Friday, July 11, 2014

Where Bloggers Create Studio Tour

It is that time of year again!!!!  Where Blogger's Create Studio Tour with Karen Valentine:):) WELCOME to my studio.     I am also having 2 give-a-ways at the end of this post. One for my Quilty friends and one for my Mixed media friends. 
 
 I have been super busy creating a very new Happy Art Place. LOL...if you look at my studio file...you will find that I have had 4 different places to do my art since I moved to Arizona. I just couldn't find the right fit...that made me happy...and want to hang out all day and create:):) But, I believe I have finally found my art home ... well, I know I have...cause my family can never seem to get me out of my studio:):)
Remember where this all started? (above) It was a 3rd car garage facing the back of my house. The wall on the right is my kitchen wall inside the house.
I am very glad to say...it looks a wee bit different now.... come with me and lets take a look:):)
This is the same corner as above.... I am VERY organized now!!! I even got a label maker for Christmas...and have labeled everything. Anyone can come in here and find what they need..
 This is the captains chair of this spaceship:):) All my must haves are near me...so I can be creative at any moment:)
I have 3 of these Ikea carts...LOVE them...with the tile floors they move super easy.
                                                ....sigh.... just makes me so happy.....
         I even have goodies hiding under the tables..... The door on the left goes into my kitchen. I now have 3 work spaces to play on...my desk, the brown one in the middle (which I plan on dressing up) and the Ikea butcher block near the french doors:):)
 
I will paint the top of this table white...then add fun colors to it...leaving the legs black.

   The glass doors...used to be the garage door...now just very pretty french doors. (that my poodles like looking out of) I have my TV, which is on wheels so I can move it to face which ever table I am sitting on. (my son put them on for me:):) My comfy chair for reading or drawing...and snuggling poodles:)

My butcher block....which I love because it is tall...so I don't have to sit if I don't want to.
You can see the curtains I made behind the butcher block.
More storage and things that make me happy:):)
Under my bears I keep all the art journals I have made and filled...truthfully only 4 of them are filled:):) The rest I'm working on:):)

     Here you can see my inspiration wall. All the art is from other artist that I admire. This wall gives me inspiration to make my own art....and it just makes me HAPPY:):) The smile sign is a vintage metal sign I got from Sweet Salvage.

      My Happy Art Swap cards are hanging on the line...and in the vintage crate in front of the line....more happy art that I love:):)

                       The flat files are filled to the brim with all kinds of paper:):) 
 
                                                 I just LOVE my studio:):) 
                                                                         
                                          Thanks so much for stopping by......
 
          Be sure to head over to Karen's for the linky party ...to see all the other studios:):)
 
         Now on to my 2 give-a-ways.... All I ask is that you leave me a comment as to which prize you would like a chance to win, and be a follower or become a follower to participate in my give-a-ways:):) 
 
        Quilting friends..... I will be sending you a fabric bundle with a pattern. 
                           (Color theme...teal/blue/limegreen)(wall hanging size)

       Mixed Media Friends...... I will be sending you a brand new "FLOW" magazine (tons of paper goodness fills this magazine) and 3 tags filled with wrapped washi tape on each tag. (all different color tapes)

             Thanks for stopping by my Artsy friends....Please have a great day:):)
 
                                           Much Love...... Sandie



                                 

        

70 comments:

sherry said...

oh i am a quilty friend

Shirley Hudson - Hudson's Holidays said...

So wonderful....love your studio!

suziqu's thread works said...

Absolutely fab Sandy!
xox Suzy

Rita Barakat said...

Love all the color in your room!So fun I can see why you love it!I am a mixed media friend!

Kat W said...

Hi Sandie, love your colourful room! And the fur babies! I see you have that BUTTON RUG I wanted from Ikea as well! Darn, there is no Ikea near me! You have a FAB FUN room and I too would never leave! Following you, Im gonna have to get some sleep soon! lol! :) oh and I am a quilty friend :) hugs Kat =^.^=

Bohemian said...

What a Cheerful Creative Space you have Sandie... and so cute that your Fur Babies join you in there. We have two 'Outside Only' Cats, but my Studio Space is the one Indoor Space they're allowed to visit {and not get totally freaked out by the experience of being indoors}... I just leave the door open so they can come and go as they please and they're always so curious to see what we're doing in there. *winks* So great to meet another Arizona Artistic Soul who also likes to visit some of the same Fav Haunts like Sweet Salvage... for Inspiration and to pick up Found Treasures. *winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Bohemian said...

