Glimpse Inside New September Issues (+ a Giveaway!)

Rise to the head of the class with this new set of September issues that will soon be on your required reading list!  From digital alterations to glittery snowfall effects, the techniques featured in this round of magazines garner top marks from our staff. If these preview spreads have you scribbling down ideas in every margin of your spiral notebook, take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING discount that we are offering exclusively to our blog readers.

Use Promo Code: BLOG0912*

Somerset Apprentice is your ultimate resource for detailed instructions for creating mixed-media projects like the pros. Tag along with featured artists Anna Dabrowska, Monica Sabolla Gruppo, Kristen Robinson, Bethany Kartchner, and many others, as they give you a glimpse inside of their crafty minds. Filled with innovative tips and advice from what media is best to use on different surfaces, to use to how to approach challenging artistic obstacles, the pages of this issue will answer all of your burning artistic questions. Once you master the basics, you will be embellishing and enhancing your own projects in no time!

Discover the art of primitive dolls with furry creatures and wooly Santas that will make you smile from ear to ear. Artist Diana Card shares the story behind her lovely farm paintings that are comprised of rolling hills in blue and green hues. Peek inside the fantastical world of Dixie Redmond’s storybook dolls, and hang out with Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy, Miss Muffet, the White Rabbit, and more of your favorite childhood characters. Go on a pumpkin ride with jolly Pete, build a family of Victorian Whimsies, and deck your tree with primitive snowmen ornaments topped off with a pinstripe nightcap.  This issue of Prims is bursting with handcrafted projects that will be lovely additions to your home and warm your heart.

The cover of this spectacular issue of Somerset Studio is a tell-tale sign that the artwork featured inside is going to be just as hauntingly beautiful. Our readers rose to the challenge when asked to submit artwork that pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe. You will find their altered books and canvases embellished with raven stamps and ghostly typewriter text. Complete with bonus free artist papers and clip art for you to tear out and use in your next mixed-media project, this magazine is your one-stop source to help get the paint off your brush and onto the page. View subscription options (with free gifts!) here.

We’re bringing you the hottest heat embossing and die-cutting techniques in the autumn issue of Take Ten. Packed with over 295 stamped ideas for all crafting levels, this publication is a fantastic guide for artists looking to improve their stamping skills and learn new techniques along the way. Use handwritten script to add unique flair to your projects, or layer washi tape and labels to create a set of retro airmail notecards. Try your hand at monoprinting, and stamp quick and easy gift bags to use as favors for your next girls’ night out party. Each magazine comes with a complimentary artist paper to get you started on the right crafting path.

The magic of digital editing comes to life in the autumn issue of Somerset Digital Studio. Turn a photograph into a painting with flowing filters, create moods with different textures, and alter backgrounds with illustrated step-by-step tutorials. Embrace the eccentric aspects of creating art with Stephanie Voss’s article, “Wackiness & Wisdom in Digital Art,” and see how Laura Ciranna incorporates images of realistic elements to create fantastical scenes.  Take your digital designs to the next level and incorporate textures, words, and images to turn your photographs into masterpieces to share with friends and family.

Get ready for the oncoming wave of beautiful assemblages in this issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. Have a knack for wire beading? Create beautiful works of charm bracelets, complete with gems and pearls. Discover the untapped potential of pewter, the original metal clay, in a variety of necklaces. Learn a new technique called broom-casting from Lisa Weber, and check out an expansive set of tribal shield ear wear by Janet Loomis. Don’t miss Staci Florer’s beautiful hinged earrings that will have your admirers “all ears.”

Warm up your home this autumn with freshly baked blueberry muffins, fluffy croissants, and artisan breads, all packed into this serving of Where Women Cook. Craft a four-layer cake with pastel-colored frosting and try your hand at the sweet pumpkin dip. Glimpse inside the bustling kitchens of Tasi Rigsby, a professional ballet dancer-turned-restaurant owner and Charlotte Neuville, the woman behind trend forecasting for major brands in the fashion world, who is now taking on the culinary world. Food styling and presentation is just as important as the food itself, and the full-color photographs of these recipes will leave you tempted to try them all.

