StencilGirl/Sizzix Artists on the Block Blog Hop


Have you heard about the new dies Eileen Hull has designed for Sizzix? They’re called ATBs (Artist Trading Blocks). Unlike tags and ATCs, Artist Trading Blocks allow you make 3-D creations. With Eileen Hull’s (soon to be released) Scoreboards Block dies you can showcase your creative side inside and out on an ATB! These blocks come in multiple sizes and are fun to mix and match. Today the  StencilGirl Design Team is working with the largest of the ATB dies, which measures 3″ square.


I went with bright colors and used four (hopefully inspiring!) words spelled out with black Thickers alphabet letters.


I started by coloring my panels with Ranger’s Distress Inks and Archival Inks, and used two of MaryBeth Shaw’s StencilGirl stencils.  I’m saving that smaller set of ATBs for another day.


I kept on stenciling, using two of my favorites designed by Michelle Ward.


I used Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals die (this is the original one, but he’s just released a huge one that looks fantastic for larger projects), and inked each one to coordinate with the ATB panels. That stencil is from StencilGirl’s monthly StencilClub.


I pierced my flowers and added a decorate brad, but adhered them to the ATB with heavy gel medium.


Here’s my flower, and a closer look at one side of the box.


The Artist on the Block website as well as the Artists on the Block Facebook Page will have lots of inspiration.  Here’s the order for the Blog Hop, and you bet prizes will be available!  The more comments you leave on individual blogs, the greater your chances of winning.

Marjie Kemper (you are here)

Mary C. Nasser (visit Mary next)


Many thanks for the visit today.  And before you leave…. did you see my SUPER NEWS yesterday!?!?


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. These are gorgeous! Love those blocks!

  2. You really have put your stamp (or should I say stencil!) on this block Marjie. What a great idea. Jenny x

  3. Fantastic project Marjie….I like the die…it is on my wish list…I wish you and your family wonderful Christmas season!

  4. Denise Smart says:

    I really liked all the color you used on your box. The other stencils look great on it.

  5. Miriam Prantner says:

    Beautiful box, I love the colors you choose and the great stencils you used!

  6. Love the flower on top, I add flowers to everything! LOL

  7. Christy Brink says:

    So cool – love this art project!

  8. That die looks fab Marjie! I love your design & colours!
    Alison x

  9. Love that box die, and how you have decorated it, lovely colours. Valerie

  10. Lura Brown says:

    i love what you did, just beautiful. what a great blog hop, thank you one and all. xoxo

  11. Sharon Lynn Williams says:

    fun and I like your use of colour

  12. So bright and happy! Love how you used the stencils. Great colours too.

  13. Beautiful colors. Wow the stencils you used are great. Love it

  14. This is fabulous I love it. I am off to get the measurements on these..artist trading blocks I have to make one 🙂 you are always inspiring and such a lovely lady. You have been such a wonderful and dear friend. I hope you have a blessed and wonderful Holiday season.
    love susan s

  15. the flowers are a nice touch.

  16. Love the colors and the flower!

  17. What a wonderful box and Marjie you do come up with some fabulous ideas. You creativity is like a bottomless well – always bubbling forth.

  18. I love the colors and the flower is a nice touch as well! Those stencils fit together very well. Looking forward to seeing the little one too.

  19. Oooh, I love that flower and your colour choices are great. I also love to see a picture of your wip which looks quite different from the end product. That’s always fun. My first time at your blog, but definitely not my last.

  20. love the way you used the tree rings stencil!!! you are so inspiring!

  21. Beautiful job on the block. Great use of colors and the flower was a great touch! Thank you for sharing all of your ideas.

  22. Linda on the Prairie says:

    Great color choices and the flower adds even more dimensionality and interest.

  23. A very cute ATB, the flower on top was a nice addition.

  24. This ATB is really lovely. The dimensional flower really makes a statement!

  25. Love the idea of making blocks, yours is gorgeous, especially with that fabulous flower.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  26. Love the colors!

  27. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    I love your bright colors!

  28. Strong words indeed! Great colors too!


  29. This is beautiful! I love your colors and the flower on the top. Fab!

  30. Rebecca Buchanan says:

    Wow. Each new stop on this hop reveals such inspiration, such creativity! Just love your take. This is so much fun.

