i want to remember: summer 2015

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So many events, so much happened, so much to remember…

This summer was filled to the brim with dates and meetings and events. From June to the middle of September we hadn’t had one free weekend without a date. Full of life: beautiful, fun and stuffed with excitement. Full of people, places and memories. I want to remember:

one new car

two weeks of vacation: one of them with a couple of friends, one filled with traveling and visiting friends and family

10 cities visited

countless hours in our car on the road

3 weddings

2 birthday parties (one was our own)

our own birthdays, just three days apart

our engagement

more than 10.000 photos

100 people met, some new, some old

one big health issue

several big events that took our breath away and made us happy

What a summer!

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#fromwhereistand: leaves

#fromwhereistand: leaves | momentstolivefor.com

It started as a simple #fromwhereistand photo. Just my feet next to a collection of beautiful colored leaves. On my next walk I took the next two, and another. Soon enough I had a whole pile of photos from this motive. So I made it my goal to shoot it as a kind of challenge everywhere I’ve been this autumn. Love this little Sammelsurium (mingle-mangle) of pictures.

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photo walk: fall

photo walk: fall | momentstolivefor.com

Such a wonderful, sunny and warm October Sunday. Perfect for a walk under colored trees, to take the last really warm sunbeams in and fill the reservoire for the long winter days. We took a walk through the Tiergarten in Berlin, where the leaves are still not all colored in fall colors, but it was beautiful anyway. The sun shone through the leaves so bright, that you almost needed sunglasses. We even saw people wandering around barefoot, like it was a warm summer day. What day would be more perfekt to take a fall photo walk.

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Here you can find my entire collection of photo walks.

graphical advent calendars

graphical advent calendar by Living At Home

It’s time to think about Advent calendars for your beloved ones. Only three weeks left, till its start. Last year I’ve collected some last minute Advent calendar ideas, because I was short on time for big crafting projects. But this year I think, there are enough days to prepare one of these pretty graphical Advent calendars. Love how they play with colors and patterns.

graphical advent calendar by Mr Printables

graphical advent calendar by snug.studio

graphical advent calendar by eighteen25

graphical advent calendar by Hey Look

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DIY summer garland with neon washi tape

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

This summer I’m totally in love with neon. In America this isn’t a new trend, it’s alreay a little older, but in Germany this year was the year of neon. I think these colors are perfect for summerly decoration. So I used them within these tapes to create a summer garland for my craft space. I tried to make it as simple and fast as possible, because I’m really short on time at the moment. So here’s what I did:

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

The supplies: three types of tape – I used pink, orange and green neon washi tapes, white DINA4 paper, glue, a white ribbon, a set square und a pencil. That’s it.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

1. At first you fold the paper lengthwise a little bit over the half. Then you take the little rest and fold it over again and glue it to the back of the folded paper. This way you get two closed sites. Turn the paper around, so the unglued side is up.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

2. Then you draw triangles on the side without the little folded edge. With help of a set square you get triangles of the same size and width. I used the angle 75°, this way I got four triangles.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

3. After you drew the lines, you can simply tape three washi tape stripes parallel to the long side of the paper. A little tip: If you tape the outer two washi tape stripes first, it’s easier to find the perfect middle position for the last tape.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

4. The next step is to cut out the triangles. Repeat the steps 1.-4. at least two times so you get 12 triangles, better more often, so the garland will be longer. It depends on how long you want your final garland to be.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

5. When you have enough triangles, you take the white ribbon, position it inside the triangles and then glue the triangles close. If you want to know, how this step works more closely, look over here.

And that’s it. The garland is finished and can immediately be used as decoration. Have fun creating your garland in your own style. It’s perfect for different tape combinations.

DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor
DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor
DIY summer garland with neon washi tape by momentstolivefor

 

And here you can find my other DIYs:
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minialbum: summer manifesto 2013

minialbum: summer manifesto 2013 cover by momentstolivefor
I love Ali Edwards idea of a summer manifesto and her idea to write down a goal on one side and leave the other side for the proof with text and photo. You can download the cover of her new summer manifesto here and purchase the entire pages here.
minialbum: summer manifesto 2013 layout by momentstolivefor
Although I find her pages lovely, I decided to make a similar book without printing pages, but using my beloved stamps and scrapbooking papers instead. The layout is similar to Ali Edward’s pages: left side the goal, right side room for proof. Here are some pages of the minialbum. If you want to know, what my other goals for this summer are, then read on here.
minialbum: summer manifesto 2013 #05 by momentstolivefor
minialbum: summer manifesto 2013 #08 by momentstolivefor
minialbum: summer manifesto 2013 #09 by momentstolivefor
minialbum: summer manifesto 2013 #12 by momentstolivefor
minialbum: summer manifesto 2013 #18 by momentstolivefor
minialbum: summer manifesto 2013 back by momentstolivefor
For the minialbum I used Amy Tangerine‘s Alphabet stamp set, the ‘I love’ stamp by Elise Joy and papers by echo park paper & co (from the set Summer Days, Playground and Little Girl) and by Bella Boulevard (from the set Sunshine Happiness and Socialite).

have fun creating your own summer manifesto minialbum

Here you can find more summer inspiration:
The Seasons Project: Summer love by momentstolivefor

spring fling: minialbum ‘i love spring’

spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' cover by momentstolivefor
Spring is here and I had the urge to create something beautiful to honor spring time. Because I love my Summer love minialbum, I tried to craft something alike for spring. And this is the pretty result, naturally in light and bright spring colors and with lots of washi tape:

spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' overview by momentstolivefor
I thought about things, I’m happy to see or experience in spring. Little details like spotting the first snowdrop or the first ladybug of the year. It was more than inspirational to go through my photo collection and search for spring photos. Although the raindrops and snow crystals are monochrome pictures, they bring out the statement pretty good – that changing weather from snow to rain means, that spring is back, don’t you think? What do you love most about spring?
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' cover by momentstolivefor
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' pages in detail by momentstolivefor
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' pages in detail by momentstolivefor
For the minialbum cover I used simple cardboard and covered it with washi tape. The pages are grey and white papers, which measure 10 cm x 10 cm. The stamps are from Elise Blaha-Cripe and Evalicious.

Do you need some more spring inspiration? Then look over here:
spring fling by momentstolivefor

You can find my other minialbums here:
minialbums by momentstolivefor

spring fling: spring garlands

spring fling: spring garlands inspiration by momentstolivefor { left & right }

These light garlands are so pretty and instantly give you a feeling of spring. The round circles and flowers in different spring-like colors like light green, light blue, white, light yellow and pink are gorgeous and the use of paper with text gives it a little extra, don’t you think?

But what would be spring without some butterflies. Even though here are papers with darker colors used, the garlands has a light effect, because the space between them is bigger. Very cute idea.
spring fling: spring garlands inspiration by momentstolivefor { left & right }

Another cute idea is this pom pom garland in this springy colors. If you are interessted in creating one, here you can find a good tutorial for making pom poms on the blog of Anna likes by Anna.

If you can’t decide what shape to use for your garland – circle, flower, butterfly – why don’t use them all in one. But to make the garland not too messy, you could choose only two or three kinds of paper. That way the shapes are more in focus.
spring fling: spring garlands inspiration by momentstolivefor { left & right }

Beautiful for Mother’s Day is the last garland. Only made with rose blossoms. Wouldn’t that make a lovely gift? And if you do it with dried flowers, it will last a long time.
Want some more spring inspiration? Then look over here:
The Seasons Project: spring fling by momentstolivefor