It’s here, it’s here! Glittery snowfall on miniature rooftops and handmade ornaments on a tall pine tree mean only one thing: Somerset Holidays & Celebrations is out with a new batch of amazing projects to make for the winter holidays and year-round celebrations. Discover an alternative use for cookie cutters when you turn them into gismos and gadgets that glitter and shine with every twist and turn. Painted canvas trees, spooky art quilts, whimsical spring folk art, and coffee filter garlands await you as well. Indulge in the handmade romance that comes with the season of love with delicate projects made from delicately torn muslin. Join artists Ruth Rae, Jennifer Swift, Danita, and many others as they give you a reason to celebrate the joy of creativity throughout the year.

Want to win one of these issues? Click on any spread, check out the table of contents, and let us know which feature you’re looking forward to reading! One person will be selected at random to receive their choice of magazine. Winner will be chosen and announced September 18th. Update: The winner is Bridgette Jessen! We will be in contact with you in regards to the details of your prize.

*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following September 2012 issues only: Somerset Studio, Take Ten, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Holidays & Celebrations, Somerset Digital Studio, Somerset Apprentice, Where Women Cook, and Prims. Discount code does not apply to items purchased from The Shoppe at Somerset and expires 9/30/12. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 9/18/12 at 11:59pm.
 

 

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120 Responses to “Glimpse Inside New September Issues (+ a Giveaway!)”

  1. It never fails. Just when I’m feeling discouraged and the perpetual cycle of “starving artist” begins…I take a look at anything Stampington publishes and my paintbrushes take wing! Wow! This new issue makes me want to sit at the table (kitchen table studios) and create all day!
    Thank you for ALWAYS inspiring!

    Wth love and paint smears…

    Noel

  2. Oh my gosh, the wine cork stamps are something else! I’d love to learn how to make them because I can envision so many uses for them!

  3. Patty Cross says:

    Oh my! The Holidays mag is a treasure trove of loveliness! Please, please select me.

  4. MMM! Wool felt pendants! The perfect autumn accent!

  5. serena says:

    I would love to read “playing with paper” in sommerset studios!

  6. jodie foster says:

    I love the idea of the winecork stamps! I dont drink wine but know many who do! what a great idea!

  7. linda neff says:

    I love Stampington magazines! My collection is so high but I can never give any of them up. I constantly peruse through them for ideas and often find ideas that didn’t appeal to me seven years ago but fall in love with now!

    Thank you for producing such beautiful magazines!

    linda

  8. Jeannie DiMauro says:

    Can’t wait to see this issue!!! (I wish subscribers could get our magazines before the issue is out on the newstands… or, at least, within 24 hours of the issue being for sale in stores… so frustrating to not be able to grab the new issue to enjoy!)

  9. Marijo Brown says:

    Love all of your publications. I have passed on duplicate copies to friends to get them hooked too.

  10. Wendy Fahnestock says:

    I’ve been getting several Stampington publications for years now and they definitely are my stamping and crafting magazine company of choice. I love to look at all of the ideas from other artists to see what’s going on out there in the crafting world. Your publications are always so inspiring and always of quality work. Keep up the great work!

  11. Vickie Wood says:

    So many inspiring and wonderful things.

  12. Victoria Ashton says:

    How wonderful and delightful it is to see the up and coming magazines you have in store for us! My mind is brewing with ideas :)

  13. Robin Kelley says:

    Your magazines are always the perfect fix for when I hit a block…thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Annie says:

    I LOVE all of them and have to save up in between because I can never pick just one favorite!

  16. There are so many fabulous ideas beautifully presented in these pages!

  17. Tessa says:

    WOW! Awesome ideas!
    The stamps are my favourite :D

  18. Rea says:

    I love all your publications. But Somerset Holidays and Celebrations looks like the one I would choose. I would like to read the article on altering cookie cutters. I have heard of this before, never done it and your article looks fun and interesting. I just love celebrating Christmas, crafting and decorating for it too.

