Posts Tagged Sherry Goodloe

Jun 4 2012

June Monthly Challenge: Create a Little Sunshine

We have to apologize for the late post…someone (that’d be me, Chelle) had a little computer issue…thank you for your patience!!

I’ll get right to the good stuff…

This month we are challenging you to Create a Little Sunshine…whether you want to make it sunny & bright or calm & beachy, it’s your choice.  We love to see how everyone interprets each challenge and makes it their own…

Here are a few inspirational pieces from some of our designers…

Shelly Hickox’s project simply takes our breath away…from the sweet little vial full of sand to the adorable tinted picture, you just have to sit and take in all the lovely details!

Pam Hooten has seriously rocked the Dylusions Stamps…we think she has been expressing herself fabulously in her art journal!!

Finally, Sherry Goodloe shares this great piece of art…a little stamping and a little Zentangling (a true expression of art…it is described as creating designs with repetitive patterns).

Now, it’s your turn…grab your favorite supplies and create your own sunshine!!

CONGRATULATIONS Sammy D, you are the random winner of the May’s Monthly Challenge: Flowers!! We just love your beautiful bird branch card with those fabulous flowers!!! Please email your information to to claim your gift certificate!

For a chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC14 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on June 4, 2012  and ends on June 30th at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on July 1, 2012.

May 8 2012

dylusional love

When we think of color, we think Dyan Revealy and Dylusions!!! When her Ink Sprays were introduced at CHA Winter we couldn’t wait to get our hands on them…they are bright and vibrant sprays that are super fun to play with…

Along with the sprays, Dyan has fabulous stamps and stencils…truly something for everyone!

Some of our amazing Inspiration Team designers have been seriously ROCKING Dylusions…here are some examples of their inspiring work…

Up first, is Pam Hooten…we love how Pam has embraced the Dylusion lines, her work is absolutely inpsired!


Up next, is Linda Cain and her colorful projects…



These two pages in Linda’s art journal are breathtaking! The way she combines all the different stencils and layers are awesome!

Finally, we have Sherry Goodloe and her incredible art…

These pages are just all Sherry…colorful, thoughtful, and fabulous…


Thank you girls for sharing your great art…if Dyan has taught us anything through her art and new Dylusions lines, it’s to be yourself, do what you love, have fun, and there are no mistakes!!!




Nov 9 2011

November Classes

We are so excited to be holding our first classes at the Inspiration Emporium Warehouse!!!!

 Eclectic Charm Necklace Workshop

by Sherry Goodloe

Saturday, November 19th from 1:00pm-4:30pm, $60

For more details and to sign up, go here…hurry, class is filling up quickly!!!

Joyful Configurations

by Chelle Fowler

Sunday, November 20th from 1:00pm-4:30pm, $45

For details and to sign up go here. Space is limited on this one too!

Classes in the Emporium means shopping!!! Students will be able to purchase items in the store the day of class!  Look for more classes soon!

Aug 1 2011

Got Paint?

Is it us, or is the summer rushing right by? It’s August, for crying out loud!!!!  And, of course that means it’s time for a new Monthly Challenge!

This month we are grabbing our Acrylic Paints…whether you choose Claudine Hellmuth Studio PaintsAdirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers, or your personal favorite paint…it all counts so enter as many times as you like! We can’t wait to see what you come up with this month!

Here are a few projects to get your mojo flowing!

Sherry Goodloe used Studio Paints for the background for this amazing canvas…just fantastic!!

Shelly Hickox used a Paint Dabber on this outstanding background…the black paint over the foil tape (she wiped off the excess before it completely dried) is simply perfection!

Now it’s your turn!! Grab your paints and play along!!!

Contest begins on August 1st  and ends on September 4th at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on September 5, 2011.  The winner will receive $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store! Just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC05 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!!

Thanks for playing along, we can’t wait to see your projects!!!

Now…for the part I am sure you are all waiting for…the WINNER!

Congratulations Amy!!! Your incredible tree project is seriously inspiring!!! Please email your information to to claim your $50 in Emporium Dollars!!! Thank you so much for playing along!!!



