Love at First Sight: Glimpse Inside Blossoming February Issues + Win Your Favorite

I am finding it very hard not to fall head first into the inspiring project ideas found inside each of the NEW February issues that wound up on my desk yesterday morning.  As I’m happily taking a moment to flip through the pages of exciting new artwork (I really should get back to work!) and read the compelling stories that these fresh spring editions have to offer, I hope you too will click on each of the issues below and enjoy catching a glimpse at the creativity that’s pouring from their pages.  Warning: previewing the articles inside may be habit-forming.

Free Shipping on February Issues!

Be sure to take advantage of this exclusive discount for our blog readers (have you subscribed yet?). After browsing the following selection of titles, receive FREE SHIPPING on any of these fantastic February reads by entering the discount code below during checkout.

Use Promo Code: BLOG0213*

Artful Blogging Spring '13The spring issue of Artful Blogging is an inviting, must-have resource for new and experienced bloggers alike, a place where you can gather a little insight into the world’s most dynamic online journals and virtual galleries. Get ready to drool over the inspiring pages and whimsical artwork by Jenni Horne, beautiful décor photography by Kate from Salvage Dior, and delicious food photography by Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny. We hope you’ll enjoy peering into the world of Kate from Kate’s Creative Space and the rest of this issue as much as we do.

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GreenCraft Spring 2013GreenCraft Magazine is back for another installment, and it’s got more sustainable projects than ever! From a journal made from retired vinyl records to a necklace fashioned from pistachio shells, this issue will open up your imagination to the endless materials that are available to you in your quest to create planet-friendly wares. You’ll also find a GreenCraft Walking department showcasing several ways to create upcycled purses and a stunning new purpose for discarded CD cases. Turning trash into treasure never looked so good!

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apron•ology Volume 5The 5th annual issue of Apronology is packed with some of our best aprons yet! Everyone is sure to find a design that inspires them in the pages of this latest issue, whether it’s Alice and Wonderland-themed aprons or fabric patterns that are a throwback to the Wild, Wild, West. There will also be two gorgeous examples of reversible aprons, the perfect dress-up apron for anyone who fancies herself a princess, and charming shop aprons for those girls who feel more comfortable holding a hammer than a pot roast. You won’t want to miss this issue, so be sure to pick one up as soon as you can!

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Where Women Create Spring 2013Make yourself at home with this new issue of Where Women Create. The studio spaces of these extraordinary and talented women will make you feel like you have stepped into an art retreat. Look forward to stepping into the inspiring studios of Annie Fischer, Jenni Bowlin, Dee Harvey, and Dinara Mirtalipova. Ever wonder where the top dogs in the art world create? Join Michaels creative expert Joann Pearson and Stacy Caron, owner of Spellbinders Paper Arts, as they walk you through the places they call home. Filled with organizational tips and beautiful photographs that showcase every painted wall and unique accent, this issue will satisfy every creative craving.

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Altered Couture Spring 2013 Gear up for a fresh start this year with wearable do-it-yourself art! This new issue of Altered Couture showcases the innovative results of the Clothes with Character challenge and features Mary Colmar’s stylish jean vests. Sweetheart dresses are gorgeous to behold, and Kelly Clemens Billadeux shares her unique take on the style. Another spotlight-stealer comes in the form of Wendy Firmin’s babydoll outfits that will impress even the best dressed fashionistas. You’ll be whisked away to a wardrobe filled with creative possibility and designs from Cynthia Anderson, Sue Crager, Bonnie Kohane, and more.

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Art Doll Quarterly Spring 2013The spring issue of Art Doll Quarterly is sure to help your creativity blossom. Master Doll Artist Jack Johnston concludes his series of tutorials by showing you step-by-step how to put your doll together.  We present the results of our Topsy-Turvy Doll Challenge, and you’ll be amazed with all the fun and creative dolls that our readers came up with. Our Doll Artist Profile features the talented Karin Otto-Burfict who says that transforming clay into lifelike figures has been magical for her. This issue is guaranteed to get you out of the winter doldrums!

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Stuffed Spring 2013The Spring 2013 issue of Stuffed is bursting with softies and their stories! The Artist Portfolio of Sabina Gibson will prove to you that even the smallest softies can be filled with personality and whimsy. Artist Anne-Claire Regan is back with one of her extraordinary owls, and this time he’s brought along a parrot and an octopus for an oceanic adventure you’ll have to see to believe. This issue also features some of our best crocheted softies yet, and they couldn’t be more different from each other — cute, loveable party animals, and the eerie inhabitants of an otherworldly orphanage.

