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Love is in the air…or another altered book for Prima

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in CHA 2013

And here is another altered book I created for the Prima booth – I had so much fun with it

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The wedding pic shows my parents in law- aren’t they beautiful?

 

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have a wonderful day

Nat

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  • Jenny Palmer

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    Nat you are so talented, really talented it is lovely

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  • GiGi

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    This is stunning, love it!

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  • Dara Lynn

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    I am really loving all the vintage books altered with Prima products!!!! Beeeeautiful!!!!

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  • mjmarmo

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    You do such wonderful things to books!

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  • Mary Werner

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    Folding the bottom of page up to make a pocket is too cute!

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  • SusanJane

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    You know what I really love about the design kit work that you do? You really push the materials outside the usual image of the company. Prima tends to be this fake flower Vicoriana thing that doesn’t do it for me. But in your hands the same supplies rise above this narrow category. Just when I feel bored and frustrated with sameness, you come along and post something terrific. Thank you again!

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  • Kathy P

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    Love what you have done with the text pages, and all the brightness of the subdued color scheme. So beautiful! You make me want to grab a book and get designing!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Now why didn’t I ever think of folding the page back? I love the look. Must try it soon. thanks Nat.

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  • selena

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    que c’est beau!

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  • andrenesmith

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    Awesome job!! I love altered books and was too excited to see this on your post today.

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  • rains

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    Beautiful. I especially love the last two pages. I want to try making one with that hallowed area at the end. Very cool.

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  • Lina Olsson

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    What a great idea to use an old book! It so lovely! Have to try it out.

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  • Jessica Sporn

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    So beautiful! Love that photo of your inlaws too. What a gorgeous way to preserve these memories!

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  • Jessica

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    It is a very nice book. Love the basic book you used, very nice font in it. And love what you have done with it.

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Blender Girls …or New Prima Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in CHA 2013

The five of us are the Blender girls…there is a story to it. We make sure every Winter CHA to meet for a “get out of the blender” talk. These talks have been very successful…blenders have been avoided a lot the last couple months ;) .

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Love those girls so there was a canvas in order for this :) It was placed in the Prima CHA Booth and I loved when the girls found it when walking the floor ;)

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There is nothing more important than a supportive group of friends in your business life (as well as in your private life- but that mixes then anyway), especially when you are self-employed. I mean this in the German Sense of the word Friend – we call a friend not a friend very easily – we use the word acquaintance or in business life colleague way more often and save the word friend only for close people who you entrust way more than just some random information. It is a cultural difference that I had to learn as it sometimes astonished me when people called me a friend and I barely knew them – LOL- all those little and big cultural differences :)

Wishing you an amazing day

Nat

 

 

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  • Bea

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    such energy and fun! I like it!

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    • Carole

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      Are the doll stamps available? I searched and can’t find them. Love it and them!

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  • froebelsternchen

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    wundervolle Kreation! ARTSY Fartsy!!!
    und Du hast vollkommen recht… was sind wir nicht viel steifer in unserem gesellschaftlichen Umgang.. allein unser SIE/ DU..etc.
    und in Österreich ( wo ich her bin)ist es teilweise noch richtig K.und K. mäßig …
    –oh weia! und da sind fast alle AKademiker sehr auf ihren “TIEL” bedacht …

    nun ja..

    liebe Grüße und vielen Dank für die himmlische JUMPSTART
    Aktion!

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  • Laura S

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    Very Cute! And boy do we need our girlfriends. They are cheap theraphy.

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  • Clare

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    fantastic, love the way you used the back of the canvas. you all look very glamorous! x

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  • Rianne

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    Beautiful ! and Funny.

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    Just love this and such creative out of the box thinking to put on the back of the canvas..I have been looking at the back of my canvas and wondering ” should I” Thanks Nat ..if you can…I can!! My coffee is ready but do I really want to go out in the -20 C weather!!!!!?????? Yuck!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      -20 C???????? WOW- and I think -5 C is killing me! Don’t go out- LOL- it is going to kill you, create a canvas ;)

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  • Janet

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    They are your tribe! There’s nothing better than connecting with like-minded people!

