Spring Butterfly Terrarium for Canvas Corp Brands

Good day guys.  The March “Re-Birth” Challenge for Canvas Corp Brands’ Creative Studio is up:

Use the word re-birth as your inspiration when you create. You can also incorporate items or colors from the moodboard. Create, decorate, sew, knit or paint – release your imagination and be creative!

This month we have a different prize – we will invite the winner of the challenge to be our Guest Designer in May. This means that you will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with! 

To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry  Blog post, or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest (link to the actual project – not the whole page) by using the linkytool HERE. You have until the end of April 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Here’s my take on the challenge:

You can check out the materials list and step by step process at The Creative Studio.

We cannot wait to see your beautiful “Re-Birth” creations.


SENZ 2017 – Scrapbooking & Craft Expo New Zealand


I’m sooooooooo excited to let you guys know that I’ll be teaching two different classes this year at SENZ 2017 through Scrapaholics…..woohooo!  I’m so in love with the projects I’ll be teaching and I’m trying my best to hold my crafty excitement! Class schedule release will be up at the SENZ website soon and VIP ticket holders get the first dibs on booking them.

More info about the types of tickets and passes for SENZ available can be found on the tickets page of the website.  It seems that there’s only 5 VIP passes left as these tickets are selling like hot hot hotcakes!  Get them now before they’re gone!

You don’t want to miss NZ’s Premier Scrapbooking and Papercraft Event.  I’ll keep you guys updated as soon as class schedule is released.  Can’t wait!



Spring Gardening – Scrapbooking Meets Decoupage

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Today I’m sharing a Spring layout featuring Bella’s gorgeous True Romantic Collection matched with Fundamentals’ Decoupage.  Let’s have a look at my Spring Gardening layout:

Spring GardeningChristine Santos

Bella materials: True Romantic Papers (Garland, Bouquet, Lovehearts, Ribbon); Bella Florals; Bella Bling (Fancy Flourish, Accent Flourish, Spiral Flourish); Cream Heart Stickers

Fundamentals materials: Birds Decoupage Pack; Font Wood Veneers; A4 Vellum

I’m in love with Bella’s new designs of Bling, and in this layout I really wanted to show them off alongside the photo.  The beautiful birds and oval words came from Fundamentals’ A4 Decoupage Pack.  These sets are versatile and are not just limited to card making.

The purple watercolor drips on the Lovehearts Paper matches the purple floral print of the Ribbon Paper.  As you can see, a Bella layout is not complete without some Bella Florals.

The Fundamentals Wood Veneers are great subtitles/sentiments for any projects.  It’s finished off with the addition of some Bella Cream Heart Stickers.

My girls were very helpful and sure had fun helping with sprucing up our vegetable patches, getting ready for next season’s harvest.  Spring gardening with love it was indeed.

I had fun creating with Bella’s gorgeous True Romantic Collection, new Bling designs, and florals, along with  Fundamentals’ Decoupage to match.  Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed my post today.

Check out all Bella and Fundamentals range here.




Make A Wish Birthday Card

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This month has been very busy for our family party-wise as friends and family seem to be celebrating a birthday party after another.  This got me creating birthday cards, and today I get to share with you one of them featuring Fundamentals’ new colors and goodies.

Christine Santos

Fundamentals Materials: Shamrock Cardstock, Buttercup Cardstock, True Blue Cardstock, Doilies, Sentiment Toppers, Bitty Bows, Birthday Sentiment Stickers

Ruby Rock-It Materials: Oriental Chic Florals, Happy Days Droplets

This birthday card is made especially for a little girl who is not into girly colors like pinks and purples.  It certainly was a good excuse to create a fun birthday girl’s card with Fundamentals’ bright new range.  I’ve die cut the colorful cardstock with my nesting banner die cuts which added fun layers on top of the card.

I’ve layered the doilies behind the pretty floral, keeping to the green, yellow and blue colors of the card.  It gave the same festive and fun look of rosettes without the bulk, plus you get the intricate and delicate cut around the doilies.  These are then surrounded with some Happy Days Droplets to finish off the card.

And there’s another birthday card done and dusted.  Thanks for popping in and don’t forget to check out all the Fundamentals range here.




Pink Mixed Media Apple

Today I’m sharing my off the page pink mixed media apple inspired by Berry 71 Bleu’s February Challenge:


Isn’t the mood board gorgeous? It’s absolutely perfect for the month of love, gorgeous soft pink shades and flowers.  Here’s my take on it:

I was inspired by all the pink colors and florals from the mood board, and the feeling of love.  I’ve used Scrapmatts’ chipboards and stencil to build my pink apple.

Scrapmatts chipboards: Ornate Frames (CB4069), Leaf Spray (CB5166), Scrap Words (CB6113)

Scrapmatts stencil: Borders (ST1010)

For the beautiful colors, I layered a few Tattered Angels Paints to achieve the balance of soft, with little hints of bright pink to tie it altogether.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Tutti Frutti, Cadillac Pink, Black Cherry, It’s Pink, Pearl

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists: Polka Dot Pink, Chalk

I had fun creating my little apple, and I hope you like it as much as I do.  Thanks so much for popping in and I hope you’ve been spoilt on Valentine’s day.



Celebrate Good Times

I had a blast creating and teaching my February class layout for Scrapaholics and today I get to share them with you.  Lots of clean layers and textures in this fun multi photo layout.  I’m aiming to have more photos in my layout classes this year, listening to what you lovelies have requested.  This layout is very much about the circles, and is repeated in many different ways throughout.  Here it is:

“Celebrate Good Times”

Thank you so much to all the lovely ladies that attended my February class and bought the kit.  I had such a blast and I can’t wait until Scrapaholics release my March class with you all.  A little hint: the background is definitely not white.

Another big news…I’ll be teaching two classes for Scrapaholics at SENZ – New Zealand’s largest Scrapbooking and Craft Expo which will be held at the Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland on June 30-July 2.  Classes will be released early May so keep an eye out for SENZ class bookings here.  Wooohooo!

Thanks for popping in.