Happy Holidays! Glimpse Inside December Issues + Win Your Favorite

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to celebrate this joyful season with brand-new December publications.  Join us as we welcome back an old favorite, Artists’ Café — a magazine that’s filled with innovative paper crafting and mixed-media projects, and if you need ideas for festive dishes this holiday season, make sure you flip through the pages of Where Women Cook. Also, don’t forget to check out our second installment of Bella Grace, which offers heart-felt narratives, stunning photography, and thought-provoking interactive pages.

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We wish you and your families the very best this holiday season! And because we love our blog followers so much, we want to offer you an exclusive promotion. Use the coupon code BLOG1214 at checkout to get $5 off any of our new December issues.

 

 

 December Issue - Where Women Cook

A shared love of food — whether it’s cooking it, talking about it, or eating it — brings people together. In this enriching issue of Where Women Cook, discover fresh, local flavor from Beth Kirby of the cooking blog Local Milk and taste-test food stylist, chef, and columnist Yvette van Boven’s delicious recipes. If you’re craving something sweet, dive into the stunning and scrumptious creations of author Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen and Ileana Saldivia of the award-winning boutique bakery, Sugar Realm.

 

December Issues - Take Ten

Roll into 2015 with the latest issue of Take Ten! In this charming edition, you will find original ideas to replicate greeting cards and handmade gifts in 10 minutes or less. Features include results from our Tag and Design Challenges, and 40+ pages of general cards in every color of the rainbow. Discover inspired articles with unique cards including how to make French stationery, use an ink splattering technique, and find creative ways to use Dina Wakley’s “All The Gals” stamp set. You will also be able to learn how to use the same stamp or theme, and carry it through your greeting card collections flawlessly.

 

December Issue - Someset Studio Gallery

This issue of Somerset Studio Gallery features an array of eye-catching, mixed-media creations. Marlene Plasencia’s talent reaches new heights as she uses mechanical bits and bobs to give her canvas a three-dimensional look. A master of combining delicate embellishments with distressed wood, Amy Willcut shares her latest creation made of vintage ephemera, turquoise gemstones, and silver beads. Ella Wilson takes the Christmas spirit to heart and presents her one-of-a-kind advent calendar; individual vintage photographs mark each day of the countdown, making this calendar quite a nostalgic piece of art. Get ready to revel in many other handcrafted designs including colorful selections by Connie Fong, Katie LaClair, and Carmen Whitehead.

 

December Issues - Sew Somerset

Sew Somerset seeks to inspire you this winter with sewn art made from the heart. Melony Miller Bradley shows us how to embrace the spirit of the season with her festive holiday pillows. Explore the time-honored tradition of sending handwritten notes with adorable waxed envelopes; who wouldn’t love receiving a sweet sentiment in a stitched and embellished parcel?  Caterina Giglio expresses her love of the winter solstice and shares how she used gold leaf to illuminate her mixed-media paper quilts. With pages full of new techniques, materials, and handmade projects, this issue of Sew Somerset is sure to be a beacon of creativity as we head into the most wonderful time of the year.

 

December Issues - Belle Armoire Jewelry

Each 144-page issue is of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine is overflowing with exciting artisan jewelry projects. This issue features a unique Designer Collection that showcases Tova Lund’s industrial and natural metal jewelry, and we zero in on new techniques and styles, including text jewelry, mixing fabric with stones, working with wood, and finding unlikely uses for polymer clay. Don’t miss an abundance of leaves, flowers, woodland creatures, and more, as we share tips and extravagant pieces from jewelry artist pros like Elizabeth Payne, Stacie Florer, Laura Guenther, Sandy Martin, and Erin Austin.

December Issues - Artists' Cafe

This stirring 144-page magazine is jam-packed with the best paper crafting and mixed-media projects, as collected from past issues of Somerset Studio, Somerset Apprentice, Sew Somerset, Art Journaling, and Somerset Workshop. In our newest issue of Artists’ Café, metal meets collage on the cover of Karen Cole’s handmade art journal, Lisa Engelbrecht combines her talent for lettering with mixed-media collage, and Pam Carriker builds art around a rubber stamp. Don’t miss how Cathy Bueti sets the mood through the use of stencils and paint, and get the tools and inspiration you’ll need to begin your next creative project.

 

December Issues - Bella Grace Volume 2

Unlike anything else, this 160-page book-azine shares thought-provoking narratives that capture life’s beautiful adventure. In our second installment, you can follow along with Emma Tree to gain insights into her inspirational storytelling processes. You will also learn how to start your own daily photography practice. A breath of fresh air, readers share how they welcome simple comforts into their lives, and Editor-in-Chief Christen Hammons disconnects for a weekend and reveals her insights. This issue offers even more journaling space for readers to record their own thoughts and responses, as well as unparalleled inspiration for discovering magic in the ordinary.

