Giveaway : : Stubby Pencil Studio

Lupine, Sage and I are working on some homemade paper lanterns (with watercolor paintings and kite paper) for these dark days of November. (I promise to share the finished project with you next week!) But playing with the paints yesterday reminded me that I've never introduced you to one of my favorite sources for art supplies, Stubby Pencil Studio. (I think I alluded to it here but never shared my source.)


The quality-control I put on art supplies is pretty intense. I expect my family's art supplies to be long-lasting, non-toxic, and ethically made. I expect them to be the best quality. I loathe cheap crayons but love good ones. I'm an art supplies snob.

Stubby Pencil Studio sent me perhaps the most generous collection of art supplies I have ever received and we've been in our creative bliss ever since. High quality water color paints (Really – I can't say enough about these paints. You can replace the individual colors as needed. Brilliant!), fun pencils, coloring cards, and more. I was so impressed with Stubby Pencil Studio that I interviewed them for you and sweet talked them into a giveaway.


Clean: What is your company and how long have you been in business?

Stubby Pencil Studio: Launched in 2006, Stubby Pencil Studio offers eco friendly art and craft supplies like crayons made from soy – not petroleum; stationery, greeting cards, sketchbooks and journals made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper – not virgin trees; pencils made from sustainably harvested wood and recycled newspapers – not dying forests. We also have unique, eco friendly gifts, non-toxic toys, classic games, educational books, do-it-yourself kits, reusable bags, party decor and favors, and many other fun and creative eco products for kids.
Clean: What inspired you to go into this line of work?

Stubby Pencil Studio: When my twins turned two. I looked for simple cards to send as thank you notes for gifts, but nothing seemed to fit. I made cards for the girls to color and I wrote the note inside - everyone loved them. At the request of friends, I designed more themes and printed the cards on recycled paper to sell locally. Having a website allows us to make the cards available to everyone and I found art supplies like biodegradable soy crayons and FSC color pencils to sell as well. The focus was on eco friendly and do-it-yourself and as I find products that my own children enjoy, add them to studio and hope other families will like them as well. 


Clean: How do you believe you and your business are bringing good into the world?
Stubby Pencil Studio: We have a commitment to offering quality and earth friendly goods, at an affordable price and it's a real joy to be able to make these items available to other families. Stubby Pencil Studio has grown to become a resource for green shoppers and parents seeking creative products that are unique, non-toxic, recycled, fair trade, educational, sustainable or environmentally responsible. We try to help raise awareness and spread the word that these items are available, good for the Earth, and fun for kids.

Stubby Pencil Studio is giving away a generous $50 shopping spree to one lucky reader! To enter your name in the drawing, leave a comment below. For a second entry prowl around their website and leave a comment of a favorite item from their site. For a third entry tweet or share on your Facebook page! I'll close comments on Monday Morning and announce the winner in this post later in the week.
And Stubby Pencil Studio is also offering 10% off of any order for Clean readers before November 30, 2010 use coupon code "CLEAN10". (Stocking stuffers anyone?)
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The winner is Sarah who said:

    what a cool site. thanks!



125 thoughts on “Giveaway : : Stubby Pencil Studio

  1. Jenn says:

    Awesome! Art and project time is my sanity and my girls favorite thing to do. I am headed over to Stubby Pencil Studio now. =)

  2. em says:

    and for a second chance, my favorite thing is their crayon rocks…i’ve bought them for all my nieces and nephews!

  3. stacie says:

    These would be great for my daughter for christmas. She loves to color and paint…I’ve been trying to find her some neat stuff, but money’s tight this year! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Danielle Grabiel says:

    Best giveaway ever! Who doesn’t love fresh art supplies and eco-friendly to boot! Fingers crossed.

  5. Tiffany says:

    ooooo I was just making a x-mas art/craft list when I decided to check your blog (I’m addicted!), great timing!

    Tiffany (from Indianapolis)

  6. Kari B. says:

    Oh! Oh! Me!! Haha… I adore art, have been an artist my entire life. My son, on the other hand, is not so keen. But I will keep trying! Love the giveaway! Thank you!

  7. Darla says:

    How fabulous! I’m a sculptor and have been working on getting my daughter into art early (her first drawing was at 10 months!) and so this is great! Yay!

  8. rosemary says:

    and for a second chance, I’d like to try out the jumbo soy crayons for some first drawing experiences…

  9. Marian M-S says:

    Second…a favorite…now that was tricky! But I do think I have to go with the crayon rocks…though the glob natural blend paints are a close second! I’ll just have to try both 🙂 Thanks again for a great giveaway!

  10. Monica says:

    such a fantastic giveaway! my toddler is quickly growing into coloring, and color, and paper, etc. so I would LOVE to have some of these kid-and-eco-friendly things for us to use!

  11. Laura says:

    Stubby Pencil is a first-rate art supply business. I love their stuff and their service. I’d love to win!

  12. Stacey says:

    Thank you very much for introducing us to such great creative supplies and the responsible companies that make them! I appreciate any products that encourage kids make handmade cards.

  13. Peggy says:

    A second opportunity for the give-away? OK! But it’s difficult to name just one great item from Stubby Pencil Studio — the “flip-tops?” The watercolor set with removable/replaceable paints? the beautiful “festive flag banners?” It’s all so lovely!

  14. Emily says:

    How have I not heard of this place before? Thank you for sharing.
    I look forward to checking out their products for my art loving guys.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Lea says:

    I think my children would love to try the smencils. They love the idea of scented art supplies. I would love to try out one of their pencil sharpeners. I recently threw away my electric one and have decided to go manual for its replacement. Thanks again for such a great giveaway.

  16. Kristi Dalberg says:

    I think I would get Hudson the Glob Naturals Paints and the Soy Crayon Rocks…those are so cute! The Baby Pencils are adorable, also, and perfect for his little hands! Coloring is his favorite!

  17. Kelli says:

    Oh thank you for the chance!! My children go through art supplies like you would not believe!! And just in time for Christmas.

  18. Leah says:

    Oh, my 6 year old would LOVE a new batch of art supplies! All of his colored pencils are down to the stubs now…waiting patiently to be replaced. And my 3 year old loves play dough… We could do some damage with that gift credit!

  19. Jennifer says:

    What a perfect way to start a business: find out what your own kids love and sell it! I’d never heard of them, but I can’t wait to see what they have. Thanks!

  20. Alena says:

    I adore their stuff. My daughter and I would love to make our painting and craft projects with Stubby Pencil’s high quality items.

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