Wintertime: winter minialbums

Wintertime: winter minialbums by momentstolivefor
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Time for some minialbum inspiration – aren’t these lovely minialbums? Everyone seems to participate in the “December Daily” challenge and I loved all these minis, but I’m curious why so few scrapbookers used winter as a theme. Why don’t you collect your favorite winter memories in a book? The times, you spend with your family or friends outside – go sledding, make a snowball fight or snow angels. Or an hour by yourself sitting on your favorite armchair, drinking a hot cup of chocolate and reading your favorite book, while it’s snowing outside. Definitely moments worth capturing, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

Want some more winter inspiration? Then look over here:
link to "The Seasons Project: Wintertime" by momentstolivefor

minialbum: 2012 was a good year

minialbum: 2012 was a good year (cover) by momentstolivefor

Instead of just writing my experiences down I made this year, I wanted to do something special, because this year was a special one. And because I wanted to craft again, I made this little minialbum. The photos were all taken with my iphone 4s and posted on Instagram.

For every month I wrote down, for what I’m grateful. It let me realize, what an amazing year this was and where my focus was set and what things never made it on my grateful list. This will help me to set my new goals and priorities for the next year. I feel it in my bones: it will be an exciting one!

minialbum: 2012 was a good year (January till June) by momentstolivefor
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (July till December) by momentstolivefor
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (back) by momentstolivefor
Here you can see some more details of this minialbum:
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (details) by momentstolivefor
wish you all a good start in this exciting new year 2013
Sabine

Want more minialbum inspiration? Then look over here:

link to my minialbums by Moments to live for

 

december minialbums

December Daily 2012 by ILS Click on the pictures to go to the source sites.

It’s time for a little minialbum inspiration. πŸ™‚ Do you participate in this years December Daily challenge? I would love to, but I don’t have time, sadly. But I hope I will find the time on this years Holidays to create a December minialbum. And these ones, you see here, are definitely an inspiration to me.

I really like the color combinations the scrapper used:

  1. gold, white, grey, black
  2. white, red, grey
  3. white, light blue, red, gold
  4. light green, light blue, red, white

Can’t decide, which one is my favorite, but I will definitely use a lot of glitter on mine – silver or gold. It’s time to sparkle! πŸ™‚ What’s your favorite color combination for your winteralbum?

December Daily 2011 by Ania-Maria
December Daily by Ann-Marie Loves Paper
Countdown to Christmas by Jessica Witty
December Daily 2011 by Celine Navarro
December 2011 album by Barbara P.
December Daily by Allison Waken
December Daily by Maria
Project - Hello December Altered Composition Book by Laura O'Donnell
December Daily by Garden Girl

You can find more inspirational winter and December Daily minialbums on my pinterest board
MINIALBUM | winter minialbum.

fast & simple minialbums

In my shelves there are tons of boxes with even more photos from all those years I took pictures with my analog camera – not to mention my digital backlog, but that’s another story. So my big task is to put them all into nice little or beautiful big photoalbums and that’s as fast as possible, because I don’t want to spend so much time with my past, while I could make new memories at the same time. So big wonderful scrapbook pages aren’t an option.

Inspired by Elise Blaha’s saying that she put 600 photos within a short time into photoalbums I searched the internet for more ideas to achieve this goal. And that’s what I found so far:

Make an instagram photobook like Elizabeth from Dear Lizzy did. Let it be printed at your favorite photobook shops, but leave some empty pages for journaling. It’s one of the fastest ways. You just choose the photos and pull them into the digital draft of the book. Take one picture at a page. That’s easy, isn’t it? And so lovely πŸ™‚

Or use some old paper scraps for making a quick and easy minialbum like this one from lovely Elsie from A Beautiful Mess. She used old instax photos and her favorite lyrics to create this little one. The pages bound simply by washi tape. It can’t get any easier, can it?

This little heart photobook is crafted by Yvonne & Susanne from Papierwerkstatt and needs only a simple shape, some papers and photos. And then you only need to cut everything into shape, add maybe a little journaling and you’re done. A technique I already used with my zoo minialbum.


A polaroid frame minialbum, this is so cute. Can’t wait to do this with some of my photos too. And I love the simple use of colorful paper and a quote on the left page. This one was created by Christina Heeren from capture.create.inspire.


