5-Year Blogaversary & Giveaway

Last month I celebrated 5 years of blogging!  Thank you so much for your support and encouragement over the years. I just looked at my site’s statistics and I’m blown away to see visitors from 102 different countries.  Amazing.

5 Year Blogaversary & Giveaway - Visit marjiekemper.com to win these Tim Holtz & Finnabair goodies

If you would like to win this Giveaway (open to all countries), just subscribe to my newsletter.  I will pick a winner on Sunday and announce it at the bottom of this post as well as on social media.  You will have 3 days to claim your prize.  This is very important!  Otherwise, I will pick a substitute on Wednesday.  (If you already subscribe, no worries ~ your name is automatically ‘in the hat’ to win!)

One luck winner will receive all this brand new product released at the 2016 Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Dice, Word Bands, Tissue Wrap, and Small Talk Stickers; Prima/Finnabair Texture Brushes Set 1, Texture Brushes Set 2, and Heart Locket Pendants.

Newsletter subscribers will receive a discounted registration code for my online class with Craftsy called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. This class comes with lifetime access and the ability to watch it as many times as you like, ask questions of me in the forum, and post your own art as well. In it I share loads of tips and techniques on color blending using Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and more.


That’s it!  If you’re new here, let’s connect on whichever social media platforms you prefer. You’ll find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Periscope (follow @MarjieKemperCM on the Periscope app.) Good luck in the drawing!

Updated Sunday, February 21st:  Terri R wins 5 Year Blogaversary

Congratulations, Terri. You have till Tuesday to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for your support, encouragement, and enthusiasm!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Terri Richardson says:

    OH YAY! I won1 Thank you so much Marji. I’m so excited!

  2. Awesome video. Followed link here from Facebook. Loved the video that lady is super talented. Also subscribed to her.
    Been a fan of yours for a while now. I have a printer tray and now use it for my lil doo dads after seeing your set up. Why I never thought of it before beats me. Thanks for all your inspiration you spew out to us lucky peeps

  3. Pam Dickhaus says:

    Nice prize and wonderful blog! Congratulations on 5 years!

  4. Congratulations on 5 years ! I would love to win your giveaway really want to play with all the new projects .

  5. Congrats on your art being published in the new magazine.
    and for a chance at your sweet giveaway
    Hugs Lynn

  6. Congrats! I have learned so much from you! Thanks for sharing with us. Love the give away stuff!

  7. Congrats! Always look forward to your post, always so inspiring. May you have many more years of arting!

  8. Kathy Crum says:

    Hi Marjie. I am a new follower of you and I enjoy your blog and utube tutorials. I saw your Periscope session and love the fantastic brushes. They are now on my “have to have” list.

  9. Glenda Hoagland says:

    Congratulations Marjie on 5 years.

  10. Peg Robinson says:

    Congratulations on your Blogaversary. I have been following you scoping from CHA and the studio. It has been fun following you around.

  11. Congrats, Marjie!!!! Five years fly by so quickly, huh!!

  12. I know I can always count on being inspired and educated when I visit your blog. Looks like I’m not alone.
    Congratulations on your five year blogaversary!!

  13. Estrella Bianchi says:

    Congratulations on your 5th blogiversary. That’s quite an accomplishment. I love that you are always surrounded by art and are so generous with your time. Thank you for introducing us too so many fabulous products and techniques.

    Your blogiversary giveaway is really chock full of cool stuff. How wonderful would it be to win that???? Fingers crossed!

  14. Thanks for the reminder! I paid for this class, but forgot about it! Think I’m gonna play this weekend! Congrats on your 5 year blogversary! 102 countries! That’s astounding!

  15. Oops predictive text meant you got a back to front message! Lol! I meant to say well done you on being published!! You star! Xx

  16. What a fantastic giveaway!! congrats on your 5 year blogerversary 🙂 Have just watched your periscope too xx

  17. Happy anniversary Marjie! What a super cool giveaway! I would love to get paint my hands on those brushes, love the tools on the end, makes them very cool! Keep up the great work! Your so super talented!

  18. Kathy steele says:

    What a great web site ! Thanks for periscoping and a great give away !

  19. Carol Taylor says:

    That is awesome you were featured in the magazine! I need to find that! I am having so much fun with stencils, stamps & ink! Thanks to you and Tim Holtz. Your give away looks awesome too. I just watched your periscope. So fun to stay in touch with talented people. Keeps our minds fresh & ready to create.

  20. Congrats on this milestone dear friend!! And thank you for offering this generous giveaway!

  21. Marjie, your art is very inspiring and creative, TY for sharing your talent!
    Dorly Weitzen, Israel

  22. Thanks for this beautiful giveaway (mamma mia!) and happy blogversary! 😀 Ciao!

  23. Nikki Woodward says:

    Congrats on your blogging anniversary, I very much enjoy your art and creativity and look forward to where your creative journey will take you. Thanks for the chance to win and for pointing me in the direction of the new mixed media magazine 🙂

  24. Happy blogiversary to you Marjie. I have followed you for a long time and watching al you have done over the years has been so awesome. Your a major inspiration of mine and I just love everything you create. May you have many more years of success and blog posts.

  25. Cheryl Johnson says:

    Well, congratulations Marjie. So many of us have followed since your blog beginning. It has been wonderful following you and learning so much about ink, along the way. Doesn’t seem that long ago, when I first saw one of your gorgeous tags and your sepecial way of adding beautiful layers of ink. I have been a long time admirer of your work and have had a wonderful time following you. I look forward to one of these days, taking one of your online courses. I look forward to see what you share, now that you have reached such a benchmark. In the meantime, following your blog and seeing your work stand out on Pinterest, has brought me, not only techniques,but even more, your work inspires me and makes me smile. Hope you are having a fantastic time doing all this for all we followers and the general worldwide public. Thank you for putting all the time in, you have over these past five years. Mozaltov!

