Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Put a Pod on it

Winners have been chosen.  Congrats to Lura, who won the ginormous Chris Cozen package. And to Jane Prater, who won the Jane LaFazio pods. I need mailing addresses from both of you.
Thanks to everyone for playing.

Have you all seen Portlandia? It's a funny show, the one where the phrase, "put a bird on it" originated. I think we, that being we here in the Mixed Media world, should start a new phrase, "put a pod on it."
And we need to use Chris Cozen's new line of stencils from Artistcellar.
What??? The StencilGirl is pimping stencils from another company!?!?

Uh, yeah....
Chris Cozen is my friend.
And Lisa Cousinea (of Artistcellar) is my friend. 
She runs a good operation. I am only a little mad cause she signed Chris before I did, ha, ha.
Anyhoo, Chris' new line of stencils is a set of 4-6x6 stencils all different shapes of pods. They are really cool. I like them a lot. In retrospect, I should probably have take my photograph before I got them too dirty, but what can I say?
Hand Painted Pod Paper
One of the first things I did was just play around with all four stencils at one time to see how they looked layered up. Making hand painted paper is one of my very favorite things, and this is what transpired, see above. I think there might be more of this in my future.

Pod Painting, 6" x 6" on Wood Panel, by Mary Beth Shaw
I had a prepped wood panel on my table, actually I had a ton of them hanging out, with backgrounds, but nothing else done. I grabbed one and stenciled my favorite of the four stencils onto the center. Uh, sweet!!! So easy and such a great result.
Guess what?
Artistcellar is giving away a set of Chris' stencils. Right here on this blog. And I will also give away Jane LaFazio's Pod Stencil that we make at StencilGirl Products. Cause I think the more Pods, the merrier! Don't you? And guess what? North Light (Chris' publisher) is giving away stuff too, not sure exactly what, but I think her DVD and book. Anyhoo, LOTS of prizes. I will select 2 winners. One person will win a ginormous package of Chris Cozen goodies. The other person will win a nature and Pod related stencil package from us here at StencilGirl.
Just leave me a snappy comment and I will draw names on May 20th.

Here is the entire Blog Hop schedule, so if you don't win here, you get another chance.
Sunday May 12 Artistcellar (http://artistcellar.com/blog))
Monday May 13 Seth Apter (http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/)
Tuesday May 14 MaryBeth Shaw  (http://mbshaw.blogspot.com/)
Wednesday May 15 Maryjo McGraw  (http://maryjomcgraw.blogspot.com/)
Thursday May 16 Jane LaFazio  (http://janeville.blogspot.com/)
Friday May 17 Pam Carriker  (http://pamcarriker.com/blog/)
Saturday May 18 Jeanette House  (http://www.jeanettehouse.co.uk/blog/)
Sunday May 19 Chris Cozen  (http://chriscozenartist.typepad.com/my-blog/

132 comments:

  1. These pod stencils are really fun. I have had my eye on Jane's pod stencils as well. I love the way that the wood panel turned out.

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  2. Love what you created with the stencils! I, too, would like to "put a pod on it." Thanks for this opportunity.

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  3. I love seeing how many different ways these very cool stencils can be used. Thank you for some great inspiration and a chance to win such a generous gift!

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  4. I love the layering of the stencils. Thanks for the chance to win a set and begin my own creative play with them.

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  5. Mary Beth Shaw AND Chris Cozen's influence/work in one art piece?! You two are two of my favorite artists. (And I'm not just saying that because I want to win!) This is a treat. Cindy Becker

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  6. The combination of Mary Beth Shaw AND Chris Cozen - AMAZING!! Two of my favorite artists and sources of inspiration and learning! Thank you for featuring Chris Cozen's new stencils - they are fantastic!

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  7. Love the pod stencils - they also look like flower blossoms or even floating balloons - I can think of lots of ways to use these.

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  8. Nice work! Nice stencils! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  9. Love these stencils!

