Giveaway! Blurb Books

I’m really excited about this. Today marks a first for This Dusty House. A first that I’m incredibly thrilled about.

I have a giveaway for you!

Back in May, when I went to Blogpodium, I received a pretty blank book with my swag bag. A few pages were filled with inspirational photographs and collages of artwork, the rest, lined and waiting for all the amazing things I may want to write.

I signed my name and carefully penned in the name of my blog on the front of the book and slipped it into my bag to carry home with me. I have this thing about blank books. The first page has to be perfect. I wasn’t about to mar it with scribbled notes and doodles.
About a month later, I pulled the book out, grabbed a BlogPodium pencil and started doodling. It has become my idea book, a place where I jot down things that are on my mind, concepts for blog posts, vignettes of memories I’d like to keep fresh.
The book was created by a company called Blurb Books. I stopped by their booth at BlogPodium and got a chance to check out the vast array of papers one could choose from and saw some samples. Their photo books are beautiful, luxuriously created but surprisingly affordable. So, when they contacted me to give away a $35 credit to one of my readers I said absolutely
So, why do you want this $35 worth of Blurb Books?
$35 can get you one 20-paged, hardcover book of your own making. It could be anything. A cook book full of family recipes, an album of photos from your recent European tour, the book you wrote and illustrated for you new nephew, now professionally printed and bound. $35 could get you 4 softcover blank books, sprinkled with bits of your own inspiration, just like my BlogPodium notebook, one for yourself and three of your closest friends.
The possibilities are endless.
To enter:

Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to my Canadian readers. I know, frustrating for the rest of you, but perhaps one day, I’ll be able to offer something to everyone!
To make sure your name is in the ring, leave a comment with the following info:
  1. Tell me how you follow This Dusty House! Emails in your inbox, Google Friend Connection (on my sidebar), Google Reader, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Following my blog is a requirement for winning the giveaway, but I don’t care how you do it. 
  2. Check out Blurb’s website and let me know what kind of book you would make with your $35 credit. A cookbook? Your wedding album? Or, would you simply stock up on blank books with inspirational quotes and photos every few pages?
An extra entry goes to those who tweet about the giveaway or share it on Facebook. If you do so, leave a second comment to let me know!
The contest will close and I’ll draw at random from the comments on Friday, July 20th at 7 pm. 
Good luck!

0 thoughts on “Giveaway! Blurb Books

  1. I follow your blog through Google Reader, and I would probably get a book of my photos taken in the Rockies over the last few years.

  2. I follow your blog through google friend connection. I would make a photo book of my crafts to display at Craft shows. I make jewellery, etc, and it would be nice to have customers see other pieces that I have made in the past.

  3. Congrats on your first giveaway, so exciting!! I follow you through google friend connection. I would love to make a nice book full of my upcoming wedding memories!!

  4. Yay for giveaways! I love blurb – I would use the credit to make a "First year with baby" book for our little one that's on the way. Right now I follow you through twitter AND via email

  5. Hooray for giveaway! I'd use the credit to mark our diy projects and also our journey to finding the right home for us(normal notebook). I followed you through random google research about renovations and ever since we found your blog, been following you everyday πŸ™‚

  6. I follow you through Google Reader.
    I would love to make a photo book of pictures of my three darling daughters.

  7. I follow you through Google Friend and your blog is bookmarked on my menu! As for a Blurb book, I would make a family recipe book of my family's favourite Czech recipes!

  8. I am a new reader, using Bloglovin.
    I am going on a roadtrip tomorrow, and I think an 8×8 square book would be perfect.
    Thanks Blurb for the chance to win!

  9. Hi – I found your blog via the "So Canadian eh?" series – I love finding new CANADIAN blogs – in fact I think that is how I found gemma@thesweetestdigs (comment below) too! Now I've added you to my "blogs to follow list!
    If I won I would create a photo book of pics from our upcoming "first trip to BC" together – Thanks

  10. I follow your blog on my Google Reader.

    I would never have thought of making my own cookbook, but it's a great idea! It would be neat to have my mother and grandmother's recipes included in there with my own favorites.

  11. Yay for giveaways! I would definitely make an album for my recent wedding. I just recently started following your blog through email notifications. I love the Canadian blogs I keep finding!

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