Sunday, November 17, 2013

Blog Anniversary, Latest Projects, and a Giveaway!

Hello Friends!  Life is good.  Just spent yesterday at Chico Scrapbooks for a Thanksgiving crop with some of my best crafty buds.  Today I'm just hanging out at home.  Feeling very productive today.  A little cleaning, a little baking (some Tamari almonds and chocolate chip cookies, yum!), and now some crafty time.  Ahhhhh, aren't Sundays great?!

I've got  a lot to share today so this is photo heavy.  So grab a cuppa, sit back, and get caught up on SY's Studio.

I missed celebrating a milestone with my blog.  It's been a year since I jumped into the world of blogging and social media with SY's Studio.  Wow, what a fun year its been.  My first blog post was October 24, 2012.  Thank You to all of you who have followed me here and on my Facebook page and to those of you who have stopped by.  I feel very blessed to be able to share my creative pursuits and that you support me.  I can't say thank you enough!  To commemorate this blog anniversary I am doing a give away.  Yay!  Love give aways.  Don't you?

How about a Ranger apron and a Heidi Swapp Christmas memory files album?  To be entered in the giveaway please leave a comment on this blog with your favorite post or project so far and what you would like to see more of.  I will choose a winner on Wednesday,  November 20, 2013.  Good Luck!

Things have been busy here in the North State.  I've got several classes coming up at Chico Scrapbooks which include making samples and kitting.  Lots of cutting, die cutting, and prep.  On Friday I will be teaching a Thanksgiving Place Card class.  I was able to do a demo yesterday at our crop.  Nothing better than seeing the look of joy on peoples faces when they see a new technique or learn how to use a product they already have in a new and different way.  The placecards are created using Sizzix dies and embossing folders and a whole lot of Distress inks.

I recently finished a wall hanging for a dear friend who had a birthday this month.  Happy Birthday YaYa Lady Bug!  So happy that you like your present!

This wall hanging started with the cardboard from the back of a watercolor paper pad.  As I was reaching to put it in the recycle bin it turned upside down and I had the inspiration to use it for a wall hanging.  I pulled out the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap, my Tim Holtz stencils and Distress inks and paints and got busy. 

This is the watercolor pad cardboard turned upside down, wire taken out and painted with black gesso.

Tissue wrap applied.

Die cuts glued on.

Let the stenciling begin.

Another layer of distress paint.

Stenciled, inked, stamped, and ready for embellies.

Tattered florals.

Here are some shots of the finished hanging.  Sorry, I missed getting a full view shot of the whole piece,  but these details will give you the idea.

I'm also working on a mosaic box set for a class at Chico Scrapbooks in early December.  That one is not ready for a reveal just yet but I will be posting some photos soon.  It will make a great Christmas gift filled with goodies or presents.

The winner of the anniversary giveaway will be picked on Wednesday so be sure to leave a comment on what blog post or project you like the most so far and what you would like to see more of.

Thanks so much for stopping by and your continued support.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon


  1. Love the gears, great creation! So, glad we got to meet and can't wait for CHA.
    Hugz, Z

    1. Thanks Zandra. Glad we got to meet too! It's going to be fun taking classes at CHA. Anaheim baby!

  2. omg Sharon!!! im loving your blog it slooking good :)

    Hugs Wendy

    1. Thanks Wendy. So glad you found me and stopped by!

  3. oooh Sharon your work is fabby doo. Love what you do. Congrats on your year of blogging.

    1. I so appreciate that MA! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. HAPPY ANNIVSARY!!! and a BIG thank you for the beautiful wall hanging you created and gifted me for my birthday. I will treasure it always. I am so happy that I have someone like you locally showing me "up close & personal" on how to use and get over my fear of using Tim Holtz's products!!!

    1. Thanks Linda! So glad you like your gift! I'm happy to take the stress out of Distress with you. Friday is going to be some inky fun!

  5. Will be selecting a winner later today. Stay tuned people! Thanks for your support.


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