Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Secret is Out!!

Well, it's time for me to share a little secret with you all, one I have been keeping a few months now and boy was it hard! I am so honored and incredibly excited to announce that my art studio in Waxahachie Texas will be featured in Creating Keepsakes' Creative Spaces volume 2. The magazine will release in January and you do not want to miss all the awesome storage ideas and creative decor everyone has to share. We worked really hard on the studio and I really feel it has become the perfect space to get my creative juices flowing!

Thank you so much Creating Keepsakes and Megan for asking me to be a part of this awesome magazine! 

       That's not all! I would also like to announce my new partnership with Home Depot and Home Decorators. You will find that most of my storage solutions and craft furniture in the studio are from the Martha Stewart Craft Furniture line available at Homedecorators.com. The furniture is just amazing, and it made it so easy for me to get organized! Everything has a neat little place and I'm simply in love with each piece! The unique designs can fit in with any style of decor and they are available in many different colors. As soon as you get your magazine make sure to check out the special give away sponsored by Home Decorators for one lucky subscriber, I promise you will not want to miss it! 

Also if you check out the Home Decorators Site right now they are offering free shipping!! Oh yeah perfect time to make up that Christmas list!

Thank you everyone at Home Decorators and Home Depot for the opportunity to showcase your amazing line of craft furniture in my studio, I'm looking forward to sharing all the neat little tips and tricks for organizing with this awesome line. 

 Thank you everyone for stopping by, please watch the video here for a behind the scenes look at Creative Spaces. Thank you all soo much for your friendship and support, and before I leave you I have just one question! What is your favorite part of your own creative space and why? Believe me, you will want to answer this question and make sure to leave your email address! Wink! 


 xoxo 










Check out the magazine announcement here!

43 comments:

Carol said...

Congratulations! What an honor. I look forward to seeing your space in the magazine. My favorite in my craft space is a medium sized shelf my father handmade for my misters, paints, sprays, etc... to set on. The shelf is a favorite because it keeps me organized and of course because my Dad made it for me.

Brenda said...

Wow, such a good news! Concrats! You've been working very hard for this studio. This is the cherry on your cake. Mijn favorite space in my craftroom is my desk. I have a very big (80 cm long, depth 20 cm_) handmade organizer in front of me. Lots and lots of things are there to grap when I need it.
Greetings, Brenda

octlove said...

No wonder you have been so 'quiet':)

my favorite part of your own creative space is feeling that it is an extension of my crafting mojo…I love looking around my room & seeing little things that I have collected over the years that spark memories & thus are inspiration for a project!!!

Sheryl said...

Congratulations!! Wishing you continued success. Having things in their place makes a huge difference. My favorite part of my craft space are the bookcases that hold my pretty paper and my table that I craft on. I LOVE pretty paper and I love to sit down at my table and let my ideas flow into until my project(s) are complete. I get soo excited and I can't wait to share my creations with others and hope they love it as much as I do.
gemzisle@gmail.com
http://gemzisle.blogspot.com/

Think Believe Create said...

CONGRATULATIONS, MARION!!! You SO deserve it and all the blessings in between! My favorite thing about my space is that it's a dorm room. I am limited with space so I use it to my advantage! I use my dresser for storage instead of clothes, the shelf under my desk has all my little creations and anywhere you look in this little room of mine, it's got some kind of art supply in it, on it or around it!

much love,
sarahspindell(dot)gmail(dot)com<3

Paik117 said...

I love my craft space because it is in the midst of all activity. I don't need to feel closed off from the rest of the apartment. I also love my craft table. Everything is in arms length, easily accessible. Congrats on your incredible news, you deserve it.
Suzanne, paik117@yahoo.com

eRiCaRoSe said...

congrats marion!! my favorite thing in my craft space is a an old storage shelf i found at a thirt store! it sits on my desk and i keep all my most used items on it! i love it!

Monica said...

Congratulations Marion. I can hardly wait for the January issue to check out your new space and find out about these awesome products.
My favorite part of my craft space is an antique mail sorter I picked up a few years ago. It has 36 slots and I use it to store my inks and ribbons and ephemera. I use the top to display random art items.
Again congrats on all of your success.
x0x0x

Bellaidea said...

Congratulations, off to see videa.Before - I love to have a big...sink in my studio and lots of space!
http://bellaideascrapology.blogspot.ca

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Bobbi said...

Wohoo Marion, wonderful news...congrats on the upcoming magazine layout, your new studio, and the wonderful new adventures in your favorite business...scrapbooking!!

My favorite piece of furniture is a Armoire hubbs and I put together using an old desk and a hutch top. Painted it, and I have closed in shelves on top and drawers and shelves on the bottom...love it

Bobbi

Kelsey said...