  19. Libbi says:

    Love, love this magazine!! Would love to win the new copy!

  20. Tamra Hart says:

    I just purchased this issue of Digital Studio yesterday (at stampin’ cat studio in Salem) but would love any of the others. They’re all inspiring.

  21. Tanya P. says:

    Oh there is so much fun in each one! Hard choice for me between 2 of them but I think my choice is…

    Somerset Holidays & Celebrations!
    (I changed my mind at last minute – ha!)

  22. Clare says:

    There are some lovely ideas here, as usual. I am keen to try the wine cork stamps and the pendants on felted wool are super!
    Inspiring stuff!

  23. Laurie says:

    Always inspiring. Would love a copy.

  24. Patti says:

    I <3 Halloween, so the Prim Witches caught my attention! Your magazines are a delight to take in and to touch, love the paper.

  25. paula says:

    I love all your magazines. I can spend hours looking at them.

  26. GWEN LENTS says:

    I LOVE STAMPTON FOR MANY REASONS. THEY HAVE EXCEPTIONAL IDEAS AND ALWAYS HAVE SO MANY VARIOUS WAYS TO CREATE. I AM ESPECIALLLY A PAPER CRAFT PERSON & WITH ALL THEY HAVE TO OFFER IN THE WAY OF IDEAS, PRODUCTS AND MAGAZINES, I CAN ALWAYS FIND SO MANY PROJECTS TO BEGIN. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE OLD EPHERMA LOOK AND STAMPTON HAS A HUGE VARIETY OF IDEAS AS WELL AS PRODUCTS IN THIS AREA. I SAVOR EACH & EVERY PAGE OF THEIR MAGAZINES & HAVE EVEN PURCHASE BACK ISSUES OFF OF EBAY SO THAT I HAVE A TON OF THEIR MAGAZINES. THANK YOU SO MUCH STAMPTON FOR ALL YOUR PRODUCTS, IDEAS AND PROJECTS THAT HELP GET MY THOUGHT PROCESS MOVIATED. I THROUGHLY ENJOY YOUR MAGAZINES AND TEND TO ALWAYS GO BACK TO YOURS WHEN PURCHASIN CRAFT MAGAZINES.

  27. Cyranoscrap says:

    Those wine cork stamps are great! Love your magazines!

  28. Jennifer says:

    I look forward to the Where Women Cook issue. Autumn is when I return to the kitchen to create comforting dishes with all those great harvested fruits and veggies.

  29. Jane Carney says:

    Love the Holiday edition, I am fasinated by the glitter houses.

  30. Dahlia says:

    Love all the magazines coming out! But, I’d love to read about all the articles in The Apprentice magazine especially the article, “Prepare to Soar”. Thanks for the chance!

  31. Nha says:

    The image for the article “Prepare to Soar” really caught my attention. I would love to read it and see what else is in Somerset Apprentice. Thanks for a chance to win an issue.

  32. The wine cork stamps are a brilliant idea!

    x
    ps did someone mention Christmas…..?!

  33. Kathi says:

    I have such a hard time picking just one. I can spend days reading them all. The inspiration to create more is endless. Love the Somerset Holidays… because it will soon be Christmas and this year’s has be special. I am looking for ideas so I can make it special for my niece – since we lost my sister recently. As a stamper and paper crafter – I love Somerset Studio and Somerset Apprentice. The wine cork stamps are to die for. And what is stamping without paper – LOVE LOVE the boot ornies. These could be adapted to Christmas! The computer professional in me goes for the Digital Studio and since holidays and family require feasts – the Where Women Cook would be intersting since I had seen that one. Interesting. Selection is awesome! Love them all – such a huge fan of all!

  34. Jane says:

    I’m looking forward to the next Take Ten issue!

