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12 Days of California Part I: Prima Art*Venture

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I am back from my 12 day long trip to California – it was insane…as in insane work and fun! Well…always good if you can combine both words fun AND work. I am exhausted but nonetheless I want to share some events along the trip- let’s start with the Prima Art*Venture Workshop Retreat. 160 students – 2 days- six workshops – fun…and a toast voice.

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We set up the class rooms till late night the day before the event – look at all the class kits:

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I taught a Wallhanger Class with the new Stationer’s Desk Line by Prima – here is the project and some details
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I had a great time with the wonderful students attending the classes – from all over the country and also from Europe and Asia- so amazing!

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160 Students- 160 different ways to create the wall hanger- here are just two:

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It was fun spending time with the other teachers and friends from Prima including Sharon, Carrie, Anna, Steffi, Jamie, Limor and Frank as well as Denny who did such a fab job on organizing the event. Thank you also to Elena and my two wonderful helpers Cam and Lisa from Charity Wings– you girls rocked!

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(last picture stolen from Sharon ;) ) I did not take that many photos – I am missing most of my sweet people- but oh well- LOL- sorry ;)

Thank you all – also for taking care of me when I got food poisoning or whatever it was what made me sick and dizzy at the end of my fifth class – I am glad I was able to at least finish the instructions and laying down for half an hour in between really helped me to be able to go through the rest of the day and last class.

 

Tomorrow I will tell more about my class at CHA and the debut of my stamps with Stampendous :)

have a gorgeous day

hugs

nat

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  • Katia

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    Congrats Nath and much day like this!

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  • Laura Strack

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    Hi Nathalie, Thank you for all the fun and expert technique advice at Art Venture 2014. This canvas has to be one of my most favorite canvas’ that I’ve ever made!! I can’t wait to give it to my precious Daughter n Law for her Birthday next week.
    Honored to have been one of the 160 students, grateful for all that I learned and I will always cherish the time we spent together. So glad you are a designer for Prima and also excited to see your own stamp line and all the beautiful things that you will create and share from Stampendous. So very cool!!
    So happy for you! Big Hugs,
    Laura

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Laura- it was so cool to finally meet you- you are so much fun! Thank you for coming and your awesome support. You rock! huge hugs! -nat

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  • MarjieKemper

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    Your class was GREAT, Nat, and I was so impressed you got through all six classes with a voice still intact. So sorry you were ill that day!

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Ahhh -thank you Marjie – it was so good to have you and I am so glad you suitcase finally made it!!! nat

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  • Kirsten Alicia

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    Great photos, love the projects. I’m glad you had such a wonderful time, hope you’re going to get some rest this week.

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  • scrapinsue

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    What a wonderful canvas and wow…160 students!
    Sorry to hear that you got sick but nice that friends were supportive.

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Zipper Moments with the Crackle Stencil

I created this layout using my new Crackle Stencil for Stencil Girl Products.

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I used Acrylic Paint with the Crackle Stencil – it such a quick and fast drying way to apply crackle to paper. Then I colored the background with Distress Inks.

Sometimes a blurry photo of a special event unfolds a variety of wonderful memories . NathalieKalbach_ZipperMoments02

I also used some Stampendous Fran*Tage Embossing Powder- I so love it!

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I used a zipper and threaded in the Prima Zipper Embellishment and also cut and divided part of the zipper and attached it on the layout.

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I distressed the photo even more by using the Prima Distressing Tool.

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Have a wonderful day!
huge hugs
Nat

 

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  • Enikö

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    Another winner, Nathalie! Love the wood background & the sanding on the photo. Very cool use of the zipper

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  • Silvia Barrera

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    Awsome!!! I really like it!!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    What a fun LO and I love the zipper. I appreciate that you put the links to the supplies you used in your post. My wallet does not always appreciate it;-)

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  • Birgit Kunte

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    Super coool, das Foto ist der Knaller, die Idee mit dem Zipper total cool, vor allem weil du ihn getrennt hast, einfach ein Meisterwerk! Liebe Grüße Birgit

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Art Venture 2014 in Anaheim, California

Wohooo :)

ArtVenture Announcement

 

ArtVenture Details

 

Click here for full details and to register!

