creative outlet: idea notebook

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

Just something I made the other day, when I looked for a notebook to collect my ideas offline. I treasure the Moleskine notebooks. They are the best. But I didn’t like the color of the cover. So I went through my scrapbook papers and stumbled about these pretty ones, from the collection “Hello again” from Carta Bella. The paper is very thick and heavy and feels like watercolor paper. And that’s how the patterns look too, like painted with watercolors. This is definitely my favorite scrapbook collection, with this color combination and the lovely patterns.

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

notebook cover with Hello Again | momentstolivefor

Here are some of my other notebooks: triangle notebook, travel journal, little violet notebook and colorful dot notebook.

DIY: colorful dot notebook

DIY: dot notebook with washi tape by momentstolivefor

This little DIY is pretty simple and fast and oh so pretty, don’t you think? All you need are some cute washi tapes with different colors and patterns, that fit well together. Some wax papers, so the washi tape is easy to peel off. A new notebook with a blank cover and a 1 inch circle punch.

DIY: dot notebook with washi tape - what you need by momentstoliveforDIY: dot notebook with washi tape - hole puncher closeup by momentstolivefor

All you have to do is, choose two tapes and adhere them next to each other on the wax paper. Then use the circle punch that way, that both tapes fill half the circle. In this way you get a whole bunch of pretty circles with two different tapes, that you can stick easily onto your notebook cover. Just fold the circle between the both tapes, so you can grab a corner of a half circle. Have fun!
DIY: washi tape dots by momentstoliveforDIY: dot notebook with washi tape - close-up by momentstoliveforDIY: dot notebook with washi tape by momentstolivefor

Look over here for my other DIYs:

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

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. 🙂 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! 🙂 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.

DIY garland for reading corner

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

This little garland should remind me to read more everyday. It hangs above my reading armchair next to my book shelf. Until now I only read in bed, till my eyelids drop. But since I reorganized my books and my reading space, I read every day for a little while between appointments or tasks from my to do-list. Love this new place.

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

The garland is very easy and fast to make.

1.You take an old book you won’t read anymore and tear out some pages, foremost pages with text only and no heading or pictures. Then you fold them always on the same line of text. It’s the easiest way to get the same length for all pages.

2.-4. Draw 3D-letters on the pages with a black marker. This way you make sure, that the text isn’t visible under it.

5. Choose a ribbon, place it on the inner fold and glue the short end of the page.

6. Then fold it over and run over it, to ensure that the two parts of the page stick together.

And now you are already disposed to hang the garland. Easy, isn’t it? 🙂

 

DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor
DIY garland for reading corner | momentstolivefor

Want some more inspiration? Look over here: