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Friday, March 25, 2016

It's the REVEAL of My New Studio Space!

Hello and Happy DAAAY Blog-Land Peeps! It is a beautifully sunny spring day today, here in Creston, BC at the beginning of one of the earliest Easter weekends that I can remember, and in keeping with the themes of Easter and Spring and Renewals and New Beginnings I am excited to be sharing with you a 7 minute video tour of my brand new studio space! 
An Introduction from Me in person:
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Note: I have also included some photos just in case your device doesn't like the size of the video file.

Recap: We moved from Alberta, Canada into our new home in British Columbia, Canada on January 6th this year and we have been cleaning and painting and reno-ing every day since.  We have completed as much as we can until we make more money (grin), but my creative space is DONE and it is so EXACTLY what I have always imagined that I am overflowing with inspiration and creative energy! (Happy Dance!)  So without any more words... Here it is:
PS: this is my very first attempt at a video and I promise I will get better! I also promise to stop moving around so much in the next one as while I was watching it I felt slightly nauseous by minute four.

The following are some still photos and descriptions for those of you that prefer non-moveable viewing.
Entering into my new space - this desk under the window is one of my favorite places to be right now... happy sigh
I am calling this area the mixed-media side; the storage units on the back wall, which Hubby (now always to be referred to by the  name Mr. Awesome) found on Kijiji for less than $100, create the perfect work surface for all the messy stuff whilst giving me storage at the same time.
Mr. Awesome cut this hole into the wall between two rooms to create one large space for me, He is so Talented, and I am SO BLESSED!  This layout allows me to have two distinct areas, one for mixed media and the other for all my paper, stamping and scrapbooking stuff, but it is still one space with everything close at hand. 

This wonderful table/work surface was created by Mr. Awesome using an inexpensive hollow-core door and two inexpensive bookcases.  It can be easily slid to anywhere in the room and has the added benefit of creating even more easily-accessible storage space.


This room used to be a bedroom before it was converted and the closet on the back wall was already fitted out with storage hardware, so all I had to do was have Mr. Awesome remove the bi-fold doors and adjust the shelving to suit my needs... talk about Easy Peasy!

When we discovered that the Ikea wall unit that housed our Giant TV did not fit into the new family room space, I grabbed it for my studio! This entire unit is full of stamps and stamping supplies and the 4-ft table fits perfectly where the TV used to reside, creating a lovely Stamping Station away from my main work space.

I love having stations where I can go to do things like spraying and stamping away from my main working area, and where I can use something and easily put it away right away (well that is the Plan anyway... Grin)

As I stand here in the opening between my two spaces and look over at my lovely sun-lit desk stacked with all my favorite watercolor painting and coloring supplies, my heart is overflowing with gratitude and my hands are tingling to go start playing!  Thank you from the very depths of my soul to you who watches over me.
 For those of you that are interested, I will posting several more blogs over the next few days, providing you with some more in depth commentary about my storage and design ideas and why they work for me.  Besides, I NEED to share my incredibly joyful experience about this space and its creation with SOMEBODY until I make some new friends in the area! Grin

Thanks again for popping in to see what I am up to, and please DO leave me a comment to help me make the next videos BETTER! (Smiles and Hugs)

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera




32 comments:

  1. That is awesome. .I think I will be moving to the basement when my son's move out but there isn't much light down there.

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    1. Chelle.. LED Florscent lights... totally the way to go... and play around with mixing warm and cool daylight bulbs to get the best light with very little shadow. I used to spend upwards of 10 hours a day in my first studio that had no natural light at all and the florescents saved me!

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  2. wow, wow, wow....you are so darn organized! Comin' over soon to help mess it up...♥♥♥

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  3. Holy wow! That's a LOT of crafty stuff!! Mr. Awesome did an amazing job in helping you design this drool worthy craft room!

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    1. Chris I cannot believe YOU are saying I have a ALOT OF STUFF.... (Ahhem)Grin but yes, I am still walking on air, haven't created a thing yet, I just walk around touching everything.

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  4. Congrats. I'm sure this space will make you very happy and bring lots of great things.

