Friday, September 3, 2010

Micah ABC book

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I had a lot of fun making this, because I got to use some of the crazier papers and realistic objects in my scrapbooking stash than I usually use (and some slightly girly colors, too, sigh.....) I'm nearly finished with Micah's first-year book, too (just waiting for a friend to give me some photos she took of his birthday party), and waiting for a really big sale at Shutterfly to print it!

For those interested in how-tos, I used an inexpensive program called Scrapbook Max. It does many of the same things that more expensive, difficult programs like Quark do, at a fraction of the cost (about $40) and effort. All of the "papers" and elements were downloaded for free (a great website that compiles a daily digest of freebies is; another one I used when I needed to find specific elements needed for this project (Quill, anyone?) was You will need lots of room on your harddrive for these freebies, as it is addictive to download them! Fulfills all of my "hunter-gatherer" and bargain-hunting needs. Once you've downloaded stuff, you just drag it into your layout and re-size, re-color, and re-arrange to your heart's content (or until your baby wakes up from a nap!)


  1. A is for A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!
    Good job.
    Micah can someday read this to HIS children!

  2. Great JOB!! I do scrap books too!! but not digital, i love scrapbooking, i have done a few for our god-son...some practice i guess ;)

    Thanks for the tips, i will get right on it...your so creative and a wonderful MOMMY!!

  3. You are such an inspiring Mumma, Steph. Your boy is so lucky to have such an engaged role model.

    Love it!!!!


  4. How do you a) keep coming up with these great ideas and b) have the time to do them!?!?! Yet again amazing.

  5. I love it, love it, love it! I want one for Toby. Just awesome!

  6. Ditto to all the comments. I am jealous of your creativity - it is so special, memorable and wonderful!!!! A is for AWESOME!

  7. Steph, this is the most incredibly cute ABC album ever! Totally adorable. When are you going to sell these books to the masses? Might be hard to collect the photos from people, but I'm sure there is a market for this type of book. For instance, MY birthday is in January! :-)

  8. The ABC book is simply wonderful Stephanie.