Scrapbooking My Summer Away


Now that summer is here and I have pretty much so much free time now I thought I need to start something new and something to keep me busy during this time but also entertained. Until 2 weeks ago I was an Art student (not anymore as college is officially over) which meant that I had SOOO many art supplies, equipments and materials all sitting in my cupboards waiting to be used. I’ve been wanting to start a scrapbook for the summer of 2017 since ages but been waiting for exams to be over. Now, I already have another scrapbook but that one is more like a photo album of my memories with my friends and family which is obviously a bit more personal so won’t be shared here. Alongside my photo album scrapbook I also have couple small A5 sketchbooks which I like to use for ball point pen sketches and take them around with me! If you couldn’t already tell I am a VERY creative person and love all things ART and CRAFTY! So that being said, I wanted a little something where I can write/doodle/draw pretty much anything and everything in and fill it this summer from June till September with all my memories and keepsakes I make.. so i decided to start another scrapbook. In this post I’ll be sharing the type of things I’ll be including in my scrapbook and how I will go about doing it! 


Within this scrapbook I will be incorporating a bunch of colour as well as plain pen/pencil sketches. I wanted to use various materials in this scrapbook and not just stick to pens! I’ll be using fine liner pens, coloured pencils and watercolour which is by far my fave type of paint as you can be so free with it and the amount of colour pay off you get depends on the amount of water you use! I think using the pens to add in any dates or quick notes will be very useful and likewise the watercolour for any painting!


As well as paintings and drawing in my opinion a scrapbook should be fun and creative so here are some different coloured pastel washi tapes (which I brought from Amazon), glitter if you want to add that extra something and some paisley designed stencil tapes! Those small washi tapes will be great to stick down any doodles or drawings that’d been done on scrap paper or any collectible postcards and items you want to add in the scrapbook. I thought these stencil tapes were so cute and would make the perfect borders around the page or little patterns and designs! 


In my opinion personal touches is what makes any scrapbook special and interesting! As you can see from that photo above here a bunch of my drawings and etchings I did whilst doing my Art project couple weeks ago on ‘weeds’. For me these aren’t like any other drawings I’ve done in the past and will do in this scrapbook, as those etchings took so long to make and was a final outcome of 3 months worth of work and ideas! These were a few extra that I had after I finished my project and obviously I didn’t want to throw them away so I thought it will be a very good idea to add them in my scrapbook! Along with these etchings and ink drawings I will also add any polaroids I take over that course of these couple months and also any memorable items and cards I collect from my holiday in Turkey! 

I’ve been longing to do a blogpost on scrapbooking for so long and so happy that it’s finally done, I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you the boost to start a scrapbook too or any other ideas and inspirations! In fact once summer is over I might do another post on the scrapbook but a finished and completed version of it and show some of my favourite pages from it! 
Ayse Merve! 


58 responses to “Scrapbooking My Summer Away”

  1. I love your pictures so much! So artistic and beautiful! I have never had a scrapbook but I feel like it would be amazing to keep all the memories I make! xx corinne

  2. Robyn says:

    Awh I used to scrapbook! I used to have so much fun doing it and reading this post makes me want to start it again! Great post!

  3. Antonia says:

    Photos in this post are just so beautiful. They really make me want to get back to drawing and painting. I wanted to start scrapbook for so long but never found enough time to actually start. Maybe I’ll do it this summer. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  4. I remember having a twitter conversation with another blogger about getting back into painting and seeing this post has made me even more determined to get more artistic over the summer. I brought all of my paints to university but haven’t touched them. Think I need to bring them out and get to work! Great read.
    Lois x

    • Thank you so much!! You should defo start painting again it’s a great way to relax aswell! Defo start a scrapbook it’s a great way to keep memories in one place and being creative too!

      • I’ve been thinking of making a university scrapbook. I have hundreds of photos in an album on Facebook but would like it documented in a book to look at later in life.

  5. chelsea9872 says:

    Very creative and artistic scrapbook so far! I can never do artsy things like this for some reason, so I commend people who can! Scrapbooks are a great way to establish and remember memories!

  6. Chloe says:

    This looks like it’s going to be so beautiful! I have always wanted to create a really aesthetic scrapbook after a summer of travels but it is so time consuming and you need alll the free time, like you said!

    I hope it goes well!

  7. freyameadows says:

    These photos are AMAZING girl!! I’d love to see another post when you’ve been using the scrapbook for a bit! Great Post x

  8. Alisha Ceit says:

    Such a great post. I wish I was as artistic as you are! I have been loving my bullet journal just now, I have so much washi tape its crazy! haha!

  9. Aw I love this post! I’ve made a promise to myself that I’m going to start scrapbooking this summer and this has given me such inspiration!
    C x

  10. Ahhh this is such a great post. It’s making me feel incredibly nostalgic, I used to be super arty but haven’t really had the time since being at uni! I’d love to get back to just getting out my watercolours and a sketchbook – perhaps I will this summer!

  11. lizzydreamer says:

    I have never scrapbooked in my life but i admire those who have the patience to do so; i think it’s a fantastic way of combining both a diary of events and the physical memory in whatever form. Sch an exciting prospect!

  12. Great photos and enjoy your scrapbooking. I’d love to do something like that but I’d give up for sure x

  13. Hi!
    Great post! Scrap booking sounds fun but I’ve never actually been the creative type myself, and I never know exactly what I would scrapbook about. Thanks for sharing this post, and maybe I’ll be able to start scrap booking myself!

    Markesia |

  14. GirlMasked says:

    This sounds like a brilliant idea! I used to scrapbook all the time and I think your post has really motivated me to get back into it. Your photos are fab by the way!!

  15. What a wonderful project idea for the summer! Washi tape is such a lovely way to make your scrapbook extra pretty and colorful. I can’t wait to see how this turns out!


  16. This is such a good post- I love your weed etchings too! I’ve just finished university so am planning on making a scrapbook of the three years over the summer too; but I’d love to see a few pages in a post when you’ve finished!

    Eloise x

  17. You pictures in this post are stunning! Scrapbooking this summer is a great idea, I always say I’ll start one and then it never happens! I’m sure yours is going to look incredible seeing you’re so arty!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  18. corinneandkirsty says:

    I’ve also wanted to start a scrapbook for ages! But haven’t had the time, now that I have more time and know I will have more this summer I ave started drawing again and it makes me soooo happy ^^ I still don’t know if I will combine my scrapbook (with photos and all) with the drawings or not.. 😀 x


  19. Beautiful photos! Can’t wait to see how your scrapbook turns out, something I’ve wanted to try for years so you are inspiring me 🙂 x

  20. holley4734 says:

    I’m also planning to do a lot of scrapbooking this summer. 🙂

  21. terriheckley says:

    Oh I love scrap booking! It’s so fun and a great way to capture memories x

  22. Courtney says:

    I love this idea so much! i look forward to seeing what you create !

  23. Louisa says:

    I’ve always wanted to start a scrapbook but I never know where to start or how to style it. Man, I wish I wash creative!

  24. possiblysami says:

    I may of have possibly found a new favourite blog! I love your photos SO much. Wow, your pictures look so good. I love anything that’s arty and creative! I actually want to start scrap booking for this summer too! I can’t wait to make many memories. Love this post girl! Xx

    SAMI |

    • Thank you so so much!! This means a lot! You should defo start scrapbooking it’s so much fun! And i’m glad you enjoyed this post as there will be loads of arty ones too! Xx

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