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How can it already be the last Friday of May? I feel the months are just flying by this year! Maybe a sign of getting older or a sign of too much on my plate…maybe just a tad of each! Today’s creative space kind of plays into this concept of time flying by! Last year I asked Lisa to share some photos of her creative space with me. I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa at a retreat a few years back and was in awe of her supply haul and could only imagine how and where she stored it at home! Lisa kindly agreed to send some pictures at the exact time my computer crashed and I opted to join team Mac! Changing from a PC to Mac came with a learning curve and lost photos from Lisa as I learned a new workflow! A year flew by! I…

Hello Friday! How was your week? As I ready for this week’s Where You Create, I have just watched the news and continue to be in awe of the power of weather. I feel bad grumbling over not so great weather when others are dealing with so much flooding and loss…if you can – help, even if it’s putting forward positive thoughts! Because the world needs a little less crazy…lets head into Arlene’s well organized scrapbooking space! Those of you who follow us on Instagram may know her as @omaarlene …she is always sharing her #CSMphotopromtps and we LOVE that she plays along! Hi there! I thought I would share my space. My hubby gave me an early gift and had a picture window installed in our basement, I am thrilled! Lots of natural daylight. Here are a few photos… My husband also made it possible to have my work…

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Kim here with a layout share using products from Wild Whisper Designs, Ranger Inks, Southern Ridge Trading Company and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I loved the ‘Adventure Collection’ from Wild Whisper Designs from the moment I started to see layouts being created with it shared online. It is so well suited for outdoorsy photos! I paired the papers up with some bear photos I had from a few years back! I am really happy with the finished result! I designed and cut my title using my electronic cutting machine and was thrilled that by chance it lined up perfectly with the design of the paper I placed behind for contrast…giving it a bit more visual texture! My journaling was done using a Ranger Ink Dylusions paint pen – you should try them out if you haven’t…I LOVE them! My bear and tree elements are from Southern…

Ahhhh, spring found us! Today in the Edmonton region of Alberta we are supposed to hit 26C! It will feel so good! Another thing that will warm YOUR creative soul is a peek into Jackie’s wonderful creative space…let’s go! Dear Kim, I have attached the photos of my space! Through the door there is a bookcase with my magazines and where I hang the jewelry that is in my etsy store. Then you have the Cricut center. Under the Cricut, in the cabinets are boxes of material for sewing; I make custom camera straps for my etsy store. The tall bookcase holds cutters and supplies for the Cricut. Then we have my counter top workspace! A map on the wall documents my travels with pins. After cruises and more, I love to scrapbook the places I have been! The 1st bookcase on the wall opposite my counter holds all jewelry…

Hello and Happy Easter to everyone who will be celebrating the holiday this weekend! Does anyone else find it hard to believe we are already half way through April! Mother Nature has given a few glimpses of spring…then takes it away! Here’s hoping she is in a good mood this weekend! Today we are sharing a panoramic view of Sharon Coleman’s lovely creative space! I am loving her pops of red & teal; as well as all the lovely art hung on her walls! Here’s what Sharon has to say about her space: Hi! I am a 60-year-old who thought my days of creating were behind me, until about 5 years ago! My husband lost his Job and we moved to another state. Drawing, painting, bible journaling and more have become such a GREAT outlet for me.  In May of 2015, our youngest of 5 children got married and we…

Hello! Kim here today, I love when I get to share what I’ve been up to on the blog. I’ve been having fun playing with Distress Oxide inks, I ordered an entire set after seeing them at Creativation 2017 in January. They are easy to layer, emboss and stamp with. The icing on the cake is the magic that happens when you add a spritz or two of water to the mix! Here is the fun Easter card I put together this past weekend. I used some of my favourite Ranger/Tim Holtz products and an alpha die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. My background was created by adding layers of Distress Oxide ink to water colour paper. I dried each layer with my heat gun before adding the next layer to keep the colours separate. I pounced a bit of the ink through a stencil for added interest as well as…

Kim here today to share my take on the March Sketchy Challenge. This fun sketch was designed by the talented Kerry Engel; who shared several takes of this sketch in our Sketchy Gallery. I choose to work with this sketch while on retreat a few weeks back. I am not a productive scrapbooker at retreats because I socialize and enjoy the company around me, I find it hard to create with so much going on but wouldn’t miss them for the world…retreats are just plain good for the soul! I used paper and die-cuts from Kaisercraft’s “Me Collection”. It was the perfect retreat paper…I grabbed 3 Chameleons pens and randomly coloured some of the doodles on the page…all while keeping up with the stories going on around me! I grabbed my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tape runner to put everything in place! My title is made from older Tim Holtz…

So? Are you wearing any green today? Will you be drinking any green beer? Will someone kiss you just because you’re Irish? Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! So much to celebrate on this day even if you aren’t Irish, because we are just three more sleeps until the start of spring…winter is almost behind us; or at least that is what my brain thinks! The days are brighter and whatever snow comes now, shouldn’t last long…we’ve got this! Time to get to business! We are thrilled to share Joanne McClintock’s creative space today. You will love her organized space! Hi Kim. I thought I would share my craft space today. I’m quite proud of it; but it is and will always be, a work in progress. I try to add objects that inspire me, so it is ever changing. My fabulous hubby agreed to move our eldest son downstairs so I…

Kim here with my take on the February sketch. This is not my best work, but I had fun with this layout. I feel like I have been in a creative funk since January and am slowly coming off the couch back into my craft room! I am NOT a lover of winter and the darkness that comes with it! Working with a sunset picture seemed a good choice! I just let myself play and put ZERO pressure on the results. I added a thin layer of Dina Wakley Media Gesso to my CSM Superstock and then “messy” coloured my circles with Distress Crayons. Once my colour was on my page, I used a water brush to blend it and even it out. My spiral line and writing was done with a Dylusions Paint Pen – I LOVE THESE!!!!! I used a Magenta stencil with Black Soot Distress Ink for…

Here we are at the middle of February already! Does anyone else feel 2017 is moving along pretty fast? I’m pretty confident our readers on the east coast may feel differently, the amount of snow that has fallen in areas is simply crazy! Here’s hoping someone else gets to shovel and YOU get to spend some quality snow days in your craft room! After lots of CREATIVATON 2017 shares and our BIG CHA prize giveaway, we are ready to share some more WHERE YOU CREATE spaces! This week, D’Arcy Henson shares her bright and organized space! Attached are photos of my craft room. I have two girls; Betty, 11 and Ruby, 8. We spend quite a bit of time in here doing all sorts of creative activities – painting, scrapbooking, DIYs, sewing and a little homework too. This space was originally intended for a formal dining room but we prefer…