Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Photo Book

I haven't really ever made a photo book before, but I had this little idea in my head for awhile and finally had some time to do it.

I made Patrick an ABC book...just simple letters with one of my photos that start with that letter.  It's probably a little late for this age-wise, but it helps him with his sounds and he loves it.  And it helped me get the hang of whipping something like this together.  I am hooked!  (Much easier than my cookbook and so much less time-consuming!)

I chose a soft cover, 8x8 size, and made the cover page in Picasa.  (If interested, you can see my scrapbook tutorials on how to do that.)





24 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea! What fun.

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  2. I love this - my daughter puts together an annual family photo shoot each year and then puts together and ibook and gives it to us all for Christmas. This year I pinched your idea of a cookbook and put together 12 recipes from my blog this year and gave one to everyone for christmas. This alphabet is another great idea from you!

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  3. i love this idea! i finally made a book out of my blog..just the first year of it to start. i started out with blurb but had such a hard time with it..it took forever! i switched to a different company and I PRAY it comes out good! if it does then i'll do the other years of my blog and then start on the kids scrapbooks..stephen is only going to be 18..i better get going!! :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing I love this idea....my daughter is learning how to read....being a second language student; she has her good days and times she is struggling....i would love to create one with her to inspire her.
    What a greaat idea.
    All my best Marisa

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  5. What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Sweetest project ever! I still have a 3 year-old in the house...hmmm...

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. What a sweet project!! Well done!

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  8. Sarah, you have such great ideas. I'm constantly amazed at where you find the time! You have also inspired me so much that I'm trying my hand at blogging!! Would love some advise if you could spare a look : ) Sarah (stayathometerritory.blogspot.com

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  9. I found your blog via a pinterest image of walnut mice. My grandmother used to make them so it was fun to find yours. I am off to get Katrina Kenison's new book. I had forgotten it was coming out. Her first two books parallel my life so I look forward to it!

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  10. Great idea. I love making these small books as gifts from when I take trips with my family. I will be sure to keep this in mind!

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  11. I love that you used it for the alphabet! I love photo books. We make them for gifts - for Grandmas and friends. If you join all the various companies you will be offered free books (usually you have to pay for shipping). I take advantage of those freebies since I rarely print photos anymore.

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  12. This is such a great idea! I make photobooks of our holidays so the kids can look back at all the fun times.They love looking at them so I might try this idea for the younger ones,thanks :)

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  13. This is such a great idea! I make photobooks of our holidays so the kids can look back at all the fun times.They love looking at them so I might try this idea for the younger ones,thanks :)

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  14. We did the same thing with the soft cover book, but I did an ABC's of Summer; it was an absolute blast to think of things to do during the summer and then scrapbook it.

    I then made a traditional scrapbook for our daughter for the ABC's and I am working on my son's who just turned 1. So fun!!!

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  15. How lovely! He'll be able to keep that for the rest of his life and pass it down to his children and grandchildren! So sweet!

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  16. What a fun book! Maybe I should do one for Noah! thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love it! A million years ago when I was a pre-school teacher, I would have the kids make a book like this every year. It was just cut and paste. This takes it to a whole new awesome level! love it!

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  18. Very cute! I made a book like this last year on Paper Coterie and my son can finally read it and loves it.

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  19. This is such a great idea. And you can pass it on the Janey too :)

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  20. Love love love this idea! My little girl will be 4 next month, and I've been trying to come up with a great gift for her- this will be PERFECT! Thank you for sharing! PS- Has anyone ever told you how much you look like the actress on Lost- Elizabeth Mitchell? :)

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