Where Bloggers Create 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012

Welcome to Where Bloggers Create – that fabulous event where creative bloggers around the world throw open the doors of their art studios, scrap rooms and other creative spaces and show you where the inspiration begins and the magic occurs! Are you ready to turn on the lights at The Paper Palace and peek inside?

Turn On The Lights

The first thing you’ll discover as you step into my studio is that my space isn’t really my own! I share my space with Tsunami and Legend, two crafty Maine Coons who love to chew on plastic, gnaw on paper, steal embellishments, play with glue and glitter, and sample new recipes every chance they get! They also like to type and blog – whenever something looks particularly “creative” on my blog, you can be sure that they had a paw in it!

Legend & Tsunami

When the cats aren’t around – and my desk is clear – I am blessed with a bountiful workspace to create on! Because I love to collect lots of treasures, though, I’ve had to find creative ways to maximize every inch of my space!

My Creative Workspace

I converted old cassette tape holders into Ink Pad storage on my desktop so that I can create a stamped image at a moment’s notice. I also rotate artwork to keep myself inspired!

Ink Storage & Altered Art

Inside my desk, I keep stickles, word stamps, and various crafting items close at hand!

Stamp & Stickle Storage

Behind my desk are cabinets that house my paper and flower garden! My husband, Prince Charming, built all of the shelves and cabinets for me when I first moved into this space!

Paper & Flower Garden

Here’s a peek inside of the paper garden, where everything is sorted according to color, manufacturer, and/or category!

Inside The Paper Garden

To the left of my desk is the closet that we opened up and lined with shelves. These shelves house beautiful boxes and baskets that house stamps, ribbons, embellishments, and all sorts of surprises!

Stamp & Embellishment Storage

For instance, one of my favorite boxes is filled with – cat stamps! Hmmm, I wonder who got into that box?

A Box Full Of Cat Stamps

Another box is full of beautiful lace trim! It’s a joy to create pretty treasures from that box!

Lovely Lace

Across from my desk are the shelves that house my card-making supplies, scrapbooks, music CDs – and, of course, more treasures!

Across From My Desk

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  1. Michaele Sommerville
    Twitter: msommerville
    says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ve died and gone to heaven! LOOK at all of your paper! And wow, I’m thinking you’re probably a Tetris master by the looks of all of your storage. I’ve been smiling as I visit everyone’s creative spaces…. we all seem to have the same white wooden desktop organizer!

    Thank you so much for sharing, and do drop by for a visit!

    Michaele

    http://twigsandtulle.blogspot.com/2012/07/where-bloggers-create-2012.html

  2. eschelle
    Twitter: Eschelle
    says:

    can I live with your??!?!! That is crafting HEAVEN!!

  3. Heather says:

    Wow! What a great space!!! You have so many neat materials to work with, and I love the organization…. Oh, if I could just organize! Would love for you to visit sometime…

    Have a great weekend!
    -Heather

  4. Kristi S. says:

    Oh Wow! I love your space! You are super organized and I would love to peek into your paper collection more closely!LOL.I am jealous of your miles of workspace. Your sweet kitties are gorgeous..I have 2 that keep me company as well!

    I would love for you to visit my craft room tour:
    http://kristispapercreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/where-bloggers-create-2012-blog-party.html

    Hugs,
    Kristi

  5. mary says:

    What a beautiful space you have created for yourself!! The cassette tape holders is a great idea for ink storage!

    I finally have a little space for moi and would love for you to drop by and see it if you have time!

    bee blessed
    mary

  6. Oh my gosh it looks like a craft store, what a great storage ideas and it was great to see the kids are such great helpers LOL!

    Carol

  7. scrappymo! says:

    What a great room…I love those baskets with the pink trim!
    you are so lucky to have a handy husband to build you all that lovely furniture.
    Mine is not very handy…but wonderfully supportive in other ways!

    Ps Your blue boxes remind me of Tiffany’s boxes!

  8. what a delight to visit your studio with all it’s treasures! i dream of having lots of space like you!

  9. Wendy @ E1A says:

    You are a really tidy crafter! Your craft room is so organised! I used to have a fair bit of crafting goodies which I kept in a cupboard in my last home, but I gave most of them away before we moved to our present home and now I concentrate on digital crafting (when I get the time). It works best for me and as I can store all my scrapbooks on pen drives. So if I was to show you my craft room – it would consist of 3 pen drives and a couple of boxes of papers and stamps… and that’s it!

    I could have a field day in your craft room though 😀

    Enjoy!

  10. sandra tyler says:

    what a great thing, to open the doors! 🙂

  11. Kathy says:

    Your organization is simply amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Tammy says:

    It’s so funny to see how many bloggers craft with their feline companions. 🙂 Your coon cats are gorgeous. And what a big desk you have. Everything is so organized. Must be a true pleasure to work in that space. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  13. Kim says:

    WOW what a beautiful and organized space. Makes me wanna dive in and start organizing what I have. Thanks for sharing.

  14. YUMMommy says:

    What an amazing craft room/office. I love how everything has a place. Visiting form SITS!

    http://yummommy.blogspot.com
    @yummommies

  15. leslie says:

    WHat a nice space. I love how organized everything is and love, love that desk. You’ve got it all!

  16. Mary says:

    I love your craftroom! You are so neat and organized! Mine is a total mess and I need to organize it.

