Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Welcome to "Where Bloggers Create Party!"

Welcome to My Creative Escape! I'll try not to make this too long as I know we have a lot of parties to go to today!
This is where I do my sewing. I Love my "Heart shaped chair"! I found this at a flea market more than 20 years ago. I wanted 3 others to match but have never seen another one like it? I love my "Pink" sewing machine, too!
Now you know I'm obsessed with Prima flowers! I love my new acrylic file drawers I recently acquired.
I just painted my daughter's old video stand and replace the video's with my cricut cartridges.
And this is where "Scraps to Beauty" actually happen. My dinning room table. It's ashame you can't see the stain glass in the window. There are two swan's in a pond. You'll notice on the left side is my Vera Bradley Bags which I use to carry my scrapbooking stuff for class and crops. I always get a lot of compliments on them and I have to thank my friend Geralyn for getting me hooked on them! lol I'm trying to put my crafting supplies in things that have handles so I can easily move them for a quicker clean up. (we'll see how long that last!) chuckle, chuckle.
Here are a few books which I get inspiration from and can't forget the M & M's. Those of you who take my classes~do you know what this is holding my stickles? It is a vintage lipstick holder. I love glitter (kinda reminds me of pixie dust) lol I love glitter on everything!
Here are a few of the things I have created here. Clear acrylic album, mini basic grey "Wisteria" album, a mini chipboard summer album and a pumpkin pocketbook album. As well as my first love Tear Bear & Critters.
So I hope this wasn't too long and leave you with these words from my fairy named "Mist":

I just notice I don't have an inspiration board? hmmm, that is something I'm going to have to add. Until next year~thanks Karen for hosting a great party. This was fun and helped me to get better organized! (for a little while, maybe) LOL Thanks for stopping bye! Off to visit you, now.
Hugz, Z













61 comments:

  1. Glad to see your computer is working.....I did CE has my first picture too---lol......Your pink sewing machine is a prize along with your stickles holder.........I forgot to mention your dining room table is one of my favorite places to create.....I meant yours too when I mentioned mine!

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  2. Good Morning Zandra!
    Wow! I have to tell you, I enlarged each of your photos and admired all the little details of your studio...I just love it! Can I go play with you? ;)
    We have soooo much in common, from the magazines to the stained glass and every flower in between!!!!!
    So glad I found you through Geralyn...(she has wonderful taste in friends!)
    Thanks for sharing...I so enjoyed my visit!!!
    everything vintage

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  3. First off, that "escape" banner is brilliant. Oooh, "refuge" would be good too. I am amazed at your Prima obsession, but they look so pretty in those acrylic drawers. Fabulous reuse of the video unit for your Cricut cartridges. What a fun and creative space you have. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great space, thanks for sharing! You have some creative ideas for storage (love the video cabinet and lipstick holder especially).

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  5. You have a lovely space! I was trying to see that window more clearly, and it sounds beautiful. What would we women do if we couldn't create? Go crazy, I imagine! It is our outlet, our respite, our home inside our head and our house.
    Brenda

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  6. Adorable!

    I want to touch and play with ALL of those flowers!!

    I'm glad you shared ...
    this blog world is not so scary after all ; )

    xo
    Jill

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  7. Zandra! Mer-Bear is for me??? {squeal}
    I'll put her by my only one on top of my eiffel tower...she'll be the glittery star on top of the tower! Yay!
    so excited~
    everything vintage

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  8. Zandra, I like your "Creative Escape"..
    The French chair & desk are so lovely!
    Have fun at the party!
    Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

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  9. Ahhh I love the pink sewing machine!!! The flowers?!!!! OMG I love them all!! So many wonderful collections to look at, thanks for sharing!!! Fabulous room my dear!!!
    Cheers,
    Margaret B

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  10. What a fun workspace - I would love to see the stained glass window sometime! Have a great day!

    :-) Molly

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  11. Thanks for Sharing you Creative Space. I really like the acrylic draws with the flowers!

