StencilGirl Blog Hop featuring Terri Stegmiller

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It’s a Blog Hop for StencilGirl Products today, featuring art using stencils designed by Terri Stegmiller.  Our theme is grateful, and I added some journaling to that effect.   I used Terri’s 9X12 Striped Circles stencil, which is quite good for journaling right between the lines. Today I used the lines simply as design elements and to repeat the round shapes included in the form of stamps and another  stencil (Centered Circle, designed by MaryBeth Shaw).  I added a hand reaching into the right hand page, using embossing paste and Jessica Sporn’s Hand stencil.


Next I stamped several round face images and used circle punches to capture the parts I wanted to use on the page, then adhered them with my Xyron® 3” Sticker Maker.


Now onto the Blog Hop.  You’ll have chances to win a giveaway on the StencilGirl Talk blog for each comment you leave on the entire hop:

StencilGirl Talk

Terri Stegmiller

Linda Kittmer

Kirsten Reed

Marjie Kemper (you are here)

Janet Joehlin (go here next)

Judy Shea

Linda Cain

Corrine Gilman

Leslie Tucker Jenison

Mary C. Nasser

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Love the way the stripes and circles work in this Marjie. Jenny x

  2. Another wonderful spread, fantastic bold colors.

  3. Such vibrant, gorgeous colour. I love it!

  4. What fun! I love the stencils and the beautiful intense color.

  5. The way you repeat the circles on your pages brings a wonderful sense of flow and that rasperry colour is so yummy.

  6. What a great idea. Love the concentric circle idea…

  7. wow!! Love the monochromatic pages. And the background is so crowded and full of details, still, with balance!

  8. Had to come take a closer look…love the colors, Marjie. Your backgrounds are amazing!

  9. Linda on the Prairie says:

    The intensity of the background color against the stamped faces is striking.

  10. Wow!!!! grateful indeed. Thanks for sharing and I was humbled to sit next to you in class a few wks back

  11. Love it! 🙂

  12. Very creative!! I am inspired, thank you!

  13. I never would have thought of using the xyron in this manner. I love the way you’ve incorporated all the different stencils into your theme. Also love the colour you’ve chosen. Nice work, tfs

  14. Love this 🙂

  15. RaNae Ellett says:

    I really love the new stencils by stencil girl…..and each of the pieces I have seen being made with them are fantastic!

  16. Such intensity of colour, and so many layers of depth… this is stunning. Very much looking forward to doing a bit of Sunday evening catching up!
    Alison xx

  17. Very creative to have used the stencil as a design element rather than a focal one! I agree that this same stencil would be great to use as a journaling block (eh, circle)! A fantastic spread for your journal, Marjie!

  18. Love the inspiration with the stencil and the stamps

  19. Lura Brown says:

    i just loved what you did and the color is awesome. very creative. thanks for the ideas. xoxo

  20. I love your page. Mono pages are pretty. I’m definitely asking Santa for a Xyron this year.

  21. thanks for the wonderful eye candy and the inspiration!

  22. love your page…love all the different ways to use these stencils…so inspiring

  23. I came to admire you beautiful art and I do so love your work.
    susan s

  24. Beautiful journal pages! Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. terrific depth in those pages.

  26. Lovely use of colors and I loved the way you used the circular stamp. Rich and wonderful.

  27. Love the colors…thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Helen Markee says:

    love it. esp the colors. thanks for the inspiration

  29. Marjie, this is such a vibrant and fabulous WOA! Love all the layers and images! Enjoy the weekend, GF!

  30. I love the vibrant color and the subtle whisper of the design ~ not always easy to accomplish ~ it is beautiful ~ thanks for the blog hop

  31. Carmen Lucero says:

    Magenta color, awesome!! I’m going to use my stamps on my next page

  32. The art journal page is beautiful. The stencils work perfectly in the background Thanks so much for sharing this technique.

  33. WOW Marjie- such a cool idea! I adore your color choice – it looks so very rich! Thanks for hopping!

  34. This is very timely as I have made so many backgrounds for journaling and rarely finish the pages. I plan to go through the hop looking for inspiration and this page really spoke to me. love the colors, layout and use of stencils.

  35. Wow! Very inspiring. Thanks for joining the blog hop and the chance to view your work.

  36. Gorgeous pages, love that colour! Valerie

  37. Love all of the circles in your pages. The colors are really cool too. So much inspiration out there! Thanks for sharing.

  38. quite a wonderful spread <3

    ArtistPoet dot Girl @gmail dot com

    good luck everyone

  39. I love the colors!!! It looks like a lot of work but it came together very nicely!!!

  40. Love the result Marjie…impressive!

    Have a nice weekend, Alie 🙂

  41. Dang girl, that is wow!!!! I love the boldness of it – that fabulous color and the way you incorporated the stamped pieces. Gorgeous.

