Glimpse Inside New November Issues + A Giveaway!

The winter wind might have snuffed out the last porch pumpkin, but have no fear – there are more reasons to be festive this month inside this new batch of November issues. This selection will allow you to explore a new craft (aren’t those dolls adorable?) or sharpen your existing skills (sew a whole new outfit!). After previewing this month’s selection, take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING discount that we are offering exclusively to our blog readers.

Use Promo Code: BLOG1112*

Step inside the world of renowned painters, crafters, and illustrators in this mesmerizing issue of Where Women Create. Hanging lanterns and strings of light bulbs radiate the colorful space of “possibilitarian” artist Kelly Rae Roberts, who gives us tips on being fearless when it comes to experimenting with art. Polly Leonard, U.K. artist and founder of Selvedge magazine, shares her artful journey and the importance of persevering and working as a team. Explore the unique spaces of Sibella Court of The Society Inc, Anahata Katkin of PAPAYA! Inc., and many other creative ladies in this exquisite issue.

Yee-haw! Pull up your cowboy boots because this issue of Altered Couture will spur you towards creative activity. Royal Peasantry’s leather pouch boots are a vintage DIY that stems from the concept of self-defense. Stand your ground with another shoe-inspired project from Melony Miller Bradley that incorporates stamps and paints. Is the dreary weather keeping you inside? Make sure you’re lounging around in style with a satin creation that is definitely runway-worthy. Whether it’s frills and sequins or zippers and studs that catch your attention, you’ll be making heads turn with the wearable garments featured in this fantastic new issue.

Celebrate inspiring stories and captivating photographs with the winter edition of Artful Blogging. Illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova shares her tips for using social media to enhance your blog presence, and Meredith Crawford tells us how reading a book prompted her to start a knitting business and open her first Etsy shop. Susan Najarian encourages artists who are hesitant to make the blogging leap to just jump in and enjoy experimenting with all artistic aspects of the cathartic blogging process. With gorgeous full-color images and invaluable advice from bloggers including Wit & Whistle’s Amanda Wright and Victoria Hudgins from A Subtle Revelry, this issue is a must-have for every blogger’s collection.

Cards, paper crafts, scrapbooking, journaling, jewelry, and wearable art, all in just one issue? Yes, this is true! In this edition of HandCrafted, we are bringing you the best of Stampington’s favorite crafting ideas. Enjoy a spotlight on stamp artist Wendy Vecchi’s stamping artwork and Renee Zarate’s cards with character. Delicious finds come in the form of simply scrumptious scarves, adorable seat covers covered in pockets and bows, vintage Barbie t-shirts, and ethereal bangles. For the crafter who would like to make a hobby out of a bit of skill and a lot of imagination, this is one publication you won’t want to miss.

‘Tis the season for delightful holiday dolls! Enjoy a parade of characters in this issue of Art Doll Quarterly with masquerade figures from Doreen Kassel and magical Santas that will fill your house with holiday cheer. Check out Pippi Longstocking, Anne of Green Gables, Elizabeth Bennet and more life-like dolls that we received for our Book Doll Character Challenge. Artist Adele Sciortino shares the benefits of joining a professional doll organization, and Jack Johnston is back with a tutorial for making pint-sized shoes and boots. With these talented creators leading the way, you’ll be in great hands as you continue your doll-making journey.

This issue of Somerset Studio is nothing short of an absolute stunner. See how our Somerset artists create unique projects with Dina Wakely’s iconic Script Star stamp, and get valuable business advice from Quinn McDonald. Glimpse into the artful world of Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka and find out how she artfully shares the stories she creates in her mind. Find out the scoop on Seth Apter’s 5×5 Pulse Project — and you can check out his new book too! Every issue of Somerset Studio includes free artists’ papers and clip art pages for your crafting pleasure, so don’t waste time, get crafting today.

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.

*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following November 2012 issues only: Somerset Studio, Artful Blogging, Altered Couture, Art Doll Quarterly, Where Women Create, and Handcrafted. Discount code does not apply to items purchased from The Shoppe at Somerset and expires 11/30/12. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 11/15/12 at 11:59pm. Update: Our winner is Sandie Luck! We will be in contact with you in regards to your prize. Congratulations!

