Friday, June 18, 2010

Party Time


It's PARTY time!



I am joining in the fun at My Desert Cottage -"Where Bloggers Create ll"
It starts tomorrow (June 19th) but we were asked to do our posting earlier so that International Blogger from other parts of the world could join in as much fun as they started their day earlier.

I am fortunate that I could be a part of the fun event, but unfortunately, I will be spending most of my Saturday (June 19th - party date) on traveling, I came to New York City to attend my daugther's graduation and will be flying back to Vegas Saturday afternoon, so I will be at the airport, on the plane, driving back home during most part of the day, I hope to steal some time in the morning before I take off, and late evening, when I get home, to come in and out of the party to see what everyone else had created.

So here you go, this is the little space of mine!

BEFORE

We lived in Manhattan for 7 years, although my monthly rent cost 3,200 but our tiny apartment is about 700 sq/ft, I did not have a proper place to do my paper craft. We moved to Jersey City, NJ a year ago, although it is another state, but it is just across the Hudson river from Wall Street. It took us only 4 mintues to get to World Trade Center, and 15 minutes to Time Square, being so close to New York City, you probably already guess that the space is not going to be much bigger. Yes, I had 2 bedrooms instead of one in New Jersey but still, there were not proper crafting space, I used my kitchen counter as my craft table, I hide my sewing machine in its box and in the coat closet at the entrance of the door, my papers, die cut machine, glitters, punches and other stuff are all in boxes on my one and only book shelf. Every time I need to make a card, I need to move everything out from the boxes, and when it is meal time, I need to put them back so we all could use the kitchen counter to prepare food and then have meal, it was a chores, I must have LOVE paper crafting THAT MUCH in order to be willing to go through all that painful procedure on a regular basis.

and  .......

We moved to Las Vegas slightly more than a week ago

AFTER


Look! I have a craft room now!!!!!








My sewing machine is now sitting there, no more hiding (smile, sewing machine)


My little cozy corner where my husband and daughters could come in and talk to me while I am crafting.



The "Lone Mountain" is what I see when I look out of my window!

And in this little space of mine, I created these two cards in the past week that made it to Fab 5 at
2 Sketches 4 You and Fab 4 at The Play Date Cafe! (Must be Las Vegas that brought me luck!!!)





If you think my craft room is neat and tidy, then I am going to tell you it is not true!
There are 2 reasons for what you are seeing now
1. This craft room is only a week old (we just moved to a new place)

2. There is a closet next to those tidy white shelves, that I used to keep all the scrap and stash and junk I accumulated the past 15 years, and I need to find time to sort them out!

Alright, I can't wait to visit your crafting space now, I knew that my friend Linda (My Happy Place) and Victoria (Things I learn from Bear) will be there at the party too, see you all soon!


44 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Neat!!! Sweet... good on you!!!... It nice isnt it to have your own craft room... easy and fun right!!!... And or me I think its the best place to isolate yourself!!!...he he... nice card !!

xx

Robin said...

Isn't it nice to spread out! Love your space. I saw some yummy buttons and really cute card with buttons. Party on! ~Robin~

sweet craf-tea chick said...

woohoo, that's so awesome to have your own craft room! i want one some day, hee hee. i know how it is to have to put things away. enjoy your new crafting area!
love your cards and congrats on placing in the fabs. that's awesome!
have a great weekend!
*hugs* steph :)

Linda Robinson said...

Kirsty, What a fun little area you have to play in.. I remember living in an apartment not far from where you just moved in and all my craft supplys were in a trunk that I used for a coffee table. And now I have a whole room, Just like you.. You are just going to love this area..
You can make a mess and leave it!

I don't think you won your awards because Vegas is good luck, I think you won them cause your that Good! Congrats to you!

We will meet up soon my friend,
Hugs, Linda

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Kirsty,
How exciting that you have your own space now!!! It looks like you will have plenty of room to craft from now on. The rug and the lamp shade are so pretty. I love your cards too, especially the blue and pink one!

Karen

june lanum said...

should have checked your site before I replied to your e-mail. It's so much easier to work on projects when you have the space. Good luck in your new home.

Jane Wetzel said...

good for you girl! You will fill it up to the brim soon (if u havent already) and I am soooo jealous you get to meet up with "my happy place" cuz she is such a sweetie online! Best wishes! :)

koralee said...

Isn't it nice to have a space of your own..yours is lovely.I am still working on finding a corner for me somewhere. Hugs for a wonderful weekend..

sewingseeds4U said...

I spent the first 20 years of my marriage crafting on the kitchen table so I know what if feels like to finally have a space where you can leave a project out and come back to it later without having to put everything away or eat dinner around it. Congratulations...beautiful cards, too.

Irena said...

You have a lovely craft place.
Best wishes!

Ros said...

Congrats on your recent awards Kirsty - enjoy your day

Be(e) said...

What a lovely craft space! Big improvement, :)Good on you, Kirsty! Have fun creating in your new environment!!

Isabel said...

What a great view u have out the window and what a wonderful creative space you have! Thanx for sharing:O)

imaginationlane said...

Hi Kirsty:

It's a pleasure to meet you and peek into your craft room. It's quite charming and your view is stunning. You have lots of space to grow into...I would have it filled in no time, I'm such a collector. If you get a chance to look into my site, you'll see what I mean! Thank you for sharing..I'll sign up to follow and visit again soon. Enjoy the rest of the party!

