Stencil Crush Tuesday – Texture w/ gesso

Hi Friends,

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine we have had these past couple of days.  Sure does make you just feel better overall when the sun is out that’s for sure!!

Today’s tutorial is a short one but still lots of fun.  I am using a beautiful stencil today called Art Deco Wallpaper by Nathalie Kalbach.  I am in total love with this stencil !!

So grab those stencils and paints and lets get creating friends!!

With some personal things that have been going on in my life lately this art journal page came from an expression within.  And I absolutely love the quote that came with the stamp set that I used.  I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial.  I am always thankful that you share your precious time with me each week.  I do hope that everyone has an amazing week full of love and peace!!

xxoo – Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday & Giveaway

Hi Friends and thanks for joining me for another Stencil Crush Tuesday.  Hope that everyone had a beautiful holiday this past week or weekend if you celebrate.  I certainly enjoyed the lovely weather we had for the most part and YEAH my Autumn Cherry Trees and Weeping Cherry have started to blossom so excited.  Especially because the crazy weather we had last year where it warmed way up way too early and then we had several frosts and snow my trees last year didn’t get any blooms :(.  So I was thrilled to see the blossoming this weekend for sure!!

So to catch you all up on a few happenings in my life, March and the beginning of April have been very hard for me it is this time last year that my dad fell terminally ill (which we found out in March and lost him just 5 weeks later) that in turn spiraled things for me with my mom having dementia and having to find her a home.  So for the past few weeks I have honestly been in a funk.  I know….. you wouldn’t know it from my social media feeds as I don’t typically talk about things that are bothering me as I tend to really keep to myself and withdraw when times like this happen for me and I just need my quite space I guess with my family.  So if I have not been commenting or chatting etc lately as much on FB and IG well now you know where I’ve been.

So on with some happier news ….. well I have several creative things in the works that I have also have had my head buried in and will for a few more weeks that I am just bursting at the seams to share with you but can’t quite yet!  But soon I promise!!

So on to today’s video and giveaway ……what giveaway ???? yup you read that right all the details will be in the video details so be sure to check it out on my Youtube Channel and below is a photo of the prize!!

And of course without further ado today’s video 🙂

Stencil used in today’s video:  MB Makes Marks Pipette by MaryBeth Shaw



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Thanks so much for sharing your time with me today and for always showing so much love and support with all your amazing comments.  Be sure to enter the giveaway on my channel all the details are on my channel under this video’s details.  Have an amazing and peaceful week friends !!

xxoo Sherry


Painterly Blooms – Stencil Crush Tuesday

Hi friends and welcome to another week of Stencil Crush Tuesday.  I myself have been dreaming about spring (okay maybe more like summer ) but I do love the smell of warm spring air, buds on the trees and all the new flowers and trees coming to life after a long cold winter.  So my video today focuses around flowers – Painterly Blooms to be exact and how you can easily use your stencils to create these.  So grab your stencils and your paints and lets get creating.

Stencil used in todays video:

Doodle it Daisy by Maria McGuire 

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Be sure to check out the other videos on my channel here as there are 3 months of Stencil Crush videos here free for all of you! 🙂

Thanks so very much for watching and sharing your time with me, I always enjoy reading all of your beautiful comments that you all leave me, they mean so very much thank you from the bottom of my heart!!  Hope everyone has an amazing day and I will see you all next week! 🙂

xoxo Sherry


Stencil Crush Tuesday 4-4 – Tie-Dye Effect

Hello hello Friends and welcome to another week of Stencil Crush Tuesday.  This week I have a super fun and easy tutorial creating a fun Tie-Dye effect using alcohol inks and stencils by StencilGirl Stencil.

So grab your inks and stencils and let’s get creating!!

Stencils used in today’s video are:

Ripples by Suzi Dennis

Camping Stories by Cathy Nichols

Chevron Small by Andrew Borloz


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I hope you enjoyed todays video tutorial and as always thank you so very much for sharing your time with me!!

The #artstashchallenge team is taking a break for now as Karen and I are participating and in the #the100dayproject.  I will be announcing mine later today on Instgram.  I am doing #100daysofstencils (which should be of no surprise haha).  I’m keeping it simple as I have a lot of “scheduled projects” in the works that need to be completed.  You can find all my posts on Instagram for this challenge here on my IG: @caninosartisticcafe

Also this Thursday I am back on Jessica Sporn Designs blog with another team post and tutorial for you, so be sure to check it out here and her youtube channel here.

