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Birthday Cards

Lasst mich ein paar Geburtstagskarten zeigen – wie gesagt- der Dezember war voller Geburtstage :)

Let me show you some birthday cards- as said – the month of december was full of birthdays :)

Euch einen schönen Samstag :-)

Wishing you a wonderful saturday :-)

  • Liz

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    Oh, I love those cards. You do remember that my birthday is next month, right? Just kidding… I know you always remember. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  • Lena

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    super schöne Karten!
    Ich mag die Kombination von türkis und lila

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  • Jenny

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    Wow, love them! My birthday is in may.. maybe I’ll send an adress so I can have such an artwork in man mailbox *lol* Have a great weekend Nat!

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  • Danyeela

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    Die sind wirklich wunderschön geworden!

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  • Kelly

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    these are gorgeous Nat!

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  • heather

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    Lovely. I left a sorry post on The Ghost of a Smile. Sometimes we need friends to nudge us in the right direction. Thanks Nat.

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  • Daphne

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    aaaaah…just 10 more days…and it is my birthday :-)

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  • Becky

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    These cards are so much fun!!!

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  • judean

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    beautiful cards! my fave is the first–love that photo!

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  • Bree

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    These are the coolest cards!!! So fun ;)

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  • Stacy

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    Such cool cards! Love your style!

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Need a Jumpstart? Mojo?

Na…habt Ihr auch Mühe nach den Feiertagen wieder kreativ zu werden? Hier sind ein paar Tipps für einen guten Start :-)

Are you having difficulties finding your Mojo after the holiday? Here are some tips for a good start to find Mojo :)

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Meine Freundin Liz hat auf Ihrem Blog einen Januar-Jumpstart-Challenge ins Leben gerufen – mit Layouts die sie vorstellt und die Ihr liften könnt – schaut doch mal vorbei! Genau das Richtige um die Kreativität wieder auf Trab zu bringen.

My friend Liz has a January-Jumpstart Challenge on her blog- with layouts she shows and are waiting to be lifted – take a looksie! Exactly what you need to get your creative juices going again :-)

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Project 52 – by Julie Fei-Balzer:  “The idea is to get a year of your life recorded in some way. Every week for one year, participants will create something inspired by an event, a thought, or an emotion from that week.”

Projekt 52 von Julie Fei-Balzer: “Die Idee ist ein Jahr Deines Lebens irgendwie zu dokumentieren. Jede Woche für ein Jahr werden die Teilnehmer etwas kreieren – inspieriert durch ein Ereignis, einen Gedanken oder eine Emotion dieser Woche.”

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Project 365: Ein Photo jeden Tag für ein ganzes Jahr. Ich war letztes Jahr zu spät – aber dieses Jahr habe ich mir vorgenommen mitzumachen. Ich werde bestimmt kein Album daraus machen – aber die Idee ein Jahr auf diese Weise zu dokumentieren, finde ich super!

Project 365: a photo a day for a whole year. I was too late last year – but this year I will achieve this goal (LOL). I won’t be creating an album with those photos- but the idea of documenting a year this way is pretty cool!

So – ich hoffe für Euch war was dabei! Ich wünsche Euch einen tollen Tag!

Wishing you an amazing day!

  • Karen Auld

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    I’m gonna check out Project 365 too! That sounds like fun!

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  • Fauve

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    Happy belated New year girl!!
    Hope you have a great 2009 <3
    xoxo

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  • Denine

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    Cool project ideas…thanks for sharing. I’d love to get in on one….I could always use the motivation! Happy New Year!

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  • Deanna Kroll

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    Those projects sound very cool Nat….Happy New Year Girl!

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  • Jessica C.

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    Oh wow!! I’m so jealous of your view from your rooftop, what I wouldn’t give to have pictures like that!!!

    awesome inspiration posted for this year as well!!! TFS!

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  • Michelle Rydell

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    Happy New Year Nat! I love your mojo ideas! Some of them are the same as mine! Hugs to you!

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  • Liz

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    Happy New Year, Sweets! Thanks for posting my challenge. I love Julie’s project… gotta get my behind in gear and start working on that.

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  • Daphne

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    Great projects!

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Happy New Year 2009!!!!

Wow – das ging schnell! Ich hoffe Ihr hattet auch einen so schönen und harmonischen Start wie ich. Auf jeden Fall bin ich ganz optimistisch das 2009 ein grandioses wunderbares Jahr wird.

Wow that was quick! I hope you had an as beautiful and harmonic start as I had. I’m very optimistic regarding 2009 – it is gonna be an awesome wonderful year!

