Blog: March 2011

Free Your Creativity Mixed Media Canvas Online Class starts tomorrow

Many of you told me that they would so love to be able to take the Canvas Class “Free Your Creativity” which I’m going to teach in Greece, Australia and Spain the next two months. So I thought…well…you can…LOL – Online – and I worked really hard the last couple days to make it on time before I leave.

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WHEN:

Starting tomorrow- Friday April 1st at noon MST (Germany 20.00 Uhr) – and no …it is not an april’s fool – you can sign up for my new class at Craft.Edu . Right now I have only the link to the side that shows all my classes, so if you do not see The Free Your Creativity Class yet…it is not published yet ;)

WHAT You get:

This class will use Spraypaints and other Paintmedia and much more. You will learn how to create dimension and texture with Gesso and other fun materials and add visible interesting details with metal Embellishments.

All the techniques can be easily applied to future projects and layouts.
This workshop is for everybody who wants to do something out of the box and loves to try something new and playful.

In over 30 minutes Videos, Photos, Narration and Annotation I will lead you through the class and give you the possibilty to work in your own pace and time table. On top of that you can join my personal classroom in the CraftEdu Community to ask questions, talk to other classmates and share your outcomes of the classes with me and the other students.

Once you signed up you will be able to access to the class for 365 days and you can watch it 12 times.

Costs:

The class will cost 21 Dollars – those that sign up the first 48 hours will get a discount of 25%- meaning you pay 16 Dollars. For the European Folks that are paying in EUR that means you will only pay round about 11 EUR.

Come and join me in this Class and free your Creativity.

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Watch out for *Five Questions for….*

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Stay tuned for my guestbloggers through out the month April! Starting April 1st with…mmmmh not telling yet ;)  So excited to have all those amazing girls lined up :)

Bleibt dran für mein Gast-Blogger während des kommenden Monats April! Fängt am 1. April an mit…mmhhh – erzähle ich noch nciht ;) Ich bin so aufgeregt, all diese wunderbaren Mädels zu haben :)

  • Sarale

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    Yepp, ich bleib dran und bin gespannt! ;)

    LG,

    Tanja

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I’m sure you have some fun and creative bloggers set up…yeah!

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More Canvas Love *Tattered Angels*

Here is another canvas that I did as an assignment for Tattered Angels…it was hard to part with it- LOL – and it was pretty big :)

Hier noch eine Leinwand, die ich als Auftragsarbeit für Tattered Angels hergestellt habe..es war nicht leicht, sich davon zu trennen – LOL – und sie war ganz schön groß :)

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Have a wonderful day you all!!! Enjoy the spring
Euch allen einen wunderschönen Tag!!! Genießt den Frühling

  • cuchy

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    ohhhhhhhhhhhh Love the colours and all that texture. Yummmmmmmy

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  • Helena Virpi

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    That is GORGEOUS, Nat!!! Love the colors and the texture! I’m intrigued by it.

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  • wendy senger

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    Nat you did an amazing job on this canvas. I personally am enjoying it so much and boy did I get a ton of complements on it in CT. Thank you again for 2 fabulous works of art.

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  • JJ

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    I had to go over to Flickr and see the bigger versions of these photos. This is beautiful!! I adore all the texture you created.

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  • marie-anne raeman

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    this is so cool!
    Love this :-)

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  • Felicitas

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    gooooorgeous! i have to lift this wonderful canvas. TFS
    hugs

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  • finnabair

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    Nat, you are just the best – this is a MASTERPIECE!!!!!! Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Can you say TEXTURE!

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  • Stine Maansen

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    Love the canvas! Like the colorcombos, the texture and the little pieces of enpheamea you’ve used. Great work! :) So inspiring – as always :D

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  • Debby

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    This canvas has incredible detail. That would be a class I would love to take. FYI: Thanks Nat for comment.

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    OMGosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this colour explosion and how they all run into each other. Divine

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  • Ronda P

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    OH MY GOSH!!!! this canvas is just amazing. I could get lots in it for hours. Pure Brilliance!!!

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Mixed Media Circus with Julie and Nat :)

Finally – we – as in Julie Fei Fan Balzer and I – can tell you what we two clowns have planned :)

Endlich können wir – also Julie Fei Fan Balzer und ich – Euch erzählen, was wir zwei Clowns geplannt haben :)

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Two days of Mixed Media Workshops with the two of us in Hamburg, Germany :)

Zwei Tage Mixed Media Workshops mit uns Beiden hier in Hamburg :)

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I’m so excited to have my friend from New York City over and do this creative event with her :) You can read more on our event blog here.

Ich bin so aufgeregt, dass meine Freundin aus New York City zu Besuch kommt, und wir dieses kreative Wochenende zusammen planen :) Ihr könnt mehr darüber auf unserem Event Blog hier lesen.