  35. Kristina M. Anderson says:

    I just love Stampington & Co. magazines. They are wonderful. I cannot wait until I get them each month. Prims is so gorgeous. Love all the wonderful Halloween items featured in the issue. Looking for to the Holiday & Celebrations issue. Keep up the wonderful work!

  36. trish says:

    So many WOW things… thank you… it is great.

  37. candace says:

    i simply love “all” your issues…pure pleasure and complete inspiration. Thank you

  38. Deborah K says:

    Stampington magazines are my FAVORITE magazines ever! Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for the inspiration with each issue!

  39. Jackie Mohring says:

    I live for the Somerset Holidays and Celebrations issues. I purchase many more of your mags, but this one revs me up for the holidays.

  40. Dawn says:

    This looks like another great issue with many great ideas!! Thanks

  41. Laurie H. says:

    Gosh it was hard to only choose one, but I must say I really was intrigued by the Wool Felted pendant by Cat Kerr. I love her work, and the pendants shown on the blog are beautiful. The Wire Wrapping looks very intriguing also!

  42. Patricia says:

    Prims…………the wicked witch’s shoes pulled me in!! But I love Prims and guess that will be my next subscription order with you. Is there a publication we don’t like? Nopie!

  43. Lynn C says:

    Oh my gosh, there are so many ideas!!! Love the Take Ten and the article Simply Scripted looks sooo interesting.

  44. I’m looking forward to reading Jill McCall’s
    O’ Christmas Tree in Somerset Holidays and Celebrations! Such great publications!

  45. Lisa M says:

    I am intrigued by the photo art tiles in Somerset Apprentice. It would be amazing to know how to make these! I have already purchased Somerset Studio (my all-time favorite) and my newest love, Holidays & Celebrations. I have spent the last week getting inspired for Halloween and Christmas and just love the quality and freshness of each new design.

  46. Loving that Holidays & Celebrations…especially the cookie cutter ornaments!

  47. Krystal Wolf says:

    Would love to check out Where Women Cook (that would be a new one for me..the others never fail to amaze me). Patience Brewster’s salad recipe sounds divine!

  48. Donna says:

    They’re all amazing!! Take Ten, Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire Jewelry… I’d love to have the rubber stamping technique issue. I want them all! Your magazines are always so beautiful and full of inspiration. xox
    Donna

  49. Yvonne says:

    Hi,

    I’m looking forward to reading, ‘Experiments, Adventure and Mysteries. Sounds intriguing.

  50. Kathy Z says:

    I want to know about the Heat Tool Stencils! Yay!!

  51. Carol Weiler says:

    Hard to choose since I usually read Somerset Studio from front to back but I love Mary Beth Shaw and would be very interested in her article.

  52. Definitely Somerset Apprentice – the mending art girls and whatever Anna Dabrowski creates. thanks for the chance to win

  53. Carolyn Bickford says:

    Wish I was a millionaire so I can afford to try all of your ideas. Love the wine cork stamps! Thank you for always being generous!

  54. Rita Timmons says:

    I definitely need Somerset Apprentice – I can’t narrow it down between Soar, Lovenotes and Prepare to mend articles :-)

  55. Marcy Fomin says:

    Husband just bought me $100 of things from the Shoppe including a subscription to Art Journaling. He had previously bought me Somerset Studio subscription. I read them over and over and buy Artful Blogging and some of the others, including Somerset Memories. I’d have to pick Artful Blogging.

  56. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Looks like some great articles – Always inspiring!!

  57. Valerie Bullock says:

    They all look amazing. I am particularly interested in the Love notes article in Apprentice.

  58. Evelyn Kurz says:

    I am addicted toall your magazines. Because I don’t sew, the only ones I don’t buy are Art Dolls and Altered Couture. But even they are beautiful to look at.

  59. Lucie Hale says:

    There are so many interesting articles to read in all of these new editions, but the one that interested me the most was in Somerset Studios: Lovenotes. I can’t wait to get my hands on that issue.

