Tackle it Tuesday #136: Scrapbooking and a Creative Keepsakes Giveaway

This week, we have guest tackler Jessica Turner here tackling at 5 Minutes for Mom. Remember, you too can be a guest tackler at 5M4M. Just email us at tackleittuesday at gmail dot com.

Hello Tacklers! Let me quickly introduce myself – I’m Jessica Turner, a 20-something girl who loves her husband Matthew , 5-month-old son Elias, scrapbooking and her job.

When I am not working, I can be found spending time with my sweet family and/or scrapbooking about them. I got into scrapbooking six years ago and haven’t looked back. On my blog, The Life, Faith and Creativity of Jessica Turner , I often write about discoveries as a new mom, share my latest and greatest attempts at photographing Elias and scrapbooking projects. 

This week I would like to discuss tackling those baby photos! I recently hosted The Best in Baby Scrapbooking on my blog and received lots of feedback from moms who either had never put together a baby album for their children, felt overwhelmed by their photos or just didn’t know where to begin. Thankfully, I have found a great kit that allows busy moms to tell their kids’ baby stories with ease. 

The Creating Keepsakes Becky Higgins Sweet Baby Kit was created by mom of three and scrapbooking guru Becky Higgins. As a busy mom, she incorporated all the right stuff to make scrapbooking your baby’s first year a breeze. I tackled the kit a week ago and put a big dent into this project.

Here are the top five things I liked about tackling this kit:

  1. Room for Lots of Photos – I have been overwhelmed about scrapbooking my son’s birth because of the sheer number of photos that we took. The kit comes with lots of divided page protectors, which allowed me to incorporate more than 30 photos on one page (front and back)

  2. Journaling Prompts – Sometimes I just don’t know what to write in my scrapbooks! This kit includes journaling cards with lots of prompts, which made telling my story a breeze. 
  3. Boy or Girl – A lot of times it seems that kits seem to lean more girl than boy, but everything about this kit is double-sided giving me lots of options. I was able to select “boy” colors for all the pages having to do with Elias, but more girly options for pages about my pregnancy and relationship with Matthew. 
  4. Flexibility – While I would consider myself a more advanced scrapbooker, I like the flexibility of this kit… meaning, I was able to scrap simply and efficiently and still have a great looking layout when I finished a page. It can be easy to get caught up in the mentality of “this has to be perfect because it is my child’s baby book,” but thanks to the great design of this kit, I didn’t have to worry about it! It looks great on its own. 
  5. Tons of Product – A lot of times I feel like kits don’t give you enough product to do a satisfactory job on an album. This is not the case with this kit. I don’t think I will be able to use it all! I loved having lots of options for the embellishments on my pages like chipboard frames, ribbon, and epoxy stickers.


For a video of me talking about this kit (can you tell how much I love it?) check out this post on my blog. 

Great news! Creating Keepsakes has generously donated a Becky Higgins Sweet Baby Kit to give away to one lucky 5 Minutes for Mom reader.  

To enter to win the The Creating Keepsakes Becky Higgins Sweet Baby Kit , leave a comment here on this post. We will announce a randomly selected winner next week.

Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules. This promotion is void where prohibited.

I hope this tackle inspires you to tackle your photos as we get ready to enter into a new year.

Thanks again to Jessica Turner for guest tackling with us this week. You can visit Jessica at her blog, The Life, Faith and Creativity of Jessica Turner.

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Comments

  1. says

    I love scrapbooks but I am horrible at it. Strange because I’m pretty creative but when it comes to scrapbooking, I’m a step below horrible. I love the collage photo that say’s, “Meet Elias” it looks great!

    Wishing you guys a happy and safe New Year!

  2. says

    I am not technically a novice, but my scrapbook (yes all 1 of them) looks like it. Maybe I am technically a novice. Either way, I haven’t done any baby things and my baby is officially a toddler. I have heard really good things about creative keepsakes too.

  3. says

    I am so behind in scrapbooking. Part of the problem is that I don’t have any place to scrapbook! Hopefully one day I will have a craft room or at least a place to put a table that cannot be touched by little hands.
    Toni

  4. says

    Wow, that kit sounds awesome!

