Glimpse Inside: Refreshing May Issues + Giveaway

Start your summer right within the bright, colorful, and inspirational pages of our May issues! Get the newest fashion trends with Altered Couture and feed your imagination with the stunning character designs from Art Doll Quarterly and Prims. Also, make sure you freshen up with a wide collection of recipes for homemade bath and body products that come straight out of the pages of our newest publication – Willow and Sage.

 

Discount

We want to show our blog subscribers that we appreciate them! That’s why we’re offering a special promo code to receive $5 off any of our May issues. Just make sure you copy and paste the coupon code BLOG0514 when prompted at checkout.

 

 

Willow and Sage

May Issues - Willow and Sage

Willow and Sage magazine is filled with more than 70 unique recipes, uses, and beautiful packaging ideas for homemade bath and body products, paired alongside stunning, Somerset-style photography. In the premiere issue, you’ll get a creative look inside a military family’s farm, where goats’ milk is molded into artisan soap, and discover how to make homemade mascara and foundation that are free of chemicals. Learn how to create beeswax paper for packaging your handmade goods, make teabags to steep in the bathtub, and craft quick and easy spa gifts to give to all your friends.

Somerset Studio

May Issues - Somerset Studio

Push your creativity to the limits with an array of never-before-seen features inside the May installment of Somerset Studio. Lisa Bebi shows that coloring books aren’t just for kids, and we explore the wonderful, wire world of Tammy Smith. After soaking up an informative Artist Profile on Heather Murray, stick around to see how to use glassine envelopes to tuck away “sweet nothings,” and discover a new technique for creating faux encaustic artwork. Another eye-catcher you won’t want to miss: the texture-rich, “Sassy Girls” inspired by “The Great Gatsby.”

Altered Couture

May Issues - Altered Couture

Add a splash of color to your wardrobe: This issue of Altered Couture unveils a gorgeous tie-dye dress, along with other interesting dyeing techniques. You’ll also learn how to make hemp jewelry, as well as fashion hair bows and hair ties that are simple to recreate with clothing remnants. Last but not least, find an array of fun and flirty summer clothing – perfect for warmer weather – and unique dresses made from men’s ties.

Art Doll Quarterly

May Issues - Art Doll Quarterly

Swim with the mermaids, learn how to create dolls from tools, marvel over amazing mixed-media beadwork dolls, and immerse yourself in the inspiring creations within Art Doll Quarterly. Our Doll Artist Profile features the work of Elizabeth Frank, who creates finely crafted, carved wood dolls from fallen aspen branches and reclaimed materials. Talented artist Betsy Youngquist, in collaboration with sculptor R. Scott Long, creates dolls whose surfaces are encrusted with beads and found materials in a mosaic process, often incorporating fragments of old porcelain dolls. From crochet to cloth, clay to bead-covered, our talented readers pushed their limits and rewarded us with some spectacular dolls to inspire you.

Artful Blogging

May Issues - Artful Blogging

Dive into this summer issue of Artful Blogging! Each of our bloggers shares a wonderful story, a story that instantly captivates us and allows us to step into their world as we are mesmerized by the photos that fill each and every page. Some of the wonderful and talented bloggers in this issue include design connoisseurs Morgan Georgie and Carrie Kiefer of Ampersand Design Studio, whimsical mixed-media artist Micki Wilde of The Secret Hermit, and city girl Leney Breeden of A Girl Name Leney.

GreenCraft Magazine

May Issues - GreenCraft Magazine

Grab your recycling bin, and get ready for our latest installment of GreenCraft Magazine! This issue features some of our most creative ideas yet. Take a trip back to your earliest green crafting days with a dollhouse made entirely of recycled materials — you will surely be inspired to make one as a gift, or spend an afternoon collaborating with your smallest crafters for a project that is as fun as it is worthwhile. Also look forward to a gorgeous eggshell succulent garden made by the talented Megan Robinson, of Le Robin’s Nest. Other exciting projects to keep an eye out for include ideas for reusing old mailer envelopes, rubber stamps made from recycled materials, and a how-to for turning old alarm clocks into special works of art.

