Friday, July 26, 2013

Our First StencilGirl Blog Hop!!!!

****GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED****

Welcome to our FIRST StencilGirl Talk Blog Hop! 
Today our entire team is participating in the Hop.  Our Blog Hops are going to be "progressive" Hops, meaning that you will start here on StencilGirl Talk and then follow the list to the next blog on the list and then so on until you get to the end.

Today we are featuring StencilGirl Artist, Andrew Borloz


Want to know a little more about Andrew? 
Please visit his Bio Page on StencilGirl Products
From the minute you have one of Andrew's stencils in your hands you will know that there is some serious creativity that goes into his designs.

Today we are going to all be using Andrew's Crossed Rounds & Squares Stencil.


As I said earlier, Andrew's stencils are very creative. 
He has made up a few examples for you so that you can see just how different you can make this stencil look. 
Thanks Andrew!





****GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED****
Before we start the Hop how about a GIVEAWAY from StencilGirl
We are giving away Andrew's Crossed Rounds & Squares Stencil to ONE lucky winner! What do you have to do?  Let's make this fun--leave a comment here on this post. That will give you one chance...BUT as you hop through the blogs every time you leave a comment on one of our Team Member's Blogs you will be given another chance! 
So that is TWELVE chances to win Andrew's stencil! Please, only one comment per Blog.  You will have until Sunday, July 28th at 11:59 PM to leave your comment to be eligible. We will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 31st.

As a matter of fact, I have some inside information that there may be a few other giveaways along the way in the hop.

Ready to start the Hop and see what all our Creative Team Members did with Andrew's stencil?
Here we go......please hop on over to Marjie Kemper

If for any reason you get lost on the hop, just come back here to StencilGirl Talk and we will help you find your way! 
Have FUN!


StencilGirl Talk ..........You are here now
Marjie Kemper.........Next Stop
Kirsten Reed
Leslie Jenison
Samie Harding
Corrine Gilman
Janet Joehlin
Linda Kittmer
Carolyn Dube
Paula Phillips
Mary C. Nasser
Maria McGuire

134 comments:

  1. Wow! A very usable stencil in so many ways!
    Could use it in sooooo many ways.

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  2. thank you for the chance to win that's gr8. smilz

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  3. Wow, amazing samples!! So clever, love it and thanks for the chance!!

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  4. Thanks for the great tutorial/samples!

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  5. I'd love to win a the stencil. Going to hop on over to the other blogs :).
    Stay inspired!

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  6. Love Andrew's samples. The geometric pop of color is wonderful. And his step out is great. xox

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  7. Here I am hopping all over the place AND getting creative vibes - a win win situation. Many thanks.

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  8. What a fabulous stencil this is, and the stepped-out illustrations are making me drool even more. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Love the idea of combining all the patterns in the stencil!

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  10. Interesting and fun stencil!

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  11. Thanks so much for this great blog hop! It gives me a chance to see how different artists are using my crossed rounds & squares stencil, and can't wait to produce new stencil designs!

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  12. Andrew is a *GENIUS* at stencil designs!
    Was so fun to participate in this blog hop using one of his stencils!
    Can't wait to see what all my amazing teammates come up with! :)

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    1. Thanks, Mary, and thanks so much for your participation! It was fun to see how differently people used one of my stencil designs!

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  13. What a versatile and fun stencil!

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  14. This would be a great project to do in a classroom of kids. They love patterns! Thanks for the hop opp!

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  15. Great stencils...thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. What a cool set of stencils!! I'd love to win them!

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  17. Ooooh love those, if its open to UKers, can I be added to the opp to win.

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  18. I am just getting started with stencils, so this would be a great addition, thanks for the chance...Anna H

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  19. that Stencil has a ton of options and variations How cool
    Thanks for the give away

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  20. So many possibilities. Nice.

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  21. Thanks for the chance to win this very versatile stencil , I would be thrilled to win.

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  22. Love how versatile this stencil is! Thanks!

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  23. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stencil! And I love that you showed the progression - makes it easier to realize all the things you can do! Thanks for sharing - and thanks for a chance to win this stencil!!
    Janelle R

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  24. what a fun stencil! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

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  25. Cool stencil. Thanks for the give away

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  26. This is one of the most versatile stencils I've ever seen! The possibilities are endless!!!!

