Win A Creative Makeover Kit

3 Aug 2009

Careful readers of the Muse Flash section of the new issue of Cloth Paper Scissors (July/August ) are probably the first ones to read this blog post, as in it we told you to look for our Creative Makeover Kit giveaway in this space today. Those of you who marked your calendar--as well as those of you who just stumbled upon this post--are now rewarded!

Inspired by the new Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks by Clearsnap that look like bottles of nail polish and the Colorbox Pigment Brush Pads that made us think of eye shadow, we've put togther five "makeover" bags of art supplies--and you could win one.

Just leave a coment here telling us why your studio needs a creative makeover. On Friday, we'll announce the five winners and send your Creative Makeover Kits out to you.

Good luck!

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cherylbar wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:01 AM

I'm so glad I checked this site again before signing off! I was here earlier but the new post wasn't up yet and by some miracle I actually remembered to check this morning. Looks like a great idea .

klasickewpie wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:06 AM

My husband just put up slatwall board (yesterday) in the closet of my craft room and I have to say what a fantastic thing it is.  I felt like I was at a craft store when I finished organizing all my supplies on the hooks, shelves and baskets.  Now I just need him to build me some shelves to store all my rubberstamps and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines.  Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.  Linda

forrestwife wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:08 AM

I also was waiting. i never win anything and I will just keep trying. Looking forward to trying these new products- wishful thinking-:

forrestwife wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:10 AM

my studio needs a makeover because I need loads more shelf space and someway to get my paints and all my stamps out so I use them more

meva wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:12 AM

I put this on my I-pod just so I could enter!  My studio needs a creative makeover - because it's in the basment - and the laundry has taken over the studio space.  ACK!  Not inspiring!  My fingers are crossed for the creative makeover kit - so I can work somewhere clean.  :-)  

vtjem wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:15 AM

When I saw this "makeover" bag in Cloth, Paper, Scissors, I laughed. This is my kind of makeover kit! I'm not a make-up kind of woman, but I finally found one that I can relate to! How great is that! Wonderful idea, thanks for making my day. Please add me to your drawing. I love it.

ctbeader wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:21 AM

What a great kit.  This is one that definitely needs to be kept in the studio - so no mistakes are made in "application".   I have tried several of the products included but the new Smooch Pearlized Accents Inks really caught my eye.  My studio is basically a jewelry studio but more and more I am getting into mixed media using metals and wire and am also very much into book arts and anything to do with paper.   With this kit I can expand my knowledge of some of the inks and dyes that are available and see how I can use them in my jewelry work as well.  

I l ove Cloth, Paper, Scissors - and can't wait for the newest copy to arrive.  I have learned so much from the publication and look forward to subscribing for many years to come.  

bkirk2 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:22 AM

My whole house needs a makeover!  I have craft and art things everywhere!  Time to organize and get more productive!  This is a great idea.  Thanks for doing it!

HollyS22 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:26 AM

I only have a very small corner of my breakfast nook as my "studio" space; lots of organizational containers would be helpful.


on 3 Aug 2009 7:30 AM

as an avid collector of junk (to be collaged, deconstructed, or used in assemblage) i'm always looking to artfully display treasures awaiting alteration... the pictured kit is a reminder that craft items can be COMPACT if you're clever enough.

perthsusie wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:31 AM

Create Local Exceptional Altered Room Space, Now Arty Person!

kristiwodek wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:32 AM

Ohhhhhh....who can't resist a little make-over.  It's good to "freshen" up from time to time.  I need to brighten up my basement studio.  I tend to drag out my supplies to work on my projects in other areas of the house......but at the same time I love to be in my studio because all of my "stuff" is there.  

labluegypsy wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:37 AM

I need a creative makeover because I am starting over from scratch.  Right now all the supplies I own can fit into two small cigar boxes. My sewing machine is a thousand miles away so right now I am experiencing the joys of handsewing.  Thank you, La

sadalit wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:45 AM

My studio has been baby-proofed and to some extent child-proofed for the past seven years, and this can definitely be a hamper to creativity.  Most of my tools and supplies are either stored up high on shelves or in plastic bins stacked on top of each other - since having children I haven't been able to leave work-in-progress spread out on a work surface the way I'd love to do.  Now that my youngest is four years old, I'm not entirely out of the woods - scissors, rulers, beads and rubber stamps are always begged for or outright absconded-with - but I am approaching a time and place where my studio could be a real studio again, a place where I wouldn't have to think of swallowing, poisoning or stabbing hazards first and foremost before allowing myself to fly free with an inspiration.

on 3 Aug 2009 7:50 AM

Why does my studio need a make-over? Let me count the ways! It's been a sad, little, neglected room lately. It invites me to come in and paint and I turn away and cheat on it with my sewing machine. I'd like to do something nice for it, maybe buy it flowers... oh, and a Creative Makeover Kit would be fab for boosting its spirits!

Quilnan wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:51 AM

My studio needs a creative makeover because my collection of art quilting supplies and books is growing quickly, but storage for same seems to be shrinking! nancy

jimini78 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:52 AM

Since I am a woman who wears no makeup on my face, I think I would be an excellent candidate for a studio creative makeover.  That is the best kind of makeup I can think of.  I don't have many of the items shown in the kit and would love to try them all (especially the smooch).  I have had this contest on my mind since reading the magazine on a trip to Oregon in early July and actually remembered to log on this morning to enter.  I will be anxiously awaiting to hear who the winners are and hope I am one of them.



Teyah44 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:53 AM

I can always use a more ways than one!!!  I love your magazine and I love crafting even more.  I've just started using dabbers but have never smooched...with blue and red before.  I can't wait to see the transformation of this makeover!  Thanks for the opportunity!

pjb987 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:57 AM

My "studio" is my dining room table and a card table, with supplies stored in my spare bedroom! Needless to say, a makeover is in order - a nice worktable, good lighting, and some organization would really help. But until then ...  what I have seems to work okay!

khug wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 8:00 AM

My very first issue of  CLOTH PAPER SCISSORS was was waiting for me when I returned from vacation.  What a treat!  It inspires me to makeover my newly married daughter's vacated bedroom into MY STUDIO!  I'll really need some help to pull it all together...

QE2 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 8:09 AM

I, too, have been waiting for this day.  But I have given up on the face and started on the playroom.   I'm using some of the great ideas from Studios and I'm collecting supplies for the new shelf that needs putting up.  Not sure what is most exciting- to get this room all made over or to wait to see who the lucky winners are!  8^)

sha1non wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 8:09 AM

The Smooch inks look so awesome.  I'm working on a applique bird for an art quilt and these would give a lovely lift to the wings.   Now for my studio--until recently I was still calling it my sewing area.   I work in the back half of our family room.  It needs definition and better storage.  It also needs that touch that centers and brings me to that creative moment.  Many thanks for the magazine and this site.


sews_2 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 8:22 AM

The tools of my trade have become obviously out dated! Do crayons count???

kkellen wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 8:27 AM

I'm so proud I remembered!  Please enter me in a chance for this fun giveaway...I could use a creative makeover because new materials set me off in a new direction; at this time of year, I really need inspiration for holiday gifts...

Thanks for the chance!

on 3 Aug 2009 8:27 AM

My small studio/craft room continues to overflow with the beautiful material that catches my eye,  and organized I'm not, but I did make a note on my calendar to leave this comment.  I need a creative makeover because my studio is now overflowing into the kitchen, dining room, bedroom......  I definitely need help!

on 3 Aug 2009 8:47 AM

It's time for my creativity to take wing and fly, so it's time for my studio to get a makeover!  

I recently purchased my first copy of Quilting Arts Studio magazine, and it's superb!  It makes me want to get organized in and inspired by my special space!  I'm working to sort my supplies for easy access, and even share some of my treasures so that I'm left with room to breathe, lift off, and fly!   (Maybe my sharing will help others' creativity soar!)

I'll embellish my studio with "winged" images, including birds and butterflies stamped and stenciled on the walls (perhaps using inks and paints from this makeover kit, if I win?).

With my new studio, I'll feel like the Pheonix, ready to fly again to new creative heights!

- Alison Stucke

on 3 Aug 2009 9:02 AM

Oh how fun!  I could always use new items to create new things.  These would be great to use on fabric for different designs!


teresue wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 9:06 AM

I've spent a year unloading boxes when I moved from a house to a condo and a studio 1/2 the size of what I had.  I may be mostly unpacked, but it lacks the creative flair my old studio had - definitely could use a makeover kit.

Loisdelaluna wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 9:12 AM

I just got my first issue of CPS and hope I can win some goodies to use.  I'm a bead & wire artist, but have gotten interested in multimedia.  Love the Smooch paints.

on 3 Aug 2009 9:13 AM

i desperately need a makeover as I am in a stall position. Ideas float in and out of my head but I need to focus. I think that trying new techniques with this makeover kit would be just the kick needed.


on 3 Aug 2009 9:21 AM

I need a studio makeover because my storage system allows too much dust to get in my drawers and it doesn't function well for the space I have.

Von@4 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 9:22 AM

I currently use a spare bedroom as my studio.. still Carpet and all.   Unfortunately I'm not the most organized person...  My tubs are now overflowing, my print table is on top of my mid arm grace frame.   HELP!!!      Von

on 3 Aug 2009 9:25 AM

Well, I guess you could say my "studio", if you could call it that, is very portable just like the makeover bags.  I am a true novice and I get such inspiration from the artists in Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts.  It would be wonderful to sample some of the products the I see the artists use every day that I do not have.  Thank you for your consideration.

Jeannie Lou wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 9:47 AM

My studio needs a creative makeover because i've never tried any of these products, and because I'm starting a monthly creative challenge at my church and some new supplies will inspire me!

on 3 Aug 2009 10:09 AM

thanks so much for the opportunity to win this what looks like a really cool group of fun makeover items.  I am currently confined to a wheel chair while recuperating from major foot surgery... while looking forward to knee replacement in 2 1/2 months.  So I am spending a considerable time in my sewing studio sitting and working. I would love to have the chance to have new FUN items to play with and pass the time.

I so enjoy the site and all I learn here!  Dawn

Sallie A wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 10:33 AM

I just retired and unloaded 20 years of art teaching materials into my studio. If I won the make over it would be on the top of the pile and I would be able to find it!

lornashepard wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 10:37 AM

During a dinner scene in "Notting Hill", the last brownie is up for grabs for the person with the saddest story - okay, so while my story is not sad, it does display my despair for a creative makeover - as a professional quilter always busy on my Gammill and making custom quilts, I  rarely have ANY time to spend on fun creative Lorna time - this makeover kit would surely inspire me to take 10 (or several more - maybe an afternoon!) minutes to create the little zipper bags featured how(?) many months ago in Quilting Arts Magazine (which is now on video!).  I have already purchased the zippers!!!  As I said, I am in the pit of despair for some gleeful fun time!

