Tuesday, July 8, 2014

StencilGirl and The Documented Life Project with Sandi Keene and Lorainne Bell



Today we welcome.......
Get a sneak peek of their projects here and then head on over to their personal blogs to see how they did it! But before you leave make sure you head on to the end of this post and enter the GIVEAWAY and see about our StencilGirl SALE!!!
Let's start off with Sandi and Lorraine will follow...ENJOY!


Take it away Sandi!!!

What fun to be asked to work with the StencilGirl product line. I was eager to work with these two creative stencils from StencilGirl:

I used acrylic paints to pounce through the stencil with a make up sponge onto my painted background. I added doodling, stitching and painted paper to finish off my project.




For a step by step tutorial on creating this project, click HERE.




Ripples stencil available HERE was my second stencil to work with - this time in my Documented Life Project planner. Loved the stacked circles which are so versatile.

After painting a dark background, I pounced acrylic paint through the stencil with a make-up sponge. Once that was dry, I went doodle crazy creating a galactic feel. I added a quote and a favorite photo to create a background in my planner that is so creatively different to document my week! Those outer rings are screaming for journaling in white pen.
You can find the detailed process on my blog HERE.
Sandi Keene delights in all things involving paper, paint and a good doodle pen. Scrapbooking was her entry into paper arts and she has never looked back, now focusing on watercolor, mail art and doodling. As the creator of Secret Lake Retreat, she built what she most desired - a community of creative women who value friendship as much as their art supplies. Retreat weekends are circled in red in her planner with a countdown running in her head. Sandi loves words, translucent colors, well-made plans and the mountains of NC.  Not to mention her family and dogs who live with her in FL. Visit Sandi's blog HERE

Take it away Lorraine!!
I am so excited to have the opportunity to showcase StencilGirl products this week!  Join me on my journey as I use their beautiful stencils to find my "True North."

It was so hard to choose which stencils I wanted to work with, but I leaned toward their "maps and travel" line for this project.




Come on over to my blog and see how I made these fun projects using StencilGirl stencils!
A self-taught Mixed Media Artist, Lorraine considers herself a wanderer and a dreamer.  She resides in Windermere, Florida but hails from Northern Virginia.  A recent empty nester, she fills her days with painting, traveling, and writing.  She combines all three hobbies to create illustrated art journals bursting with her adventures on the road. Lorraine is one of the 5 members of the Collaborative Team, ART TO THE 5TH.  She created a visual calendar/journal that was the inspiration for The Documented Life Project, a year long undertaking that encourages visual and written chronicles of daily life. Lorraine has been involved in the Art Industry for 30 years, 20 of which were in the Cayman Islands. She teaches at local art stores and has developed several online workshops.
 She is a lover of all things random, serendipitous and spontaneous.  Besides being with her family, she would rather be creating with her friends than doing anything else on earth! You can find out more about Lorraine by visiting her blog HERE.

GIVEAWAY and SALE **NOW CLOSED**
We will be GIVING AWAY one 9" x 12" stencil each day 
AND
in honor of Mary Beth's Birthday......having a sale! 
We haven't had a sale since Cyber Monday last year and we won't have another until 
Cyber Monday this year!

7 + 7 = 14% off your ENTIRE order of stencils on the StencilGirl Products website!!!!
and YES our everyday discount of 10% off when you buy 6 or more of the same size also applies! and YES free shipping over $50 in the US still applies!!!
This week only!!
July 7th 12:00 AM - July 12th 11:59PM Central Time
Use Coupon Code HAPPYBDAYMB at checkout.
Fine print....good for stencils ONLY, not good on books, DVD's, Deal of the Day or StencilClub. One time use per customer.

To be eligible for the stencil GIVEAWAY each day just leave a comment on StencilGirl Talk each day AND go over and leave a comment on the DLP blogs featured that day--links will be provided. All comments in each 24 hour period, on each of the blogs will be eligible.

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67 comments:

  1. Denise HuntingtonJuly 8, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    Excited for the opportunity to win new stencils.....but even more excited to learn how everyone is using the stencils for their DLP and other art projects!

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  2. Great opportunity, thanks. Love to see how other people use their stencils. Thank you Sandi & Lorraine

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  3. Great stencils and Thank you Lorraine and Sandy for sharing your ideas.

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  4. Loving the blogs and the lovely stencils

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  5. These are fabulous! I love seeing how to use stencils in creative ways!

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  6. So fabulous, Sandi & Lorraine! Wonderful seeing the process of both these projects!
    thank you for incorporating my stencil into your journal, Lorraine! :)

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  7. Love the creativity using the stencils, ladies!

