Friday, July 10, 2015

Where Bloggers Create 2015

I'm linking with the annual 'Where Bloggers Create' hosted by Karen Valentine at My Desert Cottage. Karen is also my blog designer so if you are inspired by what she's done for me, I'm sure she'd be happy to help you too.
When visiting other participants, you're going to see some fabulous well decorated studios but where I create is in a corner of our unfinished basement. Above is an overview of the area. My husband hung florescent lights over my work area and there are lights on the ceiling as well.
I take advantage of the coupons at Michael's to buy storage items like boxes for my paper and to store finished cards in by theme. Rolls and boxes of ribbon and a small area with miniature clothes pegs where I hang stamped cards with glitter to dry. The petite boxes are from a Stampin' Up die and they are perfect for  treats or table gifts.
I started making cards with Stampin' Up so never used copics and often prefer to use a collection of artist's coloured pencils. The magnifying lamp helps with the fine colouring; a number of cling stamps are stored in binders on a shelf.
Punches, heat embossing supplies, my flower press, glue gun and labeller are kept on a metal storage unit of shelves.
When our daughter had a new kitchen put in I received one of her old bottom cupboard units to utilize. Stamps are kept in the drawers and the open cupboard below. On top are my dies, BigKick machine and paper cutter with a couple of containers of designer papers. The best thing Stampin' Up came out with is the magnetic bottom for running dies through the BigKick.
A small sampling of some of my cards - I don't always remember to photograph what I make.
From the previous parties I've been inspired to dress up containers with ribbon or lace and most of all, keep my area well organized. I'll be jotting down ideas again this year.
Pinterest is invaluable for crafters and I found a template for making a lace holder card, and a ribbon maker which my husband put together for me.
The little painted peat pot has a nest from the Graphics Fairy,  French Milled Soap eggs from an Etsy shop and the idea was copied from another blogger. (unfortunately I don't remember who to give them credit)
I hope you've enjoyed the tour of my corner crafting studio and I wish to thank Karen for hosting.

55 comments:

  1. What a great work area you have - and you have created some beautiful cards there!!

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  2. That is an amazing space! How wonderful to be able to have a dedicated space for your projects!

    Deanna

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  3. Hello Judith, you have a wonderful space for your work. Your cards are lovely creations! Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Your blog is beautiful, I do like how it is laid out and the colors. Your work space is so well organized! It truly doesn't matter if your space doesn't looks like those in a magazine, as long as it works for you and you have one! I especially like the the little peat pot nest S with the soap eggs. Diane #26

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  5. You have made your area so lovely to work in and you are very organised indeed! You certainly make very pretty cards as well! xx

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  6. You have so many interesting supplies and all right at hand, Judith! It looks like a great space to work in and I really like how you have a dedicated area to create your lovely cards. I'm a bit overwhelmed!

    Karen

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  7. Oh Judith so fun to read about your life 'inside' as I so enjoy your gardens 'outside'. I've decided my work space is sort of any where I happen to be in the house or outside. . .scattered brain, scattered life I guess. It is fun to see how others design their places.

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  8. Pretty blog!! Love the wallpaper and overall look! Lovely studio too! Looks very organized!
    ~Tanya

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  9. Dear Judith: I love your cards and your blog (Karen designed mine too.) Unfortunately, my little condo (not a cottage!) is rather dark so I chose the only room that has good light for my studio. We have very similar interests, but I only have five grandchildren. You are a very talented lady and a beautiful one as well. I shall visit you again! And please feel free to visit me again. I make cards too and sell them at my Etsy shop Flying by Moonlight. Actually, I make collages which can be made into cards by special order. However, they are no where near as lovely as your cards.

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  10. That is a very nice piece of the world your have Judith :-) I like that you have a dedicated room for crafting, it is really nice, very clean and organized. That can surely make your creative juices flowing. I have craft supplies too and they are all over the place, someday I might get inspired to organize them like you have.

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  11. Hi Judith, so fun to visit you and see your wonderful creative space. Your cards are fabulous. I like all your storage ideas and getting the cabinet from your daughter is perfect. You are so very talented and always inspiring. Your blog design is lovely too. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have fun visiting the party goers.
    Blessings and happy creating! cm

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  12. Very impressive! I'm too embarrassed to share my studio, it looks like a horder lives there and maybe one does...enjoy your day!

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  13. So THIS is where you design and create your AMAZING cards. I am so lucky and blessed to have been the happy and appreciative recipient of several of your cards, dear friend - and now I will close my eyes and think of your AMAZING and organized clean space where you lovingly hand make your gorgeous cards.

    I soooooo need to get my act together and clean up my craft area. I said last year I would before this linky party came around, and then the foot thing (yeah, right, blame my foot, yeup) came and I never got it organized. I honestly don't know if I can. I feel like I could be on hoarders show or something - which isn't the case but FEELS like it - it's completely out of control.

    I am seriously impressed by your wonderful work space, Judith. Thank you so much for the good inspiration! Hugs!

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  14. This is a very cool space!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Totally loving this tour!!!

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  15. Love how everything's in its place in your organized craft studio!

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  16. Looks like the perfect spot for creating. You and I both need organization. I cannot work in chaos! lol
    Hope you enjoy the party<3

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  17. No matter where the space is in our home, we make it work for our lifestyle! You have lots of great items to play with, love your cards! Happy creating, Cindy

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  18. Another basement creative space! Yay! Thank you for stopping by mine at A Scrapmom's Musings. And, I love your cards!

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  19. I've always thought is was more important that your creative play space fits YOU, rather than some magazine photo ideal... Your space proves this!
    Thank you for letting us see ~

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  20. A lovely studio Judith. Everything in its place, very organised so you can find things easily. Thanks so much for the tour. Karen.x

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  21. It's all wonderful, but my favorite is the tall cabinet for paper. I need to find a space in my garage for something like that.

