Friday, March 19, 2010

Cutting Edge Stencils and a GIVEAWAY!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Giveaway time!
1600+ followers is reason to celebrate!
Enter for a chance to win a stencil from
Cutting Edge Stencils
- a $40 value + free shipping!

Giveaway Rules:

  • 1 Entry - Visit the Cutting Edge Stencils link above then come back and comment which one you'd chose. (Also leave your email address if you don't have a blog as a way to notify you if you're the winner.)
  • 1 Entry - Blog or tweet about the Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway then come back and comment saying you did so with a link to your 'shout out'.
  • Giveaway starts today, Friday, March 19 and ends Friday, April 2nd at midnight (EST).
  • Winner will be drawn by random.org and announced Monday, April 5th.
Here is more about Janna Greg & Cutting Edge Stencils:

Cutting Edge Stencils is not only the name of our business, but a reflection of our approach to stenciling.

Stenciling can be more than just a simple ribbon or ducks. It’s a versatile form of artistic expression where anyone can achieve a great result! We sell a wide range of stencils, from our “Wall Art” line that brings a dramatic effect to any space to our more traditional stencils and our kits for the professional decorative artist. There’s sure to be something for everyone! Our stencils are very durable, reusable, and easy to clean. Our website offers tips and tricks in the “How To” section so anyone can jump right into the fun! My favorite part of the business is definitely the design aspect. It’s so exciting to take what inspires me and turn it into a tool that I can share with others.

Greg and I live in Northern New Jersey and from there we run both Cutting Edge Stencils (http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com) and Spec Fin Designs. (http://www.specfindesigns.com). Spec Fin is our decorative art (faux finishes) business that Greg started nearly 25 years ago.

After moving to America from Russia, I ran my own decorative art business before joining forces with Greg. My Masters degree in Zoology and Botany and my love for plants and gardening helps me to design accurate animal and plant stencils. I also have a love for pattern and ornament and have studied both graphic design and fine art.

We run Cutting Edge Stencils from our home, and all of our stencils are made by us personally to the highest standards possible.

We want DIY decorators out there to fall in love with stenciling. It’s such an easy and rewarding technique, as well as being a fast and inexpensive means of decorating. And of course, there is that gratifying feeling when you lift the stencil and admire your hand-painted artwork!


We strive to produce the best stencils we can, and we’re always coming up with new designs and ideas to share with our customers.

Here are some of my favorites:



Aren't they beautiful? I love this too, repeating a damask pattern on a wall:

Gorgeous!

Illustrated Instructions on How to stencil are here:

http://www.
cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-stenciling-instructions.html


I had so much fun doing the painted rug/floor stencil!
Practice makes perfect so I'll be doing more stenciling soon too!

GOOD LUCK!

134 comments:

Nikki said...

Oh my word, how stunning!!!! I really love all of them but am drawn to the damasks and poppy set!

nicoleritts@yahoo.com

Nikki said...

I tweeted about this wonderful giveaway here http://twitter.com/nikkiritts

and also added it to my personal facebook page!

Love it all! Thank you!
nicoleritts@yahoo.com

Dunne' said...

I love the Budding Clematis...it's light, airy and just beautiful! But I also like the Funky Wheel...it's sort of whimsical and fun!

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

I'd love to win the funky wheel art to liven up my walls..

Kiddliwink said...

So many I could choose as favorites, but I'll go with 'spring songbirds'. Great stencils!

jEsSicA said...

i LOVE the Damask Stencil Verde!
jessicahunt88@gmail.com

Kelly Howard said...

These are truly beautiful! SO hard to choose! I love all of the tree/bird ones!

jEsSicA said...

my shout out is on twitter AND my blog!
http://twitter.com/jessalarae
http://jessahunt.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-giveaway.html

AmyV123 said...

Beautiful!!! So many great options to chose from. However, I LOVE the Birds on a Branch wall art stencil!

amymvernier (at) gmail (dot) com

Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

I love the garden birds. We just painted birch trees in our half bath and I would love to add some birds to it.

Airstream Memories said...

