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Hello August! You are looking just fine! Summer continues to chug along…wonderful and warm here in Alberta. We are not used to such lovely weather for such an extended time and it looks like it will stay with us! Hopefully the rest of Canada is enjoying summer perfection! We are heading south of the border this week to visit Kayla Cure in Andover, Kansas! Her space has some GREAT organizing ideas; I may have to use a few for my space!   My room is certainly not one of those designer rooms that is matchy- matchy. My furniture is used & repurposed and my decorations that I have are collected from garage & clearance sales. My walls need a serious paint job because my two little girls sometimes use it as their canvas. They too, like to use Mommy’s cool art supplies! This fun mix of treasures and imperfections is…

Here we are again! August is here which means the start of a long weekend! Registration for the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival starts today! New Instagram photo prompts and a new sketch for the Sketchy Gallery will go live! It’s a BUSY day for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! With so much going on and with so many of our readers away for the long weekend, I have opted NOT to showcase a creative space this week. I want to make sure everyone has the same potential to share, and I suspect that more people will be out and about and away from their computers! Our summers are short and long weekends spread out! ENJOY! For those of you still around, look for inspiration on our blog. Scroll through previous posts to see what you may have missed! The new website is awesome and easy to get around! Visit us on Facebook,…

Stop and breathe…this is the LAST weekend in July! What have you been doing with your summer days? Are you working through them all or are you taking time for holidays or maybe a bit of both! We look forward to lots of shared scrapbooking moments! You know we are always looking for your submissions or you could try using one of our many sketches! This week’s WHERE YOU CREATE comes all the way from France! I love that we have connected with friends “across the pond”. The internet brings our worlds closer together and introduces us to friends we would otherwise not know! Let’s send Alaxandra a BIG, CANADIAN BONJOUR!  Merci pour le partage! “Bonjour, mon nom est Alexandra.  J’habite en France et j’aime l’artisanat, la carterie et biensur le scrapbooking. Ceci est mon espace de création où je passe mon temps libre. J’ai un bébé de 22 mois,…

Here it is Friday again, why do they come around so fast in the summer? Hopefully our readers who have been on flood watch in Manitoba or weathered through Hurricane Arthur in the Maritimes are soon back to “routine as usual”. I am always in awe of Mother Nature and her powers, may everyone enjoy a safe summer!  Today we get to take a peek at Stacey Haniff’s colourful “sanctuary”. Lots of great storage ideas to be shared…a place for everything!    I have just finished a renovation project on my scrapbook room and wanted to share my creation. The room has received a complete overhaul for a relatively minimal cost.  Things I have changed: ~ The carpet was replaced with low cost laminate flooring. ~ The walls were updated with a fun, vibrant colour. ~ I re purposed furniture – or example the dresser you see was in my…

HELLO CANADA! Hope everyone had a fantastic Canada Day and first full week of summer holidays with the kids home from school! I had a great, “short” work week but must say having a holiday on a Tuesday played havoc with my brain. All week I seemed to have lost a day. I missed two appointments thinking they were the “next” day and here I am LATE with WHERE YOU CREATE! …oiy vey! I am sticking with the saying…”better late than never”! Without further delay, let’s take a peek into Monica Longard’s basement retreat. I am thinking this is a great place to sneak into on a hot, summer day! I first started scrapbooking in 2012. I took over the room we used for our computer/guest room.  It was about 108 square feet and had some basic shelving in it and my husband built me a couple more shelves. …

Happy Friday, our first of the summer! Hope your week has been wonderful! I also hope by now you’ve had a chance to check out our new updated website! We are THRILLED with the look. It’s fresh, fun and so easy to find your way around. If you haven’t had the chance to take the tour, I highly recommend it! You won’t be disappointed! Today we get to visit Tanja’s gorgeous space. Lots of attention to detail here, so be sure to take it all in. My happy place (a.k.a. oasis / mental spa / escape pod) is a spare bedroom. Lucky me! Just mine and everyone else is barred without approval. I know precisely when there has been an unauthorized visitor to “borrow” a stapler, scissors or pen; as they leave evidence behind.  Bless their souls, but they always seem to take the fine tip precious scissors to…

One more day until the official start of summer! We made it! WHOO HOO! Now let time slow down so we may enjoy glorious sunshine, warmth and colour that is ours to take in this season. My wish is for sunshine during the day and rain at night and time off work to enjoy it all! The long days of summer make me want to clean out corners of my home that get forgotten during the year(s)…my craft space is way up on the list of to-dos. I love bringing you WHERE YOU CREATE as it gives me lots of great organizational ideas! Here’s Claudette Nuttall’s creative space with more food for thought! Claudette share some crafty “yumminess!     For the past 35 years I have had numerous variations of craft spaces. Kitchen table (temporary at best), coffee table, living room floor, my bed, etc… Eventually my oldest daughter…

Happy Friday! Time for another WHERE YOU CREATE! Last year we took you inside the creative spaces of our Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine team members. I’d like to share another. Desiree is one of our Guest Designers; you can find her work in the magazine and on our blog. Her bio can be viewed on our home page at: http://www.canadianscrapbooker.ca/images/about/bios/desiree_saskiw.html  I know I am not alone in loving Desiree’s creative style, so let’s take a peek where it all happens! I wish I could say that my scrapbook “retreat” was as neat and tidy as I often see in magazines and on-line; however, my reality is FAR from it!  I am forever “pinning” ideas on how to be better organized in my office space, but the fact of the matter is, I NEVER keep it tidy! Although my office is not something I am proud of, I am happy to…

Friday again! Who doesn’t LOVE a Friday? We have been so trained all of our lives to celebrate Fridays. The end of the work week for most, the start of the weekend. Time to take a big breathe and let the stress of the week leave our body. Here come those two short days that seem to rejuvenate our minds and put smiles on our faces again, making us ready to do it all over again next week! Some of us will be lucky to carve out some scrapbooking time this weekend! Some of us would LOVE to carve out some time in Karen Hach’s creative space! Come take a peek! I have attached some photos of my creative space, which is sometimes neat and tidy, and sometimes not!  I have put a lot of thought into designing this space, so obviously I would love to be featured! I…

Hope everyone had a great week! Lots of us are probably spending more time outside as the days get nicer and our gardens call on our time! Why not take a short break and take a peek into Janet Aubut craft room! Having grown up as an “Air Force Brat”, I understand Janet’s want for colour…military homes can be pretty stark at times but they provide homes for thousands of wonderful families who give service to our country! This is where I create. My husband just retired from the military three years ago. We have always lived in military housing. Last year we bought our first house. I am very proud of my room because it is mine and I can finally do as I want with it! Our children are now grown so the spare room is my room to do as please. I painted the walls green, it…