Thankful with a Giveaway

I hope all who celebrate Thanksgiving had a peaceful time with family or friends. As we reflect on the year that’s been, I realize I haven’t shared pictures from my last two classes at The Ink Pad and the Great American Stamp Store, and I thought today would be the perfect day to do so.

I’m so grateful for everyone who chooses to spend their time with me in class. Thank you!  These first pics are from June at the Great American Stamp Store in Connecticut:







Don’t these well-stocked shelves make you want to take a road trip?



These next shots are from earlier this month, at The Ink Pad in Manhattan:















I hope to see you in a class next year. Right now I have dates confirmed in California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Colorado, and all the details are here: 2015 Classes.




And now for the giveaway!  I’ll be giving away these two large background stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms: Peacock Toile and Flowers & Lace.  There will be two winners, and I’ll ship anywhere.


There are two chances per person for entering:  (1) leave a comment below and/or (2) sign up for my newsletter.  I’ll draw the winners on Monday night and name them in next Tuesday’s blog post.


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  1. Christine Kiehl says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all of the pictures and details of that fun event! Hope this finds you after a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend!

  2. Thanks for the chance to win a stamp – I already get your newsletter – it is so interesting

  3. Ohhh…I would love to win!! (and I really would have loved to join one of your classes!)

    I already subscribe to your newsletter as well!

  4. Checked out your website before signing up for your class art is you. Your class vwas fab and look forward by on your newsletters. Keep it coming!

  5. Wish you’d come to NC. Maybe one day I can make it to NY. I have to wait until all the kiddies are grown up. I’ll just have to continue to enjoy your blpg posts/tutorials in the interim. Hope you had a fab turkey day. Thank you for the birthday wishes!!!! ( I think I’m done having birthdays) ((((HUGS))))

  6. Bea Savellano says:

    your workshops look like fun…bea

  7. charlotte Bullock says:

    Please enter me in your stamp give away…. They are both just beautiful!!! Sure would be thankful!!!!

  8. Wish we had a place like that here….love stamps!!!

  9. What a FABULOUS store…..and clever and VERY satisfied students. I hope you come to Australia next year with AIY. I’ve subscribed to your newsletter and look forward to your monthly update.

  10. Angela Watson says:

    Even though I live in CA, I’m sorely tempted to indeed take a road trip to CONN!

  11. dawn barnes says:

    Very generous giveaway Marjie. Pity that I live in Australia. Guess you won’t be doing workshops here soon.

  12. Susan Samuel says:

    Forgot to say that I already subscribe to your newsletter.

  13. Susan Samuel says:

    Love to see all your excellent work, always very artistic. The giveaway is marvellous. The stamps are out of this world, not literally of course.

  14. Roberta S. says:

    Everyone in your class seems to be having a ball; you must be a very fun teacher 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win one of those 2 lovely stamps, and I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  15. Maria Palazzo says:

    Marjie, wait, what? Where is the confirmation for the 2015 dates at The Ink Pad? Seriously, I hope to see you both in New York and at Art is You in Stamford in October. I need my Marjie fix!

  16. loretta kirner says:

    Such lovely stamps; fingers crossed.

  17. I so love seeing photos of your classes, Marjie! In the first set, I am totally blown away by the sheer number of stamps and punches on the shelves! Oh, my! In the second set of photos, I was thrilled to see familiar faces from Art-Is-You in Stamford, CT, this year! Thanks for sharing!!

  18. Sherri Scott says:

    Oh I miss being in the New York area. Your pictures from the Ink Pad showed the “regulars” I miss them. Especially Maria

  19. Christine Rickert says:

    Looks like everyone is having fun creating and being in class with you! Would love to be a student with you some day!

  20. Love to see all the shining faces. They look so happy and I know they came away with techniques gslore in a class by you. That’s alot f rubber stamps in CT, Wow what a store. Hope your Thanksgiving was marvelous. xox

  21. Looks like everyone had the most amazing day and enjoyed making their inky treasures. xx

  22. Looks like some fun classes!! No road trips for me, but always good to see wonderful work done by everyone. Always so much to learn. Thanks so much

  23. I really enjoyed that class at The Ink Pad (as I do with ALL your classes!), and YES! I do want to take a road trip! Can’t wait for the next time we can get inky together!

