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I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but have always been waiting for the right “something”. The right scanner, the right time, the right album company, but when it comes down to it just doing it was more important in the end. I actually scanned these a while ago (the scans aren’t perfect becuase I have a very, very basic scanner) and finally got around to ordering the actual book.
I’m sure like every other new Kindergarten mom out there I saved SO many papers that he brought home. I weeded through and picked out the ones I thought were just genius or plain adorable. That still left me with a huge stack so instead of trying to hoard boxes of papers I thought I’d weed through again and scan a bunch of the papers that would get ruined over time, that weren’t unique enough to hang on to, or that just took up too much space. Then I VERY simply layed them out into an album and had it printed by MyPublisher . I love it and he loves it so it was a win – win!
I just love their fun packaging, makes getting mail that much more special 🙂
Little bit of a difference in the amount of space it takes up huh?!
What a great idea! Don't you love My Publisher? We used them for some Christmas gifts and I was really pleased with how they turned out!
wonderful idea! … i've been itching to do this too 🙂
Oh, I am so glad you shared this. It's fabulous looking and fabulous idea. I want to do this. I've never used publisher. I am so impressed!
Wow!! What a great idea. I definitely need to do this. Thanks for sharing.
so cute! did you include any kindergarten layouts, too, or did you mainly focus on his art projects?
Nope, no layouts, it's literally just scans of his projects along with his little graduation certificate and school picture for the year 🙂
this is soo cool. i must do this 🙂 thanks so much for sharing
I adore this idea & will be doing it once my daughter has "real" school projects. I already have a lot & she's only in preschool!!!!
Love this idea! I'm not sure if I'm ready to get rid of the actual projects, but it's a great idea!
this = just plain awesome.
This is pure genius! I have schoolwork for several years for three children in my basement. My plan was to photograph their work and make digi scrapbooks. I love the simplicity of simply arranging them in the book with no additional papers, elements or brushwork. With all the colors and the contrast, your book looks fabulous and is a wonderful keepsake. Fabulous and also doable! Thanks so much for sharing!
wow, it looks SO great!! i should totally do this…his school work plies are out of control! 😛
I really love this idea!! I am putting together a roundup of my favourite ways to organize kids schoolwork – this has got to be at the top of my list!! Do you mind if I share one part of your image and a link back to you and this post on my blog? Let me know! Thanks!!
Sure! Thanks for sharing!
Allison did you discard the originals?
Eventually yes. I have one or two favorites, but the rest were recycled.