanks!

  252. Pia
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm | #

    I would definitely do “My baby boy’s first year of life” as we have 1000s (literally) of pictures of him already and he’s only 9 months old.

  253. Monica Santiesteban
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm | #

    My name is Monica S. and I subscribed to your newsletter as my contest entry. I don’t have facebook or a blog so I couldn’t enter all of those other entries as you suggested. I have been a follower of yours on twitter and was so glad I found you because I had been researching for a good quality photobook. Your blog was perfectly informative and I was easily convinced with your Blurb reviews. I was very hesitant about entering the contest because I’ve never won anything before, so I’ve waited to the last minute or actually the last day of the entry, to try my luck. This would be my first time making a photobook so if I win this contest, I would create my own photo(story)book of my wedding day. I got married on July 24, 2011. It was something very simple and very intimate. I didn’t have a big reception nor the expensive photographer because I felt the most important part was the ceremony and having my closed ones together. I would love to capture all of my wedding moments with a photobook. Thank you for creating this contest! And congratulations on your newborn! I still remember when my daughter was born, 4 years ago 🙁 time goes by so quickly!

  254. Hang Nguyen
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm | #

    I liked you on fb (Hang Nguyen). I would create a wedding album. Thanks!

  255. Hang Nguyen
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm | #

    Hello i like blurb on fb. I would make a wedding album.

  256. amanda
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm | #

    I already like you on fb. I would make a wedding book!

  257. Osia Strasner
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm | #

    Hi PhotoBookGirl, and congratulations on the birth of your child! How exciting…I have already friended you on Facebook, and have been enjoying all your entries, your reviews, and your Groupon findings. I am kind of new to making Photobooks, and despite the inordinate amount of time it takes to make one I have been thoroughly enjoying the process. Usually I make travel scrapbooks, but this has been a busy summer with family weddings, and if I won the Blur book I would make a photo album of the upcoming wedding of my husband’s son. I am looking forward to it, and thanks! (Oh, my FB name is Osia Ora-Strasner, and the email address is osiaora@gmail.com)