A growing community of scrapbookers is taking hold overseas in Japan and quite luckily, we've two of them with us as contributing designers. You might already be familiar with both the girls, especially Kaori Watanabe since she's been with Crate for nearly a year-in-a-half, but the second designer, Michiko Kato, just recently joined the team after having submitted several Crate Paper projects to our office (yes, sharing your work with us matters!) a month or two ago. We immediately fell in love with her carefully choreographed, heavily detailed scrapbook style after she'd worked wonders with the Neighborhood collection - her take on it was unlike anything we'd seen before - because of this, we're extremely excited to have her as a member of the Crate Paper the next six months and hopefully, you'll take to her beautiful layouts just as we have - here's a sampling of a few newly produced layouts from both Kaori & Michiko!
Random's "Vintage" patterned paper really does offer up a pleasant array of floral trimmings for building upon if you're the kind of scrapbooker than enjoys the process of making your own strewn about flower assortment. Kaori's trimmed a small sampling of flowers from the paper and layered them accordingly to fit beneath her page's title.
Farmhouses "Bingo" card is perfect for the housing of Crate's new buttons - Kaori patiently stitched them onto the card with the assistance of twine and added the card as an accent piece to her free-flowing, traditional "Clothesline". Love them little clothespins too!
We're so thrilled to see Farmhouse's custom upholstered couch make it onto a layout!! Michiko's incorporated it into her layout's overall title and on top of it, she's added our adorable, miniature type alphas!! The golden flower pulls it all together :)
And finally, a second layout from Michiko, taken to snow and everything else Winter-related, Peppermint is it's own neighborhood with falling snowflakes and the too cute image of Michiko's sweet daughter. It's simply precious.
It'll be card making day, tomorrow - we'll share with you Amy Heller's collection card assortment from both CHA and at home. And as you might of already guessed, Amy Heller's cards are always a delight to admire! See you then!