Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair and Enjoy the StencilGirl and Imagine Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stencil Girl Imagine Blog Hop! I am glad you are here!

My project is a simple one – Rapunzel gloves for my little friend Bella who just turned 8!


I must tell you that it is super coloring with Imagine’s All Purpose Inks.

The inks do not bleed under the stencil and the Fantastix really hold and preserve the unused ink. I honestly had not painted with them since December and expected the tips to be dry or mostly dry,  but that was not the case. Applause! Nice to have a product work as I hope it will while I am learning!

StencilGirl Stencils used:

The small “Kantha Stitch” stencil from  April 2016 – StencilClub Mary Beth’s Private Collection for the pavement in front of the town, Jessica Sporn’s Embrace the Rain stencil for Rapunzel (and I flipped the stencil over so the arm so it was facing the way I wanted), and Carolyn Dube’s Once Upon a Time stencil/masks.

Beyond this project, I am fabric painting with a singular goal in mind.

Years ago I had this gorgeous, sheer, golden scarf with red roses on it.

It got tangled in a Xerox 1090 copy machine when I leaned over to grab the copies. The attorney waiting for her copies stood there and laughed while my scarf ripped and the machine pulled my neck down – there’s a William Shakespeare quote about lawyers that applies to that woman!

At some point you will see me recreate that scarf. That day, is in the future.

However, within mere moments, a click on any of the links below will take you to a fantastic project dreamed up and brought into existence by  my comrades in art!

Don’t forget to scroll a bit beyond their names and find out about the contest!

July 19
Mary C. Nasser
Janet Joehlin
Gwen Lafleur
Carol Baxter

Jennifer Vanderbeek
Nadine Carlier

Roni Johnson
Mischelle Smith

If it is July 20th or later you can see:
Sandee Setliff

Karen Gaunt
Cindy Gilstrap

Tina Walker
Neva Cole

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Renee Zarate

Elina Stromberg


If it is July 21 or later you can see:
Belen Sotelo

Torrie Gass

Debi Adams

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jessica Litman

Alison Heikkila


One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Imagine Crafts!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Sunday, July 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Imagine Crafts’s Facebook page

on Monday, July 24th.

Earth Day Blog Hop with StencilGirl Products & Earth Safe Finishes

Earth Day plus upcycling and using products that can be reused instead of filling landfills. Yeah! 


Maybe 40 years ago I dyed fabric. As I recall, it was a smelly process involving boiling water. Using Earth Safe Finishes’ Fabric Magic Kit was a pleasant, unscented experience. Dying is just a matter of following the directions on the package 8 parts water to 1 part Fabric Magic, then add the pigments in drops to achieve desired color.

I made plans and the Universe laughed. But I got the last laugh this time 🙂


StencilGirl stencils used are from December 2015 StencilClub. The little loopy one gets a lot of use by yours truly! You can find out more about how to get exclusive club goodies HERE:


Simply cannot toss out leftovers! Especially crafty goodies.


We had a little rain recently and the iris are in bloom. I shall make flowers!


Of course I am the Wearer of Many Hats. I like it best when I can interchange embellishments on my many hats. The black straw in the pic below seems to work well for this. I think I paid $6 bucks for it at a thrift store a couple years back. Definitely a favorite. The ribbon band is simply tied on. The flower is pinned in place. Stylin’!


I am so excited and happy to be a part of this hop! Be sure to check out all of the Earth Day Blog Hop artists from the StencilGirl Products and Earth Safe Finishes Teams:

Mary Beth Shaw

Janet Joehlin

Mary C. Nasser


Gwen Lafleur

Chana Malkah Harris

Irit Shalom

Steph Ackerman

Martha Lucia Gomez

Larissa Pittman


Jeanne Streiff


Vishu Reberholt

Take your time and visit each blog showcased today through April 25th and leave a comment. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

One comment per blog please.
You will have until Monday, April 25th 3 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page on Wednesday, April 27th.

My hat’s off to you,