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New Year Scrapbooking

Last year, I rekindled my love for magazine scrapbooking and had fun creating different pages to see what colours and things were inspiring me at the time. February was a time for fresh whites, pastels, flowers, bikes, tea and marshmallows. May was full of bright pinks, plants and adventure. August I was feeling all the colourful, creative and motivational vibes and most recently in October I was living my most cosy chilled out life with hot chocs, Dr. Martens, and all things orange. Here is what is inspiring me in January 2019…

Prepare yourself for all the pinkness! For these pages, I used a couple of my favourite magazines: Molly Makes and Project Calm. I guess that sums up how I want my year to be – creative and relaxed.

Scrapbooking is one of my most favourite creative activities. It doesn’t require very much thought, it is relaxing, and if something doesn’t look right just simply stick something better over the top. You can easily turn blank pages into a story bursting with colour and inspiration.  All you need is scissors and glue.

Just by cutting and sticking, you can start to see a theme. This month, I’m feeling the pink, positive, happy vibes (see: happy dinosaur and happy cloud). I am also feeling motivated and ambitious but at the same time know that it’s okay to take a break, play guitar, drink tea, eat cakes and chill too.

Along with magazines, I also used postcards, stickers and washi tape (all scrapbooking essentials).

The cute little happy dinosaur is a sticker designed by Sugar & Sloth.

Stop comparing your life to others. Mini affirmation cards by Emily Cromwell.

The thing I love most about scrapbooking is that there are no rules, anything and everything can go onto the pages. Feel like adding a purple llama sticker, then add a purple llama sticker. Go for it, do your thing.

Magazine scrapbooking is basically an old-fashioned Pinterest Board without the internet connection. 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 and be creative! Do you enjoy magazine scrapbooking? I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Dorothy
    January 7, 2019 / 8:47 am

    Beautiful book Bexa!

    Is this where all my magazines went?! 😂😎

    xxx

    • January 7, 2019 / 10:20 am

      Ha ha ha!! Thanks Dorothy! Just doing my bit to help you with decluttering 😎🤪😂 <3 xxx

  2. January 7, 2019 / 10:20 am

    This is making me want to start magazine scrapbooking SO badly. Your pages are so beautiful, and I love this colour story and theme so much. I love me a vision board, and this is such a nice way to do it in a physical way, rather than online. Wonderful, wonderful post.

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • January 7, 2019 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Cordelia! It’s such a great way to get creative and spend some time away from the screens. I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  3. January 7, 2019 / 10:39 am

    This is so colourful and gorgeous, Bexa! Every time you look at this it’s a burst of inspiration and positivity, I absolutely love that little dinosaur sticker too. This is the perfect antidote to online scrolling, you’re right, we all need to take a break and scrapbooking is a fabulous way to unleash some (very hidden in my case) creativity! Thank you for brightening up my Monday morning 🙂 xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • January 7, 2019 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Lisa! I agree, scrapbooking is such a great way to get creative and spend some time offline! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and yay for the little dinosaur, he he! <3 xx

  4. January 7, 2019 / 11:35 am

    As soon as I visit your blog it gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling – it’s always so bright and cheery! What a lovely idea this is. My daughter and I used to cut magazines up and decoupage little pieces onto those wooden letters you can buy in the Range. Never tied scrapbooking with cuttings though, so thanks for the inspo’

    I didn’t know you played the guitar?! I’ve always wanted to learn but went with piano in the end!
    Gorgeous post and happy pics as always. Have a wonderful day. x

    Samantha | https://thebeautyspyglass.com

    • January 7, 2019 / 3:56 pm

      Awww! Thank you so much for the kind comment Samantha, that is such a sweet thing to say. I’ve never tried decoupage, it looks really fun though so must give it a go sometime. Yeah, I’m teaching myself guitar which is enjoyable but still a while before I become a rock star (ha ha!) Have a great day too lovely! <3 xx

  5. January 7, 2019 / 1:17 pm

    I bet this is sooo good for mindfulness and a bit of me time. I love the theme you’ve gone for it feels happy and uplifting!