*Firework taken from our Roof Terrace*

And my word for 2009: Achievement – it is a good one :-)

Habt einen schönen Jahresanfang!

Have a wonderful start!

  • Liz

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    ahhh, schwelg. deine fotos sind fantastisch geworden. ich hab noch nichteinmal bis mitternacht durchgehalten, LOL. aber trotzdem… auf ein gutes 2009!

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  • Melli

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    Frohes Neues Jahr … die Fotos sind ja cool

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  • Natasja

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    Happy new YEAR!!!

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  • Danyeela

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    Alles Gute für euch! Tolle Wortwahl!

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  • christiane

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    yepp, looking forward to a new year too an wishing you all my best, dear friend!!
    love every single picture!!
    and my word for this year will be RELIEF!!
    hugs!!

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  • Karen Auld

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    Happy New Year!! Good word.

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  • jana

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    super schöne fotos und ein tolles wort! hab ein tolles 2009!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Wow you had the best spot in Hamburg for the fireworks that’s for sure.

    A wonderful 2009 for you and Dschim and of course my buddy Niles :)

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  • Cat

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    Happy New Year, your pictures are AWESOME, thank you for sharing. Xox!!

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  • cinnibonbon

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    Happy New Year!!! I love the photos and your new word.

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  • AlexM

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    Happy New year to you Nat! Best wishes for 2009!
    Love your reviews, great choices!
    Hugs,

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  • Monique

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    Hi Nat! Happy new year to you too!
    hugs,Mon

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  • Heather Prins

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    Oh WOW!!!!!! I love all of your photos!!!

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  • Emeline

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    Happy new YEAR!!! Have a good year ahead !!

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  • Kristina

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    Happy New Year, Nat! :)

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  • Daphne

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    Happy happy happy new year schatzie! Love your word!

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  • Lauren

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    Great shots! Have a happy new year!

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2008 – A Photo Review

Ok – und nun eine Auswahl der 10 Lieblingsphotos aus dem Jahre 2008 – welches sind Eure persönlichen Favoriten des Jahres?

Alrighty and now my 10 favorite photos of 2008 – which are your personal favorites of the year?

*Bear at Hagenbeck Tierpark -Hamburg Zoo – May 2008*

What can I say – I love bears- and this was also a wonderful day with my little god son at the zoo – so a favorite shot of this day :-)

*London Tate Gallery – August 2008*

This image was so strong – and it is weird to think that this is now gone!

*Linus at the Baseball Game – September 2008*

I’m really not good at taking pictures of kids…but this of the little Rocker I love!

*Speicherstadt, Hamburg – September 2008*

Have I told a thousand times that I love this city? No? Well…this photo shows one of the reasons why :)

*Amsterdam at Night – September 2008*

*Planten un Blomen, Hamburg – September 2008*

*Sunrise, Hamburg- October 2008*

This photo was taken early morning from my studio window – it makes me happy because it reminds me of how lucky I am with our home.

*On the plane to Seattle – November 2008 *

So cool to be in a plane and see the earth – it makes me feel so small and  yet so happy and calm.

*Seattle Library – November 2008*

We had a great time in this library- and I love the shapes and colors in this picture!

*Chistmas 2008*

I know I just showed this photo – but this is for me a wonderful photo that makes me warm and fuzzy about our friends – we are so lucky to have so many wonderful friends around us!

Ich wünsche Euch ein wunderbares Jahr 2009 – wir sehen uns im nächsten Jahr wieder- ich freue mich schon!

I wish you a wonderful year 2009 – we will see each other next year – I’m looking forward to it!

  • genoveva

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    (linked from sis tv) i love your top 10 photos. This one of home & friends says everything about the holiday season. It’s beautiul. Thank you for sharing it-

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  • Natasja

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    Great pictures! Love the one of Amsterdam ;)

    Happy New Year to you and still hope we meet again some day :)

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Wonderful pictures! I adore the one of the bear – looks like you’ve been right in the enclosure with him!

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  • Conibaer

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    Supertolle Bilder!
    Ich wünsche Dir einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr und alles Gute für 2009!

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  • Daphne

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    Of course Amsterdam by Night is my favorite picture of you haha…. :-)
    Have a good New Years Eve honey!!

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  • Diana Cornielle

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    I love all those pictures! You have a great eye for photography! Thanks for sharing! Happy new year, once again! lol.

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  • sasha farina

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    my favs among those..