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 10:58 AM

I can finally take the post it note off the calendar! I need a studio - period.  Things are scattered from the family room to the bedroom to the extent that I just run away from home! I'd love to have a place where I could go and let the creativity bubble forth without worrying about cleaning up after! Thanks for having such a fun give away!

Annnik wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 11:11 AM

My studio needs a creative makeover because I just can't afford all this wonderful stuff!!  I always have to get the cheapest supplies.  I need *real* supplies!!  

Jody Johnson wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 11:13 AM

I need a creative makeover that would create more closet space in the rest of my house so I could move my husbands clothes out of the closet in my studio to another part of the house (My man is such clothes horse!!!). This would give me much needed space to buy and store more supplies!!!!!

halcyon42 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 11:32 AM

Hi Cate and Everyone!

I'm must say that my studio is in desperate need of  a creative makeover.  I have let myself and my creativity become the last priority on a long list of "to do's".  Unfortunately, this trend has lasted for years, not months or weeks.  

However,  I am happy to report that in the last two weeks, I have slowly begun to turn this trend around.  Sprucing up my space has begun, although there is still so much more to do.  Slowly, my sewing machine and other supplies are being unearthed from under stacks of memos, notices and all the details of life.  A few projects have begun.  Incredibly, one of the nicest surprises of this unearthing is a rediscovery of things I acquired for "someday" that have been waited patiently, forgotten in the clutter of the day to day.  A creative makeover would be just the shot in the arm my studio space needs to keep this marvelous rediscovery moving forward!

craftybarb wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 11:47 AM

I just love trying new applications to my various creative endeavors.  And it's time for a new look!

SharonM91 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 11:51 AM

My studio is just a wreck right now - too many piles of too many items.

And I'm generally an organized person! I keep telling myself to tackle this job! Get control!

I'd love to win the kit and have fun exploring with new to me items!

lilbit2 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 12:02 PM

Just in time to get me inspired for the upcoming school year. I teach elementary art and love to teach the children what I have learned from experimenting with new techniques and materials from CPS and Quilting Arts magazines. Then I  let them loose in our art "studio" at my school. They always end up teaching me great things!  Make my day and let me have one of those cute little make up bags to share with them please. Hey, I'll even photo their creations to share!

on 3 Aug 2009 12:04 PM

I haven't tried these yet but they sure look like they'd be alot of fun.  It looks like just enough to get me started in a whole new direction.  I'm sure I could find room in my sewing studio.  I think there's room on the floor for the stuff on the table I'll need to move.  I'll manage somehow.

SuzanneG@5 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 12:12 PM

Just checking in and BINGO!  Yep, I would love a bag of artsy goodies.

Suzanne G in NC

on 3 Aug 2009 12:19 PM

I need this kit because I do not have a studio yet and I would like to add this to my other art media that I am using now.

abonestell wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 12:23 PM

My studio needs a creative makeover because I've been STUCK!! New stuff always gets the juices flowing again!! This kit is a very cool idea. I also am not a "makeup" kind of gal, but the photo makes me want to play. :)

MisterDaisy wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 12:40 PM

Something needs a creative makeover - I have no oomph!  My space is perfectly suited, although it is really, really messy.  I never seem to clean up between projects.  Then it gets so messy I won't make anything at all.  I just walk by and groan.  Maybe some new stuff will start some reorganizing...would that lead to cleaning up...??

kimquiltz wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 12:47 PM

My studio needs a Creative Makeover from years of neglect. I'm back in the creative mode after 15 years of exchanging my sewing machine for a saute pan - my youngest is 17 (woo hoo!). My tools are out of date and old fashioned - I need some perking up!

on 3 Aug 2009 12:54 PM

The "smooch" inks look very interesting, I work in multi media and think they would be great to use in a number of projects.  

Also the Adarondiac metallic dauber is something new.  Yummy!!!!

Essy wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 1:09 PM

I need a studio makeover because I work from my kitchen table :) I have to say that I have gotten some great ideas for storage and being better organized from this site so my creativity can flow more freely!


sharonbryce wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 1:45 PM

Your color choices look good enough to use on my face...maybe I'd have to save the blue eyeliner and shadow for a trip to Las Vegas or Miami Beach! The Artist's Paintstick could be a new Revlon Summer Lipstick color :) "Pink Melon Splendor", and Smooch made a matching lip liner! Is that Terra Cotta Bronzer and Ivory Angel Foundation? The "Lavender Whisper" eyelid dust is to die for! After putting all these lushious colors on my face, I might get just enough of an attitude adjustment to look at my messy crafting room with new eyes, and CLEAN IT UP!        CRAFT 'TILL YOU DROP!  Sharon

cherylbar wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 1:47 PM

My "studio" consists of a corner in my kitchen. The table doubles as a work table and I keep my stuff on top of desk shelves and a toy container(with multiple plastic boxes) I got off my son! I'm a bit new to this form of art and it appears to be affordable for a tight budget. I go everywhere with new eyes searching for everythings possibilities;esp. thrift stores. I'd love to try some new stuff like included in the make-up kit.

diana garcia wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 1:50 PM

I was on a trip to OR, when I picked up your magazine.  It is always an inspiration to look at again and again.  The idea of carrying a makeover kit is more exciting to me than a makeup kit.  Thanks for this great idea, and the opportunity to enter the giver away.  My workspace is always in a constant makeover and I find new ways to store and transport materials.  My biggest challenge is storing paper for collaging.  It is on-going.  Dgarcia

diana garcia wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 1:55 PM

Thank you once again for a great issue.  The makeover kit is more exciting to me than a makeup kit.

My paper place is always in a constant change, and storing collage papers is the biggest challenge.

I do altered books, an always find inspiration in your pulblication.  Thanks for having this giveaway.

I am new to this membership and look forward to your email notifications.

cindylee4 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 2:10 PM

i love saying the name "smooch!"  sounds like a wonderful treat.  i went looking for some smooch paint over the weekend - boo hoo! couldn't find any.  every time i said it though my husband would give me a smooch. i might have said it a few more times than actually necessary - lol!  would love to win the makeover kit, but i'll keep searching locally nonetheless.   that dauber is a "gotta have it" too.

Suzuyuki wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 2:17 PM

As we've moved "studio" is non-existent. :) Perhaps the makeover could lead to some motivation on my part to get things set up and running?

aliogator wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 2:39 PM

My studio needs a makeover because it is a complete mess.  Once I finish a project I move on, without cleaning up my previous products.  I really need to get out of that routine!  Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

mizrosie wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 3:22 PM

Do I ever need a creative makeover in my studio!  I have a studio in my basement of over 500 sq. feet but is it organized? An organized mess is more like it. I have a cutting table,

a table to sculpt on and an table for metal work and painting.  I would love to invite more friends over to "play" but my

piles of books, fabrics and tools are in need of storage units first!  HELP!

Pat S.2 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 3:22 PM

Just cleaned up my studio after being the designated designer for my granddaughter's wedding ring pillow. It's an unusual one using her bridesmaids' dress fabric. She did give me free rein on the design, tho! So I think I need some Smooches after getting it done!                

maeve4 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 4:06 PM

I read QA and CPS - every issue - and I want to make so many of the projects/ideas within each issue that I begin pulling this and that and the other item out of my stash until the studio is a wreck!  Then I can't find exactly what I want because it is all too disorganized.  I need HELP!  STUDIOS is a wonderful magazine also, with loads of ideas, but I need someone to help me get it together.  And I am always trying to win one of the goodie packages on QA and CPS but so far it hasn't happened - so here's trying again!  The kits look like lots of fun - I want one!  Thanks!  Maeve

on 3 Aug 2009 4:11 PM

Today was day one of an earnest effort to clean up my studio.  Just struggled through assembling a tall bookcase, so while I'm on a "break", I thought I'd register to win a Makeover Kit!  I haven't yet tried all the products so this would be a sweet treat to win.  Can't wait to Dab, Smooch, and Brush!

MarinaGW wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 4:34 PM

What a wonderful "make-up" kit! These are make-up items I could actually use. I much prefer altering things other than my body. It's much more fun!

thienkim wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 4:40 PM

My studio (really corner of my bedroom) needs some organization! There's sewing supplies and fabrics piled around it. My paints and paper are in my daughter's closet.

on 3 Aug 2009 6:13 PM

My home studio really need a "facelift" with a lot of reorganizing and repurposing of work areas.  I just returned from a two-week class with Jane Dunnewold which involved using dyes, textile paints, soy wax and a muriad of new techniques.  My current studio has too much "stuff"  left over from my more traditional moments, and I know I'll never look back.  

yvonnequ wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 6:24 PM

Wow, it would be great to win this. My studio needs a cretive makeover because I'm trying to build up my supplies and I mostly use what I find at thrift stores and garage sales because of my small budget.  I'd love a chance to win.  Thanks.  Yvonne at

cbkeating wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:18 PM

My studio needs a make over becuse my children and Husband are always in there "looking" for something (glue, paint, sissors, wire, nails ect.).  And never put the item(s) they are looking for back in the proper area.

My studio has also become my dumping ground for recycled items that I am sure that I want to do something with,,,but not quite sure yet.  I just know I will need them at some point at some time.

I just picked up the  July/August issue today! Thanks for  a chance to win.

Sariquilts wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:27 PM

My studio is my haven, but it dearly needs some TLC and organizing.  I had to zero out my quilting budget recently due to the job loss of a family member.  I would love to sample some new supplies to jump start my creative juices.

holycrow wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 7:28 PM

My craft space is in desperate need of a make-over. All of my bookmaking, assemblage, weaving and beading supplies are crammed into a 6 foot by 5 foot space in out tiny apartment. There is a little overflow in the bedroom closet. You wouldn't believe how long it takes to find something in this mess. I strive for portable crafting since actual crafting in my space is a little tight. You can find me crafting at the local coffee shop, park, and library. This makeover kit fits right in with my portable-ness. I could sure put it to good use.

Zee5 wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 8:24 PM

My studio is my dining room,  which now consists of my new sewing machine, a lot of fabric hanging from the curtin rods, my torch, kiln & misc glass stuff, the dining room table which I use as my everthing table, my bike,  boxes of misc stuff from when my Mom died a year and a half ago and everything overflows into the living other words one big mess and no place to put it.

cHim-prints wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 9:07 PM

This looks like it would be so much fun to play with. Hope I'm in time with my comment!

kinueko wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 10:57 PM

this kit is SO cute!  what a great idea.  my studio could use a creative make-over now for sure because it has been moved into my dining room to make room for baby #2!  so my studio is now "homeless" and hubby is not happy with my art supplies overflowing into every available crevice of our home.  (and neither am i!)  ;)


on 4 Aug 2009 2:08 AM

Okay, a couple of reasons my studio needs a creative makover:

What I have is so disorganized I can't find a thing, so I have to try to beg, borrow or steal to be able to create some of my art . One day I'll be organized...

