Monday, July 14, 2014

Introducing NEW StencilGirl Artist Traci Bautista Blog Hop

I am excited to welcome my friend, Traci Bautista to StencilGirl Products, woo hoo!!! Her stencils are so her. So Traci, you could pick them up anywhere and know who designed them, she has such a strong artistic voice. I love that about her.
I've mainly been playing in my journal with the stencil masks - because that is what many of them are, masks. It is a subtle distinction in the stencil world. For me, I think of masks as the thing you reach for to cure all your mistakes, ha! I mean look at this page:
I had a bunch of color, no direction, this page was going nowhere fast. All I did was use the mask overtop the entire spread and sponged with gesso. Instant cute. I think it would be pretty cool to go back and do some doodles in those open spots. Or even journal words, patterned collage components, stencil over top or ? What would you do?
Here is another snippet, this time a painted paper towel, this is actually part of my upcoming webinar:
It is amazing to me how changing color and using only a portion of the stencil turned this into an interesting abstract - I took Traci's imagery and made it my own. Now *that* is good versatility in design.
Here is a collage of some of my pages, you can see some DLP here too, I am on week 2.....there is also a sneak peak at a project I did for The Mixed Media Workshop TV. 
Hope you enjoyed a peak into how I have been playing with Traci's stencils. 
Ready to HOP??
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Each one will get a complete set of Traci's 5 new designs!
What do you have to do?
Leave a comment here and the other blogs on the hop. 
The more comments blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(one comment per blog please)
Comments close Sunday, July 27th at 11:59PM Central Time.

GIVEAWAY will be open a full 2 weeks! 
WHY???
Mary Beth has a webinar on July 24th and her guest????? 
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152 comments:

  1. Love how your made the stenciled image "fall" into the background on your dated DLP page :)

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  2. They are great! Thanks for the chance to win them.

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  3. These look so interesting! Learning to use stencils with the help of your videos. Thank you!

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  4. Love the texture the stencils add...

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  5. can't wait to see the whole collection, thanks for a chance to win!

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  6. As always, Mary Beth, I love the results you've achieved with these beautiful new stencils -- you have a mastery of subtle color blends that really inspires me!

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  7. Love the textures stencils add..thanks for sharing :)

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  8. I love how you used the word stencil... breaking it up. Great idea. The stencils are fab. The ideas are inspiring. Excited for these.

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  9. LOVE seeing all these pages, Mary Beth!
    And your video welcoming Traci on StencilGirl Talk is WONDERFUL! :)

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  10. Your DLP journal rocks!

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  11. Your art is so distinct MB! I love your painted paper towel! These stencils are awesome! xo

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  12. I can't wait to play with these stencils! I'm in a work-related class this week and will need some mess-making to destress. :)

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  13. Love the painted paper towel - the colors and the texture.

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  14. Love this stencil.

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  15. I love the effect the mask gave your pages! Looks great!

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  16. What fun - and great stencils!

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  17. Love Traci's new stencils and especially how amazing they look on your journal page!

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  18. I can't wait to try these stencils! Gorgeous work!

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  19. always love what you create, amazingness at its best. thank you so much for everything you find for us, the new designs, the inspiration, the great blog hops and most of all your kind and generous heart. xox

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  20. These stencils are super cool! I love how you used them.
    ....Raine

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  21. Love seeing how you used these! The paper towels are such a cool idea!

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  22. I never would have thought of using paper towels great idea!!

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  23. So happy to see Traci is a part of the team at Stencil Girl. I adore her work. I love how she uses EVERYTHING she gets her hands on to create. Thank you for a chance to win these wonderfully creative stencils.

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  24. I love all SG stencils, but would have to say these new doodle stencils are awesome! Perfect style.

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  25. Very neat pages, Mary-Beth! Love how your pages turned out- so much color and expression!

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  26. Oh. I do luv masks!!! Fingers and toes crossed as I bite my journal!!! lol

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  27. Oh gosh! These are great! I love using stencils in journals and for a fantastic look on my background prints!

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  28. I need that idea about using a mask on a page that seems to be turning into a mess. I love how it turned out. Jeannie B

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  29. I love using stencils in journals and for a fantastic look on my background prints! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Yea!!! I love Traci's style.

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  31. The black and blue look great together, and I like the texture that you showed. Nice...

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  32. Traci's stencils are fabulous !!

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  33. I just love traci's designs! She is definitely a good add to the stencil girl sister and brotherhood!

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  34. I've been a fan of Traci's for a long time - love these stencils!

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  35. How gorgeous is that mask! The paper towel is interesting, has great potential for collage.

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  36. I love your style, Mary Beth, and I love Traci's open loose style. I can barely wait to see the collaboration for your upcoming webinar. And I need to get my hands on those stencils....yup!

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  37. The stencils look really versatile...great!

