Friday, April 29, 2016

A little Mixed Media Canvas

I had a bit of time to play with gelatos, paints, and stencils to make a canvas. I am trying to more at ease with my painting and created these flowers. They have a mixture of paints and even some Pink Sugar!

Adding this to Faber Castell's Take the challenge with Mou. April showers do bring May flowers. Around here we should have lots of flowers based on the rain we have had!

Thank you for the challenge and thanks for visiting!

Anything Goes

Jumping in this week with SimonsSays Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge. A mixed media piece
using Andy Skinner's stamps from Stampendous. I turned the tree stamp upside down to make the roots.

Thank you for visiting! Wishing each of you a wonderful weekend!!

DO you have Washi

PCC has been exploring washi every Wednesday. This week was about using it on your envelopes.

HEre is a card and envelope using some of my washi! I used it to decorate both corners!

I should do more of this!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Take a Chance

Have you ever tried a new technique? Used a product a new way?

PCC issued a Take a Chance challenge so I took Steph up on it! As luck would have it, I met up with a friend yesterday who gave me a brand new bag of Bleeding Art Tissue paper. I had never heard of it so scoped it out online.

Well, let me say how fun this is! You can cut it or tear it and place it on a sheet of white paper. Once you wet it - the colors bleed and run!! You never know what the result will be.

Word of warning - this would be a great kids project HOWEVER YOUR HANDS WILL TURN ALL SORTS OF COLORS! My hands did come clean when I washed the dishes after dinner:)

 Image result for bleeding art tissue paper
Here are some of the backgrounds I created
And here is the card I turned one into

I chose to turn some of the purple into flowers by stamping over them.

I am looking forward to trying this on my mixed media canvases. You could also use it for scrapbook layouts and so much more.

Thanks PCC for the challenge and thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Playing around

This week's Wednesday challenge at Simon Says is Make it Girlie

Here is what I came up with. I think maybe she needs a face or quote.Any ideas?

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Have you tried Recollections from Michael's?

Have you tried any of the Recollections products from Michael's? I recently got a Mixed Media Pack that is just wonderful!  There are canvas pages, cardboard and burlap as well as nautical theme paper. Perfect for  projects for the beach, at the lake and vacations.

Canvas, burlap and cardboard!

Themed Papers

Themed papers

I thought the anchor canvas would make the perfect background for a frame for the cottage! I recycled an old frame which is perfect since it is EARTH DAY!! 

Using twine and clothespins allows me to the opportunity to change the photos!

Don't you love how this came out? It will look perfect at the cottage!

I will be doing more scrapping with some of those wonderful papers so keep your eye out!

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Butterfly Beauty

This week's Simonssaysstamp Monday challenge is all about butterflies! Who doesn't love these gorgeous creatures!

I made a mixed media canvas using a variety of materials.

Thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Travel Journal

My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary last year. For some time, he had planned a trip for he and I and our 2 children. Well, first one got engaged, then the other. Then Jennifer got married followed nine months later by Rob. So the year got away from us and time did not allow a family vacation. But this year, we are going including both children and their spouses!!

I wanted to have something to take with me so I could document our daily activities including hotels, restaurants, etc. I made a journal to take with me!

jean marmo travel journal step 5 jean marmo travel journal step 4

You can check out the entire project over at CanvasCorpBrands.

Cannot wait to document each and every day!!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Need a card?

Why spend money buying cards for a gift when you can make them!!

Please visit me over at the  Arnold Grummer blog today to see how easy it is to make these!!

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Slowly but surely catching up! Of course I had to go with my daughter and her fiance to pick up the license before the wedding!! The County Clerk's office did not even raise an eyebrow when i took pictures:)

Thank you for visiting! Stay tuned for more layouts. We had two weddings in 9 months so I have lots to scrap!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Exciting News

I have some very exciting news! I am proud to announce that I am now a member of the Helmar Creative Team!!


For those of you not familiar with Helmar, they offer a wide variety of adhesives perfect for your every crafting need!!

Helmar Acid Free Glue, 4.23 Fluid OunceHelmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, 4.23 Fluid OunceHelmar Liquid Scrap Dots, 1.06-Ounce

I can't wait to start sharing my projects with you! Please look for Helmar at your favorite stores!!

Here is a guide to their adhesives --


Thank you Helmar!!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

This was fun

I wanted to play along with this week's PCC magazine Monday inpsiration. Here is the inspriation
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 139 Inspiration Piece (image)

And here is my card! I created a watercolor background and then thought I would try to find a skyline to cut out. Even better, I found this cool digital image from Grand Rapids ( we live just outside of the city) by Michael Tompsett. I ran my paper through and printed his image directly on my background! 
I lvoe the way this turned out!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Happy Birthday

I love participating in the SimonsSays blog challenges. Every Monday and Wednesday they have a topic, idea or technique to use for the challenge. It is always fun looking at all the wonderful projects! This week the theme is Happy Birthday to celebrate Simon Says 7th birthday!

Here is my card using watercolor and doodling!

Thank you Simon Says for the fun challenges!!

Try to Resist

Jumping in over at Simonsays MOnday challenge to use a resist. I started with a tag which I randomly painted. Then I used clear gesso over a stencil followed by a layer of black paint over the stencil. I love the end result!

Thanks for making me try something new!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

In Loving Memory

For some reason, last week I took to scrapping again! I ordered a ton of prints and have so many events to catch up on. I loved this photo of Bandit. Two years ago we got rid of our old small motor boat and bought a used pontoon boat. I think Bandit loved that boat more than anyone in the family. He would stand in the front and let his ears blow ( think Leo in Titanic) and would eventually even just lay down and rest. He would get really mad if anyone took the boat out without him. It was a sad day in November when we lost him. It was just 10 days shy of his 15th birthday. We will miss him this year when we get the boat out.

I used an Old Webster's Pages paper titled Best Friends.

Thank you for stopping visiting today! I appreciate your support.

Monday, April 4, 2016

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers and handmade paper ones too! It was too cold and wet and rainy to get outside, so I made my own flowers instead. 

Come over to Arnold Grummer's to see how I did it!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2016


This was so out of my comfort zone! I created a very textured and dramatic background which I stamped with a thick layer of gesso. Stamp by Penny Black.

Adding this to Craftstamper April Spring Flower Challenge.

Our poor flowers were covered in 3 inches of snow yesterday which melted today. Now it is pouring. I hope they will be all right tomorrow.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Fool's Day Boo Boo Hop

Happy April Fool's Day!

I am taking part in a Boo Boo Blog Hop! Ever make something and then have a big boo boo that you either had to over up or start over? Well, that is what we are celebrating in this hop!

This is the brain child of the talented Darnell over at DJKardKreations

Here is my lovely boo boo. See it? The finger tip mark just above the green background paper. I sent the card and ignored it:) 

Thanks for the fun Darnell!!