1. Created the pages in Printing Press and sized them at 5"x7" to leave room for 4"x6" pictures. I created my own mouse head from three black circles. I used fonts Brady Bunch and Waltograph throughout the book and dotted all the i's and j's with a scaled down version of my mouse head. (Have I mentioned how giddy it made me that both my boys have a dot-able letter in their name?!?!)
2. Printed the pages and organized them in the way I wanted the books laid out.
3. Laminated the front and back covers. I use Lakeshore Learning for laminating. It's self serve and only $0.39 a foot. So, the grand total for the four cover pages was $0.39.
4. Had them spiral bound with a ring larger than needed to leave room for pictures. I used Kinkos for this. They bound both books for $7.
So, at the end of the day, my two signature books ran me a grand total of under eight dollars. Not too shabby.
While on the topic of character signatures, we will be signing up for Disney World text messaging. Through this service, you can not only check wait times, fast passes and park hours, but you can also find your favorite characters in the park. Have those mouseketeers thought of everything or what!?!?
Oh, and I'll leave you with a picture of the baby in Kinkos. Ready for a downpour should the roof give on this gorgeous, sunny fall day.