Location: River Ridge, LA
Short bio: Hi there! I'm Madeline Fox, wife and mother, paper arts addict, photography buff, social justice advocate, music junkie, foreign film fanatic, book aficionado, beach lover, chocoholic, and would-be photo-journalist for National Geographic. My family consists of my husband of 36 years and five kids, ranging in age from 13 to 33. Yes, that's a 20 year span; we'll never have an empty nest! We live in the suburbs of New Orleans, a city rich in culture and history, offering me much to enjoy and photograph. Throughout the years I have dabbled in many crafty pursuits (sewing, quilting, painting, cross-stitching and hardanger embroidery, to name a few), but since discovering scrapbooking in 2001, all of those have taken a backseat to what I truly love…preserving our family's memories with photos and paper!
Favorite thing to scrap: The special and everyday moments with my family.
Favorite American Crafts product: Patterned paper! I love its colors, patterns, and textures!
5 fun facts:
1. I have had five C-sections.
2. I love the smell of chlorine. It reminds me of my competitive swimming days.
3. When I was 17, I backpacked around Lake Superior with a group of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. Very few people knew that I was a Girl Scout in high school!
4. In my dreams I'd wander the less-traveled parts of the world, photographing the people and immersing myself in other cultures. I wish I could speak other languages!
5. I recently discovered letterboxing (similar to geocaching) and have enjoyed handcarving my own stamps.
Supplies: Stargazers Paper (35982) – Lucky Charm, Pretty Poppies Paper (35966) – Lucky Charm, Pretty
Painterly Paper (35973) – Lucky Charm, Wishing Well Paper (35961) – Lucky Charm, Noteworthy Paper
(35963) – Lucky Charm, Falling Star Paper (35976) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Coin Paper (35978) – Lucky
Charm, 3D Foam Dots (61709) – This To That, Border Value Kit (63013) – Knock Outs, Crystal (27420) –
Zazz, Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Crawfish (53389) – Thickers
Madeline says, "Drawing inspiration from my photo, I combined papers with light and dark hues, stripes and blues, and
add then added a fun punch of red. Dimension is given to this all-patterned-paper page by popping up
the sewn garland and layering corrugated alphas for the title."
Supplies: Falling Star Paper (35976) – Lucky Charm, Pretty Painterly Paper (35973) – Lucky Charm, Junk
Drawer Paper (35968) – Lucky Charm, Dreamcatcher Paper (35980) – Lucky Charm, Pretty Poppies
Paper (35966) – Lucky Charm, Wild Hearts Paper (35962) – Lucky Charm, Wishbone Paper (35969) –
Lucky Charm, Lucky Coin Paper (35978) – Lucky Charm, 5th & Frolic 6×6 Paper Pad (35827) – 5th &
Frolic, Border Value Kit (63013) – Knock Outs, Roller Date Stamp (59160) – Neapolitan, Goodness Aqua
(331261) – Thickers
"A patterned paper fanatic, I find much satisfaction in creating unique embellishments and doing the
unexpected. Sewing, punching, weaving, and fussy cutting two sheets of patterned paper and
several scraps into an eyecatching page."