Wishing you an amazing weekend

Wünsche Euch ein tolles Wochenende

  • Anke

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    …wohhh!!! Hört sich genial an!!! und wie ich Euch beiden so kenne wird es super genial…;-))

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Just read this on Julie’s post…what fun! Congrats on this tag team event Nat!

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    OH.. HOW FUN! I’m SO stinking excited for you! Very cool!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    What a wicked wicked idea! LOve it!

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  • Ronda P

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    Woo Hoo two of my favorite artists!!! Congrats Nat & Julie! You will ROCK!

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  • Anne Höss

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    Ist das Cooooooooool. Einfach Genial. Drück Dich Anne

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  • finnabair

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    oh, how cool idea is that!! this will be a wonderful event!!! Fingers crossed for you, ladies!!!

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Happily Ever After *Wedding Canvas*

I did this canvas as an assignment for Tattered Angels :)

Ich habe diese Leinwand als Auftragsarbeit für Tatterd Angels kreiert :)

*Happily Ever After*

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And then….can you guess what I’m up too? Very busy right now :)

Und dann…könnt Ihr raten, was ich gerade so plane? Ganz schön beschäftigt, sag ich nur :)

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A certain friend of mine and I are planning something big :)
Eine bestimmte Freundin und ich plannen was Großes :)

Wish you a wonderful sunny day!

Wünsche Euch einen tollen sonnigen Tag!

  • Jamie Dougherty

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    Girl!!!! That canvas of course is amazing!! I love the bold color and how you used the screens! and I can’t wait to find out what you girls are up to! Hugs!!!!

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Love the canvas…can’t wait to see what you & Julie are up too!!!

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  • Helena Virpi

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    What’s cookin’, Gal?? You and Julie together, hmmm! Must be something fun and creative!

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  • Karen

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    Julie’s stuff is so cool. Your stuff is so cool. So whatever it is, it will be UBER Cool.

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Not sure what you are planning but clowns freak me out….LOL
    I am really curious to see what you gals are up to though

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My Space :)

So today I show you mine – and I warn you…it is not the tidiest room but I refused to clean it more – cause…hey…that is how it looks like ;)
I have an L-Shaped working space in the middle of the room built with some fun kitchen counters available at a well known swedish furniture place. One of my loved possesses is an old typewriter I found at a fleamarket here in Hamburg.
On the back wall I have a huge shelf unit with different cubes which serves for storage for my workshop materials and my tools and supplies.

I love using my supplies as a decoration too – like here my stamps with my new child hood shrine I created and the flowers and laces in the deco glass.

My Glimmer Mist, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Glaze are sitting on a stand that I bought a couple months ago in a store in my neighborhood. I love how this gives me an easy access to all the colors.

I have my Tattered Angels Craft Mat out to cover part of my workspace- as I love working with messy media ;) I sourround my space with wonderful gifts I received from dear friends – it makes me happy to look at those projects.

and here is picture of my …not so pretty stored Tattered Angels Clear Stamps and Screens. Well – it is all for practical reason. I store them in bags that are sorted by workshops I’m teaching, so I can easily grab them when traveling to the different events where I teach my Tattered Angels Workshops.

I love that I have a skylight right above my working area- which gives lot’s of light. On the left you can see my chalkboard where I keep track of all the upcoming deadlines for the actual month.

So now you know where I create

  • Martha Richardson

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    You need a sign…”GENIUS AT WORK”. I love sing where everyone creates ;)

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  • JJ

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    Looks great – I wish I had a place with a door I could close!

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  • Janna

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    Scrapper´s paradise :)

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  • Scrappi

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    Mir fällt nichts mehr ein! Einfach traumhaft!
    LG Hélène

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  • Miranda

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    fantastic, feels like home

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  • erin yamabe

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    i LOVE it…yes i agree with the genuis at work sign!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    So, which room is this again? The one I slept in when I was over last, right?
    Anyway, I ADORE your space and how you stored the TA :)
    I wanna come play

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    I love your space! CREATIVE , ARTISTIC, REAL and totally YOU!

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  • Tsila Sofer Elguez

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    This was one of the most interesting posts you wrote… and lovely to see everything

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like that the walls are white and the tattered angels stand is wonderful…quick access right at your fingertips. Your childhood shrine looks nice guarding your stamps. Thanks for showing us your creative space Nat.

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  • Felicitas

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    awesome creative place :) love how you store in the shelf unit :)

    hugs

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  • sylvia

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    Juhu, Enna Wand Sticker. Soo süß! Toller Space, einfach beneidenswert!

