Friday, April 29, 2016

Artsydori Love and a GIVEAWAY!

A big welcome to all of you who have come from the StencilGirl Talk blog! 

If you haven't been at StencilGirl Talk, you need to! I wrote a guest post there, and it was all about how I made an Artsydori and another project in my unPlanner using StencilGirl stencils.

You have come to the right place! I am hosting a GIVEAWAY!!

Yes, I will give away one of these Artsydori sets to one lucky person in celebration of my new adventure with the StencilGirl Creative Team!
See the details at the end of this post.

Artsydori #1 is on StencilGirl Talk blog, so you need to go visit me there to see it. :)

Artsydori Set  #2

 the Artsydori

It measures like the original Traveler's Notebook by Midori: approximately 9 inches (23cm) tall and about 5 1/4 inches (23cm) wide

funky stitching, generous and well-placed pen loop

The inside with aqua coloured quality elastic.

The Artsydori fits four of my generously sized notebooks inside.

Four coordinating hand bound notebooks to go inside. These are funky machine stitched with matching thread. The inside pages are plain white cardstock.

All the designs are made using StencilGirl stencils!

Links to the stencils used to make this Artsydori and coordinating notebooks:

To make your own Artsydori, do check out this great class where I learned to make them!!


Here I have another one that I just made last week.

Artsydori #3
And here is the dori with the coordinating notebooks which I had fun making with gelliprints and StencilGirl stencils!

Some funky notebooks. I love these new stencils I used for this, designed by Mary Beth Shaw!

April 2016 Club stencils

The coloring was hard to capture on this one. The pink and black should look more purple, and the yellow is actually more of a green color.

Artsydori #4

I used the amazing new stencils by Mary Beth Shaw. They come in the

April StencilGirl Club set.

I highly recommend this club! You get exclusive stencils every month. Check it out HERE.

I also used stencils from two previous club month sets:

September 2015

February 2016

I don't have the matching notebooks for the above dori, so if you win, and this one is your favorite, it'll just be the dori, not a set.

I have started to make some to sell from time to time, so if you see one that you'd like to purchase, please email me.

customscrapbooksbyanna (at) gmail (dot) com

This one is sold, so you can't pick this one as your favorite (#1,2,3 or 4), but I wanted to show this one to you too.

Here are the instructions to enter the giveway:

How: In the comment section, tell me which Artsydori is your favorite. You can choose the one on the StencilGirl Talk blog as well. In order to contact you if you are the winner, leave your email address like this: customscrapbooksbyanna (at) gmail (dot) com. If you are uncomfortable leaving your address, you can email me as well. My email address is the one I just mentioned. :)

When: I will draw randomly from all the comments and emails on Friday, May 5th, 2016 at noon.

This giveaway is open to anyone in Canada or USA. So sorry about those overseas. Shipping would kill me. :(

Why: to celebrate my new adventure with the Stencil Girl Creative Team! :) Whoot!!
To see more Artsydori posts see here:

Artsydori Land

Inspiration Wednesday 2016 Week One

Inspiration Wednesday Handmade Journal

So happy that you chose to visit me here!

Bless you!

♥♥♥  Anna  ♥♥♥


  1. Love these journals, Anna! I think my favorite is the one on the Stencil Girl post...but it was sure hard to pick a favorite! They are all so lovely. Love the circles of course!

  2. You are so prolific and inspiring! Love them all! But I'm especially in love with Set #2! Delighted you are on Team StencilGirl!! :)

  3. Annette DeardurffApril 29, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    Since purple is my favorite color, I like the purple one with turquoise dots and lime green circles. Thanks for the giveaway. Your work is amazing!

  4. I love love love #2, but every one of them is awesome!! Thank you for the awesome tutorial and resources!!!

  5. #4 Love flowers and the color combo just makes me happy. browpr (at) gmail (dot) com.

  6. Hard to decide, but I guess my favorite is #3. I love the colors!

  7. Wow, live these projects. It's so hard to choose. I think I'll go with #1, the set on Stencil Girl. Tmsalamay(at)insight(dot)rr(dot)com

  8. Of course I love them all! But if I have to pick, it would be #4.It calls to my inner girlygirl LOL. nicolama (at) cogeco (dot) ca

  9. Anna I just wanted to tell you I love them all!!! It would be hard for me to pick just one. :) My whole goal for the Artsy Dori class was to just inspire others to create! I am so thrilled you love making them and are inspiring others with your beautiful Artsy Doris. Just makes me happy!

  10. Hello I'm an Instagram follower who just realized you have a blog!! I love following your artsy dori adventures. Artsy dori 3 really speaks to me even though it's not my normal story. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. I'm off to peruse more of your blog now. - Jennalee thepaperedsoiree (at) gmail (com)

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, each and every one, so hard to choose a favourite but think #1 wins by a hair :O) Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful pieces of art and congrats on your guest post at Stencil Girl Talks! Deb xo paxtonvalleyfolkart (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. I'd be more than happy with any set but the one on the stencil girl blog might be more my style...each one is a freaking MASTERPIECE! !!!

  13. They are all fabulous, but #3 (the purple set) is my favorite.


  14. These are so fun and vibrant!! But my favorite is the colors and textures! Congratulation on your GDT Spot with Stencil Girl- can't wait to see what you do next. :o)


  15. You're work is absolutely gorgeous! I love them all, but #4 is my favorite - saw it first on the stencil girl blog directed from your IG account which I also follow. Thanks for sharing!