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  10. I love what you've done with the pod stencil. To me, it looks like it's made for, to put on a kitchen's wall. :-) Thanks for your interpretation and a chance to win all the yummy prices.:-) C~

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  11. Love your pod painting! These stencils are great.

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  12. It's my birthday Sunday this would be a wonderful present, Hee Hee! ~3 love your work!

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  13. Would love to put a pod in my work!

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  14. Who knew pods could look so interesting?! It would be great fun to be able to use these stencils.

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  15. love this, i need these pods! tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

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  16. Oh boy, these stencils look like more fun with every blog I hop to! Very cool paper with all of them overlapping. Fingers crossed...

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  17. Oh, here I am.. Snappy Judy. These look "podtastic". I love Chris and her art. I want her to adopt me.

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  18. Ready to get Pod happy....Stencil looks fun!

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  19. I love these pod stencils and the idea of layering them. Really enjoying the blog hop. Thanks.

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  20. Love your first photo where you layered the stencils. My first thought was delicate lace; my second thought was jellyfish swimming in the ocean. Great inspiration!

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  21. I REALLY like the way you layered them...different and effective!

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  22. Oooh, I love this stencil, and I really like how you overlapped them....

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  23. I love seeing how everyone uses these great stencils.

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  24. Put me in the pool for pods:) It's definitely the more the merrier round here:)

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  25. Wonderful stencils. Any prize package would be a great addition to the creative tool box! :)

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  26. I love pods. I have a hardy orchid that I love for its flowers and pods. If I could grow lotus, I would! Thanks for the opportunity to throw my name into the pod bowl for a chance to add to my stencil collection! (Your book is fantastic, by the way!)

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  27. OMG!!! the stencils are just to die for and all the other things, great giveaway. thanks for the chance. hoping to hear from you soon. xox

    lurabrown@gmail.com

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  28. Wow, multiple pod stencil give away! This blog-hop just keeps getting better! Love how easy you've made that painting look. Of course those backgrounds are just "laying around" in your studio, ha ha ha. Mine are buried so deep who knows where they are this morning. If I win any stencils, I promise to clean my room! Rose in PR

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  29. I am blown away. I will be ordering these stencils. Great to know about you. Joan

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  30. awesome stencils!
    tote1@cox.net

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  31. I love these pods!! Pick me coz I'm ready to Put a Pod On It!!!

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  32. Love those pods, I want them all !

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  33. I'm loving these stencils more and more... I might have to order them soon no matter what the taxes and postage to Europe are...

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  34. YES-the more pods the merrier!! I love seeing al the creativity the artists are sharing on this blog hop.Thanks for the chances to win!

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  35. Lovely work....gorgeous stencils, right?

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  36. The layering effect is very captivating! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work...and thanks too for sponsoring another prize!

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  37. Great layering piece. Love these stencils.

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    1. Hi Jane, You are the winner of the Jane LaFazio Pod stencil. I will need your mailing address so I can send it out to you :)
      You can email me privately at stencilgirlproducts at gmail dot com
      Yay!!
      Mary Beth

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  38. I just love stencils in general and this one looks lovely too. Thankyou for a chance to win.

    Aish shenoy.

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  39. Reminds me of magical creatures in the sea. Would love to play with these.

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  40. I enjoyed meeting you at Artiscape, and love the stencils I bought. Now, I really, really want these also!

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  41. Snap! I love those stencils!

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  42. love the layered look!

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  43. Love how you used the stencil! And thank you for the chance to win, I'm a big fan of Chris and of course I love her stencils ;-(

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  44. Mixed media pod people. Cool!

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  45. Love love love your pod painting!!!
    One can NEVER have enough pods!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!!!

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  46. The pod paper is great! It's fun to see how many creative ways
    people use the same stencils!

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  47. Wow! Love pods. Love. The first stamp I ever carved was of a pod after seeing one out in nature. love pods. Did I mention that?!

