Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Stubby Pencil Studio. In Kate's words:
"Stubby Pencil Studio offers eco-friendly art supplies and creative products that are healthy for children and the environment. We stock crayons made from soy and beeswax - not petroleum; sketchbooks made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper - not virgin trees; and pencils made from sustainably harvested wood and recycled newspapers - not dying forests. You will also find a terrific selection of books, classic toys and games, stationery, party favors, and more.
SouleMama: How long have you been in business?
Kate: 8 years, I started Stubby Pencil Studio when my girls were two.
SouleMama: What inspired you to start your business?
Kate: In 2006, I was looking to buy art supplies for my toddler twins and like many parents have learned, finding non-toxic, sustainable, artisan made, and eco-friendly art supplies is not so easy. What's a mama to do? Start her own company, of course.
The premise for Stubby Pencil Studio is straight forward, we source art supplies that minimize toxicity to keep kids safe and provide a high level of quality to ensure the products perform and last longer so that kids can enjoy them and they don't end up in the garbage. We won't sell anything we don't believe in or would not give to our own children. In fact, our kids heavily influence the product line - if they don't like it, chances are yours won't either. Our goal is to provide safe art supplies and minimize impact and waste. We try to avoid plastic and stock items that are well made and long lasting. We match good stuff up with people that want to inspire creativity in kids and realize that sustainable purchases make a difference. By offering products that are unique and not overly distributed, we can work with other small businesses and artisans that are committed to responsible manufacturing and we strive to offer a unique selection of items that are not found in other stores.
Shopping at Stubby Pencil Studio, you'll find a wide array products, from 100% recycled stationery and soy crayons to bamboo rulers and colored pencils made from FSC-certified wood. Looking for recycled sketchbooks, beeswax crayons, art and drawing books, organic chalk? We stock those and many other creative supplies, too.
SouleMama: What's the one thing you can't live without?
Kate: Coffee and kisses.
For today's giveaway, Stubby Pencil Studio is generously offering the following gifts to TWO lucky winners:
~ Winner #1: $100 shopping spree
~ Winner #2: $50 shopping spree
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Monday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
High quality makes all the difference! Thanks so much for this great giveaway!
Posted by: Fiftymilemama
Now this would bring some holiday cheer!
Posted by: Rebecca
Thank you, Stubby Pencil Studio!