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Here we are…October! The seasons have most definitely changed. Though it saddens me that winter follows so quickly, I adore this time of year…the colours, the crispness of the air, cozy sweaters and scarves; not to mention Thanksgiving and Halloween! Embrace this awesome month and spend some time creating! This week we are in Candace Bernier’s craft room. A gorgeous space in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan! I love your magazine; every time I see it in the drugstore I grab a copy!  I hosted a wedding shower a while back and cleaned my scrapbook room from top to bottom; invariably a guest would want to see it. We built our house several years ago. I was lucky enough to be able to customize a room to suit my scrapbooking and painting needs.  My favourite part is the two big windows; which let in so much natural light. The wall unit was custom built,…

September is whizzing by!  Kids are back in school, extra curricular sports are getting started and I have bought my first Christmas present! I know from now until the New Year, the days and weeks will come and go in a flash. May you find time in your busy schedule to hunker into your creative space and enjoy the process we love so much! Today I am sharing some pictures sent to me by “Linda”. She briefly shares: “From disorder to peaceful working space. Now when I go into the workspace I am motivated and organized. Here are a few of the sections in my scrapbooking room.” Thanks Linda for sharing your awesome space, I can see why it motivates you to scrapbook!

Wow! It’s amazing how one week can quickly change summer to autumn. I could sense the change while driving to work this week; air was crisp, leaves are starting to change, sun sits in the sky lower and of course school buses and kids were out and about. Our kids started school this week, many won’t start until after Labour Day weekend…as it should be! Summer is too short in Canada to go back before then! This week’s creative space comes to us from Tami Wesselink of  Worthington, Minnesota! I LOVE when our friends south of the border participate on our social media sites and and share with us here on the blog! We have awesome neighbours! Thanks Tami for sharing your awesome storage ideas with us and thanks for being part of our scrapbooking community.

So here we are…the last Friday in August! Where did the time go? I hope you made some great memories with your family this summer. Let’s hope for lots of nice weather in our near future! Starting next week, our school aged kids will start to trickle back into the school system; some not until after Labour Day weekend. Regardless, we will hear the moaning of kids all over Canada as we pull the out of bed EARLY! Have fun with THAT!!! This week Cindy Allen lets us peek into her creative space… I have been scrapbooking for 10 years. During this time I have scrapbooked in my dining room, kitchen and pretty much where ever I could find a spot!  My husband and I have been at this home for two years. When we first saw it, I noticed the room off the living room and knew it would…

Friday, August 14th already! How did that happen! Soak in your summer days before getting the kids ready for a new school year…there’s still LOTS of time for summer fun and making scrapbooking memories! This week we will visit Judi Cruickshank’s creative space in Owen Sound, Ontario! Let’s take a quick peek into her space. You will LOVE all the cabinets she has for organizing her stash! Here are some photos of my craft room!  My husband Bill and I created it just before I retired and I have gotten so much enjoyment from scrapping in my personal, organized space!  My granddaughters, girls, and my best friend Laurie also enjoy it so much! Thanks Judi for letting us in, it’s a great space for scrapbooking and spending time with your family and friends! LOVING all of your storage!

Happy Friday! We are sharing ShawnaLee’s scrapbooking room today. It is relatively new creative space to her as she shared these with Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine in February, and we are getting to share them with you now! Moving is never easy and when you have lived in the near perfect home for 12 years, it is even harder. I recently moved from my beloved house and scrapbook room into a new community and new house. Starting over was difficult. I now share space with the kid’s playroom; though we have tried to make the spaces distinct. My new area is very functional and organized which I love. The shelving is perfect for all the paper, ribbon, buttons, flowers and other embellishments. I also love the two crafting spaces I have in my new room. The long desk that I sit at we made from two purchased drawers plus a…

Can you believe we are heading into the long weekend of August already! I so wish I could slow these wonderful, long days of summer down. They have not been as restful and carefree as I had hoped; but I keep trying. Always seems that something finds itself on my to do plate! This week I want to share a couple of pictures of some of the fantastic spaces we have seen on WHERE YOU CREATE! I continue to LOVE that we get to glimpse into your space to see how you work! I think I keep good company with those who are always looking for great ideas to store and organize our countless supplies and treasures! So as you get ready for you long weekend plans, whether on the road or in the comfort of your home, think about what you LOVE about your space. Do you have a great…

Another Friday…another WHERE YOU CREATE! Today’s creative space is really cool. We’ve shared a lot of great rooms recently but it has been a long time since we’ve shared a smaller space; not everyone has ability to convert an entire room into a scrapbooking space. I LOVE how Kelly has converted a closet into a fabulous, functioning work area! Hello! We are finally all moved and everything is set up. We bought an old house and have been renovating for 7 months. I have converted a 59 x 36 closet  into my “Scrap Pit”. This will be my working area. Papers and other goodies are stored around the house. I used an Ikea table top, Ikea cart and Ikea file drawers. My Best Craft Organizer hides a lot. I am loving the small place and was surprised how much I could get into it. It is in my laundry room, so…

We are back with another WHERE YOU CREATE. Not only is the room we are sharing well organized, the story of the room will speak to many. A room where family and friends gather to create. I envision it a room filled with laughter, stories and I am sure some tears…a creative, healing room! Let’s go! I would like to share with you photos of a wonderful craft room my mother (Diane Oliphant) has created.  Here, three generations; my mom, myself & my daughter, as well as many friends have come together to scrapbook, make cards or do any other wonderful, crafty creations.  It is fondly referred to by many as the “Scrapyard”.  At times she has hosted up to 6 us for an afternoon or evening of creating and sharing.  Many times she also has provided us with a delicious “home-cooked” lunch.   As you see in the photos…

Friday again! That means we have another scrapbooking room to visit! We are off to Port Elgin, Ontario to swoon over Marlee Craven’s light filled room! Hi Kim, I would love to share my Happy Scrappy Place with you!!!  I have beautiful French doors at the entrance of my room to allow some privacy and light… also to keep my fur babies out if I need to!!Ha!  My Ikea gate leg table folds out in a jiffy providing me with lots of scrapping space; for me or to share with a scrappy friend!  This room faces east and with the large front window, there is TONS of natural light.  I have recollection cubes, carts, and shelves as well as an Ikea cabinet to store everything …albums, paper, inspirational books & magazines (like Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine; of course!!!), stamps, inks, ribbons, embellishments, misc. tools, dies, Cricut, Big Shot and texture boutique. …