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Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink by Jodi Ohl

My wonderful friend Jodi Ohl wrote this inspiring book Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink and it is stuffed with loads of great techniques, tricks and inspiration. In Jodi’s own words it “is a book about learning how to unfold, learn, grow, expand, experiment and experience a dialogue with art.”

The artwork and step outs are beautifully photographed and definitely make you wanna go into your studio and play yourself.

I am super stoked that Jodi also asked me to contribute some of my paintings to her book as they represent some of the concepts she covers in her book.

Get yourself a copy or leave a comment on the bottom of this post for a chance to win one of the copies of the book I received. You can comment until January 28, 2017 midnight EST and I will pick one lucky winner randomly and announce the winner shortly after.

Comments (27)

  • Luz Marcano

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    Thanks for sharing information and the opportunity yo win the book. Any chance of visiting Western Massachusetts to teach?

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  • Genevieve Butler

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    I love Jodi’s concept of experiencing a dialogue with art! I think it’s a good way to approach an art journal page – rather than trying to complete a perfect piece of art from the outset, I’ll just say to myself “now I am going to have a dialogue with art” and see what happens!

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  • Andrea

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    I really love Jodi’s art! That would be so nice to win a copy of her book!

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  • Alisa

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    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book! I’m sure it is amazing!

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  • Lisa

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    This looks like a fantastic book! Congrats to Jodi and to you! :)
    I will be standing in So Cal, facing north and waving at you while you are in San Jose. :) So close, and yet too far to make it to a midweek class. Have fun!!

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  • Shelba

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    Would be over the moon to get Jodi’s book…thanks for the gives away.

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  • Linda Richards

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    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I appreciate the videos too.

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  • Julie

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    Thank for spreading the inspiration around. I loved her Whimsical Characters video and would love to learn more about her and her art. Thank you, thank you!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Julie – Congratulations. You were drawn as the winner! I will contact you via email- please send me your shipping addy via email so I can send the book out to you, nat

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      • Julie B

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        THANK YOU! I can’t wait to see your paintings in the book. I replied to your e-mail. EEK. Happy dance here.

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  • Rebecca Tilinski

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    I have Jodi’s book..and it is fabulous. My friend doesn’t have one, though, and I would love to give her a copy!

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  • Marlene

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    I have borrowed Jodi’s book from our library and loved it. It would be great to win a copy. Thank you.

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  • Margaret L

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    I would be thrilled to have Jodi’s book. I loved her video in CJS 2017.

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  • JUDY STAROSCIK

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    I would love the win Jodi Oh’s book. Always looking for new and different ideas to kick start my art journal pages.
    Thanks for the opportunity,
    JUDY Staroscik

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  • Jacqueline

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    Nathalie, I would love to win a copy of this book. I’m 65 and madly trying to catch up for the lost years when I didn’t realize I could make art! I read voraciously and see hints of the influences helping to grow my work 😃

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  • Linda

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    OH, I think that book belongs only bookshelf. Hoping to win one. Thanks for the chance. Love Jodi Ohl.

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  • Bea Savellano

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    I would love to have a copy of Jodi’s book. THanks for the opportunity…

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  • Susan Schultheis

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    Jodi is a wonderful and talented artist and you are no exception to be part of her new book!

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  • Kristen Powers

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    Two of may favorite people! Congratulations on being included in such a great project!

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  • Cindy Langston

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    Two of my most favorite artists in one book, how could it possibly get any better than that!! Congrats to both of you!!

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  • Jill

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    Great looking book, lots of things to play with.

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  • Jacqvz

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    I’d love to win the book, looks inspiring! :-)

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  • Rosie Grey

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    I’d love to win the book – thanks so much for the opportunity! 💕

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  • LOUISE KOSLOFSKY

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    I would love this as I am new to acrylic!

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  • Karen

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    I would LOVE to receive this book! It looks like so much fun!

