Creative Spaces

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I am always inspired when I see how other people create a beautiful space in which to work.

Even just the sight of all the paints, tools, papers, pens and art supplies makes me feel like creating something! In my case, I would be creating a mess, most likely.

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It was the lovely Kara from McMaster & Storm who came up with the idea to take a peek into some craft spaces during our Creative Inspiration Week.  I thought that was a wonderful idea, so let’s feast our eyes on some amazing places of inspiration courtesy of the women who created them!

First up, the ever amazing Kim. Kim is the mastermind of Today’s Creative Blog, where she features new creative blogs for all of us to enjoy. She is an avid scrapbooker, creative home crafter & decorator, and still finds time to teach fitness classes.

Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces

Amazing! Love her space and all that organized craft material she has to work with!

I couldn’t share creative spaces without sharing the one of my friend Alicia. She really needs no introduction to bloggers, but if you don’t know her yet, pay her a visit here. She and I go way back. Little known fact is we both spent many a year together sitting behind desks in the editorial department of a publishing company. Good times! Yes, our job was to deal with books and publishing stuff, but we talked a lot about other creative things like scrapbooking. I embarrassed myself one time by making a scrapbook for her, before I fully realized her creative genius. I can tell you first hand she is one creative woman! But you already knew that. I love her studio: Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces

I’ve got more craft spaces to share, but I’ll put them in a separate post! I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed by inspiration overload all in one sitting! So, go grab yourself a tasty snack, pour another drink and get ready for more! Lots more on the way.

CLICK HERE FOR CREATIVE SPACES PART TWO!

Thanks to all the lovely ladies contributing!

Each of these craft space photographs are copyright of their owners. Please contact them via the links I provided for permission to use in any way. I have used these photos with permission.

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture


We are going to make an ice sculpture! I have to admit, I never thought I would attempt to make an ice sculpture. I’ve joked about this before, in fact, that is HOW SURE I was ice sculptures would not be a part of my holiday plans. But this project should teach us to never say NEVER. There is always a SIMPLER way to do something amazing, and it will still be beautiful and creative. I am all about that.

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

Last week when the talented Sandra Evertson sent me her idea for none other than an “ice sculpture” of course I almost fell of the chair! But when I saw how simple yet beautiful it was, I was jumping for joy, this is my kind of project! She knew I’d need a more manageable ice sculpture! Thanks Sandra! You are my new BFF. I love creative people who watch out for me and share easy projects that even I can do.

For those of you who don’t know about Sandra, you are in for a treat. She is an amazingly generous and creative person (visit her blog to see all the wonderful things she shares, including sweet things you can download!). I am so excited to have her here for our inspiration week. Here is her bio from her blogger page:

I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember. I’m a magpie collector of all things old and unique. I’m currently working as a contributor for Romantic Homes Magazine, a Directors Circle Artist for Somerset Studio Magazine, and contribute regularly to all of Stampington & Company’s various publications. I have authored several books including Fanciful Paper Projects and the most recent, Fanciful Paper Flowers. And this year Stampington & Company has just released my first two rubber stamp lines.

Yep, she’s a creative one! I am humbled and honored that she wanted to share a project with us here! Thank you, Sandra, for putting this together! Please welcome Sandra Evertson as she shares her instructions for this glittery holiday masterpiece:

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

DIY Ice Sculpture

Create a gorgeous Ice Fantasy display, right in your own freezer!
A quick and easy project to dress up your holiday table!

Supplies:
Water
Variety of glitters
Vintage jello and tart molds
Silver platter (with a lip on it)

Instructions:
Simply pour jello mold half full of water, sprinkle in some glitter then fill the mold the rest of the way up with water.Place in freezer until hardened.

Just before your guests arrive, remove the molds from the freezer, let them set in room temperature for about 3 minutes and they will pop right out!

Arrange them on a silver platter, you can even intersperse them with votive tea lights, fresh holly, white roses with the stems removed, the sky is the limit!

Your “ice sculpture” will last for a few hours and even when it begins to melt it will create enchanting pools of sparkling glitter!

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture

Happy Holidays!

My Best,
Sandra Evertson

Isn’t that pretty? Sandra and I joked about her husband’s confusion over seeing ice cubes with glitter on them in the freezer. Husbands may not understand the need for glitter on everything, but we do! Maybe put a “Do not use in a drink” disclaimer on these, just in case!

Copyright: All photos and tutorial in this post are copyright Sandra Evertson.

Photos and tutorial were used by permission of Sandra Evertson.

Holiday Project: Glittering Ice Sculpture
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