    {ttfn}
    Renee

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  12. Oh my gosh! What a wonderful space! It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love your storage area. I also love that you recommended "Taking Flight"; it's one of my favorite books, too.

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  13. What pretty yummy goodness! Love the flowers and all that creative storage!

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  14. Hey chickadee!
    I love your room! esp the pink sewing machine!
    Big mermaid hugs!
    toodles-
    Sarah

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  15. Hi Zandra,
    You have a lovely place to create, thanks for sharing.
    I got ashamed for my own, I have to get more organized:))
    Love,
    Rengin, in Istanbul

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  16. Wow! I love it! And I thought I was obsessed LOL. I love the cricut storage and the flowers. Wow, you'd have to kick me out of your art space! LOL

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  17. The next project that I make for myself is going to be an "escape" banner. That is exactly what my studio it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful space. Rhonda...

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  18. Hi Zandra,
    Thanks so much for stopping by today! I love your studio, especially the sewing nook! This party is so much fun!
    Hugs,
    Marilyn

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  19. Great room and I love your Escape banner and your heart chair.
    ~ Tina
    and yes it is a platypus - lol

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my home...just posted my studio. Sick little doggie today. Please stop back by when you have time. Love your studio. The pink sewing machining is screaming my name and the heart chair is a treasure. I wish I could come play!

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  21. Ohmygoodness Zandra!!! I'm in LOVE with your flowers girl!!! What a cool way to display them ~ by colors and so you can see them too! Gorgeous chair and that pink sewing machine is precious...thank you so much for visiting me! xxoo, Dawn

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  22. Zandra, that is quite cute, chickee! But the round window caught my eye. Darling area where you create, sugar. I think they've all been great so far today....... Thank you for your comment on my blog, honey. I appreciate all of them.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  23. First off - the dog is to die for. Oh my!
    And you are new to blogging. HA! Now you're hooked like the rest of us!
    I love that you named it your creative escape. I might borrow that one from you! I've been trying to think of a new name for my room, cause it is just so much more than scrapbooking. And studio sounds so professional to me. I'm just having fun! "escaping" perfect! Now see, I was so bummed that I hadn't come up with anything before this post cause I wanted to make a new sign. Now I know why! YAY!
    LOVE the sewing machine. The chair is wonderful. A fun happy place.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Karen
    Some Days Are Diamonds

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  24. Love your space and your pretty flowers! Great adaptation of the video stand! And I love your sewing machine!

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  25. your escape banner is such a fun idea and a great welcome to your space in the creative world TFS
    Lynn-trashtotreasureart

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  26. Beautiful space! and all those flowers! lovely :) Thanks for sharing :)
    Becca

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  27. Oh, oh! LOVE this!! What a place!

    Hugs,
    Christina

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  28. Hi Zandra,
    First let me say I love your name. And I love your creative space and all the beauties in there. I love that chair.
    Thank you for coming by today, loved the visit.
    Smiles,
    June

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  29. Thanks for sharing your beautiful studio. It is so organized and I love the pink sewing machine!! Thanks for stopping by at my party!

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  30. Wow Zandra, everything is so beautiful!!! luv ur flower stash!!! just got home, sorry I missed the party!!!

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  31. Enjoyed looking at your lovely studio. Thank you for coming to visit me too.. Love your desk and darling heart shaped chair. I really love the prima flowers and all those colors.. What a great way to store them. A really great place.. Keep creating..

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  32. Love your Prima flower garden! Thanks for visiting and for sharing your wonderful studio!

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  33. Hi Zandra- Love looking into your studio! I ESPECIALLY love the pink sewing machine!!! LOVE IT!
    Deb

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  34. Thank you Zandra for joing in the fun and sharing your sweet space. What a JOY for me to peek into your studio! I'm lovin' that PINIK sewing machine. If it's ever missing...um...well~you'll know where it is!