Ooops... forgot to mention I'd be the Mixed Media Type if I were to Win your most Generous Give-Away that you're offering as we come for the Grand Tour of your Beautiful Creative Space. Thanks so much for Sharing it!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sandie,

I just love what you have done with your space! If only I had a 3rd car garage ... LOL! I love your shelving and how organized you are with your clear boxes. I'm a stamper and create handmade cards. I see you have some hanging on your wall. Thank you for sharing your studio with us :-)

Michellee said...

YOUR space is for sure a "HAPPY" space.. All the color and mercy of the amazing space you have. And so well organized.. I so understand why you stay in there ALL the time. I would too... I could plunder for days and be inspired in your studio.. Thanks for sharing.. I look forward to getting to know you better, for I am a new follower.. And with the giveaway, Thanks for a chance to win the Mixed Media Giveaway...

Janet Greer said...

Sandra, what a great space, so bright and full of places to create. You are truly blessed to have such a great space. I love the metal letters. I am Janet from Graceful Rose.

Bette said...

Wow - I love your studio. It is so beautifully organised, and so pretty too! Thank you for sharing.

Michaele said...

Sandie,

What a glorious studio you've created for yourself! I especially love the size of your inspiration wall, and how you can change artwork out regularly! I'd be all SMILE(s) too if I were crafting with you in your creative space!

Though not a quilter, I do love fabric, so either giveaway prize would suit me fine- how thoughtful of you to offer treasures for us as we visit!

I hope you can drop by and see my crafty nook.

Michaele (Twigs and Tulle)

Nancy said...

The studio is just beautiful, and so well thought out! I'm a mixed-media and quilting friend, but would like to win the FLOW magazine- new to me and sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

Silvia said...

Such colourfull surroundings just inspirational

Rhonda said...

Incredible studio and I adore your French doors! I love those Ikea carts, now I want one!

Grantham Lynn said...

Beautiful studio. Your blessed to have such a big space! I so want a label maker! I know where everything is but it sure would help family from coming in and digging around. And help them put things back! Thanks for sharing I enjoyed the tour.

Beth P said...

Sandie, what a lovely studio! I especially liked your little line of what I am guessing is artist trading cards you have collected from swaps. I've been looking for a good way to display all of mine... I think I just found it! :D Of course I love you fluffy chair... a studio just isn't a studio without a fluffy chair, lol! I'll be back after the party to browse around your blog some more! Enjoy the party...
Hugs my new blogging friend,
Beth P (#50 on the Linky list)
P.S. I've just become your newest follower

Doni said...

Hi Sandie!
What a great space you've created!! The organization is awesome! I so much love the Ikea cart, except the COLOR! I hate aqua, so that's a dealbreaker for me. BUT, someday, I think I might have to bite the bullet and get one of those...you've just about sold me!!
Love the window and light. You have a lovely space! Thanks so much for sharing!
Happy crafting!
Doni

Sue said...

I would like to be your Mixed Media friend. LOVE your space and those doors are to die for. Lucky you.

SuZeQ

Maureen said...

What a great space you have created for yourself; I can see why you'd like to spend time there - such a happy place with the bright colours! So organized too... love those large cubbies / cabinets... perfect! Thank you for the tour!

Debbie M said...

I love your room, its so bright and cheery! thanks for sharing.

Karen Valentine said...

Gorgeous girlfriend!! Those pics are so great I feel like I have actually been there.... Oh wait... I have!! LOL!! Your studio is a fabulous addition to the party!!! Thank you for playing with me!!!!
xo

Kathy said...

Your room just shouts "happy" and I love it. I am a mixed media friend.

Katie Hibbs- Sacred Heart Studios said...

Hi Sandie It's been so long since I've seen your sweet face. I sure do miss seeing everyone from "Sweet"
Your studio is so bright and cheery. It is such a blessing to have a space that makes you happy and where your creativity has a chance to flow. Take care and keep up the beautiful work.

Tamatha said...

Hello!
I love the pic of you used for your blog title! Your studio turned out so fabulous--very inspiring to just go have fun in my own studio. Someday I'm stealing your idea of an inspiration wall of art from other artists and friends. ;)
PS I'm a quilty friend!

laurajane said...

