Happy Birthday Somerset Place! Celebrate with a Giveaway & Free Vintage Clip Art on Us.

Top 12 Blog Posts of 2012Featured Artwork and Photograph Credits (top to bottom and left to right): Claire Brocato, Kate Crane, Susan Tuttle, Donna Downey, Beth Conklin, Lauren Eatherly, Linda Bloom, and Vanessa Spencer.

This month we’re celebrating Somerset Place’s one year anniversary!  We can hardly believe it ourselves, but we’re so excited and grateful to our subscribers who have cheered us on from the beginning or embraced us along the way.  Over the past 12 months, we’ve shared new project ideas and introduced fresh spins on the hottest crafting techniques, held exciting giveaways and contests, and also been so privileged to welcome a multitude of talented guest bloggers to our online crafting corner.

As the end of 2012 draws near, we wanted to take a moment to revisit our top 12 most popular blog posts.

Top 12 Blog Posts of 2012:

1.  Free Mingle Article Download + Tips for an Artistic Gathering

2.   Layers of Colour by Guest Artist Kate Crane

3.   An iPhoneography Tutorial with Guest Artist Susan Tuttle

4.   Art Journaling Video with Guest Artist Donna Downey

5.   Pearls of Wisdom Caption Contest

6.   10 Ways with Washi Tape!

7.   National Tie One On Day: Q&A with EllynAnne Geisel

8.   Shabby Chic Organizational Solutions to Brighten Your Office

9.    Distress a Crate with a Vintage Whitewashing Technique!

10.  Garden Grunge Accordion Book Tutorial with Guest Artist Dina Wakley

11.  Digital Designs Showcase + a Somerset Digital Studio Giveaway

12.  Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Creative Minds + Giveaway

Top 12 Blog Posts of 2012

Featured Artwork and Photograph Credits (left to right): Dina Wakley, Melanie Ritchie, and Tawnye Vaughan.

Thank you, loyal readers for sharing in this adventure and your own inspiration with us.

Please enjoy the special treats below as we celebrate!

 20 FREE Vintage Clip Art Images:

Just for being a loyal reader, we would like to present you with a FREE digital ephemera download featuringtwo sheets of classic vintage clip art (20 images!) to play with.  Images come individually and on two collage sheets.

Want to Win a Gift Certificate to The Shoppe?!

Did your favorite post make the list?  Leave a comment telling us which one inspired, intrigued, or impressed you the most from our past year at Somerset Place for a chance to win one of four $25 gift certificates to use at The Shoppe at Somerset.*

We hope you enjoy these freebies, and thank you again for your continued readership.  We look forward to bringing you even more inspiration in 2013 and beyond!

 

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Posted: Thursday, December 13th, 2012 @ 11:59 am
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70 Responses to “Happy Birthday Somerset Place! Celebrate with a Giveaway & Free Vintage Clip Art on Us.”

  1. Anni says:

    Thanks for the free images. Anni

  2. Jackie says:

    The art journaling video is my top favorite.

  3. Anne says:

    My favorite blog article was the washi tape one – any excuse to play with pretty paper is a good one!

  4. Angela says:

    I loved the iphonography tutorial. Love the free images. Thank you!

  5. shirley says:

    Donna Downey’s Art Journaling Video inspired me most. Her comment, “that art is not about skill, it is about the ability to see” has freed me to create and enjoy without self-judging!

  6. Nancy Lefko says:

    Poetic Portraits with Pam Carriker….so terrific!

  7. Christine says:

    No 6…10 ways with washi tape…love tape…off to get the vintage clip art …thanks

  8. Madeline Rains says:

    I was really inspired by the mingle one – made me want to throw a party. And I am now inspired to go to some of these listed above that I missed, like the gift idea one. Thanks for the ephemera download.

  9. Julie Case says:

    Donna Downey’s Art Journaling video really inspired me to try new media in my journals. I just love her colorful style!

  10. Ummaro says:

    Thank you for the free images, and I have to say my favorite article is the Art Journaling with Donna Downey…she’s always inspiring!

  11. loved the art journaling with donna – thanks for the downloads!

