Scrapbook Sunday: September Messy Box

September Messy Box from A Beautiful Mess. Subscribe at www.ABeautifulMess.comThis month's September Messy Box has a bit of a back-to-school theme to it, but I love that most of the kit can be used to document that excitement over blank notebooks, fresh pencils, a new succulent on your desk, and all the inspiration a girl could ask for. It's a great kit for writing those goals down on a journaling card or sharing the milestones you've already hit this year. 

September Messy Box 1I filled two of my 3" x 3" photo pocket pages with the smaller 3" x 3" cards and some Instagram photos from the last two weekends full of travel and workshops. 

September Messy Box 2September Messy Box 3GoalsI used some more ephemera in these pages than usual. I cut down a piece of vellum and then added a really narrow washi tape in a diagonal stripe pattern and decided I should use washi tape for patterns more often. It's a fun way to add something unique that doesn't take too much effort. My scrapbook mantra these days is, "Don't over think it!" 

September Messy Box 5September Messy Box 6This page has a photo strip from September 2012 when I drove up to a Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago with Elsie and another photo of Ruby's first day of school almost two years ago. They're reminders to look back and see how much we've grown but also to understand how much is still ahead of us!

September Messy Box 7I find my scrapbooking style involving a lot of pink, so I like to add in those complimentary colors that work well with it, and black and white is always a good idea. This quote I cut off of a card felt like it deserved a special spot on this page and looked great layered over another card and taped down with thin washi tape. 

What are you documenting this September? Going to school? Sending kids off to school? Starting a new job? There are so many pretty ways to share the season you're in! –Rachel

Credits//Author and Photography: Rachel Denbow. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.