Monday, April 12, 2010

QUIET BOOK IDEAS

So as I have mentioned before, this whole 2 year old thing is becoming more complex by the day. Bryson has become the extreem of terrible two! This week it was brushing everything with a toothbrush (that is with the toothpaste included) including mommy's church cloths right before church. Dumping out a humidifier in Chad's room, and finding a slick writer ... lets just say I am glad he "decorated" the tupperware instead of the walls!

So I decided I needed to do something to keep his attention! I have made a few little quiet books, including this one that was in the March 2009 Creating Keepsakes Issue:


Copyright Creating Keepsakes 2009
These little books are SO much fun!
Another idea is one that came from a concept of a quiet book by a Friend of mine in Page. She did these for a Relief Society activity, but a little differently. I decided to do my OWN concept! :)

This is just a typical ABC Book, and there isn't anything other than cardstock and pictures, but it does it's job, and that is distract Bryce during Church. It also helps him think of Jesus, and that is what is most important!
First I got some American Crafts 4 x 6 Sheet Protectors and a little stack of 4 x 6 Cardstock. Then I simply found pictures on the internet (mainly lds.org) and of our family and made this little ABC book. Of course there are pictures like f - family that are specific to Bryson's book, but I do have the files of pictures that I downloaded in a document that you can print off on your computer to make your own. I also have a Word Document with all of the typed information. Feel free to leave your email address in the comments if you would like me to send the pictures and writing for each page! Even if you aren't LDS, a lot of these would work for all of us Christians. Those that don't feel work, you can change out for your own. Oh, each picture is 3" x 2" ... so that can help you when finding pictures of your own.

My last quiet book idea I posted on my blog private family blog about two years ago. I found the idea in Martha Stewart Kids Magazine (that is no longer in publish). I used the AC Felt shapes ... they no longer sale them, but it wouldn't be hard to cut out your own shapes. I LOVED making this little quiet book and hope that it will inspire you to make a fun quiet book for yourself! Although Bryson was much too young to use it when I made it, he now loves it!

Feel free to comment for any questions you might have and I will do my best to answer them in the coming days!

116 comments:

rebecca said...

adorable books Mandy!

alicia said...

Can I just say I think you are one of the most talented people I know. LOVE these ideas!!

Jennifer Slaugh said...

I would love to make my kids a quiet book for Sacrament meeting!
jennifer552(at)hotmail(dot)com

SwatiK said...

Lovely books! I love your work Mandy!

Cindy Lou said...

I would love to do the LDS quiet books. Here is my address: tctrimble@aol.com
Thanks! You truly are an inspiration!

The Owens Family said...

Hey Mandy how are you doing. If you are offering to send the family book text and pics I would love it. Dont have any free time right now as you would know but May is so close I can taste it. Thanks. Hope everyhting is going well.
themormonchick@gmail.com

Bart and Kellie said...

I've been compiling ideas for my kids' quiet books, and these are so cute! I've got three boys including a two year old of my own, and we're in the same bind as you during church! I would love copies of the pictures and wording you used. Thanks! kellieanneyeates@gmail.com

Miss Katie said...

So cute for my twins for sacrament meeting! I just did little picture books for them of Christ, but these will be great to use in the future. They are only 11 months old right now.
misskatie81(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Kunz said...

Mary Kunz said:

I would love to make your ABC book for my grandson. Could you please send me a copy of your word document to kunzfamily1@gmail.com THANKS!

Sugar & Spice said...

Love it! Please send to:
melissa.nielsen@comcast.net
Thanks so much!

Camille said...

You are soooo talented! Love you Mandy!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the downloads for the quiet book. It is darling and I would love to make one for my grandchildren. Thank you sooo much for sharing.--Vickie at:
vikijoh47@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy could you send it to cchristofferson@gmail.com. Thanks

Lis said...

Love this! Could you email it to me as well! lisshumway(at)yahoo(dot)com

nikki said...

Hey Mandy. I would love to get your picture and word ideas for the quiet book. I have been thinking about doing something like this for a while, but it would be nice to have a jumping off point. Hope you are well!
nikki

nikkipkelly@gmail.com

Lygia said...

Hi Mandy,
I would love to have your templates for the ABC book. My grandkids would love one.
Lygia

bcjlbj@msn.com

The Pimentel Family said...

I just found your blog and I'm so glad that I did! I would love to make my kids a quiet book for Sacrament meeting. Thanks for sharing!
Beckypimentel@gmail.com

felicia said...

i would love the document to make this quiet book! thanks!
snsfan@hotmail.com

The Riries said...

