Don’t Be Fooled ‒ Glimpse Inside April Issues and Win

Birds are chirping, buds are blooming and nature is beaming with life. It’s a perfect time for a sneak peek at your favorite magazine to get a glimpse inside this season’s hottest trends and thrilling techniques.

*INCREDIBLE OFFER: It’s that time again to thank our growing group of blog readers by offering a FREE SHIPPING discount on all of our April releases. Use Promo Code: BLOG0413*

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Art Journaling 2013

Celebrate springtime with the April issue of Art Journaling! A variety of inspiring artwork awaits you within this issue. The vivid and edgy creations of Teesha Moore grace the pages of our Artist Portfolio. Also inside: Artist Pat May shares how to transform vintage postcards into an art journal with little more than paint, Karen O’Brien sheds light on the art of portraiture, and Carrie Todd perfects collage on the pages of her journal. With more than 150 art journal pages, you’re sure to find an abundance of inspiration in this issue.

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 Haute Handbags 2013

Delve headfirst into a world of innovative handbags, purses, clutches, totes, and much more in this spring issue of Haute Handbags. From burlap and denim to cowboy boots and beyond, the imaginative use of various fabrics will have you craving the hottest new styles in the DIY world.  Saddle up and hold on tight as we take you on a journey through these chic pages — we promise it’ll be worth the ride.

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 Jewelry Affaire 2013

‘Tis the season to add some flowers, denim, and even fringe to your wardrobes!  Learn exciting new techniques from extraordinary artists like Holly Westler, Brooke Bock, and Michelle Hurtt, and see how they take ordinary everyday items and turn them into stunning wearable pieces of art. From royal pieces and antique heirlooms to leather bits and shotgun shells, this enticing Jewelry Affaire is packed with this season’s latest trends and happenings.

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Mingle 2013

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something…superbly stunning! You won’t want to miss the fabulous wedding ideas inside this issue, inspired by Alice in Wonderland and a gorgeous vintage 1950s themed bridal shower. Step into spring and trust that you’ll be tempted to plan an impromptu soiree with your closest gal pals upon reading about a lovely seaside getaway. Or delve into a delightful crafternoon with artist Anna Corba. This brand new issue of Mingle will be your greatest confidante during party planning season.

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Somerset Life 2013

The final installment of Susannah Conway’s Authentic Living series is just one of many beautiful reasons to pick up this spring issue of Somerset Life.  Dazzle your friends and family with simple, elegant gifts that you can easily make in the kitchen, and learn studio organization tips just in time for spring cleaning.  You won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face when you see the delightful results of our Toilet Paper Roll Challenge.  Also, don’t miss an exciting sneak peek of a hot new store that’s all the rave, Vintiques.

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 Somerset Memories

If you’ve been waiting for just the right inspiration to begin a special memory book of your own, our spring Somerset Memories is just what you’ll need to get started.  Don’t miss this spectacular issue showcasing a gorgeous array of paper crafts, fabric arts, memorabilia and mixed-media art.

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 Stampers' Sampler

Drum roll please! The much-anticipated results of our Dress Template Challenge are in, and we think you’ll agree with us that they do not disappoint! Articles in this Spring ’13 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler run the gamut, from cards showcasing a flawless antiquing technique, to a circus-themed collection that is awe-inspiring, and even a stylish and chic set of table place cards that you’ll want to duplicate for your next special gathering.

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*Win the issue you love most by:

1)  Clicking on your favorite spread and scrolling down to “See What’s Inside.”

2) Let us know which spread really caught your eye and why in the blog comments below!

One lucky person will be selected at random to receive their choice of one of these brand-new spring issues. Contest ends on April 30th, 2013.

*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following April (Spring ’13) issues only: Art Journaling, Haute Handbags, Jewelry Affaire, Mingle, Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, and The Stampers’ Sampler. Discount code cannot be combined with any other offer and expires 4/30/13.

 

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86 Responses to “Don’t Be Fooled ‒ Glimpse Inside April Issues and Win”

  1. That cowboy boot purse in the Haute Handbags issue is absolutely AMAZING! What I wouldn’t give to have the talent to make something that special … my daughter-in-law has horses and this would be so awesome to give to her. WOW … talk about creative! LOVE IT !!