Have a wonderful day!
huge hugs
Nat

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  • marjiekemper

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    Sweeeeeeeet! You’ve made my day with this news and I have just registered… really looking forward to these days of fun and education before CHA.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      WOOOWw- that is sooo cool!!!! Cannot wait to see you there !!!

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  • mjmarmo

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    Wow – this looks amazing!

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  • Anne Porretta

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    Nat, we need a smiling picture of you!

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Wouldn’t it be Wonderful…or Inspired by Paper

As mentioned in my post about my workshops in Sweden, I found K-Designs who creates some beautiful papers. So I was looking forward to start playing with them and I was actually inspired to create this layout by the design of the paper.

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The photo shows my grandmother who I never had the chance to meet. She suffered from depressions and she committed suicide when my mother was only 10 years old. I often think “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could spent time together?” as to what my great-aunt Margot,  her sister, tells me she was a wonderful person.

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I loved the black and grey paper which gives so much possibility to add paint to it. I used a couple different LuminArte Silks on the background as well as Twinkling H2Os. The Silks are Acrylic Glazes with a wonderful shine and they create a gorgeous resist . I also used the Silks on the window frame. The vase that you see on the right hand corner, is actually one of the molds that I created in this video about How To Create Your Own Molds. The bottle was actually white resin and so I added some Embossing Ink and used Stampendious Embossing Powder to make it work with the layout. I love the result.

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I loved creating this – even thought the topic made me feel a bit blue…well at least I spent some time with her, right? ;)

Huge hugs and have an amazing day

Nat


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  • M. Carmen - Cuchy

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    Such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother.
    That background is awesome!!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    In some way I think that your Great Aunt Margot “replaced” a Grandmother.
    Well, not replaced but stepped in for…what a nice way to spend some time with your Grandmother. It took some courage to share that story as well. The colors are gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    Great!

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  • Carmen Lucero

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    Love the story behind the journal page. The paper is so huey (if there is such a word)

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  • Joyce C.

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    Love this! I can see your resemblance to your Grandmother. I happily stumbled upon your blog just recently. So glad I did!

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  • Linda B

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    How lovely this is, Nat.

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  • coleenfranks

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    Nat, what a fun idea all these different elements. Lots to look at and thing about how you did it all.

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  • Laura S

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    This is beautiful, Nat. You’re honoring her with your art, what could be better? I’m certain that she is so happy and smiling now.

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I wish I was at Capri right now…or…Prima March BAP

I am so done with winter – really…I want sunnnnnnnnnnnn…. ;) No wonder I was longing to do a very summery layout for this month’s Build a Page at Prima.

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I only used a couple of the honeycombs in the Prima Stencil and used a mixed of Ranger Distress Pains and Dylusion Ink Sprays. Here is the sketch this layout is based on:

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I love the Branch and made it a bit more my own by adding gesso and paint :)

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Prima Supplies:
Sunrise-Sunset Collection „Del Sol“ #960001
Sunrise-Sunset Collection „Sun Burn“ #960025
Engraver Collection Clear Stamp #563042
Lifte time Collection Branch #565572
Art Stencil 12×12 #922368
Resist Alphabets Stripe #564094
Labelle Flowers Surfside #565831
Junk Yard Findings #891664
Chalk Fluid Pads Fall Leaf #891262

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Other Supplies:

Ranger Dylusions Ink Sprays, Ranger Distress Paints, Ranger Archival Ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3DFoampads, MyStik Permanent, Liquitex Gel Medium and Gesso

Hope you have a sunny day :)

hugs

Nat

 

 

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  • Carmen Lucero

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    Love the orange and blue together, Nath! I still have to get my hands on that awesome stencils!

