Archive for the 'DIY' Category

9 Dina Wakley-Inspired Projects to Spark Your Creativity

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Dina Wakley’s signature style is full of bright, pops of colors and grungy goodness. With these projects from The Studio, you can capture Dina Wakley’s look, and find inspiration for creating your own grungy canvases, tags, and cards. Each of these tutorials use Dina’s Stampington-exclusive art stamp line, featuring beautiful script, stunning silhouettes, and edgy […]

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Dina Wakley’s signature style is full of bright, pops of colors and grungy goodness. With these projects from The Studio, you can capture Dina Wakley’s look, and find inspiration for creating your own grungy canvases, tags, and cards. Each of these tutorials use Dina’s Stampington-exclusive art stamp line, featuring beautiful script, stunning silhouettes, and edgy […]

Happy 4th of July! 6 Americana-inspired Projects

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

This 4th of July, bring a touch of  red, white, and blue to your celebration. Inspire your patriotic side by making handmade decorations for your backyard BBQ or 4th of July festivities. Get an added dose of good, old-fashioned Americana with these free projects from The Studio.   4th of July Projects These collaged Mason jars […]

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This 4th of July, bring a touch of  red, white, and blue to your celebration. Inspire your patriotic side by making handmade decorations for your backyard BBQ or 4th of July festivities. Get an added dose of good, old-fashioned Americana with these free projects from The Studio.   4th of July Projects These collaged Mason jars […]

Stitched Girls with Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer

Friday, June 12th, 2015

  Today’s project is by Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. Of all the crafts I have tackled in my lifetime, I always claim that sewing is the #1 thing I do and could probably do with my eyes closed … I kid you not! […]

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  Today’s project is by Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. Of all the crafts I have tackled in my lifetime, I always claim that sewing is the #1 thing I do and could probably do with my eyes closed … I kid you not! […]

4 Projects to Get into the Summer Spirit

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Summer is the time to hit the beach, throw a summer BBQ, and enjoy life. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. Without the pressures of getting the kids to school or trying to be home every night by 8 p.m. to watch your favorite TV show, there’s loads of […]

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Summer is the time to hit the beach, throw a summer BBQ, and enjoy life. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. Without the pressures of getting the kids to school or trying to be home every night by 8 p.m. to watch your favorite TV show, there’s loads of […]

2 Projects by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson — Same Rue Romantique Bezel!

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Today’s projects are by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson. She demonstrates two very distinct uses for the same Rue Romantique  bezel. These bezels can be used as an embellishment on home decor projects, mixed-media artwork, or art journaling pages. They can also be used in jewelry projects to frame or embellish your pieces. Rue Romantique is […]

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Today’s projects are by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson. She demonstrates two very distinct uses for the same Rue Romantique  bezel. These bezels can be used as an embellishment on home decor projects, mixed-media artwork, or art journaling pages. They can also be used in jewelry projects to frame or embellish your pieces. Rue Romantique is […]

Seeing Flowers by Guest Artist Renee Stien: a Mixed-Media Canvas

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Today, we’d like to give a warm Somerset Place welcome to mixed-media artist Renee Stien, who has graciously stopped by to share this step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own bouquet of flowers on canvas. We especially like how customizable this project is and love Renee’s suggestion for artists to improvise! Henri Matisse said, […]

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Today, we’d like to give a warm Somerset Place welcome to mixed-media artist Renee Stien, who has graciously stopped by to share this step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own bouquet of flowers on canvas. We especially like how customizable this project is and love Renee’s suggestion for artists to improvise! Henri Matisse said, […]

Start a Summer Book Club with Artistic Flair

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Thinking about starting a summer book club? Here are some ideas to bring artistic finesse to your book club and even a few suggestions for books to read. Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, crafting, and relaxing. This summer, I’m hoping to finally make it to the end of “Les […]

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Thinking about starting a summer book club? Here are some ideas to bring artistic finesse to your book club and even a few suggestions for books to read. Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, crafting, and relaxing. This summer, I’m hoping to finally make it to the end of “Les […]

6 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Your Mother Feel Special on Mother’s Day

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Let’s face it — we owe our mothers everything. They gave us life, they gave us support and love, they gave us punishments (that we deserved).  How my mother survived raising me, I’ll never know.  I was the kind of kid that never had skin on her knees and had the bad habit of telling […]

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Let’s face it — we owe our mothers everything. They gave us life, they gave us support and love, they gave us punishments (that we deserved).  How my mother survived raising me, I’ll never know.  I was the kind of kid that never had skin on her knees and had the bad habit of telling […]

Protect Your Lips for Summer: DIY Lip Balm Recipes

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Do-It-Yourself describes me perfectly. If there’s a way to make it myself — I will. I’ve tried my hand at everything from shower scrubs to laundry detergent, crocheted my own dish scrubbies and even mixed my own dry shampoo. It may be faster to just go to the store, but I’m always in favor of […]

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Do-It-Yourself describes me perfectly. If there’s a way to make it myself — I will. I’ve tried my hand at everything from shower scrubs to laundry detergent, crocheted my own dish scrubbies and even mixed my own dry shampoo. It may be faster to just go to the store, but I’m always in favor of […]

Re-purpose, Reuse, Recycle — Green Projects to Celebrate Earth Day and Comment for a Chance to Win!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Earth Day is fast approaching. On April 22nd, the world celebrates the Earth and rallies for a cleaner, better tomorrow. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing some earth-friendly projects that focus on reusing, re-purposing, and recycling. In addition to being good for the Earth, they’re also affordable. You’re using materials that you already have. […]

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Earth Day is fast approaching. On April 22nd, the world celebrates the Earth and rallies for a cleaner, better tomorrow. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing some earth-friendly projects that focus on reusing, re-purposing, and recycling. In addition to being good for the Earth, they’re also affordable. You’re using materials that you already have. […]