 

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73 Responses to “Glimpse Inside New November Issues + A Giveaway!”

  1. Kelly Rae’s studio looks amazing! I’d love to read all about it & see the eye candy :)

  2. I can’t wait to read Seth Apters 5X5 article, (all TEN pages!) because my artwork has been featured & I am dying to see what everyone else created! Seth is enormously generous & kind & a fabulous artist. He deserves every success!

    P.S. I have been on the hunt for a copy of this issue in Canada. So far no luck tracking one down! I’ll keep looking!

  3. Angela says:

    Kelly Rae Roberts’s boots immediately caught my eye in the table of contents for Where Women Create. But, every single feature is eye candy for my creative soul.

  4. Bev says:

    Would love to see more of “Hand Crafted”…looks to be a good issue!!!

  5. paola says:

    You November issued is filled with so much eye candy! I cannot wait to find out more about the advent calendar, the pulse project looks intriguing and I would love a closer look of Kelly Rae’s studio! Inspirational!

  6. Kathy Gervasio says:

    Torn between where women create and artful blogging. Both look fantastic

  7. Steph says:

    In my attempt to de-clutter , I have had to place restrictions on magazine buying.:)

    I was in the bookstore the other day and found

    * Handcrafted *

    It meets my criteria for having at least 50% content that I like.Seriously gorgeous issue.
    Going back on Friday to get mine!

  8. Cheryl says:

    I am intrigued by the article ‘Inspiration for a Song’ in Artful Blogging’. I’m always looking for inspiration in whatever form :) The colours and simplicity of the photographs are beautiful.

  9. Jackie says:

    HandCrafted’s article on sending Well Wishes looks too good to not read.

  10. Joni says:

    I can hardly wait to read the Advent Calendar article by Carmen McCullough in Sommerset Studio! It looks enchanting and I’d love to have or make one of my own.

  11. Becky Green says:

    IF I won a copy of one of these magazines, I FOR SURE, would read THE WHOLE THING!!!!!! I like the Hand Crafted Magazine- It seems to cover MUCH! I would ESPECIALLY like to read: Tea Bag Favors (I am a BIG TEA FAN!), Quilted Love Notes (I am a ROMANTIC!), Page Turning Cards (I make cards!), Cards with Character (I make cards AND LOTS of them!), AND the several articles on INSPIRATION! (We ALL need inspiration from time to time! ) Remember though, I’D READ THE WHOLE THING FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks for offering up one of these FABULOUS MAGAZINES!!!!!!!!!! (I STILL LOVE to have the actual magazine in my hands!) :)

  12. Faith Gaspar says:

    I’m looking forward to reading about DJ Pettit in SS….

  13. Lisa M says:

    That 5×5 Pulse Project in Somerset Studio looks amazing! I can’t wait to see the new issue!

  14. I am so excited about the new issue of Altered Couture! I have a couple of jackets that I’ve considered giving away but I keep thinking they have possibilities, and the preview of “Les Remous” has inspired me tremendously, so I think I’ll keep them, and I’d love to have the magazine to provide even more inspiration!

  15. Beverly W says:

    I love all your magazines, and Artful Blogging is by far one of my favorites. I would definitely read “Learning To Follow and Trust My Creative Voice” by Beth Conkin, because that is something I’ve been working on in my own life.

  16. PUFF says:

    I am very interested in the pencil article. I am very particular about the pencils I use not only colored but carbon. So I can’t wait for this.

  17. Kristin says:

    This mag is on stands now, just saw it and bought it. I would still love to win it:)

  18. Judy Harris says:

    Hand Crafted has some great articles! The paper stockings really look fun. Finding a design also catches my eye. Love all of your mags. Great reading and ideas!

  19. Zenetta says:

    Looking forward to the Kristen Robinson’s features in Handcrafted. I took a class from her at CREATE and not only is she very talented, she is such a nice peron. Glad you included her…thanks.

  20. Carole says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the studios of Anahata Katkin, as well as Kelly Rae Roberts. Love their art!

  21. Kelly Aubert says:

    I’m always looking for advent calendar ideas!

  22. Theresa Goldman says:

    Love Somerset Studio. All the articles are fantastic but the Advent Calendar section would tickle me pink…Hope I can wait to see if I an randomly chosen, I just might have to go and buy it….Thanks guys.

