creative spaces volume 3 and me…

Welcome blog hoppers!!!

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It’s finally here and I can finally share – my room, crazy as it seems, was picked and featured in Volume 3 of Creative Spaces magazine!!!  I am seriously shocked since it is the furnace room in an old school Wisconsin basement.  It is not some amazing loft space with exposed brick or bright, upper level room with amazing light…  it is my basement complete with the furnace, water heater, and cement floors.

I feel so honored and blessed to have been included in this adventure, so I thought I would share a few behind-the-scenes pics and do a little giveaway!

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In order to light my dungeon craft room, they packed these 2 huge lights.  They completely transformed and brightened the space – I wish that I had them all of the time.

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See?  Seriously – look how bright it is?!?!!?  Symoni is having some fun re-arranging and staging all of my jars and junk vintage bits and baubles.  She is a fabulous photographer with an eye for composition, color, and lighting like no other.  It took hours to get these pics since she is so meticulous, so I am beyond grateful she was on the team!

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Up-close shots of the decoupaged craft table.  I was so excited to see how this one turned out!

Now that you have seen a few shots of my space, make sure you hop on over to all of the other bloggers and check out their posts and spaces as well:

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine 

Cathe at Just Something I Made

Kristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane

Beckie at Infarrantly Creative

Haeley at Design Improvised

Tracie at Cleverly Inspired

Carola at Boxwood Cottage

Lina at Fancy Frugal Life

Lia at Lia Griffith

Jen at Tatertots & Jello

Jennifer McGuire

Jill Yegerlehner/Jillibean Soup

Amanda Coleman

Jen Gallacher

Becky Olsen

Stephenie Hamen <—— You are here

Jodi Sanford

Elle Price/Elle’s Studio

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Michelle Hill

Sherry Mendoza

We R Memory Keepers

Graphic 45

Cosmo Cricket

Fancy Pants Designs

Simple Stories

Michelle at Chalkboard Blue

Stacy Cohen


Hazel & Ruby

Finally, leave a comment here about your dream creative space and you will be entered for a chance to win your own copy of Creative Spaces Vol. 3 and maybe a few additional organizational goodies!  Then hop on over to the next blog on the list!

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping!


creative spaces volume 3 and me… — 37 Comments

  1. I am planning to add on a craft room to my house. Lots of planning and pretty much certain I will make mistakes. This would really help me!

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  3. What a great space! Most of the world can’t devote a big sunny room for craft space. I love what you have done with what you have!

  4. My dream is a space! Currently it’s a raskog cart that I roll out of the closet and set up on a folding table. I love your fox print on the wall!

  5. Space and light are my dream room. Nice to see a fellow cheese head. I know what it’s like to have a water heater. Washer/dryer litter box all sharing the same space. Congrats on being featured.

  6. I would love a smallish, bright space in the main part of my house for crafting.

  7. LOVELOVELOVE your decoupaged table!! It rocks! Great creative space and I love all the vintage goodies! I am constantly working on organizing my craft room and can always use new and innovative ideas on how to use things I already have in a new way! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome magazine!

  8. I’m a DIY blogger but I’m still a paper crafter/scrapbooker at heart! My craft room has evolved over the years but now has a purple accent wall that I adore! Congrats on your feature!

  9. My eldest recently moved out on her own so I get to use her room as my new craft space. Will have to keep the guest bed for her return visits but I still have most of the space to use. Love the many ideas I have seen on this hop your included.

  10. Very cool space! I’d be happy with an extra room for myself! Love watching you on mcc

  11. I so miss living somewhere where you can have a basement! As a child the basement was always a great land of creative opportunity. Way to own the space 🙂

  12. Love your decoupage table! Would love to be completely organized one day! hah!

  13. You have a very spacious and well organized space. I know what you mean about the lights! I always wish for more lights in my craft room too! My dream space is a work in progress… I have taken over my daughter’s room when she left home and I am still trying to organize it. Lots of neat ideas on this blog hop!

  14. I love your “dungeon” just the way it is. I think that if they left the lights it would be too hot and muggy! Thanks for sharing and congrats!

  15. Ooh–I’m seriously in love with your table. I would love to do that with my table. Great idea!

  16. Love the table. I’m sure it inspires creativity whenever you’re working on a project. I’d have never guessed your craft area was in a basement. You’ve got so many personalized touches. It inspires me to use whatever/wherever I can, instead of waiting for just the perfect spot. Thanks for giving me a kick in the rear end.

  17. I have dreams of filling my space with more Islam and less mess. Congratulations on being featured!

  18. Awesome table)
    I need a place that is not my kitchen table and it would make me happy. My dream space would be white with colorful trays and bins.

  19. Great space and love the table. My space is in the basement and is not pretty to look at so I dream of more coordinated storage and creatively decorated.
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  20. What an awesome craft studio! Congrats on being featured!! So exciting! My dream craft space would have lots of natural light and hardwood floors and a few new organizational shelves/drawers.

  21. A creative touch to your table – nice! Ideally my dream space will have enough lighting and i would love a black and white tile floor.

  22. It took me 10 years to graduate off my dining room table to a room dedicated for I need to get shelving so I can put things in plain view for ease of access so I am encourage to create more.

    Congrats for being featured in the magazine!

  23. your space is darling, it doesn’t matter where it is, I would love it!

  24. Love your table. Can’t wait to see the whole issue with More pies of your space.

  25. Great table! You have done a terrific job creating a wonderful crafting space out of a dark, uninspiring area.

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