Workshop & Giveaway

Hi Creative Friends and Happy Holiday Season,

I hope that you have been enjoying all that the season has to offer with the lights, festivities and coming together to spend time with family and friends!

We have been up to our eyeballs with some renovations we have been doing in our home so it’s been quite hectic add the new puppy to that and you could say I’m a bit exhausted lol.  I really haven’t had a lot of time to make art and keep up with posting.  In the past this would have totally frustrated me and I would have been stressed to the 9’s about it.  But I know that I have a loving community of creative friends here that more than get what it feels like to be overwhelmed and I know that all of you would not want that for me as I would never want it for any of you!! xoxo

So instead of fighting the inevitable I’ve just been letting things go.  Only half my house is decorated for the holidays but it’s ok bc it’s the rooms I am in the most.  I have not made one batch of holiday cookies when I normally would have 10+ batches made and froze by now, I have barely started my holiday shopping (and there’s only a week till Christmas) – but none of that matters because I have my husband, son, pugs and my new puppy.  We are getting out when we can to do some holiday-ish things and I am taking the time to enjoy watching Luna see things like snow for the first time and learning to walk and just enjoying her being a puppy before she’s all grown up.

Let’s talk about…..One BadAss Art Journal WorkShop

Have you been trying to figure out which workshop to sign up for this New Years?  There are a lot of them out there right!  So how you you pick the one that’s right for you?  Well let me help you with a few questions to ask yourself…..

  • Do you want a workshop that will spark your creative spirit in 2018?
  • Do you want a workshop that you can work through at your own pace and not feel like you are “behind” after the first couple weeks?
  • Do you want a workshop that you will have access to for life but not have to download all the videos?
  • Do you want a workshop that is packed full of techniques that you can then use and apply in your own art and art journals?
  • Do you want a workshop that is filled with experienced and skilled artists with years in their craft?

If you answered yes to most or all the above then this is the workshop for you.  Come join me along with 14 other skilled artists as we light that fire of creativity in you in 2018.  Prepare to be Inspired, Excited and Take your art to the next level, By Joining us in the One BadAss Art Journal Workshop

Empower your Inner Badass and use code:  SOBADASS to get $10 off

Coupon Code is only good until 1/13/18.

Giveaway Details

I am giving away 1 free spot in this amazing workshop.  If you would like to enter here is what you need to do:

  1. Share this post on social media
  2. Sign up for my email list here
  3. Leave me a comment below letting me know where you shared it and your email address so I can contact you if you win.

You have until 12/21 8pm EST to enter the giveaway.  Winner will be announce via email in my newsletter that will go out on 12/22.

Good Luck friends!!

xo – Sherry

Create a Joy Journal + My Current Read

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are”

-Marianne Williamson

Hi Friends,

For me it seems that durning Holiday time I become more mindful of all the blessings and happiness that has been bestowed upon me, but during the year it sometimes get a bit lost in the bustle of life.  I am sure I’m not the originator of this little book I’m about to share with you, but it has become a bit of my personal go to in life and helps to remind me when things are tough that I have a lot of “Joy” in my life.  At the end of the day I use it to write down all the things that have brought me joy that day, or anything good that has happened.  Just a bit of reflective time that I can have to reference in the future when things get a bit rough and I am feeling as if I have lost my Joy.  This would make a beautiful gift for a friend or a great stocking stuffer for a loved one!

Because this little “joy journal” is so special to me I wanted to share with all of you a creative and easy way to create your own.  So if you haven’t already stop on over to Tiare Smith Designs Blog, and let me know what you think! 🙂

Before I leave you all for today I wanted to share my current read with all of you.  I just love books and I’m a seasonal book reader as well.  Meaning I love to read winter themed books in the winter and summer themed ones in the summer  – you get it.  So this year while at Barnes and Noble I spotted this adorable book.  Well I’m sure that you can all guess why I had to have it.  I didn’t even read what it was about I just bought it well – 2 actually lol.  One for me and one for a pug loving friend.  I am almost all the way through this book and it’s wonderful!  It’s not just about a pug and it’s a beautiful, funny and touching read.  I highly recommend it!

Wishing you all a beautiful day!

xo – 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming in the New …..

Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens –  Leanne Womack 

Good Morning Dear Friends,

As I sit here writing to you all today I am filled with so many emotions.

Today marks a big day for me in my “creative career”.  Today is my last tutorial for the Jessica Sporn Design Team.  WOW – when this Journey started last year it felt like I had so much time.  So much time to be able to create tons of projects to showcase Jessica’s beautiful stamps and stencils and to be a part of her amazing team with all of the other amazing artists.  As I sit here typing today I can’t believe it’s over.  One year gone in a flash.  I guess that is how life goes, but wow!

Reflecting on the past year has (well to be honest brought tears to my eyes).  Being offered a spot on Jessica’s team has opened so many doors for me but more than that it has allowed me to create friendships.  One in particular that I will forever be grateful for and that’s the friendship of my sweet friend Karen Gaunt.  She has been there for me so many times through this past year and all I can say is that personally it’s been a rough year for me (sheesh this going on 2 in a row lol).  But seriously had Jessica not given me the chance, believed in me I’m not sure where I would be right now.  So I am sending out a HUGE heartfelt thank you to Jessica, please be sure to stop by and check out her site here .

Here is a link to one of my favorite tutorials that I created for one of the blog hops while I was on the team.

So very ironic that I also have some NEW exciting news to share on this same day…..

I have been selected to be a part of the Tiare Smith Designs Creative Team.  If you don’t know Tiare Smith here is a link to her website so you can check her out.  I know that you are all going to love her as much as I do.  Her work is beautiful first and foremost, but beyond her amazing artistic talent she is fun, and funny and REAL!  I met her in the online collaborative class that we both are teaching in:  Hacking the Colorwheel .

It’s an honor to be a part of her new team and I’m excited for this new adventure and journey that I’m about to embark on, with her and the other Team Members!

And one more very important thing before I go.  I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU and SHOUT OUT to all of you as well.  If it wasn’t for all of you amazing beautiful souls I would not be where I am today.  You all lift me up and push me forward with your loving comments, your encouragement, and by taking the time to connect with me.  Each one of you is in my heart and I am so glad that you have chose to share your time with me and join me in this journey of life!

Have an amazing day my dear friends xxoo – Sherry

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