  23. Mosaic Magpie says:

    Winter White in the Altered Couture magazine will be the first thing I read! I love the looks of that sweater.
    Deb

  24. Jenny says:

    Such deliciousness here… but Artful Blogging has won my heart… I would love to read and learn more from Dinara Mirtalipova’s blogging wisdom… I adore your magazines…

    Jenny ♥

  25. So many lovely things. I always enjoy reading the magazines. My husband ordered a subscription to artful blogging for me for my birthday ( it’s today) I have to wait until next year to receive it in my mailbox but I am excited. Hugs

  26. Anni says:

    I love Handcrafted. I always enjoy looking through these pages and getting new ideas.

    xo Anni

  27. Nancy D. says:

    I’d like to glimpse into the artful world of Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka in Somerset Studio..! All the articles look great!

  28. Heather says:

    I would love to make the treat bags from Handcrafted!

  29. Marilyn Curttright says:

    There is an article in Artful Blogging – Adventures in Scrapbooking & Blogging – that just calls to me. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  30. All of the November issues look delectable, but I’m really looking forward to this issue of Where Women Create. Kelly Rae Roberts’s studio tour looks so beautiful and inspiring and I’m very interested in seeing Sandra Evertson’s studio, too. The Magnolia Pearl fashion show also looks quite enchanting, as I love the shabby chic coolness of it all. Thank you for giving us the chance to win one of these gorgeous issues. :)

  31. jeannie says:

    Somerset Life …. VINTAGE BUTTON CARDS…. have just been thinking of making some…. COINCIDENCE???? Love all the publications but this is the one that is calling my name!

  32. Tisa at Seattle Retro says:

    Kelly Rae Roberts & Magnolia Pearl in ONE issue?!GGMM!! (Good Golly Miss Molly!!)This one is a no-brainer :)Just love it–I was recently looking at Kelly Rae’s blog & her *ah-dor-ah-belle* new photos…can’t wait to see her studio in the WWC issue. Thanks for the teaser!

  33. Jeanne says:

    No contest! Artist Portfolio in Somerset Studio. DJ Pettit–she’s my absolute favorite.

  34. shirley says:

    Hard to choose! I’d want Handcrafted, if I am the winner of your giveaway! “Sending Well Wishes” is the perfect inspiration for me — for a friend just starting chemo. Thanks.

  35. Cindy says:

    I’ve already gotten my issues of Where Women Create and Artful Blogging, but I’d love to try Handcrafted. Thanks for the giveaway

  36. Mary Anne says:

    I love any and all of the Somerset magazines and whatever ones I get my hands on I read cover to cover (including the ads!), but I have to say that the Mixed Media Soft Dolls in the HandCrafted issue look most intriguing.

  37. Christine says:

    Love to read Somerset Studio…but they all look wonderful….beautiful magazines!

  38. Jan says:

    I have already purchased Somerset Studio and Handcrafted. I always by your magazines from a local magazine stand because he introduced me to your mags and because I want to help independent businesses as much as I can.

    I am really looking forward to reading Altered Couture. I love the black dress on the cover and am also very interested in the article “Les Remous”. Love those ruffle pockets with a pearl! Actually, I am interested in reading every last article.! It’s one of my favorite magazines.

    Eventually, I will own all of your latest magazines, so if I can win one, I will be so excited!

  39. Melanie Butler says:

    I cannot wait to read the article about Anahata Katkin in the new “Where Women Create.” I absolutely love her products and I’m sure we will find where she gets her creativity inspiring.

  40. OH so many to chose from – I am looking forward seeing to seth apters 5×5 project

  41. patricia says:

    you must be kidding?!! In Handcrafted alone…..Becky Shander’s A Seed Packet Surprise, Dawn Edmondson’s The Greatest of These is Love, Lynnette April Cooper, Hand Painted with Heart, Nancy Gene Armstrong and Being Southern…… and that’s just for a start!!! I love your publications!

  42. Mary Ann says:

    I’m looking forward to reading the article, “Inspiration for a Song”–
    intriguing title and glorious photographs…want to know more.