Hi there! I would love it if you could e-mail me the Word document as well! Thank you so much for your help and inspiration!

Annette said...

I love these quiet books! You are very talented. I know you posted this a while ago, but if you could, I would love it if you would email the word document for the ABC book! Thanks so much for sharing!!
mav804@yahoo.com

Liz said...

Love the idea. I get so excited in my head and then I get frustrated when i don't actually do it...but this looks like something I can handle! Whooo-hooo!

Can you also tell me where you got the sheet protectors? Thx.

lilizbit3033@yahoo.com

Liz

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your site. I love it. I am wanting to make some quiet books for my nephew. I love the ones you have created. Would you mind sending me a copy of the LDS alphabet? THANKS!!
cbkenley@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love for you to email me a copy of your ABC Book, the pictures and the word document would be great. Thank you so much.

ilovemothergoose@yahoo.com

Miriam said...

I would love a copy of your ABC book, the pictures and the word document. My baby just turned one but is so active!

miriammarie(at)gmail(dot)com

stacey said...

If you are still emailing the ABC book to people, I would like to have a copy of it. It would make a great christmas gift for my kids.
Thanks
staceylynnsharp@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

could you please send me the word document for the ABC book.
thanks
chatrbox@srv.net

Tim and Lisa said...

I would love to get idea's from what you have created. If you could email me your file that would be so great!

wabarkers@yahoo.com

Thanks
Lisa

Keri and Derrick said...

I saw your 4x6 quiet book featured on Sassy Sites. It's so cute and a great idea. I would love for you to email me with your pictures and text! I think this book may keep ME quiet! haha!

-Keri

kmize09@hotmail.com

Steph :) said...
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Steph :) said...

This is so cute. I would love the file as well.
snallison@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I stumbled upon your blog today and LOVE the abc quiet book. Is there anyway you could send me the pictures and things?
I'm wanting to make one for my daughter. I also LOVE the idea of doing a seasons quiet book. That idea never occured to me. Making quiet books are so much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

valerie said...

I'd love to have a copy of your pictures and text for the ABC quiet book. I need to come up with a quiet book idea for a RS activity, and this may be it after searching for about 4 hours!

Valerie
vackley@gmail.com

Whitney said...

Hi, I just stumbled on your blog and would love to have a copy of your pictures and text for the ABC quiet book. Thanks! I love the family quiet book as well!

whitneysnow 20 at gmail.com

Steve & Colleen Case said...

I would love a copy for the 4 x 6 ABC quiet book too! casecottage@casecare.org

Deveny said...

My mother would love information on the quiet book. Thanks!
dmmlem@clearwire.net

Deveny said...

^ Sorry, she means the ABC book. :)

Charlie and Christina said...

I love this idea! Please send me a copy! Thanks so much!

Rubie1212@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love the 4 x 6 inch page protector ABC book. Could you send me the word doc and pictures?
Thanks
mchoules@aol.com

Heather Melo said...

I love this idea as well! I've been looking around on-line to find something like this to give as presents to my nieces and nephews. This is perfect! Could you send me the files for the text and pictures? Also, where did you find 4x6 sheet protectors? I've called different craft stores and no one seems to carry them.
Thanks! Heather
heather_florence@hotmail.com

Nate and Sum said...

Can you please send me the files for the pictures and text.
Thanks,
Summer
summeresplin[at]yahoo[dot]com

camille said...

Can I get the files, too, please?!
camilie0721@aol.com

Bushland said...

Love the ABC picture book. Can you send me the files? Thanks!
eljamaki8@gmail.com

Colleen said...

I would love to receive the files for your ABC book (pictures and text). Thanks so much for sharing! I'm planning a "Weekday Relief Society Meeting" for the sisters in our ward all about the Sabbath Day. This will make a great little workshop for part of our evening. My e-mail is colleendrake@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I'd love a copy, too! Thanks so much!!! rebeccawestfall@gmail.com

Lette's Collection said...

I'd love to have a copy of your pictures and text for the ABC quiet book. Thanks for sharing.
My address is:
lettescollection@gmail.com

Kandee said...
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Lauren said...

What great ideas and so beautifully done! I would love a copy of all (sorry to seem to greedy!)! Thank you for sharing.
Lauren
laurenroberts07@gmail.com

Emilie said...

