StencilGirl Products + Giveaway


I’m so happy to be on the new creative team at StencilGirl Products and thank you all for the support and encouragement about it!  Details and lots of step-out photos for this first project are on the StencilTalk blog today.

When my design team package arrived, I knew right away I had to offer a giveaway as MaryBeth Shaw (StencilGirl herself) included an autographed copy of her book, Flavor for Mixed Media, in the box… and you can be sure I bought my own copy back when it first came out!  MaryBeth is an amazing artist and a down-to-earth soul.

I met MaryBeth last October when I took one of her full-day classes at Art-Is-You Art Retreats in Connecticut, and I’m thrilled to say I’ll be one of the instructors there NEXT year, in 2014.

Book Cover

You will love this book and learn so much about mixed media techniques, textures, colors, and layering. Leave a comment here or follow/friend me in one of the many ways outlined in the right-hand sidebar (dark blue buttons) and I will draw a winner on Friday, July 12.  Giveaway is open internationally… I’ll ship anywhere.

Please pop on over to the StencilGirl Talk blog for the project details and if you let them know you visited, I’d appreciate it!


Linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show, Artists in Blogland, and Creative Every Day.

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. stampersuzz says:

    Cool background! Love the words along the right side and the rich bright colors in the background.

  2. Beautiful vibrant colour and I love the dense pattern and texture.

  3. What beautiful work you do. I have learned so much from your site and it has helped me see better “outside the box”. This is ‘must have book’ for me. Hope I win!!! Thanks for all your great posts and congrats on getting on another design team.

  4. Barbara K says:

    Congrats on becoming a member of the StencilGirl Design Team! Well-deserved……

    Love all the layers and depth you created in this piece. I always look forward to seeing your new posts and this one does not disappoint! Great colors too…..

    Thanks so much for the give-away! I’d love to learn a lot more about layering and textures. This book looks like a great resource.

  5. Carmen Lucero says:

    First time here and I’m loving your projects!! Came here via Stencil Girl blog. Thanks for the chance to win the mixed media technique book!

    Carmen L

  6. Hi there – I linked to your blog from Ranger. I love, love, love the ‘Tached David. I am so glad that Ranger featured you or I might have never found your incredible blog. I just had a great look through your odler posts and am feeling so inspired by it and also supremely awed at your artistic brilliance.

  7. Your page is fab…all those gorgeous colors and layers. So kind of you to host a give-away. That book looks like a winner! – janice (visiting from Creative Every Day)

  8. exciting stuff just waiting for me to turn the page.
    thanks for the chance

  9. Elizabeth Kaplan says:

    Your work is absolutely beautiful. I love bright colors and clearly, you do wonders with them!

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hey, if you like it, it must be good–count me in, Marjie, and thank you for the chance!

  11. Marjie, I am loving what you are doing with your stencils and Stencil Girl! Congrats on the teaching position in 2014. I would love to go to this one day! Just getting into mixed media, and this book looks like a great source of inspiration and reference!

  12. Allycat says:

    Oh I love Mary Beth’s artwork, and such a generous giveaway, thank you for the chance to win x

  13. ooh ooh a giveaway! would love to peruse this one for inspiration. congrats on this wonderful new opportunity, marjie!

  14. Very cool. Thanks for the chance ti win

  15. Marjie,
    It is so awesome for you to be a part of the Stencil Girl team!! I am really happy for you. I love this journal page that you created, it’s just beautiful. The book looks fantastic too! Right up my alley haha! If I don’t win, I might have to just go buy it. 🙂

  16. Fabulous journal pages. Loved seeing your process. Such a wonderful giveaway!

  17. I love the colors in this journal. I have only just begun playing with stencils and would love to read this book. thanks.

