Have you ever used one of our Brag Books? If you haven't, you have to try one. They are a great way to document on the go, keep little bits of this and that, and their sturdy covers and binding can stand up to lots of wear.
Today, Tracie Hudson and I are showing you a couple ideas for using these awesome books. The book I'm using is in Sand. It's the newest additon to the Artist Edition collection of Brag Books. I love the soft subtle color of the binding and the white flourishes and journaling lines on the pages.
I created this book using the Be You collection for my youngest daughter, who just turned four. I saw an idea on Pinterest that suggested asking your child 20 questions on their birthday each year, starting at age 3. I asked my daughter these questions and recorded them in this book.
Some of her answers were too cute! What do you want for dinner on your birthday? ... Something with fish in it ... and cake! Ha!
I used the divided page protectors to keep recent photos I took of her.
I stashed a few odds and ends in one of the pockets as well. All things that are special to her right now at age 4. A practice sheet for the letter J, some trading cards she collects, and a photo strip of her and I on a recent visit to the mall.
I love how thick the Brag Books are and that I'll have lots of room to record her answers for when she turns five, six, and so on.
Tracie used one of our Brag Books from our origianl release. She explains how she used it...
"The compact size of the Fancy Pants Brag Books make them the ideal travel journal and this journal is destined for Australia. As soon as I saw the Summer Soul Collection I immediately knew that I wanted to team the collection up with a Brag Book to create a special gift.
For the past two years my friend, Laura Crane, has been a member of the Great Britain Surf Squad and next week she heads to Australia to join the squad for training. Whilst Laura is away she will discover if she will has made the 2012 Squad, which will be heading to Panama for the World Junior Surfing Games in April.
This Brag Book will be accompanying Laura on her travels as she documents her journey to the other side of the world in words and pictures. With plenty of pockets inside the Brag Book, Laura will be able to safely store the ephemera from her travels, thus creating a keepsake she can treasure for years to come.
A little tip to share - to protect the photograph on the front cover from becoming scratched or damaged, I simply covered it with a sheet of acetate."
So, now don't you want to make one of these cool Brag Books? Want an easy way to create with the Brag Books? Check out our Brag Book kits. Our newest Brag Book and Brag Book kits are shipping Febraury and March!