Also, I've been off work for over a year and there are sooooo many fun things out there now that I can't play with!! Boo hoo!! lips are thinning so I need some of that red Smooch to even them out!!

Thanks for your generosity!!

ReginaP@4 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:44 AM

That is the coolest kit and I am dying to try Smooch and Artist's paint sticks!!!

ReginaP@4 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:47 AM

OOPS!  I share a "studio" with my husband's landscaping business.  I am relegated to only a work bench and what ever I can store under it because you never know what kind of tools, soil, plants will end up on my side of the room...I REALLY need some pretty right now because there is some kind of vine on my sewing machine.

Tntallgal wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 5:38 AM

Oh, I could use a new Make-over, I mean my Art supply could use one.  Thanks for the giveaway!

loriamer wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 5:47 AM

I just got back from my first Quilting by the Lake. My head is going to explode with all the ideas I have, materials I want to experiment with and supplies I want to buy. This would be great for me to jump in. Meanwhile I'm organizing my fabric, consolidating my supplies and purging my antiquated equipment.

on 4 Aug 2009 6:13 AM

my studio needs a makeover because right now it's scattered in all different places and i share a space with my mom so we easily lose things when someone puts something away in the wrong place.

Susara wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:29 AM

I need a space for myself and my 8 year old granddaughter to create to our harts desire.  We both would love a bag full of goodies to experiment with.  

Maggie89 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:38 AM

my studio needs a makeover again. It was turned into a guestroom for the month of June. I'm determined not to bring in anything until it has a permanent home. I have a good layout for furniture but want to reconfigure my use of walls.

yummy treats thanks for the draw

on 4 Aug 2009 9:41 AM

The Smooch inks are sooooo much fun to work with. Great for detail work and, well, they just look so cute in the little nail polish-like bottles.

lynnepfeffer wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:43 AM

Since you first began advertising the Smooch inks I have been interested in trying them.  It would be great fun to win some ink in the giveaway so I could experiment with Smooches!  

alexjsa wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:44 AM

A makeover YES!!!!  More like a very encourging jumpstart!  After ending a difficult relationship and starting over, I found myself hesitating. I received my first issue of Cloth Paper Scissors and knew as soon as I looked at the cover it was time to do what i love.  As soon as I got home i turned the now extra bedroom into MY studio!!  So a Creative Makeover Kit would go a long way towards recreating my ART space!!!

Thanks so much!!!

Craftyhala wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:45 AM

I don't have a studio. In two weeks I am moving and will finally have a small space that can be an art spot. Right now it's wherever I can find a vacant spot! I would love to have a makeover bag and "make over" my new spot.

csgebhart wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:49 AM

Oh - this looks like such fun!  I've never used the smooch inks before, and I'd LOVE to try them, along with everything else.

on 4 Aug 2009 9:51 AM

I need more efficient storage space, so I can find my supplies and spend more time creating.

I would love to  try the new art supplies, they look like something I would like to use in my art quilts.


crazy4atc wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:52 AM

My whole house needs a makeover!I am an avid member of 3 face to face ATC monthly groups(we also work on collabortive projects) and I also make many special greeting cards for friends and family. I would love to win one of the Creative Makeover Kits,they look great!

on 4 Aug 2009 9:52 AM

This selection of art supplies looks like so much fun!  I don't normally win, but I am hoping to turn the tide with this one!  I would love to try the smooch inks.  Thank you for the posts, and for the opportunity to participate.

Best Regads,


on 4 Aug 2009 9:55 AM

My studio needs a makeover to inspire fresh new work as the days draw in and it becomes more tempting to stay in than to go out!

hley wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:55 AM

Losing my job, while not wonderful, has at least given me time to re-think and re-do my studio, and gosh, does it ever need it!  Too much stuff, too little space.  I am finding that I must be VERY creative in making the space over - LOL!  I'm donating things I don't use and, of course, making room for new!  To be able to sit down and play again after a long absence has been nothing but pure joy!  To celebrate, it would be terrific to have some great new products to try.  Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful, generous prize!

sealady2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:56 AM

My "Studio" is one end of the dining room table, covered in a clear plastic sheet, with a row of "organizer" boxes stacked up on the "back side" of that half...and working surface confined to the front 2/3 of that space.  It is a nice room, big, and shared with the "office" space of my husband and myself, and of course with dining!  When guests come for dinner, as happens frequently, my "studio" gets hauled off to the guest room in bits and pieces, then brought back out when the guests are gone!  Our sunporch is now overflowing with my various drying interesting jungle!  I am an organized person by nature and by professional life, but space constraints and multi functional rooms challenge my resources...I'm actually quite amazed at my space and love finding new resources to enhance my efficiency!  

I LOVE my projects and love discovering marvelous artists like Cate and Kelly Rae Roberts and ....and .... so my "office" bookshelves are also bursting - I'm an absolute JUNKY!  LOVE seeing what true artists do, and am continually inspired. THANK you for being there!

Karen Hope wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:58 AM

The landscape that I am currently working on would be greatly enhanced by the lumiere paint and shiva sticks. I'd love to try the Smooch!!  Quilting Arts Rocks!!

Beth3167 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:58 AM

I really need to clean out some of my unused supplies and donate them to our Church School, so I have more space to organize and create!  Thanks for a chance to win!

on 4 Aug 2009 9:59 AM

Makeover would be fun. Overtime caregiving to aging injured mom leaves little time and energy for creativity. A makevover jump start might be just the thing!

PlumBlossom wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:02 AM

What a great kit. Any artist would lucky to win this.

pandabolt wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:02 AM

Well, you all have wonderful stories of need, and you are all so deserving!  It's too bad that I will be winning this marvelous little kit.  LOL :)

My studio is large, well lit; I share it with no one, and I don't have to clean it up for company!  I am so lucky and so spoiled.  The worst thing is  that it is always a disaster.  Well, actually, it's pretty tidy right now (as tidy as a working studio ever is, I suppose) because our house is for sale, and I have to keep it looking somewhat presentable for the occasional showing.

Among many other things, I am currently working on a small journal about trees as I will be taking "Branching Out" from Rosalie Dace this fall.  I am having so much fun with the journal, but it really needs some additional touches, especially with that smooch!

Shall I just go ahead and send you my address right now?  ;).....SMOOCH.

nikie2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:04 AM

My craft space would love a creative make over, once my husband has finished using the space to balance his D I Y tools!!


pfairb wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:05 AM

I would love a makeover as I had not yet finished my studio and am now in the process of foreclosure.  Luckily I have a wonderful family who have set me up in a much smaller place to live while waiting for disability.  I am  having problems with storage space in my new studio ( small bedroom).  Most of my supplies deal with fabrics and have very little in the way of other art supplies.   Patty

coleenv wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:06 AM

Lately I've wanted to create but just can't seem to get the motivation to do so. This could be just the ticket to get me going.  It would be a fun little package to find in my mailbox!

Didy123 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:08 AM

Oh... does my "studio" need a makeover. It's really just a tiny room with space for a small table and wall-to-wall shelves full of stuff. The table is always full of stuff that I'm "working" on but as there's no room to actually work on the table, not much ever gets done. I just sit and look at it all, and read magazines and sigh and wish I could do lovely work like I see there - but there's no space to do anything! Help!

Nancy Carter wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:08 AM

Messy and totally without paints:  That is my studio.  I love to be creative and make art quilts.  Sometimes a new product introduced into the studio is all I need.  Your e-mails highlighting new products is so inspiring.

BethM@3 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:09 AM

First, I need a studio to creatively makeover!  (But I'm working on that -- looking for a new place)  These little goodies look like such fun -- got my fingers crossed that I'll be lucky.  :-)  

mdcarter wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:11 AM

I love the makeover kit.  I especially like the see-through bag.  It's great to be able to see and find what you are looking for!  Thanks for the chance to win one.  I need all the help I can get with organization.

emzy45 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:11 AM

My studio needs a makeover as i have just moved to the USA from the UK  and had to sadly  leave most of my art materials behind.  This fantastic kit would be a great addition to my limited supplies and help me to get inspired.

Mimma1 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:13 AM

I want to be smooched!

HOBSON2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:14 AM

I work in small sumer house in my back garden.  It is very full but I can always make room for more and since doing City and Guilds Embroidery I have confidence to try new techniques.  The magazine gives me lots of ideas.

denny1600 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:16 AM

I would love to win these goodies!  My studio needs a creative makeover because I'm constantly LOOKING for things.  Having something new means it won't be buried or put away yet!  How generous!

Denny in Arizona

dianehall wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:18 AM

My Studio needs a creative makeover to tame the clutter that gathers despite my best efforts.  

cherryarts wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:20 AM

My Studio needs lots of smoochy kisses, and doesn't every studio?  This amazing makeover kit, will give me tools to move along my creative ideas with products I haven't yet had the chance to explore such as the Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks and the Paintsticks.   Thanks for giving us this opportunity!

anita78 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:22 AM

This is Makeover the way I like it! ;-)   I'm tidying up in my sewing studio at the moment - making room for more supplies. This would really make the straight way into my new room as well as my mind and heart. Anita

on 4 Aug 2009 10:22 AM

My current studio is in a corner of the dining room although sometimes I work on the kitchen table. When I want to get to the studio area, I have to move stuff out of my way.  I have very little storage space. Nevertheless, I always appreciate new art supplies!

Thank you for the contest!

on 4 Aug 2009 10:23 AM

It sure is fun to dabble with new things. My friend and I get together to explore new stuff!

yttappatty wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:23 AM

I would one day love to have all my creative, crafty thing all in one area.  Someday it just might happen for me.

maydunne wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:23 AM

My studio was a very small bedroom that I took over when nobody needed to sleep there any more. It's just too small and I don't have enough storage, and what storage I have is not very accessible so there's usually a mess of stuff all over the place.

Mimi98 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:33 AM

I've just finished painting my studio; now it needs the appropriate finishing touches, but I NEED HELP!  Cloth Paper Scissors is a constant source of inspiration!  I have every issue!

carolwiebe wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:36 AM

This bag of goodies is not going to be of much use for a studio makeover (can you imagine painting your walls with a little paintbrush like that?), but it could definitely help makeover a piece of art!

