We're making it all about YOU this week - we thought it the perfect way to celebrate 2011's arrival now that it's officially here and upon us already! These last few months, you've demonstrated to us time and time again that you *heart* our collections and we know this for certain because there's not a day that doesn't go by that we don't receive emails from you that contain your treasured Crate Paper projects. Believe it or not, we personally review each and every email that lands in our "info" inbox! Inside each one is usually a project or two that someone has handcrafted from one of our popular collections! Because of the frequent number of submissions we receive, we're not always able to post them as quick as we want.
So, as a means as reigning in the new year, Crate is devoting the first week of 2011 to our followers! We've compiled an unequivocally large amount of projects from months gone by that you sent to us in 2010/2011 and will be posting them all week long!! Today, we'll start off with Restoration projects, tomorrow will coincide with Snow Day and then, Wednesday will be all about School Spirit! Thursday and Friday will be big giveaway days!! Of course, we're not giving away any secrets as to what kind of prizes will be up for grabs on Thursday and Friday - you'll just have to follow along and wait and see what happens!
In the mean time, know that we continue to truly appreciate your love for all things Crate and look forward to sharing the many exciting new Crate Paper collections that will find you in 2011!
Pockets and all, this lovely photo tray's been dressed to the "T" by Justina Lu - she's written further details about the tray at her blog, which we've linked to "here".
We never tire of bingo cards, which of course is no surprise as they go hand-in-hand with Restoration! Daniela Dobson altered one into a tag with an ornately adorned ribbon.
A Christmas gift for her daughter's first grade teacher, Heather from Texas created a mod podge covered wood block frame that houses both Restoration and a sweet, memorable picture of her daughter. Find a full list of instructions for recreating the project at Heather's blog.
The challenge in making cards is figuring out how to store them all! Why not make a set of cards and place them in a handcrafted box such as this one from Liz Weber? We simply love her "birthday" cards and matching box!
Jill Cornell is a regular contributor of ours and this latest project from her was a Christmas gift to her sisters - her tray houses scanned images of her grandparents and hand-crocheted lace from her Great Grandmother.
Daniela Dobson also forwarded this picture-perfect "bubble" layout to us - we're fond of it's fluttering butterflies that seemingly echo the path of "real bubbles".
The whimsical nature of Keshet's layout brings about a quiet, subtle quality that we don't see too commonly with Restoration. We simply love the uniqueness of it!
Kathie Link remarked that she thought Restoration upon first glance was very vintage and girly, but she realized it's versatility was broader than she had thought after using Restoration in it's entirety on a layout about her son! It's distressed warmth was a feature she couldn't get enough of! Thanks for sharing Kathie!
The dimension of Tanya Tahir's layout captured are attention right away! Add to that a "title to melt the heart" and two cute lil' boys - simply perfect!
Kim Arnold is a designer for Storyboard Kits and as part of their November line-up, Kim created these two phenomenal layouts!! The kit is titled "Evanthe" and is still available for purchase via "Storyboard Kit's" website! (Cutest Kit Club Ever!)
That just about sums up "Day 1" of Customer Appreciation week! A special thank-you to our CP blog followers who contributed towards today's inspiring presentation listing. We look forward to bringing forth more of your creations in the coming days! Have a great start of the week you guys and thanks for stopping by!
*There still is ample opportunity for your work to premier as part of this week's ongoing "Customer Appreciation" event!! Please forward your project'(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org!