Wendy’s Design Team Creative Process and Craft Studio

Good Morning and Welcome! Wendy here and I am taking you into my creative space by sharing some photos and creating a card. First up, a tour through my craft studio. When I first started crafting several years ago, my children all still lived at home and there was no extra space for my new hobby so I would spread out my paper and stamps and stand at our pool table to create…since then I have become an empty nester, moved a couple of times and have several empty bedrooms (which makes me a little sad as I never did look forward to that day).

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I left the walls as they were when this room was my daughters – most of the furniture is recycled. The table I craft on is our very first kitchen table, the entertainment unit is from when we had a finished rec room and large projection TV. My hubby made me the Copic organizer from PVC pipe. I like to re-use what I can and make do with what I have. With the kids still in college and university, my crafty budget is small and very modest, but with some creativity it can be stretched.

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I store all of my YNS dies in this art bin organizer

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To stay organized, I have a write board calendar on the wall above my computer which I fill in every month with my design team commitments. I really feel the need to stay ahead because  I cannot create under pressure or if I am feeling behind or overwhelmed, I tend to enjoy  early morning crafting and have my day finished up before anyone gets home from work or school. I volunteer 2 days a week at our local hospital which makes my heart happy and the rest of the week I make my creative side happy. For the most part,  it is rather quiet in my studio during the day,  but I do have 3 companions who hang out with me and keep me company… Aspen, Axle and Asia.

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Now onto my project. This time of year is a busy time for making Christmas cards, shopping and of course, baking…I had a friend ask for my sugar cookie recipe so instead of just jotting it down I created a cute card for her with my recipe on the front in a pocket.

I usually start by picking my stamps and then the paper I feel relates most to the theme , unless my card is for a particular sketch, I usually just follow the vision I have in my head but I never glue anything down until I’m sure it is the way I want it to look

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I used the YNS set Recipe Card and the coordinating die , wrote out my recipe, made a front pocket from designer paper added my die cut apron. Lastly, I added a few stars  cut from shimmery gold paper for a lil sparkle for the season

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my creative process!

Wendy

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11 Comments

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    KT Fit Kitty says:

    I enjoyed reading this! I’m on a very tight budget too! Your dogs are adorable! Great idea for the recipe card for your friend!

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    Lori Turner says:

    LOVE your crafty space, Wendy! Can I ask where you got your black shelving units from? They look like IKEA maybe? Your 3 furry friends are absolutely DARLING! ♥ Gorgeous card – awesome way to share a recipe!

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    Nancy Ward says:

    Such a sweet way to gift a recipe! I LOVE your little doggies!

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    YourNextStamp says:

    Lovely craft space and your little fur babies are adorable!!! Brandon would like you to ship him one as he thinks a wee little doggie would be really fun to have! lol Wonderful idea to dress up the recipe for your friend! TFS!

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    Dana Joy says:

    Wendy I love your craft studio! And your project is awesome. However, your little companions are simply A-DOR-ABLE!! Oh my goodness I would just snuggle with them all day long. Happy Holidays.

    Hugs,
    Dana

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      wendy says:

      Thanks Dana and I do snuggle with them alot ..the smallest one is a true lap dog she will often times bug me until I put her on my lap even while I’m crafting

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    Danielle Vincent says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us Wendy. I really enjoyed reading this post :o)

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