Articles by Mandy Leever-Koel

Dutch wife nearing 40, dental technician and mother of a sweet and cool boy named Connor. Love scrapbooking and mixed media, photography, reading, writing. Being on scrapbook designteams is a dream come true!


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Mandy’s Christmas Stocking Kit

At Canvas Corp Brands, we asked some of our designers to put together a Christmas kit containing their favorite products. Today we would like to show you crew member Mandy Leever-Koel’s kit and more importantly: her finished NON-SEW project! Mandy says -When it comes to Christmas, I somehow don’t craft for/about it much. Tons of family…

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Mysterious Mannequin – Mata Hari Challenge

For our September Challenge “Mata Hari”, crew member Mandy Leever-Koel has created a small version of a costume Mata Hari could have worn herself. Mandy says: ‘When searching for gypsy images, somehow the images of Mata Hari always popped up. I thought it would be nice to do a challenge on her, inspired by her…

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Gypsy Travels to Barcelona, Spain

Sometimes, a Dutch gypsy that doesn’t wander a lot gets lucky anyway… and is offered a trip to Barcelona, Spain! This happened to our Crew member, Mandy Leever-Koel and she will be telling us all about her gypsy travels to Barcelona. Early morning April 7, 2017, our journey began by bus from Hengelo, The Netherlands,…

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“Awesome” Mixed Media Heart shaped Canvas

A canvas is the perfect homedecor gift, showcasing a beautiful memory. Heart-shaped canvases are something other than your basic square, but can be a little challening when working on them. Though 7gypsies Architextures may give off a vintage vibe, they can be used perfectly in modern mixed media scrapbooking. Crew member Mandy Leever-Koel used various Architextures…

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Travelling Art Journal May, Group 2

Some of us might be enjoying their Summer Holiday already. Traveling, or planning to travel…? At CCB we’re letting the art journal travel some more around the globe. It’s time for the May edition of the Second Group already! Curious?     Rosemary Frias-Morris ” I wanted to use the tree rub on and a silhouette…

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Gypsy Travels to Diepenheim, The Netherlands

This time our Gypsy Travels take us to a small town in The Netherlands, called Diepenheim. The Netherlands is a small country, neighboring Germany on the East and Belgium on the South. They are still ruled by a King, Willem Alexander, and his wife, Queen Maxima. Though most people think it’s about cheese, wooden shoes, tulips, drugs and its capital Amsterdam,…

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Traveling Art Journal – Group 2, April

Hello again! We hope you are still sticking with us while every traveling art journal is making its way around the globe, and are as excited as we are, to view some more pages! Ready? Then let’s have a look! Rosemary Frias morris   “I knew I want to use the rub-ons. I decided on…

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“Some-bunny loves you” Mixed Media Watercolor Layout

“If you have a cellphone and some other social media like Facebook, they can’t have escaped you: pictures of people looking like bunnies, or other animals. Normally I’m not a big fan of those pictures, but when my brother turned my little boy and me into these 2 cute bunnies, I couldn’t help but like…

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Weathered Copper Easter Egg

Easter is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for an Easter decoration that is a little less traditional, here’s a perfect idea for you. The basic ingredients are  an egg, flowers, leaves/foliage and the Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kit  ‘Weathered Copper’. ‘Wanting to combine the feeling of spring through flowers and a classical yet…

This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.