Where The Paper Princess Creates

Welcome to the Where Bloggers Create II party at Create With Joy! Thanks to the vision of Karen Valentine, I am joining 450+ bloggers in an event where creative folk from all genres open the doors to their creative spaces and invite you in for a peek! Now, when I first signed up for this event, I admit – my creative space left much to be desired! It was bursting at the seams from “stuff”. I’d long run out of shelf space and was quickly running out of floor space too! So, I decided to use this event as motivation to get my studio in order.

I set four goals. Declutter. Create some open space. Organize in zones – that is, keep similar items together and frequently used items nearby. And, beautify my space by displaying my favorite items.

My crafty Maine Coon, Legend, loves the new look – he personally inspected each nook and cranny along the way! Curious? Well, I have plenty to show and plenty to tell, so, without further adieu, come inside – let’s begin the tour!

My studio is centrally located in our home. I love bells, so on the door, I have a pillow with bells that indicates whether I am “at work” or “at play”. Guess what I’m up to today?

This is the view when you walk in the room. As you can see, I am blessed with a large desk! It is rarely this clear, however – usually, it is filled with cats and my current projects!

When I am not blogging, I am frequently paper crafting. I am inspired by color, and motivated by visual and functional accessibility, so I like to keep as many of my tools nearby as possible. I love having instant access to all of my ink pads and markers, as well as a few of my cutting tools and adhesives.

Oh my word! When is the last time a lady let you peek inside of her drawers? Well, just this once… I wanted to show you the drawer organizer I made for my Stickles, Just Rite Stampers, and a few crafty odds and ends.

Behind my desk is a row of cabinets my husband designed for me when we moved here. At one point in time, all of the cubbyholes and the entire top of the shelves were filled with magazines and stuff. When I got my cats, I decided I wanted to keep the cabinet tops clear so that they could perch and enjoy the window.

I recently “planted” the flower and embellishment garden in the cubbyholes – I love having my flowers nearby and I love looking at them on a daily basis! This new arrangement is so much nicer than the boxes that were previously stuffed in the holes. Here are some close-ups of the pretties in each of the compartments:

Now I bet you’re wondering what’s behind those cabinet doors… paper, what else! My husband converted a few of these cabinets from 4 shelves to 2 shelves to maximize the space, and I spent the past few days tracking down all of the 12 x 12 paper I could find to fit into that space so that I can continue to organize it all as I have the time! I’ll tell you more about those efforts in a future post…

Now, if you turn left, you’ll see my newly reorganized wall of bookshelves that houses, among other things, stamps, embellishments, punches, chipboard, paint, adhesives, ribbons, and fibers.

Here’s the view from my desk:

We’re almost done with our tour but perhaps you’re wondering where all of the books are? As you head towards the door, you’ll notice bookshelves in the hallway that house my creative library – here’s a peek at a few of the shelves!

Don’t forget to turn the lights out on your way out…

Thank you so much for stopping by! While you’re here, I invite you to explore my blog – I’ve highlighted some organizational posts on my sidebar!

If this is your first introduction to the Where Bloggers Create II Party, be sure to visit the other participants when you can! I’ve been to a number of sites already and am amazed by the diversity in the beautiful spaces I have seen!

And thanks to Karen Valentine, Jo Packman, and the staff of Where Women Create Magazine for making this event possible!

73 Responses to “Where The Paper Princess Creates”

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  1. Denise says:

    I have cabinet envy. Your room is absolutely gorgeous girl!

  2. Stef H (Glitterbabe) says:

    that is one totally gorgeous room!!! i'm jealous!!!!

    how did you label those ink pads if i might ask! they're fabulous!

    i like how you did your papers too! fabulous room!

  3. Donna @ The House on the Corner says:

    How wonderful to have everything so organized. I'm still at the 'about to run out of floorspace' phase. Your space looks awesome!!

  4. Rebecca says:

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! Organized and clean and fab! I could SOOOO work on that table. Wish I had room for it!

    Thank you for sharing my friend. A JOY to visit!

    xoRebecca

  5. Brynwood Needleworks says:

    Hi Ramona!
    Thanks for sharing your creative space…and Legend, too! Always love seeing that sweet face!
    This WBCII is great fun, but it's gonna take a while for us to get through every post! Glad I stopped by to visit you, though!
    Blessings from your friend,
    Donna

  6. stefanie says:

    what a great place to create, lots of space, and your sweet friend, he looks like he has lips in that picture..to cute!

