ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: The Stories of Your Life

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Stories of Your Life

The giveaway here is now closed.  Congratulations to Comment #9, as chosen by, who will be receiving the complete Storybook Template download from Digital Scrapbooking Albums.

Blogger Mrs. I said...

I am subscribed to the newsletter and follow on Facebook. My favorite story is The Monster at the End of this Book.
In addition, all of those who let us know that you liked Digitial Scrapbooking Albums on FB and subscribed to the newsletter will be receiving your freebie downloads via email shortly!  This part of the offer is not closed, so if you are interested in these great products for FREE let us know.  Thank you all for your participation!

This past weekend my husband gave me quite a gift.  He offered to solo parent our four little loves while I spent the time at a retreat center crafting!  It was a wonderful getaway.  While I had a few hand made holiday gifts to work on my #1 goal was to get caught up on our piles of pictures.  I have always enjoyed scrap booking with stickers, paper, and tape, but it isn't always the most effective way to stay current on my albums.  In recent years I have become more excited about digital scrabooking.  With premade pages that require only a drag, a drop, and a digital embelishment it is easy to document our family's stories.
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Hopefully you have noticed the links in our recent Show and Tells featuring Digital Scrapbooking Albums.  This online service is the hard work of one of our dear readers, Liz.  She Yes. I want the review! In addition to creating many thematic premade digital layouts for putting together digital albums, Liz has several digital pages intended for students, teaching, and story tellers.

We all know that reading to our children and inspiring their love for learning is one of the most powerful academic gifts we can give. What better way to introduce literacy than by designing stories that feature your children as the key characters?  Liz has put together a selection of storybook layouts to help you tell your family's stories.

There is no need to purchase an expensive program to use these premade storybook templates.  While I was able to easily add the pages to my digital scrapbooking program, these pages can also be used with programs that are available free online.  Liz explains how to use these free program with her pages on her website.

I started with the simple text Little Child, Little Child (which follows the pattern of Brown Bear, Brown Bear) to put together a storybook for our youngest son as a reminder of the many people who love him! Below is a sample page.

In addition to the Storybook collection, which I believe to be a perfect fit for our educating audience, Digital Scrapbooking Albums offers a variety of layouts for life's special events: pregnancy, babies, vacations, holidays, family, and more.

Digital Scrapbooking Albums also offers an ABC Memory Book  ideal for parents of preschool age children.  The page layouts have plenty of space for picturing the many activities your family uses to learn the individual lettesr of the alphabet.  Re-reading this memory book is an opporunity to review the letters and sounds while building memory skills.

Scrapbooking may not be for everyone, but creating digital storybooks for your children and students easily can be.

Exclusive Offer!
Liz would like to get you all set up and on your way to putting your pictures and memories into your own stories.  For anyone who subscribes to her newsletter and likes her Facebook page (where she lets her fans in on fun freebies as they become available), Liz will be sending you a FREE link to her ABC Memory Book template bundle! Leave a comment on this post or email abc123(at)gmail(dot)com, letting us know that you have done so and we will forward your information to Liz who will pass on your free download.

We would also like to offer one of our readers the complete Storybook Template Bundle ($60 value). Leave a comment letting us know you are interested in this giveaway to be entered to win.  We would love if you would share the title of your favorite children's storybook. A winner will be chosen randomly after comments close at 10PM EST on Friday, December 2nd.

Disclosure: Digital Scrapbooking Albums provided me with a free download of the Picture Perfect Childrens Storybook template bundle for the purpose of review. No purchase or specific requirement is necessary to be entered in the giveaway. 


  1. This is such an interesting blog post. I love the idea in defining your life.

  2. Very interesting, indeed! I'm definitely interested! My favorite children's book is Betsy-Tacy.

  3. I subscribed to the newsletter and like the FB page. I am interested in the giveaway, but I might not have computer access on Dec 2 because I will be out of town. But my email is My favorite children's book is Charlotte's Web.

  4. I subscribed to the newsletter & liked the Facebook page. I am also interested in the giveaway. I love children's books & have many favorites but my recent favorite is City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems.

  5. This looks amazing!! My email is cockerill7(at)gmail(dot)com. I have so many favorite children's authors but I guess my favorite right now is anything by Mo Willems.

  6. I subscribed and liked on FB....and would love to get the free template! Thanks so much!

  7. I subscribed and liked on FB
    my email is:
    My favorite book of all times is:
    Are You My Mother by Eastman
    I also love any books by Mo Willems

  8. I subscribed and liked on Facebook!
    My e-mail is
    I would also love to be entered to the giveaway! My favorite book is Goodnight Moon.

  9. I am subscribed to the newsletter and follow on Facebook. My favorite story is The Monster at the End of this Book.

    Cathy I.
    Mrs. I's Class

  10. How fun! I subscribed. It's hard to pick a favorite though-so many great ones!

  11. Hi , i would like to enter the giveaways :)

    My baby current's favourite book is Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See .