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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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 75Β°, this way I got four triangles.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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

Summer love: my summer moments



Send you lots of sunshine wherever you are. πŸ™‚ Now it’s finally possible to sit outside late and enjoy a summer evening in Germany. The temperature is rising and I’ve got my first sunburn this year, ouch. Besides that I try to soak up every bit of summerfeeling I can get – on my balcony or on bike- and phototours, with icecream and fresh fruits and vegetables. Lovely time!



All photos were take with my iPhone4S and edited with Instagram and Picfx. You can follow me on Instagram πŸ™‚

Summer love: summer minialbum

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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?

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Summer love: summer photo projects

Some projects especially beautiful, if you want to capture your summer experiences in new ways. How about this one:


Or maybe a little collage with all those little things you like about summer:

Furthermore you can do photowalks like Elise Blaha and me. It’s a fantastic way to capture your neighborhood or vacation location. Just choose a theme like “color”, “round”, “text”, etc. and search for it. It’s so much fun and you get a new view of what surrounds you.



And my all time favorite: JUMP!

DIY ‘let the sunshine in’-picture

DIY canvas 'let the sunshine in' | momentstolivefor

Here’s a teenie tiny DIY, that’s fast to do, but can make your wall look much more sunnier. I’m still looking for some inspiration for my livingroom wall, but last weekend I started the process by creating this picture in only half an hour.

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I chose a little square canvas and some yellow and orange washi tapes. Finally I went with only two of them – the bright yellow ones, which fitted most the theme of sunshine.

 

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I taped two lines at top and bottom of the canvas. Be sure to cut it long enough to go to the back of the picture, so the ends of the stripes won’t pop up. After that I went for my scrapbooking supply to search for a happy alphabete and found this:

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The most difficult part was to bring the letters in the right position, because I did it without measuring, just free hand. But I think this is very close to perfect πŸ˜‰

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Next to it hangs the other picture, I made last weekend. I will post the tutorial next week.

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have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

 

Sabine

 

Summer love: new summer music

For every season I’ve got another hitlist with my favorite music, that gets me into the right mood. This is my favorite music at the moment to bring back the summer feeling, although we’re still waiting for sunshine in Germany…

Mindy Gledhill – Whole wide world
Matthew Morrison – Summer rain
Katzenjammer – Cherry pie
Gypsy & the cat – The piper’s song
Emily Hearn – Rooftop
Katzenjammer – I will dance
Matthew Morrison – Don’t stop dancing
Stevie Wonder – Don’t you worry ’bout a thing
Boy – Little numbers
Jem Cooke – Little Ray
Lissie – Cuckoo
Stereophonics – Have a nice day
Katzenjammer – Demon kitty rag
And my all time favorite:
Kid Rock – All summer long

 

Sing-a-long
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PS: Do you have any good summer music, that you can recommend. I’m thankful for every tip πŸ™‚