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!

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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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The Big Spring Clean | Tonic Studios

Hey friends! Today I have a big sale to share with you over at Tonic Studios! This sale starts today and will go until the 1st of June! You will find awesome bundles at huge discounts! Different bundles added each day! Act fast because once they are gone they are gone! My favorite for today is the Tonic Studios Nuvo Adhesive Bundle! This set is only $12.77 friends! I love the Nuvo glue pens for all different types of crafting projects like backing cut files!

Another great bundle is the 12×12 Mega Pack! This cardstock has a subtle weave texture and is 80lb cardstock.

The last two bundles are the Mystery Die Bundle and the Nuvo Gilding Flakes Bundle! You can check them both out HERE!

Make sure to check back tomorrow for even more great Tonic Studios bundles! Have a great day!

 

Happy Birthday | Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake

Hey friends! I am back with a new layout for Doodlebug Design using the Hey Cupcake collection! I really wanted to show off some of the 12×12 pattern paper in this layout so I decided to create some sun ray strips! This is a great way to use a lot of pattern paper and use up some scraps.

I started out by picking the papers I wanted to use. I trimmed each piece down to 3×12 rectangles. Once all my pieces were cut out I cut them into triangles using my Fiskars paper trimmer. I distressed the edges of each triangle using the edge of my scissors to add some texture.

I used a ruler to mark the center of my American Crafts white cardstock background and began to adhere my strips of pattern paper down. The strips will hang over the edge of the background cardstock so you will just need to trim them down with some scissors once everything is down. Once everything was stuck down I got to work on my photo. I used a photo from my daughters birthday party a few years ago. I cut it out using the Doodlebug Design Nesting Scallops die. I also cut out a piece of pattern paper from the Hey Cupcake 6×6 paper pad using the same die. I positioned my framed photo towards the bottom of the page where the strips ends meet. 

I really wanted the rays of pattern paper to appear as if they were coming out form the top of the photo. I popped the photo up on some foam adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and started to add some odds & ends around my photo. I used the super cute acetate balloons included in the Hey Cupcake odds & ends pack around the top of my photo. I like that you can still see the pattern paper through the balloons.

For my title I used one of the Hey Cupcake chit chat pieces and placed it at the bottom of my photo with some foam squares. I pulled out the super cute sprinkles from the collection to add around the bottom of the page as well. I love how it turned it out. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you found some inspiration here today. Have a wonderful day.

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Happy | Fancy Pants Designs Cake Smash

Hey friends! I am back with another layout using the Cake Smash collection from Fancy Pants Designs. This layout was part of the Scrapping Boys 2.0 YouTube series with Christine Meyer! She hosted this awesome series and I was so thankful that she asked me to join in on one of the days. You can check out Christine’s channel HERE.

I am scrapping some photos from Eli James 2nd Birthday party. We had a crab themed birthday party for him and it was a lot of fun. The colors of the Cake Smash collection go great with the photos I am using.

I am also using a cut file from Cut to You and you can grab it in their shop HERE. I thought this file was fun and added the right amount of interest to my background. I backed it with pattern papers from the Cake Smash 6×8 paper pad. I popped the cut file up on some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I embellished around the photos using the Cake Smash ephemera and sticker sheet. This layout came together so easy using the cut file and products from Fancy Pants Designs. Here is a look at my completed layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can see my process video HERE on my YouTube or down below. Have a wonderful day!

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Ice Cream | Fancy Pants Designs

Hey friends! Erica here with you today to share my first project with you as a Design Team member for Fancy Pants Designs.  I hope you find inspiration in what I share with you. For my first project I am using the A Cherry on Top collection from Fancy Pants Designs and a cut file from my good friend Lacey Ann Designs. You can grab this free cut file HERE on Lacey’s blog! I thought this cut file would be perfect with this collection and my photo.

I cut the file out on some white textured cardstock. I used the A Cherry on Top 6×8 paper pad to back the cut file. Once my cut file was backed I added foam squares all over the back of the cut file to add some dimension to my layout. I also like to make sure the cut file is popped up so I can tuck things in around the file.

I took this photo recently of my new favorite sundae from the ice cream shop that just opened up in town! Turtle Cheesecake Sundae! It is seriously so yummy. I matted the photo on the pretty pink floral paper from the Cherry on Top collection and tucked it in to the right side of the cut file. I added a strip of pattern paper from the collection pack to the top and bottom of my layout to help frame the page. I used some floral die cuts to embellish around my page and that super cute cherry from the A Cherry on Top chipboard.

To finish off my layout I added some of the A Cherry on Top Puffy Dots around the page and added a little bit of journaling. I typed it out on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter and cut it out into strips using my paper trimmer. Here is a look at my completed layout using the A Cherry on Top collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure to stop by the Foundations Decor /Fancy Pants Designs shop! You can get 10% off by using the code ERICATHOMPSON at checkout! You can also find this collection at Scrapbook.com HERE and at A Cherry on Top HERE. I hope you are inspired to document your favorite sweet treat using the beautiful A Cherry on Top collection. Have a wonderful day.

 

Snapshot | 5th & Monaco

Hey friends I am back with a layout using the beautiful Pink Paislee 5th & Monaco collection I received in my monthly Design Team box from A Cherry on Top! I instantly fell in love with this collection when it released! It is even better in person friends! I love the beautiful floral designs and the colors! Oh and we can’t forget that there is a bold black and white stripe that always has my heart. I added everything I could from this collection to my DT box! I love it all! I have some new cut files to work with from Rulanas Cut files! She reached out to me recently and asked if I would like to create with some of her files and of coarse I said yes! They are so pretty and perfect for all types of paper crafts! You all know how much I love cut files and working with small businesses! I knew the Floral Borders cut file would go perfect with the Pink Paislee 5th & Monaco collection.

I really wanted the Floral Borders cut file to stand out so I decided to cut it out on some black textured cardstock. I just love how it pops on this page against the colors in this collection. It helps the pink flowers and green leaves really stand out against the pattern paper background I picked out.

I would normally pull a piece of white cardstock for my base but I had to use Paper 10 from 5th & Monaco on this layout! I love how the black cut file looks against this polka dot paper! I embellished the layout using die cuts, stickers, dimensional flowers and an epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio. For my title I used one of the gorgeous gold phrase puffy Thickers. Here is a look at my completed layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will head on over to Rulanas Cut Files and have a look at all her beautiful files. To get your crafty hands on this collection from Pink Paislee you can find it HERE at A Cherry on Top.

 

Hip Kit Club | Fave

Hey friends! Today I am sharing a new layout for the Hip Kit Club using the January 2020 kits and an exclusive HKC cut file. You can get access to free cut files on the Hip Kit Club website when you register for a free account HERE!

I backed the cut file with papers from the January main kit and the Pocket Life kit. I added foam adhesive to the back of the cut file and adhered to a piece of white cardstock.

You can check out my process video HERE on the Hip Kit Club YouTube channel or see it down below! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to head on over to the Hip Kit Club website and check out the beautiful January kits!