Wow! That's amazing news Marion. I'm so thrilled for you!!! My favourite "thing" about my craft space is my life size dress form in a vintage baby blue color and its matching (in color) dresser. It's the perfect size with smaller narrow drawers, perfect for storing embellishments.

Kathy Johnson said...

My favorite thing about my craft space is.... I finally have a craft space! For so long, I had to pull things out to the kitchen table and put them away (inaccessible) when I was done. Now, I can leave a project out on my craft table and come back to it when I'm ready.
redfordkarate@yahoo.com

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~Kelly~ said...

Marion, it's such a proud moment to see someone that you have followed for so long be so successful with what they love. I'm so inspired by you, not only your craft but your humility to just be you for us and with us, this huge crafty community. I could almost cry, truly to see someone touch their dreams and see them come to life, thank you for sharing all this with us. So happy to be right here in this time, God set aside a special place in time that we could be here to experience this with you! Bless you and your new endeavor, I cannot cannot cannot wait to see what amazing things are in store for all of us, your faithful customers & friends. Be blessed, Kelly (walkelmol on youtube) P.S. My favorite part of my own craft room is my new organization shelves, I'm still trying to get everything just the way I like it and my new shelves help me feel like I know exactly where to go when I pull for crafting or putting things away. I'm such a mess otherwise, but I'm learning every day neatness can help in organizing and making me feel at peace when I begin my newest venture.

Christina said...

Well, I'm with Kathy on this one... your announcement did bring tears to my eyes! I have been following you for several years now and to see your passion, dreams, goals come to life is amazing. God is good! My favorite place in my craft room is right smack in the middle! My shelves, storage, pictures, paints, minis, dress forms, books, wooden stamps, ribbon rack, kitty and her tower too, and in the center of all this colorful happiness is my craft table, where I find peace and where I get my creative juices flowing. Congratulations and continued success!!
Thank you Marion and Garett!!
Christina Betts
cabetts@telus.net

creativelyfabulous said...

I love my craft space because it has been a work on progress for quite some time. I love to move things around and rearrange. Almost all of my storage items came from a flea market or clearance sale, that way I have more cash for pretty papers. :) I have enough space for a friend or my 2 very crafty little girls. Creativity is most fun when it's shared with those you love.
sunflwrgrl412@yahoo.com

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RuthAnn W said...

Congratulations on both of your amazing announcements! How very exciting!! My current most favorite piece in my craft room is my recently added custom island with cubbies underneath..so much space and if I can get the cubbies organized will be perfect. Keep up the good work you're an amazing artist!
willismopar@yahoo.com

Jenni said...

One of my favorite things in my creative space is a book shelf my grandfather made. I remember as a young child my parents having it in there home painted yellow. After mom and dad moved they painted it bright red and past it down to me. I love the bright inspiring color and the fact that you can see details in the shelf where grandpa notched out a little too much in one of the drawers. It means so much to me since he past away when was 5.
jenni_scraps@hotmail.com

Anelsie said...

Wow!!! Awesome news!!! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to have that magazine on my hands!!!
My favorite thing in my creative space is a huge and colorful bin I have with lots of embellishments!!!
Hugs from sunny Puerto Rico!
anelsieramos@hotmail.com

Ildiko Miskell said...

Congrat's Marion on the wonderful partnership!! My favorite part of my craft space is my work surface!! It's a butcher block island on wheel's, it's the perfect height to work on, standing or sitting!!

Ildi-The Craftin Mama
ildij3@verizon.net

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Becky Halfhill said...

Congratulations Marion! I can't wait to see your space in the magazine!
My sweet son-in-law built me a shelf that runs the length of my craft table that I can keep things handy both on top of it and under it!

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations Marion! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to get my hands on that magazine!
My favorite thing about my crafty "space" are the two storage units on wheels that fit perfectly under my desk. I keep ink and punches on the left side...there's even a Marion drawer where I hide all of your product lines..lol. The right side holds laces, ribbon and all of my glimmer mists.
Continued success to you and your family!

Grammie said...

That's awesome Marion! I like the stacking storage cubes I use for papers and supplies. I put wheels on them so it is easier move them to clean. I can fit a lot in them and can (usually) find what I need.
I bet you have prizes up your sleeve so here's my email:
bonnieh@rochester.rr.com

TwoHeartsPath said...

Congratulations Marion!! Can't wait to get a peek at your new Studio!!! My favorite thing in my craft room is a shelf my husband revamped for me.
My email is twoheartspath@comcast.net

Nancy said...

