Encouraging, Cheering, Supporting

Hello Friends,

I wanted to share a story with all of you, something that many of you probably don’t know about me.

When I was in high school and collage I ran cross country and track.  I was a fairly decent runner, I wasn’t “the” top runner but I was pretty good and in the top “pack”.  I loved the feeling of running and races I just loved!  I loved cross county the most, running through the woods and through the mud oh gosh that was so much fun to me haha.  I always prayed it would rain before our meets because I just loved getting splattered with mud!  Our home course was the best because there was this small hill by the “wall” in the woods and at the bottom was a mud pit – when it rained it would fill up sometimes almost up to our knees with mud.  Everyone loved to sit on the wall and watch the runners come through the pit.  When my race was not going on many of us went out on the trails to cheer our other teammates on.  I wish I could find the newspaper article (it’s somewhere in a box in my basement) but I actually made the local newspaper with a photo and article of me cheering my teammates on.  I was without a doubt the loudest of the bunch when it came to cheering.  I would come home with a hoarse voice for screaming so loudly – lol.

My favorite part of running track was relays.  At any given meet my coach would put me in 2-3 relay races as either the first or last runner and I just loved it.  The part I loved about it was that even though I was already part of a team, in a relay race there were 4 runners (for those who might not know) and you all had to work together to win the race, you were no longer on your own.  The feeling when you all work together and win a relay race is such an incredible feeling.  You all had to do your part to get the win.

Being a team player, cheering others on, its’ kinda my thing.  When someone wins, I’m happy for them.  When an artist hits a new milestone I’m elated for them and I do my cheering a little differently by sharing.

Today I am proud to cheer on, share and YELL from the roof top for my friend Jenni Zmuda.  She just released her first sets of stamps and they are so amazing!!  You can find them here.  She also has some amazing blog posts and videos she has shared, creating with her new stamps and you can check out the fabulous inspiration here.

I was honored to receive a set of these gorgeous stamps.  

Here are a couple art journal pages I’ve created with them.

Supporting others artists is special to me because as artists I feel we are all on the same “team” and when an artist puts themselves out there it can be scary and these products are bits and pieces of our souls put into the universe hoping to be received in a positive way.  Kudos to Jenni for being brave and releasing her stamps to all of us💕

Congratulations Jenni on your milestone as an artist.  If you want to check out her stamps click here

Thanks so much my friends for sharing your time with me, I cherish you all!!  Have an amazing weekend!

xxoo – Sherry

 

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

 

PRIZE GIVEAWAY :

 

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 

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 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

Large Diamonds 6

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