Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Alphabet Book

First off, many thanks go out to all those who helped me come up with wonderful words or directed me to great sources for words.  I didn’t feel so bad when it came to X and most sources only had a few words too! 

So the book is done and before the weekend since I got so much help and was motivated while Chris was busy watching football games.  This is a lengthy post due to pictures of each pages but I thought I would share them all with you in case you want to make one too.  I can’t take credit for this book, but it has been so long since I found it on a blog that I can’t remember who’s idea it was.  I am going to do some research to see if I can figure it out for you.  I want to give credit where it’s due.  I made Taylor’s(kicking myself for personalizing it and realizing I will have to make another if we have any more kids) book 8x8 since that seems to be a good size that she can handle and it only required a little bit of cutting down of paper.  The letters for each page were cut out using my Cricut and then I used stickers, photos, stamped images, and printed images(thank you Microsoft Word for an AMAZING variety of clipart) for the pages.  Ever since I saw this idea I started picking up stickers that were on sale to go with her book.  The flat ones are the best.  We have a few that stick out and it made it harder to get the page to stay flat.  My favorite animal stickers would have to be the Doodlebug Design ones that I picked up at Archivers(and spent a little more on) last weekend.  They are great images and had quite a few different animals for her pages that I liked better than clip art version.  Plus they were a good size compared to some other stickers I found.  Enough about the logistics, onto the book.  I present to you, Taylor’s alphabet book(forgive me for forgetting to take pictures before I put the pages in the book):

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I can now cross a BIG to-do off my list with this done.  What’s funny is that after I gave Taylor the book and we looked through it a few times, I came up with several more words.  Plus she pointed out the pumpkins in the picture behind me in my picture and that was another word to add.  The nice thing about the book in this format is that I was able to easily slide the pages out to add the new pictures.  I look forward to many hours spent looking through this book with Taylor!


annalee said...

SUCH a great idea! i want to do one of these (someday). i will definitely be referring back to yours for ideas. thanks for sharing all your hard work!

Bellawhoop said...

Cute, Wendy! It turned out darling. :)

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

This is so cute!
I am so doing this for my girls :)
One more thing on my to-do list!


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