Create Your Own Inspirational Scrapbook

Do you ever feel like you want to create something but have absolutely no idea what? If the answer is yes, then same here. The other day, I was mindlessly flicking through my old magazines waiting for inspiration to jump out at me. And nothing was happening. I was turning the pages hopelessly, feeling indifferent and unenthusiastic. Then suddenly I thought, why not use the magazine itself as inspiration. So I took a pair of scissors, grabbed a scrapbook and started cutting.

It was so much fun as there were absolutely no rules. Just cut (it doesn’t even have to be neat) and stick your clippings wherever you want.

I found inspirational quotes, pictures of food, flowers, cushions, cups of tea, anything and everything went in.

After I had finished with the magazine, I added a Polaroid snap from my holiday in Greece as I thought it fitted in perfectly with the colours.

I wanted to keep the pages bright, positive and uplifting. 

Marshmallows, yoga and cakes – just a few of my favourite things.

I added in a few of my cute little cat stickers to decorate the pages.

I used a mini inspirational card from treatbox to give the pages an added bit of positivity.

Ta-da! It’s like having a Pinterest board but without an internet connection. The best bit was that it was so relaxing,  I switched off for an hour or so and just focused on cutting, sticking and creating. All you need is a magazine or two, a pair of scissors and glue and the rest is up to you and your imagination. Have fun!

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  1. February 16, 2018 / 8:48 am

    This scrapbook looks so good! I can’t wait to get started on mine (I don’t have a clue what I’m going to base it round yet mind) … I’m thinking of maybe doing one for room ideas for the new house – when that finally comes about – will give me some idea then on what I’d like it to look like and items of like in it! Haha 💖 Thanks for sharing 🌹

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 7:49 am

      That’s a fab idea! 💕 You could do one for every room in the new house and keep adding to it when you find new inspiration! Sounds like fun! 😄 Thank you for the comment lovely 😘 xx

  2. February 16, 2018 / 8:57 am

    I love crating scrapbooks and journals, its such a wonderful way to preserve memories. Great post!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Thanks so much Jane! I love scrapbooking! It’s so fun and relaxing 💕☺️ xx

  3. February 16, 2018 / 10:31 am

    Omg bexa that is so so cute!!! Giving me so much inspiration to start up my scrapbook again!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Yay!! Thank you 💖 So glad it’s inspired you Ellie! Scrapbooking is so much fun 💕☺️ xx

  4. February 16, 2018 / 10:38 am

    This just reminded me that I’ve literally got a big box full of magazine clippings! Oh now I really want to snip and dip ANYTHING. Your pages look beautiful and bright, wish my scrapbook skills were so… scrapbooky… 😉

    Love,
    Dominique

    http://www.fashionedbypluche.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 7:55 am

      Thanks so much Dominique! 💖 It’s definitely a lot of fun! And if you don’t like something you can just stick another clipping over the top 😄. Have fun! 😘 xx

  5. February 16, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Lovely idea and a beautiful scrapbook Bexa! Such a cool idea and a way to recycle and reuse magazines too. I’ve got those highlighters too, they are the best!! xx.

    Rebecca | https://www.rebeccasreviews.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 7:56 am

      Thanks so much Rebecca! 💖 That’s so true! It’s better than binning old magazines ☺️ And I love the pastel highlighters too! 💕☺️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:01 am

      That’s so true! Thanks for your comment Emily! 💕☺️ xx

  6. February 16, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Bexa you are so creative ! Such a beautiful scrapbook page you have created from simple clippings I’m feeling inspired !!!! 😃
    Thanks for such a fabulous post ❤️

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Yay! I’m glad you feel inspired Melanie! 💖 Thank you so much for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  7. February 16, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    This is such a gorgeous scrapbook 😍 I used to make scrapbooks when I was younger!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Aw thanks so much Lainy 💖. I used to make them as a child too, it was always such a fun activity 😘 xx

  8. February 16, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Love this post this is such a lovely idea and looks gorgeous, I am definitely making my own! X

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Yay! I’m glad you are going to make your own Mollie! 💖 Thanks for the lovely comment 😘 xx

  9. February 16, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I really like this & is a fab way to get motivated & inspired.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:06 am

      Yay! Thanks so much for the lovely comment 💖 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Aw thanks so much Ashleigh! 💖 So glad it’s inspired you 😘 xx

  10. February 16, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    It’s a lovely idea, I wish I wasn’t so lazy, I tend to get cool creative ideas like that a lot but I never seem to follow through…I had bought a pocket calendar to write down my blogging ideas and it’s still blank. It’s kind of sad…

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:10 am

      I know what you mean, it’s hard sometimes to find motivation to be creative. Scrapbooking is perfect as it doesn’t take much thought and you can create something pretty quick ☺️. Thanks so much for the comment Maria 😘 xx

  11. February 16, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I LOVE this!! I used to put scrapbooks together all the time when I was a kid, now it’s become one of those forgotten arts! I really miss the tangible connection to creativity and feeding inspiration. I’m going to have to start scrapbooking again immediately!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:11 am