 

December Issues - Art Quilting Studio

Art Quilting Studio magazine provides a playful and informative forum where quilt enthusiasts from all walks of life can share techniques, ideas, and inspiration. Our newest issue features the vibrant, texture-filled art quilts of Sue Barton in the Artist Showcase, the edgy mixed-media collage art quilt of Janice Paine Dawes, and Tünde Juhasz’s hand-doodled art quilt that’s covered in hundreds of whimsical lines, shapes, and patterns. You also will not want to miss how Asya Lesly pays tribute to Mother Nature with her 7-foot-long quilt, “One Hot Mama.”

 

Your Chance to Win One of Our December Issues!

[This giveaway has ended.]

We’re giving away brand-new December 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 December issues only: Art Quilting Studio, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Sew Somerset, Take Ten, Somerset Studio Gallery, Where Women Cook, and Bella Grace. Discount code can be used only one time per customer, and expires 12/31/14. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 12/31/14 at 11:59pm.

 

Congratulations to Our Glimpse Inside Winners for the Month of November:

Luz Rubianes, Kelly Paquet, and Judy Hall

 

Congratulations to our Caption Contest with a Twist Winner:

JoRene Byers

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Posted: Friday, December 5th, 2014 @ 11:30 am
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55 Responses to “Happy Holidays! Glimpse Inside December Issues + Win Your Favorite”

  1. Becky Smith says:

    I love the sheer collage spread featured from the upcoming Art Quilting issue! The colors and depth are wonderful, and it has a lovely ethereal look.

  2. Victoria says:

    “Where Women Cook” always inspires me, and I absolutely have to have the stuffed artichoke recipe that’s in the current issue! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/300615343851931182/

  3. Ella says:

    Bella Grace fits the mood I need this time of year! It is thoughtful and makes me thankful! I am filled with gratitude to find people who are like me! (Finally-lol)
    http://www.pinterest.com/ellasedge/mood-board/

  4. Jackie P says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/135178426291251867/
    My dear friend Renee Zarate has spread out over two pages with her wonderful whimsical artwork in Take Ten!!

  5. Jackie P says:

    Somerset Studio looks especially intriguing and inspiring this issue!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/135178426291251867/

  6. Sheila says:

    It’s always hard to choose just one, but I chose Take Ten. Here’s the link.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pilapost/stampington-stuff/

  7. cindy coven says:

    I don’t know how to pinit so I really like sommerset gallery. It has such a large variety of projects. thanks

  8. Margriet says:

    Those tiny dancers look great. Sew Somerset intrigues me, so that’s my favourite.

  9. Jasmin says:

    The Artist Cafe is the issue I finding appealing. I enjoy art journaling always looking for I soiration. The colors, art and work displayed in the spread simply catches my eye. I follow Pam Carriker’s work and excited she is featured.

  10. Jasmin says:

    Oops, meant to say- Always looking for inspiration

  11. Ann Cazin says:

    I like the simplicity.

  12. Kathy S says:

    Belle Armoire Jewelry looks good. Use of text combined with polymer clay, as well as fibers and natural materials

  13. Kathlene says:

    Sew Somerset. Love the “Tiny Dancers.”

  14. Christi Conley says:

    POsted about “Take Ten” on FaceBook but I wasn’t sure what to use for a tag, so I am commenting here that I would LOVE to win the “Take Ten” – thanks for the chance to win :)

  15. Tisa@ChicTiquesCafe says:

    Latest issue of Bella Grace has an interesting sounding article I’d like to read: “10 Tips for Keeping a Daily Theme Photo Project Alive” by Holly Clark. The last issue of Bella Grace was bellissima!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/494973815270297064/

  16. Jackie PN says:

    Love this magazine- it looks jammed packed with inspiration!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/135178426291256353/

  17. Fonda Rush says:

    I would love to read a Bella Grace. (My granddaughter’s name is Baela Grace – long “A” sound.) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/178314466471785263/

  18. Laura Strack says:

    I Liked and Commented on Facebook. Seriously, I didn’t know Somerset offers a sampling of several many wonderful artist’ post, all in one magazine!! Artist Café – That’s very cool!! Thank you for the opportunity to Win a magazine and a $5 Off coupon is pretty special, too.

  19. Sandra H. says:

    I always enjoy Somerset Studio Gallery since it is filled with lots of mixed media!