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  • Jan White

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    I am excited to take some classes with Jodi Ohl next fall when she comes to Oklahoma. Would love to win her book

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  • Mary McVay

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    I love Jodi Ohl. I took notice of her years ago and then lost sight of her. So glad I found her again.

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ART JOURNAL YOUR ARCHETYPES by Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli—Book Giveaway

I just received two copies of this wonderful book by Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli

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ART JOURNAL YOUR ARCHETYPESMixed Media Techniques for Finding Yourself

“In this unique book, you will learn processes for discovering your core archetypes and using that knowledge to create highly personal visual expressions, all the while embracing the personal revelations and creative breakthroughs that result”. -Gabrielle

Gabrielle asked me along with a couple other wonderful artists if I’d contribute to her book. I was super honored and of course I said yes. Gabrielle had a long conversation with me to explore my archetypes which was very interesting to learn about. After the interview and after she told me my archetypes I created art journal pages based on those. It has been so much fun and I learned a lot about myself. Here are the pages I contributed:

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Find out more about Archetypes, your own archetypes and how they can prompt your art journal pages in this book. Thank you so much Gabrielle for including me!

Get yourself a copy or leave a comment here for a chance to win one of the copies of the book I received. You can comment until October 26, 2016 midnight EST and I will pick one lucky winner randomly and announce the winner shortly after.

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  • Sandra L.

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    Gorgeous book and your pages are always so powerful. I am new to art journals and for months have sat and stared at the blank pages. Winning a copy of the book would hopefully spark what is needed to get me on the correct path. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  • Kim Johnny

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    Love your bold and bright pages! Fabulous! The book looks so wonderful and would love to learn from it. Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win!~kim

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  • Crystal Korzep

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    Oh my goodness, I grabbed a bunch of books here in Barnes and Noble, looking at page 25 in Art Journal Your Archetypes, and came across your blog Nathalie. I am looking you up on my cell phone, and saw you are friends with Jennifer and were in Boston. I live 30 minutes out if Boston. I am in time for your deadline to win this awesome book. Oh boy, would I live to win. I am on a new journey iny art; going to try to paint, draw and do mixed media daily.

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  • elle

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    First I heard of this term! How fascinating. I’m intrigued.

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  • esther

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    looks really interesting! would love to win a copy!

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  • Julie B

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    What a cool experience for you! This is intriguing and looking forward to more revelations on your blog and can’t wait to you visit to California in January. Thank you!

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  • Martine M.

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    You always have great pages! Book seems a very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win!.

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  • susan debourguignon

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    wow, Nathalie! your pages are always so colorful — the black and white pages are so striking to me. glad you are included in your friends’ book. the whole archetype business is intriguing to me. if i don’t win it, i will likely buy it.

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  • Gill K

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    This sounds a fascinating book. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. Your pages are powerful and striking.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Gill, you won the Archetypes book! Congratulations! I send you an email directly- so please contact me until November 7th, so that I can send out the book to you -Nat

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      • Gill K

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        Hi Nathalie,
        Thank you so much for your generosity. I look forward to working from the book in due course. Gill

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  • Linda S Richards

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    Awesome giveaway & such a great book! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  • Suz

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    This looks like a lot of fun! I’d love to win this book and learn more about myself and my art. Thanks for the chance!

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  • April Lopez

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    This looks like an I tersting book to dig into. I love your pages.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    JUDGE really caught my eye. I think that black and white just makes it stand out more (as much as I love how you mix bright colors Nat).
    Thanks for the chance to win this very cool book.

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  • Lori B

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    Wow your work is beautiful. This book looks very interesting. Thank you for offering this.

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  • Bec Miller

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    How interesting!! Congrats!

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  • Bea Savellano

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    Looks like an inspiring book. Love your pages…

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  • Gwen L

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    I’m so intrigued by everything I’ve seen about this book – what an interesting concept! Love your contributions – gorgeous!

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  • Kathy P

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    As a relative newcomer to mixed media art, this is a new term to me. I’m intrigued! Will have to get a copy because it sounds like it will expand my knowledge of ‘self’, which I am discovering is so important to making art.
    And I love the pages you’ve included in it, Nat!