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  38. Seeing what you've done here, I can't wait to see what you come up with on the webinar!

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  39. Oh...MB!! I love all those juicy layers..especially the sponged gesso! So fun to see all your lovely creations. Can't wait for the webinar..that will be fun! :) xo~Traci

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  40. Thank you everyone for your excitement and your lovely comments!!

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  41. IT certainly pops now! I"m going to have to have these, of course.

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  42. I love these new stencils, can't wait to play with them myself as well!

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  43. Love the new stencils! Love how the gesso works...gotta try that for some of my "hot mess" pages.

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  44. I love the new stencils and love Traci Bautista's style! Thanks for giving us a chance to win these cool stencils!

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  45. MB - these are awesome! would love to win. Stephanie

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  46. Awesome stencils and thanks for a chance to win the new stencils!

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  47. These stencils are so freakin' cool. They are 'must-haves' for my art.

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  48. Congratulations to Traci AND SG!! A wonderful match! Thank you for the chance to win!!
    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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  49. I am so excited about the new stencils! I just ordered a bunch from the sale and they came so quickly! I have to wait for my Traci stencils. I am lucky to have the one that came with her book. Just love it! I am looking forward to the webinar for sure! Your examples are wonderful. Love how you make them yours.

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  50. Great stencils, good to have Traci's art in the catalogue. Would love to have these!

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  51. Love the idea of using stencils/masks over pages that just aren't working. So cool.

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  52. You're a smart business woman, Mary Beth. Collaborating with Traci Bautista was a fabulous idea! I love Traci's stencils and hope to win a set. She is, afterall, the Doodle Queen of Art, and now I can make fabulous marks just like her:)

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  53. great new stencils. love the versatility. thanks as always for sharing.

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  54. These stencils are just wonderful designs! I would love to own them!

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  55. These are such wonderful designs! I would love to won them!

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  56. oooh oooh pick me, pick me! :) Stencils are my favorite NEW art journaling toys...LOVE 'em!

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  57. Beautiful pages Mary Beth! I love what you've done with the stencils ;))

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  58. I love the stencils and love what you've done with them.

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  59. Love it...all signed up for the webinar!

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  60. Nice abstraction! Great work!

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  61. love these-lots of possibilities!

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  62. Count me in - signing up for webinar too!

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  63. Fantastic...the stencils and your artwork with them! Love!

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  64. Love love love floral stencils

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  65. Such a fab line of stencils

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  66. Love these!! Fingers crossed for the win!

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  67. I'm looking forward to the webinar. Thanks for sharing your designs with us.

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  68. These are very cool stencils! I think I would doodle some Zentangle in the open spaces. Enjoy DLP!

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  69. So happy Traci has joined you. All of the designs are beautiful and I look forward to using them on scrapbook and art journal pages.

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  70. I love the way you used Traci's new fabulous stencils to create your art. Just beautiful and hope I can play with them soon too. I just love the fact that Traci has joined Stencil Girl.

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  71. I love what you did with the paper towel sample! My hesitation in using stencils is always that they speak so strongly of the designer (and Traci's style is especially strong!) Thanks for giving some ideas about how to break away from that.

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  72. Mary Beth I agree that adding some color can fix almost anything. I'm feeling so much freedom now that I'm breaking out the masks and stencils. I love using the high flows to add bright color and then journaling to edges adds interest as well.

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  73. Congrats to Traci for her stencils. Thanks Mary Beth for the chance to win.

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  74. Mary Beth, I don't throw anything I create out. I just toss it aside and come back much later and I find I can keep going and either add more of cut it up and use it for something else. Thanks for the chance!!

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  75. thanks for the chance to win these stencils are fabulous

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  76. Love Tradi's first Stencil Girl release! Just as awesome as she is...

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  77. I'm so in love - gorgeous stencils!!!

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  78. Beautiful stencils. Traci is so incredibly talented.

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  79. Love these sooooo much..want to play!!

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  80. Traci is a nice addition to your group of Artist! love the circles.

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  81. MaryBeth, So glad you have Traci on board ! Traci's new stencils are sooo awesome- very organic feeling- love them!

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  82. Oh I love Traci's work MB, she is an awesome addition to SG products... I would so love to win these and play for days and days!!

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  83. Thanks for persevering to get these wonderful stencils produced. Can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  84. love the graffiti feel of these stencils!

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  85. Great new addition to the Team, Love the stencils.

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  86. Great to see Traci aboard. I love her style.

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  87. Fun to see how creative people are. :)

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  88. yes, you really managed to make it your own -- i absolutely love that in a stencil :) i'd love to use these too, so much potential..!

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  89. Love the creativity!!

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  90. Love Traci Bautista's art and can't wait to include her stencil designs into my art! I need all of them!!!

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  91. Love the new stencils and your art is so inspiring.

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  92. Thank-you for a chance to win this give away. Love the look of your page, Mary Beth, "There are no mistakes, just room for more creativeness", right!