  20. Ella says:

    Congrats, Renee! I can’t wait to see it~

  21. Rosalynn Bender says:

    My favorite. Is Belle Armoire Jewelry.it never ceases to inspire me. The projects are beautiful and beautifully photographed.

  22. Gilda says:

    Love the beautiful mixed media in the Somerset Studio Gallery.

  23. Jeannie says:

    SEW SOMERSET … my most favorite magazine in the whole world!!!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/217158013257882054/

  24. Brenda laBarba says:

    Somerset studio my favorite magazine……love the mixed media ,the stamping,,,,the ideas……all the above to incorporate in all my art…THX

  25. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Somerset Studio gallery always has inspiring articles and products.

  26. Donna Kalinowsky says:

    Don’t know how to “tag” you from Facebook or post a interest website, so I will say my favorite magazine here. It’s Take Ten.

  27. Carla Wilson says:

    I love the peaceful idea of finding goodness in Ordinary Moments. It reminds me of the need to be grateful and calm amidst the hectic noise of day-today living.
    They all look lovely.

  28. stamping sue says:

    I do like Take Ten because can always find inspiration in there. I liked on facebook but haven’t figured out how to tag.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

  29. jjhere says:

    Artist Cafe sounds fantastic!

  30. Cindi says:

    Happy Holidays! I pinned my favorite on my Pinterest
    Page: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/240450067580964904/.
    I also liked on Facebook… I adore all of your publications, but Somerset Studio Gallery really caught my eye!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  31. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Gorgeous spread in Belle jewelry armoire! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/121386152432517163/

  32. Sandie Luck says:

    BELLA GRACE is such an exciting and inspiring publication! How wonderful to have access to all the creativity and love that is shared through the written word!! Each page offers a tempting invitation into the unknown…
    Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sandieluck/open-for-the-unknown/
    You are well liked on my FACEBOOK also!
    Sweet Christmas blessings to all…~Sandie

  33. Pat May says:

    Definitely Artists’ Café because it combines my favorite Stampington publications!

  34. Karen says:

    Where Women Cook – inspires me to create beautiful food, not just edible.

  35. Kimberly Stelly says:

    I am entirely smitten with the world of Stampington and Company but, as a jewelry “hobbyist” at heart, the Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire publications are my most favorite resources for creative inspiration from Stampington by far. I always anxiously await the new issues and, when I finally purchase a new one, I am like an excited school girl – I run home to immediately devour every beautiful page!! http://pinterest.com/pin/515169644849792502/

  36. ruby t says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/125889752059497533/

    I pinned Art Quilt Studio as the spread photo looked so cheery and wanted to learn how to make this piece.

  37. Gina Lighton says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/560276009867948502/
    I love Bella Grace! Crossing fingers to win!

  38. Beth Figiel says:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/540994973962733655/
    I pinned Artists’ Cafe,it is one of my favs of your magazines.
    It is truly the best of the best. Thanks for your magazines & the contest.

  39. MARTHAIA says:

    BELLA ARMOIRE JEWELRY !!! IS AMAZING REALLY LIKE ALL OF THE ARTISTS….

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to celebrate this joyful season with brand-new December publications.  Join us as we welcome back an old favorite, Artists’ Café — a magazine that’s filled with innovative paper crafting and mixed-media projects, and if you need ideas for festive dishes this holiday season, make sure you flip through the pages of Where Women Cook. Also, don’t forget to check out our second installment of Bella Grace, which offers heart-felt narratives, stunning photography, and thought-provoking interactive pages.

5-OFF1

 

We wish you and your families the very best this holiday season! And because we love our blog followers so much, we want to offer you an exclusive promotion. Use the coupon code BLOG1214 at checkout to get $5 off any of our new December issues.

 

 

 December Issue - Where Women Cook

A shared love of food — whether it’s cooking it, talking about it, or eating it — brings people together. In this enriching issue of Where Women Cook, discover fresh, local flavor from Beth Kirby of the cooking blog Local Milk and taste-test food stylist, chef, and columnist Yvette van Boven’s delicious recipes. If you’re craving something sweet, dive into the stunning and scrumptious creations of author Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen and Ileana Saldivia of the award-winning boutique bakery, Sugar Realm.

 

December Issues - Take Ten

Roll into 2015 with the latest issue of Take Ten! In this charming edition, you will find original ideas to replicate greeting cards and handmade gifts in 10 minutes or less. Features include results from our Tag and Design Challenges, and 40+ pages of general cards in every color of the rainbow. Discover inspired articles with unique cards including how to make French stationery, use an ink splattering technique, and find creative ways to use Dina Wakley’s “All The Gals” stamp set. You will also be able to learn how to use the same stamp or theme, and carry it through your greeting card collections flawlessly.

