Back to School Supplies from Stubby Pencil Studio (A Giveaway!)

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For many of us with kids in school, the first day of school is just around the corner. Are you ready? (I know I'm not.) It's time to get organized and shop for school supplies and do a whole host of back-to-school tasks. 

While we're in back-to-school mode, I wanted to share one of my favorite art and school supply stores :: Stubby Pencil Studio (Kate, the owner, is a mother of two and one of my longtime blog sponsors). I've been a fan for a few years now and have bought and tried many of her lovely eco-friendly products. Some of our best-loved include our favorite markers of all time, the colored pencils that got Maia through first grade last year (and the chunkier ones that we used at home), the super cute erasers that grace Maia's homework desk, and, of course, the ubiquitous crayon rocks. I could keep going, but I think I'd end up listing half her store.
If you'd like to order some Stubby Pencil Studio yumminess for your own family, Kate is offering a special discount for Artful Parent readers. You can use the code APSAVE15 at checkout to receive 15% off orders thru October 31, 2012.
And if you'd like to enter to win the Back-to-School Tote pictured above, filled with over $75 worth of eco school and art supplies from Stubby Pencil Studio, then see the giveaway details below.

The Back-to-School Tote includes:



Back-to-school-tote-smallReaders who leave a comment to this post by Tuesday, August 7th at 11:49pm EST will be entered to win the Stubby Pencil Studio Back-to-School Tote. Winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on Wednesday morning (I will also e-mail the winner). This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only. Good luck! Giveaway now closed.
The random number generator gave me #49, so Tammie S wins the Stubby Pencil Studio supplies. Congrats, Tammie! (I will e-mail you…)
Tammie S said…

What a great gift :) My daughters would certainly love to have those neat supplies for school!

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  1. kelly says

    Love your site!! We have done many of your crafts and had a great time, this tote looks like a wonderful collection!

  2. says

  3. krissy marchewka says

    What a wonderful gift! Homeschooling 4 children can get expensive, this would be awesome!

  4. Kristen says

    Is there anything better than brand new school supplies? My kids and I would love this!

  5. Claudia says

    Awesome basket! And a nice way to teach kids to be kind to the environment. Love it!

  6. ~allison says

    Wow! What a great give away! Thank you for hosting! Who doesn’t love new art supplies?!!!!?

  7. Amy McCoy says

    We love art supplies and back-to-school time. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  8. Mike says

    This is an Epic giveway!! Some little artists is going to love this!! Good luck everyone!

  9. Kelley F says

    I would really like to try these! I am picky about art supplies and school supplies, so I’d love to find out how good they are!

  10. says

    These products look terrific! Perfect for my preschooler. I particularly like the look of those marker sand highlighting pencils.

  11. Tammie S says

    What a great gift :) My daughters would certainly love to have those neat supplies for school!

  12. says

    Wow – so generous! We’re getting ready to revamp our art supplies & spend time on art every morning after breakfast so this would be fab!

  13. says

    These are great products! We would love to win them!

  14. Danielle says

    Oh! My! Gosh!
    What a great giveaway – everything you could possibly need or want!!

  15. Samantha says

    What a beautiful assortment of art supplies! We have found that doing fine motor skills such as painting and drawing are very calming to our 5 year old with sensory issues. He would love this basket, and so would we!

  16. Jenny says

    oh please save me from the school supplies my husband bought at MENARDS!! what a great giveaway!

  17. Julie says

    First of all, I love the display picture. I looks so inviting and would make anyone want to just dive into this basket and start creating. Secondly, I know some grown up people who wouldn’t mind helping their kids test out these supplies…..and my 14 year old daughter has ALWAYS wanted a rubber band ball ;) LOL! Good luck to everyone!

  18. [email protected] says

    Great basket full of great art things!!

  19. kara says

    Oh, how exciting! I have always loved fresh new school supplies, and it seems like my little man has the same passion!

  20. [email protected] says

    Would love to win this for my littles!

  21. Meliss says

    Love the giveaways from this site! Very interesting and always have great stuff. So glad I joined :-)

  22. says

    Ohh, what a great tote! I’ve always wanted to try the products Stubby Pencil Studio carries. Plus, we tear through all those things in this house like nobody’s business. ;)

  23. Sasha M says

    We would love to win this! We will be starting our little home school this year and would put it to great use!