  12. tina curtis says:

    The journaling video is my fave…love it and want to do more.

    Thanks for the images.

    happy holidays
    tina

  13. pattisj says:

    There were several good ones, so hard to narrow it to just one. I’m going to go with Kate Crane’s “Layers of Colour.” Thanks for all the great stuff and inspiration.

  14. Joni M says:

    My favorite was iPhoneography by Susan Tuttle! I would have never known my phone could do so much. In fact I LOVED Susan’s tutorial so much I picked up her book at Amazon.

  15. Becky Green says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Somerset Place!!!!!!!!! :) THANK YOU for all the free Vintage Emphemera! :) LOVE THEM! I’ve enjoyed ALL the posts! I was INTRIGUED by the Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas & of course, the Giveaway! Those Gelatos Pastels got my attention, NOT TO MENTION the Somerset Life Subscription! (I currently don’t have a subscription to Somerset Life eventhough, I’ve had one in the past! I REFER to them OFTEN! They’re SOOOO FULL of BEAUTY!!!!!!!! ) YES, THANK YOU for all the INSPIRATION!!!!!!!! :) It is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!!!!!! :)

  16. Carol says:

    i love your newsletters… Thank You for all the free stuff… Have a wonderful Holiday….

  17. Liz S. says:

    Happy Birthday Somerset Place!

    I loved the Art Journaling Video from Donna, to help us with our creatvie mindset.

  18. tina zappone says:

    It would have to be ten ways with washi tape. I LOVE that stuff!!!!

  19. I particularly liked the Tie one on blogpost – I love aprons!

  20. Danielle says:

    The white washed vintage soda crate was a favorite. I love how it turned out with all the cubbies filled with those yummy crafting goodies.

  21. Ellen says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the gift-I am tossing virtual confetti at you! I love the year in creative reflection~ I hope all of you celebrated :D
    I loved so many, but I loved Dina Wakley’s #10
    Garden Grunge Accordion Book Tutorial! I love to garden and all of Dina’s tips and her vibrant colors added so much charm! Her bravery with color is bold and cheerful, just like my garden!
    @>————-

  22. karenladd says:

    Thanks so much for the free vintage download!! LOVE these images! And my favorite post was 10 Ways with Washi Tape!! I only recently got some washi tape and had no idea what to do with it! I loved the versatility of this products and was inspired to give it a try after reading the article!

  23. Dot says:

    Loved the Donna Downey art journal post. Love her use of color.

  24. Teri says:

    I love Donna Downey’s colorful style :) Her Art Journaling video really inspired me to try new techniques in my journals. I just love her colorful style!

  25. Susan says:

    Layers of Color was my favorite, I got a lot of ideas to try in my journals from that article.

  26. Stephanie S. says:

    I love “Layers of Colour” by Kate Crane. Great techniques in there that you can apply to lots of different projects. Thanks for the free vintage clip art!

  27. Jane says:

    Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for the vintage images!
    Jane

  28. Sue SG says:

    Loved the Art Jounaling post. Can see why it made one of the top osts and thanks for the download and chance to win!

  29. Gerrina says:

    I just love the one about AJ with the video from Donna Downey. Not just for what she makes, but I enjoy also the way she made this video! Greetings, Gerrina

  30. Gerrina says:

    Great ideas and great freebees! Greetings, Gerrina

  31. Kathy Z says:

    I loved the Art Journaling video! Happy birthday!!

  32. Deborah W says:

    It’s a tie between the Art Journaling and the iPhoneography posts

  33. Donna Carl says:

    Hi, thanks for the images. I can’t decide if I loved Donna Downey’s coffee journaling or the iPhoneography post better! Both were awesome and inspiring!

  34. Kat says:

    Love, love, love Kate Crane! Thanks for the vintage freebies.
    Happy Anniversary.

  35. Karen says:

    Diana’s accordion book.

  36. Linda J says:

    Garden Grunge integrates & stimulates my 2 retirement areas of interest: my altered art group & learning more about techniques & Master Gardeners – I just received my certification after a year of training, volunteer work & additional educational workshops.

