Friday, July 13, 2012

Its A Party..... Where Bloggers Create 2012

Another milestone for me as a blogger..... Its my first ever Blog Party!  Very, very exciting.  


I have been in a flurry all month, working on projects, completing projects, starting a class..... The funny thing is that I waited until the very last minute to take pictures of my craft room and they did not come out well... but you get the gist.  (The truth is that the room was a mess...... I had stuff everywhere - but that is what I wanted the room for - a place to go and just leave the tools of the trade out and not have to worry about putting it all away!) 


I just love my yellow doors!  The rest of my house is very muted.....so I just went crazy with color in my craft room.  

My Singer.....  We are becoming fast friends. I love all of my colorful threads and buttons.  

One table.... and then there were two!
  


My colorful shelves - holds lots of papers, stamps, glitter, paint, embellishments..... lots and lots of joy is what my shelves hold.  Do you see the fun little S above?
Buttons! 
Karen - I agree - I do love the sound of buttons going into a glass jar - but even more I LOVE them coming out of the jar onto my table!  Because that means it is time to create something....  
My original idea was to just to keep it clear.... just on the glass - but when I saw it up against my yellow doors - I thought... ooooo maybe some color is better.  So.....  I put a piece of green paper behind the glass - viola.... I loved it!    This just might be part of my new blog button that I am hopeful to get done this weekend.  
Decided that the garden needed a little loving - so I got all my flat marbles out and some of my larger mosaic marbles that I had put modge-podged pictures on.....  then got an old yucky stepping stone and went to work...
Isn't the little fishy cute with his really big smile?  He now has a new home in my garden....     
My daughter had come up with a great name for our garden.  So, of course, that meant we had to make a sign!  Got these wood pieces at Michaels - a little paint, stickers and glossy sealer and the garden has a fun new sign.....  Isn't that name great?  I hope the garden lives up to its new name......  (sorry the picture is so bad - not very good light that day!) 
Tomorrow is when I get together with my Prayer Shawl ladies.... we have made these several years ago - but they are making a come back.... by popular demand from one lovely lady from our church - who gives them out like candy!  In fact, she has put in a special request for a couple red, white & blue ones for some friends of hers that are going to the Olympics!  Who would have thought that our little mini Prayer Shawls would go over to England!  So I made some little tags for the mini shawls.... 
So easy!  
So now, I just need to make a couple in red, white and blue!  

Well, it is time for me to close up the craft room..... I want to go and be a part of other parties, get a little inspiration and share a little crafty love!  

Thanks Karen for helping me reach a new milestone in my blogging life.... you are awesome!   

53 comments:

  1. Really nice colourful space with great projects! My mother makes prayer shawls for her church, and I have done 36 cards to go along with them when they are given out! I use lace to make a little "shawl" on the card ;)

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  2. I love your colorful buttons. I agree once you have a studio space where you can walk in and create without putting everything away that is the beginning of real progress in the creative realm. Pat Beglin

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  3. Love those yellow doors and all those beautiful buttons. Thanks for sharing. Come over ..we can locker hook. Susan

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  4. Thanks for letting us have a peek into your great space! Love the cute stepping stone you made and the little garden sign!

    Would love for you to come see my new little space when you have time!

    Bee blessed
    mary

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  5. It's so nice to meet and follower you on this blog party! I am going through all the links on Karen's list..!!! so much fun and inspiration to be had.

    Your workspace is so cute! I love the sound of buttons in glass jars too.....have fun creating in your space. This is my first year signing up to WBC, I do hope you'll swing by and visit with me too.



    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  6. you are very creative! glad you have a blog!

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  7. Hi Stasa Lynn,
    What an "eye candy" studio. The bright colors, the mosaic, and Button designs, Bravo!
    From one "Newbie" to another thanks for opening up your studio...Charmaine

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  8. Hi Stasi Lynn, Just love your "Eye Candy" workspace. Great ideas with the mosaic and buttons. From one Newbie to another Thank you for sharing your studio! Charmaine

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  9. Hi Stasi Lynn,
    Just love your "Eye Candy" workspace. Great ideas with using the buttons and the terrific mosaic. From one "Newbie" blogger to another Thank You for sharing your studio!
    Charmaine

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  10. Hi StasaLynn, thank you for your comment on my WBC party post and thank you for following my blog. I'm following you now, too! I love your bright yellow doors, your buttons and your stepping stones. Your creative space is great!