  18. Gorgeous colours and depth on this page! Love it (as always).
    Mary Beth’s book looks amazing! It would be great to win it 🙂

  19. I found you thru Carolyn Dube’s FB page. I abosolutely love, love, love her! Both of your creative muses speak to the muse in me, which has been dormant for some time. I am a writer and did’t really see myself as an “artist” until recently. Art is part of my therapy at this point in my healing journey. Looking at it, learning more about it feeling empowered by other creatives like you and Carolyn is a blessing. Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiration .

  20. Carolyn says:

    wow, what a way to kick start creativity

  21. I loved your technique for layering that you posted on Stencil Girl Talk. This is all new to me and Mary Beth’s book would be an excellent learning resource. Thanks for offering the ch

  22. I’d love to read this book. Please count me in. And I love the StencilGirl website as well.

  23. Your pages look great Marjie…and what a great news that you will become an instructor next year: Congrats!

    kind regards, Alie 🙂

  24. Renee G says:

    I love your work and would love a chance to win this book. Thanks

  25. You are buzzing my friend, lots of incredible art and lots of successes, way to go girl and thank you for the chance of winning a great giveaway.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  26. I am a stencil mad lover. as I am sure you know pop me in for the giveaway I came from FB the book looks interesting. And stop by soon hun Dxx

  27. Rita Montgomery says:

    Marjie, I just love your beautiful page. The stencils are so cool especially those giant flowers. Thanks for the chance to win Flavor for Mixed Media, it looks great.

  28. Denise Spillane says:

    Love the pages. Great inspiration

  29. I so want that book! Love your blog, and thanks for a chance to win.

  30. Randell says:

    This book looks absolutely inspiring! Thank you for the chance to win it!

  31. What a lovely giveaway! This has been on my wish list for quite some time. Thanks!!!


  32. I’m just starting in my journey of exploring mixed media, and I’d love to win a copy of this book! Thank you for offering the give away!

  33. Beautiful pages! I love the colors and layering you accomplished with the stencils. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  34. Michelle says:

    Absolutely love your journal page, the combination of the colours and the sideways text. Love the instructions you posted for the layout on Stencilgirl’s blog.

  35. I just love the art journal pages and the tutorial in the Stencil Girl Talk blog! It’s awesome! I bookmarked your blog and will be back for more inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Susan Schultheis says:

    Mary Beth Shaw is one of my favorite artists (YOU too)! I would love to enjoy Flavor for Mixed Media. I know there has to be a lot of inspiration and things to learn and I am ready to start…..I will keep my fingers crossed and good luck to everyone. Thanks

  37. colleen gilgenbach says:

    I would sooooo love to win this book!

  38. Thanks so much, Marjie, love your blog mad your art!!

  39. Sue Pompetti says:

    Wow… HOURS of fun!!!

  40. Wow, these pages are really amazing!!! I hope you plan on teaching more at GASS!

  41. Suzane Richmond says:

    ohhhh I would love a chance to win this book.
    congrats on joining stencil girl

  42. My daughter found a piece of MaryBeth’s abandoned art at Art is You in October of last year. I loved it so much that I begged her to let me keep it 🙂 It now hangs in my studio and I did stop in MaryBeth’s class room to thank her. Her work is just beautiful!

  43. Sue Clarke says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the book.
    Your art listed on your etsy store is very nice.

  44. Marjie~!!!!! awesome~!!!!
    I love it~!

  45. Wow kudos to you for your accomplishments. I love the color you have used. I would love to check out this book. Thank you for the chance and for your inspiration.

  46. Susan Smith says:

    This is a fabulous page. It has so much depth!

  47. I love all the layers and the great stencils you used. I’ve just started playing around with mixed media techniques…so definitely looking for help. I am excited I found your blog (just started following) and would love to win MaryBeth’s book. Thanks for the inspiration and chance.

  48. Love the variety of stencils used. The vines and doily looking stencil add so much interest in the background. Great pages, Marjie!

  49. I know I say it all the time, but it’s true: Your pages are so vibrant and full of depth. I enjoy the minutes just taking it all in. Congrats on the new DT job! Perfect fit for you. Would LOVE a chance to win the give-away book. Fingers crossed!

