Since 1994, Stampington & Company of Laguna Hills, California, has been a leading source of information and inspiration for arts and crafts lovers around the world. Launched with a small line of rubber stamps by President and Publisher Kellene Giloff, the company has since expanded to include more than 1,500 stamp images and best-selling publications, including The Stampers’ Sampler, Somerset Studio, Belle Armoire, Somerset Memories (formerly Legacy), Art Doll Quarterly, and Take Ten. Known for stunning full-color photography and step-by-step instructions, Stampington & Company’s publications provide a forum for both professional artists and hobbyists to share their beautiful handmade creations with one another. Since its 1997 debut, Somerset Studio has become the flagship publication within the art and crafting industry. This bi-monthly magazine attracts a large and devoted following of readers seeking the latest innovations in the art of paper and mixed-media. The Stampers’ Sampler is a bi-monthly publication filled with hand-stamped artwork contributed by readers and accompanied by detailed instructions. Belle Armoire is a bi-monthly publication that features fabric arts, handmade garments, creative jewelry, and accessories. Belle Armoire has become known for showcasing the very best handmade wearable art. Somerset Memories (formerly Legacy) is a semi-annual publication that features high-end scrapbook pages as well as handmade artwork incorporating family photographs, vintage photography, treasured documents, and assorted memorabilia. Elegant page layouts for scrapbooking, personal journals, artist books, and so much more are offered in this highly regarded publication. Art Doll Quarterly is a unique, full-color publication devoted to the art of making creative dolls and sculptural figures out of cloth, clay, mixed-media materials, and an assortment of embellishments such as beads and found objects. Take Ten, sister publication to The Stampers’ Sampler, was launched as a special publication, but quickly proved to be so successful that it is now available on a quarterly basis. It features rubber stamped cards that can be made in ten minutes or less. Additional publications that were launched as special publications that are now available on a quarterly basis include Altered Couture, Somerset Life, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Where Women Create, and Artful Blogging. Annual and bi-annual special publications that continue to be published regularly include Haute Handbags, apron•ology, Art Journaling, Somerset Workshop, Somerset Apprentice, Somerset Studio Gallery, Stuffed, Catch Up, HandCrafted, Somerset Home, Artists’ Café, Somerset Digital Studio, Somerset Holidays & Celebrations, Art Quilting Studio, Life Images, and GreenCraft Magazine. Past special publications include Marie, Somerset In Love, True Colors, Transparent Art, Signatures, Material Visions, Artist Trading Cards: An Anthology of ATCs, Return to Asia, Art Doll Chronicles, and Salon.
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