    • January 7, 2019 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much Rachael! It’s perfect for me time! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  6. January 7, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Oh my god, it’s so beautiful! Gorgeous pictures, you never fail to amaze me with your creativity! Haha and I agree with you, it’s definitely like Pinterest but without the internet connection. Great post as always x

    New Lune | http://new-lune.com

    • January 7, 2019 / 4:28 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment, you are so sweet! <3 xx

  7. January 7, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    This has made me want to get my scrap book back out. I love your love of colour and the quotes are inspiring too xxx

    • January 7, 2019 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you so much Holly, so glad it has inspired you! <3 xx

  8. January 7, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    Hii. I just found your blog and quickly attracted to this post. I think this is exactly what I need. SCRAPBOOKING!

    Love the pinkness and that cute dinosaur so much

    • January 7, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Yay for pinkness and dinosaurs! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you for stopping by and commenting <3 xx

  9. January 7, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    This is so cute! I covered a notebook with magazine clippings and stickers a few years ago and loved how it turned out

    • January 8, 2019 / 12:55 pm

      Thank you so much Ash! That sounds like a great way to decorate a notebook, must try that sometime <3 xx

    • January 8, 2019 / 12:55 pm

      Thank you so much Amie! <3 xx

  10. January 7, 2019 / 5:08 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun. I’ve been thinking about getting into scrapbooking myself but I’m afraid I might not have the time.

    • January 8, 2019 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you so much! It is such a fun activity, it only took me an hour or so <3 xx

  11. January 7, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    Your photos are always so pretty and colorful! Looks so much fun making this scrapbook and what a perfect way to put all your memories together! Happy New Year!

    • January 8, 2019 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much Corinne! Happy new year to you too! <3 xx

  12. January 7, 2019 / 5:14 pm

    Wow, your scrapbooking is so colourful and fun. I tried to scrapbook years ago but I could never do it as I’m one of those people who needs something to be absolutely perfect but I do love looking at other peoples scrapbooks!

    • January 8, 2019 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  13. January 7, 2019 / 5:23 pm

    Love the look of this. Would love to be able to scrap book but am such a perfectionist that I try too hard. I started doing one last year but hadn’t carried it on. You make it look fabulous though. Happy new year lovely!

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much Stacey! Happy new year to you too lovely! <3 xx

  14. January 7, 2019 / 5:29 pm

    I remember reading your October scrapbooking update and I was so inspired by it, you have such a talent for the way you put things together and make them look amazing! This pink spread is so gorgeous, it’s a perfect vision board for the year ahead and I love how creative and fun it is. I really need to get into scrapbooking this year!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      Aww thank you so much Beth! You are so sweet! I am glad you enjoyed the post and so happy it inspired you too! <3 xx

  15. January 7, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    So much fun! I keep saying that I’m going to get into scrapbooking but I seem to fall short on the follow through lol. I’ll live vicariously through yours until I am able to get my butt in action lol
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      He he, thank you so much for the kind comment Britt, it made me smile! <3 xx

  16. January 7, 2019 / 5:47 pm

    I haven’t magazine scrapbook in years but this seems like an easy way speed your creative appetite. Bexa I like your blog posts because they are always direct and straight to the point. I feel like you teach me valuable lessons about letting go and just living life. Every time I read your post always feel inspired to just be me and I’ll try so hard and accomplishing my dreams. Thanks for this simple easy read.

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:03 pm

      Aww, that is such a sweet comment Natonya, I am so happy you get so much from my posts! That is so lovely to hear! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  17. January 7, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    This is such a good idea, I think this is something I would enjoy doing myself.

    abigailtalksabout.com

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:03 pm

      Thank you lovely! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  18. Julia
    January 7, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    This is so colourful and just stunning! I love how motivational every page is, you have such a talent for putting the pages together and making them look amazing! The pink spread is beautiful and I love how inspiring it is for the year ahead, makes me kind of want to start my own!

    beesytimes.co.uk

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words Julia! I’m so happy that it has inspired you to start your own! Yay! <3 xx

  19. January 7, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    Bexa this is the most perfect post for the new year! It’s so vibrant and colourful and full of wonderful inspiration for the year ahead! I’ve dabbled with scrapbooking before but never properly and I’m so wanting to get all the crafty stuff out now! xx
    http://www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe, you are so sweet! He he, hope you enjoy getting creative! <3 xx

  20. January 7, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    It looks super adorable! Scrapping book is a good way of using the creativity since there is no rules you just basically go by the instinct and it always turns out.