    Blessings,

    Victoria from Brushstrokes

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  11. Hi Stacey, I like the stepping stone and the prayer shawls you created. Like your garden sign too! You have a nice place to create. I'll bet you really enjoy it!

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  12. Hi Stasa Lynn-
    Loved your yellow doors and the splashes of color scattered around your studio. Thanks for the tour-from another newbie.....

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  13. Lovely space and congrats on your first blog hop!!! I have a button collection too that I love!

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  14. Love your space and your stuff! The stepping stone is wonderful! Thanks for sharing. ~ Terri

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  15. Stacey,
    You have a wonderful space :)

    Love the pops of color, especially the bright yellow closet doors.
    I love all your fun projects you've got going. I've wanted to make stepping stones for a long time, and yours is just gorgeous.

    This was my first time for Karen's blog party too. It has been so much fun.

    So glad to have met you. I am now a follower so I can keep up on all your fun projects.

    ~Diane

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  16. You have some very cute things!! Love those colorful buttons! How fun!! :)
    Hugs, Holly

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  17. What a great place to create. Your closet doors are great. I am your newest follower.
    Hugs
    donna

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  18. I just love the yellow doors, too! (yellow is the other color I wanted to include in my own studio, now, I may HAVE to add it somewhere! It's super happy!) I love your space, and your buttons! Thanks for sharing it with us! And it's so lovely to meet you, too!!!

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  19. I think you look pretty tidy to me. My Magpie Eye loves those buttons too. I never thought about the sound...but, you are right it is a unique soothing sound. I love those outside tiles too. I am so happy you stopped by. Keeps smiling and creating.

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  20. Good for you! So glad you joined the fun blog party. Keep on doing those little things that make you stretch-you'll be glad you did!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  21. Thankyou for visiting my blog and for becoming my follower. I have returned the favour. I've enjoyed reading through your post and love the way you store some of you ribbon on spools. Also what lovely thing to do in making prayer shawls and also lovely tags for them. I read a book last year about prayer shawls, I think it was a novel about a street in the USA with a wool shop, tea shop, florist etc. Until then I'd never heard of a prayer shawl. God Bless.

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  22. Thanks for your kinds comments about my creative space.I love your colorful buttonsand you stepping stone in the garden is great! wow!!!
    Yes it´s right once you have a creative space without putting everything away, the creativity process is not disturbed by any tiding up activities and that ´s really what I want to have! But it´s impossible with my little boy Max (21 month), he loves to play with all my fabrics. thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I´m looking forward to your next visit. I´m now your newest follower!
    Blessings,
    Belinda

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  23. Thanks for sharing your space with us! I collect buttons as well and have for years. This is also my first blog party and it has been fun.
    Thanks for visiting and becoming a follower. I am following you as well and can't wait to see some of your quilting projects.

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  24. Hi Stasa, Love the way you are displaying your ribbon, very fun and colorful:) I love buttons too, aww who doesn't............ Thanks for stopping by my blog and have fun creating, that is really what it is all about! Hugs Marilou

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  25. Hi, Stacy!

    I love your room! I love your S! I knit prayer shawls too, but I never heard of mini-prayer shawls. Can you tell me a little more about them?

    Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I became one of your followers too.

    Love,
    Terry

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  26. How cool that your shawls are going over the pond!!

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  27. Awesomeness!!!! Thanks for opening your creative space to us all! Nice meeting you too!!

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  28. Your studio is adorable... I can tell by the blank space in your studio that your YOUNG lol.... as you get older, those spaces will start to get filled from floor to ceiling! Enjoy your youth and your empty space while you can lol big hugs, Cheryl

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  29. What a great space! Love all those buttons. ; ) Thank you for sharing.
    ~Michele

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  30. It's lovely to meet you, Stacey...so glad you stopped by my place!

    Your studio is gorgeous...I do love those yellow doors, and the various projects you've made. And your daughter picked a great name for the garden...good for her!

    I've signed up to follow and will try to visit again soon...:)

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  31. Garden of Eatin'! Now how gosh, darn cute is that! And how wonderful that your daughter shares your love of crafting! The stepping stone turned out beautifully and what a lovely addition to that garden of yours! And the bright yellow doors? Great choice! Thanks for showing your space!!

