First, I’d like to thank LMM and chottsy for posting their lovely customized autograph books. You both gave me wonderful ideas and thanks to you, I had an awesome time making my own!
To start, I browsed through lots of Disney clip art for characters that I knew I would be likely to see, as I was bored enough to want to make a page separate for each character. So, once I collected enough backgrounds and clip art, I went photoshop happy! So I made a generic MK, AK, HS, and Epcot pages in case I run into some unexpected characters and then I made a bunch of others from characters I know I’ve seen in previous years. In total, I made about 74 customized pages–it got a bit tedious but it was still fun in the end!
After that I went and had all of these printed (my printer is far too old to handle such a project–it can barely print out my b&w 25 page research papers without struggling :laugh:). Then I got to do the fun part: raid the craft store! I was surprised by the amount of Disney scrapbooking material they had and I had trouble not scooping it all up! I picked up all my materials and brought them home to start figuring out a plan.
I decided to use very small pieces of canvas for the front and back covers as I wanted something sturdy (only tricky part was that I had to drill the holes for the O-rings). I then just covered them with mickey themed scrapbooking paper and then all the rest of the goodies!
I took photos of the cover and the section pages as well as a couple of random other characters/parks. If there is any character you’d all like to see, just ask! :happy: Also, for some reason, the backgrounds of the character pages look rather vibrant in these photos but they are very faint in reality–wanted to make sure the signatures can be seen! (I’m also sorry if some of the images are rather dark. It’s a very rainy day today and the camera flash makes the pages look washed out so I didn’t use it!)
Inside cover and generic MK page:
Mickey & Friends section: