It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to celebrate this joyful season with brand-new December publications. Join us as we welcome back an old favorite, Artists’ Café — a magazine that’s filled with innovative paper crafting and mixed-media projects, and if you need ideas for festive dishes this holiday season, make sure you flip through the pages of Where Women Cook. Also, don’t forget to check out our second installment of Bella Grace, which offers heart-felt narratives, stunning photography, and thought-provoking interactive pages.
We wish you and your families the very best this holiday season! And because we love our blog followers so much, we want to offer you an exclusive promotion. Use the coupon code BLOG1214 at checkout to get $5 off any of our new December issues.
A shared love of food — whether it’s cooking it, talking about it, or eating it — brings people together. In this enriching issue of Where Women Cook, discover fresh, local flavor from Beth Kirby of the cooking blog Local Milk and taste-test food stylist, chef, and columnist Yvette van Boven’s delicious recipes. If you’re craving something sweet, dive into the stunning and scrumptious creations of author Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen and Ileana Saldivia of the award-winning boutique bakery, Sugar Realm.
Roll into 2015 with the latest issue of Take Ten! In this charming edition, you will find original ideas to replicate greeting cards and handmade gifts in 10 minutes or less. Features include results from our Tag and Design Challenges, and 40+ pages of general cards in every color of the rainbow. Discover inspired articles with unique cards including how to make French stationery, use an ink splattering technique, and find creative ways to use Dina Wakley’s “All The Gals” stamp set. You will also be able to learn how to use the same stamp or theme, and carry it through your greeting card collections flawlessly.
This issue of Somerset Studio Gallery features an array of eye-catching, mixed-media creations. Marlene Plasencia’s talent reaches new heights as she uses mechanical bits and bobs to give her canvas a three-dimensional look. A master of combining delicate embellishments with distressed wood, Amy Willcut shares her latest creation made of vintage ephemera, turquoise gemstones, and silver beads. Ella Wilson takes the Christmas spirit to heart and presents her one-of-a-kind advent calendar; individual vintage photographs mark each day of the countdown, making this calendar quite a nostalgic piece of art. Get ready to revel in many other handcrafted designs including colorful selections by Connie Fong, Katie LaClair, and Carmen Whitehead.
Sew Somerset seeks to inspire you this winter with sewn art made from the heart. Melony Miller Bradley shows us how to embrace the spirit of the season with her festive holiday pillows. Explore the time-honored tradition of sending handwritten notes with adorable waxed envelopes; who wouldn’t love receiving a sweet sentiment in a stitched and embellished parcel? Caterina Giglio expresses her love of the winter solstice and shares how she used gold leaf to illuminate her mixed-media paper quilts. With pages full of new techniques, materials, and handmade projects, this issue of Sew Somerset is sure to be a beacon of creativity as we head into the most wonderful time of the year.
Each 144-page issue is of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine is overflowing with exciting artisan jewelry projects. This issue features a unique Designer Collection that showcases Tova Lund’s industrial and natural metal jewelry, and we zero in on new techniques and styles, including text jewelry, mixing fabric with stones, working with wood, and finding unlikely uses for polymer clay. Don’t miss an abundance of leaves, flowers, woodland creatures, and more, as we share tips and extravagant pieces from jewelry artist pros like Elizabeth Payne, Stacie Florer, Laura Guenther, Sandy Martin, and Erin Austin.
This stirring 144-page magazine is jam-packed with the best paper crafting and mixed-media projects, as collected from past issues of Somerset Studio, Somerset Apprentice, Sew Somerset, Art Journaling, and Somerset Workshop. In our newest issue of Artists’ Café, metal meets collage on the cover of Karen Cole’s handmade art journal, Lisa Engelbrecht combines her talent for lettering with mixed-media collage, and Pam Carriker builds art around a rubber stamp. Don’t miss how Cathy Bueti sets the mood through the use of stencils and paint, and get the tools and inspiration you’ll need to begin your next creative project.
Unlike anything else, this 160-page book-azine shares thought-provoking narratives that capture life’s beautiful adventure. In our second installment, you can follow along with Emma Tree to gain insights into her inspirational storytelling processes. You will also learn how to start your own daily photography practice. A breath of fresh air, readers share how they welcome simple comforts into their lives, and Editor-in-Chief Christen Hammons disconnects for a weekend and reveals her insights. This issue offers even more journaling space for readers to record their own thoughts and responses, as well as unparalleled inspiration for discovering magic in the ordinary.
Art Quilting Studio magazine provides a playful and informative forum where quilt enthusiasts from all walks of life can share techniques, ideas, and inspiration. Our newest issue features the vibrant, texture-filled art quilts of Sue Barton in the Artist Showcase, the edgy mixed-media collage art quilt of Janice Paine Dawes, and Tünde Juhasz’s hand-doodled art quilt that’s covered in hundreds of whimsical lines, shapes, and patterns. You also will not want to miss how Asya Lesly pays tribute to Mother Nature with her 7-foot-long quilt, “One Hot Mama.”
Your Chance to Win One of Our December Issues!
We’re giving away brand-new December issues to THREE lucky winners! Simply follow these steps to enter for your chance to win:
1) Click on your favorite spread above.
2) Pin or “Like” that particular issue.
3) If you pinned to Pinterest, share the link in the comments section below. If you “liked” on Facebook, tag us so we can see.
4) If you don’t have Facebook or Pinterest, please comment below and tell us which issue you find most appealing and why.
*Winners are selected at random and will be contacted via email. *$5 off discount applies to purchases of any of the following 2014 December issues only: Art Quilting Studio, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Sew Somerset, Take Ten, Somerset Studio Gallery, Where Women Cook, and Bella Grace. Discount code can be used only one time per customer, and expires 12/31/14. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 12/31/14 at 11:59pm.
Congratulations to Our Glimpse Inside Winners for the Month of November:
Luz Rubianes, Kelly Paquet, and Judy Hall
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