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  32. Congratulations your first blog party... girl you jumped into the deep water. This is the first time I joined karen's party. I love your space and your craft. It's so much fun, enjoy. Kathy

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  33. Hey there sweetie!!! Am I ever lovin' your garden stone!!! It would look soooo cha cha in my back yard garden beds!!! sniff sniff! But, for now, I'll let ya keep it...just for now...cuz with a name like Armen"trout" you know I'm crazy for all things fishy! ROFLOL Seriously though...I love your little space darlin', and the fact that you left it "as is" for your photo tour...let's us all know that you actually USE your room! Oh...and you're not the only one new to blogging...I'm not a veteran either!
    just me...sayin' we should keep tabs on each other darlin'...jan

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  34. Thanks for visiting me! Love the yellow doors... very cheery! And your pretty stepping stone is so cool. That would be a fun project!

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  35. What a pretty space you've created for yourself. I love the splashes of color. We have a lot of crafting loves in common and I am looking forward to following you.

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  36. You have a great space for all your artistic doings! Prayer Shawls in England for the olympics...I think that is great! Love the button creations. Thank you for visiting me...I am following you and I look forward to getting to know you.
    Deb

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  37. I admire you for showing your room "in action!" I cleaned mine up for the photos and I worked on a project all day yesterday so it is back to its normal state of chaos! Love your yellow door - hot pink would look great with that : )

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  38. Thank you so much for stopping by ~ Your yellow doors and the colorful buttons add a sense of cheeriness to your space. The prayer shawls are wonderful.Hope to see you around the blog-world!


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  39. Hi,
    Oh goodness - I love that you use so much color in your creative space - very organized, charming and fun.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Erin

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  40. HI THERE - good looking space you got there. Love your button collection.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me the sweet comment. I have become your newest follower too. have a crafty week

    xo
    tina
    one crafty mess

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  41. What a fun colorful space to create in, love those yellow doors. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. lovely room. I really love the S sign you made. I would love something like that hanging in my space too :):) Welcome to blog land...I started a year ago at this time..it has been alot of fun every since. Have any questions I would love to help ya. Thanks for coming over to my blog....hugs!! Sandra

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  43. Thanks for sharing your creative space. I am like you...I love to be able to close my door and leave a project in mid-creative glory.
    That is what our spaces are...our spac to create, to ponder, to procrastinate and to eventually finihs.
    Thanks for visiting me...I have not made it around to everyone yet. My life is a bit crazy in 2012 as my DH had a heart attack in March.
    I changed up my crafting routines and spent most evening sitting watching mindless TV with him. He is much stronger now...still off work...but much, much stronger, and I just can't seem to get my crafting routines back.
    Hopefull you will eventually see more cards and scrapbook layouts on my blog! I am working on getting back to that.
    I followed you back. I like your writing style.

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  44. Wow, what a fun and efficient space! Love that you have the ability to spread out - table space is so crucial. And your button S is adorable!

    Thanks for visiting my space!

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  45. Hi Thanks for visiting StasaLynn!. Love your colorful studio and all the buttons. That reminds me, I need to bring my collection out too. Take care.

    Jenny

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  46. Really Like what you have done with your Studio! Love your quilts as well! Especially the fabric you are choosing! What Talent!

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  47. Hi Stacy!!! You think YOU have a party hangover!! LOL!! I'm still working through the list! Glad I finally got over here though. You studio is darling and I love the sewing machine cover you made. I might have to make one of those myself!! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing it with all of us. :) I hope we can find some time to meet up soon and catch up!

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  48. Your studio is so colorful and welcoming. I really like the quilt you're making and the sewing machine cover is really cute. Thank you for visiting my studio and for your kind comments.

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  49. Hi Stacey!! I am so happy to see your sweet creative space with the swoon-inducing yellow doors and fun inspiration all around! Love your beautiful button collection and the cool "S" monogram! Thanks for sharing with all of us, and thank you for visiting my space as well - your sweet comment was greatly appreciated!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky

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  50. Oh, and I forgot to say that I was SO blessed to see your prayer shawls - what a lovely idea!! Who knows the powerful impact they will have...??!!

    Blessings,
    Becky

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  51. those cheerful, yellow doors sure set the tone for your colorful, button creations!

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  52. How exciting to be participating in your very first WBC!! I love your cheery yellow doors and they way you have things so organized in your craft room. I have been reading some of your other posts as well and want to congratulate you on taking the leap and starting to quilt. I too have wanted to learn to quilt forever and have never tried. Maybe you will be my inspiration to give it a go?

    Thank you so much for sharing your space with us. I plan to follow your blog and keep up with all you have going on!

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