One smooch is never enough, the dabber will help me (the dabbee) dabble in new techniques, I love to cut loose, and I never met pigment I didn't like. The rest would just be icing on the sweetness of winning such a treat!

greenchic2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:37 AM

I'm so glad I read my little Cloth Paper Scissors e-mail today!  I'd love a studio makeover - we move every two or three years so my stuff stays in plastic bins and it's hard to feel creative when getting into them means making a mess and then because the spaces are so transient (and impersonal) I look at photos of artist studios very enviously.

on 4 Aug 2009 10:37 AM

Ooooooh! I want it, gotta have it, please pick my name Cate. Even though my Studio was just make-over and in the latest issue it could always use a good clean-up, does that count for a comment? :-)  

Normajean Brevik  

Kwiltabeest wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:39 AM

I have tried 3 of of the 4 products mentioned and love them. Would love to add some Smooch to my kit.

Thanx for always interesting ideas.

Ronni4 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:40 AM

My husband and I revamped my at home art studio earlier this year and now I have a real place to store things and I'm making art like never before.  I'm just getting into mixed media art and art quilting and there are so many supplies I'd like to try, but money is tight and I'm trying hard to make do with what I already have.  This makeover kit would be such a treat!


on 4 Aug 2009 10:42 AM

This kit would be perfect for my 'on the road' studio this summer!  Husband just got a new tiny car and there's not much room for all my art stuff.  

on 4 Aug 2009 10:44 AM

Looks like fun in a bag!  Luscious colors.

Tesuque wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:48 AM

Why a makeover? Because what I once called creative chaos has become just chaos - I've lost the creativity!

Mags0012 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:52 AM

What a treat this would be, if I were a winner. Just the thing to spur me on to complete the transformation of my craft room from an untidy mess!

pmbecraft wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:54 AM

A few months ago, feeling the need for creative space, my husband and I made the brash decision to turn the best room in the house, our large living room with the skylight, into our joint studio and reading nook.  We moved our couch and coffee table into the kitchen, along with the tv, and purchased a small table to transform our kitchen into a little cafe-style space, like the coffee shops we like so well.  We call the whole thing our "Studio-Cafe' ".  And despite the raised eyebrows of our 21 year old son, who still lives with us, we have embraced and love, love, love our new arrangement.  So... I really don't need a studio makeover to be very honest...but in a sense, whenever I create, I am always making over my creative vision. I thrive on tackling varied projects which require a wide variety of materials and mediums.  In this sense, my studio always needs a makeover  -- of supplies.  Aquiring new supplies jazzes me up, and I love it when I go to bring a vision to life and know that I have just the right art supply to make it happen.  I have not had the pleasure of using any of the products you have gathered for the Creative Makeover Kit and I would be tickled pink to give them a try!   Thanks for considering me.        PS  I adore "Quilting Arts", and  "Cloth, Paper Scissors", and all the other magazines connected with Interweave.  I view them as soft-covered books and draw on my library of them for ideas and inspiration on a regular basis.  Thanks for putting out such quality publications.

Twowillows wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:57 AM

Since we moved 3 years ago, I really don't have studio space yet.  I have areas where I work.  I plan to get it together soon.  It's a slow process.

on 4 Aug 2009 11:01 AM

My art closet is filled to the brim with labeled shoe boxes. A make-over would be wonderful! The mix of art supplies to try will certainly be an adventure and add new imagination to my mixed media projects...just in time to open my etsy shop!  Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter!

Linda Beard (MidwestieLady)

Meg M. wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:02 AM

i would love some free art supplies! thanks for the contest!


wenmc wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:03 AM

I need a creative makeover for my studio that includes a visit from those Mission Organization folks! I can't even walk through my studio anymore for all the piles of stuff on the floor, etc.  - so the first thing I would need is someone to come through and "purge" my studio. Of course, I would just follow them around going "Nooooo, you can't throw that away!!"

These are wonderful little kits - I love those new Smooch inks!  Thanks for the chance to add to my "stuff"! ;-)

lshubert wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:03 AM

I love trying new things and the make up kit just looks so exciting. My studio is a relatively large space but it is a mess. Everything needs to be dumped in the middle and then sorted ,stuff thrown out or given away. I just can't get to it. As long as I have a space to work on I go.

beachbum2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:04 AM

Oh, a nice assortment to makeover some of my quilt blocks.  Love having a chance to win!  Good Luck to the luck five.

Saltlakemom wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:05 AM

Oh the possibilities!!!   I want it, I need it.  Haven't tried the Smooch Ink yet, but dying to try it!!

on 4 Aug 2009 11:06 AM

I'd love to win the kit.  Our local craft/fabric store is now closed, and I am going thru withdrawls. To top it off, I got laid off at work.  So much time, so little creativity.  

karenswiech wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:06 AM

If I win a make up bag full of art supplies, am I still low maintenance?


on 4 Aug 2009 11:07 AM

my studio needs a makeover because it's not big enough to hold all of my stuff!

boltonrb wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:14 AM

I would love to win a Creative Makeover Kit!  I just recently had to move my 'studio' to a smaller room (yikes!) and I need help!!!  

Dori wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:14 AM

My studio would be thrilled with this creative makeover would I!  Your blogs and emails inspire me to venture into new artistic realms, and  I am so ready to add inks, pigments, and brushes to my artistic possibilities.   All the fibers and beads already residing in my studio happily anticipate welcoming new friends and playmates to smooch and dab and cut-up with--so do I!  Thank you for the opportunity to win one of the kits!

anne_d wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:16 AM

Hi, there, this looks like fun!

The site looks fun, too - this was the first I'd heard of it, so I must have a good wander.

As to creative makeovers - my "studio" is a 10x10 ex-bedroom which I am still trying to render usable.  I'm seriously considering getting my husband to install shelves up near the ceiling for things I don't need often.

mdamschen wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:29 AM

My studio needs a "makeover" because I am downsizing from a huge space in the basement to a small area of the basement family room in our new-to-us much smaller home. How to keep my stuff accessible without looking unsightly is the challenge. The budget won't allow for built-ins or many closed storage pieces. Thanks!

DarlaDx3 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:30 AM

I have a craftroom I enjoy creating in. my love is using mixed media in my paintings. I am basically a watercolorist, but I tend to be adverturous and love to try new and exciting things with my work. Mystudio is in constant need of organization as I pull out the stops and use anything that comes to mind that will complete the piece I have envisioned. I sure could use a creative makeover so that I have access to all my materials when I need them. Thanks for the chance to some exciting additions to my work.

on 4 Aug 2009 11:31 AM

What a great little makeover kit!  I'll leave this comment for sure!

Jacq wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:31 AM

This is my kind of make over.

sishikawa wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:33 AM

My studio certainly needs a make over!  It is full of 50 year old wonderments. It's about time to "Seize the Day".

DonnaBarnitz wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:35 AM

sounds like a lot of fun!

lcurrin wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:37 AM

I definately need a creative makeover for my studio. Everything is scattered all over my house and I spend more time looking for my supplies than I ever get to spend creating anything. I have started working on fixing up the master bedroom for a studio but it's going to take 10 years to do.

judysheart wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:37 AM

Oh my, what a nice giveaway.  My little studio is crammed with supplies and I hardly have storage to the spillage.  It really is a bedroom that I took over.  I just can't seem to keep it organized and have enough storage.  Thanks for having the fun giveaway.

7657colleen wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:45 AM

ooh I would love to have some new "make-up" to try out.

My studio needs some new toys and inspiration.

annielou2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:45 AM

Greetings From Annie Lou from RI.....sometimes you need new stuff to get inspiration .... I would (try) use the supplies and create something new.  I do not have anything in the art makover kit---so I should be able to create something new.  I am a scrapper---so I would add pictures and paper .....

Also---do you know of any events//classes that are available in the New England area ?????  All the stuff I would like to attend is always so far away.....

cathy28 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:47 AM

I travel all the time and this would be great to slip in my suitcase with my other make-up kit!  Such fun things to play with!  

sruof wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:53 AM

Oooh, mixed media supplies are on my Lust List! I live in Mexico, so I can't just run out to a craft store or well stocked art supply house.

And shipping and customs are SO expensive; often more than the article I'm buying. But this little kit could go to my US mail forwarding

address, and might actually arrive, unopened, with just a reasonable re-shipping and customs charge for me to pay. Imagine my

joy at being able to work with the same materials I read about it all your publications! Be still, my hopeful heart.

on 4 Aug 2009 11:59 AM

My studio needs a creative makeover because it has spread to all over the house and everything is under something else.  What a cool little kit of stuff to try!

dreamsunltd wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:00 PM

My studio has needed a creative makeover for a while. I'm just finishing up on the physical aspects of that makeover, but this little "makeup" kit would give a much needed boost to the "mental" makeover!

bondgirl wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:02 PM

What a cute idea.  The way you selected items to mimic an actual make up bag.  The only thing is that I can have a lot more fun with these products.  I am sure I won't be disappointed with any color selection from these lines.  No returns here. Chuckle.

jakquil wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:04 PM

This makeover package would be great to add to my creative stash.  I did order two bottles of the Smooch, however, I have not used it yet.  It will be great to add to the printer sheets after they come out of the printer.

A hopeful winner!

Bayou Bunny wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:06 PM

Families have been hit hard with the economic downfall.  Our family is no exception.  I have all types of creative ambitions inspired by the Quilting Arts website; however, the funds are not there for anything extra.  I set up a crafting/sewing section in a portion of our guest bedroom but a studio creative makeover is a dream beyond dreaming.  This "makeover" bag would give my heart and creative soul the lift it needs.  Thank you for consideration in your giveaway.

lheureux_art wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:06 PM

How cool is this?!  My studio needs a makeover because it seems like no matter how much storage containers or space I make, it's not enough!    I can't walk out of a fabric, quilt or craft store without some goodie, and then the dilemma of where to put it comes around!  I love this bag, and am starting to work with some of these materials (the Lumiere and Paintstik specifically), and, of course, always looking for more!

clickpen wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:16 PM

My studio is in the process of getting a makeover! I store my rubber stamps in the snap lid pencil boxes you find this time of year for back-to-school supplies and I marked the outside with a label and stack them nicely in an easy to assemble wardrobe.  I use the shelves for my stamps and I put a file cabinet in the side where you would hang clothes and put a board on top of that for a work surface. My inks are in plastic drawer containers on top of that.  Works great!  This makeover kit would be a lovely reward for getting myself organized.  Keep up the inspirational good work!

norie2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:17 PM

My studio has many identities (guest room, storage, sewing, crafts etc.) and I've spent the last month remaking it so I can easily find things.  the only problem is now that it's organized I find I work better amid chaos.  Oh well.  Thanks for the inspirations and the chance to win a creative makeover kit.  Keep up the good work.

