inspiration blog hop

my workspace |

Hey guys, I know, I’m much too late for it, but I wanted to do it anyway. In September I got nominated for the blog hop by two lovely ladies Aimee of ‘Betwixt & Between’, which scrapbooking pages makes me jealous and her layouts inspire me, and Lauren of ‘Lauren likes’, the co-founder of Get Messy and inspiring blogger. Thanks again, you two, for the nomination!

What are you currently working on?
Mostly catching up on Project Life 2014 and getting my photos in the backlog from school time and later into other Project Life albums. Additionally I work on art journal pages for Get Messy, my #365craftingtime challenge and since start of the year my crafty year 2015 project with 53 little or bigger crafty projects. Beside that I have a minialbum, I want to make from our last vacation in Denmark. There’s a lot going on, but it’s fun to jump from one project to another.

calendar 2015 with my one little word |

How does your work differ from others?
I think, I have a really simple and clean style, although really colorful and with playful patterns. Messy pages are not my thing, although there are so many beautiful examples out there. But it’s simply not my style. Within my minialbums, photobooks and art journals the main focus is on one or two pictures or photos, without much embellishments or paper scraps around it.

Why do you create?
SImply, because it makes me happy. It’s my thing. I love to work with my hands and create something beautiful, that I or other like to look at and make their lives a little bit more colorful and happy. I love having eyecatching things all around me. I look at them and smile. Additionally I like to make unique things, in my very own style.

art journal page |

What is your process?
I think, I don’t really have one. I work and create as I go. Most of the time I look for inspiration on the internet, mainly blogs & Pinterest, collect the ideas or if something really gets to me, I sit down and try it instantly.

My process with minialbums is a little bit different. Maybe I look for inspiration on the interent, but most of the time I start with the photos and try to find a layout that suits them. Then I print them in the needed format and make a book of them. Only after that I start to add embellishments and maybe journal a little bit into the book. But mostly the little books are unfinished without journaling. Journaling is hard for me. I’ve accustomed to let the photos speak for themselves.

minialbum: be grateful |

And because I like to read their answers too, I nominate the always happy and fantastic Mary of Uncustomary Art, the productive and creative Anika of The Handcrafted Story and the inspiring and stamp-elious Kellie of Give A Girl A Blog. Looking forward to reading their answers.

hope you got a little more insight into my creative life

what’s on my craft table?

What's on my craft table? Project Life notebook | momentstolivefor

It’s been almost half a year since my last What’s on my craft table?-post, so I thought it was time for a new one. Although I don’t have much time for crafting at the moment because of our move, from time to time there’s a little bit craftiness around. Like my new notebook for my Project Life ideas or some new and really pretty MT tapes.

From my last Berlin trip I brought two wonderful, inspiring magazines back home: Uppercase & flow. I had my eyes on both for a long while now, but never ordered one because of the high shipping rates. But thanks to Lonneke of Bubblemint I found a store in Berlin, who sells these magazines (“Do you read me?!“, Auguststr. 28). Now I’m a happy and ready to sit down with a good cup of tea and read.

What's on my craft table? photo notebook | momentstolivefor

What's on my craft table? a huge pile of photos | momentstolivefor

What's on my craft table? Uppercase & flow magazine | momentstolivefor

What's on my craft table? new MT tapes | momentstolivefor

What's on my craft table? my own set of black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor

What's on my craft table? Finchen is watching me | momentstolivefor

Finchen, my little cat, is always watching me, while I work on something, like my new set of black & white Project Life cards or some gifts for my friends I leave behind, when I move. For the gifts I ordered a huge pile of photos. As soon as the box with the photos was empty, Finchen sat inside. Cats and boxes… I will never understand their passion. 😉