    *Speicherstadt, Hamburg – September 2008* and *Amsterdam at Night – September 2008* ! :D happy New Year Nat!

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  • Suzanne Webb

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    I love your top photos and the fact that you are organized enough to have them all at your fingertips ~ how great is that! :)

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  • Michelle Rydell

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    Your photos are so beautiful! What a versatile talent you have – black and white, color, people, places, animals – and all equally beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Donna

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    Fabulous photos, Nat! Thanks for sharing them with us! Happy New Year!!

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  • Michelle

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    What a great photographer! I certainly recognize that one of the canal in Hambrug!

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2008 – A Layout Review

Genau wie im letzten Jahr habe ich mal meine Layouts durchgesehen und meine 10 Favoriten herausgesucht – welches sind Eure Favoriten in diesem Jahr?

As last year I looked through my layouts and picked out my 10 favorite ones – which are your favorites this year?

*Thankful*

This layout was published in Somerset Memories with my series of “The Place I Live” Album – and I still feel what I was journaling about here: I’m thankful for the place I live. And I love the photo too :-)

*Still Living in LaLa-Land*

Well…what can I say…I guess I’m still living in La-La-Land and I guess I won’t move :-)

*Old*

In this layout I was reflecting that I want to be like this old truck when I’m old – funny and wrinkled and this hasn’t change. I had a lot of fun with this layout and I still love the colors and layering.

*Enjoy the view*

In a way this was the most neglected layout- LOL (little insider) – but for me it meant and means a lot. I’m missing my Uncle Walter.

*The Guardian*

My Grammy – It felt good to talk about her – even though it is a sad background and I love the blue hues. This was also published in Somerset Memories this year.

*Everybody Now*

Wow- I tell you this was so much fun to make. The painting and creating process – totally fun and heartfelt. Also published in Somerset Memories.

*Breathe*

Loving the message and photo here – another layout I still love. This was also published in Somerset Memories.

*Thanks for your visit*

I had fun working on the chipboard tree – and I think this is the best card I have ever created- :)

*Love Is You*

What can I say- love this guy, love this song…feel it reflected in this layout.

*Click Click Click*

Another layout where I remember the creating process as a lot of fun and additional it shows me showing my tonsils with one of the coolest purchases of 2008  – my new camera :-)

Witzig so zurückzuschauen. Und morgen dann die 10 Lieblingsfotos des Jahres 2008.

Too funny to look back – and tomorrow the 10 favorite photos of the year 2008.

  • Sue Clarke

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    I’m loving the La La Land LO and the rest are just awesome as well!
    Thanks so much for my card and very cool ribbons and such. I’m glad to hear that you had a nice Christmas and hope that you are feeling healthy again soon. Now can I please have a piece of that delicious pumpkin pie;)

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  • Jenny

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    I have my ten favorites in my blog. Scroll down a bit and you’ll find them.

    Love all of yours. Aspecially the last Click, love the photo of you there!

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  • jana

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    wow- eine wirklich tolle zusammenstellung! mein favorit war zwar nicht dabei, aber trotzdem sind sie alle wunderschön!

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  • Sasha

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    Ima be doing this one on Wed I think .. but I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of yours .. girl you always rock my socks! Love it .. hey thanks for stopping through boo

    Sasha

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  • Daphne

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    LaLaLand…definitely! :-)
    And the John Lennon song…brings me to tears..alwasy :-)

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  • Natasja

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    Such a great idea showing your ten favorites! They are all great!

    Wishing you all the best for 2009!!

    xo
    Natasja

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Lots of my favrouites amongst the ones that you have chosen here – but my all time fave has to be Bambi – I just ADORE how you screen printed the design, I am so in AWE of that.

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  • Julie

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    Ohhhhhhhhhh…I loveeeeeeeeeee what U picked….and I even picked one of yours in a separate thread over on SIS’s MB :):):):):):):):):):) We were to pick our FAVES of the year…and I chose one of yours! :):):):):):):):):):):)
    Thanks for always being inspiring Nat! :):):):):):):)

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  • debby

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    I can’t pick a favorite. They are all wonderful. Each has their own theme and style. They are all wonderful.

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  • Anke

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    Mein absoluter Favorit ist “Old”!!! Wenn ich meine 10 Lieblinge aus diesem Jahr heraussuchen sollte, ginge das schnell. Das wäre schon fast alles, was ich in diesem Jahr geschafft habe*schäm*

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  • Nadine

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    Zehn echte Nats, das ist schon was Besonderes! Menie TOP 5 hab ich im ScrapBookTreff gepostet :-) Komm gut ins Neue Jahr!

