Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to Just Something I Made, I’m so glad you hopped over for a visit!CreativeSpacesVol3_Cover_WEBA few months ago my studio was photographed by the very talented Sam Breach for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine’s special issue Creative Spaces which hits the stands today.Creative-Spaces-Cathe-Holden-01I received my copy of the Creative Spaces magazine last week and it is one of the most amazing studio magazines I have EVER seen. Every single page of each fantastic feature is packed full of detail, ideas and inspiration from the studios and workplaces of not only the magazine publisher themselves, but inspiring DIY bloggers, talented paper crafters, and even a few of your favorite scrapbook and craft supply companies. They’ve included as well features on DIY storage, decor, and a marketplace for helping you create your own slice of crafty heaven. Here are a few shots of my studio feature, which completely rocked my world. You can find a sneak peek of this issue by clicking on the magazine’s cover image above. Creative-Spaces-Cathe-Holden-05Creative-Spaces-Cathe-Holden-04 Creative-Spaces-Cathe-Holden-06I am so honored and humbled to have my studio space among the ranks of some of the most talented creatives in the craft industry, many of which I have had the great pleasure of meeting and working with. I hope you’ll click below to begin or continue hopping blog to blog to visit the many who were featured and enjoy their unique peeks into this super publication.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine

Cathe at Just Something I Made (YOU ARE HERE!)

Kristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane

Beckie at Infarrantly Creative

Haeley at Design Improvised

Tracie at Cleverly Inspired

Carola at Boxwood Cottage

Lina at Fancy Frugal Life

Lia Griffith

Jen at Tatertots & Jello

Jennifer McGuire

Jill Yegerlehner/Jillibean Soup

Amanda Coleman

Jen Gallacher

Becky Olsen

Stephenie Hamen

Jodi Sanford

Elle Price/Elle’s Studio

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Michelle Hill

Sherry Mendoza

We R Memory Keepers

Graphic 45

Cosmo Cricket

Fancy Pants Designs

Simple Stories

Chalkboard Blue

Stacy Cohen


Hazel & Ruby


Leave a creative space related comment below as your entry to win my extra copy of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking’s Creative Spaces Vol. 3. Deadline to enter is Monday, July 1, 2014 at noon, PST. One entry per person, please. Winner will be randomly chosen, notified and announced here shortly thereafter.

Congratulations to #23 – Terri Burson the winner of the Creative Spaces magazine Blog Hop Giveaway!

Want to see more Inspired Barn? Check out my studio tour post for my before and progress shots as well as more final studio pics.

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  3. #1 - Karly Mauldin says:

    I love the ideas and tips!

  4. #2 - Earlene Bost says:

    Your space pages look great. Can’t wait to have hands on the entire issue.

  5. #3 - Shannon Cymbaluk Miller says:

    You have a beautiful space, I wish mine was that big..thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. #4 - Carol Mc says:

    From what I can see your studio is gorgeous. Can’t wait to get my hands on the magazine.

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  10. #5 - Bobbie Brock says:

    Love how you used old cans for storage of pens and pencils, etc.! Beautiful space!

  11. #6 - Wanda Cullen says:

    So many wonderful details in this gorgeous, eclectic crafting space! Love the recycling of antique items!

  12. #7 - Tammy Pope says:

    Wow, your space is huge! I love how eclectic and bright it is.

  13. #8 - Debbie Lou says:

    This issue looks like even the best yet — you are so creative — thanks for sharing!

  14. #9 - cath t says:

    I love the glass-doored cabinet for storage. Some of your stash is stored (so neatly!!) in the open. Is dust ever an issue? Fading from the sunlight?

  15. #10 - Mary Ann Potter says:

    Hi, Cathe! The magazine looks wonderful. I’ve been working for awhile on making my little studio into something more creative and efficient. I love those big organizer cabinets, those pretty pieces of real “furniture,” and would probably need more than one! My biggest challenge is finding space for my miniature creations; my little buildings just aren’t filling their display potential yet.

