A Cherry on Top November Blog Hop

Hey friends and welcome to the A Cherry on Top Blog Hop! You should have arrived from The Cherry Blog! I will have the line up down below for you and the link to your next stop at the end of my post. I am so excited for our hop this month! This month we decided to do something a little different and create albums or travelers notebooks! I just love creating mini books so I was so excited to get started.

Blog Hop Line Up

Cherry Blog

Erica

Natalie

Sara 

Laura

I really wanted to create something fun to document my November 2020 in and the Simple Stories Cozy Days collection was perfect! I will not be doing a daily grateful album but I will be documenting things that I love and that I am grateful for. I have set up my album and it is ready for photos and journaling and I am excited for this month!

To create my album I pulled out some of my favorite dies from my stash. A lot of these are just loose dies I keep in a zip pouch that I have had for years but I will leave links down below to similar dies I can find for you in the A Cherry on Top shop! I used different papers from the Cozy Days collection from Simple Stories. I just love all the colors in this collection. It definitely has a cozy warm feel to it and has many pieces that are perfect to document what you are grateful for.

The cut apart sheets from the collection are great to add to mini albums for journal spots or for photo mats! You an also just use them to add a pretty element to your book. Not every page has to have a photo on it. Including pretty images or a pretty die cuts to the album is something I love to do and adds some interest to your book!

I used a pretty rose gold binder clip to hold all my pages together and tied some ribbon and twine to it for some texture.

I can’t wait to fill this sweet book up with photos and journaling from this month. Once it is all filled up I will do a flip through on my blog and YouTube channel! For a last minute touch a saw some new cut files released from Cut to You. So I cut some out on some American Crafts white cardstock and backed them with papers from Cozy Days and added them to my album!

To check out the Cozy Days collection head on over to the A Cherry on Top shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my sweet little mini album! If you create your own album I would love to see it! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram! Your next stop along the way is Natalie!

 

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Jack | Doodlebug Design Ghost Town

Hey friends! Today I am up on the Doodlebug Design Blog with my very first layout using the fun new Ghost Town collection!

I created my own cut file in the Silhouette Design Studio so that I could back it with papers from the Ghost Town 6×6 paper pad. I really wanted a big title piece that stood out on the page. Liam recently received a Jake Skellington stuffed animal and he absolutely loves him! He takes him everywhere and the Nightmare Before Christmas is on repeat in our house!

I wanted to create a simple layout using mostly black and white since Jack is dressed in black and white. I added a pop of orange just to have some color but I love how it turned out!!

The doodle pops in this collection are adorable and the Loads of Fun pop just had to go on this layout! To see the full layout head on over to the Doodlebug blog to check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by today! To see the Ghost Town collection head on over to A Cherry on Top to see the full collection!

A Cherry on Top October Blog Hop | Pumpkin

Hey friends and welcome to the A Cherry on Top October Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the Cherry Blog! This month the team decided to create using pumpkins as our inspiration!

I really wanted to use the brand new Pumpkin Spice collection from Doodlebug Design and a fun cut file from Jillibean Soup available in the Silhouette Design Store! The collection and the cut file are the perfect match and I had so much fun backing this cut file using the Pumpkin Spice 6×6 paper pad! I picked out a handful of patterns I wanted to use and stuck with those papers to back the cut file. I try to pick out my papers before I get started and I usually stick with 3-5 different papers so it does not get to crazy!

I love using big title cut files like this on my layouts. It helps me to use a lot of different pattern papers and colors and make a big statement on my page.

I had some fun selfies from when I had my first pumpkin spice latte of 2020! I just had to take a photo right!? I also tried one of the Starbucks pumpkin cream cheese muffins! YUM! It was so good! I printed my photos at home and they are just under a 2×2 size. I added them to the top of the cut file and added in some Pumpkin Spice stickers and die cuts to each side of the photo.

I tucked in a couple stickers at the top of my photos that came from the 12×12 Pumpkin Spice sticker sheet. I love all the adorable faces on the Doodlebug icons! I really like to have some stickers or die cuts peeking out around the cut file so I used the Pumpkin Spice mini icon stickers to add around the cut file!

