Tiare Smith Designs Creative Team

Good Morning Friends today I have my first post for the Tiare Smith Designs Creative Team over on Tiare Smith Designs Blog.  I’m excited to share this will all of you and hope you have a few minutes to stop over there to see my tutorial and show me some love.  It would truly mean so much to me!! ❤️

Check out some of the products by Tiare Smith Designs that were used in creating these tags here

Thanks so much friends for sharing your time with me today!!

xoxo – Sherry

Ghostly Art Tags

We are but a week away from Halloween so let’s create something spooky together.

 

Hi Friends, I can’t help it I might be grown but I just LOVE Halloween.  Last weekend Dan, my son & (his girlfriend ) and I all went to a place called Demons Acres.  There they had a haunted house – a haunted maze called Jail Break, an Insane Asylum and a Haunted hayride.

Well we did them all except the haunted house and they were all so much fun.  The best being the haunted hayride which they are known for.

The pics are dark and not that great but I wanted to share anyways – there really was not much lighting out there!!  Very spooky ambiance for sure!!

This bottom one is me getting strapped into the Insane Asylum chair – super crazy scary!!

A couple pics from the Haunted Hay Ride

I Have to say that we all had a blast and it was worth the almost hour drive to get to this place out in the middle of no where lol.

So today I have a Halloween tutorial for you all – I am using mostly products by Tim Holtz to make these 2 tags.  I really had a blast making them, I hope you will join in and create a couple with me – just use what you have don’t worry if you don’t have all the exact same elements as I do.  All the products used are listed in the description of my Youtube video.

Come on lets have a little Halloween fun together !!

A reminder that we are only a little over a week away from starting the Gratitude Junk Journal online class.  The Facebook group has already opened and so many have already signed up and will be joining us in this amazing class.  Won’t you join us for 30 days of Gratitude Starting November 1st lets make this a fabulous start to a beautiful Holiday season.  Sign up today :  Gratitude Junk Journal    

Just look at the amazing line yup of artists in this beautiful class

Don’t forget to share in the comments some of the fun things that you do for Halloween fun, I’d love to hear from you!

Have an amazing day friends!

xoxo Sherry

My 5 Fall Favs

Another Beautiful Fall weekend

My idea of fall is more like weather in the 70s where it’s cool enough to wear a long sleeved shirt but you can still be in a pair of shorts.  Not Ideal for everyone I’m sure but since I’m always cold that’s my ideal.  This weekend was just that.  

Each season brings with it so much beauty and inspiration.  So I thought that I would share with you my 5 favs for fall.

  1.  Taking a walk through the leaves on a warm fall day

Yesterday was a perfect day for this – we live right near a beautiful park with gorgeous walking trails along the water.

2.  Picking up leaves – no I still haven’t out grown this

When we were walking there was plenty of leaves to choose from but I found my self drawn to the red ones – so bright and vibrant I couldn’t help put pick up 3 or 4 to bring home with me.

3.  A hot cup of coffee out on the deck in the cool fall air

there is just something magical about drinking something steaming hot in the cool crisp air that just gives you such a cozy feeling

4.  Reading a good book

I love nothing more than on a cool rainy fall day than to hunker down with a book – I especially like to re-read books that I have already read but love – the feel of the worn soft pages is like nothing else – just so familiar and comforting

5. Fresh baked bread and pastries

I truly enjoy baking in the fall and love the smell of warm apple bread fresh from the oven – but when I don’t have time to bake there is a little pastry shop not far from us with delicious pastries that my husband and I enjoy warmed up with a hot cup of coffee of course.

Looking over my 5 favs for fall I can see the “art” inspiration in each one. – Texture, colors, layers all just waiting to be added to my art journal with little bits and details written in.

If you haven’t seen my latest Autumn Themed art journal spread have a peek here it is full of autumn goodness.

Share your fall favs in the comments below I would love to hear what everyone else enjoys this time of year!!

xoxo – Sherry

An Artist I admire

Friends I’m excited to share with you all that I am a guest Artist in an online class with one of my most admired Artists – Traci Bautista.

We are both Guest Artists – along with several other amazing artists – teaching in Hacking the color wheel session 2

I had the great fortune to meet Traci at the September Retreat that I went to in Kentucky – photo below.

So it seems pretty surreal now teaching in the same online workshop with her.

  Hacking the Color Wheel Session 2

I urge you to check out the link here for all the details.   I am most excited about is the fact that Traci is Teaching a live session.  Since I taught in session 1 and have been to the live sessions I can tell you that it’s the next best thing to being right there in person.  You get to interact with the teacher and the other students and other teachers that attend,  and you can bet that I will certainly be there!

