Art Journal Inspiration from Guest Artist Ivy Newport

August 28th, 2015

Guest Artist Ivy Newport



A special thank you from Somerset Place to Guest Artist Ivy Newport for providing this amazing art journal spread for today’s blog post. 

Hello there! I’m Ivy Newport and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing with you today a recent art journaling spread that I did.

For me, art journaling is a visual way for me to express myself, experiment and play! Without the pressure or expectation of a finished piece of work this means of creative expression is both relaxing and cathartic.

So let me show you how I did it… Read the rest of this entry »


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A special thank you from Somerset Place to Guest Artist Ivy Newport for providing this amazing art journal spread for today’s blog post.  Hello there! I’m Ivy Newport and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be sharing with you today a recent art journaling spread that I did. For me, art journaling is a visual […]

4 Inspiring Ways to Use Decorative Wrap Paper

August 25th, 2015

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These decorative wrap paper can be used in so many creative ways. Whether you’re wrapping a gift or covering your books, these sheets provide plenty of sparkle and interest to every project.

This week only, save 10% off our selection of decorative wrap paper sheets. Use coupon code DECOPAPER at checkout.

Minimum purchase of 4 required. Offer ends September 1, 2015.

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These decorative wrap paper can be used in so many creative ways. Whether you’re wrapping a gift or covering your books, these sheets provide plenty of sparkle and interest to every project. This week only, save 10% off our selection of decorative wrap paper sheets. Use coupon code DECOPAPER at checkout. Minimum purchase of 4 […]

Rustic Chatelaine Necklace and a Nunn Design Giveaway

August 21st, 2015

Rustic Chatelaine Necklace



Project by Sarah Donawerth

This project was inspired by the Victorian chatelaine. It was a set of chains hung from a belt that women would use to carry their keys, thimbles, scissors, pencils, fans, or other useful accessories. Even Mrs. Hughes from Downton Abbey had a chatelaine to hang her housekeeping keys from. These jewelry items could be very practical or very ornate.  Many Victorian examples of the chatelaine had finely etched silver accessories attached. This rustic necklace brings back the trend with keys, inspirational tags, and even a message in a bottle hanging from it. Read the rest of this entry »


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Project by Sarah Donawerth This project was inspired by the Victorian chatelaine. It was a set of chains hung from a belt that women would use to carry their keys, thimbles, scissors, pencils, fans, or other useful accessories. Even Mrs. Hughes from Downton Abbey had a chatelaine to hang her housekeeping keys from. These jewelry […]

Get Published: September Calls and Challenges

August 18th, 2015

September Calls and Challenges



Our Stampington publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the September calls and challenges that our magazines are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have upcoming deadlines on September 15th, so this is your change to see your name in print and get published! Read the rest of this entry »


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Our Stampington publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the September calls and challenges that our magazines are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have […]

Travel to Paris with 7 Projects that Celebrate Your Joie de Vivre

August 14th, 2015

Paris Projects collage



Whether you’ve toured, or simply long to visit, the Eiffel Tower or L’Arc de Triomphe, these Parisian-inspired projects will have you feeling très artistique in no time. Celebrate your joie de vivre, and give your creative spirit a boost with these FREE tutorials from The Studio! Read the rest of this entry »


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Whether you’ve toured, or simply long to visit, the Eiffel Tower or L’Arc de Triomphe, these Parisian-inspired projects will have you feeling très artistique in no time. Celebrate your joie de vivre, and give your creative spirit a boost with these FREE tutorials from The Studio!