Desert Diva's Craft It Up Link It Up Party #6

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Good Morning!

If you are joining me for the first time, I am Chriss, welcome to my blog!  Oh we are going to have some fun today with lots and lots of great prizes to win!  To find out all of the rules, please go to Craftin Desert Divas we are linking up our craft rooms!  You can too!  Shhh...don't tell anyone I am the secret person who is giving away a $15.00 gift certificate to Michael's or Joanne's to one lucky winner....more about that later....first I want to show you my craft room.  Warning, I am going to show off a lot of pictures because I love my craft room.  You can only link up one picture, so choose a good one!  This is the entrance to the room.  I bought the Ikea furniture from e-bay and had to drive quite a distance to pick it up, but it was such a bargain it was worth it.

The room is painted a very pale pink.  Most of the Hello Kitty things that you see in the room are gifts from my children.

The table with the Cricut Expression (my daughter made the Hello Kitty cover) is a piece of counter top my brother in law gave me on top of some Jet Max that I got on sale from Michaels. I love my Ikea cabinet.  Lots & lots of storage.

When I get a card from one of my bloging buddies, I put it up on my window like a valance.  I love looking at them.  It reminds me of you my dear friends and also keeps my mojo alive.

The metal bulletin board you see in this picture was made by my husband I love it!

Well thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my craft room.  Want to know what you need to do to win a $15.00 gift certificate to Michaels or Joanne's?

1.  Be a follower of my blog.
2.  Leave a comment here telling me what you love most about your craft room OR give me a helpful hint about a storage solution that you have found for your craft room. 

That is it.!  Please stop by Craftin Desert Divas to find out how you can win even more prizes!  I hope you will come back again.  I give out prizes all the time, just for fun and it seems like there is always something going on around here.  I have the best group of followers around!



  1. Oooh I love the beautiful pink and white theme in your awesome craft room.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. This is a brilliant craft room. I really love your desk space and the awesome saying you have on the wall over your billboard.

    My favorite storage idea is a cabinet that I purchased at a hardware store and put on my wall it holds a bunch of brads of all style. I have put labels on the little drawers to know whats in there.

  3. Wow you are lucky to have such a beautiful and well organized space to work in, hmmm what I love about my craft room..... even though it's a complete mess I still know where everything is (lol it's only when I tidy up I have problems)
    Lindsay xx

  4. WOW!! A beautiful Crafty space to play !!!Love it!
    I like the idea of where you put your bloggie buddy cards! Very Cute!
    I alter coffee cans and use them to store the extra strips of ribbon and my glue dots.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  5. **Pouts*** I don't have a craft room. I have a bucket that has most of my things in it and several shoe boxes. As of right now those things are in my Nanny-Goat's kitchen. In my bedroom, I have my colored pencils, digis, a few embellishments, and card stock. My kids would be all in it if I had it all at home.

  6. I am loving your space! I am already a follower. I am still in the process of organizing mine. Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  7. I really like the crisp clean organized room you have- everything has a special place...which makes its so much easier to do a project.
    I love my lower level Craft rooms- I have been spoiled to have such a great space- and as far as 1 storage idea- that is so hard for me because I have several. But the one that I have had the longest is my ribbon(shoe rack) storage on the back of my doors into my craft area. I have also become a follower of yours today looking forward to more of your posts

  8. Chriss,I WANT your craft room! I only have a very small area in the laundry room. Sigh! Hope to have something as gorgeous as yours some day. Love everything about it. That bulletin board is awesome!

  9. Your room is wonderful! It looks so big. I love all your storage. One thing that caught my eye was the cards displayed above the window. Please be sure to link up! Thanks so much for sharing and being a guest designer.

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a guest designer. I really appreciate it.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  10. LOVE your craft room!!! I linked up this morning!! Your colors are soft and inviting!! I have a couple of storage tips that I love: The first one I found on Pinterest and it is an acrylic frame with velcro to hang stickles upside down. I also bought a cube from Target and store my solid cardstock papers in it. I put the cube so the opening is on top and place it on the floor so I can just reach in. My last favorite is an expanding file folder for my scraps!!!

    I follow your blog and Pinterest!!