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  93. So glad you have Traci as a new artist. Thank you for the chance to win some stencils!

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  94. I love these stencils, especially the floral ones!

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  95. Oh My, Mary Beth! What a great asset to Stencil Girl…these stencils are amazing! I really do need these, they are wonderful!!

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  96. Such an exciting new line of stencils. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Fantastic new additions! I can't wait to play!!!!

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  98. Love the new stencils. Especially like that they are like doodles. I love to doodle!

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  99. Love doodle stencils

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  100. Love, love the new stencils.

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  101. Love the circles!!

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  102. the stencils are so wonderful. I love the free-flowing form of them. they'll be useful in so many different projects.

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  103. Eek! Tracy Bautista Stencils!! How crazy lucky are we to get such a rock star to design stencils for us?!

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  104. I would love to win these. they look like so much fun

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  105. Love what you did with the stencils, especially the printed paper towel! Would love the chance to win some of these awesome stencils!

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  106. all your samples are so inspiring. thanks for the chance to win these fantastic stencils

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  107. What great stencils! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  108. Beautiful stencils! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. Masks, stencils, either way they are great.

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  110. Well I am gobsmacked AND totally excited that Traci is on board with Stencil Girl. She rocks!! Love those stencils... would love to add to my SG collection of creative toys :) Thanks MBS, you rock too!

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  111. I am singed up for the webinar - great for those of us not living in the US and can attend live workshops! The new stencils are awesome and love what you did with them.

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  112. I see so much fun looking at these ideas and those stencils rock! Thanks for this opportunity to win :)

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  113. The new designs by Traci are great!! It's fun to see all the different ways they can be used.

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  114. Love the work that you do, Mary Beth! You have an incredible sense of what's right and where everything should go to look perfect.

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  115. Great pieces, Mary Beth. Looking forward to your webinar next week.

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  116. I have lots of your stencils and would love to have more!...bea

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  117. This is a fabulous set of stencils. I love how you used just part of them as well as the whole thing.

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  118. Mary Beth, thanks for inviting Traci into the fold! Her creativity and style is fun and inspiring. I love your work too. You have a way of making everything on your pages blend and complement. Thanks for the chance to win this great collection of stencils.

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  119. These new stencils look like so much fun!

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  120. Love stencils and all the things I've learned from Traco!

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  121. I love that you are showing straight away that we can make the art our own despite Traci's very recognisable style.

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  122. Love her stencils!! So many possibilities!

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  123. so inspired by all these stenicls! Love her work and of course all the inspiration shared by all!

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  124. I too am inspired by Tracis stencils. They r awesome!!!!!

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  125. I love ALL the new stencils. Thanks so much for being so generous with the giveaways.

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  126. Love the new stencils. Thank you so much for a chance to win! ;-)

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  127. Really like these new stencils of Traci's

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  128. Thank you so much for bringing Tracy into the family! I love her work and can't wait to see more of her stencils.

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  129. Can never have enough stencils and these definitely have to be included in my stash!

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  130. Love how versatile these new stencils are!

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  131. Love Traci's stencil and her playful style. She makes it look SO easy! My local store (ArtMart) has started to carry StencilGirl stencils. Hope they stock these new ones soon!

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  132. What a fun giveaway! I've been a fan of Traci's for a long, long time!

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  133. great pages, I like the addition of the white. great new stencils from traci. thanks for an opportunity to win some.

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  134. These stencils are amazing! So glad I found your site! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  135. These are the coolest stencils I've seen in a while, and I love the colors you used!

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  136. Thanks Mary Beth and Traci for a great webinar. I can not wait for the link to the full videos. My head is spinning with ideas for acrylic skins. Would love to win the stencils.

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  137. Loving all the different ways the circle stencil has been used. Lovely... tfs Blessings, Suzanne :)

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  138. Thanks for the inspiration, love it!

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  139. Watched your webinar yesterday and cannot wait to watch the full videos!

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  140. The first time I tried to do this blog hop, I couldn't find the links ... but today when I tried, they came thru fine! Thanks for a great webinar, Mary Beth!

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  141. Late to the party but having such fun! Glorious inspiration . . .

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  142. Love your stencils & love using them with my Gelli Plate. I'd love, love, love to

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  143. I wasn't able to see and hear your webinar live, but spent this evening watching both videos and am trilled to have learned so much - skins - loved them - and it was great to see how to make my own stencils with the glue gun - how fun is that! Thanks for the opportunity to win something I will use a lot!

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  144. Love the loopy nature of these stencils- just the kind that I'm instantly drawn too. Beautiful!

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  145. This is a fabulous blog hop!

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  146. Love Traci's new stencils. Thanks for the chance.....

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  147. LOVE Traci's work and ma signed up for her new three month workshop. Would LOVE to have a set of these stencils :-)

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