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  48. I love what you did with the brown, purple and bronze colour. Looks awesome. I'd love to win any prize! Thanks for the post!

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  49. Who doesn't love a pod?!! I have dried ones here and there for decoration and for impromptu photo props. I'd love to win! :)

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  50. Love me some pods! Great colors on yours!

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  51. So cool! They look like lace. Very pretty and hip. I have been drawing pods into my art lately also, but have not tried using stencils but would love to!
    (can't get my wordpress name to work... it's "artexpectations.com"

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  52. I love your comment, "Put a pod on it"! Really great warm colors. Thanks for another blog hop!!

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  53. From pod stencils, beautiful papers and paintings will grow.....

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  54. I NEED PODS!!!! Just love these. And your sites have so many ideas of how to use them. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  55. Two snaps for you! I'd love to have some!!

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  56. What awesome stencils! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. These stencils are so pod-o-licous

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  58. I would like a chance to enter and win a set of Pod stencils, they are spectacular!

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  59. Mouse trap! (Is that SNAPPY enough?) anyway...I would love to win either package! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  60. Soooo??? You want me to leave a snappy comment, hey??? Well, most seed 'pods' do snap when the seeds are ready to explode. And I can see if I use these 'pod' stencils they will explode with color and excitement.
    thanks for a chance at the giveaway and Jane's pod stencil too??? Hurray!!!
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/
    tscat@sbcglobal.net

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  61. OMG these are gorgeous! I used to love drawing poppy seed pods as a child, brought back some happy memories. And there's nothing "snappier" than the explosion of a bursting seed pod :D XXX

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  62. I particularly like the way you have used muted shades in the first one.

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  63. I particularly like the way you have used muted shades in the first one.

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  64. These pod stencils are gorgeous! Love the way you combined them.

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  65. These look awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Great giveaway!

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  67. i'd feel like peas in a pod if i were to win these wonderful stencils!!!

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  68. What a poderific giveaway chance! thank you!

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  69. I love this blog hop! Stencils are great fun, and Chris's new ones are so versatile! Hope I'm a winner! I do love Jane's stencils, too!

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  70. Such awesome products all ! Love these play things !
    Thanks for the chance to win some more goodies.
    Snappy, snappy, snap !
    Love ya, Awesome MaryBeth Shaw !

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  71. Yummy layers. So much depth!

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  72. Those are wonderful stencils!!! Thank you for this chance to win them!

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  73. I love these stencils!& love the color combination in your 'pod' piece - the blues and browns. Thanks for the opportunity to win some prizes!

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  74. For some reason, Beyonce is going thru my head, " if you like it, then you shoulda put a pod on it..."! Thanks for the chance to win; it's poditively generous of you! (Are those snappy enough?)

    Shine on!
    Kelley

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  75. Such great work, thanks for sharing with us!
    Nancine ar sbcglobal.net

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  76. I love these new organic designs and agree totally,one can never have too many pods :)

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  77. Great idea--just put a pod on it. gjeneve@gmail.com

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  78. Totally wonderful ideas!! Thank you!

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  79. Pods are a good thing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. Pretty awesome pods! I love a good pod! Thanks!

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  82. Thanks for a chance to win. I love the layer of all the stencils.

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  83. Beautiful way to use Chris's stencils. BTW, I love my dirty stencils!

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  84. The layering technique could have been made for these stencils, thank you for putting it up and the giveaway

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  85. Yep these are really cool!!!!

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  86. A snappy comment, huh? Well I don't know how snappy it is, but I truly think these are the coolest pods EVER! Would love a set -

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  87. great blog!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. Its fascinating to see how youve all interpreted the ( wonderful) stencils so differently!
    I'm a Uk visitor, hoping with fingers crossed, that I can drop my name too, in the draw hat please lol

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  89. Beautiful projects! Love the colors on your wood panel. Fabulous stencil designs! I'd be delighted to win a prize... thanks for the chance!

