March 22, 2010

ABC...easy as 123!

This is a project I made some time ago for my son, but I thought this would be a good one to share.  I made an "ABC" book for him. 


Here are some of my favorite pages of the book:







While Rex is still a little ways away from knowing the letters, the book has a few different purposes. It's colorful, so it attracts his attention.  It gave me a way to showcase some of the photos I had been taking. It helps him remember relatives who don't live close. It also makes a great, low-cost present.  Substitute "door" for "daddy" and now it's a gift for all the cousins.

Want the how to?  Dig out your favorite photos.  Upload them to picnik.  I have mentioned this site before, but in case you missed it, let me tell you more.  It's fabulous, free photo-editing software.  If you feel like you could never understand photoshop, head over to picnik.  It is very simple and logical.  Just add words on top of your photos and save them back to your computer.  Print the photos at your favorite spot.

I took one of those cheap photobooks they used to give you for free back when you "developed film" and slid the pictures in.  Taaa-daaahhh! 

21 comments:

  1. Love it and I'm sure your son does as well!

    I made something similar for my son and had it printed through Snapfish on one of their softcover photo books. You can see some of the pages here: http://733blog.blogspot.com/2009/08/photo-adventure.html

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  2. Wow! That looks like the perfect easy thing to make for my little one, who turns 2 next week. I have done nothing to get ready for the party yet :o) but being only 2 I dont have to do much to make him happy.

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  3. Great Idea! I am adding this to my to do list!!!

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  4. I love this! What a great idea. I think I need to make this for my 1 year old. Although Ithink his two other brothers just might steal it from him too.

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  5. That's great! I've been making little books for Adam with Creative Memories software. So far he has a tractor book (pictures of him, daddy, and grandpas on tractors) and a Cy (ISU Cyclones) book with pictures of him at games, as well as some generic balls and logo stuff. I think these make GREAT gifts! ABC is next on my list!

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  6. My kids loved this one. It's been a fan favorite here. It was a show and tell high light more than once.

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  7. I made these for the twins about a year ago! I love them! I have as much fun looking through them as they do

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  8. Your book turned out great. I've got this project on my to do list! I've got a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays. I hope you'll stop by & share:
http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/tot-tuesdays-2.html

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  9. First of all, your book and the photos in it are adorable! What a wonderful project! And, second of all, I am totally going to check out picnik. Thanks so much for the heads up. I really needed it. I am so in the dark about photo editing it's embarrassing. Thank you!

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  10. I just had to come back and tell you that I am using Picnik right now and wondering where it has been all my life. I am forever indebted to you for introducing me to it. Seriously. Thank you. You have no idea.

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  11. I just commented on your robot tee and now I see this -- love this even more! Or at least the same. Can't wait to make this for my son!
    Jen

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  12. love this idea! thanks for sharing

    shona cole

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  13. This is a wonderful idea!

    I just love it!

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  14. LOVE IT! Great pictures too. I too love Picnik. Especially now that Google bought it and it runs smoother :)

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  15. What a fabulous idea!
    I'll going to make one for sure.
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  16. I love this! I'm adding it to my to-make list!

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  17. I absolutely love this! So much so, that I decided to make one to give to my son's little friend for his first birthday. I snagged photos from his parents facebook pages and blogs to make it personal for them. It was a huge hit! Everyone at the party loved it. Thanks so much for sharing! Posted a few of the photos on my blog if you're interested: http://sunshineandspilledmilk.blogspot.com/2010/03/fun-with-friends-and-photos.html

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  18. Love it! I think this would make a great 1st bday present for my daughter, thanks for the idea! <3 I think Picnik is my best friend.<3

    -Ann Marie

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  19. My question is.... what did you use for the letter X? There are so very few fun words for little kids that start with the letter x. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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  20. Super super super!
    You are a super mom, a creator, a woman...
    Loves :))

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  21. Love this - going to work on one for my 17-month old son for Christmas!

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