    I’m one of those Moms who’s temporarily given up on scrapbooking simply because I feel so overwhelmed by it. My 2nd sons album is practically *empty*! (Poor kid…I tell myself I’ll get to it one day!) Would love to have something that makes it easier…

  5. Annie C says

    What a great idea. I am so far behind on my two boys scrapbooks. I love the idea of tackle it Tuesdays. The baby kit looks awesome! This would make it much easier to catch up! :)

  6. says

    I love this kit! I too feel very overwhelmed with all the photos from my little boy’s first year and a half. I think this kit would be perfect to guide me to get all the memories together so none are forgotten!

  7. says

    isn’t jessica awesome? i’ve been reading her blog for a while and she has the best ideas. so creative.
    i love the idea of this album… it doesn’t seem like too much or too little… just right!

  8. says

    LOVE this kit!! I am busy scrapping my daughter and due with baby boy in 2 weeks! what a great way to simplify scrapbooking!!

    and i found a new blog to visit!! thanks Jessica!

  9. Mustangkayla says

    I think this kit looks fabulous and is just what I need for my baby due in February! I’ve been trying to figure out how to do a better job with my second babies baby album and I think this is it!

  10. Liz T says

    This kit looks fabulous.. so easy and love that it all cordinates so well. The double sided feature is genuis!
    What a great way to simplify.. baby number three sure could use this! 😉

  11. Kylie says

    I would love this kit! I am expexting my second child in March, and still haven’t scrapped my daughters photos…Shes 18months old!

    Kylie

  12. Breezy's Mom says

    I love to scrapbook; just don’t have enough time to devote to it now that I have a little one. But I’ve slowly been working on her baby album. This kit would be a great resource to have!

  13. says

    I just found you thru Jessica’s blog. Your blog is quite interesting, since my attention span is about 5 minutes. :) Please enter my name in the drawing for give-away for I have four daughters to scrapbook photos of. I am a beginner scrapbooker and so lots and lots to catch up on. The Becky Higgins Kit sounds like my miracle.

  14. says

    I so need that kit. Our son was born in September, a month early, which makes him & his sister only 16 months apart. I’m still trying to get her birth scapbooked let alone his, too.

  15. Jayne West says

    Wow this looks so cool and easy. I would love to win on of these kits. It would be fun! Thanks for showing us Great Things. Jayne

  16. says

    I have been wanting to learn how to scrapbook forever. This is just the thing I need to get me in the right direction :)

    Thanks as always for another great giveaway.

  17. Melissa says

    I think that that scrapbook kit is pretty cool in it’s ability to be boy OR girl using the same products! Thanks for the chance to win; very cool of you to offer it! :-)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR,

  18. says

    Wow! You really went to work! Go ahead and enter to me to win. I have a niece who’s expecting and this would be a fantastic gift for her.

  19. Maggie M says

    I would absolutely LOVE to win the Becky Higgins scrapbook for baby – I’m putting together a baby scrapbook for my niece who is due in February (a boy, her first) – so this would be perfect!!! Enter me to win!!

    maggie@mannwieler.com

  20. says

    Love baby scrapbooking! My son is 4 months old and I’m a tad behind on his book – I’m through his first bath and I assure you he’s had a few more since then :) Perhaps I’ll get to it one of his next naps.

  21. says

    I’ve barely gotten anything done in my 2 year old twins’ scrapbooks and now #3 is due to arrive in less than 2 weeks! This would help me get at least ONE of the kids’ scrapbooks done!

  22. karen c. says

    I have this dream of one day owning a beautiful baby book for my son. I even had a friend offer to teach me how to scrapbook, but I felt too overwhelmed at the project. Maybe this kit would help me finally start to learn to scrapbook.

  23. Erin R. says

    What a great kit. I haven’t tackled the baby book yet, so this would be perfect as my little guy is now 6 months old. Yikes, where did the time go?

  24. Aura says

    What a wonderful gift. My twins are almost 11 months old and their baby books lay empty and I haven’t even developed pictures of them! I used to love scrapbooking and have plenty for my other kids. I kinda feel I’m neglecting them, but I have no time! A kit would be most helpful

  25. Lynette C says

    This is my first visit to this blog and I like what I am reading. I will be back everyday if time permits. And yes the baby kit is very cute and very practical I must say.

