Creative Spaces Volume 2 Giveaway!

It’s that time of year where we pull down the holiday decorations and think to ourselves, “This place needs some organizing and decluttering!” I’m willing to bet that you’ve thought about cleaning out your scrap space, as well. I know I have! (Check out the bottom of this post to see my latest organization project.)

Creating Keepsakes magazine has read our minds again! Today marks the day that Creative Spaces Volume 2 is available! YAY! Now you will have all kinds of ideas at your fingertips to inspire you as you plan out your renewed space. Even better, Creating Keepsakes has allowed me the pleasure of giving away a copy to one of my readers! All you need to do is comment on this post by Sunday, January 13th, 2013. I will announce the randomly selected winner next Monday, January 14th. Or purchase your own copy NOW at the Creating Keepsakes website HERE. Take a SNEAK PEEK look at the issue by CLICKING HERE.


There are lots of opportunities to win this new issue. Be sure to check out the Creating Keepsakes Blog for more information.

Did you know that my scrapbook space was featured in Creative Spaces Volume 1? It was such an honor! If you want even more ideas, be sure to pick up Creative Spaces Volume 1 while you’re shopping for Volume 2!


Along with everyone else I have been doing a little bit of organizing in my own creative space. Here is a look at my latest organization project.

Over the years, I have acquired a growing collection of embossing folders. I LOVE them! I have them all organized alphabetically in boxes, but it is quite cumbersome to flip through them to remind myself what patterns I have. Soooo …. I decided to create a reference book for myself. I purchased baseball card sheet protectors and a standard binder.


Next, I used my computer to create 2.5″ x 3.5″ cards with the names of each of my folders on them. I included the company, folder name, and size of the folder. Then I embossed each of the cards with the corresponding folder.


I LOVE my book! Having each card in it’s own slot allows me to see the front AND back of the pattern easily. I can group similar patterns together for easy comparison, and I can pull out the sample cards and hold them up to my project to see which pattern will work best. It’s been a great system. I hope you’ll give it a try! Here is a peak at a few more pages of my book.



Happy Scrapping!


83 thoughts on “Creative Spaces Volume 2 Giveaway!

  1. I’m so excited for this 2nd edition of “Creative Spaces”! I have loved pouring over the first one time and time again–I must go pull it out and look at your room again! I’m loving your binder idea! πŸ™‚

  2. You always have such great ideas! Love this one and will have to give it a try as I have so many folders and it is getting harder to figure out which ones to use. TFS.

  3. Brilliant! I never thought of using the computer to print first — that would be much faster than making labels and sticking them on! Thanks for all your ideas!

  4. What an AWESOME idea – – I am sure very time consuming – but in the end I think it would be worth it. Still trying to figure out best way to store all of them I have.

  5. I LOVE getting ideas from other crafters spaces for ideas on how to organize my “scrap stuff”. BTW, I’m gonna use your idea for the embossing folders! I’ve been wanting to do something similar for my punches as well. Thanks Jana!

  6. LOVE your idea for the embossing folders! I’m going to tweak it a bit by placing the cards on a binder ring instead of in a binder. And I am SO excited to get a copy of this magazine. One of my favorite things is to see how other people organize their scrappy stuff. πŸ™‚

  7. Genius! What a great idea. Can’t wait to see all the ideas in Creative Spaces. I know I need to find better ways to store and organize many, many items!

  8. OMG! If I win this book I might just get my first New Years resolution of 2013! I’m always looking for ways to get organized! I organized my embossing folders too! I guss I’m a bit of a “embossing folder whore!” LOL I made tags using my Cricut. I embossed the tags using each of my embossing folders. I added the name company & the name of tthe embossing folder to each tag. I punched holes in each tag. I placed them on a 2″ ring. I flip through the ring rather than the box of embossing folders. I LOVE your idea Jana!

  9. I am so going to get started on this TONIGHT!!! I have just started collecting the emb. folders and I am obsessed! =) So, If I start this now before it gets overwhelming it just might work!!! THANKS so much for the idea!!!

