Smiley from Good morning!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  After our storms on Friday evening, we had great weather  . . . sunny and warm.  Can’t ask for anything better than that.

I have to tell you after I came home from last weekend’s classes with Wendy Vecchi Smiley from, I feel so inspired and out of my rut.  It’s actually fun to go into the Studio and work  . . . it’s always fun, but now there’s a different element about it.   My project today is totally inspired by Wendy!Smiley from  It’s also for a fairly new Challenge Blog, The Shabby Tea Room.

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is the sponsor for this week’s challenge and there are number of SSRS Designers participating today:

Sharon Johnson, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Michelle Woerner
Deb Saaranen
Sherry Cheever me
Barb Schram

Stop by their blogs and see what their take is on the Inspiration, which you can see at The Shabby Team Room blog.

Even though there’s tons of pink in the Inspiration piece, and I’m really not too much of a pink girl, I decided to go with the polka dots.  I didn’t make a card either but a chipboard wall hanging.

Here’s a small picture of the entire hanging.  One of the things I learned at Wendy’s Smiley from classes, was that florist wire makes perfect hangers for things like this and in this photo you can see how I used it.



While browsing through Michaels last week, I was in the hobby wood section and saw these little shelves that could be painted and trimmed down.  Of course, this is another element inspired by Wendy Smiley from  and one I truly love!



Instead of painting the wood trim, I used Distress Ink and painted on different colors.  It really is a great stain as well.  The flower is made with Grunge Paper which was covered with the Designer Paper first and then die cut with Spellbinders™ Sunflower Shapeabilities.  To me, this makes the Sunflowers look so different you don’t even know that it’s a sunflower.  LOVE IT!!!  The extra leaves are made from Grunge Board.



The center of the flower is an old clip earring that fell apart when I was trying to get the back off.  There were little black beads around the edge and the wires broke.  I started to look for another flower center and then decided that I liked the silver and black with the blue.

The sentiment is from a new line that Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is carrying, Rubber Sole/Wordsworth.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am that Sharon picked up this line of stamps . . . You’ll be seeing lots of new sentiments from me.

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Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in my new found inspiration!  Wait . . . . it’s a new adventure  . . . yes, that’s it!


26 Responses to “New Found Inspiration!”

  1. Wowsers, Sherry! LOVE the wall hanging, and that flower! Who knew, earrings for flower centers! Wonderful! Hope your Monday is marvelous!!!

  2. Sherry, this is one jaw-dropping project, to be sure! LOVE the shelf idea, the hanger, the FUN flower, great patterns — a totally cool drool-worthy challenge entry! You never cease to amaze!!! This project is over the top!!!

  3. WOW! Just a great big whopping WOW!!

  4. Absolutely stunning!!! Love this whole presentation, all of the great elements and that “sunflower”…I love it so much!

  5. Amazing! I love the blue flower and thanks for the tip about using ink as a wood stain.
    Glad you got your mojo back!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  6. OMGosh, Sherry … this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!! I {heart} every single element you incorporated into your fabulous design! That little shelf is wonderful and I love the mini bottles! What a GREAT wall hanging … shall I send you my mailing address now (giggle)??!!?? Just breathtaking — thanks for sharing your lovely design with us all in the Tea Room this week 🙂

  7. This is such a wonderful wall hanging! I LOVE your colors here and love that background paper. Your flower looks amazing. Love the texture and the detail. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at the Shabby Tea Room this week.

  8. WOWZERS, Sherry!!!!!!

  9. Just Fabulous!!!

  10. love it!
    I love Wendy Vecchi’s art – so glad you guys met up … maybe someday I will have the honor of meeting you both!

  11. Absolutely FABulous Sherry! I’m loving everything about this!

  12. WOW!!! love all things great and small wonderful inspiration.

  13. Sherry this is beautiful – love the shelf with the little bottles and that grunge flower is PERFECT!

  14. Wowzers! This is so pretty! That flower is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! 🙂

  15. Wonderful!! I just love the idea of the little shelf. It is great to be inspired by others. I am so frequently inspired by you. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Sherry I just love this!! I love everything you do. I love that adorable shelf and that flower!! Just lovely.

  17. You so insprie me Sherry; your work in absolutely stunning and I can’t live a day without your sense of humor!!! Keep up the good work.

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  19. Wow!!! This is absolutely, stunningly beautiful Sherry.
    I know you love Wendy’s art, as do I, and I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, when I say I would have said Wendy made this, if I had been shown this picture without any clues, but I know you created it, it’s definitely a wonderful Wendy inspired piece, I love it.
    I have the sunflower dies and never thought about them other than as sunflowers. I hope you don’t mind but I will have to steal this idea for sure.
    You’re art is so inspirational, (insert the bowing down at your feet wee guy here too!) as I love your work too Sherry.

  20. Lucky for us that we get to see the rewards of getting your muse back. This project is gorgeous Sherry. I love the paper the colors and the flower is to die for. It’s such a pleasure to see. I’ve been in a rut lately and I’m looking for my muse if you see her send her my way. TFS!!! Sherry. 😀

  21. This is just jaw-dropping fabulous!!

  22. Truly Awesome!! The whole adventure is so great! Thanks for sharing

  23. Wow, wow, wow! You make the MOST amazing flowers, Sherry. This shabby, grungy project is fabulous. Love your interpretation of the Shabby Tea Room challenge this week. And that sentiment is perfect!

  24. Wowzers!!! That is in a league of fantabulous all on its own!!! love the little bottles!!! There is too much loveliness to list-its just WOW!!

  25. Awesome, neat little shelf, so love your flower!

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