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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Celebrate National Craft Month - win up to $500 Worth of Prizes!

Time to let everyone know this is National Craft Month, which SewCalGal prefers to call International Craft Month!  A perfect month to spend more time being creative and crafty.  And, I'm wanting to share insights on a couple of fun opportunities where you can win prizes this month, simply by crafting (just about any craft project).

Were you a child of when there was craft time in the schools ?  How do children todaylearn to be creative?  How do you CRE8TIME for crafting?

Get Crafty and Be Cre8tive this month.

What will you CRE8TIME for ?  Will you be quilting, sewing, doing embroidery, painting, drawing, beading, scrapbooking, cardmaking, mixed media arts, or other crafty and creative activities?  What ever you do make some crea8tive time and encourage others to do so too, especially young ones!

CRE8TIME is an awareness campaign, supported by the CHA Foundation that empowers crafters to find time and devote it to their particular hobby, and to create a place for them to share their experiences with the creative community at large. The goal is to get former crafters to rediscover their passions, and to welcome new crafters into our community, generating an increase in crafting and craft material sales.

While anyone can participate, they also have a Tool Kit for to help businesses create containing customizable marketing materials to help promote and celebrate CRE8TIME in your store.

And the Craft and Hobby Association is having a photo contest:
March is National Craft Month! What better time to discover the joy of crafting and all its many benefits? To celebrate, you could learn a new craft or use your skills to teach others a new craft. There are so many creative ways to take part and have some fun during National Craft Month.

The CHA Foundation is hosting a CRE8TIME contest where you could win up to $500 worth of prizes! It’s easy to enter CRE8TIME’s National Craft Month Photo Contest. All you have to do is take a picture of how you’re celebrating National Craft Month. This can be a picture of yourself crafting or of your finished craft project. Submit it via the photo contest app on the CRE8TIME Facebook fan page: (https://www.facebook.com/Cre8time).


Sizzix is hosting March Craftness with a month full of inspiration and giveaways on their blog.

Paper week giveaway is open thru March 8th.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is also hosting a Big Craft Challenge where you could win a $250 gift card.
Each day there is a theme and  to enter you simply post a picture on instagram that fits that theme.  Click here for more info.

And don't forget Worldwide Quilting Day is Saturday, March 15th.

What will you do during National Craft Month?

You can find Cre8time at:

You can find Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store at: 

SewCalGal will also be sharing some crafty insights this month, as well as hosting a few crafty giveaways to celebrate International Craft Month!  Please email me if you are interested in being a sponsor.

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Sue Niven said...

Love it!

Jacque said...

This is such a great idea....we definitely need to create time for our passions. Thanks for sharing!