  16. #11 - sharon l-s says:

    I can’t wait to see the whole article on your studio. Love the storage cans. tfs

  17. #12 - Margie Visnick says:

    Love the creative ideas and projects you make!Would love to see your space in person!

  18. #13 - Debs says:

    I love the electric look and I now have hopes of making my space more creative and inspiring. Thank you!

  19. #14 - Carla Hundley says:

    How do you store
    your embellishments?
    Your room looks great!
    Carla from Utah

  20. #15 - Miwa says:

    Wow, your space and magazine look fabulous! Can’t wait to get my hands on this issue!

  21. #16 - Karen Johnson says:

    Love looking at beautiful spaces!

  22. #17 - anja curvers says:

    This looks really neat and gorgeous love all the ideas and tips.

  23. #18 - Lisa P says:

    Love your space. It looks like you have lots of jars and containers for your pens etc. I am organizing my room right now and may have to look closer at your storage solutions.

  24. #19 - Diana Newman says:

    What an absolutely fantastic, wonderfully organized space to create and work in!

  25. #20 - AJ says:

    Your space looks amazing! From the picture peeks – it looks like I imagined it would knowing your vintage style. Congrats for being featured and for the chance to win a copy. AJ@queenofmynest

  26. #21 - Marty Walden says:

    I have read volume one until it’s practically falling apart and volume 2 is on the way to me. I would love to see Volume 3. I am a DIY blogger and have my own craft room but I still love seeing other spaces and being inspired! Thank yoU!

  27. #22 - Judy Burger says:

    Love your use of the vintage cans!

  28. #23 - Terri Burson says:

    Wow, what an awesome studio. Wish I could blink and have someone transform my halfway done craftroom/junk room!

  29. #24 - Sheryl Remy says:

    I love seeing how other people arrange their work spaces. Your cans are terrifice.

  30. #25 - barbara macaskill says:

    What an amazing Creative Space you have!! I love the Creative Spaces series because I get so many wonderful ideas on how to organize my Creative Space, I have volumes one and two and would LOVE to add volume three!~ Thank you for sharing your space with me!

  31. #26 - Sheri K says:

    Wow–your space looks awesome–congrats on being chosen!

  32. #27 - Lisa Harrolle says:

    All of these creative spaces are so colorful and inspiring. Yours is so unique with the use of the old cans and I really love how you added some comfy seating space. Perfect!

  33. #28 - Heather Thompson says:

    I am always looking for more ways to make more room in my space. I need some great ideas. Can’t wait to thumb through it.

  34. #29 - Margaret Roberts says:

    Looking at the pics of your terrific room makes me realize that I need to make better use of my wall space. Love the wings!

  35. #30 - Julia D. says:

    Ooh La La ! – What a wonderful tribute to you, and you should be so proud of what you’ve created. You certainly deserve it and your such a inspiration to all of us. The magazine looks wonderful to browse through and can hardly wait to visit each of the blog sites of the others who were in the issue as well.

  36. #31 - Mary-Anne V. says:

    This issue looks so interesting! jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

  37. #32 - Cindy says:

    Love the vintage look of your creative space! Would love to have that much room.

  38. #33 - Wendy says:

    This couldn’t be better timing! I’ve just moved into a bigger studio space and making function look as great as you do Cathe, that’s what I aspire to! Very cool and congratulations!

  39. #34 - Jennifer Greer says:

    Excited to see your space in this issue!

  40. #35 - Pamela says:

    As my new studio nears completion, I’ll be excited to cull some cool organizational ideas from your studio and others featured in this issue!

  41. #36 - Kathy G. says:

    Wow. This space is gorgeous. I’d love to get inspiration from this volume.