  2. Christine Kiehl says:

    Clutching onto Memories article and purse caught my eye! What sweet colors and idea! Pretty. Thank you for the chance to win some spring inspiratioN!

  3. Ash says:

    I must say I was torn between two, the Mingle and Somerset Life issues are just stunning! The Mingle with it’s vintage and Alice in Wonderland feels are just too pretty and right up my alley, but the Somerset Life has some truly beautiful and light pieces for every day. I’m not sure I could choose, either one would be just lovely :)

  4. Patricia Frost says:

    I love the cake and Alice in Wonderland feel of the Mingle issue. The Vintage feel of the cover is just amazing and quite timely as my daughter is having a spring wedding.

  5. Joy says:

    The cowboy boot purse hands down. Comletely unique and brilliant.

  6. Lora Gandy says:

    The Cowboy Boot Purse! As well as the recycled Plastic purse, a project I have played with in the past! Those boots are amazing and turning them into a purse even more amazing! Love this mag because I LOVE purses and love upcycling, recycling and just plain not wasting anything!

  7. Julia Monroe says:

    The Cowboy Boot Purse instantly grabbed my attention! I have several issues of Haute Handbags and each issue is so inspiring. The Cowboy Boot Purse is the perfect solution for an old pair of boots I have. The toe has worn out, the sole split and the interior lining long deteriorated but I haven’t had the heart to part with them. It never once occurred to me to cut them up. I shall do that. Thank you! I’m looking forward to seeing that issue in full now.

  8. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Stampers Sampler—the bright colored cards caught my eye, but then I really liked the softer colored ones. It looks like a great issue.

  9. Natasha Poteraj says:

    The cover really caught my eye the most. I was hoping that you were going to show more of the dress because I saw that issue at the book store, and loved seeing what the different crafters did with the dress design. NICE

  10. I love that cowboy boot purse! Haute Handbags is always a favorite of mine.
    Deb

  11. Robin Anderson says:

    Hands down it was the cowboy boot purse. Such a great idea for a young lady who loves horses and riding

  12. Brooke Bock says:

    Love that Green Cowboy Boot Bag from Haute Handbags…. Sometimes, one great project sells you on the whole issue…That is certainly true of this issue/project. I admit, I did have a chance to briefly leaf through about half the magazine before being dragged away from the newsstand by my daughter….The rest are just as enthralling….It’s full of inspiration and eye candy…

  13. laurie bouta says:

    Definitely Somerset Life. I love this magazine because it combines form, function, and fun into everyday things. What caught my eye was the lowly pencil livened up with the pretty paint color and metallic design. Just a little something to make your drawings or notes special!

  14. Jackie says:

    A mini travel art journal from vintage postcards in the Art Journaling issue inspires creativity.

  15. Pat Langley says:

    The Art Journal caught my eye because it is so organic, nothing contrived. Less is more!

  16. Karen L. says:

    While my favorite mag is the art journaling, I absolutely love the cowboy boot purse. I do love Somerset Life, too. I need to be chosen so I can order one and get one free! Thanks!

  17. Sandra says:

    I’m delighted, I think I can make that.

  18. Nancy Lefko says:

    Can’t wait to see Pam Carriker’s new column “Art Journaling at the Speed of Life.”

  19. Susie Cross says:

    The cover of Art Journal is what caught my eye. Mindy Lacefield is one of my favorite artists.

  20. Lucie Hale says:

    Definitely the Somerset is my favorite. Love the care package basket and the linen journals!

  21. Wendy says:

    Loved the Altered Renaissance spread in Art Journaling.

  22. Susan says:

    Oh wow, I would love to win the Mingle issue! I just love the feminine parties, decor and color used in this upcoming issue. Thanks for the chance!

  23. Boo says:

    Somerset Memories is really calling to me. I especially like the article on Photo Art Journaling.