    Jmig4 (at) yahoo (dot) com Michele 😀

  16. I absolutely love all of them!, but I think #4 is my favorite. Your artwork is amazing! It makes me smile just looking at it. Thanks for the great giveaway. I'd love to win. dk-rk (at) hotmail (dot) com

  17. OMG Anna! You are so talented!!! They are all amazing!!! Such beautiful color combos and patterns! Yummmmm!!!! I would have to say my very favorite is #4!!! Love those flowers!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  18. Hello Anna, The are all so beautiful!! My favorite is the #4!!

  19. I love #4! Thanks for a chance to win it. djanelle(at)austin(dot)rr(dot)com

  20. Love them all but most favorite are the inserts in number 3 so is have to say #3. Syoung6987 (at) ymail (dot) com. Thanks, they are all wonderful.

  21. All of them are nice, I really like #3.

    Much thanks,

  22. Hi Anna. Congrats on your Stencil Girl gig. I love your style and color sense. Your journals are fabulous, and I love each and every one, but my favorite is the one on the Stencil Girls site. You used the Mandala stencil and many colors. Then you had to go and stitch around the circles.....I'm dying over here!! LOVE IT. Thanks for a chance to win.
    ritapita10 (at) comcast (dot) net

  23. Anna, These are lovely... I like #2 and #4 but if I had to choose one it would be #2 (love the blues)... I love how you use stencils.. thanks for including us in your fun with a giveaway :)


    deb.ninis(at) gmail (dot) com

  24. I LOVE these! They are so fabulously artistic. I like #1 and #4 best, but would be happy to win any of them. tidwell (dot) susan (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Fun and full of color! Love your design work and the little journals and artsydori. My fav is # 3. I scanned down your blog, so much to see and learn. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! hugs

  26. These are so beautiful! I loved your tutorial for Stencil Girl. My favorite set is the colors and shapes. Thanks for the chance to win. enelya (at)charter (dot) net

  27. What a great idea! I love your use of color. They are all terrific, but I am most taken by #3. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

  28. I love them all but my favorite is 3. Thanks for sharing

  29. they're all so pretty, but i think the last one with the flowers is my favorite.

  30. Beautiful work , Anna! Thanks for all the eye candy and inspiration. Love them all, but I'd have to say #4 is my favorite!
    linda trapp
    lindat30 (at) embarqmail (dot) com

  31. These are all gorgeous! I like #2 the best. The SW inspired design is just wonderful. Thanks for your generosity in giving one of your beautiful doris away.
    Have a great day.
    My e-mail is jenevang (at) gmail (dot) com
    Thanks again.

  32. Wow I really love your work! #1 is my favorite! These of course are all beautiful! stacy.caddy (at) Gmail (dot) com

  33. I'm like everyone else they are all gorgeous. #3 like the color combinations, the purple is unexpected and stunning. Thank you for this generous inspiration. Thank you,

  34. wow! you did a lot of work! all beautiful!

    elisebuskey at yahoo dotcom

  35. Huge congrats first of all on being part of the Stencil Girl Creative team!! You have such amazing God given talent. You will be a great addition to their team Anna!! I LOVE the ArtsyDoris! Thanks for linking the class where you learned. They are all wonderful, but #4 speaks to me!! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win an Anna Original!! My email is ddkkmme3 (at) yahoo (dot) com Hugs!!!

  36. I absolutely love them, my favorite is the #1 followed by #4 the colors are awesome and the layers... just lovely :) thank you so much for the giveaway :)

  37. i think i like #4 the best... but they are all so fun! I want to make one so bad...need to get a sewing machine!!
    nicole at mark and nicole dot com

  38. I love all your journals but I think my favorite is #3. Thank you for offering a giveaway. My email is

  39. I am in love with #4! Such bright and fun colors! I've been looking at ways to have my sculpting idea sketch book to have more pizzazz and these would definitely fit the bill! Looking forward to seeing what you create in your new role as a member of the Stencil Girl!

    ♥ Shawna

  40. I like the one with the turquoise dots with the yellow surrounding midway on the purple/ turquoise page

  41. It's hard to choose one, I really like the variety of #3, with the colors and patterns. Thanks for the chance. spikeswl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  42. These are absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea to make your own prints.
    I love the bold flower. Thanks for sharing this.

  43. They are all beautiful but I am especially anamoured with #3. Love the colors as well as the design.

  44. Anna, these are so Cute! My favorite is 4 I love those colors. Especially fond of 3 as well. What's so funny is I met with three artist friends last week and oneof them had brought several journal type items like yours. I was thinking, why am I keeping my "art notes" in an un-decorated notebook. That's not artsy! Time to step it up and make one, or just win one in your giveaway. tee, hee

  45. Anna!! I'm super proud of you! So exciting to have you onboard with StencilGirl. Your art is so beautiful. The Artsydoris you've made are stunning. I really like #2 because of the bold, geometric patterns.Thank you for the giveaway! msmith2illustration(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. Hi Anna!!! I'm not competing on your giveaway! :( I'm too far from you!!

    But I want to teel you that your Artsydoris are amazing! Love all! I went to see your tutorials on StencilGirl Talk and wauuu! You shared so much! Thank you. I'm always inspired by your art. Love Francisca

  47. These are all so pretty but I LOVE number 4! These are all so inspiring.

  48. I know I can't enter because I am in Australia, just wanted to let you know I love them all. Love your art. Kindest regards Carolyn

  49. Oh my! I love them all but my favorite has to be #2. I have been so inspired by your unplanner posts and would love to use the artsy dori for the same kind of thing.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Love #3. Such beautiful work!
    jaimygesy (at) gmail (dot) com

  51. The artsydoris are all wonderful. Lovely colors and creative use of design! Glad you are a part of the sg team. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your creations. I love 3 best. Purple is my fave color.

  52. Omg these are fabulous!! #3 is my fave but I love them all! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  53. They are all awesome but I think #1 is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win one of your amazing artsy doris.