In my class we will be learning how to layer watercolors to create depth, below is a little sneak peek of my class 

You will walk away with a set of cards that will provide you will new color palettes to use, as well as a better understanding on how to layer, what colors give you the best depths and the difference between layering and mixing.

Here is a look at the other amazing artists and you can still sign up for Session 1 here  so you can see what we did in the first round of classes.

 

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend my friends !!

xoxo – Sherry

StencilGirl & Tim Holtz Blog Hop

What happens when 2 Amazing creative companies come together?  The  StencilGirl & Tim Holtz Blog hop

Now I realize you are getting SUPER Excited. But before I lose you in the sea of creative wonderland let me tell you to be sure to read all the way to the bottom as there is fabulous giveaway that you don’t want to miss out on.  Giveaway has ended.

Okay so without further ado – I have a Creative Video Tutorial Full of Inspiration for all of you today .  We will be creating 4 art tags and a 2 page art journal spread using ALL StencilGirl Stencils and Featuring Tim Holtz Distress crayons.

So come along with me and let’s spend some creative time together shall we?  🙂

Stencils used in todays projects:

Tim Holtz Products used:

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!  

There is still time to get the early bird discount of $10 off for the Online Collaborative I’m teaching in:  

The Gratitude Junk Journal

Take a peek at my class in the video below

Sign up here today – no discount code needed discount has already applied – Save on this class until October 22, 2017.  10 Epic Artist Instructors – 1 Low Price – Mountains of Love and gratitude – Priceless.  Looking forward to having you join me on this beautiful journey together!

Have an amazing day Friends!!

xo – Sherry

 

Autumn Themed Art Journal Tutorial

Hi Friends,

I have an exciting tutorial to share with all of you today.  Many of you received my Autumn Themed printable sheet free in my newsletter.  I wanted to share with all of you and art journal page that I created using some elements from that sheet as well as one of my new Digital Stamps that is now available in my Etsy Shop.

For those of you who missed out on this months free collage sheet you can purchase it here 

I will have a new free printable each month with my newsletter so be sure to sign up for it under the tab that says Artsy News at the top.

Now lets to get on with the creating shall we?

I do hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial and I really appreciate you sharing your time with me on this fabulous day!

xoxo – Sherry

 

 

Gratitude Workshop Winner

Hi Friends,

I’m excited to announce the winner of the free spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal is:

Hi Sherry – I shared a link to your awesome looking workshop on Facebook. Let’s see something i’m grateful for: 1. that Pumpkin Spice season is only so long and 2. For creativity in all of us.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated.  For those who are still interested in getting in on this beautiful workshop there is still time to take advantage of the early bird special and receive $10 your enrollment. – no coupon needed.

Want to know more about my class in this Collaborative?

My special class focuses on the gratitude of loss and sadness and although the class is focused on gratitude it is also focused on art. Specifically in my class we will be exploring the use of liquid ink in our art journals, creating a delicate and meaningful background to add our focal image to that has depth and meaning.

Have you been wanting to incorporate a face into your art journaling but unsure how to?  Let me guide you step by step into creating a beautiful soulful face with eyes that have meaning and intensity.  This class is for beginners through advanced, and along the way we will cheer each other on in the online group and create beautiful connections through this class of Gratitude.  Click here to reserve your spot today

Wishing everyone a beautiful and relaxing evening!!

xoxo – Sherry

Artsy Gift Tags & Giveaway Update

Hi Friends,

First quickly about my giveaway for the free spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal Online Workshop – We have been asked to not reveal our winners until after the weekend – when the blog hop has finished for all instructors.  So Monday I will reveal the winner on my blog.

You can still take advantage of the early bird discount (Until October 22, 2017)  $10 off the original price – no discount code needed it’s already been discounted on the site – Click : GRATITUDE JUNK JOURNAL to sign up today.  I do hope that you will join me in this Epic Journey of Love and Gratitude, I know it is something I feed I need right now in my life even more than ever.

If you haven’t seen the video trailer for my class take a quick peek here.

 

I also wanted to share that today I have another team post for the RobenMarie Smith Design Team 

Here is a little sneak peek

Be Sure to stop over to RobenMarie’s Blog to see the video and all the details

And lastly I want to send out some positive vibes and thoughts to all those who have been dealing with flooding, hurricanes, wild fires and mass shootings.  My heart is heavy with all this grief in the world, I honestly can’t wrap my head around what is going on.  I turn on the news and it’s just pure heartache.  I have been dedicating my Yoga classes to all in the world who need strength and healing and praying that all of this suffering and sadness can come to an end soon.

