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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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Not Your Ordinary Dolls…or Dresden Doll

CHA and Paperworld left me with a couple of things to play – nothing more fun then putting some of those things together- including a really bad quality – nevertheless-cracking-me-up-photo of Anna and me.

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I wanted the background look like an old club/poster wall – grungy and all :) …I think I succeeded LOL

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The Dresden Doll is actually my first mold with Resin – I do have to redo the mold as there is a slight crease right on the face- but I wanted to use the first one anyway and I like it a lot. I had saved my little Dresden Doll FOREVER hoarding it for the best possible occasion and now…HARHAR – I just make more ….insert evil scientist laugh.

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So that’s it…I got my grunge on :)

Other than that- working on a brand new Über*Media Online Workshop right now- actually two :) So stay tuned.

Have an awesome day!

Nat

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  • Laura

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    Awesome layout!

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  • piekielnaowca

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    HI there !!!
    Amazing work love this old wall look. And for sure no one can say you girls are ordinary ;))

    thx for banner i will proudly put it on my blog it was such fun

    hugs !

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  • muriel

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    Great background, just what I love! And funny photo.

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  • frutselke

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    hilarious!!! you definitely got that poster look right. great inspiration. and thanks for the banner.

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  • Carrie

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    LoL that picture is priceless! Love what you did with the whole thing, though. The old club wall look really works! It’s really like you cut out a piece of a wall that had decades of layers of posters and paint and more posters – it must’ve taken you ages to build all that up!

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  • Vicki r.

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    Love the grunge artwork! Thanks for the blinkie too! I am off to add it to my blog….

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  • mjmarmo

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    So cool and interesting to look at look!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love it and I was a jumper but alas I don not have a blog…I will have to secretly look at the banner and pretend that I’ve posted it for the world to see;-)

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  • Miae

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    Fabulous art! You most certainly pulled off the old poster page look! Thanks again for CJS Nathalie!!

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  • Piarom

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    What an amazing grungy madness ;) can´t get my eyes off of it! and your doll looks wonderful and fits real nice!

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Prima Make ‘n Take Summer CHA 2012- Keepsake Boxes

As promised I share with you the Make n Take Keepsakes Box I did at the CHA Summer 2012 Prima Booth. Thanks to all the people that came by and joined me :) – I had a lot of fun with you!

Supplies:
My Prima Place Freebie Paper or other Prima Paper
3 Prima Flowers- white and light yellow roses
1 Cherub Resin #891404
20 inches lace # 541125 or  # 529420
1 sheet of Say it in Chystals 560331 or Item# 553944 or Item# 554194

Prima Letterpress
Prima Chalks:
Teal Damask #89120,
Summer Field #891329,
Rusty Bucket #89109,
Tin Can #891152

papercutter, pencil, bonefolder, ruler, scissor, MyStik Permanent Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Have an amazing and wonderful day

Nat

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