    Blessings to you this very day. You are very gifted.

    xoRebecca

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  35. hi Zandra, thanks for stopping by earlier... I LOVE your heart chair and desk! and I don't have an inspiration board either.
    hugs, Missy

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  36. I adore your desk and chair, they are gorgeous! I am amazed at all your Prima flowers, they look so beautiful the way you stored them by color.
    Thanks for the tour.
    Karen

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  37. GORGEOUS.. with all sorts of Fairy Inspirations.

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  38. Thanks for stopping by and for touring me around your place! That pink sewing machine is so special! Have a nice day!

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  39. I love your space! So creative and I love what you have created. Very nice.

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  40. Hello Zandra. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your work space! It looks very inspiring! I know what you mean about the inspiration board. . .I saw a few on my tour of blogs, and I may have to start one of my own as well! Have a wonderful day!

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  41. I am so jealous of all of your Cricut cartridges. You space is awesome. Come on over and visit my studio at:

    http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

    I am lovin' this party!!!

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  42. Your studio is utterly romantic! What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

    Enjoy the party!

    Warm Wishes,

    Natasha
    www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

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  43. Zandra your pink sewing machine is sooooooo fabulous! I love it too!!!!!
    Thanks for the tour!
    bunny hugs,
    shell

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  44. What a great space! You have everything! I just love it. It looks so romantic and calming. Thanks for sharing. Martha

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  45. You have a perfectly delightful studio! Your vintage and garage sale finds are fabulous! Thank you so much for coming to my party. You've really helped make it a success!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  46. That's a gorgeous chair! And a PINK sewing machine? Awesome!!
    I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)
    ~Becca~

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  47. LOVE your Escape banner...how cute is that? And those bins with your Prima's? Wicked cool...I'm drooling over those! :D Great space.
    -c
    yapping cat

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  48. I love your desk where you sit and sew! The chair is very unique too. Your space is very fun, thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for visiting my studio and for your sweet comments.

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  49. I so enjoyed my visit here. I see we have some reading inspiration in common! I love the pink sewing machine. What magic must come from this place. ~Kathy

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  50. Hi Zandra,
    Your creative space is so much fun. I could look around for a long while in here! It reminds me of going to one of my favorite stores because of all the magazines you have on crafting. Yes, please lock me inside and I'll look around for hours. Good to have met you!
    ~Tracie

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  51. Hi Zandra,
    Thanks for your recent "visit" to my blog. :)
    Luv your studio. If I ever need a certain color Prima flower, I know where to come!!
    LOL !! Our local scrapbook does not even have this many in stock !!! LOL !!
    Barb in Texas

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  52. Very charming. LOVE the heart chair, SUPER envious of the pink sewing machine, the acrylic drawers are to die for, and you're a Clever Connie to think of using the VCR tape holder for your cartriges.
    Thanks for sharing!
    M.L.

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  53. Ooooooh! I LOVE your pink sewing machine! And my mouth is watering seeing all those Prima flowers...great storage for them too! Great creating space. tfs

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  54. I love your sweet space! The video stand for the cartridges is a charming idea! and your prima flowers I am drooling over! gorgeous space thanks so much for sharing it!

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  55. I just love your space! My favorites have to be the stand with the Cricut carts and the stickles holder. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment ;o)

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  56. Go Zandra Go Zandra...you are an AWESOME blogger...and your creating space is to cool...sorry I missed out on Friday but better late than never...and I love your creations...hope to see you soon...have a honey of a night sweet dreams my friend! grace peace & joy 2 U Marlene QBeeC

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  57. Lots of pretty details in your creative space. I adore your escape banner. Thanks for letting me peek!

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  58. Soooo many interesting a pretty things! Love the pink sewing machine - and the heart chair! WOW!

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  59. hi zandra!

    what a fun blog! i GASPed over your prima flowers. how awesome and so beautifully displayed!!! a great space!

    loved your pics of boston, too!

    xo

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