Light, Love and Peace to all of you!

xoxo – Sherry

 

Epic Online Workshop Announcement

Have you been feeling as if your heart needs a break from all the tragedy going on the world?

Have you been feeling a need to escape to a peaceful and loving environment where like minded individuals uplift each other?     ……. You are not alone my friend and I have just what you need!

Join me in this beautiful 30 day online workshop to heal and soothe your heart and soul – The Gratitude Junk Journal

What could be better than 30 days filled with Gratitude for all the things around us that we cherish.  Things we love.   Things that bring us peace.   Even things that maybe we didn’t even realize we were thankful for.  Let’s be the change we wish to see in the world, TOGETHER.

I am excited and honored to announce that I am one of 10 amazing  instructors in this beautiful workshop that has been put together by Tiare Smith of Tiare Smith Designs.

For those of you who are saying to yourself YES this is exactly what I need here is the link to sign up right now  … Gratitude Junk Journal SignUp 

Today we are kicking off a 10 day Social Media Hop for the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop.   And for those of you who want to know more come along with me while I share more exciting info with all of you including some sneak peeks below.

First I want to share all of the amazing instructors for this class:

below are the instructors full names and their blog/website/or social media as well as a photo so you can get to know them each a bit better.

  • October 4 – Sherry Canino – www.caninosartisticcafe.com (you are here) Signup link
  • October 5 – Cristin Stevenson – http://pan-the-artist.blogspot.com
  • October 6 – Natalyn Bradshaw – http://natalynbradshaw.com/effortlesscreativejournaling/
  • October 7 –  Jackie Barragan – https://courageandart.com/blog/
  • October 8 – Nicole Edgecombe – http://nicoleedgecombe.com
  • October 9 – Tiffany Goff Smith- https://www.instagram.com/southerngals_designs/
  • October 10 – Cindy Gilstrap www.JunqueArt.com
  • October 11 – Kymona Tracy – https://kreativekymona.com
  • October 12 – Deanna Jinjoe – http://www.anewdayartstudio.com/blog/
  • October 13 – Tiare Smith – tiaresmith.com

I put together a little sneak peek for all of you on my class:

Here is the definition of Gratitude in the Online dictionary

grat·i·tude
noun 
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
  1. synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation,

This simple definition just says it all:

Readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness

Such a powerful statement indeed!

In the words of Tiare Smith:  So simple, yet so mighty. It becomes mightier as we practice it in our lives. Growing it in a group makes it all the stronger.   This journal will help to reinforce it and give us a great reference that keeps us grounded.  Just imagine after one month how your attitude, those around you and your life will change.  Change your heart. Change your mind. Change your life. A month of gratitude. A month of miracles….again!  Thank you Tiare! I couldn’t have said it any better!

Let’s unite my friends in this Epic Class of Gratitude!

Reserve your spot today and receive $10.00 off the original class price today through Sunday, October 22, 2017. (Early Bird Pricing no coupon needed price is already discounted)  Yes I want to get $10.00 off

One more last thing – the giveaway, I have one free spot to giveaway for this beautiful class.  To be eligible to enter you need to be signed up for my mailing list the details on how to enter the giveaway are in this month’s newsletter that was sent out today.   If you are already signed up then check your email as it should already be in your in box and if  not you can sign up today.  Winner of the giveaway will be notified by email and posted here on my blog October 12, 2017.

Due to so much confusion with the giveaway I’m posting the details here:

I am also giving away one free spot in this online class – here show you enter:
  1. You have to be signed up for my email list
  2. Share my class on any social media site
  3. Leave me a comment on todays blog post 10/4 (that announces this class) letting me know you shared and a link to where you shared it. be sure to leave your email address on your post so I can contact you (be sure it’s the same email you used to sign up for my newsletter as I will be checking) – additional entry if you also share with me something you are grateful for . (link below to my blog for your convenience )
  4. Enter up until 10/11/18 7pm EST
  5. Winner will be announced on my blog as well as sent an email on 10/12/18

For those of you who are having trouble finding the comment box, click on the title of this blog post to view the post – scroll all the way to the bottom and you will see the comments box.  Thanks.

I can’t wait to get started in this Epic Journey of Gratitude with all of you!

xoxo – Sherry