Last month I told the story of how StencilGirl started, the original six stencils that I designed and how we got our name. If you missed that tale, you can always click this previous Blog Post to catch up.
Today, I am giving you a little peek behind the scenes.
Because here's the thing.
We are a very small, family run company, manufacturing stencils here in the USA. I realize our website makes us look like a big company and many folks imagine we have hundreds of employees working for us.
But that is so.not.true.
I started the company with my husband John in 2010. We brought our son-in-law, Frank on board a couple years later. We have a few other people who work with us, but the group is small, we haven't reached 2 digits in number.
We work out of our house and own lasers. They are really simple to operate, but they are pricey little devils. When we have huge demand stencils we sub them out to an undisclosed location also in the USA, people I adore and trust to maintain the quality we demand.
We are that kind of company. We are close knit and do things the old fashioned way.
We don't package all the stencils, the ones we sell directly to our customers are mailed unpackaged due to our efforts to be 'green.' We do package the stencils that are purchased by Retail operations worldwide.
As you know, we have Artists who design every single stencil. What you might not know is that we pay our artists a royalty for each and every stencil that is sold. I am so proud of this it makes me squeal with delight.
I shot some footage of our operation and made a video for you to get the idea.
And now......announcing the release of Art Journaling Live 2. I was rocked beyond words to be selected to participate in this Live event which was recorded in June of this year. I feel like such a journal newbie compared to the other superstars. Wow oh wow, to hang out with Julie, Dina & Nathalie was beyond my wildest dreams. And now it has been preserved as a DVD value at $49.99.
I am thrilled to give away a copy of this DVD to one lucky winner!
Leave me a comment below as to why this DVD would change your life - don't hold back! Your entry will be judged for creativity and authenticity.
I need your email (of course), you know the drill, email at dot com. Don't forget that part.
We will make our decision on December 12th at midnight CST and announce our winner.
And......should you find yourself wanting to purchase the DVD, you may find it here.