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  • Susan

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    I have always struggled with what I want to put on an art journal page and hopefully this book would help me to overcome that uncertantity.

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  • Melinda

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    Archtypes are so interesting to me — in some way they make me feel more connectd to the rest of the world,

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  • Nancy

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    So bold and colorful. There is always so much to learn and this looks like a wealth of information.

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Behind The Scenes – Filming My DVDs

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Last year was really a whirlwind of a year and I might have to pinch myself still in disbelief things really happened- LOL. For example my trip to Cincinnati, Ohio where I was invited to film some Mixed Media DVD’s for F&W Media (parent company of Cloth Paper Scissors,  Artists Magazine, North Light Books,  Artists and Makers and many many more).

It was quite an operation and it was pretty cool to see how filming outside of a tiny messy studio with a little webcam works and how much work and how many awesome fun people are involved. Let me show you some behind the scenes photos :)

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I was so crazy nervous the first of the four days- you have no idea. Besides being nervous about the whole camera situation I also became pretty aware that I have an accent and make language mistakes …what if I would really blow it…LOL. No worries though …I think I compensated that with funny faces ;)

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Everything was good – The crew was super super sweet and Kristy Conlin who was my “student” for the filming was super fun to work with! We laughed a lot …

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And made smart comments about weird things…

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and made very important decisions on what to eat for lunch

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and just picked on each other ….LOL

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and smiled….a lot …when we didn’t know if the camera was already rolling or not…

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Here is Amy Jones, my producer – she is so sweet and awesome and organized and really put me at ease and was just amazingly encouraging and welcoming!

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She also kept all of us in check …because you know…lot’s of Shenanigans happened during the takes ;)

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Lot’s of cameras and lot’s of light- boy – it was HOT in there …I have a new respect for everyone working in studios …ever walked through the light section of a big department store in your winter jacket? Double that feeling and you are close! Because of the noise you can’t run the air conditioner to cool it down either and it was a really warm November on top. So every time we were done with a take we pretty much went out side to cool off a bit.

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It was great to see how they had set up the set with my artwork

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This is Sam – above – so much fun to work with him and Erin – below left. They are amazing!!!

And see George mounted on the camera?

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Yup- that is a trick to keep you reminded to look at him and so into the camera while talking …because…it is awkward to talk to the a camera…but talking to George …ha …nice ;)

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Amy stuck George into my Art Journal when I went home, which I forgot until I was teaching a class at Pratt where he fell out …very weird moment- LOL – try and explain that ;)…I need to do a page with him – LOL

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Such a wonderful crew of people- It was so wonderful to work with them and the four days went by really quick. I hope I will see them again :)

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The DVD’s are estimated to come out in March this year and I am looking forward to tell you what the content is- that I wasn’t allowed to share yet :)

I hope all of you on the East Coast are all warm and safe right now with the snow storm – I am snuggled into my warm studio and I am planning on doing some artwork and eat some hearty stew today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Comments (12)

  • Kasia Krzyminska

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    Looks like fun! I bet it must have been a great experience, especially if George was included. I may use that tip by the way :D

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  • Sandra Miaskoff

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    Hi Nat, thanx for the tour, it was great reading it because your happiness came through.
    Sandy

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  • Mary Beth Shaw

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    What fun, you and Kristy!! I’m sure it will be amazing. Love that crew :)

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  • Seth

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    Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes Nat. I bet you rocked it and no doubt these DVDs will be well received. Congratulations.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Seth for your constant encouragement – you are the best!

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  • Maua

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    It looks like you had a grand time, in spite of being nervous before you started. You are an awesome teacher, and I know that is what shone through. So…now you are a star!!

    Snug in and stay warm, hope you don’t get too much snow!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      awe – thank you Maura!!! And nah – a mixed media dvd does not make you a star …LOL – just a normal Kraut ;)
      hope you are safe and sound too and have a nice warm day – assuming you are also getting slammed with snow today.