  50. Gorgeous art journal pages!!! Thanks for offering the give away! It would be such a treat to win as I am a newbie just getting my fingers painty with mixed media!

  51. tx sooo much for the chance to win her book! i have wanted it for so long but i am unable to work because of back stuff, i was/am a RN, anyways, art/crafting has kept me sane and i appreciate how generous and giving all you artists are, just like nurses! i had never thought of that before! i love your artwork and love following stencilgirl! aloha, angi in hana

  52. Ann Reynolds says:

    Hi, I love this page. I am very new to journaling/mixed media so I really appreciate it when artists show you how to achieve certain effects by breaking the process down into stages. It makes it much less scarey and appear much more achievable and inspires me to give it a try. Thank you

  53. I love your journal page! The colors are so vibrant mixed with the black it’s very cool. I’m so excited for you to be in the retreat! Congratulations 🙂

  54. Lucky you being on such a Fabulous design team!! Love the book – it looks delicious and I would love to win it xxx

  55. Two more wonderful pages, you’re the queen of stencils 🙂 Congratulations on your instructor job next year 🙂

  56. Susan:) says:

    Hello Marjie,
    Great page and a wonderful bright colour palette, I would just love to win ” Flavour for Mixed Media”, opportunities such as this do not come along very often and I was so pleased you stated you would ship anywhere in the world, NZ is at the bottom of the world!

  57. MaryBeth says:

    Congrats on your new position on the creative team for Stencil Girl! I LOVE SG stencils! Can’t wait to see your new creations.

  58. Hi Marjie, i just love your journal pages , fabulous layering and such dynamic colour, i’d love to watch you working !next best thing .. I’ll pop over to Stencil Girl and have a peek at the process have fun
    Toni x

  59. Theresa P. says:

    found I was already following you on most locations – just never paid attention to the name (sorry) but your art speaks to me on many levels. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Theresa P.

  60. What a beautiful journal page. Love the colors.

  61. You and Stencil Girl are the most perfect fit.
    Incredible use of colour and stencils on display in this spready – astonished at the depth you achieved.
    I first learnt of Mary Beth Shaw through Stampington & co and it might come as a surprise (considering I don’t use colour) but I find her to be inspirational it would be amazing to study her book.
    You are extremely generous Marjie

  62. Really love all those layers and the transparency. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. I have always been a bit apprehensive of mixed media work, but this tutorial was easy to follow with plenty of detail to stop relative beginners like me to not be intimidated at the prospects. Love reading and trying StencilGirl.

  64. Tara Witherow says:

    Just starting out so I would love to learn more with this book. Thanks

  65. Thank you for sharing all that you do and adding whipped cream to the cake with a giveaway!

  66. Stunning pages, and a wonderful giveaway opportunity – thank you. The depth of detail in that stencilled background is amazing… off to check it out over at StencilGirl!
    Alison x

  67. Linda Oconnor says:

    Love your stuff. Will keep watching your blog.

  68. I am thrilled that you will be an instructor at Art-Is-You in Connecticut in 2014. When I heard that Jessica Sporn was going to be there, I made up my mind to go! And, now, there are TWO excellent reasons for being there! Ah, but I digress! Love your journal spread today with its vibrant color, textured background and your black stems as frosting on this art cake! Off to check out the StencilGirl Blog. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!!

  69. Linda on the Prairie says:

    The layering is such a great idea. I feel an evening of stencil fun coming on.

  70. That books looks yummy. Love you page.

  71. Oh My Goodness Marjie….this is drop dead gorgeous! So many layers and I love the live, laugh, love stamp/stencil. Must pop over to StencilGirl blog to see. It looks like a great book!

  72. Marjie – congratulations on becoming a design team member! I have been reading your blog for inspiration and have finally started an art journal after a loooong period of research! Even if I don’t win Mary Beth’s book, I’ll have to order one for myself!

