Monday, 30 August 2010


I am having my very first crop at 'A Place to Create' this Saturday starting at 4pm going through till 10pm.  I'm providing dinner and desert for my very first crop, all you need to do is ring and make a booking. Bring along the projects you are working on, b.y.o. tools and equipment and use my tables to enjoy an evening with other crafters and friends while you have exclusive access to the store. Cost for the crop will be $15.00 - please ring the store to make a booking on 3851 2200 as places are filling quickly. (Don't forget to rug up as the nights can still be a bit chilly)

See you all there,


What's on at 'A Place to Create'

Desk OrganiserWood Class: Kaisercraft Desk Organiser
When: Sunday 12th September
Time: 11am - 1pm
Cost: $60.00
(Your kit will include Desk Organiser, 6 x 6 paper pad, paint and papers)
~adhesives also included in this class~

If you have ever wondered how to cover
Kaisercraft wood now is the perfect time to
learn.  Let Jo show you all the tips and
techniques while creating your very own
versatile masterpiece. 
Limited places- please ring the shop Tues- Sunday on 3851 2200 to book. (reminder the store is closed Mondays)


Saturday, 28 August 2010


Congratulations to the following people who won prizes in my grand opening prize draw.

1st: Julie H.
2nd: Martine H.
3rd: Robyn T.
4th: Bez

Thank you to everyone who shared in our grand opening and entered into our prize draw.  A huge thank you must again go to our sponsors-Meloo Photography, Printblocks and Scrappy Art.


Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Classes at A Place to Create.
I have negotiated with Sharon from A Creative Place for her to use my upstairs area at A Place to Create so that she & Jo can still continue to do classes.
Through everything that has been going on in the last few weeks they have been working together to present another one of their ever popular 10 LAYOUT classes which is scheduled for:

Saturday: 11th September
Time: 10am - 1pm
Cost: $60.00 (includes materials)
Participants will need to bring a trimmer and adhesives.

For those who cannot make it on this date, kits can be ordered and you can book a day to come down and copy the layouts or we will email photos of each layout to you when you collect your kit.

Please phone A Place to Create on 3851 2200 to make your booking. 

Jo has also created a gorgeous desk organiser using Kaisercraft's Hippy Girl paper range of papers and rub ons and is presenting this class at A Place to Create on Sunday 12th September from 11am-1pm.  You can see the sample of the desk organiser Jo has created in store.  More details on this class will be published soon.

Sharon & Jo are also working on a Christmas fun day which will include Christmas cards and Ornate Christmas frames presented by A Creative Place and fantastic Christmas wood projects presented by A Place to Create.  Simply book one class or stay for the day and join in all the classes.  What more could you want, a full day of fun and classes? More details to come soon on these classes.

On another note:  While Sharon has been sorting out her stock and fittings she still has a number of 12 x 12 black paper racks left over which you can purchase for $30 each or 2 for $50.00.  These can be collected from A Place to Create during opening hours.  If you know anyone who uses slat wall or grid lock and the associated hooks and brackets, Sharon also has plenty to sell off at great prices.  If you are interested in any shop fittings please email Sharon at with your enquiries.



Come and share Christmas with us at A Place to Create.  Both the new Christmas collections from Kaisercraft 'Tis the Season' and 'Be Merry' have now arrived.
If you are serious about Christmas now is the time to get the best pick of the new stock. The papers and matching embellishments from both ranges are just stunning, and don't forget the new Christmas wood and flourishes.

Come share Christmas with me,

Regards Gayle


From 10.30am - 2.30pm Tuesdays & Fridays come and join in our free Scrap & Chat.  You are able to use the class room tables to work on your projects, while having access to the products in store.
There is no teacher at these sessions, it is a social gathering of friends who enjoy getting together to work on their masterpieces.  Bookings must be made by phoning the store on 3851 2200 at least 24 hours prior.  BYO own tools & equipment.
Free tea & coffee.