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  • Rae Missigman

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    This looks like it was a whoot of a time – the best kind! I can not wait to see what you created! Thanks for a fun tour of your trip!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      I agree -the fun makes it the best kind! Thank you for your sweet comment Rae!

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MEH or …Published in Prima Art Zine

This layout was published in the My Prima Place idea art-zine Volume 8 . I used a photo from my fun photo shoot with Andreas Muhme a couple months ago. If you want to know what caused this Expression on my face – read my article “Definitely Not Germany’s Next Top Model

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The article was about the different uses of the Prima Distress Tool.

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I would say I distressed the heck out of those Prima Products- LOL ;)

Here is what I used in detail :

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Hope you have a non-meh day ;)

Nat

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  • Jackie

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    WOW Nat!
    Congrats for you! You sure are rockin the Art world! Loving everything you are doing and love the inspiration you are sending out!
    One more thing, I really do appreciate and Love the way you display your products used in a piece- thanks so much!
    hugs “)

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  • Laura Strack

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    This is a gorgeous canvas and so is the lady in the photo!

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  • Denise

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    This is a great layout. I just love everything about it. You are too cute in it. It looks like you are trying not to giggle

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Farewell SAZ …or…La Dolce Vita Minialbum

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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

 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Louison

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    E bellissimo!!!!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • rains

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Michelle Guest

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

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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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My Prima Place…Volume 5

Finally you can read the Prima Marketing Magazine My Prima Place online- meaning it is available for everyone for free- weheeee :)

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I have also a little Holiday Canvas in this issue  – fun and easy and with a little tutorial on how to create it :).

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You can find the magazine here

 

What are your favorite Magazines (Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Lifestyle, Decoration etc)?

Have a wonderful day :)

Nat

  • LaurieJay

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    Nathalie, thank you – the publication is gorgeous online and I didn’t know about it. Thanks for sharing this treat with us. Oh, BTW, I’m finally using the journal we started in Toronto. I turned it into a December journal even though I didn’t plan it that way in class!

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  • SusanJane

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    I’m a huge fan of “Put it on Paper” which is a great cross-section of technique, ideas, solutions, artist interviews and more. For a start-up zine it has outstanding photos and writing. The big slick mags are all about commercialism and profit. In my opinion most of the time they feel cookie cutter and too cleaned-up to be done ordinary people. If you want a break from commercialism and want to improve your journaling this is the publication for you. I promise you won’t be disappointed. And no, I’m not involved in the publication. You can find Put it on Paper here: http://www.putitonpaper.org

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    • SusanJane

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      Oh yes, I do have a use for the big slick mags… I cut the up for collage!

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  • Sandi McLean

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    Thanks for the link. Going to go check it out and you canvas in detail – I know it is astonishing and perfect LOL

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  • mjmarmo

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    Congrats!! An amazing canvas!

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There’s life in the old dog yet

4 1/2 years ago I created this layout called “Old”. I loved it so much- you know it was for me one of those layouts, when you create something and you are actually love what you did. For a long time it was a favorite of mine. It was also created in a time when I was still thinking that publishing something would define my value of my work….I submitted this layout like crazy and it was never taken. Oh well…I still loved it and that is why this layout had a place in my gallery.

Here is the journaling:

What is all the fuss about getting older? When I’m old I will be wrinkled, funny, kept and sunny- just like this car. Remind me of this writing in 20 years, ok? :-)

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Fast Forward 4 1/2 years later , with lots of wrinkles more ;) I received an email by one of the Somerset Memories Editors, telling me, that she stumbled across this layout in my gallery and she would like to publish it. Can you imagine how giddy I was? Yes, there’s life in the old dog yet. And the moral of the story? Well…don’t think that just because something you submitted and wasn’t taken is not good enough, don’t think just because you didn’t make it to a design team or just because something else you applied for wasn’t taken, that you are not good enough. It might have been just the wrong time or the wrong place. Just don’t give up ! Believe in what you love!