  73. This book sounds wonderful. I would love the chance to win it

  74. Great journal page, lovely colours. Glad you are having fun with Stencil Girls! Valerie

  75. Marjie, your journal page is stunning, your use of colour is always so impressive. Love the lilacy blue colour in the centre and your stencilling is, as ever, wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win….going over to see the details now. Hugs, Anne x

  76. Sue Joos says:

    Love your blog. You have such gorgeous ideas! I’m learning a lot.

  77. Marjie! Gorgeous pages. I love your stained glass look. I still have to buy that white linen spray! Congratulations on your teaching next year for Art-Is-You!

  78. Congratulations of your new spot!
    Thank you so much for this chance to win a copy of this book! I’ve been drooling ever since I heard about it! me me me me please please please …and thank you too!

  79. Congratulations!!!!! I love your first project, allthose layers of colour. I love to use stencils in my textile work but very cautious and inhibited. I would love the chance to win the book and learn/develop my skills to achieve similar results.

  80. love the book…..looks interesting… mix media and building up pages….I’ll be looking for it on the book shelfs….Thank You for your time and espression of your Art

  81. Sandy Lane says:

    love the page & you explaining it. Also please enter me for the drawing

  82. Gorgeous pages Marjie, and thanks for the oppportunity to win MaryBeth’s book ! Sue C x

  83. Congratulations on your new opportunity to teach Marjie…bet you can’t wait!
    Thanks for the chance to win Mary Beth’s book…it looks amazing!
    Your first project looks great, off to check it out now.
    Alison xx

  84. Wow… Marjie, congrats on being on the DT and instructor of the class. Your art journal pages are always so amazing with full of beautiful colors and great textures. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. 🙂

  85. I just found your blog and now am a follower! Wow what amazing work, love the colors too! Thanks for a chance to win the fabulous book!

  86. Barbara Albrecht says:

    Wow, Margie! I love how you’ve used the stencils on this project. Opens up a whole new world for me. Congratulations on becoming a teacher for Art -Is-You next year. I’ve followed you by email subscription for quite a while and “freinds” with you on FB for a while. I’d love to give Mary Beth’s book a really, REALLY good home!!

  87. OMW! This project is awesome! I’m just starting out on the Art Journal journey and am absolutely breathless with excitement when I see work like this Marjie! I would be over the moon if I won this awesome book and thank you for the opportunity! Following you for some time now and of course Stencil Girl ! Off to visit the blog to check up on the details……

  88. You are one generous artist! I started adding encaustic s to my collages and this book looks like even more inspiration. I would be grateful to win it.

  89. Wonderful pages and that book looks inspiring, thanks for the opportunity to win it….

  90. Wow! This is beautiful and the tutorial was excellent! I already follow by email. Would love a copy of this book.

  91. Great art journal page, going to check it out at Stencil Girl Talk blog. I follow you thru bloglovin

  92. I am now following your blog and I have subscribed to your newsletter. Love the pages above! Thanks for the chance to win th book.

  93. Wow, Marjie, your pages look so full of life and color. Love them!

  94. Marilyn H says:

    Great journal page! I follow your blog through email.

  95. Jennifer M. says:

    Wow! I would love, love, love to have this book! I am getting into Mixed Media (after a long time being out of touch with my creative artsy side) and this book would be perfect! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  96. Marcy F. says:

    The book looks awesome, thanks for the chance.

  97. Kim Byerly says:

    Love her stencil imagery!

  98. Caroline says:

    Just back from their blog for tutorial, thank you. Congrats again for being on DT & also for being a demonstrators next year at the retreat. I’d love to go to such an event, truly. Unfortunately unable to travel so for me this giveaway would be amazing to win! Thanks again & enjoy… :))

  99. I’d love to win this book and expand my stencilling horizons!

  100. I’m already a follower! This book looks fab and perfect for me – I’m trying to learn more techniques and not just make cards. Thanks for the chance hugs Karen

  101. This looks like a great book to have. Looking forward to
    reading about your projects on the Stencil Girl Blog

  102. Very cool page. Love those stencils. May have to get some when I go to CREATE next month. Thanks for the chance to win.