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  • Jamie Dougherty

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    I love your space!!! So much Painting artsy goodness!!! Hugs Jamie

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Creativa Convention in Germany

Right now I’m at the Creativa Convention in Germany- demonstrating for SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L at the wonderful Creavil booth. Daniela, Biene and Charly are absolutley wonderful- thank you girls! It is fun – but also …see how I feel – LOL

Zur Zeit bin ich bei der Creativa in Dortmund und demonstriere für SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L  am tollen Creavil Stand. Daniela, Biene und Charly sind wunderbar – danke Mädels! Die Es macht Spaß …aber schaut…wie ich mich fühle – LOL

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I was happy to meet some online and other friends the last days – thanks for stopping by :) One more day of fun…hopefully I can purchase some fun stuff before the show starts tomorrow ;)

Ich hatte eine Menge Spaß einige online- und andere Freunde die letzten Tage zu treffen – danke, dass Ihr vorbeigekommen seid :) Noch ein Tag Spaß ….hoffentlich kann ich morgen ein paar coole Sachen vor der Show besorgen ;)

Have a great one :)

  • Mandy C

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    Way to go Nat, like the concept of designer bags, too funny

    Will you post photos from the show, would love to see the creative projects

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  • finnabair

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    oh, Natalie, you busy girl!
    I’ve got the same bags too ;)

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  • Karen

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    That is so funny! I’m gonna have to steal that one.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Nat, don’t forget to get plenty of rest when you can so you don’t get sick. Have fun and great quote.

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  • Bine

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    Hi Nathalie,
    auch ich kann sagen, dass wir viel Spass mit Dir hatten. Lol und es war nicht nur “nett” !

    Bis demnächst mal wieder
    die Sprüchetante aus Bärlin
    Bine

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Das Sketchbuch – The Sketch book

I’m part of a sketch book wich will be available soon!  Teena announced this book already on her blog and now you can finally also order the book by clicking on  Das Sketchbuch  to safe one for yourself.

Ich bin ein Teil von dem Sketchbuch, das bald auf den Markt kommt! Teena hatte das ja auf ihrem Blog schon angekündigt und ab heute kann man das Werk auch endlich vorbestellen. Klickt schnell auf Das Sketchbuch und sichert euch euer Exemplar .

Dies ist zunächst eine verbindliche Vorbestellung, eine Zahlungsaufforderung erhaltet ihr dann noch mal per Email vor Erscheinen des Buches. Das Buch erscheint nur in limitierter Auflage (print on demand), also sichert euch euer Exemplar als Vorbestellung!

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Have a gorgeous day :)

  • christiane

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    sketches are pure fun, huh??
    congrats!! :D

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    Congrats Nat! Very cool!

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Guestdesigner for Scraptivate – Australia

The package I got from Scraptivate was pure deligth -I had such a blast doing my projects for them!

Das Paket von Scraptivate war einfach Sahne- ich hatte einen solchen Spaß meine Projekte zu gestalten!

*Carpe Diem*
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This is a wooden shadowbox for the wall. I used the German Scraps, Rub’nBuff, the metal clock and the Glass Beads from Scraptivate. Other than that some of Donna Salazzars Papers and Candy Rosenbergs Steampunk Stamps. Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glaze.

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I painted the German Scraps – black – with golden acrylic paint, wiped it off when it was only partly dry and then also used some of the RubNBuff- to have actually three different colors in it. I also used the RubNBuff on the Foam Letters- Cushies bei Pink Paislee.

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*Childhood Shrine*
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This is a wooden shrine that was included in the kit and that I had to put together- I loved it so much!  I also used German Scraps, Rub’nBuff, a metal clock and Golden Glass Beads. Other than that some of Donna Salazzars Papers, Crafty Secrets Fairy Sheet and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and Chalkboard, also Crackle Accents.

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This shrine is symbolic for how in our childhood we just do believe in ourselfs and be ourselfs but when we are growing up we loose all the confidence and this shatters. So this is what I called the Childhood Shrine- as a reminder.

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*Toadstools*
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the journaling reads:
…and she was reminded once again on her path to NOT pick up the deadly toadstools.
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Using German Scraps, Golden Glass Beads,  Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and Chalkboard.

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Paper is by Studio2Mer.

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Hope you liked it :)

Hoffe es hat Euch gefallen :)

  • Vicki Chrisman

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    Rock’n projects Nat!!!

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  • Tsila Sofer Elguez

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    especially the symbolism

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  • Cuchy

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    Ohh I love the little red. Such a meaningful layout

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Eaaaaaaaaaaaak those projects are to die for!

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  • sylvia

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    LOVE the refreshing red on the toadstool LO. And you as little red riding hood – sweet!!

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Love all of these…oh my…the childhood shrine…everything…I mean everything!

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  • Twinmom

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    Hi Nat
    Den Spass den du dabei hattest diese Projekte zu machen sieht man dem Ergebnis an. Super!

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  • rachel carlson

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    cheers to you friend. this is great! love the TOADSTOOLS. xoxo.

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  • christiane

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    your style is simply outstanding!! :D

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