What are you thoughts of getting older?

Huge hugs

Nat

 

 

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  • Conny

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    *wie sag ichs jetzt richtig ;-)* ich find das layout hammer! und ich finds beneidenswert – weil wenn ich mir meine layouts von vor 4 jahren anseh – gefallen mir nicht mehr viele *fg*….

    hm mein mann hat mir zum 30er eine skulptur geschenkt – mit einem 18 – wobei der 8 zum unendlich zeichen umgekippt war – sprich unendlich liebe, für immer 18 *und noch viel mehr ;-)* erschreckend find ich es, wenn ich mal die zeit finde und vorm spiegel steh und jetzt auch in der rechten ecke ein büschel schneeeeweisse haare seh und mir dann doch gedanken kommen, ob ich älter werde …. so blöde gedanken werden mit schokolade erstickt hehe

    mädl – du bist halt einfach die beste, weil du authentisch bist und du den leuten mit deiner art alles rüberbringst *ich bald deutsch-du werden sehen hehe*

    bussal aus wien
    conny

    PS: telefonisch nichts erreicht- ich geh am sonntag in die kirche – ich hoffe du weisst, was das für ein opfer is ;-)

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  • Birgit Kunte

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    Ganz genau so ist es! Aber wir Frauen sind ja sowieso immer zu selbstkritisch. Ein Wahnsinns-Layout und ich ich lieeeebbbbee das Journaling. Keep on, hugs Birgit

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Ja- doof oder? Wir Frauen machen uns immer so schlecht – die Männer sind da viel entspannter …oder jedenfalls tun sie oft so ;) ! Huge hugs
      nat

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  • MIcki

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    LOL, funny you ask. I don’t “feel” as if I’m older, meaning I still think I’m this young kid, sadly especially this year I’ve noticed that my skin doesn’t seem to think so. I’ve noticed a lot more fine lines and wrinkles. it’s not that I’m vain – I’m not but with only two more years until I hit 50, the lines and wrinkles just make me realize how fast time flies by. So basically…. NOPE, don’t like it at all. :-)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Glad to hear that the LO will be shared in a publication since it’s so original.
    My thoughts on getting older? How much time do you have? LOL
    I am 48 and the older I get the less that I know (I’m not the first to say this).
    I know that about 40 I started to not care at all what people thin of me and that has given me great freedom to just be me. Many people love me and some just stay away.
    No problem. I am young at heart and enjoy playing with children and dogs. They always accept me for who I am.
    Enough for now. Peace<3

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      I love what you say that around 40 you didn’t care that much about what other thinks of you…I feel the same is becoming true more and more and it is so relieving! Loves :) Nat

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  • SusanJane

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    Begin rant.
    I’m a luddite in the world of old = bad. I simply do not understand why we literally buy into the myth that growing up is somehow wrong or (even worse) evil. Everything, absolute everything grows up, gets old, and dies. Animals, trees, stars, galaxies. What’s the big deal? Is our race so all fire superior that we can cheat the inevitable process and escape the cycle with a $300 jar of cream? A new dress? A new, younger mate? Life is a friggin miracle! The endless cycles of life are a miracle! I’m humbled and honored to be part of it. It’s far more important to put something into the lives of others and the future then it is to put money into Revlon/Clarol/Gucci. Be a luddite and join every single speck of everything in the universe and grow old. Have it be o.k. to be who you are at exactly this age and this moment.
    End rant.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Love your rant :) So true in so many aspects! Thanks for sharing your thoughts SusanJane!

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  • Jo

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    Nathalie – you and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer are my absolute favourite bloggers! You two always bring something so real and alive to every day! You two are the best! And, I am so happy for you with this ‘old dog’s’ new life!

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  • Harriet Garrison

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    ps. How did you make all the little white circles in the layout?? They look raised but can’t tell for sure. Thanks again!!!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Harriet- this was a transparency by Hambly Screen Prints, they unfortunately closed. But their transparencies were the best ever!

