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Crew Interview – Jean Marmo

It’s time for another post in our Canvas Corp Crew Interviews. We are extremely privileged to be able to work with a group of over a 100 of amazing designers from around the world. They have all come together to create, share ideas, support each other, let us know what we can do better and remind us of what we are doing well.  Our Crew members contribute projects to our blog, design with our products on their blogs, create models for our trade shows, packaging and other fun little projects.  We love to hear what they have to say, to be inspired by their work and to learn new things everyday.
Today, we get to know Jean Marmo.

jean marmo canvas corp brands creative crew interview

Where do you reside? City, State, Country
I live in a small town just northeast of the city of Grand Rapids – it is called Rockford, MI, USA.

Describe your design style…
I am not sure what to call my style. When I began scrapbooking ‘way back then’, the craft consisted of cardstock, deco scissors and stickers. In addition to layouts, I now create mixed media canvases, cards and even decor projects. These projects include mists, and texture pastes, burlap and more in addition to the wonderful pattern papers now available. I do however think that my style tends to be more classic and traditional.

Who or what do you give credit to inspiring your creativity?
My creative adventures actually started in high school, where I saved cards, newspaper clippings and memorabilia in those Kraft albums. I recently found one in a box in the basement and it was amazing to see what was in it. I did the same thing for my children until I also began creating layouts. Once my kids were grown and older, I did not have as many opportunities to scrap so I began to use those supplies for mixed media canvases, cards and other projects.

What inspires you today?
My family has always been my inspiration. I love scrapbooking the memories that we have shared: be it school activities, dance recitals or an album filled with fun from a vacation. However, my newest inspiration is my 9 month old granddaughter. I have so many projects planned for and with her!

What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? and why? Just one please!!!
So tough to pick just one product but I love the Mix and Match Pads. In addition to wonderful pattern papers, the pads include texture pieces such as burlap and canvas. You have everything you need in one pad for a complete project!

We asked Jean to choose her favorite project she has created using CCB Products.

jean marmo canvas corp brands creative crew interview

Why is it your favorite project?
I made this keepsake box for my granddaughter. After each visit with her, I write her a letter. I talk about what we did, what she is eating, toys she plays with and my hopes for her. Once she is older, I will give this to her.

I am the happiest doing…
Scrapping and creating. I enjoy experimenting and learning new techniques as my style continues to evolve and change.

My favorite place to be creative…
My art room where I can make a big mess!

jean marmo canvas corp brands creative crew interview

Tell us one cool detail about your studio or craft space…
My storage table is actually made from my children’s crib. I had wanted to save it for our grandchildren but was afraid it was not up to safety standards. So we repurposed it and it now holds my supplies!

Tell us one thing fun about you we might not know…
I have a twin sister. She got the art and science gene while I got math and science. For most of my life, I fought against anything having to do with art. A few years ago, after my job wads eliminated and I had some free time, I took an introduction to painting class. This led me to creating my first canvas and a new connection to my sister. Now we talk about and share supplies!

jean marmo canvas corp brands creative crew interview

Share with us anything about your creative life that you feel would inspire others…
I am a prime example that it is never too late to try something new! To break out of your comfort zone! Just do it.

I am thrilled and honored to be part of this great Crew Team! They are truly inspiring!

You can see Jean’s projects on her blog, InstagramFacebook page and of course here, our blog.


Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!


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'Crew Interview – Jean Marmo' have 14 comments

  1. February 4, 2018 @ 9:42 am Elizabeth

    What a lovely bright space to create in. I love the story about the crib as well, that is serious re-cycling! Elizabeth x


  2. February 4, 2018 @ 4:07 pm Julia Cotrim

    Nice to meet you Jean! 🙂


  3. February 4, 2018 @ 4:41 pm Wendy A

    Congratulations Jean!


  4. February 4, 2018 @ 5:29 pm sandee

    I love your work, always have admired you. It was fun to see your craft room and I love what you did with the playpen! I made mine into a TV stand! lol


  5. February 4, 2018 @ 6:29 pm Jennifer taylor

    Jean Congrats!!!


  6. February 4, 2018 @ 10:22 pm Ginni Gass

    Jean, congratulations and what a great interview! Love that you used your kids’ crib for supply storage! Your projects always amaze me! 🙂


  7. February 5, 2018 @ 8:22 am jean marmo

    Thank you so much Sandee!


  8. February 7, 2018 @ 2:48 pm jean marmo

    Thank you Ginni!


  9. February 8, 2018 @ 8:09 am Lindsey Hall

    SO nice to meet you! I LOVE the idea of a keepsake box that you keep for your granddaughter. The memories that you keep will mean the world to her!


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