I think it is so fun to see the little faces on these icons peeking out around the cut file! I had so much fun working with this collection! It has the perfect color palette for fall photos! Here is a look at my completed layout!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your next stop along the way is Natalie! Make sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the ACOT shop!

 

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A Cherry on Top September Blog Hop | It’s Fall Y’all!

Hey friends! Welcome to the A Cherry on Top September Blog Hop! This month we are sharing layouts inspired by all things Fall!

BLOG HOP LINE UP

Cherry Blog https://bit.ly/34MQ1XX

Laura – https://takingascenicroutecom.wordpress.com/?p=2817

You should have arrived from Laura’s blog but if you need to start the hop from the beginning you can CLICK HERE! A Cherry on Top is giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to the shop to one randomly selected person who comments along the hop! For my project today I am using some new Catherine Pooler Designs Fall Pick-N-Mix products along with a cut file from A Cut to You!

I started by cutting out the feathers cut file from A Cut To You. I used some American Crafts textured white cardstock for both the cut files and my background. I used papers from the new Catherine Pooler Designs 6×6 Fall Pick-N-Mix paper pack to back my feathers. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the backing pieces for each of my feathers to speed up my process.

I knew I wanted to add some splatters to my background so I pulled out some Catherine Pooler inks and some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide sprays. I also pulled in some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine from my stash to add a bit of gold to my layout. I love to add touches of gold to my fall layouts! I sprinkled color to my background and once it was dry I started to adhere my feathers. Some of the feathers I decided to leave open so that you could see some of the pretty splatters! I really wanted the colors to stand out in this layout so I kept the embellishments simple and love how it turned out! I also used the new Catherine Pooler Hey Pumpkin stamps and dies to create some pumpkins to embellish around my photo.

Catherine Pooler Designs products are not just for cardmakers! They work wonderfully to create scrapbook pages too! I really love using the 6×6 paper packs to back my cut files and love that the prints are just the right size! To finish off my layout I wanted a title in gold so I used a pretty gold word Thicker from the 5th & Monaco collection. I added in some enamel dots for some extra texture and my layout was complete! I love this photo of our little Liam Jay! I took him out for his 2 year photo session and we had fun running around the trails! Here is a look at my completed layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my layout today and the products I used. Your next stop along the hop is Natalie! Remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top Shop!

Pinkfresh Studio August 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop

Hey friends and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio August 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop! I am super excited to be a part of the hop this month! You should have arrived from Dana’s Blog but if you did not and you want to start the hop from the beginning please CLICK HERE!

GIVEAWAYS:
-Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, IG feed & YouTube channel.
-Each designer will be giving away a $25 gift card on their blog post. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments so please some love along the way.

Today I am using the awesome new Essentials Tag Die which comes with 7 pieces! Perfect to create so many different projects! I had so much fun creating a sweet and chunky mini album to document our Red Nose Pitbull Lola!

I love creating mini albums and using the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Tag Die made it super simple to create my base pages. The stitching gives it such a nice finished look and adds that pop of interest to each page.

I used the largest die and cut out some white textured cardstock, vellum and some pattern papers from the beautiful new Days of Splendor collection from Pinkfresh Studio! This collection is gorgeous and worked well to document our sweet Lola Beans.

I love to create pages in all sizes and shapes so I used the smaller tag die and cut out more papers from Days of Splendor and some vellum. The vellum adds a nice texture to the album.

I printed a lot of my photos in black and white and and embellished around them with die cuts, chipboard and stickers from Days of Splendor.

I used some of the tags from the Days of Splendor collection as extra pages in my album. These are also great to add your journaling.

Using the Essentials Tag Die set made it super simple to create this album. I love all the details and the shaped pages. It is the perfect size and I know this set is going to be used over and over again!

I love layering the smaller tag dies on top of the larger tag dies! The florals peeking out on the sides help add interest and make you want to keep flipping the pages. Once great feature of the Essential Tag dies is that you can create windows inside the tags! Perfect for creating shaker elements or using them to frame a photo I like I did for my cover!

