When 2 Awesome Things Really Love Each Other… (A Blurb/Instagram Giveaway)

They make more awesome things.

Like this.

That little nugget of niftiness is a Blurb photo book, made entirely from my Spring/Summer 2011 Instagram pictures, taken on my iPhone.

Do you Instagram? If you have an iPhone, you should. It’s so easy to take fun shots of your day with your phone and edit them with really cool filters. Plus, it’s FREE! (I think it’s only an iPhone thing, though. Corrected! It’s an iPhone AND iPod Touch thing.)

Blurb has partnered with Instagram to make it *super* simple to link up to your Instagram account and create a book that will take all your Instagram pictures off your phone and put them on paper. It seriously took me about 40 minutes to put the whole thing together. Momma likes!

Books are printed in 7×7 format, and prices for a soft-cover, 20 page book start at just $10.95! (Though mine, shown here, was valued closer to $40 since it’s hard-cover and more pages.)

I loved putting the pictures I took throughout spring and summer in it, but you know what I was thinking would be even cooler? Remember our Ordinary Day In The Life Photo Challenge? How great would it be to take Instagrams throughout your ordinary day, and then print them in a Blurb book?! I think I’m going to have to do that sometime.

Now for the fun! Of course, I’m giving one away to one of you (hard-cover, up to 60 pages). There are NO location restrictions on this one! And all you have to do to enter is:

1. Leave a comment telling me you want this! (Remember, you’ll need to have an iPhone or iPod Touch with the Instagram app in order to make one of these books.)

If you want a few other entries to increase your chances you can:

2. Follow me on Twitter
3. Like me on Facebook
4. Sign up for my newsletter

If you have multiple entries, please leave a separateΒ comment for each one and allow time for moderation. I’ll choose a winner with Random.org Friday, September 30th.

**Disclosure- Blurb provided the book for me and for the giveaway at no charge. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any other way for this post.Β 

Entries are closed. Congrats to Erin, commenter #148, as chosen by Random.org.

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  1. ok, so THIS is an AMAZING concept!! i am in looooove with instagram and have been trying to think of how to use my photos as a keepsake. these books are the perfect idea! definitely buying one… after i wait to see about the giveaway results, of course! (; ::crosses fingers::

  2. Me want!! I actually use it on my iPod touch (the one with the cameras). I have soo many photos right now that I would love to put in a book.

  3. WANT. This would make the most perfect Christmas gift for the grandparents! And since I never break out the regular camera anymore, something Instagram friendly is AWESOME.

  4. The last comment should say “I follow you on Twitter.” My iPhone and I are having issues getting along today. Lol! Anyway, I also receive (and love) the Monday morning emails!

  5. Oh, I need one of these. Thanks for letting us know about it. Im so excited what an awesome idea. Please enter me to win!

  6. This looks awesome! I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about blurb books and absolutely love instagram for fun easy pictures!

  7. I would love this! It would give my pictures a place to be seen other than living on my phone πŸ™‚

  8. I would love to win this. I am always meaning to print my instagram pics. I would actually do it if i won!

  9. What a cool idea! I have tons of pics on my phonr but I never know what to do with them. This would be perfect.

  10. I just subscribed to your newsletter. I am looking forward to checking it out tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  11. I would love to win this book. I’m due with my first child in January and this book would be a much simpler way to keep up with his first few months!

  12. I want this!! I use the Instagram app on my iPad all the time! Plus I am totally obsessed with Blurb books πŸ™‚

  13. This is so cool, I was wondering how to put Instagram pics on a book, but this is awesome. Like you on FB πŸ˜€ following you on Twitter

  14. Ciao!!
    Your idea is amazing!! I wanna win ’cause it will be a funny, not ordinary guest book for my wedding (3 months away). I have an iPhone….I’m ready to start!!!
    Bye bye!

  15. I’d love to win a book because I don’t like how the majority of the photos taken on my phone just stay there – I think it’d be a lovely thing to have on my coffee table, to look back at all of the memories. Plus, your site’s great! πŸ™‚

  16. I would like one of the free books, I use Blurb for my other pictures, it would be ice to create a book with the pictures taken on my iphone too.


  17. Jenny likey!!!!!!!!! Just downloaded Instagram. With the amount of pix I take, I should have enough for a book in about 37 minutes. :o) Thanks so much in advance for the free book! (I’m thinking positive today.)

  18. I’d love to win one of these books! the quality of their items is astounding! I’ve also “liked” you on FB.
    Thanks for the opporunity of this contest πŸ˜‰

  19. Thank you for the offer. I will be making a book sooner or later with Blurb. I have the Instagram app and i could use it for another book later as it sounds like a fun idea. Please give this freebie to one of the others.Still not sure how it all works but i am Error5 on Insta. Scott πŸ™‚

  20. I got the instagram app two days ago and I love it + I love the blurb photo book so this is the best combination!…Thank you!

  21. I would love this! I’ve been taking almost daily Instagrams since my little was born at the end of May and this would be a great way to put them all together.

  22. I want!!!!!!! How perfect for all my ‘from-the-passenger-seat’ shots of Vermont I’ve been taking all summer!