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Make Your Own Magazine Scrapbook

It’s been a while since I created anything in my scrapbook, so this weekend, whilst Shaun was watching the football, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to grab my scissors and start cutting. In February, I shared with you Create Your Own Inspirational Scrapbook and all the bits and pieces I used. It’s cool to see the difference between the two posts and which colours I am loving and what inspires me at the moment.

My cuttings are from In The Moment magazine and Project Calm. My two favourite magazines, they all full of positivity, creativity, inspiration and calm. I was feeling inspired by plants, tea, travel, yoga, art and food which is a pretty accurate summary of my life.

There are no rules to scrapbooking. Just cut and stick in whatever you are drawn to. I start with patterns and colours and layer things on top. It’s awesome to see the pages take shape and if you don’t like the look of something, simply find something to stick over it.

I have a box of random stickers which came in very handy for my afternoon of scrapbooking. Anything works when it comes to scrapbooking, I have used travel, quotes, tea and food stickers. 

I had some spare Polaroid photos from my Greece Travel Scrapbook and the Santorini pic was perfect for the summer theme I had going on.  I found a sticker to layer on top and ta-da!

You can have a theme or keep things completely random. Or just see what happens as you go along.

Doing something creative? Washi tape is never far away. A couple of strips of different washi tapes here and there add in that extra splash of colour. 

Here is my finished scrapbook page! The fun thing about scrapbooking is that you can let your creative side run wild. There are no mistakes in scrapbooking. It’s an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend a few hours on a lazy Saturday. Do you like scrapbooking? What are your favourite magazines? I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!

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  1. May 21, 2018 / 10:57 am

    This is so cute! I don’t scrapbook but Flora does and she’s a big fan of washi tape and stickers. She’s far more creative than I am so I leave this sort of activity to her and stick with my garden 🙂 I love your vibe here, so colourful. But I can’t believe Shaun wasn’t watching the #RoyalWedding, haha! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Aw thank you so much Lisa! 💖 Glad you liked the colourful vibe 😍. He he, I know right, with Shaun football always takes priority 😂🙈 xx

  2. May 21, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Oooh I like this idea and a really nice way to relax and kill some time! Also brings out your inner creative side! Washi tape is so versatile so can definitely see why you’d use it for this xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Thanks so much Rebecca 💖. I love washi tape, I’m always amazed at its multiple uses! Glad you liked the post lovely 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Aw thanks so much Em! 💖 xx

  3. May 21, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    This is so creative and I adore all of the colours! I love scrapbooking so much and I’m always saving little things for my own ongoing memory books 🙂 gorgeous photos too Bexa! x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thanks so much Ellis! 💖 Scrapbooking is so fun isn’t it, I imagine yours are super creative! 😍 Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  4. May 21, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Your scrapbook looks gorgeous! I haven’t had a scrapbook since I was about four years old and I’m sure you can imagine what a mess that was!

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:03 am

      He he, I remember scrapbooking as a child too! 🙈 Thanks for the lovely comment, glad you liked the post 💖 xx

  5. May 21, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Such a beautiful scrapbook and a great way to keep memories! I have never done one but saw a few of my friends do! I have so many photos and souvenirs from trips and things. I should defo give it a go!

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:04 am

      Yeah, definitely give it a try, it’s so much fun! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for the lovely comment Corinne 😘 xx

  6. Lupe
    May 21, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    My older sister always scrapbooks so I’m really familiar with what different kinds of crafts can be made. I love hanging pictures in my room of my friends and I, as well as style inspiration. I might make a scrapbook all about my personal style goals

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:05 am

      That’s a great idea! 💖 A personal style scrapbook would be so much fun and great for inspiration. Thanks for the lovely comment Lupe 😘 xx

  7. May 21, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I adore scrapbooking, although I haven’t done so in a while but my you put me to shame! I am in love with your pages. They are so creative and so colourful! I defo need to step up my game and find the time to do so, I have all the materials, book and stuff! Just need some good pics and I’m good to go!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Jessica & James! 💖 It’s so much fun, hope you enjoy it if you give it a go! 😘 xx

