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Hello Summer! We are already a few days into this glorious season. Our school aged kids are counting down the days to the last day of school, lots of Mom’s can’t wait to put lunch duty on siesta and hopefully your summer plans are shaping up to be just what you need! The days are longer, the sun is warmer and some of you may spend more or less time in your scrap room during this season. While you are there…take some pictures, share your thoughts about your space and send them to us for upcoming WHERE YOU CREATE blog posts in the autumn.  WHERE YOU CREATE is having a summer break too, we’ll continue to share your spaces in September! To send us off, Vanessa Chan has shared some lovely pictures of her creative space: Thanks Vanessa for sharing these wonderful pictures of your scrapbooking space, you have…

WHERE YOU CREATE is back again with another sweet space to create in! I am forever inspired by these spaces we share; they make me want to reorganize and clean my own space. I think it’s human nature to always improve on how we do things, it makes us more efficient in our own space. This week, Peggy Grift of Saskatchewan invites us in! I created my little space after I sold my house and moved in with my boyfriend. It’s a basement bedroom, that thankfully was big enough to hold everything; like my sauna, TV, chair and all my scrapbooking supplies. I once owned and operated a home based and mobile store called Scrappers Studio. I organized and catered several scrapbooking retreats in southern Saskatchewan, through this business I developed lifelong friendships. I sold my business 6 years ago and needless to say I still have a lot of…

Here we are again! Another Friday sharing a creative space, I have wonderful craft room to share with you today. Before we peek inside; I would love to have my “inbox” full of submissions for this bi-monthly blog share! I had a computer crash last month and may have lost a few emails & photos in the process. ? Although I have recovered some, I can’t use them yet as I am waiting for more information from the scrapbookers who shared them. So I am hoping you will step up to the plate and SHARE YOUR CREATIVE SPACE! Today we step into Marianne Hansen’s GORGEOUS scrapbooking room! I don’t know about you but I could get lost for hours in all those cubbies, drawers and bins! Thanks so much Marianne for letting us in!

Good afternoon and welcome to another WHERE YOU CREATE. Last weekend was busy, busy with National Scrapbooking Day and Mother’s Day falling back to back! I hope you had a chance to let go of some ‘daily responsibilities’ and just play in honour of you and your hobby. This week I want to share Linda Warren’s space. Linda reminds us that regardless of our living space, if we LOVE our craft we can find a spot to play. Here’s what she shared with us: Hi Kim, This where I do my creative scrapbooking.  I used to have a huge room in the basement of our house to scrapbook.  My husband passed away in October 2014 and I moved to a one-bedroom condo.  Needless to say I don’t have too much room to scrapbook, so this is my spot.  It is in my dining room. I use all the leaves in my table. If I am having company for dinner,…

Happy Friday! It’s time again for another Where You Create! I really enjoy seeing the submissions we get for these blog posts, our craft spaces come in many different shapes and styles…just like us! Please keep your pictures coming! When sending us your submissions, don’t be afraid to send large files {we can handle that!} and tell us about your space! What is your favourite storage solution? Where is your space located? Do you share it with anyone? Do you have some neat custom made shelves or are you a super, space saver due to limited square footage! We want to see them all…they truly inspire us! This week we are checking out Michelle’s awesome craft space, designed by her husband…right down to the colour! The cupboards were made by her brother-in-law as a surprise! Michelle recycled a shelf unit from her previous craft room/office and bought a second hand…

Happy April Fool’s Day! Hope you had some fun fooling someone or being fooled! Life can be so serious…it’s good to have some FUN! FUN is what Mary Jane Rawls most definitely has in her creative space…check it out! After years of scrapping out of bins on my kitchen table, I asked my dad; an amateur woodworker, to create a workplace for all my goodies. I clipped pictures of all the little storage ideas I had seen over the years, along with a pamphlet about the Scrapbox. I left him to it. What I got was a scrap space suited just to me. As I always start my projects by choosing my paper first, it’s front and center, with lots of room for sorting. My pens and tools sit on either side in metal trays just below removable ribbon holders and pegboard. All my embellishments are in see through…

Guess what? It’s the last Friday of February! Spring is just around the corner, I can smell it! Are you getting more light shining in your craft rooms…I am [*insert singing*]! Today we are heading to British Columbia to step into a wonderful craft room…here we go! My name is Deb Clark. I live on an acreage west of Victoria, B.C., near the community of Sooke. I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago, and have been making cards for the last 5 years. I have also started playing with a few mixed media projects. My craft room is in one of our main floor bedrooms. This is the view when you walk in the door. This is an old wooden, kitchen table that has a 4 foot by 6.5 foot piece of ash veneer wood on top. It extends over top of the two white cabinets below. It is…

Happy Friday! February is well under way which gets us closer to March…brighter days and a sense that spring is on its way! I am feeling the need for warmth and vitamin D! Hope everyone is weathering their winter well; let’s raise our glass to our friends in the Maritimes who are once again getting so much snow! You guys are working out your shovels way too often! Today’s “Where You Create” takes us to Bree Tetz’s home where she shares her bright small space! I recently redesigned my studio. I chose cupboards that would let me see all my goodies and maximize my small space.  I have a cupboard for scrapbooking and mixed media, and another for my jewellery making. I added a small cube for my silhouette and die cutting machine. The large desk in front of the windows finishes it off perfectly. Bree! Thanks so much for…

Welcome Friday! Three more sleeps and we can officially say we have made it through January…another month of winter under our belts! We have been enjoying an unseasonably warm week here in Alberta, I know it creates a false sense of spring…but I LOVE it regardless! Hope you have been enjoying all the Taste of CHA posts. We can hardly control our excitement at the thought of someone winning such a HUGE prize – over $1000.00 in brand new products. Make sure you get your entries in EVERY DAY! This week we are sharing some pictures of Karen Giordano’s scrapbooking space. Her space is jam-packed full of scrapbooking fun! Wait until you see how organized it is! Here we go! Hi Kim, My husband, with help from my son, created this amazing space for me!  I am so blessed and love all the “custom features”.  They did all this…

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is our first Where You Create since 2015 and I am happy to be back with some more great spaces to share. Hopefully everyone survived the busy days of December and life has returned “normal” once again. This is an exciting year of growth for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, one that started with our new name and the exciting news that we will be available in Barnes and Noble when our Spring Issues is out! I am beyond thrilled to be working [playing!] with this fabulous group of friends and look forward to reaching out beyond Canada’s borders to a global audience! Let’s grab a moment together and step into a well-organized creative space! Thanking Rene Wahl in advance…for letting us in! Good morning! Last spring I had posted pictures of my newly renovated scrapbook room and some friends told me I should send them to you.…