Saturday, July 12, 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014




Welcome to my studio Winton Rose Paper Creations.







Where Bloggers Create

Hello and welcome,

Today I am sharing a post of my Creative Studio over at My Desert Cottage with Karen Valentine.

Pop on over and see all the inspirational craft studios...http://www.mydesertcottage.com/2014/07/welcome-to-where-bloggers-create-2014.html












I have transformed the spare room into my crafting haven. I am into paper craft and mixed media.
Let's get started....this is where it all happens!



















This is what I should be doing! My Calligraphy.

Working our way around the studio. It started with one trestle...do you realize how hard it is to smuggle these inside the house and make it look as though its always been there!?


Oh look......there's another trestle, how did that get there? I have no idea!!!!






These old spectacles are one of my favourite pieces, it has a chain attached with a metal piece that tucks over the ear. I often wonder who they belonged to.




Meet Bob Winston...he's in charge of Quality Control around here!















These are my go to drawers for my every day tools. Everything within arms reach.
















Above: These are unfinished projects.






















Meet Esmeralda! Most children find her a little creepy. We usually fill her up with Easter eggs on our hunt.









































One of the cork boards.






















Welcome to the Stamp Station!



















Above is the Die Station! See plenty of room for more, since I bought another storage box. Too easy! I love simple solutions.



Magnetic Board comes in really handy.





















Above is the Carousel I use to document my dies and embossing folders. Its so much easier being able to flick through them like this.




Ribbon Station!

















This old trunk stores all my beautiful thread. Does anyone know how to use these hat elastics?




OMG...the mess inside this little cupboard. This is where I store my card stock, punches, Christmas pieces and chipboard cutouts.



















These Ikea boxes are great for storage, one keeps spares....ie double sided tape, magnets etc, another stores spare jars.

Well that's it! I really do enjoy spending time in my studio.  Someday I would like to replace the trestle tables with something a bit more solid once we stop moving every couple of years. Thanks so much for visiting  today. I hope you have found some useful ideas to take away with you to use in your own studio.

Until next time.......





39 comments:

Maureen said...

Oh Karen! We have the same tables! That is the exact one I have underneath the wooden top I use for my main desk! Too cool - never heard of them referred to as "trestle tables" before. You are so organized; wow you have a whole Ranger Studio there - wish I could come by and create with ya!

Love the jars and the Steampunk tin... and Bob Winston, of course!


(BTW, LOVE your TH apron! What a treasure!)

Thank you so much for your visit and very kind words. Now that I am finished cleaning, photographing and preparing my WBC post, I'd better get to my July Tim tag!

Have fun at the party Karen!

Olive Grove Primitives said...

love your studio. Thanks for sharing

Karen Garrard said...

Thanks so much Maureen. Wow...so all I need is a timber top and some beautiful drawers like yours. I will be on the look out for the next party. You can craft with me anytime your on this side of the world! That would be amazing. Thanks for visiting. Cant wait to see your July tag. Karen.x

Buttons said...

What a fascinating tour Karen! I love all your little storage containers and the quirky characters along the way. Most impressed with how organised you are! Thank you for sharing. Jenny x

Bohemian said...

Thank you for taking us on the Grand Tour and Sharing your Creative Space!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Karen Garrard said...

Thank-you Jenny. Its not always this organised I can assure you, but I do try to clean up after each project which helps. Karen.x

Marcia Pilar said...

Fabulous storage ideas. Love the clock the twine spool and the welcoming tag box ... tags are my weakness so I won't be able to resist making something similar. ;)
Thank you for sharing.

cindy craine said...

Karen
I love your space with all your jars of goodies! I never thought of using a carousel for dies, what a great idea! Great post!

Janet Greer said...

Thanks for the tour, got some great ideas.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Karen!! Thank you so much for joining the party!! What a great studio you have. I definitely see some things I would love to play with!!!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!!
xo,
Karen

butterfly said...

How lovely to get a look at your crafting space... Great storage solutions, and I love that some of them are works of art too!
Alison x

Grantham Lynn said...

Great tour. A very nice space to create in! Thanks for linking. I linked my sewing space! Come see me.

Rita Barakat said...