  60. Carol Cook says:

    I love all Stampinton magazines; every one of them. My real favorite is the Christmas and Holiday Issue. Such happy moments have been given to my family as I create many of the beautiful artwork, decorations and ornaments that these magazines have inspired in me.

  61. All these new issues look amazing, just like all Stampington issues. I especially like the Holidays and Celebrations issues (have them all) and the little painted canvas trees in this issue look like fun.

  62. Susan says:

    Oh gosh, I would love to win the Somerset Holidays and Celebrations issue. I think the whole Deck the Halls section looks fabulous, especially the Joy of Glitter and Christmas Cone. Thanks for this chance,
    Susan

  63. Donna Larson says:

    As I’m addicted to paper, Somerset Studio’s playing with paper sounds like something I would be interested in. Love all your magazines. Its like Christmas when I get a new issue of any of them.

  64. MMM, I’m SO looking forward to Somerset Apprentice and all its great ideas, but especially Love Notes!
    I have a vision of myself making special stationery to sell and this is sure to inspire me!
    Sherry

  65. Jackie says:

    I vote for “Playing with Paper” in Sommerset Studios.

  66. Vicki Wright says:

    I’d love to read the Tempete sous en creme article in Sommerset Apprentice. Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Deborah Yun says:

    I love the wine cork stamps, great idea to use for packaging and letters :)

  68. Teddee Grace says:

    The Poe article is something I’d look forward to reading.

  69. Denise says:

    Little Farm Girl in Somerset Apprentice looks lovely! Thank you!!!

  70. Jennifer D. says:

    Take Ten is my very favorite magazine. I went to my local craft store today, but they had not yet received it. There must have been a delay because of the holiday. Can’t wait to check back tomorrow! Holidays & Celebrations and Somerset Studio are definitely on my list as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. Pam Brown says:

    What a great choice of magazines. I especially am interesting in the Holiday & Celebrations 2012. The beeswax ornaments caught my eye……can’t wait to see the article and the magazines.

  72. Patricia Beaty says:

    I’m eager to read all of the new Holiday Celebrations articles (as well as Somerset Studio and Aprentice!)…but if I have to pick just one…making the altered cookie cutters looks like a fun project I would enjoy.

    Thank you for all your beautiful magazines.

  73. Barbara Hernandez says:

    Love the wine cork stamps in Take Ten. So hard to choose from these great publications.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  74. Carla says:

    Love the cookie cutter ornaments!!! Love all the creativity in your magazines.

  75. judy hall says:

    I really want to devour the Sep/Oct 2012 issue of Somerset Studio. I always look through the issues when I spy them at the craft stores, but my wallet cannot supply my desires. This issue looks to have many of my heart’s desires and so much inspiration!

  76. Maureen says:

    All of your publications are beautiful and informative. I would love to read this issue of Take Ten about heat embossing, die cutting and stamping. Those cork stamps look so adorable!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  77. Annie says:

    I gotta say that Belle Amoire is the one I usually buy, but the apples above in Where Women Cook are going to have to be on my list! Love it all!

  78. May Terry says:

    I love, love, love your stuff!

  79. Jennifer Hodges says:

    I am really looking forward to the artfully inked article in Take Ten! Thanks for the chance to win!

  80. Cindy McMath says:

    Wow, what a choice! I am wavering between Poe and Somerset Apprentice, but I would have to pick the latter. Sharon Borsavage’s “Love Notes” looks amazing – she’s got all of my favourite elements – a bird, some scribbly circles, quinacridone gold tones – I can’t wait!

  81. Pat Hart says:

    Wow, wonderful new ideas. Loving the Christmas ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  82. Barb Wells says:

    I love, love, love your publications and eagerly await EVERY ONE of them. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one as well. What did I ever do without your magazines???????

  83. Darlene says:

    In the Somerset Apprentice magazine, I’m especially interested in the heat tool transfer and gel background techniques.

    I love all the Stampington magazines and save every one of them. On days when I need some inspiration, I pull out a stack of your magazines and look through them to get my creative juices flowing.