  8. May 21, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Your scrapbook looks amazing! I’ve never done scrapbooking, but it does look fun and I will probably try it one day 💜
    Amy x

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Aw thank you so much Amy! 💖 It’s so fun, hope you enjoy it if you give it a try 😘 xx

  9. May 21, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Great, I am actually making a scrap book of my daughters adventures at nursery. It’s quite theraputic to make. You are so artistic Bexa. Always full of colour. Your an inspiration xx #teacupclub

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:09 am

      That’s such a sweet idea Kerry! 💖 It really is so calming and relaxing and great to look back on. Thanks for the lovely comment 😘 xx

  10. May 21, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    This is so pretty and a brilliant way of letting out that creative flare! I’m inspired to try it myself, I haven’t in so long and I remember it being so peaceful and fun! Your scrapbook pages look beautifully colourful! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Aw thanks so much Jennie! 💖 It really is so calming and relaxing. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  11. May 21, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    I love how bright and colourful these pages are, I used to collect magazine’s when I was younger and stick things into a notebook I had, they certainly weren’t as lovely as yours are. I think having a proper scrapbook make’s such a difference and I love how it all come’s together to create a wonderful piece of art. Lovely post Bexa with some gorgeous photo’s.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Aw thank you so much Emma, you are so sweet 💖. I was the same and used to collect magazine clippings in a notebook, it’s great to bring back the childhood memories 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  12. May 21, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    This is so cool! I have a few empty pages in my calendar – thinking about how to fill them & this would actually be great idea for that 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Thanks Jasmin! 💖 That’s a great idea! It’s so fun and relaxing and you can let your creativity run wild 😍 xx

  13. May 21, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    You’re so great at crafting! I love how colourful and motivating this is, I’ll definitely have to try this for myself when I have a little more time after exams!- https://sophiehearts.net x

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Aw thank you so much Sophie! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post and good luck with your exams too! 😘 xx

  14. May 21, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Wow Bexa you have more creativity in the top of your finger than I do in my whole body! This is gorgeous and so well thought out and put together. I loved your last scrapbook post and this one is even more amazing! Keep creating and sharing 😊

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Aww thanks so much Melanie 💖 you are so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the post, it was such a fun one to do. Looking forward to sharing more in the future 😘 xx

  15. May 21, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Like how the scrapbook turned out! I really want to do one but I never get the time to do it. x

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Aw thank you so much Cat 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  16. May 21, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Bexa this is such a nice was to relax but yet you’re getting the creative juices flowing! I wanna try this whenever I feel like I’m at a lost for blog topics and need a inspo boost! Great work and your scrapbook looks CUTE!

    Natonya | justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:27 am

      Aw thanks so much Natonya 💖 you are so kind. It’s such a great thing to do when you need some inspiration. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  17. Shaun
    May 21, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    I love your scrapbook Bexa 😘. You certainly had fun making it 😄. I like the ‘collect moments not things’ line 👍. Your washi tape is pretty cool too 😎. A brilliant post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Thank Shaun! 💖 Yay for washi tape! That’s such an awesome sticker too. Glad you enjoyed the post ☺️😍😘 xxxx

  18. May 21, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Your scrapbook looks adorable!! Ive been trying to make my bullet journal a bit more scrapbook-y, but I definitely need to purchase some more cute taps and stickets 🙂

    xx Nele | http://www.thenavigatio.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Thanks so much Nele! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post and you can never have enough washi or stickers 😍 xx

  19. Shevy du Toit
    May 21, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Love this! So bright and colourful!!!
    I scrapbooked my girls baby books instead of an actual book and they came out great… proving that even the least creative of us (me) can do it 😂

    Shevy

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Aww a baby book scrapbook is such a sweet and creative idea! 💖 They must be great to look back on. Thanks for the lovely comment Shevy 😘 xx

  20. May 21, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Beautiful photos as always and so talented!
    At least you can do your thing whilst Shaun watches the foodball

    Kay xx
    http://www.mummywho.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:38 am

      Thanks so much Kay! 💖 You are so sweet. Yeah it definitely worked out well and we both had an enjoyable afternoon 😍 xx

  21. May 21, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    I love your scrapbook!😍 It is such a cute idea to have one of these!