    Michelle| brokebutflawless.com

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle! Exactly! I love that there are no rules and you can let your creative side run wild! <3 xx

  21. January 7, 2019 / 8:08 pm

    I love scrapbooking!! So therapeutic and helps you get motivated!

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you Fi! It is such a fun activity! <3 xx

  22. January 7, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    I love scrapbooking and do it for my travels. Love the idea of magazine scrapbooking, though! So therapeutic and looks great!

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! I love the idea of travel scrapbooking, such a great way to keep special memories alive! <3 xx

  23. January 7, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    I absolutely love your scrapbooking! It’s so pink, pretty and bright! I haven’t done scrapbooking before, but it does look like so much fun, and also looks like a lovely therapeutic activity. I love the idea of using postcards too, there’s so many cute ones out there! I kinda of wanna get into buying nice postcards just to make a nice lil wall design somewhere in my house! 🙂

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe! You are so kind. Aww yes, a postcard wall is such a cool idea, I have a collection on my wall by my desk, there are so many cute and colourful postcards out there! <3 xx

  24. January 7, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    This looks amazing! I love your colours, they’re all bright and happy 😊 I’ve only tried scrapbooking once but I feel like I didn’t give it enough of a chance. You make it look so easy and your designs are so creative. Great post x

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe! It is such a fun and creative activity, I’d defo recommend <3 xx

  25. January 7, 2019 / 10:34 pm

    I loved reading your scrapbooking posts last year. Your pages are always so pretty and themed beautifully. I used to love making them but haven’t done one in so long. I can’t wait to see what you come up with this year x

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

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you so much Sophie! I am so glad you enjoyed the post, I’m looking forward to making more pages this year! <3 xx

  26. January 8, 2019 / 11:44 am

    Aww I love the ‘another year, another adventure’ and ‘don’t worry, be happy’ cut outs, those are both super uplifting messages and I can see why you’d want to include them! Being creative and relaxed is a great way to start of the new year so this is perfect for January and I love all of the pink! Happy 2019 Bexa!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you so much Soph! I love the uplifting messages too, a great way to start the year with positivity! Happy new year lovely! <3 xx

  27. January 8, 2019 / 11:54 am

    Your scrapbooks are bloody AMAZING! I bet its such a nice relaxing activity to do too! I wish I had the patience to do something like this but I know I don’t and I know I’d give up then be mad at myself for it haha! xxx

    • January 8, 2019 / 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny! I’m glad you enjoyed, it is such a calming activity to do <3 xxx

  28. January 8, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    This is so cute and colourful! I hope 2019 will be very creative and relaxing for you 🙂 I used to scrapbook when I was younger, but I haven’t done it in years. No particular reason, I just kind of lost interest in it at some point? Maybe one day I’ll pick it up again! 🙂

    • January 8, 2019 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Michelle! It’s such a relaxing thing to do, I’d defo recommend it again. Hope you have a wonderful 2019 lovely <3 xx

  29. January 8, 2019 / 8:15 pm

    When I was in the box room at my parents, I used to have a huge poster using magazine cutouts. Never thought to make a magazine scrapbook, that sounds like something fun to do on a rainy (or snowy) day.

    Fran | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

    • January 8, 2019 / 9:16 pm

      Thank you so much Fran! It really is the perfect activity for a wintery day. I’m glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  30. Michelle Blackadar
    January 8, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    your scrapbooks are always absolutely incredible. i love your “theme” for this month, such a great way to start off the year with such bright colors and bright mantra’s. i think it’s really great that you have the reminder in there that it’s okay to take breaks. it’s so important to remember even if it’s the start of a new year. the way you’ve designed everything is so pleasing to the eye. great job bexa! xx

    mich / simplymich.com

    • January 8, 2019 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Mich! So true, breaks are so important, especially with blogging as it is really easy to get burnt out. I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  31. January 8, 2019 / 8:44 pm

    What a lovely idea for the new year! I bet these would make lovely gifts, too! I can’t wait to see how you progress!

