Monday, May 07, 2018

belated {happy national scrapbook day part 3}


a few months ago, I slipped on ice and conked my head pretty good.
it's made some things like crafts and computers quite the challenge!

I stepped aside from the CCB design team
and have been frustratingly horrible about returning
messages, emails and phone calls.
(my apologies for any I still haven't returned!)

 but things are looking up!
my doctor and I noticed last week that there is definite progress,
however minor, but I 'll take what I can get!

I did complete this one project:
a little art therapy, a little art journaling,
a little whit and self-deprecation during this intense time of things.
it's even a little athena-helmet-esque, don't you think? :)

and I did some step-by-step for the painting parts
of the fence and wings.

 they're in this youtube video:


supply list to come :)
possible step-by-step tutorial blog post to come, too

Saturday, May 05, 2018

{happy national scrapbook day 2018 part 2}

sharing with you: has an awesome layout process video
from paige evans on youtube
for national scrapbook day!  i love it.
(here's a link:
her layout is totally fun and amazing.
it's in the multi-squares, inchies-type style (my favorite!!)

as part of my own NSD celebration,
here are a couple of layouts in that style.
they're 9 and 10 years old, but still... 
i love them. :) hope you like them, too!

(i'll post in a little bit what's been up with me.
it might make more sense as to why i keep posting
throwback posts and pix)


from Monday, February 23, 2009




from Sunday, April 27, 2008


{happy national scrapbook day 2018!}

to kick this off,
some links to my blog posts from
past National Scrapbook Days

be back in a little while with some updates
and a project I've been working on...

Sunday, May 07, 2017

only 364 days until the next national scrapbook day!


Saturday, May 06, 2017

{mixed media challenge on}

it's here! it's here! {National Scrapbook Day}


Friday, May 01, 2009

happy national scrapbooking day (almost!)!

and, oh boy, was it that long ago:

Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 10 years ago!! - (thinking of you, kimmy)

pre-nsd challenge at scrapitude

see you soon!
happy national scrapbook day!!

#nsd #nationalscrapbookday #scrapbook

Monday, April 09, 2018

{from the CCB blog - rabbit energy equals hope}

a project from january for creativation

featured on the Canvas Corp Brands blog april 2nd 
(please be sure to click while you're there
 to see the youtube video that accompanies the step-by-step!)

scrappily ever after
 "rabbit energy equals hope"

Saturday, March 17, 2018

happy st. patrick's day from mcfoxy

I was overwhelmed with gratitude this week by another card being in the stampers' sampler.
I don't have any new projects to post right now, so hopefully you'll share this moment with me instead :)

Thursday, March 01, 2018

{youtube video of Hooray for 2018 layout and gate tutorial}

7Gypsies, Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp

I've posted a video featuring the detailed photos of my Hooray for 2018 page.
But, best of all, it shows the layers coming together for the gate embellishment.
 It isn't specifically step-by-step, but it hopefully inspires you to get
your hands dirty with your paints and sprays :) 

If you'd like step-by-step instructions or have questions,
please leave a comment or contact me through Google-plus or Facebook.
I love discussing the knitty-gritty of crafts :)

Disclosure: Some of the cost was shared by the company
as a benefit of being a member of the Canvas Corp Brands design team. 

{page 101}

Spring 2018 issue Take Ten
one more Stampin' Up! Valentine card

spring 2018

#TakeTen #Stampington

{Makers Month is here!}

Happy Makers Month 2018, makers!

7Gypsies and Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp

There are activities going on all month all over the internet,
but don't forget to check local scrapbook and craft stores!
Even libraries are doing lots of events for adults, kids and families.

If you can, please leave a comment of any Makers Month activities
that you'll be taking part in :)

Friday, February 23, 2018

{hooray for 2018! layout} featured on the CCB blog!

a layout that I created to celebrate being on the 2018 CCB Creative Crew
is featured on the Canvas Corp Brands blog this week!

there is also an easy-to-follow tutorial
about creating that finish on the gate.
please head over to check it out
and say hello :)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

{the winged nest} 4x4 3D canvas
 The Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew
each design a 4x4 canvas in their own style
to be placed online in one huge mega-gallery.
Imagine!!  100+ 4x4 canvases, each in its own style.

For my canvas,  I had so many ideas
and starts and stops, but finally settled
on an out-of-the-box and off-the-canvas
3-dimensional work.

 "The Winged Nest" is my dream in my head, 
my business-to-be-one-day.
(I have already saved the address and blog,
so please don't take this for your own.)

Beyond that explanation,
I can't really explain. :)
Homes (and nests) are a big deal to me.
And winged things are on a spiritual level for me.

The inside needed an occupant,
and who better than this lovely gypsy.
(The house lights up with one of those little tiny bulbs
that has its own battery.) 

And here are the supplies
that were used:
mostly 7Gypsies Architextures (including packaging),
but also Stampin' Up! dies
and Prima butterfly and bird,
and one fantastic 4x4" Canvas Corp Basics canvas.

Disclosure: Some of the cost (and the 4x4 canvas) was shared by the company as a benefit of being a member of the design team.