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  • Harriet Garrison

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    I REALLY love that layout and the wise words you spoke about not thinking you aren’t good enough, just be patient, was something I needed to hear!!!!! As an artist I think we fluctuate day to day about whether we are good or not. There is always someone better (and younger) out there, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t good in our own “artful” ways…..everyone has different tastes for different things. Art is a million different things to a million different people…just do what you love and makes you happy…someone will come along and share that happiness!!! (War of Art is a neccessary book for everyone!!! thanks for mentioning it awhile ago). You ROCK!!!!!

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  • magandscrap

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    oh wow !! Love this layout and the journaling too !!

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  • Nancy Sapp

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    LOVE your yellow truck layout. Old trucks have character, don’t you think?? As for getting old – I’m ALREADY there. I’ve got the wrinkles to prove it but maybe I should think of them as “character lines!”
    Furthermore – you’re very cute & I’m sure you don’t have wrinkles…
    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL Nancy….yeeah… no wrinkles- ;) Nah- of course I have wrinkles !
      BTW- yes- old trucks have character- I somehow love spying them and then taking pictures.

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  • tina phillips

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    Oh I love this!! May IU ask what size this is?

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  • mjmarmo

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    Congrats! And that is a good reminder for all of us!!! I have a HUGE birthday (60) coming in February. I keep telling everyone that I am not going there. That one is freaking me out:)

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      You look so much younger! You will rock this birthday!!!!

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  • MichaelaBM

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    Love your Layout!
    My body might get older and the grey hart might get more but my mind and heart still stay young ;-)
    Hugs Michaela

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Exactly- that is what I think too! …Maybe my brain gets a little older- LOL…but as long as I forget that is fine ;)
      huge hugs
      nat

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  • muriel

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    Hello from France! I consider getting older is for the lucky ones. I have just turned 55 and I hope I’ll have many other birthdays. Of couse I don’t look as I did when I was 20 and I am not going to lie, there are days when I don’t like my face and my body, but when I think of it the most important is not there. Getting older also means seeing my son grow into a man, sharing my experiences, having plans, lots of reasons to be happy. I love your lo!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Muriel I love how you said that – getting older is for the lucky ones! That is such a beautiful way to say it! I wish you many many more birthdays to come too!!!!! Huge hugs
      Nat

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I want to ride my bicycle

A layout that reminds me on sunnier days in Hamburg ;) Yes yes…I know …we Hamburgers love to talk about the weather- but hey…it is EXTREME – LOL. The funny thing is…the TRUE Hamburger rides his/her bike at any weather…and I do only take it out when the weather is absolutely fab. Which means…this year my bike is having a sad sad time in the cellar ;)

This Layout was part of my article about the Crafter’s Workshop Templates in the Summer issue of the ScrapArtZine.

I had layered Julie’s amazing star stencil sveral times using acrylic paints.

Supplies: Crafter’s Workshop Template Layered Stars, Studio Calico Die Cut Papier Blue Bracket und Love Bird,Fancy Pants Windy Day, Pink Paislee Chipboard Tiles, Pink Paislee Ephemera Die Cuts, Prima Songbird Alpha Sheet, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L MyStik und 3D Foam Pads, Liquitex Heavy Acrylic Paint

 

How about you? Do you like riding your bicycle?

 

huge hugs

Nat

 

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    I don’t think I have a bike right now. My husband designs bikes and is heavy “in the industry”, so we always have various bikes and parts laying around, but even when one is considered “my” bike, it’s really just a matter of time before the seat is repurposed, or the pedals have been reassigned, or the handlebars have gone missing. Lol! Now that my kids can both ride, we need to leave a set of bikes built up and ready to ride and get out there and do it!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Eniko…those hexes came in a Cocoa Daisy monthly kit and they are fabulous. Kinda like a glossy chipboard accent that is self-adhesive.
    I simply love this LO Nat. My bike has been in my shed for over 8 years without a ride from me. In fact, at this point we call it the parts bike:-(