Lisajake1282 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:19 PM

Moving into a new space - needs a lot of work.  I could use all the help, tools and new supplies willl inspire the necessary creativity...  

on 4 Aug 2009 12:20 PM

My studio is in our basement, which is dark and damp unless I run the dehumidifier, which makes it dry and dark <grin> I need a boost to get me into the space and working! Art is such a mood stabilizer!


azquilter wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:23 PM

My "studio" has become every room in the house. My breakfast room has my embellishing machine and related items. My dining room table is my cutting table, often covered with clutter, and to one side I have battings and fusible web of various kinds. To the other side I have cabinets with shallow drawers for miscellany.  My office has shelves of fabric and shelves of quilting books. My sewing machine is in the dining room, situated so that I can see and hear the TV in the next room. I have bins of stuff under my coffee table in the TV room. A former bedroom has a storage cabinet, another set of drawers, and boxes of magazine pictures and ideas for quilting. My bedroom has three bookcases for quilting books. Help!

JoyT@9 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:25 PM

I would love to win a Creative Makeover Kit to have some new toys to play with.  Love this site.

I have gotten so much good information. Thank you.

519quilt wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:26 PM

My studio needs a makeover period! This would be a great start. Thanks.

moonwild wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:40 PM

My studio need a makeover because new art supplies trigger great things in my mind.

Ohhhh.... new supplies........ try it on this paper or that cloth or that canvas!!. Dib, dab, dob....snip, snap, clip....glue, bond, adhere,..... alter,alter, alter....... the hours go by!

Fresh fruit for supper again tonight!

Laurie Dorrell

moonwild wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:42 PM

My studio need a makeover because new art supplies trigger great things in my mind.

Ohhhh.... new supplies........ try it on this paper or that cloth or that canvas!!. Dib, dab, dob....snip, snap, clip....glue, bond, adhere,..... alter,alter, alter....... the hours go by!

Fresh fruit for supper again tonight!

Laurie Dorrell

darlique wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:44 PM

I definitely NEED a creative makeover! The Muse has been MIA for quite some time and I'm just now hearing whisperings again. Thanks for the chance to win a makeover, the only kind I'm really interested in, of course.

Linda D

Lindar114 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:44 PM

I'm in a constant tug of war with my studio. I have plenty of storage containers and cabinets but I can't seem to clear out the mess. I like a tidy studio and I usually can find what I need but I can't bear to throw anything away  that could possibly be used in the next fifty years. I do give stuff away and recycle things but I seem to collect toilet tissue cores and cute little bottles, tiny bits of fabric, etc. I need to join pack rats anonymous! Is there help for me?

carolena wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:45 PM

So glad to have found your blog on a day with a give-away! My studio is in my garage, so I really need a makeover!

stvanfrank wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 12:51 PM

Seems like there is so much to do and so little time. I often forgo art in favor of getting something else done. Sounds like the Creative Makeover Kit is exactly the thing to inspire art and creativity!

cutup wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:01 PM

A a grandaughter told me a few years ago that I needed that,  The craft room and become the

"ROOM" and it is difficult to find what is needed for the project at hand.  My work table is my grandmothers ironingboard, made for her,by her father, when she married.. It does set up to a good height for standing to work.

I have things stacked up, but still find things stacked on the floor, when one needs to walk and you have to unstack

to find what is needed.   Would love to try the  Smooch.  Have not seen it in real life yet.   Got my fingers crossed.

on 4 Aug 2009 1:01 PM

YeaH: A makeover for our art! New products and tried and true products in a "How about using these together" Bag!!! I'm thinking metal and cloth, hmmmmmmm.........

on 4 Aug 2009 1:03 PM

What an adorable set of supplies.  My studio could use a makeover becuase my toddler has taken over.  Samantha

mtnest2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:05 PM

thanks for the opportunity. the goodies look very fun!

OptOut wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:08 PM

Great idea!

Jean Davies wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:13 PM

   I had a solo show of my stitcheries way back in 1966 and then continued to raise children and teach fulltime. My mother was a tailor, so now it's time  to reorganise my studio and get back to my first love, fibre. I'm collecting modern supplies to be up-to-date with my new work and your makeover kit would fill me with exciting new ideas.

Many thanks,

Jean Davies

Ulla9 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:14 PM

My studio is our living room and there is to much stuff... I need to be very creative to find a place for everything :-)

on 4 Aug 2009 1:21 PM

I wish my studio had elves that organized everything at night while I was sleeping...then maybe I could get to sleep and get more done!

jacquiesc wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:27 PM

What a brilliant idea -- a make up/over !!!   My studio needs a makeover because my "stuff" is starting to get away from me!  (ha ha -- no chance of me stopping acquiring more tho -- I can never have too much!)  I am so lucky to have a space in my house (now that my kids have all grown up and away) and feel blessed every time I come into it to play!


JoodleZ wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:31 PM

I really, really need a makeover!   My six and nine year old grandchildren have just left following their annual summer visit, the AC on my car died, my co-worker quit,  can't afford a manicure or massage, have the start of a migraine, having a bad hair week and feeling rather ...  fluffy!  I desperately need the Creative Makeover Kit so that I can quickly develop some creative serenity in my life.  

P.S.  My husband and the dogs will thank you also.

DebraB@8 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:33 PM

This is a great idea for a makeover! What studio couldn't use this kit? Thanks for a chance to win!

csmquilter wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 1:36 PM

I love the idea of the make up case for the makeover.  Unfortunately, my studio needs at least a 39 gallon garbage bag to contain the supplies for a makeover.  I am at critical mass, or is it mess?  Think I'll go read the comments about mess equals stress.

on 4 Aug 2009 1:38 PM

Two years ago my husband insisted that we create a space for my art and creative endeavors.  We managed to pull it all together in a short period of time and it's been my own special haven since then!

I am hooked on all forms of expression, from watercolor to collage and more.  Having my own little space gives me the freedom to create and to JUST HAVE FUN!  I recently took a workshop where the first thing the instructor said  was  " I get to paint today".

Celebrate your creative side and tell the critic to "take a hike"

on 4 Aug 2009 1:43 PM





on 4 Aug 2009 1:59 PM

Being a mixed media artist, i have to keep everything that I sse that could be used.  I have a wonderful space with a great desk and shelves.  i need to use my space to get the most from it.  I have all theideas and  tools to be creative and just need to be able to get to them.

FibreFreaky wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:05 PM


I am dire need of a creative makeover for my studio!!!!  

I just purchased new cabinets at Target - boring, cheap laminate white cabinets.  I now have a wall of white drawers and cabinets looming over me in my tiny 6' x 9' space.  I've thought of a dozen ways to dress up my stark white cabinets, but I think I'm in need of some new products and tools - that always stimulates the creativity... :)

craftylady07 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:13 PM

My studio was totally dismantled when we had new carpeting put down and now it is not usuable.  It needs a complete overhaul and update.  I miss working with all my creative bits and pieces around me, inspiring me.  It used to feel like a magical place - full of inspiration and creative materials and I would work for hours on my art quilts and  mixed media pieces.  A creative makeover would sure lift my creativity to a new level.  

Lara17 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:21 PM

Now THAT"S my kinda make-over kit! Who needs lippy when you're busy drooling over ARTIST"S PAINSTICKS anyway? And who'd make the time to paint their nails when they could be doodling with SMOOCH instead? I share my CREATE space with six children (and the copious art materials thereof!), an ironing board (gallantly straining under the weight of my ironing pile), and 3 sewing machines... I love the compact nature and the funky (and slightly mocking!) tone of this witty little kit! Genius!

merryredhed wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:22 PM

I need a makeover because I can never find anything. I spend hours hunting for the elusive embellishment or fabric.  Dying to try the new smooch inks so pick me!

lotsadogs wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:25 PM

I get a burst of creativity with new products and that would be great right about now. I daydream about getting back to doing art!!!

KiwiCarole wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:25 PM

We don't have Smooch products in New Zealand! Please send immediately!! These would all be new products to play and create with!

Just what I need to "tart my art!"

carole ;)

Mary Anne@2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:25 PM

If you could actually see my studio, you would be aghast!  When I'm in a creative mode, things simply get piled...everywhere.  I'm too anxious to create and can't take ANY time to put things away.  Then I end up in a horrible mess and can't find ANYTHING, which only leads to massive frustration and continual vows that this time I will clean up as I go (obviously THAT's not working!).

TracyAllyson wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:33 PM

I am in the process of cleaning out my office and turning it into a studio.  This kit would be a nice reward for the boring stuff I am doing to make the space mine.

Eva Melhus wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:42 PM

Here is a comment from a member in Norway: I am sure my studio needs this makeover, since I am just starting my "new" career as an artist. I was made redundant from my job (as many others in these times of financial crisis), and plan to try making at least part of my living by making art. All new supplies will come in handy, and these Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks look very exciting. I would love to try them!

chezie wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:50 PM

Great timing!  My daughter is moving into her own apartment and I finally get to put a studio together in her old space!!

mamabird296 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:03 PM

ooooooohhh! I reallyreallyreally want to try the Smooch's!!!! My son is moving out, my daughter is moving into his old room and I'm FINALLY getting my craft/sewing room!!!! Yay for mom!

fairposada wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:08 PM

What a great giveaway - glad I get your e-newsletter.  

Jan in AZ

debfitch wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:18 PM

After reading about other people's studios, I' m inspired to turn a shed in our back yard into my studio. This would start me off in the right direction. If I win, then I will only need drywall, electricty, shelves, additonal containers, paint and flooring to have the studio of my dreams. dfitch

MizDenise wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:27 PM

My only child leaves for his first year of college next week and I'm in need of new inspiration and supplies! Unfortunately, all my budget is going to college as well. So, please, please, Pick me, Pick me!

Dawn G. wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:32 PM

I love your "makeover" idea!  My tiny little studio and I are in desperate need of a makeover.  I need fresh ideas and inspiration....just what this bag full of wonderful new art supplies offers!  Thanks for a chance to win!

loony3 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:33 PM

Some people are hunters; some gatherers. I have gathered so much stuff I am in a state of paralysis. Luckily, I stumbled across a great class with Rosalie Dace. She made me cut and go... so now I am ready to take off... if only I could find all my stuff. Yearning to break free..... l.

rrooll wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:43 PM

I have been wanting to try "Smooch" Inks and this has just reminded my of that!  This little kit would be a great way to try out some things I've been longing to try, but haven't gotten around to ordering!  I'm in the process of organizing and kind of re-doing my basement studio, so now is as good a time as any for a Creative Makeover Kit.  


nuttyartist wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:46 PM

It would be nice to have a creative makeover to give my creativity a boost.  Sometimes I get stuck and need something to spur me on to something new.

on 4 Aug 2009 3:50 PM


merlinkp wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:53 PM

Well mostly that would be as I don't have one. I'm stuck in the family's dining room and have taken over the table! Forget eating, art is sooo much more satisfying, LOL!

jstratbu wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:54 PM

My studio certainly needs a creative makeover because I am finally taking everything out (after 16 years), painting walls, ceiling, and installing new bookshelves and closets.  Then I will need to decide what needs to go back in and where.  I would love to be able to expand my creative juices beyond art quilts, knitting and teaching granddaughters to quilt.  I would love to win a creative makeover kit!  What a fun idea!  Judy

craftn4fun wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:56 PM

Truth be told, I really don't have a studio or set place where I let my creative juices flow. I would love to have a studio ( or even a set place). But for now it's on the floor or my dinning table. I have my art supplies in nicely wrapped shoe boxes in my walk in closet. Sometimes, it get hard to dig though boxes eventhough I know what are the contents of each box. Thanks for the chance to win a  cool creative makeover kit.