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Your Chance to Win!

Want to win one of these issues? Pick your favorite spread, and let us know why you like it best in the blog comments below! One lucky person will be selected at random to receive their choice of one of these brand-new February issues.

*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following February (Spring ’13) issues only: Altered Couture, Apronology, Art Doll Quarterly, Artful Blogging, GreenCraft, Stuffed, and Where Women Create. Discount code cannot be combined with any other offer and expires 2/28/13.

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Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 @ 4:47 pm
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78 Responses to “Love at First Sight: Glimpse Inside Blossoming February Issues + Win Your Favorite”

  1. Mary Anne says:

    I like the decoupaged bottles in Green Craft – would love to use some of the pretty bottles that are out there and make them into something beautiful.

  2. I like all the red in where women create spread – and I love seeing all the beautiful studios out there!

  3. Jeanie says:

    Green Craft’s moss covered cans are enchanting. I haven’t seen this publication in our market. I’m eager to make these for a summer party or the cottage — they just sing for me!

  4. I love them all, but the dolls in Art Doll Quarterly are beautiful and definitely inspire me!

  5. jennelamb says:

    where women create looks really fun!
    all walks of art give way to glorious
    ways to showcase tools we use all thr
    time.I hope its this issue that has stacy
    caron of spellbinders♥

  6. Jackie says:

    Where Women Create makes the work space an art retreat. Lovely !

  7. Becky Green says:

    Well, I was going to say I’d LOVE to read more of the APRONOLOGY MAGAZINE, as I LOOOOOOOVE APRONS!!!!!!!!(I like to make my own too!) BUT, then I clicked to see WHERE WOMEN CREATE…. (sigh!) I can ONLY DREAM of having a little space of my own in which to stash all my crafty things & work on them till I would fall over in heavenly delight! I LIKE BOTH of those magazines!!!!!!!! PLEASE, don’t make me choose just one!!!!!! :)

  8. Samantha says:

    I need to make the tiny creatures in this issue of Stuffed! Looking at the table of contents, I am so curious about spirit chickens, the kraken-and the photo of the the wolf and bunny/human are adorable! It’s instant inspiration :)

  9. kathyS says:

    Altered Couture –must dust off the sewing machine.

  10. Lisa M says:

    I adore Where Women Create and seeing so many ideas for my own studio. Something to aspire to!

  11. Theresa Goldman says:

    I love the look of Artful Blogging. I haven’t started a blog, but I want to. Hesitant still, but i see there are so many interesting articles in the February issue. I am curious and curiouser…..

  12. crafty girl says:

    The “Stuffed” is my favorite. I like the typography, color, icons, and everything else. great layout.

  13. Marilyn Curttright says:

    Do I have to pick just one? They all look fantastic. Maybe “Where Women Create”??? That article with the old printers drawers looks like fun.

  14. Cilla says:

    The Artful Blogging layouts are so pretty and peaceful looking!

  15. Stacy T. says:

    My favorite spread is “Surroundings by Melinda”, featuring Melinda Graham, in Where Women Create. The beautiful blue, green, and cream pottery reminds me of pottery in my own collection, and I’d love to see how she incoporates it into her studio.

  16. Claire Selby says:

    Country charm hands down! The apron is so gorgeous it looks like she’s going to her wedding and then baking cookies!

  17. Laura says:

    I am completely surprised by how I reacted to the layout example for Altered Couture! There are several of your publications that I enjoy and I think all of your layouts are beautifully done. I am not, however, normally attracted to the projects in this particular publication. I guess because I’m not a fashionista. I wear a uniform at work and my free time garb is just a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, nothing fancy or trend setting. I absolutely love the romantic/vintage feel of the featured garment. I am intrigued and inspired and will definitely be purchasing this issue!

  18. Liz S. says:

    I’d welcome “Where Women Create” to read the stories of Joann Pearson and Stacy Caron!

    Thanks for the chance!

  19. Jordan says:

    I hope that you will find the time and inspiration to start your own blog one day, Theresa!

  20. Cindy Throne says:

    I really like the decoupaged bottles. Really neat.
    The moss covered jars would be great to hold utensils for outdoor dining, and all the summer flowers we are so looking forward to.
    Love the creativity in this magazine.

  21. Boo says:

    I love the Where Women Create spread. The printing looks like so much fun!!!

