Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Secret's Out! (And a super cool prize!)

At last, it’s May 10th, which means all secrets can finally be revealed. Okay, perhaps I won’t be sharing ALL of my secrets, but I can share a BIG one that I’ve been keeping for the better part of year. Ready?
Creative Spaces with Megan Hoeppner hits newsstands today! 

At last, the project that consumed my life for a while is here. Well worth the work and the wait!

I was given the opportunity to write this Creating Keepsakes special issue, based on my former magazine column of the same name! And I’m so, so excited to finally be sharing this news with you. (It was a difficult secret to keep.) *doing happy jig* 

See the bitty text beneath "Spaces?" That's my name. Me! Isn't that neat?

This special issue is about a creative topic near and dear to my heart--organization. In it, I take you on an impressive tour of craft rooms around the globe. A total of 45 scrapbookers you know and love have invited us into their homes for a look at how they set up their creative surroundings. This includes a stop at my home, so I thought I’d share a peek of some of what you'll see inside my room. 

These boxes contain my stamp sets and stamping supplies. I have the sets divided by type (wood and clear) and theme (background, alpha, sentiments, holidays, natural elements, etc.).
As seen in the Creative Spaces 2011 special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.


I put some of my smaller sets and loose stamps inside of this wrapped shoebox.  And those basic (and cheap) mag boxes were dressed up with decorative packing tape. 

You can see more of this issue in the Creating Keepsakes online sneak peek here, including a look at Amber Packer's spectacular space, which happens to be one of my favorites. 

Gift for You!
Since this is a release party, I thought I’d provide a favor. How does free shipping on this issue sound? If you purchase the issue in the CK store, you can get free shipping on US orders by entering SPACESBB when you check out. 
Win a Copy!
Speaking of FREE, how does a free copy sound? I have one to give away. Simply leave me a comment here, and I’ll randomly select one as my winner. You have until Friday, May 13 to be eligible. 


Thanks SO much for celebrating this accomplishment with me. The entire CK team and I are very proud of this issue and hope you’ll love it as much as we do. 

And I'd like to add a great big word of thanks to the CK team. There's no way I could have done all of this without them. Especially you, Miss Jackson. Love you gals! 
Cheers! 

65 comments:

Art-Full Horizons said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to get a copy and see all of the inspiration hiding inside -- better yet would be to win one! Thanks for the chance :) And congrats again!!

Jennifer Priest said...

That comment by Art-Full Horizons was from me! LOL Signed into the wrong account ;) Thanks again for sharing this with us!!!

Laurie said...

How exciting. Looking forward to reading this magazine.

scrappingmom73 said...

Wow...way to go Megan! I would love to win a copy! And will definately have someone be looking for this to ship to me here in New Zealand. Congrats and thanks so much for sharing!
Lydia

Lisa said...

Congratulations! It looks awesome. And know that if I don't win a copy here, I'll be buying one! :O)

Katie said...

Wow Megan, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Thanks so much for this giveaway! :)

sarahw said...

Congrats, this looks amazing!

Becky said...

thanks for a chance to win- its tricky to buy over in the UK.

Chelle said...

I was so excited to hear about the release of this book. I can't wait to get a copy. Congratulations!!!!

Shannon said...

Congrats on the book AND on keep that secret for almost a year. I don't think I could. LOL! Can't wait to have a peak into these craft rooms!

Shadnee Breeden said...

I'm very much looking forwars to seeing the rest of your space in the new mag! I've been looking forward to this special issue for a while since my huband and I jut moved to a bigger apartment and I finally have a spce to call my own (before I was sharing with the dining room table, which made for a very cramped dinner!). Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this free issue!

Jamie said...

Congrats!! This looks like such a neat issue, I can't wait to see it!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Congratulations on finishing what looks to be a fabulous magazine! Thanks for a chance to win it =)

sandra said...

Congrats on the new CK special issue! Can't wait to see a copy!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Megan! I bet it is just positively awesome to have a whole magazine with your name on the cover! :) I'm in dire need of changing the organization of my space and can't wait to see the issue. Thanks for the chance to win!

suzyplant said...

I put up some posts about it today on my blog. I love your book Miss Megan!!! suzy

Carolyn P. said...

I can't wait to read it. Congratulations!!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

how exciting! I can't wait to read it... maybe it'll be my lucky day?

jengd said...

This issue looks amazing from all of the peeks I've been seeing! Congrats!

Natasja said...

looks like one awesome special edition!! congrats on this result.
hope its my lucky day :)

photochic said...

I'm SO looking forward to this issue! I love seeing others' scra areas, and I have a feeling I would absolutely ADORE this magazine! I'm sure you did amazing on this magazine, Megan!! :)

Suz Gray said...

this is my favorite feature in CK so can't wait to see it.

Christa Trafford said...

Megan, how fabulous for you. Congratulations. Maybe one day you can have my room in one of your editions. Great job.

Marci said...

Congratulations on your inspiring book! I can't wait to pour thorough the pages!

Donna Phelan said...

