~*~This Giveaway Has ended~*~
The Winter Issue of Somerset Life just arrived in my mailbox and I am truly touched. Three petite artful kits I assembled are in the "Art of Juxtaposition" feature. These kits hold a very special place in my heart as I assembled them shortly after my dear mother-in-law passed away. The kits were inspired by the vintage buttons in each of them which once belonged to her, her mother and her grandmother. I will always cherish the time we spent sorting through her button boxes and the stories they evoked.
I am especially happy that this issue is being released now... just before Christmas.... as I plan on gifting each of my two sisters-in-law with a copy of it along with one of these button box assemblages.
Also in this issue.....
Monica Sabolla Gruppo shares beauty, joy and words of healing in her“Blogs With A View” feature. Monica, and her art work, always convey messages of hope, love and goodness that inspire us all to see the world in a beautiful light...
Then there's Becky Shander...her creations exude her "signature" style of simplicity, serenity and heartfelt sentiments. I just adore this petite canvas....
.....and Abby Bastedo’s sweet handmade tag shows us the beauty that can be found in simplicity.
And now......in keeping with my past "publication celebrations", I
am offering up a copy of this issue as a celebratory giveaway!
All you need to do is leave ONE comment on this post to win this tres beau issue of Somerset Life.
You MUST be a follower as of 12/16 to win.
The winner's name will be drawn on December 20th...
just in time for Christmas!
Bonne Chance & Joyeux Noel!
The feature is beautiful and what a wonderful way to remember your mother in law. Your two sister in laws will love these precious keepsake gifts. That will be such a special gift. I have worked with Jennifer in Artful blogger and she is so sweet. She did a beautiful job with you on this feature. Congrats on this beautiful feature. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful magazine.
Congrats on your lovely feature! What a touching story! I would so love to win a copy of the issue. Count me in. =)ReplyDelete
I have followed your blog for a long time. You never cease to amaze me with the creative and artful things you create. You deserve to be published. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to get my copy in hand. What a beautiful story...xoxReplyDelete
I'm never surprised when your work is featured, Michelle. What a great issue. Count me in on the giveaway.ReplyDelete
congrats to you! what a beautiful article...and such lovely remembrances...your style is always spot on! count me in as well...would love to have this issue...ReplyDelete
these boxes are beyond precious! what a wonderful feature, Michele. I'd love to be included in the Give Away!ReplyDelete
Michele, Congratulations on getting published. I love the thought that you are giving button boxes to your sisters-in-law for Christmas that are memories of your mother-in-law and grandmother. That is so sweet and thoughtful. The other projects in the magazine you shared are special, too. Thank you for giving me so much joy and inspiration through your blog. Happy Holidays and Blessings email@example.comReplyDelete
Congratulations on the feature of your pretty boxes! I would love to be entered in the giveaway.ReplyDelete
Merci to YOU, Michelle! Your art has inspired me over and over!ReplyDelete
Dear Michelle, what a most beautiful feature,-the boxes so lovely looking and the opening them up-showing all the sweet treasures and beauty. Such a lovely story too.ReplyDelete
Your sisters in law will treasure this gift for ever.
Congratulation on this new feature.
Congratulations Michelle, waht a beautiful feature. Your SIL's will be thrilled to receive such precious gifts.ReplyDelete
Congratulations Michelle, and I too am so happy it came out before Christmas. Your photos are lovely, thank you for sharing them. Your designs are so lovingly created. Monica's sweater wreaths caught my eye...I've all my dads sweaters, just waiting for the right project..I think my mother and sisters would love to see them as their Christmas gifts!!! Thanks for a lovely post.ReplyDelete
Congratulations and what a special gift they will be receiving!!ReplyDelete
...and a well deserved feature! you are so talented and share so much inspiration with others ~ thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful magazine! xoox, tracieReplyDelete
Your work is awesome and inspiring, Michelle! Congratulations on being published in Somerset Life and thank you for the giveaway! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful creations . . . they are definitely magazine worthy . . . congratulations to you for the feature.ReplyDelete
YAY for more of your lovely creations being shared with the world...as well as Monica, Becky, and Abby!! All creative souls that I adore! I'm glad Monica is settled and back submitting again!! Such a blessing to take in all the inspiration!
Would love to be entered!! Thanks so much sweetie!
Hope your holidays are filled with peace, joy and lots of love and new memories!!
So lovely...and wonderful for you. The gentle hearts inspire me since I am currently painting hearts. A tiny gift of thanks is on its way to you xxoReplyDelete
Thanks for such a generous giveaway. A follower of yours of course through bloglovin. Congrats and well deserved.ReplyDelete
Such a loving remembrance and beautiful photos too. Congratulations for being published. I would love a chance in your giveaway.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful story, as you preserved the love and memories of those buttons. Congratulations on yet another wonderful article, PML. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoReplyDelete
Condolences and Congratulations Dear. Your memory kits are precious. Spending time listening to her stories and now passing them on to family members is a heartfelt blessing. Creative Bliss...ReplyDelete
this was such a lovely post, I love stories that pass down memories through the generations.ReplyDelete
I would love to win this magazine, I really love Somerset magazines always so inspiring. I love those sweater hearts-how clever.
