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Today as you prepare for ghosts and goblins to come knocking at your door, don’t forget to take a break and visit this week’s WHERE YOU CREATE! A room in Lloydminster jam packed with great storage ideas for small spaces! Don’t let room size SPOOK you…come trick or treat at Geo Schapansky’s house for some creative ideas! Hi there! My name is Geo Schapansky and I’ve been scrapbooking for many years. I live in Lloydminster and was introduced to scrapbooking through a Creative Memories home party way back in 1996; that my sister in law invited me to. I don’t think I had any idea what I was getting myself into this many years later. In our home I have a really small room that is about 7’x9′ in which I create. In a space this small organization is important and I’m always looking for new storage ideas. My…

Kim here to sneak in my take on October’s sketch, designed by Sue Sykes! A fun sketch to work with; one that I can see using again! Great way to add multiple photos or use up many of those pocket page style kits! I used LOTS of Stampin’ Up! goodness on this page! Paper is from the Flowerpot Designer Series and I used their new Sizzix Dies: Project Life & Word Bubbles. Other Stampin’ Up! products used were the buttons, stamps, ink & the pink, ruffled ribbon! My titles were cut using  purchased SVG files from Wilna Furstenberg’s site and the wooden banner is from Studio Calico. Everything played together well to create this fun page celebrating a road trip to Phoenix with great friends! Here is the sketch I based my layout on. Join in our monthly challenge! CLICK HERE!

WINNER UPDATE – Congrats to Alma Dirpaul – this weeks lucky winner! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away 4 sets of  cling floam stamps and two fabulosa punches  from the wonderful people over at Stampin’ Up! This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? To enter to win 1. Visit Stampin’ Up!  on facebook  – CLICK HERE – Tell them CS sent you! 2.  Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday Oct 31  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!!!

Hi everybody, Connie Nichol here. Halloween is fast approaching, bringing to mind ghouls, goblins, ghosts and all things spooky. My kids love this time of year, especially the dressing up in costumes part, although the abundance of treats collected door to door doesn’t hurt either. Stampin’ Up! has so many cute Halloween themed products in their holiday catalogue. I especially adore the Motley Monsters designer series patterned paper.  The patterns and colours are fun and bright, so the resulting projects are cheery and upbeat. Here’s the layout I created using some of these papers. I cut a few cardstock leaves with the Fun Fall Framelit dies but most of the interesting stuff on the page is from fussy cut elements from the patterned papers themselves.  I cut out extra tree trunks and layered them onto the base sheet of patterned paper using dimensional adhesive (doubling up the adhesive to add…

Hi Everyone…or should I say, “Happy Halloween!” It’s Kelly here to share a layout. Do you have you have your costumes ready and spooky décor around the house?  I know I have some cobwebs here and there! ha ha ha Here is a Halloween layout I designed using Simple Stories’ fun “Frankie and Friends” collection, along with some awesome Sizzix dies. I based my design on Sue Sykes’ October Sketch. Have you been playing with her sketches and uploading your layouts to our Sketchy gallery? Here are the three Sizzix dies I used: I die cut them from American Crafts glitter paper… love the sparkle! Beacon Adhesives is great for adhering these pieces: I bent the bat wings for added dimension and just glued their heads down. With white and black markers, I added faux stitching around the title and other cut paper elements. It’s never too late to create a layout based on…

I’m late, I’m late for a very important date! Sorry today’s WHERE YOU CREATE is late! I left things to the last minute this week and when I sat to work at my blog post…COMPUTER ISSUES! Arghhhh…Murphy’s Law! Computers are such wonderful tools when they work! This afternoon the stars have lined up and programs are talking together nicely! Fortunately after a spike in my blood pressure  [:-O]  we get to tour the relaxing and wonderful creative space of Sherry Jackson! This is sure to bring us back into a ZEN moment! I’m the owner of Shabby Shutters; A Paper Crafters Paradise & More. Recently I closed my Main Street location and converted to all on-line. In doing so; my very supportive husband and I redesigned the down stairs “family room” into my new craft studio. I absolutely love it!!  My inspiration is all vintage and will shine through in the photos. …

Today we welcome Darlene Madden, an amazingly talented mixed media artist who creates mosaic works of art. “We are mosaics–pieces of light, love,history,stars–glued together with magic and music and words.”  unknown I do not know if mosaic art found me, or I found mosaic art….regardless  while on this journey called Life, I found myself at an unexpected detour and change became my reality.  It was during this time that I attempted my first mosaic, and the parallels of putting the pieces of my life back together and mosaic art became apparent.  I make art to express, to relax, to play and to feed my soul. My work has a unique flavor due to my choice of materials and the fact that I invite viewers to touch the ever growing textures that I incorporate into each piece. Found objects are always finding a way into my pieces, whether it be a…

JUST KEEPING IT “SCARILY” SIMPLE AND HANDSOME TOO! It’s Halloween and time for trick or treating.  Therefore, I decided to  “treat” myself by creating this fun Halloween card and then using the same basic techniques, supplies and stamps  (okay, so I changed one, lol), I then treated myself a second time to this wonderful scrapbook page that bears the photo of my “grandhandsomeson” Liam.   I kept it basic, all the inking techniques are simple and truly easy to learn and I know everyone can do them. If you have Volume #6 of Canadian Scrapbooker Basics and/or you follow my articles in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, you probably recognize the techniques I used. Basically I smeared  my way to a great background using colors from the Provence, petal point from Clearsnap and this great brick background from the fine folks at Magenta. I used the same background for both the card…

Happy Monday! Kim here with a quick card to share! I have been wanting to work with this paper collection from Heartfelt Creations for sometime now, but there always seems to be something else that needs to get done! Friday morning I put it on the top of my to-do list and am so happy I did. Creative time is so good for my soul! Celebrate the Journey collection also has some wonderful dies and stamps that play fabulously together! These are just a few! I chose to make my own background paper using Canadian Scrapbooker’s Superstock, Clearsnap Colorbox chalk & pigment inks and of course the wonderful stamp shown below! I matted the background with paper from the collection and began to build my card. I used the hot air balloon stamp to create my dimensional elements and layered May Arts ribbon &  pieces of patterned papers to get the look I wanted.…

In a blink…it’s Friday again! I seriously feel like I just sat down to share last week’s WHERE YOU CREATE! Guess that’s what happens when we fill our bellies with turkey and “fixins” before starting a short work week! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, the weather here in Alberta was spectacular – hope yours was as well! Autumn in Canada is a wonderful thing! This week’s creative space is shared by Sherry Roth…enjoy the picture tour! I’ve been admiring all the craft areas that you’ve been sharing on Where You Create and would love to share my craft room/studio.  I teach classes so my area is a combined craft room/studio.    The back wall of the room is my crafting area.  I have it divided into two working areas (a creative station and a computer station) with lots of storage.       The big pantry cupboard holds my albums and…