Making a “New Mom” album using a Smash Book.

I am getting to do some scrapbooking. My skills are really rusty and I’m second guessing myself all the time. Like the rest of you I feel that my work leaves much room for improvement :/

Everyone makes baby albums. I’m going to be different. I’m making a “New Mommy” album. Using photos and hospital memorabilia in her album so she has a way of remembering the long road to motherhood.


This started out being a baby album. The hospital leg bands and name cards for the girls is what I started the Smash book with. I’ve changed my mind and will be incorporating both mom and babies.


I have a little pad of journal things for the Smash Book and decided to use this one item.


I made pockets for the girls name cards and attached their leg bands to the top of each card.



Behind the “Rank of Coolness” journal item I made a place for some notes Carissa can write a note or two.


The facing page I used block letters from Graphic 45 to spell out their names. The leg bands say BabyAGirl and BabyBGirl.


I have an embossing doo-hickey from 10-Two Studios.


With my Big Shot I used black card stock to emboss the paper.


Cutting around the pieces I wanted, inking them with VersaMark, and covering them with silver embossing powder I have made some faux metal tags.


Just getting started and pushing through the jitters all the things I have forgotten that I can do is turning this project into fun instead of frustrating and angst.

What things can you pull out from your long forgotten stash and play around with?

That thing from 10-Two Studios is meant to emboss metal but can be used on paper. It tears in places if you aren’t careful. I’ve had that thing for about five or six years and haven’t used it much.

Those two babies are gorgeous and I love their sweet little sounds. Holding them and loving on them as they feed makes me one very happy grandmother.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. millie on her world
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 21:06:27

    😀 Looks so colorful and lively so far, congrats on the new adorable addition to your family


  2. gardenpinks
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 16:38:48

    A great keepsake Lesley, love the owl paper 🙂
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx


  3. Elizabeth K
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 20:42:47

    Looks like you have had a lot to blog about! How exciting! =^_^=


    • Message In A Fold
      Jul 03, 2014 @ 10:45:00

      Indeed I do. The best part of being a grandmother is I am afforded the time to watch and participate occasionally 😉. Baby duty is in someone else’s wheelhouse.

      Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.



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