Your studio is wonderful Sandy,you've made a fantastic job of it.Love the french doors letting in plenty of sunlight.
I am one of your quilting friends,having been taught and talked through the process of quilting by you ...at a distance by email,and I thank you for that.
Hugs from me.xx

Diana Seal said...

LoL Sandy, I know how you felt! Love your converted garage, it looks fabulous! Happy crafting and thanks for sharing your space!
Diana

gracie said...

A wonderful hideaway....

Maureen Hayes said...

I am so glad that you finally found a space that speaks to your heart and makes you smile! It is so important to have so he were to create, whether it is an entire room, or just a spot on a table, couch or floor, we all need somewhere to be able to call our own! Thanks for sharing your lovely studio with us. I only have one of the IKEA Raskog carts, but I would love to have more, they are just wonderful, aren't they?

Art and Sand said...

I can understand why your family can't get you out of that lovely space. Everything is at hand and you can leave things out while you are working.

Happy Creating!

Leanne said...

could I be a mixed media acquaintance? this is my first visit to your blog. I have never heard of Flow magazine so I am very curious!

Thanks for sharing your colorful space! (I have an IKEA cart too and I love it. It's a little overstuffed at present, however)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh you lucky girl, Sandie! I love your space ~ the size and the fact that you have some natural light coming in, too. Love that button area rug you have. I just did some button artwork for the walls in my space. Love that you have three separate areas to work at. I would love to be able to separate my sewing from everything else. I wind up doing crafting projects in the kitchen or at the dining table because I like to be able to spread out. Thanks so much for sharing your great space.

I'm following along and if lucky enough to win, I'd love the mixed media giveaway! : )

Judys Fabrications said...

A lovely space Sandie.Very happy colours.So much to stimulate.There's something wonderfulk about having order and a spot for everything.
I am a fabric girl!

Cindy said...

You've themed your room appropriately! Happy and fun! An I saw those puppies on the chair!!! Too adorable! I would be in the multi media friend category OR the sewing friend, so you pick! Nice room and nicely organized to the different areas! Hugs!

Connie said...

Oh, your creative space is grand-fabulous! I love it!
We have so much in common and I have been trying to follow your blog. I'm just not sure if it went through or not. Please let me know. I will put you on my blog-list . . . then at least I will know that I won't miss a single post :)
Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

Art @ Home said...

I absolutely love your space. What a happy space to create in, and I love it that you've surrounded yourself with things that make you happy. I love the stuffed animals! I want to come back and see some of your mixed media art once I've visited the other parties.

xo,
RJ

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

What a cheerful space in which to create. Thanks for sharing it, Sue

Robbie said...

Well, I'm already a follower!! And Mixed Media for me, for sure! Flow magazine...would love it!! Thanks so much!!

Tammy...ClothandPatina said...

Wow, what a beautiful & organized space!

Blessings,
Tammy

Sherry said...

I love that you have three places to work and the cheerful colors and light make it even better. You are so organized, I want to get busy in my space right now! I am a quilter and so glad to find your blog, I am a follower by email.

Teresa Young said...

You have created a wonderful place to create and have room to work on your projects. I Love Mixed Media and would LOVE to win your give-a-way. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments on my blog.
Teresa
www.foxhollowstudio.com

Consider It All Joy said...

Not only am I a new follower and would Love to win the quilt prize, I am Happy to meet another Arizona Blogger who Loves Sweet Salvage!! Do you live in the valley, I'm On the South/East side :) Nice to meet you! Blessings, Cindy

Tracy Speight said...

I love your studio! I need one of those trollies for my paints.

Karen Garrard said...

Sandie, such a brilliant studio! It is so organised, its wonderful to have a place you enjoy so much. I feel same the same about my studio. I love mixed media and paper craft. Karen.x

Lori said...

What a beautiful space you have. So colorful and cheery. No wonder you never want to leave! I can totally understand why it's your HAPPY place! Loved the tour. TFS.

Marilyn said...

Your space is great. Lucky you. I'm a quilty person

Jann Olson said...

Hi Sandie,
This certainly is a happy place. Full of lots of wonderful light and color! So handy to have it right off of the kitchen. Love the addition of the French doors. I have admired those carts at Ikea, but didn't have space for one. Hopped over from Karen's party. Happy to now be a new follower! I shared my craft room with the party, but hope to link up my sewing room. Just finished painting it today. Both give aways are great, but throw my name in the quilty friend group please.
hugs,
Jann

fda84e44-8b88-11e3-add3-000bcdca4d7a said...