  103. Ohh that would be so lovely to win this book. What a fabulous giveaway. I have liked your page on facebook 🙂 Lovely page too.

  104. Fabulous pages, Marjie! I love the colors and the black shading really adds a great finishing touch! Thank you for a chance to win and congrats on your 2014 workshop – how fun! Enjoy!

  105. Marjie…I am so thrilled with the fact that you are on this team. Such a perfect fit for you. I would love a copy of this book, as I’m just dipping my toes in the mixed media pond, and a tour guide would be so nice to have. Thanks for the chance to win!

  106. April Lopez says:

    This book is on my wish list. Awesome.

  107. Wow Marjie. Your art journal pages are so cool. I love all of the layers of stenciling. That looks really neat…almost like a stained glass window or something. The black stamped on top really pops. Thanks for sharing your journal pages with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  108. amazing page! I love how you just use sections of the stencils and build them on top of each other.

  109. Cindy Becker says:

    I love how you used just a part of the stencil. Very creative! Thanks for the chance to win!

  110. Very cool. I am so getting into mixed media with stencils. It’s so fun!
    Fondly, Tami

  111. oh cool I saw this one drying at the house on the 4th!

  112. I love Mary Beth’s stencils and new to mixed media… would love the book to teach me some new tricks! Thank for the offering 🙂 And congrats on the teaching gig! How very cool…

  113. I’ve come from the stencilgirl talk blog – Thanks for a great giveaway, I love your page!
    I’m now following!

  114. What an inspiring giveaway! Her book is beyond wonderful! Off to see what you’ve got on StencilGirl Talk!

  115. Cathy Basinski says:

    Congratulations on becoming a team member for StencilGirl Products. I would love a copy of her book; thanks for the chance to win her book…

  116. Wow, Fantastic news and give-away! Congrats on your new teaching spot at the Retreat!! That is so exciting, I can’t wait to see the projects and techniques you’ll be sharing.

  117. Karen Buchanan says:

    Love this page! Thanks so much for a chance to win the book!

  118. Wow!! That looks like an amazing book!!!!

  119. Your new page is gorgeous!! Love the look of your bright colors with the nice rich black accents!! I’m crossing all my fingers, toes, and eyes that I’ll be the lucky girl to receive the book you are sharing… it looks amazing and I know I would love reading it, studying it , and creating from the inspiration! thanks

  120. I have the book and it is awesome!!! Love the journal page & congrats on teaching at Art-Is You Retreat….wow!!!

  121. I´ll be grateful if you ship it to my house in Spain! hahahahaha! 🙂 I am going to follow your recomendation dear!!! Hugs from Madrid

  122. You are certainly living in that page. How sweet of you to do a giveaway, hope someone swell wins this book, I love playing with it too. xox

  123. Congrats Marjie! You will be a fabulous instructor there!!! Love the new piece — the vibrancy of the colors with the text are perfect. I love the subtle images in the background. And … thanks for the giveaway. I would so love to have a copy of MaryBeth’s book! Have a great week.

    — Mary Elizabeth

  124. Well massive congratulations on all your news Marjie and what a great first project! Of course they need you for next year’s retreat. (Look how far you’ve come in 6 months eh? – worth the apprehension and dedication I’d say). I would LOVE to be in with a chance of winning that fantastic book. Hugs, Jenny xxx

  125. Thanks for having this giveaway. The book looks intriguing. I enjoyed seeing your process for the journal double spread. Great colours and depth.
    Stay inspired!

  126. Congratulations on being a DT member; looking forward to seeing your creations. I borrowed this book from the library it’s fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  127. Wow, it would be amazing to win this book, what a wonderful opportunity!! Thank you! I wished these stencils were more widely available in the uk, I have often drooled over them on their website…