PhotoStory includes the complete cost of a professionally produced, full-color hardback photo book. A unique kit number is provided to help kids make a book online with user-friendly website. The bonus photography guidebook will teach kids how to use their camera. "Kids are getting digital cameras at very young ages and have no outlet for thier photos besides social networking sites. While there are many photobook options, we are the only one with a focus on this young market. We have hundreds of preloaded stickers and backgrounds which can be added to layered pages and are designed around what kids are photographing," Chapelle Brunk, Marketing Specialist, Creations by You, told TDmonthly. Awards: 2010 Creative Child Magazine Kids Product of the Year
Improved from earlier versions, My Masterpiece has been reintroduced by Creations by You, Inc. With My Masterpiece, your own original artwork is enlarged and placed into a wood frame or Museum Poster, which ever you choose. The kit includes pages to originate a drawing or attach a photo from your child, or from an adult, that is mailed to us in the prepaid envelope provided, or you can make your item entirely online using our Internet drawing and photo tools. In just a few short weeks, the professionally reproduced Masterpiece is returned to be shared and admired by friends and family.
Put your "best friend's" photos and memories onto a 12 month, laser reproduced, 11"x17" wall calendar to enjoy all year long. Pet Calendar includes Art Pages and markers for making drawings or scrapbook layouts for each month of the year, or simply find favorite photos that we will size to fit. A postage paid envelope is provided to mail in materials for production, or you can make your entire calendar online using digital photos and our Internet drawing tools. Your finished photo calendar has a durable plastic spine and starts with any month you choose.
Now you can publish a photo keepsake book about your best friend with Pet Story! Write a special story or make a breeder's portfolio, wildlife diary, animal memorial or much, much more. Simply layout your photos, drawings, stories and captions on the Design Pages included in the kit. Use the markers we provide or your own stickers, stamps and scrapbook materials for an extra special touch. Most cropping techniques are allowed. Then send your pages to us using the postage paid envelope provided, or the book can be made entirely online using our Internet drawing, writing and digital photo placement tools. In just weeks you'll receive back an archival quality, 7"x9", laser reproduced, professionally typeset, hard cover book.
Baby Calendar allows you to put your baby's photos onto an archival quality, 11"x17" wall calendar to enjoy all year! Use the Art Pages and Mrs. Grossman's™ stickers included to make scrapbook layouts for each month of the year, or simply find favorite photos that we will size to fit. A postage paid envelope is provided to mail in materials for production, or make your calendar entirely online using our Internet Production. Finished calendars include a durable plastic spine and start with any month you choose.
Publish your photos and memories in baby's very own keepsake baby photo book! Baby Story makes it easy to turn your memories into a personalized, archival quality, hardbound book. The standard book included in the kit price can be up to 12 pages long with up to 300 of your very own words, professionally typeset. Extra book pages are included in the kit to give you the option of adding additional pages to your book. Baby Story provides many page style choices and uses a flexible format to let you be as creative as you like. However, even the most simple photo book will become a keepsake you'll treasure unlike any other. Best of all, you can make extra copies for grandparents, friends and relatives, which makes Baby Story an especially perfect shower gift.
Have your child’s artwork placed onto a 12-ounce plastic mug! This is the only personalized mug perfectly suited for use by children because it is made of unbreakable plastic, not ceramic, and is dishwasher safe. Any art materials can be used to make a drawing that wraps around the mug, or a square drawing for the front and back. Or just find a favorite photo we will size to fit. You can even include your name or a special message to be typeset around the mug at no additional charge! Send the completed Art Pages in the postage paid envelope provided, or use digital photos and our online drawing tools to make your mug using the Internet.
This kit includes everything a young author needs to write and illustrate an inspirational book. It comes with two cover pages, 18 book pages, 10 washable markers, Internet Production drawing tools, and a story planner that references Christian topics and stories from the Bible. Production of the 7" x 9" hardcover book takes three to four weeks.
This kit comes complete with art pages and markers for designing and drawing a keepsake calendar featuring a child's favorite pet(s). Components of the 11" x 17" wall calendar can be submitted online or through the mail, and then it will be laser reproduced within two to three weeks.
Put your drawings or photos onto a 12 month, laser reproduced, 11" by 17" wall calendar to enjoy all year long. Use the art pages and markers included in the kit to make drawings or scrapbook layouts for each month of the year, or simply find favorite photos that will be sized to fit.
The newest award-winning product from CREATIONS BY YOU was introduced as a prototype at Toyfair '05 and ended up being one of the hottest products in their line for Holiday 2005. Kids create their own drawings with the materials inside the kit and mail them to Creations By You in the postage paid envelope included. The company then sends back the artwork enlarged to 11x17, framed in a wooden frame, complete with an identification tag listing the artists name, masterpiece title and the month/year it was created. The drawing can also be made into a full-size museume poster,18" x 24", printed on high-quality paper.
My PhotoStory allows you to "publish" your own hard cover book featuring all your favorite print or digital photographs! This kit includes all the materials you need for making your book, including markers, tape for adhering photos, over 100 "Mrs. Grossman´s" stickers, and a postpaid envelope for returning your materials to "the publisher." The standard book includes 15 professionally typeset pages. My PhotoStory now offers an internet production option that includes online drawing tools with assorted backgrounds and stickers, photo downloading capability, allows for more words per page, a choice of font styles and colors and faster production times at no extra cost. This option is perfect for those who now use digital technology for photos. This kit is very popular with the "tween" market.
My Watch includes art pages for making a watch drawing. Kids mail in their art, or a photo, using the postage-paid envelope provided and receive a personalized watch in just a few weeks. Another option is to use digital photos and online drawing tools to make a watch using the Internet. My Watch includes a choice between two watch sizes in seven colors.
Plate Works includes everything necessary to make plastic plates, bowls or mugs that are break resistant and dishwasher safe. Special drawing pages and washable markers are included in the kit. Also, users can send in a favorite photo in the postage paid envelope provided. Creations by You can even typeset the user’s name, date or special message around the rim for no extra charge, or they can have the child’s artwork cover the entire plate. Extra plates, bowls and mugs are available.
This kit includes markers and special book pages for creating an original story that is mailed to the publisher in the postpaid envelope provided. Each book features up to 12 pages with 20 typeset words and includes a title page, a dedication page and a special "About-the-Author" page. The author´s name, book title and illustration are laminated onto the cover. Additional reproductions and rush service are optional. The IlluStory kit now offers an Internet production option that includes online drawing tools and allows for more words per page, a choice of font styles and colors and faster delivery times at no extra cost. — As of 1.06.2011 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews on Target.com and was listed as a top 30 bestselling toy. Pros: Allows for complete creativity; you get a hardbound copy of your creation. Cons: Your book gets sent back more slowly if you choose the manual, as opposed to online, version. — Art kits are the best sellers for girls from 9 to 12 at Brenda Marshall’s Calico-Cat in Simpsonville, S.C. — “Illustory is one of the better items for girls in that age range,” agreed Steve Dunning, owner of Learning Express in Greenville, S.C. — Arts and crafts are always hot with tween girls, concurred Rob Slye, owner of Toys Ahoy in Barrington, R.I.