Summer days deserve a splash of color and today, we're here to share it with the giveaway of our new mid-release Summer collection, The Pier. Nearly five hundred entries were received, the most we've ever seen at the Crate blog!! Talk about a wonderful surprise!! Thank-you for the many personal responses - your love of Crate makes us so, so happy...especially our dear, sweet designer, Lisa. Thank-you!
Kerry, you've won "The Pier" collection (patterned paper & embellishments)!!! There is a Crate box with your name on it - send your info to email@example.com
The Pier is currently scheduled for release the end of April. It'll be available for purchase at your favorite scrapbook retailers and also, the Crate Paper website. More giveaways to come, along with "Pier" projects from CP's Design Team, in a few short weeks!
Soon, sprinkled throughout the air will be fluttering butterflies, buzzing bees and other sorts of four-winged creatures. Their presence is a reminder of Spring, in all it's glory, and the warm air that is soon to loom as we enter the warmer months ahead. Such a treasure it is to be able to sit outside, amongst blossoming flowers and the glowing sun with family, friends and neighbors. Only a little longer to go when we can finally say good-bye to Winter and "hello" Spring! What a wonderful feeling it'll be, don't you think?
In honor of this favorite time of year, Creative Weekly is taking notice of beloved butterflies, dragonflies, bees and more. And as is always the case, we encourage you to join in on the fun! Create a project entailing this week's theme using at least 75% Crate Paper product (old or new). The project type may be whatever you like as long as it's original, newly made and hosts a butterfly, etc. Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st, 2013 (5:00pm Central). The prize is a mix of the new "Pier" & "Maggie Holmes" collections. We'll post the grand prize winner and a selection of runner-ups on April 2nd, 2013. Good Luck!
It was such a pleasure to create this accordion mini album using this month's theme. I'd the perfect photos to match which I took last summer. We collected thirty caterpillars that we'd found in the garden and put them in a vase. Ten days later, they made their cocoons. Within a few weeks, they turned into butterflies - it was beautiful! My children were amazed! I recorded the moment inside this petite album, which is stored within a small box. I've made this kind of album before, but wanted to give it a second try using only Crate Paper.