  42. #37 - Erin Glee says:

    Cathe, you have created the best and most BEAUTIFUL space for creating that I can imagine…but I must get this new issue of Creative Spaces Vol. 3 just to make sure! I’ll be in one of your workshops some fine day : )

  43. #38 - Chris ladovsky says:

    Your studio is so inspiring. So light and airy. What a wonderful space to create.

  44. #39 - Nadine says:

    Your work area is beautiful. Thank You for the chance to win.

  45. #40 - Noreen says:

    Congrats on being featured in Creative Spaces – that’s so exciting! There are so many great ideas in there that can be adapted to your own space.

  46. #41 - Mary Ann says:

    Congrats on being featured in that magazine! I would love to read the whole issue.

  47. #42 - Jen Y says:

    I’m hoping to organise my own craft room soon so I’d love to win this!

  48. #43 - Holly says:

    So excited!

  49. #44 - Lorena says:

    Hi Cathie … Beautiful your studio, I congratulate you. Must be very relaxing to have your own space for you alone … greetings

  50. #45 - Susan says:

    I really enjoy seeing the creative spaces of other makers. I always find so many great ideas for organization, inspiration, repurposing and color. I always learn something new from each crafter/article. I am grateful for people who share ther studios and the magazines who publish them. Thank you for your generosity and hospitality!

  51. #46 - stacey says:

    I love your space

  52. #47 - Sue D says:

    What an honor to be featured in this magazine. I like the vintage cans you used for storage.

  53. #48 - Lisa Osterlind says:

    What an exciting issue!

  54. #49 - Lisa T. says:

    Moving into my own scrap/craft space I am looking for some great ideas.

  55. #50 - Kathy Daniels says:

    You always have such interesting ideas and your “space” is enviable.

  56. #51 - iHanna says:

    My creative space is my entire (tiny) apartment, and it could need some inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. #52 - Bev C says:

    Hello Cathe,

    Congratulations on being in the magazine. It must be fun to open the magazine and see your crafting space. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

    Happy days.

  58. #53 - Sharon Henley says:

    Can’t wait to see the whole issue! Such creative ideas.

  59. #54 - Tiffany Huang says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this issue! Love your space!

  60. #55 - Connie Brooksnanaconni@yah says:

    Thank you for the tour of your scrappy space.

  61. #56 - Heather B. says:

    I love how everything is colorful and creatively polished. Supplies are so inviting. Great space to create.

  62. #57 - Sheila says:

    Looks awesome! Have to get this mag to check it out in full detail!

  63. #58 - Tina Brazas says:

    Thank you for sharing your lovely creative space.
    I’m looking forward to reading more. Thank you!!!

  64. #59 - Michelle says:

    This looks like a great volume with great ideas for our creative spaces.

  65. #60 - maybaby says:

    Once again, I am blown away by your amazing space! Thanks for the continuing inspiration.

  66. #61 - donna joy says:

    Beautiful space! I use vintage boxes/jars/cans where ever i can for storage~your space is so put-together!

  67. #62 - Kim Olea says:

    I would love to see this magazine! I am always lookng for creative ways to doll up my creative space!

  68. #63 - Kelly Harms says:

    I’ve been so inspired by your barn, can’t wait to see another article.

  69. #64 - Marianne says:

    Best paper storage?

  70. #65 - mitz says:

    .. what a wonderful space you have.. to be so lucky.. one can dream.. lol ty ty…

  71. #66 - Marion says:

    Cant wait to get my hands on this issue. So many great ideas and im getting ready to update my craft room.

  72. #67 - Anika F says:

    Your craft space looks gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the full reveal!

  73. #68 - Terry F says:

    I’m going to love seeing this magazine for the ideas. I would use more of my supplies if I could manage to get things more out in the open and available easily….

  74. #69 - Lynne says:

    One day I will get to your bright studio for a workshop. In the meantime, I can live vicariously through these pages…

  75. #70 - melrose says:

    Wow! Makes me want to go clean up my area….and decorate! Congrats on the magazine spread!