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  8. I'm having difficulty loading the pictures so I'm off to your blogs, Sandi and Lorraine. I just know I'll love what you've done. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us!

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    1. Sorry Lynn--we had some technical difficulties--all fixed now.

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  9. Love, Love, Love all the projects using the stencils! Wish I could win a stencil or 2. I NEED more stencils but I'm out of $.
    Grandma Nancy

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  10. I do the DYLP and stencils are a great addition!

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  11. One can never have enough stencils!!!

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  12. Amazing projects, very inspirational!

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  13. Pictures aren't loading for me either, but I'll hop over to their blogs :)

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    1. Sorry Liz--we had some technical difficulties--all fixed now.

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  14. What a great birthday week!!! Awesome stencils.

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  15. enjoying the birthday week great stencils

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  16. Great tutorials! Love your stencils!

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  17. so many stencils and so many techniques!!! what a fun week checking out your blog.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  18. Wow, so many stencils and ideas for using them. TFS
    Aloha, Kate

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  19. Love these ladies and their art! Thanks for showing different ways to use stencils. Must get more!

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  20. So cool to see the lovely Art of 5 ladies here! I LOVE DLP and Stencil Girl!

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  21. I think I love the Ripples stencil! And how you added the doodles to the ripples. Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for the demos ladies.

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  22. I am not a stencil person but - I just checked out your website and your stencils are awesome! I will have to have me some!

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  23. thanks for the chance to win a stencil

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  24. Love what you did with these stencils! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  25. WHOooooo wouldn't HOPE*HOPE *HOPE to win some fine & dandy, actually GREAT stencils. Blessings !

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  26. Thanks for all the tutorials and posts which show wants to use the SG stencils. Very inspiring.

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  27. I just recently found this blog and the stencil club. I love all of the sharing of ideas here. Thanks for the chance to win. And Happy Birthday Mary Beth!

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  28. Happy Birthday to you, MaryBeth!! The party is fun and I'm loving this DLP thing - I really do need to get on board! I love the projects presented here today…it's always fun to see new uses for the stencils. And the sale! But shucks, I just bought 13 last week that arrived yesterday. I'm sure that by the end of the week, I will have a new list of stencils I want...

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  29. Gorgeous colors -- beautiful work!

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  30. love these stencils and what you goils did with them.

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  31. Love these stencils, nice work ladies!

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  32. Happy Birthday Mary Beth!!!! Love StencilGirl stencils and the inspiration provided by the guest artists. Thanks especially for introducing me to Art to the 5th and the DLP. New to me - I'm excited to learn more.

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  33. What a fun week of Stencils! These projects are fantastic.

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Both of these ladies did an awesome job using these stencils! So much fun!

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  36. Happy birthday.
    Love the stencils. And they would be a great addition to my supplies.

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  37. Love the hops for sure! Mary Beth, thank you for the bday discount. How did you spend your Birthday?

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  38. Just LOVE each and every project here: the illusion Sandi achieved with the first stencil and then I love everything related to the stars, universe and maps and compasses--love Lorraine's particular take on that. AND Happy Birthday to Mary Beth since this is my first post. Wishing you the very, very best!!!

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  39. Sandy and Lorraine....thank you for sharing! Such great ideas!

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  40. Love seeing what you both did with the stencils! Time for me to go play. HBD MaryBeth!!

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  41. Love the stencils, thank you DLP and stencil girl!

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  42. OMGoodness, I visited the girls, left comments on their blogs, came back and purchased stencils, and forgot to leave a comment here. I would have missed the chance to win a fantastic Stencil Girl stencil! Whew.

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  43. Thank you for all the great stencils and all the inspiration! Love it!

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  44. Beautiful projects by both of the ladies. Love seeing the stencils in action!!

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  45. great stencils, great techniques and now so inspired !!

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  46. Love the stencils. Well, love ALL stencils! LOL!

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  47. Love the stencils. Love what you did. These are beautiful.

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  48. Your stencils are so versatile, I just can't get enough of them!!

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  49. Oh the DLP ladies know how make a stencil shine! Love the stencils!

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  50. Awesome stencils! Amazing work!!

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  51. I am new to stenciling and am soaking up all the cool information.
    Happy Birthday Mary Beth!

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  52. First time visiting your site. What fun! Can't wait to jump in.

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  53. Thanks for all the inspiration! Both projects are awesome!

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  54. Well, I would love to win a stencil!
    Thanks for the good ideas!

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  55. Love love lo love, love love this

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