  24. It looks like everyone had a great time in the classes. I am a subscriber and just signed up for your newsletter. I would love a chance to win!

  25. Those are definitely well stocked shelves. . . would love to visit that store. Thank you for the opportunity to win a large background stamp. . . and I am already a loyal follower of your blog.

  26. Wow! The classes looked wonderful!

  27. carol watson says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures from your classes. I would love to win one of those beautiful stamps. I already follow your blog and love seeing all the amazing things you find and your fab designs!

  28. Helen Markee says:

    looks like everybody had fun at your classes!

  29. I’d love to take one of your classes, but live in the UK. Could you come over to teach? The sight of those well stocked shelves is amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of the Cornish Heritage background stamps – they look beautiful.

  30. Sigh… wish I’d been there – all the more frustrating knowing I was only half an hour away instead of half a globe!! Great photos and everyone looks like they’re having a ball. The Great American Stamp Store looks like a dangerous place to visit!

    I’m already signed up, and very thankful for a chance to win one of those beautiful stamps!
    Alison xx

  31. I signed up for your newsletter

  32. What great photos – everyone looks to be having great fun!!

  33. Please feed my addiction to stamps!! These are awesome!

  34. Those stamps are just gorgeous, and I’m envious of anyone who can take a class with you!

  35. Sharon du Coudray says:

    What a happy-looking group of stampers. I live on the west coast, so I can only appreciate vicariously. The Cornish Heritage Stamps are beautiful.

  36. Hi, these ladies look like they are having a great time, a shame I can’t join them as I am in Australia, but love to read your blog, follow your tutorials, and am already a follower of your newsletter, keep on keeping on and thanks for sharing your expertise with us!!

  37. Ruth Reaves says:

    Looks like stamp heaven. Heritage Farms stamps look wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Everyone has so much fun in your classes…. I can tell from all the smiles and happy faces!! All the projects are always gorgeous! I wish you’d come to NC to teach some time!! These background stamps are beautiful and I know they would be well-loved here in my studio. 🙂 Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. I hope you had wonderful, yummy, and fun-filled Thanksgiving!! (I already receive your newsletter and love it!)

  39. Amante del Papel says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I crossed my fingers!!! I’m suscriber too!

  40. I already get your newsletter for some time now. Thanks for a chance to win such gorgeous stamps.
    Hugz, Z

  41. Looks like so much fun! What beautiful stamps. Thank you for the chance to win!

  42. Wish you had classes close to me! And I do get your newsletter.

  43. OMGosh!! I have never seen soooo many stamps in my life!! What a cool store! Look at you already with dates lined up for 2015!! go girl go!! hugs Marjie!

  44. Looks like you had fun at the classes. Scrappers all over the world always look happy when they are sitting together scrapping! Valerie

  45. Your classes look like so much fun!!! I love the look of the stamps you are giving away too. Thank you so much for this opportunity to win them. Happy thanksgiving to you!!!

  46. Looks like a really fun class!

  47. Those stamps from Cornish Farms are wonderful. I don’t have any stamps that look like those so they would be a great addition to my collection.

  48. Awesome photos!!! Looks like a total blast!!!!!

  49. Forget a road trip! I am on the next plane! I have never seen shelves like that before! It must awesome to teach in a place like that!

  50. love all the class photos. Sure would be fun to take one of your classes. I love wood block stamps!!

  51. Wow! You are lucky to be able to teach in stores that have such a wonderful array of stamps, here in the UK we are lucky to get 4 rows of wooden stamps and a rack of clear stamps 🙁 the last time I saw an arrangement of stamps like that in a store was in Maine which has sadly been closed for 10 years (I don’t count places like Michael’s or AC Moore or Jo-Ann’s)

  52. Everyone looks so happy and proud of their projects. That’s a real tribute to you. Someday, maybe I’ll have the fun in being in one of your classes. Well, maybe I will win one of the stamps and that will keep me happy till I can take a class!

  53. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous Cornish Heritage Farms stamps. Love their stamps. Enjoyed the photos of the stamps stores. Wish we had one in our area. All have closed, and we are an urban area, so go figure!

  54. The faces if satisfaction pride and happiness. So beautiful.
    Susan S.