  24. says

    I have a strange (and very strong) affection for all things “back to school”…it would be so fun to send my oldest off with some goodies from this basket. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  25. Roxanne Clemens says

    My Grandkids and I would absolutely adore this..thank you in advance…tee hee…Roxanne clemens

  26. Pam says

    Art supplies are addicting. I love to share them with my young friends who do not have other opportunities to explore their creativity. The supplies in your giveaway are the best. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Denise Crary says

    What a Great Basket of Fun for learning supplies…My daughter teaches Second Grade and would be thrilled If I gave her something this great for her room.. Thank you for sharing… Heading over to your site now to check it out..

  28. Heather says

    Oh please, please! We love Stubby Pencil Studios and I order from the fairly frequently. Thanks you for the chance to win!

  29. [email protected] says

    just what we need around here…

  30. Vivien Lee says

    Wow! That’s an awesome basket. Exactly what I need for upcoming school year for my students. Thank you for doing the giveaways!

  31. Tine says

    My daughter would be thrilled to fill her backpack with all of these wonderful art/school supplies.

  32. says

    First visit to your site it is gorgeous! and I am so happy that you offer your wonderful ideas and giveaways! Would love to win.

  33. Lori Summers says

    This is a great giveaway! I am starting preschool with my daughter this month and this would be great to get us started!!

  34. Georgine says

    Everything looks great, even the basket that holds it all! Thanks for the chance to win .

  35. [email protected] says

    my son may not be going to school (he’s only 17 months), but we make sure to do an art project almost every day!!!

  36. Susan Ulrich says

    Yay for school supply giveaways!!!! Don’t you just love the smell of a new box of crayons :)

  37. [email protected] says

    Would love to win this adorable basket full of fun stuff!

  38. Sharon says

    My boys would love this (me, too!). Please enter me to win these awesome art school supplies!

  39. AshleyJ says

    I stumbled across your site via a pin on Pinterest, and I am so glad I did. My six year-old is a budding artist, and I’ve already found your site to be very useful!

  40. Kristine says

    LOve this site! Love this giveaway! Would be a wonderful addition to our homeschool craft supplies!!!

  41. [email protected] says

    Any child would love to go back to school with these fun, child friendly school supplies. What’ a great giveaway! I’d love to win it!

  42. Paige Merritt says

    Exciting supplies! One of the best back to school memories for me is the new art supplies :) I’d love to share this w/my daughter & instill that excitement in her as well! We are loving your site

  43. Eliza says

    I would LOVE this tote–oh my gosh! My boys love doing art and how cool would it be to surprise them with all of these goodies one weekend morning?! Thank you for this opportunity!

  44. Laura C says

    What a fun giveaway, incredibly practical for my little one returning to school next month!

  45. danielle coleman says

  46. katie says

    as always, a fabulous giveaway for your readers…. i am so anxious and excited for my 5 year old to start half-day kindergarten!!! :)

  47. Cheryl says

    Awesome giveaway! I have a little one who is very creative and would be overjoyed to have these goodies to play with.

  48. says

    I love pencils, watercolors, paints oh my!!! Thanks for the chance to win some. We can definitely use them this year!

  49. Heather N says

    We homeschool. I would love to add this lovely collection to our classroom. I also really like the basket :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Faye E. Hunt says

    What a fabulous giveaway! We could use all of these supplies! We love crafting and making things and just exploring! Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  51. Kandapa E says

    What a great giveaway! I tell all my friends to check out Stubby Pencil Studio for party favors and school supplies!

  52. Emily says

    As just starting home schoolers supplies are in short demand at our house. I’d love ot get started with some good eco friendly products!

  53. Jane says

    What a fabulous basket full of goodies to inspire creativity! Our family would certainly put it to good use!

  54. Catherine Hoper says

    I love the Artful Parent and I visit the sponsors all the time ! This tote looks really awesome and my little girl would love it !

  55. jen d says

    I love the ideas that you show. I teach preschool and glance at the blog quite often for fresh ideas.. These new products with add to the freshness!

  56. Kathryn Johnson says

    Sigh, I school supplies! My boys start back on Monday, so we are in FULL back to school mode! Off to check out the site!

  57. Michele says

    I love their art supplies website (and your blog). I hope that I win! What fun goodies!

  58. Katie R says

    How fabulous! What a great basket of artful supplies. It would be very well loved in our home. Thank you for the chance to win!