Wow! Do I love the Spring Songbirds! I would love to put these in my bedroom over my headboard. I can't figure out what to put there since the wall is slanted!

I would have to contain myself not to put these in every room of my house!

Tammy@InStitches said...

All the damasks are beautiful. I would LOVE to have a stencil !

Carly said...

These stencils are amazing. I would definitely choose the Bon Appetit! fork/knife/spoon stencil for our kitchen. Love it!

leaving.astoria@gmail.com

Kayla said...

I love the branches with birds! My basement is decorated with birds and I would love to add this!

Jo said...

There are some really nice stencils I like the birds and the damask

other-option said...

I like the funky wheel wall art stencil.
- Danielle

Lisalulu said...

these are so beautiful, so much more then the stencils of the 1980's. I think I'm going to have to go get at 'tree' for my bedroom. lastar900@yahoo.com

frugalrocks said...

gorgeous! I particularly like the trees and birds!

The Lone Dollier said...

I love the Ultimate Faux Fresco Stencil Kit.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I absolutely love the Versailles Grand Panel, but realistically I would probably get something similar to the second one you've pictured just above. I could definitely do more projects with that one!

Roany said...

I love the branches with birds and have been eyeing it up over the past week! I would love to do this in my daughter's play room in some fun tone-on-tone colors.
jgosnell@yahoo.com

Him and Her said...

birds on a branch is my fav! they all look great

KennaWilde said...

I am madly in love with Diamond Damask Stencil!!! So B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!

Jenn said...

How fun is the Funky Wheel Wall Art Stencil. I just remodeled my master bath and these would be a perfect finishing touch!!!

Melodie said...

Budding Clematis is my fav for sure! Wow, thee are so many beautiful options :)

Alisa D said...

I love the Sari Paisley medium stencil! This may be just the thing for a room I have been trying to give some "punch" to!

Brockett's said...

So fun! I'm liking the large Allium Twins flower stencil. jaymissy1@hotmail.com

Jeremiah and Heidi said...

I love these!! I think the birds on a branch is so neat. But the all over Damask stencils would be awesome!

Calamity Anne said...

That has to be the BEST stencil site I've ever seen! I was hard-pressed to pick just one stencil...but it has to be the Dominique Chicken (at least that's today's favorite)!

~ Regan said...

I think all the stencils are pretty, but I'm drawn most to Brocade No.1.

Thanks for the chance!

Ry and Ally said...

Oh my word I LOVE the tall tree and birds!! I totally need this in my little girls room! Its perfect!
ally.cauffman@gmail.com

Jamie Lynn said...

I love the Brocade No.1 wall art! There are a lot of nice ones!
Thanks for a chance to win!
Jamie
jlynn48111@yahoo.com
lovelongtime.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I would choose the Japanese Maple Branch Stencil, it's so delicate looking. I blogged about this great giveaway, too!

all thingz related said...

I love the murals...GORGEOUS!
~Rebekah

That's Beeutiful said...

Oh my gosh I would love the Butterfly Dance Wall Art Stencil. Its gorgeous!!

Aelysium said...

Awesome! My favorite is the Japanese Maple Branch, for sure. But all of the stencils are beautiful and I wish I could use every single one!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :)

missa.moe@gmail.com

The Momma Grubb said...

oooh, I LOVE the butterly dance stencil!

Would be PERFECT for our daughter's room!!!

ss said...

LOVE the Sycamore Speading Branch stencil..........have the perfect place for it! Enjoy your Blog...lurk a bit everyday! Thank you........

Amy Sue said...

I love the Birds on a Branch Wall Art Stencil!

amysue348@yahoo.com

The Stylish House said...

Roeshel,
Woo, Woo 1,600 followers you go girl! I remember when you first started. Wonderful giveaway love the ceiling medallion.
Please drop for a visit if you can. I'm celebrating warmer weather with a SPRING GIVEAWAY. After this LONG winter I'm ready to run barefoot and party! Have a wonderful weekend.
Cathy

Raks said...

i love stencils! my fav is the Spring Songbirds Wall Art Stencil.

