My Secret's Out! (And a super cool prize!)

At last, it’s May 10th, which means all secrets can finally be revealed. Okay, perhaps I won’t be sharing ALL of my secrets, but I can share a BIG one that I’ve been keeping for the better part of year. Ready?
Creative Spaces with Megan Hoeppner hits newsstands today! 

At last, the project that consumed my life for a while is here. Well worth the work and the wait!

I was given the opportunity to write this Creating Keepsakes special issue, based on my former magazine column of the same name! And I’m so, so excited to finally be sharing this news with you. (It was a difficult secret to keep.) *doing happy jig* 

See the bitty text beneath "Spaces?" That's my name. Me! Isn't that neat?

This special issue is about a creative topic near and dear to my heart--organization. In it, I take you on an impressive tour of craft rooms around the globe. A total of 45 scrapbookers you know and love have invited us into their homes for a look at how they set up their creative surroundings. This includes a stop at my home, so I thought I’d share a peek of some of what you'll see inside my room. 

These boxes contain my stamp sets and stamping supplies. I have the sets divided by type (wood and clear) and theme (background, alpha, sentiments, holidays, natural elements, etc.).
As seen in the Creative Spaces 2011 special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

I put some of my smaller sets and loose stamps inside of this wrapped shoebox.  And those basic (and cheap) mag boxes were dressed up with decorative packing tape. 

You can see more of this issue in the Creating Keepsakes online sneak peek here, including a look at Amber Packer's spectacular space, which happens to be one of my favorites. 

Gift for You!
Since this is a release party, I thought I’d provide a favor. How does free shipping on this issue sound? If you purchase the issue in the CK store, you can get free shipping on US orders by entering SPACESBB when you check out. 
Win a Copy!
Speaking of FREE, how does a free copy sound? I have one to give away. Simply leave me a comment here, and I’ll randomly select one as my winner. You have until Friday, May 13 to be eligible. 

Thanks SO much for celebrating this accomplishment with me. The entire CK team and I are very proud of this issue and hope you’ll love it as much as we do. 

And I'd like to add a great big word of thanks to the CK team. There's no way I could have done all of this without them. Especially you, Miss Jackson. Love you gals!