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Thursday, June 5, 2014

It's almost that time again....Where Bloggers Create 2014

Oh my gosh.. I cannot believe that another year has gone by and we are ready to amp up for another great Where Bloggers Create party!
I have already had several of you email me asking when it will be,  so here it is...
This years event begins on July 12th!

Last year we saw such a wonderful variety of studios from ladies all over the world. We had scrapbookers and fiber artists,  jewelry designers and painters,  mixed media artists and paper crafters.
We saw as many different kinds of artists and crafters as you can imagine and the amazing studio spaces that they create in.
I look forward to this event every year. Friends are made, ideas are garnered, and we are all inspired!!!  Every year I am blown away by your creativity, ingenuity and passion for what you do. 
I hope you all will join me again this year regardless of whether your studio has changed much since last year or not. Remember, it has been a year since we last visited your space so it will seem brand new once again!! If you have never participated, I encourage you to join in on the fun. We want to see where you create the lovely works of art that make your heart sing!!

I am going to try something new this year. If it doesn't go smoothly or you guys decide you like it better the old way, I'll go back to that next year. In all the previous years I have had you all leave a comment or send me an email to sign up and your blogs were listed on my sidebar. For this year though, we are going to try a link party. The main reason for this is that every year there were so many bloggers who signed up and then forgot (or were unable) to do their post.

With a link party, everyone does their post first and then comes over here to link up. You do not need to contact me to let me know you are going to be participating. (although I would love to know that you will be) Just come on over on the 12th and add your blog post to the list.
If you are unsure of how to participate in a link party, click here for full instructions. (It's really easy)

So the rules are as follows... (It's a short list, I promise)
1. On or around July 11th do a new blog post that shows off your creative playground. Please do not fear that it is not good enough. There is always a wide variety of creative spaces to be found during the party and yours will be loved and appreciated by all of us.
2. On July 12th, come over here and link up your post. (again if you need help, the instructions can be found here)
3. Please do not link up if you are just trying to advertise something or if you are not sharing a place where you create beauty of some kind. I will remove any blog or website that does not comply with this. :)
4. If you plan to participate PLEASE grab the code under the button for the event and put it on your blog. (It's in the top right sidebar.)  If you would do a short blog post to let your readers know you will be participating that would be wonderful. The more bloggers that know about the event, the more participants we will have and the more inspiration you will have!

 If you want to visit last years attendees, click here for the entire list. It will be available until this years party starts, and I will again begin linking the new posts.

Don't forget, it doesn’t matter if your space is big or small, it’s yours and that makes it special!!!

I hope to see lots and lots of you on the July 12th!!!

PS... (If anyone wants to get a pretty new look from Valentine Design for their blog before the event....there's still time! I am offering a 15% discount for anyone who is joining the party. Shoot me an email and I'll get you on the list!)


ANNE said...

Hi Karen! I'm so in!!! Thanks for hosting this fabulous party again.


Nanna said...

where has the year went? I was sos glad to come across where bloggers create last year , it was just what I needed to get myself in gear & give my sewing room that aww feeling I've thought about repainitng but that sure would be a lot of stuff to take down , maybe I'll just start by trying to find the floor lol!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh ~ already, Karen?!? I'm sure I haven't changed much, if anything, or will be before the party, but I'll be linking up. I think a linky is a good idea and is probably less work for you, too.

bobbie said...

Oh, Karen!! This is SO tempting!! The only change in my Sea Gypsy's Nest has been in the bathroom ~ think folk would be interested in that???
:))) It does include a 3 foot tall painted seahorse...

Warratahstree said...

Oh yeah. I participated last year. I have been popping in to read your post and see if your doing this again this year. I want to participate...Now to get that room make over done. I moved my studio/craft room this year and it is a mess! I am busy re organising it.

Handmade at Warratahstree

NitkaDesign said...

Wow! What a great idea:-)
I was wondering if I can enter your party.
I'm from Poland and I'm new in the blogger's world and my studio is not as impressive as the creative spaces I've seen from last year's party, but I would be more than happy to do so:-)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this sounds like great fun, I missed last years but am all ready to play this year. Thanks Hazel XX

Maureen said...

Can't wait to join in again this year Karen! Great idea to change it to a link party; I can't imagine all the work it took on your behalf to set it up in previous years.

Thank you for the opportunity to share our wonderful spaces! Looking forward to visiting each and every participant again. What fun!

Karen B. said...

Oh my gosh Karen,
I am so excited ... it will be the first time for me to take part ... finally!!

Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, Looking forward to this year's WBC. Great idea for the link up this time.
Have a nice weekend.

Okio B Designs said...

I'm DYING to join this year! I better get moving because my space is a mess!


This N That said...

Hard to believe it's that time again Karen..Have a nice weekend.

Sandy said...


My how time flies, I think a linky party is a fantastic idea as it will link directly to the appropriate post and there is not so much hunting. Love all the creative things you have been up to lately, trying to catch up and step back into blogging. Have a great weekend.

boulderdamcottage said...

Hi Karen, well "I'm in like Flint!" I just SO aged myself lol, cannot wait for the party, should be fun again this year, thank you again for hosting! I don't know how you do it ALL! :) xo Kat =^,^=

Cathy said...

I'm looking forward to joining in for the first time!

The Old Parsonage said...

Woo Hoo Karen. Last year was my first year participating and I had a blast. Loved playing along.

Hope that I can do it again this year.

Enjoy your weekend!

Bohemian said...

I can hardly wait to see all of the Inspirational Creative Spaces! This Year, since I finally finished the Make-Over of the main room of my Art Studio Cottage I shall be delighted to participate! Thanks for Hosting such a much anticipated Blog Party!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Glenda said...