Stephen and Larissa said...

Wow! I love their designs but the damasks are my favorite!!

tracylynne said...

I really the the ceilings esp the medieval. Hard to chose

Bohemian Gypsy Goddess said...

These are all so awesome, I think my fav is the Virginia Creeper Wall Art Stencil, as well as the ones with the leaves & birds. What a beautiful statement they would make...I think I would be stenciling everywhere in the house, LOL!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love these stencils. I am a decorative painter and I know how hard it is to find a really pretty stencil. There are beautiful.

The Marie Antoinette Panel is great.
Rhonda

Blue Creek Home said...

I have added the give away on my blogs side bar.
Rhonda

Treasia Stepp said...

Oh my goodness they are all stunning. I had a very very hard time choosing my favorite. I did narrow it down to Wisteria Border Stencil. Perfect for our master bedroom.

Lisa said...

Oh, these are so fun@

Carla said...

They're all great but I love the funky wheel!

charlotte said...

I love the birds on the branch

KittenJen said...

Wow! Beautiful stencils! I would choose Diamond Damask Stencil as my fave.

Peggy said...

I would pick the Butterfly Dance stencils for my granddaughters room.

a little bit of everything said...

I live the "Bon Appetit" stencil and the mural ones are lovely.

a little bit of everything said...

I blogged about the giveaway on my blog: http://robertapm28.blogspot.com/2010/03/dyi-showoff-is-having-giveaway.html

Jackie said...

Love the wall art. Especially the Bon Appetit.

The Retired Mama said...

I love the Lilly Scroll in the damask line. But all of the stencils from all the lines are beautiful. I love to stencil.

cneaglefan said...

I like the Brocade no. 1 stencil. cneaglefan at hotmail dot com

Mary Ellen said...

My what neat items! I never thought about ceiling medallions in vinyl!! I love the citrus branches stencil medallion!

icitea said...

Oooh! I love the damask stencils too! My favorite is the bird of paradise type.

le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

icitea said...

Blog post: http://birdboxe.livejournal.com/8619.html

Twitter is down again..!?

Jane said...

I would choose the over sized houndstooth, but I have a friend who's 3 year old is *way* into fossils and those stencils are really cool. I think they would make an amazing addition to a dinosaur room.

Denise said...

Love the Damask Anna Stencil. I could use it in several places around the house.

Lacey said...

Oooh, so hard to choose which one I like best... I keep being drawn back to the 'spring songbirds' though, so I guess that is the one.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

They are all so beautiful, but my favorite is the one with the branch and the birds. Thanks for hosting an amazing giveaway. Love & blessings from NC!

Mel said...

I love the budding clematis stencil! It would look beautiful in our master bedroom!
mel_whitson at yahoo dot com

Lacey said...

I also blogged about it!
http://weekendsathome.blogspot.com/2010/03/eventual-to-do.html

P.S. I would like to change my favorite (that is the one I would like to win) to the Anna damask.

Joy said...

I love the spring songbirds!

Bart and Kellie said...

Wow! These are amazing stencils... I think I would pick one of the damask stencils or maybe the large houndstooth? They are all so amazing!

Courtney said...

Wow! It's so hard to pick, I definitely love the Damask/allover designs, but the hubby likes a few of the others. If we win, we'll have to fight it out.

Papi and Wee Granny said...

So many patterns, so few walls!
Okay, if I have to make a choice, it must be "Spring Songbirds".

So very glad you turned me on to this awesome site!


(Cathy)
P.S. I emailed both daughters and 2 nieces about the site!

Lori Ann said...

Birds on a Branch is my favorite!

Erin said...

I love the Funky Wheel Art Stencil, it would look great in our modern bedroom! davise20 at gmail dot com.

Ashley said...

So cool! I love the houndstooth one. I would love that in my hallway. :)

Mommyto2 said...

We are in process of painting my girls room and the "Zinnia Grande Wall Art Stencil" would be sooo perfect.

McCarthy Designs said...

All of the stencils are gorgeous! I think my favourite would be the Virginia Creeper. xx

Intisar said...