      Yay! I’m glad you feel inspired to start scrapbooking again Emma! 💖 Thank you for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  12. February 16, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    What a great idea! I’m gonna try this for sure xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:11 am

      Yay! I’m glad it’s inspired you Annie! Thanks for commenting 😘 xx

  13. February 16, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I love scrapbooking! It’s so fun to do! I made a book when my first son was born. Then I had full intentions to make another book for my second baby and guess what? I still haven’t finished it! My youngest is now 5 but I think it’s never too late to scrapbook! You gave me inspiration to go back and finish what I had started! Lovely post!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:13 am

      So true, it’s never too late to finish a scrapbook! 💖 That’s a lovely idea to make them for your children ☺️. Yay! I’m glad I inspired you to finish it. Thank you for commenting 😘 xx

  14. February 16, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    Ahh this is such a great idea!! Love this!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thanks so much Aaron! 😘 xx

  15. February 16, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea and it looks gorgeous!! 😍 I never used to have the patience to do things like this but I might have to try again after reading this ☺️

    Jade xx
    jademarie.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Jade! 💖 You should definitely give it a try, it’s lots of fun 😍 xx

  16. February 16, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Great post! Beautiful colours. I use mood boards to get inspiration. But love the idea of a scrapbook a lot more compact. Yours looks beautiful. Love all the colours and of course anything stationery. 💓💓

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:16 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Lauren! 💖 Mood boards sound like a great idea, I should definitely give them a try too! Thanks for the suggestion 😘 xx

  17. Heather
    February 16, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Such a great post! I used to love scrapbooking when I was a teenager, this makes me want to start doing it again!

    Heather xo | http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:17 am

      Yay! Glad it’s inspired you again Heather 💖. Thank you for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  18. February 16, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do this but with a mood board rather than a scrapbook! I’ve always been put off by my overall lack of creativity and a fear of slapping a load of things down then regretting my choices a few days later. Yours looks absolutely great! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:20 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Sophie! 💖 I worried about the same but it’s pretty easy to stick over stuff you are not happy with ☺️. Mood boards sound like a lot of fun to make too! 😘 xx

  19. February 16, 2018 / 11:59 pm

    This is beautiful, I haven’t done this sort of thing since childhood but it looks so much fun 😊

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:21 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment, it was a lot of fun 💖 xx

  20. February 17, 2018 / 1:50 am

    A pinterest board without the internet I love that! Your inspiration board is so pretty! I love when inspiration hits like that and you just keep creating!

    zoevogue.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:22 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Zoe 💖. It’s definitely fun when you get into something creative and time just disappears 😘 xx

  21. February 17, 2018 / 4:29 am

    I always make a scrapbook when I return from travelling trips and I love looking back on them! So fun to make.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:23 am

      Travel scrapbooks are so nice to look back on! I always enjoy making them after holidays ☺️. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Cara 😘 xx

  22. February 17, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I always want to create something but NEVER know what, so I never so. So I totally feel you on that one! I’m not a physically creative person really, I get bored and frustrated when something doesn’t look the way I hoped it would! This is a lovely idea though (: xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Thanks so much Jenny 💖. Being creative can be so frustrating at times, especially when things don’t go right. Glad you liked the idea 😘 xx

  23. February 17, 2018 / 11:57 am

    This looks beautiful! Scrapbooks are such a fun idea. It is a shame I have zero creativity in me because I would love to make one. The pictures in this post are great as well X

    Elise // elssthinks.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Aw thanks so much Elise! 💖 It’s definitely fun and relaxing too! 😘 xx

  24. February 17, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    This looks amazing! Such a great idea and it’s so beautiful! Ahh I wish I was creative!

    Jess xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Aw thanks so much Jess! 💖 xx

  25. February 17, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    I recently took my Nan away to Edinburgh for a few days and this has given me inspiration to print the pictures and make a scrapbook with them for her to keep. Great post! Thank you X

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:18 am

      That’s such a sweet idea! I’m sure your Nan will love looking back on the special memories 💖. Thanks so much for the lovely comment Laura 😘 xx

  26. February 17, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    I love this idea so much Bexa! And your scrapbook is beautiful. Sometimes i get the urge to create but I’m not sure what, so I think I should start one of these. Such an inspiring post, thanks for sharing <3 xx
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Aw thanks so much Alys, you are so sweet 💖. I’m glad you feel inspired to make your own, it’s definitely a fun and relaxing activity 😘 xx

  27. February 17, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    I actually used to do this so much when I was younger! I used to collect all sorts of magazines! You’ve inspired me to start scrapbooking again…
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Yay! I’m so glad you feel inspired to start scrapbooking again! 💖 It’s so much fun! Thank you for your lovely comment Aleeha 😘 xx

  28. February 17, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    I might’ve just had a mini heart attack over your photos! – they’re gorgeous. This is such an amazing and unique idea, and I’m no doubt going to be heading to the nearest craft store, and picking myself up some essentials to start my own one. But, obviously won’t be as creative as yours! even if I tried. Haha!
    Have a lovely day Hunnie😘 xoxo
    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Aw thanks so much Emily, you are so sweet! 💖 I’m glad you feel inspired to start your own! It’s so fun & relaxing, enjoy 💕. Have a great day too lovely 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Thanks so much lovely 💖 xx