  76. #71 - Betty Sue says:

    I bought the digital issue today! Love your space! Getting ready to clean mine up!

  77. #72 - Rose Bryson says:

    I wish I had a crafting space like yours!

  78. #73 - Tania Pedraza says:

    I wish I can have the space for a craft room!!!

  79. #74 - susan h. says:

    Your space looks great and I’m sure you’re very deserving to be in the book!

  80. #75 - Robin says:

    Lovely space! I’m so glad this blog hop happened so I could visit your blog!

  81. #76 - Carmen Lucero says:

    Thanks for allowing us to peek into your space. I appreciate all you do and the free printables you have for us. How long did it take you to make your space just perfect for you?

  82. #77 - Cynthia F says:

    Your space looks eclectic and fun. Thanks for giving us a sneak peek.

  83. #78 - Rhonda J. says:

    I like the way you use the old with great bursts of color! Thank you for sharing.

  84. #79 - Elena Chamberlain says:

    WOW!!! I had never heard of this magazine (or site for that matter) and I am LOVING what I see. I came here from Jennifer McGuire’s blog…so awesome!!!

  85. #80 - karen says:

    So happy for you. Looking forward to getting the issue and basking in all those lovely ideas- congratulations!

  86. #81 - Lucy Schmidt says:

    I love your eclectic mix of elements in your space. Everything looks like it works well together. Nicely done–and congratulations for being chosen a featured artist.

  87. #82 - Denise Sullivan says:

    I am so envious of your gorgeous space. In my dreams I have a space like yours. Congrats on being pictured in Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking mag. I would love a free copy of the creative spaces mag.

  88. #83 - Laurie Kearnes says:

    Your studio is fascinating. The vintage tins are awesome! I’d love to be able to find as many as you have.

  89. #84 - Katie B. says:

    Wow, such colorful pages, looks like a wonderful issue! Excited to see your space. Thank you for offering a giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  90. #85 - Cynthia Clark says:

    Great hop, lovin’ all the spaces.

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  92. #86 - Irene says:

    Thanks for the wonderful peek into your space! So many unique features–love the star!

  93. #87 - Anastasia M. says:

    You have such a big and beautiful space!

  94. #88 - Paula D says:

    Love your room. What a cheery place to create in.

  95. #89 - Laura Turcotte says:

    What an experience that must have been! I would have been over the moon!!

  96. #90 - Jennifer D says:

    What a wonderful eclectic room you have! Organized but spontaneous. Colorful but contained!! I will be interested in getting to know your blog site better.

  97. #91 - Karen D'Angelo says:

    I love the use of the old cans for storage.

  98. #92 - LisaT says:

    Would love to win this book! I am in the process of setting up my own studio space and could use all the inspiration I can get

  99. #93 - ~amy~ says:

    ooohhh…love the sneak peeks…your space looks amazing!

  100. #94 - Darlene G says:

    Your studio/barn is amazing. You are very talented and I would love to win a copy of the magazine. I will be designing a space for myself in the near future, if all plans go well and could use all the help I can get. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  101. #95 - Darlene Lambert says:

    Wow! Your studio looks amazing. Would love to win a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the chance.

  102. #96 - Susi K says:

    Wow! I love all those vintage containers on your shelves – so colourful!

  103. #97 - Mary Karas says:

    Very jealous of your creative space. Love the cans used as utensil holders. I have wanted one of the house of drawers for soooo long.

  104. #98 - Nancy Walker says:

    Thanks for being a part of this great new issue! Organized crafters will love this…unorganized crafters will strive to emulate all of you most organized ones in this paper crafting world!

  105. #99 - Susan Steinke says:

    Your storage and organization is amazing!

  106. #100 - Jeannie says:

    Wonderful space and storage ideas.Tthanks for sharing.

  107. #101 - Jill says:

    I didn’t even realize there was a magazine for craft studios! I love the things I learn from you!

