Wednesday, May 11, 2011

exciting news, and a give away!

Have you seen this??


Creative Spaces is the latest special issue published by Creating Keepsakes magazine that just hit the newsstands yesterday.  The lovely, sweet, and talented Megan Hoeppner takes readers on a tour of forty-five creative spaces (including mine...squeal), and shares organization and creative solutions for everything from a closet or corner space, to a huge custom built room.  Plus there are some awesome decor and organization project ideas.  Can I just say that I so enjoyed getting a peek at the creative spaces of some very cool scrappy friends--fabulous issue!!  Click HERE for a sneak peek, and don't forget to check out their blog where they're celebrating creative spaces all week long.

And here's a sneak peek of my scrap room. This is my very favorite part--my patterned paper wallpaper border. I just mod podged some cardstock weight patterned paper between double chair rails over a nasty hunting-themed border (no offense to any hunting fans out there).  I'd probably not recommend using the mod podge directly over paint--it may not come off without destroying the dry wall, but with the extra layer of the wallpaper border underneath I'm not worried about it.  Check out page 54 to see more photos and details of my space.


Now, on to the give away!  I have one free copy of this special issue to give away to one of you awesome readers out there.  If you'd like to be considered for this give away, lease a comment on this post by midnight (MDT) on Thursday.  Internationals welcome.  I'll announce a winner Friday morning!  Good luck!

And if you'd like to buy the issue, the lovely ladies at Creating Keepsakes have agreed to share a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING for you awesome blog readers.  Just CLICK HERE to get to the online store, and enter the following code at check out: SPACESBB.  This code is good for free shipping in the US, and expires 5/27/11.

ETA: Comments for this give away are closed.  Thanks for entering!

30 comments:

TeenaBugg38 said...

What a great way to display your scrap pages!!!! I will remember that tip!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Just Us said...

Love how you display your pages!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Looks divine Aly!
Congrats to you!

xox

Mandy said...

Looks awesome! Congrats! THanks for a chance to win!

joybear said...

Love the way you display your layouts. The border is amazing!!!

Nitasha said...

What a fab idea! I have several favorite paperlines that I would love to display this way and love the fact that it is interchangeable! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

kathy said...

What are you using to hang you layoutsI use clips on tacks and they always swivel. This is just looks perfect. Thanks for sharing

Aly D said...

kathy,
I use grip strips. You can buy them at office or teacher supply stores. They don't bend or make holes in your pages and you can easily rotate them.

Melissa said...

Love the sneak! Can't wait to see all of the spaces in the issue. Thanks for the chance!

Nathalie said...

This special issue is probably going to make me drool but oh well, I still would love it! :D
PS: I would never have thought to put scrapbooking paper on my walls but the effect is really fun!

Marci said...

Love your ideas! Thanks for the chance to win such an inspiring book!

marcy said...

I can't wait for this magazine!

JuliesAddiction said...

Congrats on your pub of your space!! I love what you posted!! Thanks for the chance to win the copy!!

TinaM said...

What a great way to display your layouts. I have to try that. This special issue looks fantastic.

Krista said...

What a neat idea! Looks fabulous.

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! :)

Cheryl Husmann said...

Loving the sneak peek of your studio, can't wait to see the rest of it! One of my scrappy firends and I were just talking about this special issue, so fun to see a peek! TX!

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

An innovative way to display your papers and also a great deco to your studio

Jenn said...

Love your space! Thanks for the chance to win.

cathy said...

Great space - great way to display the l/o's...thanks for the chance to win!

Monique said...

Love those grip strips you're using!! Thanks for the give-away!

Mieke said...

That is one fun magazine, such an inspiration. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Amy K said...

Now, I'm even more excited to receive this issue, even without the generous free shipping code. The previews I've seen have been awesome. I ordered it right away last week when I got CK's email, and received my shipping email this morning. I can't wait to see your space!

Gina Lideros said...

congrats Aly, thank you for the chance to win.
I really need some organization in my scrap room!

Tracey Randolph said...

Love your wallpaper border!

Angels2 said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this. I've been organizing my scrap room like crazy , hoping to find something that works.

ShellyJ said...

What a fantastic idea on how to display your favorite pages :)

Keshet said...

Love the peek at your space, Aly! This issue looks like so much fun!

Amy K said...

I tried to comment the other day, but Blogger was acting all wonky!!
I wanted to tell you congrats on having your space included in this issue. I ordered it when I first saw previews of it, and can't wait to get it and check out your space. It looks awesome!

Samantha Sibbet said...

congrats Aly, this sneak of your room makes me want to see more! Welcome to Epiphany Crafts, i look forward to getting to know you better!