Happy Birthday, Mom*tog!

3 years ago Mom*tog started as an idea.  A fun place to blog pictures of my boy and connect with other moms who had a passion for photography.

567 posts, over 11,000 comments, 1.3 million hits (whoa!), almost 600 of you blogging on Real Mom*togs, and 1 baby later, Mom*tog has become more than just a blog.  It has become a place where we can encourage each other as moms and photographers, a place where we can relate to one another, and a place where friendships are made.  I so appreciate each and every one of you coming to my little blog, looking at (endless amounts of) pictures of my kids, and reading my words.  You all are such a great support system to me and I hope you have learned a little here along the way as well.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Mom*tog would not be what it is without each and every one of you.

For the birthday of Mom*tog I always like to release a new project.  This is one I’ve been wanting to do for a long, long time.  But, I’m no graphic designer so I approached the girls over at Photo Card Boutique for their expertise.

Each year when I make my own personal family albums I can never find album templates that work.  I end up buying several templates and then piecing them together to get the right look for my family album.  It’s very time consuming and also costly.  I wanted to come up with a line of templates for moms and by moms.

The first template is the ABC Line, which is inspired by ABC board books.  I wanted an ABC album for Kennedy that could be personalized to our family.

The entire album can be customized for your pictures and your text as well.  I can’t wait to get this ordered for Kennedy.  She will love it (and so will Brayden!).

The second line was inspired by the letters I write to Kennedy each month.  People always ask me what I do with them.  Well, this is what I’m doing with them.  Each month I insert the letter into this template and add pictures.  I plan on giving it to her maybe when she’s 18 or she gets married.  Or maybe I’ll wait until she has her own kids.  I wanted the album to be an heirloom piece and have a timeless design.  There are places for letters, stats, memorable moments, and pictures.  And of course all the text is totally customizable.

And don’t worry, there will be a boy design coming soon!

There are also corresponding invitations

blog boards (love these)

mommy calling cards

and much, much more!

You do need Photoshop to use these templates.  Intimidated by Photoshop?  Don’t worry, the templates are user friendly and we’ll be adding some video tutorials to help you out soon!

As a birthday present to you all templates in the Mom*tog line are 25% off for the next 3 days!  Yeah!

I can’t wait to get more designs up.  It’s so fun working with Angie and Katie to come up with templates for moms just like us.  I hope you love them as much as I do!

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  1. Kathleen says

    I LOVE the 12×12 ABC template but I need the boy one. Will be anxiously awaiting it.

  2. I love all these. I would like the blog boards re-done as storyboards as well? Any chance?

  3. Happy Birthday Momtog! Thank you for being a source of wonderful resources as well as just pure inspiration. Wishing you more success and followers in the years to come. xo, Tonya

  4. Happy Birthday MomTog! Thank you so much Drew for creating and keeping up with this awesome blog… I love it!
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  5. Lisa says

    Happy Birthday Mom*tog! I just bought and downloaded the blog boards, which I am already in love with. Any chance you’ll be doing them as storyboards? I can’t even imagine how awesome they would look printed and framed. Thanks for everything you do!
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  6. Drew, you are just amazing. I’m so impressed with all you have accomplished in just three short years. so inspiring to us all, including squeezing in that baby #2. Happy Birthday!

  7. Can you make the blog boards into storyboard sizes? I would love it.

  8. Naomi says

    Hey Drew!

    I really don’t remember how I first arrived here… Happy birthday, first of all, and my compliments on your work (also as a mom). And then just wanted you to know that since I “met” you (even if you don’t know me) you made me remember my love for photography and made me think that maybe this is what I have to do since all my life I gravitated around it… Studied, worked with… But now that I have a 6 months old baby I’m returning to things that are really important to me and that I really love. Congratulations to you and thank you!!!

  9. Nikki Linnert says

    LOVE! Are these templates still available to help with making a baby book?

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