My most favorite part of my craft space (aka one of the back spare bedrooms) is that when I open either of the 2 windows I can hear the ocean! AND it is truly MY space......I can leave it in the middle of a project and not worry about one little scrap of paper, embellishment, or idea left out on my desk top, my dear Hubby knows not to tamper with whatever *genious* creation is in the mix! :)

Susan said...

Congratulations to you! This magazine looks great... can't wait to read it! :)

scrappinmommom said...

Megan, congratulations! This is so very exciting. I am so very happy for you. When you haven't been on your blog, I was fearful that you were not well. So glad that you are well and going strong with this new venture. Thanks for the chance of winning. Sending Hugs!

susie lavender said...

I am so unorganized!!! I can't wait to get my copy and gain some inspiration. Thanks so much.

Celina said...

I love organizing!! I would love a copy. I have seen some cool ideas so far.

Cil A. said...

You must be so excited! I love to organize my supplies and it seems like I always am doing exactly that! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

Megan D said...

Congrats on the book! I can't wait to see it. Someday after I finish college and move into my own place I will make my real scrapping area. Such exciting times!

SandyP said...

Congrats...Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! My goal for 2011 is to add a little bit of my personality to my studio rather than just having it functional...afterall, it's a creative space...MY creative space!
Sandy
sandyparpart at comcast dot net

Laura Evangeline said...

Haha! That is neat!

Ashley Horton said...

Oh WOW!! How exciting that you got to write this issue! A big Congrats...and I always look forward to seeing your work in each issue of CK!

pendra said...

Way to go Megan, how exciting! I would love to win a copy and thanks for the giveaway. If I don't win one I will be out buying one it looks awesome!

pendra said...

Hi Megan, I cannot wait to get a copy but it would be even sweeter to win one. Thanks for the giveaway!

mandi said...

I am looking forward to getting this mag. I looks wonderful.

Oma said...

One of these days I'll get my act together and turn the den/office into a den/office/crafting space. I need all the help I can get so to receive a copy of this magazine just might motivate me to do something. I need to get rid of the old love seat and get a table. I currently make my cards on the dining room table and have to move things around for meal times.

Jeannie said...

This is awesome!!! I would love to see what i could do to my master bedroom that houses my scrap supplies on one side of the room. ;)

Barb in CA said...

This is my kind of publication - I applaud your efforts! The "preview photos" have me chomping at the bit to get my hands on a copy. I love seeing how other crafters decorate and what they do with all their "stuff".

Anonymous said...

congratulations! i'm sure it's a fantabulous one!

fulltimemom

Ladybug68 said...

I am excited for you!! I am in an organizing mood and this publication came out at the exact time I needed it!!!

johnnysgirl said...

Congrats! this is so exciting. would definately love to win a copy
cheryl
c.antley130@comcast.net

JenJenWheelz said...

Congrats! I loved your column, so this book will be a must for me :)

erinB said...

What a neat publication!!! Congrats on your name on the cover!!! Frame it and put it up in your space!! :)

arlene said...

Having recently downsized I have to find new solutions for my own Creative Space. I may have had to give up my "office" but certainly not my love of scrapping! This issue would/will sure come in handy.

ShellyJ said...

Congrats! I can't wait to get my hands on this! :)

Ally + Blake said...

Just saw the KSL piece and it was lovely! I want to get my hands on this magazine!

Scrap Happy said...

I can't wait to drool over this issue. I don't have a dedicated space... seeing others beautiful spaces makes me green with envy!

cathy said...

Congrats!!!! and fabulous space, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

keelime said...

I need creative ideas for a creative room. Help me!

3buzyboyz said...

I picked up my own copy at Michaels...I love it! I am in the process of creating my own scrap room and your magazine is giving me so many ideas. Thanks for the inspiration and for a great magazine!

SandyP said...

Congrats... and thanks for the chance to win!

the nayz said...

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Sabina said...

My sista is a total ROCKSTAR! Love you Meg! :)

Steve said...

Congrats! I'd LOVE to win a copy! I'm in need of some insiration right about now! Thanks for the chance to win!

Keri said...

Congrats! I'd love to win a copy! I'm in need of some inspiration right about now! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Keri said...

Ok, so I see it posted me as writing on May 14, but really, where I live it is still May 13 - only a mere 17 min. away from May 14, which means I should get to bed! So, I hope that means I am still in the running for winning! I'd LOVE to win! Thanks so much!

Victoria S. said...

I tried to comment sooner but blogger was down.. wonderful issue! Cant wait to see it -wouls be even sweeter to win it :-)

Rachelle said...

Congrats!!! I can't wait to get a copy for organization inspiration as I need to organize my room.

Linda Beeson said...

I saw your name on that issue, ON THE COVER!!! And was very impressed! Fab job too.

Charlet & family said...

YEah!!!

terisplace said...

Megan, I just want to tell you congrats! I have poured over this issue several times. It's just plain wonderful and fun!
Many, many big congrats!

Teri

Betheny said...

Thank you so much, Megan for your sweet comment on my pink party. ;) That means a lot coming from you because I just think so highly of you. I love, love, LOVE when you do your Studio5 segments because you always come on with the BEST ideas and you are so cute and fun to watch. You are full of inspiration so again, thank you so much. ;)

Diane said...

Congratulations! Would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance.