Friday, January 11, 2013

Creative Space Vol. 2 is here!

I've been keeping a secret for quite some time, and that secret is finally out this week. I got to work on another Creative Spaces. I was delighted when the first installment became a company best seller for two years running, and even more tickled when I was asked to go to work on a second generation. Since coming back from my maternity leave this summer, I've been hard at work with my editorial team at Creating Keepsakes magazine, putting this special issue together. And now, after months of work, it's here!



You know why I adore this particular project so much? It affords me the opportunity to collaborate with so many near and dear friends, including one of the kindest people I know, Neko Carrillo, who did all of the design work on this one. Isn't she talented? And so nice, too! There is absolutely NO WAY I could have done this one without you, Neko. Thank you!


Behind the Pages
There are so many fun behind-the-scenes tidbits I have to share about this issue. Here are just a few of them:

  • My new sewing space is featured in this issue. In it, you'll find a step ladder that I covered with sewing patterns. This idea came to me at 8:50 PM, the night before the photography team was to come to my house, so I ran over to IKEA (fortunately, it's right here near my home), purchased the ladder, and got to work. I was decopauging from midnight to 4:00 AM. Not something I would recommend.
  • Several of the friends featured in this issue are either coworkers or former coworkers of mine, including Stacy Julian, Symoni Johnson, Jennifer Schaerer, Amy Yingling (that's her stunning space on the cover!), Emily Call, and Paula Hogan. What a treat to work with such talented people!
  • One of the awesomely organized in this issue also happens to be my cousin. I guess this kind of crafting passion runs in families. Love you, Teri!
  • That beloved IKEA cart I mentioned in my last blog post can be found in four different places in this issue. Crafters definitely know a good thing when they see it. Can you spot the carts?
  • We featured Sande Krieger's space in this issue. Visiting her home was something else. It was built in 1911 and is full of character! They don't build them like that anymore. 
  • I used to work in the PR department for Stampin' Up! And one of my job responsibilities there was to take visitors on tours of the company's Legacy Room—a cool area of the company where room displays are set up. In this issue, I get to take all of my readers on that same tour, which is an extra special treat! 
  • Pictures of my crazy pups, my darling daughter, and several friends and family can be spotted in this issue on one of the storage products. Can your eye spy these images?
  • The bubblegum in the Viewtainer storage container came straight from my office at work. Those who know me know I always keep gum close by. Yum!

To celebrate this very special occasion and accomplishment in my life, I have a copy of the new Creative Spaces Vol. 2 to award. Simply leave me a little note on this post for a chance to win. I'll randomly select my lucky name on Sat., Jan. 19.

Here's to getting organized in the New Year. Cheers!

P.S. Increase your chance to win a copy by visiting the Creating Keepsakes blog for a list of others in this issue who are giving away copies!

44 comments:

Megan D said...

I am so excited to read this new issue. I will be moving out of my parents house this summer and looking for a way to craft in my new apartment!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Charlet Mallett said...

Hi Megan! I actually went looking for this magazine yesterday but couldn't find it. I thought it was out due to all the chatter but am relieved to know I can still try and buy a copy (or maybe win one?!).

Excellent work my dear.

BTW - your little one is so sweet. Hope you are well. Much love, Charlet

Charlet Mallett said...

Hi Megan! I actually went looking for this magazine yesterday but couldn't find it. I thought it was out due to all the chatter but am relieved to know I can still try and buy a copy (or maybe win one?!).

Excellent work my dear.

BTW - your little one is so sweet. Hope you are well. Much love, Charlet

Charlet Mallett said...

Hi Megan! I actually went looking for this magazine yesterday but couldn't find it. I thought it was out due to all the chatter but am relieved to know I can still try and buy a copy (or maybe win one?!).

Excellent work my dear.

BTW - your little one is so sweet. Hope you are well. Much love, Charlet

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the "sewing" ladder!

scrappinmommom said...

Megan, I would love to win this issue, however, more importantly is that fact that it is so good to hear from you. Have missed you, but know how busy you are with that darling baby. Have a Happy New Year!!

Moana said...

Look forward to perusing this issue.

ScrappinLita said...

Sent here by Courtney Walsh. So happy to be here. I would love a copy. It sounds wonderful!