I have been picking up a copy here and there when I have a chance to go to the city. I have been following you on bloglovin for a while now. thanks for the chance
How lovely is this post, and I am so happy for you!!! I wish we could get that magazine here,i have tried but no one has it. Wishing you a wonderful,happy Christmas my sweet friend! x0x0ReplyDelete
Hello, I just today stopped at the book store and picked up my first ever Somerset Life magazine as I have seen other bloggers talk about how wonderful it is. It is really beautiful but it is the October, Nov, Dec. issue. I love it but now I want the winter issue! Congratulations on being published, Michelle.Your work is amazing, your craft room inspires me and I love to read your blog.ReplyDelete
So great you were published. You deserve it, you are so talented. And what a nice way to remember someone you loved. I love your religious items. Have a Merry Christmas. Pat.ReplyDelete
You are so amazing all the beautiful and creative things you do ! Love the inspiration you share. Awesome Michelle....ReplyDelete
Have a warm and bright day..
Lovely! What a beautiful way to present beautiful memories! Congratulations on being published...again:)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing!
Congrats, Michelle! You must be thrilled to see your beautiful pieces appear in the magazine! What a wonderful tribute to your sweet Mother in Law. And what meaningful gifts they will be for your sisters in law, they will treasure them:)ReplyDelete
Just beautiful Michelle!! I would love to enter your lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance!!ReplyDelete
What a loving tribute! Just beautiful Michelle. Please enter my name into your giveaway. It truly is a wonderful publication.ReplyDelete
As a lover of buttons and admitted "accumulator", I am so touched by the story of these special buttons being passed down and treasured. Congratulations on being published and thank you for sharing your story!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on being published. How amazing to have all those lovely buttons. I wish I had been around when my grandmother passed away. She spent a good deal of her life sewing, mostly for others. I loved playing with her button box, a BIG shoebox with hundreds of buttons, when I was a child. I have no idea where that box went, but hopefully to someone who loved buttons.ReplyDelete
Congrats! So nice your story was featured before Christmas.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful way to remember your mother-in-law. I am sure your
sister-in-laws will love their gifts.
I enjoy your blog. Especially your religious items.
Thank you for the chance!
I am so grateful, Michelle, thank you. Glad you liked the feature, I haven't seen it myself, so will tell you when I receive my copy of the magazine :)ReplyDelete
Your button creations are so very precious, can't wait to be able to read the article. One of the things I'm very drawn to are gifts/things with a memory attached, and so this truly speaks to my soul. So glad you managed to preserve such beautiful heirlooms! And you did in such a graceful, beautiful way.
So sorry for your loss....but I am believing you will see her again! This time of year, when we celebrate the LORD's best gift to us.....how thoughtful of you to share with us! A gift of creative inspiration! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Congratulations,Michelle. I'm so thrilled for you:) Wishing you a magical Christmas an d merci for the chance.ReplyDelete
Hugs and love,
Oh I love Somerset Life magazine I still have the first issue I bought when I seen this magazine at a book store a few years agoReplyDelete
What sweet memories and congratulations being featured again
I always enjoy your blog and all your beautiful ideas. I just bought the new ew Somerset and would love a chance to win the Somerset Life. Merry Christmas to you and your family.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful remembrance! The beauty of the memories and buttons would have been lost kept in a drawer hidden away. Your tribute to your mother in law is precious. Merry Christmas! I can't wait to read the newest issue.ReplyDelete
congratulations on your 'spread' in the magazine, michelle! you truly deserve to be featured, as your kits are beautiful yes, but more importantly they are filled with sweet sentiments and soul...the very best kind of handmade gift that there is. you have honored your mother-in-law in the very best way and that is by sharing bits of her life with others through your art.....just beautiful.ReplyDelete
merry christmas to you and yours,
Michelle, congrats! What beautiful, heartfelt gifts! I remember receiving buttons from my grandma's jar... what precious memories. Thanks for the chance at the wonderful giveaway. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Congrats! What a special tribute to your mother-in-law! I would love to win this :)ReplyDelete
Hello dear, congrats on being published! What a wonderful article and beautiful photos. I'm happy you shared the text also, because I loved reading it, thanks for sharing! You've made such sweet and gorgeous heirlooms. True family treasures. Thank you also for giving us a chance to win the magazine, that is so sweet of you. Which reminds me I had planned on doing a magazine-giveaway too, bought the magazine and all but totally forgot... Where on earth have I put it... I think you might like it too by the way, it's about brocante living. Anyways... Wishing you a sweet Christmas season :) HugsReplyDelete
Congratulations on your publication :) i am following you for quiet some time and I am fascinated by your work !!!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas !!!
going through a terminal cancer with my mother in law now! what a sweet inspiration.....would love to win Somerset issue. Merry Christmas all.ReplyDelete
All the best to you...Thanks for sharing it all...Your works are lovely!ReplyDelete
Everything looks beautiful! Congratulations on being published again... so very much deserved! I'm sorry that I missed a chance in your give away, I just wanted to stop and say Merry Merriest Christmas to you and yours! love, t.xoxoReplyDelete
Such exquisite creations... wow. Everyone's work looks like was touched by spirit...ReplyDelete
Michelle, congratulations on another beautiful publication! I wanted to stop by and let you know that I I was so surprised to received my complementary copy of this same issue in the mail, and even more thrilled when I saw your feature. I never would have imagined I could get published, and to be in the same issue with you (whom I have so admired for a long time!) - well, that was just icing on the cake! Happy New Year and keep on charming us with your beautiful artwork and creations....xoxo MercedesReplyDelete