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Farewell SAZ …or…La Dolce Vita Minialbum

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in ScrapArtZine

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A bit sad I write this post- in Dezember 2006 my friends Andrea and Jana started with their German magazine ScrapArtZine. What started as an electronic magazine became a print magazine pretty quick and I loved contributing to the magazine from the beginning on.

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It was fun being part of something that was created by a sole group of devoted people – no big publishing house in the background, from the articles, to the pictures, to the graphic design, to the layouting, taking care of advertisers, subscribers etc,  to the getting it to the printer, to putting it in envelopes to sending more than 2000 issues out…all in the hands of a couple of people – mostly Jana and Andrea. I think that is pretty amazing.

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The sad thing is…the magazine had its last issue out this January…it is just to time consuming and too crazy to continue for my friends who have a full-time job too which actually puts food on the table. The magazine didn’t for neither of us. I can totally understand their decision – although it sad to see this magazine go.  It closes another chapter of my more scrapbooking related path from years ago – I have moved in a very different direction for years now and it was wonderful that Andrea and Jana let me still be part of it in writing my columns and articles.  Thank you Andrea and Jana for a good time and fun at the SAZ. I enjoyed it a lot.

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The last article I wrote was about Prima’s Mixed Media Albums…and the pictures you see are some samples from the article. I will miss writing articles for magazines…but who knows what the time will bring.

What magazines Mixed Media/Craft/Scrapbooking do you enjoy to read?

Nat

 

Nat

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  • Rob

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    Hi Nathalie
    At the moment, mine and lots of friends favourite magazine is the UK Craft Stamper. Great art project and techniques.

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  • Michelle Guest

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    I love the somerset magazines… Although price-y, they have great articles & wonderful examples.

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  • mjmarmo

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    I do not really read any magazines. I spend way too much time on line finding inspiration there.

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  • artquiltgirl

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    I love Art Journaling, Craft Paper Scissors, Sommerset. I love to read magazines and look through the pages over and over, but the price of magazines is so high that I have quit buying them. I mostly use the internet to research things I want to find out about, reading everyones blog.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Somerset Memories is the only mag that I buy faithfully.
    I really like this mini-album Nat. I bought those doors and really need to use them!

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  • rains

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    I love somerset magazines but rarely buy them. I also read Craft Paper Scissors sometimes.

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  • Ami

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    I usually buy Somerset’s Art Journaling magazine and Memories. I will buy the Somerset Studio when I like the art and articles. I used to subscribe to Cloth, Paper, Scissors but they changed editors and it is more and more sewing now which I don’t do or like.

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  • elderscrapper

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    Somerset Art Journaling, Memories, and the occasional Studio. I used to subscribe to Cloth,Paper,Scissors but it is getting to be too much fabric art for my tastes.

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  • Helmi Switzer

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    So sad to hear about SAZ. Whenever I was in Germany I tried to get my hands on a copy.Do you know if they have any old copies for sale? I would love to buy some for my sister in Germany?
    My favourite magazine is Canadian Scrapbooker…love it

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  • Louison

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    E bellissimo!!!!

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  • Cindy Connell

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    I really enjoyed Vamp Stamp News as a print magazine, but she also had to stop publishing for the same reason. The good news is she publishes a (usually) free online article each month! Really great lady!
    As far a print goes, I’ve been looking at Rubber Stamper lately.

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  • SusanJane

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    http://www.putitonpaper.org
    This is the perfect alternative to the slick/money-making magazines. The articles are personal, creative, inspiring. The photos are great. The interviews are with unusual artists doing very interesting work. You really can’t go wrong with this publication.

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  • cal8007

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    Aww, so sad for your friends; but you have to do what you have to do for sanity’s sake. I enjoy reading Cloth, Paper Scissors, magazine and have a digital subscription to Northridge Publishing’s books on line.

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ScrapArtZine Spring 2012

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in ScrapArtZine

Die neue ScrapArtZine ist da :) Ganz frisch und frühlingshaft und mit Schnippelbogen kommt sie daher :)

The spring issue of the German Scrapbooking Print Magazine ScrapArtZine is out.

 

Euch einen tollen Tag :)

Wishing you a gorgeous day :)

Nat

 P.S.: thank you for the wonderful comments regarding yesterday’s post!

Nat

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  • muriel

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    I have a few favourite art books to which I constantly return. At the moment it is Doodles Unleashed by Traci Bautista and Surface Treatment Workshop by Darlene Olivia Mc Elroy and Sandra Duran Wilson. I never seem to have enough of them. I also regularly buy Somerset publications.

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  • Johna

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    I think this book looks SO awesome!! I would love to win it!
    thank you for the chance!

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  • Sara lovell

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    Ooh, I’d really love to have this book – in fact, I have it in my Amazon wishlist already! Thank you for the chance to win one!

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  • Mary Anne Perlmutter

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    I don’t have a Art book collection as of yet. I do have a huge cookbook collection. I do have Rhonda’s book on my Amazon wish list. I hope this will book will be the start of a Art book collection for me.

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This Picture….

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Publications, ScrapArtZine

will always crack me up – we laughed so much in Amsterdam doing this silly pose.

Who says working isn’t fun sometimes- LOL. A., Sharon Laakkonen, Wendy Senger and Kelly Goree doing the stop motion. All the people around us must have thought that there were several screws loose – LOL.  And that reminds me…I really want to go back to Amsterdam. It is such an awesome city.

supplies:  Studio2Mer, Rose Moka letters, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L E-Z Runner; Glass Pebbles by Eco Green Crafts

I wish you an amazing day today and a great weekstart!

Nat

P.S. my Über*Media Gesso workshop started yesterday but you can still sign in.

 

Nat

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  • Linda B

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    What a wonderful page… besides your funny photo, I love the houses and the line drawing… the fabulous colors. This is so terrific!!!

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  • Carolina Artesanías

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    nice page! I love this colors
    Thanks for de links in de proyect Art Journal
    from Chile
    c@

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  • marsha.

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    Yes, yes, yes! Come to Amsterdam!!!!

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  • Lene Neby

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    This one made me smile ! Love the picture and the colorful background !!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • marianne/skorpionen

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    Totally agree with Lene, this page made me smile! Not only because of the photo but all the gorgeous colors in your page, the houses, the tags – all!!
    Hugs

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  • Miae

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    Funny yes! And so so awesome too! This style of art is like candy to me…LOVE it!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I remember seeing that fun photo on your blog.
    Love the LO with all the Nat colors that I’ve come to love!

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  • Kim S

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    The picture is so fun – but the background totally ROCKS

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  • france papillon

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    oh wow, this page really speeks to me! love the colors and the pictures and the houses and the tags and the spots and every thing about it! yummi!

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  • Stine Maansen

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    Im always amazed by your ability to use lots of colors and still manages to not make it a big mess.

    Great page!

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  • Françoise Melzani

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    j’aime baucoup cette page réalisée avec la collection “Maisons de Fées” que j’ai dessinée pour Studio2mers !!!
    cela me fait plaisir de voir ce que d’autres créent avec mes papiers !
    merci

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