I must admit… I started this project in iPhoto long, long ago.  So long ago, in fact, that Grae is wearing diapers in a couple of the photos {and we’ve been done with those for nearly 10 months now}.  Mama fail. Life gets busy… What can you do?  The good news is that I’m back on the project in full force (well, I’ve actually restarted altogether).  The motivation? Both Gracen’s nearing second birthday and receiving a promo code for a free  hardcover book from Shutterfly (love a free photo book, plus the timing couldn’t be any better).  

Here’s a little sneak peek at G’s alphabet book in progress…

Alphabet Book Sneak PeekI’ve had several questions about how I add text to pictures for the photo books I’ve made previously and I’m happy to say, it’s very easy.  Personally, I use Pixelmator, but Photoshop or any other photo editing program you’re comfortable with will work.  All I do is open the photo in the program, add a text box, and type in my words (in this case I did two separate text boxes – one for the larger letter, and one for the smaller sentence). Once my photo and text looks the way I want it to, I export it to jpeg format.  Then you can print the photos as is and pop them into an album, or import them into an online photo book creator.

Easy, personalized, and guaranteed to be a well-loved book for a long time!

See some of Gracen’s other photo books by clicking on the links:

Grae’s Anatomy / Grae’s Family & Friends / Gracen Loves / That’s Not My Gracen

14 thoughts on “Alphabet Photo Book Sneak Peek

    1. jkossowan

      Aw, thanks for that. I’m always looking for new ways to put the hundreds of photos I take to use, so let me know if you come up with some other ideas! I’d love to hear them. :)

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    1. jkossowan

      Yes, she turned two at the end of August. I must say, we had it very easy. We never planned to train early…it just kind of happened. When she was 10 months old it became very apparent when she was going #2, so one day, I decided to put her on the toilet just to see what would happen. She very happily sat there, did her business, and was all smiles afterwards. From then on, we put her on the toilet every time we knew she was going and before long, she started peeing on the toilet too. We taught her the sign for ‘potty’ and within a couple of months she was telling us when she had to go, and by 14 months she was out of daytime diapers. We’ve had a few setbacks when she’s been sick and she still wears diapers when she sleeps, but overall it’s been great. I can’t remember the last time she had an accident and she now insists going to the bathroom on her own (putting on her seat, getting her stool, taking off her pants and underwear, climbing up, and wiping – although a very sketchy job – all by herself). I think it’s just what kind of kid she is. (Don’t hate me – I’m sure our next child will still be in diapers at 4 since it was such a breeze this time around! :))

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