I really hope you are still reading these comments because I would love the ABC quiet book pictures and text. emiliehadlock@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I came across your blog on a google search for quiet book ideas. Could you please email me the ABC quiet book text and pictures? Thanks in advance! ekperk@hotmail.com

Heather said...

Love your idea for the abc quiet book. Could you please send me the text and pictures. I would so appreciate it! Thank you!! bunchofsparks@gmail.com

Debi Hepworth said...

Just found your blog and love the quiet book ideas. I would love a copy of the ABC quiet book. debz77@yahoo.com
Thanks!
Debi

Christina said...

I just found your blog and also love t he quiet book ideas! I'd love a copy of the ABC quiet book text/pictures! Thank you!
chrisayoso@gmail.com
Christina

Anonymous said...

I came across your abc book idea can you send me what you have for it? I'd love to make one for my two year old! Hhschanz@gmail.com

Brooke said...

Id love to make one for my 2 year old.. brooke.norman07@yahoo.com

Jen T said...

Hi! I know this post is a year old, but I was wondering if you have the Word Doc for the cute quiet book? I'd love to make one. jennylyn683@gmail.com
Thank you!

Sarah said...

I'd love to get a copy of your ABC's flip book pages for my 1 year old... stuttle617@gmail.com

Thanks!!

The Jones Family said...

I would love to make the ABC quiet book. That is such A cute idea!
jones.belynda@gmail.com

Rachel said...

My YW are looking for a project for our Wednesday activity. Could you please send me the ABC quiet book stuff! Thanks so much!

racher04@gmail.com

Ruth Emmett said...

Mandy,

I would love the info for the ABC quiet book pages. What a cute idea! I have a 20 month old and he is wild so I need all the ideas and help I can get:)

ruthkemmett@gmail.com

Thanks,

Ruth

tgood said...

I'm trying to get an ABC book together for my daughter, and would love to see you ideas! Your books are super cute!

tiffgoodfellow@hotmail.com

Karla said...

Please forward the ABC info and any other quiet book pattern ideas you have--want for my granddaughters. Thank you, KT twiggsmother@cableone.net

Anonymous said...

Could you please email me the word file and the picture file for your ABC quiet book? It looks adorable and would like to something similar for my granddaughters.

Thank you -
jandmx2@comcast.net

Kari said...
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Stacy and Blair said...

I would love a copy of your ABC book. It's just what I've been looking for! Thanks. It's stacy_sampson1@yahoo.com.

Anonymous said...

Can I please get the photos and text for the church ABC book? thanks
jensen.ranell@gmail.com

jlarsen25 said...

Hi can I get the photos and text for the ABC book as well? Thanks!
jlarsen1758@gmail.com

Tyler & Brittany said...

I love your blog of ideas! I would love the ABC book documents you have! Thanks for inspiring me!
behagg@gmail.com

Mali Soderborg said...

Please send photos and text to do ABC quiet book.

Thanks,
MAli

mali_soderborg@yahoo.com

Sharla said...

I would love a copy of word doc and pictures for the abc photo book. Thanks for sharing!

Sharla said...

I would like to receive a copy of the word doc and photos for the abc book. Thank you. srbigler@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I would love all copies of quiet book patterns, photos and instructions. Thank you so much! I am doing these for my grandchildren!
Michelle

michellelmonroe@cox.net

Heidi said...

I want to make these for my kids stockings! Any chance you could email me the pattern and photos?
THanks a bunch!
heidipotter3@gmail.com

Randi Oswald said...

This idea is amazing!!! I'd love the info too if you get this!!!1

randi_oz@hotmail.com

Thank you!!!1

shawhill said...

Love the idea and would like a copy of pictures and writing. My email is shawhill@juno.com. Thanks a bunch

Cam said...

I love this cute idea. Could you sent it to tracycamille@gmail.com Thanks!

Raqueliza said...

Wonderful ideas! My children will love this! Please send a copy to raquel@raqueliza.com. Thanks!

Natania and Brady said...

I would love a copy of the text and pictures for the alphabet book. Thank you so much! natania.asay@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I hope you get this message because my son would absolutely love one of your quiet books. Please email me both the text and the pictures for the books. sarah_holyoak@hotmail.com Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love your books. I'd love a copy of the ABC book with text. My email is gouldmcatherine@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Kerstin and Josh Milazzo said...

I would love a copy of your ABC book with the text. I would love to make it for my little baby girl. If you have time please email it to kerstin.milazzo@gmail.com
Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of ur ABC quiet book can u send me a copy my email is melissa.dayley@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i LOVE your ABC quiet book! could you send me a copy as well? :)
kelseyhales@msn.com

Karosyrup said...