Whidbey2 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 3:58 PM

I am in the middle of  avalanches in my studio.   I am trying to get rid of stashes I inherited that just are not me.  I have been gone for two months  not able to do anything creative .   I have to leave again this weekend  don't know when I will get back to my studio again.  I could use a creative  boost.  

This Creative Makeover kit sounds like fun and just the thing to let my imagination run amok.

on 4 Aug 2009 4:08 PM

Just checked in after spending the day in Charlotte with our son.  Would love to win something that I can actually use!

LindaL@100 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:12 PM

My studio needs a creative makeover to give me some new inspiration.  The new Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks look like they will be very fun to try on a variety of materials, inspiring me to dig out some long lost items in my stash.

Caityquilter wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:14 PM

My studio not only needs a makeover - it needs a ROCKET to get me going again!

megamom9 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:20 PM

What a great giveaway! These are some of the items on my Christmas list already :)

DeniseBL wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:20 PM

My studio could use a creative makeover, because I've just finished one Quilt (5 months of work on one project) and I'm ready to experiment, and try a few new things  before starting a new Quilt project! After I finish a quilt or project, I like to re-organize my studio, and see what little improvements I can make before starting to create again.  I like to recycle containers and tins, and repurpose items to use for organizing and creating. Thanks for the entry!

wooldiva wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:27 PM

after 10 years of rughooking & mixed media work-it's time to clean up!!!!!that's why i need a studio makeover

on 4 Aug 2009 4:33 PM

What studio doesn't need a makeover!!!!  Just love the little kit - I haven't used the Smooch inks yet.  A great little prize to win.  Would love to receive it.  Joy from Australia

spidermom wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:35 PM

I need a makeover kit so I can try new products

lynkaypr wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:35 PM

This is a great blog; so glad I found you; may I link back to you?

My studio also houses my at-home office; by the time I have worked all day, I want out of the room and then seldom come back in to create--any ideas on making over the shared space?

Love the giveaway idea; I'm glad I get the Cloth Paper Scissors newsletter!

on 4 Aug 2009 4:48 PM

Would love to win!  I always want to try new never know when you might find something

to inspire.  I am a cloth, paper, scissors subscriber and can't wait for each new issue. The articles are great and the art work amazing.  I learn something new from each issue.  Great idea.

Bathurst wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:57 PM

My studio (the former bedroom of the last child to leave home) needs a makeover as it is unorganized and small. My first step was to give  the bed away to a deserving college student and then "store"  all of my quilting and paper arts books and supplies in this room.   I read all the Cloth, Paper and Scissors and Studios for hints but still need help to unravel the chaos.  I also love bags- bags with goodies as well as bags without.  Thanks for all the help and for this blog.

Redness wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 4:59 PM

Smooch Pearlized Oh YES please ... my studio space, already under the much needed creative makover spell of WWC, will enjoy a touchup from these gorgeous art supplies ... smooch, smooch ;)  

Redness wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 5:11 PM

Smooch Pearlized - OH Yes please ... my studio space, screaming for a creative makover as I combine living with creating, will surely glow with the contents of this glorious bag of Clearsnap happiness!

on 4 Aug 2009 5:16 PM

I think I'm a "hunter-gatherer" based on my desire to have every type of creative "stuff" that is available. The creative makeover kit fits that perfectly.   Woo Hoo!

mamajeann wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 5:16 PM

Please pick me!  I am new to this craft, and just received my first copy of cloth, paper scissors.  I am so excited to try everything- but I have almost none of the supplies I need.  This kit would be a great start, and would insure a fan!

mrscooz wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 5:51 PM

Awesome! I think my creativity needs a makeover... I'm getting the end of summer blues... the unemployment blues... and the everyone else but me is going back to school blues... on the other hand... maybe I'll have more than 10 minutes at a time to actually create something!


Ziggy6 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:00 PM

Paintstiks are sooo much fun.  Everyone could use a little  smooch now and then ,right?

koffiebean wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:00 PM

I have made-do with containers made from shoeboxes, bulk business envelope boxes, trashed retail store display racks, old baskets and a CD cabinet holding my yarn.  I would love an organized, matching containers, shelved closet that really looks like a studio done by a designer.  I'm very tired of making do!

And am drooling to try those smooch inks!!!

reginabdunn wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:04 PM

I'm using cinder blocks and wood planks for shelves (that I used 20 years ago in college) to store books and other supplies. I really need a closet makeover to use the space more efficiently. Thanks for the offer. I hope I'm one of the winners.

poetnessa wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:20 PM

Gosh, my studio is a spare bedroom and it's in such disorder that I dislike even going in there. Only for emergencies (getting the room ready for my mom who stays in that room) or to make a quick card for a birthday or something. I wish I had it better organized and that it would inspire me to be more creative, more often. I think art-making is very soothing and soul-healing for myself. In fact, I'm going to go check out slatwall board, after Linda's comments below... Thanks for your contest here!! I'd love to try a paintstick... sincerely, Nessa

kelsey8 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:32 PM

I'd love to be able to try the Smooch inks!  They so look like nail polish bottles, which I can't wear anyway as I always have paint & inks on my short fingernails.  At least I could have some little bottles that look like it.  Never know, I might even get carried away to try them out as nail polish!   lol

on 4 Aug 2009 6:35 PM

My space, I just can't really call it a studio!, needs a makeover because, well really, it just needs a maid.  I desperately need to clean up.  I quite like my space when it's clean!

Thanks for hte chance to win.

jannie poo wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:37 PM

Oh.....oh yes...I need to win....I would love to try the Smooch Inks, they would look perfect in my studio and I'm sure they could find a spot somewhere! Did you say makeover? Yes I do need one its getting pretty tight in there!

Dianega123 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:41 PM

This is the perfect makeover kit. Small and colorful. Perfect for a small condo with limited (very limited storage space).  

margecadaret wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 6:55 PM

My favorite media is collage and my studio/son's former bedroom is piled with old magazines just in case there may be some image inside I can't do without.  There is just not enough workspace to spread out my "stuff" and storage sometimes boils down to separate piles on the floor!  Thanks for your magazine and a chance to win.

on 4 Aug 2009 6:58 PM

I sure need something - a creative makeove is a great beginning.  Then I need to organize and organize which will never end.  Thanks for offering five kits!

kelki517 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 7:14 PM

Love the idea! I do need an artsy make over! Kits are sooo inspirational!

JoanneR@18 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 7:19 PM

I've been reading about the Smooch and would love to try them. I sure hope I win this  makeover bag, it would be a great makeover for my studio supplies with several I've not tried before.

DebiK@3 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 7:35 PM

My studio needs a really BIG makeover - its an unfinished basement now, waiting for some extra cash to get started on it. But it doesn't stop me from creating - finshed or not I have a couple tables, my machine and piles of stuff, most of the time I can't  find what I want and end up going out to buy more! In the end

it dosen't matter where you create as long as your creating. To have a great collection all together in a little kit would be wonderful, at least until it got hidden under an unfinished project and gets put on the MIA(missing in action) list. Thanx for giving us a chance at a cool give away. Debi

PaulaF@12 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 7:41 PM

My "craft room" has been the central storage area for our home. After cleaning it out and getting it ready to make it into a craft room, I suffered a back injury and had to have surgery. That took all my project money.

Now, My room has a desk, no shelves, and boxes of my stuff all over the floor. I am unable to go back to work for about another year so I guess I'll be doing crafts on the floor!

misslippi wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 8:00 PM

I would Love to have a studio makeover as I am so busy taking care of my elderly mother ( i am her caregiver) that I have no time to even get things organized. It seems a mess and I finally got a studio to myself and to have some ME time would be awesome in an organized studio!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

roberts3 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 8:20 PM

I am recently married, after being widowed 4 years ago, we are setting up a studio in the basement.

He does model airplanes and photography.

I quilt, create and experiment with all kinds of stuff on paper and fabric.

Thank you for a chance to try new stuff -- the "mild scientist" always likes to try new stuff.

on 4 Aug 2009 8:38 PM

What an exciting give away.I especially love paint stiks! Organization is always an issue for me. And I need to do some "weeding" of the craft supplies collection. But this would be a nice addition! I'll start making room. (LOL)

CarolynH@47 wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 8:43 PM

I need a makeover for my studio because it has been a "catch-all" since I had ankle surgery and have been in a wheelchair. My family moved everything into the studio to clear space for the wheelchair. Now there is only a small path through the studio. I need to be able to create again. I would love to try these products.

conniend wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 8:46 PM

I so need to get "made over" in my creative making area i.e. - the bedroom, the living room, the garage, the kitchen - and yes, if I need water from a sink - the bathroom .  I have been so disorganized since I love to try new products and new techniques, but hey, don't let that stop you awarding a makeover bag to me. Smooches to you.

nbales wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:16 PM

The new Smooches look so yummy.  I can hardly wait to decorate a surface with them.  They are bound to "make over" anything into something beautiful.

Lynne Sward wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 9:24 PM

After reading the posts about why everyone wants the Makeover Kit, although it would be great to win one, I'm satisfied that there are a lot more deserving artists who need the kit more that I do.  I fantasize about having the neat, organized , no fabric on the floor, empty tables waiting patiently for the creative project of the century-------studio/sanctuary.  These posts have inspired me to "clean up my act", and create the kind of studio that seldem needs any kind of a makeover.  Thanks for letting me share.  Lynne Sward

on 4 Aug 2009 9:41 PM

Wow- what a perfect post for me! I am in the middle of a mess right now.  I am trying to make a studio out of our tiny little 3rd bedroom- it is only a little over 6 ft x 8 ft, and I have many years of scrapbooking supplies that have been moved from one house to another, that have no organizational system what-so-ever, rubber stamps, which I love, but can't use because I can't remember what I have and where it is and my new found love of mixed media art- how and where to stow it so that I can use it?  It is all an over whelming task! Everything sits in apple boxes right now :(

I am told it is best to go with clear storage, so you can see what you have, but it is so hard to find anything that is affordable.  (I am afraid The Container Store is out of my price range) So I will have to be creative in my efforts.  

I can't wait to see if I win one of the great gift bags~They look awesome, and the supplies look wonderful... new things to try, that I haven't yet played with!