Jen said...

Super Excited about the release....volume one was fantastic :)

Jennifer said...

I'm so excited about this issue. Can't wait to get one.

Erica Hettwer said...

I loved the first issue and can't wait to see the second one!

Kris said...

Great background tidbits and info...love to hear how things come together! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing magazine that is sure to inspire me to be better organized.

ionaruth Hoeppner said...

Love your blogs... Can't wait to pick up a copy of Creative Spaces; hope we get it faster than we found the last Creative Keepsakes.

We live in a motorhome, but I am musing about the possibilities you hint at here. So proud of you!

scrappin2boys said...

Looking forward to rading this. I have the first one and used some of the ideas in it for my own space

Stefanie said...

How fun! I'm definitely picking up one of these...unless of course I win!! Really, I need ideas for my home. Can't wait!

Ms. Lucie said...

Megan, I just saw your segment on My Craft Channel and got really excited about this magazine. Kudos on all your hard work!

Linda said...

I am sure it will be a hit too!!!

Linda said...

I am sure this one will be a hit too!!!

Ofelia said...

:-) Loved the 1st volume of Creative Spaces. Can't wait to see all the great spaces this new issue has! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Looks like such a great resource/inspiration. Can't wait to get a copy. Is it available in stores? Unless I win it here... :)

reen said...

My copy of volume one is really worn, I love it so much. This one, I'm sure, will be a favorite too. I've dreaming for a couple of years about having a room to devote to craftiness, so it's really fun for me to get to see what others have and get ideas about what I'd like to do.

reen said...

My copy of volume one is really worn, I love it so much. This one, I'm sure, will be a favorite too. I've dreaming for a couple of years about having a room to devote to craftiness, so it's really fun for me to get to see what others have and get ideas about what I'd like to do.

Amy Dougherty said...

Would love to see these beautiful spaces! Thanks for sharing

Amy Dougherty said...

thanks for sharing! Would love to win

Amy Dougherty said...

can't tell if my other comments were accepted....would love to win! Your :prove you're not a robot" is VERY hard to read!

Holly Saveur said...

Love to see and read about craft spaces..love to see what you did for your sew room!

Aimee Kidd said...

What great little tidbits about the magazine!! I would love to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Wendy said...

I have a new crafting space in my new house that I need some inspiration for...this would definitely help!

Victoria S. said...

cannot wait to see this new idea book! loved the 1st one. i need some ideas for storage!

stacie d said...

How fun! Can't wait to see the issue and get organized with new ideas!

kacee said...

I would love to win a copy of this magazine. I'm always looking for ways to organize my craft room.

Lilie said...

So many wonderful crafty ideas and rooms to admire.

Lilie said...

So many wonderful ideas and crafy rooms to admire.

luvzenkms2(Leea) said...

I LOVE the first issue, still go back and look at the spaces! Can't wait to check out all the new spaces!

natalie said...

Ohhh! Pick me, pick me!!! My husband and I are buying our dream house...our first house! I need a little inspiration for "my" room! :)

Natalie

Sandy B said...

Sounds like a special treat for both you and us. Happy new day!

Amy said...

Wow!Sounds like it is full of a lot of neat things.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Sooo cool, Megan! I can't wait to see the issue!

Heidi said...

I would love this! Thanks Megan! Love seeing your beautiful family and everything you do. ♥

Nicole Larkin said...

Congrats on getting this issue out! You and Neko make an amazing team. Love you girls!!

Huguenot Girl said...

The sneak peaks of this magazine look fabulous with loads of great ideas & inspiration! I really, really need to sort my craft room out as it is taking over the house, so I would really love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity! Nicole

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just discovered your blog through the Pandemonium blog. Love it. Hope to win the magazine to see more great spaces. Thanks.

Deanne said...

I love seeing all the great spaces ...its great to get ideas from so many wonderful people

Marie said...

I just discovered the Creative Space magazine and LOVE IT! It is totally up my alley! I will need to get both Vol 1 and 2. How do you pick the people and rooms to feature? Would you open it to the public to submit their rooms for Vol 3? Just love it! Loved the column in Creating Keepsakes and so glad you've dedicated an entire magazine to it!