Love the carousal idea! And the knobs on the little jars!! Eek I am such a geek for organization! So many cute ideas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE your Esmeralda! What a great companion to have in your creative space, Karen! I need to find something to put my creations in progress in like your tote. Too often I have them going every which way when I want to clean up {like for taking pictures for this party!} and then I have to get it all together again. Love all your stamps. I have a few ~ nothing like what you have. I would definitely want some way to organize them if I got anymore. Thanks for sharing your space!

Kathy said...

Your creative space looks like a wonderful place to play. I like the way you have your stamps organized. Thank you for sharing!

Maureen Hayes said...

I love this party because it is always so fascinating to see how everyone decorates and stores things. I have never seen magazine holders used for mediums before, but it seems like a great solution! Loved seeing your space, thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Botanic Bleu said...

Oh, my, where did you get those beautiful blue 'applicators'? I would love to have all of the blue ones!

I love all of your supplies and tools, and think I could get lost here playing with all of them.

Judith

Karen Garrard said...

Hello Judith, in reference to your question.....where I got the blue applicators? Well they are actually small tags that you can purchase from the newsagency and I have just coloured each one with the applictor and popped some velcro on the back to hold the Tim Holtz applicator. Hope that answers your question. Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Happy Crafting Karen.x

Vicki Boster said...

Karen- you have a most perfect little place for your paper creations. Everything looks so beautifully organized. I love that wonderful long table-- I'd die for one of those. Your vintage cabinets are lovely.

I love to see calligraphy work-- and admire those who have that wonderful talent:)

Vicki

Diana Seal said...

Hi Karen, thanks for sharing your great studio space! Love all your wonderful storage especially the magnetic board, I definitely have to get me one!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Diana

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What wonderful organizational skills! I'll bet that is a perfect spot to create in.

Art and Sand said...

I am in love. I saw so many wonderful things - the dog next to the clock, the jester's face - and I love your storage.

bobbie said...

I love all your organization, and Miz Esmerelda is bee-u-tee-full!!!
TFS!

Laurel Stephens said...

I love all your unique little storage boxes! I also am kind of obsessed with your shiny frame and photo and the tags on your board are so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creative space.

Lori said...

Karen, you have so much goodness in your space! I believe you have every Ranger product ever created as well--LOL! I love those little storage containers inside the frame. I have to do that myself. Thanks for sharing your incredible space.

Jann Olson said...

Seems to me that you have had those trestles for ages. lol! Love the little cubbies and drawers. Lots of wonderful goodies to create with! I am having so much fun seeing everyone's creative space. Happy to be a new follower.
hugs,
Jann

Michellee said...

WOW.. Love your space.. I could get my creative-ness flowing in your space...Thanks for sharing your space.

Almo said...

Great space Karen, its so much more organised than mine! Esmarelda is a little scary though. Mo x

Sandy said...

Wonderful studio space! I really love the clever idea of the frame with what looks like little magnetic drawers and containers, such a great idea. Thank you for a peek into your creative space.

lynn said...

lovely studio, karen:) i esp. love how you have organized your stamps, and dies. how great you are learning calligraphy! i tried once, it was ugly:)

Cathy said...

Such a wonderful space! Thank you so much for the tour!

Cathy ♥

Patty Antle said...

Very nice studio, Karen. I enjoyed seeing how you organize your supplies. I like how you have the knobs on top of your jars - so pretty.

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Your space is wonderful! I enjoyed the visit a lot. I love Bob Winston and Esmeralda.
Besos from Argentina,
Silvina

Romeo said...

Love, love, LOVE your organized Ranger collection! Their products are so much fun to create with! Your studio space is purrect! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Helena White said...

Wonderful space! Love calligraphy. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

❤ Helena

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Sheila Rumney said...

What a wonderful creative studio. Love all the jars filled with creative goodies! And especially how organized everything is. Thanks for visiting my studio and commenting. Wishing you a wonderful day.

★ Sugarplum Fairy ★ said...

Awww I see the jars now, plenty of them for your bits :) Can I come craft with you too? I can bring my Cuttlebug aswell lol I loved your amazing space, lots of eye candy and organized! Thank you so much for your visit, it made me smile :)

Nancy Reinke said...

Thank you for sharing your studio, Karen. I love the jars with the little knobs on the lids. They're fabulous. Also, like all your drawers and the trunk. I love all your paper creations and "off the paper" work. You're an amazing artist. Happy to be following. ~ Nancy

Donna said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your nice comments about my studio. I love all your great storage items, especially the little chest for storing washi tape and lots of other crafting goodies.