  24. Carol Gib says:

    Somerset Life is the issue that caught my
    eye. I love the neutral color palette, fabric
    and ribbon. Everything looked soft and warm to
    me. Then when I clicked for a look inside the
    glimpse was even better. I love lilacs, and the box of gifts.

  25. Monica Baker says:

    Toilet Paper Roll Challenge in Somerset Life would be the article I flipped to 1st! I have a large stash of TP rolls that is a standing joke in my family… I use them on Mini album for tags and as the actual mini but I would love to see what other’s are creating!!

  26. Somerset Life looks especially lovely this time – the Care Package is something I would definitely create for someone special, and I really love all the little touches this magazine always contains, that inspire me to make my home and office a little prettier, a little more gentle personal and welcoming.

  27. Phyllis Logsdon says:

    Somerset Life. I love how using “bits & bobs” on the cover creates such a warm feeling with cozy overtones…very creative…

  28. Anna Harvey says:

    I have so many favorites, it was hard to settle on one; but Art Journaling won. I was wowed by Tessha Moore’s journaling artwork—fantastic, vivid colors—–I loved it!

  29. Sue O. says:

    Love Jewelry Affaire – I’ve always been a sucker for pink & green! But my attention was also captured by Once Upon an Inspiration Utopia in Sunset Memories — a magazine I’ve not read yet. I’d love to see more of that issue!

  30. Sandie Luck says:

    SOMERSET LIFE offers just the rejuvenation I need at this time with the inspiration for Spring cleaning. With all the toilet paper rolls I have crammed into a bag I am excited to read the article that gives ideas on how to make use of them!! OH FUN!!! Your publications just offer the most intriguing inspiration!!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
    Joyfully…..~Sandie Luck

  31. Mary Anne says:

    I would love to read more about the ‘Art Exchange Between Two Friends’ in the new Somerset Life. It just might inspire me to do something similar with MY friends!

  32. Lisa M says:

    I’m a huge fan of Haute Handbags; just love all the creative ideas. Side note: A friend and I were looking at issues at the book store one day a few years ago. She said, “What the heck is this? It’s not even October yet,” and held up an issue. I said, “That’s Haute Handbags; I love that magazine.” Very sheepishly, she said, “OH! I read this as HAUNTED handbags!”

  33. Ada Leger says:

    Haute Handbags is my favorite magazine. Clutching Onto Memories caught my eye. I love vintage linens and making a purse using them would be a treat. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  34. Renee Zarate says:

    Definitely Somerset Life! I loved Ellen Wilson’s Pretty Paper Parcel article with the combination of paper, fabric and buttons. Really lovely. BTW, as much as I enjoy flowers I would have preferred to see Ellen’s work on the cover of that issue. Beautiful magazine through and through!

  35. 2amscrapper says:

    The boot purse really caught my eye but The Stampers’ Sampler is what I’d get.

  36. Beverly S says:

    Well, all of it catches my eye! But, I would really love to read the article about Teesha Moore. I’m such a fan of her & her work. And Rice Freeman-Zachery always does such a fabulous job on her artist interview articles.

  37. Christi says:

    I was first intrigued about the boot purse, but I really enjoyed the challenge samples & the “artfully eclectic” cards in the Sampler! Thanks & good luck everyone :)

  38. Lynn H Slotkin says:

    I adore all of your publications, but i. Especially love Art Journaling- I am enthralled with Teesha Moore’s work!

  39. Jackie says:

    I’m in with the Art Journaling and the Teesha Moore article!

  40. Jan Taylor says:

    From Stampers’ Sampler pages of inspiration to my potential creativity. I just got inspired! Everything in this issue appeals to me, so I would love to have a copy of it. Thank you for sharing.

  41. Dionea says:

    What stunning issues! The Mingle issue looks so inspiring and makes me want to throw a party right away. However, the cover of Someset Life just draws me in. I would love to win any of these beautiful issues!

  42. Robin Redd says:

    That Somerset Life is looking divine!

  43. Lorrie says:

    Somerset Life won my heart with the torn edges, soft colours and the blurb underneath that spoke of cardboard rolls and gift giving. In the table of contents I was interesting in Filling the Creative Well – always something to learn.