  37. Linda J says:

    Forgot to thank you for the free prints – already planning to use the butterflies in my cover for my class materials & last altered book.

  38. I loved #4 The Art Journaling Video by Donna Downey. Thank you so much for the free clip art.

  39. Barbara says:

    I really like them all but my favorite would be Donna’s really enjoyed watching the video!

    Happy Birthday!

  40. shartl says:

    I really loved the Art Journaling post. I’ve been seeing art journals on blogs online but have never tried it myself. It looks like a great way to try new techniques and play with supplies that I usually don’t use.

  41. Kelley Fewer says:

    I love anything Donna downey does-that was my favorite!

  42. Elaine Lewis says:

    Happy Birthday! I really enjoy reading all that you have online. I especially liked watching Donna Downey’s video. I like to see how artists get the layered look in their projects. Keep up the great work!

  43. Lisa M says:

    Looks like I’m in good company with loving the washi tape post the most! Maybe because I have 2 drawers full of the stuff, so it’s always fun to see it used in a different way.

    Looking forward to another year of beauty & fun!

  44. Kathy Bumb says:

    I loved the distressing the crate with a whitewash of gesso and water. However, I enjoy all of your blogs and tutorials. They are so informative. Thank you for a great year of reading enjoyment!!

  45. Jessica Canham says:

    My fave is #8! I love to see shabby chic organizing ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. Shellie says:

    Well, it would be a cross between Donna Downey (because I love her!) and the top 10 uses for washi tape. Can’t get enough washi!

  47. VintageGypsy says:

    I enjoyed the white washing technique. That look is so popular right now and looks great. It immediately caught my attention!

  48. VintageGypsy says:

    oooh, the shabby chic organizational tips are great too!

  49. Denise says:

    I’ve enjoyed many of the posts, but my favorite was Pam Carriker’s Part 1, using her new Portrait carved stamps for art journaling….just wonderful!!! Congrats on your first year, and thanks for the free images.

  50. Laurie H. says:

    I have to say that I love the Dina Wakely Garden Grunge accordion book. I love the detail in the step out and how she describes the process to make the accordion book. That was a favorite that made it. Kat Kerr’s “ice resin accident” necklace was another that I loved!

  51. Jan Johnson says:

    The Donna Downey video and blog post were very inspiring! As are so many Somerset articles. I can’t wait until each new issue comes out. Though I can’t afford to buy them as often as I’d like, I sit in the book store and read them. They always send my brain whirling with ideas. Happy Birthday and many more to come!

  52. Marilyn Damschen says:

    Kate Crane! Something about her choice of colors, images and overall style just shouts to me. Thank you for the second look.

  53. Patricia says:

    The Donna Downey video, that post sent me on a Donna Downey google search for more of her work and blog posts!

  54. Cindi says:

    “Season’s Greetings!” I absolutely adore
    your website and all of the magazines…I am constantly at our bookstore, purchasing the most current issues of several of your publications.
    One of the most inspiring articles for me is the
    “Art Journaling Video with Guest Artist Donna Downey!” Art Journaling is something I have wanted to attempt, and this article actually made me create a fun art journal with my friend!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  55. Carol Barol says:

    I’ve become a washi tape junkie! I loved the washi tape article. Cool stuff!

  56. Renee Zarate says:

    I love your blog! Congrats on the first year anniversary. My favorite article to revisit was Dina Wakley’s. I adore Dina and her bright, vibrant style! It certainly reflects her joyful personality. Oh, and I’m crazy about her stamps, too.

  57. cindy c says:

    loved the tutorial by dina wakely on the grunge accordion book & love the opportunity to win a gift certificate to your shop–
    thanks

  58. rush says:

    i like the distressed crate (above) with all of the pink goodies inside. wonderful article. thank you for the freebies, too.