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  23. What a wonderful work space. And it is so nicely organized...never and I than organized.!

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  24. Hooray for basement crafters! Maybe some day we'll have pretty but I'm totally happy with functional! Besides..."pretty" would take $$ from the supply budget right?!? Storage and good lighting are key. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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  25. Judith, I enjoyed My visit to Your craft room.Oh the supplies You own,must be so much fun.The basement is a good idea-alone and quiet- I find that combo perfect for creating.OX Denise

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  27. Hi Judith, what a wonderful creative space! Love your beautiful cards!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. You may call it a basement, but I call it a beautiful AND functional studio. How very clever. I actually LOVE what you have done to make the room more romantic, and romantic it truly is. Even the name of your blog exudes romance and beauty. Thanks for sharing it with us today.

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  29. Hello Judith, Your space is wonderful and you are so neat . . . not like your messy friend writing this comment :) Having an area away from the main house is so nice . . . I find that I enjoy the peace I get when I'm away from the noises and demands of the house. It is so much fun seeing into my sister blogger's spaces and seeing where the items they post about are created. I love that you have touches of lavender spread around your space, too. Thank you for the tour.
    Connie :)

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  30. I think it's wonderful that we, as creative bloggers, all have different kinds of spaces to work in. Making do with what we have is all part of the creative spirit.....my opinion, anyway. I think your space is wonderful, and you are obviously making the most of it. Your cards are just beautiful! I don't have Copics either. Thank you for sharing your creative space.

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  31. Wow what a great space and you really do lovely work and yes you need to remember to snap a photo...we would to see more of your creations...You take care and thanks for sharing!

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  32. You have a nice set-up there, Judith! So neat and tidy! On these hot days, I would love a work area in the basement where it is much cooler than on the second floor. I don't know when I'll get back up there. I admire card makers. I don't seem to have the patience.

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  33. What a lovely 'Big' space. Your very blessed. I love all the fabulous containers. Thanks for joining the party and sharing your space. Have a Happy Mosaic Monday!

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  34. You have a large, well-organized space with lots of goodies. You do create beautiful cards, Judith. I enjoyed seeing where you create.
    Hugs, Beth

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  35. Your space is very well organized with lots of wonderful things. The cards you make are so sweet. I've enjoyed seeing your space.

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  36. Your cards and studio are wonderful! I love glitter too! That magnifying lens is awesome. Thank you for the tour!

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  37. Wow! I'm a little bit jealous! I love your work studio! And another wow for your card!

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  38. This is so much fun to see, Judith. I see all the lavender pops of color throughout your area! You are a serious card maker I see. It's so nice to have a place to work and leave it without messing up the rest of the house. Thanks for the tour.

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  39. You've made very wise and clever uses of the space, and threw in many creative elements as well. I really like the magnifying glass. Right now I have a pair of readers glasses I keep at my desk to use when I need them, but it might be time to invest in that magnifying glass. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

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  40. ou are one talented lady...love your beautiful cards! You are very organized and I enjoyed touring your space. I got an idea from you as well....the metal shelf unit. I have been trying to decide what to put in my craft room once I move the big unit out and these shelves would be perfect! I will spray paint them a pretty color to add some more happy to my space! Thanks for the idea and have a blessed day!

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  41. Wonderful creative space! Everything is in its own place and that must make it easy to find things! Thanks for letting me visit.
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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  42. Punches, paper, glitter galore, all my favorites, what a great creative space. Your handmade cards are beautiful. Thank you for a peek into your creative space.

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  43. Dearest Judith; OMG!!! What a GREAT work place you have for your crafting and your cards are gorgeous♫♫♫ My husband's work place for his DIY (soba-plate etc) is really messy so I showed him this post and teased him p;-) He said your creative work must go smoothly.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Canada, xoxo Miyako*

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  44. Judith, basement or not... your space is wonderful! You have organized it well and it's still full of your signature color!! I am so glad you joined the party.You are inspiring!
    xo,
    Karen

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  45. Hi Judith! It's so exciting to see a fellow card maker! Your work is beautiful and your space is very nice. Thanks for sharing your world with us!♥

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  46. I would have known your work area anywhere - with all the purple! What a great space! So nice to see some of your lovely cards.

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  47. Hi Judith ❥ I feel like we're neighbours living under two hours apart. I've often thought about dabbling in card making. You're creations are lovely! Your space is great and supplies look endless! I enjoy seeing your posts on Facebook also. ❥ Helena

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  48. Love your space, Judith! You are so organized! I love all the pieces you use for storage and it looks like they suit you and your supplies perfectly. Thanks for sharing your space!

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  49. Hello! You make beautiful cards--I've always been a fan of Stamping' Up. You have a lovely, well organized space, and I enjoyed reading some of your Tea on Thursday posts too! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments!

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  50. Dear, Judith!
    I wanted to visit you earlier!! How wonderful to see that you have such a lovely your own work place.
    Your many creative works you have shown us were born in this place by your hands and imagination and power of creation!!!!!Thank you for sharing your treasures. I am glad to visit you.

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  51. Hi there ~ returning the visit! What a great space to create, evidenced by your lovely hand made cards! Blessings, Cecilia

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  52. Hi there ~ returning the visit! What a great space to create, evidenced by your lovely hand made cards! Blessings, Cecilia

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  53. I love your spot Judith...so organized and well stocked...

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  54. Judith,
    It may be a corner in the basement but my goodness, what a corner it is!! You have is organized beautifully. I can definitely take some notes here from you! And your cards are amazing!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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