Archive for the 'How-To' Category

Delicately Stitched Envelopes Just in Time for Easter and Mother’s Day

Friday, April 18th, 2014

  “Over the years, I have collected many and various pieces of vintage papers, tickets, labels, sewing patterns, etc. The muted, soft colors and textures are so pleasing, and I enjoy the history and the stories these little pieces of very worn and torn paper can tell.” ~Mixed-media artist Viv Sliwka; Click here to read […]

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  “Over the years, I have collected many and various pieces of vintage papers, tickets, labels, sewing patterns, etc. The muted, soft colors and textures are so pleasing, and I enjoy the history and the stories these little pieces of very worn and torn paper can tell.” ~Mixed-media artist Viv Sliwka; Click here to read […]

Slow Down and Breathe Mini Art Journal Project

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

It’s easy to chug along, gain speed, and forget to press on the breaks in the business of everyday life. Today, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer reveals a simple project to help you take time to slow down, breathe, and appreciate the present moment in this creative, art journal project. Slow Down and Breathe Mini Art […]

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It’s easy to chug along, gain speed, and forget to press on the breaks in the business of everyday life. Today, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer reveals a simple project to help you take time to slow down, breathe, and appreciate the present moment in this creative, art journal project. Slow Down and Breathe Mini Art […]

Free Article Download: Teacup Succulents Project

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Using repurposed teacups, decorative polka-dot tape, and a few small succulents, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer creates this simple and inexpensive project. Rest them on a windowsill or place outside for an interesting décor piece that’s sure to revive and refresh an otherwise ordinary space. Click here to download this free article to learn how to recreate […]

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Using repurposed teacups, decorative polka-dot tape, and a few small succulents, Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer creates this simple and inexpensive project. Rest them on a windowsill or place outside for an interesting décor piece that’s sure to revive and refresh an otherwise ordinary space. Click here to download this free article to learn how to recreate […]

Mixed-Media Journal Projects

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

We’ve collected a variety of mixed-media journal projects, and we’re showing you how to recreate each of these fresh ideas at The Studio. Here are five of our top picks (listed clockwise from top to bottom) that we hope will jumpstart your creativity, so you can soar to new heights in your next piece. Mixed-Media […]

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We’ve collected a variety of mixed-media journal projects, and we’re showing you how to recreate each of these fresh ideas at The Studio. Here are five of our top picks (listed clockwise from top to bottom) that we hope will jumpstart your creativity, so you can soar to new heights in your next piece. Mixed-Media […]

Studio Project: Housewarming Cards

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Moving into a new home is a big and exciting step in anyone’s life. Say “congratulations” to that special someone with a personalized card to show how much you care.   Housewarming Cards Project Tutorial: Kraft cards are all the rave right now, and we’ve got an eco-friendly and wallet friendly way to make your […]

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Moving into a new home is a big and exciting step in anyone’s life. Say “congratulations” to that special someone with a personalized card to show how much you care.   Housewarming Cards Project Tutorial: Kraft cards are all the rave right now, and we’ve got an eco-friendly and wallet friendly way to make your […]

Glimpse Inside: March into Spring with New Issues + Giveaway

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

I’m excited to share this month’s new publications you. From beautiful bezel jewelry to stunning mixed-media pieces by Angela Cartwright, we’ve got something for everyone inside each issue. Follow along with me as I open up the pages and glimpse inside. Are you a blog subscriber? Here’s your exclusive promo code to receive $5 off any March title of […]

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I’m excited to share this month’s new publications you. From beautiful bezel jewelry to stunning mixed-media pieces by Angela Cartwright, we’ve got something for everyone inside each issue. Follow along with me as I open up the pages and glimpse inside. Are you a blog subscriber? Here’s your exclusive promo code to receive $5 off any March title of […]

Top Artists Reveal 10 Best Ways to Beat Artist Block

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The dreaded artist’s block. It happens to all of us – no matter what level – but there are some great ways to defeat it! Please welcome some of the most well-known artists in the industry as they share their secrets on how to overcome a creative block and stay inspired. #1) Think about good […]

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The dreaded artist’s block. It happens to all of us – no matter what level – but there are some great ways to defeat it! Please welcome some of the most well-known artists in the industry as they share their secrets on how to overcome a creative block and stay inspired. #1) Think about good […]

3 Insanely Easy DIY Projects with Instagram Photos

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Project by Vanessa Spencer #1 Instagram Photo Cards Our square greeting cards (with matching square envelopes!) are the perfect canvas to display your Instagram pictures. Don’t let them metaphorically “collect dust” by sitting on your phone or computer – print them out and share them with friends and family! You can use these adorable cards for thank […]

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Project by Vanessa Spencer #1 Instagram Photo Cards Our square greeting cards (with matching square envelopes!) are the perfect canvas to display your Instagram pictures. Don’t let them metaphorically “collect dust” by sitting on your phone or computer – print them out and share them with friends and family! You can use these adorable cards for thank […]

I Adore Wall Hanging Tutorial by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson

Monday, February 10th, 2014

It’s no secret that I adore Kristen Robinson’s eye-catching jewelry designs, so you can imagine how giddy I felt inviting her to share a new project with all of us. Please join me in welcoming Kristen Robinson to Somerset Place, and follow along as she shares a clever way to use bezels with this creative […]

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It’s no secret that I adore Kristen Robinson’s eye-catching jewelry designs, so you can imagine how giddy I felt inviting her to share a new project with all of us. Please join me in welcoming Kristen Robinson to Somerset Place, and follow along as she shares a clever way to use bezels with this creative […]

Free Article Download: Junk Mail Journal

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

“Have fun with your junk mail journal, and smile at the mailman.” – Mixed-media artist, Nelda Ream Discover a creative way to upcycle everyday objects into new found treasures, with this free article download by the talented Nelda Ream. You’ll learn how to transform junk mail typically destined for the trash into a pretty art […]

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“Have fun with your junk mail journal, and smile at the mailman.” – Mixed-media artist, Nelda Ream Discover a creative way to upcycle everyday objects into new found treasures, with this free article download by the talented Nelda Ream. You’ll learn how to transform junk mail typically destined for the trash into a pretty art […]