So CUTE! I'd lve to get a copy of your ABC quiet book! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I would love do make these quiet ABC books for FHE and for my nursery kids.

oddthirteen@gmail.com

Thank you so much.

J Drummond

mom said...

would you be kind enough to forward me the picture files and content for the quiet book? I hope so. reach me at: gansehaut@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I just love your ABC quiet book and would love if you could email the pictures and saying to it. I realize this was ages ago but, I have my fingers crossed that you still have it to email. Thank you so much for being so crafty. Dominique.

mamajug@live.com

Anonymous said...

I love the abc quiet book. I have been looking for something like this for my 16 month old. I would love it if you could send me the info. My email is hildebeen@aol.com

Thanks!

Keith & Ashley said...

I would LOVE the file! Great idea! vavavanillaster@gmail.com

The Townsends said...

I would love to make a quiet book for my 2 yr. old for sacrament meeting. I love your ideas and execution! Could I have a file? My email address is lindseytownsen27@gmail.com. Thank you!

Manda Panda said...

I would like a copy of your file. Thanks for sharing!
amandakmair@gmail.com

Natalie said...

What a great idea! I would love a copy of your file if you're still sharing it. :)

Thank you!

Natalie

nan8422@hotmail.com

Chyann said...

I would love a copy of the file! Thanks! fowers.chyann@gmail.com

Rebecca Jane said...

rebecca.olsen2@gmail.com

Amber Perkins said...

My kids would love this. Thank you for sharing.
tiggerific122@gmail.com

Robyn Freeman Photography said...

Hi,

I would love a copy of the file! This would be great for my son and a great alternative to sewing...I can't sew:) Thank you so much for sharing!!

robyn_freeman@att.net

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your LDS ABC's quiet book and want to make one just like it!!! Thanks so much in advance!!!!!

petersonpack6@comcast.net

Becky

Campbell Clan said...

I know this post is from a long time ago, but I have been looking for this idea for a quiet book to make my grandkids to have during sacrament. Could you please email me your ideas?

thank you,
tish
dugsoup@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love your ABC book. I also want to make this for my grandson. Please send your word document.

Thank you
Debra
sdlane75@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! I'm making a quiet book and think the seasons pages are great! Any way I can get the templates? I would also like to get the stuff for the ABC book. Very creative ideas!!!

Paige

prichins@hotmail.com

Sheena said...

Love the idea. If you could send me the link to make the abc book that would b great!

Thanks!
Gibbonssheena@gmail.com

Rosanna said...

This is wonderful. Please would send me the link to make the abc book - i would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks!
rosanna_mairena@yahoo.com

Casey said...

I would love the file for making the ABC book. Many thanks, in advance!

cfowles@gmail.com

Paula Welch said...

What a great idea. I would love the file for making the ABC book. if you have any other quiet book ideas I would love to get them from you also. paulajwelch@gmail.com
Thanks

monica06 said...

I would LOVE the doc for the ABC quiet book! Thanks for sharing your hard work!

monlizibarra@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

Please send me the Abc quiet book files. Thank you
Mondosug@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is so wonderful! I'd love to have the ABC book files, if you're still willing to share. God bless you amazing parents (new mom here with a whole new respect).
i1todrum@yahoo.com

Paula Welch said...

I would be interested in getting a copy of your ABC quiet book. Great ideas.

Amber said...

I just found this post today and would love to make a similar abc book for my son for Christmas. bamberscott@gmail.com. Thank you!

Amber said...

Also, do you have a tutorial for the pop-up quiet book that you did? It looks fantastic.

Anonymous said...

I would like to make an abc book and would appreciate it if you could send me your word doc. My email is Kelseyservin@live.com Thank you!!

Brenn said...

Hi, I would love to get a copy of your ABC church files. I also have a two year old who makes church very difficult. Brenn.os70@gmail.com. PS. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with others.

Little Buckaroos said...

i would love any files you could send to make the process easier to make the cute abc church book.
thanks, MC
mcmcaz1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

So fun! I would appreciate the files as well. Bubbs10@yahoo.com
Thank you!

Julie Halvorson said...

If you are still sending the files for the ABC book I would love a copy. Thanks!

jchlvrsn@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

If you are still sending files for any of these books...the abc or the felt book, they would be heaven sent.

Thank you much!

rosebarb@isu.edu