Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Buzz.

I didn't realize when I posted it, but this picture is creating quite a buzz!


I searched all over my computer files to show you the originals and I just can't find them.

But yes, this is a super cute and easy Father's Day gift idea!
I don't even remember where I first saw it, but I can assure you that I didn't think it up.
The wooden letters are easily found at WalTarget places in the craft area and are just a few dollars each.

The first year I did it, pictured above, I only had two kids. So I put them in the middle picture together to make it even.
And I printed each seperately, then framed them in a 3 picture photo frame.

This is actually our yearly Father's Day gift to The Man, so here are some other's we've done.

This one was the hardest, because The Baby kept crawling away and I was snapping as fast as I could with a point and shoot camera. (Just tossed a blanket down in the backyard and put them on it.)


This one was last year. You can barely see the A because The Baby wouldn't hold it up.


But there's really no right or wrong way to do this!
Get some close ups.
Print them in black and white or in color.
Have the kids laughing or pouting or even crying.
It all works.
Organic and natural work well with this theme.

By the way, it works quite well with other words too. We did a set of these one year for Nana for Christmas!

If you make one for Father's Day, be sure to share the link! I'd love to see them!

P.S. Thank you Tonya for this amazing post!!! Just stunning.

35 comments:

Ruth said...

Love this! And as for the tiny baby.... adorable!!

Brenda said...

I was in awe over your Dad picture as well, such a cool idea! I'm doing a 'sweet 16' scrapbook for my daughter this whole year, I might have her come up with a couple of words to do a few of the layouts in as well as the candid shots I'm taking throughout the year.
So many ideas you have spawned in me :)

Whimsical Creations said...

That is an awesome idea. Gonna steal it and share with my crafty friends! =D

blessedmomto7 said...

Oh heavens-I love it. Baby J was so small in the first pic! I was thinking about doing it for my parents too for Father's Day. Problem is, I've got 6 littles-the oldest won't be here to do it so I guess I could do "daddy" with one of them holding a heart or something. It's a good tradition to start and do EVERY year! Love it my crafty friend!

Jenny said...

I am so glad you are ok with us "stealing" this idea from you, because when I saw it the other day, I totally was going to do it anyway. =) Thanks for the GREAT idea!!

Haus of Girls said...

LOVE this idea!!! Might have to do it this year.... so perfect when you have 3 kids! Thank you!!!

Princess Caitlin said...

I mentioned you in my blog today. ;-)
http://caitlinesque.blogspot.com/2009/05/favoritism.html

<3
Caitlin

Wendy said...

Very cute! Are you going to post this year's pictures, too?

Checked out Tonya's site - love that necklace. It totally made the pictures... ;o)

Cathe Holden said...

I AM SO DOING THIS!! What a fabulous idea. I love it.

Hey, by the way, MS. GENIUS, I DID copy your blog advertising concept and in one day the ads are pouring in. You ROCK!

Graceful Moments said...

Thanks for sharing all the different photos. My eyes were drawn directly to that photo when I saw the original post. I love The Baby's expression in the last photo...you can see the mischief!

Hana said...

Will be making this! Thanks for the idea!

Sarah at The Ohana Mama said...

What a great idea!! Thank you!

Brittany said...

That is such a neat idea! I love it!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Grizzly bought his own Father's Day gift toDAY and I can NEVER give him anything he wants. THIS will be perfect to hang over his desk and I WOULD NEVER think of ANYthing like this. THANK YOU, Beki!!!!!!!!!

Christina said...

It's unanimous-what a fun, sweet idea! I love this about the internet...there are so many creative people out there.

✄ ✂ ✄ ✂ ✄ ✂ said...

oooh I like that idea!!! *steals*

Annie said...

WOW!!! I love this!!! What a great idea! And a beautiful way to keep track of each year your kids grow.

forever folding laundry said...

Such a cute idea! I can tell a lot of daddies are going to have this hanging in their offices after Father's Day. ;)

~Keri

YaYa's Funhouse said...

you have the cutest kids...lovely idea as well.

Heather said...

love. love. love. this idea!!! we just picked up our letters this morning so we can do one for my husband. thanks for the inspiration! : )

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

hahaha! Now's the time for me to 'fess up and admit I bought my D and A from ebay within about 5 minutes of spying the photo on your blog!!

Such a cool idea - as long as boy*jelly co-operates!

Beth said...

I posted about your blog on my blog today! Thanks for re-inspiring me to do something like this!

Mary said...

what a great idea! your kids are so cute ;-)

michelle said...

awesome idea...my babydaddy will definitely appreciate this year's gift

rentz said...

I love the baby's hair in last years pic. Cute idea, too!

Now it my turn to say it: You ROCK!

Glitzer said...

I love the pictures! Really lovely, gives me a warm and real fuzzy feeling! Totally great!

http://be-a-glitzer.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

I saw the dad pictures last week on your blog, and loved the idea! I bought letters this weekend and have already planned out the pictures (as much as one can "plan" pictures with a 9 month old!) This will be a first, long awaited (over 5 years of trying) father's day. I love the idea of doing this same idea every year!

Thanks for the inspiration!

CocoJ126 said...

I saw this a while back and saved it in my head...today I emailed it to all my mommie friends and bought the "D" and "A" letters at the craft store.

Thank you!
Corrie

HeatherScent said...

Awesomeness! I will be doing this sometime this week! Thanks for the idea :)

lynzei said...

Okay, I figured since i stalk your blog and have succumbed to the beauty of your jewelry, I might as well try this project. Want to see? http://gigglingstamper.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-know-right.html

swapnap said...

Awesome and really really cute. Liked your jwellery pieces as well, you certainly have the gift for colors and beauty. Hope to come back for more. Have a nice day!

The Gorbys said...

I used your idea! Thanks so much!
You can take a look at http://thegorbyfamily.blogspot.com/2009/06/happy-fathers-day.html

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I stole your stolen idea and it's on my blog today!

http://wwwjellybelly-jellybrain.blogspot.com/2009/06/whos-daddy.html

Skamamama said...

thank you so much for the idea! i posted our pictures today. what a treasure for him!

Tanya said...

Saw it on Tip Junkie. I've seen similar ones. Very cute! I thought about doing it this year but waited too late. Maybe next year. :)I've done this with the word LOVE, check it out here. http://tanya-alittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-devotion-tonight-was-about-easter.html