Prims

May Issues - Prims

Immerse yourself in a quieter and simpler kind of life by soaking up primitive creations from days gone by. In our summer issue, we share quirky butterflies with human features, stripes, and flowers by Noelle Falvo, along with a lanky cow from Laura Obiso’s “Barnyard Collection,” and a pair of pull toy elephants by Catherine Richards. You will not want to miss eight sunflowers with sticks for stems, or Karen Brady Hammontree’s adorably lifelike robin and bird friends.

Where Women Create

May Issues - Where Women Create

This summer, Where Women Create takes you up close and personal, inside the studios of Joey Hieberg, the creator of the Dolly Mamas, April Cornell, and The Sacred Sewing Room’s Terry Grahl. In this enriching issue, you’ll also get a snapshot of the artistic space of Karen Roberts from Karen Roberts Photography, and see how Karen Way of Sew Many Ways styles her very own creative space.

 

Your Chance to Win One of Our May Issues!

We’re giving away brand-new May Issues to three lucky winners! Simply follow these steps to enter for your chance to win:

1) Click on your favorite spread above.

2) Pin or “Like” that particular issue. 

3) If you pinned to Pinterest, share the link in the comments section below. If you “liked” on Facebook, tag us so we can see. 

4) If you don’t have Facebook or Pinterest, please comment below and tell us which issue you find most appealing and why.

 

*Winners are selected at random and will be contacted via email. *$5 off discount applies to purchases of any of the following 2014 May Issues only: Willow and Sage, Art Doll Quarterly, Artful Blogging, GreenCraft Magazine, Prims, Where Women Create, Altered Couture, and Somerset Studio. Discount code can be used only one time per customer, and expires 05/31/14. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 05/31/14 at 11:59pm.

 



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98 Responses to “Glimpse Inside: Refreshing May Issues + Giveaway”

  1. kathyS says:

    GreenCraft: the boots, the hoops, the bracelets— great

  2. Tisa@SeattleRetro says:

    Love Love Love Artful blogging–so inspiring. Already read your newest Willow & Sage & loved it!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/494973815268249550/

  3. Jani Howe says:

    I’ve always gone to Somerset Studio when I want a fun new idea!

  4. Lin Collette says:

    I chose the Artful Blogging spread because I’ve just started blogging again, and I think it’ll be tremendously useful to see what other bloggers are doing. I’ve pinned the spread to http://www.pinterest.com/pin/131589620337060475/ (which also tweeted it), and in doing so created a whole new board!
    Thanks for the giveaway and I hope I win B-)

  5. Kathlene says:

    Somerset Studio – It just seems to say “Let’s Play.”

  6. Ella says:

    So many wonderful May ideas! I love all of these issues-but am intrigued by Prims~

    Happy May Day everyone!

  7. Nadine says:

    I am so glad to be receiving Stampington and Co. emails. My favorite book is SomersetPlace but they all are GREAT!

    I chose Prims because I loved the little creative creature;
    I pinned it to my Creative Ideas on Pinterest:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/549650329494600078/

  8. Sandra Hughes says:

    I really like GreenCraft since I love to recycle old throw-a-ways. That doll house sounds interesting

    I love the GreenCraft magazine and look forward to the article on rubber stamping using recycled materials. There are always neat ideas in every issue!

  9. Susan Hemann says:

    I pinned Artful blogging to my board magazines I love. Not sure how to link.

  10. Lynda says:

    I love the soft colors of the Willow & Sage cover.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/421227371370220766/

  11. Jackie P says:

    Oh my gosh I would totally love the new Somerset Studio- I really like the spread above because I adore birds and anything related to birds! Such a great canvas vignette! Very inspiring!

