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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 :-)

  • Stacy

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    Such cool cards! Love your style!

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  • Bree

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

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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!

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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!

  • Lauren

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    Great shots! Have a happy new year!

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  • Daphne

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    Happy happy happy new year schatzie! Love your word!

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  • Kristina

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    Happy New Year, Nat! :)

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  • Emeline

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

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  • Heather Prins

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

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  • Monique

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

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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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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!

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

  • 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 ;-)

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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!

  • Sasha

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    Loved your Xmas Compilation and Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

    Sassy Sasha

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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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  • milkcan

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    Merry Christmas! That video was just too cute!

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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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  • 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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  • Julia

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    Merry Christmas to you!

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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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  • Debby

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    Very sweet!!!

    Fröhliche Weihnachten

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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!

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