  43. tina says:

    I must have the Somerset Studio! DJ Pettitt is one of my all time favorite artists and I am dying to know more about her and her artistic process.

  44. Sandra Cotroneo says:

    Hand Crafted has an article on making paper stockings. These would be adorable on a tree or as a holder for a gift card.

  45. Autumn Vanderver says:

    Can’t wait to see Kelly Rae Roberts’ studio!

  46. julie m says:

    Somerset Studio article For the Love of Plaster. This is a medium I would like to try. SS articles are always so informative.

  47. Cindi says:

    I love the Paper Stockings in the
    Handcrafted Volume 8 Issue…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  48. Sue Ossenberg says:

    The Art of D J Pettit in Somerset Studio looks wonderfully interesting. This is one of my fave magazines ever!

  49. Trisha says:

    I would love to read the article by Quinn MacDonald

  50. Michelle says:

    KRR’s studio….can’t. wait. to. see:)

  51. Bellaidea says:

    Definitly The Art of D J Pettit!

  52. I would love to read more about artful blogging. I have a blog and would enjoy reading about new ways to be more creative.

  53. Carolyn Adams says:

    I’d love to see the SS article featuring Seth Apter, I admire him tremendously as an artist!

  54. Pam Brown says:

    What great magazines you publish! I have a subscription to Somerset Studio and have had it for many years…..it’s wonderful! I also buy single issues of the jewelry magazines and just bought an issue of Handcrafted. So many ideas and so little time! Thanks for bringing these great works of art to the rest of us.

  55. debby l says:

    I love the Advent Calendar in Sommerset Studio. I would love to have this one to make one similar myself.

  56. Cindy T. says:

    The new issue of Handcrafted looks amazing! Awesome ideas, just amazing!

  57. Cindy Farmer says:

    I am looking forward to reading the Creatively Inspired section of Artful Blogging!

  58. Theresa N says:

    I’d love to win all of them but I’m going to pick Art Doll Quarterly.

  59. I love all your publications! I especially love the ones that give us glimpes of real people, like the articles in Artful Blogging. (Looks like one on scrapbooking in the next issue!) Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Heidi

  60. Beth F says:

    The Somerset studio article about personalized advent calendars couldn’t have come at a better time… I’ve been searching for ideas to create one for my kids. Can’t wait to see and read this issue!

  61. sharon gullikson says:

    HAND CRAFTED looks great. I love to create. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  62. Natasha Poteraj says:

    The Handcrafted one would be my first choice. That seems right up my alley.

  63. Sandie Luck says:

    “Sending Well Wishes” from the HANDCRAFTED magazine has me so intrigued! Who wouldn’t want to send such a delightfully thoughtful collection to a special person in their life?!? So looking forward t this issue being available!
    Sweet Autumn blessings…..~Sandie

  64. Carol B says:

    For the Love of Plaster in Somerset Studios.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  65. Marilyn Damschen says:

    Clearly “Letting Go of Perfect” is the first article I should read.

  66. Gypsea says:

    Handcrafted! I love this mag. I want to read/see it all but the “sending well wishes” looks like it has some adorable ideas.

  67. upstatelisa says:

    I’d like to read Seth Apter’s 5×5 article and the rest of the Somerset Studio issue!!!

  68. alegna101 says:

    The “Perfectly Penciled” spread from HandCrafted first caught my eye when I read this blog post, but then when I clicked on the photo to see more from HandCrafted, I spotted the article on “Sending Well Wishes”, which I’d love to read more of!

  69. rush says:

    i love where women create…no matter what it is, it is always enjoyable to see and read.

  70. Laney says:

    I love Kelly Rae, so I would love to see her space!

  71. Ronni Jane says:

    I would love to learn more about the Quinn McDonald interview on business advise in the Somerset Studio issue!! I make art and jewelry and am thinking of starting a business, & I am SO excited for the ‘Where Women Create Business’ to come out that it’s testing my patience! So I’d love to read this article. thank you.

  72. Peggy Lee says:

    Would love to read several articles (like ALL of them!)in Somerset Life, however I am very interested in reading about Connie Kong’s “Judging a book by it’s cover” as I have recently started working with book cover collage.

  73. i wish there were more websites like this with high quality info! Thank you for the read! pay me a visit I’d appreciate it!