  12. Angela Alcott says:

    As I posted on Facebook, if I HAD, HAD, HAD to choose just one idea and magazine for May, I suppose it would be Somerset Studio. This magazine was my first introduction to Stampington & Company. I am forever hooked now.
    The feature from this month’s Somerset is mixed media, which I love, and it has a bird and nest. I am very partial to anything with a bird and/or nest upon it.
    Truthfully, I will definitely be purchasing Prims, WWC, Somerset Studio, Art Doll and Green Craft this month.
    Keep making beautiful publications for all of us to enjoy!
    I posted on Facebook and Pinterest. :-)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/308707749430176999/h

  13. Terry says:

    I’ve already purchased my copy of the May/June “Somerset Studio.” I was charmed by the bird on the cover and hence made an immediate purchase! But I would love to win a copy of “Where Women Create.” Always love seeing the different studios and the inspiring work therein!

  14. Ann says:

    I have been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the Premiere Issue of “Willow and Sage”. All the beautiful pictures of the bath packaging and recipes are something I would just love. I have pinned the photo for this issue, http://www.pinterest.com/pin/63331938484667777/

  15. Chere says:

    I’m a big fan of DIY carefully packaged gifts. This issue is lovely!
    Pinned:)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120471358756680154/

  16. Roberta says:

    Hands down my favorite is Green Crafts. I love, love, love “upcycling” what some might call trash. The ideas in the magazine are so inspiring.

  17. Lisa M says:

    Somerset Studio is my first love and the one I’d be stranded on a desert island with as first choice, always!

  18. Phyllis Krieg says:

    I love the vintage book cuffs best with Greencraft magazine. I have seen bookmarks like this but to wear a cherished book as jewelry is truly taking my love of reading and wearing signature jewelry to heart. I look forward to incorporating these treasures into my own life as well as those of the ladies most special to me.

  19. Liz says:

    ooooh Prims, just wish this magazine was more readily available here in the UK, love it

  20. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167336942379439257/
    LOVE the idea of book cuffs! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love all your magazines, but I have always loved Somerset Studio the most and still due. I find it the most appealing and would buy it – thumbs up.

  22. Janice says:

    Love the Green Craft spread. I’m always on the lookout for new upcycling ideas. Thanks and happy spring!

  23. Love Artful Blogging. Such fun to look through and see what others are doing…

  24. I just adore the Boho blouse up there. I pinned and I fB shared. Love it http://www.pinterest.com/pin/272467846180717211/
    thanks
    MaryJane

  25. Michele Cook says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/203999058095622181/
    Love them ALL, but Where Women Create is a FAV!!!

  26. Sue F. says:

    Although I love Somerset Studio, this time I have to go with “Willow and Sage.” There is such an absolutely soothing tranquility about the spread that I can’t wait to see the real deal. Your magazines are always lucious, so the “newest kid on the block” is bound to be a delight!

  27. Lorrie B says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/346566133797716285/
    I love them ALL. It’s hard to pick just one. Somerset Studio always satisfies, no matter what!!

  28. ruby t says:

    Hi there,
    I think a copy of Somerset Studio would be right up my alley. thank you

  29. Tina Zappone says:

    Somerset Studio is my favorite as always. The gorgeous colors, beautiful photography and informative articles have me super excited. Here’s hoping!

  30. Katie B. says:

    Somerset Studio because there are so many interesting looking projects. Mixed-media, paintings, book ideas, frames…it all looks really interesting. I think my second favorite is Where Woman Create. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  31. I love somerset studio! I already bought my May/Jun issue. i can’t wait to try Caitlin Dundon’s faux encaustic!
    I pinned somerset studio to my pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/148900331404694158/

  32. Kris Martinez says:

    I love the new issue of Somerset Studio – especially the article about using scraps.

  33. Karen Irwin says:

    The adirondack chair would look perfect in my sister’s porch in Charleston, SC!! I love it.

