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?



ScrapArtZine Spring 2012

Die neue ScrapArtZine ist da 🙂 Ganz frisch und frühlingshaft und mit Schnippelbogen kommt sie daher 🙂

The spring issue of the German Scrapbooking Print Magazine ScrapArtZine is out.


Euch einen tollen Tag 🙂

Wishing you a gorgeous day 🙂


 P.S.: thank you for the wonderful comments regarding yesterday’s post!

This Picture….

will always crack me up – we laughed so much in Amsterdam doing this silly pose.

Who says working isn’t fun sometimes- LOL. A., Sharon Laakkonen, Wendy Senger and Kelly Goree doing the stop motion. All the people around us must have thought that there were several screws loose – LOL.  And that reminds me…I really want to go back to Amsterdam. It is such an awesome city.

supplies:  Studio2Mer, Rose Moka letters, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L E-Z Runner; Glass Pebbles by Eco Green Crafts

I wish you an amazing day today and a great weekstart!


P.S. my Über*Media Gesso workshop started yesterday but you can still sign in.


ScrapArtZine Design Team Call



Homedecor Canvas

Lately I have been playing on bigger Canvases – love it – giving me so much more room to play with texture…only…where to put it- LOL. The Canvas was part of an article I wrote about the Canvas Corp. Products in the Fall ScrapArtZine.

In der letzten Zeit hatte ich sehr viel Freude mit größeren Leinwänden zu spielen – ich liebe es-  es gibt mir so viel mehr Raum mich mit Textur auszutoben…nur…wo passt das noch hin – LOL. Die Leinwand ist Teil eines Artikels über die Canvas Corp Produkte.

For the background I used different kinds of coarse paint media- like gesso with sand and speckeling paste. I sprayed the background with the Limited Fall Edition Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.

Those awesome canvas and bulap banner pieces by Canvas Corp are so fun to play with either as Homedecor times or for an album. I used a Pink Paislee Mistable Screen on top of the canvas banners. The Letters are from Tattered Angels.

For the flower I used some yummie Prima Lace and in the middle- hard to see I placed a self made denim brad. So beautiful how all those products work together 🙂

Products used:

Rumor has it

This title is actually from a song by Adele- which I love really a lot. The song also speaks to me 🙂 The layout was published in the Fall ScrapArtZine.

Dieser Titel ist entliehen von einem Song von Adele – welchen ich wirklich sehr mag. Der Song spricht mich einfach an 🙂 Das Layout war zu sehen in der letzten ScrapArtZine.


Journaling: Sometimes I notice that someone I barely know tells stupid stuff about me. After short anger I get reminded – telling stupid stuff is probably their only joy in their miserable life – so let them have their short happy moment!

Material: Pink Paislee Paper, Crafters Workshop Stencil, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glaze and Chalkboard, German Scraps, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Prima Marketing Letters,


ScrapArtZine Autumn 2011

is at the stores now 🙂

ist jetzt erhältlich 🙂