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  • #38 Jennifer
  • #41 Andrea
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Matthew Mead is one of those creative designers that you never forget. His simple style says it all. He’s been putting all his fabulous ideas, as well as a few amazing contributors, into quarterly magazines (which really are timeless paperback books!) From cover to cover there are ideas for your home and family during each season. Really, I’ve dog-eared so many projects already that I will make and use again and again. And today, 3 of you are going to receive a set of his latest magazines, Autumn and Holiday.

I had the chance to interview Matthew and find out a little bit more about him and his creativity.

M&T: Where do you find your creative inspiration?

Matthew: I see it everywhere and in everything. I’m always thinking about what I could craft, writing stuff down. I’m inspired by vintage,  flea markets, color palattes, turning old into new. I also like to think about a certain holiday like Easter and take some of those same elements and change it up for Halloween. Using those same materials, making them new and different.

M&T: What is your favorite holiday or season?

Matthew: Fall into Christmas, I really enjoy the holidays. It’s the time when we create the most things. I really love Halloween, trying to create things people have never seen before. But spring is also great as there are flea marketings and it’s fun to decorate.

M&T: What is your favorite medium to craft with?

Matthew: Paint. It adds instant color, creating a pallate and helps in telling the story. I use all sorts of tools for paint, I never stick to one things. Depending on the story or project that needs to be told, it might be a metal pail and I’ll wash it with color and distress it with steel wool.

M&T: I have an obsession with glue, so I have to know what is your favorite glue?

Matthew: Mod Podge and Zots. They both are so versatile, I use them both for so many things.

Thanks, Matthew. I love how you talk about your crafts and projects telling a story. No wonder everything you design is magic!

Now on to the goods… are you ready to craft? Enter the giveaway below to win a copy of Matthew Mead’s Autumn and Holiday magazines. And for a second chance to win, I’m hosting another giveaway for these magazines over at Babble’s New Home Ec!

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Giveaway Entries: For your chance to win one of 3 sets of Matthew Mead’s Autumn and Holiday magazines, leave a comment on this post by Thursday October 20th @ midnight. I’ll announce the winner chosen from random on Friday morning October 21st. Good Luck!

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