April Guest Designer Kristin Rizzo

Hey friends! I am super excited to announce my April Guest Designer! Kristin Rizzo will be sharing projects this month using products from Close To My Heart!

You can find Kristin on Instagram @Scrapkat773 and on Facebook! Here are a couple sneaks at what Kristin will be sharing this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! To check out all the Close To My Heart products you can head on over to my site HERE!

Fairy Garden Scrapbook Layout

Hey friends! I am so excited to share my first layout using the new Fairy Garden collection from Doodlebug Design!

I trimmed down the Pink Posies 12×12 pattern paper and adhered to a piece of white textured cardstock from Doodlebug Design. I pulled out all the Fairy Garden embellishments to fill in the line between the pattern paper and the white cardstock. I used icon stickers, mini icons and odds & ends. Some embellishments are popped up on foam adhesive to add dimension.

The Doodlebug Design Garden Flowers go perfect with this collection so I put together a few of them to add to the layout. I matted my photos using a pink paper from the Fairy Garden 6×6 paper pad and popped it up on foam tape.

For the title I found two chit chat pieces that were perfect for my photos and they are popped up with foam tape. I added a few speech bubbles that had rainbow colors to match the photos of Alyssa’s Rainbow party!

This layout was so fun to put together and the design is so simple but I love all the little embellishments I was able to get onto this page! I would love to see you create a diagonal design like this using your Doodlebug Design stash!

Head on over to the Doodlebug Design blog HERE to check out the final layout and stop by my YouTube channel to see my process! Have a great day!

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Bunny Mini Album by Inessa | Erica Rose Creative Team

Hey friends! I am so excited to share that I now have a creative team to share all the awesome products from Close to My Heart! These four ladies are so talented and I am excited for you all to see what they create!

BRIANA | INESSA | LACEY | SARAH

Make sure to click on their names above and follow them! Today I want to share a super cute project created by Inessa! She featured the Daisy Meadows collection in this adorable Bunny Mini Album.

I love a shaped mini album and this one comes with a fluffy pom pom tail!!

Each page has fun stitching added for some extra texture and interest!

Inesssa embellished around the page using some of the embellishements from the Daisy Meadows collection and the Happiness Lives Here.

The bunnies in the Daisy Meadows collection are adorable and you may want to pick up two of these beautiful sticker sheets! For an interacitve element in the album Inessa craeted a fun shaker page!

Make sure to head on over to Inessa’s Instagram page to follow her for even more inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired by Inessa’s Bunny Mini Album! To check out the Daisy Meadows collection please stop by my Close to My Heart website HERE! Have a great day!

 

CTMH Products Used

Daisy Meadows Paper & Stickers
Happiness Lives Here stickers
Happiness Lives Here Coordinating Cardstock
Happiness Lives Here Wood Shapes
Florals & Flutters Stamp & Thin Cuts
Peacock, Smoothie and Archival Black Inks

A Cherry on Top March YouTube Hop

Hey friends! I am so excited for another hop with the A Cherry on Top Design Team! This month we are playing with some type of texture paste, mousse or glaze!

I used the Vicki Boutin Let’s Wander collection and an one of her stencils! I pulled out her CreativeFX Prism glaze and spread it through the stencil. This stuff is so creamy and so fun to work with! It has a beautiful color and sheen to it!

I fussy cut some florals from the Sunshine and Smiles paper which is one of my favorites! I created a vertical design and I just love how it turned out! Working with the glaze and stencil is so much fun! I love the texture and interest it gives to my layout!

Check out all the Vicki Boutin products over at A Cherry on Top! Head on over to my YouTube channel to check out my process video HERE!

A Cherry on Top Crafts February Hop

Hey friends! Can you believe we are into February already? February is another one of my favorite months! Heart shaped everything and all the extra extra love! This month the A Cherry on Top design team is having another YouTube hop! This month we are focusing on die cuts and I tried to highlight my photos using die cuts in a vertical design on my page!

Make sure to stop at all the videos along the way and leave a comment and subscribe for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top Crafts shop!

Natalie Eubank Dill:
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I used the Simple Stories Sweet Talk collection for my layout today and created some color to my background using some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Powders.

Head on over to my YouTube channel to see the full layout come together! To grab the Simple Stories Sweet Talk collection head on over to A Cherry on Top HERE!  Have a great day!



 

 

Hooked on You | A Cherry on Top Design Team

Hey friends! Today I am sharing a super sweet layout using the Echo Park Cupid & Co collection I received from A Cherry on Top Crafts. I also used some of the Sweet Talk collection from Simple Stories.

I recently took some photos of our pittie Lola Bean cuddled on the couch! She is totally obsessed with our new Valentines pillows! She loves this long skinny red one and she cuddles with it every chance she gets. She is not allowed to be on the couch unless there is a blanket down or we give her permission so she pulls the blanket down from the arm of the couch and gathers the pillows and makes herself a nest.

I had this cut file already cut that says Hooked on You and thought it would be perfect to go along with this photos. I backed the cut file with papers from the Echo Park Cupid & Co paper pad. For the background I used some white textured cardstock and used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang to add color. I popped up the cut file on some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and placed it onto the page.

