Crate Designer: Christine Middlecamp
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Hello Crate Paper Fans, this is Christine Middlecamp, CP Design Team Coordinator, leading the way in sharing with you a bi-yearly Crate Paper update. As you very well know, we pride ourselves on bringing you a fabulous team of designers, product information, and technique incentives here at the Crate blog. We spend a great deal of time thinking of how to improve each one on a regular basis so that not a day goes by that we're without your company and that you sincerely continue to love our collections. It's with a tremendous effort that we strive to satisfy your daily cravings for all things scrapbook related! That said, I have some small updates to share with you, including news of recent DT changes that you may have already noticed....or, not noticed. Also, the blog is taking on a couple of new features that we feel confident you're going to enjoy to the fullest! Read on to find out more!
Every six months, the Crate Paper Design Team undergoes a major transformation. Just this past month, the team expanded from twelve designers, to seventeen designers, which is the biggest leap we've ever taken in a single design team term. The increase in members translates into more inspiration, from every corner of the world, and from designers you readily know and recognize. We can barely wait to see what they create from Crate's latest collection release. Please check out their blogs when you've time - links to the left.
With the expanding design team, Crate Paper is exploring new content to debut on it's blog. Starting in August, alongside our usual general tutorials, will be a series of specialized features dedicated exclusively to subject matter that is in-vogue with up-to-the-minute trends and areas of scrapbooking that interest you most. Also, CP's Creative Weekly will be ongoing, but this time around, we're going to ask for your involvement and post your entries along side our designer's contributions. More about that in the near future. Lastly, Pinterest seems to be gaining more and more steam by the day! Crate Paper, of course, has it's own Pinterest boards. Our dt team members add to them frequently as they go about searching for your Crate Paper creations at popular sites like Two Peas and Scrapbook.com - to keep pace with their pins, we're hosting TWO "CP Spotted" posts a month. We pick our fave spotted projects and give one lucky pin a prize! So, if you haven't already, upload your Crate projects to the world wide web - we might just 'spot' ya!
If you're one of our Color Challenge followers, good news, Tara Anderson is creating new color combinations via her gorgeous clothe line displays for the upcoming months. As is tradition, a new combination is live and ready for viewing the first Friday of each month. "It's a Wrap", Tara's pretty packaging post, is 'sticking' around as well! :)
I've given you the scoop, now it's your turn to tell "us" what you'd love to see at the Crate Paper blog..or maybe you've a collection suggestion, or ideas for the design team. Whatever the case, leave a comment. You're feedback is highly valued by all of us here at Crate Paper and American Crafts. We'll select and announce two of you to take home a collection kit of your choice (Acorn Avenue or On Trend) this Thursday, August 2nd, 2012.
Thank-you for stopping by to catch up with this latest bit of news! Again, tell us what you think! Have a wonderful Monday!