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Sunday, January 15, 2012

.:Market Yourself Monday - Stenciled Burlap w/Cutting Edge Stencils:.

Happy Monday! (almost!)

I hope that a lot of you are enjoying a lovely day off. My husband actually doesn't have the day off, so the girls and I are just hanging at home while I try to tackle my ever growing to-do list.

Veronica came home from the repair shop last week, so I'm anxious to get started on some of my sewing projects!

My baby also turned two months on Friday. Two months! I might be a little bit in denial over it. I don't really know how she can be two months already. She's starting to smile a lot now, and it sure helps make the low amount of sleep I'm getting worth it!

Anyway, Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me about reviewing one of their stencils. Since I had seen their stencils all over blogland, I immediately replied with a 'heck yes'! Okay, I didn't actually say those words exactly, but something to that effect.

I was immediately sent an email with a TON of helpful information and advice about doing a stenciling project. I was so impressed with the level of information that was provided about using one of their products. The website for Cutting Edge Stencils is also super helpful about how to stencil. It went through the basic steps, with little tips on how to be the most successful.

I decided to go ahead and get one of the craft stencils. We are planning on moving out of our little townhome soon, and I just am not in a position where I want to be making improvements to our little house. I'd rather wait and put those energies in to our new house! But a craft stencil, now that is right up my alley. I went with the Nagoya stencil; don't you love it?

I had some burlap lying around from a project that never came to fruition (please tell me I'm not the only one who does that!) so I thought it might be kind of fun to make a stenciled decoration for our home. Here's what I came up with:

You know, I really like it. Do you?

I'll show you how to make it tomorrow.

In the meantime, you might want to familiarize yourself with Cutting Edge Stencils. There just might be a giveaway from them later.

Just sayin'.

Now go ahead and get your link on! Remember, we're pretty open around here; I love to see your tutorials, recipes, shops, etc. Just be a pal and link back here where you can!

Happy Linking!

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  1. I'm a stencil fiend =) Thanks for hosting!!!!

  2. Thanks for hosting! I'd love to have you link your linky party to my blog's tab featuring linky parties!!!

    XO, Aimee

  3. I love your pillows! I am dying to use their stencils! Thanks for hosting :-)

  4. Thanks for hosting - looking forward to checking out all the great inspiration!

  5. I love your pillows. I want to update my sofa's with some new colorful pillows. I think some stenciled ones would look great. Thanks for hosting. :)

  6. Thank you so much for hosting the party! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  7. Happy Monday morning to you! I linked up tutorial on Pickling Jalapeno Peppers. It's pretty easy and the rewards are perfect when it comes time for nachos or chili! Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great week!

  8. Hope you have a great week, thanks for hosting!

  9. Happy MONDAY to you - Thanks for hosting the party! Great way to start the week!

    Cheers ~ Mary

  10. I've joined the party for the first time! Following too!

  11. Cute stencil project! Love Cutting Edge :)

    PS: Thanks for hosting, Sumo!

  12. I love those pillows on the first picture .. LOVE love love the pattern!!

  13. Thanks for hosting. Your burlap art looks great. I love the style of stencil you choose. Great job!

  14. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful week! :)


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