  22. Ellen says:

    oooh,I love all of these! Altered Couture is speaking loud n’ clear to me! I am working on a costume, for my daughter for Colorguard! Thank you, for the chance! :D

  23. Christi says:

    While all the issues look SO interesting I haven’t actually seen an issue of GreenCraft Magazine (while I love technology, there is nothing like actually holding a book or magazine)Thanks for the chance to win & good luck everyone :)

  24. Sue O. says:

    Can’t say that I’ve seen Green Craft before; I love the things I see in the preview!

  25. Alina says:

    Where Women Create looks most interesting as I am always eager to learn more about silkscreening.

  26. tina zappone says:

    The super bunny from Stuffed makes me feel happy and empowered all at the same time!

  27. Melanie Butler says:

    I can’t pick a favorite in the Green Craft magazine; I love them all! I’m always excited to devour this magazine and share my great finds with my coworkers.

  28. Jeannie says:

    I just picked up a copy of Where Women Create today and it is so good, as always. I was hoping that Altered Couture would be in the news stand too, but not to be. I just love the romatic sleeves in the lay out.

  29. I love where Woman Create. It would be fun to learn about printing.

  30. Rebecca Carey says:

    When I spot the new copy of ‘Where Women Create’, My heart skips a beat! It’s even better than getting new shoes.

  31. NWFlamingo says:

    The Green Craft layout really caught my eye. Love the moss covering on the cans. So earthy and organic.

  32. Bev says:

    Hands down for me the winner is Green Craft…so many things in there just calling out to me!! I love the bottles and I am so wanting to alter a bottle. The cans are awesome with the moss covering and the hearts are pretty awesome too!! Thank you for offering this giveaway and for sharing what is new for February.

  33. Clare says:

    I miss my subscription to Art Doll QUarterly. I may need to reconsider that one. Love the eye candy as well as the inspiration.

  34. Teri says:

    I love the creative space in Where Women Create. The colors are so inspiring!

  35. Melissa says:

    I love dolls and find Art Doll Quarterly fastinating

  36. Alie says:

    Where Women Create. I like the layout because it shows the artist working and also the space. The colors are wonderful and definitely make me want to read more. Thank you!

  37. Frances says:

    My favourite spread is Bodacious Bunny. It speaks to me of fun and frolic in art. Thanks for the chance at a copy.

  38. Carol G says:

    My favorite is “Where Women Create” I love all
    those colors you have featured above. I enjoy learning how all the different artists organize
    their supplies.

  39. Margaret W says:

    All the color in Where Women Create..the pictures in this magazine seem to always be the best color. Have all of their issues and look at them over & over again…..

  40. Tisa at Seattle Retro says:

    “52 Canvases in my 40th year” is such an intriguing title for the article in Artful Blogging (I freely admit a weakness for this magazine, like a stalker!)that I want to read more about it, yes please!

  41. Linda Beckert says:

    I love Stuffed, they make me smile!

  42. nicole says:

    def the where women create – i’m drawn to the bright, cheery colors!

  43. My favourite spread is Artful Blogging! I love the subtle yet peacefully beautiful colors! It’s also one of my favourite magazines! Always an exciting day when there is a new one!!

  44. jan metcalf says:

    Where Women Create! Love new ideas, currently creating a new sewing room, and the artist’s work looks interesting too!

  45. Dee dee says:

    I am inspired and amazed by all of the creative women in “Where Women Create”.

  46. craftynana says:

    I really like all the articles shown in the GreenCraft preview: bottles, paper, old jewelry, upcycled CD cases–terrific! Have already snagged my copy of Altered Couture, so GreenCraft is my next choice. Would love to have this issue.

  47. Boo says:

    That picture from Where Women Create is really calling me.

  48. Lilli says:

    Stuffed looks like it’s filled to the brim with exciting stuff for me!

  49. Nita says:

    The previewed GreenCraft articles look SO inviting. I’ve already scored my copy of Altered Couture, so GreenCraft would be my choice.

  50. My favorite of these February spreads has got to be Artful Blogging. I love the soft and peaceful colors used in this spread; it just makes me want to see more! and Artful Blogging is also one of my most favorite magazines!

  51. Traci says:

    I had the chance to meet Jo Packham in a class we took together. I welcome any chance I can, to get my hands on the delightful magazine she created, Where Women Create!

  52. Therese says:

    I love the spread from Where Women Create. The vibrant colours drew my eye straight away and I really want to know what the lady is making with her screen printing. I also liked that the storage options are universal, jars etc that I use for embellishments in card making are used here to store screen printing supplies.

  53. Zenetta says:

    GreenCraft is my fave….love turning trash into treasure!

