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​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…

Hello! Kim here again today shining our CSM spotlight on a company that is dear to our hearts, Heartfelt Creations! I hope to share some fun facts about this family company as well as a layout using their Tropical Paradise collection, just one of many favourite product lines they create.WHO THEY ARE This lovely family owned company got started in 1997 by Linda Bontrager, wearer of many hats: CEO, main artist, passionate scrapbooker, stamper, mother, wife…the list is long! I encourage you to read Linda’s fascinating letter about discovering and growing her passion for her creative life and family! I have always sensed that passion and love runs this company, even before taking the time to learn more about them, as women we often have good intuition! My thoughts are validated when I read this: “We exist to dynamically inspire, uplift, and add value to each person that comes in…

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…

I LOVE turkey and mashed potatoes as much as the next guy, but the best thing about Thanksgiving is what comes next! Halloween! I have loved Halloween as long as I can remember! I’m not sure why, maybe because I’m an October “baby” and many birthday celebrations were shared with Halloween events or maybe it’s the colours of fall and the chill in the air…time for sweaters, candles and candy! HALLOWEEN DECOR Of course, when my turn came up for this week’s Tuesday with the Team…I knew I would do a Halloween theme! Without further ado, here is the project I worked on! A little Halloween décor to creep up a corner in my house! This diorama was quite easily put together. I had a box from some Christmas cards that I had saved because it was very sturdy and I loved that the cardboard cover had an opening making…

Pens, markers, adhesives, colouring pencils…we use them every day! We use them at the office, at home and of course for our hobbies! I would almost be willing to bet most of us have at least one Tombow product in our collection, even if you aren’t aware of it! American Tombow Inc. American Tombow Inc. is located in Suwanee, Georgia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan. They are an industry leader with over 100 years of expertise behind them. Starting as a company who manufactured wood-cased lead and colored pencils, they have diversified to include office pens, markers, correction tapes, glue sticks, adhesives…the list is long! Tombow is passionate about offering the finest and most innovative office, art and craft supplies in the business. They strive to make their products cutting edge and affordable! Search the web! You don’t have to search too far…

…so here we are again, ready to visit another creative space, the last Where You Create of September! I feel we just rolled into this month and here we are ready to flip the calendar page again! Does anyone else feel this year is simply zipping along too fast? As I continue to share beautiful scrapbooking rooms, I need to spend a bit more time organizing my own space…it’s the never-ending dilemma of “not enough hours in the day”! Today we are re-visiting Sandra Dower’s creative space! We shared Sandra’s scrapbooking room back in August of 2014, I LOVE that she has sent some more pictures of a smaller space as she transitions to a new larger craft room. Sandra says: “I love seeing everyone’s scrapbook rooms!  So many great ideas. I had my room on Where You Create August 15, 2014 Since then I have moved to a smaller…

We are thrilled to spotlight a company that is near and dear to ALL of our creative hearts! After all, whether you are a scrapbooker, card maker, mixed media artist, planner or art journaller…we all need to stick things down! Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L can get all your creative ideas stuck down! Who they are. 3L Consumer Products A/S has 40 years of designing adhesives for the creative industry. In 2004 they launched the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L brand. The line focuses on crafting adhesives that are safe to use and vigorously tested! These easy to use adhesives will suit all of your creative, paper crafting needs. So much to choose from! You are sure to find the specific type of adhesive for your projects, and if you aren’t certain, the company blog is full of information to help you make an informed, creative decision. Think outside the box. When…

Has anyone else felt a change to the air? My toes have been chilly in the mornings and warm in the afternoons [except today! …they are still cold!] September makes me want to organize my world again, add a bit of routine back to my life and get ready to “hunker” in for the colder months ahead. I must say, I am looking forward to a bit more time in my craft room! I have been sorting through my stash a bit, getting layout plans in my head and thinking about how to organize my stuff. This seems to be an ever-evolving system…two steps forward and one back! Who really knows? After seeing so many wonderful craft rooms, I have to say that organization is NOT a one size fits all system! But from each submission we receive and share for WHERE YOU CREATE we get ideas we never thought…

Do you have a favourite tool to add colour to your creative projects? What about writing tools to tell stories on your scrapbook layouts, art journals and planners? Pens, markers, highlighters and colouring supplies are all tools of our trade…they need to stand the test of time, the touch of little fingers that sneak into our craft room and provide quality each and every time we use them! WHO DOES ALL THAT? Let us introduce you to STABILO! A family run company that is one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of writing instruments. You may already be familiar with the name, but these quality German products have been inspiring creatives all over the world. STABILO is part of the Schwan-STABILO group. They are visionaries with their ground-breaking, trend-conscious and innovative designs and over 160 years of experience behind them. THE RIGHT TOOLS STABILO’s diverse products add colour…

Creative spaces and the 1st of September! Hope everyone is gearing up for a wonderful long week-end, it’s like the last hoorah before we get back into routine again. My son is no longer in school, but I must admit September routines are like resolutions in January…the are deeply engrained! I look forward to spending more time in my creative space as the weather cools. We’ll keep our intro short today as Alyson Mayo has a great photo share for us…here we go! Let’s take a peek… I have been told several times that I have a very interesting (and organized) creative space. I actually deal with diagnosed OCD and it manifests itself in the form of perfectionism so I can’t stand disorganization. I also love the colour turquoise so that was a huge factor when choosing elements for my space.I am fortunate to have a large room in my…