  26. Thanks for the opportunity Marjie! 🙂

  27. Margaret Griffiths says:

    Congratulations. thanks for the give away

  28. Wow! What a fabulous giveaway!
    You’ve come so far in just 5 years Marjie…congratulations!
    Alison x

  29. Heather Thompson says:

    congrats on 5 years! just think where you will be in another 5 years,

  30. Miranda Emmers says:

    congrats! I just discovered your blog and Facebook, so I hope that there will be a lot of years to come in the future!

  31. Marjie your work is amazing to me, love this chance for your 5 yr of blogging!!

  32. WOW COngratulations. So happy to discover your blog and subscribe to your newsletter

  33. Congratulations on five years of blogging, love your work x

  34. Marjie I just wanted to congratulate you on the 5 years blog anniversary. Incredible time flies that fast. I hope to follow your blog many years to come. I just love your work, the techniques you are sharing, your color choices and your course on Craftsy. I have learned so much from you.
    Thank you for offering such a generous give-away and for including international followers. It is such a pleasure to be included.
    Thank you also for the hard work you do to keep your blog alive and always having such great inspiration from other artists as well.
    You are an amazing artist !!
    Hugs from Monica…. Spain

  35. congrats on your blogaversary, Marjie! hope to see your lovely art and videos for many more years!

  36. Wow oh wow, I can’t believe it’s been 5 years! I started following your blog sometime in the very beginning and have always enjoyed it. How time flies and I have watched you “grow” so much. Congratulations and i look forward to a lot more to come.

  37. Carol Kreger says:

    Love your Craftsy class – go back to it often. . . . so enjoy for style and genuine love of the craft. Thank you! Did you hear that Stampland is retiring the end of the year?

  38. awesome, thanks for the chance!

  39. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful 5 years to
    you! I’ve subscribed
    to your newsletter.
    Carla from Utah

  40. Julie Forest says:

    Congratulations on your 5 year blogiversary!! Would love to win this awesome giveaway! Thanks for always sharing your creativity! ?

  41. Congratulations on 5 years blogging! I love all your sharing and
    what a great giveaway. Hope you keep on sharing for I alsways love new inspiration.
    Creative hugs, Hetty

  42. Congratulations to you wow 5 years time flies right , continue your good work !

  43. Great giveWay and congrats on 5 years! Xx

  44. Marjie Congratulations on your five years of blogging, you shouldn’t be surprised that visitors come from so many places
    Because “if you build it, they will come”
    Here’s to the next 5 years of you sharing your creativity


  45. Happy anniversary Marjie!Gorgeous giveaway!

  46. Congratulations! Glad I’ already a subscriber. ?

  47. Pam Nutting says:

    Cngratulations and thanks for all your inspiration over the years. Amazing talent!

  48. Laura Slingerland Casey says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration and Congrats on 5 years !

  49. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging and inspiring us!!
    I’ve subscribed to your newsletter for a while now. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your talents with us!! 🙂

  50. Congratulations!!! I thank you from the bottom of my artsy heart for all you share. I love your Craftsy class and have recommended it widely to my friends. You are my inspiration to all things inky!!!!!!

  51. Jody Blaufus says:

    Congrats on 5 years!
    Love your class! I go back to it often for inspiration!

  52. CONGRATS on 5 years!!!! That’s AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Wow great giveaway, congratulations on 5 years, your projects are super inspiring. I have subscribed to your newsletter too. Keep up the inspiration please

  54. Hi Marjie…I don’t always comment, but am usually watching your blog. You’ve given me so much info over the years, thank you. I also bought your class from Craftsy, ages ago. Congratulations on five years!

  55. Congrats, Marjie! Five years already! So cool! It made me think that this will be my 5th year also in september… LOL. You’re such a talented lady! Love your art, but also that you’re helping out others with tips and tricks, you’re so active on all sorts of social media! You’re such a kind person too! So happy to call you my blogfriend! Big hugs! Sandra

  56. Congrats! Thank you for all the inspiration!!

  57. SUPER WONDERFUL…. CONGRATULATIONS Marjie. Just think of all the thousands of lives you have touched with your artistic inspirations, tutorials and so much more. And 102 different countries is just INCREDIBLE for sure. YOU are a gift to us all. You are an imaginative genius, a hard worker, faithful, dependable and always caring… which is why so many people follow you and enjoy you. And I – for one – have learned so so so much from you. Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration Marjie. SENDING wishes for another five years PLUS…. and blessings abundant. Hugs. j.

  58. Barbara Albrecht says:

    I don’t comment often but want to pop in and say…CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’ve come a long way, baby!!!

  59. I cannot believe it has been five years. Look at you my friend what a fabulous Journey you have shared with us.

  60. Marjie as you probably know I subscribe to your newsletter and also have an email subscription to your blog. I always enjoy your posts tremendously and just want to say huge congrats on your 5 years, and wow what a generous give away!!

  61. Linda on the Prairie says:

    Five years of excellence! That’s quite an achievement and a real inspiration. We look forward to many more.

  62. That is SO cool that you have visitors from so many different places. Congrats, Marjie. To anyone else who is reading this TAKE THE CLASS!! It’s awesome. Still hoping Seattle gets on your workshop list sometime soon. 🙂

  63. Congrats !!!!! 5 years of wonderful art that you share with us! Thanks for this ! you are always an inspiration! Barbarayaya

  64. 5 years! Congratulations! Your blog is one of the best loaded with all sorts of tutorials, tips, and ideas and I always enjoy visiting! Crossing my fingers I’ll be the lucky winner of your generous give away. 🙂


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