  44. I love Somerset LIFE! The issue peek looks good–I love the Care Package idea, it’s always appreciated when special attention is given to those in the hospital or home sick. Love the ideas shown,(that I can see!).

  45. Trisha says:

    Difficult to choose, but as I need to choose one I think it would have to be Somerset Memories for the article on Found Objects. I love old family items as I believe that the strength of the previous keeper is encapsulated in them. I will draw on this strength as I look after it, and add something from my own life to it, until I pass it on to another family member. It is a way of honouring your family history and remembering who you are.

  46. Paula Zduncyk says:

    Stampers Sampler, and I so enjoy the pages with the Challenge Results. So much inspiration to me a card maker!

  47. Baerbel says:

    Somerset life, I love everything shabby

  48. Sue says:

    You make it hard to choose just one spread out of all of them…but I have to go with the Teesha Moore spread in Art Journaling magazine. I am also a huge fan of Somerset Life and Jewelry affaire, but nothing called as loudly as Teesha Moore’s feature. Why? Her talent spills over in a way that inspires me make something NOW! And to go ahead and break any rules and just let if flow from the heart. I Heart Teesha!

  49. patti says:

    Love the cowboy purse, so unique!

  50. Normajean says:

    Somerset Memories! I haven’t started scrapbooking yet and it’s time to organize those photos! This looks like a great place to start.

  51. Sherry Collier says:

    Your Take Ten Issue of 10 minutes to a creative card caught my attention big time. First it was the beautiful colors,then the gorgeous patterns with easy Collages and washi tapes. Can”t wait to go to the book store and pick up a copy. Thanks so much for all your issues,I enjoy everyone.

  52. Camille Schaeffer says:

    I get chills when I look at Somerset Life. It always calls my name. I also loved seeing Teesha Moore’s journal pages. I am torn and would love either publication.

  53. At first I was drawn to the boot purse, but once I saw the Art Journaling I knew this was the one for me. I’m always looking for new ideas for my art journals. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. They all have something that I like but Somerset Life is my favorite!! I really liked the care basket idea. And the old scooter against those pink walls!! And I am definitely going to dress up some pencils for my grand daughters.

  55. Gina Lighton says:

    ARt Journaling—LOVE that magazine!! And which spread do I love? Teesha…Teesha…..Teesha…..Teesha!!!

  56. carneb rusca says:

    Wow- Mingle just gets better all the time! I would love to win it because not only are the ideas fabulous for creating memorable and lovely events, like weddings and special meals with friends and loved ones, but also for decorating our nests, crafting and just LIVING beautifully!

  57. Odette Bragg says:

    Who wouldn’t want to know what creative things were done with TP rolls in Somerset Life?

  58. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Photo Art Journaling in Somerset Memories is an article I want to read.

  59. Mary Walden says:

    I love the Boot Purse-I cut the top of an old pair of boots that were in my neighbor’s garbage last year but have never used them for anything-maybe i will finally put them to us. But the magazine that is calling my name is Somerset Life–Always the most beautiful magazine!! I would love to win it.Thanks for the opportunity.

  60. Cathy C. says:

    Teesha Moore in Art Journaling – stunning artwork!

  61. So many of the beautiful colors caught my eye – but the one I was most interested in was photographically: from sunrise to sunset in SS Memories. I am trying to incorporate more of my photos into my art. These are lovely collages.

  62. Audri says:

    SOMERSET LIFE, definitely, especially because that scooter parked by the old buildings reminded me so much of the piazzetta where we lived 2 years ago in Florence, on a heavenly study abroad trip. I just love all the everyday bits & pieces & the way S-Life turns them into treasures!

  63. Cocoa from San Diego says:

    I am always amazed at what people come up with in the Somerset Life and the photography is exceptional!

  64. Bev says:

    The Great Journey layout in the Stampers’ Sampler was inspiration to get working on my travel photos!

  65. jan metcalf says:

    The cowboy purse is so interesting! What a clever idea!

