I know as the holidays get closer and there are more things that need to be done it becomes more difficult to find time to be creative.
I for one am the first to forget to take pics at an event or outing because I am just enjoying myself and living in the moment. I also think that it’s important sometimes to do just that – enjoy the moment and not worry about documenting it. But if you are feeling that you want take a few minutes to document your gratitude or write down a memory then the video I have created below will give you inspiration to do just that. It didn’t take me hours to create these pages, I added a lot of writing as I have been finding that writing things I’m grateful for is so much more powerful than just thinking them. For a little color and pizazz I have thrown in a little watercolor and of course some glitter.
In keeping with the theme for this month which is Gratitude –
In this video I share with you my process of documenting everyday things in which I am thankful. I also include some of the bigger things in my life which I am grateful for – such as my husband and son. I am using some of the tags from the free monthly download that went out in my November newsletter. (This month’s download was all about tags) If you missed out on this month’s download you can purchase it here . I will have a link at the bottom to sign up for my newsletter or go to the section on my website called Artsy News. I also used a quote on my page from the free download you can get on my blog post here .
Now for some really big news that was quite unexpected to us.
Since losing my Pebbles Labor Day weekend I have been telling my husband I’m not getting any more dogs. But all the while missing my Pebbles my world has had a hole in it. A few days ago a friend contacted me said that they had a friend who just got a puppy and they were being evicted and they needed to find it a home. I was like NO WAY! Of course that was not the end of the conversation it went on and I got off the phone saying I’ll think about it but probably not. So after Dan and I talked about it we agreed to meet the puppy and see what she was like. The story seemed all too familiar to Budha’s who we rescued when she was 6 (she passed last December at the age of 17) and I was thinking maybe this puppy needs me as much as I need her. Dan of course was like “look if you want to get her then we will”.
So of course it was love at first site and I knew that I just couldn’t leave her to end up in whatever home they could find because they didn’t have time to properly find a home. So Sunday afternoon we had a new family member. Meet Little Luna. She is a French Bulldog (not a pug I know). But just look at that face and those ears lol
She’s just a wee 6lbs and only 12 weeks old. And we are so blessed to have her now a part of our family.
So creating has been taking a bit of a back burner as puppy training is not all that easy lol. But I managed to get in a little bit here and there when she sleeps lol.
I have started some holiday creating already – here I created this watercolor wreath.
I will have a fun holiday tutorial for you on my Youtube Channel this Friday 11/17. Be sure to subscribe to my channel here so you don’t miss any of my new tutorials. Also for all of you who have subscribed thank you so much I just hit 1000 subscribers and I can’t believe it. To many it probably seems like – well that’s not many – but it’s huge to me and means so very much! All of your support and comments means the world to me!!
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Thank you so much friends for sharing your time with me today. Sending lots of love, peace and happiness your way!!
xoxo – Sherry
Good Morning Friends,
Just a quick pop in before my big reveal tomorrow.
Today I have a fun team tutorial for StencilGirl Products (it includes a fun video) and would love for you all to take a minute to check it out and leave me some love over there!!❤️ Click here to check it out.
a little sneak peek of the finished gift card holders.
Thanks for sharing your time with me. I will be back tomorrow with all the details on my Epic Class in this amazing online collaborative workshop. Be sure to sign up for my email list for exclusive giveaways as they will not be posted in my blog post.
Have an amazing day friends!!
xoxo – Sherry
Hi Friends I thought I would take a few minutes from all the hustle and bustle to have my morning coffee with all of you and share what I have going on. 😊
I’m so excited to share my new YouTube series with all of you “Art Journal with Me” . In this series I will be taking you into my creative space to share a time lapse video with no edits (well I did take out when I used my heat gun to dry in between because honestly – who wants to watch that right?!). I am excited to share my creative process with all of you!! This is not a video tutorial with voice over – just me sharing my process with all of you fabulous friends!! Here is the first episode in this series I do hope you enjoy it!!
Thank you friends for sharing your time with me today. Hope you have the most wonderful Tuesday!!
xxoo – Sherry
Good Afternoon friends I know it’s Wednesday it’s been a super busy few weeks and I have had some family matters that have needed my attention so we are doing our Tuesday video on Wednesday this week. Thanks so very much for your patience! This week it’s all about layering. We will be using 3 gorgeous stencils by StencilGirl and some stamps by Carabelle Studio and Andrea Gomoll. So lets get on with it and get creating. You know if you don’t have the items that I have used just use what you have to create along with me, it’s not about what you have it’s about getting out what you do and using it. So without further ado here is this weeks video 😊
Stencils used in todays video are:
Granada by Nathalie Kalbach
Circles Layer Me by Carolyn Dube
Optical Large By Michelle Ward
all can be found at stencilgirlproducts.com
Reminder that there are only 5 days left to take advantage of the early bird discount for the Collaborative Online Workshop that I am teaching in so be sure to check it out and sign up today using this link: http://bit.ly/ColorHackSCanino . So many have signed up already it’s going to be so much fun!!!
And lastly if you haven’t heard the EXCITING news I am officially a StencilGirl Creative Team member check out all the other lovely artists on this years team and give them a shoutout as well. You can read all about the artists here
Thank you so very much friends for sharing your time with me this week and every week, I adore you all and wish you an amazing and happy week ahead!!
xxoo – Sherry
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
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 !!
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! 🙂
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
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!!
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
Thanks so much for sharing your time with me friends and I hope you all have an amazing week!!