  7. Penni says:

    Wow what a beautiful craft room. My desk and shelves take up a good corner of our dining room, although I am rapidly spreading out from my corner to take over more and more of the room. Maybe its time to say that we eat my craftroon rather than I craft in our dining room LOL!!!

    Lovely to see Legend in this post too, looking as stunning as ever.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

  8. JoAnne says:

    Wow, you certainly met all your goals and more with your studio! It's wonderful. Maybe will motivate me to do something different with mine. Hope so, I'll have to keep coming back and looking at it-LOL.
    Thanks for stopping by and grabbing my button.
    xoJoAnne

  9. Christie says:

    What a great craft room. I see you like to be organized like I do! Have you seen my Scrap Studio it's at http://creationsbychristie.blogspot.com I posted a video tout and photos. Lots of ideas for organizing. My cat likes to take center stage too. :)- Christie

  10. Karen Valentine says:

    You studio is totally envy worthy!!! I love the huge desk! I'm so glad I could help motivate you to
    get the room the way you wanted it! I always seem to create better when I don't have a clutter around me! I really enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for being apart of the event!
    xo,
    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

  11. Netty says:

    WOW all so neat and clean, am so impressed. Methinks I need to sort myself out after seeing your wonderful craft space. Annette

  12. Lynn Stevens says:

    Wow, a crafter paradise, so clean and uncluttered! Thank you for the tour!

  13. craftyles says:

    What great work space. And so organized. I would be here day and night.Thanks for the tour!

  14. Our Back Porch says:

    Oh, your space is so wonderful! Looks like you have a great helper there too. Thanks for sharing your space and Legend too! Come by and visit the place where I create.

    Creative Blessings,
    Rebecca

  15. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

    I adore all of your storage solutions.

  16. Rbarakat says:

    Wow! I love your space!!!!Doesn't it feel nice to be all organized – mine never stays that way! LOL!

  17. Marlene says:

    Fantastic photos! Love your crafty space! Of course, I must say the cat is just stealing the scene here! LOL!!!

  18. luverlie says:

    Great room. Must be a joy to work in such an organized space. tfs

  19. Jeniffer says:

    A space truly fit for a princess! My creative soul wanted to jump through the screen and into your studio. It is like a candy store of beautifully tasty goodies.
    From one Joyful Creator to another,
    Jeniffer
    http://www.JoyfulArtsStudio.com

  20. Reta says:

    The tour was worth the time, and I just love the new arrangement of your desk, drawers and shelfs. You just keep getting better with age in your organization skills. All those books really paid off; and to think I keapt teasing you about your constant purchasing a new "How to manual" before you discovered scrapping and blogging as a hobby.
    LOL

  21. Reta says:

    I forgot to tell you I did turn the lights out before I mentioned your cute stuff animals at the end of the tour that added such a warm feeling in saying goodby. As for Legend he's the mighty task master and keeper of the desk!

  22. donnaj says:

    what a lovely and organized space~love seeing everyone else's storage solutions.

  23. Terri says:

    So inviting I think I will just have to invite myself over…really love your creative space!

  24. Romeo says:

    Legend, she really did accomplish her four goals didn't she?!!! That is great! Her studio looks beautiful! And check out all the space for lounging!!!! Thanks for sharing your creative space!!!!

    Purrs!

    Romeo and "her"

  25. Barbara H. says:

    I love all the cabinets! I could spend hours in there just exploring all the stuff. Thanks for the peek!

  26. Stephanie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your space! It looks so much like an upscale shop. 🙂 Very conducive to creative endeavors! cheers, Stephanie (CED)

  27. Bleubeard and Elizabeth says:

    Wow Ramona. You clean up good, or should I say your craft room does. I adore the unit your hubby reworked. I see you found the perfect spot for the WOYWW mailbox. I notice you have a ton of colored pens, too. Absolutely awesome transformation. And I see Legend is doing his thing, too: making Bleubeard jealous!

  28. Connie Paxman says:

    Now that is a make-over…you will be able to work with clarity…nice to have your room done so effeciently…Love your blog.
    connie paxman

  29. ThePurplePlace says:

    Hi Ramona,

    Nice to see you! Your craft room is fabulous and very spacious, which is wonderful. I am blessed to have my own room, but I did NOT not as much space and I admire how organized you are!!