OMG, Bevlea my GF, told me that this was about to start again. Wow where did that year go. I am looking forward to seeing where others create again this year.

Doni said...

Great idea Karen! Now I have to get REAL busy and get my room cleaned up! It's the only time of year that I do get it nice, so you help me get organized once a year, without lifting a finger! Oh how I wish you could be here to help me with some lovely ideas!!! Looking forward to an awesome party!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Karen, this is just the motivation I need to get my work area in order! thanks for doing this!

Silvia said...

This is too weird!! I was only here tge other day to see if there was any notice on this Years WBC, there wasn't! But now there is! Brilliant. I always enjoy looking at the spaces of all these wonderfull creators.

Vicki Boster said...

Excited as always to participate dear Karen-- have high hopes for the linky party!!

Debbie Walter said...

I am going to play along this year! It sounds like fun.

Art and Sand said...

Someone just told me that it is time for Where Bloggers Create. That motivates me to get to cleaning up my space and taking pics.

I had so much fun last year and my space has moved from the garage to the house so it will be new.

Thanks for hosting!

And while I am at it, thanks too for Building Beautiful Blogs. I keep it on my desktop and refer to it frequently. One day I will have you create a better blog for me.

Michelle said...

A friend did a blog post showing this as she participated last year! I'm hoping I can too...just have to read the instructions! lol :o)))

What a great idea!
Michelle :o))

Unknown said...

thanks ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Sandy said...


Sent you and email about a new blog design, for real this time :)

Olive Grove Primitives said...

Hi Karen,
I look forward to this time of year. I would love to join again. Lisa

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

I have been thinking about the WBC party this past few weeks, so I'm excited its on again (thank you so much for running this every year) and I really want to take part... Done some changes and now starting to sweep the dust balls under the rug and fluff the couch cushions And sharp my pencils : )
My only question, if you do it the new way by us linking up on the 12th, how would one do that if one is away that very day? Either way, very excited about this years WBC party!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I hope to be able to link up this year again... I think a link party is a good idea and it will be less work for you, i think!

Thanks so much for doing this again!!


Chris Flynn said...

Hello again! Another year already! Wow... count me in, and it does sound like the link party is a good idea.

I've got a new blog this year: http://spiritdollsbychris.blogspot.com/

And, a new studio to boot! Tons of fibers, pounds of clay, thousands of Spirit Doll adornments... this is really going to help me get the studio cleaned up and organized! Kinda like cleaning the house for company! (duh)lol

Thanks so much!
Sweet Blessings, Chris

June said...

I think that sounds great Karen! I can't wait to see everybody's studios.
hugs from here...

The Junque Seeker said...

Hoping to join in this year, so I'd best get busy cleaning!

Helen Gleeson said...

Can't wait to be part of this again this year, and see all the studios!

Rhonda said...

I am hoping to have my desk painted by then, in order to join in again this year. So much has changed in my studio....I too want to be a part of this fabulous event!!

Anonymous said...

Karen, it's because of your party that I was inspired to design my own creative space, and how I found LOVE...my art table. ;) I cannot thank you enough. Not much has changed since I last participated, I believe a couple of years now, but I am inspired to join the party again this year and maybe add a little pizzazz to LOVE.
Please count me in. Self link is a great idea. See you at the party!

A Joyful Cottage said...

I'll be joining in this year, Karen. Looking forward to it. :)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Hi Karen! I am SO looking forward to joining you all this year!!! Just ask my hubby, I have been bugging him all year to help me recreate my space. The only question I have is.... will I still be accepted if I have created a space for my office where I created beautiful vignettes on the walls using my beloved antiques. I have also created a crafty nook for my daughter and I to make anything and everything in...but it is down the hall. Wanted to show both spaces on July 12th. Let me know what you think. I do not want to violate the rules...but I have been SO looking forward to joining up this year!!
Warm Regards,

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Karen,
I am so excited for the party! Loved joining last year for the first time. There was so much inspiration and I am looking forward to being inspired again. I've marked my calendar for the date!

Botanic Bleu said...

The Where Bloggers Create linky party is just the motivation I need to reorganize my little loft space. So, I'm planning to be part of this year's Where Bloggers Create.


Botanic Bleu said...

P.S. I am your latest follower on GFC.


Anonymous said...

Hi Karen! I am a newbie to this annual party - not that I haven't enjoyed it in the past, but I have not actually linked in. BTW - love that you're doing the linky party this time - the other way confused me. I never got my act together to participate. HOWEVER - this annual event has been a HUGE source of inspiration as I've worked to create my space to be more than just creative clutter. I've been transitioning in my work focus and am able to really have some visuals to share this year. Just need to DO IT! So, I hope to see you around the 12th and many more inspiring women - inspiring me - to be all I can creatively be! Thanks for hosting! Joy!!
Kathy @ The Writers Reverie

Tea in the Library said...

I'm in!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Is it too late to sign-up?
Hello! I'm RIcki Jill, and I'm an artist from Alabama and a blogger. I blog mostly about family life, the arts, and books.

I'm your newest follower, and I'd love to be included in the link party!

Ricki Jill

Natacha said...

Please count me in Karen!
Just hope my computer doesn't crash this time.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I wish I wasn't going to be traveling I would have loved to join in I always read these post of where bloggers create

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi Karen,
I think a link party sounds great and it is less work for you. I'm trying my best to play along again!
Carola x

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Hi Karen! I'm joining up with you...I've been waiting all year! :)

I even painted the closet doors today and had the hubs re-upholster my office chair! Whoo hoo! See you on the 12th...

Unknown said...

Karen, I am in again this year. Thanks so much for hosting again! Can't wait to visit everyone.

Bonnie said...

Karen, thanks so much for hosting the party again this year! I'm in, and the first part of my studio tour is up. Can't wait to visit all the other studios!

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