The Essentials Tag Die set is a must have in your stash! You will fall in love with creating these fun mini albums or using them on your cards! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my album today! I would love to know if you create mini albums as well! What would you use this die set for? Let me know in the comments down below! Your next stop along the hop is Heather! Have a wonderful day!

Cool Dude | Simple Stories Bro & Co

Hey friends I am super excited to share my first layout using the new Simple Stories Bro & Co collection available now at A Cherry on Top!

I recently took some photos of Liam wearing his Here Comes Trouble t-shirt and I thought this collection would be perfect! I used a fun cut file from Cut To You. They have a boys section in their shop if you are looking for cut files to use on masculine projects. I backed the file with different papers from the collection kit. I love the fun colors and the pops of black in this collection.

The black and white checkered paper is one of my favorites in this collection and I think it helps bring out the black and white in his shirt! I added some foam adhesive to the back of the cut file to pop it up from the background. To add some interest to my background I took my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in the color Speckled Egg and applied to an acrylic block. I added some water to the block and mixed it up with my paint brush. I used some scrap plastic packaging and picked up the color and smooshed it onto the background. I also used the paint brush to add some splatters too. I love the color peeking out from behind the cut file and think it adds interest to the page.

Instead of adding my photos on top of my cut file I decided to add them behind a few of the stars but keeping them in the square shape. I love how they turned out! I used the awesome Bro & Co foam stickers for my title and embellished a few of the circles on the cut file.

To finish up my layout I used some of the checkered pattern paper that I love at the top and bottom of the page. Here is a look at my completed layout using the new Simple Stories Bro & Co collection.

You can check out this collection HERE at A Cherry on Top! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

A Cherry on Top August Blog Hop

I am so excited for another A Cherry on Top blog hop! You should have arrived from Laura’s blog but if you are just stopping by you can start the hop from the beginning HERE. This months theme is “Hitting The Books” and we have so much inspiration to share with you! Remember to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top store.

I am so in love with the Simple Stories Kate & Ash collection so I knew I really wanted to use it on this layout of my daughter! School and reading have always been a struggle for our girl ever since she was in pre k! We always knew something was up and tried to hold her back and we were told she would catch up..well she never caught up. It wasn’t until late into her 4th grade year when we really pushed and pushed and got the help and answers we needed and her next few years were so much better! She now has an IEP and had some amazing case works and helpers who understand the way she learns. This summer we found some books at the Dollar Tree that she has really enjoyed! It makes this moms heart happy to see this girl reading a book!
I found the cutest cut file from Cut To You that I backed with papers from the Kate & Ash collection from Simple Stories. Using a cut file like this with a title and the books really helps to make a page come together! The colors and prints in this collection are so pretty, fun and perfect to document my girl at this stage in her life.
I used a piece of American Crafts white cardstock as my base and trimmed it down a bit so I could mat it on one of the pattern papers form Kate & Ash! I went with one of the black papers with print so it helped the layout stand out. I really love when collections are colorful like this with pops of black! I popped up all the cut files using foam adhesive I picked up at A Cherry on Top and placed them towards the bottom of the layout. I tucked in a die cuts from the Kate & Ash collection around my cut file. I also added some stickers form the 12×12 stickers sheet. Since there are so many colors and patterns going on in the cut file I kept the embellishments light. To finish it off I added some Kate & Ash enamel dots and my jounaling. Here is a look at my completed layout using the Simple Stories Kate & Ash collection from A Cherry on Top!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop along the way is Natalie! Please remember to leave comments along the way for your chance to win the gift certificate to the A Cherry on Top store. Have a great day!
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The Stamp Market July Release

Hey friends! I wanted to share some of the awesome July release from The Stamp Market! I wanted to purchase everything this month! This month if you spend $100.00 you get a free cardstock multi pack! This goes from July 10-31st! If you love smaller cards and rainbows then this release is for you! There are also some great florals that you are going to love.

My favorite stamp set that was released this month is the Lovely Little Notes stamp set! This is a 5×7 stamp set with 7 pieces! I love the scripty and bold text in this set and can’t wait to use it! There are so many possibilities with this stamp set! I could not pick on favorite for the new dies so I am going to share 3 of them that I love!

