It’s fun to flirt with the summer inspired ideas found in our May magazines and we want to invite all of our fans to join us! We’re celebrating this season by offering a glimpse inside these super new, hot off the press artful issues!
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The summer issue of Artful Blogging takes you behind the screen to introduce the fresh, promising faces responsible for some of the most prolific blogs read around the world. Get a refreshing male perspective on crochet by craft blogger Matt Farci from “According to Matt” and find out what inspires DIY blogger Natalie Pirvey from “Crème de la Craft.” A feast for the eyes as well as the soul, you’ll be swept away by hundreds of full-color photos, including the beautiful images from bloggers Dianne Poinski and Meghan Newsom.
If you’re in dire need of inspiration to rejuvenate your crafting nook, the summer issue of Where Women Create is our recommendation to get you big results. The doors are wide open, and you’re cordially invited to the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time.
From a beautiful Artist Profile on Pam Carriker to Ruth Rae’s inspirational free-form stitched dress tutorial, the summer issue of Somerset Studio is bursting with eye-candy. Catch front-row seats to the premiere of spectacular 3-D movie-inspired collages and the reveal of Ranger’s Annual Designer Spotlight Challenge. Trust us when we say that you don’t want to miss the impressive line-up of clever ideas in this dreamy issue, including how to turn pressed petals into a breathtaking book!
Out with big baggy sweaters and in with new stylish, summer fashions! From bathing suits to sandals and dresses, we’ve got pages of inspiration to look sizzling all season long. For a simple way to speak your mind, try Marybeth Lewanski’s technique of adding quotes to her outfits, or step right into fashion with Catherine LaPointe’s tutorial on how to paint patterns on shoes. You won’t believe how easy it is to create designs and images on different articles of clothing with household bleach, or the other innovative techniques featured in this red hot edition of Altered Couture.
(formerly Catch Up Issue)
400 More Ideas, a spinoff of our bestselling Stampers’ Sampler magazine, showcases more than 400 creative stamping ideas found in hundreds of never-before seen cards in every hue! If you are looking for new and innovative ways to “ink it up,” this summer, our newest installment offers countless ideas for making handmade cards for all occasions.
The nostalgic, folkloric dolls inside our summer issue of Prims are not only “prim and proper,” but deliciously ragged, tattered, and lovable. Along with Karen Brady Hammontree’s French Fashion Bears, you will also find beautiful and traditional handcrafted pull toys by Lucille Rox and Kathie Ruffner, along with artwork by Paula Walton, Barb Moore, Letty Worley, and Carol Roll that seasoned doll makers and newcomers alike will not want to miss!
Ready or not, here come the sweet results of our Bride Doll Challenge! You won’t be able to take your eyes off the stunning beauties that parade through the pages of this summer issue of Art Doll Quarterly. Veteran artist Victoria Rose Martin returns with another step-by-step tutorial …this time on how to create a darling flower girl out of clay that’s absolutely perfect for this time of year!
*Your chance to WIN:
1) Pick your favorite magazine title from above and click on it to browse through the inside images.
2) Let us know which page within the magazine caught your eye the most 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 May issues. Contest ends on May 31st, 2013.
*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following May (Summer ’13) issues only: Artful Blogging, Where Women Create, Somerset Studio, Altered Couture, 400 More Ideas, Prims, Art Doll Quarterly. Discount code cannot be combined with any other offer and expires 5/31/13.
Glimpse Inside Update: Congratulations Susan Frick on winning last month’s Glimpse Inside Giveaway!
Posted: Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 9:35 am
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