And the simplest minialbum of all times: white paper, photos, ribbon and glue. Maybe a little journaling next to the photo. Done. Love this. The minialbum is by Randi from Swoon.

let the scrapbooking weekend begin πŸ™‚

Sabine

minialbum: where am I going?

While browsing Elise Blaha‘s inspiring blog, I found this pretty mini. When I had a craft flash and no photos around to make a minialbum, I came back to this idea, just a minialbum to answer this question. Additional I made it a challenge to use only scraps left from other projects.

It was a simple and fast project, and fun to create. Moreover it was interesting, what I came up with for the pages. Do you ever start something, let your mind run wild and at the end something totally different as you imagined first is the result. It doesn’t mean, something bad or ugly. Just different. It always amazes me, where my mind goes, when I let it run wild with just a start point and no concrete goal.

Do you want to see more minialbum inspiration? Then look over here:

minialbum: streetart

streetart minialbum details by momentstolivefor

Streetart is amazing. It pops up on places you would never imagine. It colors places, that would otherwise be grey and unremarkable. It’s a non-conformist art. It can be a grafitti, a tag, a chalk painting on a sidewalk or even an installation with lego or wool.

streetart minialbum cover by momentstolivefor

A while ago I started taking pictures of streetart, wherever I walked, foremost in Bremen and on my big biketour this year. I really like the photos and wanted to present them in some way and not just keep them on my computer. In July I had a craft flash and prepared this minialbum with streetmaps as background, but at that moment I hadn’t any photos at hand. Last week I edited the photos and ordered them. I really like the white frame with the rounded corners.

streetart minialbum pages by momentstolivefor
streetart minialbum pages by momentstolivefor

For the minialbum I used only old street maps, washi tapes and two bookrings. That’s it. It was very easy and fast to make. πŸ™‚

You can find more minialbums here:

Summer love: summer minialbum

minialbum: summer love by momentstolivefor

If summer isn’t going to happen here in Germany, I will make it happen inside of me. πŸ™‚ Inspired by jaszmurka and her lovely “yummy spring”-minialbum I created this summer minialbum, to remind me of those special moments, which are only possible in summer. Loved this little project very much, because I got to use many of my beloved washi tapes πŸ™‚

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The other reason, why I loved this little project so much, is because it put me out of my comfort zone. Normally I like clean simple page designs. But this time I wanted to try something new, so I chose a messy style. Not to bad for the first attempt, right?! πŸ™‚

I’m already in the mood for another minialbum. Any ideas for a theme?

minialbum: summer love by momentstolivefor

minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg

minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor

This is the little minialbum I made of the weekend with my mother in Hamburg. We had a glorious time. I posted some photos here, too. It’s not finished yet, because it takes some time for me to find the right words for journaling. But I’m very happy about this mini. It’s exactly what I had in mind, when I took these photos.

minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor
minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor
minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor
minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor
minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor
minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor
minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor
minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor
minialbum: a weekend in Hamburg by momentstolivefor

 

Wish you all a relaxed weekend πŸ™‚

 

minialbum: vacation in denmark

minialbum: vacation in Denmark by momentstolivefor

In March my friend, her 10 year old twins and I took a little vacation. For one week we drove around North-Denmark, went fishing, chilled, sang our favorite songs and jumped a lot for photos. It was such a funny week, one of the best trips ever! πŸ™‚

minialbum: vacation in Denmark by momentstolivefor

Before we started I thought about, what kind of photoalbum I wanted for this time. And I decided to make a minialbum in size of cards. Therefore I collected some postcards with themes of spring, sea and fun and used them for journaling in Denmark every day – naturally embellished with my favorite washi tapes. πŸ˜‰

minialbum: vacation in Denmark by momentstolivefor
minialbum: vacation in Denmark by momentstolivefor
minialbum: vacation in Denmark by momentstolivefor
minialbum: vacation in Denmark by momentstolivefor

The light in North-Denmark is beautiful – the blue of the sky is intense, the beaches are endless and the dunes reminded me of the picture “Corn Hill” by Edward Hopper. Just lovely. If you ever get the chance to visit Skagen, take it.