A friend, a good friend …or catchy tunes

This layout is actually created on an old record and was published last year in the SAZ Sketchbook .

One of the things I love to use and that inspire me, is song texts or titles and use them for my layouts. One tune that came to my mind when I saw those photos of a camping trip in 1949 of my grand aunt Margot, her husband and their best friends is “Ein Freund, ein guter Freund” a catchy song.

Actually the stories she told about this trip made me quite laugh, there is a broken car, a case of beer and being caught catching fish in a private lake, involved.

Here is the song if you wanna check it out sung by The Comedian Harmonists – it is in German ;)

The lyrics translate kind of into this

Sunny day, great day
pounding heart, like the beat of a motor
a happy goal, a happy start
and a wonderful trip;
Rome and Madrid we did.
So went life in a whirl for the three of us
by sea, by land [and]
we realized one thing..

A friend, a good friend,
that’s the nicest thing
that there is in the world.
A friend always remains a friend,
even if the entire world collapses.
So don’t even be sad,
if your sweetheart doesn’t love you anymore
A friend, a good friend,
that’s the best thing there is.

Supplies: Fancy Pants Paper, My Mind’s Eye Die Cuts; Masks and Stencil: Tim Holtz, self-made stencils; Spray: Golden Montana; Sticker: Rose Moka, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Letters; Adhesive: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L Crafty Power Tape and 3D Foam Pads; Old Record

Today I’m once again happy for the wonderful friends I have :)

Have a wonderful day!


Due to popular demand and getting lot’s of emails asking about it, I decided to reopen theÜber*Media PanPastel Online Workshop earlier again. So as of now you can sign up again for this 6 week-long extensive workshop. It starts on February 5th, 2012 – you have access to the classroom till July 31st, 2012- Check it out here .

If PanPastel is not up your alley ;) but are interested in taking an inspiring and fun online workshop, you can check my Über*Media Gesso Online Workshop which starts on February 15th and is a 5 week-long extensive workshop- also access to the classroom till July 31st –Check it out here.


Comments (3)

  • Sue Clarke


    I like the upbeat sound of this song even if I can’t understand the lyrics.
    Thanks for sharing your varied musical tastes Nat:-)


  • Luciana True Colors


    Adorei !!!!
    Parabéns !
    Beijos Coloridos !!!
    True Colors


  • Lisa


    I absolutely adore this layout, Nat! The story, the song, and your uber-cool artsy style! The lyrics perfectly tie to the antics that ensued on that camping trip! What a great idea to be inspired by song!


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