Make Your Own Professional Photo Book

HP Photo BookNow even the creatively-challenged, too-busy, do-it-tomorrow types of moms like me have no excuse.

HP has made it so simple to create a professional looking photo memory book that even I have to admit I can take a few minutes to capture my family’s memories.

These days scrapbooking seems to be the hobby for moms. But some of us are either too intimidated or too busy to take up the craft. And so our photos remain as bits and bytes on our hard drives, or collect dust in cardboard boxes. (Janice loves to scrapbook but hasn’t made time for it in the last couple years. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I have never even attempted to scrapbook.)

HP Photo BookBut now, with these easy to use photo books from HP, busy moms like myself can create a photo book complete with inspiring designs, custom captions and journaling.

The photo books come in a variety of colors and in two sizes: 5″ x 7″ or 8.5″ x 11.

You can print the pages on any inkjet printer or for an even more professional touch, you can use an HP Photosmart printer. In August we featured the HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer which you can use to print 5″ x 7″ photo books.

Creating your photo book is a simple 1-2-3:

  1. Into your computer, insert the CD that comes with your new photo book and run the simple install program.
  2. Point and click your way through the wizard to choose your design, size, layout, and photos—even add text.
  3. Press print, then stack and slide your pages into the photo book. You can add new pages whenever you like.

The unique binding allows you to insert other memories such as wedding invitations, birthday cards, birth announcements and more.

You can all get started with these photo books right away…

Two of you will receive a free book and everyone else can save 20% on their own photo books until December 31st by clicking here.

If you’d like to be entered in the draw for a free photo book, let us know in a comment on this post.

(This contest is limited to US shipping addresses.)

We will draw the two winners on Tuesday, Oct 25th.

Happy memory making!


  1. Morgan says

    Oh how neat! I’ve seen where you can do your own books like that and I think it would just be way too cool. And since I’m an avid photographer it’d be perfect!

    Thanks for entering me! :) (I’m the first one–yay! :))

  2. Pamela says

    Please enter me for the drawing. These photo books seem so much less intimidating than other photo books and one would make a wonderful new baby gift.

  3. says

    I am one of those Mom’s that is very intimidated by scrapbooking, and haven’t picked up the hobby yet because I really don’t think I have the time to put into it.

    Yet all my Mom friends scrapbook!

    This book would be great for me, enter me in the drawing please!

  4. says

    I love to scrapbook, but I just don’t have the time to sit down and devote to it, nor the room to spread everything out. I’m so behind!
    This would be a great prize to win! Sign me up!

  5. Rene says

    Wow! I have been trying to get myself together to get pics of my little guy organized! This would be the answer to getting it done nicely and professionally! Thank you & please count me in the drawing!

  6. ~Lana B~ says

    This is totally cool! WAY better than all the time traditional scrapbooking requires. Count me in! Thanks so much!!
    ~Lana B.~

  7. says

    I would love to win this. I used to scrapbook all the time but since the baby, I just haven’t had enough time. Digital scrapbooking seems to be the way to go – much less time and space needed to do it! I really hope I win.

  8. says

    I’d like to win a free photobook – of course that means I will actually have to get around to changing the color cartridges on my printer and downloading all teh photos on my camera card. Maybe this would be my motivation :-)

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  10. says

    I absolutely love the idea of being able to work on the scrapbook online and then printing it from there. It not only makes the process more doable, but it also ensures that the end product looks highly professional in quality. Yet, in order to take advantage of this, you can only be using digital pictures. One thing to consider, however, is that if you want to do the same type of thing with older pictures of yours that are not currently in digital form, get them scanned and then you’ll be able to do this for all of your photos!!

  11. says

    This would be a great help to me…count me in :)

    I’m one of those who has pictures sitting on my hard drive and in boxes because there is just not enough time to take up scrapbooking.

  12. says

    Oh this would be great! My mother in law just handed down all of my husband’s baby pictures. Right now they are in an old, old album! Yikes! I am working now to scan them all and put them in better storage. Then, I plan to surprise her and make her an album!

  13. SarahHub says

    My daughter’s first birthday is fast approaching, and this would be a great way to capture her first year. Please enter me — if I win, my digial pics will finally make it off the PC!

  14. says

    You know, I have all the stuff to scrapbook, but never seem to have the time to print pictures and cut and paste – I would absolutely love to win this!

  15. Becky says

    I’d love to get this. I really enjoy taking pictures and scrapbooking. It’s a fun hobby and this would go great with the pink camera.

  16. Pauline Burns says

    I love scrapbooking! I’ve never used a smaller book though. Would love to have the opp. to try! Thanks.

  17. says

    I have so many pictures of my kids when they were younger and I want to put them into a nice book, this sounds like it would be great for me to use. Count me in.

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  19. says

    My daughter tore up her baby photo album (she’s only 2) looking at it sooooo much I decided to bind her pictures by making a book. This would be awsome I’m just finishing a book on shutterfly for my daughter for Christmas.

  20. says

    We just created one of these books for our future birth mother but did not get the chance to get ourselves one. We would love to have one of our family just for us…or when our new baby joins us.

  21. Tisha Margraves says

    Oh, I love this idea!! I just sold ALL my unused scrapebooking stuff in a garage sale. I would have time for this.

    Count me in!!!!

  22. Juliet A says

    I love digital scrapbooking, and I’d love to see my efforts in a hardbound edition. This would be fantastic!

  23. Kristen says

    This would be a great gift for my mother-in-law who loves out of state. She loves to recieve pictures of the grandkids.

  24. Hollie says

    This sounds like a great idea for all those pictures I always take but never get a chance to do anything with. Please enter me in this contest!

  25. says

    I LOVE these photo books! They are way more fun than regular photo albums, but way easier than scrapbooks! Perfect for a busy mom! Pleae count me in!

  26. Kristin says

    I never seem to get a chance to scrapbook anymore with 2 boys under the age of 4. I would love a chance to try out this type of scrapbooking.

  27. Angela Willis says

    I would love to make one of these for my parents for christmas of all of Connor’s baby pictures. angelaandmelos (@)

  28. Denise Mcgrath says

    Wow- who knew something like this existed .3 kids and 100 thousand photo = no time to do alot of scrapbooking -this looks fun and quick!! enter me please

  29. Rachel says

    Ive alwasy been interested in Scrapbooking but there are so many things to do for it and it takes so much time, time that I rarely have.

    This is a wonderful thing. count me in.

  30. Jolisa Cecchini says

    Wow, what a time saver! and a neat idea. Please enter me in the drawning for one. I think I would use it for old 100 + year photos.

  31. Tammy says

    My daughter is in the air force and I’m always sending her pictures from home please pick me so I can send this to her

  32. says

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    Our free Family Memories software is designed to be easy to use without limiting your creativity. The books and calendars created with our software can be used as family gifts, marketing and promotional books for companies, art books for artists, photographers and people seeking to publish their own book.

    Family Memories enables you to create beautiful and professional 12”X9” linen hard cover photo books with either a die cut window on the front or a custom full color dust jacket. Our software also allows for the creation of 9”X9” photo books and 12”X9” calendars.
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    • Our software utilizes layers to allow precise placement and layout of images and text.

    • Pages can easily be rearranged in any order

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  33. Teri de Beer says

    Is it possible to buy a license to produce your disc as a free giveaway for a promotion we are running in South AFrica?


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