Welcome Nathalie Kalbach, our guest blogger, to Day 7 of the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays.
I “met” Nat on Two Peas in a Bucket message board called “the Pub.” I loved her blog so much I became a stalker, no a regular visitor. Watching Nat paint and create canvas not only inspired me to work with canvas, but she taught me how to work with them. I would ask questions and she was gracious enough to help me. I used several of her techniques she taught me in my first publication for Sommerset Memories.
Nathalie is from Hamburg, Germany and I automatically gravitated towards her blog, which is written in two languages. Having grown up in Germany it was like a childhood trek for me. I don’t think there is anything crafting that Nathalie can’t do. I love to read of her adventures, as she is an incredible writer and photographer.
Nathalie is on five design teams including one of my favorites, Tattered Angels. She is also a PrimaDonna Artisit and Educator and I venture to say she has been published in many, if not all, of the past 2 years of Sommerset Memories.
You can find Nathalie
Her Tutorials (awesome)
Two Peas in a Bucket Gallery
Ms. Nathalie Kalbach
Ein gesegnetes Weihnactsfest!
Stories aside, lists aside, holidays, birthdays, etc. all aside. Let’s look at a few harder questions to document over the remainder of the Dare Ya!
Life should hold no regrets. But I do have a few “I Wish I Had…” We all do. “If I had turned right instead of left.” Because of the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays I will keep if brief today (but only today! LOL)
How Would You Complete the Following Sentence “I Wish I Had ….”
Spent more time with the kids
Worried less about how others perceived me
Kept all my promises
Pattern Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle and Graphic 45
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling
Letters: Webster’s Storytellers Home for the Holidays
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo; Stazon Jet Black
Other: Ranger’s Stickles, Tim Holtz Fragments
Tools: Fiskars Holly Limited Edition Squeeze Punch and Round n’ Round Squeeze Punch; Fiskars Rotary Trimmer; Fiskars Border Corner Punch
Original layout design by FiskarsCrafts
I’ll announce the winners next week (so I don’t get confused in the mix!). Thank you.
1. allowing me to see the wonder in a child’s eye
2. Christmas magic
3. strangers smiles and joy
4. listeners in my life
5. God who listens to my prayers and my whispers