Giveaway: Lineup and Stand for Something Special Caption Contest

July 11th, 2013

Somerset Studio Spring 2013

Artwork by Elissa Brown, Somerset Studio Spring 2013

Whether you’re four foot eight inches with a face full of freckles, or six feet tall with a larger than life outlook on life — in a world full of unique individuals, where do you “stand?”

At a glance, this photo holds an interesting story waiting to be told. Try to come up with the most creative caption to describe this lineup of lovely ladies and the one who “measures up” as the best will be chosen to receive your pick – a free copy of any issue of Somerset Studio!

*Contest is open to residents of the U.S. only and expires Sunday, August 11th.

 

Short Story Submission Update:

It was too difficult to narrow down the wonderful submitted stories to just one winner, so we’ve chosen three! Watch out for the upcoming blog post where we’ll announce the names of the winners, award them their prize, and feature their creative pieces. Could it be you?!

 



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Artwork by Elissa Brown, Somerset Studio Spring 2013 Whether you’re four foot eight inches with a face full of freckles, or six feet tall with a larger than life outlook on life — in a world full of unique individuals, where do you “stand?” At a glance, this photo holds an interesting story waiting to […]

Guest Artist Kristen Robinson’s Heart Bezel Tutorial

July 8th, 2013

Confessions of a bling-aholic:  I admit, there’s rarely a time when I’m not tempted to adorn myself in an abundance of shine and glimmer, and today comes as no exception. When I was perusing Stampington’s new how-to videos I became instantly enamored with Kristen Robinson’s bezel tutorial, complete with directions on how to hang a little bit of love from your neckline. And not just any sort of love a sparkling, eye-catching burst of bling with a hint of vintage flair.

“This idea was really born out of a desire to add a wee bit of bling while at the same time retaining the classic beauty found in simplicity,” says Kristen.

In a few short minutes and using only two materials, Kristen creates a show-stopping piece, that will add a touch of interest to any outfit, come rain or shine.

 

Kristen Robinson How To

Materials:


Rue Romantique Scroll Heart Bezel

Rue Romantique Rhinestone Chain

 



Sarah Uncategorized

Confessions of a bling-aholic:  I admit, there’s rarely a time when I’m not tempted to adorn myself in an abundance of shine and glimmer, and today comes as no exception. When I was perusing Stampington’s new how-to videos I became instantly enamored with Kristen Robinson’s bezel tutorial, complete with directions on how to hang a […]

Free Vintage Ephemera – A Dab of Aromatic Elegance

July 5th, 2013

Ephemera

Excite your senses when you download these classic ephemeral pieces found inside our personal collection of old-fashioned beauty magazines. If you’re like me, you may be inspired to go back in time to find which fragrance is most enticing, but since we’re limited to just a captured moment in time, it’s easy to say each piece is equally alluring. Click here to download your free vintage perfume ephemera now.

To receive more complimentary ephemera downloads, as well as technique videos and special promotional offers, sign up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter, Artisan Avenue.



Sarah Uncategorized

Excite your senses when you download these classic ephemeral pieces found inside our personal collection of old-fashioned beauty magazines. If you’re like me, you may be inspired to go back in time to find which fragrance is most enticing, but since we’re limited to just a captured moment in time, it’s easy to say each […]

New Magazine Titles! Glimpse Inside Magical July Issues + Win Your Fave

July 1st, 2013

The perks of working for Stampington are not limited to the wonderful people I work with –  they permeate into plenty of other avenues. For instance, today I was able to forgo my a.m. coffee when I found the new July issues gloriously stacked on my desk. There’s no need for caffeine when I’m flipping through the refreshing pages of exquisite artwork, stunning jewelry spreads, and tales of passion in entrepreneurship – my senses are definitely awakened!

I hope you too will click on each of the July spreads below and catch a glimpse inside the creativity that’s pouring from their pages.

Special Discount → $5 off any July title of your choice!

We want to thank our growing gamut of lovely blog subscribers for your comments, ideas, and support by offering an exclusive promo code to receive $5 off any July title of your choice. ($5 off discount code can be used only one time per customer.)

Use Promo Code*: BLOG0713 at checkout

 

Belle Armoire

Get ready to dress yourself in style this summer with the new red-hot issue of Belle Armoire. From Gemma-Eve McDonald’s Regal Rose collection inspired by dusky floral accents to Sarah Clemens’ flirty and feminine Designer Collection, full of lush, natural fabrics – this issue is sure to tantalize your inner couture. Discover how to herringbone stitch, make bracelets from birch bark, craft body chains perfect for warm weather fashions, and last but not least, one of our former Designer Collection artists, Sharona Nissan, gives a must-read lesson on color-coordinating beads.

 

Somerset Life

The fresh summer issue of Somerset Life transports readers to a breathtaking dinner party that takes place under the stars! Tucked between this issue’s pages, you’ll also find a new approach to Project Life, clever ways to package presents, and the results to our Pretty Parcels challenge. Queen of living in the moment, you won’t want to miss the seamless and poetic prose of Madelyn Mulvaney who returns to our very own Authentic Living column.

 

WWCB

Start to finish, the insights and tangible tips lining the pages of the new Where Women Create BUSINESS are 100 percent created, lived, and shared by women business owners FOR women business owners. Riding the coattails of its sublimely successful predecessor, the premiere issue – which sold out in only two short months – the second installment is filled with creative women who have turned their passions into their professions: Anahata Katkin, Melody Ross, Tracy Porter, and Jillian Cooke, while columnists Kelly Rae Roberts, Holly Becker, and others return to impart even more valuable business advice.

