Archive for August, 2012

10 Shoppe Favorites Under $10 + a Giveaway!

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

My favorite part of fall was always the annual back-to-school shopping spree. Brightly colored binders and coordinating spiral notebooks were just waiting to be snatched up and decorated with tabbed dividers, a fresh ream of lined paper, and photos of my best friends. While you may not be returning to classrooms lined with desks, you […]

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My favorite part of fall was always the annual back-to-school shopping spree. Brightly colored binders and coordinating spiral notebooks were just waiting to be snatched up and decorated with tabbed dividers, a fresh ream of lined paper, and photos of my best friends. While you may not be returning to classrooms lined with desks, you […]

Altered Recipe Card Challenge + Where Women Cook Giveaway!

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Crumble Crisp is my go-to recipe whenever I hear the magic word: “Potluck!” My mom gave this recipe to me and my sister, and it has become extremely well-traveled. That little quarter page has been scanned and copied a hundred times over, lost in piles of discarded apple peels, hidden in cookbooks while […]

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Apple Cinnamon Crumble Crisp is my go-to recipe whenever I hear the magic word: “Potluck!” My mom gave this recipe to me and my sister, and it has become extremely well-traveled. That little quarter page has been scanned and copied a hundred times over, lost in piles of discarded apple peels, hidden in cookbooks while […]

Art Journaling Video with Guest Artist Donna Downey

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

We are excited to showcase the work of mixed-media artist and journaler Donna Downey. Today she gives us a glimpse into her creative life and shares a beautiful art journaling video tutorial. Welcome, Donna! How have you combined your background in teaching with your passion for art? I think that when you are passionate about […]

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We are excited to showcase the work of mixed-media artist and journaler Donna Downey. Today she gives us a glimpse into her creative life and shares a beautiful art journaling video tutorial. Welcome, Donna! How have you combined your background in teaching with your passion for art? I think that when you are passionate about […]

DIY Parchment Petal Pots

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The process of creating something personal with a color palette that matches our décor always leaves a satisfied feeling. This way, the artwork is displayed and enjoyed, rather than tucked away in the back of a closet (we’ve all been there). Flower embellishments are useful and versatile, so instead of using them on a paper […]

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The process of creating something personal with a color palette that matches our décor always leaves a satisfied feeling. This way, the artwork is displayed and enjoyed, rather than tucked away in the back of a closet (we’ve all been there). Flower embellishments are useful and versatile, so instead of using them on a paper […]

Hot Trend: Layering Tips from Somerset Apprentice Artists

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Just like you can layer a tank top underneath a flowing blouse to give your outfit a pop of color, you can layer different materials on top of one another to achieve a blend of hues and textures. From Kraft tissue paper to ink sprays, stencils to gel sticks, there is a variety of tools […]

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Just like you can layer a tank top underneath a flowing blouse to give your outfit a pop of color, you can layer different materials on top of one another to achieve a blend of hues and textures. From Kraft tissue paper to ink sprays, stencils to gel sticks, there is a variety of tools […]

A Stampington-Style Contest

Monday, August 13th, 2012

We’re inviting you to be a stylist for a day and give us your best shot (pun totally intended) at snapping a styled photo of your favorite August Stampington magazine. We highlight our current titles in our Post Script e-letter that is sent to more than 38,000 readers and fans. Are you signed up? If […]

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We’re inviting you to be a stylist for a day and give us your best shot (pun totally intended) at snapping a styled photo of your favorite August Stampington magazine. We highlight our current titles in our Post Script e-letter that is sent to more than 38,000 readers and fans. Are you signed up? If […]

Style Your Photographs with a Vintage Spool Tutorial

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Place your cherished photographs in the spotlight with this simple décor project that features an unlikely use for wooden spools. With a quick wash of paint and romantic decorative tape, you’ll be able to showcase a favorite family photo for your grandmother’s birthday; she’ll beam at the clever use of this classic sewing accessory. Kick […]

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Place your cherished photographs in the spotlight with this simple décor project that features an unlikely use for wooden spools. With a quick wash of paint and romantic decorative tape, you’ll be able to showcase a favorite family photo for your grandmother’s birthday; she’ll beam at the clever use of this classic sewing accessory. Kick […]

New August Issues Have Arrived + Win Your Favorite!

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Bring your most creative ideas to life with this remarkable selection of brand-new August issues from Stampington & Company. These titles showcase the best in contemporary mixed-media art, from wearable menswear-inspired altered art to a curation of blog-worthy stories told through emotional words and images. You’ll get whisked away to studio spaces of intelligent, creative […]

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Bring your most creative ideas to life with this remarkable selection of brand-new August issues from Stampington & Company. These titles showcase the best in contemporary mixed-media art, from wearable menswear-inspired altered art to a curation of blog-worthy stories told through emotional words and images. You’ll get whisked away to studio spaces of intelligent, creative […]

Stampington Goes to Renegade Craft Fair 2012!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The Renegade Craft Fair was in town last weekend, and I had been crossing the days off my calendar in anticipation. Located at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, this was the 4th annual Renegade in LA. The Renegade Craft Fairs showcase the best in handmade goods from artisans who specialize in indie crafts, and […]

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The Renegade Craft Fair was in town last weekend, and I had been crossing the days off my calendar in anticipation. Located at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, this was the 4th annual Renegade in LA. The Renegade Craft Fairs showcase the best in handmade goods from artisans who specialize in indie crafts, and […]