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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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Jumble Cards

These are some cards I made using with Large Circle Jumble Stamp Set and my Small Circle Jumble Stamp Set.

I loved using the two “hanger” stamps from both sets for the border on the left. For the right card actually used a round gel plate and some inks and stamped the little circles onto it and then used the plate as a stamp.

I love playing with stamp sets and making cards, it is a great way to explore the possibilities of sets.

Which of the three cards is your favorite?

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  • Rosie Grey


    Such beautiful cards! I love the “You rock”card on the right the most 🙂


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Time for a Laugh: Classical Art Memes

Ok so sometimes you find yourself in the section of the museum where everything is very serious – religious iconography, portraits of nobles, political events from long ago. But I want to show you a new way to see these sometimes stuffy paintings: Classical Art Memes! Yes there is a whole lot of them out there and they crack me up every time.

Here we go – something about your last museum visit maybe?

Dining out – something I totally relate to:

And even better…

For anyone who maybe just had a trip to the dentist:

And… It’s flu season so:

For all you designers and architects:

And of course the artists :)

An internet search for Classical Art Memes will open up a world of hilarious distraction for you. Be careful if you are trying to avoid procrastination though!

Comments (1)

  • Ally Green


    Oh Nathalie, I love this new way of looking at Art! <3


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Fall Sale in the Online Shop!

Time for a little Fall Fun! I’m having a 20%off sale in my Online Shop.

You can save 20% off everything that’s a physical product from now until tomorrow, November 6th, 2018 at 11:59pm EST – just enter the coupon code FALLFUN when you check out. Here is my online shop where you will find all kinds of goodies :)

Check out my latest rubber stamp sets and my newest stencils, my original paintings and my prints.

Stock up, put away some stuff for projects and gifts later, and pick up some things you’ve been eyeing like my popular foam stamp designs and sets. Now is the time :)

Aaaaaaand, if you have Creative JumpStart 2018 (yes, the one you followed along with in January this year) then it is time to download those video lessons that you want to keep. The classroom closes on November 15th and the material will no longer be accessible. Download those videos ASAP!



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Announcing a NEW Online Workshop: BYO Art Journal

Today my newest Online Workshop goes on sale: BYO Art Journal! That stands for Build Your Own Art Journal just in case you were wondering :)

I will show you step by step how to build your very own art journal. I actually make a lot of my own art journals using this method! What will you get? You will learn how to make some patterned background pages for within and one-of-a-kind covers for the outside. Then you’ll learn a versatile book binding technique to pull everything together. Finally we’ll discuss various creative methods for finishing up your pages. If you have always wanted to create a custom art journal instead of buying the same off-the-shelf one that everybody else has, this is the workshop for you!

You will get 6 downloadable video lessons – approximately 1.5hours of content!!! You can find all the details for BYO Art Journal HERE.

Watch the promo video to learn more:

Early Bird Offer: Sign up NOW through Monday, October 1st at 11:59pm EST and save $10. That means BYO Art Journal can be yours for $49USD! On 10/2/2018 the workshop will return to it’s regular price of $59USD.

The workshop begins Monday, October 1st with the first lesson and additional lessons will be uploaded every Monday and Thursday. You can follow along with us or work at your own pace as lessons are up. I will pop into the classroom comments section daily while the lessons are going up to answer your questions. And at the end we will have an online gallery where you can share YOUR new art journals :) Throughout we’ll be sharing stuff online using #byoaj

Join us and create an art journal that is just as unique as the artwork within.

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New Stencil Designs! September 2018

Today I am releasing 11 new stencil designs with StencilGirl Products and am over the moon to be able to share them with you finally! You can check them out now in my Online Shop.  I’ve been playing with them for the past month and wow am I loving these new patterns.

Of course I love using the big ones as backgrounds in my art journal, but you don’t have to stop there with these guys. Here are a couple fun ideas to inspire you – I will show the details later this month:

Star Struck

Above the Exchange Place Stencil – loving it.

Downtown Stencil .

Art Journal Spread using Flower Maze.


Van Vorst


For the small round ones, I created the samples below:

Grove Street.


Park Blvd

Central Ave

Valley Road

I hope those new stencils make you as excited as me :) Do you have any favorites???

Come and join me as I talk about the stencils and a few other exciting developments TODAY, September 6th at 2pm EST on Facebook Live:


Comments (4)

  • stephanie


    Congrats! These are great. What did you use for the Central Ave card? Pan pastels?


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Hi Stephanie- sorry for the late reply – I used Woody Stabilo Pencils with the stencil- I will show a step-by-step this coming week :)


  • Sue Clarke


    Flower Maze and Star Struck if I must just pick one or two.
    I appreciate you showing your samples since it gives me so many ideas on how to use them.
    It’s so wonderful to see your success.
    May you sell many new stencils!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Awe thank you Sue! Love those two too- …well I guess am biased LOL


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