Where Bloggers Create 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014

Welcome to Where Bloggers Create 2014! We are so excited to invite you into our creative play space as we join hostess Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage, along with creative bloggers around the world, for the fifth year in a row!

1 - The View

This is my second year writing and crafting in “The Creative Corner” – a somewhat cozy space that only holds half of what my previous studio held! I’m still adjusting – but it’s totally worth it in order to gaze out upon the green trees and blue skies that my previous space lacked.

2 - Magellan At Computer

That is the view I have when I’m not gazing at my computer screen… or being distracted by Magellan – the latest member of the Create With Joy family! Magellan was a gift of love from my husband! He joined our household at Christmastime and is now 8 and a half months old.

3 - Closet 1

When I swivel my chair around, I face my desk – and a closet which houses shelves of crafting supplies.

4 - Closet 2

What will you find inside of all of those pretty tins and baskets?

Well, you’ll find lots and lots of acrylic stamps from companies like Close To My Heart I have a serious addiction!

5 - Acrylic Stamps

Of course, you’ll also find plenty of traditional wood-mounted stamps from companies like Stampin Up! I’m an equal opportunity stamper!

6 - Wooden Stamps

And flowers… don’t forget the flowers!

7 - Flowers

And embellishments galore!

8 - Embellishments

But wait! There’s more!

9 - Inside The Paper Cabinet

What good are all of those embellishments without pretty paper to hang them from? Paper lives under the window, to the right of my computer, where it’s always within easy reach (and out of the damaging rays of the sun)!

10 - Paper Organization

Here’s a close-up to give you a better idea of how things are organized inside. I try to organize papers by size, color, and manufacturer whenever it makes sense. I also organize by paper types and by themes (not shown in this photo). How do you organize your paper stash?

11 - Supply Shelf

Between my desk and the paper cabinets is a handy dandy supply shelf which houses lots of useful tools and goodies that I frequently use when sitting at my desk creating something lovely. Some of the fun things you’ll find house on these shelves include:

Lots of pretty spools of wonderful Washi Tape!

12 - Washi Tape

Roll after roll of beautiful ribbon!

13 - Ribbon

Layer upon layer of delicate lace!

14 - Lace

Finally – what’s a studio without color? To the left of my computer lives all of my ink pads!

15 - Ink Pad Storage
And, what do I create inside of The Creative Corner? All types of paper crafts!

Here’s one of my favorite cards, which I created for a company called Smart Fab early this year. As you will see from my post, my cats play a huge part in my creative process – even as a kitten, I could not keep Magellan away from the crafting supplies!

Hope Card with Smart-Fab

Thank you SO much for joining us for this year’s Where Blogger’s Create 2014 tour at Create With Joy! We hope you’ll stay in touch by following our blog and social media accounts and connecting with us each week at one or more of our creative blog parties!

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  1. Marcia says:

    Love your organization, and those pink lined baskets are gorgeous.
    The creative possibilities are endless.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Love Karen’s party.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks so much for stopping by Marcia – you’re my first guest this year! 🙂
      I LOVE those pretty pink and white gingham baskets!
      I wanted to buy more but they sold out!

      Are you participating in this year’s tour?
      If so, let me know – I’d love to see where you create!

      Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  2. Thanks for taking us on the Grand Tour… smiled when I saw your Fur Baby visiting your Space and making comfy… my Creative Space is the one place my ‘Outdoors Only’ Fur Babies feel comfortable coming inside to visit… I often leave the door open when I’m in there and their Curiosity gets the best of them and they venture inside. *smiles* Your Organizational Skills are superb, I suffer from Chronic Disorganization so I’m busy taking tips and Notes as I visit each Well Organized Space during the Blog Party! *LOL*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert… Dawn… The Bohemian

  3. Kalliste says:

    Ooh what do you use to store your Embellishments, I love the look of it. I’m not sure what I’d put in one, but I like how it looks 😀

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Aren’t those embellishment containers fab?
      Those are from Close To My Heart.
      I don’t know if they still carry them in the current catalogs – but if you find someone selling them they are SO worth it! 🙂

  4. Donna Heber says:

    I know you … LOL! I’m so happy to see your crafting space and ALL those lovely embellishments. Is Magellan the head of the quality control team? You were very lucky to pick up those containers from Close To My Heart. Your card is gorgeous as well as those white baskets with pink liners. Stamps take up room so it can be a challenge sometimes. I’ve enjoyed my tour and now off to visit others. I’ll be back 🙂

  5. Silvia says:

    So organised . Love how everything has it’s place.
    Thank you for sharing your creative space

  6. Patti says:

    Wow. You are so organized. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with all the stuff I collect it ends up collecting dust. 😉

    Found you on SITS. Love seeing other creative hearts out there. Have great day!

