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.

Friday, January 19, 2018

{featured on the Canvas Corp Brands blog today}

Happy Friday!
My video posted previously is featured on the blog today for Canvas Corp Brands.

Have you checked out the new things from Canvas Corp Brands:
7Gypsies, Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp?

If you're lucky enough to be at Creativation this week,
make sure you stop by the CCB booth to see even more new and exciting things!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Have you seen 7Gypsies lately?

I must admit that I had been focusing so very much on Stampin' Up! the last couple of years, I somehow missed that Canvas Corp Brands had been taking 7Gypsies, Tattered Angels and their own Canvas Corp to wonderfully new and exciting places!

Here's a little video.  You can look over my shoulder at my first order as part of the Creative Crew :)

 And stay tuned for projects made with these awesome things.
Happy New Year!!
Here's to 2018!

Monday, December 11, 2017

love you much, stampers' sampler!!

So, so happy!
I have two Valentine cards published in the upcoming Winter issue of 
The Stampers' Sampler.
2 Valentine's Day cards - page 107!
I am always so pleased (and proud) to cheer about Stampington and Co. magazines
(and their advertisers).  They make beautiful publications
- works of art filled with works of art!
They've really hung in there as print magazines continue to disappear.

Please join me in celebrating my cards in this next issue,
and submit your own artwork to their many submission calls,
my abundantly talented artist friends.

Oh, and buy their magazines!  You won't regret it :)

Friday, December 08, 2017

{7gypsies and Canvas Corp Brands 2018 Creative Crew member}

I am so very excited to announce that I am a member of the
2018 Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew.

Canvas Corp Brands includes Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels,
and 7gypsies, a brand that I have loved for more than a decade, I'm sure.

The Creative Crew is a huge team of artists and designers from
all over the world.  They post inspiring projects, challenges, and tutorials
 on the blog, YouTube, newsletters and other social media.

While I wait for my new, current products to arrive,
I thought it might be fun to revisit some of my past projects
using 7gypsies.  Some of these go way back - 2006!

These each just used a little 7gypsies here or there.
For details on projects, please browse my blog or check my gallery at SCS.
Or ask me in a comment below :)

Please stay tuned for projects featuring new 7gypsies,
Tattered Angels, and Canvas Corp for 2018.