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Here we are at the middle of February already! Does anyone else feel 2017 is moving along pretty fast? I’m pretty confident our readers on the east coast may feel differently, the amount of snow that has fallen in areas is simply crazy! Here’s hoping someone else gets to shovel and YOU get to spend some quality snow days in your craft room! After lots of CREATIVATON 2017 shares and our BIG CHA prize giveaway, we are ready to share some more WHERE YOU CREATE spaces! This week, D’Arcy Henson shares her bright and organized space! Attached are photos of my craft room. I have two girls; Betty, 11 and Ruby, 8. We spend quite a bit of time in here doing all sorts of creative activities – painting, scrapbooking, DIYs, sewing and a little homework too. This space was originally intended for a formal dining room but we prefer…

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.…

Happy December! How did we get to the 11th already??? Less than two more weeks and we get to Winter Solstice…I crave the daylight coming back to us! Those celebrating Christmas are surely getting organized and decorating for the season, I love driving home and seeing all the lights! To our Jewish readers, I hope your Hanukkah celebrations were wonderful! ‘Tis the  season of celebration for so many of us…busy, busy times! I hope you can take a moment to quiet your schedule and join us with another creative space share! Jamie Hansen is opening her doors for us to peek  inside! My space started to come to life about 8 years ago as my husband and I started our log home building journey. It was mentioned once along the way that the space would be the master bedroom; and with a loud laugh and a turn of the…

It’s another WHERE YOU CREATE Friday! We have a great space to share with you today with lots of pictures! Terri Kocher has been kind enough to let us in and tell us about her space! Enjoy the view and leave a kind word or two in the messages is you are inclined to do so, we love when you interact with us! I have recently been laid off of my job as an office manager and have taken up crafting as a hopeful, full-time job.  I am a CTMH consultant and am currently developing designs for workshops. I have made a couple of scrap books, but get overwhelmed by what I haven’t done, so I make cards. I love the [almost] instant gratification I get from making cards.  I am honoured to be a small part of my client’s special occasions. It makes my heart happy. When I first started crafting,…

Happy Friday! Look at us already almost half way through November. Despite our darker days, time seems to speed up from now until New Year’s Day! Funny to think time stopped as a child waiting for Christmas to come…as a parent I’d LOVE to cash in a few extra bonus days just to get things ready! Before our brains start working overtime…let’s take some time to visit a gorgeous creative space! Sharon Colpitts has been kind enough to let us in; you are going to love her bright space! I wanted to show you where I create in my home.    After my kids moved out, I took over the “Great Room” space on our top floor.  It’s not quite big enough to fit all my “stuff” but it’s perfect for most things I use, it’s bright and open and it’s all mine.  I have been scrapbooking for about…