Alphabet Fun Scrapbook

I finished it!

Malachi's 4K {Preschool} year is in this 12 x 12 album:

Some pages are more scrapbook style with photos, artwork and recipes:
L is for Lemonade and Ladybugs
And other pages are lapbook/lap journal style with photographs:
Y is for Yellow, Yarn and Yo-Yo
I love having it for Malachi to look back on. . .  
"Look! I was so creative!" he exclaimed. *Ü*
One of the things that I love about scrapbooking is that it gives children a sense of identity.

I put the book in alphabetical order, but wish that I had put it in chronological order instead.

I loved having my blog to look back on ~ I used each post to help me journal each page. I forgot so much!

Things that have made blogging {for scrapbooking} easier ~
  • my Canon EOS Rebel T1i ~ so thankful for this!
  • removing the watermark from my photos {I still appreciate permission to use my photos!}.
  • less photos in collages.
  • less collages ~ more individual photos.
  • being more selective in the photos I use.
  • considering the photo when selecting the size.
  • ordering prints as I go ~ instead of a whole year at a time! 
  • ordering prints from home and picking them up in one hour from Walgreens {love this!}
  • detail in posts.
  • keeping up with the lapjournal for B4FIAR ~ I only need to scrapbook the photos and have been printing every few months. 
I loved going digital for photos {before blogging, I still used my Rebel G2 ~ and shot in manual mostly}, but I am not so sure about going digital for scrapbooking! My next {personal} goal will be to learn to shoot manual in my Rebel T1i. . .

So much to learn, so little time ~ especially when life goes by this fast! 


  1. I love it! I'm sure he really enjoyed looking through it.

  2. Yabba dabba doo! Great job Mom! What a wonderful treasure for your boy!

  3. I love this idea. I think it's wonderful, what a great keepsake!!!

  4. So fun! The pages are adorable. I am sure he will love it and have fun admiring all his work someday. Wish I had more time, patience and creativity!

  5. This is so wonderful and so special Michelle! I love it, I truly do! I wish I could scrapbook like this, about as scrappy as I get is digiscrap, but like you said, so much I want to do and so little time, so for now blog books it is for me:-).

    I have one question, the help of your awesome camera is obvious for blogging:-), but why have less collages helped?

    Again, I love this and I know Malachi does now and will treasure it for years to come!

  6. GREAT job on the book! I must admit that I am now feeling a bit inadequate in my scrapbooking skills. I really need to get on the ball and create the time for it!! Thanks for sharing! Kerri

  7. It looks fantastic! I can tell a lot of time and love went into it. Great job! xoxo :-)

  8. I love it!! Absolutely adorable. My daughter has gone digital on scrapbooking using CM. I am very impressed with the results.

  9. What an amazingly creative way to document all that he did! Nice work momma!

  10. Michelle this is stunning. A fabulous keepsake and well worth the effort.

  11. There are so many things I love to do {scrapbooking wise} with photos ~ I love to cut and crop a photo in unique ways. For example, with a photo of a child swinging in a swing, I would cut out their legs so their feet are dangling out of the picture.

    With a collage, it simply goes in ~ which is why I will print them larger (like a 5x7) rather than a 4x6. . . and will still make them. But it is nice to have some individual pictures and be creative with them.

    I honestly can't wait to make some baby collages! *Ü*

  12. This is amazing. If you ever have time, I would love to see pictures of each page to help my creative juices start to flow.

  13. This is so neat, Michelle! And how special for Malachi to have this to remember all of his alphabet fun.