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Hey Everyone! Kim here with another wonderful, creative space to share that will have you thinking about an enchanted place most of us know and love; A Hundred Acre Wood. I just love Carilyn’s photos and the story behind her themed crafting space, I’m sure you will love it too! Good afternoon Kim, I have contemplated this day for quite a while, I am so excited to share with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine; my submission for “Where I Create” – it is one of my favourites! The challenge I faced with creating my Craft studio, is that I enjoy a wide variety of crafts; from scrapbooking to knitting, quilting and card-making…just to name a few. This space had to fulfill that wide range of hobbies. Secondly, the space is in my basement, with a small window, so I wanted to have it light and bright.  The concept evolved into wanting this…

WHERE YOU CREATE is heading to Oakville, Ontario to check out Connie Evans’ wonderful, bright scrapbooking space! We know you will just LOVE it! Multi-Tasking Family Room Hi Kim, This is the Family room in our house which we turned into my Scrapbook Room. It is also referred to as the Craft Room, the Cat Cave and the Girl Cave.  Thankfully we have a teenage son who has as much computer gear as I have paper so he uses the Rec Room in the basement. We have moved five times since my hobby started so we’ve designed many scrapbook rooms.  When looking for a house it must have craft room space.  This room is about 17’ x 10’.  There is a lounging area that takes up just over a third of the room just in case my husband or son would like to hang out with me while I’m crafting…

March, in like a lion, out like a…. LION???? I don’t remember being prepared for this scenario in grade school! Is anyone else, just “pooped” with winter? On this Good Friday, let’s think of REbirth, REnewal, REcharge, REst and REjoice! Let’s all happily move onto April and all things SPRING! Move along March…we’RE done with you! That’s a whole lot of “RE’s”!! [Definition of re- in English: re- PREFIX  /  1-once more; afresh; anew] Which leads us to this wonderful picture that Andrea Bjork, from Jamestown, NY, sent to us, sharing where she cREates! A room for Bible journaling seems perfect for this Easter weekend! We converted a small bedroom into my office and it has become quite a haven for me!  It is where I do all of my Bible Journaling. Submit your photos! We continue to always be looking for your submissions! Don’t be shy; send them along! Have you…

Hello Friday and hello to Christine Beaudry of North Bay, Ontario! Her creative space will be the first we share in 2018 for our WHERE YOU CREATE feature. A BUSY START TO OUR YEAR Our blog and team has been busy with Christmas give-aways, Boxing Day give-aways and our HUGE Creativation give-away. It always amazes me how quickly the months go by on our Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! As are thoughts lean towards all things spring, despite winter still showing us who’s in charge, Christine’s scrapbooking room will have you thing Springtime in Paris. We love her clean, bright and organized space. FROM CHRISTINE Hi Kim, Here is the space where I create! I dream of going to Paris one day, so the decor is Paris themed. I love organizing my supplies, mostly in the open, so I can see what I have and be inspired by a certain element…

Brrrrrr! January 2108 has arrived!  We are in a deep freeze once again here in Alberta; however, weather has been crazy all over! Storm “bombs” to the east, freezing rain and mudslides in California! Mother Nature always lets us know who really is in control! FILL MY IN-BOX! On the bright side, our days are slowly getting brighter in the Northern hemisphere, which means more light each day, which means more available light for picture taking! We are getting ready to resume our 2018 WHERE YOU CREATE blog posts and I need you to FILL my in-box with your photos and write-ups about your creative spaces! Send your emails to me at: kim@creativescrapbooker.ca WHY SHARE? Last year we had a wonderful array of spaces to share! Each and every one offered ideas to decorate and organize our spaces. From big to small, your spaces ROCK! As Creative Scrapbookers it is important to…

Kim here today with a twist on our WHERE YOU CREATE feature. It’s time to get organized on the move! Let’s go to a retreat! I tried desperately to post this feature last weekend while at a retreat; but alas I failed! The wifi at our retreat was at best unreliable and well honestly, my brain was squirrelling every minute into conversations and laughs with the wonderful group of people I was spending my time with! Trust me…there are way worse evils in the world than what was my dilemma! BIG PHOTO SHARE So today, we will have a big photo share. A share of how “my peeps” pack and lug all of their scrapbooking supplies to a retreat. THIS is real life! Some are very organized, some are very random and some…well, bring everything but the kitchen sink! I “hang” with some incredibly talented people, so I figure if…

Here we are…the last Friday of November, and possibly  our last WHERE YOU CREATE for 2017! As the days get shorter, our lives seem to get busier! Every year at this time our submissions for Where You Create dwindle and then they pick up again in the New Year. It coincides with busy times for us too…we are already gearing up for our annual 12 Days of Giving starting December 12t [so much fun!] and CHA is in January where so many new and marvelous products will be revealed; we just can’t wait! We promise to keep you entertained with lots of fun blog posts until we revisit WHERE YOU CREATE in 2018! RIBBON STORAGE IDEA Last week I received a short email from Nancy Nickel of The Nickel Nook. She shared a photo of a wonderful ribbon storage idea that she thought would be fun to share with our…

This week I was able to find a bit of time to “play” in my craft room. It really is a space in my home that makes me happy. Sometimes after a busy day, I’ll just go in, sit and shuffle through my supplies. I can feel the stress of the day slowly melt away, the shuffling, touching and doodling have become an important part of my creative process. For most of my adult life, I have been fortunate enough to have a corner or room dedicated to crafting. This week Susan Sturgis is letting us peek into her craft room. I can only imagine her delight at having a dedicated scrapbooking space after raising eight [8!] children! An extra room! For the first time in my married life, I have an extra room.  I am the mother of eight, wonderful children who have occupied all the bedrooms until April…

​Well! I’m just a bit dumbfounded today! Next week trick or treaters will be knocking at my door and then in a flash…we’ll turn our calendars to November! That means we are just over two months until 2018…which means I did not put to use all the great organizing ideas from a year’s worth of  WHERE YOU CREATE blog posts! How does that happen!? Of all my years on this wonderful earth…I swear 2017 has flown by the fastest! That being said, we will forge ahead sharing more creative spaces and organizing ideas. When you are ready to put some of these great ideas to work, you just need to find your way back to our blog, all of our WHERE YOU CREATE blogs posts are easy found…at the click of your mouse! This week’s creative space Today we get to see where Steph Kallinen scrapbooks! In Steph’s email to…

Welcome to another WHERE YOU CREATE post. If you are a fan of Tim Holtz, Ranger or Sizzix I know you will love the craft space we are about to share. Even if your creative style differs, we are confident you too will swoon over Nicole Wright’s scrapbooking room. Her craft room is not big…but WOWSERS, it packs a punch! In Nicole’s Words I have a very small but mighty craft space. This 8×12 room is designed to maximize space and functionality with storage on walls.  I create on an 80+ year old oak desk belonging to my husband’s grandfather. Everything is designed around this vintage centrepiece. Wire baskets hold my stamps and apple crate boxes house my extensive Sizzix library.  IKEA wire shelves are perfect for all my Ranger inky things. Glass jars are full of seasonal embellishments, twine and paper dolls. Floating shelves show off my favorite pieces I…