  34. Judy H. says:

    I pinned the GreenCraft Magazine to my “Crafting and Creating” board on Pinterest. As soon as I saw those book cuffs, I heard them calling my name abd I have to find out how to make them. Thanks!
    I enjoy all of the magazine under the Stampington & Co. umbrella. Your publications more than any other can inspire me during a dry spell or allow me to just relax and browse.

  35. Sharon says:

    I pinned “Willow and Sage” to my board “Inspire Me!” since I know before even reading this new publication that it will be filled with inspiring projects and photos! All the Stampington/Somerset publications inspire!

  36. Maggie Gillespie says:

    Love them all!

  37. barb macaskill says:

    Somerset Studio is the one I most want to receive!! I pinned it here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/204280533072346760/

  38. barb macaskill says:

    Is the Boho Linen dress in this month’s Altered Couture issue?? Just wondering because I would love to make one! Thanks!

    • Gabriela says:

      Hi Barb – yes, this issue of Altered Couture features Tonya Eastman’s Boho Linen Blouse. It’s a gorgeous design for a dress. Good luck!

  39. barb macaskill says:

    I am a blog follower also!

  40. Haze says:

    Fabulous Book Cuffs! As a green crafter myself, I always find your magazine to be such an inspiration. Consider it pinned.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/197595502375660794/

  41. Robyn Martin says:

    Always wonderful! PRIMS!!
    The birds are amazing!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/192036371585695310/

  42. Gina C says:

    I pinned the Artful Blogger because I loved the colors, it was eye catching and something I’d love to try.THanks for so many great magazines!
    And here’s my Pin URL:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/115404809175805735/

  43. Sherri D. says:

    Pinned to my Arty Stuff board on Pinterest. I’m dying to check out that blue artsy chair …. want one of my own!!

  44. Sherri D. says:

    Artful Blogging issue pinned to Pinterest~ see above.

  45. Tamara says:

    I would LOVE to win Willow and Sage. I make my own bath and body products at home and am ready to sell them to the masses. I am always looking for ideas on how to decorate my jars. I would like for each container to have a unique feel to is as I want my customers to feel the love and attention that I have put into each product. Here’s to hoping I win it. Tamara :)

  46. Tamara says:

    Hi, here is the link to my Pinterest pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80220437087206901/

    Tamara :)

  47. Bernice Piotrowski says:

    Here is the Pinterest link:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/355784439285196718/

    Thanks for this. I usually go straight to my usual mags ( in the store), but this gave me a chance to look at something different.

    Thanks, again!

  48. Julia M. says:

    Where Women Create is always a must have for me. Truthfully, anything put out by Stampington & Co. is always so inspiring.

  49. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/156570524520753311/ pinned!

    I like your stamping projects the most. I buy take ten and the stamper’s sampler typically

  50. Linda meudt says:

    Love the book cuffs

  51. Melanie says:

    Where Women Create… So inspiring.

  52. Lissa says:

    Green crafts love all the recycling ideas!!

  53. Tracy Richardson says:

    GREENCRAFT! Love the chairs!

  54. sherelyn nichol says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/sherelynnichol/dolls/
    Oh how I love your magazines. One of my favorite places to buy here in Houston has gone out of business! RIP Issues!

  55. Linda Newcomb says:

    Somerset Studio… can’t wait to see the article about coloring not just for kids!

  56. Cindi says:

    I love all of your magazines.
    I did pin on Pinterest:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/240450067579788928/.
    Also, I shared on Facebook (Cindi Hoppes).
    Somerset Studio draws me in because I really
    like Mixed Media and Collages.
    Thanks, Cindi

  57. Sharon says:

    I love all your magazines and wish I had somewhere here to buy them. My favorite now is Artful Blogging. What a beautiful and creative idea for re doing a lawn chair or finishing a new one. I just love the colors and the writing in gold!
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  58. Michele Cook says:

    Love all you magazines! Feel like an addict!
    Where Women Create is one of my favorites!