  84. Dee says:

    Love all of your magazines (who doesn’t)! But, since I love Edgar Allen Poe & Citrasolve, I would have to pick Somerset Studio.

  85. Kathy says:

    Inspiration, inspiration, inspiration……no matter what Somerset publishes…every article is extraordinary!! You all rock!!

  86. EJ Burk says:

    Your magazine always inspires me. So much creativity and talent in one place……

  87. Valerie Brunson says:

    I enjoy reading all of the magazines, they have such great ideas and inspiration. I would subscribe to each of them if I could.

  88. Stacy T. says:

    As ALWAYS it is hard to choose… your magazines are AMAZING!!! But, I must admit, one feature did catch my eye. “Tempete sous un crane” in Somerset Apprentice looks stunning… I can’t wait to read it!

  89. Susie Cross says:

    Looking forward to reading article in Somerset
    Apprentice by Anne Le Toux.

  90. Sally Gore says:

    I enjoy the tips from the pros and the “Artful Building Blocks” sections of Somerset Apprentice, but I’ll flip first to “A Steady Diet of Rock Candy and Alcohol (Inks)” once it hits the newsstands. How could I not?!

  91. LauraAnn says:

    I’d love to read them all! But if I have to choose, I think I’m looking forward the most to reading the “Tempete sous un crane” in Somerset Apprentice. It looks gorgeous!

  92. Angela Kesling says:

    Love all Stampington Publications. I can’t wait to check out the Wool Felted Pendents. Awesome!!

  93. Mosaic Magpie says:

    Holidays & Celebrations is a new magazine to me…I look forward to reading the article Momma Loves To Sew, the photo holders made from spools. I always have enjoyed reading holiday magazines and keeping them to read in future years.
    Deb

  94. I subscribe to most,and LOVE them all. But not yet tried Where Women Create and Cindy Petters creation looks yummy. I am sure I’ll be hooked. Thanks for such wonderful subscriptions..they are like “Little Treasures” for me..no pun intened!!!

  95. Suella Postles says:

    I’d love to read a copy of the Digital studio. The idea of using photographs in jewelry from my family photo albums is so intriguing.

  96. shirley says:

    “Lovesnotes” really caught my eye and every feature in Somerset Apprentice looks intriguing. After a long time away from art, I need to plunge back in, and Somerset Apprentice looks like the perfect place. To new beginnings!

  97. Jeanne Schaap says:

    In Digital Studio I would look forward to reading the article by Anna Aspnes–her digital work is the best I’ve seen!

  98. Cindi says:

    Your “Altered Cookie Cutter Ornaments”
    are fabulous…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  99. Linda S. Cravens says:

    I subscribe to some of your publications. But can’t afford them all. Would love to read all the articles in Sommerset Apprentice, especially Prepare to Soar and Make Do and Mend.
    Thanks! Linda

  100. Angela Gue says:

    OOhh…the Belle Armoire Jewelry has some interesting articles that I would love to read, especially the wire wrapping and felted wool pendants.

  101. Somerset Studio! I want to see art inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. Love the cover image of this issue.

  102. # 100 – that should be lucky! I love Cat Kerr’s creations. I would like to read more about her wool jewelry in Belle Armoire Jewelry. Thanks!

  103. All of the issues leave anyone mouthwatering for more art, but I’m really excited about the Holidays & Celebrations issue. Jen Swift’s springtime artistic odes are some of my faves along with the cool Caged Witches. Love all of them!

  104. I would love to read the wine cork stamps article but it is not shown in the “see what’s inside” so must be from a past issue.

  105. Carol Tardiff says:

    I would love to read the Holidays & Celebrations issue. Those vintage style glittery houses are just begging to be made for my book shelves this Christmas!!

  106. plumz soapz says:

    can the non-cork corks ALSO be used ~ to be carved for mini stamps ? I would love to win a new magazine t’would be a blessing.

  107. I’d like to read about the wool felted pendants. Love your magazines and am looking forward to receiving several of them soon.