  7. Janet Greer says:

    I enjoyed my tour. I have gleaned lots of ideas for organizing my space which is still a work in progress. I love the white baskets, they would be pretty in my space too. One day I hope to be as organized as you. Thanks for inviting us in.

  8. Michaele Sommerville
    Twitter: msommerville

    Oh my, your Magellan needs to teach my Buck how to behave in a crafty space! I had to relocate all of my glass jars and dishes from window ledges into cubby areas so he’d stop tipping them over!

    Your space is wonderfully organized!

    Michaele (Twigs and Tulle)

  9. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    I love your creative space. My art room is currently in a new state of change and I hope to share my updated space soon. xo

  10. Thanks so much for joining the party!! Your studio is a scrappers dream!!! I’m sure it was an adjustment to move to a smaller space, but what you did looks fabulous!!
    I’m having so much fun, and visiting your studio has been part of it!!!

  11. Surfing in from The Sits Girls Sharefest today. Wow! Love all the goodies you have in your crafting corner/closet. I think I might be a little envious. 🙂

  12. you are sooo organized and so prettily organized that you are making me want to jump out of the window lol. You would DIE if you saw my office!

  13. Rita Barakat says:

    Ahh a girl after my own heart! I am crazy organized when it comes to storing ribbon, washi, ETC – it is all together and seperated! Love your space! TFS

  14. Maureen says:

    Awwww…. LOVE Magellan – so beautiful. What a nice creative space you have – so organized! Thank you for the tour and the introduction to your furry family member too! (I have three cats, so I love to see others’ felines!)

  15. Sherry says:

    Great space. I love how your boxes all coordinate. I am trying to get there. Maybe someday. I linked my little space. Come and see me.

  16. Maureen Hayes says:

    From one papercrafter to another -thanks for the tour of your lovely studio!

  17. Judy McCarthy says:

    Aren’t we lucky to have lovely spaces to create in. Love your great organisation.Love your studio.

  18. Kathy says:

    Loved looking at all the eye candy. Thank you for sharing!

  19. What a fun peek into your creative space – thank you. You’re so wonderfully organized – I especially love those shelves with the gorgeous blue tins.

  20. Diana Seal says:

    Oh, thats what I call organized!!! Love how you store your embellishments.
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Oh boy, the fun I could have in your creative space with all those papers, embellishments and stamps! You’ve got everything organized so nicely and efficiently, too.

  22. Botanic Bleu says:

    A woman after my own heart… love stamps and paper. I am envious of all the different stamp pads you have. I have a few acrylic stamps that adhere to acrylic pads, but I love wood backed stamps. One day, these kinds of stamps will be collector’s items due to the wood and the beauty of the carved designs. Can you tell I enjoyed your tour?


  23. Tracy says:

    What inspiration. I love how you have organised things in your workspace. I am still trying to re-organise myself after moving to a much smaller space and splitting my canvas painting space and my other craft space into two separate workspaces.

  24. Helen Fern @ Pleasures of the NW says:

    Wow! Just WOW!

  25. Cathy says:

    Lovely space and beautiful things everywhere you look!

  26. Kiril Kundurazieff
    Twitter: KGkundurazieff

    What a wonderful idea for a post!

    Such great photos, too!

    Right now I’d feel embarrassed to share and compare my surroundings in their entirety.

    I’ve shared glimpses in the past, but…

    I am nowhere near satisfied with my creative space, despite the touches I’ve put together.
    How can I can when living in a small one room apartment?

    Maybe it’s being tired and concerned all the time.

    I have written an essay on my “ideal writing space”, though.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’d LOVE to read about your ideal writing space Kiril!
      I’ve always envisioned a lake-side cabin in the woods…

      I am WAY behind on correspondence but received your e-mail and DO plan on catching up with you soon!