  10. The first magazine was wonderful. I love your space Jana! I wish I could have the room. Its so neat & everything is behind closed doors. LOVE! I can’t wait to see the new issue. I am sure it will be amazing.πŸ™‚

  11. Great idea with your folder organization!
    I’d love the Creative Spaces 2…I started to makeover my space at the end of 2011 and never finished! S.O.S!

  12. Jana, loved your space for crafting…it is fantastic, looking forward to the 2nd Creative Spaces your layouts too…thanks for a chance to win. Always a pleasure to see your creations..

  13. Great idea for this folders, I’ve got to give a try !! I am in works in my little space of scrapbooking. I’d like to change everything ! soooo it would be wonderful to win this book, it would give me so new ideas !!! thanks for the chance !

  14. I’m in the process of organizing again. My hubby built me a new work station so I’ve gotten rid of some furniture and arranging differently. My embossing folders were next and i love this idea so I think I’ll give it a try today while I’m off work. thanks for the great tip and the chance to win. I love looking at other spaces for inspiration!

  15. Would love to thumb through that magazine to look at other creative spaces and great organizing tips. Jana your room rocks!!

  16. What a great idea to catalog your embossing folders! I will tuck that tip away for the day when my collection becomes unwieldy!
    I would love to receive that book — I love to look at other’s spaces!

  17. Love anything that helps me get my space more organized!! Also, thanks for sharing your embossing folders organization idea, love it!

  18. That’s a great way to organize your embossing folders. I didn’t realize there were so many different chevron folders out there. I just got the one from Stampin Up but now I’m curious to know where you found all of the different styles. I’m a big fan of chevron right now…so cute!

  19. Help! I need to get organized now. I have not been able to find the magazine yet at any of my local craft stores. Thanks for all your inspiring work and the giveaway opportunity.

  20. Jana, I love your ideas and the fact you use colours! I have a ton of embossing folders also and your idea is great. I would love to win this magazine because I never found the first one in Canada at all.
    Happy New Year!

  21. What a great idea! I’m just starting to collect embossing folders so creating a binder now would be perfect! Would love to end my birthday week with a new magazine to help me organize my scrap space:)

  22. What a great idea, Jana!!!πŸ™‚ I am always looking for organizational tips…winning Volume 2 would certainly help!!!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  23. I always can use new ideas on how to stay organized. Part of the fun of this hobby for me is collecting all the “pretties”, but storing them–and then being able to find them quickly!–is a challenge.

  24. I am working on my craft space right now. How did you know? lol I love the book you made for your embossing folder samples. What a quick and easy way to find the pattern you want super fast!

  25. Wow! I almost didn’t look at this, but so glad that I did! You gave me a great idea, with those embossing folder samples….great idea for my stamp club ladies. Also, I have a craft room that needs revamping, so I’m looking forward to seeing some great ideas!

  26. Great idea for organizing all the embossing folders. I actually have some of these sitting empty at the moment…. hmm…. Yep! I’m doing it! Thanks for sharing.πŸ™‚

  27. What a fabulous idea! I can’t wait to copy you. I look forward to seeing this magazine. I’m always looking for inspiration for organization.

  28. What a great idea for making a reference book for your embossing folders. Hmm. I think I have some of those card sheet protectors. Another project! Thanks for sharing your ideas and for the opportunity to win a copy of Creative Spaces.

  29. Found your blog through Pinterest. Thanks for the opportunity for the great book, but I already feel like a winner. Your are incredibly talented and your art is so inspirational. Thank you!

  30. I could so use this right now…I’m in the process of remodeling my space to make it moure user friendly…you always have such amazing ideas…may just have to make one of those embossing binders

  31. Thanks Jana for the tips! I just did a small reorg of my craftroom but it certainly could use more. i hazve a similar process for my embossing folders. I put the cards on a loose leaf binder ring and I ink the card so I can really see the embossed pattern. It really does make finding and using the right folder so much easier.

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