  108. Mary Anne says:

    The cookie cutter ornaments in the Holidays issue have me intrigued!

  109. Kim P. says:

    I love your magazines. Eye candy. Where Women Cook for the recipe on parsnips and brussel sprouts. Not my favorites yet they will be in my CSA soon. Awesome.

  110. Tara Medrano says:

    I never seem to win anything……..but I am sure gonna give this one a try!

  111. Judy Holland says:

    I love these magazines and could get lost within their pages. I especially love the Somerset Holidays & Celebrations. But who wouldn’t want Prim’s or Where Women Cook. I look for them when they come out at my local book store and believe it or not I’ve bought the same one twice. Crazy I know, but oh so sweet.

  112. Yiyi Diaz says:

    IEvery time I can, I go to the bookstore to read the magazines there …I cannot afford them…so if I win one…not only will cnjoy it for those 5 hrs I usually spent reading and making notes….
    But because it will be the first issue mine, I will keep it for ever as memorabilia

  113. Kitty says:

    ‘m eager to read Creatively Corked in “Take Ten”

    I love hand-made stamps!

    Kitty

    http://www.kittysplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com/
    @artykittycatty

  114. Hi, After viewing your summery of the magazine up for grabs, I realize it’s a WONDERFUL MELTING POT of crafts and I for one, would absolutely love to own a copy! Thanks so much for the opportunity to receive a free copy of this wonderful publication!
    Bethann
    Pawwpadd@caseyspitterpatterchatter.blogspot.com

  115. ANg says:

    SomeerSet Apprentice- LOVE NOTES looks interesting!

  116. Sandy Ranelle-Ramberg says:

    I am looking forward to seeing all of the Halloween examples in Somerset Holidays & Celebrations, especially the Soot Stamped ATC Cards.

  117. Those wood felted pendants are so very lovely. I just recently started dabbling into the world of jewelry making and LOVE the rustic look and charm of this creation!

  118. pamela u says:

    I would like to read Altered Vintage Cookie Cutter Ornaments in the magazine Somerset Holiday and Celebrations. Sounds interesting.

  119. Vickie says:

    Wow just stumbled across this… I soo wana get into this, stamping and other endless creating there is to be done :-)) II make vintage lanterns with old lace and vintage brooches, and can see I could really make them stunning and fabulous with the possibilities that stamping has to offer… Id love to read the Summer Set Studio, it look divine :-))) x

  120. Sandy says:

    My girlfriend just gave me a subscription to one of the magazines here. I love this site.
    Thank you.

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Rise to the head of the class with this new set of September issues that will soon be on your required reading list!  From digital alterations to glittery snowfall effects, the techniques featured in this round of magazines garner top marks from our staff. If these preview spreads have you scribbling down ideas in every margin of your spiral notebook, take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING discount that we are offering exclusively to our blog readers.

Use Promo Code: BLOG0912*

Somerset Apprentice is your ultimate resource for detailed instructions for creating mixed-media projects like the pros. Tag along with featured artists Anna Dabrowska, Monica Sabolla Gruppo, Kristen Robinson, Bethany Kartchner, and many others, as they give you a glimpse inside of their crafty minds. Filled with innovative tips and advice from what media is best to use on different surfaces, to use to how to approach challenging artistic obstacles, the pages of this issue will answer all of your burning artistic questions. Once you master the basics, you will be embellishing and enhancing your own projects in no time!

Discover the art of primitive dolls with furry creatures and wooly Santas that will make you smile from ear to ear. Artist Diana Card shares the story behind her lovely farm paintings that are comprised of rolling hills in blue and green hues. Peek inside the fantastical world of Dixie Redmond’s storybook dolls, and hang out with Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy, Miss Muffet, the White Rabbit, and more of your favorite childhood characters. Go on a pumpkin ride with jolly Pete, build a family of Victorian Whimsies, and deck your tree with primitive snowmen ornaments topped off with a pinstripe nightcap.  This issue of Prims is bursting with handcrafted projects that will be lovely additions to your home and warm your heart.