CONGRATS Marion! How very exciting and yes, I will be picking up a copy! I will have to bring it with me to CHA next year so you can sign it for me! Picking a favorite part of my studio space would be hard, BUT I do have to give "mad props" to my Jetmax storage system! It has definately been a great investment for me. I just love being able to mix and match the different styles/options of them.. Everything has a place and it makes things so much easier to find! Congrats again, Marion, for being featured! Your such an inspiration to so many! Cant wait to see your new space! :) icusissy@gmail.com

matts_mom_shari said...

Hi Marion!
Wow! That is super awesome! I am sooooo excited to see your new working creative space!
I like my craft room because it has a place for everything and it makes it much easier for me to find something right when I need it. I also love using vertical wall space to display my scrappy items so that they double as wall art! Seeing my embellies, ink, ribbon, flowers etc...makes me happy & keeps me inspired! :)
I can't wait to see your space! :)
Take Care!
Shari :)
gns1297@aol.com

Jane Mort said...

Congrats on your continued success! My favorites in my craft room are the desk and medical cabinet (crammed with Tim Holtz product) that I have from my late father's office. Both pieces are from the 1950s and I am so happy to have them!

LoriW said...

That's exciting news--I love seeing other people's spaces. My favourite part of my own space is the antique buffet and hutch that we found in our garage that used to belong to my grandparents. After a lot of TLC it has become an awesome storage unit for lots of my scrappy stuff.

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Pieces of me said...

Such great news. It is such a pleasure to see someone as kind and nice as you gain success. My favorite place in my craft room is the curtain rods my hubby hung for me to store my punches on. I just love looking over and seeing them all hung up together nice and neat. Now if only the rest of my craft room was that organized lol.

sewinggal64 said...

Congrats, how exciting for you. I look forward to seeing your new work space. My favorite item is an old table I found at a garage sale. Its perfect for making my projects.
maryclewis at hot mail dot com

Unknown said...

ou are amazing Marion. To accomplish all you to in the paper art world is terrific and inspiring to so many of us, but to do it while being pregnant - a difficult one at that - and raising all three little beauties now plus keeping your marriage going is truly amazing to me. Do you have more hours in your days than the rest of us? Anyway, the favorite thing in my craft room is two narrow shelves hung over my work table - perfect for embellishments, mists, adhesives, etc. jhollinger@deercreekcc.org

CorenesCreations said...

Congratulations Marion!! I'm so excited to check out the magazine! I love, love, love to organize! I've even had family members "hire" me to organize for them! My absolute favorite part of my creative spot would be the desk I work from. It's not a fancy desk, but it was a surprise gift from my husband on Christmas a few years back & it took it about 7 hours to put it together, so it means alot to me to have his support in my hobby! Again, congratulations & look forward to what you have for us in the future!
Corene
corenepoz@yahoo.com

Kendra said...

I have a couple of cubbies that were found at garage sales, I love rustic quality in them.

Ramona said...

Wow Marion!!! What a honor to be chosen. I can not wait to see yours so maybe someday I could have mine organized. :( I so would love some direction with mine. I just can not get the mojo to organize it right. I keep trying but I just can not get it the way I want. I have so much stuff. But, I would have to say my favorite is my antique ball jars that I store little trinkets in....which from watching your show...I did organize mine that way. Congratulations and can not wait to see!!
Hugs~
Ramona
downing.ramona@yahoo.com

mylittlesweet peaz said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for you and what a blessing for you and your family this is. I really don't have a lot of things because I just recently started crafting but I think my favorite item would be a little shelf thingy that I got at a thrift store. I use it to store my favorite charms, beads and miniatures. May God continue to bless you and prosper you. Hugs - Letty

nanascraps said...

Hi Marion, I want to say congratulations to you on your new studio and also for being featured in Creative Keepsakes! I can't wait for the issue to come out. I love your talent and style, it is so beautiful, inspiring, fun, and has really helped me to get going and actually accomplish something! My favorite thing about my creative space would be my wall of shelves, where I can organize all my supplies ( which I am in the process of doing so I can't wait to see your ideas in the magazine), I'll be so happy to be organized so I can spend my crafting time creating rather than hunting for things! I hope I didn't delete an email from you, because I had something in my in box from you, but it said no subject so I deleted it thinking it must be spam why would you be sending me an email! Anyway, my name is Lisa Nielsen and my email address is: agapeall@netzero.net

~*~Tracey~*~ said...

congrats!! How exciting and can't wait to see it. The favorite part of my craft space is, well the entire space. A place where I can go and shut out the world and create!!

scrappergirlie said...

How fantastic!!! Congrats girlie!!! xoxoxoxo

Janice said...

Congrats! My favorite part of my space is the closet that I hang my cricut mats and built shelves to house all my different tools.