The are all lovely, but I think I would have to go with the brocade or the Anemone Grande.
intisar dot bashir at gmail dot com

BarbaraG said...

I love them all! But with a grand daughter due shortly, Birds on a Branch would be soooo sweet in her nursery!

Kim said...

so hard to decide. I think I would pick the lily scroll design or one of the damask designs.

Mary Ellen said...

Blogged about the fun giveaway at my space!
http://megardengal.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-giveaways-in-bloggy-land.html

Torey said...

I love Brocade #1. But really they are all simply beautiful. :)

toreycervantes at gmail dot com

Sylvia said...

Ooooh! I love the Scroll Allover Pattern!
What a great giveaway! :)

Mrs. April said...

Ooo, those birds on a branch are so perfect. But the Japanese Maple Leaf one is a very close second!

-April
http://mylifeasapril.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Absolutely love Hermitage Acanthus Coffer Stencil!!!! Want it, want it, want it!!

robcallfamily said...

love the budding clematis!!!
15lcall@gmail.com

kaley said...

oh my - so hard to choose! but virigina creeper is by far my favorite <3
A must have for my living room!

Cari said...

I love Brocade No.1! We are redoing our bedroom right now and this would look BEAUTIFUL on our new smokey gray walls. Pick me! Pick me!
C.Blagg@gmail.com

Hannah said...

My favorite is the Spring Songbirds!
flutestarr@gmail.com

faith said...

These are gorgeous! I can't decide between the birds on a branch and flowering fruit tree.

Sangeetha said...

Love the birds - it's fab

Amber said...

Wow! I LOVE these stencils. The Birds of Paradise damask stencil is exactly what I'm looking for to do the wall above my bed. So unique!

My email is amber.bliss@gmail.com.

TwiBunny said...

Great stencils and great prices. The Garden Anemone Wall Art Stencil is my the one I would pick for the wall behind my bed.

My e-mail is snwfair@gmail.com

Lianna Knight said...

I like SO many of them :)

I think the bon appetite stencil is VERY chic...and all the tree stencils are great too.

Please enter me...I'd LOVE to win!

Liannap@aol.com

Crafty in Paradise said...

I was drawn to the tree stencils first, and couldn't narrow it down to a favorite, and then I fell in love with the fresco stencils. So pretty much any tree or plant stencil & the Bon Appetit stencil would make me so very happy! :)

beckaboots said...

I really like the arabesque stripe stencil... or the damask one. Very fun!

Bryce and Life said...

Budding Clematis has earned top position on my list! They're all beautiful though!

jplatt@hotmail.com

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

I love the Damask stencil. Makes me wanna stencil my walls NOW. Thank you for this.

Jennifer Emick said...

Spring Songbirds, I think.

Katie Savvy Steele said...

I would definitely have to say the "Spring Songbirds" or the "English Ivy".

email address: katie.savvy.steele@gmail.com
tweet: http://twitter.com/katiebobadie (3/26/10)

owliecupcake said...

These are all just stunning, but I have to say that I love the Budding Clematis or the Spring Songbirds. I am expecting a little girl in July and this would be just perfect in her nursery.

christina_nunez82@yahoo.com

AmyV123 said...

I like the birds on a branch stencil best... it would go perfect in my bedroom just as the example picture shows it!!

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AmyV123 said...

I like the birds on a branch stencil best... it would go perfect in my bedroom just as the example picture shows it!!

Erin A said...

Those spring songbirds are beautiful!! Would love to add them to my walls!

April Decheine said...

I love the wall art stencils and the tree with the birds flying around, I would love that in my bedroom. Just beautiful!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Ooo, I would love to win the Brocade No. 1 stencil! So pretty.

Patricia P. said...

I love the damask ones.

Wendy Lady said...

The Japanese Maple Branch would be stunning in my bedroom. I love so many of them!

Mandy said...

All are great! I might pick the large tree with birds - seems trees are all the rage mandybeez at gmail

{All Thingz Related} said...

I wanted ALL OF THEM! hahaha But I chose Bon Appetit! Large Stencil! I have this thing for silverware!
~Bridgette
allthingzrelated@gmail.com

{All Thingz Related} said...

Your giveaway is posted in my side bar!!!!
~Bridgette
allthingzrelated@gmail.com

Graceful Moments said...

It was so hard to choose only one. I finally decided on the Virginia Creeper Wall Art Stencil.

Graceful Moments said...

I blogged about the giveaway here:
http://velishart.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-great-giveaway.html

FleaMarketTrixie said...

I must say they are all gorgeous, and I'm still deciding, but it would be one of the damask ones.

Pattie F. said...

Oh wow! I can't choose! I really like the Spring Songbirds Wall Art, the Wispy Leaves Allover Wall and the Large Paisley Sari Wall Art Stencils. Thanks!

xmaswoman at hotmail dot com

Steph @HCC said...

Wow! I am loving the Spring Song Birds - definately have to book mark that site! So many great things to choose from!

expectfaith@yahoo.com

Steph @HCC said...

I retweeted about you giveaway!
http://twitter.com/DIYShowOff/status/10712796399

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Sheila said...

Ammonite Large Fossil Stencil is just so beautiful

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

The branch with the birdies!

Danielle said...

These stencils are wonderful...if I HAD to pick just one, I'd prefer the "Allium Gladiator Flower Stencil"

Jill said...

I love them all, such beautiful work! If I had to pick it would be the Damask Stencil Verde...love!

jill@treefitness.com

Tracy said...

My favorite is the Damasque Wall Stencil.

RedPanties said...

SO many great stencils, and we just bought our first house! But I think my fav is the giant fork, spoon and knife!

Heather said...

The Spring Songbirds.. I'm a sucker for anything birds....

Rachel said...

It's not like me to use the phrase "totally awesome," but these are TOTALLY AWESOME. Way too many to choose a favorite after a quick run through; that would take a lot of paper/pencil/time, but I really liked the Spring Songbirds, any of the allium stencils, lots of the trees and/or branches with birds, etc., etc. The Hermitage Acanthus is lovely. I'm giddy with possibilities. Thanks for the great giveaway and letting us play along.

betsyhwilson said...

I like the Damask Stencils for the walls, but I am also partial to the Borders as well. For walls or Furniture, they would look great. I tweeted http://tweet.com/betsyhwilson
Thanks for the give away.

Danielle said...

Large Fern Leaves, for sure! I have been looking for fern stencils to paint on our bathroom ceiling to remind us of our anniversary trip.

Nicole Cooper said...

I love the borders...wow I can think of so many things I do with them!

Suzanne said...

These are beautiful. I've been looking for vinyl stickers to put on one of my walls, but I think this is the better answer. Loved looking at all the different designs. For now, I think Allium Grande Wall Art Stencil is a favorite!
Thanks for the chance to win.
- Suzanne
justanotherhangup@gmail.com

Heidi said...

Wow! I never pictured stencils being so versatile in the stunning effects they create! I'm torn between the spring songbirds and the virginia creeper! (preferred email: sblitchguitarist@hotmail.com)

Sindy said...

I have the perfect spot for the medallion with a little sky peeking through--soooo fun!

I really like your blog, too, and have saved many of your cool ideas :)
Thank you!
Sindy

Emily said...

I love the damask stencil! Thank you!

Amy said...

LOVE the damask stencil!!

Jenn said...

How would one choose?! Oh geez! I was looking at wallpaper to inset in panels in the master bedroom, but finding the perfect wallpaper has been a nightmare. Not to mention that I'm not normally a wallpaper fan, but wanted an elegant Victorian pattern included in the room. These stencils are going to save my life!

Which one? I'm probably going to have to say that the over the top Damask Stencil Anna is the one that keeps catching my eye.

So glad your blog is doing well! I remember when you first started up!

prazenjc said...

i like the funky wheel art stencil for use in our nursery.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I have been wanting to stencil my bathroom and these designs are stunning! My favorite has to be the Damask Bird of Paradise. The little birds are so adorable.

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