  29. February 18, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’m always thinking to start a scrapbook but just never know where to start! Thanks for sharing xx

    Soffy// themumaffairs.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Thanks so much Soffy, you are so sweet! 💖 I know what you mean, it’s hard to know where to begin, but a couple of magazines is all you really need. Have fun! 😘 xx

  30. February 18, 2018 / 9:43 am

    I used to make scrapbooks of my travels, but I haven’t made one in years. I miss the calmness of making them – yours looks so bright and engaging I may have to make another soon.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Thanks so much Hayley! 💖 Travel scrapbooks are so much fun to make, I love creating those too! 😘 xx

  31. February 18, 2018 / 9:52 am

    I wish I was this creative, everything you put together looks so pretty!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:39 am

      Aw thanks Bex, that’s so sweet of you to say 💕☺️ xx

  32. February 18, 2018 / 9:56 am

    This is such a cute idea! So much fun to do and great to look back on… Now I need to head into town and buy a scrapbook! x

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:40 am

      Thanks so much Shona! 💖 Yay, it’s definitely lots of fun, enjoy making yours 😘 xx

  33. Erin Grace
    February 18, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Wow, this is amazing! I have always wanted to scrapbook but just never found the time but this has really inspired me to find an hour and have a go. Lovely post x

    Erin

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:41 am

      Yay! I’m so glad this has inspired you Erin 💖. Thank you so much for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  34. Gemma
    February 18, 2018 / 10:27 am

    I love this idea! It’s soo vibrant and bright, it’s absolutely beautiful. I love the added feature of your holiday snaps. I used to adore scrapbooking, this reminds me of the scrapbooks I used to create. I like how this is something different from the norm, it takes the pressure off as well as just having fun. You’ve given me some ideas here!

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:43 am

      Aw yay! 💖 So glad it’s inspired you Gemma! Scrapbooking is such a fun and relaxing activity! Thank you so much for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  35. February 18, 2018 / 10:53 am

    OMG how incredibly pretty!! Gosh love it 😀
    You have inspired me to make a scrapbook of my own 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:43 am

      Yay! I’m so glad it’s inspired you 💖. Thank you so much for your lovely comment 😘 xx

  36. February 18, 2018 / 10:55 am

    This is such a cool craft idea! I really want to make one now, yours is so lovely😊🌸

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:44 am

      Thanks so much Roxanne! 💖 So glad it’s inspired you 😘 xx

  37. Cally
    February 18, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Bexa!! This is absolutely gorgeous. You are so creative and I absolutely love what you’ve done!! I really want to make one now! I wish I was as creative as you, I just struggle so hard when I comes to making things like this!! It won’t stop me though, I’m definitely going to start collecting things to make a scrapbook! Your photos are gorgeous as well ❤️💕
    Love, Cally
    http://www.lovecally.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:46 am

      Yay! So glad it’s inspired you to create your own Cally 💖. That’s awesome! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and hope you enjoy scrapbooking! 😘 xx

  38. February 18, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    This is such a inspirational blog post! Your scrap book is so positive & I love the colours 💖 I’ve just got a Polaroid camera and now I know I could scrapbook them! Thanks for the inspiration!!!🙌🏻🙌🏻Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:47 am

      Yay! That’s awesome you have a Polaroid camera, perfect for scrapbooking! 💖 I’m so glad it’s inspired you! Thank you for the lovely comment 😘 xx

  39. February 18, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    I love this Bex, you are so creative! X

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:47 am

      Thanks so much MJ 😘 xx

  40. February 18, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    Your scrapbook is too beautiful, especially with the bright colors. I had a scrapbook back in high school where I stuck in recipes, fashion magazine columns and song lyrics. You’re giving me that vibe again lol. But thank goodness I got my blog as my scrapbook at the moment…kinda.
    https://daleneekirapa.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Oh yes, I remember sticking song lyrics in my old scrapbooks! Happy memories! 💖 Blogs are like our modern digital scrapbooks I guess ☺️. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Dalene 😘 xx

  41. February 20, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    This looks gorgeous! I love my scrapbook but mine is filled with pictures like a photoalbum. It’s so relaxing to do and you’re building a memory book at the same time.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 21, 2018 / 7:24 am

      Thanks so much Em! 💕 That’s so true, it’s such a relaxing activity and so nice to look back on the special memories 😘 xx

  42. February 22, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    How did I miss this post from you! Ahhh omg 😮 This is so vibrant and beautiful! I love scrapbooking I use to be chief scrapbook chair for my Key Club back t high school and I wish I had someone like you to help me cause lol I did all of it on my own. It’s loads of fun but it takes time. I love those cute cat sticker btw! 🙂 <3

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 23, 2018 / 6:35 am

      Thanks so much Lena! 💖 He he yes, I would have loved to help you scrapbook back in high school – it’s so much fun! It’s such a chilled and relaxing activity too! 😘 xx

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