What a wonderful place you have made to have fun with what ever your in the mood for at the moment. Have followed you for a long time and always look forward to your new post..
I could just spend hours drooling over all the wonderful ideas you have incorporated into your happy area....
Could not choose - both giveaways are better than great...
Thanks for the chance.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Cathy said...

Awesome transformation! Looks like a place I'd love to visit! Thanks for sharing your space and ideas.
Cathy
CraftyCat

Sandy said...

I love your bright and colorful studio. Your inspiration wall is amazing! Thanks for sharing your special space.

bobbie said...

I love your organization ~ you are a girl after my own heart! And your bear collection is a show stopper!
Thanks for the tour!

lynn said...

Oh my glorious! I absolutely LOVE your organization. Then I love the colorful room and the beautiful art! But mostly I just love what you have done!!!! Thank you for sharing your space with us!

Laurel Stephens said...

I love the colors and energy in your creative space. I need a gorgeous inspiration wall like yours. Thanks for the... inspiration! :)

. said...

Super space, really nice to see the transformation from garage to creative space. Looks great and very joyful and happy. I have that same supply cart,just didn't have the same luck to get my hands on the teal one at the time. And I really love your inspiration wall.

Thank you so much for stopping by my space and for your comment.

Happy creation and summer to you!

Mari

Carmen said...

Sandie,
I really love your studio. What a transformation to your 3rd car garage. The lime green walls, wall to wall shelving, and numerous worktops are great! :-)
~Carmen~

Something Special said...

So lovely and so very very organized. I have been a crafter, seamstress, scrapbooker for years but am just starting to quilt. I love love it.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Hello Sandra Kaye, before you asked, I'd already decided to become a follower just so I could visit your happy place time and again. It's beautiful and well thought out; I envision many happy hours spent in that space. My studio is, pretty much, packed up in anticipation of the farm selling (please God!) so my studio is a basket full of whatever project at hand. I quilt and do mixed media so, should I win, you choose...I've already decided to be happy, win or lose, quilty or mixed.
God's blessings on you, yours and the work of your hands and heart!
Sandra Kay at Thistle Cove Farm

Patty Antle said...

Lovely tour. I enjoyed seeing all of your happy things. Three tables - that's grand! I'm glad you finally found your creative home! I'm a mixed media follower.

Chris Flynn said...

wow... what a VERY HAPPY place! Wish we could have seen the poodles! I also play with a few different modalities... fibers to paint, quilts to Spirit Dolls. You have a lovely workspace!
xoxo Chris

lorrietori said...

I adore your room!!! so bright and fun!! I am a mixed media junkie :)

CottageRose said...

Hi! Love your studio; thanks so much for sharing. While I love both mixed media & quilting, pls. put me in for the mixed media. Thanks!

Cathy said...

What a wonderful studio! Lots of great organization! I love the shelves with the big square storage areas!

Cathy ♥

"Create Beauty" said...

Beautiful inspiring spaces!!!!

~ Violet

lynnc1025 said...

What a wonderful colorful studio! I would love to win either of the give aways! :)

Nancy Reinke said...

You've created a cheerful, fun and whimsical studio, Sandie. So many things I love about it, like that butcher block table that is the right height for standing. I'd love to have something like that in my space. I found you through Karen's party. I'm a new follower and quilter, and I would love to win the fabric bundle and pattern. xxx ~ Nancy

zoggie said...

Your studio is awesome. I would love to win the mixed media prize.

Natacha said...

Hi Sandie, your new space is so cool! I love all the colors.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Natacha from Luxembourg

PS I love label makers too :-).

★ Sugarplum Fairy ★ said...

Your studio is so beautiful and organized Sandra! I have one aqua IKEA cart too in my craft room and I love it too! :) Your inspirational wall is so pretty! You have all the reasons to love your studio, it is such a happy place! Thank you for sharing it! :)

Gemma Potts said...

Hi Sandie! I just found you and am so excited ! I am in the process of deciding what I want in my quilting studio. I am going to do my best to follow your directions for building a design wall. Thanks for the great directions!

Can I throw my hat in for the quilter's prize, or is it too late? I don't really use my gmail . Can I follow you on Facebook?

Jen said...

HI Sandra, Love seeing your space,It is amazeing a lot of thought has gone into organizing your treasures with all the shelving. A great studio. I follow and I quilt.

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