  66. Amanda Trent says:

    I looked at Art Journaling. Mindy Lacefield’s article caught my eye. Her work is so fresh and new and innocently beautiful. Love it!

  67. nancy Johnston says:

    I liked the article Artfully Eclectic in the Stampers Sampler. It may be that I’m just in love with little houses, garlands and Steampunk’ish stamps, but this article made me want to get into some card projects.

  68. Cheryl says:

    Loved art journal abstractions – the colors caught my eye immediately. I have to admit that it was hard to chose between this one and that incredible cowboy purse!

  69. Cindy says:

    I loved the colors in the guest artist article in the Stampers Sampler. Such beautiful, bright colors. The Challenge Results is always my favorite, though. So many talented artists!

  70. Rochelle says:

    Hard to choose but I love the Haute Handbag issue! I could make all those projects. My fav is the cowboy boot purse,
    How fun!

  71. Pat K says:

    Somerset Life really caught my eye, they projects are unique and really inspiring, would certainly love to win it!

  72. Patricia says:

    I’m intrigued with your description of the April Somerset Memories. This is not normally one of your publications I would purchase because I don’t scrapbook and I associate that pub with scrapping. But the pages you’ve shared along with “mixed media” and some thoughts I’ve had lately to create a memories journal are really inspiring me!

  73. Aimee says:

    Art Journaling. I love to journal but sometimes I run out of ideas. This looks like it would definitely spark some creativity in me!

  74. Lisa says:

    Stampington always inspires me – from the vintage feel photos to projects I’ve always wanted to do (cowboy purse -saw this one in a fancy-schmancy boutique for $200! – now I can make them myself – yippee!)
    Any and all of these publications are my “go to” for inspiration. Thanks for that!

  75. Debbie Combs says:

    I just got the new issue of LIFE and it is one of the best I have seen yet in all the time I have been a fan of many..publications here! It is a must have and now I just seen the cover of the new coming Digital Studios and I am dieing for it!!!! I want it. I need it! I want it. I need it!! :)

  76. Kris Burrill says:

    I’ve gotten many/most of these magazines since they began…quite a collection, but I must say that Memories (which was once called Legacy I think….) offers so much that I crave – Ancestor Art was my first attraction, then how to manuver photos & digital shots into art journals, or unique displays – which has expanded into photographing nature like your Sunrise & Sunset article. Now it has morfed into loving the articles on Found Objects – great info. And neat to see how you can combine antique family collections with those old family photos…. GREAT INSPIRATION – I NEVER tire of it! So I continue to add the mags to my ever growing collection….and the info to my file cab in the mind. Thank You !!

  77. Carol Gib says:

    Somerset Life, loved the softness of the projects
    and lilacs on the front cover.

  78. Theresa Merkling says:

    I generally buy the papercrafting lines, but the cowboy boot purse has really caught my imagination. Believe I will need that issue of Haute Handbags. WOW!

  79. Rhonda Rhoades says:

    I love the Mingle pictures. I think we are losing the art of “party” and enjoying being women! The decorating takes a little time, but it sets the event apart from ordinary to extraordinary! Love your magazines!

  80. Carla Hundley says:

    I really liked Somerset Life
    items. Full of beautiful colors
    and designs.

    Carla from Utah

  81. Oh the cowboy boot purse in Haute Handbags caught my eye immediately! I love unique purses for sure!! But there were others that made me pause, such as the projects in Somerset Life and Stampers Sampler. I’ve bought all three of these magazines (and many more) over time and I will never get rid of any of them…they are my muse!!!

  82. sharon gullikson says:

    I’d like to see more of Somerset Life—I like the get well basket idea…

  83. Debbie says:

    Thought I posted this elsewhere maybe on FB but the new issue of LIFE is one of the best yet in my opinion…enjoying it over and over again! So many special treats in this issue nice job!! So many more publications out now and coming that I want..need…want…need..want turns into need LOL :)

  84. Nancy Collins says:

    I love Art Journaling! Somerset magazines are the best on the market! I own stacks. The cowboy boot purse is amazing. I live in the country, so this is something I will definitely try! I would love winning, and any magazine would be most welcome.

