Crew Interview – Karen Jiles

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 Karen Jiles.

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Where do you reside? City, State, Country
I am from Mount Holly, NC United States.

Describe your design style…
My style is shabby chic. I love to work with vintage product and new embellishments.I also enjoy distressing and adding a mixed media flair to my artwork.

Who or what do you give credit to inspiring your creativity?
I’m inspired by many things. Flowers, colors, fabrics, and textures really get my creative juices flowing. I began my creative journey years ago as a child and continued on into adulthood.

What inspires you today?
I’m inspired by colors, inks and embellishments.

What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? and why? Just one please!!!
Glimmer Mist- I love Glimmer Mists because it provides a fun background for bases and perfect with so many products, such as mixed media papers, ribbons, tags, and gessoed embellishments.

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

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Why is it your favorite project?
No, I do not teach.

Do you teach and if so tell us a bit about what you teach, where you go and some of your favorite places?
No, I do not teach.

I am the happiest doing…
I am the happiest when I have full rein in creating with multiple product and embellishments.

My favorite place to be creative…
My favorite place to be creative is in my stamp room. I have access to all of my products and embellishments. It holds everything I need to create anything of choice.

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Tell us one cool detail about your studio or craft space…
I have my most used and favorite embellishments and inks easily accessible.

Tell us one thing fun about you we might not know…
I also enjoy creating jewelry.

Share with us anything about your creative life that you feel would inspire others…
I try to create every single day. When I’m not creating cards, mini albums and keepsakes, I’m creating beaded pins or dying some ribbon with my Tattered Angels Mists. It’s all apart of the creative process. Sometimes the smaller or most effortless projects can bring such wonderful instant gratification.Creating is such a beautiful gift.

When I started blogging years ago, I wasn’t sure where it would lead. Eleven years later, through blogging and sharing my artwork I have seen my continued growth. I’ve made great creative friends and built lasting relationships. I have joined many design teams and I continue to share my love of crafting.

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


Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Crew Interview – Karen Jiles' have 2 comments

  1. November 26, 2018 @ 6:42 am Jean Marmo

    I love these interviews! Great work space! Such a pretty project.


  2. November 29, 2018 @ 8:26 am Jessica Larios

    Well, how very nice to meet you Karen!! You are an amazing soul! Thank you for sharing with us a bit about yourself and your passions! ???


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