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!

 

Circle Dies

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Pinkfresh Studio Tag Dies

 

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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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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Precious Remembrance Shop Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Precious Remembrance shop blog hop!  You should have arrived from Deidre’s Blog but if you did not you can stop the hop from the beginning HERE.  I am so excited to joining this hop this month as a Guest Designer and I am having so much fun with the new stamp!  Below is the full blog hop line up!

Precious Remembrance Shop
Lisa Elton
Sue Lelli
Judy Marino
Stephanie Muzzulin
Deidre Payne
Erica Thompson

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From now until Friday you can grab this new stamp set for only $12.99 in the Precious Remembrance Shop!  This is the perfect date stamp with a ton of possibilities!  Today I want to share how I used it in a bit of a different way to create a pattern for my layout!

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I began by using the little grid stamp that you would normally stamp in the Month Day Year and using it to create a fun pattern on my white 8.5×11 cardstock!  I stamp it on the bottom and top corner and love how it came out!  I was unsure how it would look in the end but after stamping it a ton of times I just love it!

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I then added some strips of paper from my December Clique Kit on a diagonal and placed my photo down!  I added some embellishments from the kit and also the You Are Loved collection from Bella Blvd.  One of the stamps in this set says On This Day…I stamped that out on some white cardstock and stuck it down on a tag top with a little heart!  Love how it came out!

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You can see I also used some splatter stamps from Precious Remembrance shop!  I highly recommend these stamps if you like the look of splatter without the mess!!  You have total control of where you put your ink splats!  Check out the Happy Art and the Positive Thoughts stamp set for my favorite splatters!

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The last thing I added was the month and year the photo was taken!  I just love this font so much!!!  So much fun!!  Here is a look at my completed layout for the blog hop!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!!  I am the last stop in the hop and we hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration!  Stay tuned to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog for the rest of my guest posts using this fabulous Date Stamp!  I just know you are going to love them!  I hope you head on over to the shop and get a stamp set for yourself!!  So fun to think outside the box with this set and have some fun!!  The possibilities are endless!  Now for a little giveaway!

Precious Remembrance Shop
Lisa Elton
Sue Lelli
Judy Marino
Stephanie Muzzulin
Deidre Payne
Erica Thompson
Giveaway Details:

Simply leave a comment to the shop’s blog post and each designer’s blog and let us know your thoughts about our newest set!:) Good luck!  One lucky winner of the stamp set will be chosen randomly.

To keep updated with our projects, join us on our Facebook , Pinterest , Instagram if you haven’t.
Giveaway is open until Friday, February. 10, 2017 Midnight EST.

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Challenges Entered

Simons Says Stamp-Young at Heart

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