  59. Shelle says

    I love your site and Stubby Pencil Studio! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful tips. You are inspiring me to get my family in creativity mode… Childhood is such a magical time and art is one way to let my children’s imagination shine!

  60. KellyM says

    I can’t tell you how many of your projects we have done this summer! Thank you for inspiring us and thanks for the chance to win this cool goodie basket! :)

  61. Andrea D. says

    Great giveaway! I would love to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  62. monica says

    Oh, wow! I LOVE Stubby Pencil and have had nothing but good experiences with our purchases!

  63. Pam says

    This preK teacher loves school supplies. Whoever gets picked will have fun with all this!

  64. melissa says

    ooh, so exciting! my girls are a few years off from starting school, but i know when they do i am going to geek out so much on the school/art supplies.

  65. jennifer says

    yes please! love your blog posts lately. keep it up. can’t wait to try the plaster casting soon. thx

  66. Donna Holmen says

    Love your site. Thanks for sharing your ideas and for having great giveaways!!

  67. Diane says

    We would love to win this. Back to school or not, we are always in need of art supplies! :)

  68. Sarah says

    How deliciously colorful and fun!! My three year old starts preschool this year and this would be such a wonderful way to support him!!

  69. samantha lehmann says

    Us! Us! or Me! Me! Me! LOL! I think I love the art even more than my homeschoolers! I needed a good site – just looked to order art list – no money for the stuff from Blick or Artarama… this place is great.. Good prices for eco-friendly materials – markers that last an entire year??? My son goes thru a million of the cheap ones! I would squeeze you for this basket of materials!!!!! Well, squeeze hug!

  70. sarah says

    I’ve Always wanted to try Stubby supplies! I think my girls would love this! Thanks for your fantastic blog.

  71. Carrie says

    How is it time for school already! Looks like a great basket. I wish our school didn’t always specify brands, but my kids would use everything nevertheless :)

  72. Alison says

    I’ve done tons of your projects at home with my kids. They are so much fun. Thank you.

  73. Lori Z. says

    The triangular pencils are great for getting my son to hold a pencil in the right way.

  74. Becky says

    Few things say back to school as eloquently for me as brand new supplies – what a great give away!

  75. Tonya says

    This would be so cool to win. I just found out that my sister (the “greenest” in the family) is adopting, and I’d love to introduce her to some of these products!

  76. Stephanie says

    What wonderful art supplies! I’d never heard of some of these!
    Thank you for your fantastic blog and inspiration. I look forward to seeing your posts whenever they turn up in my reader.

  77. says

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Oh, how I would love to win this…the ecojot journals made in Canada are the best…I promise to share with my 9 and 11 year old girls.

  78. says

    The only thing missing is a box of Kleenex. For me. Because I’m gonna bawl like a baby when my little boy heads off to kindergarten.

  79. Lori CC says

    Oh how my totally artistic twins heading off to Kindergarten in the fall would LOVE this basket of goodness. You have such wonderful giveaways!

  80. says

    We would love this basket! We would enjoy it in ‘Mommy’s art class’…starts next week!
    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunities!

  81. says

    Ooh, I hardly ever enter giveaways anymore, but this one is too good to pass up! Especially since my daughter is loving everything art these days. :)

  82. Paige says

    What an awesome giveaway! And really, presenting it all in the tote is so gorgeous (I don’t know if I’ve ever called back-to-school supplies “gorgeous” but there you go).

  83. Adriana says

    we bought art supplies for all the kids at chrsitmas time from stubby…and they were such excelent quality….and theItalian paste…coccoina smells so go u could eat it….
    best of luck to everyone…

  84. Amy says

    i love a giveaway from stubby pencil studios. i’m still waiting to win one :). my toddlers is just starting to learn to use some different art supplies; she’d be delighted by that basket!

  85. Rachel Miller says

    I am a poor first year art teacher so winning some of these supplies would be AWESOME! However, I will definitely check out the site and take full advantage of that discount! :)

  86. says

    I do art for a living. I’m a graphic artist. But I’ve never touched art materials for over five years now. I miss making traditional art. It inspires people in a much beautiful way. This contest gave me hope.

  87. Erin Carmody says

    I love your blog! And Thanks for this giveaway! I bought my kids the crayon rocks last year on your recommendation and they are absolutely fantastic!!!

