Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create 2011



Where Bloggers Create 2011, a blog hop hosted by My Desert Cottage where bloggers "share their creative space". Thank you for clicking on mine and letting me share my space with you!

I love hops like these, and after every event such as this, my blog reader list gets longer and longer. That is the one of the beauties of blogging. "Meeting" like minded folks, making a connection, and like this very blog hop intends - sharing your creative space. So many of my blogging friends are also beaders. It's so fun and inspiring to share in that with them.

This is my actual, physical creative space...but this blog is definitely where I share it!


This is the view from my window these days:

....and it is not secret that I like to share stories about my favorite creation of all! ;)


So much of my blog is composed of sharing pieces I have worked on for contests and challenges. Here is a sampling of some of my challenge/contest pieces from the last year or so:










Earlier this year I also became and Artbeads Design Partner which also comes with some fun challenges.


And since I love doing these challenges and hops so much, I also started my own little hop a few months ago called "What's It To Hue?".

One of the biggest challenges about a wonderful hop like this is attempting to visit every participan's blog. But I am challenging myself to visit them all!

Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

  1. It is so neat to see your inspiration for the different challenges that you did :) Your pieces are so beautiful! Your space looks very comfy. Thank you for sharing!

    ~Alli

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  2. Your jewelry is so beautiful. I love the inspiration pieces, especially the bionicle. Well, is that a bionicle, or is that the other kind of lego creature? It's been a few year. Yes, it is so hard to go to every blog. I tried that when I first started participating in blog parties, particularly Where Blogger's Create. Karen says it takes her a few weeks. I'm going to try to see everyone this year. We'll see! Good luck with your blog hopping.

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  3. You have such a bright, sun shiny space to create in and I love that you mention your best creation of all!
    It was nice to see the inspiration for your beautiful bead creations!

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  4. So innovative products though beads i really like it

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  5. What an amazing space to create in! I love it...

    Blessings~

    Rebecca

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  6. I am planning on visiting a few blogs each day and may have them all finished by the end of the month. Beautiful work and thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thanks for joining the party Amy! I'm really impressed by the jewelry you created in those challenges. (especially the first one) Have a great time at the party!
    xo,
    Karen

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  8. Love your post and as it is so hot today, I would love to jump out your window right into that pool!!! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you over at my studio!
    www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Amy, Your creative space is perfect and I think your amazing blog is the extension of your space as well. You are very talented and continued success with your designs.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

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  10. Wow, I have to say that you really nailed those challenges! What beautiful pieces!

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  11. Amy, I had NO idea you made an entire beaded dress? I'm in complete and utter awe and bow down to your artistry and PATIENCE!


    I hope you'll have time to visit my creative spaces!

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  12. Hi Amy,
    You have a great place to create your beautiful beadwork! I like the view from your window too.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful bead creations.

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  13. Love the view from your window. Your bead works are amazing. Hugs Sara

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  14. Your beadwork is amazing! And your creative space is perfect. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  15. I love the way you have displayed your beautiful jewelry alongside the inspiration photo. Brilliant! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  16. I love your space to create in.......and I love to see your jewelry pictured with you inspirations....Great!!!!!

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  17. Beautiful space, for beautiful creations! Best wishes on your new shop!Cheers!

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  18. Your work is stunning! I love beads. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Your work is beautiful, I especially like the first one pictured. What a sunny cozy place to create, thanks for sharing.

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  20. Oh my goodness.......All of my beads AND tools fit into one little container.... Your space is great, but the work you turn out is AMAZING.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  21. I love that you have that window to look out of while working your magic :) Your creations are gorgous!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  22. Love your creative spirit and your work. Truly amazing! Glad to be able to stop by today,
    Kim

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  23. you have a great space.

    Your jewelry is beautiful.

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  24. Your beading is extraordinary and full of energy. It's eye candy at it's best. :0) I've so enjoyed looking at your space and your beading. I'd love to have you pop in for a visit with me!

    Pink Sparkles,
    Stephanie Suzanne ♥
    Queen of Dreamsz

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  25. Your bead works are stunning! I love how you showcase your inspirations for colors and designs beside photos, brilliant! Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Your bead work is beautiful. Great photos, loved looking through your blog and your creative space.

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  27. Hi Amy! I love your BLOGATTITUDE! :) Your space is very creative - love the view too! ;) Your art is SPECtacular! Seriously, you create really beautiful art! This is my first time meeting up with this yearly "Hop", as you call it! Very cute terminology I've not heard thus far in my 3 years blogging. And I "LOVE" it~ :) Hope you drop by to see my space and the little "cosies" I create in my space! ;) Ciao

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  28. Your beading is incredible! Very glad to have visited. I'm sending your site to my daughter who just started making beaded jewelry. I'm sure it will inspire her! Love, Linda

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  29. Im so glad you included your work along with your crative space, but what I really like is how you also show what was the inspiration for each piece of work you made... Neat idea!!! I was reading your posts and I really enjoyed the one too about autism (I have my self a daughter with autism and son with Aspergers), what a talented little girl she is for making all those bracelets. Love your work, and it was nice to see where you make them : )

    Mari

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  30. What a lovely creative space - that window view is great! Your beadwork is beautiful. I loved seeing where your inspiration came from.

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  31. I am re-visiting the list, I think because I was in such a hurry to see as much as possible last time round I may have missed adding a few comments. I was so blown away by your beaded dress and I love the way you have presented your photo's, it looks so professional well done!

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  32. Well I myself am still trying to get to everyones blog! What a great space witha fantastic view! Perfect for creating!

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