Tuesday, February 2, 2010
My contributor's copy of Somerset Life came in December and I felt like it was the greatest Christmas Gift for myself. It was so exciting reading the article to my kids and showing them that Mommy's "art stuff" is in a magazine.
I thought it would be fun to walk you through this issue of Somerset Life.
Now that it has been a full year of me sending submissions into Stampington , I am finding that it so fun to go through the magazines & find photos of things I had forgotten about sending in or seeing special items I didn't know would ever be published.
First of all here is my article on Friendship pouches. The creation of the pouches were for an Etsy order. I created a fabric pouch to put hang tags in that Martha had ordered.
The article came about though when I sent a gift package to the publisher of Stampington magazines Kellene Giloff. The fabric pouches shown in this article were pouches sent to her.
(This article found on pages 116-118)
Another feature I found that I was not expecting was this box I spruced up specifically for Kellene's thank you gift. This box was a cover for a wedding guest book. I glued a vintage romantic image on the lid and tied a pretty bow around the box for a way to safely ship her delicate printed vintage papers. (Found on pages 84-85)
The 2nd feature I was not expecting, I found while flipping through too the friendship pouches article was this beautiful Cherub image. It looked so familiar that I stopped and finally realized it was mine. A listing in my Etsy shop that was listed late last year. A vintage post card found in my local Antique Mall that could be color copied and made into tags.
The final object I found of mine in this issue of Somerset Life was a Thank you card I sent in to Jenny Doh along with a submission. Here, she hangs notes from artists in her office by just some simple ribbon.
The following pouches I created to celebrate the article "Friendship pouches" I'm happy to say most all of them sold so far, all funds from their sales went to Rebecca Sower's Haiti by Hand project. Please check it out here The above pink mesh pocketed pouches are available still at the Angela Harris Etsy shop
The Above sage green pouches are still available at the Haiti by Hand Etsy shop!
Please shop these products and know that all of your sales will go to helping artists in Haiti provide a living for their families!