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  • Eniko Farkas DeLisle

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    Nathalie, I love this layout! Unfortunately, I never learned how to ride a bike, but it sure looks like a lot of fun! I’m curious how you got those hexagons…are they buttons? Did you cover them yourself? Hugs, Eniko

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      hi eniko, as sue pointed out (thanks sue!) these hexagons were in a cocoa daisy kit and they are from pink paislee. love. them :) huge hugs nat

      Sent from my iPad NEW Website: http://www.nathaliesstudio.com

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  • Martha Richardson

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    I don’t own a bike but I feel so sad that YOUR bike is sad ;( Great LO!

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  • mjmarmo

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    Love this! My biks is lonely sitting in the garage. We have not done much riding at all this year!

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  • Marsha.

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    My bike is my main mean of transport. No U- bahn here… There are busses, but I prefer my bike. Even when it rains…
    The leisurely bike tour I had on my list for this Summer still has to take place though. That just didn’t sound attractive with temperatures above 28 degrees C, or with Fall like weather (like today)… Maybe I should add it to my Fall list ;-).

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  • Conny

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    *gg* ich bin diejenige, die immer hinter den kindern am rad herrennt ;-) – zählt das? ach ja das wetter war schon extrem aber ich glaube, wir hatten seit jahren nicht so nen schönen august und dazwischen die abkühlungstage waren auch gut sonst wär ich aufgangen wie ein germteig …*gib bescheid, wieviel wörter du nicht verstehst*

    Stencils auch am Layout mit Acryl zu verwenden – notiert – vorallem ich bin jetzt eingedeckt mit ecogreen acryl farben *gggggg*

    glg aus wien
    conny

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Heidi Swapp Memory Files – Travel Art Album

Can you imagine how stoked I was, that Heidi Swapp featured my Travel Art Album I made with her amazing new Memory Files for the ScrapArtZine Spring Issue? Between you and me…I actually almost fainted when she sent me the email asking for the pictures for her website… – and I almost fainted again when I read her sweet words about the album. I mean…Heidi..one of my idols when I started with this whole journey…

I love her products and ….shhh….I once bought an insane amount of her Heidi Swapp Chipboard Letters …ahem…and I mean INSANE – I have a whole drawer full in all colors and if you look at my projects you see them actually quite often ;)

As Heidi mentions, our style is totally different and yet- I love her collection – it makes it so easy to work with, is timeless and amazingly adjustable to any style.

You can read how I made the album on Heidi’s Website- I just show you the pictures- you actually might spot some pictures of our awesome California Roadtrip in January if you saw my photos back then.

So fun – I love those Memory Files and definitely will work more with them :)

What kind of project/theme would you use them for?

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My new Über*Media Online Workshop is here – Learn the whole Shebang about Acrylic Paints

 

Huge hugs

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I would use them to do some fun LO’s about the ladies that i scrap with and crops I’ve gone to. I would also do one on my puppy and my son as they are growing!

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  • reikosta

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    I am happy you are featured in ScrapArtZine, your folder is gorgeous!I looked at it several times, what a pleasure!Thanks for sharing!

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  • Michaela

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    Dein Travel Album ist superschön. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Bis morgen beim WS in München
    LG Michaela

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      oh ich freue mich so auf Dich!!!! Bist Du erst abends da- oder schon am nachmittag? Liebe Grüße Nat

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      • MichaelaBM

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        leider erst am Abend und am Samstag, ich schaffe es früher nicht.
        Michaela

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  • craftycreations aka Hilda

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    Hi Natalie – your file is awesome !!! so much to see I’ve been looking at it for ages.

    I think I would use one for when I am blog hopping and wandering around on line or out and about – an Inspiration file would be good – somewhere to put all the bits and pieces, techniques and things llike that that I come across

    Have a great inky day

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      oh that is an awesome idea- an inspiration folder!!! Love that! Have an inky day too :) nat

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