 

December Issue - Someset Studio Gallery

This issue of Somerset Studio Gallery features an array of eye-catching, mixed-media creations. Marlene Plasencia’s talent reaches new heights as she uses mechanical bits and bobs to give her canvas a three-dimensional look. A master of combining delicate embellishments with distressed wood, Amy Willcut shares her latest creation made of vintage ephemera, turquoise gemstones, and silver beads. Ella Wilson takes the Christmas spirit to heart and presents her one-of-a-kind advent calendar; individual vintage photographs mark each day of the countdown, making this calendar quite a nostalgic piece of art. Get ready to revel in many other handcrafted designs including colorful selections by Connie Fong, Katie LaClair, and Carmen Whitehead.

 

December Issues - Sew Somerset

Sew Somerset seeks to inspire you this winter with sewn art made from the heart. Melony Miller Bradley shows us how to embrace the spirit of the season with her festive holiday pillows. Explore the time-honored tradition of sending handwritten notes with adorable waxed envelopes; who wouldn’t love receiving a sweet sentiment in a stitched and embellished parcel?  Caterina Giglio expresses her love of the winter solstice and shares how she used gold leaf to illuminate her mixed-media paper quilts. With pages full of new techniques, materials, and handmade projects, this issue of Sew Somerset is sure to be a beacon of creativity as we head into the most wonderful time of the year.

 

December Issues - Belle Armoire Jewelry

Each 144-page issue is of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine is overflowing with exciting artisan jewelry projects. This issue features a unique Designer Collection that showcases Tova Lund’s industrial and natural metal jewelry, and we zero in on new techniques and styles, including text jewelry, mixing fabric with stones, working with wood, and finding unlikely uses for polymer clay. Don’t miss an abundance of leaves, flowers, woodland creatures, and more, as we share tips and extravagant pieces from jewelry artist pros like Elizabeth Payne, Stacie Florer, Laura Guenther, Sandy Martin, and Erin Austin.

December Issues - Artists' Cafe

This stirring 144-page magazine is jam-packed with the best paper crafting and mixed-media projects, as collected from past issues of Somerset Studio, Somerset Apprentice, Sew Somerset, Art Journaling, and Somerset Workshop. In our newest issue of Artists’ Café, metal meets collage on the cover of Karen Cole’s handmade art journal, Lisa Engelbrecht combines her talent for lettering with mixed-media collage, and Pam Carriker builds art around a rubber stamp. Don’t miss how Cathy Bueti sets the mood through the use of stencils and paint, and get the tools and inspiration you’ll need to begin your next creative project.

 

December Issues - Bella Grace Volume 2

Unlike anything else, this 160-page book-azine shares thought-provoking narratives that capture life’s beautiful adventure. In our second installment, you can follow along with Emma Tree to gain insights into her inspirational storytelling processes. You will also learn how to start your own daily photography practice. A breath of fresh air, readers share how they welcome simple comforts into their lives, and Editor-in-Chief Christen Hammons disconnects for a weekend and reveals her insights. This issue offers even more journaling space for readers to record their own thoughts and responses, as well as unparalleled inspiration for discovering magic in the ordinary.

 

December Issues - Art Quilting Studio

Art Quilting Studio magazine provides a playful and informative forum where quilt enthusiasts from all walks of life can share techniques, ideas, and inspiration. Our newest issue features the vibrant, texture-filled art quilts of Sue Barton in the Artist Showcase, the edgy mixed-media collage art quilt of Janice Paine Dawes, and Tünde Juhasz’s hand-doodled art quilt that’s covered in hundreds of whimsical lines, shapes, and patterns. You also will not want to miss how Asya Lesly pays tribute to Mother Nature with her 7-foot-long quilt, “One Hot Mama.”

 

Your Chance to Win One of Our December Issues!

[This giveaway has ended.]

We’re giving away brand-new December 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 December issues only: Art Quilting Studio, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Sew Somerset, Take Ten, Somerset Studio Gallery, Where Women Cook, and Bella Grace. Discount code can be used only one time per customer, and expires 12/31/14. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 12/31/14 at 11:59pm.

 

Congratulations to Our Glimpse Inside Winners for the Month of November:

Luz Rubianes, Kelly Paquet, and Judy Hall

 

Congratulations to our Caption Contest with a Twist Winner:

JoRene Byers

Related Posts: