Glimpse Inside New August Issues and a Giveaway!

August 4th, 2015
glimpse inside August Issues discount code Receive $5 off select August titles. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0815 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can only be used once per customer).

Where Women Create

Where Women Create August



Whether it’s art, food, music, written works, or choreographed dances, extraordinary women know that the process of creating is every bit as important as what ultimately gets created. The inspiring new autumn issue of Where Women Create features the talented Roza Lee Khamitova and her gorgeous wearable art scarves (also featured in Belle Armoire) and Kathleen Ryan’s oil painting workspace. Nicki Traikos sketches, designs, and handletters playful artwork for home décor and greeting cards while Lindsay Mason shares her accessories company, French Knot. Check out features by Ramona Otto, Jessica Zoob, America Martin, and more. Read the rest of this entry »



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Receive $5 off select August titles. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0815 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can only be used once per customer). Where Women Create Whether it’s art, food, music, written works, or choreographed dances, extraordinary women know that the process of creating is every bit as important as what ultimately gets […]

Art Journal Inspiration by Guest Artist Heather Jacob

July 31st, 2015

Heather Jacob Guest Artist



Hi everyone. My name is Heather Jacob and I live in Australia I am so excited and grateful to have been invited to share one of my Art Journals with you. I have journaled most of my life and love to look back and read about my memories, words, and feelings. In 1999 my treasured son Mark, age 22, was killed on his motorbike as you may imagine this left a huge hole in my life. I was absolutely consumed by pain and grief … 3 years along my grief journey I discovered scrapbooking and it has changed my life. Read the rest of this entry »



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Hi everyone. My name is Heather Jacob and I live in Australia I am so excited and grateful to have been invited to share one of my Art Journals with you. I have journaled most of my life and love to look back and read about my memories, words, and feelings. In 1999 my treasured […]

Trending: In Love with Lace

July 28th, 2015
Altered Couture In Love with Lace Trending

~Artwork by Nancy Romans, Carolyn Soto, Elaine Howell, Diane Utley-Aguilar, Kimberly Elowe, and Lanni Lantto



What’s this summer’s biggest trend? Hint, everyone from your mom to your great-grandmother has worn it, but none of them have worn it like this. That’s right, lace is the next big trend in summer fashion. There are many different types of lace — crochet, bobbin, cutwork (even macramé can trace its roots back to knotted lace) — and lacy accents are popping up on everything from vests and tops to pants and culottes. Lace is also part of a new dynamic duo with sheer or other lightweight fabrics, taking it outside grandma’s parlor and into the breezy style of warm summer days. Read the rest of this entry »



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What’s this summer’s biggest trend? Hint, everyone from your mom to your great-grandmother has worn it, but none of them have worn it like this. That’s right, lace is the next big trend in summer fashion. There are many different types of lace — crochet, bobbin, cutwork (even macramé can trace its roots back to […]

Get Published: August Calls and Challenges

July 24th, 2015

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Our Stampington publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the latest calls and challenges that our magazines are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have upcoming deadlines on August 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published! Read the rest of this entry »



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Our Stampington publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the latest calls and challenges that our magazines are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have […]

6 Bezel Projects — Necklaces, and Bookmarks, and Bracelets, Oh My!

July 21st, 2015

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Bezels are one of the most versatile pieces in jewelry making. You can decorate them with anything — patterned paper, photos, and text, or even chalkboard paint and glitter! These projects all use bezels in a unique way. From necklaces to journal wraps to bracelets, they can be used to display your personal style like a mini art canvas for your accessories and wearable art projects. Read the rest of this entry »



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Bezels are one of the most versatile pieces in jewelry making. You can decorate them with anything — patterned paper, photos, and text, or even chalkboard paint and glitter! These projects all use bezels in a unique way. From necklaces to journal wraps to bracelets, they can be used to display your personal style like […]