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  • Danyeela

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    “Old” und das Bambi sind meine Oberfavoriten! Ich glaube, ich mach heuer nicht mit – habe ich überhaupt mehr als 10 LOs fertiggestellt? ;-)

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  • Diana Cornielle

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    I love your picks! Great layouts! You are very talented! Oh, and I want to give you thanks for the comments you always leave me over at SIS, they mean the world to me! Have a wonderful and blessed New Year 2009!

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  • Jen Davis

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    So cool, I’m going to have to go back and check out my faves now too, great idea! =)

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  • Sylvia

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    man, i love all of them. of these 10, the click click one and the card with the lovely tree are my faves. have a lovely evening tonight, be well and see you next year!

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  • Sylvia

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    man, i love all of them. of these 10, the click click one and the card with the lovely tree are my faves. have a lovely evening tonight, be well and see you next year!

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Christmas Compilation

So…nu also bald Sylvester…LOL. Leider hat es mich ein wenig erwischt…ob es das viele Essen war? Hier eine Weihnachts-Zusammenfassung in Bildern ;)

Oh well …so now New Years is arriving…LOL. Unforunatley I’m  a bit sick …maybe it was all the food? Here is a little christmas compilation in pictures ;)

*Unpacked Presents*

*Christmas Eve with my God Son*

*Christmas Niles*

*Christmas Morning Breakfast Preparation (me on the sofa – DH cooking ;-) )*

*Let’s start with a table for Four ;) (no photos taken of the venison stew and the homemade  bread dumplings)*

*Christmas continues – 3rd day: Preparing the Stuffing*

*Ready for the bird*

*ahhh – fresh herbs- love the smell*

*Making of the first Pumpkin Pie*

*John Wayne watching us!*

*my favorite winter flower*

*Table for Ten*

*The 17 Pound Turkey that barely made it into our Oven*

*And an amazing evening with wonderful friends!*

Ich hoffe Ihr hattet ebenso tolle Tage! Ich lege mich gleich wieder hin :( -drückt mal die Daumen, dass es nur war Kurzes ist.

I hope you had also amazing days! I will lay down right now :(  Cross your fingers that it is only a short bug.

  • heather

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    I hope to have something similar up soon! Also, I have taken a leap of faith.

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Gute Besserung meine Suesse und danke, dass wir vie Blog Weihnachten bei Euch reinschauen durften.
    Love you xoxo

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  • jana

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    wow- das sieht nach einem tollen fest aus ! gute besserung dir !!!

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  • Liz

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    awww, I hope you feel better soon. your pictures are great and the turkey tasted even better than it looks in the picture. Thanks again for having us. It was a great evening.

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  • Twinmom

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    Gute Besserung und wunderschöne Weihnachtsimpressionen

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  • Lisa Dorsey

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    Nat, I hope you are feeling better. Such a cute tree and that stuffing looks so very yummy!

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  • lisaannette

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    Lovely tree! and I like all your pictures. Looks like you had a fun time :)

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  • Denine

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    Your pictures capture the holiday so very nicely. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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  • sasha farina

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    awesome photos Nat.. i love the 2nd one the most!

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  • Daphne

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    ooooooooooh… looks like a GREAT Christmas :-)
    little jealous here…

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  • Michelle

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    What a crack up that your table got so big and that the turkey barely made it in the oven. I enjoyed seeing all the photos. :D TFS!

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No Deranged Easter Bunny Presents!

YEAHHH – Weihnachten war super…und wird noch immer fortgesetzt. Wir hatten wunderschöne Tage mit unseren Freunden und ich habe ganz unglaubliche Geschenke bekommen! Unter anderem auch die seit vielen Jahren gewünschte ” A Christmas Story” DVD – wer das noch nie gesehen – auf jeden Fall anschauen – man krümelt sich weg!

YEAHH- Christmas was wonderful and it …still is. We had some amazing days with our friends and I got some unbelievable cool  presents! I also got the “A Christmas Story” DVD which I wished for for several years – if you have never seen it – you gotta watch it – it is so hilarious!

OK – Ich muß mal loslegen -heute sind wir 10 Leute zum Abendessen und der 8 Kilo Truthahn muss gefüllt und in den Ofen gestopft werden ;-)

Alrighty – I gotta run – today we are 10 people for dinner and the 18 pound turkey has to get stuffed and put into the oven ;-)

  • kerstin

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    *rofl* Ob meine Tochter Dich mögen wird, für diesen Geschenktipp für’s nächste Fest? Und ich meine nicht die DVD … ;D
    Viel Freude mit dem Federvieh!

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  • merryheart2

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    Hi Nat
    i’ve never seen that movie, but you’re right. it looks very funny.

    i’m glad you had such a great Christmas and you’re still celebrating with your family. enjoy!
    Sandra

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  • Conibaer

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    Es freut mich, dass Du schöne Stunden hattest! Nur weiter so & viel Spaß noch!

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  • Daphne

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    A “Friend”Christmas is somehow always better than a “Family”Christmas… and I know I am not the only one thinking this..
    Good to hear you had and are having a great time honey!!

    a late Merry Christmas to you!
    HUGS

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Happy Holiday Season – Video!

Euch allen ein paar wunderschöne Feiertage – besinnlich und schön! Ich wollte ja ein ernsthaftes Video aufnehmen…aber wie Ihr sehen könnt, wurde ich in meiner Aufnahme jäh gestört…und ein wenig Spaß kann auch an Weihnachten nicht fehlen – daher zeige ich Euch das Video genau so!

I’m wishing you all a wonderful holiday season! May it be full of joy and love! I wanted to wish you this in a serious video …but as you will see…I was interrupted pretty cruel…and as fun should be included this holiday too ….I decided to show you this video as it is!

  • heather

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    Cute! I had an upstaging cat named Walter for years. :)

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  • jana

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    *loool* sehr süß! euch auch frohe weihnachten und niles wünsche ich ne extra portion fisch oder so was… ;o)

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  • Kat

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    SUPER!! ;)

    Wuensche Euch auch Froehliche Weihnachten und alles Gute fuer’s Neue Jahr.

    Und fuer Niles auch was spezielles. :)

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  • Haggith

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    that is so fun!!! Wishing you all the best for the new year. And I am sure I will see you at the next scrapalicious….will you be there….please!!!!

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  • Barbara

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    And A very Merry Christmas to you too! LOVE the video, it was nice to hear your voice. Niles needed to say Hello too!

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  • Mary

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    Merry Christmas to you too!!! Love the kitty! I had to pull mine out of our tree this morning. I too loved hearing your voice!

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  • Heather Prins

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    awww how cute are you?!! Merry Christmas!!!

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  • Natasja

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    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  • Becky

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    Fabulous card! Merry Christmas to you!!! I hope Santa brings you what you want ;)

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  • Debby

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    Very sweet!!!

    Fröhliche Weihnachten

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  • Danyeela

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    Hihi, wie schön dich mal wieder zu sehen – und das Katzentier obendrein.. Feiert schön!

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  • Julia

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    Merry Christmas to you!

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  • Andrea

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    *lol* – was für ein lustiges Video – Niles ist ebend ne kleine “Rampensau” ;) Und der Canvas ist total wundervoll!!! Hoffe Ihr hattet wunderschöne Feiertage!

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  • lisaannette

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    I hope you had a very merry Christmas and it was everything you needed it to be :)

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  • milkcan

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    Merry Christmas! That video was just too cute!

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH…. oh Nat ..that was SO FUN to watch!!! Now I know what your voice sounds like too!!!! Love you to pieces friend!!

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  • Sasha

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    Loved your Xmas Compilation and Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

    Sassy Sasha

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LO: Serene

Mein Reh-photo musste ich gleich verarbeiten ;-) Und das ist dabei herausgekommen.

I had to work with the deer photo right away and this is what I created ;)

*Serene*

Journaling: This scene make me happy and fills me with joy

Supplies: Rose Moka Paper, Pink Paislee Papers, October Afternoon Paper, Sassafrass Lass Paper and Chipboard Deer,  Prima Lace Ribbon

Einen wunderschönen Dienstag Euch allen!

Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!

  • jana

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    och, ist das süß- ein schönes layout!

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  • kerstin

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    Oh, jetzt is das Rudel ja vollzählig! Sehr süß!

    Äh, sorry, Google meint, eine Rudel Rehe wäre ein “Sprung” Rehe. Siehste, hab ich wegen Dir auch noch was gelernt. ;-)

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Ich weiss ich wiederhole mich, aber Du bist einfach nur genial. Was fuer ein superschoenes Layout

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  • Daphne

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    ooooooooh…beautiful photo! And the colours of the page really go well with the photo!

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  • Birgit Koopsen

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    Love that photo and the LO, that little dear is so cute!! Have a merry Christmas!!

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  • Danyeela

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    Passt wie Faust aufs Auge, das Rehlein zu den Rehlein – wunderschön!

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