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Crew Interview – Steph Ackerman

It’s time for another post in our 2017 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 Steph Ackerman.

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Where do you reside?
East Meadow, NY, USA

Describe your design style…
I consider my style as evolving. It changes depending on the products I am working with.

Who or what do you give credit to inspiring your creativity?
I have been creating in some form since I was a child. My mother was always encouraging me to experiment.

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What inspires you today?
I love checking out Pinterest and Instagram,

What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? and why? Just one please!!!
Tattered Angels – oh my goodness the colors are gorgeous and you can achieve such fun effects using layers of color.

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

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Why is it your favorite project?
I love to upcycle and this chipboard bird house needed some love. I enjoy mixing and matching papers and creating with the large variety of Tattered Angels products to turn something bland into something fabulous.

Do you teach and if so tell us a bit about what you teach, where you go and some of your favorite places?
I teach card classes as well as mixed media/canvas classes in my Studio several times a month. I also teach scrapbooking classes at my local library each month.

I am the happiest doing…
having time to play time with my supplies. I love to pull out assorted supplies and see what I can create.

My favorite place to be creative…
My studio – it has everything I need and lots of room to create in.

steph ackerman canvas corp brands creative crew ccb 2017

Tell us one cool detail about your studio or craft space…
My studio encompasses my entire basement so I have the opportunity to spread out and create multiple projects at the same time.

Tell us one thing fun about you we might not know…
I like to eat chocolate and drink hot tea while I create.

Share with us anything about your creative life that you feel would inspire others…
Finding time to create every day helps take some of the stress out of life.


You can see Steph’s projects on her blog, Instagram, Facebook 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 – Steph Ackerman' have 2 comments

  1. August 6, 2017 @ 10:35 am Linda Simpson

    Great studio, and loving the bird house. A wonderful interview!
    Linda xxx


  2. August 7, 2017 @ 6:28 am Jean Marmo

    Another wonderful interview! Keep them coming!


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