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  • mjmarmo

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    This is just amazing!

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  • rains

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    Wonderful! I think we should take a hint here in the USA from you Germans about the friend definition. This is what makes Facebook a pain to me.

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  • Gina Sismilich

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    Love the Blender girls canvas. Just so fun. I was born and live in the US – but I am with you – a friend is someone I trust and can share with – only have a few of those. Some acquaintances may become friends over time – but there is a definite difference between the two!! Love your work – thanks for sharing

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  • sparkledaysstudio

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    How great is this, love all those smiling faces of your most arty friends. xox

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  • Louison

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    In Montreal, it’s -29 C!! I stay at home!! ;) So funny et beautifull your canvas!!

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  • Barb

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    Love it! You are very lucky to have such talented “friends”.

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Love Letter to a Daily Life in Hamburg or…New Prima

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, CHA 2013

A Couple months ago I found this old typewriter book at an antique store in NJ and I fell in Love with it and knew I would alter it some day.

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I love the unusual format and I had fun using pictures with this beautiful new line by Prima for CHA. the pictures are all about the normal every day life in my City Hamburg. There is lot’s of pockets – hidden and obvious :

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 I really love altering books- I hope you like it :)

huge hugs

nat

Nat

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  • joanvmetz

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    Have never thought of altering a book….But WOW, this is amazing!!! Keen to give it a go, thanks for sharing!!

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  • Helen P

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    Just gorgeous Nat.

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  • Clare

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    What a fantastic project. X

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  • Jenny Palmer

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    Nat
    That is really lovely
    Jenny
    waves from Tasmania

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  • Angela Bolton

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    This is gorgeous Nathalie. You are very talented. You have just given me a great idea, I wish to scrap a book for my Dad, he was a banker and I have an old bank passbook, which I wanted to incorporate but didnt know how. I will use it as a storage pocket for some photos.

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  • Gunvor

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    Simply wonderful!

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  • Wynn H

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    This is beautiful. You are so creative.

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  • Cynthia

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    Your book is fabulous, Nat, thanks for sharing it with us! Very inspiring!!

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  • Dara Lynn

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    I saw this book on the Prima blog and fell in love!!!! Beautiful new line !! Looove how the “contents” came together!!!!!! Totally you girlie….and loving it!

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  • Martha Richardson

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    What a find and loved how you made it a “Nathalie” book!

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  • mjmarmo

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    How cool!! LOVE what you did with it!!

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  • Laura S

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    Brilliant! Love how you turned an old typewriter book into an alterred scrapbook about your own life. I’m now going to be on the look-out for a book that I can alter. Thank you for sharing, Nat!

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  • rains

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    Love this so much! We are going to be in Germany this Aug. to see friends after seeing family in Holland. I hope we make it to your cool town.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    What a delightful mini…I could spend hours just looking through it!
    How special that it has the typewriter pics and the format is grand.

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  • Liz Thayne

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    This is really wonderful. I would love to spend time looking through this book. Well done and what agreat idea for a theme.

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  • selena

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    whaouu, c’est tres beau!

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  • Kathy P

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    Wow…..have read about doing this, but seeing it is another thing! What a treasure you have created here!

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  • julie

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    so cute! I’ve collected so many books and have yet to do this! I’ve been inspired!

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  • Miae

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    What a great altered book! I’m totally inspired to go and try this….!

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  • Pam in New Jersey

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    Nat, What a unique shaped book to alter ! Love the pockets.

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    Fabulous!!!!

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  • Susan Kopp

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    I really love this project with the old typing book! Funny thing, I had that book when I was in high school learning typing. It brings back memories!

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  • Rommel

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    Oh.. so nice! Thanks for this inspiration. :) xo

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