Friday, July 13, 2012

Creative Space Hopping with My Desert Cottage

If you are coming from My Desert Cottage you are in the right place for the blog hop!
Welcome to my blog
This is where I create greeting cards using primarily Magnolia Stamps.  I love to color them in Distressed Inks and Copics and then dress them up so that they are more like a "gift" card for special people in our lives. Before I show you my craft room here is a sample of what I make:

I love to adorn everything flowers and pearls if possible.

My Cows are a big hit recently with my blogger friends

Here are my favorite Ballerina cards I made

This little sweetheart is a tag

My most recent card is this baby in a basket.

My Creative Place was our baby nursery and now my crafting space.  I like the main floor so that I can create and then stir supper or fix a boo boo.  Very efficient for a homeschooling mom.  I prefer things organized, clean and simple.

We live in the country and have cows, chickens, pigs, goats, horses, cats, dogs and ducks. Because I am originally a 'city' girl I prefer to have this for my view from my craft room. When I need inspiration I look at the woods and all of God's beauty is right  there.
  In the afternoons and on the weekend, my husband and I sit on our porch rocking and talking.  We get plenty of visitors like our kids and then the dogs show up for  and once and a while a goat.  Our porch can get quite crowded but I love to look out onto it from my craft room.

I have numerous Crystal pieces from family that I decided to use for my crafting supplies.  They used to be stored away in a cabinet and then I thought 'Why Not' use them and then I can see their beauty and remember those who passed them along to me.

I have built in shelves above my son's old dresser to store more of my things like ribbons and tools for the Vagabond and Cricut machines.  I also keep my cards on the middle shelf  while they dry or until I am ready to send them off.

Below is neat card holder that I found at our local craft store.  It is made from wooden spindles and chicken wire so I can pin my cards onto it.   My shelf has decorative  boxes to store my finished cards in.  I love using lace, crocheted doilies and cross stitched table clothes in my room as they add to the shabby chic feel that I love.

You can see my Wedding/Anniversary cards need to be replenished as this box is quite empty.

Just some added storage on my high book shelves for the little things like pearls and gems.  I use mason jars for my favorite ribbons.

Here is a closeup of a basket where I keep clear stamps that I use often.

My basic everyday water color paper and stamped images are in these files along with basic white and cream card stock.  I use them all the time.  My Papertrey Ink stamps stack perfectly next to the paper so I can just grab and go create.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and touring my crafting space!

I hope you have a blessed day and enjoy visiting everyone else's spaces!


  1. Your cards are so beautiful! Love your view, oh I love the country. I'm a country girl living in town, and some days it's rough! Miss it...Love how you have everything set up. Looks lovely! Hugs! Leah Ann

  2. Your view is wonderful! Gorgeous cards too ♥

  3. Hey Sugar Bugar - I just cannot wait until I can get in my craft room again and get busy. I have so much to do and Kelly and Leah Ann have certainly inspired me more than you will ever know. Kelly you have an eye that I can only dream of so maybe if I study hard enough and try hard enough -- I love the way you arrange things on your cards. Just you wait kid .... love your work kid!!

  4. What a great space Kelly! Your room is wonderful and the view... incredible! Love the cards you create too!

  5. Great your art work!! Hugs

  6. Lovely cards Kelly and a wonderful view. We too live in the country and I wouldn't change it for anything!
    All the best,

  7. What a great place to create your cards! I have a sweet friend who makes cards and love getting one of her pretties in the mail!

  8. Hello Kelly! it's so nice to meet and follow are a homeschooling mom! I think that's wonderful..something I have always wanted to do....but never have.

    your workspace is neat and tidy..and that's the way I like things's easier on the mind, I find! thanks for sharing your home...I do hope you'll find the time to stop in and visit with me's been so much fun visiting all the blog links on Karen's list.

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  9. Oh, so nice! Love your cards.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Such a pretty spot! Like the natural light that you have. Everything looks so organized! Thank you for sharing. ; )

  11. Adorable how neat and organized everything is!

  12. Your room is so sweet just like your beautiful ballerina cards!I have a little ballerina myself and she would love those! Very pretty room, I love the view too!

  13. Your craft room is beautiful! I especially like that you have that great view from your window. I have a window in my craft room, but it looks out over a very busy street...thanks for sharing.

  14. Your craftroom looks so very comfy Kelly. No wonder enjoy creating beautiful projects there :o)

  15. Kelly, thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving the nice comments. I didn't join "Where bloggers create" because I don't feel my space is fancy enough...but this should be the link to my craft space, if you are interested in seeing it...

  16. Lovely craft room, Kelly! I love your storage pieces. What a great view you have out the window and wondeful natural light that comes in. Your cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing your tour!

  17. Super sweet studio space! Love your card creations, they are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  18. What a great place to create.... I know that view must give you so much inspiration. I do have view envy ;)

    Thank you for sharing... I am going to become a follower because I make cards also - but my style is different - so it will be great to learn new techniques!

    Take care,

  19. I enjoyed your seeing your room and what beautiful cards you have made!! I scrapbook some, but have done very few cards. What a blessing to have such a window to look out of while you create! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Kelly your cards are soooo cute! I bet everyone who receives one is thrilled! Your creative space looks just as nice and very well organized. Thank you so much for joining the party and letting all have a peak inside!

  21. Kelly,

    I am still making my way through the list of bloggers on WBC and finally made it to your space. I am enjoying seeing what everyone creates, as well as where they create it. Your cards are truly works of art! I know if I received one, I would frame it and put it up on my wall! You do absolutely beautiful work!

    How did you wind up in the country and where did you come from? I live in NY, but had lived for a short while in a small town in NC. I have never lived on a farm or with live animals though. . . lol!

    Thanks so much for sharing with all of us, I loved seeing your blog and your corner of the world.


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