Wednesday, 26 July 2017

LOOK WHO'S COMING TO OUR VIP NIGHT

Our VIP Celebr8 Colour party is fast approaching and it's time to introduce some guests.

Louise Turner is a member of the Colour Blast design team and will hosting one of the make and takes at our event.  Here is a bit about Louise...

Hi


My online scrapbook name is Louise Turner and 
I'm an avid Scrapbooker and papercrafter!

I'm married to a wonderful hubby with twin boys and
work full time in allied health care.



 My layouts range from simple paper and layering to detailed mixed media.
My preferred style I like to call
PPM
Paper + Medium

I love paper collections followed by art mediums and embellishments, like
wood veneer, flair buttons and thickers.

I describe my scrapbooking style as eclectic.
My favourite thing to do is to share process videos as I have picked up so many techniques
from watching other's videos, I hope you can pick up something from mine.



Louise is also on the Scrapbook Boutique Design Team and also designs for Off the Rails Scrapbooking.  

Here are some of her creations and  you can follow Louise's creations on her blog or on her facebook page.


Hope you can join us on Saturday 5th August for our VIP event and meet Louise in person.




Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SAVE THE DATE


You will need to save the date 
Tuesday 19th September 
 for our next exciting guest, 


Here's what she has to say about herself:

Hello there, my name is Anguree, and I am super excited  to be teaching in Brisbane. 

I am married to an wonderful guy and as you may know, I also  live in beautiful Darwin.

Fun fact: I love to travel but sometimes my all responsible self gets left at home and the crazy 6 year old within me comes along... On one holiday I have bungee jumped with both a pushbike and a scooter. Why, you ask me? Uhmm I wanted the photo... 😉😜

I was introduced into Scrapbooking somewhere in 2005 and have been addicted ever since.  I generally scrap 12x12 pages, but also making cards, tags art journaling and off the page projects. My style vary from grungy to shabby but I dare say no style is off limits. Experimenting with new techniques and products keeps me engaged and inspired. It makes it fun and allows me to jump between different styles depending on the products I choose to use.

I am incredibly honoured and blessed to be chosen as Cardmaker of the year for Simply Cards Magazine and am serving on a number of different design teams. I  really treasure the  friendships I have been able to build with those who I meet and work with and am blessed to call many of them my friends.


I scrap and craft because it makes me happy. I love to share this love and share the joy it gives me with others in the hope that it will encourage them to play along and find the same kind of happiness. To me it's all about sharing the little things that makes life a happier place.



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At this stage, the plan is for Anguree to teach maybe 2 classes, one cardmaking and one layout. 
The projects are still being finalised but fingers crossed we can all make this work.

Be sure to email or phone (07 3851 2200)  the store to register your expression of interest so we can make sure we keep you updated as details unfold.

Below are some of Anguree's amazing projects, many of which have been published...

















You can also visit Anguree's blog to learn more about her amazing talent and follow her creations.


Hope you like her work as much as we do.
Gayle and the team.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

RACHEL GREIG IS TEACHING AT A PLACE TO CREATE


Rachel Greig

... is a photographer, rubber stamp mixed media artist and proud owner and designer of Darkroom Door rubber stamps. Rachel has a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, is a Ranger Certified Educator, and has been involved in the creative arts field for over 20 years.

Rachel was awarded the ‘Master of Scrapbooking’ by Scrapbooking Memories magazine in 2001 and became Photography Editor of My Reflections magazine and Scrapbooking Memories magazine for several years. Her photography articles and craft projects continue to be published in many books and magazines, including Somerset Studio, The Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, and Craft Stamper to name a few. She has appeared on QVC UK TV and makes regular appearances on Scrap It TV.

Rachel loves combining rubber stamps and photography in her projects, using lots of ink, paint, and stamping techniques. She enjoys sharing her ideas and encouraging her students to unlock the artist within! Her work has won many photographic and papercraft awards and has been featured in several art exhibitions. 

To see Rachel's work and follow her incredible talent, visit any of the following links:






Rachel’s rubber stamp company, Darkroom Door, designs, manufactures and distributes Darkroom Door products within Australia and exports to more than 18 countries worldwide.

Darkroom Door


Rachel will be teaching 3 classes at  A Place to Create on
 Saturday 12th August
and you are welcome to attend one, two or all three if  you can spare the time.

See the Classes | Events Tab to see full details, times and prices.






Hope to see you there. 
Gayle and the Team

Monday, 17 July 2017

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS BEGIN IN AUGUST


HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR SPOT YET?


DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS CELEBRATION ~ A PLACE TO CREATE IS CELEBRATING IT'S 7th BIRTHDAY WITH A WEEK LONG PARTY.


Starting with a Celebrate Colour Champagne Event 
on Saturday 5th between 3pm and 6pm, followed by free make and takes every day and culminating with 3 classes by Australia's own talented Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door on Saturday 12th August, this week is going to be one not to be missed.




JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FUN AND COLOUR

Guests from Celebr8, Colour Blast  and Couture Creations / Ultimate Crafts
will share their knowledge and creativity with you as you create some gorgeous make and takes and watch colourful demonstrations. 

Enjoy some bubbles on arrival and fabulous finger foods and cupcakes from some very talented young locals who raise money for charity with their special baking and lemonade making skills.
Lucky door prizes, raffles, lucky dips and of course some great VIP deals. 
Make your own colourful piece of wearable art to go in the draw for prize packs from our participating companies.

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When: Saturday 5th August 2017
Where: A Place to Create
               150 South Pine Rd, Arana Hills
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Other: $15.00 per head with $5 going to local charities you nominate.


BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL ~ book before 31st July and receive a bonus gift on arrival.

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Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Gayle and the team.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

NEW LAYOUT KITS ~ TRAVEL AND CRUISE



Now that we have over 25 different card kits available, we thought we better get busy with some layout kits so we started with the new Feature Art Travel and Cruise papers and here they are.  


Single Page Layout Kit with painted chipboard corner embellishment $10.00

Explore, Dream, Discover single page layout kit with painted chipboard word $10.00


We took inspiration from samples provided by Feature Art and modified them a bit and added some chipboard.
 Post Card double page layout kit - $12.00

Double page layout kit with large painted word panel $16.00

Maybe you'd just like to use them for inspiration too.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

NEW FAB SCRAPS IN STORE NOW

Check out these amazing samples from the Fab Scraps design team with the newest of their ranges...

 
Bobbin by Carole Wright

 
New Horizons by Ewelina Gryglak

 
Time for Fun by Helen Hunter

 
Steam Punk dress form by Lisa-Marie Watling

 
Dreams are by Margaret Atkinson
 
 

 

 

 
Time Capsule by Trudi Harrison

 
Style Explosion by Valerie Ann Thorpe

 






 



 
 And the Study Buddies school range with a mini collection pack, chipboard and 8 fabulous papers.
 

And of course no collection is complete without some fabulous stencils.
 
Check them all out in store now.
 
Happy Creating,
Gayle and the team.