  11. Wow, my friend, your craft room is so gorgeous!! I would feel so happy and serene in there...I love the furniture and design!! What a fabulous, love it!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. I love your card valance. That is an awesome idea. In my room, I like that everything is within reach from my chair.

    I'm now a follower too.

  13. Chriss, I love your card curtain piece! Cool idea! What I love about my craft space is my ribbon and twine wrapped around clothespins. :) Hugs! :) Janis

  14. Awesome craft space Chriss!! I love how you have your cards hanging as a fun! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  15. I am a follower already :) I love my scrapbox and desk, they are amazing!

  16. I love your room, I am green with envy. My craftroom is just a small spot in my bedroom and I have to walk 2 rooms over every time I want to use my Cricut:)

  17. Great craft space! Thanks for the blog love! awesome blog candy!

  18. Wow you have an awesome space there. I love the valance idea and just might have to steal that from you. As for my room though right now I love that it's about as far away from the noise hub in the house as possible. lol

  19. Hi Chriss, Your space is awesome so clean! Love that twine spool holder! I love my craft space because it hides lots of my goodies!! ( I only posted my craft room... I didn't post that I emptied my side of the bedroom closet and now keep stuff in there too!)Carri~Abusybee

  20. WOW! fantastic craft you have you there my friend:) Love the trash collector clip on the table, Love your space and thank you for sharing it with us:)

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  22. Wow the bulletin board your husband made is super. Love your craft space. Very creatively organized. TFS.
    I think my favorite organization in my craft room would have to be my Recollection shelves that are meant to hold 12x12 paper. They are the white ones that have 4 shelves. I have 3 of them stacked on top of each other on the end of my craft table. Each shelf holds 2 medium snapware containers which I use as drawers to hold assorted crafting items. (I will add a picture of them on my craft room post)
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    (email and google follower)

  23. Your craftroom is very neat and clean Chriss - not here - I am wondering if I should take the messy picture or clean it up - hmmm -maybe I should take the messy picture? The one thing I like about my craftroom is I have my radio and CD player here - so I play that when I am crafting - my computer is in the crafting room too - so that is very convenient when I need to check my blog - challenges, etc. Thanks for your lovely picture of your crafting room! Gail

  24. Wow Chriss your room is awesome!! I love all your Ikea furniture! You are well organized too! Hugs!

  25. You have a beautiful craft room! I'm a new follower. :)

    My favorite thing about my craft room is my glass top table. It's so easy to clean!


  26. Your space is awesome - love how crisp and clean it looks. My favourite thing about my craft room is that it is my space - no-one elses, just mine. I have enjoyed adding things to it and getting more organised as the past year has gone by and I love my glass desk, it's so easy to keep clean.

  27. Great space. Love the card curtain. That's a great idea.

  28. Hu Chris .... Your room is fabulous and inspires me to clean mine up so I can find all my goodies. I have so much STUFF! I love it all though, so it is not going anywhere. I am kind of in the middle of reorganizing my craft room (my "Paper Jungle") and I do have a lot of neat ideas for storage. My favorite (newer) idea is to shop, shop, shop at Ikea! I bought 2 Expedit shelving units and laid them down in their sides so it is 8 cubbies wide by 2 cubbies high. I put drawers in half of the cubbies. My only disappointment in them is that Iris paper cases do not fit in them! Grrrrr... If only!! I also got a really nice sideboard from Ikea and it now holds all my rubber stamps.

    Ellen CardMonkey

  29. Great space Chriss and I would love to win---
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  30. Fantastic space, Chriss!! I love that you have so much space and the white pieces make your room look so fresh. I can see why you love creating in there. I absolutely LOVE the "card valance" thank you for sharing with us!!

    ~Donna K

  31. I love your craft room--and your idea for the cards that you receive from friends is brilliant--what a perfect way to remember/display them!!

  32. I am a new your space. You can check out my creative space here: There are plenty of neat ideas on storage.

  33. Terrific room! I really like the pink bulletin board and how you have hung some of your work too!!

  34. WOW! How can I give you a tip on storage when I see what your room looks like??? YOU PUT MINE TO SHAME! LOL! I ADORE the idea of a valance with cards from crafty friends! I will HAVE to do that!!!!

    Thanks for a chance at your awesome giveaway!!

    Crafty Hugs,


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