    • January 8, 2019 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much! <3 xx

  32. January 8, 2019 / 8:59 pm

    This looks so good! I wish I have a scrapbook, but I just stick pictures in to look back on memories. This year I want to start taking more care and adding more creativity to it, as it’s so black and white at the minute. This has given me so much inspiration, so thank you for sharing xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • January 8, 2019 / 9:20 pm

      Aww thanks so much for the lovely comment Hannah! I’m glad the post has given you inspiration! <3 xx

  33. January 8, 2019 / 9:13 pm

    I haven’t scrapbooked in YEARS and this makes me want to again! Your photos are beautiful and I completely get what you said about the fact that scrapbooking has no rules! That really does make it more fun as you can be as creative as possible!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

    • January 8, 2019 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Jas! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and it inspired you to scrapbook again, that’s awesome! <3 xx

    • January 10, 2019 / 11:19 am

      Thanks Radi! It is really enjoyable and so calming too! <3 xx

  34. January 9, 2019 / 8:53 am

    This has really inspired me to have another go at scrapbooking! I used to love doing it as a teenager. Your layouts are gorgeous, can’t wait to see more =)

    Take care,
    Hayley x
    educatinghayley.com

    • January 10, 2019 / 11:21 am

      Thank you so much Hayley! I am so happy that it has inspired you! Yay! <3 xx

  35. January 9, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    Whoa! So colourful! I really love how you make every post look so colourful! This post makes me want the scrapbook magazine! Really love how beautifully you theme them everytime!

    Xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com/

    • January 10, 2019 / 11:32 am

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Babita! I’m glad you enjoyed <3 xx

  36. January 9, 2019 / 3:29 pm

    Seeing your scrapbooking always makes me so happy! You always do such a great job. I don’t do this anymore, but I used to enjoy it when I was a teenager. Like you, I love the fact it’s a way of being creative in any way you want, without a right or wrong approach. This makes me want to go out and grab some magazines to do my own. xx

    • January 10, 2019 / 11:36 am

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Ruth! It is such a fun activity and reminds me of being a teenager too! I’m so happy it has inspired you to grab some magazines and get creative! <3 xx

  37. January 9, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    I am so in love with your creativity. I hope you keep all of your scrapbooks. My grandmother made me a photo scrapbook a few years before she passed and to this day I still have it and enjoy digging it out to look through every once in a while. It contains such great memories and such pretty colours and stickers/badges. I really should start one for my children.
    I can see how your book works so well for motivation. How can you not feel inspired when looking at such pretty things.
    Kate x
    http://Www.katesbeautyhome.com

    • January 10, 2019 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Kate! Aww, that is so sweet and thoughtful of your grandmother, what a special way to remember her and all the nice memories. It’s a great idea to make one for your children too! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

    • January 10, 2019 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny! <3 xx

    • January 10, 2019 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you so much Emily! <3 xx

  38. January 10, 2019 / 5:58 am

    I am always admiring your crafting skills. Your scrapbook looks really neat. I like that you have so many different resources to put together. You do a great job with scrapbooking too! I need to get back to scrapbooking. Thanks for sharing January’s pages!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • January 10, 2019 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Nancy! So glad you enjoy the scrapbook pages! <3 xx

    • January 10, 2019 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much!! <3 xx

  39. January 15, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    I love your scrapbooking skills, they are so cute and pretty! I like how colourful it is! 😍 I love scrapbooking and haven’t done it for months. I miss it, but haven’t had time. I think I need to take some time out at the weekend and some self-care time. Thank you for sharing your tips on where to get inspiration! ❤️Xxx

    • January 16, 2019 / 11:27 am

      Thank you so much Lauren! Scrapbooking is so relaxing and perfect for some self-care time, I hope you enjoy getting creative at the weekend <3 xxx

    • January 16, 2019 / 11:29 am

      Thank you so much lovely! <3 xx

  40. January 25, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    Oh I love these Bexa! They’re all so colourful and make me smile when I look at them, especially that happy dinosaur sticker. 😍 I used to scrapbook when I was a teenager but you’ve definitely inspired me to get some blank notebooks and had a go.

    • January 26, 2019 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind comment Kim! He he, the happy dinosaur is super cute! I’m so pleased it’s inspired you to give scrapbooking a go again, yay! <3 xx

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