General Announcements

New ArtFoamies Stamps! Winter 2019 Release

My latest ArtFoamies foam stamp designs are here!!! These are all based on some cool mid century vintage stamp rollers I found in an antique shop in Germany. They are abstract, great for pattern and mark making, and I’m not gonna lie – they’re my new favorite stamps!!!

Here is the bunch :)

These play really nice together: Far Out, Funky, and Gnarly.

Gnarly used in this “You are Groovy” card.

Here is Far Out in some flaming hot red on a card.

Signals is perfect for all over pattern.

Here are Groovy, Jazzed, and Neato all together.

And here is Mid Century Squared repeated for a fun pattern too.

Join me this Friday January 18th at 12noon EST on Facebook for one of my LIVE Kaffeeklatsch chats. I’ll be showing the stamps and chatting with you as we go. It’s a lot of fun and I’d love to see you there.

Comments (2)

  • judy bliss


    these are fantastic.


  • Sue Clarke


    Far Out…I am in love with all of these!
    On my wish list right now Nat.


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Design Recharge – Follow Your Gut – Interview

I am super stoked that Diane Gibbs from Design Recharge interviewed me a couple weeks ago. I really enjoyed our conversation (and will def. check into her other interviews as well)  and Diane’s fun questions about how I followed my gut throughout my art career. Here is the interview:

Hope you enjoy it and find it interesting :)

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Happy New Year !

Thank you for all your support in 2018 !!!! I hope to see you in the new year either in person or online (Did you sign up for Creative JumpStart 2019? Don’t miss the last hours of the Early Bird Price and the most fun workshop starting tomorrow!).

On to a new chapter – 365 blank pages to fill!


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Best of 2018 – A Review

What a Year this has been! 2018 was a memory creating year for sure.

We added a new addition to our family- Bobby Pretzel! I came back from a workshop in San Jose with a Pretzel in my hands – LOL

He is not as tiny anymore but he still loves fetching the ball and we love him very much! (Niles our 18 1/2 year old cat might not love him as much though ;) )

2018 was also the year of some really cool visitors – and if you visited us and you don’t see yourself here- trust me – you are still cool and loved !

My friend Thomas stayed for a while and I loved having him as we share so many interests – it was an art, book, food, fun, chat filled visit.

I loved seeing my sweet Birgit again

and being part of my friend’s eloping wedding in NYC- what a wonderful sweet day in NYC.

2018 was also a crazy and gorgeous travel year – the highlight def. being our trip to Japan – Tokyo

and Kyoto with some inspiration for a later stamp

and Nara. Oh man- I so want to go back to Japan. It was one of the best trips ever!

But also two trips to Germany -visiting friends and family, teaching a workshop at the Baltic Sea and closing a part of our life as we sold our apartment in Hamburg.

A short trip to The Netherlands – Amsterdam – meeting friends and visiting old favorite spots. Amsterdam is actually the city where my husband and I got together :)

And last a short stint to Coventry the UK with my friend  Julie and a visit to the beautiful New Cathedral.

I painted a bit in 2018 – not as much as I wished I had but these are my two favorite paintings from 2018

This too Shall Pass

And “Behind the Museum” (sold)

It was also the year of some fun and special Art Strolls –

Hakone- Open Air Museum in Japan – can I come back soon?

An Art Stroll with friends at the Noguchi Museum

And a birthday Art Stroll to the Met Cloisters.

It was year filled with tons of wonderful memories! It is so good to look back at a year and get a grasp of all the fun and good things that happened – it puts things in a different perspective and shows me how blessed I was this year. I hope your year was a good year as well and you have wonderful memories that make you look back at 2018 with a smile. What made you smile this year?

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  • Jill McDowell


    What a jammed packed awesome year you had Nat! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us. Happy New Year!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Awe- thank you Jill and thank you for being part of it!


  • Sue Clarke


    Happy New Year Nat and thank you for another year of light and inspiration!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Thank you Sue! Happy New Year to you and your family as well!!!! Thank you for all your wonderful comments!!!


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Free Shipping Day is Here!

If you spend more than $20 today (December 14th, 2018) in my online shop, you can get free shipping in the US. Just enter the coupon code DEC14SHIP when you are checking out and all those goodies will get shipped to you for free! Who doesn’t like a little free this time of year?

It’s a great time to buy foam stamps like some of my bigger and bulkier favorites like the Santa Fe Positive Negative set:

Or the uber popular Midtown set for your next urban jungle :)

Or how about a few of those rubber stamp sets that are already on sale like my Stroll Through the Hood 1:

Stroll Through the Hood #1

Or my pick for anyone who loves architecture, the Stroll Around the Block set:

Of course there are mugs, and giclee prints, and STENCILS too.