  88. says

    We’d be thrilled to have all that goodness, with first grade a few weeks away! Thanks for so many great summer art ideas-

  89. says

    What a wonderful way to begin a new school year! There are so many of our favorite things in the basket. Thanks for. The wonderful giveaway!

  90. says

    Would love to win this for my kiddos! Your givaways are amazing!

  91. says

  92. Leigh says

    Love school suppplies! My daughter starts kindergarten this year. This would be a perfect way to begin her school career.

  93. Lucille says

    As a kindergarten teacher, I LOVE art supplies. I would be excited to try some of these in my classroom.

  94. jennifer lennon says

    What a great basket of art supplies! It is the perfect thing for an art center to encourage a child’s creativity!

  95. Darla Myers says

    As a mother of two girl’s that has a husband who has been in and out of Wound care all summer with diabetic foot ulcers, We’ll let’s just say money is beyond tight for us. I appropriate the opportunity to enter this contest. Bless you. Good luck everyone!

  96. Selina says

    I love learning about a business that carries eco-friendly art supplies! I get a lot of inspiration from your site too. Thank you!

  97. lucy says

    Thanks so much for this offer; it is always exciting to try new things especailly ones with an eye out for our planet!

  98. Debby says

    We love your site. I had a beautiful morning making the melted crayon suncatcher craft with my three kids ranging from 3 to 7 years old, and they all loved it! these supplies look wonderful. we would love them! thanks for putting your heart and soul into this inspiring blog.

  99. Erin says

    How generous – all of the things at Stubby Pencil look awesome – my 6 year old and 2 year old will be so impressed!

  100. stephanie says

    I love this site! The triangular pencils are so great for teaching a child how to hold the pencil. Love it! I am so glad to be reminded of it so I can shop for some school stuff for my daughter!

  101. Amy K. says

    What a great giveaway to start the school year! My son would love these…as we both love your website as well! Thank you for sharing!

  102. Annie K says

    I am soo glad I ran across your site! You have a new follower! II am loving all your ideas, even the simple ones. It kick starts the ideas and I can’t wait to use this site to help me introduce art in a new way to my little :)

  103. Barbara says

    Triangular colored pencils? I’m very curious now. I’m realizing I have a very poor collection of art supplies – thanks for the motivation to step up my game!

  104. barb says

    love this! what an amazing giveaway! i know my three arty kids would enjoy the supplies!

  105. Gamma says

    I volunteer at an after-school care center, bringing my own ideas for craft projects with me. Since I pay for my own supplies, winning this giveaway would really help the kids!

  106. Moitreyee Chowdhury says

    Love your website. You are a daily read. My Maya is going to start Kindergarten. It would be such a great surprise for her to have this basket.

  107. Amanda says

    What a great website, I love reading about all of your great projects. Winning a basket like this one would be such a treat for my girls!

  108. michele says

    WHO doesn’t LOVE new school supplies? These would be an awesome way for my son to start the new school year. Thanks for the chance to win!

  109. says

    My girl (and I!) would love these art supplies!! (We love your site – you give us so many fun ideas and ways to spend our days :)

  110. Romi says

    We love creating…especially with eco-friendly supplies.
    We would love, love, love to try them out esp with Kinder
    starting up:)

  111. says

    Such a lovely prize! Art supplies are always needed with two growing boys in the house and we love sharing art time with friends. Thanks so much.

  112. Lisa says

    I love Stubby Pencil Studio! Their website is sooo fun to browse. :) We would love to win!

  113. k in nc says

    Ohh what a special delight..
    for our home school boy claims every piece ofpaper
    in the house wanting to be an environmentalist &
    professes’by drawing every animal that
    we can save endangered species

  114. Theryn says

    What a lovely basket of goodies. My daughter could have a good time with that. Thank you for the giveaway.

  115. Agnes says

    Wow! This is a great giveaway. Thank you so much. My two kids would go crazy over all these art supplies!

  116. Brandee says

    Very excited! My sons 4th birthday is in a couple of weeks, and this would make a perfect present :)

  117. sudhaa says

    I adore your talent and the great skills you are teaching along the way to all other parents..thanks a bunch!

  118. Michelle Short says

    We go through so many art supplies at our home. My kiddos would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway.

  119. [email protected] says

    Would love to try these. My oldest starts Kinder in a few more weeks.

  120. Debbie Garrett says

    School (and especially ART) supplies are always welcome at our house. The Giveaway pack looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.