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  27. Wow... it was great to see the layering broken out into steps! Will certainly help me look at things in a new perspective! This stencil would be great to have.... so many possibilities!

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  28. I'd LOVE to win this cool stencil. I see a lot of possibilities with it for gelli prints and more. Thanks for the tutorial and "combinations" to create certain patterns. Awesome! Crossing my fingers. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!!!

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  29. Wow! What an awesome & talented team you have! I loved hopping along through all the blogs & can't wait to visit them further! Thanks for the inspiration & the chance to win some goodies!

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  30. Love, love , love all the stencils! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  31. what an ingenious way to get so many varieties from one stencil. Andrew ROCKS!!

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  32. Great stencil with such a variety of uses and creations. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  33. These stencils are great! I like how much detail they have kinda reminds me of computer patterns on old computers way back when they first came out.

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  34. This blog hop was fun and I learn some great ways to use the stencil. I really enjoyed the tutorials...now if I only could win one!

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  35. Goodness! 35 comments already!!! The stencil looks like a great option for my Gelli plate...if only :)

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  36. This looks like a super fun stencil!! What a great design!

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  37. I love working with stencils and this layered stencil is so cool! I just love the color play.

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  38. Love the way Andrew's stencils work. So many possibilities.
    Sure miss Artfest!

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  39. Love the stencil! Can't wait to build my stash and have lots of stenciling fun!!!
    Thanks!
    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I believe I met Andy at the Vendor's Faire at Create NJ. I had a lovely chat with him about Westwood.

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    1. Yes, Stephanie, that's me! And I could not believe that we are only five minutes from each other by car.

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  41. Such neat stencils! Love all the creative options.

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  42. Love this stencil! Especially the crossed circles. Creative idea to layer them. Thanks!
    Lori
    piecefulspirit.wordpress.com

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  43. Wow - I had to really study each example to see which stencils was used where. I like this stencil a lot

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  44. I love circles and I love squares. What a fun combo to layer!

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  45. Very cool stencil! Pretty amazing all the looks that can be achieved with the one stencil!

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  46. This stencil gives great layering effects. What fun.

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  47. What a fantastic stencil. I love how versatile it is. Would be a great prize to win!

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  48. Clever combinations...I could use that.

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  49. This is a great addition for any stencil collection, so many combinations! Can't wait to start using it myself!!

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  50. What a fun and useful stencil - so many possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. Enjoying the geometric possibilities

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  52. I can see that this would be a stencil to use over and over again - so many fun possibilities!

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  53. I am having fun and it looks like someone could have lots of fun with that stencil!
    sandy

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  54. What a fabulously versatile stencil!!

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  55. Loved using this stencil and know it will be one of my favorite "go to" stencils for future projects too! Looking forward to taking a class from you Andrew in Stamford!

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    1. Cool! Looking forward to seeing you, Kirsten, in Stamford!

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  56. how exciting!! i love the design and how it isn't simple but can be !! fantastic!

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  57. What a fab stencil! Thanks Andy and Stencil Girl!
    Kathy

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  58. I am just starting to build a stencil collection and this would a great one to add to it. Thanks for giving me a chance to win one

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  59. Love the new blog!!!! Melissa Norman aka vwgirl556@gmail.com

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  60. Wow,talk about versatile,I'll be adding this one to my collection for sure. On my way to the next stop.

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  61. I love simple geometric stencils and seeing how Andrew put them together to get more complexity was awesome.

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  63. This is one cool stencil...like a mix and match set of clothes! What's not to love about that???

    dottididitATgmailDOTcom

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  64. Ooh, how I would love to win this awesome stencil! The possiblities are endless! Peace to your heart, Sara artsychicksw@gmail.com

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  65. So... I'd complain about there only being ONE winner except we ALL win after taking the blog hop tour, which I just completed. What a range of techniques and creative ideas for one lone stencil! Okay...six-in-one stencil. Gotta have it now.....thanks to all the talent I was privy to see today!

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    1. Thanks for saying that Tinkie Bean. There will be many ways to win in the future! So stay tuned!

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  66. After seeing what everyone else made with your lovely stencil Andrew, I really would love to win! Loved your own samples and examples too Andrew, get the mind all creatively fired up!!!! Thanks, Sanna

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  67. love the stencils and great ideas

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  68. I would love to have this stencil!

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  69. I just had to come back and say Fabulous Team-Fabulous Blog Hop-I'm already looking forward to the next one.