  31. I love it…love the colors, the art, the inspiration…everything

  32. Great use of both the new die and the awesome stencils!!!

  33. OH Love this…..

  34. Loving your use of colours on these and the stencils are fab too 🙂

  35. I love how your box turned out and how different everybody’s creation is. Your flower adds such a sweet touch!

  36. Marjie, that’s a wonderful piece of art. Great idea.

  37. Denise Spillane says:

    Wow, beautiful. So much fun and color awesome

  38. Marjie, Marjie, Marjie….quit making the rest of us look so bad with you uber-talent! 😉 LOVE what you did!

  39. How cool is this!! Great colors!

  40. stunning and I love that flower.

  41. Marjie, your block is so beautiful! I just love it. The dimensional flower is such a fabulous idea.

  42. The colors are amazing! Love the flower.

  43. Fun, fun, fun! I love the cheerful colors you chose and the starburst effect in the center of the “dream” side!

  44. Marje,Fabulous ATB!!! Love your colours!

  45. Catherine Etter says:

    Very cool. Great imagery!!!

  46. Love the colors. Bold and bright. The flower on the top is very pretty. These blocks are a wonderful to express yourself.

  47. Wow! Your block is super bright & colorful with a bold design. Love the flower.

  48. Great block design. Love the stencils and the TH flower.

  49. Quite inspiring ! I can’t wait to get my hands on one. Such happy colors

  50. Such beautiful colors and stenciling, Marjie!

  51. Vickie Kammerer says:

    I really loved your color scheme and the flower on top. A really great looking block.

  52. Love this block! Adding the flower on top is so clever! Enjoy!

  53. Cindy Rescorl says:

    Love your colors and artwork!!

  54. Marlene Moore says:

    Gorgeous pieces! love the stencils you used. It is good to see what people do as you get to see supplies in a new light.

  55. Your work is ALWAYS inspiring Marjie and your use of colour never fails to impress. Love what you did with your ATB, very beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

  56. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the vibrant colors and the flower on top! I’m so ready for this die to be released.

  57. Beautiful, inspiring 3-D project Marjie!

  58. Such a beautiful box! The colors are vibrant and stunning as always! Hugs, Sandra

  59. So fun Marjie, right up your alley with this project. xox

  60. FANTASTIC colors! I love the flower on top!


  61. love your page,thank you for the chance to win! love your page..

  62. Love your bright and inspiring box, Marjie, and it’s combination of geometric and biomorphic patterns! Lovely!

  63. You always seem to have your art POP and this is way beyond that. The flower is beautiful.

  64. What an awesome die! I love all the stencils you used and your signature bold colors and patterns.

  65. These are wonderful Marjie, I love them! I currently have some that I’m working on for the CHA display, so excited!!

  66. Oh Marjie you are the most super star stenciler I’ve ever seen! The way you combine stencils and color is so unique I can spot a Marjie Kemper creation from a mile away now. I’m proud to say that everything I know about stenciling I learned from you. In fact while creating my own blocks I was in a constant state of WWMD? (What would Marjie do). Your wise words were with me in the studio and I managed to avoid “making mud” hooray!

    So glad to have you as an Artist on the Block because let’s face it, you totally rock!


  67. The use of colors is so pretty. Following the blog, everyone is so unique.

  68. We used the same stencil, completely different effect (of course). Love how this turned out.

  69. Susan Samuel says:

    Love your use of colour but especially the flower on the top.

  70. Fabulous block! Love the flower on top!

  71. Wow, Marjie – that’s just glorious! I love what you’ve done with the ATB – fabulous!
    Alison x

  72. Absolutely beautiful colors and design Marjie!

  73. amazing design on your block Marjie!

  74. This is my style ATB! Gorgeous!
    stamping sue

  75. Marjie having had the pleasure of doing a workshop with you I know how talented you are and hey I LOVE the colours and flowers – hell I love what you did with your block so cool x

  76. Love the flower and the colors that you chose too. Just lovely.

  77. Such a fabulous idea – the flower is amazing!

  78. Wowwwwwwwwww!!!! This is gorgeous!! I love love love love the colors and the words you added!!!!!!

  79. What a lovely creation Marjie…great stencils, colours, flower…it gives a happy feel!

  80. Fern Edwards says:

    I like this — and yes – I signed up yesterday for CJS – how exciting!

  81. Fabulous

  82. Marjie, it’s a great creation, you rocked that block, and congratulations on your CJS!

  83. Marjie- congrats on CJS! How exciting! I signed up last night so I will be watching you 🙂 AND I LOVE your blocks- the bright colors are so happy! The 3D flower really adds extra punch- just beautiful! Tanks so much for rocking the block!