    Thanks for sharing, I'm glad you stopped by my blog, as it reminded me to come over for a visit!

    Happy Crafting,
    Lisa

  30. Debby says:

    Hi Ramona, what a beautiful and bright space you have to create. You are so organized, love all your cabinets. Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.
    Debby

  31. Little Pink Studio says:

    What a great studio space! I love how wonderfully organized everything is!
    Cerri

  32. NanaNay says:

    I love your room. Very well organized.

    My granddaughter would so love sharing your flowers. Flowers and glue dots her favorite crafteing items.

  33. Janet Bernasconi says:

    Wow…you have so much space to work in. I loove it. And I see how organized you are too. Fantastic! I really enjoyed taking a tour of your work space. Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
    xo
    Janet
    Janets Creative Pillows

  34. Dorothy says:

    Excellent room!!! now go mess it up and play!!!

  35. trisha too says:

    Your studio is FANTASTIC!!!

    🙂

  36. Lori says:

    What a fantastic room–I'm in love! I just love your cabinets for paper storage. Actually, I like everything about this room! Can I come over and play?! thanks for sharing your wonderful room!

  37. Connie Eyberg Originals says:

    You have an absolutely wonderful studio. All of that work surface must be a delight. We have a Maincoon also. She is the boss. Thank you so much for the tour. Connie

  38. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    What a great space! I'd love to hear more about your paper storage as in the past several months I've become very much into different scrap papers. While I've bought clear expandable folders at Michaels for them, I always like to see what works for others. Maybe there is a better way!

  39. Sarah Anderson says:

    I came over after you left a comment for me – great to meet you via the usartquest blog hop! What a wonderful workspace you have, I'm re-organising mine at the minute so this is truly inspirational!

  40. Denise says:

    Wow, what a room! You are so spoiled girl…gotta love it! I have a group at Pages in Time called Scrapbooking Spaces. Do you want to share it with us, so everyone can drool over it?

  41. Crop-N-Doodle-Do says:

    I love your room. It is one of my favorites that I have seen. Where did you get that desk??? I looks like just what I need.

  42. zandra says:

    Love your creative space espically, the prima flowers! ;o) enjoy the rest of the party.
    Hugz,
    Zandra

  43. luluslovlies says:

    Great craft room and use of space, love your decorated mailbox, and flowers in jars are the best, so colorful. Thanks for sharing. XOXO

  44. Dena E's Blog says:

    Even your studio is Gorgeous Sweetie, so is Kitty!!!!
    Dena

  45. Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living says:

    What a wonderful space you have created! Nothing but joy coming from your space.. and the occasional cat hair floating by…
    I love the glass jars for storage… it adds a touch of fun!
    Happy Creating and Dandelion Wishes,
    Deb

  46. Miss Sandy says:

    Wow, what a super organized studio and everything so handy too! Love the garden of flower embellishments. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  47. Whimsey Creations says:

    Wow – you're super organized! Thanks for the tour. I love your sorority creation too. Nice to meet you.

  48. Angela Weimer says:

    thank you for the great tour. I just love your desk. Oh to have such a large work area and everything is so nicely organized. Love it. thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day. Angela

  49. C'est Magnifique says:

    Hi Ramona, thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your creative space, it looks so nice and organized, doesn't it feel good!!??

    Tania

  50. Shirley says:

    Ramona,
    Thank you for the invitation to visit your loving blog! I appreciate your comments on my space where I LOVE to be! It truly does look like we are "kindred spirits".
    I got such a kick out of your kitty being curious with your labeler! How cute! So kitty cat!
    Your blog is amazing, so much to see! I am new to blogging, and it appears that you have been at it a while and I can probably learn some things from you!
    Good luck with your scraproom revamp! The more we love our space the more we inspire ourselves right? I love all the flowers in your cubbies and I thought I had a ton of paper!!! I look forward to seeing your progress.
    That sorority photo is "FABULOUS"! What a fantastic fun photo to scrapbook. You are very fortunate to have such a rare shot! Way cool.
    Thank you for considering Organize Things as one of your beautiful spaces, I am so flattered!
    I will be back to browse more!
    Take Care
    Shirley 🙂

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