 

Mingle

What’s more romantic than the idea of campfires and champagne? The newest Mingle goes behind-the-tent for an exclusive look at a truly unique, bohemian event whose host, Madelyn Mulvaney, blogs about her hopes: “I want it to feel like something you stand on tiptoe to reach on the highest branch.” Trust us, her article does not disappoint!  You’ll also find thought-provoking reflections on an attendee’s experience at Squam, a soiree inspired by the lovable Shirley Temple, and a tween’s jewelry-making birthday party led by none other than Lisa Leonard.

 

Art Journaling

What better way to capture those warm summer days than breathing in life’s murmurings on exquisite journal pages? The Summer 2013 issue of Art Journaling is sure to inspire a season full of creativity. The distinctive art journal pages of Roben-Marie Smith grace our Artist Portfolio, and artists Amber Walker, Patty Radish, Lindsay Ostrom, Mou Saha, and many more share their hearts, souls, and best techniques through captivating feature articles. This issue also boasts the second installment of Pam Carriker’s new column, “Art Journaling at the Speed of Life.”

 

Somerset StudioSomerset Studio

Discover the latest innovations in paper crafting and mixed media with the newest issue of Somerset Studio. Learn how to make paper out of milk cartons, and swoon over Ranger’s 2012 Designer Challenge results featuring Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, and Lisa Pace. After reading an enlightening Artist Profile on Lisa Engelbrecht, enjoy a collaborative art quilt that shares the work of mixed-media “all stars” Lynne Perrella, Anne Bagby, and more!

 

Jewelry Affaire

Summer is finally here, so why not spend some time reading through the latest issue of Jewelry Affaire?! Feast your eyes upon new eye-candy, as you find yourself amused and inspired. From baubles and fabric to mixed-media and resin, entertain yourself with pages filled with extraordinary finds that complement any warm-aired outfit! These extraordinary beauties are awe-inspiring and dazzling , so go ahead and lay out in the sun, sip some iced cold lemonade, and join us for a fantastic read!

 

Stampers' Sampler

The results for our cork and color challenges from the new Stampers’ Sampler are in! You’ll definitely want to see what artists have created with our charming coin purse tempting template, plus Guest Artist Melanie Schulenberg wows with her edgy style. Talented featured artists inspire with a range of techniques, including how to transform ordinary materials you have lying around your house into something truly special. Don’t forget about the free artist paper, numerous articles, and extra pages of cards inside — there are more than ever now that we’ve gone quarterly.

 

Your Chance to Win!

Want to win one of these new titles? Simply follow these steps for your chance to receive your favorite July issue! *Winner is selected at random.

1) Pick your favorite spread from above and share it with your friends on Facebook or Pinterest. (This step is optional, but we do appreciate you spreading the love!)

2) Click on your favorite spread from above and you’ll be taken to the description page. Peruse through the images or read the description and let us know what you’re most looking forward to reading about in the blog comments below!

 

*$5 off discount applies to purchases of any of the following July (Summer ’13) issues: Art Journaling, Belle Armoire, Jewelry Affaire, Mingle, Somerset Life, Somerset Studio, The Stampers’ Sampler & Where Women Create Business. Discount code can be used only one time per customer and expires 07/31/13. Contest is open to U.S. residents and ends 07/31/13 at 11:59pm.



Sarah Uncategorized

The perks of working for Stampington are not limited to the wonderful people I work with –  they permeate into plenty of other avenues. For instance, today I was able to forgo my a.m. coffee when I found the new July issues gloriously stacked on my desk. There’s no need for caffeine when I’m flipping […]

Game On! Tic-Tac-Toe Set Tutorial:

June 27th, 2013

think outside the box1

Take your tic-tac-toe game to the next level with this “Think Outside the Box” Project by Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer. Perfect to play on a girls-night-in, (preferably accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and drinks) this creative grid of ingenuity is sure to spark some friendly, competitive fun.

How To:

1) To create the set, start by laying the square shadowbox insert onto a piece of decorative paper from the Postale collection. Place the “right” side (the one you want to show) face down. On the “wrong” side, trace the squares. Cut out all squares and glue the “grid” piece of paper onto the wooden layer using Matte Collage Pauge.

2) Choose coordinating papers from the Postale collection and glue one sheet to the inside of the shadowbox and another to the backside using Matte Collage Pauge.

3) Punch out pieces of the Postale paper with a circle punch, and glue them to the pre-painted white spools. To create your Xs and Os, stamp the cross from the Par Avion stamp set on some of the spools and the circle stamp from the Vintage stamp sheet on the rest.

4) To finish off the game pieces, wrap a small piece of Postale decorative paper tape around the middle of each one – and voilà! Your pretty polka-dotted spools are ready to score endless hours of three-in-a-row wins.

 

Materials Used:

 

To cure your game night “board”em, take a quick trip over to The Studio for endless project ideas.

If this project hit your creative spot, show your love by clicking the “Like” button below – and don’t forget to comment!

 



Sarah Uncategorized

Take your tic-tac-toe game to the next level with this “Think Outside the Box” Project by Shoppe Manager Vanessa Spencer. Perfect to play on a girls-night-in, (preferably accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and drinks) this creative grid of ingenuity is sure to spark some friendly, competitive fun. How To: 1) To create the set, start by laying […]