The cover of this spectacular issue of Somerset Studio is a tell-tale sign that the artwork featured inside is going to be just as hauntingly beautiful. Our readers rose to the challenge when asked to submit artwork that pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe. You will find their altered books and canvases embellished with raven stamps and ghostly typewriter text. Complete with bonus free artist papers and clip art for you to tear out and use in your next mixed-media project, this magazine is your one-stop source to help get the paint off your brush and onto the page. View subscription options (with free gifts!) here.

We’re bringing you the hottest heat embossing and die-cutting techniques in the autumn issue of Take Ten. Packed with over 295 stamped ideas for all crafting levels, this publication is a fantastic guide for artists looking to improve their stamping skills and learn new techniques along the way. Use handwritten script to add unique flair to your projects, or layer washi tape and labels to create a set of retro airmail notecards. Try your hand at monoprinting, and stamp quick and easy gift bags to use as favors for your next girls’ night out party. Each magazine comes with a complimentary artist paper to get you started on the right crafting path.

The magic of digital editing comes to life in the autumn issue of Somerset Digital Studio. Turn a photograph into a painting with flowing filters, create moods with different textures, and alter backgrounds with illustrated step-by-step tutorials. Embrace the eccentric aspects of creating art with Stephanie Voss’s article, “Wackiness & Wisdom in Digital Art,” and see how Laura Ciranna incorporates images of realistic elements to create fantastical scenes.  Take your digital designs to the next level and incorporate textures, words, and images to turn your photographs into masterpieces to share with friends and family.

Get ready for the oncoming wave of beautiful assemblages in this issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. Have a knack for wire beading? Create beautiful works of charm bracelets, complete with gems and pearls. Discover the untapped potential of pewter, the original metal clay, in a variety of necklaces. Learn a new technique called broom-casting from Lisa Weber, and check out an expansive set of tribal shield ear wear by Janet Loomis. Don’t miss Staci Florer’s beautiful hinged earrings that will have your admirers “all ears.”

Warm up your home this autumn with freshly baked blueberry muffins, fluffy croissants, and artisan breads, all packed into this serving of Where Women Cook. Craft a four-layer cake with pastel-colored frosting and try your hand at the sweet pumpkin dip. Glimpse inside the bustling kitchens of Tasi Rigsby, a professional ballet dancer-turned-restaurant owner and Charlotte Neuville, the woman behind trend forecasting for major brands in the fashion world, who is now taking on the culinary world. Food styling and presentation is just as important as the food itself, and the full-color photographs of these recipes will leave you tempted to try them all.

It’s here, it’s here! Glittery snowfall on miniature rooftops and handmade ornaments on a tall pine tree mean only one thing: Somerset Holidays & Celebrations is out with a new batch of amazing projects to make for the winter holidays and year-round celebrations. Discover an alternative use for cookie cutters when you turn them into gismos and gadgets that glitter and shine with every twist and turn. Painted canvas trees, spooky art quilts, whimsical spring folk art, and coffee filter garlands await you as well. Indulge in the handmade romance that comes with the season of love with delicate projects made from delicately torn muslin. Join artists Ruth Rae, Jennifer Swift, Danita, and many others as they give you a reason to celebrate the joy of creativity throughout the year.

Want to win one of these issues? Click on any spread, check out the table of contents, and let us know which feature you’re looking forward to reading! One person will be selected at random to receive their choice of magazine. Winner will be chosen and announced September 18th. Update: The winner is Bridgette Jessen! We will be in contact with you in regards to the details of your prize.

*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following September 2012 issues only: Somerset Studio, Take Ten, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Holidays & Celebrations, Somerset Digital Studio, Somerset Apprentice, Where Women Cook, and Prims. Discount code does not apply to items purchased from The Shoppe at Somerset and expires 9/30/12. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 9/18/12 at 11:59pm.
 

 

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