Homemade Bath and Body Products: Inside the Premiere Issue of Willow and Sage

March 17th, 2014

 

Homemade Bath and Body Products

Willow and Sage is a brand-new publication filled with more than 35 unique recipes for homemade bath and body products. Readers can also find beautiful packaging ideas, 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
  • to discover how to make homemade mascara and foundation that are free of chemicals
  • to 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

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

Receive free U.S. shipping and $2 off the cover price when you pre-order Volume 1.

Click here to reserve your copy, and peek inside the premiere issue! Special discount expires on March 25, 2014.

Willow & Sage: Homemade Bath and Body Products is Available May 1st

Artwork by Stephanie Rose, Louise Sanders, Anjanee Szczupak, and Erika Ferguson.
 


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  Willow and Sage is a brand-new publication filled with more than 35 unique recipes for homemade bath and body products. Readers can also find beautiful packaging ideas, 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 […]

Free Ephemera Download: Damsels in Dresses

March 13th, 2014

Free Ephemera Download

From checkered and buttoned to lavish and refined, these ladies have donned their best dresses and are awaiting to make an appearance in your next art project. Circa early 1900s, use this vintage ephemera in its entirety or cut out as separate pieces to paint a picture in your paper crafting, art journaling, card making, or digital artwork.

Click here to download this image (at full size), and save it to your computer. This free download will expire 30 days from today. To incorporate more vintage ephemera and digitally altered pieces into your artwork, visit e-Crafting.com.

Did you know that we also give away free ephemera downloads in our e-newsletters? If you’d like to receive more downloadable inspiration, be sure to sign-up today!



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From checkered and buttoned to lavish and refined, these ladies have donned their best dresses and are awaiting to make an appearance in your next art project. Circa early 1900s, use this vintage ephemera in its entirety or cut out as separate pieces to paint a picture in your paper crafting, art journaling, card making, […]

Studio Project: Housewarming Cards

March 10th, 2014

House Warming Cards Project

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 own.  Vanessa simply cut down old Kraft file folders into card sizes to use for this project. Feel free to customize/cut the cards to whatever size you need; Vanessa’s are approximately 4 x 5″. On each card, stamp the three different house backgrounds from Susan Pagnucci’s Neighborhood Stamp Line using white gesso or white acrylic paint and then allow them to dry.

Using various colors of StazOn Ink, stamp the outlined Neighborhood stamps over the house backgrounds. The shapes were designed to coordinate together, and layering the backgrounds with the regular houses in different colors of ink will really make them “pop.”

Stamp part of the housewarming sayings with Cavallini Mini Lowercase Alphabet stamps and then add some chitchat word stickers to complete the sayings and quotes.

Pair your handmade cards with baked goods or another fun, housewarming gift to delight friends and family when they move.

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Somerset HomePerfect to accompany your cards: The newest issue of Somerset Home promises to deliver endless home décor ideas and awe-inspiring ways to creatively renovate living spaces.

Click here to peek inside.

A big thank you to Vanessa Spencer for stopping by Somerset Place to share this easy housewarming card DIY with us!

 

Click here to find more inspiring home décor projects.


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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 […]

Pretty Prims: The Delight is in the Detail

March 6th, 2014

Prims Detail

“Tiny stitches, a steady hand, and meticulous work are the elements that bring fabric to life – I love that these primitive pieces pay special attention to the finest of details.”

– Stampington & Company Publisher, Kellene Giloff

From petite feet to polka-dotted legs and hand-sewn embellishments, it’s no secret that the smallest details make a big impact on the eyes when it comes to art. Join us today as we uncover techniques and tips that focus on the detail in doll making.

 

Tips from the Pros:

Pendleton

“These animals have painted details giving them their defining characteristics.” – Cathy Pendleton

Sliwka

“Nothing goes to waste – every little textile scrap is reworked again and again.” – Viv Sliwka

Zacchino

“It’s so important to use colors and textures that you are drawn to. Have fun mixing up colors and patterns. I never try to match anything – the fun is the crazy mix!” – Catherine Zacchino

Barb Moore

“All these thoughts were running through my mind as I was creating these rabbits. Right then and there, I knew I was creating these treasured memories from my past. Each stitch I made now had a purpose – three generations of women knit tightly together.” – Barb Moore

 

Petite Prim Feet

“Used clothing stores, thrift shops, and antique stores are a treasure trove for fabric. You can always change the color or antique the fabric with fabric dye, tea, or coffee.” – Candice Wirth

Prims Bunnies

 

“…I decided to dabble in papier-mâché. I love how the gel medium gives a whole new life to my little friends.” – Colleen Moody

Prims Detail Feet

“To give dolls a slightly grungy look, lightly rub the doll’s body, as well as the clothes, with coffee. You can choose how grungy you want the doll by simply adding more or less coffee.” – Cheryl Foster

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Prims Winter 2014Are you new to primitive doll making, or are you completely devoted to the craft? No matter your level, glimpse inside the new issue of Prims, for tons of inspiration. We’ve got tattered, weathered, and worn dolls and lovely clay and cloth creations – there’s no secret that this issue’s art will warm your heart and inspire your own creativity.