(Wish you were giving away a room makeover instead, but I would be thrilled to win anything) :)

sakameg wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 10:29 PM

My space could really use a makeover...some new supplies to jump start the creative process! What a fun giveaway!

shkapoo wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:34 PM

Oh gosh!! Where do I start?? Disorganised & not easily accessible storage might be the place! :) It would soooooo help to turn that problem around.

Thanks for offering this cute little giveaway!

Cathy B. wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 11:54 PM

I am smitten by all the creative mixed-media projects in your incredible magazine; and each issue so inspires me to "get out of my box" and try different things, which most always requires  exciting new products.  This Makeover Bag would help enhance a planned project with the recent purchased merchandise I received today from your 15% off sale.  Thanks for the sale; and thanks for the opportunity to enter this bag of art supply drawing.  Cathy Byerly

leafygal wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 12:57 AM

I'm telling myself that if I win a makeover knit I will finally have to get off my chair and clear the clutter so I can play with these fabulous new toys with a clear conscious and a clear art space

Bronwyn9 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 1:42 AM

My work room was never really completed when we moved into our house, there were so many other things to do at the time - like getting the shower going (we did have a toilet) and numerous other things. It has been so good to have my own work room even if it was not completed and painted etc, but it would be good to get it done now.

Mintycat wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 1:57 AM

Would love to win this Makeover bag of goodies. I am in the process of moving my studio from the tiny spare bedroom to the largest bedroom in the house. What Joy- lots more space to be filled with yummy art supplies and room to move around without causing too much chaos.Would love to make something using "new" art supplies in my "new" studio.

Emma47 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 2:20 AM

thanks for this chance (in a million, it seems) to win a CMK. My studio is full of creative mess which constantly inspires me, I love it & we artist makers can never have enough of any new thing, leading us into all sorts of directions, down many paths. Focus? I couldn't possibly! Emma

mamabear2 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 4:31 AM

I would love to win your makeover kit for my studio. Oh, what studio? I have a kitchen tablewith 2 kids running around it whenever I try to do something creative. but your magazines keep me plugging along and hopeing for a studio some day. For now a little bag of goodies would really help spark some jucies.

SusanM@159 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 4:36 AM

What a fun idea!  I like this makeup bag more than mine!!

fiberartist wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 5:11 AM

My studio defintely needs a creative makeover. I have been trying to delve into art quilting using non-traditional materials. I would love to try these items. :)

Thank you for holding this giveaway!

marthagail wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 5:16 AM

My studio needs a creative makeover because it has become the storage room for all the items that need to be temporarily relocated while the places they belong are renovated.  Dislocations everywhere! It would be heaven to try out new media in whatever clear surface I can unearth!

llb3 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 5:42 AM

My studio is filled with stuff that needs organization.  Actually, it needs a bit of weeding, and tidying up.  If only it were as easy and quick to clean up after a project, as it is to pull everything out !   I have been eyeing the smooches.  THis is my kind of makeover kit !  I love Cloth Paper Scissors and the Studios magazine inspires me to get myself to clean up my room !

CYNDiLou2 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 6:08 AM

My studio is always in a constant state of needing a makeover! Or maybe it's me that needs a chance!   I have a clutter problem. I just get so involved in my work that I never have time to put anything away! Now--- my work! At the moment the ideas are pouring out of me! It would be great to have some new supplies to experiment with! So, I'm stirring the pot and hoping for a radical transformation!

on 5 Aug 2009 6:39 AM

There's nothing like new products to stimulate studio creativity! These certainly spark the imagination and my muse is telling me to run out and grab these goodies. I'd love to find a Creative Makeover Kit in my mailbox!

on 5 Aug 2009 6:50 AM

Oh I've wanted to try Smooch!!!   Why do I need a makeover..........ahem, I mean why does my STUDIO need a makeover....because..........well..........every studio needs a redo once in a gets the creative juices flowing!!!!

Linda West wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 7:09 AM

Hi, Cate. What a generous offer--a creative makeover for studios! Well, mine could sure use one. My studio is in the unfinished basement of my 1924 cottage. My art workspace shares room with my washing machine and low-hanging heat vents. My darling partner, Jim, has tried valiantly over the past few years to patch leaks in the walls and floors and he's had some success. In spite of its roughness, I love it and wish I had more time to spend there.  My thought is, if I must make art, I'll find a way!

Hope you're having a great day!

on 5 Aug 2009 7:15 AM

I remember reading about this in the magazine, and then promptly forgetting to mark it on the calendar!

My studio is a small table (and I mean SMALL) next to the washer, and dryer in the basement.  It is where I had to move my art studio once I had my son (he got my studio room!).   I am now a stay at home mom without the financial extras that a two income household provides.  I love being a mom, but I have had to make a lot of sacrifices and the studio was the first to go.   I still make art when I can fit it in..and sometimes even when I cannot.   I really did not mean for this to sound like a sob story, because I love my life..but it could use a creative makeover that is for sure!

Margret 22 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 7:18 AM

Great ideas!  I've been a quilter for a long time, but haven't ventured too far off the path of "traditional" quilting.  I'm looking forward to trying some of these "new" (to me at least) ideas.

SewLindaAnn wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 7:23 AM

I need a studio creative makeover because I need to organize works in progress so I have open space to actually work on projects instead of moving things from table to table or on top of something else!! I have painted a yard sale file cabinet (the narrow drawer type) and it's great for stamps and small supplies. I love trying new products and would love the chance to tear open a prize package!!!

Lori@18 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 7:25 AM

Looks like the perfect kit for me. I'd love to try some of those things but the budget is tight. And your magazineshave given me lots of ideas!

cindyl57 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 7:39 AM

I love the makeover kit ... what a great way to try these products! I spend more time rearranging and trying to organize my studio than I do creating! My fantasy is to have my favorite designer from HGTV, Candice Olson, redesign my studio with her beautiful custom cabinetry and lighting!!!

mwreyburn wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 7:44 AM

I extended my internet "research" time limit to enter this give away to say why my studio needs a creative make over.  I have just finished teaching 4 week long Art Camps for adults and children.  Having used many different art supplies there are many left over.  Now, where can I put them in my studio?  Some must be saved for next year and must be stored inside.  (Outside they would freeze during the winter and turn into blobs.  I learned this from last winter.) Hope I can win the KIT to inspire more ideas to share in the Art Camps next summer.

on 5 Aug 2009 8:57 AM

I have loved this site for a long time, but have never entered any contests.  This one really appealed for two reasons.

1. I'm getting quite grey, so need lots of colour in my world.

2. I am just getting started on painting/dying my own fibers and fabrics, so I am keen to try anything new.

Thanks for the opportunity to join in!!

on 5 Aug 2009 9:19 AM

I've never tried any of these products before and I'd sure like to test them out.  I'm always experimenting!

terarla1 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 9:38 AM

My studio needs a makeover, it's shrinking as I continue to try new products and ideas.  I love the chance of winning something.

JackieVF wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 10:20 AM

My studio is getting a 'fix up'.  Clean up and re-organization following months of non-work.  This year I hope we will take out the wall between studio and dining room-office to make the space much brighter with more room for my projects.  I am working this year on adding calligraphy to my textile work - I can always use help keeping my studio tidied for the next session, especially a creative make over.


lunaverde wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 11:27 AM

Have been seeing a lot about Smooch lately. Love my Embellishments Newsletter too!

evcarlen wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 11:47 AM

I've a room where I sew but no order in it. It needs a makeover just so that I can find my things. What a wonderful kit you are offering. It would give  anyone creative inspiration. I also love how it looks like a make-up kit.

Doxy_chic wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 12:07 PM

I would love a studio makeover due to the fact that it is in the laundry room and all I can think about is laundry. I need more work space then maybe I would'nt have to use the washer and dryer as a place to let my creations  dry and get ready for the next step (whatever that may be). Also would love to try some new supplies they look very cool! Thanks,Diane

chicaboom wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 12:28 PM

the reason i beleive i need a studio makeoveris because i don't have everything organized and situated in my (jewelry/craft room) . I'm taking an online course to be a jewelry design and repair course. and the way i have it situated and lack of things i need to be a sucessful jewelry designer/repair its hard for me to be or get where i'm going. and i know i would be a great source of inspiration to the world of art and be able to give back to society to help others bring out their fulol potential in their gift of art also. and i have such creative ideas that i would love to do with a limited amount to work with. all my life when i would see somone build a sculpture or see someone drawing or painting with such a gift for their talent i wanted to be that person

your web site was such an inspiration to me. when i need inspiration or ideas for creating most times i go to your web site and i'm never disapointed. i always find somthing in there to get me going.

thanks again for the newsletters they are very informative


Juke wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 12:57 PM

After having lived in rented apartments for all of our married life and and not being allowed to decorate any of them with bright colours, my hubby and I f-i-n-a-l-l-y own a small place of our own (YIPEE!!!)My studio is now a small bedroom which I have started to give a creative makeover to by firstly painting it a bright blue. I left a border around the room in which to place a...umm....Yep, I got stumped.What to do, what to do? Maybe just paint it blue? Now, if I were to be one of the winners of a makeover bag then with some exciting new products I know I would find my inspiration and be able to complete the decorating portion of my studio's makeover. Then all I have to do is find a place to put all my stash of artistic goodies!

I have been an avid reader of Cloth Paper Scissors for 3 years now and it's one of the biggest inspirations to me as an artist. More than anything your magazine's wonderful artists and writers are always encouraging and have taught me to be brave and try new things. Thank You! And thank you for this giveaway contest.

Jody Wigton wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 1:00 PM

What a clever idea!  I love to see all the new products offered and would love to win this collection!!  Love both of your magazines (Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors) !!!  I can't wait until they both show up each time!

wandah04 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 1:34 PM

I'd love a chance to win this!!!  My studio will get a make-over as soon as we finish our addition... right now I just use a little space on the kitchen counter.  

mary j3 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 2:20 PM

My "little bedroom" looks like a studio, but is so lonely in there. The kharma must be good because 4 pink African violets bloom furiously on the windowsill all year long. The room needs a music source and a design wall - all in the works, asap. First, I must finish up 3 artsy quilts for the county fair - entry due Sept 12.  beading beading beading....those smoochies look so delectible!  I bet the pigment plate would highlight a quiltie of those pink think?

lauratm wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 3:20 PM

I had a beautiful, totally remodelled studio - gorgeous hardwood floors revealed under old carpet, outdated wallpaper removed with fresh sunny paint to replace it, and the less than functional cluttered closet redone for amazing organization - that was a little over a year ago as we had to relocate cross country for my husbands job....Now I have a small, beige walled/carpeted, bland room that doesn't work at all for me (it's only saving grace is the big multi-paned window) Right now my biggest inspiration comes from magazines like CPS - and I just LOVE these makeover kits, how clever!!

aimee.smythe wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 4:33 PM

We have a group called Embellishments. The five of us meet and work on art with fibers, paper and/or stamping. We choose a new project each time that we haven't tried before.

on 5 Aug 2009 4:41 PM

All my things in my studio ar boxed, and I have to read all the labels on the outside of the box to see if what I am looking for is there.