Lynette

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Awesome space! I need a craft room - then we could have our dining room back - lol!!! Have a great weekend, hope you get lots of use from your new space!

Lynnae said...

Ahhh, starting out from scratch in a new house is so fun!

Becca said...

Hi Kristy, I'm Becca, Linda is my BFF! :-) Welcome to our city, Las Vegas! I was born and raised here, and live not far from Lone Mountain. It looks like you have a nice space to create now! Just think of all the possibilities in that room! Glad you could join the party with as busy as it sounds like you are! I hope you will enjoy Vegas.

Petite moi said...

That is one neat workspace, and such cute teddies! :))
smiles,
Erika

ps. if you have the chance please stop by to see my messy "workshop" :)

Mandy said...

GORGEOUS cards, Kristy! Love the new space, too!

zandra said...

Doesn't just make you smile everytime you walk in there. Don't worry by next year's party you'll have it loaded with stuff like we do. ;o)
so, enjoyed my visit. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Queen Bee said...

WOW! What a great space! New houses are fun, but new craft spaces are even better!
Queen Bee Studio

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hurray for your pretty own room, Kirsty! It's a bright, inspiring place. Love the ribbons and the sweet little vases where you storage all your lovelies in.

Wishing you a creative, happy Sunday! Sending a big hug across the blue blue ocean. xxx

BEAR's Mom said...

KIRSTY KIRSTY KIRSTY!!!
I'm soooo happy for you :D that room is lovely to be sure...and happy sewing machine gets to sit in it's own spot...like mine :D

I'm sure you'll have a cup of tea standing in front of that window with the mountain view and your creative juices will flow...of course, looking at those cards, your CJ's are already there :D

love the room, love the cards...
H.U.G.S. to you girlfriend :D

~victoria~

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

I like your new digs. It seems Las Vegas agrees with your crafting and your new room. thanks for sharing, tammy

Chris said...

So nice and organized! How wonderful! Love your rug, it is darling!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Claudia said...

Yay! You get your own craft room! I know how tiny NYC apartments are (and Jersey City) - you will so enjoy your new space.

craftyles said...

Awesome- you have your own space! I love your cards on the last 2 posts. Very nice-I'll have to come back when I'm through the blog party list!

Karen Valentine said...

Kristy I'm sooo happy for you! I bet you are in heaven! I hope you will join us again next year so you can show off how you filled it all up!!! Have fun soaking up all the inspiration when you get home!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Glenda said...

wow what an amazing place to create, your craft area is so lovely and your bits and pieces are too,. thank you for sharing,.love glenda

Deborah said...

I am so happy for you getting your own crafting space. It is so nice and organized. Love the little cozy corner with the bears :)

kluless said...

You must be just jumping with joy over this wonderful space you can spread out in and make it your own. If your artwork is any indication I am positive it is going to be delightful. Have fun and thank you for sharing!

Terri said...

Wonderful view of the MT. and look at at all that space for you to create in...I really like the cards you do too. Thanks for sharing it all with us!

Geralyn Gray said...

It's great you have a space of your own to create in.....it is very functional!

donnaj said...

congrats on getting your own "spot"~nice view too-be sure to go to Red Rock Canyon some time, it's really pretty there.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What fun to start over. A view of the mountains, how wonderful! My creative space is not to exciting, but if you get a chance stop by!

Carol

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very nice and look at all the space you've got now! You've even got room to grow! Great view, too.

Miss Sandy said...

How exciting to have a brand new space to start off your crafting adventure in Vegas! I love how light, bright, and airy it is. Beautiful cards and happy crafting.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Very neat and tidy studio. It looks so light and fresh! Love the view of the mountain. Thanks for sharing.

fireythreads said...

love the start of your craft room will be interested to see what it looks like next year when you have time to work with it thankyou for sharing

elizabeth

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Congratulations on your new studio!! You've made a great start already and I know you'll have fun getting it just the way you want. Thank you for inviting us!

. said...

3000+ for 700sqf, wow... You have a really nice new space, its so bright and you have all that new space to play with... I just cant get over the cost for rental in NYC... sorry didnt mean to get stuck on that. You have a great space, cant wait to see what you will have done with it in a year (if there is a party next year and you take part in it : )

Tins and Treasures said...

Wow...what a transformation! I love how clean and bright your new studio looks. Yes, I am still making my rounds through the participants in Karen's "Where Bloggers Create" event...and having a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your creative space with us. ~Natalie

Scrapping With Sherry said...

I am also a papercrafter/scrapbooker and have been for over 10 years, but only a blogger for 2 wks! I lost my craft room after the sale of my home and it was such a hassle dragging everything out all the time. I can not imagine having to do it daily. It does show your love for the craft.

I about fell out of my seat when I saw your photo of the prima flowers. (The one after the paper storage container) I used to collect them and have the whole year except April, May and June. Never have been able to find them either.
It is to bad that Prima quit putting out there flowers in pretty bottles. At least I dont see them anymore.

I get my inspiration from other crafters who share the same passions that I do. Thank you for being a part of that today and good luck with your craft space. Cant wait to see it next year! ~Sherry F.