Regards Gayle

Sunday, 22 August 2010


To those who came to support me for my Grand Opening today, thank you.

If you haven't been able to visit the store yet keep an eye out for the signs.  There is a sign at the entrance gate and one on the front of the building that went up this afternoon.
 The sign goes up- we are open for business.
  The sign near the entrance.
 The entrance to the store.  Somewhere to sit
 if you need a break from shopping.
   Plenty of room for classes and crops,
    120 different gold and silver craft stickers,
 a huge range of Kaiser wood and
 raw chipboard are in this corner.

 A view of the store from the upper level.

 More stock.

And just a little more stock!

A Place to Create- 24/1147 South Pine Road, Arana Hills, Brisbane 
is open for business. 


Friday, 20 August 2010


Hi Everyone,
The countdown is nearly over- only 1 day left before we open!!!  WOW how much can you do in just over a week???  Only one more delivery of stock to arrive today, a few more finishing touches and the shop is ready to go.  Don't forget to come and be inspired by my new shop, check out all the stock and get an entry form when you make a purchase to go into the draw for our fantastic Grand Opening Prize giveaways.

How exciting is this? Mel from Meloo Photography has kindly donated a mini photo shoot including the booking fee valued at $485.00.
For more information on Photography sessions contact:
Mel Mielekamp
P:0400 750 567
For more information on Photoshop and Point Shoot Play classes contact Mel at:
Point Shoot Play
P: 0400 750 567

Our other fantastic prizes have been kindly donated by Printblocks and Scrappy Art.

Gayle & my Creative Team

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

From little things big things grow!!!!!!

From little things big things grow!!!!  Share our journey and see how A Place to Create is coming to life. From bare walls and floors, add a little carpet, some paint, some design features that had the boys up the ladders (sorry boys), build a wall, add some shelves and a rack or two a counter and our shop is coming together. The stock started arriving last week with the first 7 boxes, then daily from then on with 19 boxes of Kaisercraft wood arriving yesterday.  The back wall is covered with 120 different designs of gold and silver craft stickers, a huge range of chipboard arrived today and cardstock will arrive later in the week.  What a time to shop with complete ranges of all the Kaisercraft papers and embellishments, all the different colours of paints, rhinestones and pearls, the full sets of rub ons large and small and the largest range of Kaisercraft wood you could wish for- be quick to get the best picks of the complete ranges.

Don't forget we open this Saturday 21st August with our Grand Opening Sunday 22nd August from 10 -3.

 See you all soon,

Regards Gayle & A Place to Create Team

Friday, 13 August 2010

You can't keep a lid on Creativity!!!

The stock has not finished being racked up, the doors are not open yet - BUT you can't keep a lid on creativity.  Can you believe it a creative staff member has already started to make my very first samples for A Place to Create.  The Large Desk Organiser, a page layout and a set of cards have all been created using the new paper range 'Hippy Girl' from Kaisercraft.  Visit the store from Saturday the 21st of August to be inspired with all the new stock lines, samples, ideas and creativity.

Gayle & my Creative Team

Monday, 9 August 2010


The Grand Opening of A Place to Create will be Sunday 22nd August 2010, the day after the election.
Mark this date on your calendar to be sure not to miss it.
More details will be published soon,

Gayle & A Place to Create Team

Saturday, 7 August 2010


My patience is paying off, the painting is now finished and the carpet gets started tomorrow. I can't wait to open my boxes of stock that have already arrived that contain 15 full ranges of papers and embellishments from Kaisercraft including the new August collections Hippy Girl and Secret Bird Society. Space has already been allocated for the new Christmas collections Tis the Season and Be Merry that will arrive in September. The store will also have the full range of Kaiser paints, grosgrain ribbons and lace, wooden embellishments, alpha stickers, mini clear stamps, rhinestones, inks, tools and accessories, wood products and more.
We will also carry an extensive cardstock range, flowers, chipboard, gold and silver craft stickers and much much more.
Happy crafting and keep watching this space for more information on our opening date.