  54. sindysue says:

    i just love the white dress with the long black jacket i was needing some ideas for summer dresses i will be sewing new ones since i lost some weight this year i love all of the somerset publications

  55. Anna Harvey says:

    What’s not to love. Love it all.

  56. Donna Larson says:

    Green Craft. Love the moss covered cans. Great way to re-use. Love the old jewelry too.

  57. Sherry Butcher says:

    i just love the white dress with the long black jacket, I’ll be looking to make something like that jacket with what I have on hand – maybe denmin. Love all the magazines are a favorite!

  58. I like everything but I love the dolls. They are something I have always admired but never tried to do.

  59. cindy coven says:

    every page is a work of art!

  60. K Ward says:

    I so enjoy Where Women Create – lots of great inspiration and organizing ideas!

  61. susan oneil says:

    I love Artful Blogging. Being a rookie in the field I am looking for inspiration on where to take mine.

  62. Patricia says:

    I am such a huge fan of GreenCraft; those moss embellished cans stole my heart immediately. But, I’m also organizing my studio right now……for the 10th time in 2 years, so I’m very inspired by the “trailer” for Where Women Create!!

  63. Brenda says:

    I love the layout from Where Women Create! Love to see other’s work spaces!

  64. Donna Cohn says:

    I absolutely love the GreenCraft spread featured above — I love the idea of incorporating a touch of nature. Although, it was difficult to pick just one as I’m always excited when presented with the terrific inspirations for re-using and up-cycling everyday items.

  65. Deborah A Schilling says:

    I love greencraft mag. I save everything in hopes that a reusable idea will be featured in the mag. I currently make mittens, childrens garments and household items out of recycled sweaters. I love to repurpose all kinds of trash and such. Green craft gives me inspiration and many creative ideas

  66. Deborah A Schilling says:

    Inspiration and creative ideas. Thats why i love green craft mag. i make mitttens and childrens garments from recycled sweaters. I also have a daycare and we recycle everything from wipe boxes to babyfood jars. We always are looking in green craft for more ideas. This time we are wrapping fabric to make braclets. Love It!!!

  67. KarenZS says:

    Where Women Create – the red paint has inspired me to make something bold! Blogging was a close 2nd -the wintery whites and greys is restful and right for dreaming.

  68. Ruth says:

    Art Doll Quarterly’s sample is fabulous! It has a very dreamy and ethereal quality to it which makes me smile. This doll is not something I could make but not everything requires imitation. Sometimes food for the soul and spirit is more than enough.

  69. Patty Stafford says:

    Hi I love the decoupaged bottles in Green Craft because they are pretty yet simple and practical. I have used bottles in other projects and think it is great to recycle them as you can. I also want to make the vinyl journals and am excited to see how to do this! Looks like a great issue!

  70. Natalie says:

    I love the spread for “where women create”. I think spending time in this studio would be blissful.

  71. Joanne says:

    I am attracted to the Altered Couture lineup. I have a lot of ‘potential’ hanging in my closet and would cherish some inspiration :) -thanks-

  72. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Greencraft is my ultimately favorite magazine that I anticipate twice each year. I am intrigued by the Greencraft spread w/ the covered cans.

  73. Rea says:

    Artful blogging. I couldn’t get to the sample, but I am pretty sure that is my sweet fellow blog friend Kate and Mr. Dior I see. I love her blog and the way she takes in unwanted finds and loves them back to life. I will be looking for this issue.

  74. April Lopez says:

    Screen printing in Where Women Create. I love seeing other artists spaces and how their space works for them.

  75. Lynda Stone says:

    GreenCraft is my favorite layout as it upcycles materials easily found, or I probably already have, if I just look hard enough in my stashes.

  76. I love greenCraft! Such an awesome magazine!

  77. nancy johnson says:

    Altered Couture so feminine Nancy

  78. Margaret says:

    Art doll Quarterly is so fab, the dolls are wonderful creations. Each issue is packed with treasures
    Maggey

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Jordan Altered CoutureApronologyArt Doll QuarterlyArtful BloggingGiveawayGreenCraft MagazineSneak PeekStuffedWhere Women Create ,,,,

I am finding it very hard not to fall head first into the inspiring project ideas found inside each of the NEW February issues that wound up on my desk yesterday morning.  As I’m happily taking a moment to flip through the pages of exciting new artwork (I really should get back to work!) and read the compelling stories that these fresh spring editions have to offer, I hope you too will click on each of the issues below and enjoy catching a glimpse at the creativity that’s pouring from their pages.  Warning: previewing the articles inside may be habit-forming.

