GROW YOUR BLOG

Hi everyone,

Today I am linking up with a very exciting and fun concept – thanks Vicki (2 Bags Full) for initiating this lovely little adventure!
GrowYourBlog
My name is Joann and I am an avid paper crafter.  I have a passion for all things made from paper with a heavy focus on anything with some sort of dimension, especially handmade flowers.  I don’t tend to be your usual 5 x 7 card type of girl.
I started blogging about 2 years ago and I must say I am having the time of my life: )  I have been blessed to have been on several DT’s in the past and am currently on the Heartfelt Creations DT.
I (unfortunately) still work full time (to support my habit) but am hoping to retire soon so I can spend my days in my crafting room playing along to see what I can create.
When I am not at our cottage in the Summer enjoying the fabulous sunsets
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I can usually be found upstairs in my crafting room.
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Thanks so much for your visit and I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. Wow! I love this idea of Grow Your Blog. Unfortunately I am too late to join the party this year. I was on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team for 1 1/2 years and loved it. I love your HC project and just became a new follower of your blog.

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  2. Wow, Joann, your craft room looks amazingly tidy compared to mine! I never seem to have enough space to work on – reckon I need to do a de-clutter. Thanks for sharing your pics. Margie

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  3. Hi Joann, I’m one of Vicki’s ‘Grow Your Blog’ volunteers. You have a wonderful blog here. What a fantastic crafting space you have! I can’t wait until you can spend more time in there too! The card in your last post is amazing. I look forward to visiting you again and good luck during the party. I hope you get lots of visitors and make many new friends.
    Andrea

    myeverythingcorner.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely pics Joann! Judy x

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  5. wow! That is a beautiful crafting room!!I am visiting through grow your blog and am looking forward to getting to know you.

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  6. Wow Joanne I can see why you would want to spend in your craft room. Wish you were closer to help me with organizing mine .

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  7. Beautiful sunset picture and your room looks so nice and roomy!!

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  8. Visiting from GYB Party. Lovely room… wow!
    ~Tanya

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  9. Hi Joann! my name is Jo, and i am also an avid paper crafter … your studio is fabulous!!! I am also a huge fan of Heartfelt creations … and i am now following your blog via email updates!

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  10. I love your glass top desk! I may have to borrow that idea!! 🙂

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  11. Your room is to die for! Hope you are enjoying the GYB Party!

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  12. You have a great studio and so organized! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend.

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  13. Perfect room would love it x

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  14. Your craft room is to die for!!!! So organized……………..

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  15. Hi Joann,

    I’m visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you and I’m glad I found your blog. I too love papercrafts so I am your newest follower. Your craft room looks divine! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  16. Hello Joann, I’m visiting from the GYB party. Your craft studio is lovely, nice and bright and a place for everything. My cards are pretty plain compared to what you make but I’m now following you on Bloglovin so I can be inspired with what you create.
    Judith

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  17. Hello Miss Joann, I’m loving this Grown your own blog, it’s wonderful to get to know some of the wonderful artist I follow I’m a huge fan of yours already, having crowned you the 3D Queen and am so proud to say you are a Canadian artist, living in our beautiful east coast, well for one your craft room is soooooo tidy , I’m a messy artist, like my work LOL :O), I think you are one of THE best paper artist around blog land, you create AMAZING unique things. I’m lucky enough to own one of you fabulous cards and Box, your my special blog friend too, Namaste,,, ((( BIG HUGS ))). Have a wonderful week…

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  18. Hi Joann. Glad to meetcha! I found you through the GYB party and really enjoy your blog. Your photograph is stunning and your crafte room is to die for!!!! So organized and tidy. I’m a fellow Canuck who makes jewelry. Please drop by my blog for a visit.

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  19. Awesome scrapbooking studio!
    Cath @ Bits ‘n Bobs

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  20. Debra Kay Neiman

    You room is to die for…love it. New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow…love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  21. First i said Wow! When i saw your crafting room. Then i said another Wow when i scrolled down to see some of your work . Let me repeat that WoW! Look forward to seeing more of your work. I hope you’ll pop over for a visit! Hugs! deb

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  22. What a lovely creative space you have.

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  23. Your craftroom is beautiful. How do you keep it so clean and organized?

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  24. Wow your cards are lovely! And I want your craft room, what a wonderful space. Looks like you have a wonderful Summer place to craft. It has been lovely meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  25. Hi, so nice to meet you and see your beautiful work. I have enjoyed reading your blog and learning about you. Thank you for sharing. Happy hopping!

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  26. Um, yeah… You really aren’t the typical 5×7 card kind of girl!! I just love all of your fanciful 3-d pieces!! I’m crazy about paper crafting, too 🙂

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  27. Just love your space! So nice to meet you at the party. I’ll be following! ~Terri

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  28. your crafting room is gorgeous, so neat and organised!

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  29. Love your craft room, love your craft, love your blog – short: I’m a new follower! Visiting late from Germany with the GYB party.
    Tina

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  30. Overboard Creations

    When I grow up I want to be just like You. GYB party following you girl. Wow I love my visit. Didn’t realize that there is so much going on in cyber world. Forgive me for coming to the party at the last minute, But 600 blog reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone’s bio. Your my 571 blog and 24 hours left to go. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do’s and don’ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don’t have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can’t remember a time I didn’t dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

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