I used embellishments from the Cupid & Co collection to embellish around the layout. I also fussy cut some florals from one of the 12×12 pattern papers. I pulled out some enamel dots from Simple Stories Sweet Talk collection and sprinkled around my page.

I found a sweet epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio and added to an embellishment cluster I created on the cut file. I love the pinks and reds on this layout and the little bits of black.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to head on over to the A Cherry on Top shop and check out all the sweet Valentine collections available!

Today We Celebrate You | A Cherry on Top Design Team

Hey friends! Today I am participating in the A Cherry on Top January YouTube hop!

Here is the line up:

This month we are using a sketch as inspiration to create our projects!

You can check out all the details on the sketch challenge HERE!

I decided to go with an 8.5×11 layout and try to follow the sketch pretty close. I did change up the amount of tags and photos to fit my layout better. I love all the floral ephemera pieces in The Avenue collection by Pebbles.

Head on over to my YouTube channel to see my process video that goes along with this layout! If you are interested in the collection I used you can find it HERE at A Cherry on Top Crafts! Comment on all the videos today and you will be entered to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top Crafts shop! Have a great day!


Color Me Happy | A Cherry on Top Design Team

Today I am sharing a new layout on the A Cherry on Top Crafts blog! I used the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection to create my layout and a cut file that I had in my stash of cut files.

I wanted to challenge myself to use a bright colored background and one with a little bit of pattern! One thing that helps me is using just one collection. I know that everything is going to coordinate so that part is already done for me. Since titles are another one of my struggles using a big title cut file is always a go to starting point for me.

I really love how this page turned out and the blue background really helps this layout pop! The Go The Scenic Route collection is so full of color and can be used for so many different projects! It is definitely a must have collection! You can check out the collection HERE in the A Cherry on Top shop! To see my completed layout and get all the details head on over to the blog post at A Cherry on Top HERE!

 

 

Weekend Vibes 12×12 Scrapbook Layout | A Cherry on Top Crafts Design Team

Hey friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! Today I am up on the A Cherry on Top blog sharing a layout using the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection.  This collection is so fun and colorful and I have seen it used for so many different types of layouts!

I found a cut file from Lacey Ann Designs that I thought would be perfect to go along with the photos. I backed it with a single piece of pattern paper from the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection. I wanted to add the cut file to the page at a diagonal just to switch it up a bit and love how it turned out. I used a piece of white American Crafts White Textured cardstock as my base and trimmed it down to 11.50×11.50 which is usually the size I use when I want to mat it on a piece of pattern paper.

I pulled out both of the Go The Scenic Route ephemera packs and pulled a bunch of the florals and butterflies out to add to my page. I like to add some elements directly on the cut file. I think it brings attention to the large title piece. Popping these elements up on foam adhesive gives lots of dimension to the page. One of my favorite foam adhesives is the black foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

I used one of the puffy stickers and layered it on the butterfly adhered to the cut file. The puffy stickers in the Go The Scenic Route collection are so pretty and I just love the soft feel of them! If you have not yet picked up this sticker back you can find it here in the ACOT shop! It is really a great set and can go with so many other different collections. To finish up my layout I matted it on Paper 8 from the collection. I love all the colors in this paper and think it really makes the layout pop. To see the full layout head on over to the A Cherry on Top blog HERE!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have been inspired to use the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection! Have a wonderful day!

Erica

A Cherry on Top December Blog Hop

Hey friends! I am so excited for the December A Cherry on Top Blog Hop! Hop along and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the shop! You should have arrived from Laura’s Blog! If you need to start the hop from the beginning you can check out the full blog hop list down below.

 

This month we are using mood boards as our inspiration.

I pulled inspiration from both boards. I loved the soft pink tones in the first board and falling snow. In the second image I loved the stars so made sure to add some stars on my layout. I went into my stash of products from A Cherry on Top and pulled out some older but just as fabulous stuff! I really loved the pink in the Honey & Spice collection from Heidi Swapp so I used some of it to back a new cut file from Cut To You. I thought the Color Flow paper would be the perfect paper to back all the trees! Using one patter paper to back all the trees at once made it quick and easy to get this file backed!

I also pulled out some of the Crate Paper Snowflake collection which is a beautiful winter collection! There is a specialty paper in this collection that has stars with gold foil on it that I thought would be fun to fussy cut! I used some of these fussy cut stars to back the stars on the trees of my cut file.

I wanted to create something soft for my background so I used some vellum and tore it into strips and adhered down to a piece of white American Crafts Textured Cardstock. I distressed the edges of the vellum with my Tim Holtz scissors and love how it turned out. To add a little extra to the background I used some gold mist to add some splatter to the background.

I pulled out just a few embellishments form the Snowflake collection like these little houses and tucked them in next to the cut file. I added a chipboard tree from the Snowflake collection and some word stickers above my photos! The photos are selfies from my first holiday drink from Starbucks this year! The holiday drinks are always my favorite and it is a new tradition for my daughter and I to go and get one and purchase a new holiday mug!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! I hope you feel inspired to create with one of the mood boards we shared! If you do create a project using one of the mood boards please tag us on Facebook, Instagram or upload into the Cherry Gallery!  I hope you all have a great week and let me know in the comments if you are Starbucks holiday drink fan!