  17. Frankie Ann says:

    Loved your space and what beautiful cats!!! Thanks for sharing.

  18. What an awesome space you have!! Everything looks so well organized! I would love creating in there, because I would know where to find everything!! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!!!!!

  19. What a wonderfully organized space. You must get so much done! The kitties are just lovely, too!

  20. Great space! Love all that tabletop room you’ve got to work on things. Your storage is fantastic. So neat and organized. Thanks for sharing your tour!

  21. Summer says:

    OMG you are sooooo organized! My creative corner looks a million times worse. =( I wish I had that much space to put all my stuff too! Btw the cat stamps are so cute!

  22. Geralyn Gray says:

    Your cabinets full of paper are perfect…..hard to find cabinets with the right width……it is very organized and looks like a great place create!

  23. Michele says:

    Everything looks so neat and organized. I love the size of your work table.
    Thanks for sharing your amazing space.
    Michele

  24. Evelyn says:

    I just love that space! I wish I could turn into your third little helper:)

  25. Love your space. You are so organized and neat. Love your fur babies too.

    blessings,
    Danielle

  26. Carolyn Dube says:

    What a great space! The organization – the open-ness- the pretty storage! Wow!

  27. TOTALLY love those cabinets!! TFS

  28. Sandy says:

    What a sleek and organized space! Love all those supplies. Your studio mascots are beautiful! Thank you for the tour.

  29. Terah says:

    Thanks for sharing your creative sacred space! terah

  30. I’m still impressed with this room. You are SO lucky to have all that lovely matching furniture. And so, so much light.

  31. Leanne says:

    WoW! You are so organized in your space! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  32. ALRIGHTY!!!! Am I lovin’ that open expanse of desk space??? Ummmm….yeah!!! And from your organizational skills, it appears you’re my sister from another mother darlin’!!!
    GREAT job done in this room as far as I’m concerned!
    just me…sendin’ whoppin’ big snaps from Texas…jan

  33. Helena White says:

    Your studio space is wonderful and as others have already said…So organized!
    Thanks for the tour.

    ♥ ஆєℓєηα

  34. oh so organized. You may have more bins then me : )
    And such a nice large surface to create on.
    I enjoyed visiting your studio – cheers.

  35. Maureen says:

    I love your studio space, but I think I love your kitties even more! Thanks for allowing us to see your wonderful room and all the great organization you have going on! Such inspiration.

  36. Alecia @ Chicken Scratch NY says:

    I’m so jealous of your shelves! And my cat is my favorite crafting companion (the dog tried to eat glue sticks). Thank you for linking up at What’s Cluckin! Hope to see you back this evening

  37. Oh my goodness, you are the” Organized Queen”! Bravo for coming up with ideas to store all your goodies, just love it. Your helpers Tsunami and Legend seem to keep everything running smoothly, you are truly blessed to have them keeping order to your kingdom….
    Thanks for allowing me to come by for a visit!
    Charmaine

  38. Maureen says:

    Oh my! Wow, you are Super-Organized!!! I adore your space, am jealous of your having a handy Prince Charming and love Tsunami and Legend!

    What a wonderful place to create. Holy crow!!

  39. Mari says:

    You have two very cute little helpers there, and a very neat and organized craft room. And not to mention a great space to spread out and work on, lots good storage for all your treasures.

    Thank you for the tour : )

  40. Fairyrocks says:

    So tidy and so beautifully organized. Thanks for sharing, lovely peeps at where the magic happens. PS I could use your color coordianting skills for sure. Keep smiling and creating

  41. Modern Gypsy says:

    OMG! I love your room…and I’m so jealous! I have a chest of drawers against one wall and a small cabinet next to that where I do all my creating. Boo-hoo!
    Stopping by from SITS…

  42. Theresa plas says:

    Super organized! I’ m inspired for sure!

  43. Holly says:

    Great space. I love all your storage. I’m currently working on my studio but don’t have anything ready to share yet. Thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party!

  44. Now that’s a craft space, Ramona. Thanks for sharing it at the All Star Block Party.

  45. Mary Bearden says:

    Gosh, girl, I knew you made stuff but that is unbelievable! How do you have the energy and where do you come up with the idea’s to make all of this stuff? Wow, wish I was a neighbor so I could come by and see everything! Mmm, I might even try to talk you out of something!!

    You are way too organized! My house is a mess compared to yours. Good to see you being active. Now, if only we could get me going on something. Very rough month and still no end in sight. Good to see you and sorry I haven’t stopped by more often.

    Talk to you soon!

    Mary B.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Mary,
      I’m sorry to hear that you are having a rough month – what happened to your BREAK?
      Look forward to catching up with you soon – MISS YOU! 🙂

  46. Crystal & Co says:

    Wow, now that is a craft room!

  47. Bunny Jean says:

    Wow, you are So organized! I bet it is a pleasure to create in that setting. I just tend to get frustrated because I don’t have a designated place where I can have my supplies on hand.

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

  48. Kristin says:

    Very organized! My craft room is super organized too but yours is also pretty 🙂 You’ve motivated me to do a little sprucing up in my craft space. Thanks! Stop by my blog some time to check out what I do: wedontneedsleep.wordpress.com

  49. Kim S says:

    I am in awe of your craft space! I have a corner of the dining room right now… soooooooo jealous! lol. Thanks for linking at tip toe

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