    I used to have one. But it got ruined when I moved so I lost everything in there!

    You have inspired me to start a new scrapbook now!💛

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Aww that’s a shame your scrapbook got ruined but glad you feel inspired to start a new one again 💖. Thank you for checking out the post Victoria and for the lovely comment 😘 xx

  22. May 21, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    I love how bright and colorful your pages are! This seems like a really great activity to try out 😍

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Thanks Kristin 💖 It’s so much fun, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  23. May 22, 2018 / 1:10 am

    Your photos are beautiful! Love scrapbooking and yours looks beautiful.
    xo
    S
    The Grey Canvas

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Aww thanks so much! That’s such a lovely thing to say 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  24. May 22, 2018 / 2:24 am

    You are so creative with your scrapbook! I like how you stick some words / quotes on the pictures, they add “something” to the pics. And washi tapes are always the perfect choice for scrapbooking! (≧◡≦)

    Tyas | wepsgallery.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 10:01 am

      Aww thanks so much Tyas! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post. Yay for washi tape and quotes 😍 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Aww thanks so much lovely 💖 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Thank you! 😘 xx

    • May 24, 2018 / 8:29 am

      They are so awesome! Thanks for the comment 💖 xx

  25. May 22, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Loving your scrapbooks Bexa! I’ve forever been scrapbooking, i used to cut pictures out of the argos catalouge! But i wanna try and get more into it for scrapbooking everything and anything, it;s such a theraputic thing to do!

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 5:44 am

      Thanks Ellie! 💖 I remember doing the same when I was younger, good memories! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  26. May 22, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    I love this post! 💕 your scrapbook looks gorgeous and so inspiring and makes me want to scrapbook more. It’s definitely taken a back seat. But like you I find it so relaxing and calming. It also helps if my anxiety is quite bad. Magazines I have used so far are cosmopolitan and blogosphere. But always looking for magazines to read and use! Love how creative and colourful you have made your scrapbook look. Thank you for sharing this post 💕xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 5:54 am

      Thank you so much Lauren! 💖 Scrapbooking is so relaxing and calming, I love it. Those are great magazine ideas, I’ve got a few old issues of Blogoshere which I had forgotten about, I think I’ll use them next time 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely xx

  27. May 22, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    I love your scrapbook! It’s so pretty. I’ve always wanted to do something like this but I’ve never managed to get around to starting one! I always used to love creating my mood boards when I studied textiles and I imagine the finished scrapbook feeling is a similar one x

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

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 5:56 am

      Thanks so much Sophie! 💖 Yeah, I think it’s very similar to a mood board, great for inspiration and ideas 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely xx

  28. May 23, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I love it! It’s so cute! And I adore your pictures so much. They’re always so good and colorful. You have the happiest blog. ❤️

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Aww thanks so much Maud! 💖 I really appreciate your kind and encouraging words. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  29. May 23, 2018 / 9:25 am

    Bexa this is such an awesome post! You reminded me of my old school days when I used to make scrapbooks like crazy. I always used to keep searching for pictures everywhere. Love this cute post so much. 🙂

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 6:48 am

      Thanks so much Via! 💖 I used to love scrapbooking when I was younger too, it’s still as fun as I remember it. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 26, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      Aw thank you so much for the lovely comment Neve! 💖 xx

  30. May 25, 2018 / 6:25 am

    I love being creative and want to start a scrapbook, I used to do it all the time when I was younger! I think I need to invest in some accessories and just sit down with it and get going! The pages look so aesthically pleasing and looks like you had so much fun creating it!
    Thanks for the inspo!
    Liz xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      May 26, 2018 / 5:15 pm

      Aw thank you so much Liz! 💖 Scrapbooking is so fun and relaxing to do, I’d definitely recommend it. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

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