Photo Challenge: Days 16 through 23

The Lil Blue Boo photo challenge is coming to an end! Only 2 more days! Here are my photos from days 16 through 23 plus some of your photos as well:

Lil Blue Boo Photo Challenge: my photos day 16 through 23

@lilblueboo on Instagram

 

Your photos:

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January Photo Challenge

Happy New Year! A little creative photo challenge for this month to keep the holiday creativity going.  Each day take a photo using Instagram that you think best signifies the word of the day.  At the end of the month I’ll round up my favorite from each day into a photo collage.  Can’t wait to see what you snap! Make sure to tag me @lilblueboo on Instagram so that I get a notification that you posted a photo (I can only see them if you have a public account, so you can upload just a single photo on Twitter or the Lil Blue Boo Facebook page too if you have a private account).

If you miss a day or only want to participate in just a few days that’s awesome too.  I’m easy.

Instagram Photo Challenge Lil Blue Boo

 

 

You can download the challenge printable here:

 

LBB Photo A Day Challenge for January - Free Download! via lilblueboo.com

This isn’t my only post for the day either…still wrapping the next one up for this evening.

Four Projects For a Pinterest Party

I had a Pinterest party recently for a few close friends I hadn’t seen in a while. 4 projects from Pinterest….in 2.5 hours.

How to throw a Pinterest party and 4 projects to get you started. Includes free instruction downloads! via lilblueboo.com #mpinterestparty

I thought it would be fun to carve out a morning for them to try something new:

How to throw a Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

 

Here’s what we made, along with four PDF downloads if you want to have your own party:

4 Pinterest Party Craft Projects: Sharpie Marker Art Ornament via lilblueboo.com #sharpie


Here’s the Sharpie station:

Sharpie Marker Ornament Station Set Up for your Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

 

Ceramic ornament from Michaels Craft Store ready to decorate:

Ornaments ready to decorate! Sharpie Marker Ornament Station Set Up for your Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

A snowflake ornament:

Make a snowflake! Sharpie Ornament Project for your Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

 

Download the PDF:

Free Sharpie Marker Ornament Tutorial PDF Instructions for a Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

SHARPIE ORNAMENT
1. Materials: Industrial Sharpie, Ceramic ornaments
2. Hand write lettering.
3. Use initial stencils as a guide for calligraphy.
4. Let dry.
5. Hang from tree!
6. Not a step really. Just admire my nice “H”.

 

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How to Make Photo Pillows

how to make photo pillows via lilblueboo.com

 

These might look familiar. I’ve made them before….but I made a few more.  I love making photos into pillows, sachets, paperweights….they make perfect gifts….and I even use them as pattern weights. CONTINUE READING

#choosejoy

photo of you choosing joy #choose joy via lilblueboo.com

Want to share your Instagram photos with me? Use the hashtag #choosejoy and tag @lilblueboo. You might see them featured on Lil Blue Boo! Learn more here.

Remember to share the link to your photo on Twitter if your Instagram account is private….otherwise I can’t view it!

Want to add effects to your photos? Read the post on Instagram and Smartphone photo effects!

Click here to view all #choosejoy roundups……you might even see a few celebrities!

#choosejoy

photos of you choosing joy #choosejoy via lilblueboo.com

Want to share your Instagram photos with me? Use the hashtag #choosejoy and tag @lilblueboo. You might see them featured on Lil Blue Boo! Learn more here.

Remember to share the link to your photo on Twitter if your Instagram account is private….otherwise I can’t view it!

Want to add effects to your photos? Read the post on Instagram and Smartphone photo effects!

Click here to view all #choosejoy roundups……you might even see a few celebrities!

Yearly Photo Book Ideas

Creative Yearly Photo Book Ideas via lilblueboo.com

 

In addition to our yearly family photo albums, I make a photo book for Boo stocked full of memories. I just finished 2011:

How to make a yearly photo book via lilblueboo.com

My method/thoughts on photo books:

1. I complete the books about 10 months after a year has ended. I like for them to be January 1st through December 31st. It’s an OCD thing. The delay also allows time for missing photos to show up.

2. I compile memories, quotes, etc by going through blog posts, Facebook posts, and even just browsing photos. I usually cut and paste snippets into a word document in order of date.

3. I organize my photos, artwork, etc by month before starting my project. I work on the book by month….sometimes skipping around to the easy months first and then coming back to the hard ones.

4. I never feel bad about going overboard on pages. The bigger the better and I don’t think there is a price I can put on family memories. My books (through iPhoto/apple.com) usually cost about $75 to $100 each. It seems like a lot (especially when ordering multiple copies) but I would rather have a photo book over a few trips to a restaurant!

5. I  save the photo book as a PDF (“Print” as a PDF in iPhoto) and back it up to a hard drive or CD and store in a safe place.

 

Here are a few things I added into this years book:

Boo’s Self Portraits:
Boo asked for a mini tripod a few years ago and she had so much fun taking self portraits. When I would look at the camera I would be surprised by hilarious snapshots she’d taken of herself. I made them into a collage (using PicMonkey.com) and then loaded that collage as one photo into the book template:

Photo book ideas: Self Portraits via lilblueboo.com

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DIY Journal Ideas

DIY Journal Ideas (Chalkboard, Transfer, Stamped) via lilblueboo.com

 

I love making journals……here are a few I’ve made recently: CONTINUE READING

#Choosejoy

Some of my favorite photos of you choosing joy over the holiday weekend…

choose joy with lilblueboo.com #choosejoy

 

Check out past photos of you choosing joy here.

 

Want to share your Instagram photos with me? Use the hashtag #choosejoy and tag @lilblueboo. You might see them featured on Lil Blue Boo! Learn more here.

Remember to share the link to your photo on Twitter if your Instagram account is private….otherwise I can’t view it!

Want to add effects to your photos? Read the post on Instagram and Smartphone photo effects!

Click here to view all #choosejoy roundups……you might even see a few celebrities!

#Choosejoy

I love to see how how you Choose Joy! Here are some of my recent favorites…

Photos of you choosing joy #choosejoy via lilblueboo.com

Check out past photos of you choosing joy here.

 

Want to share your Instagram photos with me? Use the hashtag #choosejoy and tag @lilblueboo. You might see them featured on Lil Blue Boo! Learn more here.

Remember to share the link to your photo on Twitter if your Instagram account is private….otherwise I can’t view it!

Want to add effects to your photos? Read the post on Instagram and Smartphone photo effects!

Click here to view all #choosejoy roundups……you might even see a few celebrities!

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