  85. Christi says:

    LOVE the cowboy boot purse!! I think I am gonna have to buy that issue of Haute Handbags :)

  86. Molly says:

    how can anything beat a toilet paper roll challenge?

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Birds are chirping, buds are blooming and nature is beaming with life. It’s a perfect time for a sneak peek at your favorite magazine to get a glimpse inside this season’s hottest trends and thrilling techniques.

*INCREDIBLE OFFER: It’s that time again to thank our growing group of blog readers by offering a FREE SHIPPING discount on all of our April releases. Use Promo Code: BLOG0413*

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Art Journaling 2013

Celebrate springtime with the April issue of Art Journaling! A variety of inspiring artwork awaits you within this issue. The vivid and edgy creations of Teesha Moore grace the pages of our Artist Portfolio. Also inside: Artist Pat May shares how to transform vintage postcards into an art journal with little more than paint, Karen O’Brien sheds light on the art of portraiture, and Carrie Todd perfects collage on the pages of her journal. With more than 150 art journal pages, you’re sure to find an abundance of inspiration in this issue.

***

 Haute Handbags 2013

Delve headfirst into a world of innovative handbags, purses, clutches, totes, and much more in this spring issue of Haute Handbags. From burlap and denim to cowboy boots and beyond, the imaginative use of various fabrics will have you craving the hottest new styles in the DIY world.  Saddle up and hold on tight as we take you on a journey through these chic pages — we promise it’ll be worth the ride.

 ***

 Jewelry Affaire 2013

‘Tis the season to add some flowers, denim, and even fringe to your wardrobes!  Learn exciting new techniques from extraordinary artists like Holly Westler, Brooke Bock, and Michelle Hurtt, and see how they take ordinary everyday items and turn them into stunning wearable pieces of art. From royal pieces and antique heirlooms to leather bits and shotgun shells, this enticing Jewelry Affaire is packed with this season’s latest trends and happenings.

 ***

Mingle 2013

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something…superbly stunning! You won’t want to miss the fabulous wedding ideas inside this issue, inspired by Alice in Wonderland and a gorgeous vintage 1950s themed bridal shower. Step into spring and trust that you’ll be tempted to plan an impromptu soiree with your closest gal pals upon reading about a lovely seaside getaway. Or delve into a delightful crafternoon with artist Anna Corba. This brand new issue of Mingle will be your greatest confidante during party planning season.

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Somerset Life 2013

The final installment of Susannah Conway’s Authentic Living series is just one of many beautiful reasons to pick up this spring issue of Somerset Life.  Dazzle your friends and family with simple, elegant gifts that you can easily make in the kitchen, and learn studio organization tips just in time for spring cleaning.  You won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face when you see the delightful results of our Toilet Paper Roll Challenge.  Also, don’t miss an exciting sneak peek of a hot new store that’s all the rave, Vintiques.

***

 Somerset Memories

If you’ve been waiting for just the right inspiration to begin a special memory book of your own, our spring Somerset Memories is just what you’ll need to get started.  Don’t miss this spectacular issue showcasing a gorgeous array of paper crafts, fabric arts, memorabilia and mixed-media art.

***

 Stampers' Sampler

Drum roll please! The much-anticipated results of our Dress Template Challenge are in, and we think you’ll agree with us that they do not disappoint! Articles in this Spring ’13 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler run the gamut, from cards showcasing a flawless antiquing technique, to a circus-themed collection that is awe-inspiring, and even a stylish and chic set of table place cards that you’ll want to duplicate for your next special gathering.

***

*Win the issue you love most by:

1)  Clicking on your favorite spread and scrolling down to “See What’s Inside.”

2) Let us know which spread really caught your eye and why in the blog comments below!

One lucky person will be selected at random to receive their choice of one of these brand-new spring issues. Contest ends on April 30th, 2013.

*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following April (Spring ’13) issues only: Art Journaling, Haute Handbags, Jewelry Affaire, Mingle, Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, and The Stampers’ Sampler. Discount code cannot be combined with any other offer and expires 4/30/13.

 

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