Monday, October 11, 2010


Check out all the latest classes planned for October and November:
Saturday 16th Oct > Advent Calendar technique class (Joanne)
                                $15.00 plus materials, byo basic tool kit, trimmer and adhesives
                                Choose your own theme, style and accessories to create this gorgeous countdown to Christmas (personally I think the boxes are the perfect size for diamonds and jewellery and of course Lindt chocolates so there's a hint to all the hubbies out there)

Saturday 16th Oct > Vintage Christmas Cards (Sharon)
                                 $25.00 make 5 cards (includes materials) byo basic tool kit, trimmer and adhesives

Saturday 16th Oct > Christmas Tag Book (Sharon)
                                 2.30 - 4pm
                                 $25.00 (includes materials) byo basic tool kit, trimmer and adhesives

Sunday 17th Oct > Set 12 Christmas Cards with matching envelopes (Sharon)
                              10.30 -12noon
                              $25.00 (includes materials) byo basic tool kit, trimmer and adhesives

Sunday 24th Oct > Funky Wreath (Joanne)
                          $15.00 plus materials
                          Use crackle paint effects and add 3d flowers and birds to create a gorgeous wooden wreath to adorn your home.  Can be displayed all year round.  See the sample in store and matching crackled Christmas tree.

Saturday 30th October > 10 Layouts (Joanne)
                                        $60.00 (includes materials) byo basic tool kit, trimmer and adhesives

Sunday 31st October > Kaisercraft Tree (Joanne)
                                     $15.00 plus materials

  Saturday 6th November > Dirty Muddy Messy Fun Wooden Tag Book (Gayle)

Sunday 7th November > Funky Wreath (Joanne)
                                      $15.00 plus materials
                                      Use crackle paint effects and add 3d flowers and birds to create a gorgeous wooden wreath to adorn your home.  Can be displayed all year round.  See the sample in store and matching crackled Christmas tree.

Sunday 7th November > Crackled Christmas Tree

Saturday 13th November > 10 Layouts (Sharon)
                                           $60.00 includes materials) byo basic tool kit, trimmer and adhesives    

Sunday 14th November > Unique wooden birdhouse  (Joanne)
Sunday 21st November > All I want for Christmas wooden tagged album (Joanne)
Sunday 28th November > Handmade ribbon cupcake with gift card

Create this gorgeous gift card presenter in Christmas theme or party theme.

Remember: bookings are essential.  In some cases, kits may be available. 
Contact Gayle at A Place to Create for enquiries, bookings and payment.

All classes are held at unit 24/1147 South Pine Rd
Arana Hills  QLD  4054

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sharon and Jo are teaching classes

Well the holiday is over and Jo and I have gotten ourselves jobs - well sort of anyway.  We have started teaching a number of classes at A PLACE TO CREATE and have a full schedule coming up.  They include:

KIDS CLASS ~ Open hanging album with butterflies ~ Thursday 23rd September

KIDS CLASS ~ Hey Birdie Flower Mobile ~ Friday 24th September

ADULT CLASS ~ 10 Layouts ~ Saturday 25th September

ADULT CLASS ~ Storage Crate Technique Class ~ Saturday 25th September

KIDS CLASS ~ Fresh and Fun Flourish Desk Organiser ~ Tuesday 28th September

KIDS CLASS ~ Fun and Fresh Card Set ~ Wednesday 29th September

ADULT CLASS ~ Floral Fun Technique Class ~ Sunday 3rd October

 ADULT CLASS ~ Shabby Chic Floral Layout on Flourish Wooden Stand ~ Saturday 9th October

ADULT CLASS ~ Celebrate 6"x6" Mini Album ~ Tuesday 12th October

Jo is already working on the next 10 LAYOUT class as these have been very popular so there will be another date shortly.

We then have a Christmas Fun Weekend planned for October 16th and 17th with back to back classes all weekend covering everything from cards to Off The Page Wood projects.  For full details check out Gayle's website

For those who get the Do Crafts magazine, they are due shortly and you will be able to pick up your magazines from A Place to Create.  This will be the last magazine distributed by A Creative Place with a full range of associated products.  All future magazines will be ordered through A Place to Create and you can place your orders when you collect the upcoming issue.  If you have not yet placed your order for your magazine, please do so this week to avoid disappointment. Check out the flyers below to see the great range of products arriving with this issue.


