Farewell SAZ …or…La Dolce Vita Minialbum


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.


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.


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.


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?




  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. E bellissimo!!!!

  5. Helmi Switzer says:

    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

  6. elderscrapper says:

    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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. Sue Clarke says:

    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!

  10. 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.

  11. I do not really read any magazines. I spend way too much time on line finding inspiration there.

  12. Michelle Guest says:

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

  13. 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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