Whether you art journal, stitch and sew, or solder jewelry, how do you add detail to your artwork? Comment below:



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“Tiny stitches, a steady hand, and meticulous work are the elements that bring fabric to life – I love that these primitive pieces pay special attention to the finest of details.” – Stampington & Company Publisher, Kellene Giloff From petite feet to polka-dotted legs and hand-sewn embellishments, it’s no secret that the smallest details make a […]

Glimpse Inside: March into Spring with New Issues + Giveaway

March 3rd, 2014

I’m excited to share this month’s new publications with 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.

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Are you a blog subscriber? Here’s your exclusive promo code to receive $5 off any March title of your choice. Copy and paste the discount code BLOG0314 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can be used only one time per customer.)

 

Belle Armoire Jewelry

Belle Armoire Jewelry

Shiny and new: We roll out a set of stunning silver rings, shell hair pieces and bracelets, and cuffs galore in this spring-friendly issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. Look for detailed tutorials on silk wraparound bracelets and wooden rings, and feast your eyes on a set of beautiful bezel necklaces. Make yourself heard with statement rings that will stand out from across the room, and absorb bold, innovative ideas from many jewelers new to the pages of Belle Armoire Jewelry.

 

Somerset Apprentice

Somerset Apprentice
In this exciting issue of Somerset Apprentice, we present beautiful layered collages by Jennifer Taylor, Christy Tomlinson, Mindy Lacefield, Kate Crane, and others. Our From the Pros section reveals tips and tricks from successful artists like Junelle Jacobson, Bebe Butler, Joanne Sharpe, and Dawn Sokol with a peek into their creative processes. Whether you want to learn the fundamentals of creating Somerset-esque artwork or simply perfect what you already know, this edition is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

 

Somerset Digital Studio

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Our Spring 2014 issue of Somerset Digital Studio is filled with art from a diverse group of talented artists that share their secrets about creative mobile photography, how to use filters, liquefy, burn, and many more great techniques. We’re proud to announce Susan Tuttle as our new technical advisor, whose expertise in the digital arena is unparalleled. Artists Louise Robinson, Beth Conklin, Ingrid Pomeroy, Rebecca McMeen, Donna Goar, and other favorites are also back with beautiful art to share.

 

Somerset Studio

Somerset-Studio

Being the leading mixed-media magazine on the market, we’re always looking for the most innovative artists and new techniques to keep our content fresh and interesting. This issue of Somerset Studio includes an extensive tutorial on woodburning and dimensional projects that will stun. You won’t want to miss an Artist Portfolio capturing the minimal work of Cathy Cullis or stunning lineage paintings by Angela Cartwright. In addition to technique, this issue also satisfies your creative curiosity with a peak at the screening of Indie Kindred and behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Serendipity Retreat.

 

Take Ten

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Get into the spirit of spring with the newest issue of Take Ten! With nearly 300 stamped projects featuring quick and easy techniques, everyone is sure to find something inspiring in our Spring 2014 issue. This round features the stunningly gorgeous cards of Guest Artist Caroline Stuart; you definitely won’t want to miss out on her skillful inking and unique embellishments! Additionally, we share a variety of inspiring articles and techniques, including those featuring our favorite details such as mica, felt, vintage ephemera, and hand-carved images.

 

Where Women Cook

Where women Cook

Ever wonder where someone who is constantly in the public eye curls up to indulge in a bit of comfort food? This issue reveals the beautiful kitchen and secret recipes of celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon from The Cooking Channel. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the life of private chef Kirstin Uhrenholdt. Filled with delicious photography from start to finish, Where Women Cook also shares the stories of Tara Steele, owner and chef of Royers Café, blogger Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, and founder of Heilala Vanilla, Jennifer Boggis.

 

Your Chance to Win!

We’re giving away one brand-new March title to one lucky winner! Simply follow these steps to enter for your chance to win:

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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 which issue you find most appealing and why.

Good luck! With Somerset Place love,

Blog Writer

*Winner is selected at random and will be contacted via email. *$5 off discount applies to purchases of any of the following (March ’14 titles) issues: WWK, JWL, TEN, SOM, DIG, APP. Discount code can be used only one time per customer and expires 03/31/14. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 03/31/14 at 11:59pm.

 





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I’m excited to share this month’s new publications with 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 […]