a chalkboard book

1:14 AM

Oh, how I love my chalkboard paint!  I saw a tutorial recently on making a chalkboard book and I was inspired.  I pinned it to one of my craft boards on Pinterest, because I knew I would want to come back to it.

writing in the book

As I was brainstorming for a self-portrait shoot, I was reminded of this idea so I gathered my supplies.  I already had chalkboard paint, primer, and sand paper.  I found a board book (the exact size I wanted) at Big Lots for 50 cents.  Can't beat that!

i heart the kind

I love the idea of creating stories over and over.  What a great gift for the imagination!  My favorite page she wrote is the one, "I love the King."  To make sure we were tracking, I asked her who the King was.  In a duh kind of voice she said, "God!"  We were definitely tracking. :)

a story

Look for my self-portrait photos next week where I incorporated this fun little book!

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23 comments

  1. That looks fun - and I love the soft light in these pics Jen! :-)

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  2. What a great result with the chalkboard paint, and I love the lighting in the photos, too.

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  3. great idea with the board book and I love the pics of your daughter

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  4. Great book, thanks for sharing much love Jennibellie x

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  5. Oh my goodness. That idea is so great. I want to go and make one today!

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  6. Very cool! I love how you said...creating stories over and over being a gift to the imagination. Such a beautiful gift you are giving your daughter - encouraging her to dream. :-)

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  7. i am going to dig out my blackboard paint...and find a book....

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  8. What a near craft - great photos, too!

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  9. What a clever idea!! I have been wanting to use this paint for quite awhile now...this gives me an idea...;)

    Leslie

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  10. This is so cool, Jen! I love chalkborad paint, too :)

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  11. awwwww... so sweet. I love that she wrote "I love the King" :)

    Such a neat idea!

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  12. It's been years since I used chalkboard paint & I sure did love it too!

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  13. Great idea!!! Love that it fosters creativity!!

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  14. Love the board book and it looks like a great item to bring along in a car to keep the kids occupied. We used to play connect the dots, hangman and do you see what I see...all the time when we had the kids in the car. Having a chalkboard book like this would have been great and so green when it comes to paper waste. LOVE the big lots price as well. Can't wait to see what your next photo shoot brings as well...lol Have a wonderful weekend, fondly, Roberta

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  15. Love, love, love this Jen! What a fun idea. I love the photos of your sweetie. She is just precious! Can't wait to see more with the book. :)

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  16. I love how you find an idea and make it happen! The pic of your daughter coloring in the heart is my fav :)

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  17. look at how much your girl is LOVING THIS!

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  18. What a great book! I looks like so much fun!

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  19. off to Big Lots ... what a great idea for Christmas presents

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