  26. Sarah says

    I love the pages you have created! I love the idea of the 365 kits. I would love to win one! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  27. Lori says

    I lvoe following Jessica’s blog and I’ve used a lot of her ideas as I haev worked on my baby’s scrapbook. Thanks for the chance to win a kit!

  28. says

    I love scrapbooking! My friends and I get together one Friday a month to scrapbook and gossip. I’d love to win this prize. I haven’t tackled anything this week except Christmas :-)

  29. Carolyn Sharkas says

    Those pages are fabulous, and I have a hard time putting that many pictures on a page. Thanks so much for sharing, I have so many pictures to scrap that this would definitely come in handy.
    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

  30. becky fitzpatrick says

    I am so far behind on my scrapbook for my LO. She is almost 5 months old, and I only have up to when she is 6 weeks old cropped.

    This would be great!~

  31. Julie L says

    I was just looking for this kit. I remember seeing it when Becky first had it available. Now with baby #3 coming in August, this is just what I need (especially since my first 2 kids’ baby scrapbooks aren’t done yet)!

  32. Marie Vayssier says

    New baby in 2006 and in 2008 but no baby albums to show. I carry my camera everywhere and while I have tons of pix, I also have too little time to scrap. This pre-organized kit might help me get organized and simply… started!

  33. Kari A. says

    I was so good when it came to scrapbooking for my 1st and the 2nd and 3rd are gonna think they were unwanted! I would love to win this to kick-start me into doing their books!

  34. sito says

    I like to scrapbook, but sometimes I’m too haphazard about it and stop before I’m finished. This kit sounds perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  35. Erica says

    I have one of those pre-done baby kits for my first daughter, but my second is scrapbookless. I don’t want her to be that second kid who feels secretly that she might have been adopted since there are so few pictures and books of her…help a mommy out here! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. Cindi says

    Happy New Year! What a fantastic kit giveaway!
    I need all the help I can get. Please add my name in your drawing. I do appreciate it very much.
    Thanks, Cindi

  37. says

    This would be a great kit for my daughter (preggers with number 4!!) She works and doesnt have much free time for things like this, but I think this would give her opportunity since it looks so simple! Thanks

  38. Julia Carter says

    I would love to win this kit! I have four children, two boys and two girls, including my 4 month baby boy, so I could get a lot of use out of this kit, playing catch up:)
    Julia

  39. Andreah says

    I tackled moving my children from one bedroom to another. What fun…not! I am still not done and I have worked on it all day long!
    Thanks for the chance to win =) I am behind in my scrapbooking.

  40. says

    Wow! What a great looking kit! I’ve got a 7 month old, and have thousands of photos, but don’t know where to start, and I’m a bit intimidated, too. Whoever wins this kit will be very lucky. :o)

  41. Leah says

    There’s something so magical about scrapbooking! This baby kit would be such a perfect gift for my husband’s oldest daughter who just gave birth to an angelic beautiful girl a few weeks ago!!!

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

  42. says

    I would LOVE to win. I have a teenager, a toddler, and number three on the way and I haven’t scrapped a SINGLE baby album yet. UGH!
    give_me_a_latte at yahoo

  43. says

    My baby girl just turned 9 months and I have yet to start her scrapbook for ALL of the reasons that you mentioned here. This would be a godsend!

  44. sandy booth says

    I would absolutely love to have this kit. I have 3 children, 20, 15 and 8. I have been scrapbooking about 3 years and have not touched the baby pictures of any of them because I am so overwelmed by the amount of pictures I have, I just don’t know what to do with them all and I can’t leave any out. (lol) So, if I could get this kit I could do one and then have a sort of guide line to follow with the other two. If that makes any sense.

  45. Sandra Cheverino says

    When you think about it time flies when your a MOMMY and you really need the pictures to relive those special moments. Scapbooking gives my heart a JUMPKICK and makes me feel closer to my children and famliy. Getting a chance to document and keep those feelings for a very long time is my way of going on in life and letting things fall where they may. I really need a new baby kit. thanks for the opportunity but whoever wins GOD BLESS and have fun if I don’t .

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