  59. sue dulle says:

    I have two favorite, so if I win surprise me: My choices would be Artful Blogging or Where Women Create. Thanks for this great offer.

  60. Judith says:

    I adore all of your magazines and savor every issue I bring home. Even after years, it is a treat to pick one up and revisit all of the beautiful images and inspiring stories of creative spirits.

    https://www.facebook.com/madgoddess

  61. Jordan Hill says:

    Really hard to pick a favorite but I do love Where Women Create. Not only is it just fun and inspirational to see where other people get creative, but it’s amazing to observe how uniquely every individual approaches their artistic endeavors and how that is reflected in their workspace!

  62. Ellette says:

    Willow and Sage looks wonderful with lots of ideas for gifts for friends.

  63. Karen Schroeder says:

    I love Somerset Studio and pinned it. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/443604632018587548/

  64. Lydia says:

    All of these layouts applealed to me in some way. In the end I chose to “like” Somerset studio because the small canvas pieces spoke volumes to me-I want to make my own! I actually picked up this issue as part of My mother’s day gift this weekend for that very reason.

  65. Lydia says:

    https://www.facebook.com/lydia.p.harris
    :/ I’m sorry I almost forgot to leave a link to the facebook page that shows my like!

  66. I pinned the Willow & Sage spread.. so so lovely and inspiring for a homesteader/artist like myself. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/135741376243588768/

  67. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love the soaps. I love all kinds of varieties and this is quite a collection!!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/391320655094987415/

  68. B. Cre. says:

    I really appreciate the (recycling)value of Green Craft and love the cuffs spread in this issue. It is a magazine that I feel I would want to get a subscription for.

  69. Barb says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/458100593319605844/

    I am always in awe of the amazing talent and ideas of the artists in Art Doll.

  70. Janice says:

    I love Sommerset Studio and pinned it here…
    http://pinterest.com/pin/136304326197257295/

  71. Melinda says:

    Would love Willow & Sage Magazine, not only for the Lemon Sugar Body Scrub, but also the packaging ideas. So excited about this new publication!

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Start your summer right within the bright, colorful, and inspirational pages of our May issues! Get the newest fashion trends with Altered Couture and feed your imagination with the stunning character designs from Art Doll Quarterly and Prims. Also, make sure you freshen up with a wide collection of recipes for homemade bath and body products that come straight out of the pages of our newest publication – Willow and Sage.

 

Discount

We want to show our blog subscribers that we appreciate them! That’s why we’re offering a special promo code to receive $5 off any of our May issues. Just make sure you copy and paste the coupon code BLOG0514 when prompted at checkout.

 

 

Willow and Sage

May Issues - Willow and Sage

Willow and Sage magazine is filled with more than 70 unique recipes, uses, and beautiful packaging ideas for homemade bath and body products, paired alongside stunning, Somerset-style photography. In the premiere issue, you’ll get a creative look inside a military family’s farm, where goats’ milk is molded into artisan soap, and discover how to make homemade mascara and foundation that are free of chemicals. Learn how to create beeswax paper for packaging your handmade goods, make teabags to steep in the bathtub, and craft quick and easy spa gifts to give to all your friends.

Somerset Studio

May Issues - Somerset Studio

Push your creativity to the limits with an array of never-before-seen features inside the May installment of Somerset Studio. Lisa Bebi shows that coloring books aren’t just for kids, and we explore the wonderful, wire world of Tammy Smith. After soaking up an informative Artist Profile on Heather Murray, stick around to see how to use glassine envelopes to tuck away “sweet nothings,” and discover a new technique for creating faux encaustic artwork. Another eye-catcher you won’t want to miss: the texture-rich, “Sassy Girls” inspired by “The Great Gatsby.”

