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According to the calendar, Spring HAS arrived! Many of us across Canada would beg to differ! We look out our windows and the sun and longer days tell us it has arrived; but the snow, cold temperatures and winter clothes tell us a different story! Hang in; I am confident it will come. On the bright side it gives us more time to enjoy our creative spaces without the guilt of knowing we should be outside soaking up the sun!  One again we are heading south [maybe in hopes of warmer weather?] to Illinois! I checked…it’s 8C there today…warmer than WE are, but not by much! Valerie Ward is sharing her space!  I transformed my Dining Room into a Craft Room when I got kicked out of my awesome space in our basement a year ago (my pre-teen son really needed his own pad). This is my space…

Today we are going to visit a neighbour from the south. I LOVE that we are finding new friends all over the globe and think it’s important to welcome them with open arms! Let’s give a great, big Canadian HELLO {eh?} to Heather Thompson! Off we go to Bloomer {love the name!}, Wisconsin to check out her great craft room! May I just add that ANY husband that thinks their wife’s craft room is TOO SMALL is a keeper! {just sayin!} My name is Heather Thompson. I am a RN by night and a mother by day. I am a mother of two young children; Maksim – my 4 year old, little guy and Olivia – my very creative 5 year old. We live in Bloomer, Wisconsin in an old farm house. I finally got my room now that the kids are old enough to sleep upstairs. I inherited their…

This week we’re heading to Ontario to visit Karrie Sweet’s craft room! I LOVE that she has just “found” us and has so quickly decided to share with us! It appears from her pictures that her craft room is FULL, just like her life! Look closely at all the storage ideas she shares, and of course check out how adorable her cat is! I stumbled across your site, and am so happy to have done so!  I didn’t even know there was a Canadian Scrapbooking Magazine; though I did know there were lots of wonderfully talented Canadian ladies. I have always enjoyed looking at other crafty spaces and would like to share mine. I live in Ontario, and am a full time receptionist.  My hubby and I enjoy travelling; motor-bikes, camping/boating, and I play beach and indoor volleyball. I started scrapping in 2001 when I made an album…

Well we are back again to Where You Create after missing last week! Five of us from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine were fortunate enough to share an amazing weekend [last week] scrapbooking in Trochu, Alberta with some friends. It was a wonderful time filled with lots of laughs and our hosts at the St. Ann Ranch get 6 out of 5 stars! So while we were having so much fun, I missed sharing a creative space with you! This week we are heading to Saskatchewan! When I read that Jessica’s craft room was in her basement I was shocked…it is so bright and lovely! The colour of her walls makes me swoon! *LOVE* I also adore all of her personal touches on her walls and that “punch” of pink is ROCKIN! Enjoy!   Hi! Here are some photos of my scrap room. When we built our home…

Since Where you Create falls on Valentine’s Day this week, I thought a bit of pink was neccessray! Peggy Oliver’s room is just what was needed. Her room is filled with storage ideas and creativity…a spot for everything! Here is what she has to say about her creative space! Hello! My name is Peggy Oliver and I am a mother of three (22, 14 and 4yr old).  I live in the very rural, but beautiful town of Sooke, British Columbia. I am very blessed to live on an oceanfront acreage with a salmon bearing river on the property. The wildlife I see on a daily basis inspires my art.  I am a stay at home mom who loves mixed media, clay and paper. I also love to make Mini Albums.  I have a small bedroom as my workspace. When we moved in last December I had the walls painted pink.…

Another week has come and gone, it seems I just posted last week’s WHERE YOU CREATE! We are officially at the end of January! Another month of winter weather dealt with and under our belt; that much closer to signs of spring! Can you tell I am anxious to be done with winter? Did you here that the Spring Issue has gone to press? Another sign of the coming of spring… *happy dance* While we think happy spring thoughts, let go visit Shaun Paddock’s scrapbook space. Here’s what she has to say: “Kim, I just finished my scrap area which is a landing in our upstairs rec room. It is not ideal or perfect but I love it. The thing I like the most is that 80% of what I use on most pages is within my reach.  I never have to get up unless I have to…

By now most of us are back into our normal routines.  With the holidays weeks behind us, we can take a big, relaxing breath and hopefully carve out some scrapbooking time. With a noticeable difference in daylight, I sense my body starting to wake up for lack of a better word. I tend to gravitate to my scrapbook room instead of the couch in the evenings, and I feel my “mojo” slowly returning. If you still need help with your “mojo”, maybe a peek into April Childs scrap room will get it revved up! Look close and you will see LOTS of great ideas for organizing supplies and work space. Here are some pics of where I create.   My scrap room isn’t an actual room but instead is a part of our basement family room.  Our family room is shaped like an L and my area is in the…

Here we are again, middle of January already! I am starting to notice a little more daylight to each day. I CRAVE longer days! Heck I CRAVE spring! Seems we have been in the throes of winter for an awfully long time; dark, grey cold days! Today I want to share Jamie Monkman’s scrapbooking space! It is wonderfully organized, bright & cheery room! This is just the BURST of color my life needs! This creative space is sure to waken your MOJO! This is my cheerful scrap room.  I have had 3 scrap rooms in the last 15 years, this one being the smallest but my favourite one of them all! The colours teal, lime green and orange are so bright and cheerful, they make me happy.   I bought some shelving from Canadian Tire and put 4 of them side to side and back to back then added…

We are leaving Canada for today’s WHERE YOU CREATE…but not too far! Dawn Grossman is sharing her wonderful space and kind words from Delta Junction, Alaska! I know I could spend hours in her scrap room just enjoying the view! Of course all of her organized shelves & horizontal “real-estate” would allow for lots of creativity! Here’s what Dawn has to say: Hi! I regularly enjoy your Facebook site and blog. Being way up here in Alaska, and a closer neighbor to Canada than the “lower 48”, I have a special affection for my fellow Canadian scrappers. My sweetheart and I recently moved into the quintessential log cabin home and I am blessed to have a cozy and beautiful place in our home to do the scrapping I love. Thought I would share my scrapping “nest” as my grandson calls it. My sweetie and I have facing desks which is…

Welcome to Part 9 of a 10-part series called Where We Scrap, where our bloggers share their scrap space with you.  This week, Kim Gowdy is sharing her space. Welcome to my scrap room or as I like to call it…MY HAPPY PLACE! First off I apologize in advance for the sense of disarray! I have been asked to share my “space” at a point where I need to get in and do some spring cleaning. I have recently brought in a few more organizational aids but have not yet got them organized! I promise it will happen! Don’t get me wrong…I am not saying my room is always tidy, it’s just at a crossroad where I need to purge some old “stash”. So…..enter! My craft room started out as my sewing room! I have always had a space to sew or craft, a place where I could start a project…