      Have a BLESSED week, dear friend! 🙂

  27. Sandy says:

    Wonderful tour! Love all the organization you have for all of your supplies and your studio cat is adorable. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

  28. Lori says:

    Thanks for sharing your room with us. I love to see how you organize your stuff. Hope you swing by my place if you haven’t already.

  29. Michellee says:

    WOW!!! I would love to come over and create in your AWESOME organize space, with ALL those AMAZING supplies… I love to paper craft too.. I wished I was a bit organised a little.. Thanks for sharing your wonderful space.

  30. fairyrocks says:

    Delightfully tidy space. Love that you can turn your chair for ease of access. Your color coded jars are terrific too. Keep smiling and creating.

  31. Mari says:

    Lovely space, and its nice to see how you have everything within easy reach.
    All so well organized!
    And your new fur baby is adorable, looks like he’s well fitted for that space : )
    Thanks for sharing your space with us!!!

  32. CHRIS FLYNN says:

    Oh my goodness… you are an inspiration! and SO ORGANIZED! I love that you have a nice view now…. the ‘view’ is where I often get my best inspiration…. I think my Muse lives out there somewhere! Nice to meet you and hope you’ll stop by my studio too! xoxo Chris

  33. patty says:

    Love your creative space. So many amazing supplies!

  34. Shell says:

    Your creative space is lovely. You gave me great inspiration on how to store my flowers. I love to embellish my candleholder with them.

  35. I, too, quite often have feline assistance/supervision!
    You are so tidy and organised amd have some lovely storage solutions. I’m rather jealous of your ink pad and washi tape collections too.
    Thank you for sharing your workplace.

  36. Cathy says:

    Love all the wonderful organization! Great space!

    Cathy ♥

  37. April says:

    I’m getting an armoire tomorrow (cross my fingers) to store all of this stuff in my living room. I can’t wait. You are so organized and it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing with Creative Style!

  38. It is a dream come true for the scrapbooker and cardmaker.

  39. This is a scrapbooker and cardmakers dream just perfect for creativity!

  40. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Oh my goodness, I love all the organization, it looks wonderful!!! I need to do this too.

  41. Oh my HAT! I loved the tour of your space. Your view is great, your kitty is just magnificent and your stash is unbelievable! #27

  42. Glenda says:

    Such a wonderful space and I love all your organization! I have carried away an idea or two for my own use.
    Glenda #48

  43. leanne says:

    ohhhh my! the craft space looks amazing!! hubby wont let me have a craft room where we live, but definitely want one like this when we move home!!

  44. Brittnei says:

    Getting a glimpse at all of this really really makes the name of your blog come alive for me. This blog name describes you sooo much! I love it! 🙂

  45. Angela says:

    Very organised work place, love it.
    Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x #42

  46. Nancy Reinke says:

    Fun to see where you create your paper crafts, Ramona. Glad you shared at Karen’s party. ~ Nancy

  47. Kelly says:

    What a lovely tour. And I could ‘hear’ you. You are a wonderful writer! You inspire me.
    Creative Blessings! Kelly

  48. masha says:

    Wow, what an inspiring collection and organization! And Magellan is such a cute distraction. 🙂

  49. Wow! I’m impressed with both your organization and all the wonderful supplies you have!!


  50. Romeo says:

    How do I organize paper? Hmmm. Push a little to the left and a bit more to the right. Lay down. Get up. Adjust the paper on the right a bit more to the left. Lay down again. Still a bit lumpy. Get up. Adjust the paper in the middle a bit to the right. Lay down. Purrfect. Snooze! Now I’m seeing that you are VERY organized with your paper and everything else too. And so I must not let “her” see this. Because if “she” were to organize her paper stash so efficiently as you have, well I might never get a chance to organize paper MY way! And I know that “she” would love your idea. So while I enjoyed my visit, I must depart quickly now so that your organizational ideas are not seen by “her” eyes! Thank you for the tour!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1


      You are quite the paper organizer – and I SO love cats named Romeo! 🙂
      Magellan shares your ideas for paper organization.
      I wish Tsunami did… unfortunately, he prefers to EAT my paper (hence – the behind-the-cabinet paper wtorage!)

      Drop by anytime – we LOVE crafty cats at Create With Joy! 🙂

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