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    1. It's already BRINGING Me Happy and I'm Making lots of great things! Grin

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  5. Love, love, love! Now I'm jealous! You have so much space to create now. Could you come and help me re-organize mine? Love how everything is accessible and within reach. <3

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    1. Any Time GIRL! But stay tuned for my organizational videos coming soon... you can make notes... SMILING

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  6. OMG....that is such a beautiful space....so Lynne!!!! Hope to be able to see it in person one day. :-)

    So happy for you. Kudos to Mr. Awesome!!! Each studio just keeps getting better.

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    1. Thank you Lady (hugs) I Miss you like CRAZY and yes, one day I KNOW you will be here in person, sitting at one of those spots in front of a window looking out at "my" mountain... Happy Sigh. And YES, I do know how lucky I am in Mr. Awesome and his amazing-ness... I haven't even showed you my Other studio space... the one he made me for stained glass mosaics and leather tooling... Swoon.

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  7. Oh, Lynne! How very exciting for you! I love your new space. So nice to see it in all its crisp newness. And what a blast it will be to watch you oh-so-colorfully mess it up as you go. I smiled each time you gleefully look out your three windows. Quite a view and GREEN GRASS already. I am so happy for you. Thank you for inviting us into your studio. Happy Creating!

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    1. Thank you Darling for the comment and the visit! Where are you right now that the grass isn't green yet? Send me a note!

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  8. OMG - this is fantastic Lynne! I'm so thrilled for you!! Thank you for sharing your studio space. It's filled with awesomeness. Love the mountain view. Can;t wait to see what you create in that beautiful space!
    **HUGS**

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    1. Thanks Christina, for the comment and the visit! How I wish we could have connected in Alberta before I mvoed to BC... but you never know... maybe one Day!

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  9. Wow... what a awesome studio. I must confess to being a bit jealous as my studio is basically a closet lol. All those windows and the view of the mountains :) Congratulations on the successful move and procuring and planning of a fantastic creative space!

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    1. OH My... How your comment makes me blush and glow! Cuz I have seriousl "Shel Envy"! Grin I LOVE OUR STUFF GIRL! And meeting YOU is on my "One Day Bucket List" as I plan on being in your neck of the woods soon!

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    2. :) When you are in Yuma be sure to message me somewhere and we can "do lunch" or something lol. If you want to see the studio closet that can be arranged as well.

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  11. Amazing creative space Lynne! I'm trying so hard not to be jealous! Beautiful surroundings as well! Love the mountain in the background! So calming! Not to mention the love-hearts coming from your head LOL! That was a nice touch! You inspire me to be happy! Have fun creating beautiful art!

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    1. Aaaah Zsuzsa... your comments always make me feel so Good! Thank you for the comment, Thank You for the visit and THANK YOU for sharing your art with me!

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  12. Congratulations, Lynne! Your new studio is AWESOME!! Love all the space and different workstations, and the light and the view! My goodness, no wonder you love it and are excited. I think it's a great idea to have everything out so you can see it. I know that what I don't see, I don't use (not often, anyway).
    So nice to see you, btw, and all the hearts... so cute! I wish I lived much closer so I could come over and see your studio - and you - in person, roll those desks around and create some pretties together with you :)
    So happy for you! You and Mr Awesome have done a fantastic job!! I hope you both will enjoy your new home and surroundings. Sending you lots of love and a warm well-done-hug from Norway ♥

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    1. oh Bibi... what a lovely comment you left me! Thank you for your thanks and if you are EVER close enough to visit me in Canada I have a spot for you! (hugs)

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  13. Thank you for showing Your Studio, Lynne! I love it! It was also very inspiring ☺
    Hugs and congratulations from Anita ♥

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    1. Thanks Anita for popping in to Visit and the lovely comment!

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  14. Oh Lynne I am so happy for you. What an incredible creative space you have. Mr. awesome surely does deserve high praise. I love the openness especially the way he took out the wall between the two rooms. I can just imagine you sitting in front of those gorgeous windows creating beautiful works of art.

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    1. Thank you Peg for the visit and YES! I am still pinching myself that this inspirational space is mine to play in... Happy Sigh

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  15. Cool. Wish it was mine to play in.

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  16. Wow, you are blessed with such a huge light-filled space. How wonderfully crafty!!

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  17. AH.Mazing. What a wonderful space you lucky devil you! Cx

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  18. What a fabulous studio, Lynne. You have got it all so beautifully organised, too. It must be a real pleasure to work in it. I keep promising to do a video tour of mine, too - one day! You have a stunning view from the windows too. What a blessing!

    Shoshi

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