Sunday, August 31, 2008

Spongebob Photobook


Ok I had to do it. I was checking out Shutterfly's photobooks and found their character books. My children love Spongebob, but my 2yo is obsessed with him. In February we had a combined birthday party for Alex and Nate - and the theme was Spongebob. So, sucker that I am, I finished and ordered the Spongebob book from Shutterfly. Nate will flip!

The book is all pre-done pages, so it was extremely frustrating to have no flexibility regarding photo size and layout, journaling, etc. I am accustomed to the creative options of Heritage Makers studio online and with Photoshop on my laptop. But I just couldn't resist the themed book. The boys will love it.

And. . . I'm 2/5 of my way through Christmas books! Last year I picked up a cool Christmas eve tradition from Stacy Julian. I bought big round hat boxes from Hobby Lobby, one for each kid, and filled them with new pajamas, slippers, the annual ornament, and a personalized photobook. The kids loved them. If I can resist the desire to show the books to them immediately, these will be perfect for the hat boxes. Now to figure out the other 3 kids . . .

6 comments:

Book said...

Super fun! I'm always on the hunt for great children's books and have recently discovered Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks and DiscoveryBoxBooks (which has a special focus on teeth!) They have work by acclaimed children's books illustrator Helen Oxenbury appearing in the Storybox series for September. In addition to this, they also have some great activities for rainy days: http://www.storyboxbooks.com/potatoprinting.php, http://www.adventureboxbooks.com/macaroni-picture-frames.php, http://www.discoveryboxbooks.com/skittles.php Enjoy!

Susan Catmull said...

Wow what a great personalized fun book. also thanks for the fun Xmas idea. I usually do get my kids PJs but the whole hat box ideas would be really fun.

Jan said...

Oh, that's so cute!

Wendy said...

This is so adorable, what a great idea, he will love it!

I am tucking the hat box idea away it's such a great idea.

Shelley Moore said...

I did that last year too! And the kids LOVED it - well, I didn't have time to add the book, lol, but they got pjs ina photo storage box, LOL!!!

Mystical Moocow said...

The girls would love something like this. Thanks for the idea.