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The winter wind might have snuffed out the last porch pumpkin, but have no fear – there are more reasons to be festive this month inside this new batch of November issues. This selection will allow you to explore a new craft (aren’t those dolls adorable?) or sharpen your existing skills (sew a whole new outfit!). After previewing this month’s selection, take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING discount that we are offering exclusively to our blog readers.

Use Promo Code: BLOG1112*

Step inside the world of renowned painters, crafters, and illustrators in this mesmerizing issue of Where Women Create. Hanging lanterns and strings of light bulbs radiate the colorful space of “possibilitarian” artist Kelly Rae Roberts, who gives us tips on being fearless when it comes to experimenting with art. Polly Leonard, U.K. artist and founder of Selvedge magazine, shares her artful journey and the importance of persevering and working as a team. Explore the unique spaces of Sibella Court of The Society Inc, Anahata Katkin of PAPAYA! Inc., and many other creative ladies in this exquisite issue.

Yee-haw! Pull up your cowboy boots because this issue of Altered Couture will spur you towards creative activity. Royal Peasantry’s leather pouch boots are a vintage DIY that stems from the concept of self-defense. Stand your ground with another shoe-inspired project from Melony Miller Bradley that incorporates stamps and paints. Is the dreary weather keeping you inside? Make sure you’re lounging around in style with a satin creation that is definitely runway-worthy. Whether it’s frills and sequins or zippers and studs that catch your attention, you’ll be making heads turn with the wearable garments featured in this fantastic new issue.

Celebrate inspiring stories and captivating photographs with the winter edition of Artful Blogging. Illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova shares her tips for using social media to enhance your blog presence, and Meredith Crawford tells us how reading a book prompted her to start a knitting business and open her first Etsy shop. Susan Najarian encourages artists who are hesitant to make the blogging leap to just jump in and enjoy experimenting with all artistic aspects of the cathartic blogging process. With gorgeous full-color images and invaluable advice from bloggers including Wit & Whistle’s Amanda Wright and Victoria Hudgins from A Subtle Revelry, this issue is a must-have for every blogger’s collection.

Cards, paper crafts, scrapbooking, journaling, jewelry, and wearable art, all in just one issue? Yes, this is true! In this edition of HandCrafted, we are bringing you the best of Stampington’s favorite crafting ideas. Enjoy a spotlight on stamp artist Wendy Vecchi’s stamping artwork and Renee Zarate’s cards with character. Delicious finds come in the form of simply scrumptious scarves, adorable seat covers covered in pockets and bows, vintage Barbie t-shirts, and ethereal bangles. For the crafter who would like to make a hobby out of a bit of skill and a lot of imagination, this is one publication you won’t want to miss.

‘Tis the season for delightful holiday dolls! Enjoy a parade of characters in this issue of Art Doll Quarterly with masquerade figures from Doreen Kassel and magical Santas that will fill your house with holiday cheer. Check out Pippi Longstocking, Anne of Green Gables, Elizabeth Bennet and more life-like dolls that we received for our Book Doll Character Challenge. Artist Adele Sciortino shares the benefits of joining a professional doll organization, and Jack Johnston is back with a tutorial for making pint-sized shoes and boots. With these talented creators leading the way, you’ll be in great hands as you continue your doll-making journey.

This issue of Somerset Studio is nothing short of an absolute stunner. See how our Somerset artists create unique projects with Dina Wakely’s iconic Script Star stamp, and get valuable business advice from Quinn McDonald. Glimpse into the artful world of Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka and find out how she artfully shares the stories she creates in her mind. Find out the scoop on Seth Apter’s 5×5 Pulse Project — and you can check out his new book too! Every issue of Somerset Studio includes free artists’ papers and clip art pages for your crafting pleasure, so don’t waste time, get crafting today.

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.

*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following November 2012 issues only: Somerset Studio, Artful Blogging, Altered Couture, Art Doll Quarterly, Where Women Create, and Handcrafted. Discount code does not apply to items purchased from The Shoppe at Somerset and expires 11/30/12. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 11/15/12 at 11:59pm. Update: Our winner is Sandie Luck! We will be in contact with you in regards to your prize. Congratulations!

 

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