If you are looking for a great space efficient storage solution that is user friendly and effective, check out the latest from Clip It Up.  They have made desktop and shelf options for years but now have a free standing option that will take up to 7 rings for maximum storage options.  We have one on display at Gayle's new store with a range of our clearance stock on it.  The Clip It Up comes with 120 clips and 3 rings and you can hang everything from bling to chipboard and paper on it.  Sit it next to your desk and just flick through all your accessories to finish your pages ~ a great way to remember what you've got.

The suggested retail price for this unit is $329.95

 Order yours for only $295.00.

 * Easy to assemble

 * Customise to suit your scrapbooking supplies

 * Everything at your fingertips

 * Complete with 3 rings and 120 clips. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Well it's been a week since we closed the doors at Mitchelton and I am still sieving through the boxes to sort and organise the left over stock, shop fittings, paper racks and of course dreaded paperwork. I have managed to take time for a massage, lunch with my husband and friends, a dinner party, an outing to Ikea and organised the rest of the lounge room furniture and a new bed for my weary body so for those wondering if I'm enjoying retirement - it is great!!!

 In amongst all that though Jo and I have been working together to present another one of our 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 trimmer and adhesives.

For those who cannot make it, 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.

We have negotiated with Gayle to use the upstairs area of her new store, A Place to Create, as a class area to run these classes so we have had a new classroom table built, by our good friends at Albany Creek Kitchens, that is bigger and better than before and we are ready to start putting together more classes for you to enjoy. 

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 soon.  Check the website at A Place to Create  for details.  You can also see the sample in store at A Place To Create.

We 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.

After the clean up we still have a number of 12x12 black paper racks left over which you can purchase for $30.00 each or 2 for $50.00.  These can be collected from A Place to Create during their opening hours.
Remember if you stack these inside a cupboard or side by side you can put a board on top to make a shelf for more storage.  If you know anyone who uses slat wall or grid lock and the associated hooks and brackets, we have plenty to sell off at great prices.  Email Sharon at for enquiries.

Be sure to check back for more class details and updates as we make further plans and keep ourselves off the streets.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Creative Place - The End

this post is full of photos of us packing up six years of A Creative Place in under 2 hours... it is truly amazing how quickly you can dismantle a shop compared to how long it took to put it together! 

Sharon, Kerrie, Gayle, Jo & Libby

Sharon pulling down the racking

Robyn packing up papers

the best removalist team in Brisbane
Taylah moving the paper racks
Keeley packing up the papers
the muscle
Jo trying to sneak out early
Sylvia bringing in refreshments

yes Kerrie has a power tool...
Sharon moving yet more paper racks
Sharon having a  :( moment

Jo, Gayle and Libby sharing a joke
Robyn in her mourning outfit
it is all action, with racking coming down and moving it all out

Jo packing up some of the left over stock
Sylvia's last shop in ACP
Sharon ringing off the last sale
Wendy and Robyn with their last minute purchases
Taylah enjoying a picnic in amoungst it all
the little helpers ☺
the almost cleared out shop

Last Day Today

we close out doors for ever at 1.30pm today

We have reduced loads more items and are slashing prices as we come across them... so come on in for our last day of trading
We are open 10.30am - 1.30pm

come and grab yourself some once in a lifetime closing down bargains

Saturday, August 14, 2010


with only two days left before we shut the doors for ever we have marked down more products



Rubber, Acrylic & Wood Mounted Stamps - Priced to Clear
12x12 Black Paper Racks $30ea or 2 for $50
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Sets $19.95 set
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Singles $4 ea
Quick Cuts Machine in Cradle with Gidget Alpha $35 for the lot

 we also have
Making Memories Paints 4 for $10
All Pens $2 ea

Store Hours
Saturday 14th Aug 9am - 2pm
Sunday 15th Aug 10.30am - 1.30pm (When the doors shut for the last time)

*all specials are floor stock only - not available on pre ordered stock - all sales are final - pre loved items are sold as is.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


We just had to let you know that as we are cleaning out the shop we are finding some amazing products that have been hidden away so we are putting them out on sale at amazing once in a lifetime prices.

We have also cleared out the class room tools and have preloved tools for you ... here is just a few items
Punches from $2
Cuttlebug Machine $40  SOLD OUT
Big Shot $40  SOLD OUT
and many more items

We also have Magazines from $2.50

Make sure you come in daily to get yourself some once in a lifetime bargains... we close our doors forever on Sunday 1.30pm.

PS - We have new stock also arriving today and tomorrow including 7gypsies printers trays.

see you in store soon

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


just a note to remind you all that we are open today and still have new stock arriving daily ... so come in and grab a closing down bargain

see previous post for all the specials, plus there are more in store