Free Shipping on February Issues!

Be sure to take advantage of this exclusive discount for our blog readers (have you subscribed yet?). After browsing the following selection of titles, receive FREE SHIPPING on any of these fantastic February reads by entering the discount code below during checkout.

Use Promo Code: BLOG0213*

Artful Blogging Spring '13The spring issue of Artful Blogging is an inviting, must-have resource for new and experienced bloggers alike, a place where you can gather a little insight into the world’s most dynamic online journals and virtual galleries. Get ready to drool over the inspiring pages and whimsical artwork by Jenni Horne, beautiful décor photography by Kate from Salvage Dior, and delicious food photography by Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny. We hope you’ll enjoy peering into the world of Kate from Kate’s Creative Space and the rest of this issue as much as we do.

~

GreenCraft Spring 2013GreenCraft Magazine is back for another installment, and it’s got more sustainable projects than ever! From a journal made from retired vinyl records to a necklace fashioned from pistachio shells, this issue will open up your imagination to the endless materials that are available to you in your quest to create planet-friendly wares. You’ll also find a GreenCraft Walking department showcasing several ways to create upcycled purses and a stunning new purpose for discarded CD cases. Turning trash into treasure never looked so good!

~

apron•ology Volume 5The 5th annual issue of Apronology is packed with some of our best aprons yet! Everyone is sure to find a design that inspires them in the pages of this latest issue, whether it’s Alice and Wonderland-themed aprons or fabric patterns that are a throwback to the Wild, Wild, West. There will also be two gorgeous examples of reversible aprons, the perfect dress-up apron for anyone who fancies herself a princess, and charming shop aprons for those girls who feel more comfortable holding a hammer than a pot roast. You won’t want to miss this issue, so be sure to pick one up as soon as you can!

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Where Women Create Spring 2013Make yourself at home with this new issue of Where Women Create. The studio spaces of these extraordinary and talented women will make you feel like you have stepped into an art retreat. Look forward to stepping into the inspiring studios of Annie Fischer, Jenni Bowlin, Dee Harvey, and Dinara Mirtalipova. Ever wonder where the top dogs in the art world create? Join Michaels creative expert Joann Pearson and Stacy Caron, owner of Spellbinders Paper Arts, as they walk you through the places they call home. Filled with organizational tips and beautiful photographs that showcase every painted wall and unique accent, this issue will satisfy every creative craving.

~

Altered Couture Spring 2013 Gear up for a fresh start this year with wearable do-it-yourself art! This new issue of Altered Couture showcases the innovative results of the Clothes with Character challenge and features Mary Colmar’s stylish jean vests. Sweetheart dresses are gorgeous to behold, and Kelly Clemens Billadeux shares her unique take on the style. Another spotlight-stealer comes in the form of Wendy Firmin’s babydoll outfits that will impress even the best dressed fashionistas. You’ll be whisked away to a wardrobe filled with creative possibility and designs from Cynthia Anderson, Sue Crager, Bonnie Kohane, and more.

~

Art Doll Quarterly Spring 2013The spring issue of Art Doll Quarterly is sure to help your creativity blossom. Master Doll Artist Jack Johnston concludes his series of tutorials by showing you step-by-step how to put your doll together.  We present the results of our Topsy-Turvy Doll Challenge, and you’ll be amazed with all the fun and creative dolls that our readers came up with. Our Doll Artist Profile features the talented Karin Otto-Burfict who says that transforming clay into lifelike figures has been magical for her. This issue is guaranteed to get you out of the winter doldrums!

~

Stuffed Spring 2013The Spring 2013 issue of Stuffed is bursting with softies and their stories! The Artist Portfolio of Sabina Gibson will prove to you that even the smallest softies can be filled with personality and whimsy. Artist Anne-Claire Regan is back with one of her extraordinary owls, and this time he’s brought along a parrot and an octopus for an oceanic adventure you’ll have to see to believe. This issue also features some of our best crocheted softies yet, and they couldn’t be more different from each other — cute, loveable party animals, and the eerie inhabitants of an otherworldly orphanage.

~

Your Chance to Win!

Want to win one of these issues? Pick your favorite spread, and let us know why you like it best in the blog comments below! One lucky person will be selected at random to receive their choice of one of these brand-new February issues.

*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following February (Spring ’13) issues only: Altered Couture, Apronology, Art Doll Quarterly, Artful Blogging, GreenCraft, Stuffed, and Where Women Create. Discount code cannot be combined with any other offer and expires 2/28/13.

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