Hey, friends. Happy Sunday. This week was pretty awesome because the Messy Box launch was a huge success. I can't describe to you guys what torture it is to design something all year long and not really know for sure if you'll even like it or not. This past week was a HUGE confirmation that you guys want to scrapbook with me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I'm so pumped!
So pumped, in fact, that this week I scrapbooked TWENTY PAGES using this month's Messy Box. (giving myself a pat on the back… sorry!)
So, you wanna see a few?
I already showed you this one, but here it is again (for context). This is our Marriage Year 4 album (I go by married years instead of calendar years), which begins last May. I originally wanted to do a whole book on just Costa Rica, but after looking at my photos, I felt like that was a little too much. So instead, the first 20 pages (well, 10, front and back) of this album are of Costa Rica. The best start ever to a new of marriage… am I right?
This page is simply a 9×12 photo with this 9×12 transparency from Messy Box layered over it.
I made these pages a while back, and it feels good to finally give them a home in an album.
I used the white brads and confetti to make flowers. Fun, right? Also those little word stickers are from Happy Mail this month (and I cannot stop using them… constantly!).
Here's a detail shot of my string art made with the white brads. I just used a needle to stitch embroidery thread on and then added brads over each corner. This technique could be used to add any number of designs, or even text!
OMG. I made a journaling card with the gold foil chipboard alpha. I only wish I had 100 packs of these. They're super fun to use. By the way, this graph paper card is from this pack (very useful for journaling).
This is one of many all photo pages. I love these. For me, the messy book will be a hybrid of a photo album and a scrapbook. I love the create and "play" aspect, but I also enjoyed completing twenty pages in one and a half afternoons! Best of both worlds?
This page makes me smile! Another all photo page with one little Messy Box card squeezed in there. The full page photo is one of my favorites from the trip. It's actually an iPhone photo. I am so amazed by the quality of printed iPhone photos. It's pretty great.
Emma called the black and white one, "Jeremy's cologne ad".
You guys had better use those golden hashtags!
And the last page. I am so proud to have completed this, you guys! I have spent so long being ashamed of all my (really special) unprinted photos, and I'm finally getting caught up. It feels awesome… and I want to help you do it too!
With that said, let's chat in the comments! What do you want to know or learn about making scrapbooks or photo albums? What is holding you back? What should I share here in future Scrapbook Sunday posts? I want to be a resource for you!
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.