We couldn’t think of a better way to wind down the week, then by sharing our next featured crew member in our ongoing CCB series where we feature a member of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew. These stories allow us to show you who our designers are, what inspires them, which mediums they enjoy working in and their favorite projects. We work with such an incredible crew of designers who love to share their latest techniques, projects and everyday life. The most exciting part of our journey is our crew can be fun around the globe. This allows us to travel to various locales right from our homes or work spaces and experience the traditional, modern cultures of our crew. Today our journey takes us across the globe to the home of the hobbits in magical New Zealand.  Here we travel to Auckland  where we introduce you to our next designer, Christine Santos.  To learn more about Auckland, New Zealand visit Wikipedia. auckland New Zealand

Christine makes an incredible addition to our CCB Crew. Her presence on our team has provided us with so many levels of creativity. Her talent with paper and ink fills us with so much inspiration. She is a designer, educator, and blogger who describes herself as; “A 30 something year old CRAFT-A-HOLIC.  A lover of all fun & pretty papers, color, flowers, sparkle, shimmer & ink. I’m a mom of 2 gorgeous bubbly girls and hail from Auckland, New Zealand!” We love it, “CRAFT-A-HOLIC” now that’s our kinda of girl. This is why we are joining her on a creative journey and watching her tell her story through her works and our products. We are so excited that she is apart of our creative journey and that we are able to share her world with our incredible community. Our own story is being told through our products, projects and through our incredible crew, like our featured crew member Christine.

Everyone of our Crew Members was asked to create a 4×4 Canvas that represents themselves and their personal style. Christine’s is so colorful. She describes; “The Canvas Corp Brands creative crew have done a 4×4 canvas that represents their own personal style.  I created a new canvas for the year 2016 as my style has evolved. I personally think that I can never be more sure & happy with it.  I’ve used the beautiful Watering Can collection for my canvas! ” Well said Christine! To make your own with supply list and instructions visit her blog!  

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Christine’s design style can best be described as…”I absolutely love creating all things fun & pretty. Did I mention I also adore shimmer & glimmer? Yes pretty please!

My style is “party on a page” fun, colorful & pretty all rolled into one! I’m obsessed with dimension & adding layers of mists, stenciling & stamping. Throw in some flowers, delicious scrappy embellishments, color, bling & I’m happy! The majority of my projects are mixed media, & when my mood calls for it I alternate to playing with layers & layers of paper. When you look at my layouts, my aim is to put a smile on your face!”

Christine was inspired most to be creative by….” My mom & my sister in law got me introduced to this craft, then there was no looking back from there! My children/family inspire me everyday to scrap pages that are not only fun to create, but also something I’ll forever treasure.”

What inspires you most today?  “Photos & color are my main inspirations. They tell the story & liven up pages!” Christine always has gorgeous colors in her projects, we always get excited to see what she is creating.

What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? “Do I have to choose just one? Ok, if I can only choose one it would be Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I’m simply in love with the colors, shimmer & glimmer all in one. I use them a lot!”

What is one of your favorite Canvas Corp Brands Projects you have created? “I love these projects because they have punches of color, & I got to mix & match Canvas Corp’s awesome papers, delicious Tattered Angels paints, & fun 7 Gypsies charms.”  

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Do you teach and if so tell us a bit about what you teach, where you go and some of your favorite places?

“This year I’m teaching at Scrapaholics in Auckland, New Zealand. I enjoy teaching fun mixed media layouts & cards, while having a fun crafty night out with lovely ladies. I love spending time with my family. When the weather is lovely & sunny, a walk in the park or a drive to the beach during the day would be on the agenda. If there’s still energy left a relaxed BBQ for dinner in the backyard is the icing on the cake. When I do get time to myself, I just love creating something. And sometimes I’d go to different cafes as I’m a sucker for a good cup of coffee!”

I am the happiest doing…..”(as mentioned above).” Christine we also love creating projects when we can in our studio, especially when it involves coffee. There is nothing more exciting then a good cup of coffee…..We couldn’t resist sharing the project below that Christine created. It has all the colors of a coffee shop built into it using our 7 Gypsies American Vintage Papers. Here is a link to the full project; “An American Vintage Clock For Dad”

christines dad clock


My favorite place to be creative…..”At home we have a really nice large dining table. As soon as dinner is finished, the dishes put away & tidied, & the kids are in bed, then mommy comes out to play with her crafting goodies!

Tell us one thing fun about you we might not know…
“I enjoy watching tennis opens, both live or on the TV. I’m a big Roger Federer fan!” 
Share with us anything about your creative life that you feel would inspire others….”Enjoy what you do, no matter what other people say. And most importantly, have fun creating…it’s good for your soul!”….. We completely agree Christine!
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To see more of Christine’s work visit her blog Christine’s Scrap Shack and her Facebook Page or follow Christine on Instagram

To see more projects by Christine and the Canvas Corp Brands Crew follow us on:

Blog: Canvas Corp Brands Blog

Instagram:  Canvas Corp BrandsTattered AngelsCanvas Corp and 7gypsies

Facebook: Canvas Corp7gypsies and Tattered Angels

If you are not familiar with the Canvas Corp Crew it is a group of amazing designers from around the world they have 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 is made up of about 100 designers who contribute projects to our blog, design with our products on their blogs, and 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. For more information, about our crew, stop over to our website www.canvascorpbrands.com and if you are interested in being a guest blogger for us apply here.

To see our complete line of products with design ideas provided by our Crew visit our shop Canvas Corp Brands Shop.

Happy Creating!!!



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.


  1. March 25, 2016 @ 6:42 pm Peggy Terrell

    I am still blown away by how far apart our “Crew” lives from each other; but our creative souls are next door neighbors!

    Would love to visit New Zealand to see all the sites, and meet my beautiful, talented “Crew Sister”, Christine. Keep up the great work; you’re a wonderful inspiration!


  2. April 30, 2016 @ 7:26 pm This Is Me | CHRISTINE'S SCRAP SHACK

    […] I hope you enjoyed my post today.  I can’t wait to share more Canvas Corp creations with you this year.  You won’t be disappointed with their new releases.  I’ve also been a featured creative crew member at the Creative Studio blog here. […]


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