I am a visual person, so when I saw the simple yet magnificient idea that you can store things in clear packaging-well that has inspired me to change my whole storage system.

Also what a fab idea to have a see through bag.I also teach and need to use a mobile studio-imagine the possibilities!

on 5 Aug 2009 5:34 PM

My studio needs a creative makeover because I am converting it from a guest bedroom to MY studio!  There is no more room for anticipated guests, but plenty of room for me and my new creative ideas.  I have been reading all of my new art, mixed media, photo art, textile and fiber arts books for inspirational ideas. I am ready to start making new art.

Diana Bracy of Las Vegas

elalynn wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 6:19 PM

A new creative makeover kit would be wonderful and just what I need to get back intouch with my creative side.  We just recently moved into a very small apartment and my wonderful teenagers are letting dear mom have a small space in the closet to store her stuff.  This would be a wonderful starting kit that would not take up much space.

jweiss2 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 6:23 PM

Just got back from a week in the BC (Canada) Rockies, making art in the hot sunny afternoons. I played with Golden Fluid Acrylics and  gel mediums, made some of my own stamps, and started an artist book for an online art group buddy in the UK.  I painted backgrounds for each page in the book, created a title page, and started a few pages with fabrics, inks and lettering.  My friend will complete them however she chooses. It was great fun!

I'd love to be entered to win this Creative Makeover kit.  It would be so wonderful to try the new products, and see how they work with the products I am already using. Something new can be a wonderful boost to creativity. Thanks for offering great products and so many ideas on how to use them.


jweiss2 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 6:30 PM

I try to make art wherever I go, taking a boxful of supplies with me on trips, and packing at least a camera or sketchbook around with me. This cosmetic bag of creative tools would be my studio 'on the road'. Thanks for that great idea!


BJC4 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 7:55 PM

I'd like a new look for the mixed media art that I create in my studio.  Creative makeover supplies could do the trick.

cindycoven wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 7:58 PM

I was so inspired by Perez in the last Studios, Imoved my stamping and paper collage downstairs in my basement.  i love it.  It is very small and cozy, but it is all mine.  I just turned 60 today and am working on my first ever art quilt for my 65 year old traditional handquilter sister!  Hope i win a makeover, at 60 I could use it to go with my new "Artsy" self!  Thanks Cindy

janieh5 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 8:16 PM

my daughter in law is a wonderful 'make-up' artist, I can imagine the look on her face if I won this and showed her my idea of a makeover kit.  This is a wonderful idea, and as I can see by everyone's elses comments ... it would be a treasure to many ... good luck to everyone

Susan999 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 8:31 PM

You may call it a creative makeover kit------I call it fun and inspiration! Just what one needs to get the summer creative juices flowing again.

keh2 wrote
on 5 Aug 2009 9:13 PM

My studio needs a creative makeover because I want display space for my collections and artwork plus storage for tons of supplies.  My poor studio doesn't have any bottles of Smooch yet...

on 5 Aug 2009 9:15 PM

This really will be fun.  I have been wanting to try the Smooch Pearlized Inks.  I have been starting a jounal and these will add more variety to my

work.  There is always something new in your blog everytime I check it.  Thank you.  Phyllis

miacat wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 1:16 AM

My Studio definitely needs a makeover because it's sort of grown "like Topsy" and nothing really fits properly any more.  Whenever I need something that I don't use often, I have to conduct a mental - and sometimes physical - search to remember where I've stored it.  Time consuming and frustrating.  On the other hand, I know I'm very lucky to have a dedicated studio as many of my artist friends are still making do with the kitchen table.

rjwhiggins wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 5:07 AM

 My Studio is bare bones, as my husband works on it when he has a little free time. So far we have it painted in basic white, which I think of as a blank canvas. He made some beautiful stained shelves last week, and will be putting up a display shelf all around the room about a foot below the ceiling. Still a lot to do, but it's a work of creative love!!

Rae Jean Higgins

LouiseG@7 wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 5:40 AM

My craft room needs a creative makeover, so I need a kick in the pants to help motivate me to clean out the clutter and de-stash what I'm not using anymore! I would love to try the Smooch inks, since they are said to work on both paper and fabric. Looking forward to more creative inspiration. Louise

HGF wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 5:42 AM

Hello and Happy Day,

I had to laugh when seeing the great concept of a 'makeover'. Who can't resist pretty little bottles, wonderful colors and the opportunity to make things more beautiful?? Certainly not me.  I need a studio makeover because right now it currently resides in boxes in a storage facility. We are selling our house and had to "stage" it right down to nothing. ACK! I am without everything and experiencing a massive creative void. Thank you for this opportunity for a little creative makeover.  

Angelika7 wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 8:26 AM

Oh, they look so inviting, these paints! They remind me of the time when I always added paint to my fingernails - a feat that somehow vanished after having three kids to rear.... I would terribly like to win such a wonderful make up bag!


Phylis2 wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 10:08 AM

I could sure use a makeover.  I've just about run out of supplies and this would sure get me through until I can replenish my stash.  Of course I could straighten up my space, but hey my muse is itching to start on something new.

tanyacby wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 10:40 AM

Please give the kit to someone who's more organized than I.  It's difficult to get creative when you are overcome with clutter and the dust which collects around the plastic shoe boxes.  I'm afraid that kit would just be lost in the whirlpool which is my studio.  Thanks anyway

on 6 Aug 2009 11:41 AM

A "real" studio is just a dream; right now, I have supplies in various rooms of the house, but a lot of "stuff" stacked in the living room.  Organizational tools for paper, ink pads, brushes, etc., would be so welcome!

mmaxwell2 wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 12:19 PM

My studio is so small and it has to have a hide-a -bed in it.  I am trying to find ne wys to store and revitalize!  

The Makeover Kit will be a good inspiration!

belladumonde wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 12:37 PM

The kit looks like fun! I loved the article in CPS where the smooch inks were used as accents to such beautiful effects! Looking forward to getting my hands on some Smooch.  

purpleglow wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 1:12 PM

Because my studio is basicaly piles/bins of craft/art supplies and unfinished projects all over my house in Ohio and my boyfriend's apartment here in New York!

I would LOVE to win those pretty art supplies. :)

sojo wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 1:16 PM

I just saw the item about the makeover kit and my altered books and stamps could try a new paint product.  I always like to try new products.  sojo

ginaleekim wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 1:54 PM

Hope it's not too late to enter!

The reason why I'd like a creative makeover is that I'm completely drained out of my creative mind & muse. I've been working day & night, preparing for the opening of a solo exhibit and now I'm sitting empty. Depleted in a good way, but honoring what just happened: I just "birthed" a series of paintings and I am artistically wiped out! I see some new products that I haven't tried before and I know that experimenting/playing again will get me going in the studio.

jrice wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 5:42 PM

I have been using the same old inks for years and years and would love to try somthing new and different. A little sparkle never hurt anyone.

brendasmoak wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 7:58 PM

Well, I think i still made it within the deadline - would love to have one of these kits! let me know....thanks! peace...Brenda

artizen wrote
on 6 Aug 2009 8:10 PM

My studio has suffered from neglect over the last year or so.  Just within the last 2 days, I have begun to seriously reorganize it.  The kit would be an extra blessing.

on 7 Aug 2009 5:36 AM

I've committed to making a small quilt a day for the month of August and I need help. I'm already three days behind and trying to think smaller and quicker. Seems like the kit would help. Sherry Haefele

jojo wrote
on 7 Aug 2009 8:16 AM

Ooh la la!  My stu-stu-studio is a hurtin!  Poor girl needs a a trip to the beauty bar!  

on 7 Aug 2009 8:31 AM

I took a vacation today from work to decompress and reconnect with the quilting world.  I have been attempting to return to that relationship I once had with my sewing studio, the place where the cares of the world are soothed between layers of fabric. I felt like I had lost a good friend. So my new daughter-in-law invited me to visit Quilt National in Athens, Ohio with her, she the jewelry artist, me the quilter. Inspiration, Endorphins, Laughter, Amazement, and "look at this!! Oh and look at that one"!!!

I was high for 2 days from the experience.  It prompted me to find your website and order some back issues of Cloth, Paper, Scissors Studios as well as some other back issues of Quilting Arts for any "relapses" I may have!! I always considered myself fairly traditional in my style, can't draw a lick except for maybe stick figures, which is why I was drawn to quilting in the first place 22 years ago.

You have opened up a whole new world for me.  I am now compelled to attempt some art pieces based on flowers and trees, especially trees!! Now I need to experiment with your Makeover Kit for all the techniques I have been missing out on.  My creative spirit has been made over, Now just need the tools to start the process.

dabbotts wrote
on 7 Aug 2009 9:20 AM

I hope I'm not too late - I always need art supplies!

 :-D eirdre

MichelleDoll wrote
on 7 Aug 2009 10:00 AM

My Studio/office/storage room is an unholy mess. I need less furniture and more hidden storage space, and if I'm honest, I need to have a pitching spree. My Beloved has threatened divorce if I don't clean out a considerable portion of this "junque".  I'm pretty sure she's not serious, but just in case...Please, please save my marriage! Since my darling daughter moved back home with her 4yo son and gave birth to a  baby in Dec,  I have been up to my eyeballs in grandkids.  I love them, but it leaves me little time to do what I know needs to be done. I have some really nice stuff here but I can't get at it; it's under piles of not-so-nice stuff, paperwork, and 1/2 finished projects.  I don't even have a flat surface to create upon.   :-(  I think I'm beyond amateur help, so bring on the professionals! Thank you so much for listening to my plea.

conartisit wrote
on 7 Aug 2009 10:36 AM

My whole life needs a creative makeover - i just turned 50 and still don't know what i want to be when i grow up! If i knew - i could clear all the possibility supplies in my craft room and make room for the real creative me! Fabric? Stamps? photography? Paints? printing making? yes! and more!

EllenL23 wrote
on 7 Aug 2009 2:31 PM

My studio needs a creative makeover because I have my stash everywhere!! & a compact creative kit--what a great idea! Now to clean off some space to use it! ;)

lalaheilig wrote
on 19 Aug 2009 6:41 AM

I would love to have a creative makeover for my studio. It is crammed in to our guest bedroom and I have to rearrange everything each time someone visits. I waited years for retirement so I could "practice" my art and now am finding the space crowded, a bit claustrophic and unwelcoming.

armariani wrote
on 23 Jul 2011 8:32 AM

My studio needs a makeover because it is currently a combination of scrapbooking, knitting and quilting and I need more room to quilt.  I just discovered art quilting and can't wait to get started.