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Saturday, April 21, 2012

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A brief interlude to show you my latest articles in the current issues of Somerset Life and Memories.


In Life, you can find  some ideas to make your own clay tags. From plain, French-inspired stamped ones...


... to more elaborate with a mixed- media feel, inspired by summer and the Ocean.




 A few additional shots by me...


I "stamped" shells, starfish, sea urchins into clay, and then added words, beads, natural coral and tiny shells to match the sea theme. I sewed burlap bags to go with them, for a stylish gift presentation.


Much to my surprise, I found another feature on the last page by the Editor-in-Chief herself.
Stuffed tartan hearts I had made for the staff at Stampington made it to the glossy pages, making me smile. Thanks a bunch, Christen!  

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This article in Somerset Memories has now become one of my favorites so far. It speaks of personal challenges but above all, of love... 



Many thanks, Jana!
And thanks so much to those of you who took the time to write me about these articles, you made my day!
Monica x

40 comments:

  1. Hooray for you, and to think I have one of these amazing clay tags makes this post all the better. You are so gifted, I am thrilled for you!
    hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. I love the tag I sent you... Must make more!:)
      Many thanks for your continued support, Meredith!
      Hugs!

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  2. Wunderbare Inspirationen... sehr schön fotografiert. DANKE
    Ein wunderschönes Wochenende und ganz liebe Rosaliegrüße ∙∙♥♥∙∙

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    1. Glad you like them, Rosalie! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. How wonderful to be featured in the magazine!

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  4. ...wondeful publication Monica...beautiful & organic with wonderful textures...wrapped with loVe given with heart...a delight...Melx :)

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    1. Many thanks, Mel. I was thinking to add even more texture next time. Let's see :)

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  5. Love the Somerset mags! Now you are even MORE famous! Your clay tags are fantastic!

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    1. You're such a darling, Lynn! Nice to see you here again! You made my day!:)

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  6. i saw them both and said, outloud, to everyone within ear shot...I KNOW this gal...we're friends! lol! :") Soooo proud of you..sharing your joy! ;)

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    1. You brought such a smile to my face! Thank youuuu! x

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  7. Congrats Monica! I love the Somerset Life issue~ Your tags so speak of finding my favorite treasures on the beach~
    I don't have the Somerset Memory issue, yet, but look forward to it! It always has something that speaks to one's heart~

    Thanks for the inspiration :D
    ATB

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    1. Thanks to you, Ella, for your always nice words to me. Just walking on the beach is pure inspiration, right? Hope you'll have fun!

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  8. I am so thrilled for you, Monica. So many people are becoming aware of your amazing talents. Hurray!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Flattered and blushing :)))) Thanks, Jane!

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  9. Monica! Congratulations! They are so pretty! No wonder they were published! Hope your shoulder is better! Take Care - Rachael xo

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  10. sorry your husbands shoulder! lol

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    1. A bit better, thanks Rachael!

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  11. Monica, you always amaze me with the beauty of every thing you touch. I wish I had access to these articles ....hugs to you.

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    1. You're a darling, Cinner!

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  12. Congrats on the features. I sure do love those clay tags...esp. the ones celebrating the sea!!!
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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    1. Thank you, Sue Ann! Hope you'll make some, then! :)

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  13. Your ideas that are fragrant with sea , inspire me very much!!!Great!
    Have a good Sunday!
    Franca

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    1. Your notes are always so poetic, Franca! Thanks a bunch!

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  14. Beautiful work once again! Cherished memories in cherished magazines! :) xo

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    1. Thank you! You're so kind!
      xo

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  15. Sorry to hear your trip was cut short. Congrats on this beautiful article, i have seen these sweet clay tags popping up around the internet, i was wonderkng what kind of clay you used? I used to do pottery so would love to make some. Hugs x

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    1. DAS Air Dry White Clay. Easy peasy and no mess.
      Have fun!
      xo

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  16. I saw these in the copy I purchased and love all your ideas! They are so pretty!! Congrats!!
    Blessings~

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    1. Thanks Sandi! Glad you liked them!

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  17. You make just beautiful things, Monica. You must be so proud to see your creations in that fantastic magazine. Once I ordered the Sommerset Life, and I love it. Can`t do it very often, because it`s too much to pay for sending it here.

    Have a fantastic new week.

    Hugs

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    1. Dear Bente,
      thanks so much for your sweet words. Have you heard of e-magazines? They are much cheaper and equally stunning. I treated myself to some and I was delighted!

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  18. Dear Monica your features are stunning! The tags are so beautifully done and are perfect for embellishing so many things. Thank you for your constant inspiration and especially for your friendship.

    xo, Abby

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    1. Thank you, dear Abby!!

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  19. Monica, I found this idea in the Stampington magazine and loved it! I started making some last night and have imprinted so many things on my tags. It's a lovely idea, doesn't cost much, and even the kids can get involved.

    Do you use Sculpey and Primo clay? I'm new to this so the "air dry" method sounds good. I want mine to dry naturally too.

    Thanks so much for the wonderful Blog and ideas!
    Angie

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    1. Hello Angie, thanks for stopping by! So glad you are having fun! I use Das Air Dry clay, no mess at all and the results are amazing! Once the package is open, if you carefully close it, it lasts for over a month.

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  20. Monica, I am so happy and proud for you. We have been privileged to watch you become a superstar, and very well-deserved.

    I'm loving all of your photos from your trip. Thank you for taking me along.

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    1. Oh gosh, Beverly, totally flattered by your words! I am deeply grateful for your support! Thank you.

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  21. Congratulations, Monica!

    XO Diane

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