Saturday, January 26, 2013


This week's sketch
My take

I have 7 + pp, paint, doily and moulding paste.

I used a mask and distressed.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Memorable Seasons Sketch a Thon

It is my  turn to post another sketch for the Memorable Seasons Sketch A Thon! We have had a busy month with a wide variety of sketches. It is so much fun to see how everyone interprets them!

Today I chose a page Maps sketch!

And here is my layout

During Christmas break, our family attended Cirque de noel at the Symphony. It was a fun night in the pouring rain walking to 3 different restaurants to find one with seating, watching my son's fearful glances as we sat in the front row of the balconey and seeing the great acts.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Creative Jumpstart

I have been following  Creative Jumpstart all month! Nathalie Kalbach organized the most wonderful and inspiring men and women to show us ways to get those creative juices flowing. There are videos of techniques and ideas or prompts to get us going. I have found each and every one truly inspiring and have been trying some of them.

Today there were three techniques from Dina Wakely - how to stamp on tissue paper to add to your journal or canvas, how to use watercolor crayons on your stamps and how to do a resist for pan pastels. I was so inspired that I quick grabbed my art journal before work and tried two of these techniques.
I tired  the resist on the blue and red butterflies and applied the black tissue butterfly over those. I worked with 30 year old pastels which are probably not as good as Panpastels but they worked for now.

I am so happy to be learning so many new techniques!! I am very thankful to Nathalie and all of the presenters at Creative Jumpstart!

Friday, January 18, 2013


This week's sketch

My take

I have computer journaling, 7+ pattern papers, number sticker and arrows.

I distressed and stitched.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Make Today Count

According to the most recent statistics ---- 1 out of every 8 women will get breast cancer.

That pretty much means it will hit one of our friends and/or family.

I have had breast cancer not ONCE but TWICE. The first time was in 1994 and the second in 1997. I know technology and the medical field has made tremendous advances since I went through this but that does not make it any less horrifying.

An online friend of mine, Cheryl Waters , had breast cancer surgery on Monday. I know many people have lifted her with thoughts and prayers. Cheryl is a former Lead Fiskateer and is a wonderful artist. Here is a link to her website  Artsyfindings. Cheryl is determined to Make Each Day Count. I saw on Liz Hick's blog the opportunity to take a print and alter it. The idea being to shower Cheryl with virtual art. I took on the challenge :) Here is my watercolor page for Cheryl. I printed Liz's Make Today Count on tissue paper and gessoed it to watercolor paper. Then I started playing - paint, stamps, ink, doodling-- yes even that!

I just want to remind Cheryl that she is not alone on this journey! Her faith, family and friends will get her through. And, this reminds all of us to MAKE TODAY COUNT!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Sketch at Memorable Seasons!

Today's sketch is from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. 

I had fun with Crate paper's on Trend Collection for my take on this!!

Monday, January 14, 2013


This week's sketch

My layout
I have paint on my alphas  and thickers, alpha stickers, 4 banners and computer journaling.

I used 3 punches and distressed.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Welcome to the If It's Groovy Birthday Blog Hop! As we celebrate the 4th birthday of IIG  we welcome you to sit back, take some time and visit the blog hostesses as each has prepared calendar pages that we hope will inspire you to create your own :)We also have some friends who are playing  along with us  from the True XOXO  blog and they may have calendar pages and/or holidays to share with  you.

Here are each of the bloggers who have participated, so if you get lost along the way you can always come back here and start over. We know there are blog issues sometimes so if anything wonky happens fear not and just go back to  IfitsGroovy and start back over. We hope you make at stop at each blog and leave a comment! Then finish at the  IFIt'sGroovy
and Deb will enter your name into a hat for a prize!!

Representing January we have
Representing February we have
Representing March we have
Representing April we have
Representing May we have
Representing June we have
Representing July we have
Jean --- you are here!
Representing August we have
Representing September we have
Representing October we have
Representing November we have
Representing December we have

It is my pleasure to show off the month of July. That month is very special to us because we usually spend that week at the cottage! If we are lucky, the kids join us! It is a week of fun, food, family, fishing and fireworks!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hello There

Using up my Memorable Seasons DT kit. Crate Paper on Trend is not just for girls:)

The ribbon is red not pink as it looks here. I also have to go back and straighten the bottom ribbon. Was trying to get this posted before work:)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Creative Jumpstart

I have been following along with Creative Jumpstart on Natalie Kalback's blog.

In the first video she altered double sided tape using embossing powder. I used that technique on a card I made.

These are amazing videos from some amazing artists!

Friday, January 4, 2013


I have 8 shapes, rickrack, wood, and tags. I distressed and sewed.

Sketch A Thon

We have a sketch a thon going on over atMemorableseasons!

I posted today's sketch from Pagedrafts

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was a wallet full of school photos!

Loved Crate Paper Craze Paper for this!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Just getting done in time!

I have 7 pp, corrugated cardboard, wire, and handmade banners. I stitched, stamped and distressed.