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  90. I love the way you layered the stencils! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I love what you did with the stencils! Thanks for a chance to win a set!

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  92. Your giveaway sounds fantastic - more pods; more merry; what could be better?! Oh, and your hand painted pod paper is just terrific! Thx for sharing.

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  93. Lovely blog, with this give aways I see blogs I never see.

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  94. Just love this painting and its brown/blue combo!!
    Lovely, Mary Beth!

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  95. I have recently started using stencils, and these would be a great addtion, thanks for the chance....Anna H

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  96. Thanks for the examples of how to use the stencils. Keep up the good work! avlval at yahoo

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  97. Always loved Chris's pods in her paintings, now in stencils - what a great idea!

    Love the way you used them!

    Rebecca Cook

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  98. I like the colors you used.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. I like how you used these C-O-O-L stencils. They can be changed to look like something from outer space, deep in the ocean, garden, weird stuff you have never seen before, or whatever! Love it.
    sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  100. Love those stencils and would be thrilled to win them! Thanks for this opportunity.
    Jan

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  101. Would love to "snap" up any and all of those goodies, woo-hoo!

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  102. Love, love, love all StencilGirl products! These stencils are AMAZING even if they are not MaryBeth Shaw's. I am a huge fan of all stencils and how they can be used in art...it just gets my creative juices flowing thinking about it :)

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  103. I like the bright blue with the neutral beigey color. It makes them both stand out. natasha dot poteraj at gmail dot com

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  105. Lovely stencils and I like what you did with them!

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  106. I love pods and use them in my flower arrangements. I would love to be able to use them in my journal also with these cool stencils. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Bette

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  107. These pods will be fun to use.

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  108. I would love to win these pod stencils! thank you so much for the opportunity! carlanda

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  109. Your sense of humor is as ginormous as your talent! Thanks for the chance to win this spectacular giveaway!
    Doris

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  110. Your sense of humor is as ginormous as your talent! Thanks for the chance to win this spectacular giveaway!
    Doris

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  111. My sister just introduced me to Portlandia - too funny equating these stencils and all the wild and crazy things you can do with them to this great show.

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  112. The stencils are so nice! I love the color you used! Would love to win.:)

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  113. Great stencils! Would love to win!

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  114. I love how the comment numbers keep expanding! I forgot to post my email in my comment - just in case! (I'm thinking positive here) Rose in PR geonrose@pointroberts.net

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  115. Who knew pods could be so much fun! I love these!

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  116. Came to visit through Jeanette, You are so lucky with those friends (and those stencils !) your works with the stencils look so different again, these stencils must be magic ! I would love to be in to win :)
    Joyce van der Lely http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com
    youngatartdownunder@gmail.com

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  117. I like the layered effect you achieved with these stencils.

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  118. these are truly lovely.

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  119. Yep, put a pod on it should be our new mantra! LOL
    Love what you did with the stencils... and no worries, dirty stencils show love and use! LOL (In that case, mine are extremely loved haha)
    Love the way the colors go with each other on the wood panel -- I should try one of those!

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  120. What fun! I can see using them in a few ways in mixed media art. Thanks for sharing!!

    Tee Thompson
    shadohart@gmail.com

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  121. Love how you "put a pod on it". Great blog...thanks for the opportunity.

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  122. Stencils are my addiction. A lovely set to add to my growing collection...Thanks for the opportunity!!!sandykay@tvn.net

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  123. Love these stencils...

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  124. Look at all these pod people! including me!! Thanks for sharing your art and techniques:0

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  125. Love those!!! Stencils are me weakness! ranza6980@gmail.com

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  126. I love stencils and these are wonderful, would love to have a set

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  127. These are grat! Thanks for giveaway. Love stencil girl stencils too!

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  128. These are grat! Thanks for giveaway. Love stencil girl stencils too!

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