Archive for April, 2012

The Artist Behind the Interviews: Ricë Freeman-Zachery

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Today we welcome mixed-media artist and Stampington columnist Ricë Freeman-Zachery to Somerset Place. She shares her creative process, what inspires her writing, and why buying handmade is so important. Readers might recognize you from your columns published in Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire, and Art Journaling, just to name a few publications. What is the most […]

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Today we welcome mixed-media artist and Stampington columnist Ricë Freeman-Zachery to Somerset Place. She shares her creative process, what inspires her writing, and why buying handmade is so important. Readers might recognize you from your columns published in Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire, and Art Journaling, just to name a few publications. What is the most […]

Bloom Where You’re Planted DIY

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Our mini library drawer has been given multiple facelifts and previously altered into a photo organizer and rewards drawer. Today we’re sharing how this drawer can go au naturel and give your green thumb a chance to shine. This hands-on gardening project is perfect for mother-daughter bonding time or as a quick and easy gift […]

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Our mini library drawer has been given multiple facelifts and previously altered into a photo organizer and rewards drawer. Today we’re sharing how this drawer can go au naturel and give your green thumb a chance to shine. This hands-on gardening project is perfect for mother-daughter bonding time or as a quick and easy gift […]

Free Ephemera Download: Fabulous Frocks!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

  TMTBFQ4HDRSB There’s nothing quite like taking a night stroll on a cobblestone road, having nothing but the twinkling stars light up your path. But when you’re all dressed up, wherever shall you go? Perhaps an evening showing of the newest opera, or a late night tea with your closest friends? Enjoy a night out […]

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  TMTBFQ4HDRSB There’s nothing quite like taking a night stroll on a cobblestone road, having nothing but the twinkling stars light up your path. But when you’re all dressed up, wherever shall you go? Perhaps an evening showing of the newest opera, or a late night tea with your closest friends? Enjoy a night out […]

Shiva Paintstiks Portrait Tutorial by Guest Artist Pam Carriker

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

We are thrilled to have Pam Carriker here today to walk us through the process of creating an oil painting from start to finish. It’s fun to create an “oil painting” using simple tools and Shiva Paintstiks for a non-messy alternative to traditional oil paints. If portraits aren’t your thing, try doing a simple still […]

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We are thrilled to have Pam Carriker here today to walk us through the process of creating an oil painting from start to finish. It’s fun to create an “oil painting” using simple tools and Shiva Paintstiks for a non-messy alternative to traditional oil paints. If portraits aren’t your thing, try doing a simple still […]

Editor Spotlight: Cynthia Levens

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Meet the creative forces behind your favorite Stampington publications with our Editor Spotlight feature! Cynthia Levens Managing Editor, Belle Armoire, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Art Quilting Studio; Executive Consulting Editor, Where Women Create  What is the most gratifying thing about your job? I love sending out the initial congratulatory emails. Our artists spend so much time […]

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Meet the creative forces behind your favorite Stampington publications with our Editor Spotlight feature! Cynthia Levens Managing Editor, Belle Armoire, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Art Quilting Studio; Executive Consulting Editor, Where Women Create  What is the most gratifying thing about your job? I love sending out the initial congratulatory emails. Our artists spend so much time […]

Homemade Lip Balm DIY!

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Our Shoppe Manager created an all-in-one lip balm kit to share with the beauty queen who first showed you how to properly wear blush and apply mascara – your mother! The following recipe calls for natural, unbleached beeswax and vegetable oil. Alternate oils can be used to create lip balm; feel free to find a […]

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Our Shoppe Manager created an all-in-one lip balm kit to share with the beauty queen who first showed you how to properly wear blush and apply mascara – your mother! The following recipe calls for natural, unbleached beeswax and vegetable oil. Alternate oils can be used to create lip balm; feel free to find a […]

Where My Heart Lives by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson

Monday, April 9th, 2012

We are excited to welcome Kristen Robinson to Somerset Place as she shares a charming way to alter a trio of wooden houses. Witnessing the first sign of spring is an absolute thrill when one lives in an area where the four seasons are regular visitors. Earth’s yearly rebirth is amazing, inspiring, and filled with […]

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We are excited to welcome Kristen Robinson to Somerset Place as she shares a charming way to alter a trio of wooden houses. Witnessing the first sign of spring is an absolute thrill when one lives in an area where the four seasons are regular visitors. Earth’s yearly rebirth is amazing, inspiring, and filled with […]

A Glimpse Inside: April Magazines Are Here!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Our gorgeous crop of April issues will have you rifling through your fabric collection, heading to the nearest flea market, and taking the plunge into the colorful world of art journaling! We are excited to bring you the inside scoop on these ever-inspiring issues and offer an exclusive FREE SHIPPING promotion just for our blog […]

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Our gorgeous crop of April issues will have you rifling through your fabric collection, heading to the nearest flea market, and taking the plunge into the colorful world of art journaling! We are excited to bring you the inside scoop on these ever-inspiring issues and offer an exclusive FREE SHIPPING promotion just for our blog […]

New Pinterest Upcycled Challenge & Chartreuse Winner Announcement!

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Walking through the hallways of the Stampington offices, you’ll find a multitude of projects that were created from recycled objects for little to no cost. A distressed picture frame displaying bitty bags and ephemera accents the craft studio’s wall, upcycled egg cartons-turned-spring favors perch on a shelf, and a softie doll dress collection crafted from […]

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Walking through the hallways of the Stampington offices, you’ll find a multitude of projects that were created from recycled objects for little to no cost. A distressed picture frame displaying bitty bags and ephemera accents the craft studio’s wall, upcycled egg cartons-turned-spring favors perch on a shelf, and a softie doll dress collection crafted from […]