In a couple months when I'm knee deep in book design, homework, soccer, piano, & karate I'm going to kick myself for not being a better blogger during the summer months, but the truth is we're busy all.the.time. It is my goal to punch out a couple more personal photo books before the end of the year - potential Christmas gifts for the kids perhaps? We're trying to downsize significantly so we don't have so much STUFF. I was able to finish one for Elsa in time for her 2nd birthday party which we held on the 3rd of August. Now that I have that project under my belt I don't have any excuse to not post an Alphabitty Moment on Thursdays! I had been posting on Instagram for a while, but I've gone back through old posts to find where I left off on the dusty 'ol blog. It looks like the letter 'm' was next. For us, "M" means McDonald's playland. I get a large coffee with five creams, the kids get to play & burn off some extra energy, and I get a few moments of peace. Score!
A few design details on how I put together this particular book.... It's different from my others in that I used mostly Instagram photos & tied them all together by zooming in passed the Instagram borders in order to make them all borderless other than the rounded corner 'border' that Booksmart offers. I moved the text to the same spread rather than putting it at the end like previous editions.
Some spreads have 4 photos like this one, but others have only 1. Whenever I can I can mix continuity & flexibility I feel like I've hit the jackpot. The icing on the cake is that the simple layouts combined with the 'ittybitty' detail section in the back packs a TON of information. I'll share how I put that part together another time. Until then, feel free to link up your own Alphabitty Moments post in the comments below.