Scrapbook Sunday: July Messy Box

Hi there! I’m happy to be back sharing the July Messy Box! I know I say this every month, but the colors in this kit are so good! There are really pretty pastels with some darker, bold shades. This kit has a great summer activities theme. July in Phoenix has been really warm, so I’ve been going to coffee shops with friends a lot and talking about creativity and our goals. It’s so fun to chat with friends about creative goal setting. I made one layout to document all my coffee dates with friends and a “dream board” for my creative work.





My first layout was about all my trips to coffee shops with friends. I love sharing goals with friends and hearing what they are working on. Life gets busy, so I’ve been trying to make seeing friends a priority. It’s so inspiring to talk about what we are each working on. This kit came with pretty, mint alphabet stickers. Alphabet stickers will always be my favorite way to add captions to photos and journaling cards. One of the coolest cards in this kit was a transparent ampersand. Normally, I like to have the transparent cards show through to the next page, but I really wanted this one to pop, so I backed it with another journaling card.

I’ve been working on starting a podcast, so I was excited to see the headphone journaling card when I opened my kit. I decided to make a page that highlights my work goals that I want to strive towards. Some are happening sooner than others, but it’s fun to have big goals to keep working towards.

The July Messy Box also comes with the best pen! How great is that ice cream cone pen?! This month’s kit is so perfect for documenting a variety of summer activities. What summer activities will you be using your Messy Box to document? Keep sharing your scrapbooking pages on Instagram! xo. Laura

PS – August will be the last month for Messy Box. You can read more about that here! (Don’t worry, we have some awesome products launching soon!) Let us know if you have any questions in the comments. xo.

 Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Hager. Photos edited with Scrapbook from the A Beautiful Mess actions.
  • Do you have any advice on the where to get the plastic pollypockets?

  • I love this messy box- such awesome colors – and can’t wait to see what new products are coming! Best of luck with your podcast too, Laura!

  • Excited to hear more about your upcoming podcast too!

  • Confession time: I have had supplies to scrapbook since 2014 and still haven’t started… but this is such a cute little kit!
    Do you have any advice on the where to get the plastic pollypockets? Or the best brands?

    • I use the pocket pages from the ABM shop! They have 9×12, which is such a fun size!

      – Laura

  • ill miss laura!
    i hope you guys bring her back in whatever you guys decide to do!

  • Ah, cutest collection ever in this scrapbox. Excited to hear more about your upcoming podcast too!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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