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  70. Andrew is so clever! I'd love to add this stencil to my supplies!

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  71. Love this stencil. Andrew did a great job!

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  72. Awesome stencil design! I have enjoyed seeing how everyone has taken the stencil and used it to fit their own style!! Thank you for sharing!

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  73. I linked here from Marjerie's blog about the blog hop. I love Andrew's stencil, it is extremely versatile. As a stencil junkie, I want this!!!

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  74. I love stencils and I have been bugging my other half to PLEASE let me join the Stencil Club - I am wearing him down, slowly but surely - thanks for the chance to win & good luck everyone :)

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    1. Crossing my fingers for you Christi! You will love it!

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  75. I love this stencil, amazed to see all that can be done with it. I have only found out about these Stencils and love them I am following you on Pinterest, I am sure you can give me lots of inspiration. Lovies to you

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  76. I love this stencil!!! So many ways to use it. Thanks for the inspiration

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  77. Would love to win this stencil, it is so dynamic. I love stencil girl and have been a fan since meeting MB Shaw at artfest

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  78. Great use of color... definitely right brain/left brain creating!

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  79. They look great, so effective. I hadn't heard of StencilGirl until recently, but I like what I see a lot.

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  80. Hi all. Isn't it great to see how the actual designer pursieves (oops my spelling never was that great) their product will be used. Love the site.
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  81. I love this stencil.. very creative.. with endless possibilities.

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  82. Stencils are such a cool tool! At first they seem rigid, but as shown above, they are so flexible!

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  83. Love the creative way this stencil is used. Must add that I am so happy that this team is giving us so many "extra" ideas. Just wish fall would come so I have more pep!

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  84. What fun! I love blog hops. I learn so much as I hop! Thanks for the chance!

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  85. So cool to see so many ways to use one stencil!

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  86. What a neat concept to have interchangeable layers in one stencil. I like that it's simple shapes that can be used as repeating elements or combined into a pattern. Elegant concept!

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  87. OMG!!!! Just finished the blog hop. what inspiration!!! my brain is spinning!! All with the use of 1 stencil. sooo looking forward to your future hops!! Thanks to all! esp to Andy for his stencil!!

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  88. Fascinating to see the combination of layers. thanks. Candy

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  89. I love Stencilgirl Stencils, but don't have that one. Hint, hint! LOL!
    Karin

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  90. oh wow, I just saw this post! I love that stencil and the ways Andrew has used it. I don't own this one! Thanks for a change to win it!

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  91. Thanks for a great stencil, once I saw the step-outs I can really see myself using it!
    Terri

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  92. Love the stencils and really love the chance to blog hop - thanks so much. Hopping off to get some inspiration.

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  93. How creative, love the idea of stenciling over another stencil!

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  94. Oh wow, this looks like fun! Both the stencil and the blog hop. :D

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  95. I love this stencil and the endless interactivity of it, what a smart design. I am off to look at the blog hop and wondering how we ever lived without stencils :)

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  96. What a versatile stencil...SOOO much fun could be had!

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  97. Saaaweeet give away! Oh the possibilities!

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  98. it's so great to see what can be done with circles and squares, great combos Andrew.

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  99. Oh my gosh! I'm drooling over the stencils, the potential, the possibilities, etc.

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  100. Thanks for the creative posts!

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  101. So many designs in one stencil! I'm dizzy!! but ready to stencil.

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  102. I just started using stencils in my mixed media projects and I love them.

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  103. I love the multi purpose-ness of this stencil. I would love to try it with pan pastels!

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  104. As an artist and ex-math teacher, I love this geometric design stencil. Squares and circles always help me feel balanced, when I'm in the midst of creative chaos. I'd love to use these in my mixed media designs.

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  105. Awesome stencil and a great technique! I love the layering!

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  106. I love it when I get instructions!! Love the patterns these stencils make! Thanks for the chance!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  107. Wonderful stencil patterns and love seeing a male artist featured on the "StencilGirl" site!! :)

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  108. Love the stencils and thanks for the giveaway.

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  109. What a great idea ... a chance to win a stencil and to see alot of creative people

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  110. Wow i haven't seen a stencil like that before what a good idea

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  111. OMG! That's one cool stencil!

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  112. I am a stencil addict, and these are ingenious! Great creation. Thanks for the contest. :)

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  113. Would love to win this stencil! Thanks for showing different ideas for using it.

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