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, Β and wanted to share it with you. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ Added some cute coordinating ribbon and a little album was born. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚


  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 πŸ˜‰

  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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