  42. I really enjoy seeing the variety on these blog hops

  43. Love this creation, Marjie! Sticker maker??? Who knew?

  44. Wow, just love the deep rich magenta color, Marjie! Very beautiful pages! Hugs, Sandra

  45. Very inspiring journaling!! Thanks!!

  46. Tamiko McCurry says:

    Love this.. the color is so rich.. love the stencil used.. and cut outs

  47. thanks for pointing me to even more SG stencils I simply gotta have! Love those stamped circles turned into stickers – will go through my stamps to see what I can use. Lovely page!


  48. Amazing work! And you used one of my favorite stencils by Terri.

  49. lovely pages-the colors and stamps/stencils are wonderful!!

  50. Love the color, the stamps and the stencils. Nice work. Linda E.

  51. Looks like you had fun! great journal page.

  52. Beautiful, I just started an art journal and this is very inspiring.

  53. Your use of color is amazing! I love all the layers.

  54. Karin Boulanger says:

    Love the faces stamp! And that pink! Wowsa!

  55. Great use of the stencils; thanks for sharing. I love these stencils, but, I never win anything through these blog hops.

  56. Love what you did with the stencils, stamps and for me… the magenta pink paint! Yummmm…

  57. Love how you mixed all the stencils together with that fabulous color and stamping!

  58. Teresa Roberts says:

    This is great – love the many layers you built up in this piece! And thanks for the chance to win stencils!

  59. Denise Smart says:

    Your pages are just awesome. Thanks for the hop!

  60. Fun tutorial and I have some of those things so I could actually get creative and make something fun like you did.

    Thanks for the fun.


  61. Robin Parton says:

    Circles are one of my favorite motifs, thankful to know there is a stencil with these great faces.

  62. Enjoyed seeing your ideas and the beautiful use of such rich color! Thanks for sharing!

  63. Thanks for posting. Your work always inspires me.

  64. Heidi Orndorff says:

    Love, love the vibrancy of these journal pages…. fabulous!

  65. Lovely journal pages. Using Terri’s stencils really adds to the theme. Thanks for hopping. Creative Bliss…

  66. Nelda Johnson says:

    I love the layering you did!

  67. Fun and interesting technique. thanks for sharing.

  68. Wonderful results! I love your idea of using the Striped Circles stencil with writing. Hadn’t thought of that.

  69. So wonderful, Marjie!
    I always love your combination and layering of stamps and stencils and color!!

  70. Janis in ID says:

    LOVE these circle sundial looking pieces!!! Wonderful color on your pages!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  71. I am eager to play with stencils on paper. Have only done them on fabric.

  72. Denise Spillane says:

    Love the color and how you used the stencils and stamps.

  73. I visiting through the stencil hop today, love your work

  74. Wow…that colour is luscious!!!! Great use of the stencils and stamps.

  75. Love these vibrant pages and the faces you used with all the stencils to create depth. Great art my friend.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x

  76. love the color you used for the journal page

  77. CE Pertuit says:

    Love your journal page!

  78. Beautiful colors on this page. I love that striped circle stencil, too!

  79. LOVE this!!!

  80. Love the journal!!!

  81. Love how you used the stencils on your journal page!

  82. Nice use of layering with the circle stamps and what a rich color too!

  83. This is a beautiful page. Love the layers of colors and textures!

  84. Wow, wow, wow Marjie, how gorgeous are those colours! I love your journal page, the images are beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

  85. really enjoyed this post. lovely!

  86. Love the vibrant color and all the visuals you added… great pages!!

  87. Interesting use of the stencils.

  88. Very nice work! Love the colour

  89. Great job, Marjie. Lots of stencil love here 🙂

  90. Love the depth of color and visual texture of your page using the lines stencil. Great!

  91. Beautiful rich colors! Love.

  92. loved the color! your journal page is fabulous!!

  93. You pages are always so yummy. The deepness you achieve blows me away. LOVE THIS!

  94. really love your tone on tone background with the different textures. Your journal pages are just so beautiful.

  95. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  96. that is a gorgeous shade of pink and very striking.

  97. Rich art journaling! Now there is another stencil that I want!

  98. Valerie Gilreath says:

    Great spread! You manage to give it a lot of interest and texture within the almost monochromatic color scheme.

  99. You are oh so pink here, lovely work and really fun page. xox

  100. Stunning!
    I love the colour!

  101. Love the faces in the circles. Lovely page

  102. Love the layering you achieved … simply beautiful!

  103. I love this spread Marjie! What an incredibly stunning monochromatic page!!!

  104. So gorgeous!! LOVING those bold colors!!!!!

  105. So pretty love the color!

    Hugs Giggles

  106. It’s a top Marjie, like usual.

  107. Gigi Black says:

    Striking and vivid boldness. Great!!!

  108. wow, is amazing, love the color that you use!

  109. Love the color and always the stencils.