May 11 2011

Sherry WOWs us!!!

Oh my word…you will not believe what our dear Sherry Goodloe has done!  It is a fabulous up-cycle!!!

from this:

to this:

love, love, love the new art caddy!!!!

just think of the possibilities!!!!

for more details on how the altered-art rock star herself did it…go to sherry’s blog here!

May 6 2011

We Challenge You To Use…

Howdy Bloggers! We have finally recovered from Big Mama’s Birthday!  We are so happy that you joined in the fun!

It’s time for a new monthly challenge…PACKAGING…with more and more consciousness about living green, we thought we would inspire you to use all of those bits of greatness that you usually throw away!  The Inspiration Team has been playing all month long with anything from beverage packaging, to shipping boxes, Idea-ology packaging, to (get this) a soda can!!!

Here are a few pieces to get your creative juices flowing…

Isn’t this tag by Linda Cain unbelievable????

Here’s a close up of those amazing butterflies…who knew, packaging and alcohol inks could be so glamorous!!???

Oh my word…look what Sherry Goodloe has done…

Recognize these little fellas?

How about now? Genius!!! Sherry, you rock!!!

Okay, now for what you have all been waiting for…the winner of April’s Monthly Challenge is…

Hannah Clark…here is her fabulous submission

Hannah, email your information to to claim your $50 in Emporium Dollars!!! Congratulations!!!

Okay, now run along and play with your PACKAGING!!!

Contest begins on May 6 and and ends on June 5 at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on June 6, 2011.  The winner will receive $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store!

Just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC02 or other gallery online!!!)…thanks for playing along!!!


May 1 2011

Last Chance to Enter!!!

We are giving you one last day to enter the April Monthly Challenge!!! Hurrrrryyyyy!!!!

You have until  midnight tonight to enter the FRAGMENTS challenge…and, to jump start that Sunday creating…here are some final pieces by our amazing Inspiration Team…

Kelly Booth made this stinkin’ adorable tag…LOVE his sweet face and how grungy she got!

We love every little detail about this canvas by Kelly Booth…Sing 4 Art…adorable!

How cool is this card by Beate Johns??? Simple and gorgeous!

Beautiful!!! Pam Hooten totally rocked this challenge! Fab.u.lous!!!!

And, to leave you with something fantastic…another super necklace from Sherry Goodloe!!

Okay, get busy…last chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars!!!! Clink here to go to the original post to enter!!!

Apr 12 2011

Canvas Tutorial

Today we have the super inspiring mixed media artist Sherry Goodloe of our Inspiration Team here to share a few tips on how she created this fabulous canvas:

I created this 8″ x 10″ canvas collage by starting with a decorative napkin . . .

Once I separated the 3 layers of the napkin, I used the top layer to create a background using Claudine Hellmuth’s multi medium to glue the napkin pieces to the canvas . . .

I finished the edges of the canvas with pieces of the napkin as well . . .

Textured decorative papers were used to create the girl’s dress . . .

Other items used to decorate the background and the Banner Day girl are as follows:

Tim Holtz Creative Textures stamps

Tim Holtz Collection – Fancy Flourish stamps

Various other random rubber stamps
Hero Arts – Friendly Flags for the banner Tim Holtz Distress Stain – Wild Honey (LOVE the new Distress Stains!)

Archival Ink Jet Black by Ranger
Vintage ledger book pages
Bubble wrap paper to apply the paints
Foreign newspaper
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint – Dash of Red
Perfect Pearls Mists – Perfect Pearl

Thank you Sherry for the glimpse into your creative process!!

Feb 14 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!

A day typically filled with love, sweet valentines, chocolate, and flowers…handcrafted valentines are still THE best, don’t you think?

Inspiration team member Sherry Goodloe made this lovely cone in honor of this day…

And, here is a beautiful card by Inspiration Team member Pam Hooten

Every detail just wonderful!!

One more touch of inspiration? How about a sweet banner by Design Team member Michelle Fowler

However you are celebrating today, we hope it is filled with love and laughter!