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I am so excited to have finally launched my Etsy shop!! This is something I have had on my To-Do list since this summer, but in all reality it was most likely in the back of my mind for a few years now.

I have listed a bunch of my canvases. I even uploaded some without words, you can tell me what you would like on them!

Let me know what you think, and I hope you will pass the word on for me!!

keep calm and get your craft onyou are the closest thing.. magiccanvascanvas

Almost 12 years ago I purchased as a grad gift to myself… I’ve actively used it for my email address, but thats about it. Life happened, there never seemed time to build my own page- and even though i have been blogging since 2005, it was just easier to use Well folks… that is all changing! With my new position at Providence College.. one of my “tasks” is to learn wordpress, which in return has helped bring alive! I am SO excited to finally be using my little space on the net. Excited to have gotten the site this far, but I can promise you… more is to come! So… hold on, sit back… and enjoy, (would love to hear what you think :) )

I have updated my class page- you can see it in the tab above. I have some fun card classes coming up, and hop to see some of my “peeps” soon!!

I have spent the last few long weekends getting a lot done in my studio space. I love working in there, it’s just finding the motivation and time to get in there. I am also happy to announce I finally have opened my etsy shop! I have quite a few completed canvases posted, and some waiting for your unique quote. I also take custom orders – you get to choose the size, colors, and quote… just contact me. I hope you will spread the word on my fun new shop :)

More creative posts coming soon, I have a TON to share… i’m so excited!!!

Note: be sure to update your bookmarks, and blog readers, this is where my blog is going to live from now on!!

Sunday October 2 10a-4p the Crop Shop- Art Journal class
I am so excited to be teaching at the crop shop again.. and i LOVE teaching this class!! We will be creating this art journal from scratch!! The first 1/2 of the class we will build the structure of the book… then we will break for lunch.. come back and create the interior pages with many different techniques using paints, washes, stencils, stamps and more!! We will then put the whole book together!!

I hope to see you there, call the store to sign up!

I am *wicked* excited to be teaching at Absolutely Everything again!!

Art Girl Canvas • Sunday September 25th
In this class you will release your inner artist and create a true piece of art! Playing with the funky images from stampotique, gesso, paints, canvas and whatever else Jenn throws at you, you will create 2 canvases into mini pieces of art

Be sure to call the atore to reserve your spot!! Looking forward to seeign you there!




"life is better at the beach" … DUH!? :)  I had fun creating this 5×7 canvas… using time holtz letters, paints, shells etc etc :)  will have to make one of these for my island ;) 

for my crafty friend today we have Jill… she i also met through the a muse instructor team.. we have become very close over emails and texts :) the joys of technology!!
She has something very special in store for you on her blog…. so DEFINITELY  go over and check it out….

here is a hint ;) 


rememeber you have until AUGUST 18th to place your bids… see all you can win and the highest bid here… all $$ goes to sue, my friend christy's mom who is battleing cancer…

thank you everyone for celebrating july with me.. it turned out to be a fabulous month.. and lead me to my NEW ADVENTURE!!!



love the sticky 2 foils and sticky rubons from creative imaginations… i had some of these in my stash from my luminarte technique tag class that i offer… and what better to add a little bit of twinkling h2o's to the mix!!!?? i stamped out the sentiment with alpha stamps from hero arts….

and another creative friend sharing with us her inspiration is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer be sure to pop on over to her blog and check out the awesome tag she created she even gave a great step by step how to!!… while you are there peek at all her art journal inspiration as well!!



Ok here it is … the first post for July!!!

When this line of papers came out this spring, by Websters pages.. i squealed!!! LITERALLY!!! and then i proceeded to show it off to every customer that came into Colorful Creations!!
I made a little mini book (4×4) in accordian style… a cute lil book to jot down memories from your vacation or summer fun!


I asked Melisser to play along with my blog feature… and I thought for sure since she is on the Memory Box design team that her creation would be something of that style, but she surprised me!!! (she doesn’t blog anymore…. so i am showcasing hers here)


Hi everyone!  This is Melissa or *er* as many of you may know me :)  Today I wanted to share with you a page that I created in my art journal.  I have been taking an on-line class with Christy Tomlinson titled “She had Three Hearts”.  I really love the concept of the workshop.  It is based on an old Chinese proverb that basically says that a woman has three hearts, one she shares with the world, one she shares with her family and one she shares with just herself.  I have been playing in my art journal and creating lots of pages inspired by that saying.  The page I am sharing with you is one that I think represents the heart I share with the whole world.  There is no secret to anybody that I LOVE the summer here on Cape Cod and feel privileged to be able to go to the beach and enjoy all the beauty that mother nature has provided us with.  

The Main title of the page says, “The Sea Brings Me to Life” and then the journaling around the edge of the page reads, “feeling the warmth of the glorious sun on my face, the soft sand between my toes and listening to the waves lapping gently on the shore brings peace into my heart and soul”.  To create the page I used so many different mediums.  I started out with a full coating of gesso on my page to make all my paints go on smoothly.  I used various tools to add texture to the page even a dollar store flip flop that has a really neat bricky look to it.  I stamped some of my favorite Fred Mullett beachy stamps in Heavy Bodied Gesso and then added color to them with twinkling H2Os.  One of the last things I did to the page was to dip the round plastic piece of an empty tape roll into some acrylic paints and stamp that down the diagonal of the page.  

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into one of the hearts that I share with the world and that you get some time to relax in your happy place this summer!


SUCH A YUMMY art journal page!!! , thank you melissER for participating… she is on a family trip to alaska right now… how fun is that!?

OK… remember… all of MY creations are up for grabs at the silent auction… read all about it and BID here!! (obviously melissa’s personal art journal page is a tough thing to donate, so this item is not included)

i have had some fun lately creating more canvases…. toying with the idea of opening an etsy shop…. just not 100% sure yet… what do you guys think??






to see more of these cards, instructions on how i created them AND a chance to win prizes… pop on over to the creative imaginations blog…. and then after don't forget to peek at the memory box blog too!!

good news for locals!!  I will be teaching similar cards, where we will go over step by step to achieve the look i got on these cards!

Watch the Ink About It & Colorful Creations class schedules for May!!


to see more of this card, instructions on how i did AND a chance to win prizes… pop on over to the creative imaginations blog…. and then after don't forget to peek at the memory box blog too!!

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Hey everyone! I'm Jenn- just a girl that likes to create things. I'm wicked excited that you are here! Learn more about me here or contact me. Enjoy!
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