    Carmen L

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  • Cindy Gay

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    Very pretty colors and a creative design!

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    It was spring like here in Toronto today. Really love your fab layout!!

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  • Gunvor

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    Lovely! We need more summer here as well

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I like what you did with the branch and of course you made it your own.
    Snowing here so I’m ready for some summer as well!

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  • petyvic

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    Such a beautiful selection of colors! these “cheers” me!

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  • Cyndi

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    Love this! I would really like to try to do something like this. You are inspiring!

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  • Gerd Anderson

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    Thanks for the inspiring Summer input!

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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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LO: Schmitz

Zur Abwechslung mal ein älteres Heritage Layout :-) Es zeigt meine Urgroßeltern mit meiner Oma – ich liebe dieses Bild!

And for a change an older heritage layout :-) It shows my great grandparents with my grandmother – I so love this photo!

*Schmitz*

Supplies: Prima Papers, Prima Flowers, Prima Lace, Prima Chipboard Letters, Eyelets and old bookpages, stamps

  • Eeva

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    What a lovely layout!!!!

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  • Fienchen

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    Ich wäre wohl auch nie auf die Idee gekommen, so ein Foto so knallig zu verarbeiten – aber es steht dem Foto sehr gut :o)

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  • Becky

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    I LOVE this LO! And how you did those eyelets – SO cool!!!

    You have been so busy scrappin, I am jealous!

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  • Simone

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    Uahh,ich kanns gar nicht fassen,wie obergenial du dieses alte Photo mit den funkigen Elementen kombiniert hast,grandios!!

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  • christiane

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    love love love YOUR heritage stuff!! :D

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  • Daniela

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    Ahh, ein echter Kalbach! Diese ganz besondere (und besonders schöne) Art der Heritage-LOs sind so richtig DEIN ureigenes Markenzeichen, finde ich. :-)

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  • heather

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    Oh my, that is just amazing. Everything about it.

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  • Lisa Dorsey

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    Such great colors for a heritage layout Nat! Love it!

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  • scrappermimi

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    Who knew a heritage LO could be so fun and funky…hope all is well with you!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Gorgeous layout and what a precious picture!

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  • Jen Martakis

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    This is wonderful. I love all the color for a heritage layout. Very cool!

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  • kerstin

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    Fantastisch gewagte Kombination!

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  • julie

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    Love the colours Nat great page.

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  • Melli

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    wow super tolles Foto und das LO ist auch absolut klasse. Genial finde ich dass Du für Heritage so bunte Farben gewählt hast. Ich hätte Heritage jetzt immer mit gedeckten dunklen Farben verbunden

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  • Kristina

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    What a stunning layout. You’ve painted the background right? It looks really great.

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  • Jenny

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    Super!! Love how you placed all the eyelets. Thank U againg for the inspiration!!
    Love Jenny

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  • Natasja

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    wow look at that picture, what a treasure to have! Love the layout.

    xo Natas

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Blue Bazaar Workshop: Make It Flatter

Online Prima Workshop for Blue Bazaar “Make It Flatter”

Class Commences on 20th September via Private Blog and includes video instruction

In this online workshop I will show you different techniques on how to improve photos with distracting backgrounds. I will work with alcohol inks, acrylic paints, water-soluble crayons, LuminArte H2O Twinkling Colors etc.
With the versatile Prima Products in your workshop kit you will be able to create several stunning layouts using those “new” flattering photos. This workshop makes you eager to change backgrounds of your photos.

In your workshop kits you will find: (workshop access can be purchased without the kit)
1 Package Prima Acrylic Stars
1 12×12 Sheet Prima Morning Song Collecton “Skip a Beat”
1 12×12 Sheet Prima Morning Song Collection “Little Miss Sunshine”
1 12×12 Prima Glitter Overlay
1 Package Prima Chipboard Letters
1 little Surprise Goodie Bag

Nathalie Prima Workshop and KIT:  AUD 19.95

Nathalie Prima Workshop Only (without Kit):  AUD 11.00

If you have any questions- don’t hesitate to email me.

