July 21, 2011

Something For My Punkin

Paige LOVES books. And the other night as I was lying in bed, I thought how fun it would be to write a little book for especially for her! I hopped out of bed and typed up the story in just a few minutes and the next day I drew illustrations for it. Now I'm just adding some finishing touches in Photoshop. It's SO much fun! I'll share the book when I'm finished, but here's a sneak peak:


From this:

To this:


At first I was wishing that I had a more artistic friend to do the illustrations for it (...I never said I was a sketch artist.) but then I realized that having mommy's goofy drawings would make it just that more special. I think she'll like it. :O)

I'll share the how-to later for those who have photoshop (it's really simple), but even if you just have crayons and paper, making a little book for your child(ren) is such a fun and silly little project. You should give it a try!

34 comments:

  1. I love the idea, in fact I love all your ideas. She'll love it. A special book created just for her by her mom.

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  2. You're so cute, Disney! It's a brilliant idea! I have made a book for my friend, sans illustrations though :)

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  3. Just brilliant!!! When I was young, mummy made the same for me. Now I'm 31 and I still have this lovely book ;-)
    You always have so cute ideas... I love your blog!!!
    Have a nice day ;-)

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  4. I have made stories for my girls- now realizing I need to include pictures- their first year in kindergarten, at 4, I made a story for all the kids in the kindergarten, making it personal for each one - the boy interested in dinos got a story about dinos, and so forth-had so much fun. Tone

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  5. That is adorable! And I do think you're a great artist! These drawings are just perfect!

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  6. Wonderful idea - your drawing is great! Looking forward to the photoshop tutorial - thanks!

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  7. What a great idea! She will love it. Have fun creating!

    Jenna

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  8. Such an amazing mom you are!

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  9. i did this for my daughter too. she has a love of princesses and there's only 1 brown princess out there that we can find books for. her fav is the little mermaid so i made up a story using my daughter as the little mermaid. she carries that book with her everywhere. =)

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  10. I think your drawings are cute! They kind of remind me of Charlie and Lola.

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  11. The illustration is so cute! It makes me want to hug both of you! I love it & im sure shell love it even more! Missed you :)

    www.arty-heart.blogspot.com

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  12. That's such a wonderful idea. It looks like it will be really cute when it's finished. I can't wait to have kids. You give me so many good ideas.

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  13. That is really cute. And it would make a great gift too (until I have babies of my own :D).

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  14. My mother-in-law did something similar to this for my kids and they LOVE them! Great idea. I blogged about them here: http://fastdaze.blogspot.com/2010/11/personalized-kids-books.html

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  15. I am a digital art major, and I once had to make a comic book. I ended up using the pen tool in illustrator and it worked great too, after I established the characters, most of the time I could copy and paste then just tweak a few things here and there. What a great I idea! I'm totally going to make some books for my kids now too! Where are you planning on getting it bound?

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  16. I LOVE THIS! We don't have kids yet, but I am definately archiving your how-to for the future when it comes up. I'm studying to be a reading specialist, so I think this is especiallly fantastic! :)

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  17. i've never thought about using photoshop for something like this -- great idea! she's going to love it! :)

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  18. I agree that it's that much better that it's your own illustrations than someone else's. I'm sure she'll love it!

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  19. Your illustrations are adorable! You are multi-multi talented for sure.

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  20. That is so cute! My daughters are always making books, my 4 year old will bring us a stack of pictures, request that we staple them, and tell us what to write or ask how to spell things. One of these days I should make one for them!

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  21. Disney, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen a Mom do, and I love blooging, so you know I've seen a lot!! :) Definitely going to 'star' this post so some day down the road I can remember to do one for my little ones when they come! :)

    Stephanie
    That's Better. Improving Life Every Day!

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  22. I love it! It looks just as professionally drawn as most greeting cards (I was going to say comic strips and then realized I haven't seen a comic strip in years).

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  23. I love this and cannot wait for the how-to. I am very new to photoshop (I have never used it!) but am wanting to learn how to do stuff just like what you have here. Yeah! thank yoU!

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  24. Last year I found out that there is beautiful world of creative people. You are one of those who are makeing great impact on me. Thank you. I've just started bloging, but I hope that you'll sneak a peak when my blog becomes little bigger.

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  25. This is soo fun and cute! What are you talking about "goofy drawings"? You are such an awesome mom. :)

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  26. That is adorable and unique. I love it and your cute drawings!

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  27. What a great idea!! I love to read your how-to and maybe do the same for my daughter who also loves books.

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  28. That is fantastic! Love your drawings! My 4yr old loves hide and seek too, especially under the table. She thinks it hilarious when I pretend I can't find her, even though she tells me where she is going to hide! :)

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  29. Wow what a great idea! I have a 3 year old daughter and she loved hearing the story, I might have to make something like this for her. :-) oh and I love your drawings.

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