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Get Messy | creating beautiful emotions | momentstolivefor.com

I found this little phrase “create beautiful emotions” on a paper bag from the craft shop and I knew instantly that it had to be put in a special place, so I’ll never forget it. It’s so beautifully written. Then I started this new little art journal and found this golden, shiny page I fall in love with. They were perfect for each other and therefore they are now on my cover page of my art journal.

Get Messy | creating beautiful emotions | momentstolivefor.com

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Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

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get messy: an art journal challenge | 09

Get Messy | new art journal | momentstolivefor.com

Sometimes I’ve get stuck on something, like my art journal. The format isn’t working for me at the moment. It’s a normal DINA4 spiral binding notebook, but in the moment I’m more of a square-kinda girl. When I found this little slim notebook (square and only about 20 pages), it was the perfect fit. And it worked. Within this weekend I filled every page with pictures from magazines, that inspired me. Now all I have to do is journaling and a little decoration. Let the art journaling begin.

Get Messy | new art journal | momentstolivefor.com

I fell head over heel in love with several beautiful magazine pages like this one and like the cover picture of my new art journal. The colors are just so clear and magical at the same time.

Get Messy | the heat is on | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | the heat is on | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

Click on the banner to see all posts from the art journal challenge.


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com

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:
DIYs by momentstolivefor

summer in the city

Wannsee Berlin by momentstolivefor

 

“Hot town summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city
All around people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk hotter than a match head”
 The Lovin’ Spoonful

 

backpacker on the road again by momentstolivefor
hot town by momentstolivefor
room view by momentstolivefor
at the Hackescher Markt, Berlin by momentstolivefor
at the Hackescher Markt, Berlin by momentstolivefor
restaurants along the Spree, Berlin by momentstolivefor

 

What a heat! It’s been really hot this weekend in Germany. We hit 36°C and more,  most of the time it was just cruel. When we went home from the beach at the Wannsee, it was hard to breathe the hot, moist air. Although I’m still really beat-up by this heat, I’m happy that we finally have a real summer again here in Germany. We’ve waited long enough for this, so I want to enjoy every minute of it.
 train station Wannsee, Berlin by momentstolivefor
train station Wannsee, Berlin by momentstolivefor
walk through the forest by momentstolivefor
Strandbad Wannsee, Berlin by momentstolivefor
reading on the beach by momentstolivefor
sun through tree by momentstolivefor
Wannsee Berlin by momentstolivefor

 

have a happy summer week

 

everything’s green

little leaves - balcony update 2013 by momentstolivefor
A little update from our balcony. One and a half month ago we planted everything, now it’s green everywhere, in every single flower pot. And if it is just these little leaves. The herbs are running riot like weeds and the tomato plants are already at waist level. Don’t know, where this will end. Everytime I look at the plants I think they have grown again at least five centimeters. We used already some herbs for cooking, but I can’t wait to eat the first tomatoes from our home grown tomato plants. How’s your garden or balcony doing?
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have a good start into the new week

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

what a weekend

daisy at the Hamme river by momentstoliveforcamping in a hammock by momentstoliveforgroggy from a night in a hammock by momentstolivefor medieval fair by momentstolivefor canoetour on the Hamme river by momentstoliveforbike trip through the Hamme lowland by momentstoliveforbike trip through the Hamme lowland by momentstolivefor

What a weekend! There was so much going on, that it could have filled an entire week. We helped at a childrens birthday party with 20 children. They camped in the garden and we had fun sleeping in a hammock next to them in the garden. It was fun, but was I thankful for my first cup of coffee, that my friend brought me in the morning. You can see, how groggy I looked when I woke up.

Later on Saturday we visited a medieval fair, similar to the one I took a photo walk at last fall, but smaller. I really like, how everyone is dressed up and how professional and real everything looks. The people are taking it really serious and pay attention to every little detail, it’s amazing.

Furthermore we made a bike trip through the Hamme lowland on Sunday. We tried to soak up every bit of sunshine, we could get. And enjoyed a big cup of vanilla icecream and yummy strawberries. Oh, how I love them. Can’t get enough of them. Afterwards we lay down on the grass and let the sun fill our energy reserves. It was so lovely.

But if you think, that’s it, you are wrong. Above all we took a canoe tour on the Hamme river on Friday. But I will post the photos tomorrow, simply because they are so beautiful.

hope you all had an amazing and sunny weekend as well