  • Scrapbook-Trends

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    […] auf Hochtouren und ich freue mich über das positive Feedback Für den Fotohintergrunds-Workshop “Make It Flatter” sind auch noch Kits erhältlich – aber auch ohne Kits – also nur den Zugang zum Workshop kann man […]

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  • Scrapbook-Trends

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    […] WORKSHOP  – Blue Bazaar – Make it Flatter […]

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  • Karen

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    Did Jim approve of that picture? I love it!!

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  • Upcoming Scrapbooking Classes » ScrapScene

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    […] September classes have been posted on the PrimaDonnas blog for Prima Marketing.  There are tonnes to choose from and you can check them all out here.  The latest ones posted here include classes by Lisa Super in California, Nan Paturzo also in California, Nathalie Kalbach online, and Trisha Ladouceur in Florida.  Pictured at left is a project photo from Trisha Ladouceur’s class at Scrapbook Place in Boca Raton, Florida.  A peek from Nathalie Kalbach’s class, "Make it Flatter," is shown at right. This class is about "creating fun photo backgrounds" using paints, alcohol inks and crayons.  It is online and includes a workshop kit, private classroom access and video instruction.  More info can be found here. […]

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  • Frauke

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    Sieht toll aus ! Für deine Kreativität habe ich dir übrigens einen Award verliehen.
    LG Frauke

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  • nathalie

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    You can sign up by going to BlueBazaars Website: http://www.bluebazaar.com.au/ . On the right side you will see a link for shop. There is an announcement for my class- but you can also see a little square with all kinds of classes on the bottom of the right side. Just click on one of the classes- it will show all classes in the next window and you can choose whatever class you want.

    Let me know if there are any problems- thanks!

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  • JA

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    How do I sign up for the class?

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  • Daphne

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    This is looking GOOD honey!!

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  • christiane

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    ahhh, das sieht cool aus!! :D

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DT Work: Magic *STM 46*

Da kommen so viele Erinnerungen hoch – Magic von The Cars – yeah! Diese Woche unsere Inspiration bei Scrapping The Music. Ja, ja – die 80er- LOL

There are so many memories connected to this song – Magic by The Cars – yeah! That is this week’s inspiration at Scrapping the Music.  Ohyes- those 80s – LOL

*Magic*

Journaling says: It was a happy afternoon – filled with laughter and joy. It went by fast but the memories remain. June 16th, 2008

Supplies: Prima Papers – Flowers – Tape – Journaling Paper – Chipboard Letters, Kraft Rhinestones, 7Gypsies Ribbon

Ich hoffe Ihr macht mit. Euch noch einen schönen Tag!

I hope you will play along. Wishing you a gorgeous day!

  • Eeva

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    what a gorgeous layout!! I wish I had the time to play along again but I’ll have to wait until after we have moved :(.

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  • Andrea

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    *lol* … what a FUN Layout … well … I don’t comment on the pictures *rofl* … those are made with this “fun-cam”, right?!?

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  • Britta

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    Hi Nat! Dein Layout sieht SUPER aus!!!
    LG
    Britta

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  • christiane

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    such a gorgeous layout!! fab pictures and colors!! LOVE IT!! :D

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  • jana

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    das layout ist klasse, die fotos sind echt witzig ;o)

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  • heather

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    I wanted to pop by and say that this LO is fabulous. Also, I was really touched by your work and what you choose as the themes for your art.
    :)

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  • Denine

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    Great layout…and a great idea for inspiration!

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  • Stacey Michaud

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    Cool LO! Love the Scrapping the Music challenges!

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  • eef

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    What a beautiful LO!!!!

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