These three die sets are going to be so fun to use and be the perfect addition to your die set stash! The Pieces of my Heart die set is going to be great for cards but I also see it used on a scrapbook layout! Using the hearts to create a bunch of hearts all over the page is going to be so fun!

The Mod Rainbow Cover Die is the perfect little rainbow die! I love the modern look of this rainbow and I rainbows are everywhere these days! My third fav die is the Retro Sunshine Cover Die! I love cover dies so much and make creating cards so quick and easy!

Make sure you head on over to The Stamp Market to see the whole July release! While you are there check out some of the little extra embellishments you can pick up like the enamel dots and clear droplets! Thanks so  much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

 

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A Cherry on Top July Blog Hop

Hey friends! Welcome to the July blog hop for A Cherry on Top! We are so excited to be sharing projects using the new Tim Holtz Distress color Speckled Egg.

You should have arrived from Natalie’s blog but if you need to start the hop from the beginning CLICK HERE or check out the full blog hop line up down below. Please leave comments on each blog along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the ACOT shop!

Sara- https://rediscoveryourstash.com/sarascraps/2020/6/29/july-2020-blog-hop-with-a-cherry-on-top
For my project today I am mixing the Tim Holtz Speckled Egg with some Vicki Boutin Let’s Wander collection I picked up in the A Cherry on Top store! I think this color is a great match with this collection and I wanted to add some splash of color to my background. I started out with a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I backed it with papers from the Vicki Boutin 6×8 paper pad.
I love all the colors and patterns in this collection and they look so great behind this cut file. For my background I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pad and the Tim Holtz Distress Spray. I added some ink to an acrylic block and added water using my spray bottle. I picked up the color using some clear packaging and added it to my white American Crafts textured cardstock. Once it was dry I went in with some of the Speckled Egg Distress Spray to add some splatters. Once everything was completely dry I added foam adhesive to the back of my file and adhered down to my background. I love how the color looks peeking out around the cut file.
This collection was perfect to document our little cruise to get some ice cream in our new car. Not all adventures have to be big! You can always turn something into an adventure!
This color is a great new addition to the line up! It is going to be fun to use it on fall and winter projects as well and I can’t wait! You can see the full line up of Speckled Egg HERE at A Cherry on Top crafts! Make sure to pick up your favorites today! Here is a look at my completed layout!
Your next stop on the hop is Laura! Thanks so much for hopping with us today and remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the A Cherry On Top store.
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Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew “Celebrate” Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway

I am so happy you are here for the Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew Celebrate Collaboration Blog Hop & Giveaway! You should have arrived from Ivana’s Blog but if not you can start the hop from the beginning HERE! I will have the full line up at the end of the hop for you as well! Here are some details on the awesome giveaways before we get into my project.

GIVEAWAYS:

-We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog.

-Each designer will be giving away a $15 gift card on their blogs! Winners will be picked from the comments and you will have until July 2nd to leave comments along the way. Winners will be posted on July 8th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check the giveaway page to claim prizes within 2 weeks. 

Now lets get into my layout using this gorgeous new collection! I love all the beautiful florals in this collection and knew I had to fussy cut the florals in the This Story paper. I used the Always 12×12 paper as my background. It already has a painted mixed media look to it so it was perfect!

I am documenting the photo I took on Father’s Day! We had such a great day celebrating Mike and he was so excited Drake came home to spend some time with us. I popped up my photo using some foam adhesive and added the fussy cut flowers around it. I added a lot of foam adhesive to the flowers to give them some dimension.

I did pull a couple stickers from the Noteworthy collection like the puffy memories sticker I used for my title! The colors were just to perfect not to use it! I added in a few ephemera pieces from the new collection as well and created a small cluster to the bottom right of the page. To finish off my layout I added in a few Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story enamel dots and my journaling using the We R Memory Keepers typewriter. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the hop so far and are feeling inspired! Your next stop on the hop is Virginia’s Blog! Remember to leave comments along the way for a chance at winning one of the giveaways!

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