  59. Lisa Sackett says:

    Thank you for the vintage digis! I’ve enjoyed all the inspiration this year, but I really enjoyed the pop crate project. I got one at our local thrift store and empty Starbucks Bottles fit in it perfectly to hold my treasures. I just didn’t know how I wanted to change up the crate..the whitewash technique is perfect!
    Btw – Happy Anniversary. =)

  60. Carmen Lucero says:

    Thanks so much for the free download of ephemera! My favorite blog post (I actually have three, but I’ll just mention one) was the tie one on day. I loved the retro aprons – they brought back fond memories of my mom who was always wearing one and cooking all day!

    Thanks for the chance,

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

  61. pamela urban says:

    I like 10 ways with Washi Tape. So many ways to use this tape.

  62. Elaine Paullus says:

    My favorite was the blog on washi tape. I love Washi tape, it is so versatile!

  63. Joan VanCourt says:

    I just started into mixed media this year, so the Layers of Colors caught my eye. I love your Art Journaling issue and this Layers of color inspired me.

  64. Fanny says:

    You need to be a part of a contest for one of the highest quality blogs on the net.
    I’m going to highly recommend this web site!

  65. Kim says:

    Kate Crane’s article was inspiring

  66. Betty Ann says:

    10 Holiday gifts was most inspirational.

  67. lucia says:

    I loved the article on Washi tape! My two daughters are engaged to be married this year (oh my goodness!!!) and I would love to use these techniques for decorations!!!!

    Thank you,
    Lucia

  68. Ginny says:

    I love Kate Crane’s “Layers of Colour.” She is a fantastic artist and an inspiration to many!

  69. Cocoa from San Diego says:

    Happy Birthday to You! Layers of color with Kate Crane was my favorite! Love her colors and whimsy!!!

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Top 12 Blog Posts of 2012Featured Artwork and Photograph Credits (top to bottom and left to right): Claire Brocato, Kate Crane, Susan Tuttle, Donna Downey, Beth Conklin, Lauren Eatherly, Linda Bloom, and Vanessa Spencer.

This month we’re celebrating Somerset Place’s one year anniversary!  We can hardly believe it ourselves, but we’re so excited and grateful to our subscribers who have cheered us on from the beginning or embraced us along the way.  Over the past 12 months, we’ve shared new project ideas and introduced fresh spins on the hottest crafting techniques, held exciting giveaways and contests, and also been so privileged to welcome a multitude of talented guest bloggers to our online crafting corner.

As the end of 2012 draws near, we wanted to take a moment to revisit our top 12 most popular blog posts.

Top 12 Blog Posts of 2012:

1.  Free Mingle Article Download + Tips for an Artistic Gathering

2.   Layers of Colour by Guest Artist Kate Crane

3.   An iPhoneography Tutorial with Guest Artist Susan Tuttle

4.   Art Journaling Video with Guest Artist Donna Downey

5.   Pearls of Wisdom Caption Contest

6.   10 Ways with Washi Tape!

7.   National Tie One On Day: Q&A with EllynAnne Geisel

8.   Shabby Chic Organizational Solutions to Brighten Your Office

9.    Distress a Crate with a Vintage Whitewashing Technique!

10.  Garden Grunge Accordion Book Tutorial with Guest Artist Dina Wakley

11.  Digital Designs Showcase + a Somerset Digital Studio Giveaway

12.  Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Creative Minds + Giveaway

Top 12 Blog Posts of 2012

Featured Artwork and Photograph Credits (left to right): Dina Wakley, Melanie Ritchie, and Tawnye Vaughan.

Thank you, loyal readers for sharing in this adventure and your own inspiration with us.

Please enjoy the special treats below as we celebrate!

 20 FREE Vintage Clip Art Images:

Just for being a loyal reader, we would like to present you with a FREE digital ephemera download featuringtwo sheets of classic vintage clip art (20 images!) to play with.  Images come individually and on two collage sheets.

Want to Win a Gift Certificate to The Shoppe?!

Did your favorite post make the list?  Leave a comment telling us which one inspired, intrigued, or impressed you the most from our past year at Somerset Place for a chance to win one of four $25 gift certificates to use at The Shoppe at Somerset.*

We hope you enjoy these freebies, and thank you again for your continued readership.  We look forward to bringing you even more inspiration in 2013 and beyond!

 

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