Where Bloggers Create 2011

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Where Bloggers Create 2011

Welcome to Where Bloggers Create 2011 – an annual event where bloggers share their creative spaces! Legend, my Crafty Coon, and I are delighted to show you The Paper Palace, the place where the artistry begins!

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Legend, The Crafty Coon, Welcomes You

When you enter The Paper Palace, the first thing you notice is the desk that I blog and paper craft from. Beneath the front of my desk, I’ve stashed two paper holders to hold stationery and pretty printer paper. Behind my desk are the storage cabinets that Prince Charming designed for me.

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The Magic Begins Here

One of my challenges as a crafter is displaying things in an organized fashion. I like having tools that I frequently use nearby so that I can find them when needed. One of my favorite spots in The Paper Palace is my Ink Pad Storage Cabinets, which I recycled out of old cassette and CD holders. I find looking at the colors very inspiring and soothing!

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Ink Pad Storage

My desk drawers house a few crafty surprises, such as my Just Rite Stamps and Stickles!

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Stamps & Stickles

Of course, my desktop is rarely as clear as today’s photo would indicate. Most days, it is overflowing with projects and distractions. How productive would you be if this sight greeted you on a daily basis?

Distractions

Distractions Come In All Shapes & Sizes

Moving along, here’s a close-up of the cabinets that Prince Charming built.

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Paper Cabinets

When I first moved into The Paper Palace, the cubbyholes were overflowing with weeds, but now a beautiful flower garden has been planted in its place.

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My Flowers Never Need Watering

Hidden behind the cabinet doors is my paper collection!

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Hours Went Into Organizing The Paper

Now, to the left of my desk lies a wall of shelves that Prince Charming built inside what was once a closet! As you can tell from the photo, I am quite fond of collecting pretty boxes that I then use to store more stash! Along this wall you’ll find stamps and embellishments… fabrics and fibers… ribbons and paints… and plenty of goodies to alter!

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Where The Stamps & Embellishments Live

Across from my desk are a few more bookshelves where I store pretty baskets and boxes filled with more of my stash – a few furry friends – and some of my art!

Pretty-Baskets

Pretty Baskets & More Delights

Thank you so much for joining me for the Where Blogger’s Create 2011 blog party, and thanks to our fabulous hosts – Where Women Create Magazine and the fabulous Karen Valentine from My Desert Cottage! Please leave a comment so I’ll know you stopped by, and enjoy the rest of the tour!

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  1. I really am having so much fun seeing everyone’s spaces where they create, and getting TONS of wonderful ideas! Your space is wonderful, and so well organzed ~ I like your pretty storage boxes too 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your space with all of us ladies.

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  2. Kristin says:

    I am currently wiping the drool off my chin! What a gorgeous workspace you have created for yourself!!! One day…

  3. Linda says:

    Hi – Love this post!

    So organized and beautiful to look at, too!

    Your Crafty Maine Coone Cat adds the perfect touch-

    Thanks for sharing – Happy Crafting and Blogging!

    Linda

  4. Ces says:

    great post as usual!
    visiting from Alexa hop

    http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

  5. Anna-Marie says:

    WOW what organization. Can you come to my house:) Thanks for linking up and sharing on the NOBH

  6. Emily says:

    Thanks for linking up with Feed Me Friday email subscription hop. I’ve signed up to receive your updates by email and look forward to reading more from you!

    Your Co-Host,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

    P.S. – I’ve recently switched from blogger to WordPress and had some issues when transferring the GFC widget. I’d really appreciate if you could double check to ensure you’re following me!

  7. I really need to make my crafting space more functional! Yours is simply marvelous!! You got me inspired to get more organized, that is for sure. Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Stefanie says:

    I feel ashamed when I look at your clean and organized space – I’m such a slob:-(

  9. Carolyn says:

    I’m so unbelievably jealous of your crafting space!! I’m drooling!

    Thanks for linking up on the “Flash-Back-Friday” hop last week, I would love if you could link up again!
    http://www.cookinformycaptain.blogspot.com

  10. Halle G says:

    So much space and so organized! And the light! Awesome.

  11. Pam says:

    Wow, what a beautiful room! Excuse me a moment while I experience the green emotion….. whew, I feel much better.

  12. Alli says:

    This is such a beautiful space! All of your shelves are so lovely 🙂 and your kitties are too cute! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Alli

  13. Ann says:

    I stopped by from the blog hop
    Ann

  14. Melissa says:

    Stopping by from the Alexa hop. Have a good day!

  15. shah says:

    Wow – Fabulously creative and so wonderfully organized too! I wish I could be more organised – I’m a scatty mess and live as such, much to the annoyance of my long suffering hubs. ;D Shah from http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2011/07/all-new-weekend-creation-blog-hop-plus.html

  16. Your creative space is so neat and inspiring. What a great space.

  17. Mary in FL says:

    Following you from Money Savvy Michelle’s GFC hop.. hope you’ll follow us too 🙂 http://www.savingbythesea.com and @gracie680 on twitter!

  18. Zelma says:

    Awesome space! Visiting from Wonder Wednesday Blog Hop. Better late than never!