I have so much exciting news that I just can’t share with all of you yet, but stay tuned because in the next couple of months I have some really big announcements coming!!  As always friends thank you so much for your continued support, love and sweet comments it all means so very much to me and YOU ALL are so very important to me.  Connect with me anytime as that is what I love most about art, the loving and fun connections that are made.  Wishing you all a peace and happiness today!!

xxoo – Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday 3-28

Hi friends I am a bit late getting things posted today after a long weekend at the Art Retreat I was at.  Hoping to get a post in later this week about that but for now I have todays video where we are creating some cute ATC’s using some beautiful StencilGirl Stencils and yummy magicals by Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

So with out further ado let’s get creating

Stencils Used in this weeks video:

basket by Daniella Woolf

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Butterfly Journeys by Carolyn Dube

Thanks so much for joining me this week and sharing your time with me and a huge thank you  for all the loving comments you always leave me, they truly mean so very much!! Wishing everyone an amazing fun filled day!!

xxoo – Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday 3-21

Hi Friends hope everyone faired that snowstorm we got last week it was pretty yucky!!

Today I have an art journal page using more texture and Jane Davenports New Mermaid Markers and of course some yummy StencilGirl Stencils.  So grab your coffee and your art journal and let’s get playing.

Stencils used in this weeks video:

by Michelle Ward:  x Rows Stencil

By MaryBeth Shaw:  Flower Tiles Stencil

By Carolyn Dube:  Vintage Typewriter alphabet, Rectangular Patterns for Play, Butterfly Journeys

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Thanks so much friends for joining me today, I adore all the comments that you have been leaving me on my video they all mean so very much to me so thank you again and thank you for sharing your time with me.  Have a beautiful and peaceful week!!

xxoo Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday 3-14-17

SCT 3-14 InstagramGood Morning Friends, so glad to have you all with me again this week.  I can’t believe that we are already to the middle of March and what a whirlwind of weather we have been having here with 60 degree swings in temperatures not to mention the crazy wind.  So I do hope that all of you have been safe during all of these different storms and such that have been just everywhere in the world!

This week I have a mixed media art journal page for all of you.  This page I feel is full of fun and pizazz but is more on the Quick and Easy side for sure.  I mean lets face it as much as all of us would love to have hours on end to just sit and create in our art journals that isn’t always realistic.  Sometimes we have just 15-20 minutes to create and so we have to take what we can get.  I would say this page probably took about a half an hour but mainly because of clean up and dry time on things.  So grab your coffee, art journal, supplies you love (don’t forget the stencils 🙂 and lets get creating.

Stencils Used in todays video are:

Terri Stegmiller:  Scribble Blooms

Margaret Applin – Valentine of Mine

MaryBeth Shaw:  Planner Lines 4

Mary C. Nasser:  Go Your Own Way Arrows


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Thanks so much for sharing your time with me today, hope you enjoyed todays video and if you were inspired by this video and create something from this inspiration please share it with me on Instagram by tagging me or sharing with me on Pintrest I would love to pin your art !!

Have a wonderful and peaceful day !!

xxoo – Sherry


Stencil Crush Tuesday 3-7-17

Hi Friends and welcome to this weeks Stencil Crush Tuesday.  This week its all about the Stars.  I have been wanting to create a page using Mary C. Nasser’s Star Map stencil because I love it so much.  So my art journal page this week is centered around that stencil.  I really enjoyed creating this page and I love the quote on it which says:       “Be Glad of Life because it gives you the chance to love, and to play and to look at the stars”

So grab your coffee and lets see what stencils I’m crushing on this week 🙂


Stencils used in this weeks video can be found here:

Mary C. Nasser:  Star Map, Go Your Own Way Arrows

MaryBeth Shaw:  Trees 6, Private Collection 15.5

Nathalie Kalbach: Amsterdam 6

Seth Apter:  Urban Insiders Star

June Pfaff Daley:  Military Stars



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Thanks so much for sharing your time with me friends and I hope you all have an amazing week!!

xxoo Sherry

Art Journaling on a budget – Video

Hi friends,

You all have expressed how you loved the Art Journal Pages on a budget video I created so I decided to turn this into a series of videos for all of you.  Come along with me as I show you how I created this art journal page with very limited and inexpensive supplies.  Remember that although we all LOVE art supplies you can make absolutely beautiful pages without all the name brands and have a fabulous time doing it as well.  Art is not about the “stuff” its about creating from you heart!  I have included a couple little craft hacks in this one as well.

Grab the cup of coffee and lets get making some art !! 🙂

Hope you all enjoyed today’s video and thanks so much for sharing your time with me, it truly means so much.

In case you missed it, I was featured last week on StencilGirl Talk (StencilGirl Products blog) talking a little bit about the “other side” of me.  Hope you take a minute to check it out here.  Have a beautiful day my friends.  See you Tuesday for another Stencil Crush Tuesday blog post and video xxoo – Sherry