Posts Tagged ‘coloring’

New Coloring Books!

March 31, 2010
Lions and Tigers Custom Coloring Book by Megnificent Made

Lions and Tigers Custom Coloring Book by Megnificent Made

I’ve sewn up a few new custom coloring book designs for the Megnificent Made store! In addition to this new animal print book, you can find whales, apples and pears in fun spring and summer colors.

Megnificent Made takes your photographs and turns them into coloring books. Then, they get packaged in these cute fabric folders that hold a set of crayons! They’re great for travel, keeping kids busy, and make great keepsakes.

Speaking of great keepsakes, now is the time of year many people are looking for unique ones. It’s Graduation time! Everyone loves a little coloring, no matter what age. Why not put together some memories for your graduate’s big day? It’s a unique twist on a scrapbook or photo board. Let friends add their mark on your memories at your graduation party!

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Pint Size Editors’ Picks

February 2, 2010

I was recently contacted on Etsy that Sunny Side Up Studios allowed her two little girls, ages 2 and 5, to put together a collection of must haves from Etsy sellers.

I am honored to say that these two lovely ladies chose my Apples and Pears Custom Photo Coloring book among 11 others for their Etsy Treasury!

Apples and Pears Custom Photo Coloring Book by Megnificent Made

Apples and Pears Custom Photo Coloring Book by Megnificent Made

Sunny Side Up Studios makes charming little Spool Dolls as well as some super cute hair clips for little girls. Her daughters made some really great choices to fill in the other 11 spots in their Treasury. I hope they get some of these goodies from their list! Check out the rest of their top etsy picks here.

The coloring books have been selling quite well lately thanks to all of the traffic I have received from Ohdeedoh, Apartment Therapy and other fantastic craft bloggers around the web. A lot of customers are using the Custom Photo Coloring books as Valentines Day gifts for the little ones in their lives! I appreciate the help spreading the word on my etsy store.

I’d like to mention now that promoting my etsy store on your blog can earn you a 5% discount on my etsy products so long as the post is made before a purchase and that the post is brought to my attention via megnificentmade@google.com

How To (Share your photos with Megnificent Made)

November 18, 2009

Megnificent Made makes beautiful custom coloring books out of your photos. This post will show Megnificent Made customers how to share their photos with us so we can convert them to coloring book pages.

Cupcakes Coloring Book

Cupcakes Coloring Book By Megnificent Made

If you’ve ordered one of our coloring books, you can select 14 photos to be turned into coloring book pages to go along with your fabric book. You can also purchase an extra pack of 12 photos for $4 from the Megnificent Made Etsy store.

To find out more about how to select photos for your coloring book and how the process works, visit this post about Photo Picking!

Once you’ve chosen your photos, you need to get them to Megnificent Made so we can work with them, print them off and send them with your book.

You could send them by email to MegnificentMade@gmail.com, but with 14 photos that could be tedious and difficult to fit into an email. If you choose this route please include what order these photos go with and any other information you think is important.

Flickr is one way of sharing photos I highly recommend. I’ve been using it for years. It has many options for keeping your photos private and safe, is easy to use and navigate, and for these purposes is ideal! Flickr is run by Yahoo! and allows you to upload photos for free. Larger bandwith accounts are available by annual subscription but not necessary. Once you’ve signed up for an account with Flickr and uploaded your photos, make the flickr user MegnificentMade your contact. (Do a search for user Megnificentmade and click “add as contact”) If you are keeping your photos private, be sure to add me as a friend or family so I can access and download your photos to work with them.

Photobucket is another popular option. Once you’re a member here, create an album with your coloring book photos and then email the album to megnificentmade@gmail.com. Be sure that your account allows me to download photos from the album!

Picasa is a google run photo hosting site. I’ve been happy with anything google so I assume this would be no less spectacular! Again, you can make a photo album and share it with megnificentmade@google.com. Be sure your security settings allow downloading!

aside from these website made specifically for sharing photos, you can try a file hosting site. One I recommend is MediaFire. File transfer websites like these allow you to upload large files or multiple files to a website. You are then given a private link that you can send others to download them. If you choose MediaFire, put all of your photographs into one folder and send the download link to megnificentmade@google.com.

Whatever option you choose, please make sure that you specify what order these photos will be going with. Thank you and good luck! Contact me with any issues or questions you have at any time!

Mission Accomplished!

October 20, 2009

I did it! A touch late, but I did it!

The weekend turned out a bit busy, and I ended up having some short notice design work, but today I finished my first batch of camera bags. Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect to find in the etsy store this week! Tomorrow I’ll start taking my product photos and get these available to you.

Camera Bags Batch 1

In addition to finishing the bags, this afternoon I whipped up my last “practice” coloring book. I had ordered a pattern on etsy from jcasa, although I’ve decided to stick with my original. I will thank jcasa for some excellent tips on how to put it all together. I’ve since added to mine a layer of felt for rigidity. Jcasa‘s pattern featured a trifold setup, like a brochure, and used an elastic loop closure with a button. It also has pockets to hold pads of paper.

I decided my original set up worked best to hold folded coloring book pages with a strand of ribbon. I also like the flap to protect the pages from the crayons. The larger size, as my dad suggested, was easier for little kids to draw on, and also lends itself to being framed after being colored. I’m also keeping with the cardboard backing in the book that will make it easier to color in, but I’ve found a much cleaner way of inserting it and have stopped trying to sew around it.
Whale Book

I’ve also abandoned the button closure. I was worried that the loop and button was difficult for little kids to work, and might suffer wear and tear after lots of use. Velcro will also be easier on me for making stacks at a time. I like the creative touch the buttons add to the cover though, so if they see a return it will be more cosmetic and velcro will still function as the closure.

On this one I used velcro but didnt feel it needed a button…instead i made the flap wavy to match the nautical theme.
Wavy Tabs

also, if you can see them on this photo…there are blue lines drawn in to mark seams…they’ll disappear!

Crayons

I’d also like to make the crayon pockets a little longer to hold them more securely.

All that said…I’m ready to roll!