Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Creative Spaces 2 with Creating Keepsakes GIVEAWAY

So you might remember a couple of summers ago I was honored with having my art studio featured in the premiere issue of Creating Keepsakes Creative Spaces issue which was Edited by my amazing friend Megan Hoeppner.

Here are a few things you may not have known about my art studio...

  • In total, we had 1 week to get this studio together, since we had just moved into our new home here in Colorado.
  • ALL of our furniture fixtures are reclaimed elements found from thrift stores or recycling yards.
  • The table tops and vanity counter in the back (black top) are vintage doors that we took a saw and custom cut to fit. We then paid for custom but and beveled glass to cover the top and make it workable and heat resistant.
  • The back counter is made up of two recycled (and thoroughly disinfected, lol) bathroom vanities.
  • We spent less than $700 
  • We have AMAZING friends who with out their help... none of this work would have been possible.

This shot here shows you how we used some old reclaimed cabinet doors as shelves. The top one is a reclaimed stud from the foundation of a house, but the rest are old kitchen cabinet doors that are turned flat side up and anchored with L brackets.

Here is a close up of the vanity counter top that is a combo of two different vintage doors, painted black and cut to size to create this epic counter top. This I think is one of my favorites ♥

Sadly...my room doesn't look nearly as nice as it did in these original shots any more... but hey, that's crafting for you!

Since Creating Keepsakes is introducing their Second edition of Creative Spaces... I get to share a copy of this second issue with one lucky winner here on my blog. Simply leave a comment below on this blog post and I will pick a random winner and announce them on January 18th 2013. Please share this giveaway with a friend or two as I know that this magazine is full of tons of fun inspirational ideas that all Crafters and moms will love.

Here are the awesome crafters involved in Creative Spaces 2:

Megan Hoeppner: http://meganhoeppner.blogspot.com
Layle Koncar: http://laylekoncar.typepad.com
Melissa Phillips: http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com
Courtney Walsh: http://courtneywalsh.typepad.com
Amy Yingling: http://www.inspiration-ave.com
Keri Babbitt: http://kensingtondesign.blogspot.com
Nichole Heady: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com
Gretchen McElveen: http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com
Sande Krieger: http://sandekrieger.typepad.com
Lori Allred: http://www.allreddesign.net
Angela Daniels: http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com
Kim Kesti: http://kimberlykesti.typepad.com
Symoni Johnson: http://resstudio.com
Tracy Weinzapfel: http://tracywburgos.typepad.com
Paula Hogan: http://compelledtocraft.blogspot.com
Teri Lopez (no blog)
Linda Gardner: http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net
Greta Hammond (no blog)
Emily Call: http://emilycalldesigns.blogspot.com
Joy Sundloff: http://joysthoughtsandthings.blogspot.com
Jennifer Schaerer: http://www.schaererville.com
Stampin' Up!: http://www.stampinup.com/home/
Doodlebug: http://www.doodlebugblog.com
Mark Montano: http://markmontano.com
Marion Smith: http://marionsmithdesigns.com
Patrick Lose: http://www.patricklose.com
Stacy Julian: http://stacyjulian.com
Heather Bailey: http://heatherbailey.com

Make sure to check out The Creative Spaces Sneak Peek too!

It has been a nice break for the holidays, one I didn't intend on taking, but I guess I had too :) Life called... I am heading to CHA on Sunday to teach for Clearsnap Inc and catch up with some of my crafty buds... I am sure that you will be seeing a ton of fun stuff for sure on my Instagram and Facebook :) I will try and blog while I am there... but from past experiences... I know I can't promise!

Thanks for visiting today!

~Liz Hicks ♥


  1. I can't believe you did all of that in a week! Crazy! You do have a great space and I'm sure the current version is just as fabulous with it's creative clutter!

  2. WOW! Awesome! Would love to win this copy, still searching for the best ways to organize all my goodies! Have fun at CHA. I am so Jealous! If I only had someone to watch my doggies.

  3. I am in awe of each of these spaces. Love how you were able to pull yours together! I can only dream to have a space like this!

  4. I would so love to redo my creative space with some of these ideas. It is exciting to see the different spaces and how they are created. Thanks so much for letting us into your cubby holes!

  5. I love how you reused a lot of items in ways most of us wouldn't imagine.

  6. I am absolutely into repurposing, and have found things at the secondhand shop that were left for not, purchased them and put them back to good use. Having said that, I haven't done that much at all with my craft room. What an awesome idea....and a good reminder that I can reuse things and put them into use again. Guess what my goal is for what's left of this week. A good once over of my house tied in to the craft room. I would LOVE to win this magazine to see what other ideas I could put into practice. Sharon

  7. Thanks for the chance to win - and for the peek at your (tidy!) scrapping space.

  8. The pages from my 1st edition are so worn because I constantly referred back to so many things; especially organizational tools and tips! I would LOVE to have a copy of the 2nd edition! I can only imagine the beautiful spaces that are inside...Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. These Magazines are so well put together. I think I started doing what I do because I saw it in a magazine, I also started with a 'large hat box'. Thinking it would hold all the supplies I would need....Now I too am lucky enough to have a 'dedicated room'. Keep smiling and creating Ms Liz, have fun at CHA.

  10. I just watched Megan on My Craft Channel today, where she talked about the 2nd issue of CS. I got so excited about it! So wish I had bought the first one. Will definitely be buying the second one if I don't win it!!!

  11. Very cool crafting space!
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  12. So cool I envy anyone that has such a place to create. Good job and I love the colors.

  13. Wow! You have a way with words. Thanks for reminding us how important each and every day is. I will be praying for your friend Cheryl and reminding myself how we need to cherish every day that we have. I also love your craft space and would love the chance to win a copy of the new issue of Creative Spaces.

  14. Wow your art space is as artsy as your creations! And ecological too, way to go!

  15. Cute room liz! Thanks for sharing your great ideas the doors are so awsome!

  16. I get to create a new craft room with my new house next month! :) Looking for new inspiration & organization ideas :) Thanks for this!!!

  17. Love your space! And I love Creating Keepsakes magazines! Always trying to improve my scrapbooking corner.

  18. I had to go back to the issue & take another look at your space. AWESOME! Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  19. Would love to take a peek at all those spaces!! Tanks for a chance to win Liz!

  20. oooh, I'd love to win, I was coveting Angela's copy - thanks for the opp! xoxo

  21. Great timing! I'm in the middle of moving into a new studio space. My son moved out - I'm sad and we miss him, but the three of his sisters that are still at home and I are SO excited to have a dedicated crafting space to move into!! I'd LOVE to get some ideas from this issue! Thanks!

  22. Thanks for a chance to win. I would love to have a copy :)

  23. Your studio is great! I am inspired after seeing the mess I made before leaving for CHA :-( Thanks for sharing Liz!

    1. Eileen, sadly this space is in a huge disarray and used mostly for storage. We moved my studio into our office area because it was larger for the kids to come and play with me in.