    Zelma @ Zelma’s Workshop

  19. holly says:

    I love your wonderful creative space! I’m sure it’s very inspiring! Love your pretty kitties too. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Cheers,
    Holly
    PS I’m following you now!

  20. Amber says:

    Following on GFC and twitter from reasonablyless’s bloghop, check out my site @www.freesocial2011.blogspot.com

  21. Sadie says:

    I love your cat. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your space with us. If mine was half as organized, I’d be jumping on the bandwagon, but I can barely get to my desk. LOL

    (I found you from the Alexa drop!)

  22. diane says:

    Okay, you are WAY more organized than me!

    I am a new follower through the weekend blog hop! Hope you get time to stop by and follow back! Have a great weekend…

    Diane
    http://www.turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com

  23. Hope your Friday is a good one. Just hopping by! I’m your newest follower. Hope you’ll follow me back. http://www.ienjoystuff.blogspot.com We’re doing a Giveaway right now! http://ienjoystuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/giveaway-bh-cosmetics-247-eyeliner.html

  24. Pallas says:

    You have a very nice studio, and such beautiful helpers too! It is always fun to see artists’ studios.

  25. Angie says:

    Hello!
    I LOVE LOVE your space!! I wish i could have one like that! I love crafting too!

    By the way following you from Friday Blog Hop!

    Thanks,
    Angie
    http://ourlittleinspiration.blogspot.com

  26. Clayton Thomas says:

    No chance of you stopping by and organizing me life- is there??? Just kidding!

    Best wishes,

    Clayton

  27. I’m inspired to organize my crafting space now!

    I’m a new follower from the Mega 7 hop. 🙂 http://www.asthebunnyhops.com

  28. LaVoice says:

    I am not into crafting, but enjoy seeing what others create..

  29. Rebecca says:

    I loved seeing your fabulous space! Creative and ORGANIZED. LOVE IT!

    Blessings as you create~

    Rebecca

  30. Claudia says:

    You’ve organized your space so well. You must enjoy working in your studio. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  31. Well talk about amazing organization and beautiful to boot! You achieved them both my friend!! I can see sitting in that room playing all the time!!! Thank you so much for letting have a peak. I really enjoyed it!
    xo,
    Karen

  32. I love your organization! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  33. Sheila says:

    Hey nice to hear from you. thanks for stopping by.I love your blog background. how are you doing hope well.

  34. melissa newell says:

    WOW That looks great! Thanks for all the inspiration and for sharing at NOBH!

  35. I am not the crafty type! But that is so awesome you have some talent to do that. I am not given that talent! Happy Say Hi Sunday!
    Stephanie~

  36. Katrine says:

    Hello!
    What a fun and interesting post! 😀
    Enjoyed reading that 🙂

    I’m your newest follower -stopping by from the blog hop, would appreciate it if you’d follow me back 🙂

    Katrine
    thegentleflower.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGentleFlower

  37. Jo Tinley says:

    Such a lovely and well organised creative space! Thanks for the tour.

  38. sandra tyler says:

    Oh my gosh, what a perfect studio! I am SO jealous — I get the corner of my boys’ playroom!

  39. Meesh says:

    Here from FTLOB to say god, that’s a gorgeous crafting space! Right now I’m sewing at a half-cluttered dining room table with cardboard boxes at my feet, haha. Definitely putting yours into my “dream room” category.

  40. Citymom says:

    I love your space. White is the perfect color and I’m definitely coming back to use your organization tips. We’re in the middle of moving and all my stuff is packed! I hate change.

  41. Wow. I’m envious. An uncluttered and neat workstation. Cabinets and shelves to store. 🙂

    Stopped by from the blog hop.

    Jan

  42. Michelle says:

    Wow! Very neat and organized! Thanks for stopping by the S&R weekend hop. Have a great week!

  43. I’d say you’ve got yourself a very handy prince charming!
    Your creative space is bright and well organized; just fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing your workplace, it was so very nice to visit.

  44. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    Twitter: Tracy_Iglesias
    says:

    Great Space! Visiting from Alexa Hop, where is your google connect follower widget?

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  45. You definitely have it going on with your space!! I can only imagine being that organized, but would love to be some day.
    My crafts aren’t paper crafts, but instead yarn and material. I have a plan in my head for my room. I have now picked out what I want in there so have a goal to earn to make my dream a reality. Maybe by then my daughter and her children will have found a place of their own to live. Right now my craft room has been made into a bedroom for my 3 granddaughters.

  46. B @ Sweet Limes says:

    Your space is jaw dropping, how wonderful would it be to spend an afternoon in there playing with you?

  47. Terri G. says:

    Okay you had me at the pic of the Craft Coon. Both of your cats are gorgeous! I think I remember visiting with you last year..I still love your space! I think it is the table that I remember the most..if not I’m having a serious deja vu moment. (smile) Hope you are having fun with this party!
    TFS!!!

  48. jamieS says:

    Hi, Just paying a visit from the Alexa Blog Hop!

    ~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

  49. April says:

    Wow, what a wonderful space!! I love how all of the paper is so organized, truly inspiring. How fun, thanks for sharing!! ~April

  50. What an amazing area you have! I want to come play at your house 🙂

    Stopping by from the Alexa Hop!

    I’m your newest follower.

    Wendi

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