  108. #102 - mare says:

    Great blog, with interesing and helpful ideas!!

  109. #103 - Lynn says:

    Wow, I’m very envious of the space and the organization and the fabulous, unique items you have adapted to good use!

  110. #104 - Theresa says:

    Thanks for your inspiration for having a great organized creative space. I appreciate your talents.

  111. #105 - Lina Maria Delgado says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Great magazine!!

  112. #106 - Eileen Korang says:

    I am so happy to receive the e-mail newsletter from DCWV Diary today. The list of all these talented people have brought me in touch with fresh, new ideas & inspiration that I’m excited to try a few new projects in my own scrapbook room. I’m signing up for their newsletters too to keep the momentum going! Thank you!!

  113. #107 - sarajane says:

    As I have pored over your studio tour on your blog and in Country Living, I would love another look at it.. every time I revisit it, I see some new/vintage amazing storage idea!

  114. #108 - deb pereira says:

    Love what I’m seeing!

  115. #109 - Donna Kay says:

    love the comfortable feel of the room, I could sit right down and working or read a book, Love it!!!!!

  116. #110 - Phyllis Strickland says:

    What a fabulous space, it deserves to be shown in magazines!

  117. #111 - Mary Schmidt says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this magazine. I love looking at craftrooms and seeing organization tips.

  118. #112 - Sue Wareham says:

    all i can say is WOW what a great space another lucky thrifty Lady Love the old stuff re-purposed.

  119. #113 - Deepa Lakshman says:

    I use a hanging clear shoe holder that I put my punches in. I use them more now than I ever did.

  120. #114 - Maureen Chandler says:

    I am always looking for new ways to creatively store all the stamping goodies I have amassed over the years! Thanks so much!

  121. #115 - Karrie O. says:

    Congrats on being in the Creative Spaces Magazine!! How exciting, can’t wait to see it!! 🙂

  122. #116 - Lisa Petrella says:

    Congratulations on being featured! Your space looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to see more of it in the magazine!!!

  123. #117 - RandellynB says:

    Congratulations again on having your fabulous space featured with other great crafters. I love the magazine because it is always so inspirational for organization, but more importantly, for creativity!

  124. #118 - Diana R. says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful workspace!

  125. #119 - Natalie Houston says:

    Love getting a little bit of this and that of creative ideas for my craft room! Looking forward in checking out all of the blogs. I have a small room and I’m always looking for a better way to organize and be pretty, too! Thanks for sharing!

  126. #120 - Adrienne Crist says:

    Love to peek into other creative minds spaces!

  127. #121 - Pam says:

    Wow, again, good for you Cathe. Your barn studio looks wonderful and very bright. Thanks for the chance for a free copy. Pam

  128. #122 - pam says:

    thanks for sharing!

  129. #123 - Kim Thomas says:

    Your room looks stunning! I can’t wait to get the magazine and see it closer. Take care. 🙂

  130. #124 - Tracy says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the new magazine, I am so glad they are still publishing it.
    I would be honored to receive your extra copy.

  131. #125 - Kimberly rodden says:

    What an amazing space. Thanks for the willingness to open up your space to all of us. It is fun to look at the ideas everyone comes up with.

  132. #126 - Ann says:

    Love all your tips. This looks like a great magazine full of ideas.

  133. #127 - Leslie B. says:

    I think I love organizing my supplies as much as crafting with them! Thanks for sharing your space with us.

  134. #128 - berta says:

    I have seen your great space in person, can’t wait to see it and the others in the magazine.

  135. #129 - Wendy says:

    What a colorful and inspiring space! Love all of your vintage containers.

  136. #130 - Pat May says:

    This issue looks so inspiring, and I could inhale your studio; your style is so fun and so similar to mine! Thank you for such a great opportunity to win this issue of Creative Spaces, Cathe!!

  137. #131 - Tigerberry says:

    Congrats on being featured in the Creative Spaces.