Altered Couture

May Issues - Altered Couture

Add a splash of color to your wardrobe: This issue of Altered Couture unveils a gorgeous tie-dye dress, along with other interesting dyeing techniques. You’ll also learn how to make hemp jewelry, as well as fashion hair bows and hair ties that are simple to recreate with clothing remnants. Last but not least, find an array of fun and flirty summer clothing – perfect for warmer weather – and unique dresses made from men’s ties.

Art Doll Quarterly

May Issues - Art Doll Quarterly

Swim with the mermaids, learn how to create dolls from tools, marvel over amazing mixed-media beadwork dolls, and immerse yourself in the inspiring creations within Art Doll Quarterly. Our Doll Artist Profile features the work of Elizabeth Frank, who creates finely crafted, carved wood dolls from fallen aspen branches and reclaimed materials. Talented artist Betsy Youngquist, in collaboration with sculptor R. Scott Long, creates dolls whose surfaces are encrusted with beads and found materials in a mosaic process, often incorporating fragments of old porcelain dolls. From crochet to cloth, clay to bead-covered, our talented readers pushed their limits and rewarded us with some spectacular dolls to inspire you.

Artful Blogging

May Issues - Artful Blogging

Dive into this summer issue of Artful Blogging! Each of our bloggers shares a wonderful story, a story that instantly captivates us and allows us to step into their world as we are mesmerized by the photos that fill each and every page. Some of the wonderful and talented bloggers in this issue include design connoisseurs Morgan Georgie and Carrie Kiefer of Ampersand Design Studio, whimsical mixed-media artist Micki Wilde of The Secret Hermit, and city girl Leney Breeden of A Girl Name Leney.

GreenCraft Magazine

May Issues - GreenCraft Magazine

Grab your recycling bin, and get ready for our latest installment of GreenCraft Magazine! This issue features some of our most creative ideas yet. Take a trip back to your earliest green crafting days with a dollhouse made entirely of recycled materials — you will surely be inspired to make one as a gift, or spend an afternoon collaborating with your smallest crafters for a project that is as fun as it is worthwhile. Also look forward to a gorgeous eggshell succulent garden made by the talented Megan Robinson, of Le Robin’s Nest. Other exciting projects to keep an eye out for include ideas for reusing old mailer envelopes, rubber stamps made from recycled materials, and a how-to for turning old alarm clocks into special works of art.

Prims

May Issues - Prims

Immerse yourself in a quieter and simpler kind of life by soaking up primitive creations from days gone by. In our summer issue, we share quirky butterflies with human features, stripes, and flowers by Noelle Falvo, along with a lanky cow from Laura Obiso’s “Barnyard Collection,” and a pair of pull toy elephants by Catherine Richards. You will not want to miss eight sunflowers with sticks for stems, or Karen Brady Hammontree’s adorably lifelike robin and bird friends.

Where Women Create

May Issues - Where Women Create

This summer, Where Women Create takes you up close and personal, inside the studios of Joey Hieberg, the creator of the Dolly Mamas, April Cornell, and The Sacred Sewing Room’s Terry Grahl. In this enriching issue, you’ll also get a snapshot of the artistic space of Karen Roberts from Karen Roberts Photography, and see how Karen Way of Sew Many Ways styles her very own creative space.

 

Your Chance to Win One of Our May Issues!

We’re giving away brand-new May Issues to three lucky winners! Simply follow these steps to enter for your chance to win:

1) Click on your favorite spread above.

2) Pin or “Like” that particular issue. 

3) If you pinned to Pinterest, share the link in the comments section below. If you “liked” on Facebook, tag us so we can see. 

4) If you don’t have Facebook or Pinterest, please comment below and tell us which issue you find most appealing and why.

 

*Winners are selected at random and will be contacted via email. *$5 off discount applies to purchases of any of the following 2014 May Issues only: Willow and Sage, Art Doll Quarterly, Artful Blogging, GreenCraft Magazine, Prims, Where Women Create, Altered Couture, and Somerset Studio. Discount code can be used only one time per customer, and expires 05/31/14. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 05/31/14 at 11:59pm.

 



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