Hey, it’s Brooke again! How’s it going? I recently made my almost 3 year old daughter her very own book of colors, Annie’s Colors: A DIY Mini Album,  and wanted to share it with you. :)

This came together so quickly and was really fun to make. I wanted to make Annie her very own customized book of colors. I already had most of the pictures–I wanted the objects to be her own things and have her in the pictures somehow, even if it was just her hand or foot. :) I just kept the design VERY simple so as not to distract from the pictures.
I created the little mini layouts in Photoshop Elements 4.0, using various papers and a flourish from http://www.digitalscrapbookmemories.com/. I made them small enough to just slide them into those ID badge covers from Walmart (12 for $1.60), roughly 2.5 by 3.5 inches or something close to that. Double check to get the right measurements! I could easily fit 2 little layouts on a 4×6 photo printed at Costco, so it is a very inexpensive project. I’m happy with how it turned out, and so is Annie. :) Added some cute coordinating ribbon and a little album was born. :) Here are the digital files so you can see each of the pages. You can click to enlarge.

Now my son wants one for himself. Well, now I want one for MYself too! :)

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  1. I love it! Great idea to have her in the photos.

  2. What a super fun idea, so cute!!!

  3. Super cute Brooke. I love it. Now I just need to take pictures of my daughter with colors like that.

  4. This is so cute…I want to make one and I don’t even have a 3 year old!

  5. I love this idea! Keep up the good work!

  6. very cute. Love the swirls.

  7. Brooke-you are one crative and crafty cat-I love it!

  8. So creative!Love ya Brookie-wookie 😉

  9. what a fun idea!! Great job!

  10. What a great idea. I am working on teaching my son colors…maybe I can enlist his help and create a book like this.

  11. Great idea and format, nice way to make it so little hands can enjoy it.

  12. […] to tie around the strap. I used the same plastic name tag holders that Brooke used in her adorable Color Mini Book. I too found these at WalMart. The tag is approx. 2.5 tall and 3.5 wide. For the boys label, I used […]

  13. This would be a fun gift for grandparents or to even keep a brag book in your purse. Replace the inserts with the names of colors with the name of a child and have a couple pictures of that child following.
    Really great job!

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  15. DARLING little book!! I love it! What a great idea!

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