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!
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.
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.
When I swivel my chair around, I face my desk – and a closet which houses shelves of crafting supplies.
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!
Of course, you’ll also find plenty of traditional wood-mounted stamps from companies like Stampin Up! I’m an equal opportunity stamper!
And flowers… don’t forget the flowers!
And embellishments galore!
But wait! There’s more!
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)!
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?
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!
Roll after roll of beautiful ribbon!
Layer upon layer of delicate lace!
Finally – what’s a studio without color? To the left of my computer lives all of my ink pads!
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!
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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