You get the picture – spend more than $20 in my Online Shop and your order ships free in the US. Hurry up. Sale ends at 11:59pm EST tonight, December 14th, 2018.

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Gift Certificates for the Creatives on Your List

Still doing some holiday shopping? If you have a creative on your list (stamper, art journaler, home crafter, artist, stencil enthusiast, card maker, etc) sometimes the best gift is a GIFT CERTIFICATE!

I sell gift certificates in my online shop that can be used for products like my stencils, foam stamps, rubber stamps, my book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media, even mugs and my original artwork like prints and paintings.

But you can also use the gift certificates towards purchasing Online Workshops like Creative JumpStart 2019 or BYO Art Journal.


You can give the gift of an unforgettable experience – one that will inspire and bring lasting joy. Doesn’t that sound awesome???

To purchase my Gift Certificates, just head over to my Online Shop where you can specify the amount and check a few more names of your shopping list this year :)


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Announcing Creative JumpStart 2019: On sale today!!!

I’m excited today to announce Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2019! Do you know CJS? It’s a one-of-a-kind online mixed media workshop, now in it’s 8th year, designed to kick your creativity into high gear throughout January 2019. And it goes on sale TODAY!!!

Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. Learn more HERE.

Throughout January participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. Over 5 hours of video content will be available to you. You can also participate in our online classroom with the other “Jumpers” and even share your creations in our classroom gallery. There will be product giveaways from our sponsors too. So much fun!

And today only, you can get CJS19 for just $40USD. You better hurry though, this Cyber Monday Sale ends November 26, 2018 at 11:59pmEST.

The Theme this year is “My Home is My Castle”. We’re taking Creative JumpStart into the home this year and creating mixed media projects that celebrate what Home means to us. Do you feel at home wherever there is something cozy and homemade? Does your home decor and home style tell your story? Is it where you are from or where you spent your childhood? Are you a part of a unique local community that is special to you? Whether it is the objects, a place, or the people that surround you, there is no wrong answer or approach here. These projects are a little celebration of our own personal definition of Home. Enjoy step-by-step instruction from our artists as they share with you their notion of Home through their signature art making style. There will be lots of projects that are art journal pages, and also some really cool home decor ideas and other unique projects that our artists have dreamed up. It’s time to make Your Home YOUR Castle :)

I’m proud to be the founder of Creative JumpStart and one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself what it’s all about:

Find out all the details and sign up TODAY:

n*Studio CJS2019 – Let’s Jump!

You get 31 videos – over 5 hours worth of video content –  for just $40 (USD) if you sign up by November 26 11:59 pm EST, 2018. Afterwards it will be $45USD until November 30 11:59pmEST, and $50USD until December 31 11:59pmEST, before it goes to its normal sale price of $60USD.

So what are you waiting for? SIGN UP HERE

So can this Cyber Monday get any better????

Yes! Of course :) I’m having a Cyber Monday SALE in my Online Shop and there is definitely still time to shop the BIGGEST sale of the season. Just use the coupon code BIG25OFF when you check out for a 25% discount on all physical products: stamps, stencils, books, mugs, original paintings, prints, cards, DVDs and more. This is your last chance to get 25% off and buy for everyone on your list – maybe even yourself ;) – the sale ends at 11:59pm EST TONIGHT November 26th, 2018.

Here is my Online Shop.

And I hope to see you soon in the Creative JumpStart 2019 Classroom!



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Biggest SALE of the Year: 25% off in Nat’s Online Shop

Time to shop and SAVE my friends!

I am getting into the Holiday Spirit and running my BIGGEST sale of the year in my Online Shop: 25% off ALL physical products from now through Monday November 26th. We’re doing Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (support the little guys this holiday season woohoo!), Sunday, and Cyber Monday!!!

Just use the coupon code BIG25OFF when you check out to save.

This is a great time to buy some gifts for those creative folks on your list. Maybe a rubber stamp set like my Actually I Can set for that daughter or niece to empower her in her crafts?

How about my Artful Adventures book for that adventurous friend who is always searching the globe for new artistic inspiration?

My foam stamps are perfect for stamping on fabric and make great gifts for fiber artists and DIY crafters.

My stencils are ideal for anyone on your list who is crazy about pattern. Here are some of my personal favorites:

Flower Maze
Manhattan 9×12
Broadway 4×4
Santiago 4×4


Or tell your hubby or special friend about the sale so they can pick out for you one of my original paintings or prints that you’ve been dying to hang on your walls!


It’s also the time to buy some items that you’ve been wanting. Why not treat yourself :) Now is the time. Sale ends at 11:59pm EST on November 26th, 2018.

Shop for everything HERE in the Online Shop.

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