  138. #132 - Doris Cote says:

    Love the industrial stools mixed with the easy side chair. Sometimes it just feel good to sit in your creative space and let it all sink in.

  139. #133 - F Bond says:

    Love the colors and that your room is made of mixed pieces. I prefer this instead of everything that matches perfectly.

  140. #134 - Marianne B in AZ says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for the sneak peek!

  141. #135 - Becky says:

    I’m always looking for ideas to improve my space. It’s great to see what others have done.

  142. #136 - Lisa says:

    Love looking @ creative spaces & getting great ideas & inspiration!

  143. #137 - Jennifer says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing your creative space!!

  144. #138 - Juliet Kelly says:

    I just want to go sit on the floor in the middle of the room on a giant Lazy Susan and try to drink it all in. There is so much to see and absorb and obviously hours upon hours of hard work, effort, thought, creative structure and whimsicality involved. An incredible inspiration for crafty types.

  145. #139 - tape says:

    What a gorgeous colourful space! Thanks for the chance to win.

  146. #140 - Genevieve says:

    What an awesome magazine! Love all the ideas for “creative corralling”.

  147. #141 - SuZeQ says:

    Oh, Cathe … I would love to win a copy of this magazine and just pour over each and every thing in your craft space. Please?!?

  148. #142 - Sam Breach says:

    This looks great Cathe, thank you for sharing! It was wonderful working with you!

  149. #143 - Nikki C says:

    Love all your vintage tins and your space is amazing 🙂

  150. #144 - Cynthia Ragusa says:

    With a recent Emory nest, looking for creative ideas to convert a room to my very own creative space in the next six months. Would so appreciate the inspiration! Congrats Cathe!

  151. #145 - Lorinda L says:

    Admire your studio and talent!

  152. #146 - Linda Johnson says:

    Brilliant ideas that will help me keep organized!

  153. #147 - Michele Sherwin says:

    I get really inspired by seeing the creative spaces of other people (and how they are organized.)

  154. #148 - Shannon Duffy says:

    I am trying to organize my craft room that I share with my daughter. It’s not a huge room, so storage and making it functional are important! It looks like there are some fantastic ideas in your space and the magazine!!!

  155. #149 - Rebecca Ednie says:

    I’m dying to get a copy. Thank you for the chance to win!

  156. #150 - Marisela says:

    Gracias por enseñar su espacio creativo. Yo vivo en España y no tengo acceso a revistas tan lindas y útiles. Es usted muy generosa, me servirá de inspiración.

  157. #151 - Manon Corbeil says:

    I will move into a new home soon and I would love to have ideas for my new space; thanks for the chance to win !

  158. #152 - Gayle Montayo says:

    Wonderfully organized crafting space to create to ones hearts delight!!! Everything is accessible,and the room is light and airy with a little resting nook to take a break and sit back and reflect. How fantastic is that!?!

  159. #153 - Cyna L. says:

    With my children grown and being a widow, I made the decision to move out of the “big house” into a small town house. I have a small room that I want to transform into my creative space. These ideas look wonderful. I hope I have the skill to use some of them. Creativity has become my therapy!

  160. #154 - Starqueen says:

    Hi Cathe,
    I love your work and your inspiration! What is your favorite repurposed storage idea or tip? Thanks for sharing your fun studio with us.

  161. #155 - Cindy says:

    Thank you Cathe for being so generous with your ideas! Seeing how the most productive people work, makes it easy to stay inspired.

  162. #156 - Patt H. says:

    Love all the sneak peeks of your space. I really need this magazine!

  163. #157 - Donna says:

    The colorful and functional studios are so inspiring!

  164. #158 - Ruby C says:

    Your studio is so bright, colorful and well organized. Would love to see this issue of Creative Spaces so I can see it up close.

  165. #159 - Terri Burson says:

    Thanks so much Cathe. Can’t wait to get it!