Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Family Coloring Books

Last week, I talked about Picnik and it's neat-o FREE photo editing features.  I want to show you one of their features I used to make a memory book for my princesses.

Seeing how there's a {lil' ole'} Sea between us and our loved ones, I like to display pictures and talk about our family so our girls still feel close to them.    This project was simple and turned out super fun.
Seriously...how cool is it to color a picture of Grandma
 in her wedding dress?  
The princesses kept saying, "Papa looks so handsome."



Want to know how to do it?   
Ok, calm down!!!   Here's the skinny on making your own Family Coloring Book!

1. Upload your picture on Picnik
2. Click on the CREATE tab
3. Then Click EFFECTS
4. Scroll down to PENCIL SKETCH
5. I play with the RADIUS and STRENGTH till the picture is to my liking then APPLY
6. To apply TEXT click on the....TEXT tab!
7. I prefer the ACTION JACKSON 'cause it makes the letters hollow and you (I mean the kiddos) can color them in!
8. Click SAVE AND SHARE and then click PRINT PHOTO
9. Scroll down and it gives the option of printing from your own printer.  

There ya have it....easy cheesy!
We put these in a 3-ring blinder, in those clear plastic sheet thingies.  We plan to keep adding them.

Hopefully we'll have some pictures of some new babies soon.  2 sisters and 1 sis-in-law are expecting little ones soon!  I love babies!!!!
 

16 comments:

Jessica Curtis said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! SO glad you shared it with us! I can't wait to try it!

Jessi said...

That is a great idea for helping MK's remember their families. More hands on than just a photo album.

AmieAnn said...

What an awesome idea! Such a fun way to celebrate family and craftiness! Very clever! Hope you will share your family fun with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/07/pink-hippo-party-37.html

Shelley said...

I LOVE Picnik! What a great and totally unique idea this is! So glad you shared it :D

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

This is great! I am pinning it so I remember what to do and where to do it! Thanks for sharing!

missionarymomma said...

I have done this with one or two pictures but never though of it as an MK memory idea. Thanks for the great tip.

Jolene said...

Ahhh, Maria... wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing, sister!

*Hugs* from Ukraine!

laxsupermom said...

Wow! What an amazing idea! We just had a family reunion of sorts, and it'll be fun to create a bunch of these and send them out to all the families. Thanks for sharing.

missionary mama said...

Super cute and creative, as always, friend! :)
~Heather

Michelle said...

This is genius!! I would love if you would link this up to my Made by Little Hands linky party!! I am visiting from The Girl Creative and I am your newest follower!!
Hope you have a great week and that I see you at my blog sometime!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

andie jaye said...

i use picnik all the time...i've never thought to have done this! i would love it if you linked this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party!

http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-her-shoeskerry.html

Jessica said...

What a lovely idea! Thanks for the tips!

Spittin-Toad said...

LOL..I do this with my art students only we do self portaits. I print them on water water color paper have them highlight the features they want...then paint it with watercolors...the results are fantastic!!
Denise

Brittany said...

I want to try this, thanks!

P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog. There are amazing organizational charts and tools for moms and kids. I hope you will enter!

Carrie said...

This is awesome! What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!

Charlotte said...

Great idea. I have tried this once or twice. You have beautiful little princesses.

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