In case you missed it, Crate Paper is saying sayonara to summer once and for all! In only a few short days, our new Crate collections (Flea Market, Close Knit and Bundled Up) will be taking over. So, we're devoting the remainder of the week to the end of summer and our beachside collection, The Pier, with the help of our CP Gals and their favorite summer memories. Come take a look!
CP Gal: Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf
Well, this is my favorite summer layout so far, and it isn't because I love the final result, but because I adore the photos and memories. I have three step siblings, and this gal happens to be one of them. I rarely see her smile, let alone show confidence when I go about chasing her with my camera. In this picture though, she's sincerely happy while having fun with my dad. Since becoming my step lil' sister, she's been quite shy because she believes that she just might be the black sheep in the family. In the summer, all of that usually changes. She often looks cute and is always smiling. She loves it when I capture her with my dad in the pool! She especially loved this layout when I showed it to her, so much so that she asked if I would make more layouts about her and that 'yes', she'd be my supermodel indefinitely. Can you imagine that?! I was elated by her response - it's one reason I love to scrapbook and why this layout is my favorite!
This summer holiday was different for us. For the first time in many years, we skipped the beach and went to the city instead. My fondest memory would be braving the weekend night crowd with Nidhi, my youngest girl. We were tired, and she was cranky, but as soon as she saw the Glitter Man, all that was forgotten! She could stand and stare for hours if I let her - she loves catching them moving their body when they're not suppose to :) She loves glitter and was so delighted as some of it transferred during the photo taking as you can see from her smile.
Great days always go by too fast. I found this summer to be full of joy and happiness with my fiance. We had a chance to go out, take long walks, have fun and appreciate our time together. It's always important to us to find just a short moment from each day to spend it together :) And yes, summer time always comes with freedom for us! While making this layout, words from my favorite song by Bob Dylan came to mind: 'Freedom, just around the corner for you'. I will miss those days!
My favorite summer memories include camping together as a family - relaxing next to the campfire, cooking in the dutch-oven and cuddling up in the tent while listening to the coyotes howling at the moon. Nothing beats sleeping under the stars.