June 26, 2012

Hear Ye, Hear Ye - New Magazines are on the Way!

Michelle is always on the look out for the new, the interesting, the inspiring, the shiny.... no, she's not a crow, she just really wants to bring exciting things into the store! She's especially loves magazines that are not the same old magazines that you see all over the place; you know, the ones that always seem to use the same ten designers and seem to focus on finding new ways to regurgitate the same ten old ideas. Michelle's bringing in some fresh, new magazines to add even more diversity to our eclectic collection - be sure to look for them in coming weeks.

Craft Stamper comes to us from the UK; each issue includes a free stamp as well as informative and inspiring features like these:
Stampers Master Class - In depth technique articles
Free Stamp Makes - Pull out projects for you to complete
Double Take - One product used two different ways
Stamping Contrasts - Four different designers' takes on a stamp
Designer's Palette - Inspirational color palettes
Cut and Create - Free templates
Meet and Greet - Designer showcases
Stamping For - Stamped projects around a central theme

Scrap365 is another British publication that brings trendy new layout ideas to scrapbookers. You can access printable sketches and fun bonus content on-line to print and use on your pages. They have a monthly sketch challenge, great technique tutorials, and showcase a myriad of styles, from clean and simple to shabby chic. Scrap365 is not just for the 12x12 scrapbooker, however; they also focus on mini albums, art journaling, digi scrapping, and 3D projects. Their goal is to keep scrapbooking fresh and inspiring, so that you want to do it 365 days a year. Heck, it's not a magazine, it's a mindset.

For all you mixed media artists (or those who would like to be) we will be offering Somerset Studio, a magazine celebrating paper crafting, art stamping and lettering arts. Learn about creating mixed media texture and backgrounds, working with different mediums, and incorporating exotic papers and found objects into your projects. This is the magazine that will help you bring your daydreams to reality.

OK, I don't want to totally shock you or anything, but our final new offering, Art Journaling, is all about.... art journaling. Man, it's a hot topic - I noticed all the back issues of this magazine are SOLD OUT, which means people are gobbling it right up. Learn how to find your own art journaling style, explore the work of your favorite artists, learn professional techniques, and really bring your art journaling to the next level. Art journaling is all about finding your voice and expressing it on the page, and this magazine is just the fuel you need to get your motor mouth running.

1 comment:

Joyce's Journey said...

I cannot tell you what a pleasure it was to come in to the store after work today to pick up my spanking new copies of Art Journaling and Somerset Studio. Thank you so much for bringing these great magazines into my favorite store and having them before anyone else does. Another reason why it's more than just a store . . .